The Valerian Flower
The Valerian Flower Essence is made from Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber), which is a well-known garden flower that can also often be found growing along verges and even from cracks in walls in the countryside. Once you have a clump of Red Valerian in your garden it will happily bloom every summer, seeding itself everywhere and anywhere that you give it space. The reason that it is so prolific is, rather like a dandelion, the flower heads eventually turn into fluffy seed heads that disperse seed in all directions when the wind blows. Although similar, this plant is not to be confused with Valerian officinalis, the roots of which have been traditionally been made into a tincture to aid sleep.
Valerian Flower Essence
Valerian is one of the ten essences included in the Karmic Essence range. Seven of these Essences relate directly to one of the personality groups identified by Dr. Bach. Each essence helps to release unconscious beliefs underpinning the surface personality issues in a particular personality group.
Valerian is the Karmic Essence that relates to the ‘lack of interest in present circumstances’ group.
Valerian Flower Essence
Shop: Valerian Essence
Essence Range: Karmic Flower Essences
How to Use: Take four drops on the tongue 3 or 4 times a day. Full How to Use.
Latin Name: Centranthus ruber
Essence Type: Single Flower Essence | Stock Level
Dr. Bach’s Lack of Interest Group
The Bach Flower Remedies that Dr. Bach put into his ‘Lack of Interest’ group are Chestnut Bud, Clematis, Honeysuckle, Mustard, Olive, White Chestnut & Wild Rose. The common thread linking all the essences in this group is that they are all states that keep us from fully experiencing the present moment.
A Habit of Disconnection
Many people have unconscious patterns that cause them to try to live life without fully participating in it. As a result, they find ways of distracting themselves from the present moment and become disconnected and unable to feel the fullness that life can offer.
Usually the cause lies buried in uncomfortable, unresolved experiences in previous lives, now long forgotten at a conscious level of awareness.
Events in our current lives can trigger these old memories activating the ‘distraction’ mechanism until we become aware enough to make a new choice. For instance, a Honeysuckle type will find themselves trying to live in the past, while a Clematis type will try to live in the future both seeking something ‘better’ than their perception of the present. The White Chestnut personality takes refuge in a whirl of thoughts that disconnects them from what is going on around them, while Mustard and Wild Rose resort to an uncomfortable state of inertia.
Whatever the ‘distraction’ mechanism is it that takes us away from the present moment, the result tends to be a lack of grounding and consequent inability to function fully in the world.
Help from the Valerian Essence
In our experience this is wonderful essence to help us anchor fully into the present moment so that we can make ongoing conscious choices to dissolve the old habit loops that have previously taken us into disconnection and distraction.
How to Use the Valerian Essence
Take 4 drops 3 or 4 x a day directly from the stock bottle for as long as needed to create a shift in the energy of the pattern you are working with. The amount of time needed for this to happen can vary from a couple of days to a week or more depending on the circumstances. In our experience it is not unusual to finish a whole bottle before all possible transformation feels complete. We do not recommend giving Karmic Essences to children under 12 years of age.
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