Bach Flower Remedy: Beech And Intolerance
Beech is the flower remedy of tolerance and sympathy so someone who needs it is a person who is rigid and intolerant. This leads to a sense of superiority in all his dealings with others and he is usually judgemental and condemning of anyone and everything around him. He just cannot tolerate anyone who does not quite fit in with what he believes is right. You’ll find a great many religious people as well as atheists in this group and you’ll find that they can be nasty and unyielding in what they believe in, never recognising that everyone is entitled to their own point of view.
The rigidity of his beliefs makes him a tense person who can never relax and enjoy life. This brings about ailments like high blood pressure and backaches. It also tends to make him a bit of a loner as sooner or later, people tend to avoid him. When he is younger or in a position of power, he could be feared as are most bullies but as he grows older, he is usually shunned or ridiculed. His illnesses usually spring from his unyielding outlook and he will even interfere with his doctors and try to tell them what is wrong or right with him.
A person in the negative Beech state is rarely happy. He cannot relax or enjoy himself in the moment as he is always looking for something or someone to find fault with. That unfortunately is his source of pleasure. Never conscious of the beam in his eye, he is always on the lookout for the mote in others. He lives in a constant state of irritability and the only time that he feels satisfied is when he feels he has scored points by putting someone else down. He is no respecter of age, gender or family. He will even attack the very young and hurt whenever he can with his views and his words. When people like these are in positions of authority especially in charge of educational institutions, it can cause untold harm to sensitive, young minds. This is a perfect example of a Svengali or a control freak who refuses to believe that anyone else’s beliefs, feelings or tastes can be right unless it coincides with his.
At a deeper level, these people are actually afraid of being found inferior and so are quick to attack before people can find them wanting. They find it hard to love as theirs is a possessive and controlling love rather than an accepting and giving one. Very often, people get to be this way because of something that has made them feel wanting in some area of their life. They compensate by focussing on others’ perceived flaws so they forget their own. Beech opens up their heart to give and receive love without conditions.
Spiritually, unless these people change – and treatment with Beech for a few months can change them drastically – they are empty. They rarely open up their heart to feel – they are too busy telling others what they should feel. So engrossed in finding flaws with whatever is around, they have no time or inclination to look into their hearts and spend time with their inner selves. There is a drastic change that comes on after they have experienced the wonder of this sympathetic flower remedy full of love and tolerance.