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Bach Flower Remedies: Gentian And Pessimism

Updated on February 13, 2013

The Bach flower remedy Gentian is, in its positive state, a supreme sense of faith – in God, in life, in self. However, in the negative state, it spells pessimism, negativity and the cup-half-empty syndrome. A person who needs Gentian will only see the negative side of things, no matter how much he tries not to.

There’s a slight droop to his shoulders, his eyes don’t light up even when he hears something positive and he tends to avoid company when he feels too negative about things. If he does succumb to any infection, things could get worse simply because he expects them to and doesn’t make the effort to get better. Gentian gives him hope to look forward with optimism.

He feels his life is in a bad way and things can only get worse, not better. So he looks at life with a jaundiced eye, always choosing to be unhappy rather than happy and contented. This naturally makes him gravitate to the unhappy areas in life and things just get worse. Gentian makes his mind look up and be more optimistic.

This negative attitude does not really make for good relationships. Any little argument or fight and he sees the relationship as crumbling and falling apart. Any small cloud on his emotional horizon is seen as a huge impediment so any relationship just spirals to a break up very soon. He also tends to be drawn to other negative people and this doesn’t help. Gentian helps him relax and see the positive side of things – and it helps him to ignore the little negative moments.

He finds it difficult to have faith and constantly questions. With Gentian, he is filled with a simple, overflowing faith that opens out the floodgates of optimism. Once this happens, more and more positive opportunities will present themselves to him and he can vibrate to the frequency of his higher self. The self that was created to live in a state of joyfulness.

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      Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

      Hi Dr Ali - of course, you are most welcome to share!

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      dr ali 5 years ago

      Very good article ihave some more to share can I share here

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Much better - yes :)

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      Vladimir Uhri 8 years ago from HubPages, FB

      I like more having full cup. :-)

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      I don't know pan1974 - but you can order it online.

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      April 8 years ago from Columbus,Ga

      Do they have that in the health food store?

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thank you all for your comments!

      BKCreative - balance is the magic word!

      Sabu - I appreciate it!

      Fastfreta - I'm glad you found the information useful.

      Dohn - they really are amazing!

      Vladimir - I do hope there are many more who have the cup-half-full syndrome!

      quicksand - always a pleasure seeing you here!

      Jill - much appreciated.

      shamelabbouche - theseare really good - hope you try them.

      Taichichuan - I love the blue of the gentian too - joy seems to be so much a part of it!

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      Taichichuan 8 years ago

      " live in a state of joyfulness". That's right. Gentian is a magnificient blue flower and just to watch it you feel better. It grows in my place in the Alps mountains and one moment it was in danger because of the tourists. But now it's okay.

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      shamelabboush 8 years ago

      This is very interesting! Never known this remedy, good job Shalini Kagal, thanks.

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      jill of alltrades 8 years ago from Philippines

      Another beautifully written hub. I learn so much from your "Bach Flower Remedies" series.

      Thank you for sharing!

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      quicksand 8 years ago

      Hi Shal, thanks to you we get opportunities to learn of things we have never heard of before. Really obliged. :)

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      Vladimir Uhri 8 years ago from HubPages, FB

      I like expression: "cup-half-empty syndrome".

      Thanks for great hub.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I'm discovering so many amazing benefits of homeopathic medecine through you Shalini! Thank you for writing this, as this is quite beneficial!

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      After reading your hub on Bach Flower Remedies, this one is a natural follow-up. I will be looking forward to more of this nature. Very good hub Shalini. Another one to bookmark.

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      sabu singh 8 years ago

      Just gets better and better Shalini. Too good.

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I like how you put the benefits together in such a balanced way. If you feel this then Bach remedies can help you feel that. What we all need in our lives - but don't have - Balance!

      Thank you for making this clear, and easy to understand the benefits.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thanks for coming by and reading Mac Mission - I'm glad you found it useful!

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      Mac Mission 8 years ago from bangalore

      I dont know much about the bach flower. But this hub given me information about this thanks.