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Bach Flower Remedies: Gorse and Hopelessness

Updated on February 12, 2013


The Bach flower remedy Gorse in its positive state spells hope in the face of the worst adversity. So even if a person is very ill or caught in some terrible situation, the glimmer of hope keeps him alive and very often pulls him through and back from the edge. When there is a need for Gorse, you’ll find that the person loses all hope and there is abject hopelessness. So even if there is a way out of any situation, the person just lies back without looking for it.


Physical

The negative Gorse state is most evident when a person is ill. When the illness is serious, there seems to be no will power left in the person and he just resigns himself to what he believes is his fate. There is no attempt or will power to fight against what is ailing him in order to try and get well. So when a person like this gets ill, it requires that much more effort by the medical people attending on him to pull him through as he does not help in the process at all. Gorse gives him that little bit of fillip to fight and to try and come back to normal.

Mental

The basic problem that these people have is in the mind. The mind tells someone like this that there is really no way out of whatever it is that befalls them – that there is no hope of things getting better. So they give in and don’t look for a way out of the tunnel they are in. With Gorse, the person believes that there should be a light at the end of the tunnel and they keep trying till they find it.

Emotional

Emotionally too, these people give up far too easily because they feel that there is no way forward. In relationships, any roadblock is seen as the end of the road and there is a strange sense of despair and the feeling that things have come to an end. It is this feeling that makes them not want to even look at the possibilities of things changing and getting better. Theirs is a downward spiral – never an uplifting way of thinking which is what Gorse brings along with it.

Spiritual

When a person is in a state of hopelessness, they tend to lose faith in everything – even the divine. There’s an all-pervading sense of doom and when Gorse is given, it helps the person get spiritually stronger and believe – in life getting better if not immediately in miracles. Their faith becomes more balanced – with hope pervading it.


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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Isn't it amazing that even a weed has its place in the scheme of Nature? Thanks as always for coming by!

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Thank you Shalini! Beautiful bush! Who knew something that looks like a 'weed' could be beneficial!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thank you Amanda - they do look so lovely when they flower, don't they?

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      Amanda Severn 8 years ago from UK

      Seeing Candie's comment above just reminded me of the Ashdown Forest here in Sussex where gorse grows in abundance. Even just seeing it in flower is a cheering sight. You're certainly getting to grips with Bach remedies in this series, Shalini!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Kartika - great to find a fellow Bach lover! Thanks for stopping by.

      Candie - it's a bush that grows wild - here are a few links - to a picture of the bush and the flower:

      http://www.askaboutireland.ie/aai-files/assets/Env...

      http://pinguicula.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized...

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Shalini, came back to reread this. Can you possible post what a "gorse" looks like? I'm so curious. I've never heard of it!

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      kartika damon 8 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

      Excellent! I love Bach flower remedies - they actually are very powerful and work! I hope your readers try them. Kartika

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thanks so much Tom for coming by and reading!

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      Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States

      This is good to know. Thank you so much for explaining these principles.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      VioletSun - I'm so glad you find them useful! Thank you!

      Waren E - a few doses when the blues strike are great :)

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      Waren E 8 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

      It is true,when I'm really ill a sense of hopelessness tends to linger,at such times I just pray to God!

      Bach Flower natural Remedies are very interesting indeed!

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Shalini: This is the perfect remedy for a friend of mine. Thanks for the way you write with clarity regarding the Bach remedies!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thanks Candie and Sandy - nice to see two of my favourite hubbers always coming by :)

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      Am I dead, yet? 8 years ago

      Again, fabulous hub Shalini! Bach remedies seem to cover all ailments.

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      You are covering this product brilliantly! Thank you Shalini!