Bach Flower Remedies: Oak and Success
The Bach flower remedy Oak spells success in every sphere in its positive state. Just take a look at the oak tree and you'll see what we mean. Hold fast, hold firm is the message the oak tree sends out as it stands strong and tall in the worst weather. When a person needs Oak, he will hold on too fast, too firm, enduring all kinds of tribulation without stopping to rest or asking for help.
You know from looking at a person whether or not he needs Oak. He is usually stressed out with doing too much. His strength of endurance and capacity for hard work is sometimes his own worst enemy, taking its toll on his health. He won’t even follow his doctor’s orders when it comes to taking things easy and this could mean an actual physical collapse because he has just pushed himself beyond the limit. Oak gives him a sense of balance and makes him see things in a more practical way. It makes him realise that he cannot and should not push his body beyond its natural limits.
He is very strong mentally and he has incredible will power. In his case, it’s a problem of too much of a good thing as he keeps on, without giving his mind or body the rest it needs. This could well result in a mental breakdown if he pushes himself too far, putting what he feels is duty before all else. Oak makes him slow down and makes him more realistic. Oak shows him that he needs to rest both his mind and his body if he needs to stay healthy.
He is so busy doing what he feels ought to be done that he does not take time off to pay attention to his emotional needs. This could make him rather unemotional and undemonstrative. He views the tender moments in life as being frivolous and a waste of time. This makes him push his feelings to the background till eventually there is nothing but coldness – not very conducive to nurturing a relationship. He sees emotion as weakness and there lies the problem. Oak makes him realise that there is a place for emotions in life and they can be a source of strength. Oak gives him a more balanced viewpoint and helps him acknowledge that the finer things in life like the emotions are necessary to man's well-being too.
These people have tremendous faith that never wavers, no matter what. In fact, they can carry it to ridiculous levels, considering it their bounden duty to spread what they believe in. Oak helps put things in perspective. One has to see other people’s points of view as well, not just one’s own. The positive side of Oak is they never give up and get things done – without pushing themselves more than they should. So while these people will still have that missionary zeal,they will not push it down people's throats and will be more tolerant.