10 ml bottle
10 ml bottle
Dysfunctional state of mind
Fear of losing control
Innate resource / positive virtue
Instinctiveness / Self-control
"I express my instincts when needed, but I am their lord and master; they follow my will. Because I have everything under control, I can lose control!"
Cherry Plum is the Bach flower for those who fear losing their reason and control by acting in an undesirable way in a state of nervous tension.
The Cherry Plum type feels the need to keep control of situations because they tend to act impulsively. We can say that Instinctiveness is their innate resource. In fact, there are situations in which the emergency requires us to act quickly and instinctively, as there is no time to think. Let's think, for example, of having to avoid an oncoming car. Instinctiveness becomes dysfunctional when it is perpetuated in a habitual state as a result of the fact that it helped us to survive a major trauma.
Cherry Plum therefore invites us to develop the virtue of Self-control, which is the ability to be masters of our own instincts. In fact, what makes Cherry Plum functional is not just instinctiveness, but the tendency to repeat an instinctive strategy at every slightest stress, even when it is not adequate. Properly mastered instincts on the other hand, can make the Cherry Plum type fascinating.