Quotes from Dr Edward Bach
The Bach Flower Remedies were Edward Bach's enduring legacy, but his writings and teachings also left us with a rich legacy of deep and profound understandings. He was driven throughout his life by a deep desire to find a new method of healing and a new understanding of illness and disease. He was a deep thinker, philosopher and spiritual writer and his research and work lead him to understand that the true cause of illness and disease in human beings lies in the personality - in the mental and emotional patterns through which we view ourselves and the world around us. Here you can read some of the key quotes from Dr. Bach taken from his books, lectures and other writings.
Quotes Edward Bach's Writings and Lectures
“The action of these remedies is to raise our vibrations and open up our channels for the reception of our Spiritual Self, to flood our natures with the particular virtue we need, and wash out from us the fault which is causing harm. They are able, like beautiful music, or any gloriously uplifting thing which gives us inspiration, to raise our very natures, and bring us nearer to our Souls: and by that very act, to bring us peace, and relieve our sufferings” Edward Bach - Ye Suffer From Yourselves
“So in healing with these Herbs, the body is not taken into any account; whatever may be wrong with it is of no consideration. All we seek are those characters of the sufferer where he is in disharmony with the Well of Peace in his Soul.” Edward Bach - Masonic Lecture
“They cure, not by attacking disease, but by flooding our bodies with the beautiful vibrations of our Higher Nature, in the presence of which disease melts as snow in the sunshine” Edward Bach - Ye Suffer From Yourselves
“I am hungry, I will go and pull a lettuce from the garden for my tea; I am frightened and ill, I will take a dose of Mimulus.” Edward Bach
“There is no true healing unless there is a change in outlook, peace of mind and inner happiness.” Edward Bach
“Disease is in essence the result of conflict between Soul and Mind, and will never be eradicated except by spiritual and mental effort.” Edward Bach - Heal Thyself
“Healing with the clean, pure, beautiful agents of nature is surely the one method of all which appeals to most of us” Edward Bach
“In illness there is a change of mood from that in ordinary life, and those who are observant can notice this change often before, and sometimes long before, the disease appears, and by treatment can prevent the malady ever appearing. When illness has been present for some time, again the mood of the sufferer will guide to the correct remedy. Take no notice of the disease, think only of the outlook on life of the one in distress”. Edward Bach - The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies
“Health is our heritage, our right. It is the complete and full union between soul, mind and body; and this is no difficult far-away ideal to attain, but one so easy and natural that many of us have overlooked it.” Edward Bach - Free Thyself
“Health depends on being in harmony with our souls.” Edward Bach
“Rest assured that in whatever station of life we are placed, princely or lowly, it contains the lessons and experiences necessary at the moment for our evolution, and gives us the best advantage for the development of ourselves.” Edward Bach - Heal Thyself
“We each have a Divine mission in this world, and our souls use our minds and bodies as instruments to do this work, so that when all three are working in unison the result is perfect health and perfect happiness.” Edward Bach - Free Thyself
“Thirdly, we must realize that the short passage on this earth, which we know as life, is but a moment in the course of our evolution, as one day at school is to a life, and although we can for the present only see and comprehend that one day, our intuition tells us that birth was infinitely far from our beginning and death infinitely far from our ending. Our Souls, which are really we, are immortal and the bodies of which we are conscious are temporary, merely as horses we ride to go a journey or instruments we use to do a piece of work.” Edward Bach - Free Thyself
“The whole principle of Healing by this method is so simple as can be understood by almost everyone, and even the very Herbs them selves can be gathered and prepared by any who take delight in such.” Edward Bach - Masonic Lecture
Quotes From Those Who Knew Edward Bach
Although Bach only lived a relatively short life, his work and legacy left a profound impact on those who knew him. Here are some quotes from those who knew him well:
“In Edward Bach genius was combined with a joyousness and simplicity of nature, a great humility and lack of self-pride in his achievements which endeared him to all those with whom he worked or came in contact. His striking personality, his intuitive knowledge and understanding of human nature, his certainty of his own purpose in life and disregard of all that might interfere with that mission, made him one of those outstanding characters who are remembered and loved for themselves and their work throughout the world's history.” Nora Weeks - a close friend and colleague
“Those of us who had the privilege of being closely associated with Dr. Edward Bach during the latter years of his life can never be sufficiently grateful for the experience. In this healing work which he gave to us, and which we continue in his name, we gratefully acknowledge his inspiration and help.” Victor Bullen - a close friend and colleague.
"I first met Edward Bach at the International Homeopathic Congress in 1929. This meeting was the beginning of a friendship lasting until the day of his death. During these years I had the privilege of keeping in touch with him either personally or by letter, and in this way sharing with him each new discovery. One characteristic of his work was his unselfish desire to help humanity; he wanted nothing for himself. The finding of each new remedy filled him with joy and thankfulness to the Giver of all." Dr F. J. WHEELER - a close friend and colleague.
"I want to leave on record my affection and respect for one who had something of the quality that is called genius, and was throughout a staunch and generous comrade and friend. I have seldom known one more free from any taint of self-seeking, more single-minded in altruism, more courageous in asserting what he felt to be the truth.” Dr C.E. Wheeler - a friend and colleague.
"I liked him so much for the way he was always ready at any time, whether night or day, to give a helping hand to anyone, in any shape or form. Rich or poor, it did not matter to him." Mr. Jack Davies - one of Bach's friends amongst the fishermen of Norfolk.