Aspen Bach Flower Remedy
Key Word - Feeling Safe | Bach Group - Fear
What Does Aspen Help With...
Aspen helps those who experience apprehension for which there appears to be no logical reason. This can take the form of vague but potent apprehension of some unknown future event or an uneasy ‘spooked out’ feeling in the dark or in strange places. The creepy, shivery feeling that is sometimes described as ‘someone just walked over my grave’ expresses the Aspen fear of the spirit / psychic realms very well. Shaking, trembling, or vague fluttering feelings in the tummy together with coldness, paleness & nightmares are all indications of the need for Aspen.
- Latin Name - Populus tremula
- Aspen is prepared by the boiling method of potentisation
- Dr Bach placed Aspen in the Fear Group
Dr Bach’s Description of Aspen
"Vague unknown fears, for which there can be given no explanation, no reason. Yet the patient may be terrified of something terrible going to happen, he knows not what. These vague unexplainable fears may haunt by night or day. Sufferers often are afraid to tell their trouble to others."
From the Twelve Healers & Other Remedies - By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )
More Insights Into Aspen
"The Aspen fears are of the mind. They are the fears, the forebodings that come upon us for no known reason either by day or night"
"Aspen is related to the Soul's potential for sensitivity. People in the negative Aspen state are caught up in unconscious anxieties. It might be said that they've been born missing one protective skin layer. The boundaries of their personal physical awareness of reality in relation to all other planes of consciousness are very finely tuned. These planes hold not only the everyday experiences of the masses, but also collective concepts such as fairy tales and symbolic ideas, archetypes, superstition, images of heaven and hell, and much more. These are the planes through which we must pass every night in our dreams to reach the transpersonal level of existence." The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer
"Bach commented of Aspen that 'sufferers often are afraid to tell their troubles to others'. This silent apprehension, a kind of quiet anonymity, is apparent in the tree. Yet of all Bach's remedies, the Aspen most clearly proclaims its trembling fear. It is among the easiest to see and understand of the plant gestures. The signature of the tremulous leaf has been noted by poets since Chaucer, but Bach was the first to make the connection between this and the healing potential of the flowers. He saw how the qualities of Aspen inform the tree and how they resonate the positive expression of strength and protection, protection from a fear of the supernatural." Bach Flower Remedies Form & Function by Julian Barnard
"The Aspen fears are of the mind. They are the fears, the forebodings that come upon us for no known reason either by day or night. There might be a sudden awakening from sleep when terror sets in from no known cause, perhaps a bad dream which was forgotten; there might be the dread of going to sleep again lest the anxiety might recur. Often the Aspen type fear is connected with thoughts of death or religion; it is the "goose-flesh" or the "hair-raising" fear of something not seen or heard; it is both sudden and unaccountable at the onset." Illustrated Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies by Philip Chancellor
The Fear Group
Dr Bach placed his 38 Bach Flower Remedies in seven main groups. As mentioned, Aspen is in the Fear Group which contains the following remedies: Aspen - apprehension, unknown fears, Cherry Plum - fear of losing control, suicidal, Mimulus - known fears, nervousness, Red Chestnut - fear for others and Rock Rose - extreme fear, nightmares.