Rock Water

Rock Water Bach Flower Remedy

Key Word - Freedom & flexibility | Bach Group - Overcare & Concern

What Does Rock Water Help With...

10ml and 25ml Rock Water Remedy bottles

Rock Water helps to restore the ability to be open minded and flexible in one’s beliefs. Those in need of Rock Water set themselves very high standards and impose very strict disciplines upon themselves in an effort to adhere to their high minded, idealistic principles. They hope to set an example for others to follow by forcing themselves to be saints or martyrs. As a result they live a very rigid lifestyle, often denying themselves even the smallest luxury. This self-punishing attitude creates deeply suppressed physical & emotional needs. The phrase ‘a sack cloth & ashes type’ sums up the acute state of this remedy very well. Rock Water helps to dissolve these personality traits bringing the understanding that it is loving acceptance of all aspects of self and freedom from dogma that allows us to make real and lasting inner change.

Dr Bach’s Description of Rock Water

Dr Edward Bach portrait

"Those who are very strict in their way of living; they deny themselves many of the joys and pleasures of life because they consider it might interfere with their work. They are hard masters to themselves. They wish to be well and strong and active, and will do anything which they believe will keep them so. They hope to be examples which will appeal to others who may then follow their ideas and be better as a result."

From the Twelve Healers & Other Remedies - By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )

More Insights Into Rock Water

"Rock Water is about inner freedom. The freedom to be a full expression of yourself and your emotional needs"

“Rock Water is about inner freedom. The freedom to be a full expression of yourself and your emotional needs. If you’re in need of Rock Water you might have very high ideals or rigid beliefs about the way things should be, ideals and beliefs that you personally uphold very strongly, but perhaps to your own detriment. Rock Water helps you to find the freedom, joy and flexibility to hold balanced ideals and beliefs while also honouring your physical and spiritual needs.” Sam Cremnitz - Crystal Herbs

"Rock Water relates to the Soul qualities of flexibility and inner freedom. In the negative Rock Water state you try to fulfill theoretical ideals that are out of touch with what is realistically possible. People in a negative Rock Water state erect a mental monument of high spiritual ide-als, moral guidelines, and perfectionist concepts and then feel dwarfed by these and by the responsibility they impose upon themselves to live up to them." The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer

Rock Water in the depths of nature

"Rock Water is for idealists who 'have very strong opinions about religion, or politics, or reform'. They are ruled by theories, are dis-approving, critical and strict 'and so lose much of the joy of life'. They want to lead by example but end up giving themselves and everybody else a hard time. Was this Bach's perception of himself at this time? Certainly much of his writing has a kind of passionate idealism and we might suppose that he found the Rock Water remedy by the same process of sympathetic resonance that led to Impatiens, significantly, he mentions the severity of 'the inquisitor in relation to both." Bach Flower Remedies Form & Function by Julian Barnard

"It is interesting to speculate why Dr. Bach was led to choose water as one of the thirty-eight Remedies, when the other thirty-seven were made from plants or trees! Probably he recognized the state of mind which his Remedy relieves as one of great inflexibility, in a sense, as hard as a rock. Such a state of mind has need of the gentle drops of water which can in fact wear away the hardest stone! Dr. Bach himself said this Remedy was for those with strong opinions about religion, politics, or reform; it is for those who allow their minds and lives to be ruled by their cherished theories. The Rock Water type are hard masters on themselves. They are strict in their way of living, they have formed high ideals from which they cannot be deflected, and they force themselves to live up to them." Illustrated Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies by Philip Chancellor

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The Overcare for Welfare of Others Group

Dr Bach placed his 38 Bach Flower Remedies in seven main groups. As mentioned, Rock Water is in the Overcare for Welfare of Others Group which contains the following remedies: Beech - overly critical, intolerant, Chicory - possessive, controlling, Rock Water - self punishment, rigidity, Vervain - over enthusiasm, perfectionism and Vine - dominating, need for control over others.


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