Vine Bach Flower Remedy
Key Word - Positive leadership | Bach Group - Overcare & Concern
What Does Vine Help With...
Vine helps to restore the principle of balanced leadership through the right use of power and will. Those in need of Vine have a tendency to be over bearing, dominating, certain that they are right and need to take control in every situation. They can find it very hard to hear another’s point of view and will intimidate others weaker than themselves, often without realising what they are doing. Extreme examples of this personality type are the ruthless tyrant or bully. Vine helps to open the heart and to remind the personality that positive leadership is the result of a partnership between the heart and the mind.
- Latin Name - Vitis vinifera
- Vine is prepared by the sun method of potentisation
- Dr Bach placed Vine in the Overcare for Welfare of Others Group
Dr Bach’s Description of Vine
"Very capable people, certain of their own ability, confident of success. Being so assured, they think that it would be for the benefit of others if they could be persuaded to do things as they themselves do, or as they are certain is right. Even in illness they will direct their attendants. They may be of great value in emergency."
From the Twelve Healers & Other Remedies - By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )
More Insights Into Vine
"Vine relates to the Soul's quality of authority: In the negative Vine state, you don't deal well with the principle of authority. You'll either deny it or become carried away by it. Those who deny it may easily fall victim to power plays. Those who are carried away by it need to have their way at any price- they can be ruthless and have no respect for the individuality of others. Vine is a very powerful form of energy, giving you above-average leadership qualities while at the same time making extreme demands on your personal development. There is a constant temptation to allow yourself to be hypnotized by this volcanic force. Vine types are very capable and ambitious, and are unsurpassed when it comes to willpower and presence of mind." The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer
"Vine people 'give orders to those helping them' and it is this domineering control which is damaging. Where Rock Water is strict with self, Vine is strict with others. Like the Rock Water remedy, Vine essence softens and gentles the heart; we can sense this in the softness of the flowers and the sweetness of their scent." Bach Flower Remedies Form & Function by Julian Barnard
"The Vine people are efficient, certain, strong-willed and ambitious. They are quick thinkers who can be depended upon in an emergency to give the correct orders, and to direct others with confidence. Their tendency, however, is to use their great gifts to gain power and to dominate others. They ride roughshod over the opinions of other people, and they demand and expect unquestioning obedience. They crave power, are greedy for authority, and are ruthless in their methods of obtaining their ends. They never question the fact that they know better than anyone else, and they force their will upon one and all." Illustrated Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies by Philip Chancellor
The Overcare for Welfare of Others Group
Dr Bach placed his 38 Bach Flower Remedies in seven main groups. Vine 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.