Touch-Me-Not Balsam helps to accept love

Touch-Me-Not Balsam - Echtes Springkraut - Impatiens noli-tangere

Touch-Me-Not Balsam

Touch-Me-Not Balsam is the indigenous sister plant of Edward Bach‘s Impatiens, which was brought to Europe from India in the 19th century and was known as Himalayan Balsam before Bach‘s influence changed the name to Impatiens. This is not entirely true, seen in the light of the present discussions about refugees coming to Europe I find it particularly interesting to notice Touch-Me-Not Balsam being regarded as an indigenous plant, since it arrived in Europe only 100 years before Himalayan Balsam. Touch-Me-Not Balsam‘s essence brings back lost trust or creates the experience of unconditional trust in case one has not made it before.

Today I would like to let others than myself tell you about this special plant. Let us start with a quotation I found in a handbook focussing on abuse and abused people. Let Lucy Jenner tell you, how she felt when she was in need of Touch-Me-Not Balsam - without knowing about the existence of such an essence at all, but describing exactly its indication:

„I hardly trusted anyone.  Whenever people were nice to me, I believed, they wanted something from me or hurt or  deceive me. Somehow I did not find a healthy inner balance. I constantly varied between total distrust and unconditional faith in everyone I met. I had  no self worth at all and suffered from bad changes in mood: from the chatterbox to a shy child and back, sometimes several times within a day. I was very clumsy and had, as far as I can remember, always clearly and inevitably the feeling to have to excuse me for my existence. I knew my mother had never really loved me, but I could not say exactly, why. It simply gave me the feeling to be dirty and caused itself uneasiness.‘ quoted from Michele Elliott (ed.) Female sexual abuse of children

Touch-Me-Not Balsam

If you should ever hear such statements of your patients, always think first of Touch-Me-Not Balsam.

Corinna Rotgänger, co-founder of Flower Energy, summarized the effect of this flower in one sentence:

‚There is always a way, a solution‘. Regarding pregnancy she writes: Touch-Me-Not Balsam helps women, who do not know whether they want the baby, who do not know, how they can master their life with the baby. This essence brings courage, connects head and heart. A very gentle and light ethereal essence, very good when there is a pessimistic tendency, gives joy of life.'

Some years ago I sent a bottle of this essence to California, where Joel Andrews lives and composes his meditative harp music. Since 1970 he exclusively works as a kind of music therapist, who plays healing sounds for his patients. Beyond that he easily finds access to fine energies and is able to translate these into sound - and  into words as well. This is the summary of  Joel Andrews‘ interpretation of the flower‘s effects, which he sent me on tape:

This flower brings peace to the body. Some humans store problems, they cannot solve, in their bodies, where they block the acceptance of love. There may be a big longing for love, earlier bad experiences however prevent from its acceptance. One finds oneself in a frustrating dilemma. One locks. The wounds, which the love struck once, are to be regarded as rigid scars. They make inflexible, so that one can hardly imagine there is any beauty in life, nature and love.

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