Star of Bethlehem - The Second Chance

Star of Bethlehem - Ornithogalum umbellatum

If you want to closely examine the effect of a flower essence in a certain area of life, you need quite a lot of it. You have to give it to as many therapists, counsellors, nurses and so on as you can find and then communicate their findings. That will be expensive. So you turn to known and reliable manufacturers and ask for assistance. If the answer is negative, you have to give up your plan or come up with an alternative solution. For example, using the essences from the pool of home-made ones. And so it was not the Bach flowers which formed the basis of the research.

Star of Bethlehem

Finally we still needed at least some of them - like Star of Bethlehem.

This lily I first met in the early 90s in the grounds of a parish in the Bergisch Land region in western Germany. The pastor’s wife had started her training as a naturopath and invited me to pay this magnificent Bach flower in her garden a visit. Unfortunately the friendly asylum seeker, who she had given a home in her house had mowed the lawn in her absence as a gesture of gratitude. Only few plants were left in inaccessible places. After all, a clue. Star of Bethlehem enjoys travelling, he does not like to stay in one place, so at least I knew in which area I would have to look in the coming year. In fact, he has made a long journey since he started in Palestine heading northwest thousands of years ago, until he eventually surfaced in Europe and has already made at home here for some time.

Star of Bethlehem

Edward Bach discovered Star of Bethlehem late, he described him in the 1936er edition of his booklet The Twelve Healers and other remedies. It reads as follows:

»For those in great distress under conditions which for a time produce great unhappiness. The shock of serious news, the loss of some one dear, the fright following an accident, and such like. For those who for a time refuse to be consoled this remedy brings comfort.«

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