There are three main things you can do with Bach Flower Music…
Balance Your Emotions When You're Stressed Or Anxious
Tap Into Your Inner Knowledge And Create What You Want
Open The Door To Prosperity
Using Your Intent
Music and Your Sense of Purpose
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Balance Your Emotions When You're Stressed
Nearly everyone I know is stressed. And it interferes with your ability to create.
But once it’s aligned and the parts balanced, your ride is smooth.
So how do you bust stress and re-align your parts?
In the 1930's, Dr. Edward Bach identified 38 negative states that stress the mind and emotions. He then created a balancing remedy for each one from plants and flowers.
Bach flower remedies have now been successfully used for over 70 years. They are liquid drops placed under the tongue, and are very effective at dissolving such things as fear, impatience, jealousy, anger, resentment, hopelessness, discouragement and grief.
that, with balance, the body, mind and emotions heal themselves.
Life is movement. All the atoms that form you and the universe vibrate and MOVE.
There is a constant shifting of energy.
You want to SHIFT…
The Bach flower remedies SHIFT your viewpoint.
The Bach Flower Music pieces SHIFT your viewpoint.
Dr. Bach observed that most problems come from an emotional cause. And when that shifts, changes take place.
For example, one day Dr. Bach was called to look at a woman with asthma. Bach determined she was “holding her breath” for her son, because her son went off to war and she didn’t know if he was dead or alive.
Her viewpoint was frozen.
But the moment she got a letter that her son was okay, her asthma disappeared. Why? Because her viewpoint MOVED from imagining he could be dead to “he’s alive.”
Your emotional state is tied to your viewpoint!
Because the Bach Flower Remedies work with emotions, they also work with your viewpoint. They release it from a stuck place, to one of new possibilities.
The same is true of the Bach Flower Music.
When music moves your viewpoint, it moves you to a different place.
When you move your viewpoint, stuck energy is released and you see new possibilities.
Here is a letter I received…
This person’s viewpoint was frozen by some terrible circumstances. And she could not pay attention to anything else. When music shifted her attention, she could see beauty in the world once more.
A second person wrote:
move your attention, you can move to a different and better emotional
state. Bach listed 38 states that comprise most of what we feel, either
singly or in combination. Both the Bach flower remedies and Bach Flower
Music help to balance these states…
For Relationship with Oneself
• Lack of self-esteem: Larch
• Self-blame: Pine
• Resentment: Willow
• Unable to face one's feelings: Agrimony
• Overwhelmed by responsibilities: Elm
• Feeling unclean: Crab Apple
• Mentally sluggish: Hornbeam
• Tireless in the pursuit of duty: Oak
• Rigid personal regime: Rock Water
For Relationships with Others
• Aloofness: Water Violet
• Dictatorial: Vine
• Possessive: Chicory
• Envy or hatred: Holly
• Needy of attention: Heather
• Impatient: Impatiens
• Judgmental: Beech
• Submissive to others' will: Centaury
• Overenthusiastic in Pursuit of a Cause: Vervain
For longer descriptions use the Music Remedy Finder or on CD1.
1. Write out how you feel BEFORE the music – physically, mentally, emotionally.
2. Pick an appropriate piece of music.
3. Listen to the music 3 times.
4. Write out how you feel AFTER the music.
5. Repeat with another piece if necessary.
Tip: When you play the music, practice breathing in its benefits. Feel the music’s beneficial frequencies nurturing every cell in your body.
Tap Into Your Inner Knowledge and Create What You Want
You are a whole-brained person with both a left and right brain.
Are you using both parts?
You already have right brain inner knowledge. It’s only called inner because it’s not as evident as your left brain knowledge.
Music helps you shift from left to right brain creative imagination.
It’s like shifting gears on a car from 1st to 2nd to 3rd and 4th, till you’re flying down the road, instead of crawling along like a snail.
This turbo-charges your creativity, because instead of getting stuck in details, you can suddenly see an overview of your situation. Or new patterns of possibility you never saw before. (Of course, you later want the help of your left brain to find logical steps to get to your new destination).
Einstein said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Einstein used his imaginative faculty when he came up with his theory of relativity. He first gathered all the left-brain logical facts, and then used his creative imagination to soar by the side of a light beam, so he could consider light from a different angle and perspective. That gave him the right twist in viewpoint he needed to finish his theory.
Using the “Movement” in Music
When you shift your attention from daily mental clutter, you shift from the tyranny of worry to a clear space so you can see with a different viewpoint.
shift your attention by following “movement” in music.
It’s for this reason that Bach Flower Music has varied musical styles, with subtle variations in each piece…
Changes in the Bach Flower Music are evident enough to give the conscious mind something to follow while your intuitive senses come into play, but not so distracting that they break your intuitive connection.
As the music plays, follow its movement with your attention. Your right brain works with symbols, images and feelings, so write down images, insights, feelings, memories, impressions, word fragments, associations. Keep the pen moving and write in a free-flowing manner.
If you’re still writing when the music finishes, keep on writing to finish whatever thoughts are coming to you. Don’t think too much. This is practice for your right brain, to get clay on the page, so you can later shape it with your left brain when you see new possibilities.
Dr. Candace Pert, author of The Molecules of Emotion said all the great scientists she knows are great because they practice leaps of logic –they follow their intuitive skills.
When you practice listening to Bach Flower Music and writing what it tells you, practice leaps of logic.
For example, suppose your attention is drawn to the sound of the bass in the music you’re listening to. And it seems bouncy. It might remind you of bouncing on a trampoline. And then to the thought that bouncing on a trampoline gets the lymphatic system flowing better. And then to the insight: “It would be good for me to bounce on a rebounder every day.”
It’s very much like following a trail to see where it leads, without preconceived ideas.
Keep your pen moving without reading what you’re writing. Read it 10 to 15 minutes later. You’ll be amazed at what’s on the page.
Another way to practice is to let music tell you a story. The story will change each time you listen, even if it’s the same piece, because you change and need to hear different things.
In the 2nd WW in the Philippines, when car mechanics didn’t have the right tools for tune-ups, they learned to listen to the sound of the engine, and when it had the right hum, they knew all the parts were aligned, in balance, and the car would run well.
So just as the mechanics listened to the engine to find out if it was tuned up, when you write down how you feel, you are listening to your engine – to your body, mind, emotions and spirit, to see where you are in your own tune-up process.
Listening is an important part of the healing process, whether you’re healing your health, finances or relationships.
Your right brain perceives in images, shapes, music, patterns, impressions, insights and feelings instead of words. So it’s useful to let those perceptions flow onto paper while you’re receiving them. Later, the words you wrote will remind you of your perceptions, and you’ll often receive even more knowledge at that time.
When Bach Flower Music activates your right brain knowledge, you may understand it instantly. Or there may be a time lag – a few minutes, an hour, or a day for the knowledge to be understood.
CD1 has an example of a woman who listened to the music at night, and then received startling information the next morning at breakfast time.
So it’s good practice to keep a journal of the knowledge that comes to you.
As you practice jotting down what you receive, you’ll begin to access it more and more quickly.
Open the Door to Prosperity
The Prosperity Exercise I used is detailed on CD1, but it’s basically this…
Form an intent to be open to what’s called the field of all possibilities.
Just as there’s a magnetic field around a magnet, we are basically swimming in fields of energy. Frijot Capra, a physicist at the University of Berkeley, says scientists now find that you and I, and everything else are just patterns of energy.
When you begin to write, let the music tell you what you might learn and do differently. Remember, music is rhythm that moves, melody that moves, harmony that moves. And if you allow your attention to move with it, you will move to new possibilities.
When you align yourself with new energy patterns by using your intent, the information of those patterns flows toward you. And great things happen. Carl Jung called it synchronicity.
Become Cause Instead of Effect
This exercise uses the principles of inflow and outflow…
attention is stuck on yourself or a problem (inflow) it's difficult
to change your circumstances, because the energy is centered on the
problem rather than it going OUT to find a solution.
This shifts your attention from the problem (not enough money, not enough time, etc.) so you become cause instead of effect.
When you are cause long enough in your thoughts and imagination, physical events soon follow. I used this exercise when I was lacking income. After practicing it for a few days, income began to flow toward me once again…
After doing a prosperity exercise with Bach Flower Music (detailed in CD1), my wife got a salary raise and I got two new music jobs.
Once you use the music to tune into something and keep your attention on it, the Universe starts talking to you through people, books, signs, animals, in all kinds of ways.
So, just as you did in method #2, write down insights, ideas and events, or your brain will think: “Oh, that’s just coincidence.” But when you keep a record you’ll see that 35 coincidences a week are no longer coincidences.
For more in depth instructions, listen to CD 1 – Instructions for Using Bach Flower Music
Intent - Your On/Off Switch
One day, at the University of Washington, a friend of mine told me to put a few drops of liquid from a bottle under my tongue. Since I'd known him for a long time, I trusted the substance would be benign and followed his advice. The world suddenly became “bright.”
My friend was a researcher of subtle energy fields, so I asked him to give me a printout of everything that was in the bottle. And I took it home to experiment with intent.
I read his printout and composed a piece of music with the intent that it contain exactly the same frequencies as the substances in the bottle. I then recorded the music, played it into the bottle, returned it to my friend and told him to measure it. He did and said it was now 30% more potent.
How important is it that music carries intent? Intent is the on/off switch that starts your ability to create. Attention is the tuning knob that selects what you are interested in. Your intuition or right brain abilities receive information. And action brings it altogether.
To put it another way, you create using thought, feelings and action. And music can heighten your ability in all three areas. Together with the on/off switch of intent, it’s an unbeatable combination.
You can go on 100 diets and never lose weight. But the minute you really intend to lose weight, the pounds start to drop away.
So when you truly want to do something, start with the INTENT to do it. And if you find it hard to muster up the intent, use the music to clear out anything blocking your way to the intent. That can make the difference between success and failure.
I wanted a way to visually show the effects of music. So I found an energy field photographer. Here is her report…
PHOTO 1: The area at the top of the energy field (above his head) indicates life purpose. A lack of color in that area shows he is either in the midst of change or afraid of it.
PHOTO2: After listening to music – a violet color above the head indicates an opening for Robert to connect with his life purpose, to see with a wider, more universal viewpoint.”
PHOTO3: After listening to more music, the color above the head area, and in fact the whole energy field, changed to a golden/yellow with brown on the periphery.
Gold indicates clarity on a spiritual or higher level and yellow indicates it on a physical level. Brown can indicate part of his purpose is to nurture himself and others.
Before the music Robert was disconnected from his life purpose.
After the music Robert was optimistic, at peace and full of hope.
Three months later To see if there was a lasting effect, I talked to Robert 3 months later.
Here’s what he said:
Music and Your Sense of Purpose
Many times people flounder because they know what they’d like to do, but give themselves all kinds of reasons why they can’t.
If this describes you, try an experiment. Wild Oat is specific to finding the right vocation. You can use that music to opens the doors to all the possibilities of why you CAN, instead of why you can’t.
When you finish the exercises, keep your answers in a place where you can refer to them daily. Repeat the exercises for a few days in a row. You can also use any of the other Bach Flower Music pieces – refer to the Remedy Finder on CD #1 for traits that describe you.
Keep a journal and jot down ANY more information or help that comes your way. You will find more information comes to you when you actively look for it.
A friend was learning a difficult piece of software. He took it in small bytes (pardon the pun) and kept at it. Now he has a huge sense of satisfaction and pride, because he has a tool that allows him to do what he wants.
Writing the 38 Bach Flower Music pieces was both interesting and grueling. Over a period of a year, I experienced each emotion so I could find the particular music that would heal it…
Here’s an example of how it worked…
Here’s what happened during that week…
People often ask how often they should listen to the music. Three times per day is good. Some people only need it once. A school teacher, who was particularly stressed, said she listened before she went to school, and then only needed to remember the music in her head when she needed it, and that helped her through the whole day.
If White Chestnut comes up for you, listen to it three times, but then listen to Star of Bethlehem after it. Because White Chestnut will knock out negative thought patterns, but then you want something calming to replace them.
It’s a good idea to use headphones with this music, so that your attention can follow the more subtle movements in the music.
The music was written with the following flavors - blues, bluegrass, Brazilian, classical, country, E. Indian, forties, Irish, Jamaican, Japanese, jazz. I did not set out to write in a particular style for a particular remedy, but as I lived with the remedy for a week it suggested a particular flavor
What Makes You Weak or Strong?
Chiropractors often use kinesiology (muscle-testing) to check for the effects supplements have on body chemistry. Different muscles can be used as indicators, but it’s often done with an arm held out to the side, with resistance applied when the arm is pushed down, to find strength or weakness following a statement.
A weak response is an actual weakening of the muscle. For example, Dr. John Diamond, in his book “Your Body Doesn’t Lie,” said that in one test, muscle strength was measured at 66 foot-pounds of pressure. With a weak response, the strength was only 36 foot-pounds of pressure. (P. 47 – Your Body Doesn’t Lie – Dr. John Diamond).
used kinesiology for over 20 years to test the effect of food, music
and thoughts on the body.
To me, kinesiology is a practical example of that. Part of you knows what’s beneficial for you, so muscle-testing can indicate what makes you either weak or strong.
I used kinesiology to determine the frequency of each Bach Flower Remedy. And then played that frequency to myself to “tune in” to its essence.
It took me a year to write the music, and during that time I experienced each of the 38 negative traits that the remedies fix, so I could find music to counter-balance to those traits.
An example of kinesiology
My wife had sores on her feet from cold weather that were so severe we considered moving to a warmer climate. But I didn’t want to move, so I asked the universe for help.
I found a large health food store that had thousands of supplements and began to use finger kinesiology – one finger pushes on another. When there’s a strong response I can easily feel it compared to a weak one.
I mentally asked if there was something in the store that would help my wife and I got a “strong” response. I then asked if it was on the North wall. South wall? East wall? West wall? I got a strong response on one of the walls.
I then checked to see which shelf gave me a strong response. Then I checked individual bottles and found one that tested strong. It was an herbal tincture for circulation but I only knew that AFTER I looked at the label
My wife took one dropper full of the tincture and her condition did not return for four years.
Kinesiology does not always work so effectively because you have to remain neutral, but it has been a very powerful tool.
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