Oak Bach Flower Remedy
Oak Bach Flower Remedy (Quercus Robur) is for the person who is normally strong or courageous, but no longer able to struggle bravely against illness and/or adversity. These people are over-achievers with a strong sense of duty. They hide their tiredness because they are afraid to appear weak in front of others.
The person needing Oak Flower Essence may well tell you that they don't have time to stop and take a Bach Flower Remedy. The Oak person carries all the qualities of a winner - tremendous will power, courage, devotion to duty, strong powers of resistance, superhuman endurance, unbroken hope, and high ideals. Life is a struggle, and the Oak personality can meet it head on.
Unfortunately, when the Oak aspect of personality overrides others, the individual forgets to let his Higher Self be the guide, and does not allow himself to explore the playful, joyful, or tender-hearted moments of life. People in need of Oak Bach Flower Essence often appear strong and gnarled. Others depend upon them for strength and guidance, and they never take the easy way out of any situation. This is the person who sacrifices for her family, or for the good of the company without complaint. This is the man who fears dependency, and will never ask for help. While this personality takes great pleasure in bringing joy to others, in the negative Oak state, he or she will deny themselves all personal pleasures.
As the negative Oak state becomes more pronounced, he may behave like a high performance engine, never stopping. But just like an engine, will be stopped by a breakdown when wear and tear and a lack of routine maintenance catch up with him. Along with a state of extreme exhaustion, this may come as a physical breakdown, as in an illness, or it may be a state of deep depression and despondency. However, even during a breakdown, the Oak personality never gives up.
The Oak Bach flower essence will allow this personality to begin While still "strong as an oak" the individual will now meet obligations to work and to others with a balance that allows time for rest, rejuvenation, and pleasure.and allowing the journey through life to be more pleasant. When energies begin flowing freely, heart, soul and vitality are rejuvenated.
Oak is one of the Bach Flower Remedies that is indicated during recovery from a long term illness. When the patient has grown weary of the routines of recovery and the dependencies of an illness, Oak will provide the power to persevere.
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