|Mustard Flower Essence:Positive
Emotional equanimity, finding joy in life.
Patterns of imbalance:
Melancholy, gloom, despair; generalized depression without obvious cause.
Mustard flower essence is one of the important remedies for the soul's experience of darkness.
The soul in need of this flower essence feels suddenly overwhelmed with feelings of gloom and despair. This
mood does not appear connected with obvious episodes or situations surrounding the person's life. Instead, the
feelings are much deeper and more overpowering, especially because the consciousness finds it difficult to penetrate
to the cause or meaning of such depression.
The reason for this experience lies deep within the subconscious memory, and often points to karmic circumstances
beyond the present life. If the events preceding the depression are carefully reviewed, the individual can usually
identify and image, word, person, or place which served as a trigger point for the unconscious to activate this
darker material of the psyche.
Mustard flower essence assists this healing response, helping one to come to terms with deep, unreconciled parts
of the past. This flower essence is very helpful for complex states of depression, such as manic-depressive mood
swings. It brings equilibrium and equanimity by helping the Self to balance extreme polarities of light and dark.
Rather than experiencing light as separate from darkness, the soul is able to experience darkness as a transformative
process. In this way, Mustard flower essence helps the soul to anchor and stabilize its light, leading to a sustained
experience of gentle joyfulness and quiet radiance.
- from the 'Flower Essence Repertory', by Patricia
Kaminsky and Richard Katz. The most comprehensive and user-friendly flower essence book we've found. Highly recommended for any practitioner.