Restore depleted energy with Olive
by Linda M. Crider —
Most of the plants used by Dr. Edward Bach for his 38 flower remedy healing system were included after much intuitive searching in the English countryside. One exception to this is the essence of Olive, sourced from a tree that grows best in warmer and sunnier climates, such as those found in Italy and Spain.
As a flower remedy, Olive brings some of that energizing sunshine to those who are both emotionally and physically worn out. Bach remarked that “daily life is hard work for them, without pleasure.”
Olive is the remedy to reach for when you find yourself completely drained following some kind of depleting experience. It may be used in acute situations, such as after an especially tiring day, but it is more often included in flower essence treatment bottles for those who are recovering from a chronic, emotionally taxing ordeal or undertaking.
Some examples of folks who might benefit from taking this remedy include long-term caregivers, students just completing a full semester’s course load, mothers who have recently given birth after a long, arduous labor or anyone recuperating from an illness or surgery.
Animals can benefit from Olive’s regenerative effects when faced with similar demands as their human counterparts. These might include a mother cat or dog coping with a demanding litter, farm animals expected to carry a heavy work load and show animals tired out from rigorous competitions, along with arduous training and travel schedules. In the same way, plants that are withered and tired looking may begin to liven up when Olive is added to their water or spray bottle.
The need for Olive can show up early on when the body gives hints that it is on the way to becoming both physically and emotionally spent. This could be for anyone enduring a challenging situation that is about to take its toll, but who is either unwilling or unable to heed the warning. Taking Olive may provide an immediate feeling of refreshment, but it also begins the process of regeneration as it encourages the individual to get much needed sleep or long periods of rest.
Mechthild Scheffer, a Bach scholar, goes a step further when discussing how this remedy works on a vibrational level. She claims that the need for Olive is not just about getting recharged but is really about individuals learning to call upon inner strength and energy sources that reach beyond those the body is capable of.
“This form of cosmic energy,” she says, “has no limits, and we can access it if we ask for it consciously knowing that, as children of the universe, we must rely on it.”
Linda M. Crider, BFRP, has been a promoter and educator of botanical healing practices for 15 years. She specializes in flower essence therapy and is a Bach Foundation registered practitioner and founder of Blooming Vibrations, LLC. bloomingvibrations.com or 602-774-2382.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 33, Number 6, December 2014/January 2015.