Impatiens Flower Essence

Impatiens: Cultivating Patience

 Impatiens flower essence treats impatience. If you are tense, feel pressured by time and are unhappy with the pace of others, you need this remedy. Further indications that impatiens would support your emotional growth: you tend to talk, eat and drive fast; anger quickly and have a fiery temper. Impatiens can be of great benefit if you rush through your days. This remedy enhances the ability to slow down and enjoy the flow of life.  It treats general irritation and intolerance helping you embrace life and circumstances with greater ease and flexibility. 

Positive qualities:
Patience, acceptance; flowing with the pace of life and others.
Patterns of imbalance:
Impatience, irritation, tension, intolerance.

The souls who need Impatiens flower essence find it difficult to be within the flow of time; their tendency is to rush ahead of experience. In doing so, they deny themselves full immersion in life, even though they may appear very busy and engaged.

In particular, these individuals miss the more gentle and subtle exchanges which can occur with others, or with the world around them. Their overabundance of fiery force flares up easily into irritation, impatience, intolerance, and anger. Although quite mentally agile and extremely capable, the great inner tension and excitability of such souls leads to various physical disease states or premature aging due to ‘burnout’.

The Impatiens flower essence type needs to experience not only the powerful flaming of life, but also its gentle flowering. Through the Impatiens flower essence, the soul learns to still the attention and deepen the breathing so that the inner Self becomes more receptive to the unfolding moment. The precious flower of life is then experienced in all of its fleeting fragility and delicate beauty.

From the Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz.

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