Acceptance, forgiveness, taking resposibility for one’s life situation, flowing with life.
Patterns of imbalance:
Feeling resentful, inflexible or bitter; feeling that life is unfair or that one is a victim.
Willow flower essence – If the physical doebodys not keep flexible, it becomes stiff and contracted. The good health of the soul also depends on its ability to be yielding, flowing, and “forgiving.” The Willow flower essence heals bitterness and resentment; it is for those who tend to “hold on” and become attached to negative emotions. Such persons often feel victimized by the circumstances of life-they feel that others are to blame for their misfortune; that life has been unfair to them; or they resent those who appear to have more status, prosperity, or felicity than themselves.
The aging process is especially difficult for Willow flower essence types. At an energetic level, such persons are unable to flow with the streaming of their lives. Negative feelings are dammed up and then become magnified and internalized, congesting the inner being. The physical body also suffers this stress, tending to manifest as stiff joints, rheumatism, arthritis, and other aches and pains. (It is interesting to note that Willow bark is the herbal precursor of aspirin, and is used particularly for such physical conditions.)
Willow flower essence restores a more “spring-like” disposition, helping the soul to respond with greater resilience and inward mobility to challenges and problems. In this way the Self takes more responsibility for its condition, and learns to flow more gently with, rather than against, the flow of life.
Taken from the Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kamiski and Richard Katz.