When the Mother was asked, “What is the way to get out of the obsession of pain when it is too much?” She answered, “Look at a beautiful flower”1 Flowers restore us to health and harmony by their fragrance, their beauty and even their remedies as is seen in this article…
“Flowers teach us the charm of silence and thus the self-giving which demands nothing in return.”
—The Mother A flower remedy is not just a drug that acts to cure an illness. It opens the inner spaces and gives a feeling of wellbeing. As someone remarked after seeing a person who was taking these remedies, “What has happened? You have changed!” There is a new glow, a new feeling, a fresh outlook to life. Unknowingly, inexplicably one feels lighter and happier. There can be a sense of ease or of peace or of joy or just an élan which the people around sense.
As each remedy has a character of its own, the same remedy may or may not be useful for a person with similar psychological or physical traits.
Also, the same person at different times of life may need different remedies though the traits of one particular remedy are stronger. Another interesting feature is that the physical illness only reflects the inner disequilibrium. If the physician can discover this inner disorder, the remedy works miraculously. Otherwise one can go on prescribing Integral Immortality for chest pain and arthritis or Divine Love for constipation and have no results.
For me, the whole concept of viewing illness changed as I started working on these remedies. For example, injury to the knee joint for young athletic people is a common problem. It can cause ligament disruptions, meniscus tears, chip fractures, etc. That these grossly physical problems could be helped by flower remedies was an eye opener.
These two young men had been in accidents. One had consecutively had three roadside accidents. In one he had become unconscious and had to be carried to the Nursing Home. He was a dreamy person who got carried away into other worlds while doing mechanical things like walking or eating. Since childhood he had been a dreamer. And now he was in severe pain. Ever since the accidents other things had healed but his knee had not. He could not walk without pain, could not sit in one position for long especially when the knee joint needed to be folded as in Japanese seat, could not run and jog. Even at night in sleep, if he turned in bed, or straightened the leg, the pain would be severe and excruciating, waking him from sleep. He had also taken homoeopathy for a year without much relief. An orthopaedic surgeon diagnosed it as a lateral meniscus tear.
As Integral Immortality with Plasticity had helped earlier for joint pains, I gave it to him. No effect.
Then it struck me, despite having had a serious accident on the road, he still could not focus on the material plane. He had had recurrent injuries which had forced him to connect to his body. Now due to the knee pain he had to constantly pay attention to it which was more disturbing to him than the pain itself. A very beautiful person, he had consecrated his life to the Divine – and now this knee pain. He was the shy leader, the ideal for others, the dedicated worker. He needed to harmonise the inner being to the physical realities. I gave him Integral Harmony. In 15 days he reported a remarkable change. Almost 50 % of the pain had gone.
In one month, 80-90% of the pain had disappeared. He could walk long distances without pain, there was no pain while sleeping, he could sit and squat without pain, he could even sit in a Japanese seat. He only felt a slight stiffness off and on. The most interesting thing was that he was now aware of what was happening on the road and around him.
He had been reporting some bad dreams: dreams of missing the train, of being unsuccessful, etc.
As the complaints had almost gone and the rate of improvement very much slowed down, I gave him Life Energy. The results were dramatic again. He came back exuberant and walking fast. There was a strength and vibrancy in his movements. He said he had been having dreams he never had before. Dreams of courage, heroism and even if he saw a train there was no fear that he would miss it. Since things were improving psychologically, I felt we could continue Life Energy.