Day 12: Scleranthus
Oracle Card for the Day: Lakshmi ~ Bright Future
Meditation: 13 minutes // No sound // Gong HanChi (Ending bell)
Notes: Felt the circuit. Whizz of energy between my arms and hands which were receiving and a surge through my chest. A complete circuit! New ending bell felt like I was beginning Mortal Combat >>> needless to say I did not enjoy that.
Mindful Moment: On the fence about applying for a corporate job that is so ambiguous and completely me. A little bit of shame around possibly leaving the freelance entrepreneurial space for the security of a normal job. I am genuinely excited to apply for it nonetheless. Rarity and a good sign. To be quite honest I feel like I already have it and I haven’t even worked up my CV or wrote the cover letter. A very productive day and fully inspired. Finished The Alchemist. In every sense of the word, that book was repeatedly an omen at the perfect time. Gratitude for it and Dugald (my friend who lent it to me).
Arrangement: A fortifying fence around Lakshmi at the top of the mat, which post meditation got jumbled by intuitive chess-like placements. The first line of defence still stands!
The Pick: After long deliberation and much hesitancy, I ended up closing my eyes and letting my palm hover to where it it felt guided. Much like a ouija board. Inspired by Lakshmi’s illustrated gesture of two palms receiving in opposing directions. I felt a lot of pressure with this pick. Secretly trying to avoid Pine since it has a tendency to get attached :p
Observations: Stillness and contentment. A few thoughts of my to-do list today but mostly just comfortable. The feeling is comparable to that at the end of a big exhale. A physical expression and aftermath of a sigh. Sloped shoulders and released.
Flower Remedy: Scleranthus
Latin Name: Scleranthus annuus
Issue: Avoids making decisions
Chakra: Solar Plexus // Yellow // 3rd Chakra // Self-worth
Other Remedies in this Group: Cerato, Gentian, Gorse, Hornbeam, Wild Oat
Specific to Scleranthus
Bach Classification: For personality or type remedies (1st 19 - 12 Healers)
Preparation: Sun method
Primary Remedy: Indecision between two outcomes. Flip-flopping
Secondary Remedy: Mood swings, unpredictability, sea sickness and flying sickness.
Receptivity: Calm certainty and quick decisiveness using one’s own intuition.
Extra tidbits: Think of a pedulum that is swinging with complete condifence from one end to the other. When it arrives at one decision it is wholeheartedly in it without rationale and because their decision lacks purpose they can quickly decide to go the other way. Time, energy and opportunities are wasted due to this inability to make a decision.  This ultimately stems from a deeper uncertainty, and therefore mood swings or uprooting are common symptoms of Scleranthus sufferers.
This is so unbelievably me!!! I often feel like a tumble weed who is happy to drift wherever because I know wherever I go I will still be me and therefore lack certainty with where I am in the moment. Apathetic, no doubt.
 Others perceive them as unreliable, however this behaviour does not stem from dishonest intentions but rather a lack of commitment and focus. IMPORTANT DIFFERENTIATION FROM CERATO: Scleranthus people keep their problems to themselves and rarely ask for the opinion’s of others, whilst Cerato people have no difficulty making decisions but often lose confidence and openly welcome the opinions of others.
Fun Fact: Mental imbalance is reflected in the physical, meaning many people in need of Scleranthus for emotional states also suffer with travel sickness. Additionally their temperature and blood pressure can rise and fall rapidly.
Reference notes are from two sources: Ainsworths Bach Flower Course by Tony Pinkus  and Flower Remedies: A Complete Guide to Dr. Bach’s Natural Healing System by Stefan Ball