Day 7: Cherry Plum
Oracle Card for the Day: Sige ~ Quiet Time (Jumper)
Meditation: 10 minutes // No sound // Zhada (Ending bell)
Notes: I am learning to hear my heart! I saw it written but it felt like a whisper in the form of a jet stream, the name of someone. I was also able to make the connection in the whole space. I felt the hollow in my chest go to the back of my ribs and spine. Filling the space. I breathed into it and made space. Building the trust and creating a safe space to fuse. Progress.
Precursor: I have been feeling disappointed with my body, both how it looks and feels. I am struggling again with conspitation, I am bloated like a puffer fish and I feel sluggish and exhausted every-time I go to the gym. This used to be my charging dock :( Overall I feel fat, bloated and weak af. Therefore I wanted to take the remedy for vanity and self disgust – crab apple – which my mind completely black holed and substituted it for Cherry Plum. Whilst avidly rotating all the bottles in their beds and being unable to find either I remembered that the remedy for self-love free of shame wasn’t Cherry Plum but instead Crab Apple but since I so clearly was on a mission for that particular remedy I took it as a sign. Just as I was near giving up, having turned over every label and still very much so running late I found Cherry Plum. Possibly it was the trees outside my window that placed this vivid calling in my mind. I never did find Crab Apple, but at least I found the one that was calling.
Arrangement: None. I was time crunched so I made the call to take a remedy with me with the hopes of experiencing it in a park. Sadly this did not happen but it was interesting having it my pocket all day. As a result I was hyper aware of its existence and avoided putting any technology near it, including headphones and bike lights. It turns out the remedies are exceptionally precious to me.
The Pick: Cherry Plum.
Observations: Strong taste of brandy. Heart beat pulsing over my whole face. Itchy right eyebrow. After vibes felt minutes later in my pelvic region; dull pulsing on the left side of my outer labia.
Flower Remedy: Cherry Plum
Latin Name: Prunus cerasifera
Issue: Inability to act as you wish
Chakra: Sacral // Orange // 2nd Chakra // Expressive energies
Other Remedies in this Group: Rock Rose, Mimulus, Aspen, Red Chestnut
Specific to Cherry Plum
Bach Classification: For everyday emotional states (2nd 19)
Preparation: Boiling method
Primary Remedy: Fear of losing control, going insane or truly expressing oneself.
Secondary Remedy: Rage. Dark thoughts of lashing at others or yourself. Loss of rationalisation.
Receptivity: Replaces anxiety with inner peace. Quiet rationality. Refreshed control of thoughts and emotions.
Extra tidbits:  This next bits varies from person to person but basically Cherry Plum is for people who feel like they are losing their minds. Side note: This is me every so often when I can’t understand why I left a career path that made complete sense to me and provided me with a steady income.
The symptoms of this remedy do resonate with me, however not the in extreme scenario’s so please remember that this space and with whomever the remedies and what they are treating at not to be judged. We all have our journeys.
In extreme cases, sufferers can may question their sanity, go off the rails, or turn to addictive pacifiers. There is an underlying fear of committing and unforgivable act. Think that scene is Bridesmaids when Kristin Wigg is at the Bridal shower and she grabs the giant heart-shaped cookie on the easel and breaks it to pieces! <<< I would secretly love to express that level of frustration and give fucks at some point in my life (on the to-do list). Back to the notes: The bottled up expression with no channel for release can lead to nervous breakdowns, in extreme cases. Although the remedy can help it is not a substitute and complete therapy plan for someone in this emotional state.
Often people who most need this remedy are very presentable and expend a-lot of energy maintaining that control. Their greatest fear is that others may uncover the cracks beneath the surface.
This remedy is also very useful for over-expressive children who are prone to tantrums, stomping, and screaming.
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