From the book Australian Bush Flower Essences
©1999 by Ian White,
Maker of the Australian Bush Flower Essences
Sunshine Wattle remedy helps to bring about an
acceptance of the beauty and joy of the present and a
belief in possibilities for the future. It is usually
for people who have had a difficult time in the past
and are literally stuck back there.
They bring their
negative experiences from the past into the present.
They have no hope that things will improve in the
future. What they see can be compared to a mirror that
reflects the past, and what they perceive in the
present and for the future is only a repetition of
what has been.
These are people who have a strong belief that life
is a very grim struggle. They often see only bleakness
in life and expect hard times and disappointments again.
They are stuck in the unpleasant experiences of the
past. This essence helps them see situations from a
different point of view. It is a good remedy to take
when life is temporarily difficult, when nothing is
working out, or when life seems to be one big struggle.
A good friend of mine moved to take up a position
with wonderful opportunities. Previously he had been
battling to bring up a young family without much money,
which lowered his self-esteem and made him wonder how
he was going to make ends meet. When this new challenge
arose, he found himself thinking about the struggles
of the past and the hardships they had endured and
expecting similar situations in the future.
Wattle helped him move through these feelings very
quickly and welcome the opportunities offered by his
new circumstances. From this optimistic viewpoint,
he surmounted some exceptionally difficult problems
at the beginning of his employment.
This essence has produced excellent results in
people who worry about money and who feel that their
financial position is becoming worse. Sunshine Wattle
had changed their outlook and restored their optimism.
Quite often, once they get on with living and enjoying
their lives, their money problems have been resolved.
Another typical Sunshine Wattle story concerns a
grandmother who was disinterested in life and for
whom everything was an effort. Her grandchildren didn't
like to visit her, and her friends and family saw her
purely out of a sense of duty, rarely enjoying the time
spent with her.
After a course of Sunshine Wattle, she
started having little parties and inviting people over,
buying new clothes, painting the house, and playing with
her grandchildren again. They began to enjoy visiting
her. She developed an interest in people and would
lovingly chastise them when they were despondent and
help them try to regain their good humor.
In using Sunshine Wattle, people who are stuck in
the past, feel hopeless, and expect the future to be
grim change their attitudes. They find an acceptance
of the beauty and joy in the present, become optimistic,
and look forward to the future with joyful expectation.
Our experience of today--and our view of tomorrow--is
shaped by our thoughts. It is as the Buddha said:
"What we are today comes from our
thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build
our life of tomorrow; our life is the creation of our
NOTE: This is an excerpt from Ian White's book,
Australian Bush Flower Essences, published by Findhorn
Press and reprinted here with their permission. To
order a copy, see here.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Since obtaining his Bachelor of Science from the University
of New South Wales and graduating from the NSW College of
Natural Therapies thirteen years ago, Ian White has been
practicing successfully as a Naturopath and Homeopath. Ian is a
fifth generation Australian herbalist. Both his grandmother and
great grandmother were early pioneers in discovering the
medicinal properties of Australian plants, and as a boy Ian
spent a great deal of time with his grandmother in the bush
learning from her. Over the last ten years, Ian has traveled
Australia researching and developing his particular interest in
the healing qualities of flowering plants and trees. Ian is
known throughout the world for his seminars and guest
appearances on television and radio.
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CREDITS: The gold brick background tile is from Adler
and the plain gold tile from BW Graphics. The photo of sunshine wattle came from
the Australian Bush Flower Essence Website.