|Centaury Flower Essence:Positive
Serving others from inner strength, with a healthy recognition of one's own needs; acting from strength of inner
purpose, saying 'no' when appropriate.
Patterns of imbalance:
Weak-willed, dominated by others, servile, acting to please; difficulty saying 'no', neglecting one's
The healthy soul needs to learn to balance its ego forces between the polarities of servitude and selfishness.
Those who require Centaury flower essence lack sufficient strength, not realizing that the ability to give to
and serve others requires a strong and radiant inner sense of Self.
Such souls are easily depleted and devitalized; and more importantly, they lack a vibrant individuality which
is so necessary for soul evolution. These persons are often under the illusion that they are being loving and
helpful, but in reality they are not strong enough in their will forces to say 'no', or to resist exploitation
by others. Their vulnerability lies in their reliance on pleasing others to receive self-validation. Thus the
compulsion to serve others is misplaced, for such a person neglects his or her own needs and cannot perceive
the true, objective needs of others.
In this way the Centaury flower essence type retards not only its own soul growth, but also the progress of
those who need to learn from him or her. Centaury flower essence gives beneficial strength and integrity to
such personalities, helping them to assume greater self-awareness and self-responsibility.
- from the 'Flower Essence Repertory', by Patricia
Kaminsky and Richard Katz. The most comprehensive and user-friendly flower essence book we've found. Highly recommended for any practitioner.