|Chicory Flower Essence:Positive
Selfless love given freely, respecting the freedom and individuality of others.
Patterns of imbalance:
Expressing love by being possessive, demanding, and needy; getting attention through negative behavior;
Chicory is a very important flower essence for emotional congestion and misdirected love forces. Those in need
of this flower essence must learn to distinguish between personal emotions and desires, and genuine impersonal
love and caring for another. Otherwise, the individual becomes selfish rather than selfless, manipulating the
emotions of others for his or her own needs and desires.
The energy which would ordinarily flow out from one's heart is thwarted, so that emotions of self-pity, neediness
and even martyrdom are experienced. A guise of seemingly loving behavior is very often used as an inappropriate
way of soliciting and manipulating the psychic energy and attention of others. Particularly with children, the
Chicory pattern manifests as negative attention-getting, fussiness and tantrums which pull on the other members
of the family. Chicory flower essence nourishes the inner neediness of such souls and helps to re-balance and
re-direct psychic currents of energy, especially as they flow through the heart and solar plexus.
- 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.