|Crab Apple Flower Essence:Positive
Cleansing, bringing a sense of inner purity.
Patterns of imbalance:
Feeling unclean and impure, obsessed with imperfection.
The apple has strong mythological associations with Paradise, and of being cast-out of Paradise. Indeed, the
personality needing Crab Apple flower essence has difficulty accepting the imperfections of the physical plane.
This manifests as rejection or disgust, and at its deepest level, a feeling of shame for the physical body and
Such individuals are obsessively preoccupied with impurities, whether real or imagined. These feelings are also
projected onto the environment, with an aversion to anything dirty or out of perfect order. It follows that
such souls are prone to allergies and many forms of psychosomatic illness, because the body feels overwhelmed
by the soul's impossibly high standards of perfection.
While Crab Apple flower essence is indicated for those whose concern for cleanliness is inordinate, it can also
be used in a general way for any activity of purification, such as fasting. This flower essence instills a balanced
relationship of the soul to the body and to life on Earth, helping one to realize that it is only through suffering
the pain of imperfection that the soul is afforded the possibility of true evolution, rather than static perfection.
- 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.