|Pink MonkeyflowerPositive qualities:
Emotional openness and honesty; courage to take emotional risks with others.
Patterns of imbalance:
Feelings of shame, guilt, unworthiness; fear of exposure and rejection, hiding essential Self from others, masking one's feelings.
Pink Monkeyflower treats a type of fear which reside in the deepest recesses of the soul: the fear of being exposed,
of others seeing one’s pain and vulnerability. Such persons experience a profound sense of shame, and thus
have a need to hide or mask themselves as a form of protection.
The Pink Monkeyflower remedy type withdraws in a way
that is more pronounced than ordinary shyness, for the soul is attempting to cover deeply internalized wounds
from the past. Most frequently, early childhood trauma or abuse-or exploitative and debasing experiences at any
phase of life-are the hidden factors of behavior. These souls are highly sensitive and bear deep pain within
themselves. They very much want to reach out and be loved by others, but often fail at making real contact. Such
individuals are highly sensitive to being seen, both literally and metaphorically. They are also very vulnerable
to being touched and making physical contact with others.
Pink Monkeyflower gently opens such souls by helping
them to take emotional risks again. In this way, they begin to experience the love and the contact which they
so desperately need and want. Pink Monkeyflower is a remedy which is especially effective for the heart, teaching
that it is only by remaining open and risking-vulnerability that one can experience the warmth of human love
- 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.