Come fly with me
Last week I crossed a pretty big milestone.
Make that a huge milestone.
This milestone was actually so big that I’ve actively been avoiding it for the better part of two years.
Did I run a 10K?
Did I climb Mount Everest?
No. Even bigger than that.
Last week I left my daughter overnight for the first time since she was born (she’s preschool age now).
Actually, I left her for five nights and we both lived to tell the tale!
I’m not really a confident traveler by nature. Between fears of flying to worrying about my daughter’s safety while I’m away, I spent the days leading up to the trip in tears, sobbing that I just didn’t think I could go.
So many thoughts were running through my head.
Will she be ok without me?
What if something goes wrong on the plane?
What if she gets hurt?
What if I get hurt?
Thankfully I was able to realize that a fear of leaving my daughter and a fear of flying were creating most of my stress and that it was time to take some Bach flowers. Almost immediately the flowers brought me a sense of relief and helped me to find the courage to get on the plane a few days later.
I even ended up having a great trip!
You don’t need to be a parent to be an anxious traveler and share similar fears to mine. In this day and age there’s a lot to be fearful of when traveling.
So I thought I’d share the flowers that helped to take me from terrified traveler to seasoned pro, and offer them to you as a possible solution for traveling woes.
Often when we leave behind those we love to go on grand adventures, we find ourselves overly concerned about how they’ll do without us. Of course, some worry is natural.
However, when that worry turns into something that overcomes you – when you’re constantly thinking about what will happen to the people you love and worst case scenarios are constantly playing out in your mind – it’s time for some Red Chestnut.
It will help you regain your calm and your faith in the people you love.
Many people suffer from a fear of flying. Whether it’s a fear of enclosed spaces, fear of the plane crashing or fear of a terrorist attack, many find the thought of flying so scary it keeps them from getting on the plane.
If you can name what you’re afraid of – in this case, flying – then Mimulus is the flower to take to ease your fear and restore courage.
If, however, your fear is more vague and feels more like generalized anxiety, you’ll want to take Aspen.
Aspen is the flower for fears that can’t be named. In the case of flying, some people can’t put their finger on what they’re afraid of. They just have a generalized feeling of “what if”; an impending sense of doom surrounding getting on the plane.
Like Mimulus, Aspen will ease your fears and help you tap into the courage you naturally possess.
So, if you’re suffering from similar fears to those above, give some of these flowers a try the next time you’re preparing for a trip and let me know how it goes!
Have you ever used Bach flowers for travel? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below.