There’s a reason that “haunting” is a word that often accompanies the word “dream.”
It’s always those disturbing dreams — the dark and icky dreams — that get stuck in the internal playback loop and haunt you [insert shudder here] the next day or, if you’re unlucky, many days.
Why can’t the enjoyable, funny dreams ever get stuck on replay?
You could try a dream catcher* (as pictured above). Dream catchers are meant to let the nice dreams go into the universe and catch the bad dreams so they can be destroyed in the light of day.
Or, you could try the Bach Flower Remedy, White Chestnut.
White Chestnut is not just for dreams…
White Chestnut is for whenever the mind is tormented by worrying or repetitive and unwanted thoughts.
White Chestnut is for the circling thoughts — the thoughts that go nowhere. The unproductive thoughts.
White Chestnut is for thoughts that keep you from being present in the moment. You can’t be present in the moment because you’re stuck in your head.
As Dr. Bach said, “those who cannot prevent thoughts, ideas, arguments which they do not desire from entering their minds.”
“Thoughts which worry and will remain, or if for a time thrown out, will return. They seem to circle round and round and cause mental torture.”
If you find yourself fixated on certain thoughts. Or, you find you’re having persistent, disagreeable or even tormenting thoughts. Or, you find yourself dwelling on past, generally disagreeable events — pick up a little bottle of White Chestnut** and see if that can help you find a little peace of mind.
Unlike homeopathic remedies, Bach Flowers are intended to be used repeatedly and frequently. The best description I have heard is that it's like a little tap on the shoulder to remind you that everything is OK.
A few weeks ago, I had yet another song stuck in my head. I decided to try White Chestnut. It worked. It worked so well, I decided that the words to a famous song need to be changed.
Sung to the tune of “White Christmas”:
I’m dreaming of some White Chestnut.
Just so this song can leave my head.
When your thoughts go wonky and won't stop spinning
White Chestnut can send them on their way.
Julia Coyte, CHom
Classically Practical homeopath
* For more information: dreamcatchers
** Bach Flower Remedies are available in most health food stores.
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Julia Coyte, CHom
I am passionate about homeopathy and I love sharing this passion. Having a working knowledge of homeopathy shouldn't be kept a secret. If people have the ability to help themselves, their children and their friends when they have minor ailments, life just gets better for everyone. That is the purpose behind Ruminating on Remedies.