Bach Remedy – Rock Water: Inflexible. Physically or Emotionally

Any of your animals have a hard time with flexibility? So married to their routine, that if you’re sick or have a sudden call to leave unexpectedly that their world falls apart?

I have a number of dog patients like this. It’s more than just being “a creature of habit.” These guys are seriously compromised when life throws them a curve ball. They want to be fed on time, walked on time, not have too many new people in their environment, and those small kids and teenagers? Too unpredictable! I’m getting away from them!!

And, as do most vets of any stripe, I see my share of stiff patients. Joints that no longer flex well, be they spinal joints or leg joints. “Oh, Bowser hasn’t been able to get to my bed for years now, so I built him these steps, and he does pretty well with them.”

Here’s a Bach Flower Remedy that may well help either or both types of those with rigidity.
Bach Flower Rock Water in humans is usually spoken of when someone becomes too strict.

“Those who are very strict in their way of living; they deny themselves many of the joys and pleasures of life because they consider it might interfere with their work. They are hard masters to themselves. They wish to be well and strong and active, and will do anything which they believe will keep them so. They hope to be examples which will appeal to others who may then follow their ideas and be better as a result.”
Dr. Edward Bach

Keywords: Self repression, self denial, self perfection, overwork, self-sacrificing, opinionated

It’s proven useful in those overly territorial types, who feel “That bird has no right to land in my yard, how dare he??”

Always on duty, never relaxing, getting into fights with dogs who mean them no harm but are not given time to explain.

“You dare walk by my fence?? I’ll give you a tongue lashing you won’t soon forget!”

Even stubbornness could be helped with Rock Water. The guys who know what you want but aren’t budging to your command. You know who I’m talking about. Obstinate. Hard headed. Strong willed.

Those guys.

My last issue spoke to Red Chestnut, and I mentioned the worried ones, including those who ignore their own needs to care for their young. Over caring for others could also be viewed as taking one’s job too seriously, and self denial taken to extremes in the name of mothering could be a Rock Water case.

So, if you are uncertain exactly why that mother is taking too much care of her young without paying attention to her own needs, you might put her on both:
Rock Water, in case it’s caused by inflexibility and being driven to work,
along with Red Chestnut, in case it’s over worry for others.
That’s one of the beauties of these gentle remedies. They won’t cause harm if you’re off on your prescription a bit, and you can combine 5-6 remedies that you think may fit the bill for your loved one.

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  1. Cathy on April 2, 2023 at 10:20 pm

    My 10-year-old standard poodle gets very upset when I leave him alone. He never really liked it, but since March 2020 when I started to work full-time at home due to the pandemic, he becomes even more upset. I have moved to an apartment. My downstairs neighbour told me he was barking and even howling (never heard him howl before!) for 45 minutes before the neighbour left his apartment.
    This is upsetting to the dog, and I cannot inconvenience and disturb my neighbour. I was wondering if there is a Bach Remedy I could try to calm him before I go out. I am moving again on the 1st of June, and I really want to be able to go somewhere on my own — like the gym, or grocery shopping, or anything!

    thank you.

  2. Melody on December 8, 2022 at 10:21 am

    I love Bach Flower Remedies…. for people and animals! I became a certified Bach Flower Specialist in 2021 to help find ways to heal some of my own emotional traumas and they are amazingly effective!

    • Jeanene on March 24, 2023 at 4:12 pm

      Where do you purchase these please?

      • Sue on March 26, 2023 at 8:03 am

        Most health food stores sell them or can order them if they don’t stock them

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