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Do you know someone that serves on every committee, helps out at every event or party, runs errands for his or her parents, does almost anything for friends and relatives, or a wife who jumps to serve every need before her husband or children even ask?

If you know that person well enough to suggest that he or she needs help, suggest a bottle of the Bach Flower Essence Centaury. (If that person is you, get yourself a gift by all means!)

In the negative Centaury state, service, devotion to a cause and a genuine desire to help an individual, friends and the community has turned the person into a doormat and made them unable to say “no” to any request from almost anyone. As a result, people suffering from a negative Centaury state are often tired, overworked, and slightly resentful in their heart of hearts that others take advantage of their good nature. However, their desire for recognition and validation prevents them from developing their own individuality and therefore, they continue to help and volunteer and be a conscious helper at all times. They are simply too fearful of rejection from their near and dear ones and strangers alike to allow their own distinctive personalities to develop and to stand up for their own wants and needs. This behaviour becomes a vicious cycle, and they get trapped in it!

Some healers and thinkers believe that the negative Centaury state may represent a desire of the personality to avoid growing up. By choosing to remain emotionally child-like and doing as they are told by others, these people can avoid learning to discriminate and decide for themselves, and as a result, all their choices are made for them.

It is believed that People with emerging psychic abilities often fall into a negative Centaury state for a period of time. This is the result of a lack of balance when the psychic faculties become stronger than the will, inadvertently leading to a negative Centaury state. In this state, sufferers are easily made unsure of themselves, hurt, and upset. Their hypersensitivity may also make them become physically ill for no apparent reason. People who fall under the spell of “enlightened” teachers, gurus and more influential personalities are especially at risk of losing their own personalities and weakening their own chances of personal development.

People suffering from a negative Centaury state may need the energy from the Bach Flower Essence Centaury, which can help them restore contact with their Higher Self and the inner powers of their own will. After treatment with this Bach Flower Remedy, people may realize that rushing to assist anyone and everyone is not always helpful to others, as they hinder the learning process for both parties and benefit no one. They will also be able to say “no”, and will be able to give service when and where it is appropriate and genuinely required.

Centaury Bach flower remedy is especially indicated after a prolonged illness when the person has been weak and unable to do anything for himself. At this time, Centaury remedy will give new vitality to mind and body and allow the person to “return to the living.”