Madeleine Meuwessen


Hydrangea - Hydrangea macrophylla 'Teller' white

Give me work that suits me and I'll never have to work again (Confucius)Hydrangea

In my blog on Cucumberweed, I discussed that it is especially effective for stress symptoms. In that blog, I also promised to come back to Burnout and what it differs from stress.
As I wrote, a lot is put under the heading of stress; according to the latest figures from TNO and Statistics Netherlands, 1 million Dutch people have burnout symptoms (source: Fonds Psychische Gezondheid 2016).
Where stress is often caused by the huge pile of work placed on your plate from outside, the real, deep cause of a Burnout is insecurity. The lack of confidence in one's own ability to judge.
This is often pushed away and gradually the feeling comes, "Is this what I have achieved my life? Is this quite it? Do I want to continue like this for the rest of my life?

It is a phase of total disorientation, when we can no longer see and experience the mundane pleasures of life.
The following thoughts often come to mind:
"I am very dissatisfied because I have the wrong profession. I would rather do something else, but I don't know what.
I often have a feeling of inner emptiness, life seems aimless to me".
You find that life is monotonous because you don't see the point of all that you do.
And a new car or travel, parties, career, the latest fashion...nothing can actually make you happy.
Others could easily be ready with their judgment that you are spoilt. However, this is not the case.
The explanation lies in the fact that it is simply not so easy nowadays to "follow your own path". You may or may not be married, have your own house, with "mortgage", a job, children and many obligations.
All kinds of physical complaints are associated with this, such as vague symptoms, which cannot be fitted into any clinical picture: a nonspecific feeling of being unwell, the feeling of being ill without any particular concrete symptoms, infections that get stuck in the early stages. And above all, fatigue.
Low back pain starting at the level of the 4e lumbar vertebra and ends at the top of the sacrum are an additional indication about this state of mind.

The famous Burnout!

This state of mind used to occur mostly between the 40e and 50e year of life, also known as midlife crisis. Information from the GGZ shows that this is no longer true. For over three quarters of Dutch young people, burnout is imminent. (source: GGZ news)

With children, the flower remedy Hydrangea works on yet another level.
Children who have difficulties with reading or arithmetic benefit greatly from this. After a short time, reading levels improve, understanding of arithmetic improves and concentration improves.
The flower remedy Hydrangea has a relationship with the spleen/palate gland.

Madeleine Meuwessen

*Bloom remedies are no substitute for medication. Please note that in case of doubt you should always consult a doctor.

Use of Blossom Remedies

The most important thing with blossom remedies is the frequency of intake. Blossom remedies are best taken as often as possible in a day with the golden guideline being; 4 to 6 times a day, with 4 drops at a time from the dispensing bottle. To use blossom remedies and a user bottle, here are the simple steps; take a clean and unused 30ml pipette bottle. First, fill the pipette bottle with spring water. After this, add one teaspoon of brandy as a preservative, then add the blossom remedies.

Take the stock bottle or stock bottles of the chosen blossom remedies and put 3 drops of each into the 30ml. pipette bottle. A second golden guideline is; 1 drop from the stock bottle(s) to 10ml of spring water. There is no need to shake the bottle before use as it only contains the vibrations of the plants and has no actual material content.

Then take 4 drops from the user bottle and drip it under the tongue. If you touch the dropper with the tongue, mould may develop in the bottle. Repeat taking the blossom remedies at least 4 to 6 times a day.

Flower remedies are not a substitute for medication and do not replace doctors or medical specialists. Please note that in case of doubt you should always consult a doctor.