Madeleine Meuwessen

Ismene- Hymenocallis festalis

Ismene people prefer to live in their fantasy world.

They often fantasise about the future.
It is often about things they would like to have but cannot get.
And even in company, they are preoccupied with their own thoughts and completely escape what is going on around them until someone asks them something, startling them senseless.
And when they are sick they seem to have no interest in getting healthy.

You may be living more in your fantasy world than in reality. And because of this, you have no interest in the outside world and may show little interest in the situation of the moment.

Basically, you escape "harsh" reality into a dream world where everything seems much more beautiful and harmonious.

This makes you appear scattered and uninterested, appears sleepy and often walks around dreaming.

Suppose: You walk into the room to grab something. Once in the room, you absolutely do not remember what you had to grab and have to walk back where you came from to remember what you had to grab in the room again.

Say: You often drive/cycle/walk from A to B. Once you get to B and think back on the drive, it turns out that you often drove/cycled/walked on autopilot for large parts.
Actually, your mind is then very different.
Similarly, you may be watching a television programme and afterwards have absolutely no idea what it was about.

At work, Ismene people have a hard time concentrating on their work, are very easily distracted and a notable trait is that they are so forgetful.

You may also frequently bump or stumble, get caught on something, easily drop things or bump into others.

Physical characteristics are often a pale complexion, absent gaze, cold hands and feet, facial and hearing disorders, and the face often appears expressionless.

Now how does such a state of mind arise you may ask.

When people or children come to me, an important question in the anamnesis is whether they were born on the due date.
Thomas Verny writes in his book The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, that children, who are born late do not want to be thrown into the cold reality, but prefer to remain in this benevolently pleasant twilight state.

At school, they are not "there", preferring to look outside and dream what they can do.
They also don't find the subject matter interesting. And make a sleepy, absent-minded impression.
They find it difficult to concentrate because their thoughts keep "floating away".
Writing within the lines is difficult for them.
At school, they have to be forced to "stay on task". And can they look at the teacher who calls them to order like "what are you talking about"?
They often don't find food interesting and let it get cold easily.
They often have a pale face and their hands and feet are ice cold.
And just like adults, they stumble, come home with broken clothes because they got stuck behind something again, their school things are untraceable.
They have a great need for sleep as they love to lie in bed dreaming.
It is the children who dream with open eyes.

Don't these children often get diagnosed with ADD these days????
On the site of support centre ADHD, I read:
Children with ADD (ADHD of the predominantly inattentive type) stand out because they:
appear passive
being disorganised and forgetful
don't seem to be listening
often lose things
be easily distracted
have difficulty with social events in the classroom
Many of these characteristics occur to a greater or lesser extent in all children. In children with AD(H)D, there are a number of characteristics that occur to a severe degree and hinder the child's development.

Source: ADHD support centre

These children can be extremely susceptible to all kinds of infectious diseases and therefore have constant colds. This is because they often find themselves in an Ismene state.
Constant infections try to give them a stronger body awareness.

When these children and, of course, adults are shocked because they are called on the carpet by the teacher or employer, they may start to show incredibly restless behaviour and want to finish all the work as quickly as possible just to get back to their own world as soon as possible.

Don't these people often get labelled ADHD??????
Young children with ADHD stand out especially because they:
difficulty in sitting still
are easily distracted
find it difficult to wait their turn
running from one activity to another
unable to play quietly
excessive talking
interrupt others
not listening to what others say
often throw themselves into dangerous situations
difficulty in following instructions
responding differently to punishment and reward
lose a lot or lose something often
difficulty in sustaining attention
find it difficult to control themselves
Source: ADHD support centre

Also on the site of there is a lot of information about this.

A woman came to my practice who suffered extremely from this state of mind.
I asked her to fill in the, of course it was gone.
At the end of the consultation when I gave her the bill, she had lost her wallet....logical.
She had to pick up her children from school after being with me, but had forgotten what time her children got out of school.
And so it went on and on.
She felt life had no value despite being very happy with her children.
And what she finally told me was that she could remember past lives and wanted to be there much more than now in this one.
For me, that was perhaps the most intense experience of Ismene's negative state of mind.
In the end, the remedies did a lot for her.For me at the time, it was really hard to imagine that you could really remember your past lives like that.

The absent need not always necessarily go hand in hand with daydreams or fantasies, often it is also a nebulous, indefinable state in which much simply blurs and becomes intangible. The material world seems far away each time.

The flower remedy Ismene counteracts the tendency of consciousness to drift away and can therefore be a valuable remedy in many cases of unconsciousness, fainting or stroke. It brings back consciousness and is therefore able to save lives sometimes in emergency situations. Therefore, Ismene is also one of the remedies that sit in the First Aid remedy.

What the flower remedy Ismene does is really, truly bring you into the here and now. You become contemplative of everything. You get to look back at what you have done and at the same time there is a kind of goodbye to what you have done. You are able to say goodbye to "non-real illusions", which can also be quite intense at times. You come into this life with both feet.
At the same time, you start dreaming more and your creativity develops at night, which you can shape during the day.

Ismene is related to the colon meridian.

I let many "highly sensitive" people feel the remedy again in a deepening course. The answers all match again.
The remedy makes the aura more compact, a bit firmer, the aura comes a bit more "inside", and at the same time a kind of connection is created from feet to head and the line goes "through".
Feel "safer" as a result. Gives a very pleasant feeling as a result.

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.