Mustard - Sinapis arvensis (yellow)
Positive qualities: Emotional equilibrium, ability to integrate suffering and joy into a positive whole
Patterns of imbalance: Overly susceptible to depression or despair due to fluctuating life events; bouts of mania followed by depression
"I noted the bright lemon yellow color of the mustard flower, a light suffused with sulfur that is able to break through the dark incrustation of winter. One sees this in the whole of the Cruciferae family, with so many members that bloom in the early spring. They are named Cruciferae with their fourfold cross-like gesture, that speaks of a mighty strength that works through the four-foldness of the earth herself (the four directions, the four seasons as so forth). As I contemplated this simple but extraordinary flower, I began to see how the human soul could speak with and through the language of Nature. As the light of this flower poured into me I felt a movement deep in my own soul, an inner knowing of the healing work I was here to do. Dr. Bach was an extraordinary pioneer in mind-body medicine. Yet, even more significant than the amazing flower remedies he discovered, he demonstrated a human potential for developing insight, understanding and communion with the spiritual essence of Nature. I felt that the ecological crisis of modern culture demands such an awakening, and I dedicated my life’s work to finding the path to unlock that latent capacity."
Richard Katz Founder + CEO of FES