In an acute state, those in need of Sweet Chestnut reached the limits of their endurance and are end of the road. In this extreme state, they feel absolute and utter despair or hopelessness – a form of desolation in which they feel isolated from the rest of humanity. Often described as ‘the dark night of the soul,’ this state faces the challenge of confronting itself when faced with the personality. The ‘back to the wall’ feeling results from the personality’s resistance to make the inner change necessary to move to the next level of consciousness, so this uncomfortable state can sometimes precede a significant move forward. Sweet Chestnut brings back the light and joy to life, dissolving the darkness.
Botanical Name : Castanea sativa
Type of Remedy : 2nd nineteen
Root Emotion : Sorrow
Dr Bach Groups : Despondency or Despair