There are a number of Bach remedies for fear however, Aspen is a little different to the other. Unlike remedies such as Mimulus and Cherry Plum that are for fears that you can name Aspen is for when we are anxious or scared but can’t explain why.
Dr Bach wrote: “Vague unknown fears, for which there can be given no explanation, no reason. Yet the patient may be terrified of something terrible going to happen, he knows not what.”
When we are constantly bombarded with messages from the media that we should be scared or worried we can find ourselves feeling anxious. However, because many of the messages are subtle or varied, we can’t explain what is causing the anxiety; we just feel like something terrible is going to happen.
Another situation where Aspen is useful is when the cause of the fear has become buried through time; we may feel a constant level of fear but can’t remember why. In this instance Aspen helps to peel away the layer and discover the cause of the fear. Once this has happened one of the other fear remedies can be taken to help us move through the fear completely.