This remedy is for those who hide their feelings behind a brave and cheerful face. They are normally bright and happy people, often vivacious and others rarely see the anxiety which may be harboured within. Pain, worry, ill health are swept aside with a light breezy remark, pretending all is well.
Their inner suffering can be torture for them at times, but they still try to maintain a smile so that their feelings remain hidden. But keeping the mask in place only adds to their burden. The Agrimony remedy helps thos of this nature when they are in distress to relax within themselves so that they can put their difficulties into perspective and share their problems if necessary.
The Aspen has often been referred to as “the trembling tree” because its leaves appear to shiver and whisper in the breeze. This is quite apt because the Aspen remedy is one for fear. Not fear of know things – the remedy for that is Mimulus – but for the unknown fears which can be quite disturbing and fill the sufferer with panic for no apparent reason. The Aspen fear takes the form of apprehension, anxious, anticipation, foreboding or dread. But when the sufferer is asked what he or she is afraid of, nothing specific can be identified and they cannot explain why they are so fearful.