Larch is the Bach Flower Remedy recommended for those who fear taking on new challenges due to a lack in confidence. The Larch person sees only their own limitations and ‘know’ they cannot succeed in life. This is usually a thought pattern they have inherited from their parents.
The Larch Flower Essence helps remove these self-imposed limitations and makes the person willing to start pursuing their interest, regardless of the possible outcome. It renews their optimism and helps them be willing to just ‘give it a go.’
Larch can also be used for temporary challenges such as a driving test or when fear of impotence starts causing the impotence.
The best crystals to complement a treatment with Larch would be Golden Beryl or Citrine, as both of these stones make us naturally more confident, optimistic and willing to take risks.
It may be a good idea to gently soften the self-imposed limiting beliefs with an affirmation just before taking the remedy too. Try…
I am open to trying new things.
It is safe to not know the outcome because either way I gain new experience which will help me grow.
Fuck it, I’m going to do it anyway!
You may also wish to invoke the help of Archangel Ariel who gives us courage. Feel free to use the following prayer (or use your own words):
Dear Archangel Ariel, thank you that all the resources I need to succeed are made available to me now. I open up to receive divine courage to face (_____________ insert name of challenge) with grace. I set foot on the path of my destiny and know that as I heed my calling, I cannot fail for the Lord is with me and his angels watch my every step. Help me remember that the only failure lies in not trying. Help me to live bravely and fully. So mote it be!
You may also wish to wear bold, bright colours, such as gold, yellow, orange and red, to boost your energy.
Larch in the words of Edward Bach himself:
For those who do not consider themselves as good or capable as those around them, who expect failure, who feel that they will never be a success, and so do not venture or make a strong enough attempt to succeed.
When the symptoms have been reverted, the Larch personality is determined and capable, with a realistic outlook and healthy confidence levels. Instead of ‘knowing’ they can’t, they now know they can.
The Tarot Major Arcana remedy for the negative Larch state is Temperance/Art (Sagittarius), which lends us a natural optimism and willingness to experiment.
Deck used: Bach Flower Inspirational Cards