Salix vitellina

"For those who have suffered adversity or misfortune and find these difficult to accept, without complaint or resentment, as they judge life much by the success which it brings. They feel that they have not deserved so great a trial, that it was unjust, and they become embittered. They often take less interest and are less active in those things of life which they had previously enjoyed."

Edward Bach, The Twelve Healers

Willow addresses the state of bitterness and resentment. These people tend to feel that life has been unfair with them because it has dealt them a hard lot. They may compare their life to that of others who are happier and more successful. They will inevitably blame their life circumstances on external factors, not taking responsibility for their own choices. For this reason, this is an excellent remedy for those who have the sense that they are a victim or have been victimized by others. The emotional state tends to be a mix of smoldering anger and sadness.

Keywords: Bitterness, resentment, victim feeling, not taking responsibility for one's life and choices

Positive state: Taking responsibility for one's life, sense of personal power and agency