Pine: August Bach Flower
Objective acknowledgement of one's faults is an important soul virtue; when taken to an extreme, one can suffer from undue guilt and shame. We can berate ourselves, "I should have", "I could have" or apologizing to others for everything that may go wrong. We can get stuck in self-blame. At times, a real circumstance from the past may result in deep feelings of regret and remorse.
The Pine type, however, often feels guilt which is disproportionate to the actual events. These feelings may have roots in childhood family dynamics, when the person learned to internalize blame for the dysfunction in the family system.
Pine helps the Self to release inappropriate guilt and self recrimination and learn to give oneself nourishment rather than withholding love from oneself. The individual is encouraged to move forward rather than stay entangled in self-depreciation and emotional paralysis.
Pine teaches self acceptance and self forgiveness as a pathway to connect to a sense of contentment and joy from within.