Aspen is a fear flower and fears manifest in the physical body as: crying, nightmares and sleeping disorders, digestive disorders, circulatory problems and anxiety. The Aspen energies are attached to unknown, forgotten or buried traumas.
From a very young age, our children are taught how to respond through our reactions. If we react fearfully, we will teach them fear. Fear may eventually become part of their personality, a means in which they learn to protect themselves from the outside world. Flower essences can help us reprogram those initial learned patterns of behavior.
Aspen is used often for little children, especially those that awaken with bad dreams and night terrors. These symptoms are often attached to an old trauma that had been forgotten or buried and has now become awakened by a present emotional situation or experience. Aspen helps to move this old energy gently through the system.
Rescue Remedy is helpful during the initial moments of releasing trauma; however, I have often felt it lacked the one remedy that helps to bring us back into a tranquil or peaceful balance, and that remedy is Aspen.
Aspen can also be useful during times when young children are plagued with tummy aches. Digestive upsets can be tied to forgotten fears, and Aspen is helpful when we are unable to put our finger on exactly what the child is afraid of and yet their body is clearly responding in a fearful way.
If we have not healed our behaviors during childhood the Aspen personality may become anxiety driven later in life. Aspen can help balance that anxiety and bring a state of calm and tranquility to an overstimulated nervous system.
All fear will eventually revert back to the original one - fear of not being loved. The ability to express loving support during these fearful moments will go a long way in helping our children heal themselves.