Description of the flower Sweet Chestnut
The tree (Sweet Chestnut) grows in the mild climate in forests and on the edges of forests. The white, strongly-scented flowers open only after the leaves have fallen in June, much later than most other trees.
State of Mind
It is believed that the limits of what a person can bear have been reached. One sees no way out and is at the end of his Latin.
Children in this state cry, mourn and show dismissive behaviour. Expressions like “leave me alone, you can’t help me anyway!” are typical. Children also quickly get into life situations that seem hopeless for them, perhaps more often than adults would accept. Some children also try to cover up this situation with exaggerated cheerfulness.
In this state, the person is convinced that there is no longer any hope for help. One is deeply desperate, the personality stands with its back against the wall, like a bird that has fallen out of its nest, hanging between heaven and earth. It is night without being able to become day again!
One has fought without complaint and hoped to find oneself in an extreme state of mental emergency. One waits for the redeeming word, but tries to hide the inner despair from the environment. Despite the fact that one is of the opinion that there is no hope and help is no longer needed, one is not suicidal. This condition is often linked to serious illnesses, the colour of the face is yellowish-grey.
Aim of the stream flower Sweet Chestnut
Sweet Chestnut is designed to help you go through this painful condition without getting lost or broken. The insight should grow that it has to be night before it becomes day again and trust should develop that the hopeless situation can be turned around for the better. In some cases this is the way to a new step of development, one develops trust in God and faith, one is risen like a phoenix from the ashes.