Patterns of imbalance: Feelings of shame, guilt, unworthiness; fear of exposure and rejection, hiding essential Self from others, masking ones feelings.
Pink Monkeyflower treats a type of fear which resides in the deepest recesses of the soul: the fear of being exposed, of others seeing ones pain and vulnerability. Such persons experience a profound sense of shame, and thus have a need to hide or mask themselves as a form of protection. The Pink Monkeyflower type withdraws in a way that is more pronounced than ordinary shyness, for the soul is attempting to cover deeply internalized wounds from the past. Most frequently, early childhood trauma or abuse--or exploitative and debasing experiences at any phase in life--are the hidden factors in such behavior. These souls are highly sensitive and bear deep pain within themselves. They very much want to reach out and be loved by others, but often fail at making real contact. Such individuals are highly sensitive to being seen, both literally and metaphorically. They are also very vulnerable to being touched and making physical contact with others. Pink Monkeyflower gently opens such souls by helping them to take emotional risks again. In this way, they begin to experience the love and the contact which they so desperately need and want. Pink Monkeyflower is a remedy which is especially effective for the heart, teaching that it is only by remaining open and risking vulnerability that one can experience the warmth of human love and affection. --Taken from Flower Essence Repertory by P. Kaminski and R. Katz