Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
This is an extremely important transition essence. It supports one in knowing that it is in hitting bottom that one can rise again. It offers courage for great change and spiritual transformation. It is through one’s intense suffering that one can receive the gift of surrender. This allows one to open to hope, love and forgiveness and a higher spiritual identity.
For those who are at their wit’s end, feeling that they are in the “dark night” of the soul from acute traumatic events. They experience the deepest mental despair, helplessness and hopelessness feeling like they have reached their limit of endurance with no place to go. They feel completely alone and unprotected and experience intense suffering. It is also a powerful essence indicated for those who have suicidal thoughts.