...is for people whose minds drift away from the present into fantasies of the future, or into alternative versions of the present. Often they dream of future success, creative endeavour and achievement. The danger is that they are not sufficiently anchored in reality to make their dreams happen.
The remedy helps bring us back to earth and back to ourselves so that we can act to build a better life, instead of living in daydreams.
Sometimes people confuse the Clematis state with Honeysuckle, but the two are quite different. In the Honeysuckle state we live in nostalgic fantasies of the past or relive old regrets; as Clematis people our thoughts drift away to imagined futures.
Clematis is one of the ingredients in Dr Bach's original crisis formula, where it is used to help the fuzzy, faint, light-headed feelings that may come in emergencies.
Dr Bach's description
Those who are dreamy, drowsy, not fully awake, no great interest in life. Quiet people, not really happy in their present circumstances, living more in the future than in the present; living in hopes of happier times, when their ideals may come true. In illness some make little or no effort to get well, and in certain cases may even look forward to death, in the hope of better times; or maybe, meeting again some beloved one whom they have lost.
- The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies