In a Willow state we begrudge others their success and happiness, and are reluctant to admit when our own lives go well.
We prefer to grumble, and are prone to resentment and self-pity.
The remedy encourages the rebirth of optimism and faith.
It helps us feel more generous towards others and more aware that negative thinking can attract the very ill-fortune of which we complain.
For those who have suffered adversity or misfortune and find these difficult to accept, without complaint or resentment, as they judge life much by the success which it brings. They feel that they have not deserved so great a trial, that it was unjust, and they become embittered. They often take less interest and less activity in those things of life which they had previously enjoyed.
– The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies