13emotions that are commonly exacerbated by drug or alcohol abuse. Like ower essences, their higher vibrational frequencies also help to balance and align chakras and auras --the subtle (etheric) energy systems of the body.Certain gems possess particular vibratory wavelengths that embody the energetic frequency of a specic emotional or spiritual quality of the soul. Linda has channeled that the root cause of certain physical illnesses and behaviors including addiction is ultimately due to emo-tional and spiritual blockages. According to Bach, every human being has an immortal soul (his or her spiritual self) and a mortal personal-ity (that he or she represents here on earth). The higher self functions as a mediator between the Soul and the personality, containing that which is noble in the human spirit. While the soul is aware of its mis-sion, destiny, and karma, the personality is not. When the personality is out of spiritual alignment with the soul, it is because it is choosing to persist in the illusion that it is separate from it. By acting against the intentions of the higher self and Soul, there is an energetic dishar-mony or distortion that manifests as negative emotions that, if not corrected, progress into addiction and physical illness (dis-ease). Bach described how his remedies work to correct these imbalances and re-establish an inner communication:The action of these remedies is to raise our vibrations and open up our channels for the reception of the spiritual self; to ood our na-tures with the particular virtue we need, and wash out from us the fault that is causing the harm. They are able, like beautiful music or any glorious uplifting thing which gives us inspiration, to raise our very natures, and bring us nearer to our souls and by that very act to bring us peace and relieve our suffering. They cure, not by attacking the disease, but by ooding our bodies with the beautiful vibrations of our Higher nature, in the presence of which, disease melts away as snow in the sunshine. There is no true healing unless there is a change of outlook, peace of mind, and inner happiness.