Patterns of imbalance: Over-identification with the illusory parts of oneself; purifying and cleansing the Self to release dysfunctional aspects of ones personality or surroundings.
If the soul is not prepared to go through the psychological experience of the abyss, or emptiness, it robs itself of the essential precondition for rebirth, or transformation. Especially in our modern culture which emphasizes materialism and ego-inflation, it is difficult for the personality to voluntarily practice emptiness and detachment. Many people cling too tightly to exterior props of existence through over-identification with possessions, lifestyle or social recognition, and thereby deny themselves the opportunity for true soul evolution. Often, the Higher Self intervenes by setting up a condition to cleanse the false persona through illness or misfortune. Sagebrush helps one to come in touch with the naked, essential Self, for it is here that truly free and spacious spiritual forces reign. –Taken from Flower Essence Repertory by P. Kaminski and R. Katz