Thoughts on the world, homeopathy, mindfulness and food...
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I'm really intrigued now. After my 20 year personal involvement in homeopathy during which time I've seen painful periods disappear, emotional and mental complaints melt away, headaches and migraines diminish to next to none, gastric upsets clear rapidly, bruising and tendon strain resolve in unexpected time, childbirth helped, labour kick started, and more, I've also witnessed countless fascinating cases as a homeopath.
These range from kids no longer feeling bad about school and that 'tummy ache' pre-school disappearing, resolution of life long headaches, hayfever which had been suffered for years cleared up, depression eased, a lifetime of headaches (read the testimonials on my page for my most dramatic case here) resolved, pre-menstrual issues eased, menopausal issues eased and again so much more.
So there is no doubt for me homeopathy works. If I match the ailment, symptoms and persons characteristic way of being with a well selected remedy then the client is likely to return and report change in a positive direction. Of course, proof is in the pudding and I don't always get there first time, at times it can be a process of uncovering more, making sense of things fully for both myself and them. And how arrogant would I be to think that in that first 2 hours I can fully understand everything about a person?! Although I will (and do always) try my best!!
So, I digress from the point I'm most fascinated by this morning, what intrigues me at the moment with all this negative homeopathy press is what people think who've never heard about it before. If there wasn't something in it why would it survive 200+ years, through all the attacks (and this is by no means the first). The suppression of the feminine, a gentler way of being, of healing predates homeopathy and has equally gone on for years. But if it really doesn't work why are we still about?! It's certainly not for the money, the fame, the glory!
I believe it's because we are so privileged to see people return to health a step at a time, often reach a different level of awareness about themselves and the world around them. And, fundamentally, so often get better.
And if your health has suffered for years using the conventional system surely the greater publicity and denial of homeopathy (largely led by small groups and frequently, in the past anyway, big pharma funded) would be intriguing? Does 'the lady', the media machine of the popular press 'protest too much'? Methinks it may be so.
Speaking from experience, my practice is as busy as it's been. I'm happy to see more people discovering homeopathy and so happy to be able to see what it can do to help.
As a person who had been conscious of this for years (or maybe concerned is a better word than conscious), it was a revelation to me to realise that what 'they' think really isn't my business. If I go out there with my best intention it's ok if that wasn't well received or even disliked. And I'm ok if I'm disliked. It's not even really about me whatever anyone thinks of me.
Well, what a relief!! I love the part in The Fifth Agreement where Ruiz discusses going into a cinema where the film is playing our life as we perceive ourselves. Then we step into the next screen in the multiplex and see how someone else perceives us. It's entirely different to what we were working so hard to project. And another - same result. The 'me' we thought we were was totally different to who that person saw.
Which begs the question of why worry? Why try to be anything other than who you really are? And when someone else thinks you're brilliant, a liar, a fantastic creator of art, a cheat, too much, too quiet, or whatever label they may wish to attach to you, it can only ever really show where they're at in that understanding.
Not to say we are all perfect, all but I'd guess, but being content in our imperfection, striving to live with authenticity, they'll do for me as goals for now. And yes, I fail at it, but I get more aware each time. Be skeptical but learn to listen.
With love and light,
My recent reading list of David Hamilton's It's the thought that counts, Tony Wright's Left in the Dark, A Course in Miracles (or for an introduction to that, Marianne Williamson's Return to Love) are all books I'd recommend if you're in the market for a new read. And of course, The Four Agreements and The Fifth Agreements (I like them best on CD personally as the audio book).
I'm a Homeopath working in the Skipton (North Yorkshire) area. I am also able to offer food intolerance testing using Kinesiology and advice around diet and lifestyle.
Em Colley MARH, Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy
BSc(Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience
Laughter Yoga Leader
Focussed Mindfulness Practitioner
Dip (SNHS) Kinesiology
Dip (SNHS) Holistic Nutrition
Certificate in Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition