Thoughts on the world, homeopathy, mindfulness and food...
A collection of blog posts - feel free to respond with your thoughts and comments - I love to have feedback - thank you!
So I'm puzzled. We've just watched Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them, and it strikes me, not for the first time, just how similar the worlds are that are described here, how the attack of something misunderstood, how it must be suppressed and destroyed. The general public it seems though, are fascinated by magic.
What we do is certainly not magical - but equally at times I can understand the feeling that it could be. When you're liberated from feeling a certain way, able to view the world from a different perspective, or that itch, ache or digestive complaint clears up remarkably quickly - well, then there's no wonder homeopathy has earned some skeptical looks and questions over the years.
What we've actually got is a sustainable, cheap, effective medicine that if well prescribed (and that can it has to be said take some time as well as patience in learning and sharing and is not always as instantaneous as may be liked) that can do wonders for a person. Magic? No. Witchcraft? Certainly not. Unless you resonate with what witches actually were - a feminine energy, working often alone or with likeminded individuals, often living a simple lifestyle, in-tune with nature, with herbs and similar medicines to help people, until the patriarchal society of the time decided they didn't have a place to play.
As to the melodrama that's happening at the moment in the media around homeopathy? The is fact [in my opinion] that the inclusion of homeopathy into healthcare plans could save a fortune. Don't ask me why powers that be are turning their backs on that concept, except I guess there's always been battles over understanding homeopathy and the potential of it. I'd encourage anyone who is inclined to be skeptical about it (and that's easy to do - I was there) to read, explore, interview patients, users of it, sit in on clinics, travel, see homeopathy used in lots of places - for example in India where the usage of it is for far more extreme cases than we see here in the UK.
I was a person who thought my grandmother was crazy for using tissue salts instead of antibiotics - it turns out she was perhaps just ahead of her time (or of the antibiotic marketing at least). So where to go from here? If you've a story to tell about the use of homeopathy - please speak it and be proud. We need more like you. These times remind me of the quote:
'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.'
So please speak up. Share your accounts of healthcare and the options out there.
If you've not already signed the petitions here, please sign and share too:
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 Homeopath
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