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!
One thing that has been striking me lots at the moment is how so many of us look to everyone else as the norm and see ourselves as the stranger in the midst. As the one who doesn't fit in, the one who is weird. The freak. The one who's life journey has taken them places they 'shouldn't have gone' so no one will understand them.
After 9 years of working as a homeopath and with people in this role, I can say that there's one thing I commonly hear which is along the lines of 'you must think I'm really odd saying this, but...' or 'I've never told anyone this because I think it's so strange...' and the funny thing is that it's either not strange, or I've heard it before or it's just one of those things that makes us all unique.
On the surface there's a drive to be different for so many, but with that feeling inside we don't fit, we seem to like that less.
And the really funny thing? It seems that most of us have it. My feeling now is that we put on our 'mask of normal' before we leave, whether that be our clothes, make up, uniform or merely a psychological mask, and head out into the world. Looking out from behind it, all we see is everyone else's masks, not their own brand of unique, which may, after all be parallel or similar to ours.
I think it's only when we sit, non judgementally with others that we can perceive this and be with it more comfortably. I feel very blessed in my line of work to reach this point but also realise many others won't have sat with people in a sacred space for hours every week for years. And so we continue to think it's just us.
Women, sisterhood and people you can really share with are helpful, are a great part of uncovering the inner discomfort - as are, in my opinion, homeopathy, mindfulness and working with the shadow parts of ourselves in other ways. Accepting ourselves means as a whole, as a real person, not just the shiny bit on the outside that we want everyone to see.
I think now this perhaps is the real journey of discovery, not the islands, highlands and places in between - although I love to go there too!
With love, and an invitation to step away from seeing the norm as where it, where we need to be,
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