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!
To judge or not to judge. Why would that be, or even could be, THE question?
Well to live without judgement is to be free I believe. To be free of the 'would of, should of, could of's is no small thing. Aside from the enormity of judging yourself as negative (or indeed positive) person in situations, which can take up so much headspace. Imagine how creative we may be able to all be if we let go of anxieties (judging) from the past or concerns (judging) for the not yet happened future. (Fully aware of the judgement there too!)
During homeopathy training there is much placed on becoming the 'unprejudiced observer'. Which is important. And yet I would say I didn't really 'get' it all until I worked extensively with the Focussed mindfulness techniques. How can we ever become, or indeed move towards becoming, unprejudiced if we're carrying around a load of our own 'stuff' from the past which colours everything we see?
To learn to practice mindfulness with clients but most of all, with myself, has been a key to my journey closer towards that goal. I still have prejudices. It's a part of being human, but bringing them into my light, to my awareness hopefully enables me to not get caught up in the drama. To observe, thank and let go of the thought as it arises.
Mind you, I still managed to get somewhat irate when I spilt smoothie on the floor yesterday. I have work to do yet :)
Don Miguel Ruiz in the Five Agreements talks about how animals don't care what they're called by others, you can call a cat a dog and they have no need to counter, to respond. They just do as they're doing. Obviously the whole language is perhaps an issue - how can we know they're not fuming?! Still though the point is there, if you tell me something that's your truth, why do I need to voiciferously proclaim my truth in response? My truth may be no more THE truth. So perhaps in the words of the Frozen song... Let it go. Or just for today - Let it Be. For being, in internal peace, even if just for a moment a day, to begin with, perhaps is where it's at.
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