In today’s “throw away” and “disposable” world, the human body is seen as a vehicle, much like a car. Replace the parts, get some body work done; upgrade to a better model ( or go into cryogenic freezing until it becomes available.) It exists at a superficial level. If it looks good, adds to the lifestyle-look, and becomes a “perfect thing” then its considered “healthy”.
For a long time dis-ease has been seen as an “enemy” which attacks from the “outside” and needs to be attacked and destroyed at all costs. It is not seen as relevant to the patient or to life, generally. This view takes no consideration of the “problem” as coming from anywhere else, but “outside”.
This creates the “no responsibility response” and “projection onto others” which forms such a huge part of today’s culture and society. Early psychology took the position, in many cases, that it is a method used by the patient to obtain something. In other words to gain some type of “support”. This, of course, co-responds to both the physical and the mental/emotional symptoms generated by patients.
This means, of course, that many patients come who “seek healing” but at another level, they really do not. These patients are at “odds with themselves”, for if they gave up this “particular strategy” which they have used their whole life to get what they want, what would they have then? To the reader this may sound odd. It is, however, alarmingly frequent. I have seen so many people “make a life-long career” of going from one healer to the next, still stuck in the same place. I am reminded by Shakespeare’s phrase “we think she doth protest too much” . Or, “says one thing, and does another”. In any case, there is no desire to change or to heal.
Healing relates to the creation of space. One can not bring anything more to a space which is “full to the brim”. In homeopathy, the homeopath responds to the series of “coded messages”. These include feelings, sensations, dreams and even delusions. The goal of homeopath is to find the “similum”. Note the word “similum”. This word translates as “similar”. It does not mean “perfect”. Perfection is a description which has no place here. It belongs in the realm of the “gods’.
The mind has many parts to it which function as a direct connection to the rest of the body. Information travels at a speed that would put most computers to shame. The body is incredibly intelligent, far more than we give it credit for. However, unfortunately, the world today operates at such a high speed which is at odds with nature. Nature has a way, a time and a method of healing which is far removed from the “overnight expectation” many people have.
The information which is forthcoming from the dreams of the patient, provide a deep insight into what they “unconsciously cannot edit, nor control”. This deep, symbolic language, speaks of the true picture, unedited and uncensored by these “overnight expectations”.
It is here that so much can be gleaned and taken into account, along with the well provided coded messages of symptoms. It is also from here, that the homeopath is able to methodically arrive at the “similum”.
The “healing crisis” occurs when these two worlds collide. That is, what is uncensored and revelatory, and what is being expressed outwardly by the body in all its expressions. Note, that I used the words “healing crisis”. This crisis occurs because two distinctly different energies cannot operate at the same time and in the same space. In order to make room, one of the occupants needs to vacate.
This crisis may cause some physical and/or emotional discomfort, but it does open the door to fresh change, and an opportunity to relinquish old worn out habits and attitudes, and replace them with new growth, and an energy for becoming part of the whole of life. This is the opportunity which is held out by life, itself.
Life renewing Life.