Homeopathy has a beautiful history. There has been so much contribution, from so many sources from around the world, if we were to look at it from a distance, we would see an exquisite patchwork quilt. All these methods, approaches and homeopathsl forming part of the multifarious colours of Homeopathy.
Homeopathy’s basic tenants revolve around individuality. Truly listening to what an individual has to say and then finding that “story” or “theme” reflected in a remedy or remedies and returning this to the patient via the prescription.
In all of my history as a practitioner I have had a very firm belief which still stands me in good stead today. There is a homeopath for every patient and there is a method for every patient. This belief allows patients to find their right homeopath, who is then able to select the right method and ultimately the right remedy or remedies for their patient in order to afford healing. This is the real individuality, this is what provides the freedom of choice, and ultimately the freedom to choose healing.
As with all matters homeopathic, it is really rather simple. During these rather strange times, as the world is changing its view as to what constitutes health and healing, homeopaths need to stop being “tribal” and start being homeopaths, placing homeopathy and its evolution first, over egos and differences. As with everything in culture and society, tribalism causes problems and does neither unite or act as an inclusive or nurturing parent of all of those who were passionately moved enough to follow it and take up the role of healer/homeopath.
Quite honestly, I have always found it so exciting when a new Materia Medica is published, a new repertory, a new method is birthed into being or when someone opens yet another treasure box of information which will serve to assist my patients. That excitement and, that passion is what causes people to choose homeopathy, not just as a career, but as a way of life. If it does not become a way of life, then a practitioner becomes stagnant, stuck and has nothing whatsoever to offer a patient.
I recall a Beneton add from the 1990’s which referred to the “United Colours of Benneton” and showed children from around the world, all different colours and races. I really feel, quite strongly, there needs to be a United Colors of Homeopathy, or as my own Gurudeva would say, “simultaneously the same but different”.