So many people today ask what constitutes “good health”. And, of course, what causes “bad health”. However, it is never one single element, it is a mixture. It is like a cake mixture. Good health comprises where you have come from, your family history and by that I do not simply mean genes. Homeopathy looks at miasm, and we tend to call it ancestral energies as it makes it easier to understand. It also looks at events, shocks, auto-toxins, both within the womb and after birth, life style choices, foods, attitudes and core beliefs.
It can seem at times that one incident, one single event can just tip the scales and most people tend to hone right in on that single event, but that event was simply the “straw which broke the camel’s back”. The mixture is comprised of all of the above and far more. Where we are unconsciously placed in our family of origin, how the family operates and relates, how we relate to the external world and how we work that out within our internal world.
Freud once said that “what is suppressed always returns” and he was right. The early homeopaths were right, they said exactly the same thing. Suppressing symptoms causing the “message” to return in an often louder and angrier way than the original “whisper”. The suppression of symptoms relates not only to physical symptoms, but to emotional symptoms. People suppress each other in their expression of life, of who they are. Systems created within cultures and societies also behave exactly the same way. To become a healthy individual one has to step away from that towards one’s own calling. In short, to be healthy, means to honour yourself and that is usually the first step which is taken when someone seeks homeopathy as a source of healing.
A consultation with a homeopath encompasses all of the above and, more! A homeopath is interested in hearing everything about a patient, not simply their “medical history”. The nature of the consultation is such, that being able to share so much about oneself to a homeopath, is in and of itself, the therapeutic event, and, really the first step towards healing. Walking down the road deep within is often challenging, but those who take the journey are aware of how freeing this is to their health and it shows. It shows in every possible way in their life. No human being is “simply a set of symptoms”. Human beings are more than that. Human beings deserve more than that.