We all know that when a body becomes unwell, and the acute reaction brings a high temperature, we start to see the high temperature, caused by the body’s immune response coming into action to deal with the “intruder”. The high temperature seen as a positive immune response, indicates the vital force moving into action. On the other hand we often see fevers which occur at other times, which are low, long lasting, and even have a re-appearance on times or days. Here we see a lower Vital Force, which has in its paths impediments set up in the body/mind/emotional states.
Potency is the fire in homeopathy and matching the potency to the requirement of our patient always calls for some care, and, imagination. We were discussing LM potencies and I likened the LM potency to the Bain Marie (Mary’s Bath).
Responses in the form of firstly, the remedy and secondly and importantly the potency are based on always, the “whole of a patient”, not simply single parts. The LM’s can be likened to the Bain Marie which was introduced via the old Alchemists. Here we have the heat, or fire, which is water based. It allows for the heat, to work through the maintenance of a certain “temperature” as a way of “working the substance”.
Translating that, it allows for the whole of the person, to relax from the “rigid state” in which they are now clearly stuck. Of course the term “rigid” applies to every part of the patient, not simply the body. It could be a rigid attitude, a mind-set, any number of factors which have set up a block, which impedes the flow of the Vital Force and, therefore, the full “health of the patient”. This is a very different type of heat from, say direct fire, like a high potency. We have to look at potencies as notions of heat, which are qualified from the “way the whole of the patient presents”.
Consider how relaxing it is in a warm bath. This is a similar type of “heat”. The LM potency is a softening and supporting potency, and it does not “threaten”. It will often untangle the knots and reveal, underneath the calcified states, which have congealed to cause the block. The LM potencies were created by Hahnemann towards the end of his career. It is interesting to note his Mars and Venus conjunct in Pices, which would have been far more active in his natal chart in the later part of his life, as he explored more deeply under this influence, than the earlier Saturn in Capricorn placement. LM potencies are finding favour all over again, which is great, because they are needed.
(Copyright DCH 2018.)