Patricia Kay

 

Homeopathy is a philosophy of healing.

 

The word, homeopathy,  comes from the root words:

 Homeo:  similar

 Pathos:  suffering

 

Basically it says:

 

Living beings have amazing abilities to heal.

 

When this living organism is out of sorts, it will seek the best way to restore balance and harmony.

 

The way the living being seeks to restore health can be observed:  we see signs and symptoms of its best efforts to recover.

 

These efforts show the WISDOM and INTELLIGENCE of this living being, and they can represent great creativity on the part of the whole living being.

 

Sometimes the living being gets overwhelmed by an extraordinarily strong force (pathogen, trauma, bad habits, bad choice, etc.), and the efforts to restore well-being require help.

 

Instead of countering the symptoms and best efforts to heal, we observe them and work with them.  We give something SIMILAR (homeo) to help the body through the SUFFERING (pathos) and back to health.

 

I work as a classical homeopath, which means I follow the teaching of  Samuel Hahnemann to observe the pattern of person’s best attempts to heal, and recommend one single homeopathic remedy to help.  We observe the body’s response to this.  In the best of circumstances, one remedy may be all that is needed.  Other times, another remedy is required, but we wait for the new symptoms to show us which way the body wants to work, and again, use one, single remedy to support it.

 

In some cases I work with meditation techniques in a “homeopathic” way to help re-mind the living being to discover its best healing pathway.  If we are working with meditation, I make suggestions to go into the body with awareness, using the breath to discover the intelligence.  Then, I suggest the person actually become the intelligence, and to breathe into and from that intelligence.  The wisdom of the body-mind shows us what is trying to emerge.  This is very “homeopathic” in that we are finding what the “living organism” is trying to do, rather than telling it what to do.  This helps not only to restore health, but to correct patterns that aren’t working or to grow into something new.   This is a co-creative dance working with the body and the mind.  The human body/mind/spirit is breathtakingly beautiful and ever-creative.

 

In the state of health

 the spirit-like vital force

 which animates the material human organism

 reigns in supreme sovereignty

  It maintains the living organism

 in a harmony that obliges wonderment.

Thus, the reasoning spirit who inhabits the organism

can thus freely use this healthy, living instrument

to reach the lofty goal of human existence.

 

--Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathy