After healing from past grief and trauma using homeopathy, I became a homeopathic practitioner. These are a few of the ways I learned to incorporate homeopathy into my daily thinking.
1. Avoid focusing on the disease.
Homeopaths are not doctors and do not diagnose disease. We view clients holistically, which means we consider their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
What you can do: Don’t identify with your diagnosis. Instead, focus on the healing.
2. Express, don’t suppress!
When your body is speaking to you through symptoms, let it express itself. Relief produced by suppression is neither natural nor desirable – and it is certainly not healing. If you suppress one symptom, another will surely arise.
What you can do: Don’t think of a symptom as something to suppress.
3. Listen to your symptoms.
Symptoms are your body’s way of getting your attention to tell you there is a deeper imbalance that needs to be healed. Homeopaths listen to the client’s symptoms in great detail to try to fully understand their expression, allowing us to prescribe a remedy that addresses the deeper imbalance.
What you can do: Stop, find a quiet space, and reflect on what your body is trying to tell you.
4. Have faith in your resilience.
As a homeopath I have seen miracles in my practice that are far beyond the prognosis given by conventional medicine. The body is in a constant state of self-renewal. I have seen, time and time again, the body’s ability to heal itself.
What you can do: Start seeing your body as a self-healing organism. Support the healing through nourishing your body and spirit.
5. Practice patience.
Although homeopathic treatment can sometimes appear to be magic pills, there are no quick fixes. When the body heals itself, it can take time. The pathway to healing is not always linear: we sometimes see setbacks. Still, the vital force is stronger than anything that can happen to it.
What you can do: Have gratitude, on a daily basis, for what your body provides. It is a miracle unto itself.