Our susceptibilities don’t always lead to a physical problem. Whether we are triggered by something current in our environment or awaken a silent dormant force within (such as an inherited weakness or the remaining energy of an experience or even a drug we took years ago), on-going emotional suffering can severely limit our ability to enjoy and express life.
Because we all have individual sensitivities, what may send me into a depressive state is often something very different than what will bring you down. Like a physical chronic illness, prolonged depression comes when our own specific susceptibilities have been triggered periodically but we have been unable to grow through and encompass the challenge. Although we may have medicated the symptoms or temporarily suppressed them, the underlying vulnerability remains the same and further exposures will continue to wear us down, taking the joy and promise out of life.
We come into the world full of potential – immature of course, but like the seed of a tree, programmed to grow and develop. Imperative to our journey to maturity is the growth gained through overcoming obstacles – and the world around us provides countless challenges in that regard! While our early years are mostly pre-occupied with surmounting physical challenges and developing our bodies and immune systems, our later years often have to do with meeting the challenges of unhelpful inner beliefs and hurtful experiences whose insidious energy is no less destructive to our bodies and minds.
Like an onion, we have layers of susceptibilities; some are inherent, others acquired through life experience. When working with ourselves homeopathically, it is always the presenting layer that expresses our immediate distress – and will reflect the remedy picture which can ultimately set us free. When we take the appropriate homeopathic remedy, our inner strength is stimulated to finally resolve the conflicting energies and find a new, organic resolution forward; once again we can experience and express our potential in life.
At different times in our lives we may well need different remedies, depending on what we are experiencing. While homeopathy is a beautiful aid for all kinds of physical illnesses, sometimes emotional issues come up front and center to be cured; here again the right remedy will give us the freedom to move forward and live our lives more fully.
I am grateful to clients for sharing their own experiences:
A client with periodic depression and hormonal issues wrote:
“I’ve been in a good space, I see how much I have changed and grown in the last twelve months and internally I feel a lot clearer and happier and on the right path and I just need to keep walking ahead. Everything else will follow. I appreciate that I walked a completely unexpected path of change as a result of working with you.“
One client who is moving through a lengthy separation process wrote:
“The biggest change (from the remedy)is I feel more in touch with my unhappiness in my relationship -if you can call it that – and start to prepare myself to move on. It’s like it pulls away the curtain where I place the unpleasantness behind to function on a day to day basis – like I put myself in denial to keep a flow . So I am back to it with making plans etc .”
Another client who experienced significant physical and emotional suffering after a painful relationship break-up wrote:
“The remedy is great and I most certainly felt a kick from it… this one feels good. I’m so strong now!”
While many of us turn to homeopathy because of a physical issue (which may include some peripheral emotional concerns), others’ greatest limitations come from emotional suffering itself. However pain is experienced, the right homeopathic remedy can open the way to once again experiencing the richness of life.