Homeopathy Tips for 1/03/17 Expectations for Homeopathic Healing

No one likes to be sick. Everyone wants to feel better. Suffering is common to every person on the planet. No one EVER gets away without suffering. Everyone has a reason for their suffering. It is not without cause and an opportunity to heal. Everyone has an expectation about their healing, including the treating homeopath. But what we see and how people heal is not always what they or the homeopath wants. The bottom line is, we do not get to choose how, or even IF, healing will occur.

If this is the case then why would anyone ever want to be a homeopath or embark on a homeopathic healing journey? Because we see miracles often and healing does happen. It just may not appear like we might think.

Most people who have been raised in a western society have been indoctrinated into the drug, surgery or radiation model of treatment. Assuming the person takes a drug or has a surgery the expectation is that the suffering will end and the person will heal. Increasingly it seems that the expectations do not match the results. More and more people are still suffering and are choosing a different course of medicine to achieve their healing.

Too often though the expectation that a person has of their homeopathic healing is the same as they have with the western medical drug approach. They assume that if they take the remedy they will have a similar response to taking the drugs. This could not be father from the truth.

First, healing is a process and not an event. When a drug is taken the physiological effects can be dramatic and something can change in the persons sensation. The expression of the disease, expressed by the vital force, has not been changed, only suppressed. Physiological changes do occur but the reason why the vital force expressed the dis-ease in the first place has not been healed. When only the physiology has changed, the mental,  emotional and spiritual aspects of the person remain unchanged. The dis-ease is still present. The greatest reason the person became dissatisfied with western medicine is because the suffering usually returns in a short time only to have to go through it again. Each attempt the vital force uses to express the dis-ease only gets thwarted again and again. Eventually the entire health of the individual decreases and more dis-ease  and suffering continue. It becomes a vicious circle.

True healing is a process and not an event. It is expressed by the continued expression of the vital force so that we can have multiple opportunities to heal. When someone comes to homeopathy with the expectation that they will “heal” in a similar way to a drug intervention, there is often great disappointment. Sometimes the body needs much longer than the person feels able to endure. Then the conclusion is that the remedy is not working and homeopathy doesn’t work. The next step is usually back to the drug approach.

One important thing we need to share with our clients is what the expectation for homeopathic healing is. It still may not be enough for the person to stay with a new healing approach. They have to really want to go through the healing process and are willing to stay the course. I am not suggesting that we just assume that healing is always occurring, but to look for the ways that the vital force is expressing the dis-ease and the subtle changes happening at all levels of their being. This requires great powers of observation and being an unprejudiced observer.

This process takes time. I have never seen a person change dramatically overnight. Even with the drug approach there needs to be time for changes to be recognized. The vital force needs to express the disease (aggravation) then establish a new energy of health. When a person does not like their life, taking a remedy can initiate healing. Then it takes time, usually years for the changes to become the new norm. They did not become who they are overnight. They always had freedom of choice in making the decisions that led up to their current level of dissatisfaction. They will need to make new decisions repeatedly to establish a new level of happiness and satisfaction in their life. Healing is not easy or without suffering.

Time is mercy. Healing takes time. The sore hip from the injury 25 years ago will not usually heal in a month. The acute expression of the chronic colds and flues will not heal immediately upon taking a remedy. The fear around commitment that leads to reservations about marriage will not go away in two months. The frustrations regarding money and work will not just magically disappear. New opportunities are being presented daily for making a different choice before we may start to see the patterns of our habitual thinking change.

It is important to remind our clients that healing takes time. That change does not happen quickly for most people. That timing and readiness to heal are very important. Healing is not dependent on willingness. But willingness is the grease that allows the change to occur quicker and easier. Resistance is not always futile, but it makes the journey a bit harder in the long run. Positive expectation is good but it must be tempered with the willingness to see the aggravation through, knowing that change is happening at some level. All too often the client will not experience change quick enough, or the homeopath will not have conviction in the remedy and have the belief that the remedy is no longer working. We leave good remedies all too often during the homeopathic aggravation.

Be clear what the expectation is for your client and yourself regarding their healing. Expectations can lead to disappointment when we do not see what we want. We do not get to choose how are clients will heal. Our job is to remain the unprejudiced observer and simply do what we feel is right concerning the persons healing response.


4 comments so far

  1. janet on

    Best, succinct account of homeopathic healing that I’ve seen. I will be sharing this.

    Thank you so much.

  2. Laurie on

    Thank you for laying this out the way you did. I have been working with a homeopath and on my own for almost 4 yrs. This past spring I all of a sudden had pretty severe bone pain which I have experienced in my past when sick with flu. It was suppressed with conventional drugs. So I tried Eupatorium 30 and it gave me 15 – 20 minutes of relief. I knew then it was the right remedy but I knew this would not work for sleeping through the night. So knowing it was working, I took another dose and used that time to get to the health food store for a 1M dose of the Eup. I took that and it cleared right off. Whew!
    Somedays I think homeopathy is not working. But when I look back I see many changes, mentally, emotionally, physically. I still have a long way to go but I am committed to see this through. I can’t go back, so with wavering confidence I push forward. When we know drugs are not an option and because we suffer we must learn new ways. I am so thankful for homeopathy and what it has taught me and opened up to me.

  3. cferns54 on

    Dear Mr. Robert,

    Your article is very true from the core of the heart and no doubt expectations are there but time is really merciful and patient.

    Thank you for enlightening us on this subject.

    With regards


  4. Katie B. on

    Hi there-I know this is a more specific question, but this is the most current forum post I see!

    A patient takes an LM dose of two succussions and one dilution and initially has two days of curing action, waits five days.
    Then, in a weaker state from having waited the five days (a bad menstrual cycle) she takes the same dose with no similarly “almost immediate” response. Is it ok to add say an LM dose of one succussion and one dilution the same day, or might that cause aggravation? With the first dose, she KNEW it was the right one.

    Thanks you.

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