Homeopathy Tips for 11/05/13 What Happens When We Respond to a Remedy

Homeopaths often refer to the remedy as “working” when we have a positive response. What actually happens when  we take a remedy and it works? This is something I find my students often have a hard time explaining and understanding clearly. Lets walk through the process of responding to as remedy and why it even works.

We must first set the ground work for a remedy’s action by understanding the nature of the vital force. We are spiritual beings with a physical body. This spiritual aspect is immaterial and animates the physical. Without the spiritual vital force there is no life energy and death is the result. This immaterial vital force is responsible for all consciousness, and sensations experienced by the physical body including mind and emotions.

All dis-ease is a result of a disturbance in the vital force. This is a spiritual dis-ease that eventually is made known in the physical body. The spiritual dis-ease is first known through our mind and how we see our world or respond to our environment. Our mind in it’s healthiest state is not  concerned about our survival. But the spiritual challenge of being cleaved to this physical body brings many opportunities for the ego/mind to be plenty concerned with our survival. As a result of this the most fundamental symptoms of the mind can be known.

Eventually the mental/emotional conflict of the mind needs to be brought into the physical  to complete the expression of the spiritual dis-ease. In Kabbalah this process is best described by the idea “As above, so below”. The immaterial being is expressed into the physical being.

Now back to the question of what happens when we respond to a remedy. The remedy is an immaterial, non physical energy derived from a physical substance or an immaterial energy. If it is potentised and given based on homeopathic principles then we are always wanting to give the best remedy; more commonly referred to as the simillimum. We will respond to most remedy energies if there is enough of a symptom/energetic match. But the true healing response we are looking for is best achieved by the single simillimum remedy.

When the remedy enters our physical/spiritual space the vital force will recognize this energy because of the principle of resonance. Resonance is when there is a reinforcement of a vibrating body caused by waves from another body vibrating at nearly the same rate. If the remedy energy carries a similar vibration it will be recognized by the vital force. This happens because of susceptibility and Hahnemann referred to this as the primary action of the remedy in Aphorism 63 of the Organon.

This recognition of the energy of the remedy can only occur because of susceptibility and an already existing derangement of the vital force. This derangement is responsible for how we can know the disease and select the simillimum remedy. Vibrationally they resonate. This resonance eventually is known by a change in the outward expression of the dis-ease. We notice this sometimes first in a shift in how we feel, as the renewed vital force expresses itself. The vital force has a blueprint of perfection and the change in the physical expression is merely a return to a healthier, more perfect expression of our spiritual self. Eventually the physical body can reflect this new, more perfect vital force and a healthier state is the result.

The remedy is a medicinal dis-ease carrying the vibration pattern of the illness it is capable of producing. The vital forces response to the remedy energy is the secondary action of the remedy. If the remedy energy is slightly stronger than the vital forces expression of the dis-ease then the newly released flow of vital force will extinguish the original dis-ease. This new response of a more perfect expression of the vital force is reflected in healing.

How long the healing response lasts depends on the intensity and depth of the vital force dis-ease. Sometimes a single dose can initiate a response that continues and lasts until cure is seen. Other times it may require continued dosing of the remedy and years to see a cure. But what is happening when the remedy is taken and healing begins all happens in the spiritual vital force. I am still amazed to see how a remedy with no physical matter in it can inspire the immaterial and the material body to heal. It is really a spiritual gift from G-d that this happens.

10 comments so far

  1. Alta on

    This is the truth

  2. Laurie on

    I so agree that we are spiritual beings walking around in these secondary physical beings. Having said that, I still feel such a challenge to operate in the spiritual.

    I started homeopathic constitutional care last March, 2013 and I am giving it till March of 2014. I have seen some issues resolved but I am still struggling in many ways with anxiety, panic, pain and other minor things.
    I am hoping that I am one of the slow ones to recover. Some days I feel stronger than I have in a long time but when a challenge comes it is a struggle. Right now my daughter and her family of 4 just moved in for 4 -5 wks and I am really struggling.

    My main remedy is Sepia but my homeopath has 3 other remedies added to this. I am now on another remedy with 4-5 different things in it in addition to the first one.

    I am told that this homeopath is very good. He did help me recover from recurrent bladder infections about 10 years ago. But not understanding homeopathy at that time I did not go again until this last March when I felt desperate.

    I do resonate a little bit more with the spiritual since I started this treatment.

    Thanks for reading and thanks so much for you wonderful articles. They are such a blessing!

    • Robert Field on

      Hi Laurie,
      Don’t loose faith about your healing. I find that as much as we want to feel like we have healed and now we are free from suffering it really never happens. We are dynamic spiritual beings in these bodies and we are stuck in time. As we change we still retain threads to our past and sometimes these threads feel as though we never are free of our suffering. If you can see that there is motion and movement to a better state of being then you are at least on the right track. There are as many ways to use homeopathy and treat a person as there are homeopaths and clients. Every homeopath will have their own view about a case. Going with a homeopath that you have a connection with and trust is very important. You must be your own best advocate for your healing and follow your heart as far as your progress and continuing with your homeopath is concerned. I wish you much luck and clarity on your path. Blessings on your health.

      • Laurie on

        Thank you very much for your kind words and response. Just what I needed. My homeopathist has a very strong Asian accent and I think he is trying to share with me but he is so hard to understand. But he is very kind and caring.
        I have enrolled in a on-line introductory homeopathic course with Sheri Nakken. And following your blog and a few others provides me with an outlet. Your articles really help a newbie like me to advance in knowledge and understanding. No one in my area of the country is interested or understands homeopathy. They all think herbs when you mention homeopathy. So I gently try to educate.

  3. Karen on

    A gift for sure to remember.

  4. Virginia Ghaziri on

    Clear and to the point. I am sharing this xxxxx

  5. Robert Lal on

    Sure, die-ease can be cured if spirit is at peace!

  6. Nandita on

    nice one.
    All treatment for chronic diseases should be based on this concept.

  7. ofalltheginjoints on

    Yes the remedy engages the vital force. But we are physical beings endowed with an inmaterial/spiritual vital force. Without your physical brain the vital force cannot exhibit your unique personality. Deceptions from the spirit world not withstanding, when the body dies this animating force leaves and that unique being does not exist any longer except in the memory of G-D.

  8. Tariqul Alam on

    It is a wonderful article focusing on the nature of our vital force or spiritual aspect namely mind and how our body falls sick with our vital force affected first and how the energy pattern of vibration of a homeopathic medicine initiates response to the body of a patient after taking a potentised medicine. It also has given some guide lines as to how long the physician has to stick to the medicine administered. All the facts have been nicely described no doubt. All the homeopaths will be benefitted from the description. But, the article seems to have ended abruptly. Had the article focused further on the different situations after the response, it might have been better. However, my heart-felt thanks to him for the article.

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