Long ago, I used to think, like everybody else that my body consisted of what I saw in the mirror. Now I know differently….
Through my own personal journey of illness and the absence of any healing or balance occurring as a result of allopathic drugs, the light eventually dawned on me (after 10 years!), that the allopathic drugs were never going to make me better because the problem was not physical. At one of the darkest hours of my depression, the enlightening understanding came to me that the origin of disease was not physical and therefore its cure could not be physical either. It was not until another six years later, when I found Homoeopathy, began to heal and later began to study, that the reality of energetic anatomy became apparent to me.
As a student homeopath, I did my thesis on “Homoeopathy and The Subtle Body”, as I wanted to share the insights that I had learned. After being a homoeopath for nine years, I have eventually written a book on how the body works from an energetic perspective, plus much more about energy generally. The book is called “1=3: The Caduceus – Unity of Science, Spirituality & Consciousness”. This article concerns the dynamics of the interface of the human body with a homeopathic medicine.
I will first begin with two diagrams…These two diagrams are of what we DON’T see in the mirror when we look at our body. It is a good idea to appreciate that this is what a human being truly is:
THE REAL HUMAN BODY
OUTSIDE – Subtle Bodies INSIDE – The Caduceus (chakras & nadis)
As homoeopaths, we know that it is the information/energetic body that needs to be healed first. Then concomitantly, the physical body will be healed. These pictures show the quantum body – the fact that we are made of matter, energy and information – all inseparable, all indivisible. The trinity of the body must be recognised for healing to occur.
The black and white diagram shows the 7 horizontal planes of existence that emanate from the 3 central vertical channels. These are the subtle bodies of the causal/willpower, mental, astral/emotional, etheric, physical (solid, liquid, gas) bodies. The diagram of The Caduceus shows the 7 vertical planes of existence which are the seven chakras. “Chakra” literally means “wheel of light”. These vortices of energy/light work as step-down transformers of the Vital Force. The Vital Force enters the body via the Crown (7th) chakra and is the conduit for life itself. It descends down from the Crown Chakra via the core central channel that rests within the inner chamber of the spinal column. This column is called the “sushumna” which means “the very blissful”. The other two major energy channels or “nadis” are called “ida” (represented by the white snake) and “pingala” (represented by the red snake). I will discuss these more later.
These two diagrams also highlight the fact that it is not only the physical body that has differences, for example, hair and eye colour, height, weight, facial features, but also that there are also energetic differences in each individual. These differences take the form of both the vertical plane of the body (chakras) and the horizontal plane of the body (energy bodies). What this means is that EACH PERSON also has a particular chakra pattern, with some chakras being more open and thus more functional than others and some chakras being totally closed. Similarly, a person may have different levels of power and clarity in their energy bodies. For instance, a person may have a strong emotional body but a weak mental body, or a strong causal (will) body, but a weak emotional body. Also, the ida and pingala nadis can be either weak or strong in their flow pattern, or blocked in flow of energy due to different closed or blocked chakras. All this information is totally humbling and awe-inspiring – the complexity and subtlety of what the human body really consists of.
When a homeopathic remedy is taken, due to its vibrational nature, it is able to reach the central core of our being – the sushumna. This energy channel then radiates out the energy of the homoeopathic remedy to the two nadis of ida and pingala, which in turn then radiate out the energy of the remedy via the 72,000 nadis that are the “circulatory system” of the subtle and physical body. The energy is transmitted via the crystalline and water systems of the physical body and via the liquid crystalline structure of the etheric fluidium of the subtle bodies. On the vertical plane, the remedy is “ingested” by each of the seven chakras. The degree of absorption by the chakra is determined by the degree of openness or development of that chakra. Each person has different degrees of chakra development. Also different remedies have an affinity for a particular chakra. So, just like we know which remedies have an affinity for which organ system (e.g. Calendula for skin, Digitalis for circulation and Kali Phos for the nervous system), so too can we learn the chakra affinities for remedies. For example, there is Lyc., Staphysagria & Cuprums for the Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakra and Aurums, Ignatia, Laurocerasus, Nat Mur for the Heart (4th) Chakra. Here is a sample of the first two chakras and their affinities, the full list is available in the book “1=3: The Caduceus”.