I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see…
The other day a friend and I were lamenting how so many people still don’t grasp homeopathy, in spite of all our efforts at education. Even Britain’s chief medical officer recently referred to homeopathy as “rubbish.” Every day parents march their children in for mercury-laden vaccines and repeated doses of unnecessary and harmful drugs. They see their children looking less energetic and sickly, yet they stick with the same failed methods. With so much information available about homeopathy, why aren’t they open to it? I used to think it was just a matter of education, of getting the facts to people, but there’s another dynamic operating here – the evolution of consciousness.
Homeopaths often end up feeling disappointed, as if they had failed, because they couldn’t convince others of what seems like a perfect healing method. But the reality is different. Perceptual change requires more than a good argument. We humans often have to make many mistakes, suffer and sometimes cause much suffering, in the process of learning. From our life experiences and especially pain, we come to doubt our original beliefs and become open to other views. It’s a process that has its own timeline and can’t be rushed. Sigmund Freud once said that the only way people change is through psychotherapy, religion or love. I would add suffering to that list.
As homeopaths we must understand this process and not imagine we failed. This evolutionary process is as natural as homeopathy. It may be that the best way of inspiring others, is not by proselytizing, but by our compassion and humanity.
In this issue:
Rowena Ronson has Nigel Summerley, a British homeopath and journalist on the Hot Seat this month. Nigel explains what he had to put up with as a homeopath and the reasons he retired early from practice. It’s a real tug of war between different perspectives.
We have truly excellent cases by Vatsala Sperling, Dr. Mugdha Thakur, Mira Beattie, Violeta Teneva, Kathrine Dehn, and Sarah Davison.
You’ll find really informative articles by Dr. P.S. Rawat, Dr.Venugopal Gouri, Dr. Larry Malerba, Robert Medhurst and Iman Navab.
In our Veterinary section, Catherine O’Driscoll’s “The Science of Vaccine Damage” is a must read for anyone contemplating vaccinating a pet or person. Manoe Hoekstra presents a lovely, intuitive cure of Alex the cat and Heather Hawthorne presents a cured cat case for kids.
We have a brand new Tips and Secrets, Crossword Puzzle and Cartoon. Try your hand at solving Elaine’s acute quiz (the world’s shortest Flu ) and Dr. Nikam’s chronic case quiz – Crohn’s disease. Get yourself a comfortable chair and your favorite drink and dive into this feast. Remember to send your questions, comments, cases and articles to : [email protected]