Coffea is one of the group of “drug” remedies. It belongs to the sycotic miasm. In Coffea there is a need to be industrious, productive and creative, and to do things for the benefit of others, in order not to feel isolated.
The Coffea person feels that he will be accepted by others only if he is benevolent, doing good things for other people. So he will sit awake at night, working and creating. It is as if he finds himself away from home, in an unfamiliar place, feeling forsaken and totally isolated. His future is uncertain. He becomes industrious, creative, making plans.
All this mental and physical activity, characteristic of Coffea, is not for his success or failure, but out of this need to do something good for others, so that he is accepted by the group. He is very conscientious and if anything goes wrong, he feels very remorseful.
Aircraft crew and surgeons take a lot of coffee because they need to be alert in order to avoid any mistake and the consequent remorse. Also, persons who need to be creative – e.g. artists, writers, film-makers, etc – have a high intake of coffee.
The Coffea person works for the benefit of others and hardly expects any kindness to be shown to him. He hardly experiences any joy, and then if there is some sudden joy such as unexpected kindness, he cannot take it – he weeps from joy (“Ailments from joy”).
The difference between Coca and Coffea is that the former has to do something great in order to be a part of the group and avoid isolation.
- Ailments from joy, excessive.
- Ailments from pleasant surprises.
- Forsaken feeling.
- Delusion, beautiful landscape, of.
- Delusion, home, away from, is.
- Charmed with description of beauties of nature.
- Fear, pain, of.
- Plans, making many.
- Mental activity, increased excessively.
- Mental activity, with sleeplessness.
- Activity, creative.
- Anxiety, future, about.
- Quick to act (Lachesis).
- Weeping, joy, from.
- Sleepless, thoughts and activity of mind, from; the same idea is always repeated.
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