This is a multi-part series about the Truth About Homeopathy, spiritual and practical. This series sprung from questions asked by others and dreams and thoughts that have appeared in my head in the early morning hours, before the hustle and bustle of the day has had a chance to obscure my the workings of my mind.
I awakened one morning with two distinct ideas in my head. They weren’t dreams. They were born of lucid thinking.
“Second-hand thoughts.” The phrase ran through my mind repeatedly.
Accompanying this thought was an image of a gardening truck full of people, men really, coming to my yard in the dark of night to plant my garden. They had shovels and dirt and seeds and plants. Why were they coming in the dark of night? Why was someone else planting my garden?
Were these people arriving in the middle of the night with shovels and dirt and a gardening truck planning to plant ideas into my head during the wee morning hours. Or during my sleep hours? Am I allowing someone else to plant my garden, or am I planting it myself? What am I planting in my garden? Rich, luscious vegetables and fruits that will nourish the body? Sustenance free from toxic substances that will poison the body? Or am I allowing weeds to grow and take over that which is good for me, not allowing it to thrive and see the sunlight? Are toxic delusions seeping into the soil, causing whatever grows there to be harmful rather than helpful?
The gardeners who come in the dead of night to dig around and put things in the ground to sprout and grow roots may look like they are taking care of me. That they are giving life. But are they really? Are they taking their plants and planting them in my garden? Is this life giving botany or is it a weed, ready to take over that which gives life? Is the truth about life that it is a weed? Or is the truth about the life sustaining, nourishing? Which am I living?
Are second hand thoughts also second hand truths?
Am I borrowing these truths from someone else?
Where do I find my own truth?
Were the gardeners planting Second Hand Thoughts?
What does homeopathy have to do with the truth and second hand thoughts?
We cannot find the truth in a patient with second hand thoughts—that is, my thoughts about the patient or another’s thoughts about the patient. How can I help those who come into my practice to find their own truth? What questions can I ask? How shall I ask those questions?
Homeopathy is a way of finding the truth about an individual, ourselves or another, reflected in nature. A very specific piece of nature for each person. It is also necessary to find the untruths that are mistakenly believed by the person in front of me as a homeopath. The second hand thoughts that they believe due to some freak occurrence, or perhaps something someone told them in a moment of cruelty. Some people are simply born believing things about themselves which are not true. I’m no good, I can’t live up to expectations, everything I do is wrong, no one loves me.
Every form of spirituality makes use of the concept of a mirror to display the truth.
In the Gosho by Nichiren “On Attaining Buddhahood”
It is the same with a Buddha and an ordinary being. When deluded, one is called an ordinary being, but when enlightened, one is called a Buddha. This is similar to a tarnished mirror that will shine like a jewel when polished. A mind now clouded by the illusions of the innate darkness of life is like a tarnished mirror, but when polished, it is sure to become like a clear mirror, reflecting the essential nature of phenomena and the true aspect of reality. Arouse deep faith, and diligently polish your mirror day and night.
Also in First Corinthians 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then I shall know even also as I am known. KJV
Homeopathy and Mirrors
In Homeopathy, the remedy is the mirror. It isn’t you exactly. It is a reflection of you. It is similar to you. Just like a map isn’t the road, the remedy isn’t you. It is a representation of you. A remedy often polishes the mirror of one who takes it. They see a part of themselves that they hadn’t seen before. This is true whether the remedy is the “similimum” or not. A remedy will only allow you to see that which is true for you. It is a vital piece of the picture of the remedy which holds more of the truth than the previous one did.
When we look in the mirror as we ready ourselves for the day, what is reflected back at us is a message of what we need to adjust. The tie gets straightened, the shirt gets changed, the hair gets combed, the buttons get buttoned properly. But do we always notice the deeper lessons that can be gained by looking in a mirror? Am I haggard looking? Is that a new wrinkle? Is the energy reflected in the mirror one of health or dis-ease?
This is true of a remedy as well. Any remedy we take offers us a reflection. Are we open to noticing what that reflection is telling us? Is there just a change in our digestion, or are we ridding our body of “shit” that no longer serves our purposes, untruths about ourselves that no longer serve us. Perhaps we are we eliminating those second hand thoughts that really belong to someone else. They aren’t true about us.
A homeopathic remedy is a lesson to the body, a reminder, of how to heal oneself, to help you find your truth, not someone else’s idea of who you are. You get to plant your own garden of healthy seeds. You will not allow someone to come into your mind in the dark of night to sow seeds of untruth, second hand thoughts, which don’t nourish the soul.
According to Dictionary.com, Remedy means:
Something that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder; a healing medicine, application, or treatment.
Something that corrects or removes an evil of any kind.
To remedy something means:
To restore to the natural or proper condition; to put right.
Are you ready to learn the truth? Will you take the remedy? Will you remedy your life?