Thursday, April 15, 2010

love thursday 04.15.10 ~ homeopathy

Romantic love is blind to everything except what is lovable and lovely, but Christ's love sees us with terrible clarity and sees us whole. Christ's love so wishes our joy that it is ruthless against everything in us that diminishes our joy. The worst sentence Love can pass is that we behold the suffering that Love has endured for our sake, and that is also our acquittal. The justice and mercy of the judge are ultimately one.

~ Frederick Buechner ~

American theologian and writer

Are any of you fans of homeopathy?

For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, homeopathy is a form of "informational medicine" (some would say "energy medicine"). I like to think of it as "the hair of the dog that bit you". Most often it is referred to as "the law of similars".

What that means is that a substance that is taken in its undiluted form can cause certain symptoms, yet when that same substance is prepared homeopathically by a series of dilutions and succussions, it can remedy the same symptoms that the whole substance effects.

The example I like to use is Ipecac. Most people are familiar with the use of Ipecac to induce vomiting. While it sounds unpleasant, it can be very useful in its undiluted form when someone has ingested a noxious substance that needs to be expelled. Homeopathic Ipecac, on the other hand, can be administered when someone is vomiting (with the flu or other illness) so that they can hold food and water down and take in the nourishment they need to get well.

(This is only one of thousands of examples. If you find it interesting, I encourage you to do some reading and research.)

I share this information with you for three reasons...

One: You might not know about it and homeopathy could be just the thing you've been looking for.

Two: I saw my doc yesterday and he gave me some remedies that have helped me tremendously. Look--I've even found some words. I have more energy and the overwhelm is dissipating.

Three: This is one more example to me of how, in the Divine creation, we are given what we need--both individually and globally. Being able to use what we have to cure what ails us.

Love. In action. From the Source.


Kathryn Grace said...

Moments ago I read a post by Hayden of Lyric Flight along these same lines. First, thank you for the nudge. Second, to Spirit, I'm paying attention!

Carrie Wilson Link said...

So glad you're feeling better! I am all over homeopathy!