As much as homeopathy is a medical art it is also a spiritual practice. Being a homeopath is much more than knowing the repertory and materia medica. It is more intimate than other forms of medicine and will reflect the health and the well being of the homeopath as well as the patient. This all comes together during the case and I have found that the best way to stay clear and present is to set my intention before the case even begins.
Setting our intention is merely making a silent prayer for what one wants, aligning yourself with powers greater than yourself. Why would you want to do this? It is the quickest way to get out of your own way when you give up all results to a power greater than oneself. Then you can be free of ego attachment and simply be an empty vessel and a conduit for G-d’s will.
This does not mean that we go brain dead and check out. What this means is that we can be much freer to be the unprejudiced observer that Hahnemann describes. We can be free of the need to know and simply allow by asking for help from our higher self, G-d, angels, spirit guides; the title we give this is unimportant. When we can trust that all will be revealed and everything is in perfect order then the “job” of the homeopath becomes something more of a spiritual practice than that of a practitioner of medicine.
I teach my students to let go. This is the most important task we have as a homeopath. By letting go we can remain free from prejudice and the tricks of the ego mind. It is very easy to make a case for a remedy rather than find the remedy for the case. Letting go of the thoughts as they arise to be able to stay present with the case allows the homeopath to hear more and see a bigger picture instead of following the mind trap of thoughts that arise. These thoughts will continue, it is human nature. But the spiritual practice of letting go while actively perceiving the case is more like a meditation. Meditation is not like sleep but more like open awareness. This is what is necessary to be a very good observer and free of prejudice.
Write down the important ideas that come to you in the margins of your case notes with a simple one or two word reminder. Then you are free to let the thought go and come back to the case. The whole of case receiving should be a process of letting go.
When the case feels stuck or you have not understood what is really asking to be healed, ask for help. I have found that doing this simple prayer changes the energy of the case so profoundly that anymore when I do this the very next thing out of the persons mouth reveals what had been hidden before. There are many entities in the spiritual realms that want to help but will not interfere in our earthly experience unless they are asked. It is against spiritual law that they come uninvited. They do want to help however and I have found that when the intention is clean and for the very highest most of the client and everyone involved, the help is enormous. This has never failed me.
But before ever seeing the client, it is a good practice to take a minute and set your intention. Really consider why you and this person are coming together and who you are as the homeopath. Recognize that in the next period of time with this person you will be the most influential person in this persons life. This comes with great responsibility. Being clear yourself is very important. If you are feeling a little off, ask for help and guidance so that you can be a clear channel for great homeopathy and this person.
Taking the moment to set your intention aligns yourself with higher powers and help. Ask that you are a clear channel. Ask that your powers of observation are not tainted by your ego or previous experiences. This is the clients case you are receiving, not your own. Ask that all be revealed. Ask that this be for the highest good of all concerned. Ask that the very best remedy be revealed to you. When the best remedy comes it is usually with a certain knowingness. Ask for this. Ask that the persons health will change significantly for the better as a result of the session and prescription.
Asking for help gives you a subtle reminder that will help keep you from distraction during the case. It will also give your client the freedom to share everything necessary for their highest good. There is much power in prayer. As a homeopath study hard. Learn much and let go. Ask for help and you will be surprised at how it will come to you. If you are not accustomed to doing this do not be discouraged if you do not see results. Wait and be patient and do not stop asking. Eventually you will start to see the results and after a while they become nearly instantaneous. Remember we are not the healers. Healing is a result of the spirit like vital force coursing through the persons being. This is an energy that is at the end point of G-d’s creation. We can have an influence in this but the source is much bigger than ourselves. By recognizing this we can let go and let G-d. There is no greater power to heal than this.