Homeopathy Tips for 1/11/11 Physician, Heal Thyself

I often hear people refer to homeopaths a healers. Each time I hear this I am a bit taken aback especially when it comes from a fellow homeopath. It is my humble opinion that we each are responsible for our own healing and could not bring healing to another by our own volition. We may initiate a process with another individual either by prayer, good intention, education or homeopathy but ultimately it is the derangement in the persons vital force that produces disease and it will be the very same vital force that establishes order and healing. We may inspire, but we do not do the healing.

The exception to this rule is when we heal ourselves. We are the only ones we can heal and it is our responsibility to our clients and ourselves to do this healing. As a fellow member of the human race we are bound by the same natural laws as those we are trying to help. So we must do all we can to heal our lives and be free to use our reason-gifted mind so that it can employ this living, healthy instrument for the higher purposes of our existence. (Samuel Hahnemann, Organon Aphorism 9)

We must become the unprejudiced observer that Hahnemann spoke of. If we do not heal our own wounds then we will carry those with us and they will influence our own ability to see the case clearly, without prejudice. When we still have our own wounds it is nearly impossible to see beyond them. When we have a case before us that resonates with our wounds, we may as well be giving a remedy for ourselves instead of our client. We can only help those that we are healthier than. We could never deeply help someone who is healthier than ourselves. Our ability to perceive their dis-ease will be limited.

For us to heal we need to take a very hard look at how committed we are to our own healing. It is a very good idea to seek homeopathic help from a fellow professional homeopath. Trying to treat ourselves is like trying to see the backs of our heads. Having a good homeopath who can help us heal is essential. We can learn much about the healing process as we experience it ourselves.  

Lonny Jarrett MAc,  author of Nourishing Destiny,  has written an article for the California Journal of Oriental Medicine that really sums this up well. Here is an excerpt from the article. I have taken the liberty of substituting homeopathy for acupuncture here. 

 “For too many of us, the “‘holistic” and “integral” nature of Homeopathic medicine remains an intellectual abstraction that is, for the most part, confined to the cognitive line of our development as practitioners. We recognize theoretically that health is a manifestation of the synergy in a delicate web of functional relationships and that an optimal state is reached when every function performs it’s task for the sake of the whole. But how many of us practitioners have reached a state of development where we are literally living “our” lives for the sake of the whole. It’s one thing to understand homeopathic theory and it’s another thing entirely to possess a level of personal integrity that literally becomes a clinical force for good, in and of itself.”

“First and foremost, we who are holding ourselves out as “healers” must become the types of human beings that inspire in patients the felt sense of the possibility of living at a higher stage of development and the urge to strive for that goal. We must become the type of people whose presence it is impossible to maintain cynicism regarding the possibility of achieving a higher state of integration. Only in setting our wills on this type of development ourselves will we be able to activate a patient’s will as the driving force that lies at the root of authentic integral healing. Minimally, this means practitioners becoming serious about looking into the deeper implications of our medicine and what it actually means to live up to them beyond some retrograde postmodern fantasy of “living in harmony with nature.”

“It also means, at least, taking seriously one’s own higher insights in life, striving to live up to them, and having the kind of results that speak for themselves to show for it. Simply, if we practitioners are going to ask patients to change in the most significant ways then we have to be living proof that change is that possible.” 

Let Mr. Jarrett’s words inspire all of you to continue to heal yourselves. Making healing ourselves a first priority in our lives will only help us to help our patients better.

12 comments so far

  1. Yohai on

    Thank you so much it does indeed resonate with my current situation.
    Thank you for your inspiring writing and for opening this window allowing me to look into myself.

  2. +++++Amulya Kumar Mishra on

    We should learn the lesson of confidence by treating ourself.

  3. Sibghat Aziz on

    11_1_11 it looks like as the great name of Almighty.

  4. sandree on

    Strange coincidence. A friend of my did a sort of spirit guide reading for me and one statement it made was “Physician, heal thyself!” This was just last week so this has really been on my mind. I am a student and I feel it as a great task that I am not sure I can complete. I have been in homeopathic treatment for 1-1/2 years and still having physical troubles. What a journey!

  5. Robert Lal on

    1/11/11 is a fantastic co-incidence This one-ness seems strange but interesting. Let us make an effort to heal ourselves first and be free from all sorts of ailments.And be kind to others as kindness costs nothing.Let us concentrate on foods we eat. If we focus on alkaline foods and avoid acidic foods we can help our internal organs like lever, kidney, heart etc to function smoothly.May God heal all who read this!

  6. H.Dr Muhammad Ayub Khan on

    Dear Sir,
    With best regard I pleased to say that all the feeling of are considerable for each of us and it be needed to treate ourself on regular bases by thing,praying and medication to vanish erritations and confusions so that we can protect ourself from miasmatic/natural born potential fear effects.for example if someone do wrong thing,he be in illusion state and could not sleep soundly untill he forget by excusing or by forgetting it.

  7. Karen on

    Spot on regarding the essence of what Hahnemann considered truly necessary to practice Homeopathy. Thank you for this!

  8. Dr. Meena Supnekar on

    This lesson I had when I had a fall from stairs and fractured my coccyx. My husband being an allopath immediately took me to the orthopedic surgeon as I was not able to stand, but I knew the pain killers were of no use. I myself experienced the power of homoeopathy when I took symphytum myself and later constitutional medicine. Later when my daughter had radioulnar fracture with opposition from all my in-laws I still did not give her any pain killers and to my surprise she was so comfortable with the plaster and only on homoeopathic medicine.

  9. Philip Joseph on

    Dear Dr Robert: Just want to mention some minor exceptions to the rule to allow others to heal themselves. When we see immense suffering in animals, I think we have a moral obligation to provide a remedy as they are unable to medicate themselves or pray themselves (although they do seem to communicate with a higher being). Especially pet dogs and cats as they are helpless to seek or initiate healing by thenselves. Same scenario with Plants. But with babies, invalids, and victims of domestic violence, it becomes dicey..does one help without consent or with consent. With their consent and knowledge is the legally acceptable way, but what does one do about those who are terminally ill and need at least healing relief. These are tough choices and perhaps each person will use their consciense.

  10. monica on

    This really works for any aspect of life. Whenever one is deep inside the problem he/she can’t see any solution or answer to solve that problem. The more detached one is, the easier to see the big picture. Thanks for reminding us, Robert!

  11. M.PAVITHRA on

    treating ourself wil increase our confidence level…sir can u please elaborate on the scope and limitations of homoeopathy in the treatment of thyroiditis…..and also on autoimmune disease

  12. Narinder Garg on

    I have come across many miraculous cures in homeopathy; which treated many of my problems which allopaths failed to cure even in fie years. I wish I could help friends solve their problems if they contact me at beamamb@gmail.com
    No charges for discussion and advice.

    I treated a lady who wanted to get pregnant soon. It worked and gave results in 3 months.


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