When was the last time you heard a homeopath say, “the remedy doesn’t do anything”. Well I am saying this now! The remedy doesn’t do anything. Yes that’s right. It does not do anything in the sense of the word to “do” something.
Doing requires that the remedy has an action on the organism. Hahnemann described primary action and secondary actions of remedies. The primary action has an effect upon the organism but does nothing to it. This effect acts as an inspiration and is not a direct effect as in western medicinal drug effects.
Drug effects have a chemical/physiological action forcing the organism to respond to the drug. The homeopathic remedy has no physical material other than the milk sugar pellet or alcohol as the substrate or carrier for the remedy energy.
When the vital force recognizes the remedy it responds in many ways including the physical response, but this response is not a direct result of the remedy. The response is a result of the vital force responding to the immaterial energetic vibration of the remedy. This did not happen because the organism had a direct response to the remedy. If there was a direct response to the remedy energy then the homeopathic remedy would act like a drug. It can not do this because there is not a material dose to the remedy energy. It is a pure energetic pattern that is perceived by the vital force. This is what Hahnemann described as the secondary action; that which is outwardly observable by the client or the homeopath.
Another way to describe this process is by analogy. When you stand on the seashore and the clouds and the water are so beautiful, illuminated by the setting sun, one can become moved to an emotional response, just by witnessing the scene. One can say the sunset had an effect on the person. But the setting sun did nothing to the person directly. They were moved emotionally by the principle of inspiration. They became inspired and were forever changed as a result of seeing that sunset.
To inspire is to “serve as the exciting cause. To enliven or exalt. To move by supernatural means.” This is what is happening when a person responds to the remedy. They are moved by the response of the vital force to heal. The remedy didn’t do anything. It merely inspired the vital force.
This is what makes homeopathy such a powerful and safe medicine. What other form of medicine can cause the organism to heal without having a direct effect? If the remedy is the wrong remedy and is not homeopathic, meaning it did not carry the resonance of the disease energy of the organism, then nothing happens. There is no response. The organism did not have to deal with a foreign chemical in their system like a western drug. It is simply that the remedy did not work. No harm done.
When the remedy is homeopathic and the vital force responds, the animating force that sustains life and creates dis-ease as well as health in the organism is inspired, many things can change. The very energy of the dis-ease can be extinguished and health is restored. This is a powerful medicine indeed.
So when you speak of homeopathic remedies doing something, think long and hard if this is really true. Speaking the truth of homeopathy is powerful; as when any truth is spoken. But we must choose our words succinctly and accurately. When we understand the truth about this most wonderful and powerful medicine then it becomes easier to explain this to others. When they understand the truth also they become advocates of this system of medicine if they are so inclined to overcome the prejudice that medicine is always western drug treatment. Many more people are open to a greater understanding than ever before. Speak the truth about homeopathy. Yes it can change the world, or at least your clients understanding about their healing process..