Recognizing the Ripple

philosophy Aug 06, 2020

When we give a remedy, we expect that a person will get better and the path to wellness is easy and straight forward. But nothing could be further from the truth. During healing, we often have the expected aggravation but there are other moments that will come up that do not fall into the aggravation description but need to be understood.

There is no cure without an aggravation. Most homeopaths have come to accept and expect to see this. There are a lot of ways to recognize the healing by aggravation and amelioration. Sometimes these are very clearly presented by the person. There are other less noticeable forces that also work to bring about change and they do not fall into the class of aggravation but need to be understood also.

When a remedy is given and is recognized by the vital force a wave of energy is initiated. This energy usually is accompanied by amelioration of the presenting symptoms and an upsurge in energy. The person will usually report they are feeling better even if the initial physical symptoms are not improved significantly.

Once this wave leaves, it is bound to bounce back, and when it arrives there will be something of the original theme attached to it. This wave can be at any time length. It can sometimes bounce back into our experience in days, weeks, or months. The timing is up to the individual and not determined by the homeopath. But it should be recognized because it is important. If this can be seen then it will help the person very much by explaining it to them. When they can make sense of it, the energy will not stick. If we can’t make sense of it, then we assume that the original disease is back and in force.

I will share an example. I once received very good healing. All of my back pain had disappeared. Four days later, on attempting to fix a water problem, my back pain reappeared as if it had never improved. The theme of water has played a large part in my story. Once the water issue was revisited, my back pain returned. There is seemingly no connection between my back and the water, yet returning to the water problem triggered the back pain. One may say that is pure coincidence but I see it differently. It is not an accident at the same time the back has been helped is followed by the "new" old challenges with water. It took four days for the wave to go out and a re-challenging of the theme to appear again.

Now is the time to be aware that this process is in play and not to attach too much to the event. It is kind of like being an Aikido master who can see the opponent coming, only to step slightly to the side and use their energy to let them move by without expending any energy of our own to stop them; no resistance. By recognizing the connection, I was able to simply watch the process as my body was wanting to respond. It did its little dance with the issues of water and by simply seeing it for what it was, I let it go quickly. The healthy response returned and the pain went away.

If I were not aware of this process, it would have been easy to attach to the event and make false assumptions that the healing never lasted. I share this info with all of my students and clients when I am able to perceive it in them. This avoids many of the freak outs and the extra remedies that one may be impelled to prescribe. By simply noticing and letting go of the rebound of the healing and dis-ease, I returned to health quickly.

You should be cognizant of these little stories that your client may relay to you. It is in the story we learn so much but can be tempted to believe that the remedy is not working. Then it is very easy to want to give another remedy and really mess up a very good healing response.

Look for ways that shifting changes follow a theme, especially after a seemingly good healing response. Resist the urge to either stop the remedy or change it to another that will most likely not be as good of remedy. It is always good to stand in your decision about remedies and not be too willing to change them quickly. By simply having a greater understanding and ability to share with your client, you will be able to help them even more and never interfere with a good healing response.

Keep the conversation going! I would love to hear your questions and thoughts below!


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