There are many challenges for the practitioner of homeopathy. Probably the greatest is understanding what is asking to be healed for the client they are working with. One way to never lose your way in case receiving is to ask the questions, “What and Why?”
When a person is giving their case, it is the homeopath’s job to figure out what is asking to be healed. The best way to never lose your way is to ask very simple questions. The most common question I ask is "what." Please tell me what that felt like, or what were the circumstances that this person's story were taking place in. This really opens the door for further dialogue and better descriptions of how they feel.
Without understanding the story, the homeopath has nothing to really base the case on. It is one thing to know a few symptoms and quite another to have those symptoms make sense in the context of the person's life. Asking what a person means is more than just getting clarification. It is giving them the chance to bring their story and symptoms into a word stream that will tell more than the story itself. The words they choose will paint the picture of the dis-ease. Understanding the person from this deeper place will help you really understand what is asking to be healed.
From a silent, calm place in my mind, I hold the question, “why?” Why is it like this for the person? What is it that happened to them to adopt such a view in life? By keeping the why question present in my mind, I do not lose where I am with the person. It really keeps me current with their story. From this place, I am more ready to hear the subtle nuances of what they share.
Holding these two words keeps me active with the case receiving process and leads to successful understanding of their story. There is a reason for everything. One of the easiest mistakes to make as a homeopath is to assume we understand. There is an old saying that to assume makes an ass out of u and me. We are reminded about assuming by following Hahnemann’s Aphorism 6 concerning transcendental speculation. We do not want to speculate about anything during the case receiving process. When we understand what has happened for the person and why, we are then close to knowing what is asking to be healed. Before this, it is not reasonable to even select rubrics, let alone have considerations for remedies.
Without knowing what is asking to be healed, we will be prescribing for symptoms only. I have never seen a successful case without knowing this. There will be no way to choose the simillimum if we do not know what is asking to be healed. This can be a difficult task for the homeopath and is equal to the clarity of the homeopath. We can not help someone who is healthier than ourselves. We will not be able to perceive their dis-ease.
When I prepare for the case, I set my intention to be a clear channel, clear my space and get centered, ask for help from higher powers, and hold the questions what and why in the front of my mind. This process works very well and by asking these simple questions, the person will reveal what is asking to be healed. Try this sometime. It has worked successfully for me for many years now. By remembering these two most important words, and asking about them during case receiving, your success will increase exponentially.
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