Over the last few weeks, I have “liked” and “shared” two quotations on my Classical Homeopathy Facebook Page. Some of you may have read them. I am including them here, along with Aphorism #84 from the Organon of the Medical Art by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, edited and annotated by Wenda Brewster O’Reilly, PhD. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann developed homeopathy.
The topic of the quotations is about listening, being with someone when they are suffering, giving them a place, that is safe, sacred even, to show and to tell what their suffering is. It is with no judgment, no advice, no , just there and is.
This is one of the things that homeopathy does so well. Giving space.
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We all need a sacred Witness in life, a person who can listen without judgment while knowing the right questions to ask that continually illuminate our path.
~ Caroline Myss
When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million, empty words.
~? Reba McEntire (To be honest, I don’t know if this is from her or not.)
The patient complains of the process of his ailments. The patient’s relations tell what he has complained of, his behavior and what they have perceived about him. The physician sees, hears and notices through the remaining senses what is altered or unusual about the patient. he writes everything down with the very same expressions used by the patient and his relations. The physician keeps silent, allowing them to say all they have to say without interruption, unless they stray off to side issues. Only let the physician admonish them to speak slowly right at the outset so that, in writing down what is necessary, he can follow the speaker.
~ Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, Aphorism #84
When seeing a homeopath, as described in Aphorism #84, the homeopath is there to see, to hear and to notice what the patient’s suffering is. The suffering can be any physical ailment, any emotional upset and distress, any mental disfunctioning, and any spiritual questioning. Space is there, to see what this suffering is like for the person.
If you, or a loved one, is suffering, it may be time to see how homeopathy can be healing for you. I would be happy to talk with you. I have a 15 minute complimentary phone consultation. You can contact me either through the comments here on this blog, or through my website http://www.homeopathytoheal.com