We all have to start somewhere.
A wise women once told me the most subversive thing we can ever do, now, is be authentically ourselves however that is in every minute. That’s tricky stuff right there.
For me being a Homeopath works best when I am being me, authentically, in the present, without judgement. Interestingly so does the rest of my life.
Being genuine, of undisputed origin, not a copy, faithful to our own selves is difficult sometimes. To find a voice in a world that is so full of voices and thoughts, so full of experts and people telling you how it is or should be, is tricky. Sometimes in the noise and shouting, in the din of how to behave appropriately, of how we should be, we can loose ourselves. We can suppress our true nature and start living in the land of should and shouldn’t – “I should be better” “I shouldn’t be anxious/angry/sad” – and that’s not going to make anyone happy.
By suppressing our emotions; especially the emotions we perceive to be ‘negative’, important emotions: anger, sadness, even joy and excitement, feelings becomes inappropriate, and emotions go unsaid and unexpressed which in the end affects our health, our relationships and our lives detrimentally.
How many times have you heard people say “I can’t cry in front of anyone” or “I shouldn’t feel like that” or “I should have gotten over it by now”? For me, part of being authentic is recognising when I feel these things and asking myself “Is it really wrong to feel like that?’.
Yes anger can be toxic, as can grief and sadness but only when they are pushed down and ignored, If there is no slow release valve, if feelings are ignored and stagnate then they tend to come out in unexpected ways – road rage, anxiety, eating too much or too little, insomnia etc.
During a Homeopathic consultation I hope that the person coming for Homeopathy feels they can be authentically who they are, without fear of being judged and know they are 100% listened to, perceived and celebrated for how they are, however that may be.
And as with everything learning to recognise and be with how we feel is an on-going process, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Noticing and being aware of feelings, patterns and what is nurture rather than nature takes time and gentleness and is often easier with someone to walk some of the way with us.
After all you are the only expert on you that exists, and you have everything in you to make yourself whole again, it’s just a matter of unearthing YOU from under all the thoughts that plague us all, you know the ones – I’m not enough, or my voice isn’t important, I can’t have what I want, crying makes you weak, I shouldn’t be anxious, they go on and on.
So please when you come and see me, come as you are.