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post #141 of 1068
For some reason, I keep feeling drawn toward this topic. How I wish I had knowledge/training in this area, but its all so new to me.

Here is what I'm dealing with. I am very often feeling angry....not so much angry as "on edge", like any small thing will set me off. I've also been very sarcastic (the mean kind, not funny kind) and have a constant sense of either fear or anxiety...like a heaviness on my chest...almost dread. I hate the way I'm acting, especially toward the kids, but I can't seem to control it. Would Rescue Remedy or certain other essences help? I'm going to follow the links that have been posted so far and try to learn, but I'd love something that would help me get control in the meantime.
post #142 of 1068
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I'd look at aspen, beech, cherry plum, impatiens and star of bethlehem to start with. FWIW cherry plum, impatiens and star are all in RR.
post #143 of 1068
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I'd look at aspen, beech, cherry plum, impatiens and star of bethlehem to start with. FWIW cherry plum, impatiens and star are all in RR.
Thank you, firefaery! You have been very inspiring to me as I read through this thread!!
post #144 of 1068
i have actually seen really positive results with my dd1 with the olive and star. i think she is starting to process things on a more conscious level and her usual responses , though they do come out, seem to be out of habit rather than as a genuine response.

with my dd2, i think she is afraid to not be with me. for somereason she wont go to sleep in my room still only in the toy room in her sisters bed. . this is normal i guess.


i havent looked into the essences you recomended yet ff.

can anyone weigh in on the use of a constitutional remedy - homeopathy. our homeopath said that my dd is pulsatilla, but i am not sure, she is very strong willed. very. could that be?
post #145 of 1068
Still reading and learning. Just popping in.
post #146 of 1068
subbing.
post #147 of 1068
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Sorry, it's been a rough couple of days on my end!

Gilamama, that would suprise me. I am all for classical homeopathy, but it's very important to have the picture right. While a pulsatilla can have moments of being strong willed I would never look to give someone puls who was described as such. I'm not saying your practitioner is wrong, as it's impossible to say what she saw in the session without having been there. Does she fit the rest of the picture?

So, I'm wondering if any of the people popping in (welcome) have given any thoughts to their feelings on disease? I'm going to invite a friend over to this thread and was wondering if we could give that some more screen time for a bit.

There has been quite a bit of talk recently about homeopathy and I'm wondering how many people here have used it, and if so how effectively? What do you think about the origins of dis-ease? I know I have talked quite a bit about the role of nutrition and energy in healing. I have been thinking alot about this as I talk with clients. I realize that everyone has a journey and that we are all on different parts. But I wonder, for many of you where does health lie? Do you think the energy part comes after the nutrition, before, or that one cannot happen without the other?

I know that my feeling have shifted dramatically on this topic. I have a background in nutrition and it is very easy for me to point to receptor sites, genetic variation, nutrient depletion, etc as a cause for disease. I used to fight with several practitioners about this. Now I am seriously questioning whether that's the case. In fact, I'm quite sure it's not. I have come to realize that our ability to nourish ourselves in hinged on our belief surrounding the subject (not necessarily relating to food.) In really taking the time to look at it from an energetic standpoint I know several things, and suspect several others.

What I know is that food has it's own vibration. What I also know is that we are often in alignment with some, but not others. What is DEFINITELY the truth is that we should not be eating things that aren't *food.*

What I suspect is that if we can come into alignment (and here's where homeopathy/flower essences come in) then nothing that is truly food could ever have a negative effect. And, that's things that aren't (refined products etc.) would not have a negative effect, but simply be neutral. That if taken in they would not even register as a blip in the system and would ultimately fall away doing no harm.

What is the biggest component of health? Do you believe that it's eating well? Avoiding disease? Balance? Mental outlook? Exercise? Sleep? Connection to the earth? Support and love? Do you tend to put your eggs in one basket so to speak or apply several principles? How to you account for the state of the world? How do you allow your beliefs to evolve based on the reality of today? Many believe we are unable to live the way we were "meant to." What can we do about that? It is thoroughly impossible that we don't have answers, there are always answers. As I have said before we are never given problems without being given the solution. What do you think *your* solution is?
post #148 of 1068
Wow FF that is quite a post. I don't have the time, or the space from Mr Clingon (aka DS), to answer it now. But I will be back because IMvHO you have asked all the right questions and we should be in for an informative few days!

Sorry you have had a rough few days. I have been thinking of you
post #149 of 1068
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: Thanks, uccomama. No biggie. We ended up with the bug that was going around and had a good week of detox and cleansing. Feeling great now! It helps to keep the energy up and know there is a purpose, but that purpose is hard to hold on to when you have 3 ailing kiddos, a husband that is down for the count and aren't feeling so hot yourself! All's well now though and we're enjoying the snow.
post #150 of 1068
I have been thinking a lot about this too. What does cause dis-ease, and what affects how our bodies respond? This is so interesting to me, and on my mind right now.

Conventional medicine seems to say that it is germs that cause disease (at least, infectious disease). You come in contact with the germ, you get the disease. But why do some people not get sick at all, and why do some people get more sick than others? That fact seems to me to put a hole in that theory that germs cause disease.

Also, I have a couple of friends who are Christian Scientist, who have never in their entire life used any type of allopathic medicine for themselves or their children. They have met with many challenges too, and been healed through prayer. Not just illness but even things like a broken arm. And they are amazingly healthy, happy people. The thing is, though, that they are also not even doing the extra things I do for my family when we're sick, not even extra Vitamin C. They completely rely on prayer and God to heal them when they are sick. This is really amazing to me.

I think conventional medicine just has so many deeply-entrenched concepts, that it's hard to change those ways of thinking. Change takes a long time in a huge group like that.
post #151 of 1068
thyanks ff. the idea that she was puls. never sat well with me. she is however doing amazing. ever since our (interestring that i wrote our") healing crisis a few weeks ago, layers have been peeling away and we have been doing castor oil packs in the beginning alot and now not so much. my mom and now dad are visiting and they are allopathic. (they brought abx with them just in case and my dad has a cold and cough andhe is taking them now. doyou guys worry abt your parents or anyone else in your lives who rely very heavily on meds?) so i lay off my weird stuff when they are around.

the idea that healing could be completely energetic never sat well with me. it always seemed that if you are lacking nutritionally your body wont be abl;e to maintain its allignment. like how chiros need to work on you amany times in order to train your bodyinto a new way of fitting together. i think the vesel has to be prepared and then filled with the proper substances in order to function properly.

(I feel like I am so far from conventional norms. most ppl are considering whether nutrition or energy has a place in healing at all.)

Also it nevermakes sense to me when p[pl say "my body does well with alot of "x"" could be carbs protein whatever. you dont see birds all eating differnt things they all eat the same stuff, we are a species just like them. i'd think we should all be eating the same thing. (at least more or less)


ETA glad your clan is feeling better ff. i didnt know you had 3 kids. i think i only knew abt 2.
post #152 of 1068
wanting to rephrase my earlier question. how is the constitutional remedy used?

comments and links are good
post #153 of 1068
i wanted to post these links for online materia medica (info on specific homeopathic remedies)

http://homeoint.org/books/boericmm/remedies.htm

abchomeopathy.com

Does anyone else know any others? I used to use the one at homeopathyworks but they dont have it any more. i liked that one b/c you could plug in a symptom and it would give you all the remedies indicated. the abc one I find very hard to use. and the other is good for looking up a sp remedy but not for searching one.
post #154 of 1068
I just wanted to pop in here & say that I had wonderful help from gentian & hornbeam recently after the flu. We all had a horrible flu this past week...high fevers, coughing, ...the works. Finally it looked like I had turned the corner and was going to pull through but I felt somewhat depressed and had NO energy. My mental state was just shot.

I felt drawn to the gentian & hornbeam and they've really helped. I love my flower essences!
post #155 of 1068
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Originally Posted by gilamama View Post
wanting to rephrase my earlier question. how is the constitutional remedy used?

comments and links are good
This will vary depending on both the technique of the homeopath and the remedy chosen. Different remedies have different actions and therefore are used differently. Some homeopaths subscribe to the one dose principle, others to a three dose given consecutively for three days.

Does that answer your question or are you looking at more a description of constitutional vs simillimum?
post #156 of 1068
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Originally Posted by gilamama View Post
i wanted to post these links for online materia medica (info on specific homeopathic remedies)

http://homeoint.org/books/boericmm/remedies.htm

abchomeopathy.com

Does anyone else know any others? I used to use the one at homeopathyworks but they dont have it any more. i liked that one b/c you could plug in a symptom and it would give you all the remedies indicated. the abc one I find very hard to use. and the other is good for looking up a sp remedy but not for searching one.
There isn't ton available online that is going to b really helpful IMO. I know you can get Boericke's on line as well as Kent's, but without a good repertory I don't find them to be terrible useful. You end up doing it kind of backwards IMHO. You lose the keynotes and confirmatory symptoms.

If you google Boericke's materia medica you can find it as a download. However, you can get a good MM for under $20 that contains a repertory. I would go that route, personally. I have some I like better than others, but to begin Boericke's is the standard.

Kent, however is a much better source for me:
http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&...hPAgc#PPA22,M1
post #157 of 1068
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Originally Posted by mama in the forest View Post
I just wanted to pop in here & say that I had wonderful help from gentian & hornbeam recently after the flu. We all had a horrible flu this past week...high fevers, coughing, ...the works. Finally it looked like I had turned the corner and was going to pull through but I felt somewhat depressed and had NO energy. My mental state was just shot.

I felt drawn to the gentian & hornbeam and they've really helped. I love my flower essences!
We had it too and they certainly are a huge help! I relied heavily on gentian myself! Glad you are feeling better-that was one heck of a flu.
post #158 of 1068
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Originally Posted by momofmine View Post
Conventional medicine seems to say that it is germs that cause disease (at least, infectious disease). You come in contact with the germ, you get the disease. But why do some people not get sick at all, and why do some people get more sick than others? That fact seems to me to put a hole in that theory that germs cause disease.
I think I talked about how I felt about this earlier in this thread. I don't believe it's about germs at all. I think it's smart to question it.

I believe strongly in the power of intention/prayer...whatever you call it. In fact, that is essentially (in my mind anyway) how the flower essences operate. What you aim to do is flood the emotional body with the positive aspect of the negative state. You don't look to eliminate the negative (anger, fear, sadness) you look to gain the strength to face them head on and therefore allow them to dissolve. Isn't that essentially what prayer does? Raises your vibration and brings you strength and *light*?

I don't give my kids extra vitamin C either. I give them nourishing food, do EFT and use flowers. Depending on the situation I also use homeopathy. I really feel like one of the worst thing you can do is bring fear to the table. I honor their process (and mine!) and know that it is beneficial to them. If you are appreciating something it is difficult to fear it at the same time.
post #159 of 1068
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Gilamama, that is what I have thought for so long too. I thought they were really a balance that needed to be made. I'm not so sure anymore, but it's a journey! I am exploring quite a bit now.

However that is not to say that nutrition isn't important. As I said before, I think it is I'm jsut not sure it is as important as *I* was making it. Like I said, as long as you are eating food and not garbage on a regular basis I'm not sure anymore how important it is in terms of vibrational healing.

The nutrients need to be there to sustain the body-yes. But in the correct vibration everything is utilized 100% and in theory you would be drawn to what you needed.

As far as the bird theory-many have talked about this. I remember having an "aha!" moment reading Doug Graham and saying to myself that it's all well and good and yes other animals just eat, but they haven't spent the better part of their lives on fast food and processed junk throwing metabolisms out of whack. We have repair and damage control to consider as well. In the end though, I think you are absolutely correct.

Oh-and to answer an earlier question, no I don't change what I do when other's are around. We are different in our approach than most, but then those "most" see how quickly we recover and call me for help almost daily
I figure that it's important to be true to myself and let my kids see that we do what we do regardless of who's watching. It also creates a sense of normalcy for them. Of course I find it hard when my loved ones are popping pills, but you would be SHOCKED at how many of my loved ones no longer do. Not because I preached at them, just because i lived by example and when they were ready they approached me.
post #160 of 1068
Hey everyone!

Just found a site I wanted to share.

http://www.myfloweressence.com/

They actually do up the combinations of essences you want into your own personal mix. They will do 3 essences for $10 and do free email consultations so for those on a budget this might be a good option. Instead of buying 3 or 4 essences you just get your own blend.

Will be back later with thoughts on disease.
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