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post #41 of 1068
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So to start a bit on the spiritual aspect, shall we discuss what we believe about disease? How you perceive it and how you deal with it within your family?

It's a tough subject as for most of us it is cloaked in fear. There's always the "what if's." What if I don't do what my doctor says? What if all I believe is wrong? What if I don't truly understand? It's also different when you aren't treating yourself. You know what your deeper truths are not when you are sick, but when one of your kid's are affected.

I have crossed this bridge several times. I know what I believe. However, I also know that I am VERY lucky to have excellent guidance. I have people I trust that have walked the path before me and shown me what is possible. I have one practitioner specifically who is very highly respected that has helped my hand at times. He has shown me how to navigate the rough waters.

So many use alternative "medicine" in disconnected and fragmented ways. I know very few who commit. It is a hard thing to do without support. If you are surrounded by health care practitioners who are threatening and coercing you it isn't easy to be strong in your beliefs when you are in the minority.

So where is everyone in their journey? Some of you have shared your experiences with homeopathy. I am impressed by those who haven't had complete success but still move forward. Why is that? Because you've seen other people succeed, or because homeopathy makes sense to you? Is your faith that strong? What do you believe you are in pursuit of?
I perceive disease as imbalance of body/mind/spirit. For treatment I would normally say hands down that I would choose "alternative" medicine every time but without fail, whenever I am sure of something the universe sends me an opportunity to change my perspective (thanks universe). My dd is having health issues and here I am floundering around in the dark with a traditional western specialist. I am not comfortable with this but its asthma. It's breathing and as nervous as I am with the western doc, I'm even more NOT comfortable taking chances with her being able to breathe and I am SO out of my league here. So yea, fear plays a part for sure. And a big part of the fear is of the western medicine that we are using.
Anyway to answer your question about choosing to continue with homeopathy despite doubts well, our ped is a practitioner and part of me thinks ok, here is someone with very traditional medical training and she wholeheartedly believes in this. She has also said a great deal to reassure me (without me even asking). Things like the fact that it can seem a bit tedious but then when you get it right it is really great and we shouldn't need to come as often. Also I did see improvement with my ds but like someone else mentioned, its hard to pinpoint situations that could be coincidental. Anyway I decided to keep at it since we had come this far and seem really close to having his remedy figured out. Also I think what really convinced me was something that a family member said. My uncle is a practitioner of TCM and I feel he is extremely smart. Anyway he called homeopathy "strong medicine". It was an endorsement that carried a lot of weight for me.
post #42 of 1068
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I was going to write a separate post about this (and still may) but it occurred to me that FF or someone else may have insight for me here.

I tend to be really critical at times. When I get this way my DH says it seems as though every little thing sets me off. I can feel myself being this way, yet somehow it feels valid at the same time. It's like how you're always told to say something when you're irritated rather than let the irritation build up inside you.

But for me it becomes almost irrational -- I make up little "rules" in my head about how something should be (and I'm not always consistent with that, either) and then expect DH to follow those rules. If he doesn't, I criticize.

I'm not always like this, but I definitely was this way this past weekend. When my DH confronted me about it tonight I knew exactly what he was saying, yet at the same time I wanted to argue "but this is why I said this..."

It's like I just want things to be the way I want them. I'm ashamed that I acted this way this weekend (again, not all weekend long, but enough that DH said something) but I almost feel like I can't help it.

Is this making any sense at all?

I almost wonder it it isn't a dietary thing -- a nutritional deficiency or something. I'm open to any suggestions!
New mama, I SO know what you are saying. Yes, it can be a nutritional thing. You may want to have your amino acids levels checked. That would likely give you the most information for least money in the least amount of time. Remember that it's all part of a cascade. I'm sure those aren't your only symptoms. If your levels are skewed they are because of another imbalance elsewhere. AND since this is a thread in the spirituality section I'm gonna go out on a limb and say something else.

This is a sign. Your body is telling you that it is out of alignment. The flowers that come up in my head for you are Beech, Chicory and Vine. You haven't told me enough for me to tell you if Vine is really one you need, but I suspect it is.

From a vibrational/spiritual aspect your even if it is a nutritional deficiency (lest you get caught up in the labels I was mentioning) why did it occur? Why is your body not accessing the nutrients it needs? Why isn't it driven to actively nourish itself?

You could come up with several scientific reasons that this would be the case: leaky gut, yeast overgrowth, dietary phytates, poor nutrient density in modern foods, metabolic disorders, hormonal imbalances etc. In the end, does it matter? All of them came from something. All of them. They are without exception manifestations of your misalignment. You can treat the symptoms or you can go straight to the cause and allow your body to then self right.

Baby crying, I'll be back to tell you about the three flowers I mentioned and to complete my thoughts.
post #43 of 1068
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Okay-so Beech:
critical attitude, intolerance, arrogance. Sits in judgement of others, sees only what is wrong in a situation. Reacts in a mean, pedantic and unwieldy fashion. Is tried by the small habits and speech patterns of others to a degree of irritation that bears no relation to the cause. Tenses inside, holds rigid. Hypercritical. Overlooks the fact that everyone comes from a different perspective and can only work within their frame of reference.

Chicory:
domineering, demanding alot. watches over needs, wishes and happenings of others attempting to be the authority. takes pleasure in commenting, criticizing. manipulates, finds it hard to forgive and forget. easily feels slighted or hurt. exaggerates in description of misery. grows angry if not getting own way. Plays the martyr. Speaks of what others owe them. enjoys directing loved ones. the archetype of the "needy mother"

Vine:
disregards the wishes of others, demands obedience. capable, sure of oneself. ambitious, presumptuous. wants authority, never doubts superiority. refuses to discuss things, because they are right. domestic tyrant. always needing control.

These are all very different in their intricacies...but it's a place to start. Feel free to ask questions.

If you choose to go this route, let me know. You shouldn't take them without taking star of bethlehem for comfort and cherry plum for loss of control.
post #44 of 1068
Ms Faery i wanted to seek your flower guidance awhile ago but have just now decided it is really necessary. I use Bach remedies daily and no longer have my book. I have had an intense year where i left an abusive husband and now am raising 5 kids alone. I am typically a very calm and patient person. In the past few months i find myself loosing my temper easily, having frequent anxiety attacks some that last all day, more intense at night and when driving. Also my ex harrasses me on the phone when he calls for the kids. He tells me he wants to be in their lives and i am preventing him. True i do not want him to be in their lives until he seeks help but at this point i feel like i need help. I want to be able to let him go and feel love and compassion for him so maybe someday we can coparent. I have been waking in the middle of the night and can't stop thinking about things and have a hard time falling asleep.I am very negative and critical. I want to be more postive and nurturing and at ease with my life, no matter the situation. ANy help would be great. Many blessings.

One more thing, i have problems with physical contact with the kids.I nurse and cuddle the 2 babies but i have issues being intimate with the older kids. I just don't know why because i adore them and they need more hugs and kisses from me but i feel weird about it.
post #45 of 1068
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Motherwren:
For me the faith is based on things I have seen that couldn't be easily explained. My daughter was in bad shape as an infant. She couldn't eat by herself (tube fed) and she couldn't keep down what she did. She was cyanotic and lethargic-unresponsive to even cold water. My mother refused to hold her because she didn't want to get attached-she was sure she wasn't going to make it. It was really hard. She was scheduled for all kinds of procedures and the docs had said that she would likely need surgery-and weren't sure she could handle it.

I had, as I said, GREAT practitioners. I had also been using alternative medicine for quite some time. I knew I didn't trust the docs I was interfacing with. I realized that the medical world had nothing to offer her. I sought out the best of the best in terms of practitioners and started treating her. I drove 2.5 hours each way to see my homeopath. I drove 2 hours each way 3 times a week to see a craniosacral therapist. I used flowers for both of us. I was reconnected and used EFT and TAT for both of us as well.

Her first remedy was shocking. It made a HUGE difference for her. She looked different and really began to fight. It also seemed like a catalyst for us. She never needed western medicine.

I was terrified in the beginning. It wasn't an issue of a colicky baby. IT was a very real and very serious situation. As I said I had great practitioners who all supported me. My homeopath was also an MD (a surgeon) who was the president of the National Center for Homeopathy. I trusted him completely. The CST was a well known and sought after PT. In a weird way allopathic medicine was still present, if only in credentials. I know how lucky I was. These people both had medical backgrounds, and had found alternative medicine because their way wasn't working. Because they had their backgrounds, I knew that they weren't taking dangerous chances. They were assessing everything along the way.

My ds2 has some major allergies-some ANA. I have never used an epi pen with him because without fail as he starts to break out and swell I administer his constitutional remedy and it stops his reaction cold. Each one is getting less dramatic too. I am seeing progress, though it was scary as all get out the first time.

I wish everyone was as lucky as I was to have practitioners they truly trust. It makes it so much easier to take this journey. I am still working on my understanding of these issues, to address them from a wholly spiritual perspective. It's a process, but I know that my entire family will be all the richer for it.
post #46 of 1068
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Ms Faery i wanted to seek your flower guidance awhile ago but have just now decided it is really necessary. I use Bach remedies daily and no longer have my book. I have had an intense year where i left an abusive husband and now am raising 5 kids alone. I am typically a very calm and patient person. In the past few months i find myself loosing my temper easily, having frequent anxiety attacks some that last all day, more intense at night and when driving. Also my ex harrasses me on the phone when he calls for the kids. He tells me he wants to be in their lives and i am preventing him. True i do not want him to be in their lives until he seeks help but at this point i feel like i need help. I want to be able to let him go and feel love and compassion for him so maybe someday we can coparent. I have been waking in the middle of the night and can't stop thinking about things and have a hard time falling asleep.I am very negative and critical. I want to be more postive and nurturing and at ease with my life, no matter the situation. ANy help would be great. Many blessings.

One more thing, i have problems with physical contact with the kids.I nurse and cuddle the 2 babies but i have issues being intimate with the older kids. I just don't know why because i adore them and they need more hugs and kisses from me but i feel weird about it.
Oh, sweetie. That's alot to handle. I have several thoughts to share. Take them for what they are worth.

You are going through alot. Your ex does not sound like he's behaving in a loving way. I hear that you are saying you want to be able to let go and let him be a part of your lives, but he has work he needs to do. IT is not all on your shoulders. You can bless him and see the divinity in him and still not want him around. There is a difference between letting go of the anger and inviting him back before he's let go of his. Don't confuse the two.

For flowers you definitely need White Chestnut which is for repetative thoughts, specifically the ones that keep you awake. You also need some Star of Bethlehem for past shock and trauma. Walnut for transition. See the flowers I outlined above for the critical/negative feelings. You didn't describe enough for me to tell you which is the best choice. Aspen is always my first choice for anxiety, personally and it's best to take it as I said with Cherry Plum. For the anger/short fuse Holly is my go to, but I would need to know more about what sets you off and how you respond (angry, rageful, petty, hurtful, tearful etc.) Don't worry. Small steps. We'll help you figure it out. I hope that we can all use this thread to support each other and learn.

For your older kids: why is there a disconnect? Do you know? IS it recent, or has it always been that way? For that before I know any answers I would say check out the links for EFT and TAT. That will be really helpful. You will need (if you want to heal the relationship with them) to find out the origin of your discomfort. I think both techniques would be helpful.

Do you know about the concept of family soul work? The idea is that we are intricately connected on a soul level with every member of our family. It's like a web and it is known as the "constellation." There are lessons we come here to learn and if we cannot do that the burden falls down to the youngest member at the time. In your family that would be your kids. If you cannot as an individual heal then the task is handed down. You have the opportunity to help them heal. If that cannot for whatever reason happen, the duty is again passed down. It will become more apparent each time it is in an effort to make itself known. In homeopathy this is called a chronic miasm.

It's my feeling that it is our duty to heal everything we can and take that load off of our kids. I believe they came here as active participants, willing to take on these tasks. That doesn't mean that they should. This is a big motivation for me. I want my families constellation to be as clear as I can make it. I will keep going to the best of my abilities so that my kids, and my kid's kid's can be as free as possible. Of course a big payoff is happier, disease free lives as we move towards that goal!

My point is that the way you feel in relation to your children is part of your constellation. You are being very brave by admitting your feelings, but it is important now that you have voiced them to move forward. Energy medicine is a beautiful tool and I hope that you find it useful. Thank you for sharing with us. I know it can't have been easy. I hope the answers come to you easily and effortlessly and that you have the clarity to see them when they do.
post #47 of 1068
FF -- I may not have time to respond 'til tonight but wanted to say thank you.
post #48 of 1068
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Motherwren:
For me the faith is based on things I have seen that couldn't be easily explained. My daughter was in bad shape as an infant. She couldn't eat by herself (tube fed) and she couldn't keep down what she did. She was cyanotic and lethargic-unresponsive to even cold water. My mother refused to hold her because she didn't want to get attached-she was sure she wasn't going to make it. It was really hard. She was scheduled for all kinds of procedures and the docs had said that she would likely need surgery-and weren't sure she could handle it.

I had, as I said, GREAT practitioners. I had also been using alternative medicine for quite some time. I knew I didn't trust the docs I was interfacing with. I realized that the medical world had nothing to offer her. I sought out the best of the best in terms of practitioners and started treating her. I drove 2.5 hours each way to see my homeopath. I drove 2 hours each way 3 times a week to see a craniosacral therapist. I used flowers for both of us. I was reconnected and used EFT and TAT for both of us as well.

Her first remedy was shocking. It made a HUGE difference for her. She looked different and really began to fight. It also seemed like a catalyst for us. She never needed western medicine.

I was terrified in the beginning. It wasn't an issue of a colicky baby. IT was a very real and very serious situation. As I said I had great practitioners who all supported me. My homeopath was also an MD (a surgeon) who was the president of the National Center for Homeopathy. I trusted him completely. The CST was a well known and sought after PT. In a weird way allopathic medicine was still present, if only in credentials. I know how lucky I was. These people both had medical backgrounds, and had found alternative medicine because their way wasn't working. Because they had their backgrounds, I knew that they weren't taking dangerous chances. They were assessing everything along the way.

My ds2 has some major allergies-some ANA. I have never used an epi pen with him because without fail as he starts to break out and swell I administer his constitutional remedy and it stops his reaction cold. Each one is getting less dramatic too. I am seeing progress, though it was scary as all get out the first time.

I wish everyone was as lucky as I was to have practitioners they truly trust. It makes it so much easier to take this journey. I am still working on my understanding of these issues, to address them from a wholly spiritual perspective. It's a process, but I know that my entire family will be all the richer for it.
WOW! This is amazing. I would love not to use western medicine at all. We are seeking other therapies but I need something on hand in the meantime that I know will work in case of emergency and since we don't know her constitutional yet....it looks like it might be inhaled steroid . I wasn't on board with this at all until she kept having attacks. Her last one just happened on the way to the homeopathy appointment so we didn't get anything done other than managing the breathing.
Reading your story has re-inspiried me to ditch the specialist...doesn't take much since I am basically going kicking and screaming as it is . We are being farmed out though! I do trust our ped but since she is technically western herself, she does feel that it has its uses and doesn't feel she has the knowledge to deal with these issues without the aide of an "expert". I told her that I didn't trust this lady but she has asked me to keep an open mind and to go back, to remember that we will just use her for her expertise and discard the rest. It's cold comfort though! She's supposed to be an immunologist but recommends a flu shot and drugs. Let's attack an already ailing immune system, rather than work to strengthen it . Unfortunately when it comes to breathing though, I just have no argument. I do plan to ditch her when the other therapies start working.

I have used flower essences myself and for my kids in the past. I have RR, chicory, beech and olive. I had a hard time deciding what to go with though because there seems to be a lot of overlap iykwim. It must take trial and error.

I am so touched by the stories here. to you who are suffering and who have been through so much. I believe that we are actually all one spirit, offshoots of the source if you will. That our seperateness is only an illusion that we created in order to have the experience of relationship.
post #49 of 1068
MotherWren - At the moment they are calling my dx asthma induced by allergies (brought on by pneumonia which caused some other lung disease which is now cured but caused the allergies which brought on the asthma...)

whew.

I also have one son who deals with asthma every time he gets a cold, so I've seen it in my child as well. I completely understand about the not breathing, it is the scariest thing in the world! I don't like my pulmonologist either, but I still go to my appt.s "just in case." My family dr. doesn't like my pulmonologist either , and actually recommended the naturopath so at least there's that. I too have plans to ditch the pulmo.

firefaery you asked about this:
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Disconnected from your body or from life? Do you feel as though you are not interfacing with your body and don't have the desire to participate in life and get well, or is it that you don't feel connected to the world around you?
And it's really hard to say because I feel both of those things. It's not an either/or. I am definitely disconnected from my body, and I don't trust the signals that it sends me anymore. AND I don't feel connected to the world around me. I wonder if I could interface with my body, would the connection to the world correct itself?

This thread gives me so many good things to think about.

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Do you know about the concept of family soul work? The idea is that we are intricately connected on a soul level with every member of our family. It's like a web and it is known as the "constellation." There are lessons we come here to learn and if we cannot do that the burden falls down to the youngest member at the time. In your family that would be your kids. If you cannot as an individual heal then the task is handed down. You have the opportunity to help them heal. If that cannot for whatever reason happen, the duty is again passed down. It will become more apparent each time it is in an effort to make itself known. In homeopathy this is called a chronic miasm.
This also rings very true for me, and goes along with some other things I have read recently. Going to check out those links from page 2 but I know I'll be back later.
post #50 of 1068
Thank you for the guidance. What are the abbreviated things you said to check out ? I have heard of the constellation, i read an article a few years ago, i will look further into that. I am not sure where the disconnect is. I feel touched out. the baby and the 2 year old are all over me all the time, nursing wanting to be carried and i just feel overwhelmed with giving energy to the other three. It feels heavy. I never have any space to breathe. If i sit down for a second someone wants me doing something for them and i never get my space. It is constant. Things are never resolved between their dad and i, there is always a major conflict hanging in the over. ALot of my frustration and anger towards him comes out on the kids. I have been trying to dispell this by journaling and exercising instead. But one big thing for me is that i find some of the things i used to say to him i sometimes now say to the kids. I know it is awful and i need to stop it now. For me running away was always my solution. I can't just leave my kids and i never will. My oldest daughter is special needs, she is 10 and has come to the point where horomones are kicking in and she is out of control. SHe sneaks sweets because i don't allow them, she hits and pushes the babies and calls everyone awful names, she poops in her pants and wets them daily(multiple times) and she has problems with wiping so everything is smelly and gross. I feel grossly overwhelmed by caring for her and then the other babies. Being consistent is impossible because when i discpline one there is someone else already in need of discipline and then i can't follow up and then i'm ready to drop from exhaustion. I need to feel reenergezied and peaceful again.
post #51 of 1068
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New mama, I SO know what you are saying. Yes, it can be a nutritional thing. You may want to have your amino acids levels checked.
Is that something a naturopath could order? I'm seeing one on Wednesday and would like to her to check for candida and metal toxicity as well.

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This is a sign. Your body is telling you that it is out of alignment. The flowers that come up in my head for you are Beech, Chicory and Vine. You haven't told me enough for me to tell you if Vine is really one you need, but I suspect it is.
Beech and Chicory are the two that came up for me when I did a quick search online. Also Impatiens -- what do you think of that one? I know I have a tendency to be impatient -- when I ask my DH to do something, I want it done immediately. Maybe that's part of the control thing too, though.

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You could come up with several scientific reasons that this would be the case: leaky gut, yeast overgrowth, dietary phytates, poor nutrient density in modern foods, metabolic disorders, hormonal imbalances etc. In the end, does it matter? All of them came from something. All of them. They are without exception manifestations of your misalignment. You can treat the symptoms or you can go straight to the cause and allow your body to then self right.
Well, as you know, I've been dealing with possible gluten intolerance/yeast overgrowth/recovery from a vegan diet/etc. Your take on that is interesting. Are you saying that if I deal with my spiritual/psychological "stuff" then my emotions will even out (as well as the physical manifestations)?

I'm doing my weekly grocery shopping at my natural foods store tomorrow and I'd love to pick up the flower essences. How do I take them? Just one drop in the mouth? How often?

I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the information you're sharing, both here, on other threads, and through PM's. You seriously rock.
post #52 of 1068
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Yes, your naturopath could check your levels. I don't know what her area of expertise is, and it's possible it's not a test she deals with frequently. If you are interested you may want to research it and decide if it makes sense. Amino acid levels are *my* first thought (alongside thyroid) when it comes to short fuse, quick temper, excessive irritability and the like. THe reality is if you treat it's just another patch-you still have to heal your gut. But, if the "patch" (amino acid supplementation) improves your quality of life as you travel that path, there's nothing wrong with that!

Impatiens could be a good fit too. IF we were to have a session there would be alot of in depth questioning to determine the proper blend. We are somewhat...limited online and I am only going on what you have offered. If you do a search and find a flower that resonates with you, by all means JUMP! The beautiful thing about Bach's flowers is that they are meant to be used by individuals. You aren't supposed to NEED extensive courses or a professional. The training makes a big difference, but only in the depth and scope of the essences. Don't second guess your instincts on them. Know too that you can find them wholesale at many sites online. That makes it more doable.

WRT the dietary aspect: as you know I too have had my share of this business Yes, you pretty much are pickin' up what I'm layin' down. I'm not suggesting that you continue to consume something you are reacting to, and I'm also not suggesting that you don't supplement as needed to improve your quality of life. What I'm saying is that your healing will come far quicker if you can address the underlying issue. In the long run all you really need is the emotional healing, because without that you cannot truly experience health.

Look at all the people you know, IRL or otherwise who spend YEARS chasing their diseases. YEARS of testing, supplementing, retesting, shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars and never really getting better. It doesn't matter if they are using natural medicine or allopathic medicine-the result is often the same. They are constantly needing to push the body-taking something else that elicits a biochemical change in the body whether it's ready for it or not. They may resolve the initial symptoms, only to have others pop up. Health is always around the corner with this supplement, or that treatment. In the end there is only one answer. True health can only come from within. There are ways to facilitate the shift, and the flowers fall into that category. The difference is that they work ONLY on the emotional/spiritual level. They don't push. They ALLOW. Instead of forcing the body they gently suggest. Unlike herbs or drugs which do elicit a biochemical change, they are energetic and cannot harm.

This isn't to suggest nutrition isn't important, of course it is. Your body requires nutrients to function. There's a difference between a body that isn't being supplied with nutrients where the fix is nourishment from food or supplements, and a body that cannot access the nutrients it is getting where the fix is nourishment from a spiritual shift.

Yes, you can put them in your mouth directly, mix a blend and take that directly, or take a quart size mason jar, fill with spring water and put 2-4 drops of each essence in it and sip throughout the course of the day. This is my favorite method as you are dosed all day. I think it is really comforting. Next to the display you should see empty bottles. You can buy one (they're around $1) and mix yourself a blend to carry around in your purse too. Same deal. 2-4 drops of each essence and top with spring water.
post #53 of 1068
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Originally Posted by firefaery View Post
Look at all the people you know, IRL or otherwise who spend YEARS chasing their diseases. YEARS of testing, supplementing, retesting, shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars and never really getting better. It doesn't matter if they are using natural medicine or allopathic medicine-the result is often the same. They are constantly needing to push the body-taking something else that elicits a biochemical change in the body whether it's ready for it or not. They may resolve the initial symptoms, only to have others pop up. Health is always around the corner with this supplement, or that treatment. In the end there is only one answer. True health can only come from within. There are ways to facilitate the shift, and the flowers fall into that category. The difference is that they work ONLY on the emotional/spiritual level. They don't push. They ALLOW. Instead of forcing the body they gently suggest. Unlike herbs or drugs which do elicit a biochemical change, they are energetic and cannot harm.

This isn't to suggest nutrition isn't important, of course it is. Your body requires nutrients to function. There's a difference between a body that isn't being supplied with nutrients where the fix is nourishment from food or supplements, and a body that cannot access the nutrients it is getting where the fix is nourishment from a spiritual shift.
Bolding mine. I think that is the key that so many (myself included) are missing. I had my repeat CT scan today to check the mass that was in my lungs last summer. I will know tomorrow what the results are. I don't want to devote any energy to it and yet I'm having a hard time not thinking about it.

On the other hand, I have some excellent meditations to ponder and some superb vanilla chai tea that is oh-so-yummy and a baby who will not leave mama's lap tonight.
post #54 of 1068
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Then maybe your answer lies in thinking about it in a more downstream way. I'd like to suggest that whenever you find yourself struggling you need to change course. If you are struggling to NOT think about it, what would be easier? I am not you, and don't know. Perhaps what you need to do *IS* think about it. What good has come of it? What has this experience given you that you may otherwise not have learned? How has it helped you?

It may take a few minutes and several negative thoughts before you come up with the answers, but they are there. This experience was somehow a gift.

We can't control everything. What we CAN control is our EXPERIENCE of everything. No matter what happens you have the ability to choose how to feel. There is power in a positive outlook. If you can find a way to appreciate your experiences then that is one way of learning your lessons. It is also a way to heal. Negativity breeds disease. IF you are presented with the potential for illness and you can love and embrace it in a healthy way then you can release it and move on. It will no longer serve you.

See what you can come up with if this feels like it resonates with you at all. Feel free to post your process too if that is what you need. I always find that it's helpful to have ears when I am processing.
post #55 of 1068
I can focus on some positive things that this illness has brought about in my life. It is very easy to see the negatives (time away from family, over $100k in hospital bills, the list goes on!) but the positives are harder to come by. However, I can think of at least a few very positive things that have come about only because I have been sick.

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Negativity breeds disease. IF you are presented with the potential for illness and you can love and embrace it in a healthy way then you can release it and move on. It will no longer serve you.
I'm kind of working on this right now. I journal a lot, and I went back last night and read what I had written at the beginning of my illness. What a mind-opening experience! I was a different person! I generally am a very positive person, but re: this experience I was/am so negative.

My ct scan (if you missed my TAO update) showed little change from last year. Mass is still there, but it's not growing.
post #56 of 1068
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That's wonderful news! You sound like you are on the right track.

Try also to think positive, or at least better thoughts about the negative ones too. Like: you had to be away from your family, but you are back now. It's nice to realize how much you missed them. You are lucky to have a family you love that much etc. The ultimate goal is to be in vibrational alignment across the board. It's not only good practice to access the better feelings, it's healing. THe more you are in alignment the stronger you become.
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subbing, love Flower remedies:
blessings~~
Heather
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Fabulous thread! I love homeopathy and flower essences and am always interested in learning more and discussing the benefits of energy medicine.

A while back I realized that I could tune into the energy of the remedy/essence and get a feeling about it, what it might be used for, etc. Then it dawned on me that you don't even need the physical remedy, but could likely tune in and channel the energy of it vibrationally. (I do imagine it would almost always (?) be easier to have the physical remedy, but I think the theory of not needing it is fascinating.) Then, not long after discussing this very thing with some friends, I found an attunement to ethereal flowers, which includes all the flowers in the Bach flower essences. I received my first attunement earlier this week, and am looking forward to playing with it and seeing how it feels in comparison to physical remedies.

firefaery... Do you have any recommendations for favourite sites/books for studying flower essences?
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How wonderful! You are right, that is the ideal. I can do that for myself, some of the time, but I find it harder to do for someone else. I just got back from the hospital with a mom that was a planned homebirth that ended in section. It was extremely brilliant to treat both mother and baby. I needed those bottles to focus on, and needed to be able to administer. I hope to one day be more in alignment so that I am not required to carry ALL my kits! I'm just not there yet.

I don't know of a ton of sites, but you can take SO many great classes online. I think it does help to be able to physically go and learn to make the essences, but it isn't necessary.

Bach's certification is online-3 different levels.
Rhonda Pallas Downey also does and online cert.

Books? I have a TON that I love-in this subject more than any other.
Metchild Scheffer's Illustrated Guide as well as Bach Flower Therapy Theory and Practice
Stephen Ball's Bach Workbook and Principles of Bach Flower Remedies
Barnard's Healing Herbs of Edward Bach
Kaminski's Flower Essence Repertory
PallasDowney's Healing Power of Flowers
Week's Medical Discoveries of Edward Bach
Wheeler's Bach Remedies Repertory
Howard's Bach Flower Remedies Step by Step
Bach's Heal Thyself and The Twelve Healer's and Other Remedies

Those are the ones I liked the most. For learning I'd say the workbook is fantastic as well as Scheffer's books. You also need a good repertory. I love Kaminski's, but it has more than just Bach essences in it, so if you are looking for JUST Bach's go with Wheeler's.
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Though I haven't been responding I have been following this thread and have been meaning to post.

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So to start a bit on the spiritual aspect, shall we discuss what we believe about disease? How you perceive it and how you deal with it within your family?

It's a tough subject as for most of us it is cloaked in fear. There's always the "what if's." What if I don't do what my doctor says? What if all I believe is wrong? What if I don't truly understand? It's also different when you aren't treating yourself. You know what your deeper truths are not when you are sick, but when one of your kid's are affected.
I totally agree that fear is an emotion most of us tie to disease! I have read a little about different thoughts about how your mind is tied to disease. Some books that I have read on buddhism touch on this a little. For small things like colds or bumps/bruises I have no problems turning to homeopathy, better nutrition, herbs, flower essences, chiropractic care (you get the picture) but to be honest it would be very difficult to turn to "alternative" medicine if one of my dcs were to have a serious medical problem. I think it gets so ingrained that medical doctors who practice "western" medicine are the only ones with the right answer. I do love that Dr. Oz who is often on Oprah does talk about energy, accupuncture, etc. and I hope that he helps to bring more "alternative" medicine into the mainstream.

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So where is everyone in their journey? Some of you have shared your experiences with homeopathy. I am impressed by those who haven't had complete success but still move forward. Why is that? Because you've seen other people succeed, or because homeopathy makes sense to you? Is your faith that strong? What do you believe you are in pursuit of?
Well, I know I am on a journey, a path that not many people around me choose to take but to be honest I don't really know where I am!
I definately believe homeopathy and flower essences work. I've seen nasty, goose-egg type bumps go away with barely any sign after immediately dosing with arnica and rescue remedy lotion. It is pretty amazing!

The most interesting thing that I have experienced/am experiencing is that the books I choose to read and the topics I choose to research all seem to relate to each other and add depth to each other. Even things I am not trying to connect together and don't even put any thought to them being related I see that they are. Mainly I am talking about Esther Hicks' books on the Law of Attraction and vibrations, many books by Wayne Dyer, Emoto's work that I mentioned earilier, even books I've read by Thich Naht Hanh, the info I researched on homeopathy... They just all seem to interconnect and point to the same things and seem to validate each other. It is just amazing to me!

BTW - firefaery, my youngest hurt his elbow this morning and it is either sprained or fractured. Do you know of anything I can give him to help alleviate his pain if he is showing signs of pain?

SJ
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