December 17, 2016
When the vital force is harmonized, the desires of the mind mirror the desires of the body the majority of the time. Of course, once in a while the mind desires to drink excessive amounts of alcohol or consume refined sugars; a healthy body will oblige to the mind’s destructive behaviors on occasion as fulfilling the yearn for experience uplifts the being as a whole. However, when the mind is happy due to the contentment of the body, abusive tendencies will cease to exist regardless. Alternatively, when the mind is unhappy due to circumstances beyond the body’s control, such as the death of a loved one, homeopathy can help ease the pain, preventing mental woe from manifesting pathologically.
In a society dominated by allopathic medicine, we are taught to work against the body in order to manipulate it into a state we deem favorable; acne is suppressed with topical cream, asthma is treated with an inhaler and corticosteroid, and anxiety is masked by Xanax. The repercussions of these “solutions” more than outweigh their benefit; simple side effects such as weight gain and digestive complications indicate that the vital force has been thrown off further. Severe reactions express an otherwise blatant rejection. Medication should not inhibit proper functioning of the body. Even if the problem appears to be fixed, and “happiness” is contrived, disequilibrium will continue to affect the individual (mentally, physically, or both) until the source of illness is corrected. Homeopathy works with the vital force in order to compel the being into a state of harmony- real harmony- in which permanent relief, and an improved quality of life, is found.
Yes, people have natural tendencies toward addiction, toward the suppression of their emotions, toward anxiety, attention disorders, and obsessive compulsions, but these tendencies- or urges- should not become their entire world; an event in their past (or geneology, the fruitions of which are known as “miasms” in homeopathy) has thrown them off balance and exacerbated their lower qualities, whether to a mild or severe degree. Homeopathy can repair even inherent mechanisms that have led to such a state; if equilibrium cannot be achieved entirely, symptoms can be made manageable.
THE VITAL FORCE HAS LIKELY BEEN DISHARMONIZED WHEN THESE MENTAL COMPLAINS FIGURE STRONGLY.
- Drug addiction. This cycle was either perpetuated by a disharmonized vital force, wherein an individual sought outside influences to manage troublesome emotions, or the drug was carelessly abused too many times (perhaps due to a “live life to the fullest” attitude). Now the cycle must be broken, which allopathic medicine does little to rectify (addiction to a new drug often ensues); this cycle is even harder to break cold turkey. Homeopathy eases withdrawal symptoms and corrects any sources of disharmony, those that led to the desire to escape in the first place. Ibogaine also frees the body of dependency.
- Food addiction. The mind should only desire food when the body is hungry, should desire to stop when the body is full, and should crave foods that nourish the body. If the wants of the mind do not reflect what the body should want- namely, “whole foods”- the vital force has been injured. Period.
- Anxiety. This is a bit of a “what came first- the chicken or the egg?” proposition. On one hand, it is possible that the mind becomes so overwhelmed (usually acutely or a few times within a short period) as to permanently throw the vital force off balance; chronic anxiety follows. On the other hand, the vital force may disharmonize due to physical disturbances that lead to mental anxiety. Either way, the anxiety of the mind stems from faulty mechanisms within (suppressed emotion, Candida overgrowth, etc.). Western medicine supports the theory that chemical imbalances- in the body or brain, due to nature or nurture- lead to mood disorders. Allopathics will attempt to treat superficial manifestations of these disturbances. What they will not do, however, is prevent the sufferer from coming back down to reality every time their medication wears off.
- Depression and/or suicidal tendencies. When the desires of the mind reflect the desires of the body, suicidal thoughts will never incur. The body does not want to die and nor will the mind when the vital force is harmonized. As with anxiety, circumstances beyond disequilibrium may lead to temporary woe, but depression arises out of nowhere, especially during certain parts of the day, is not natural (mood issues in particular tend to relate to digestive disturbances). Yes, genealogy may predispose one to chronic negativity, but this too can be corrected when the environment brings it out. The same principle applies to depression that arises out of emotional trauma; a healthy vital force, with time, will induce a healthy mindset- and if it doesn’t, treatment should be sought.
- Emotional detachment and disconnection concomitant with suicidal tendencies. You should be emotionally attached to your desire to live. If you are suicidal, you have lost your ability to feel and thus are detached to the value of your own life. Furthermore, you are likely not connecting with those around you. You need your emotions to connect– to the self, to others, and existence. You will want to live when you feel it.
- Lack of motivation to the extreme. Remember, the altered personality ranges from mild to severe. Most of us lack motivation in one area or another in life, but when this motivation extends to all areas, and dispassion becomes the norm- perhaps aided by chronic lethargy or brain fog, this is a sign of disharmony. When you’re in it and emotionally driven to pursue endeavors that make you happy, even if they fail to live up to societal standards of prosperity, you’re not fulfilling your potential. Think of how impassioned you could be.
- Looking back on your childhood and wondering why you’re not as happy. You can and should be as happy. You may be more stressed, melancholic due to the loss of a loved one or former lifestyle, or different in the sense that the lens with which you view the world has been altered by hardship and growth; however, this lens should be pure. Your baseline mood should remain as it always has been.
- An urge to fulfill the urge. Remember: what prompts the reaction is normal, but the inability to control the reaction, the feeling that you just can’t contain your frustration, is not. The body is in a state of panic and so are you. Again, this condition ranges from mild to severe. On one hand, moderately-disharmonized vital forces (wherein an individual shows little indication of physical or mental disturbance) allow us to grow because we treat our altered personalities as innate and thus aim to rise above the urges we treat as innate too. On the other hand, as I have mentioned over and over again throughout this website, we could be better. What we react to, what gets us down, what makes us feel out of control could all impact us so much less if our bodies and minds were in a state of homeostasis. We’ve unfortunately paid the price of stability (amongst other things- spiritual growth, connectivity, welfare) at the hands of Big Pharma and ignorance.
- restrictive tendencies and the need for control. As with every other way in which I’ve changed throughout this process, my mind is blown by how little I need to be in control, to the point where it seems as if I should feel out of place in my newfound mindset- yet, it feels so right. I’m telling you, many of our people are living half-ass when they could be thriving, relishing in everyday experiences; instead, we have young women and men counting calories, falling victim to eating-disordered behavior at incredibly young ages, when they should be enjoying life [there is so much enjoyment to be had]. While many will adopt poor eating habits because they want to resemble models on the covers of magazines, most will be further motivated by the need for control due to disharmony. This disharmony has likely arisen out of the state of disarray characterizing other facets of their life, through which the need for control may express itself in financial matters, homebody tendencies, and the overall incapacity to experience life. Others will suppress their emotion by overeating; again, the inability to cope (with present circumstances or circumstances in the past that have left a lasting mark) now compels them to care about matters of little importance, such as food.
- exacerbated fears. I had already conquered my fear of heights prior to becoming seriously ill, but once I hit rock bottom I avoided heights like the plague (even on television) because I already felt like I was falling all of the time. The body was in a state of panic and so was I. When the subconscious is heightened, fears are amplified; social anxiety may figure strongly, as well any phobias (such as agoraphobia, mysophobia [not the fear of miso], monophobia, etc.).
more to come as I find the time to think of them…