The Cleansing Philosophy

Riley Coules
June 13, 2018

Why Pharmaceuticals Bite

Before I get into this article, I must first dispel some claims. Open up your mind to what real cleansing is, and thus what real healing is. “Restoration”, you might call the process (it doesn’t happen overnight, nor should it). With all the Western medical hullabaloo, and even some naturopathic hullabaloo clouding our understanding of what detoxification constitutes, we’re often stuck at either end of the spectrum–loyal allopathic fan or anti-pharmaceutical “kook”–when cleansing incites both documented physical transformation as well as mental, emotional, and even spiritual clarity.

Note that you can be both anti-pharmaceutical and non-kook. You might have done some research on the long-term effects of drugs, seen some friends suffer while on them, or witnessed those who seemingly get better until they fall flat on their faces. Or get kind of better but remain obviously sub-par while you both pretend everything’s OK because this (form of medicine) is “all we got”. Yet pharmaceuticals are not all we have, despite the industry’s best efforts to make you believe so; a curative alternative does exist, and it’s being kept from you, and even berated in front of you in more ways than one so that you reach the conclusion (apparently by your own accord) that natural medicine is inferior–ironically, when it’s just the opposite.

It is true that some pharmaceuticals closely resemble the plants they derive from. They’re more “natural”, you might say–in which case, when used correctly, they tend to be much less harmful. However, the majority of the time, prescription drugs do harm, and they harm very subliminally (if not overtly), just like the norms you unwittingly follow because you don’t know any better. The key here being that “you don’t know any better”–the information isn’t readily available to you. It sure as hell isn’t advertised in boldface on the FDA’s website. Anti-pharmaceutical-ists themselves don’t even know how destructive drugs are because few people are aware of a concept known as suppression: any symptom the body or mind experiences reflects the vital force’s–the intrinsic mechanism by which we maintain homeostasis–attempt to heal itself. Stuff up that runny nose with Benadryl and you’re preventing the body from healing the way it wants to. Repress that anxiety with Xanax and you never cope with whatever trauma has disordered you (not to mention the fact that you feel like a zombie). The “disorder” never goes away. There is no cure. The afflicted perpetually suffer, and even get sicker when their vital forces must seek healing elsewhere, via necessarily graver symptoms. So while prescription drugs have many side effects, many effects indeed, they also impress disorder on other parts of the body, if not immediately upon consumption then eventually, almost certainly. In this way, drugs toxify what is already toxic.

You might tell me that you’ve taken antidepressants or anti-constipation meds and that you’re fine with them. You feel great, happy even. But you’re still forking over a hefty amount of cash annually, which your insurance company may so generously pay (ha), when you could be cured, really cured, in a rather short amount of time with homeopathy, and never have to take medicine again (insofar as you do not suffer from another trauma). Plus, because we’re restoring the totality of the being, including the digestive tract which may be contributing to your woe, you’ll be (genuinely) happier than you’ve ever been, happier than you ever thought you could ever be, simply because you’re really dealing. Simply because you’re really healing (from all facets of your lower self). Disorder in one front necessarily dishevels the other, exposing deficiencies in the vital force; a true cure will rectify both spheres, even when the disordered–in any part of the body, to any degree–fail to realize their minds are affected, as with The Altered Personality.

Many allopaths will tell you that detoxification doesn’t exist. That it’s a concept contrived by the kooks working at natural food stores, with naturopathic degrees, or both. Wikipedia itself defines naturopathy (note that naturopathy and homeopathy are two different things, although homeopathic medicine is a branch of holistic medicine–more on that later) as pseudoscientific, yet thousands of studies attest to its efficacy. You just don’t hear about them on the news or at your doctor’s office because the health industry is a profit-making industry. Doctors and nurses, victims themselves, follow the protocol; they may have an aching feeling that there’s something they’re not dealing with, that there’s got to be a better way to fulfill their lifelong dream of helping people, but because they remain veiled to it, they suppress their concerns, just like those that suffer from mental tribulation. Unfortunately, Western drugs are not the only form of toxicity we encounter in our everyday lives–our social norms, trying experiences, foods, air pollutants, fabrics, household products, lotions, cleansers, sunblocks and more piece-by-piece manifest a whole lot of disruption to our mental, emotional, and physical well-being (hence the need to detoxify)… When circumstances are impactful enough to permanently impress disorder on the body, mind, or both, we consider them “traumatic”. We’re young souls, we’re unaware souls, we’re susceptible souls; trauma happens to all of us at some point, and probably multiple points, especially given how frequently we weaken our vitality with substances we do control. But no one tells you how at risk you are. No one tells you that imbalances can exist (think acne) before you develop ailments as overt and obvious as cancer. And few people guide you toward the avenue to detoxification you must ultimately uncover for yourself, one characterized by self-reflection and perhaps the use of curative medicines, when you do begin to feel less-than. When you do begin to notice the growing presence of your lower nature, a product of emotions unexplored. Indeed, few people in this society teach you to be strong, mainly because so many of them are struggling themselves. Fortunately, the sickness needn’t exist any longer. Regeneration (consciousness) must commence.

Ultimately, most doctors you go to will diagnose you with “IBS” or “IBD” if you present to them a host of seemingly-unrelated symptoms they cannot classify, having yet to identify and name the disorder from which you suffer. They may give you any one of the drugs advertised on television that suppress your disorder further (you know something’s wrong when there’s a pharmaceutical on the market to treat the constipation that arises out of pharmaceutical usage); they will consequently isolate your symptoms, often regarding them as a random expression of a gene, when they are so, so much more than that. Unfortunately, in neglecting the whole, in fact making the whole worse over time (why is this generation so anxious and depressed?), allopathics manifest a whole lot of problems that needn’t exist. The situation is scarier than you think. Luckily we have homeopathy to do what Western medicine cannot, and for a few good reasons: Homeopaths, while perhaps curious as to what disorder you grapple with, do not care insofar as they must treat you homeopathically; homeopathic remedies work to cure you from nearly any ailment you may develop in this lifetime based on your “constitutions”–we are all comprised of multiple. Indeed, nature is reflected within us (being that each remedy corresponds to a specific constitution), and there are many, many spiritual and philosophical conclusions to derive from that premise. Homeopathy concomitantly functions to restore you by guiding your body and mind, compelling them to return to their natural states, prior to the trauma that initially inhibited you. In this way, homeopathy always detoxifies, even if you do not suffer from some overt form of GI dysfunction or “parasite problem”, because it helps to eradicate the lower self that is necessarily exacerbated in a state of disorder. A mere physical trauma, while unlikely to immediately test your capacity to grow (such as a severe case of food poisoning), will inevitably affect your mind when the acute turns chronic. You may develop a mild case of SIBO thereafter, or a Candida issue, especially if the illness is rather long and drawn out and/or treated with antibiotics. You may be more irritable, on-edge, angry, vindictive, or even overly-sympathetic and submissive concurrently, with a lack of self-love to match, depending on your constitutions as well as how inclined you are to grow.

Homeopathy does for you what your vital force does for you every day, with a little extra umph: maintain homeostasis amongst the constant flux of environmental toxins you happen upon. Only these remedies, unlike prescription drugs, show your vital force (you) the way back toward homeostasis when you cannot show yourself, after the acute has turned chronic. Believing in homeopathy will take a capacity to free-think, and within this context a capacity to reevaluate how you evaluate what’s real and what’s fake. To accept homeopathy is to accept that there are underlying laws complementing the purely physical, that there is more to life than just atoms and molecules; homeopathy is energetic medicine, its properties nearly undetectable, yet the millions it has cured and will continue to cure can attest to its reality. It’s time to grow, people–not only on the microlevel, but the macroscale. We must lead ourselves down a path that works not to destroy us over time, but sustain us. Strengthen us. Enliven us. Fill our earthly spirits with love, and our spiritual souls with fulfillment. That, my friends, is the promise of homeopathy. That is the power of its proper execution.

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Why Herbs Sometimes Do Too

We know drugs almost always fail to cure, even when they seemingly do. They are far more likely to suppress, which explains why our “cured” allergies turn into “cured” digestive distress and then radiated cancer cells until we die, a martyr for some body part’s Cancer Research Foundation. Unfortunately, herbs typically present to us the same dilemma: when we cleanse with wormwood, black walnut, and cloves, we kill pathogens directly. That is, we eradicate the manifestations of disorder as opposed to the root cause: the deficiency in the vital force that has permitted the disease process to take hold in the first place. Indeed, pathogenic overgrowth is secondary to digestive distress, not the instigator, for it is your body’s defense mechanisms that cease to function perfectly even when a deadly, more “exotic” parasite challenges its ability to maintain homeostasis. Thus, herbs can be suppressive just like drugs because they bandage the aforementioned expressed deficiency–although, perhaps less often than many pharmaceuticals–and do not compel the vital force into restoration. Case in point: once people finish with their herbal treatment or antiparasitic diet, their symptoms sometimes return; at the very least, they have to be very careful about what they eat. Does such instability indicate true healing? Should the “cured” have to worry that they’ll fall ill again from the very same disorder, or worse yet, a graver form? No–to all three. The deficiency should be expressed no longer. Real healing is about really dealing, as I may have mentioned. It’s about becoming aware and recognizing why you got sick in the first place, or at the very least what lower mentalities are perpetually oppressing you (and thus perpetually oppressing the body). Real healing is about loving yourself and cultivating a solid foundation on which you may grow, not one that wavers with something as inconsequential and insignificant as diet. Not one that leaves you stuck in the past. You should care about what you put in your body only to the extent that you care about nourishing yourself; while restriction forces us to do away with what does not serve us, and often to discern what earthly matters are preventing us from formulating spiritual truths, it is better found within subjects whose ramifications are more far-reaching. As long as you are not using food for happiness, by restricting or otherwise, diet is an issue manifested by a society that is not only disordered, but food-obsessed.

Plus, I experienced the effects of suppression with herbs first-hand: I not only failed to feel whole throughout this aspect of my journey, my symptoms quite “testy”, they grew worse after seemingly improving for a while. It was a very scary, and very sad experience, although of course necessary. I will not get into my story in this piece, but you can read it here.

Note that in this article I speak mainly of herbs that are used to detoxify; I wish not to comment on other aspects of herbology because I am not an expert. Although, homeopaths recognize the latter’s potential to suppress when treating a multitude of disorders. I should also mention, for those that are confused, that while homeopathic remedies sometimes derive from herbs, they are never in the same form. A homeopathic remedy, by definition (even legally), is similar to a vaccine: any substance in nature that has been diluted thousands of times or more, then successed, can be marketed as one.

Naturopaths do not solely prescribe herbal regimens to their patients. Some utilize homeopathy–although, most homeopaths I know of are either former naturopaths or MD’s, indicating that they prefer the practice above all else. I speculate that any naturopaths that remain unconverted either have not delved further enough into homeopathy to be aware of its curative powers (it constitutes only a small section of their education), or are infatuated with the (typically) higher kickback associated with naturopathy, as are MD’s in allopathy. Homeopathy, while revolutionary, may not be the only source of cure in this world, however; DMSO and CDS/MMS seem to be fairing pretty well from what I’ve heard from a few friends and family. While I’m not quite sure these products can supersede, or even compare to homeopathy in terms of efficacy and spectrum (being that homeopathy treats the totality of the being merely by virtue of its constitutional model)–they also might suppress–naturopaths around the globe are gravitating toward them, so perhaps they’re doing something right. 

As we’ve seen, sometimes suppression in minute, sparse doses doesn’t affect us. Sometimes suppression in bigger doses, perhaps induced by harsher Western medicines such as antibiotics or even natural medicines such as herbs, does. Yet there’s another classification I must get into, and it has less to do with the degree of suppression than it does your vital force: if you’re relatively strong, you can handle certain forms of moderate suppression; they might even benefit you (gasp!)–hence the reason herbology still runs strong. Herbs such as those found in the traditional parasite cleanse, diet, and time may function together to induce real healing if and only if the vital force is robust enough to eradicate all manifestations of disorder in the absence of triggers to its woe, if the vital force (and thus the body) is strong enough to heal itself in the absence of pathogens. Notice that “trigger” and “root causation” are not the same thing, although they might intersect; a trigger is something that sustains the disorder that already exists, or brings it into expression (we would consider the latter a trauma). In both cases, the vital force, in its deficiency or susceptibility, must respond to the trigger first and foremost. As usual, it all starts and ends with you. Once the vital force is capable of healing itself in the absence of triggers, the herbs (pharmaceuticals are scarcely capable of curing) are no longer considered suppressive, but you should not be sensitive to certain foods at this point, nor should you relapse. This precedent applies to DMSO and CDS/MMS as well.

Still, do I advocate using herbs in a detoxification regimen? Not really. As I’ve mentioned a few times throughout this website, it is too hard to qualify the degree to which one is disordered in order to decipher when cleansing this way is applicable versus when it is suppressive. Furthermore, will detoxing with herbs, or even going vegan or eating low-FODMAP uproot one’s suppressed emotion regarding nir childhood abuse? It is certainly possible that the cleanser, assuming ne is strong enough, will lift some of the depression or anxiety that has plagued nem (even in minute doses) since some traumatic incident, but it is unlikely that addressing pathogenic overgrowth in the digestive tract will eradicate all manifestations of disorder in all parts of the being–even though holistic healers recognize that many diseases “stem from” parasites. (When I write that parasitic infection is secondary to the digestive tract, I am referring to those that inhabit the digestive tract. Many do, even if they inhabit other parts of the body as well. Furthermore, the deficiency in the vital force gives rise to defunct homeostatic mechanisms–in any part of the body–which then allows those parasites to proliferate.)

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The Philosophy

We are sick because we are unaware, a state that varies in degree from animal to animal. Some are more aware than others; presumably, they’ve lived more lives and thus are more resistant to succumbing to trauma. Even physical susceptibilities–that is, what we are likely to contract or surrender to (STD’s, the flu, parasites, or our own disease process)–reflect mental susceptibilities, what we have yet to overcome. If you haven’t figured it our already, the mind and body are profoundly connected, a fundamental truth that is given little weight in traditional medicine except to belittle those whose symptoms are considered “psychosomatic”. Ironically, almost all symptoms are psychosomatic when we reflect on the far-reaching implications of the homeostasis-minded, spirited vital force.

Conscious individuals still fall ill because they, like everyone else, still have growth to enact. They may, however, be more likely to triumph their lower selves, even as they are delegated greater tasks. I presume we have suffered a rise in certain forms of malady, while others have been so pacified–such as infections–because we are bombarded with so much toxicity in the modern era (consider the list I mentioned above), yet we prevail because we are far more resilient. If our vital forces weren’t constantly wrought with stressors, many of them tangible in the absence of emotional distress, we would likely be much farther along. Nevertheless, the unveiling process, the capacity to uncover the truth behind facade, is a higher quality we have yet to master on the whole. Those that suffer from depression and anxiety now are still better off than their ancestors who thought it morally permissible to kill animals for fun (oh wait, that’s still going on); surely the extent to which the mind functions does not reveal how low the lower self is, or even the degree to which it is expressed. Higher individuals, more learned individuals, are less likely to embody the lowest qualities of any one given constitution, even when quite disorderd, just as the population in its near entirety has grown past unfruitful social norms. The values of the macro do not indicate spiritual succession, but reflect how we as individuals have changed for the better.

Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn’t have taken us this long to get this far if we weren’t so preyed upon by the norms of the society in which we live (do the majority always manifest them?). If our emotions guide us into our higher selves (for disorder–depression–always exacerbates the lower), wouldn’t we have always had the capacity to feel for one another, and thus to treat one another with respect? Or is it because our unevolved selves could not recover from our traumas in the earliest eras that we easily fell victim to our lower qualities, thus sustaining the defunct social morale until it was slowly lifted (still in the process of lifting)? Surely rationality endows us with the ability to grow; perhaps we began our journeys on this earth disposed to sub-par intellect, or at least without any information to guide us, and thus were even more likely to engage in behavior untrue to the soul. Because emotion is not directly related to the lower self (I believe that, aside from those born disordered, we are all born the “happiest” we can possibly be), it is certainly possible that we may be content whilst unaware. The most fulfilled people are those that have eradicated their lower selves, yes, but if we’re not tested to manifest the higher via trauma or the society that subjugates us (which would in turn test its staying power, its solidity), or if we’re tested so much that we collapse, we won’t know what we’re missing. A slower form of maturation ensues when the macro does not guide us, and in fact delays us.

Nowadays we are taught to suppress–not only our illnesses, but our emotions, which leads to illness. Societies more inclined toward spirituality than organized religion seem to fare better than we do in terms of self-awareness; they also have the lowest rates of cancer. While the African countries mainly found in this list grapple with discriminatory gender laws (as an example of progression), I would not be surprised if the gender norms are less oppressive than we think. The Afropolitan is a beautiful website centered on African culture; I love this post in particular, which features personal reflections on African life. We think we are so advanced in America, with all of our technology and science and big-whig politics, through which our voices are supposedly heard, yet our incapacity to think for ourselves would indicate otherwise. Of course I am not saying the majority of the population conforms–although I wouldn’t entirely dispel the notion either–but our rigid, I’ll-only-believe-it-until-science-proves-it attitude has led us down a narrow path. With all of the “progression” our Western medicine has made anyway, we’re some of the sickest people around. And we still haven’t found a cure for cancer, it seems… An utterly laughable, unfathomable, disgraceful lie considering many exist–especially when we catch the disease process early. (Pardon me if I link the same article a few times throughout this piece–I am making big claims that need big backings.) And for those of you who are curious, homeopathy is proven an efficient cure time and time again in published studies online. Take a gander; look them up for yourself. I’m sure you’ll find it odd that we could have all of these ignorant micro beliefs stemming from the public view when viable information totally available to us proves otherwise. Once again I’m reminded of politicians…