Many of my clients have not seen me for a number of years, so I would like to let you know how I work these days.
First of all, I try to practice what I preach. I meditate every morning when I wake up to get myself centered, that means out of my head and into my heart and intuitive self. I also exercise for 20 to 30 minutes every morning by doing Yoga Exercises and Tai’ Chi Ch’uan on alternate days. I feed my family a healthy breakfast, then walk my dog for 20 minutes. I do all of this, because I have learned that the only way I can take care of other people is if I take care of myself first.
There is a story about Mahatma Gandhi. One day a woman came to see him because she was very worried about her son who was addicted to sugar. She wanted to know what she could do to break him of this addiction.
Mahatma Gandhi told her to go away and come back in two weeks. She said, I live far away, and I have walked many miles to see you. Can you not help me now? He said, “No,” and sent her off. In two weeks she returned, and the woman asked him, so what have you found out in this two weeks. He said, “In order for me to give advice to you about your son and his sugar addiction, I had to cure myself first of my own sugar addiction.”
This is also my point of view. People come to me, because they want to become healthier. How can I tell others how to be healthy, if I don’t practice healthy life style habits myself?”
When clients comes to see me, I want to come from the Big Mind State when I work with them and not the Little Mind State. The Little Mind State is the ego. That is the part of me that thinks it knows something, that is full of information, ideas, concepts, and opinions, likes and dislikes. The Big Mind State is the clear mind state devoid of everything that fills the little mind.
Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, said that it was important for the homeopath to be an unprejudiced observer. When one comes from the Big Mind State one is an unprejudiced observer.
What I found is that the biggest obstacle to a homeopath finding a good remedy for a person is his/her preconceived notion of remedy pictures. As I was learning homeopathy I tried to build up these remedy pictures in my mind. Now what I am trying to do is tear them down, because these remedy pictures are conceptual ideas, which if you believe in them, prevent you from recognizing a person who may need that remedy, if the person does not fit in with your concept of what that remedy looks like.
For about 12 years I was very involved in learning and practicing the Sankaran Sensation Method. Then I realized that this method keeps you in the Little Mind State, because you have to analyze the case in terms of the concepts of that method. This makes you a prejudiced observer. Now if I start to think in terms of animal, mineral, plant and the various miasms, I pull back and take a deep breath, because I realize that I am no longer in the Big Mind State.
I coined the way I practice now as the Method of No Method. In this non-method I try to remain in the Big Mind State as I take the case. Afterward, I begin the repertorization process, where I look up the symptoms of the client and see which remedies cover those symptoms. I rely heavily on repertorization to help me figure out a good remedy for my client. I try to see what is the big issue for my client; in what remedies is that issue also big. Then I study the materia medica of the remedies that I am considering for the client.
Once I have done all the analytical and scientific work, I check in with my intuitive self, as well as the client’s intuitive self, and ask for Divine Guidance. The Little Mind is always too small for this great task of healing, and if things do not line up logically, which they rarely do, a higher power must be tapped into to make the final decision. Cultivating the Big Mind State helps me access the wisdom of that higher power and hopefully do something that will assist the person who has entrusted me to help him attain better health.
I try to work in the spirit of Karma Yoga. What this means is be present with my client, do my best work, and once a decision has been made, let it go. I try not to be attached to outcomes, as the outcomes are not in my hands.
Please let me know if you would like me to be your partner in healing, or if you have any questions about homeopathy. I can be reached at Olenev@att.net or 650-569-6219.
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I wish you the best of health.
Peace be with you,
Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)
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Thank you very much for your question. The one day course should be a good introduction to what homeopathy is, but to actually learn homeopathy is a life long endeavor, as you have to learn materia medicca, which is the study of remedies and their properties; and also you have to study homeopathic philosophy, posology and methodology.
The spiritual studies are also a life long endeavor, because you to learn how to meditate, and practice that daily in your life.
If this is your dharma, which means your path in life, it will require you to have a passion for studying, particularly studying medicine and people, and also a love of the spiritual path. I don’t believe there is a way to shorten the path.
I wish you success in all your undertakings.
In love and service,
I am taking part in a one day course on homeopathy. I am wondering if i want to use homeopathy like you are talking about above, for spiritual and emotional help, should i still go forward with a full homeopathy course as it is taught usually, starting with all the physical ailments and learning the remedies, or is there another way to learn how to help others at deeper levels? thank you.