some of you know me from 'a bit of whimsy'. i have neglected my whimsical whisperings and temporarily abandoned my other blog. i will be back soon. in the past i have written about all things lovely, inspirational, vintage and anything gently tugging at my heart.
my personal health struggles however have led me down a new path. i have become an admirer, student and practitioner of a 200 year old medical art and science known as 'Classical Homeopathy'. it involves soul as well as body. after a long struggle with chronic fatigue and systemic candida, i reclaimed my reservoir of inner strength
since i was 2 years old it was clear that i wasn't a quitter. this time i became close! giving up would have been easier. there were days i was prepared to crawl under a river-rock and share it if i had to with a slimy earthworm to lick my wounds. or just disappear into the clouds. anything was better than facing daylight and being stripped off my identity, my freedom to be creative, my usefulness as a mother and otherwise. i think when you are robbed off all your vital energies you eventually fold, or you begin searching and reach in more deeply.
i always believed that our physical health is directly linked to our mental and emotional state. so i began searching for this connection in more depth. it was nothing big like global issues, war and peace or world hunger, but big enough to wreck my body of its proper function and harmonious, baroque like rhythm. i looked inward, resolved family issues, tried harder to communicate my needs. made peace with old nagging thoughts of hurt or guilt.
and since i like to read. i did that. i read the lessons on mindfulness in medicine, began to read about natural approaches to cure, homeopathy and all its powers, about detoxing. i visited a professional homeopath. and than something extraordinary happened:
i healed. by then i had learned a lot:
lesson #1: listen to your body, and honor what it needs!
lesson #2: the first step into healing, is the willingness to heal.
my life has changed. i started an affair and fell deeply in love with homeopathic medicine. i took the leap and began an intensive 4 year study at the homeopathic academy in san diego, california. now i'm continuing my studies at the international academy of homeopathy (alonissis, greece). i am finishing my clinical education in santa cruz, california.
this blog is a documentation of my discoveries, studies and beliefs. i will talk out loud about vulnerability, natural cures, the connection between body and soul and about being imperfect.
i invite you to join me on a path to healing. as in any journey, there is risk; any deepening of character necessitates a loss. nonetheless, initiating such a journey remains a watershed, an outpouring of unanticipated grace, an indelible opportunity to drink from the deep well of your life.” Heal Thyself: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine by Saki Santorelli