I am in New York and reflecting on my talk two days ago on classical homeopathy and human potential. I had a couple patients speak about their experiences, and this was wonderful for showing what happens when a homeopathic remedy acts deeply on the 4th level. For those who didn’t hear my talk and would like to, it was videotaped, and there may be a link to it. Stay tuned.
Always the problem for me when I discuss what I do is how to help people understand a discipline that is outside of what our medical system has taught them. We all learn by starting with what we know and moving on from there. This is a problem, because our medical system begins from an entirely different idea about what it means to be human.
I try to get around this by dividing medical treatment into levels, starting with level 1—the medicine they know, understand, and are comfortable with—and descending into the new territory of levels 3 and 4. Still, it’s tough going, and many people have difficulty crossing from level 2 to 3. Without that transition, going from level 3 to level 4, the level of homeopathy, is impossible.
I have written about the levels of healing many times before. I take the point of view of the healer and their therapeutic intention, as follows:
1) Intention at the level of diagnosis, i.e. fix the abnormal number or test
2) Intention at the level of feeling, i.e. fix the pain.
3) Intention at the level of vital systems, i.e. fix the energetic imbalance.
4) Intention at the level of consciousness, i.e. shift the pattern of perception underlying the expression of physical and mental disease.
After my talk, a patient and friend told me, “I don’t think people quite understood what you mean by ‘consciousness.’” I heard this and thought, True, that would be a long way to travel. The problem is, why would shifting a pattern in consciousness heal a physical disease? I spend my life healing physical disease through a focus of shifting a pattern in consciousness. I am going to give my best, oh-so-human answer why this is possible.
A key point is that to have a thought requires a brain, to have consciousness does not. Apparently consciousness can exist independently of the sleeve of matter. Most likely the divine, God, is Consciousness–an eternal, infinite Consciousness. It is everywhere and in everything—plants, the air, rocks, planets, empty space. We are swimming in it. It is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. This everywhere (immanent) and nowhere (transcendent) brings a paradox. Imagine you were the Divine, (ridiculous, but go with it), existing in a blissful infinity, wouldn’t you have the urge to know Yourself in Your infinity? But that would require localizing yourself in space and time. So You might fold in on Yourself and begin to en-sheath consciousness in finite patterns, localized in time and space, evolving through them into a multiplicity of forms, to come to know Yourself. This is the idea presented by the German philosopher, Hegel: Spirit coming to know Itself, evolving through time.
What this would mean is that everything we see—even rocks–is but a pattern in consciousness. This would explain why, within each of us, there is a pattern of consciousness that corresponds to one specific substance, i.e. because Consciousness evolves through patterns, the consciousness that we know as ourselves previously existed and evolved through a specific pattern. It might seem crazy to think that, as a human being, “you” may have preceded “yourself” by taking the form of a plant or mineral, but it’s possible that this is simply a prejudice you have from being human.