On Homeopathy, Caroline Myss and Health

I’ve often heard Caroline Myss say that one needs to be in present time as much as possible (i.e., not channel energy to the old situations, painful emotions, etc. via revisiting them over and over in the mind and allowing our energy to leak to the burdensome past) to take advantage of energy medicine systems, such as Homeopathy.

Let me first say that I am a huge admirer of Dr. Myss’ work. I think she is a magnificent teacher who has taught me a lot, and I continue learning a great deal from her. However, I will disagree with her in regards to Homeopathy and how it works. If we waited to collect all the pieces of our Spirits scattered in the past to enable Homeopathy to work, I can safely say that as an art and science of medicine, Homeopathy would have died a long time ago. Yet it continues to be successfully practiced by dedicated people all over the world. I am not saying that Homeopathy should and will replace the need for genuine spiritual work that involves a hard, honest look at all the attachments we carry in many areas of our lives, whether they are generational beliefs handed down to us that we should drop, relationships that are sucking the life out of us that we need to cut off, unfulfilling work that should be reconsidered if we are to live joyful, authentic lives, etc. What I am saying is that Homeopathic medicines, if properly matched to the person, will help immensely in both physical and emotional conditions, regardless of how much in the present we are. Why? I truly feel, and I am sure many homeopaths will support me in this, that homeopathic medicines help disturb the frequency of illness, thereby helping the person lessen the emotional and psychological attachments that are creating the density of the condition in the tissues, or the grip of the thought-forms recreating the problem, if we are talking about a more emotionally-based disorder. In the process of such dissolution, pockets of energy are released, such that perceptions that held us in the past, created suffering and/or surrounded  the physical ailment are often no longer there. Thus, by having taken an appropriate homeopathic medicine, one is much more in the present time, because the emotions that held so much power over us, were prevalent and repetitive, are downgraded and dissolved along with the thoughts generating and perpetuating them.

Original homeopaths were all physicians who treated many physical and mental disorders very successfully, and they had great results in treating the cases of epidemic diseases as well. I doubt that many of their patients had enough command and understanding of psychological vocabulary that we do today. I am sure these patients invested unwisely and left in the past just as many pieces of their souls. The latter would have continued to contribute to creation of their lives unconsciously and channel away from health and creativity in the present, until uncovered, “unplugged from” (Caroline’s term) and integrated into the Self. Yet, homeopathy worked very well for those patients. We have old medical records and journals to prove that.

Of course, we should all strive for and work on reaching full congruency between the emotions and thoughts. In the meantime, however, Homeopathy will work both on the level of physical illness with all its manifestations, and on the emotional/mental and subtle levels. It can restore health and revitalize. It can provide a push on the road of spiritual growth–but it won’t do the work for us: a remedy can create an invitation, an opening–and the rest is up to us.

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Raising Our Emotional Temperature

Raising Our Emotional Temperature.

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Raising Our Emotional Temperature


Raising One’s Emotional Temperature
by Dr. Natalya Golovanov, ND, CHom.

Fall is here. Its slow, focused energy invites us to alter our pace and be more reflective. It steers us toward a deeper look at our life’s direction. Where are we headed? Where have our choices landed us so far? Is this what we want for ourselves?

When we choose to live authentically and move in the general direction of what our dream life would look like, our spirits grow and our emotions are expressed in a healthy way instead of being cut off and suppressed.

So, how do we take our “emotional temperature”? By asking if we feed and nurture our spirit every day, or push through responsibilities and endure life rather than live it. Are we attuned to which experiences and activities nourish the soul to make us feel alive and content?

Here are some tips that can help us get in touch with our inner voice:

  1. For the next week, commit to 15 to 25 minutes per day of uninterrupted time for reflection, as if it were an appointment. Write it in your dairy and “show up” for it. No excuses!
  2. Eliminate distractions by turning off phones and TV and ignoring e-mails and social media messages.
  3. Mull over the activities of the preceding week. Notice the smallest clues about what was instinctively attractive or draining about those experiences, however trivial or illogical they seem. For example, if after finishing a work project we reward ourselves by going to a store to smell French perfumes or browse through beautiful fabrics,that could indicate what is trying to emerge from within. If we turn to do-it-yourself programs or cooking shows on TV, that’s another clue. There is a reason why such things evoke a spark of joy and contentment.
  4. Become a detective, taking a “survey” of life. Dare to dream what a perfect life would look like, even if the image seems ridiculous or far out of reach. If an accountant, for example, is secretly dreaming of being in front of big audiences, getting an accounting job in theatre will not bring the desired experience. Signing up for acting classes or joining Toastmasters, however, would be more enlivening and provide a taste of the heart’s desire.
  5. What activities are so enjoyable that engaging in them is satisfying regardless of whether one is paid for them? Is there something that comes to us so easily that we tend to dismiss it? As creative entrepreneur Derek Sivers says, we must look for something that is “obvious to you, amazing to others.” Note these things down, as they can be useful guideposts to what is asking to be expressed.
  6. Piece the clues together and see if they create a cohesive pattern of a new path that would be a perfect fit to give the most joy and happiness in life.

Happy holidays!

Natalya Golovanov is a naturopathic doctor and homeopath in Walnut Creek who received her training at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Pacific Academy of Homeopathy. For more information, call 925-695-3113 or 415-948-8999 or[E1]  visit GoldenGateHomeopathy.com

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