Spirit – Mind – Body
You probably have sensed when looking in the mirror there is more to you than your visible physical body; there is a living sentient being that is you and quite distinct from your body, an energy, enveloped in your body. You may be quite conscious of the fact that your being or essence is physically intangible and not limited to the physical dimensions of space or time. For example, you may be sitting in a meeting room or classroom and yet be miles away from the present, or perhaps you’ve sensed yourself in a distant past or even in the future, while firmly encased in your present body. That essence in you that is intangible and unlimited by space and time, is what we call spirit.
Your spirit has an intrinsic life activity and free will that drives your body. Every thought, word and deed, even unconscious activities such as breathing or the heartbeat cannot take place without the presence of your spirit in your body. When the body no longer houses the spirit, all physical processes cease.
“As you ought not attempt to cure the eyes without the head or the head without the body, so neither ought you to cure the body without the soul; and this is the reason why the cure of many diseases is unknown to the physicians…. because they are ignorant of the whole, which ought to be studied also; for the part can never be well unless the whole is whole. The great error of our day in the treatment of the human body is that physicians separate the soul from the body.”
– Plato, Charmide
5th Century BCE
“In the state of health, the spirit-like vital force animating the material human organism reigns in supreme sovereignty.”
– Samuel Hahnemann, Organon of the Medical Art
“All healing forces must be within, not without! The applications from without [medications, diet, counseling] are intended to create within a coordinating mental and spiritual force.”
– Edgar Cayce
Physicians, philosophers and sages have sought through the ages to understand Spirit. My own search for understanding led me to the study of homeopathy, science and world religions, and finally led me to discover a book entitled In the Light of Truth, a book of inexhaustible knowledge and information, which completely and clearly explains the relationship of the spiritual to the psychological man and to the physical body; as well as the fundamental principles that drive all processes in life and in the universe.
In all living beings, there is a constant flow of energy from the innermost to the outermost layer and back again to the innermost layer . This energy is called the vital force and is the glue that holds the spirit and body together. The vital force is dependent on the spirit for its activity. The spirit in turn is dependent on the universal life force that permeates and sustains everything. When the spirit is constricted or limited in any way, the vital force will suffer and become limited. This leads us to the understanding that not all diseases originate in the physical body, even though the end result and manifestation may be physical. Therefore in attempting to understand ourselves and the basis of many disorders it is necessary to be open to exploring our spirituality in a non-judgmental and non sectarian way, so that we can identify where we may be experiencing stagnation in our spiritual, psychic or emotional selves that results in physical and mental disorder.
The goal in any truly integrative treatment process is to reintegrate the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical human being and restore unity in the vital force. A well chosen homeopathic constitutional remedy, by restoring the integrity of the vital force, allows the human being to more easily be in touch with his or her innermost self and brings one face-to-face with their true essence. This can then become a springboard to deeper spiritual self-realization which can naturally empower the spirit to make and follow through on choices that will bring about emotional and physical wellness.