Please admire my photo, this is a cross stitch that I started the first time I lived in Kerikeri, and I have just completed it. It only took me 16 years 😂
So because this took such a long time, I want to discuss persevering.
Maybe it says something about my quiet obstinacy or stubbornness, which refused to let me let go of this and decided to pick it up again after years sitting in a bag untouched.
But the real lesson is that some things take time, and that in the end it is worthwhile.
One of these things is your health. When you have a chronic condition it can be disheartening when you see a Homeopath and you don’t instantly improve. We learn when the first remedy doesn’t help, and when you have some things that change and others that don’t. This means we can change remedies or approach next time. So my message here is, go back for a follow up. Don’t give up on Homeopathy if you don’t have success with a practitioner after a few consultations, it may be you need a different approach and this may mean a different Homeopath. It doesn’t mean the first one is not good, and may have great results for others, but they didn’t ‘get’ you.
For the students, or potential students, perseverance is needed for your study. It may not be the easiest thing to study, but it has immense value, not just in knowing enough to use Homeopathy acutely and for people who need ongoing support, but for your own spiritual growth from the philosophy.
For the new graduates and natural health practitioners, sometimes practicing is work, sometimes building a practice feels like climbing a mountain, when something isn’t working it can be disheartening. Take a break, have a coffee (or a gin), call a friend or colleague, and regroup. You’ve been called to Homeopathy for a reason and you have a place and plenty to offer. I am very well aware that pushing through is not always good- make sure you see my last post on burnout if you haven’t already. Pause, take a break and reflect, but you can pick things up again. Make connections with other practitioners and ask for support, make a plan and take things one step at a time.
Good things take time.