Disease is a state of being. It is expressed mentally and/or physically. You experience the mental state of disease as stress. Although this stress appears to arise from external factors, from the outside world, these are only the triggers. Stress arises not from the outside, but from the inside, from within you. It arises from your perception of the outside world.
Most people are aware that when, say, ten people are asked about a shared experience, they will come up with ten different view points of the apparently same experience. Who is right? Who is wrong?
Of course, there are no rights and wrongs. Your world is your perception of what it is.
Another example is when you re-read a book. How often have you exclaimed that you don’t remember parts from your original reading? This is because you can only absorb information that fits with your perception of the outside world. If it is beyond you (at the first time of reading), then it is not even considered. You don’t even notice it.
The second time you read the book, you have traveled a little further down your journey of life and are now able to take in the new information.
In understanding stress, you can appreciate that its cause does not lie in the traumas and conflicts that you experience in your life.
Let’s take an example to illustrate what this means. When an emergency occurs, you easily swing into appropriate action to deal with it. If you are being pursued by a dangerous animal or by a mugger, you are most likely to run for your life or to take any other appropriate avoiding action within your means.
You know what to do and act upon it. It is as if there is a single voice telling you what to do. There is no time for an inner debate. You could say that in an extreme situation, you inherently know what to do and how to do it.
In ordinary life, when you have time to consider, you can experience an inner debate. There is an inner conflict between the external reality and your perception of it. For example, someone who is financially very comfortable in reality, may feel financially insecure, that they may lose all their money.
Another example maybe of love and support. Although someone’s partner may be very loving and loyal, their inner perception may be that they may find someone else.
These contradictory voices create the turmoil, the stress. Yet often, they have little to do with the external situation. They are about what the situation appears to be to you.
So what can you do about this? It’s all well and good understanding stress and where it comes from, but then what? Intellectualising it is only the start. It is helpful but doesn’t cure the core issue.
This is where good homeopathic treatment comes into its own. It is perhaps only with homeopathy that such deep seated issues are treated so effectively. Homeopathic treatment is perhaps unique in its ability to cut through to the core problem and balance this, resulting in a stress free life.