Within our Organon series of articles, we talked profoundly about the fine art of letting go because getting rid of attachment is a central topic in Creative Homeopathy. Becoming a fully liberated individual is the primary purpose behind all holistic approaches in therapy. Accordingly, as facilitators, we aim to find the psychological imprints in our clients that inhibit them from achieving that goal.
Our previous article focused on attachment issues and overcoming trauma related to losing a beloved person. In this treatise by Antonie Peppler, we concentrate on traditional entanglements like family structures and society. Please enjoy her short treatise about the fine art of letting go.
Letting go of Attachments
In almost every homeopathic treatment, the word “letting go” is mentioned. Detachment of previous behavioral and thought patterns is crucial to becoming healthy and independent. Patients often look irritated and convey that they do not know what “letting go” means.
What does letting go mean?
To grasp this subject sufficiently, it is helpful to fall back on the wisdom hidden in our language. There is the word “imagination” and the concept of “letting go of imagination.” The word “imagination” means that reality was covered with a fictitious image. Each personality has its individual life dynamic based on what it has created for itself—that is the reality behind the false surface.
However, our subconscious thoughts and ideas control this individual life dynamic, often shaped by ancient tradition. There we have the false image overlapping reality. For example, people accept that it is not allowed to separate because the church has forbidden it, no matter how happy or unhappy people are. This conviction still exists today.
It is necessary to let go of these unconscious rules or beliefs. This means that the personality must grow so that it can oppose tradition. This often happens only with a bad conscience, inhibiting the development process. Homeopathic remedies can help deal with these subconscious emotions when confronted with guilt and a bad conscience. Examples of that are Ignatia, Coffea cruda/tosta, etc.
The parents as an ideal image
When a person understands that certain rituals and beliefs are presented to his own life dynamics, he can transform them and adjust his vitality towards his individual needs. In practice, patients often have particular ideas about their own parents. Often, there is a presumption that parents are the direct successors of God. The father could do everything. The mother just so protected us and directed us. For many people, the content of the concept of God is quite identical to the scope of the image of their parents.
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The realization of parents as ordinary people
Only later, when we have grown older, we might realize that the parents are also just ordinary people. The readiness to perceive this is decisive. If we see the parents as completely normal humans, we detach them from the image of a perfect being in a protecting and loving function. Then we often lose the concept of God. This potential disappointment is enough reason to resist or even avoid the revelation entirely and keep the illusion of parents as the flawless manifestation of perfect humans.
Follow the individual life plan
It is essential to accept that the world is different from how we imagined it when we were children or how it is predetermined by traditional rituals. When much more tolerance has arisen, an individual considers several possibilities in life as realistic options and gives oneself the possibility to make a conscious choice. Only our fixed concepts might be rocked at that moment, but we can rework them.
The great advantage of challenging our traditional beliefs is that our lives become more individual. Thus, we can use what ultimately corresponds to us and resonates with our natural dynamics of life. If we assume that the soul may have created a life plan before it incarnated, it is essential to follow it. The concept of one’s destiny might oppose traditional thought structures. This topic concerns the process of detaching especially. Only at the moment, when we have acquired the ability of choice and the capacity to let go, can we arrange ourselves as individuals living in a way that corresponds to us as unique personalities.
The original article about depression was written by Antonie Peppler and translated by Christian Köhlert.