Sickness as a personality
A comprehensive view of illness that I prefer is illness as a personality. Humans are a system of different personalities. The personalities with their respective goals can be contradictory to each other and also lead to conflicts within the system. Every personality has its history.
Each of these personalities has his point of view, his talent and wants to achieve something, or to belong to a group, idea. For example, a child personality wants a protective family. An artist personality wants prestige and admiration. A teenager personality wants to be interesting and have a place in their peer group, etc.
One can regard such a part or personality as an independent person who was “forced” into this role by his life story, e.g. a problematic childhood.
We develop different personalities in the course of our lives and “we are them, live them, use them” in different situations of life. We behave with our friends differently than in our work and again we are someone else at home with our partner or family.
One’s own culture is a personality that one can often only become aware of when travelling to “foreign” countries or living in other cultures.
One can take over personalities from the family system or from “other lives”.
These personalities become a problem when we identify with them and most people think that they aretheir personalities with their history. They are fixed and identified with this entity, with this bundle of thoughts.
We are then constricted and can only behave or perceive the world in a certain way and this leads to conflicts or to the need as to how the world should be.
People are busy or occupied, they are no longer open to this here and now with all its beauty and liveliness, it is a kind of “obsession”.
This leads to unhappiness, tension, anger, stress, etc. – to illness.
Healing happens when we perceive that we have identified with a personality and can let go of it. This happens when we become aware of this identification and perceive that we are not this personality at all. The result is that clients, in addition to being free of symptoms, describe themselves as more free and lighter, happier and with more energy. The energy that has been absorbed by the personality is now freely available again, one is more “self” again and thus in more “self-guidance“.
This in practice means that every personality with its history and its associated symptoms of illness needs a medication similar to this “personality and its history”.
In practice this is sometimes a difficult task, because which symptoms belong to which personality/story?
One possibility is to follow the time axis in order to find out at which time the disease arose, which problem, which personality with its desire, goal was in the spotlight at that time. This explains why in the course of time the patient has become healthier and more comfortable, but the symptom for which he originally came to the practice has not necessarily disappeared. No suitable medication has yet been found or prescribed for this personality, or it has not yet been produced as a homeopathic medication that corresponds to this personality/story.