Suppression is a big concept in homeopathic medicine. Physically homeopaths believe that the body is a flow system and discharging is part of the way in which our bodies maintain our health.
North American society is across the board against flow!
No mucus, no sweat, no skin rashes, no fever, no dandruff, no diarrhea,no menstrual cycle, no phlegm….. we suppress it all. When we choose to do this, the action our body is attempting is thwarted. The misdirected force can end up landing on a deeper system. For example,one of the most common of these suppression paths would be babies with eczema. Once the eczema has been routinely suppressed with cortisone ointments, children develop asthma and respiratory difficulties The suppression of expression on the skin goes to the next organ of respiration which are the lungs.
Mentally/emotionally suppression is equally dynamic. Holding yourself back because you feel responsible for how everyone else is feeling, allowing fear to override your own intuitive sense, trying to please people who you perceive have authority over you – these are some of the reasons people try to hold themselves back and in. My favorite way to help people challenge these beliefs and actions is to ask them if they would be willing to give their children similar advice. Would you advise your child to just put themselves last, shove down their feelings and be quiet, stay small?
When you suppress your natural desires, joy and curiosity about life you harm yourself. Allowing yourself the freedom to acknowledge and pursue what makes you happy will change everything. It frees up your body, it charges your soul with fresh vitality.
So do you set yourself freeeeee? A homeopathic remedy will prompt you to move towards these two questions:
~ What will make me feel most healthy?
~ What will create a higher level of happiness?
After choosing to engage with homeopathy, the things you were previously suppressing will be uncorked, you will no longer feel good holding in, holding back or trying to distract yourself from how you feel. The groups (100 AWESOME PEOPLE!) I am now offering in my practice are a way of identifying how you may be suppressing and focusing on the forward motion. Celebrating it, naming it, sharing it and calling it on. If you are interested in doing this level of joyful work please check out my website (www.pipermartin.com) and contact me directly to be placed in a group.