Homeopathy and the Higher Purposes of our Existence


Raymond Edge

"In the healthy human state, the spirit-like life force that enlivens the material organism as dynamis, governs without restriction and keeps all parts of the organism in admirable, harmonious, vital operation, as regards both feelings and functions, so that our indwelling, rational spirit can freely avail itself of this living, healthy instrument for the higher purposes of our existence."

Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, expressed these observations on human health in 1842 and suggests that the true potential of homeopathy doesn't end with the restoration of physical and emotional harmony.  Physical, emotional and mental health is viewed as a desirable prerequisite to the attainment of the "higher purposes of our existence".  A vibrant, healthy body and mind allows spirit to freely carry out its work and fulfil our life-purpose unhampered by disease and pain.  That is surely an incentive for all of us to preserve or improve our level of health.

When we experience a state of perfect health our bodies do not cry out for help through the expression of symptoms, nor do our thoughts and emotions weigh us down with negativity.  Our experience becomes one of pure joy in the perfect pleasure of being.  This is the optimal state for us to carry out our life-purpose unhampered by the restraints of ill-health.  It is our true inheritance to achieve this state which then allows for spirit to shine through us and guide us on our path.  Achieving this state of health and harmony removes many obstacles to the recognition of our true selves, and with this recognition comes a sense of connection to something greater.  It gives new meaning to our lives and transforms the routine of daily living into a grand adventure.

How can homeopathy help us to get in touch with spirit and assist in our personal evolution?  Symptoms carry the clues to restoring balance and reconnecting with spirit.  Homeopathy asserts that symptoms are actually expressions of the life force attempting to correct the imbalance, which is essentially dynamic in nature.  Rather than seeking to oppose these symptoms through suppressive treatment, nature is encouraged in its struggle to overcome the diseased state and the organism is stimulated to increase its reaction by a remedy capable of strengthening the healing response.  The increased stimulus allows the life energy to react more powerfully and overcome the disease.  Gently stimulating the life energy in this way tunes up the organism like the living, healthy instrument that it is capable of being.  It is a refinement of the life force which then resonates on higher frequencies.  These refined frequencies resonate with and attract impulses from spirit which enhance per
 sonal awareness and growth.

Homeopathy does not take the place of doing your own inner work.  It does, however, prepare the bodily temple by rebalancing energies and fine-tuning the organism to such a degree as to render the path to total consciousness free of physical, emotional and mental obstacles.

Homeopathy is the only western medical system that recognizes the existence of the 'spirit-like life force' and its true significance in health and disease states.  It is known that disease is primarily a dynamic, or energetic disturbance.  It is known that symptoms are the organism's reaction to the disturbance in an attempt to heal itself and restore balance.  It is also known that left to its own devices in chronic disease states, the organism is a somewhat inefficient healer.   Intervention is usually necessary to resolve the situation.  If there is a need for intervention, it should be as safe, gentle and effective as possible using the least amount of remedial substance to effect a healing response.  There is no better, more efficient method than homeopathy to achieve the desired result.

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The Toronto School of Homeopathic Medicine is Canada's only Council on Homeopathic Education-accredited college.  All our staff and faculty are professional homeopaths with busy practices who bring a wealth of practical experience to the classroom and teaching clinic.

We emphasize the study of pure classical homeopathy in a creative and supportive environment.  The foundation of our program is the thorough study of the Organon of Medicine and are true to Samuel Hahnemann's (the founder of homeopathy) teachings.  Our curriculum is based on international curriculum standards which allows for recognition of our courses and easy transition for students wishing to relocate and take up homeopathic studies elsewhere.

Our clinical training consists of over 1700 hours of both observational and mentored approaches with some of Canada's finest practitioners.

If you're considering a career in homeopathy, we sincerely hope that you will compare what we offer with other colleges and curriculums.  We invite you to spend an informal day of classes with us as a 'student for a day' to get a sense of a typical day in the life of a student.  There is no obligation and this is merely an opportunity for you to get to know us and to chat with students and lecturers to hear their impressions of studying with us.

Call us at 416-966-2350 or 1-800-572-6001 for more information or to request a free information package.

Yours in health,

Raymond Edge, RSHom(NA), CCH
Toronto School of Homeopathic Medicine
1881 Yonge Street, Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario M4S 3C4
Accredited by the Council on Homeopathic Education