David Shapley CCH
Homeopathic Practitioner in Dallas, Texas
Note that no where in his definitive work “The Organon of Medical Art” does it say anything like;
“The purpose of the physician is to get rich, to pursue a grand lifestyle, to get respect and appreciation through professional achievement”.
These things can happen incidentally for the true physician who is successful in healing patients, but without the first aphorism being the core intention of the physician, vision to apprehending what is diseased and what is curable will be very limited. It is a sad fact that in todays world, the vast majority of physicians suffer from the affliction of careerism. Though this mostly afflicts allopathy, it has begun to spill over into Homeopathy as well.
Careerism is the state of mind where ego seeks security and self importance by conforming to the group think required by the protectionist monopolist mind set established in that career over generations of time. At the core of this group think are the interests of monetary and political power.
Often, the well intentioned student enters medical training and learns that conformity is required for success and that success is measured by grades, wealth, lifestyle and prestige, not truly benefiting patients. More often, students enter medical training with full intention of gaining wealth, prestige and respect in order to avoid feelings of failure and disgrace before parents and peers.
There isn’t any way this trend will be reversed any time soon in the sphere of Allopathy because it was founded in the self interest of it’s practitioners at expense of patients, so it is to the Homeopathic physician and patients of Homeopathy to whom I’m addressing here. It was by pure intention that Hahnemann apprehended the laws of nature in the cause and cure of disease. No one concerned with the self interest of career and security would ever have the vision to discover this. It is the very 1rst aphorism because Hahnemann understood that successful practice, as measured by cured patients, could only be achieved by minds who cultivated the same purity. To listen to the patients, in their own words, to observe without prejudice (self interest), with compassion (the understanding the God did not create us to suffer), to see that liberation from disease allows for service to the higher purpose of life (benefitting all).
In some places, Homeopathic schools are dropping the study of the philosophy and have replaced it with the self interest system of mechanistic rote learning competition career climbing. These schools are filling with people who want to be called “Doctor” and assure that they have secure incomes and community respect. As monied and political interest gain influence over the group think, conformity replaces the dynamic minds exemplified by our masters. Our great method is debased, discredited and destroyed by the malpractice of spending only 5 minutes with patients, relying solely of questionnaires, giving remedies based on pathology, meeting government mandates on allopathic scientific requirements, claiming Homeopathy and allopathy can be combined, or that Homeopathy is only applicable when allopathy failed. Doctors competing and clamoring for fame proliferate, taking practice further and further away from the unchanging principles laid out in the Organon.
Patients need to know the difference if they want to see real progress in their own healing. It’s not difficult to spot the signs and symptoms of a careerist vs. a healer. How much time does your practitioner spend with you? Can you see how he is connecting you physical ailment to mental thought patterns? Are you getting lasting results or just temporary relief? Does your practitioner come across as a humble person of depth and sensitivity or an omnipotent god like figure who wants your adoration and obedience? Does your practitioner succeed through successful cases, good reputation and referrals as to results, or does he survive through low balling his fees or the facade of state authority and subsidies? Does his practice or clinic use profit high volume driven business models, or does he seek to keep operating costs low to keep prices affordable to most?
All over the world Homeopathy needs to purge itself of careerism if Homeopathy is to grow as the true healing art and science it was meant to be. Practitioners need to reflect upon their own minds and motives, and do the self work required to purify their minds of the shallow selfish motives of careerism. If in honest reflection, the would be student or practitioner sees he can’t get past this, then another profession would be appropriate. I implore patients of Homeopathy to consider this information when selecting any practitioner to be your co-healer in helping you to make lasting and permanent changes so you can be free to serve the higher purposes of your existence.
For the benefit of all!