Hi I'm Alastair Hay and I help people get well and help people stay well using homeopathic medicines and I'm a home visiting homeopath, mainly, working in… Er, where do I work… I work in Kent, Surrey, London, Hampshire and Sussex and of course I use things like Skype and FaceTime to do consultations with people who are further away… than you know, for about an hour or so away from me and you can find me at, I’m just trying to pick up this mug, at homeopathical.com.
In my last video I made, I talked about, well I posed the question really I suppose, ‘what are symptoms?’ In this video I'd like to talk about why do we have them, why do we have symptoms? That's gonna be different for everyone so I… years ago I got hold of this copy of a book called Homeopathy and Human Evolution by a chap called Martin Miles… fantastic book, I got it in 1996 towards the end of my years studying as a full-time homeopath, full-time course, and every time I read it I learn something new from it and it's quite a heady book and a heavy book in terms of, well, think about human evolution in terms of a homeopathic perspective… but there's one… if there’s one conclusion I can draw from that book of what that sowed the seeds of an idea for me, was actually a conclusion of one chapter about what disease is and it says ‘disease is the unwillingness to fulfill the will of your own spirit’. Well, I said it was heady!
Now, those aren't necessarily the sort of things you can bring up during a consultation with someone because people can come from all sorts of walks of life, for some people that's not really their thing but there are questions that you can ask that do give you an insight into why someone has symptoms or what they're worried about that their symptoms are going to become. There's always a point where someone decides they're going to have a consultation with you that they hadn't decided before they have a consultation with you. They've left it to the point where I need to do something about this, so one question can be that I ask people, and you could even ask yourself, is actually ‘what's gonna happen to my symptoms if I do nothing?’ because the thing is, quite often, if we do nothing, symptoms get better anyway, or they get worse and there comes a point where you want to do something about it so what's gonna happen to your symptoms if you do nothing or I suppose to one extent, ignore them? Think about that. But perhaps a more revealing question is ‘what is it that you need to do that you're not doing?’ For me, at the moment, probably, would be, go to bed earlier… and record more videos!
But I'd like to leave you with something else with respect to symptoms and how I believes that we need to work on our symptoms to change them because, as I said in my last video, symptoms aren't things that happen to us, they're things our body made.
So imagine you're standing in front of a mirror looking at yourself and you're seeing a reflection. You might have an opinion about yourself when you see your reflection, you might have an opinion that there's something about that that you want to change. I think that when you want to change your symptoms, what we tend to do is try and change the reflection but hopefully, understand if you need to do that, you've actually got to change you. Does that make sense?
So, if you see ill people today, think of Alastair Hay… Thank you!