Someone recently asked me “what is the life path?”
This is a beautiful question as it can be so simple or so complex. It’s also a question about unfolding or starting to consider the world differently. It’s often the first question we ask as we ponder that age old question “is this it?”
There are so many ways I could write an explanation of “what is the life path?” and everyone has their own view on this. I do think that no matter how long you’ve been consciously on your life path, a different explanation can always bring further insight. So whether you’ve been walking the path for decades or are just dipping a toe in the water to understand what life is all about, I hope this will offer another perspective.
Today I thought I would consider the life path homeopathically, in the way I consider disease (dis-ease) with my clients in clinic; physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. Obviously we are all working (and often manifesting symptoms) on all levels, but generally we will resonate strongly on one level at a time.
Everyone’s experience and understanding of the life path is going to be unique and even very different. You will refine your own understanding as you go along and this is my homeopathically oriented explanation for today. It is only one of my many explanations and it will be different tomorrow and it was different yesterday!
If we are walking our life from a physical perspective then we are doing just that.
Perhaps we may see our purpose as finding the best partner, having the perfect wedding, building the best house, providing materially for our children, having a big group of friends to socialise with and surviving the terrors of the world. We might put all our faith in God via our church and scriptures, or modern medicine to save us from our ills, or the Government as the source of our truth, or wealth as the solution to our woes.
We get up in the morning, we work, we play, we live, we love, we die. If we come from a Christian, Muslim, Jewish or similar background then we may see a single life which ends in heaven or hell and the scriptures will provide the explanation for everything. We believe what we are told and we do what we are told.
If we are walking our life path unconsciously from an emotional perspective then we may be unfortunate enough to suffer some chronic illness, atrocity, abuse, general unhappiness or similar. We may live in victim mode, in an emotional state of flux forever asking “why me”. Or we may be someone who continually falls in love with the wrong person and is hurt, then suffers the consequences of a broken heart and an empty bank account over and over. Our life is ruled completely by our emotions and we do not see beyond this.
The mental aspect of the life path is where a lot of people are living today. This is the path of “there is no God but science”, “everything in the universe can be explained and anything outside of that is fiction”, etc. It’s the people who are forever in their head – thinking, thinking, thinking – looking for answers outside of themselves, searching the internet, trying things, never still, never at peace, in a never ending restless search for something.
Once we hit the spiritual aspect of the life path we’ve probably done this walk many times before. We’ve lived many (often parallel) lives walking the physical, emotional and mental walk and talking that talk.
Often, in this lifetime, the realisation there must be more to life than pain, work, wealth and dissatisfaction comes when we are at a low in our life. Often when we are confused and feel like we are beating our head against a brick wall or experiencing groundhog day someone or something will sow the seed that begins to unfold into the many petalled lotus which is our amazing, beautiful, not always painless, walk on the conscious path . . . and there’s no going back once you’ve started!
So what is the life path?
There are many names for the process of walking the life path but the one I personally like best is “being on the spiritual path”. It doesn’t mean we are walking on a path that is guided by any religious belief or writings, but that we have “cut out the middle man” and we have realised we are spiritual beings ourselves. That doesn’t mean you can’t attend a church and also walk the spiritual path! Oh no no no!!! You can do it any way you choose.
We are here to do more than blindly walk the path of physical life where this is our only lifetime and we have this tiny amount of time in which to achieve. It recognises that we are connected, all one and we are born with this vast collective consciousness which we have been part of for aeons already. It recognises that while we walk the path alone we are not alone but can tap into this collective consciousness to find the answers we seek.
All of our lives have a higher purpose. Your life purpose can be anything you could imagine because a life lived with the realisation that we are all connected, all one and all divine can do anything. It doesn’t, however, mean that you have to spend your entire life looking for that purpose.
Purpose may be developing into a great mother, an ethical CEO, an inspiring teacher or dancer or social worker. It’s about being rather than doing and being consciously.
What I have confirmed over and over in clinic is that we have chosen a particular theme to work with on our path. This one theme colours everything in our lives; what we think, how we experience life, how we deal with life, how we relate to others. The task we have in any lifetime is to work with this theme to become the conscious, free, higher power that we truly are. I don’t look at the path as leading to enlightenment or ascension. I look at it as finding peace and wholeness in this lifetime. This can happen in an instant or it can take your whole lifetime depending on the choices you make.
Again, my own experience and those of my clients in clinic show that we don’t ever “work through” this theme we have chosen. It’s there for the purpose of learning, understanding, growing. It pops up everytime we are ready to grow some more so that we can view it from a different perspective, but each time the pain that can often come at these times of growth becomes briefer and less intense. That aha moment which says to you “I know what this is about” can be joyous in the middle of pain as we recognise a time of growth!
How can homeopathy help you on your path?
Again a whole other blog, but briefly, we are energetic beings, working with energy and living in energy and homeopathy itself is energetic. Because we need tangible and energetic tools for transformation on the path, homeopathic or vibrational remedies are ideal to help remove blocks which hold us in a place we are done with.
Once you can start to think about yourself as an energetic being and homeopathy as an energetic tool for transformation, then you will understand how we can work together with the amazing energy of remedies and essences to clear the road both ahead and behind.
In writing this item Dean and I had some quite interesting discussions on the topic as we have both read, experienced and understood life and the spiritual path in different ways. What I hope you might get from reading this is not answers to what you need to do but just a perspective on why you are here. There are so many more blogs that emanate from this one, as this is only the beginning and will no doubt be superseded by the time I’ve published it!!
Melanie Creedy is a UK trained and Australian Registered Homeopath (AROH) and has used homeopathy for 30 years and has been in practice since 1998. For many years she ran The Children’s Ear Clinic in Western Australia, but since her tree change to Tasmania, has a special interest in women’s and children’s health generally and helping individuals manage their journey on the spiritual path with homeopathy and her range of essences.