This is a story that explores a profound journey through the depths of grief, follows a path of surrender and embraces an openness to possibilities.
Rose, a gentle soul, sought my help with homeopathy after a serious fall when she broke both legs and was told the crushing news that she would never walk again. Despite undergoing surgery, including a rod in her right femur and a left hip replacement, she was still enduring constant pain. Although she had progressed from a wheelchair to a walker and eventually to using two canes, she still needed help with everyday tasks.
In her own words, she shared the shattering prognosis.
“The outlook described by my doctors was not encouraging ~ a diagnosis of osteoporosis, chronic debilitating pain, limited mobility (likely relying on a wheelchair for the rest of my days) and a pharmacy protocol of prescription medicine to manage all the presenting symptoms.”
This devastating fall happened just 18 months after Rose’s heartbreaking loss of her beloved husband to brain cancer. It was as if the emotional anguish of losing him had now manifested itself in physical trauma. She had dedicated herself to caring for him and in doing so closed her 25-year holistic practice where she had served as a yoga teacher, dancer and spiritual healer to look after him.
“It was so hard to hold my husband in pain. It took everything I could summon. I was on my knees. I felt my world falling apart. Nothing was stable. Everything I identified as stable was an illusion. I walked around crying.”
But losing her husband was not her first bereavement. In the past seven years, she had lost all the important men in her life – her father, father-in-law, husband and two beloved spiritual mentors. There was very little recovery time between these sorrowful losses. She was also dealing with grief on a professional level from having to close her business where she was deeply involved with her community.
The burden of grief and the relentless series of losses that had marked the past seven years had left her emotionally fragile. She described how this period was among the darkest in her life, where nothing felt secure and the pain was overwhelming. Her caregiving nature along with high standards for herself and her role as a mother figure to many, only intensified her emotional load.
Rose openly shared,
“The last few years were one of the most remarkable lows of my life. It has greatly impacted my health. I’ve had to surrender beyond anything I have ever experienced in my life.”
She said it was so hard to navigate the pain and she felt like she needed to “recover the ground or foundation of wellness.”
Rose chose to use holistic therapies including Ayurveda, acupuncture and homeopathy to recover from the fall and address her grief, declining conventional medicine. She believed in the power of homeopathy, a path she had embraced since the 1980s when she studied with the British Institute of Homeopathy.
“During the 1980’s I studied with the British Institute of Homeopathy and raised my family on the principles of homeopathy. First-hand experience with the efficacy of homeopathy offered confidence and hope that by working with a seasoned homeopath the prognosis outlined by my medical doctors could shift.
In the midst of Covid lockdown, it seemed unlikely to find a practitioner. However the pandemic actually served to widen opportunities for connection outside of my local area. A Google search led me to Eileen and on technology (long distance between Ireland and USA) we set to address my concerns and health challenges.”
Our work together in homeopathy addressed pain relief and bone healing which included a stress fracture on her right collarbone from using a walker. Homeopathy also meant we gently supported her with her loss and grief resolving deep emotional trauma.
During our work together we uncovered Rose had high standards for herself and a tendency to overextend. Her empathetic and sensitive nature, her love for her family and her community and her deep spirituality made her an inspiration. She was often regarded as a “Mother”, known for her patience, quiet and calm demeanor and she was easily moved to tears.
Rose’s journey would become more than healing her body. It was about rediscovering herself and deepening her spiritual connections, relieving a heavy burden of grief and old ancestral wounds.
It was important to me that Rose felt supported and that I understood the very delicate place she was in and that I would work at her pace. I was deeply moved by Rose’s story and the devastating grief and pain she had endured. But what stood out for me was her strength and resilience even in the face of such pain on both the physical and emotional levels. She was told that she would never walk again yet an inner strength kept arising and sustained her in the challenge. The transformation was continually unfolding. There wasn’t a “goal” to walk again, it was more like continually being open to what was possible.
“Eileen has been consistently attentive, compassionate, intuitive, inspiring and spot on regarding her knowledge of the remedies and how homeopathy can best support my evolving symptom picture.”
A number of remedies were prescribed at the first appointment for bone support and to fit her current emotional picture. Three weeks later she had experienced quite a lot of shifts that spanned physical, emotional and spiritual. Arnica removed an old veil of shock. It took her back to old childhood memories and there was a slight shadow pain at the site of the breaks – like she experienced after the fall – “like a memory coming out”, she said. It was as if the body released the stuck trauma. She had also progressed from going up the stairs two feet on each step like a toddler with the cane, to one step at a time without the cane. She was still experiencing some pain but it was muscles that had not been used in a long time, so they were fatigued.
From her emotional support remedies, she also cried. She felt it was like a release. As a child, she cried for other people. Her pain took her back to miscarriages she felt related to unresolved grief. Now it was as if a blanket had lifted. She felt open around her children, emotionally balanced and that her spiritual awareness had expanded.
After the second appointment, Rose’s physical pain began to ease. She describes it as surrendering. She bravely allowed her emotional burdens to unravel, uncovering unresolved grief and past traumas.
Each appointment cleared another layer and deepened her spiritual practice as she shared her pain and released the emotional weight that had held her for so long.
It had always been Rose’s nature to give so much of herself, to take care of the community. Now she was seizing a chance to rediscover herself and deepen her spiritual connections, healing grief and old ancestral wounds.
“The beauty and grace of Homeopathy has profoundly impacted my life in ways beyond measure, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
In the earliest days of our work, I was hardly able to walk without assistance, felt weak and guarded under layers of pain and discomfort.
Currently, I have returned to ballet dance lessons with a national ballet company, enjoy gardening, and ambling about unaided. From keeping a cane handy for uneven terrain to pushing about a wheel barrow, dancing across the floor and moments of forgetting I even broke both legs……I’m really glad to know this woman!!
The changes are startling for my family and friends to witness.
Essentially, I am pain-free and returning to passions and independence that regularly give me joy. The brilliant wholeness of the scope of Homeopathy has uncovered and brought deep-seated grief, traumas, pre-birth, birth and ancestral patterns to light to be resolved.
The transformational healing on all levels, including the most subtle as well as the dense bone tissue changes continue.
Eileen embodies the clear seeing that brings the remedies alive~ her sensitive, inquiring nature puzzles all the symptoms until she sorts out the remedy picture that will fully support one’s inherent health to shine.
Please do not hesitate to bring your health challenges to Eileen & Homeopathy Healing.
The homeopathic approach enabled Rose to release tensions that set her on a path from emotional fragility to strength. She has regained her independence and can enjoy dancing and gardening. Her mobility is so good she has now returned to ballet dance classes!
Despite the challenges and the odds stacked against her, Rose’s story is a testament to the mind and body’s incredible power to heal when combined with the support of homeopathy. It’s a celebration of her strength and willingness to embrace potential possibilities, a reminder that healing goes beyond the physical. It delves into the depths of the human spirit.
Rose’s journey reminds us of our potential for transformation and renewal. Her achievement serves as a beacon of hope, guiding others toward their own path to wellness and self-discovery.
If Rose’s story inspires you and you’d like my help, I’d love to support you on your healing journey. You can take your first step here.
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Eileen Scullion of Homeopathy-Healing is a Registered Homeopath LicISH ISHom with the Irish Society of Homeopaths (The Regulatory Body for the Homeopathic Profession which is recognized by the Department of Health and Children and works on the National Working Group towards an integrated Health System).