Greetings to all!
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! This month's theme is all all about venturing into the NEW. Lots of fun ventures are coming your way so watch this space.
I also have very EXCITING NEWS. I'm thrilled to announce the launch of my ONLINE SHOP!
In case you missed it, I've added a homeopathy page to my website. Starting this month, I will also be offering insights into remedies I find remarkable. Every remedy is a little universe on its own and would require several pages of explanation to give it due credit. I will be offering a glimpse into my remedy of choice, touching on its essence. This month's remedy Neon, ties in beautifully with January's theme of voyaging towards new terrain, so read on if you are intrigued to find out more.
I feel 2019 will be a transformative year on so many levels. How about you?
Quote of the month
'It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.'
The homeopathic remedy, Neon fits into this month's theme of venturing into the NEW. Neon in fact means 'new one'. The second of the Noble Gasses, it lies at the end of Row 2 on the periodic table. The other elements on this Row include Lithium, Beryllium, Boron, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen and Fluorine. From a homeopathic perspective, each Row on the periodic table corresponds to a stage of human development, starting with conception in Row 1 to disintegration in Row 7. Row 2 corresponds to foetal life and the birth process. By way of analogy, Neon represents the stage of birth, when the baby is ready to leave the protection of the watery womb. Seen from a different perspective, Neon is all about division into two. Every remedy can be understood by way of the tension of opposites that it presents. The dilemma for Neon, is whether the individual can feel content with this separation. For the patient who needs Neon floats in a world with no confines, a place where mother dissolves into child and sky melds with water. Terra firma is lacking. Indeed, Neon longs to break free from this watery cocoon. Can Neon survive on its own and stand firmly on solid ground is the question that poses itself. In essence, the Neon patient must come to terms with a divided, material universe and the duality it entails.
Neon's symbol on the periodic table is (Ne) and its atomic number is 10. This colourless and odourless gas is created in high-mass stars, during the alpha process when helium is fused with oxygen. When excited electrically, it emits a brilliant red colour, which can turn blue by adding a small amount of mercury. It was discovered by Sir William Ramsay and Morris W. Travers in 1898.
The homœopathic proving of this remedy was conducted by Jeremy Sherr. In his book Neon, Sherr says, the proving of Neon demonstrates, "...how our physical, mental and moral alignment with the universal source directly affects the way we live our life, and conversely, how the various angles which we incline away from it create our pathology."
Interestingly, Neon yearns to connect with the stars and may display a fascination for the heavens above. From the proving we find, "I just long for some clear nights so I can see my stars. If I could reconnect, then everything would be all right." The Flammarion engraving encapsulates the spirit of this remedy beautifully.