Little Em came for her first homeopathy consultation in a beautiful navy corduroy dress with an all-over flower print, wearing matching floral stockings. She was particularly striking for her grace and delicacy, her sweetness and her eagerness to please. She’s Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice – the kind of girl who inspires dreams of parenthood.
Her mom had brought her to see me because her separation anxiety was getting out of hand.
“A little Sad in my Heart”
She is conscientious to a fault – she even prays to be a good student, and gets “a little sorry” when her friends don’t do well. She could not say one bad thing about anyone, especially not those who made her feel uncomfortable. She often feels “a little sad in my heart.” Coming from a 6 year old, it is profound.
Two days after her first dose of the remedy, Little Em’s mom emailed me to say that Little Em did not fuss the whole weekend. “Nothing – and nothing bothered her.” Her parents were blissed out.
Friends and family started to notice. “She’s getting really mature,” they’d tell her parents.
The honeymoon lasted just over a year. And then the fussing, the separation anxiety, the fastidiousness over everything from foods to furniture came back, just as dramatically as it had left.
“I have changed.”
We meet again. Little Em declared, “I have changed.” She didn’t like school or homework so much anymore. “I believe in myself,” she announced. When her friend started to bully her, she complained to the teacher. When someone sprayed water on her while she was drinking milk, she felt sad and then angry. She confronted the child, “Why did you do that to me?”
She still talked about her heart. Now, her heart does not only feel sad at times, but “raged.” And “humiliated” – especially if someone was a bully. Yet, her mother cannot recall her ever displaying any anger.
Her transformation is beautiful. The first remedy helped her to feel stronger in herself, and gave her the courage to stand up for herself. Her feelings emerged. They no longer had to be suppressed under the cloak of perfectionism. It was clear what remedy she needed next.
The Superstar of the Class
This year, her teacher tells her mother, “Em is not good. She is the superstar of the class, helping everyone else.” She is super-confident. Her separation anxiety is a thing of the past.
Em was lovely to begin with. Homeopathy shifted her perception of herself. It also saved her family countless hours of frustration. Does your little one struggle with a self-perception that stands in the way of her true potential?
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