Core Delusions in Homeopathy
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Kari J. Kindem,
AIT, CFHom, CEASE Practitioner, Classical Homeopath
San Jose, CA, USA
What Do We Mean By The Term
Core delusions are connected to cellular memories. Cellular memories are always present
in all of us and
about 90% of all cellular memories are part of the unconscious. Cellular memories are the energetic "holding" of these events and traumas that take
up enormous energy and keep energy away from being access by the immune system
and other body systems. These core delusions are what
homeopathic medicine aims to cure and in the process, to rebalance the entire
A core delusion is an
expression of the dominant or ruling emotion.
The core delusion is the original emotion that happened. Once formed, it becomes the basis or all fixed ideas
that follow. According to Dr. Carl Jung, the famous psychotherapist
and a student of Freud, delusions or fixed ideas are created by
unresolved, long-lasting, painful events or traumas.
This concept makes up the
unconscious motivation behind the actions, thoughts and plans
of the client.
All of a person's compensations have their
beginning back in the original core delusion, from the original trauma. These
core delusions can be formed from conscious, or unconscious events that
occurred even before birth, during pregnancy. A person may create
compensations to avoid dealing with these fixed ideas.
Delusions are important because
always contain some level of truth. Delusions can be formed intrauterine, when
the emotions of the mother impact the unborn children. They are also formed
when we have high stress producing trauma at pre-verbal or pre-logical ages.
The higher the level of stress related to that event, the stronger the cellular
memoires and core delusion will be. Delusions are formed when we try to
achieve things that are out of our reach, either by over compensating, by trying
too hard, by the goal beyond our capability, by being overly optimism, by being
overly ambitious, anxious, compulsive, controlling, fearful, egotistical,
greedy, jealous or perfectionistic.
For deep healing to occur, these cellular memories
must be released at some point in
one's life. Even a “positive” delusion can be limiting and can grow in intensity
and become excessive or destructive.
In homeopathic prescribing,
being able to determine the core delusion is an essential step to finding
the most similar remedy that will help the person remove that limiting fixed idea. The correct
interpretation of the core delusion must match the case as well as
the key characteristic and physical symptoms of the person for the remedy to be
In women: core
delusions are most often linked to
traumas of the heart, such as a loss of
love, perceived or real; unrequited love; disappointed love, mortification, deception;
In the case of men:
core delusions more often have to do with achievement, performance, work,
success and standing in society.
To find a core delusion we observe the behaviors of the
person and also ask
the person why they do what they do. Then we look closely at the motivations for
their behavior. There can be different reasons for a single behavior and
these guide us to the core delusion.