What Have We All Learned About Ourselves in 2020?!

[This post is from the December 2020 newsletter – click here to read it.]

Happy Holidays! Man, it’s been one wild rollercoaster ride after another this past year. Lots of folks have said to me that they’d like this year thrown into the most fiery incinerator possible and buried in an unmarked grave. I totally understand.

I’ve had some of these same thoughts, on and off. Back in March and April I, too, felt quite lost and forsaken as the lockdowns encroached more and more on our basic rights and freedoms. At times, I felt really scared as the Mexican city we live in seemed more and more like a ghost town. If one more storekeeper pointed a temperature-taking gun at my head, I was going to take them to the floor like an Hapkido Master. Mandatory masks were extremely upsetting as people were taken to the local police station and charged with heavy fines if found not wearing one.

I took a lot of homeopathic remedies for anger, fear and loss of inner value. There were a lot of Orchid Essences in that mix as well as my colleague in Canada was experimenting with different combinations and she was seeking a fellow voyageur in this realm of flower essences. At some point in early May a switch occurred and I started to feel more secure and even joyful, again, at times.

I was reading voraciously for hours every morning. I got back into my Gnostic studies. I also studied gematria, anthropology, anthroposophy and many books on art as I was drawing again on the patio with the umbrella up on Sundays. We started ordering food from a woman who crafts healthy international foods like a chef of great acclaim even though she hails from Kingston, Ontario. She also brought me raw cow’s milk from a neighboring farm. I teared up the first time.

This helped me feel the nurturing I needed in order to serve others carrying an incredibly heavy load; suddenly homeschooling their kids, others trying to find their right geography in these raucous times and sorting through their own feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, resignation and outright terror. Suddenly folks were calling in unable to sleep, suffering panic attacks and depression.

I quickly realized that I had to up my own game to help shoulder the load that my beloved patients were carrying. I started fasting twice a week for 6 weeks in order to lighten my own load. My exercise and weight bearing program became more rigorously adhered to. I was out walking in the sunshine 6 days a week doing 8,000 to 10,000 steps each hike, here, at 6,500 feet above sea level.

I ordered fish oil from Norway, got some powdered Reishi Mushrooms in capsules and powder for my shakes, oregano oil, got a zinc and turmeric combination, ensured I had a good Vitamin C supplement and took a mitt full of all these supplements everyday just like I counsel patients to do instead of my more laissez-faire two or three times per week.

While this year has proven to be intense with many challenges, I feel as if I’ve grown exponentially and that I better understand the functional purpose for humanity at this time. We’re burning off our mechanical and materialistic karma in favour of self-knowledge and a deeper love and compassion for our fellow men and wombyn. The concept of self-education has taken off like a beacon in the ethos of many families. It’s been so heartening on so many levels. 

I know that we are going to craft our future together, peer to peer, shoulder to shoulder while carrying so many less financial and spiritual burdens in the end. These turbulent and difficult times will end and the individual will bear the new dawn with a renewed sense of grace never known before in our lifetimes.

Jeff and I want to wish you all an abundant, loving, and spiritually meaningful holiday season. We will be soaking up some rays, swimming in the ocean, reading for hours in the shade and enjoying some time with resonant friends here in Mexico.

Are You Ready To Reveal Your Healthy Self For Spring?

April 2018 Newsletter

Are you ready to reveal your healthy self for spring? This month we’re looking at the states of mind and the NSOL remedies we prescribe for your timeline events, and also in your Emotional Support Droppers you receive at your initial consultation. In the sound principles of Heilkunst, the diagnosis is wholly linked directly to the cure. The letters stand for the homeopathic remedies Natrum Muriaticum, Staphysagria, Opium, and Lachesis, which correspond directly to states of grief, anger, fear and guilt (shame and resentment).

In allopathic medicine you might be prescribed an antidepressant for the emotional states above, which actually is antithetical to cure. Anti literally means “against” – the depressant being suppressive as opposed to curative. If you take the allopathic (literally “other suffering”) drug away, the symptoms are still underneath. In effect, you now have two diseases; the original disease and now the Iatrogenic (Pharma induced disease) one too.

Spring is a wonderful time to detox both physically and emotionally using homeopathics (literally “similar suffering”). What’s been long buried under the snow or through suppression can now be revealed in the light of day and cleansed, as the warmth of the sun holds us through our process. It’s a coming out party to your authentic self! The resources of herbs return to grow in the long dormant earth, renewed with vigour and nourishment to cleanse our organs of toxicity and anger.

Depending on your specific needs, we can design a physical and emotional cleanse that is just right for you. It has very little to do with the return of bikini season and more about your integrity of spirit housed in your healthy, whole body. We’re ready when you are!

What’s The “NSOL” In My Remedies All About?

2017 © by Allyson McQuinn

All of us are under stress.  Regularly we can suffer feelings of disappointment, frustration, anxiety, and guilt.  It’s pretty much a function of being alive just as having air in our lungs and a beating heart in our chest. The NSOL combination is designed to mitigate these stronger feelings and reactions.

At Arcanum Wholistic Clinic, we supply our patients with supportive dropper bottles (and timeline remedies) to help lap away at both emotional and physical distortions as a preventative measure.  These are generally prescribed on a daily basis in your NSOL (Emotional Support Dropper Bottle) with instructions to sip on as needed in your water to help mitigate issues as they present in your daily life.

2017 © by Allyson McQuinn

This is a big part of the ‘wholistic’ aspect of your treatment plan, as you go through sequential therapy using Heilkunst principles.  NSOL addresses the most common emotions that we can experience regularly as human beings, that can skew our healthy life experience.  Sometimes these emotions are also more intense during the healing reactions of certain timeline events.

This remedy helps to also soften and release of any of these accumulated feelings, in addition to events that occur in the present,  making it easier for the individual to bear the emotional load more expediently, by speeding healing.  The secondary action of this combination helps to mobilize these strong feelings for release on the curative law of nature, “like cures like”, which is homeopathic law; preventing more trauma from being incurred in the present.  

Here’s the breakdown to each rx in our NSOL combo and the links for you to read about each remedy separately if you wish:

N – Natrum Muriaticum is for grief, loss, disappointment and abandonment

S – Staphysagria is for frustration, anger, humiliation, betrayal, and feelings of being victimized.

O – Opium * or Papaver is for feelings of fear, anxiety, and lack of initiative.

L – Lachesis is for guilt, shame, resentment (violations of trust) and jealousy.

It is important to note that by taking your emotional support dropper with “NSOL”, you won’t become numb or complacent to life; they don’t stop you from feeling the richness of life’s offerings.  The height and breadth of feeling will remain intact. However, folks often tell us that they have better dominion and choice over how they want to act on those feelings after having the remedy at hand.

2017© by Allyson McQuinn

We also hear from our clients that the remedies have helped them to burn off much of the past grief, anger, fear, guilt, and resentment so that reacting to issues in the present feels more appropriate to the moment, instead of dredging up a myriad of unresolved content from their lives.  Internally, they become more self-reliant and emotionally stable, an internal beacon to one’s own self.  We know this ourselves to be true as NSOL offers a kind of liberty to be able to discern how we want to react in the present without all the historical baggage.

*Note: Just a reminder that no remedy has chemical residue from any of these bio-energetic remedies.  If they were sent off to a chemist’s lab, they’d deem them “placebo.”  We know that the high attenuations are actually effective, which speaks to the millions of patients worldwide seeking homeopathic treatment.