So, yesterday I stood behind the stall I had spent two long months creating and had a wonderful day.
Exeter Vegan Market had its first trading. It was a vibrant and joyful day with everything from cakes to candles for sale and plenty of happy customers. And here was I with a stall inviting people to talk to me about homeopathy.
I haven’t put myself in the public eye for quite a long time; I’ve given talks and run workshops, but not thought of standing behind a stall like this.
Homeopathy is a gentle therapy that doesn’t shout out loud about what it does: it quietly assists the body to do what it naturally does and sometimes the results are astounding and life-changing, yet because it is a natural process, there is something about it that is taken for granted. As a homeopath I too tend not to shout out loudly: people find me when they need me and I help them back to health. A listener and a healer, enabling homeopathy to work.
The stall was pro-active in an inviting way. Nobody was hassled, the unspoken invitation saying, Look, homeopathy exists. Here is an opportunity to see it and to ask about it.
And that’s what happened. So many people had a conversation, took a newsletter and information and even made on-the-spot appointments.
I am grateful to my illustrator daughter, Vita, who drew my beautiful fox and woman. For me the image sums up the kindness of being connected to the natural world, of using the power of Nature to heal and sustain. I think that energy drew people over to talk to me.
People deserve to know about homeopathy and homeopathy deserves to be heard. See you next time at Exeter Vegan Market – and who knows where else…