I heard a true story recently that brings insight into life and healing. It is about an eight year-old girl who had a heart transplant. The story is related by members of her transplant team. Malcolm Robinson has written about it, Case 6 in his studies of cellular memory.
The donor heart for her transplant had become available with the sudden death of a woman. The transplant went well. The only hitch in her treatment came a few months later. The girl began having vivid nightmares. In these terrible dreams she was being attacked and stabbed to death by a man. The dream would repeat, revealing a new detail. The panic, and the being stabbed remained the same.
This waking up at night in abject fear was traumatic for the girl. Moreover, it was unusual--the girl had never had nightmares like this before. They were entirely new and out of context.
Members of her team, which included psychiatric care, puzzled over this, and finally, as the girl continued to have these disturbing nightmares, one of them delved deeper into the matter. What turned up is both astonishing and, in the end, the most “logical” explanation.
The woman to whom the heart originally belonged was the victim of an attack and had died suddenly: she was stabbed to death. The dreams of the girl who had received the transplanted heart exactly reflected her violent demise. Based on the details of these dreams, the attacker was caught and tried. In some way, the cells of this woman’s heart carried the memory of her traumatic, violent end, and this cellular memory was transplanted with the heart.
Cellular memory is some form of energy--an energy powerful enough to stir up intense fear and nightmares. This energy is not yet measurable by any machine yet invented by biomedical technology--and without this “proof” many scientists would deny its existence. Nevertheless, almost all of us have experiences that are difficult to explain in any other way.
Cellular memory has a close relationship to classical homeopathy. The preparation of a homeopathic remedy involves extensive dilution and shaking of each dilution, leaving no trace of the original substance. There is only the “memory” left in the triple distilled alcohol of the original substance. This leads me to believe that homeopathy works on a similar energetic plane as cellular memory. In the same way as the cellular memory from a transplanted organ can disturb a woman’s dreams, a small, infinitesimal dose of substance in a homeopathic remedy can energetically match and shift an ill patient to health.
Classical homeopathy likely affords the deepest energetic therapy we have. It is able to reach places and heal problems where everything else has failed.