“Lack of feeling for or against anything; apathy; lack of sufficient importance to constitute a difference; not easily interested or moved; neither good or bad, desirable or undesirable”
This highly complex emotion is void, full of substance and agitated inner tension. It's manifestation is differ according to causes in various constitutional types. In its purest form, indifference is a sickness arising from total physical collapse or mental shock, with no strength to care. But sometimes it is part of a curative process─ offering the individual a way to find emotional equilibrium or overcome an underlying vulnerability.
Person with indifference has a rejection of overly powerful and uncontrolled emotions which endanger one's tranquility. It is the state of calmness after an emotional storm, emerging, when pain and bitterness have been exhausted, emotional injury and disappointment overcome, malice and indignation vanish. The patient has progressed beyond the destructive anger. It assists him to confront distressing emotional ambiguities or to become disengaged from some obsession or unendurable reality.
The task of the homeopathic remedies may often be to help the patient arrive at or maintain this highly desirable state of poise and serenity. By their action that can remove an unhealthy indifference and encourage a curative one. However, sustained indifference, even when curative, is often unnatural.The individual who remains too long in an emotional void, lacking positive feelings and there is risk of filling the vacuum with negative thought. In these cases, releasing the patient from his indifference and restoring him to a fuller state of existence becomes the physician's prime objective.The term "indifference" thus covers a range of functions both curative and masking, emotions both healthy and unhealthy and manifested both desirable and undesirable. Meaning, in homoeopathy, we have a large variety of possible medicines.
Only the selection of Phosphoric acid and Sepia, merely reflects the physician's own observations and limited experience─ and is not meant to exclude such remedies as Platina, Lilium tig., and dozens of others which have also been found to benefit patients in whom indifference is a prominent symptom.
to be continued...........