Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and Minerals
We know the general picture of Kali phosphoricum quite well, but we do not know a lot about the essence.
Principle and duty Communication
Optimism Friends, acquaintances, neighbours
Work, task Brothers
Curiosity and travel
Restlessness and fears
One expression of the theme is that they feel obliged to have a lot of contacts.
They enjoy this too, they are optimistic and it does them good to have many friends and relations. They enjoy talking about all the things that happen in their life, they are very sociable. They also keep close contacts with their family. They like to stay in touch with all their brothers and sisters, even if they don’t see them very frequently. If they do lose contact they feel very unhappy and lost. They don’t know what to do anymore, don’t know what their task is. This is expressed in the symptom 'delusion everything is strange'.
The theme can also be expressed in the opposite direction: duty stands in the way of making contact. For example, a 'task' in the form of family or work might be so demanding that they have no time left for friends or relations. They sometimes impose this burden on themselves. Or their partner or boss might make their task so much heavier that they cannot find the time to visit their friends and family. This can make them homesick. They start to wish for the times that they still had all those contacts. But their sense of duty still makes them carry on with their tasks, often against their better judgment.
Another variation on the theme can be that they see it as their duty to study well. They are good at learning anyway, but they can go too far in pursuing this. Their study might demand so much of them that they develop complaints like headaches, stomach aches or growing pains. Sometimes they show this dutiful attitude to studying already in childhood. When they grow up they also think that their own children should study hard and finish their studies. To them a good education gives you the prospect of a good job, so that you can take good care of your family. A good education also brings many new contacts.
A final variation on the theme is that they think it is their duty to have good communication with people. They are good businessmen, they are open and can be relied upon to make sound business deals and contracts. When they come for a consultation they are also very open. They feel that they should tell you everything otherwise you will not be able help them. But they are not as open and spon-taneous as Phos. They are more inclined to tell you their problems in answer to a question of yours, but they do give very clear answers.
The duty to keep up your study and your circle of friends.
They are strong and can manage to do a lot of work, while they remain quite open and easy going, making new contacts all the time. It is as if they can do their work very easily.Those contacts are part of their job. They need to have people around them to discuss things with, and they usually choose a type of job that involves a lot of communication, for instance teaching or representing.
They like having many friends and relations and staying in close contact with them. If they lose these friends, through moving house for instance, they can get very upset. As a child they can also suffer from homesickness.
Studying is a duty to them. They feel that it is necessary to learn in order to get on in life. They can go so far that they totally exhaust themselves with their studies, which results in all sorts of complaints. They also expect their children to do well at school.
They have a strong desire to travel. They can be nervous and restless.
Fear: being alone, disease, death. Easily frightened.
Location: right sided.
Physique: generally rather robust.
Temperature: cold, sensitive to thunderstorms.
Time: < 3 am and 9 pm.
Desire: spices, salt, fish (3), cold drinks (2).
Aversion: salt, fish.
Compaints: burning pains.
Haemorrhages of bright red blood.
Bone problems, growing pains, rachitis, osteoporosis.
Neurological problems, convulsions, hyperventilation. Weakness with nervousness.
Tuberculosis, lung complaints, bronchitis, asthma.