One topic I deal with as a homeopath and flower essence healer is how changes in the culture can affect the individuals who come to me for help.
One recent example is the shift in the culture of big cities in many U.S. states, especially in affluent states such as Washington and California: Many people or entire families we are surrounded by are on the "Me, Me, Me first" wagon. It is hard to make friends or to preserve friendships if everyone around us is busy growing their egos. Friends may be chronically unavailable, for example, because they are remodeling their luxury homes or hopping the world on constant vacations—and their weekends are for competitions and shows they or their children perform in. The people who are new to an area and would like to find a community or a few real friends, or who have not moved but simply value time with great friends, are always on the losing end in such cultural settings.
The homeopath and flower essence healer will work with the individual who came to him or her from within that cultural setting. The healer will not necessarily advocate for a move or spend their energy changing the city or the culture—being a healer, they are generally not suited to such crusades. The healer may, through flower essences and homeopathic remedies as well as through what they say, help the client to refine their clarity and perspective. The client gets a good grasp on who they are, what their values are, and what their life goals are. As the client becomes stronger, he or she may no longer feel so easily swept by currents in the culture or by actions from people who are not a good influence. The client will start reading text messages and e-mails and assessing actions from the people around them more quickly: For example, they may say, "person A declined my invitation or phone call 9 out of 10 times, I will be moving on, I won't spend my energy in that direction any longer, and I will seek out people who want me in their life and who make the time for me as I make it for them."