When the lawyer making my last will and testament suggested that I consult homeopath Sujata Owens, I said skeptically, “Great homeopaths don’t grow on bushes.”
But then I heard from a woman of Swedish origin who had multiple surgeries for cancer and was now attending Owens’ clinic. The master homeopathic clinician, I learned, saw 25 people a week, 48 weeks of the year. Most of them had “tried everything else” and were now looking for complementary medicine. They had heard of her or had attended one of her lectures.
“They are seeking a humane approach either because of side effects of drugs or the feeling that they are getting sicker and not better,” Owens says.
Owens, who says she is best able to help people who are self-aware, explains that her practice has raised her own self-awareness, changing consciousness to “a higher vibration.”
“Each time, I am able to find the perfect match or bull’s-eye remedy, I experience it as a flow, and I am one within the moment,” she explains. “I experience something profound. The result is amazing when we match the state of the person with the state of the remedy.”
In her work, Owens follows these principles of healing: Energy governs everything. Mind and body are different forms of energy, interdependent and interconnected. The form of energy common to both is called Vital Force. The whole is composed of parts, but the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. To understand the whole, first understand and then decode the secret code that governs the individual and drives the disease.
Next, use this decoded, deeper understanding of the person to find a perfect match—a substance from nature that is dynamized into a homeopathic remedy. (“Homeo” means similar, and “pathos” means suffering. Thus, homeopathic healing is based on symptom similarity.) Homeopathic remedies derived through this process bring about powerful transformation and lead to a state of health and harmony.
Sujata Owens was born in Pune, India, a city of 3 million, about 90 miles from Mumbai, which has attracted many visitors from abroad. Growing up in this city known for its great educational institutions, her father’s vision for her was that she would have her own practice in the field of medicine.
Sujata entered the homeopathic medical school in Pune. When she graduated as a gold medalist in homeopathic medicine, the vision appeared to be on the way to being prophetic, but no successful life is without its tribulations. The turmoil of her first marriage was so untenable that her father, brother, and extended family wanted her to get out of it. But Sujata’s mother still believed that she should make the marriage work. For that reason, Sujata tried her very best for two more years.
Then, when her practice was going well, her life took an amazing turn. In Pune, a mutual friend introduced Sujata to John Owens, who was revisiting Pune but had come to India in 1972 as an exchange student. The friend suggested that Sujata and John should marry.
Theirs was a made-in-India marriage, and for 22 years in the United States, it has been a stellar partnership.