Wednesday, January 26, 2011


"It gets better in layers."

Two different people in the space of ten minutes said that to me last night.

I sort of smiled bemusedly at them, and rolled my eyes, but inside, I wanted to scream and yell.

We were talking about the various natural health treatments that I've been getting over the last year or so, and they were pointing out that healing and relief comes in layers - that it happens slowly, and kind of intangibly.

(This, by the way, is my biggest beef with natural health stuff.  I'm a proponent of it because it has worked for me.  I haven't needed antibiotics in years - a good thing for someone who is allergic to all major antibiotics.  I'm a proponent of it because it works, but it drives me crazy that I can't tell you why or how it works, and that the success of it is very intangible - it's not quantifiable or measurable.)

I do not do intangible well in a lot of arenas, but I'm getting lots and lots of practice at living with it these days.

Layers of healing it is.

It's going to make for an interesting year with this one word of "heal".


Amy Nabors said...

I think this is not only true for physical healing but also for emotional healing.

I am a firm believer in chiropractic care & it is hard to explain that to people, that healing happens over time & not right away. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Lisa said...

Amy - yep, I'd say that in my experience it's absolutely true of emotional healing as well.

I haven't tried chiropractic yet, but I may be giving it a shot soon, here. Good to know it is also a "happens over time" thing.