Recently someone at church found out about my starting apitherapy. He said, “You are very brave.” I had mixed feelings about that comment!
At first reaction, the thoughts in my head were “Brave? Nah, that doesn’t describe me, I would never call myself brave. How could someone call me brave when I see it as desperation or a last resort?” What I actually said in an effort to protect myself from possible criticism was, “They say there is a fine line between bravery and stupidity.” Truth is, I don’t believe that statement to be true in my case at all and it was merely a self-negating comment. I MUST STOP WORRYING ABOUT WHAT OTHERS THINK ABOUT MY TREATMENT.
Later that day, my eyes welled up with tears thinking how true it is — yes, I am brave. Brave to try a non-mainstream therapy. Brave to do this without research trials. Brave to follow my intuition as the master leader. Brave to make the 2 to 3 year commitment that is required to heal from Lyme Disease using the honey bees.
It feels good to be brave.