Early on in my Bee Venom Therapy journey, perhaps because of how peacefully I entered into this treatment, letting go has fallen into my lap and is sitting there like a cute kitty (“cute” + “kitty” = redundant, warm and fluffy) curled up and waiting for lots of pets. But that’s not how it started.
Living with Lyme Disease is complicated. The longer the spirochetes are living in a person’s system, the wider the range of possibilities as to where they will reside and which body systems they will royally fuck up for the kind host who gives much more than a blood meal. I have given these buggers a 5’6″ cellular buffet for 21 years. Most Lyme patients are told indirectly and explicitly that their aches and pains and whatever seems “off” is just in their heads, that all tests are normal and they have nothing wrong with them other than needing a psych consult. After what feels like a long drawn out wild goose chase searching for a diagnosis, Lymies are fed up, tired from the chase, and wounded from medical professionals dismissing and not believing them. So us Lymies, we search. We search for answers. We search for a diagnosis from our home computers. We search for anyone out there like us. Every ache, pain, and body change is noted. We pay attention to the details in hopes of finding the missing link that will help our doctors help us. How hard it is to let go of a confounding type of pain and suffering.
Enter Bee Venom Therapy (BVT). It has helped me let go of the details. This is not how I started out with BVT, but I wised up quickly. In the beginning of this treatment as with every Lyme treatment I have tried to date, I wanted to know everything about it. As if somehow the knowledge would make the bee medicine work better??!? Crazy me!
Thankfully, I can’t. I can’t know it all, I can’t study every aspect of the bee venom. I can’t learn how it acts on the body on a microscopic level. As much as I want to know, the information simply is not available. So instead of researching the healing properties of mellitin, instead of studying which enzymes and peptides are viable in live honey bee venom but not in the injectable format, instead of looking for studies on what the peptides and enzymes do within the human body, I am letting go.
This is not a meditative practice or a type of high road that ought to be taken. I’m here to tell you that letting go is possible. More than just a pipe dream or mind over matter. It has already happened early on for me with BVT treatment and plan to keep this peaceful momentum going.
Letting go means I:
- continue with the BVT Lyme Protocol and observe the changes
- continue to hope for and watch for signs of healing
- lessen my urges to break it down into explanations of medical cause and effect
- wait a few days before officially freaking out when something unexpected happens after stinging
- be patient with the process
My best healing moments, days and weeks with BVT are when I let go of my body sensations and body changes due to stinging, and just roll with it. Because the bees are taking care of it for me, I give it all up to Mother Nature. She wins every time.
Letting go has been the most powerful piece of BVT for me.
Let Go of all your previous notions and Observe. Give your body time to get used to the Bee Medicine and simply Observe the interesting things it does. I am glad that I don’t know, and can’t know, exactly how the bee venom works.