So sitting in front of me is young guy with a blazing headache. Brought on pretty much by self-inflicted causes – too much drinking, not enough sleeping, not enough eating of the good kind – and probably not enough eating, period.
He wants an advil, tylenol, something. And of course I don’t have anything like that in the house. I usually have white willow bark, which contains acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), because I feel that nature has put in the bark all the ingredients that are needed. I don’t care for our habit of extracting the ‘magic bullet’ and letting the rest go – not much wisdom in that, by my reckoning. Don’t even have white willow this time.
He also has no patience with Reiki hands-on healing – 5 minutes is way too long to wait for healing that won’t damage the liver, the way those other things will over time. So I let him go toward his advil.
Hard for me to do. But his choice.