I wonder what my body would say if I were to ask it what is medicine?
I think the question might cause some confusion. You know, like when you know too many things at once to get clear on what you are thinking?
Maybe if I define what I mean.
Medicine is something that we take in order to feel better.
My body says: sunshine, raindrops on my face, the smell of flowers, crisp clean water, cuddling into my pillow...
No, no. Like a pill we take when we are sick in order to not be sick anymore.
My body says: a bit of sickness feeling in my upper belly.
Yes, like something I would take for that feeling.
My body says: feeling like being hugged….and the sick feeling going away. Tears.
Okay, let’s try the ACTUAL definition: the science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease (in technical use often taken to exclude surgery) or a compound or preparation used for the treatment or prevention of disease, especially a drug or drugs taken by mouth.
My body says: a heady feeling like pretending to be tall and intellectual, with a little giggle. And, a scared feeling in my solar plexus, deep scared, like something about that could be dangerous.
I’m sorry body. I wasn’t trying to scare you.
My body says: waves of love. Tears.
Maybe we should talk about something else.