I know “to accelerate your healing, you have to slow down,” sounds like an oxymoron, but it is true. When we are busy, running around, uptight, and stressed, we actually slow down our healing process. The body simply must be in a relaxed state for deep and lasting healing to occur.
Black Elk, a powerful Sioux medicine man, is known to have given a mattress to someone seeking his help in self-healing, then tell them to begin by spending several days resting and sleeping under a tree. He understood the importance of re-establishing natural rhythms before beginning healing work.
Natural rhythms are slower than our usual, hurried pace, and are more conducive to natural healing methodologies.
“In order to accelerate your healing, you have to slow down,” comes directly from Chapter Two of my book, The Root of All Healing: 7 Steps to Healing Anything.