Inspiration From The Vortex.

Coming your way every Wednesday, join me on a whimsical, informative and at times profound journey into the depths of healing the soul………..mine……..yours………..the whole planet!

 

Animals And Bacteria Galore As I Do The Garlic Cure!

I begin to ponder the last 6 or 7 days where I have been experiencing physical health issues at the same time as my Beloved and I move into our cat, dog and alpaca house sit on acreage. Some of it is a bit dream like as I rest a body that simply doesn’t want to move, a healing stupor and sometimes sleep where it is easy to drop in deeply. Thus re-charged I do what is needful and no more as we transition into yet another kind of life, one that is complicated by a lot of animals. Dogs and cats as children can be lovely, indeed charming, but they can also be a bit neurotic at times.

alpacas

For my Beloved this is family territory but it’s a bit easier for me, I can come in and simply adjust as I do in any house sit, no particular triggers here for me. He is also the one doing the alpaca stuff but I will help a bit more as I get stronger. With the bacteria colonising my bladder to the antibiotics that I had to take for what seemed like forever and the dodgy shoulder, my body has been going through rather a lot! So the night of our first full day here I had no dinner and then gradually consumed seven large cloves of garlic. I felt a bit spacy and light but it wasn’t difficult. I was very glad not to have to chew the garlic up, instead I simply chopped up each clove finely and swallowed it with water.

garlic peeled

The next day I continued to fast and drank lots of water and healing herbal teas. It was a trance like day where I watched a lot of Charmed episodes and made sure I was nicely rugged up. I didn’t sweat a lot or stink of garlic except for my breath and that faded as the day wore on. The idea is that the garlic attracts the right kind of bacteria to come and inhabit my gut and my bladder. And fasting for a day is not a bad thing to do as long as you don’t have to do any kind of hard physical labour. I did think about food and want it with my mind but my body was actually quite ok with not eating anything. And I did have some good teas including the one that my naturopath made up for me especially for my bladder issues.

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So here I am and the things I would usually be doing every week like my choir for example, are too far away for me to go. So I have this time available to explore whatever I want to and I have begun by finally doing the garlic cure. Right after nuking all the bacteria in my gut and bladder with medicine’s heavy weaponry. Golly it was nice to eat again today, starting with a delicious and healthy green smoothie! Then a late breakfast with a great coffee out and an adventure out into rural parts further out. Oh and I am taking a very good certified organic probiotic daily to help in the healthy re-colonisation of my gut and bladder.

Aho for a simple country life!

To Move Is To Be Alive!

Organs-Of-The-Human-Body“Blood cells that don’t move cannot transport oxygen, lungs that don’t move can’t breathe, hearts that don’t move can’t pump blood, and spines that don’t move can’t create the motion required for proper joint nutrition, for the activities of daily living, or for the stimulation of the joint-brain pathways required for proper brain and body function.” In short, movement is what enables our bodies to operate in all their delicate, wondrous complexity.

James Chestnut, chiropractor.

Dance and movement keep popping up whenever I consider current issues in my life, particularly in relation to my shoulder injury and the urinary tract infection that won’t go away. Of course I am doing what is appropriate with the medical profession, just because there is a lot wrong with modern medicine doesn’t mean that it isn’t a wonderful method of dealing with some problems. But expecting someone else to do all the fixing isn’t a useful way of thinking, if I want to get better then I need to participate in the healing process with as much mindfulness as I can muster.

mind-fullI’ve been moving less because of my shoulder injury, still can’t do my regular yoga class and struggling to get myself to do any kind of practice at home. Sometimes I don’t even know what makes it flare up, with that kind of uncertainty I am a bit scared to do anything that might conceivably make it worse. And becoming less physically fit isn’t going to help my immune system with the infection it’s dealing with. My sugar addiction is going strong again too which doesn’t help with this overall picture, certainly doesn’t look like the optimum health that I am aiming for in this life.

Not the state I aspire to!

Not the state I aspire to!

It’s very easy in a place like this to feel like there isn’t anything I can do to change this, the mind may know it’s possible but the emotional body feels trapped. What needs to happen is an internal shift of consciousness that breaks the old patterns that are flaring up at the moment. Each time I have been in this space I have found various ways of breaking the loop and the message that keeps coming to me right now is to move my body. My Beloved and I are about to spend four weeks on five acres with dogs and cats and alpacas and not much else so a space is opening up for exploration and for play.

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Sometimes it will be movement to music but there will be times when I invite my body to move to its own rhythms. This can be done alone but it is even more powerful with another as witness, simply observing, not participating except to give feedback afterwards. This is one activity that can be guaranteed not to hurt my shoulder, I have learned how to move so that it can participate without trauma. And my body always feels better when it is in regular motion, even just a short walk is enough to perk everything up. So while I will continue to call upon doctors to support me in my healing I will also be taking responsibility for my own wellbeing.

body in space

And once the shift in consciousness has occurred then all the other stuff becomes so much easier! When my head is in the right place healthy choices seem simple and obvious. I need to be kind to myself and take one step at a time, after all I have done this before. And each time I do it I find myself in a better position than the last time it happened, slowly but surely I am getting healthier and healthier.

fruit and veg family

Hooray for the opportunity to create a happy and healthy life on the lovely planet known as Earth!

Simple And Still, Being With The Body.

rain and sunThe journey continues as the weather goes from warm sunny to windy cold and back to the sun again, all in the space of a morning! At least nature is doing almost all of the watering at our latest house sit, and the chooks are easy to look after. Nice eating the eggs too, when my Beloved gets home I’m going to make egg salad for lunch! The simple joys of life, so much easier than wrestling with things like insurance out in the world. I sometimes envy people who enjoy doing that sort of thing but you know it just isn’t me so I get through these necessities as best I can. There is always some sabotage but I find if I am kind to myself and accept it may take longer this way, I get where I want to be and with less stress.

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Acceptance is a big part of being able to move forward in life, it doesn’t mean things can’t change and in fact it can sometimes be the driving force that helps us to do the action required. When I really know something I feel it in my whole being, my body mind and spirit. Even a glimpse of that clarity that can come from truly knowing something about oneself, can open up the door to all kinds of possibilities. In that moment of alignment you can feel into the quantum field that surrounds us and focus your dreams into the space of pure manifestation.

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I am a day late again with this post, seem to be in the sweet chaos of the feminine at the moment, very much in the moment a lot of the time. I am afraid that my bladder infection hasn’t gone away after all, had some uncomfortable time in the night which felt horribly like this bacteria hasn’t been dealt with as yet. Can’t see the doctor till after the weekend and my naturopath has gone away. So perhaps the message is to sit with it myself for a bit. It’s a busy time with friends visiting but I will endeavour to find the still space within the centre of it all and be with what is going on in my body.

Shanti, shanti, shanti………peace, peace, peace.

Pitfalls On The Path To Optimum Health.

bug warsApologies for being late with this post, the journey with antibiotics continues as I discover that I happen to have a bacteria that is resistant to the ones that I took at the end of last week. I did get some relief but then it all started hotting up again and yesterday I lay on the bed feeling the infection rising as the new antibiotic went to war along with my white blood cells. I recently watched the second Lord of the Rings movie again and as I felt this conflict going on within me I thought that it was not unlike the battles in that story. Not the way that I usually like to view health matters but sometimes you just want something to come and save you, yes it’s true, I really am very human!

Two Towers Lord of the Rings

Once the baddie is dealt with then I will have to try to get my act together on the health front. Beginning with restoring all the good bacteria that have been decimated along with the bad, the probiotic should arrive any day now! I use a certified organic product from Miessence that is very good, it isn’t the cheapest way to do it but it will do the job. And finally I may actually get around to doing the garlic cure that my Beloved and I have been talking about for at least a year. Being in love can lead to extreme happiness but it can also lead to extreme indulgence and this has led to my sugar and carb addictions being well and truly woken up.

chocolate

But each time I go through falling off the path I am not falling in the way that I used to and my centred place to be is much healthier in so many ways. Drinking lots of water is a habit for me these days and I have never tippled on as much herbal tea as I do now! So here we go again and perhaps this time I will find the perfect way to obtain optimum health so that I never ever fall off the path again. “Pigs might fly” I hear you say as you roll your eyes at me………… well you can’t blame a girl for trying now can you.

My favourite Loving Earth Raw Chocolate: Luvju.

Loving Earth Raw Chocolate: Luvju.

Good health to us all!

Reading over this meandering tale I am struck by the repeated patterns that can be discerned in our lives. Like the repetition in a fractal we radiate out energy into the world and create a space that can be anything that we want it to be. So I choose pleasure and health and doing things that are fun and meaningful. Being with my Beloved a lot and dancing! And India too, also with my Beloved, oh what fun that will be!!

Be happy……..

From Grumpy To Gratitude: Life In The First World.

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Grumpy the dwarf looking very ‘fratched’!

This is going to be a very short post as I am suffering with another bout of the bladder infection that has been hanging around now for over a year. Can’t remember the last time I took antibiotics but there are times when they are extremely helpful and this is one of those occasions. It’s left me feeling ‘fratched’, a term I borrow from the fantasy novel I am reading at the moment. Somehow it really captures the way I am feeling, even the sound of the word conveys just how scratchy I do feel.

occupy-wall-street-protest-signs

There are many aspects of first world civilisation that I find extremely frustrating and much which is downright unfair. Particularly when it comes to those marginalised and vulnerable groups that are usually targeted by those who are allegedly supposed to be looking out for the welfare of everyone in the community. But at the same time I am full of deep gratitude for the fact that I am able to go and see a doctor when I need to and be bulk billed. The antibiotics were around $13 so all in all I am receiving the care I need at a minimal cost.

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So for this moment I am going to let go of my concerns over what is happening in the world and simply be grateful for the many wonderful blessings that I do have. I have my Beloved, loving family and friends, and I live in a succession of beautiful places while paying minimal rent. The work that I do is meaningful to me and makes a positive contribution to those in not only my own immediate community but to the rest of Australia too. When my online readings take off that may well extend to many other places all over the world. Whether I am operating as a psychic reader or as a crisis counsellor, my work is all about helping others to navigate life.

reaching hands

And that is something worth doing! When not engaged in these kinds of activities I will do my best to keep appreciating my life in the Magic Kingdom. Lets all be children and keep remembering to look for the wonder and magic that is inherent in life on this beautiful place known as Planet Earth!

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Aho!

From Tantric Cats To Wholeness In Love.

sensualcat1Our tantric master is complaining that his dinner isn’t ready on time! His meat is still a bit frozen and the whiskas bits he adores just aren’t good enough, it’s dinner time! So he lies back and looks adorable and purrs very loudly. Even when he is annoyed at the sensualcat3bad service he has an air of carrying pleasure around with him. He gathers it as he goes from person to chair leg to pot plant to fridge back to person, until he is full and then he sits down and integrates all that intense sensation. Then it is time to go off and gather some more, or perhaps a snooze or a roll in the dirt, life is whole and complete. The only rub is when the human servants don’t do their job properly, a wash might shift the mood. Meditation is the state he exists in most of the time, possibly even when he is asleep. We have learned a lot from Pushkin my Beloved and I, my mother’s cat who we sometimes look after.

catmoon

So our journey rolls on and I have found the one I was waiting for so here is what I think of as Our Song, I love using it for our dances!

Lamb.

Lamb.

Here is Lamb doing Gorecki, they would be awesome to see live! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo_vW4VIOBM

Love life, love yourself, be happy……..shanti, shanti, shanti…..

Dancing All Of Me!

mother_earth with rainbowI am so looking forward to doing our dance journeys again, recently paused by Mother Earth as she made our venue inaccessible with a very large earth slide across the very long and steep driveway. I was so wanting to do the dance and starting to look at venues to try to get it up in a couple of weeks when my shoulder and neck went out. I was in a lot of pain and it was challenging to turn my head left.

body in space

I took it as a message to slow down, of course I would be continuing to facilitate dance journeys with my Beloved. I just needed to let go of a bit of frantic energy that was pushing me out of the flow. From that came the notion to have the next dance the weekend after Easter on the Sunday, plenty of time to sort out a venue and let everyone know.

letting-go

In fact I seem to be letting a few things go at the moment, in a variety of ways but moving energies in love-making is probably my personal favourite! That and dancing, need to do more dancing and spread the word to the faithful out in the world. Dance any way you like, on your own or with others, learning steps or free form, be yourself. Oh I can’t wait for the next big dance, “Songs for the Earth” which was, hilariously, our theme on that fateful afternoon. We will probably tweak it a bit but not too much, it’s a really awesome play list. Life is movement, life is fun, dancing as a spiritual practice, body based, yum.

Gabrielle Roth

“If you put the body in motion, you will change. You are meant to move: from flowing to staccato, through chaos into lyric and back into the stillness from which all movement comes………..The spirit in motion heals, expands, circles in and out of the body, moving us through the layers of consciousness from inertia to ecstasy. Open to the spirit, and you will be transformed.”

Maps to Ecstasy, Gabrielle Roth, Nataraj Publ., Novato, CA, 1989.

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