Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Impermanence Of Home.

buddha impermanenceThe life I have chosen to lead teaches me all the time about impermanence, the shape of where I am going to live always fluid. Now we are making a bigger shift as my Beloved and I begin the search for a new place to call home base. Somewhere to keep our stuff and to be at when we are in between house sits, ’twill be interesting to see what the next shape of our anchor is going to look like. I have fears that come up around this kind of change but more and more they are small and not so hard to let go of. Feels like there is a knowing in me that knows perfectly well that if we trust the flow we will move on to exactly where we need to be, in Divine Timing.

purple divine timing

The thing is to marry the intuitive feeling into the shape and texture of the future, to the action that is required to carry this intention out into the world. The word is going out as we print up flyers, as social media gathers and connects us to community. So the energy goes out, seen and unseen, a new vision is birthing into vibrant manifestation! To be alive is to be changing constantly, how much more interesting than any soap opera is the inner view that is available for our perception if we so desire. And to see the shifting sands of life as exciting and full of potential creates the kind of mood that does bring great good fortune!

ayahuasca image 2

Hooray for change and for my graceful and easy passage through her shifting currents, at sail on the sea of desire with my Beloved…… life is good.

Aho!

Advertisements

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.

SONY DSC

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.

dance

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.

relax

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.

firestormquantum

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 againĀ 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……..