Gosh, it's been over a week since I've posted a card or participated in much social activity. I've had a wicked dose of the creapin' crud and am finally feeling up to joining the world again.
The good part about being sick - Yes, there is a HUGE benefit - Is that I get to reboot. A power-down of all systems and start-up of the ones I want to keep running.
In the past, I've reveled in my multifaceted talents and the ability to keep several, very differing plates spinning at one time. Every area of work, art and play needs attention, time, focus. But when it becomes a way of life to keep the plates spinning, the talent that develops is not in the area of work or art or play, but in the skill of juggling attentions and tasks. The very reason I might have taken up a hobby or set out to develop a certain skill gets lost in the responsibility of spending just enough time with that task to keep it alive and breathing, but not so much that another plate, another interest, looses its momentum and stops spinning.
I've experienced very good health for many years, and an abundant amount of energy and enthusiasm for many of the exciting options that life has to offer. Work clients, art, family, music, travel, friends, a happy love affair, all get a piece of my attentions and it all seems to balance as long as I stay healthy and vital and "on top of my game."
In steps the crud, my attentions wain and the crashing seems to begin almost immediately. All of a sudden, sleep is the only viable option. Phone calls don't get returned. Projects lay idol. A shower? Maybe tomorrow. The genius multi-tasker is suddenly skating by on the minimum that needs to be done to get by... in between three hour naps.
And the gift of it all, yes, what I am reminded of again, is that my role in life is not to be a brilliant plate spinner. When I look at who I am in this life and how I am here to serve, multi-tasking genius is not what what I aspire to.
All illness and infection is a physical manifestation of emotional dis-ease. In her book Heal Your Life, Louise Hay says that to have a cold is a manifestation of too many things going on at once, of mental disorder. Sure sounds like spinning plates to me! The healing affirmation: I allow my mind to relax and be at peace. Clarity and harmony are within me and around me.
Going within to heal, sleeping, resetting my system does result in peace and clarity. That is, after the first few days of worrying about what I need to get done and when. There's a certain humility that comes with letting a germ drag me down. And, that is good for me when I become the person who gets in the habit of doing over being. I don't want to be so busy that I forget to be still. So, as I feel better, and add activities back into my days, I remind myself to be with my thoughts and feelings about what I am doing more than with the task itself. Whether it is washing dishes or creating a piece of art, the experience is in the process and feelings, not the end result or getting it done so I can move on to what's next.
So I remain grateful for the ability to heal myself, for the gift of new beginnings, and for the richness that every moment of my life holds.
Thoughts on everyday Mysticism & the magic that permeates life when we think we aren't looking~
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