Daily Draw April 12th, 2012
Having been on a bender of junk food, even my eyelids have edema. This grief seems to be deeper, I think it’s about the greater grief of getting old, tacked onto the grief for dead dogs and the happy past with them. The double whammy.
45 – VIOLET – Create a Balanced Life
This card even talks about regenerating the nervous system and illness, trouble with the eyes and brain. She asks if you have an area of life that’s out of balance, what can you learn from it? What occurs to me is that I always have a choice—I am out of balance because I chose to be. I have to let go of fear, stress, and worry and bring back balance.
I bought another of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s books: Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, which is about healing and chronic pain as well as other things. So I’m reading that amid all the library books I have.
A snippet from Braided Creek that hit me today:
Now it’s the body’s dog, pain
barking and barking
A stranger has come to the gate
with an empty sack.
Live in the present Violetta, create balance. It isn’t magic, it’s creation. You create.