Not too much to say this morning, but that goes so much against my nature, I feel the need express it, lol..
First of all, it is hot and muggy. Real summer weather. Closed the house up and turned on the AC again. I would love to be at the beach, but didn’t make any plans, so am not. The beaches will be wall to wall anyway, so I’m probably not missing much. This is my kind of weather. It’s why I can live full time in Florida. I can take heat. I cannot take cold, snow, heating bills.
I have been dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome for about 5 months. I kept putting off getting it fixed, because surgery scares me, the expense scares me (I have one of those wonderful high deductible plans), and I didn’t want to miss work. But it’s been getting progressively worse. It keeps me up half the night, I am taking 3 to 4 ibuprofen before bed and an Ambien to help me sleep through it and even that doesn’t always work. Last night was particularly bad, because I did so much housework yesterday with it, especially preparing the seafood gumbo. Lots of slicing and dicing. So, Aug. 28 I am having the surgery. And I will only miss one day of work for sure…it’s so simple now, it takes literally 10 minutes…(the dr. said, yeah it takes 10 minutes if there are delays….) I should have done it ages ago…stupid…..
I am a great believer in the emotional component of most physical ailments. Louise Hay suggests that carpal tunnel is brought on by railing against the injustices we see in the world. My friend who is a spiritual counselor and is even more tied into alternative healing than I am, says, “You’ve been giving too much. The right hand is for giving, the left for taking. and you are out of balance.” I think that is possibly true, regarding some of my, well one of my relationships. So maybe it will improve now that that is no longer in my purview. I think it is possible that the emotional aspect is not just giving, but giving to someone who doesn’t want it, and is not receptive to the light. Because overall, giving acknowledges having, and the more you give the more you have. But trying to lift someone out of darkness who professes to seek the darkness, is stupid, and unfulfilling and a waste of time. So when the energy gets thrown back at you in a negative way, and upsets you, I would guess there are some physical ramifications.
Until you learn to do the Byron Katie thing, and say, “It’s not my business that he likes the darkness. It’s his. I have to stay out of it (and in my case, away from it….)”
And you know, he has/had so many health issues, I think his longing for the darkness is giving him what he wants. He should be content. I am content to have only a couple of issues….and I know where they came from. Diabetes, from not taking in the sweetness of life for 40 years. And the carpal tunnel. I have had what I thought to be arthritis, bad, actually was thought to be rheumatoid arthritis, but in the past months, the symptoms have basically cleared themselves. Just very minor stiffness in my fingers now, and even that is improving.
Some friends I have in alternative healing said to me, “Put your hand into a tight fist for 5 minutes and then release it. It hurts…..You held on too tight for too long.” And yes, that was true. Louise Hay suggests arthritis is from feeling unloved, from criticism. and resentment. All of which were true in that long nightmare of a marriage. It seems that I’ve been out long enough (8 1/2 years), and have learned to like myself, love myself, that the symptoms are subsiding.
I guess I am at the moment, just living in the moment. And grateful for being able to sit out on my deck and listen to nature, and feel the soft breeze that occasionally drifts by. And just kind of let my mind go where it wanted. Which apparently was to healing…..spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
Love and light….