It's also symbolic, reflecting exactly what happens to me when I do the Wonder Woman thing. I end up knocked out...It just doesn't work
A severe cold or the Flu? Feels like the FLU
I created the perfect immunity storm by
1. Allowing myself to get stuck in the muck of the political arena.
I know better than that and I was doing it anyway. It lowers my immunity but my immunity was already slightly susceptible as...just like most things, no one schedules their political debates around my hormonal days. Darn it.
I didn't watch them, I did partake on social media though.
My facebook page is a happy place. I have rules. When I break my own rules -I suffer.
2. Two "all nighters" in a row. While I wish I had an amazing story to go with those all nighters -I am just writing.
I can usually walk to get it-but every time I went to leave my bed...my body said "No lady, you aren't going anywhere"
The one time I did make it to my door -my body said "....just lay back down for a couple of minutes first"
Four hours later...I woke up.
No Pho...Well, let me see what I've got in the kitchen:
I'm calling this Christina's Udon Flu Remedy.
Organic coconut oil
This has been a magic exfoliating recipe. I love it. I felt amazing again...except for the aching joints and muscles which are common symptoms of the flu. The result of the immune system releasing inflammatory chemicals into the bloodstream
My immune system was diverting the white blood cells.....
Oddly, it has been my ass that has felt this!
Well, that's a new experience for me personally. All of a sudden, I felt like I had done 6000 lunges (Which isn't something I would ever be doing)
This morning I woke up feeling a tremendous discomfort in my ass because somewhere through the night I turned on my side. I heard myself say "what the heck is going on with my ass?" Ouch.
In my meditation I could feel the soreness in my body until I couldn't. I could feel the anxiety that comes with self-concern/health until I couldn't feel that either.
There is this place in meditation where there is nothing except a sense of well-being. That is, if and when I stay with my mantra and allow the sensations of my body to just be what they are. That wasn't easy for me to do until I experienced staying with my meditation as one of my body parts felt sore...I had to experience it -stick with it. Remain calm and move through to understand what the meditation is doing is burning off the stress somehow.
In these moments prior to the burn off, it is just me and pain. That's not exactly thrilling. Zero distractions does mean full awareness.
There is a place beyond that though. Now that I know this, I am still not thrilled by pain, but I am committed to staying on the path until I experience the sweetness of nothingness.
Of no mind. There is nothing like it. The Bliss there is incredible.
It is easy for me to look at a sunset, or be around my friends and feel gratitude overflowing. It's a different thing to wake up feeling pain radiating from my glutes and think "I am so grateful." gratitude isn't exactly my first thought when pain wakes me up. This is where ritual and a daily practice helps me so much.
Right now, as I am writing this -all pain is gone. I'm very happy about that.
Word on the street is...the Flu on this island is much more intense due to it being a transient location with people coming in from all over the world. It isn't just the beauty and paradise that has people taking care of themselves in deeper ways here, it's also this element. At least for those of us who are a little older and live alone...speaking of that...
But my mother-in-law, when she was visiting-she would take care of me. As my own mother would. She was sweet in this way and I appreciated that very much. I noticed..... the caring seemed to help speed things along. It seemed to make a difference in the time it took to heal from anything.
I would say....Love and caring reduces sick time. In fact, I would be so bold to say, love and caring could also prevent some things from even happening. (Starting with the love and caring of one's self)
Sometimes...it really is just the environment...
Now I am going back to bed...Love, Care and Sleep...the greatest most natural healers....