Monday, October 6, 2008
thank you to those who might have missed me.
I ran a breast cancer awareness brunch yesterday. at the local hotel (restaraunt)
it is a funny wee town. you never know who is going to come to events that are planned, and suddenly there it was....40 women arrived and between us we raised $1500. Not too shabby.
I know we can find a cure.
I am running another breakfast later this month at the school.
Movember is next month, so maybe if I stopped waxing? but then again I don't have a prostate.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I wouldn't be, couldn't be wrong, as my belief is what makes me who I am. I think I just figured out how wars are started.
I am still puzzling over the healing issue. If I am a healer, and someone doesn't agree with me, does that mean I have the right to withdraw my healing? Isn't healing something that is done regardless of race colour and creed, and if the other persons creed is that they accept their condition, does that give me the right to withdraw the healing that I have to give.
Friday, September 19, 2008
I know I haven't written for a while, and things just move on without you, but I have been having some serious thoughts mainly about the concept of healing
Perhaps there is someone out there in blog land who might be interested in responding.
If we are to heal, and we have a condition, a dis ease that is affecting the normal function of our bodies, we are given choices. Some of those choices might include "alternative" choices, others western medicine, or a combination of all sources of healing.
I know that there are some who think it has to be one extreme or the other, all western, or nothing, others think that it has to be all natural....
My quandry lies not in those decisions, but in the "acceptance" or the ignoring of a condition, or simply the acknowledgement. All have an emotional response attached to them, and with that in mind, I am not looking for an ANSWER, but simply a point of view.
My questions come from a discussion that I had with a healer. I was told by this person that a third person was no longer being treated because they had accepted their condition, and in doing so had negated any chance of healing....I am not sure what I think of this.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
He was very good.
Funny the things you find when you aren't looking for them LOL
So there I was sitting there and a friend of mine walked in the cafe, and I told her about the tarot reading, and the bloke sitting beside her turned out to be a masseuse, I need a massage, and he said if I bought him a tarot reading, then he would give me a massage.....well....who can pass that up. LOL
So Monday I get a massage.
Friday, September 5, 2008
I am a Reiki master. I learnt massage after I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, and through my learning of how my body works I learnt how to assist others to "heal"
Today I have been massaging a lady who has parkinsons. I have looked up parkinsons on the net, and I have taken this from parkinsons.org
Parkinson's disease is one of a larger group of neurological conditions called motor system disorders. Historians have found evidence of the disease as far back as 5000 B.C. It was first described as "the shaking palsy" in 1817 by British doctor James Parkinson. Because of Parkinson's early work in identifying symptoms, the disease came to bear his name.
In the normal brain, some nerve cells produce the chemical dopamine, which transmits signals within the brain to produce smooth movement of muscles. In Parkinson's patients, 80 percent or more of these dopamine-producing cells are damaged, dead, or otherwise degenerated. This causes the nerve cells to fire wildly, leaving patients unable to control their movements. Symptoms usually show up in one or more of four ways:
- tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face
- rigidity, or stiffness of limbs and trunk
- bradykinesia, or slowness of movement
- postural instability or impaired balance and coordination.
Though full-blown Parkinson's can be crippling or disabling, experts say early symptoms of the disease may be so subtle and gradual that patients sometimes ignore them or attribute them to the effects of aging. At first, patients may feel overly tired, "down in the dumps," or a little shaky. Their speech may become soft and they may become irritable for no reason. Movements may be stiff, unsteady, or unusually slow.
through our shared experience of massage, now this lady is awakaning an awareness of her body. There is a joy in the sorrow, in the mourning, and the inability to exress anger. Life is always harder for someone else when you take the time to have a look.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
the relay for life is a charity event that is raising money for a cure for cancer.