Good day to you all. HOORAY!! Please excuse me but I can hardly contain my excitement that the kids are back at school after a very enjoyable but slightly long seven weeks of summer holidays. Here they are yesterday in their casual finery, ready for their first day back. Harry’s T.shirt says Believe You Can and You’re Half Way There (Theodore Roosevelt). What a lovely sentiment to put on a child’s T.shirt. I tell you, the world is shifting right before our eyes. Harry picked that one out for himself at the shops over the holidays.
I’m enjoying more time to get on with my various projects and feeling so very grateful that my two kids are healthy and happy to get back to school, and that they go to a school we all love. I’m also grateful that I get to balance being with them in the mornings and afternoons after school, with doing things I love, getting exercise I enjoy, and having a social life too!
However, all is not perfect. I have been suffering from itchy, sore and watering eyes for the past couple of weeks. It’s an allergic reaction to stone fruits which I have experienced for the last few summers. It’s been bugging me a lot and although I have cut out the fruit and combined taking various flower essences with using antihistamine eye-drops, they are still not great. Last night I went along to a Song Circle that I have been to a few times knowing this would help. By the end of the session my eyes were quite bad (a healing crisis?), but I went home and slept really well. When I woke up this morning they were still very weepy and are watering a bit as I write this, but the itch and redness is gone and they aren’t too puffy at all.
What I am hoping to illustrate here are two separate points. Firstly, the very real healing power of music and singing in particular. I have used music in our family to assist in healing for the past three or four years and have noticed some really lovely effects on us all. When music is played in my daughter’s bedroom over-night when she has a fever, she wakes feeling good, and by simply putting on a healing CD in the living room first thing in the morning or before dinner time we all receive the benefits of released tension and balanced energy flow. I am currently listening to the new CD from Chris James, Walk With Your Heart. I invite you to click on his name to go to a lovely article titled “The Gentle Voice” in his website, and feel free to listen to his music samples and download his free tracks.
The second point I want to make regarding this eye problem, is that I believe life moves forward in a spiral, not along a straight line. This means we move through cycles of wellness, illness, emotional balance, confidence, self-doubt and so on, depending on our individual life themes and challenges. I am convinced that all physical illness has an emotional root, even down to so-called accidents like kicking a toe or burning ourselves on a pot. I also understand that our bodies kindly hold the emotional tension for us that we are unable to process in the present. Perhaps for me there is something about this time of the year that triggers a strong emotional charge that I am not conscious of and unable to make sense of, so my eyes carry the burden for my soul. My intuition tells me it is related to an inner impatience with wanting to make things happen immediately now that the new year has begun, and not seeing the big picture or seeing that everything is unfolding perfectly.
Gosh I find it hard keeping these articles short. If you are wondering what a song circle is, we all sit together, (in a circle or sometimes not) and a lovely and talented woman leads us in song as she plays a keyboard accompaniment. We sing ancient Indian mantras and other chants together. The energy created in the room is joyful, radiant and very healing. For a taste of the sort of songs we sing click here and go to Deva Premal and Miten’s website. They have some free downloads of their music there.
Off to do the grocery shopping now, blissfully alone, yay!
A beautiful day to you all