Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Rash of Events

There are times in every one's life when we are forced to just sit and collect ourselves. This is what is currently happening to me. You see, I have a rash. It is not just a little collection of a few bumps in a specific location on the body. It is a full blown all out rash that is spreading. It started (this time) in the crook of the elbow. Now it is spreading to the wrists, has already spread to the armpits, and is across the chest and moving up the throat.

My homeopathic doctor says it is strep related. I am taking the remedy. Conventional doctors say it is an allergy to nettle. Although I do use some nettle in my work, I haven't had a rash every time I have used it, or I would be covered always.

No, this is a different kind of rash. Hot, itchy, burning and miserable to deal with. However, I am learning a lot about myself as this happens. There are times in my life when I don't want to be touched. This is one of those times because it just hurts, and the more gentle the touch, the more irritated it gets. It is like insects crawling on the skin if even the slightest breeze moves hair on my body. Energy healing makes it hot, which makes it feel worse.

So in talking to my rash it has explained that it is there because of a rash of events. My separation from my marriage, my new relationship, the selling of my acreage, moving into my new location at work, just to name a few. All of these things are very positive, yet the stress has finally caught up with me. And so, I now wear even looser and more comfortable clothing, take cold showers to cool everything off, have my homeopathic remedy, and have even resorted to using an antihistamine in order to get this under control. And I am learning to slow it all down for a bit as well. Something I tell my clients to do every day. Shaman, heal thyself! I can hear it now.

Blessed Be


1 comment:

Gail said...

It always seems to take someone on the outside to point out the obvious when we're right in the thick of things, eh?
It's like experiencing unrelenting neck, shoulder and back aches and you can't figure out why, until someone casually mentions one day that you look like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders...
Just remember to be gentle with yourself and try not to believe that little voice nagging at you, trying to convince you that, because you're a Shaman, you "should have known" the rash was the physical expression of the "rash" of events in your life. Just grab that little voice by the throat and squeeze, like Homer strangles Bart! Your rash may not go away any faster, but you won't notice, 'cause you'll be too busy crackin' up!