Archives for August 2010

August 11 – my email wasn't working

Hi all,

My e-mail wasn’t working yesterday. My ISP is Telus and apparently lightning struck some of their equipment in Edmonton and put their e-mail servers down all over the place. Interesting how small the world is getting, here I am on the Coast of BC and a lightning strike in Edmonton can shut me down for over 24 hours.

If you sent me an email in the past couple of days, you may need to re-send it, as I know that I missed quite a few. I am not sure if they are ‘out there’ somewhere and I will eventually get them, or if they are gone forever.

On the positive side of this, I ended up going to the barn and riding my horse. I have been working a lot lately. As much as I haven’t posted as many blog entries as usual in the past month or two I have been busy doing readings and tending to e-mails and just being busy with all the paperwork I have on a daily basis. I have only been riding once a week since June. My horse is getting a little hyper and unruly, he’s a Thoroghbred and they are bred for racing so they need a lot of exercise, which I haven’t been able to do lately. (Or…more likely, I just haven’t made the time to do lately ~ we do create our own stuff after all).

It was nice to have a day where there was nothing I could do on-line. Every time I thought about what I had to do, it was related to sitting at my PC and that wasn’t going to work yesterday. It gave me a great opportunity to just get out of the house and enjoy nature and my horse for a while. I didn’t have a choice but to let go of work for a day.

It did me a world of good, and I am grateful to the Universe for providing a much needed rest for me.

Its funny too. Well, I guess not ‘funny” haha, but yet another example of the Universe providing what we need, and us manifesting what we require. My husband had quite a lot of work lined up and was feeling like he was working too hard. There was quite a bit of paperwork for him to do, and he’s been trying to find the time to build content for his website and get some things in order. Well, he put his back out a bit yesterday. Nothing major, but it will likely be a week before he can go out and do the heavy stuff. What a perfect opportunity for him to get things done that he’s wanted to do around the office.

Next time something appears to go sideways for you, stop and look at it closely. What have you wanted to do, or be, or accomplish that you haven’t made the time for? If you look at it from a different perspective, can you see how you may have created exactly what you wanted? Now that things don’t appear to be as you planned them, what can you do with what you have now in your experience of your life? Think of something postive, get going on it, and focus on what you can do, not on what you can’t!

Fibromyalga

I am not a doctor. This post is based on a combination of personal experience, messages I have gotten for clients that have, or think they have fibromyalga, and speaking with friends who have been diagnosed with fibromyalga.

It is amazing how many people are suffering from this. There are some things that over 90% of people with fibromyalga have in common:

Something major has changed in their life in the last two years

  • Career has become more stressful

  • They have started to live with someone or gotten married

  • They have had extreme financial difficulty

  • They have had an injury and have had to take time off

  • They have started taking a new prescription drug

If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalga, please take a look at what has been going on in your life. Most people say that it seemed to happen suddenly. The thing is, it takes time for your body to change once you change a habit.

Just as an example: You move in with your boyfriend. Your eating habits change, bit by bit, over time. You get busier. Take less time out for yourself at the gym because you are enjoying the company of your new mate. Over the course of a year or two, your habits become very different. Then one day, you get diagnosed.

Another example. You lose your job. You get a new job. Your new job isn’t exactly what you wanted, you are stressed out. You are not making as much money as you did before. You cannot afford to buy the best food, or you may just be too tired to cook. Maybe you eat out more or you eat more processed foods. You may not be able to afford as much fresh food, or organic food as you did before. You are tired, and flop after work, rather than going out to be with friends.

You have an injury or a surgery and are not as mobile as you were before. You have some down-time where you are unable to get out as much. You maybe put on a few pounds, or just don’t feel as energetic as you did before. After recouperating, you still don’t have as much energy and are not able to drag yourself to the gym, or out with friends.

Something has happened with your health. Whether it be hormones, blood pressure changes, or any other malady. Your doctor puts you on a pill. Sometime between about 6 months and 24 months later, you end up with fibromyalga.

This will not apply to 100% of you that have fibromyalga. And, once again, I am not a doctor. However, I have had clients with this disease where their guides have told me the cause of their illness, and in most cases, one of the above changes applies.