“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Deep Relaxation


While at CREDO I had the opportunity to have two massages in one week. As someone who once worked as a Massage Therapist I was thrilled at this opportunity. I also knew I really needed one. (Or as it turned out, two...).

The first treatment was Wednesday. It was a good massage. But I did not relax. My body remained tense, my mind on high alert. I was not too surprised. My last massage was over the summer, many months ago. It has been too long since I had one. And way too much stuff has happened. 11 days in the hospital. Managing five search processes for a new parish. Guiding my existing parish through rugged terrain of grief and worry. Too much strain. Too much anxiety.

So. I had a second massage on Friday. That time I relaxed deeply. Fully. My body just let go of all the strain it was holding on to. Instead of perpetually tapping my toe and bouncing my leg while sitting, I am able to sit still. Able to think more clearly. Able to be quiet and listen to God.

I should have known. I did "body work" for nine years. I know the impact and effect of stress on our bodies. But my massage therapist moved away. I got a referral to another, but she was having surgery. I have been remiss in finding another one.

Now. I know. I need to take care of this. Now. The well being of my body, mind, and spirit, depend on it.

Testing testing 123


testing to see if I can publish...

OK, I could be wrong. But now, today, it seems I can once again, mysteriously, publish....we'll see if it holds....

Difficulty Posting

I am have a difficult time posting on my blog. It appears to be something between blogger and my home computer(s). When ever I try to post I get a message about not being able to connect to blogger - even though I am clearly connected to the internet....However, I am able to post from my office. This all started about two weeks ago after I allowed some updates to microsoft windows on my home computer...So, hum. confusing...I will continue to discern what has caused the glitch and hopefully be back to full posting soon.