Twenty-two and a half hours until the solar eclipse as I start typing. I have been obsessed to the point of madness but I think I've finally hit the path through. The nightmare was followed by the best dream imaginable the next night so that's better. Give it up to the universe. I'm accepting that I need to rework my diet, for real this time, because I am having heartburn so bad with some food that it burns through the twice daily Zantac. I need to keep a list and quit eating those foods. I've been having weird heaviness in the top of my head that makes me feel like I'm going to fall over from the pain and horrible headaches at night, too; one of the people on the astrology page told me about tying a scarf around my forehead and it really works! Tie it tight, and she said to put the knot over my ear but I haven't noticed the knot position making a difference. Within 30 minutes, all gone and no drugs. I'm hoping that the change in diet stops the headaches, too.

These emotional ups and downs are going to do me in some day. I just want them to become gentle, rolling hills.

A Dream

A dream, she said, past the pain in her head

A dream full of hope and of joy

A dream that is full of light and of warmth

A dream for a girl with no boy

Life can be sweeter, Life can be bliss

Life can be all that you dream

All you must do is open your heart

And go out to the life that you need

Here's to trusting the universe. 22 hours now.

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on February 25, 2017 at 10:24am

Arthritis is my bane: neck, back and knee.  Six Tylenol every day and one Omrprazole to cut back on the stomach acid and IBS. Hadn't read about the upcoming eclipse.  Be better, be well.

Comment by Foolish Monkey on February 25, 2017 at 11:21am

Arthritis here too.  
Phyllis, one thing that's become very clear since I had this surgery is that the less I eat the better I feel.  Particularly at night - I was starting to get night reflux which is so so damned annoying and disruptive.  So I don't eat sweets at night and viola! no reflux. This might not be your issue but I would definitely start making correlations between what and how the body reacts.  Also I'm eating less meat - more fiber, beans and stuff like that.  crackers too, which is high useless carbs but again - light.  It feels better.  I'm not hungry, I'm not full.  I just am.

Baby, I hope you find the peace you seek.  You know people are always searching for happiness happiness happiness, but I don't think that's what anyone is ever going to get - this lovely endless happiness.  I think the best we can find is peace, contentment.  I want your hills to roll gently - heaven knows you deserve it and you're doing the work, and I hope you find it.  don't beat yourself up when it gets rough.  if we didn't have rough patches, how would we know when we had calm?

hugs.  you're a good woman.  you have a well loved, beautiful home, fabulous warrior animals and a poets heart.  all good things to you. 

Comment by Phyllis on February 25, 2017 at 1:28pm

JMac, that sounds pretty awful. Have you ever been to a health food store? They could have supplements that will let you cut down on some of that Tylenol, that stuff is bad for you in the long run. You be better and well, too.

Monkey, same goes for you but you probably already know that. I've been being stubborn and not wanting to admit that I need to change, just once I want to have control over something. But as I am learning, I have to give my ego a break and do what has to be done. I just bought Christiane Northrup's new book, Making Life Easy. I hope it will help. I think the peace is just waiting for me to let it in. 

Comment by greenheron on February 25, 2017 at 3:16pm

How's the painting going? Stroking handmade flax paper with a sharp pencil point keeps my head from aching, because with all the crappity crap these days, it would surely otherwise be aching aplenty. Peace requires practice. Also, what monkey said.

Comment by Phyllis on February 25, 2017 at 4:43pm

The painting is still wrapped up in fear of being ridiculed and not doing as good a job as I want to on it. It will come out, though, it will. My mind is a blank. For drawing or painting or writing, I'm surprised that this little poem came out. I am almost done with the application for the dog, though.

Comment by greenheron on February 26, 2017 at 2:01pm

I wrote you a post, Timid One. 

Comment by Phyllis on March 2, 2017 at 3:34am

And a delightful post it is. :)

Comment by tr ig on March 2, 2017 at 6:26am

You inspire me to wax philosophic. The universe is good, but cruel too, in perfect balance. Truth is that it's utterly fair, unfathomably infinite with mysteries to delight for endless ages, yet completely indifferent. If it were less than impartial the universal truth would be a farce. These beautiful weather days we've had with better yet upcoming aren't really worth much when you feel bad physically, and bad physical leads directly to bad mental, for while a rose by any other name is still a rose, it's beauty is muted to near nothing when observed through eyes filtering otherwise sublime outlooks through illness. These were my thoughts the other day when it was so perfect out but I had a tooth infection that palled me from eye socket to larynx. Might as well been a blizzard outdoors. To experience well-being we must be well no matter how much sunshine. 

Food is the simplest thing for me. A condition of aging I guess---must be much more careful. Eat real food. Pay extra for it. Spend time preparing it; turn it into a Zen thing. Fresh, alive whenever possible. Fruit, for me, a must, but the simple rule which you already know is what makes you feel bad you must quit. Top of the list .. sodas. Blech. Refined sugars in general, bleached flour, high salt. Heart burn and acid reflux .. talk about day ruiners. I'd rather eat nothing at all than taste my own digestive juices. 

Interesting about the head scarf curing the top heavy head. Whatever works, including listening to the wisdoms of tr ig ::@_@:: I know, right. If there was no hope I'd save it.

Comment by Phyllis on March 2, 2017 at 4:49pm

You made me laugh. I just got done with an astrology reading and your wisdom blended in with what we talked about. Quirky is the universe. I'm sorry about your tooth, is it fixed now? Thanks for sharing your philosophical.

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