Time is beginning to break down here. It’s Friday night, a week has gone by already. We have been working in unbearable heat. The heat and the pace and maybe the food had been doing strange things to me Yesterday I suddenly thought that it was pouring down outside. It wasn’t. Today I was reminiscing about a breakfast ( of oats, rice & fruit compote) that we had had earlier in the week. I was reminded we had eaten it just that morning. So much for the mental clarity I was hoping for.
I have lived for 6 days without carrying any money on me, and without driving my car. Many things that seemed so important for me to sort out while I am here, no longer seem so pressing.
Next week will be much easier I think. We will have less heat and more time off. I am so glad I came. But like Debra said I have learned a lot here, just not what I expected to learn.
Learning the beginnings of massage and the origin of the chakra system and the TCM meridians. Sensing energy exercise.
We spent time comparing the faces of celebrities looking for signs of extreme yin and extreme yang .
Evening, Health forum
This included 10 minute quick counseling sessions in front of the rest of the class. Putting my health situation out there is big leap for me. This is usually well hidden. To get help, you have to be willing to share and this was a safe space for me to do that. John k said I needed more protein and fats in my diet for strengthening. Fish four times a week, a cup of beans twice a day, 2 tsp of olive oil a day. He told me I needed a barley grass drink to help eliminate the toxins from the immunotherapy. I also need to keep seeing a counselor every two to three months for more detailed info. I have some plans for cooking more beans and plan to contact a counselor who had TAK and healed using Macrobiotics.
Managed to volunteer for some of the demos so I experienced some expert shiatsu from John K again. We practiced an upper body routine. My family will be well happy for me to practice when I get home.
Afternoon, lecture, extreme yang
Cooking class: Nishime, kinpira and seitan stew were miraculously conjoured up in cooking class with chef Chris. They were such winter dishes for such a hot day, but they tasted great anyway.
Evening, lecture, how to avoid toxins in everyday products.
Websites mentioned included, Be Well Stay Well and the skin deep database section of EWG The Environmental Working Group. I have some shopping to do as I intend to slowly clean up my use of products, which I suspect will be a long process.