I took a day off last week as I was tired and low. Yes, everyone I hate to admit it but I can get tired and low.
The last month has been so busy and my body and mind needed a break.
I am no good with time off, I had a list reeling around in my head. I find it hard to sit and do nothing. Okay I didn’t get up until 9am so I got my 8 hours, but once up it was go, go, go. As I am doing, I am thinking, I have to promote the petition, I have to write a blog, I have to wash the floors. I have to do a tax return. I made a list and it filled an A4 piece of paper.
I was overwhelmed with all the I had to do and tears flowed. Then I heard my son Finnbar’s voice in my head, suck them in Mum, so I suck them in. Then I get a message from my daughter Pippa, you okay Mum? As if she can feel my mental pain and sadness and you know what it is like once the tap opens, that is it I am afraid. The bladder is just too close to the eyes.
“When the immune system isn’t able to function at the perfect level, then there’s a risk that some of these rogue cancer cells will get through the net and start to cause trouble. … It’s very important that cancer patients learn to control and perfect the art of sleeping.”
Prof. Keith Scott-Mumby
I had a few wonderful days in London at the beginning of the month with my daughter and growing family and I can honestly say it was perfection, bar the lack of sleep. Oren, my grandson is a bundle of life from 5.30am, followed by Aurelia shortly afterwards and Grandma is a bundle of life after 5.30pm so it can be exhausting.
Spending time with them adds so much value to my life but I came back with a lingering cough and tired, my fault.
Then guess what alongside running my Shiatsu practice. I decide to help my partner John with house renovations. I went mad, cleaned out the greenhouse, planted so many seeds, washed windows, cut grass and hedges, painted doors and walls, you name it I did it, again my fault.
Then I did something rather silly, I decided to sand doors and boy did it irritate my cough, so for 4 nights I struggled to sleep, cough, cough, cough. So, I was feeling great and perfect until I choked on fine sand and got no sleep……………………. what a fool.
Life without sleep is like life without good red wine, desperate.
Seriously though sleep is so important when dealing with cancer.
We heal when we sleep so lack of sleep means lack of healing.
Then to add insult to injury have you ever noticed when the mind gets like this everything else is a problem, why won’t people take 5G seriously, why aren’t our politicians talking about its safety rather than its cost.
Why is it taken so long to get signatures for my petition, does no one care, why does everyone believe there is a cure in a pharmaceutical tablet. Why are we now living in a world where everyone is so busy no one gives a s*it, you get the picture?
I guess you could say I was feeling very sorry for myself. Why?
I forgot I was important.
Meditation came in my life, albeit badly when I started studying Shiatsu, 11 plus years ago.
I did it because I was told to, I found it difficult. I started meditating in earnest in 2016 when I got my diagnosis and I am now a big fan. It got me out of my despair last week.
Whenever you feel down get those earphones out and meditate, go on YouTube and search by your emotions and needs. If you can’t sleep, focus, feel sad whatever there is a meditation for you. If you feel stuck do a little shaking meditation.
It works 100%, however to get good at it like everything else it takes practice.
On that note I am going to take off my shoes and earth myself in this wonderful world while I still can and go and enjoy the sunshine. Then I am off out to search for a venue for an holistic cancer festival.
If you don’t believe negativity makes cancer grow read scientists have proven that negativity makes cancer grow inside the body.
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This blog contains my opinions, my journey and some of my research details. It is not in any way a substitute for the readers own medical advisor. I am not a medical Doctor. I disclaim all responsibility for injury, damage or loss to anyone that reads this and follows any or similar protocols mentioned.