blogging from the heart of infinite possibility
Date: 4/30/2008 8:06:58 AM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 1947 times
Isn't it curious how the internet has become a place to discuss deeply personal and private issues that would, in the years prior to the advent of the world wide web, have only been discussed with dear friends, family, clergy, or a some type of counselor or health professional?
Sure, I'm making a blanket statement here, but read a few random blogs on the 'net anytime and you'll see it's true. Blogs and personal websites and other low-cost/free spaces on the 'net are the perfect place for us to sit at our desks and vent about what's going on in our lives. Is this a problem? Not necessarily.
If you are one who staunchly guards your privacy, then you probably don't vent about your personal life issues on a blog, or forum, or anywhere on the internet....that's my theory anyway.
Many people have become comfortable with a sense that their blogs are a nice, cozy, somehow selectively private way to share their innermost thoughts. I do this.
And I'm not saying it's wrong. It is a manifestation of our society's technological progress and often the impersonal nature of day-to-day life in today's world.
Sometimes contact with the unseen faces of "friends" on the internet is the only contact we have with others during work days, and for those people who by choice or default live alone, and get understandably tired after a long day at work, posting a daily blog entry and receiving resulting comments might be the only interaction with other humans outside of work.
I know this is a long intro, and it has been only an intro, because this is really one of my intermittent CureZone check-ins.
THE CHECK IN BLOG BEGINS
Hello, Alternative Health People Everywhere.......
I was reading a few of the forum threads here at CureZone yesterday afternoon, and I realized in the 3 years or so I have been blogging here I have not participated much in the forums. I can see they are important for many CureZoners. I've enjoyed the blogs so much, and of course being able to search CureZone to get health information. That has helped me immensely. I've noticed that brilliant healers come and go here. I've noticed that many people have blogs simply to write about their day to day process with the Master Cleanse, or fasting, or special diets such as the raw foods diet.
Though I don't rush to try every new diet or cleanse that comes along the pike, I do have an overall goal of attaining and maintaining optimum health. I do have a college degree. I do work in my professional field. I do have a family, and all of the joys and sorrows that come with family life.
I am lucky to live in a place with so many alternative health practitioners and modalities all over the place. There are at least 2 massage schools in this community; an acupuncture college, and many other wonderful training programs too.
This means affordable treatments at the schools are also available.
We also have lovely nearby mountains, and open spaces, with a plethora of walking trails for all levels of mobility/health.
For those who don't have hiking buddies, and don't prefer to walk alone, there are all sorts of hiking groups and guided nature walks.
I'm thoroughly convinced that a person could only remain unhealthy in this town if it was a personal choice to do so. Of course, fate, environment, genetics, and other factors (stress?)also have a hand in it, if we let them.
Honestly, I'm not sure where I'm going with this conversation.
Back to what I was talking about in my intro...the way we discuss such intimate, private stuff on internet blogs that anyone could conceivably read...I suppose ultimately it was my original intention with this blog entry to do just that, but somehow I have detoured from my original mission.
Suffice it to say that I am dealing with huge stressful events going on around me in my life right now. The usual supports I've had in place for years aren't necessarily helpful with this, which makes it more of a challenge.
I do not choose to use the typical sorts of counseling / therapy / pharmaceuticals that the typical American (whatever that is these days?!) often utilizes when times get tough. I prefer to face it all and work through it in a realistic and genuine manner. This is not easy.
My friends are mostly tired of hearing about it all, which I totally understand. I respect them and do not talk about it with them.
I will not vent in detail about it here either.
My vitamin/supplement regime is helpful. Gives me the strength to make it through each day's challenges.
Being solution-focused helps. Very much.
Prayer/ postive thinking -- quite helpful.
Remembering to take care of myself, and my health, when the temptation is to put all of my energy into helping a family member who is going through a challenging change process, is key. Even the family member has adamantly encouraged me: "Take care of yourself, and your own needs."
This is not easy for me. CureZone has from the beginning been so much about this very thing, for me. To remind me to take care of myself, to improve my own health.
So ultimately, BALANCE is what I seek, that is a bit off in my life right now.
Today will be focused on attaining and maintaining balance in my life.
It has never been particularly helpful for me to share with all of you things like what I eat everyday, when I do a cleanse, all of that what goes into and what comes out of the body kind of stuff. I'm more focused on energies than physical body ins and outs. The physical realm seems sometimes so dense to me, and the energetic realm is so full of light and infinite possibility.
I will close for now.
Thank you for listening.
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