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News Flash: Kirby is molting, a bit early perhaps
I have been receiving more bodywork recently than I have had the privilege in previous times. Included within this caring touch is massage, and the woman who does my massages recently commented that we were “discovering secret treasures.” She said this in response to finding muscles on my body that were extremely tight – almost to the point of unbearable pain when palpated.
I have been lying around quite a bit recently – I do not mean this with any negative connotation – napping and integrating are extremely important. I have come to the conclusion that merely going to class full time at the University of Virginia is something to be proud of. At the same time, I have been a little less than kind, beating myself up for spending so much down time, doing less meditation practice than usual and not quite studying everything I feel is necessary to maintain those aforementioned classes. It is okay – no longer any reason to beat myself up! Good job Kirby, well done.
I do a practice called Zapchen – created by Julie Henderson, PhD. – see the website http://www.zapchen.com for more info. This is a lovely, relaxing series of exercises for lightening the mood, pulsing restrictions in the body, coaxing openness in a stabilized manner, resting in alignment and coming down out of the head and into the body. Julie also does work with the I-Ching and she interpreted her version of this beneficial book. It was with the help of this resource that I recently made a discovery of my own – all the down time, napping, lying in the Sun and resting on my amethyst bio-mat has been because I am in the process of molting. “Help I’m molting!”
Actually, in all seriousness, I am looking forward to observing what my new skin will look like, at some point. And on a different subject, of Astrology…
Currently, there is some static in the astrological sky – Uranus and Saturn are opposing, causing quite a bit of confusion and injuries of connective tissue to name a couple of issues, Mercury just came out of Retrograde, so we are recalibrating our brains and communication skills, Venus is slowing down to go into Retrograde, which could mean our likes and dislikes and our needs in relationships are shifting. All of this plus the Sun, Mercury, Neptune, Chiron and Jupiter are all in Aquarius and Pluto is just starting to get used to being in Capricorn. Whoa! I need to lighten up with myself – just do what I can and let go, just continue to practice kindness and compassion to self, nurturing the inner shifts and insights.
May all be happy and free of suffering! Om Mani Padme Hung Hri
3/26/10 – an update. I was going to do an entire separate post about this, still might. But guess what? I am still molting. Funny thing these vast, foundational transformations. Birth trauma is being unwound, my limiting beliefs are coming up to be re-evaluated, old, tight wounds are being pulsed and stroked; I am moving toward awakeness at a snail’s pace. Hooray!
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