Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Back to Work - Kicking and Screaming

Although I am back at work - and was feeling kinda ready to jump back into it - I am finding it hard to be here! Today, even though I got almost eight hours sleep (with a good 4 hour uninterrupted time in there), I'm tired! I think it's back to going to sleep around 10:30 or 11pm and getting up at 6:45am - which is way too early in my opinion!

I also have several applications to write and while they are moving forward, slowly but surely, my attention isn't really on them.

I think it's because my house is still unorganized. Eddie's room is almost completed, but I still have piles of files in my room. I can't imagine my parent's house, though. I think their place must be more discombobulated than mine.

It's a lot of work, moving is.

I am thankful, however, that I'm not teaching this term. I managed to buy myself out of both of my classes - I need to continue my interviews with Yup'ik elders and I will also be doing a little study on cancer blogs.

My right ribs continue to be tender - guess I'll call Dr. K and see about maybe getting an x-ray or something.

Remember that book I read a couple of months ago, "The Unmistakable Touch of Grace"? Well, the latest message I seem to be getting is to somehow unify or balance those energies or forces that are seemingly opposites in my life. A friend of mine said something to that effect in a message to me recently; the Deepak Chopra book I'm reading "Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul" said something about it; and then, last night, when I randomly flipped to a page in this large mandala/meditation book I got on sale at Borders, the mandala depicted and the explanation discussed both Hindu and Buddhist teachings about the "illusion of separation between opposite forces" such as male/female, matter/spirit, etc., and how they are not really separate, but exist simultaneously. Or something like that. My lesson is to learn how to incorporate or open myself up more to my spirit or soul and not just rely on the physical part of healing. Still working on how to articulate it - well, maybe I don't really need to articulate it as there are some things in this world that can't be articulated.

Whew. Philosophy in the morning. Now on to things more practical, like an article review!

1 comment:

Liz Kreger said...

I hear ya about going back to work ... and I didn't even get that much of a break. Just a long weekend. Sigh. Still, it felt good to have a few days off.

As far as your spiritual book ... I think the cosmo is sending you a message, Dee.