Friday, September 19, 2008

When will I ever learn?



When I knew nothing about astrology, I didn't believe in it and looked with disdain on anyone who saw the value of interpreting the position of planets and stars. Then I started studying and ... voila ... I began to see its artfulness and wisdom. I've been studying astrology now for decades, and though it's still mysterious to me how it works, I know enough to say without a doubt it does work.

Once upon a time, I was very skeptical about Chinese medicine. I knew it worked, but I used to dismiss it as a possibility for me because I was afraid of the needles and too prissy to drink the teas - or so I told myself. Then into my life came the Sufi acupuncturist. Now I think everyone on the planet should go see him.

The newly converted are always the most obnoxious.

Even as recently as a few years ago I made fun of anyone who believed that quartz crystals could be healing. Ahem ... now that I've been working with crystals for awhile, I see why they're renowned for their cleansing and healing properties. Yesterday afternoon, just for the hell of it, I placed a crystal on my neck while I lay down for a nap. When I woke up, the slightly scratchy throat had completely recovered itself. I'm not lying or exaggerating or making it up. I have a friend who had the same experience recently with a crystal.

When oh when will I ever learn that I'm in no position to judge that about which I'm completely ignorant?

9 comments:

Pandora said...

Even though I famously say, "never name the well from which you will not drink," do I listen to myself? No, I do not. Hence my shock at discovering that actually paying attention to the Law of Attraction works very well for me....

so, yeah. I feel your pain.

Crystals. Who knew.

lettuce said...

i don't think you are obnoxious

i am finding a quarz crystal very healing and energising at the moment

willow said...

I'm a firm believe in the influence of stars and planets! And my daughter swears by crystals. She's a professional singer and wears a large chunky crystal necklace everyday. I've yet to try Chinese medicine, but I've always been curious.

Pam said...

Oh Reya,I'm with you on all counts.My husband found a brilliant accupuncture practitioner a while ago, and she's done wonders with my back.Ditto for everything you and others have said on this subject - also the chinese philosophy of Tao is getting me through at the moment.

Merle Sneed said...

It's never stopped me.

Janelle said...

oh you wise woman of the world! love this post...! and am going to nap this afternoon with a crystal on my throat because got to sing this evening..presenting two very new songs.. called New Leaves and The Photograph... send me thoughts of angel power voice and an infinite amount of breath. yes please. hooah. love love xx janelle

tut-tut said...

A certain crystal has very much helped with some problems I've been having. I would like to hear more about soul retrieval.

Lori ann said...

Reya, so nice to "meet" you! I've been "bumping"into you in africa(on some incredible blogs) and keep meaning to stop into see you. you take amazing beautiful photos,write wonderful words. i am so happy this is the post i dropped in on, because chinese medicine is so dear to my heart. i was introduced by default, if you will, when my 2nd born was a toddler, over 25 years ago now. it saved my life as a mother of 5. i could go on and on, but you are so right!! and the crystals...we are never without... i'll be back!
x lori

Barbara Martin said...

There are a multitude of things out there that science or a logical mind have no answer for.