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?