Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cleaning My Field



If you could see my energy field you would laugh. Or maybe you would cry, I'm not sure. There are legs and arms and tense necks, tight shoulderblades, disembodied, flying around and around me, suspended in the electro-magnetic field that surrounds my body.

There are achey feet and clenched jaws, furrowed brows, muscles bunched up all around the bottom ridge of the occiput. Sciatica, cramped gastrocnemia, carpal tunnel syndrome, "restless leg" syndrome, inflamed SI joints. In fact it's so crowded here in my energy field, following my busy work week, I can hardly see. I feel encased in a jungle of flesh.

I have good boundaries. I cleanse my chakras at the end of every work day, rigorously, religiously, even. Nevertheless, sometimes, during certain weeks such as the one just past, I become completely entangled in my work no matter how hard I try not to. I become enmeshed in the stiff muscles of the people I work with, trapped like a rat, as it were.

Today is my Saturday; today I will unwind. A walk with Jake, a nice bike ride, some errands completed, and doing laundry will help clear some of the detritus left over from the week. Any remaining disembodied limbs still floating around after all that will be banished this evening when I meet a friend for drinks and dinner. A day away from work, well spent and well intentioned, functions as an excellent energetic exfoliant.

I love my work and I love working hard, I do. And I love my clients, too. But I'm no Hindu deity in need of extra arms and legs. I do not need to hold close to me all the aches, pains and stresses of my clients. Be gone, all ye leftovers of the week! Vamoose! I mean it. Yeah.

25 comments:

JC said...

You have a nice day now ... with your dog and hopefully without your extras ...

Miranda said...

oh lovely, hope you have a relaxing day. Great pics, as ever!

word veri is honda!

Ady said...

Relaxation is always needed. Congratulations on finding yours.

Rain said...

Hi Reya! I hope your "Saturday" is as relaxing as it sounds to be! A bike ride is a great idea!

Sandra Leigh said...

That's a scary thought- carrying around bits and pieces of the people you've encountered in the course of your work week. I hope your Saturday is truly cleansing - and fun, too.

Mrsupole said...

Great pictures and good luck in banning all those extra parts. You can do it, you have special abilities.

I hope you have a nice relaxing day and then you go out for a special dinner. And another wonderful dream will be at home awaiting you.

Great realaxing day, special dinner, wonderful dreams, what more can one ask for.

God bless.

Lover of Life said...

I always seem to have the bunched shoulders. I can't imagine working with people and having their energy hang on to you! Good thing you know exactly what to do. I wonder how much I take on of the world's problems and carry them on my shoulders? They always seem to be in turmoil.

I left a comment on my blog post - thanks for the tip on B-12 - I'm going to insist she buy some today.

deborah said...

vamoose--indeed
all my love to you

Ronda Laveen said...

Here. Let me pick this last little bit of fascia off your blouse. Oh, and that little bit of yourself that the oh, so lovely, but oh, so needy client tried to shoplift on the way out, here. I got it back for you. Much better. You look much better now.

willow said...

Disembodied limbs is never a good thing. Enjoy the your weekday weekend and dinner tonight!

Reya Mellicker said...

Thsnks, Ronda! May I do the same for you?

Joanne said...

The girl reading in the sun has the right idea, most definitely!

Reya Mellicker said...

Lover of Life, I have a big theory about how much easier it is for us to take on energy then to let it go. I could do a whole post on it. Maybe I will.

We can muster the power to do almost anything, but releasing it? Not so easy!

Reya Mellicker said...

THAN to let it go.

Damn typos.

Verily I go. said...

Oh I'm exhausted just trying to imagine. Wonderful Sat. to you Reya. Have some fun for me too. xoxo

Peaches said...

Have you treated yourself to a good massage lately? If you haven’t found one you like, keep looking. It is rare for me to find a massage therapist who can tune in to my energy and my needs, but I finally found a good person.

Dance on your doorstep before you go in
Shake off your work day like water on skin
Dance on your door step then dance your way in

Steve said...

Yeah!

Have fun with drinks and dinner. :)

Bee said...

I love the image of the girl relaxing in the grass with her book. Her legs are glowing! (Cleansed chakras, or a trick of the light?)

Breathe deeply, my friend.

Dani said...

Reya- I adore your photos. The Capitol reflecting is amazing. You must get quite a kick out of being in a city with so much energy and history.

Got any relaxation tips for me? I have been as tense as ever!

Reya Mellicker said...

I like your idea, Peaches, of dancing the energy away. Though I am a maniac dancer in so many ways, it never occurred to me to dance energy AWAY. Very cool.

I'll give it a try. Thanks.

Ronda Laveen said...

Yes, you may do the same for me. Please and thank you:)

lettuce said...

i hope you're feeling unwound and cleansed now

remembering to breathe is tricky sometimes
:-)

Dave King said...

My first visit. fascinating blog, quite unusual. I shall return.

steven said...

hi reya . . . i love the "energy exfoliant" idea!!! that made me laugh . . . . lovely!!! steven

Natalie said...

Oh,yeah! Get rid of it! I hope your day and evening turn out to be heapsa fun.xx♥