Monday, March 28, 2011


I'm savoring a quiet morning here in the chateau because tomorrow is the day that two of my beloveds arrive for a quick Cherry Amour Midweek Vaca. I'm so excited. The weather has turned around a bit - we'll see sunshine, mostly, with temps in the '50's. Though it isn't what I ordered, it seems that the weather gods are going to cut me some slack this week. Perhaps they are more willing to negotiate than I give them credit for. Ya think?

In the meantime, my spirit guides have just begun to teach me a shamanic healing method in which I can deal with every kind of malady as if it were an entity. What western medicine calls "contact dermititus" (for instance) can also be seen as a "heat worm" that enters the body in one place, subsequently travelling to every dark, warm place on the skin (like the elbow crease - you know). The "heat worm" can be energetically removed by locating the place where the rash emits the most heat, then simply pulling it out.

Is the above interesting to you or just to me? Remember please that I spend most of my work life in silence, dancing with the physical bodies of my clients. A new way to look at ailments is so interesting - and ultimately harmless. I would never tell the rashy client to stop using her cortisone cream, never. I did insist that the next time she refinishes furniture, she should wear gloves. Oh yeah.

While my friends are here, I will put aside my notes on re-assigning the planetary associations in astrology, a project I've been working on for awhile now. It's based on what we actually know about the planets via all the probes and photos and other information we've been able to gather about the solar system in the last 20 years.

I'm busy right now, thinking, learning and writing - but not too busy to welcome dear ones into my home, my village of Capitol Hill, and the city of Washington DC. Even mystics, even shamans, even astrologers need to put aside all their ruminations in order to hang out, drink wine, dance around, and laugh with their near and dear ones, yes? I say yes.


Jo said...

I say ABSOLUTELY. You may have your deepest, most profound revelations as we dance around the chateau.

Or not.

Reya Mellicker said...

It wouldn't be the first time!! (Receiving deep, profound revelations while dancing around with you.)

Bring it!

janis said...

I am so tired of cold weather... My Magnolias are budding, while you have those gorgeous blooms. I hope the weather doesnt kill everything.
Have a fabulous visit with your loved ones.

Shelley said...

I am fascinated with what you are learning from your spirit guides about dealing with physical maladies as if they are entities! Please do share more when time and inspiration allows...and in the meantime have a wonderful visit with your friends with plenty of wine, dancing, and laughter!

ellen abbott said...

We all need to step away from our labors now and then.

You shamanic views of healing remind me of the Navaho and their healing ceremonies.

linda said...

I think Jo may be onto something there.

You just never know what brilliance and profundities can occur while listening to Barry White and dancing around in pure joyousness!

I packed my dancing shoes.

Reya Mellicker said...

Shelley I definitely will! Fascinating stuff - it's nothing new, of course (as if there is anything new under the sun). Shamans around the world have dealt with illness/injury in terms of entities for 100,000 years. It's fun to be learning about it.

Linda I AGREE! I've already had some amazing insights just by looking at my city as if through your eyes. Fun and interesting and GOOD. Yay!!

Janis may it warm up soon and Ellen - c'mon. You stepping away from your labors? When do you have time? (I believe you ... but ...)

get zapped said...

I enjoyed your post on many levels. Thought-provoking words, and inspiring imagery. I'm delighted you're still at this. Happy Spring!

The Bug said...

I need to find a you around here to help me deal with the arthritis in my hip - it's giving me fits lately. I'm pretty sure that 47 is too young for a hip replacement :)

I know you'll have a fabulous time with your friends - enjoy!

debra said...

Makes perfect sense to me!

Angela said...

I have just got a CD by Johann Strauß for a present, and now I dance to the Emperor`s Waltz while dusting my furniture - lovely!
Have you ever read the book The Magos of Strovolos? It was the first book on magic healing which I read, and I still marvel at its insights.

karen said...

Hi Reya! Hope you have a fantastic time with the visitors, and I hope the weather is kind to you... i love your photos at this time of year, all those blossoms are so beautiful!