Monday, March 11, 2013

Healer, heal thyself



Today is an auspicious new moon in Pisces. There are five other planets in Pisces as well. It is a powerful, deep, watery moment astrologically, an excellent time for healing. I didn't consciously arrange it this way, but as it turned out I went to see a new doctor today, also made an appointment for some shamanic healing. It's gratifying to notice I'm dancing in shamanic alignment with the Pisces moment.

The doctor's office, pictured above, is ultra groovy, absolutely nothing like the office where my ex doctor worked (she retired). My old doctor was old school, and worked at an old school practice. But my new doctors are 100% different For instance, the doctor was ready to see me ON TIME. When was the last time that happened to you? I did not have to wait. Wow. It was she who greeted me in the waiting room. She had plenty of time to talk, and she listened carefully. She didn't hassle me about my weight or try to get me to take a million medicines. It was a revelation, I tell you.

I decided this year I want to enjoy spring without having to hide from the pollen. When I get a lot of acupuncture, I'm OK, but always wary for the super bad allergy days. Most of the time in spring, I live in fear because my allergies, untreated, are very seriously debilitating, even dangerous.

This year, I went for the big guns - modern medicine. I now have two Extremely Expensive prescriptions. I am so excited.

I see many very young healers, and that's great, but sometimes I need to be seen by someone of my generation, someone else who has experienced the world first hand through sixty cycles. Hence the appointment with the shamanic healer.

One sweet irony is that this ultra cool doctor's office is right across Farragut Square from the offices of the Sufi acupuncturist. I took a picture of his building from the waiting room. He's in the Barr Building, a very cool neo-gothic, built in the 1920s. It even has gargoyles. Of course it's the building in the middle.

Turning sixty is rigorous. The passage requires aggressive self care which includes ultra-modern medicine, ancient, venerable Chinese medicine and the oldest healing art of all: shamanism. Now is a great moment for profound healing and release. I have seized that moment. Hurray!

9 comments:

nerima roberts said...

Hi Reya,
What a coincidence, as I too had a doctor's appointment. I purposely picked TODAY for my doc appointment because it was my way of avoiding going to work. The Monday after we turn the clocks forward always throws me for a loop.
I hope your allergy meds help you this spring.

Reya Mellicker said...

Your timing is exquisite.

ellen abbott said...

Have you ever considered chiropractic adjustment for your allergies? Getting your spine and other bones aligned allows your electrical system and immune system to help combat the allergic response.

Reya Mellicker said...

Back when I was still willing to see chiropractors I tried. It didn't help at all. Imagine every allergy treatment you've ever heard of. Yep. I've tried them all.

Hoping the new generation of drugs will work. We shall see.

Steve Reed said...

I think it's great that you've seized control over your allergies this year. Good for you! I hope the prescriptions work and they're not TOO expensive.

Reya Mellicker said...

They're so expensive, they will have to work!

Kerry said...

Wow, what a day for healing. Your new doc sounds great; did you know ahead of time that she would be like that? I love it that you took shots out the window of the waiting room. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who does stuff like that.

E Wix said...

I think doctors are getting a bit better on the whole......
they are getting the message that we are individuals and need to talk....
do hope your new regimen keeps your allergies in check.
Keep us posted!

ox

Reya Mellicker said...

I believe you're right, elizabeth.