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!