Feb. 12-15 – The Blessings of Silence and Dreary, Wintry Weather – Panchakarma Days 15-18
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This has been the most solitary of any of my sojourns in India…almost a forced silent retreat. I do see people every day, but for a very short time and I speak very little. And the more time I spend alone, the less I want to see people, or talk to them…even embarrassed to say that I don’t feel like using skype to talk to my kids or messenger to chat with friends…..I find myself relishing the quiet and aloneness more than every so in the past.
I have not been down to the restaurant even once since arriving, having all the food that I ordered brought to my room. This has NEVER happened before. I have in the past used room service on occasion, but just as often would eat downstairs in order to interact with other people, both other tourists as well as the staff. I have been a true hermit this trip, and finding it perfectly wonderful.
And now, during this really intense week of Panchakarma, which requires lots of energy for going “within”, not just the physical treatments of enemas, but going within on much deeper levels, God has provided just the weather necessary to keep me close to home!
Although not really cold, it is cloudy, overcast, dreary, with intermittent rain for the past 3 days, and no sign of letup. Dr. Arora said that if rain begins on a Saturday, it always lasts for a week. If he is correct, there are another few days of this still waiting.
If it was sunny, I could not resist walking, but the truth is, being almost forced to stay put is a blessing,.And the rain will clear the air and make everything fresh and green once again!
Luckily, I didn’t get around to sending a parcel of my winter clothes home yet, as I’ve had to pull out a couple of items which I haven’t used in almost 3 weeks of beautiful weather.
All in all the 12 days of enemas is going by fairly easily, much easier than ever in the past, and I am feeling good, but do need to rest during the day, which is fine. I am reading a great book, have my needlepoint, my computer, and great music. I even found delicious dates from Iran at the local shop and this is a perfect, and legitimate treat, for when I get hungry for something sweet during the day.
Life is good.