From New Moon to Full Moon and Everything in Between
From the time it took the moon to go from this, when I first arrived…:
To this below…now:
- I’ve come from needing the fan all day and part of the night, with all windows and door open and pretty much no clothes for sleeping, to warm blankets, warm clothes for sleeping and everything closed (at night-not during the day) and even a blanket under the door to keep the draft from coming in at night
- From full time open windows and door and mosquitos and mice in the room, to closed windows and doors (still opened during the warm daytime hours), chilled air except for a few hours midday, but peace and quiet in the room-no surprise visitors and hardly any noisy tourists around!.
- From needing mosquito repellent at all times outdoors, to being able to sit outside at any time of the day or night, without a mosquito to be found. (there is no way I can do this at home in Israel, at any time of year!)
- From summer clothes, looking for shade to walk in and sit in to eat my meals, and cold fruit juices to refresh me during the day, to sweaters, woolen shawls and sox, and of course sitting as much as possible in the warmth of the sun, and lots of hot drinks.
- From water barely trickling out of the shower head (same problem as every year but much worse this year-good thing I was able to take a hot (bucket ) shower at the clinic each day), to a beautifully fixed plumbing system and lovely hot , strong, long showers as often as I want them.
- From a poor, weakened state of health, exhaustion and a feeling of “running on empty” to a vibrant, energized “full power” state of health.
All of this and more in the time it has taken the moon to move from new to full.
I have moved into a “vacation” kind of mode, don’t feel like even looking at the computer, so for now posts will be fewer and far between….using this precious time for R&R and enjoying the quiet for the moment. Yesterday I spent the day with my friend Devi and her lovely family. Her Mom is a special friend-we have no common language and yet there is nothing we cannot say to each other. More about that visit another day.
This stage of panchakarma is not so much tiring, as demanding retreat inward, and this is exactly what I am doing for myself at the moment.
I actually “worked” today, giving a Reiki treatment to a lovely Brazilian girl, but it left me so calm, at peace and relaxed afterwards, that there is no way I can truly describe it as work. It is pure healing pleasure for me, and I get paid for it as well!! 🙂
I am in the perfect place for this time of quietude, there being nothing that I “have” to do…just those things that I “want” to do.
A rare luxury and great blessing.
Namaste from Rishiesh