Welcome to Angelic Complementary Therapies November Newsletter
I do hope you’ve enjoyed a warmer than usual October and are keeping well. My month has been busy with work, studying, looking after/being taxi service for the boys (half-term) and editing.
I’m really enjoying incorporating the new professional clinical reflexology technique into my regular reflexology treatments, as well as using it solely at the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice – the results really are quite amazing.
Since I last wrote my tortoise, Fred, is now settled in for another few months of hibernation (in one of my salad drawers in the spare fridge in the garage – I know it’s hard to get your head around but believe me, it is the safest way to hibernate a tortoise). With the clocks changing, the dark evenings are most definitely here – along with slow cooked meals, jacket potatoes and the Christmas decorations adorning the shops! Only another month or so and ours will be up!
Quote for the moment
“Shared experience creates the deepest understanding and the most lasting bonds of attachment.”
Life lessons of Gandhi
I came across this written piece of art. Please take the time to read it as the words offer sound advice
My brain and heart divorced a decade ago over who was to blame about how big of a mess I have become.
Eventually, they couldn't be in the same room with each other.
Now my head and heart share custody of me.
I stay with my brain during the week and my heart gets me on weekends.
They never speak to one another - instead, they give me the same note to pass to each other every week.
And their notes they send to one another always says the same thing: "This is all your fault."
On Sundays my heart complains about how my head has let me down in the past, and on Wednesday my head lists all of the times my heart has screwed things up for me.
In the future they blame each other for the state of my life.
There's been a lot of yelling - and crying.
So, lately, I've been spending a lot of time with my gut who serves as my unofficial therapist.
Most nights, I sneak out of the window in my ribcage and slide down my spine and collapse on my gut's plush leather chair that's always open for me ~ and I just sit sit sit sit until the sun comes up.
Last evening, my gut asked me if I was having a hard time being caught between my heart and my head.
I nodded. I said I didn't know if I could live with either of them anymore, "My heart is always sad about something that happened yesterday while my head is always worried about something that may happen tomorrow."
I lamented, my gut squeezed my hand.
"I just can't live with my mistakes of the past or my anxiety about the future," I sighed.
My gut smiled and said: "In that case, you should go stay with your lungs for a while."
I was confused - the look on my face gave it away.
"If you are exhausted about your heart's obsession with the fixed past and your mind's focus on the uncertain future, your lungs are the perfect place for you.
There is no yesterday in your lungs
There is no tomorrow there either
There is only now
There is only inhale
There is only exhale
There is only this moment
There is only breath
And in that breath you can rest while your heart and head work their relationship out."
This morning, while my brain was busy reading tea leaves, and while my heart was staring at old photographs, I packed a little bag and walked to the door of my lungs. Before I could even knock she opened the door with a smile and as a gust of air embraced me she said, "what took you so long?"
~ John Roedel
Never take someone for granted
Hold every person close to your heart
Because you might wake up one day
And realise that you’ve lost that diamond
While you were too busy collecting stones…
Dearest one, Be compassionate towards yourself. Surrender the self-criticism and fear that has you believing that you need to improve in order to be worthy. You are perfect just as you are. The only thing that needs to change is your negative perceptions. You will come to realise the jewel you are when you love and honour yourself, as you are.
I wonder what November has in store for each of us? Whatever it is, may it be fun, peaceful and kind and I look forward to seeing you soon, with love and light.
Kate x ^i^ x
Kate Palmer-Marshallsay MAR BA (Hons)
Angelic Complementary Therapies
Email – Kate@angelicct.com
Web – www.angelicct.com