I haven’t been blogging much lately as I have been preoccupied with a few things. Namely, Bowen therapy, writing, preparing firewood and kindling and enjoying the summer!
As per my last update, I am still very much puzzled with Bowen therapy. I go every two weeks and in between, I feel good for three to five days, then I experience progressively more intense symptoms for the rest of the time, during which I am particularly messed up, mentally. The intention of Bowen therapy is to release stress and emotional memory from the muscle facia [which it sure seems to be doing]. During the period when I’m experiencing intense symptoms I find it extremely difficult to do anything, as it feels like I’m in an intense state of fight or flight. My body is in an extreme state of tension, particularly my arms and hands. I shake more than usual and have more difficulties with balance, movement and walking. I haven’t been able to find any experiential research so I’m flying in the dark, pioneering. On the plus side, I have retained my sense of taste and smell, which is awesome!
Otherwise, we have been enjoying an awesome summer here on Manitoulin Island [we could actually use more rain]. I’ve been doing a lot of writing, having recently submitted the manuscript for my third History Teacher book. I also started writing my next book, called, The Kid. The Kid, is a story of an altered state journey of redemption and spiritual awakening. It could be described as, the Wizard of Oz meets the Sons of Anarchy. I am really excited about writing it.
I have also been walking and riding my bike every day, and going for daily dips in the lake. Now that the bugs are pretty much gone, I’m also spending more time in the forest. It makes a noticeable difference as I feel less tension, particularly when I’m touching the trees. There is nothing more healing than hugging a tree!
Overall, I’m feeling very optimistic. Despite the ups and downs resulting from Bowen purging, I am still able to live a relatively normal life and I am waiting for the day that I wake up with no symptoms, because it’s coming!
By the way, this morning, while enjoying some quiet time down at the lake, a Hummingbird came along and stuck his beak in all of the wildflower orange blossoms growing along the shore. That was a thing of beauty!
Wishing you an awesome day!