Today was a challenging day for communication.  It seems that wherever I looked, communication was going awry.  In trying to schedule an appointment with my teacher, extra emails were coming through confirming dates and times while she and I were still discussing.  It literally took us 12 hours to get it all figured out!

In the meantime, urgent emails were flying back and forth between us and a company we’re working on a proposal with, but questions were left unanswered and I was forced to make a few judgement calls and forge ahead.  I’m betting that the answers will be in my email or voice mail tomorrow morning, and they will run contrary to the choices I made, but such is the way of things when communication goes awry!

Two long work days in a row followed by necessary tasks at home, and I’m running on low ebb yet again this week.  Efforts to restore my energy with dinner and some tv were helpful if not completely successful.  So I sit here, staring at the computer screen, wondering what to type next. 

So what do you do when communication goes awry?  Some folks might consider taking out their frustrations on the electronics, slamming down phones, cussing out the computer or kicking the television (not quite as dramatic now that the old consoles have given way to flat screens!) 

What do I do?  If at all possible, I remove myself from the situation.  I focus on tasks I know I can manage without having to interface with other humans.  I turn on my music, close my door and allow my own inspiration to overshadow the frustration brought on by trying to interact with other humans, even if it’s via electronic media.  Ultimately, the positive energy I generate by completing a task makes a silly thing like broken communication seem too trivial to even consider.

In the end, the communication issues will resolve themselves, even if it requires everyone to take a step back, a deep breath and start from square one to get the necessary information transmitted. 

The body is no different.  Take mine, for example (please!  Take it!  I beg of you!)  But I digress. 

Lately, I have had various unexplained aches and pains, and my feet get all tingly if I sit too long.  What is circulation but communication between various parts of the body?  Clearly, mine likes to short circuit if it isn’t getting the proper amount of activity, be it too much or too little. 

But, given what I learned this weekend, is it really physical or is it directly related to chakras that have been underutilized for too long?  Is it my energy and not the physical manifestation thereof which is out of whack and needing extra TLC? 

In my daily meditations, I try to address that particular problem and today, I think I saw some positive results.  I focused on my second chakra, pushing orange light with all of my concentration.  Pretty soon, I saw myself stirring the bowl of orange light in a clockwise direction, almost like a bowl of pumpkin soup.  Soon, my vision was filled with a beautiful, bright orange flower which was growing straight up in front of me.  Soon it began to unfurl its petals in a grand display of passionate beauty.  As the flower unfurled, I felt my spirits rising and a feeling of pure bliss overcame me. 

I know I have a great deal of work to do to get that chakra as well as my throat chakra open and functioning properly, but today gave me encouragement that I am on the right track.  Once more, baby steps and confirmation of their effectiveness is my focus. 

I have found that, now that I’m aware of the energy flow, I am getting the tingly feeling up my arms and legs a lot more often now.  I used to think that the feeling was me disconnecting from my body but I realize now that it is just the opposite!  It is a connection with the energy flow and the lightness I feel is simply feeling the energy as opposed to the physical manifestation. 

Try it sometime!  It’s really an interesting feeling.  Simply accept that your body is a mass of energy, then relax and allow the energy to flow freely.  (Hmm, I wonder if I let it flow freely enough if I can start walking through walls or floating through space?)

OK, the mind is drifting into uncharted territory tonight, and before it goes completely amok I will spare my readers and cut tonight’s post blessedly short.

My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful for all of the epiphanies I’m having lately.
2. I am grateful that my extra long work days are short lived.
3. I am grateful for friends who can find me a plumber to fix my recalcitrant shower, among other things.
4. I am grateful for alternatives (like using the kitchen sink to wash my hair) until said shower is fixed.
5. I am grateful for a positive outlook which continually tries to turn things which start to annoy me into things that make me grateful.

Love and light.

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