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The biggest thing that I have learned on my spiritual retreat is the difference between being a caretaker and a nurturer. Like most women, I have been encouraged to take care of everyone around me. I remember doing this even as a young child. If I knew that something would make my family and friends feel better, I would generally do it for them without being asked. However, both men and women, have assumed the caretaker role for ages. We may do it in different ways.......
A caretaker takes care of others.
A Nurturer takes care of oneself.
What if we can reconfigure our lives without having to rely on the constraints of yesterday?What if everything that we believed to be true is no longer true. Having lived through so many changes since the 1950's, I can definitely tell you that yesterday does not have to define tomorrow.......
This is a followup to my recent blog about the coughy, coldy, achy thing that I did not want to name. With the help of talented healers, I was able to get through my serious cough without any antibiotics. I know how physically and emotionally traumatic the current heavy duty antibiotics can be and I wanted to heal myself. I have had some very serious side affects from them in the past. This time, I was able to heal myself.........
I am 12 days into my spiritual retreat and I have found out that:
1. I am more creative when I don't have to schedule in time for being creative.
2. I am enjoying being spontaneous and not having to do things on schedule.
3. I am willing to be more open emotionally when my schedule lets me be more open with my time.
I have been having a hard time healing from a cough/cold/achey event that I came down with about one week ago. I know that this could be the flu or it could be a cough/cold/ achey thing. The latter has much less symbolic meaning to it than the former description. Sometimes, when we don't label something, it is easier to heal. When we establish new neural pathways than we can create easier shifts in our well being.