There is no better sign of spring than a honeybee buzzing over to check out my fresh squeezed juice! Yes! Spring is here! Take that nasty cold I’m SO OVER YOU WINTER! Spring cannot be stopped- it is inevitable. The birds can confirm that if you don’t believe me.
Alas, this past week was utterly ruthless. I thought spring might never come. Winter felt permanent like the deep aches in my bones and muscles as I contracted a virus that knocked me so hard off my feet I almost lost hope. My body fought this unwanted trickster even when my mind thought it was time to surrender. That silly mind of mine created stories like:
“What kind of healer are you if you are so sick?”
“You think you are stronger than this virus?”
“Maybe you should wash your hands more like they say.”
“There must have been some way to prevent this. “
“How are you going to do your work to heal others if you can’t get out of bed?”
“It’s hopeless. You might be sick like this forever.”
“If it’s not gone by tomorrow, you should take antibiotics.”
“Are you even sick, or are you just enjoying other people taking care of you?”
Oh, the thoughts go on…but I’ll stop there.
After 5 days of battling with my mind, I made a decision to focus on what was actually positive. Benign reality:
“I am loved and cared for by friends and family.”
“At least I don’t have a stomach bug.”
“It’s so cold and dreary out, this is a perfect time to be sick.”
“This is all part of my pre-spring cleanse.”
“What a good opportunity to rest deeply before the spring comes.”
“My work engagements are very understanding.”
“Disney movies comfort and make me laugh.”
“I am even stronger than I think I am.”
These positive thoughts, along with lots of rest, fluids, herbs, and good company have given me the strength to recover and I am back on the wagon again!
THE JUICE WAGON that is….
4 celery stalks
5 kale stems
bunch of parsley