It has been awhile since my last post, and I do apologize for that. I was struggling with some health issues that have, finally, begun to right themselves with the wonders of modern medicine. This shaman does NOT think that the “old ways” can in any way be a substitute for modern medicine. I am one that believes that the two can and should work hand-in-hand, but NOT in a way that gives modern medicine governance over more traditional ways. We all know what happens when a governing body gets involved. No? Let me inform you then. The governing body holds the governed body hostage to the ways of the governing body. What that would amount to is that suddenly those of us who practice traditional medicine would be charged for “practicing medicine without a license.” In short, they would want us to train doctors and then would put us in jail for doing what we do best….because we are not doctors. So no, to me “hand-in-hand” means that we each practice our specialty and keep our noses out of what the other practices are. I believe it is the right of every individual to choose what types of treatments or therapies they receive. And if they choose to have both modern and traditional medicine in their lives, then so be it. And if either of us cannot accept that we are now part of a team of health care providers, then fire the one that has issue with it and find a new one who does not.
One of the things about doing energy healing (at least for me) is that I am absolutely amazing at doing it for other people, but I cannot in any way work on myself because I cannot see my own energy field. I can’t find the blockages or the shadow spots because my vision only works outward. Now, sometimes I can do this via meditation, but it takes a deep dive to be able to do that. This is why it is important to have others one can go to for assistance. Whoever those others are is completely up to you. One of my others is my doctor. And I am very happy to say that he works well with me.
When this first started was a few weeks ago. I thought at first that I must have twisted my ankle in my sleep, because I woke up with it the size of a football. I could barely stand, let alone walk, and ended up, for a number of days, on a cane. I was able to get in to see my chiropractor and get it adjusted, which felt great. But the relief only lasted a day or two and then it was back to the drawing board. It may have needed adjusting, but that was obviously not the issue. Two days later, at supper time, I lifted my pant leg to find that the swelling and red soreness was travelling up my calf. My doctor was not available, so I had to go into a walk in clinic. That doctor assured me that it was not likely gout, and because I am unable to take the Covid vaccine it was obviously not a result of that (and this told me a lot more about the Covid vaccine, but I shall move on), and that he thought it was a blood infection. While I am listening to him tell me about this and that I need to get onto an antibiotic STAT, I was internally going into a bit of a panic, because a few years ago I almost lost my sister to a rare blood infection. So I was internally praying that this was not anything at all like THAT. I got onto the antibiotics and some powerful probiotics to balance them out, and within 10 days the blood infection was gone. All through this I was weak, felt nauseous most of the time from the medication, could taste nothing but a metalic taste in my mouth, and would break into a sweat spontaneously a few times a day and a few times a night. But it was worth it.
As a follow up, I went in to see my doctor, who suggested I get an ultrasound right away because, being diabetic, there is great risk of blood clots, and considering that my calf still had pain we should do that immediately. I got in that day, had the ultrasound, and found that there are no blood clots. Excellent. But what they did find was a slower circulation in that leg. This is likely part of the diabetic issues. But at least we know about it now and can take steps towards managing this.
I do find modern medicine to be helpful. And if ever I were in a car accident, I would not want my reiki practitioner to work on me if what I really needed was a surgeon. And if I needed soul retrieval work done, I would want a shaman and not a doctor. These are things that have to be dealt with in life. And so we need to have all the options available.