I've had a good week. Nothing exciting like hurricanes or lightning storms, but Shaman energy healers were pretty interesting. I've never experienced Chakra cleansing or energy healing, and while I didn't manage to have time to go to the workshops, I enjoyed the evening presentations. There will be a program here on Shamanic Medicine in October that I am looking forward to attending.
The one presenter was a U.S. degreed MD, who had a very successful dermatology practice in Florida before she became a Shaman energy healer. It was fascinating to even know that such alternatives exist, are effective and becoming more accepted in the West. Those who attended the workshops said they were quite powerful.
I really was productive and juggled the work I am doing pretty well, but being buried under emails was the theme of this week.
I've been fighting using a new system or new software, insisting I could manage with my tried and true methods.
Yesterday I finally 'let go'.
I also 'let go' of feeling guilty about not being a perfect 'patient', as I undergo this study of an Ayurvedic and Yogic lifestyle. I am due for a meeting with KP Khalsa, the herbalist guiding me on this journey, and I haven't checked my personal emails all week to even schedule the meeting.
Pushing myself with sheer willpower, to whatever finish line I'm chasing is a default way of being for me. I come from ancestors with strong work ethics, and most of my life I've bordered on and some years was a full-on workaholic.
A willingness to work hard and being productive are good traits. It's taking those good traits to extremes that is the problem. And if you have been following my year, this isn't the first blog I've mentioned about my Pitta dominant nature and the effects when it gets out of balance.
I've now added Boomerang software and hope it will be a help for my email management. I also finally listened to Iswara, one of senior staff here who is an IT whiz.
He has been trying to get me to use shortcuts and to have a different labeling system for my inbox. I stopped fighting my own need for perfection and thinking I know how best to do my own organization, and really listened yesterday, to his advice.
Today, I have fewer than 20 emails in my inbox, as I write this blog.
I've been as high as 170 earlier in the week, and pretty much hovered around 120 each of the other days.
Maybe tomorrow I will actually get to the beach! I'm in Paradise and haven't been to the beach in a month - that's what I get for that stubborn perfectionism and strong work ethic. Pretty silly really.
Working smarter and keeping my focus on the beauty of the spiritual and healthy lifestyle that I am privileged to be a part of here in the Bahamas at the Ashram is going to be my focus for next week.
Sending You Love from the Bahamas,🌞
Thank you for taking this journey with me!
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