Went to the new chiropractor this morning. His office is out toward Lake Travis, deep in the cedar-studded hills. I was reacting by the time I got there.
Unexpectedly, he muscle-tested me for airborne allergens and declared me reactive to grass, cedar, and pecan pollen. Then he concocted a homeopathic remedy, which just tastes nasty, although I am happy to say I’m one of the 80 percent for whom it works.
Then to work. Lots of meetings and getting caught up after being out sick a day. Yoga at lunch. I agreed to teach the beginner class on Monday. Another meeting earlier this evening.
Off and on today, sneezing, nasal congestion, and a feeling of inflammation inside my nostrils. It’s annoying and a bit fatiguing. Remembered acupressure points to ease nasal and sinus congestion.
When I was ready to sit, I took the nasty medicine and drank kombucha to allow a more pleasant taste to linger on my taste buds. Sat in the dark in half lotus.
Quiet. Breathe. Dark. Sense body.
I think I feel a current in my spine. Was that a current? Pause. Yes. There is an electric current in my spine. I’ve been taking pulses (my own and others) acupuncture-style, building sensitivity and not wanting to know what the interpretation is. Just a couple of weeks ago I felt a current at my wrist for the first time.
Now I feel the current again, in my spine. It feels like electricity, like when I’ve gotten a mild shock before, but with the intensity knob turned down to barely perceptible. A warm buzz, almost a flow.
Dang. Who’d have guessed there would be so much to be aware of, sitting in silent stillness?
Achoo! Achoo! Okay, okay! Good night!