Update for September Last updated 12:00am Saturday, October 5th
|Oct 5 Sat||
Hello again. Val here. Ill be doing the updates from now on since I can read and type OK and Joe doesnt need to do that for me anymore. Besides, its easier for me to report on me than to have Joe have to interview me for all the details. Anyway, theres not much going on to report, but I will check in about once a month just to keep in touch. So here goes.
done all my follow up visits to the medical establishment last month and having gotten a
clean bill of health, I didnt have to go to any of them again for check ups this
month. That left me free to pursue my own healing path thats more in keeping with my
beliefs and lifestyle. I have continued my diet and exercise program to maintain my
current level of good health, plus Ive been addressing some lingering effects from
my neck muscles have been fairly stiff and even painful if I turned my head too far to the
left or right. The stiffness is a result of me favoring the sore muscles where the
surgical incision was made in my neck and after a couple of months of not fully turning my
head, those muscles seized up on me and have been really sore. Id been getting some
massage work done to alleviate the pain but I still had quite a bit of discomfort on both
sides of my neck all the time. So finally I went to a well known local dowser and after a
few hours of doing energy work on me, virtually all the neck pain was gone! What a relief.
later I visited another alternative healer who is known for her cranio-sacral work.
[Cranio-sacral work includes manipulating the skull bones to relieve trauma as well as
moving the cranio-sacral fluid that bathes the brain and spine.] The area around the
incision was still overly sore and sensitive and I knew that the body was still holding on
to the trauma from the surgery, so I figured this person could help me with the pain. She
worked on me for an hour and a half and, as expected, most of the pain in my scalp
disappeared. For the first time in six months I can once again touch that part of my scalp
and even lie on the left side of my head without pain. This is a major improvement.
many people poo-poo going to alternative healers, for me the proof is in the
pudding. Rather than follow conventional medical advice, for example: to take muscle
relaxers for my neck and pain killers for my head
both of which only treat symptoms I
went to practitioners who treated the causes and I got immediate and direct results. What
more proof do I need? They get results where the medical establishment does not. That is
not to say that conventional medicine doesnt have its rightful place in treating
many illnesses and especially when they require drugs or surgery. Im simply stating
that there is more to healing ourselves on many levels then conventional medicine accounts
for and that we can compliment medical treatments with other modalities that are equally
valid and sometimes even more effective in curing what weve got. Why discount
possible cures for what ails you?
same vein, last week I went to an annual weekend retreat called Celebrating Women at a hot
springs in central Montana where this years theme was Healing. We were 120 women
exploring the many ways we can heal ourselves and the planet and because many of the women
there knew my situation, I was the recipient of more than one persons healing touch.
At one point I was put into the center of the entire group and every one of the women
present sent healing thoughts/prayers/blessings into my head to help dissolve the
remaining tumor. Nonsense, you say? Dont underestimate the power of intent or
positive thought. After all, I doubt I would have healed so quickly and completely had it
not been for all of you who sent me your thoughts and prayers and continue to do so. As we
believe, so we perceive.
originally planned on doing a follow up MRI in October but have now reconsidered the
timing. My intuition tells me that I still have healing to do on various levels and that
my goal of shrinking or dissolving the tumor is still in progress. My hunch
has been confirmed by more than one medical intuitive so Im giving myself more time
to do what I feel needs doing. My new date for the MRI will be after Thanksgiving and
Ive already notified my surgeons of that. Besides, its still the harvest
season and I want to enjoy all the fun of it.
The last few
weeks Joe, Rita and I (with help from Roscoe the raccoon see
photo) pressed almost 30 gallons of fresh apple cider. Yum!! Today I started making
apple pies and the first two went to my surgeons as a gesture of gratitude. In the next
week or two Rita and I will be making apple pies, dried apples, apple crisps, cakes,
muffins and whatever other things you can make from apples. Saturday is our official
Apple Days here in the Bitterroot and theres a huge Farmers Market
and celebration downtown. Its an annual tradition in the valley since the days when
apple orchards were the big business here. It epitomizes the fall season and we look
forward to it every year.
all of the above, life is fine. Everyone comments on how much more relaxed I am these days
and theyre right Ive slowed down and am enjoying life a whole lot more
now. I actually take time to go to lunch with friends, go out to a movie once in while,
play with the raccoon and cats (see photo), and generally
have time to do the things I enjoy. Of course I still do chores and projects around the
farm, but not with my former intensity or duration so theres a whole lot less stress
involved. I think I like this way of being!
thats all for now. Im looking forward to what October will bring me in the way
of magic, lessons learned, and new insights. Whatever comes along, Ill give you all
an update in the beginning of November. In the meantime, drop me a line by e-mail or give
a call if you feel like it. I now take the time to enjoy both without distractions and I
love to hear how everyones doing. Hope you all are fine wherever you are and
whatever youre up to. Just remember to take time to smell the roses.