Love and light to all souls affected by Katrina + a segue into yet another episode in my wacky life
Date: 9/9/2005 7:51:50 AM ( 12 y ) ... viewed 2001 times
Sometimes it seems like one's life rushes by so fast, it's a challenge to keep up.
Though I haven't spoken very much amid the dialogue that's going on here at CureZone regarding what's happening in the Gulf Coast area, I am impressed with Deradune's willingness to offer a home to an evacuee, and I'm also in absolue awe of Liora Leah, her well-researched and heartfelt opinions regarding the disturbing aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
We have lost much of a colorful, amazing, culturally diverse and rare city that was in many ways its own society. There is not anything else like New Orleans anywhere in the US. So many people, and so many creatures, including those in the Aquarium of the Americas, have perished. The loss is immense and immeasurable at this point.
I appreciate our bloggers and forum people who have been keeping the dialogue going about life after Katrina.
Zoom zoom zoom....one of the events in my life this past week was a dinner out at a lovely Italian restaurant, where each dish is handmade with love and care by the owners, a dynamic local Italian family. The scene is this: me sitting at an elevated table in one of those ever-so-slightly uncomfortable metal stools with a small cushion tied to the seat, with my son and his girlfriend. Suddenly the girlfriend, brave after finishing a small green bottle of ale, decided to tell me that she and my son are concerned about my health. I have spoken of my health issues in this blog, ad infinitum, and won't bore you with them again.
The upshot of it all is that they don't acknowledge that the alternative health interventions I've been faithfully doing to stay healthy and improve my functioning have any validity at all. She was speaking as if a medical doctor should be the be-all and end-all of my life. Neither she nor my son trust their health to an allopathic (medical) doctor. Why should I? I do go in fairly regularly to my HMO to see my medical doctor. I do not always choose to share with the family every detail of my allopathic care. This is because I only utilize allopathic care, specifically the lab tests, as a way of measuring the outcomes of my alternative health care. It actually works rather well for me. And there have been measurable improvements.
Often over the past several months I have spoken excitedly with my son and his girlfriend about the various alternative health interventions I've used regularly or tried. I tell them about the vitamins I take, and about the raw food potlucks I've attended. All of this is intended to build my health in a real and sustainable way.
It was so dissapointing to have my son's girlfriend lecturing me in a public place and talking down to me like I can't make good health decisions for myself. So demeaning and so wrong.
I'm happy always to engage in a dialogue with someone who disagrees with me, so I am not sure why this was so difficult for me. I've been so pleased with the improvements in my health over the past year, and thought that my family had noticed the improvements and was pleased for me too. It's discouraging that they don't want to see the improvements, or perhaps cannot see the improvements.
The improvements are very real for me, and someone else's opinion doesn't define what's going on within me.
Thanks for listening. Let's all keep the displaced Katrina survivors, those who have perished, and those who are still in or nearby their homes struggling to survive, and those who are there trying to help, and those who are helping from afar, close to our hearts.
Love and light to them all.
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