[Posted 8:00 AM EST - Tuesday morning, January 5, 2010
LET GO, JUST A LITTLE BIT
'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]
Read the last Daily Message titled, THE BUCKET LIST
One of my new adventures in Life is I'm learning to ice skate. I'm actually doing fairly well for only my second time on the ice. Since 'The Scorpion King's' favorite sport is hockey and I'm a sporty type of gal, then joining him on the ice seems like the logical thing to do. Typically, he goes to the ice rink, gets all padded up and plays hockey with the guys. Now that the lake in our back yard is frozen solid, the hockey net is set up and it's GAME ON!
So there we were Sunday afternoon, out on the ice for my second time and I'm already skating while holding a hockey stick in my hand. The Scorpion King had already scooped up the light layer of snow and shaped a figure eight on the ice for me to practice my turns, while he did sprints from one end of the lake to the other. Before firing shots at the net (in my case, whiffing shots at the net) my feet started hurting super bad. Now remember folks, I have a South Node Pisces (the fish), which means my fins (feet) are a drain to me. The North Node means your 'cup runneth over' and the South Node is your 'bottomless pit'. The North Node will be your strength and the South Node will be a source of weakness. Folks, I've had my fins operated on three times and I've never even had a bunion! I also have a mega-size scar on one foot from a bicycle accident as a child. There is not one day that goes by when my feet don't hurt but I've learned mind over matter works better for me than reflexology, acupuncture and the like. This is why swimming and me don't mix that well because my fins are a source of weakness. OH MY GOSH, it just hit me, I'm like Nemo!
I kept skating around doing my mind over matter thing when I finally decided to just sit down on the dock and remove one sock. Ice skates are supposed to be tight but something just wasn't right. I was receiving a DLG (Download from God ™ ) that said if I just let go a little bit, if I just let go of one sock then everything would be okay. Folks, I had on four pairs of socks because I know my fins, if they get even a tiny bit cold, they will cramp up so bad that it will put me into full-blown tears and it will take a lot of massaging, heat and interestingly enough (water) to get my fins moveable again.
I sat down, removed one sock and said, "Oh! Oh Wow!" That was it? All I had to do was let go a little bit? It sort of reminded of the Chinese handcuffs you win at a carnival or an arcade. The more you fight it, the tighter they get but when you ease up just a little a bit, you're free from the complication.
Until then, as we say in Cherokee . . . Denadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]
"Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
and practice being you."
-- Dr. Loretta Standley
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