Wanted: Your Home Remedies For The Blues

Photo taken at the NGV Triennale, February 2018

I haven’t been around here for some time...

That’s life, is it not?!

Life in 3D-land has been full-on, and whilst I’ve mostly been lurking in the background and doing whatever I can from a back-end admin perspective, I’ve still been mostly offline. This is a pattern for me.

The last time I was truly present and engaged was the NM/Innerblocks challenge over 2 months ago.

That process is still ongoing... LOL... but it’s become entangled with a couple of other processes I’m trying to deal with, all at the same time as modern life’s challenges throws in the usual things.

I did complete my 64+ week journey with the I Ching on the day of the Summer Solstice, and that is a big part of the integration-processing I’m entangled with at present. Which is why I haven’t written anything about it... that, the aforementioned challenge, as well as the upcoming Lunar New Year of the Metal Rat are really taking me through an interesting journey of self-discovery and self-healing quite unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in my life.

It’s brought me back to delving into Western Astrology and even a bit of Tarot and Western mythology, my old spiritual stomping ground... there is some very powerful transits in my chart at present, which helps explain why I’m feeling the way I am.

It makes for a creative deadspot however.

I just don’t have the spoons to be crafting my posts, or designing courses, or anything like that. I’m being very mindful of what feels like limited energy to give out, so I’m being quite economical with my time and attention.

I wonder if there is a bit of a vibe for that generally.... noticing recent posts by @fenngen and @vincentnijman.

I’ve even had the local community radio station contacting me, reminding me that I was enrolled to their Radio Presenters Course, and to re-enroll and get it done... but it all feels like too much right now.

If I put my old TCM Doctor’s hat on, what hits me is the lack of resiliency to what’s going on in the outside world. I’ve just come off 2 days recovering from what we call a “Wind-Cold Invasion” (aka the ‘flu), and I recognise the same weakness of immune system as the same weakness to dealing with bullshit in the media (war, politics, bushfires, climate crisis, etc).

I just don’t have the spoons for it.

It suggests a deep depletion of my , and I wonder if this is the dreaded CFS rearing its ugly head again for a spell.

Anyway, have appointments lined up with therapist for some Process-work, and will be getting some acupuncture in sometime soon too. Massage is sorely needed (literally, my back and shoulders are like concrete), maybe I just need a decent week off alone somewhere (I’ve been working some hectic hours, 50-60/week for a couple of months now).

I welcome any suggestions for home remedies..... They can be physical medicines, or spiritual medicines, techniques, tips, life-hacks, anything.........GO!


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Natural morning sunshine - half and hour to 45 mins, as much exposed skin as you can, before 9am. Totally resets brain chemistry and triggers your own natural healing responses.

And it's free. How good is that??

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Awe love, it really seems as though you feel like life is really coming at you and you're struggling to find the energy to make sense of it. I've no advice as i am facing my own struggles. But, i took un your post and an here with you as you continue this journey. One step at a time. #life


Being careful with how you spend your time and energy is a constant game for me, I'm getting much better at it, hope you still manage to have time for here but take care of yourself first.

I'm getting pretty good with finding blockages now, with intuition at time and just feeling through my breath at times. Yesterday I felt such an awkward tight feeling as if I was being completely clogged up somewhere. After two hours I finally found it. It was my heels. I noticed it while doing laundry. I massaged the hell out of them and my shoulders loosened up. One side was the kidney points, I'm not sure what the other side was, I'll check later.

I'm in the process of learning where each meridian runs through but also in the process of becoming self sustainable freelancer, finishing my novel and trying to get involved here again. Oh balance

Ah, those points are on Kidney-shaoyin and the other side is Bladder-taiyang.... both Water-element.

My body is definitely out of whack.... a good 4-5 hour soak in hot springs is probably needed!!!!

Is there anything else you know about a problem with these two meridians are the same time? Take care!

water nourishes wood, but water needs wood as the conduit (or channels, if you will) in order to move from A to B.

Given their proximity to each other, and the course they both follow, look to localised issues in the jingjin (tendinomuscular), maybe.

"nourish the mother" ? I'm still figuring this all out.

Take a break if you want, ill catch up with some of your older posts! But don't go for too long!

Oh beautiful man. Seems you just have to live it. When I was at my worst it didn't matter what I took and despite knowing what I could do to help, nothing worked and nothing helped- aside from what YOU said about depleted chi - liver? So I quit drinking and coffee (again) and ate as best I could, but the real change came when I finished that bloody job. I am NEARLY energised again. Nearly. Yet still feel... ennui? I have switched off the news which helps enormously. Perhaps, god forbid, it is our age.

I do think steady hours might make a difference - here's hoping for that. I think you yourself know what it is that you need.

Perhaps just walk away for a few days and go bush. Some periods of life are just darn hard and you gotta live them. No expectations.

You dont have to interact or fulfil any obligation but nourishing yourself and very nearest and dearest. We might be going away for a and in Feb... do you guys want to stay here? X

I think I have to stop coffee for a bit. I’ve become übersensitive to it, and even though I’m having my morning cup of Joe as early as 6am, I still struggle to get to sleep...

Coming up your way could be a possibility, so let’s chat about that.

I know the irregularity of my work is wreaking havoc. That’s Wood-element stuff, we need rhythms... I have none. Roster got changed yet again which is a pain in the arse and not necessarily good for clients with autism either, ironically!!!

Thanks 😊🙏🏽💚

Whiskey, cocaine, & hookers. 😈

🤣 Not sure about the coke, but could seriously enjoy myself with the other two..... 🤔😝

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Hi metametheus. Big huga flying your way.

This too shall pass.

I precribe The Presence Process, Magnesium Oil sprayed on skin daily and joining my peace plan :-)

Check my most recent post for more info on all the above.

Con amor

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