Illness and Work

I have been ill these past couple of weeks. What started as sleepiness led to terrible fatigue, keeping me in bed the last few days. Now I am starting to feel better — able to work again, if I push myself — but the sleepiness is still bothersome. I fall asleep at my office job and dream that I’m working, and wake up confused. I’m going to a sleep clinic at the end of the month to be evaluated for a sleep disorder such as narcolepsy. 

To anyone who is waiting for a shamanic reading from me: I am very, very sorry. I am hoping to get back into my routine but I can’t make any promises right now. If you can wait, that is wonderful and I will do my best to conduct your reading. If you cannot wait or have second thoughts about letting me journey for you, please let me know, I won’t be offended.

On a positive note, I now have a new appreciation for health. Being able to get out of bed this morning feels like a blessing!

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11 thoughts on “Illness and Work

  1. I’m sorry that you’ve been ill and hope you get better soon. Have you tried putting a drop of essential oil on your hanky in order to help you stay awake? Rosemary sounds good as it’s a mental stimulant

    1. That’s a good idea, thank you. I have some rosemary-infused oil I could use, and I could make a little leather pouch and keep the cloth in it in my purse (which is already full of other random tiny leather pouches, haha).

  2. It’s odd, but when a friend of mine told me you weren’t feeling well, I immediately and quite randomly thought “spiders.” Is there any possibility at all that you’ve been bitten by an insect like a spider or a tick? The symptoms you’re describing could point to the early stages of Lyme Disease, and I don’t know if you have been looked at for that yet. Sometimes it can be hard to detect anyway.

    1. Hi Jennifer! It’s so interesting you should mention Lyme disease, as my partner has suffered from chronic Lyme for twenty-some years. Now I’m not sure my problem is physical at all, as I’m feeling physically better for the most part. “Spiders” makes sense to me in another way — I’m absolutely terrified of them! I’ve been thinking I’m letting my fears and insecurities get the better of me. Thank you for this insight, it has given me some clarity. Blessings!

  3. Hi again! I ran across a picture on Facebook today quite by chance that made me think of you. It was called “Spider Woman Shaman.” Apparently the Spider Woman is part of Native American lore, and I found this link that explains it pretty well – in fact this woman practices something she calls Spider Medicine.

    I thought it might interest you, and the coincidence seemed rather remarkable, as I had never heard of such a thing before. I wonder if you might be able to use this concept to translate your fears into a new kind of empowerment and strength for yourself. I thought it all sounded kind of lovely, really. 🙂

    http://www.spiderwomantherapies.com/spider_medicine.htm

    1. I’ve just realized I didn’t respond to this, though I was so touched you’d thought of me. The spider woman concept really is interesting — and the name “Spider Woman Shaman”, if I were to think of it in relation to myself, conjures up an image of turning my fears into wisdom, and my shadow self into a beloved ally. Thank you for this.

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