I feel terrible for neglecting by blog, but as it is a reflection of my life I guess I should relax and just go with it. As much as I love writing and sharing here, sometimes life just takes over. My spiritual practice always is the most important aspect of my life to attend to. It makes me a better mother, a better wife, a better friend, a better being, a healthier being physically as well as emotionally and perhaps with time it will even make me a better blogger 😉
Today, I finally got some time to write as we are on a little vacation in beautiful Woodstock Vermont (pix to follow).
Anyway, I am still completely into The Work by Byron Katie. In my experience it is amazing tool to be able to implement being present, living in the moment and about working with out thoughts. I love it and I saw changes in my life pretty much immediately after starting to do The Work. My family also have commented that I am calmer, not at all confrontational nor reactive, more at peace.
My health. I talk about it in this post a little, lupus scare, although was in fact a great spiritual lesson, the one I was ready to embrace (thanks to The Work), turned out to be just that – a scare. After some extensive testing, doctors concluded I do not have lupus.
The reason lupus even came up – a rash I have developed, was diagnosed with biopsy. I have a skin condition – Lichen planus (body) and Lichen planopilaris (scalp). It is not exactly known why it appears, it is not uncommon, not contagious and not treatable. It just sits there until it runs it’s course and goes away on its own withing a year or two. If itchy I must cover myself in a layer of hydro-cortisone cream twice daily – I did not, as my rash is not bothering me at all, not itchy, and call me silly, but I have a little problem applying cortisone all over my body for a year.
On scalp it is a bit more problematic, as one may permanently loose hair if scarring occurs in the affected area if not treated. Well the “treatment” is a steroid cream to merely keep it under control. Like I said above, according to conventional medicine (4 different doctors), there is no treatment. However I believe that with this rash my body is trying to tell me something and I do not believe that it is possible for something like that to just appear for no good reason. So I was determined to find out what caused it and I did. Have to go for now, baby is about to wake up from her nap.