I just experienced one of the most amazing therapy session of my entire life. The lovely young practitioner had been trained in a variety of techniques, but mostly used something called "MyoKinesiology" with me. In just one treatment I was thrilled to notice significant pain relief and much more range of motion in my left shoulder and arm. It was such a miraculous change that I decided to stay in Oregon another week in order to have more treatments. What a breakthrough! I'd nearly given up hope that anything would work, however, I had been asking for help and sure enough, it showed up. I'm reminded that we always find what we're looking for. In past months I had become so discouraged that I wasn't really "looking" mostly complaining. When I really looked, the solution was right there in front of me.
This is the title of a book I found recently in the magical way that books come to me. It practically fell off the shelf so I knew it would contain important information. Nianell is a famous South African singer/songwriter, author and inspirational speaker. Her book and accompanying CD, Knowing Who I Am, is just what I needed to read (and listen to) right now. I heartily encourage you to look for her music. Her sound reminds me of Celine Dion, but with a difference. Haunting lyrics and timely reminders that life is an adventure to be savored and appreciated.
I'm flying to Portland, Oregon tomorrow to spend a week visiting family and friends and am really looking forward to a change of pace. The routine of therapy is getting boring and my shoulder hasn't responded as hoped. Instead, it seems the exercises are making it worse. Orthopedic surgeon suggested a rest from therapy so that's what I plan to do. I'll be in Corvallis to visit my father and two sisters and then back to Portland to spend time with sons Jaya and Chris. While in the area, I will be offering a group Conversation with AMAG at the home of long-time friend and spiritual colleague Joyce Strahn. I first met Joyce in Bozeman, Montana more than 30 years ago. How time flies when you're having fun! I can hardly wait to see her again.
Feeling a bit stuck in a routine of occupational therapy twice a week plus home exercises, and the usual routine housework, I'm looking forward to driving to Columbus, New Mexico tomorrow to spend a few days observing an event marking the 100th anniversary of Pancho Villa's raid across the border against the United States Army. Something different anyway.