from The Hypochondriacs Alphabet © Holly T. Burrows
I don’t know how things are going in your life, but here at the Owl’s Nest, things have been a bit heavy. As I’ve mentioned, there have been two unexpected deaths of loved ones in recent weeks.
And then, in just the last three days, two other very dear friends have been suddenly stricken with life-threatening illness.
So today’s guest blog is from my friend, astrologer Madeline at Skylight Astrology. As the paranoia ramps up about H1N1 flu (and due to recent events I am sorely tempted to jump in), I love her wise observations that she posted earlier this week:
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Okay okay. So the headlines are scaring the pants off many of us. I recently returned to the health care field and I can tell you, HARDLY ANYONE TRUSTS THEIR BODY ANYMORE!!
The media has us thinking our breasts are just one step away from being cancerous, any minute, Ditto, your colon. We could get killed by mistake, by the sun (melanoma) or by our prostates, or by some ethereal mutation of HIV, or.. BY THE FLU.
COME ON PEOPLE!!!!!!!
Saturn in Virgo and Uranus opposing, in late degrees can bring on PANIC as well as epidemic.
Many people LIVED during ALL THE FLU outbreaks.
MANY PEOPLE continue to live with the HIV virus.
MANY PEOPLE LIVE with lumpy breasts.
And, MANY PEOPLE LIVE — to be graphic here– with occasional diarrhea.. or constipation, AND IT’S NOT ALWAYS CANCER.
START TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF!
ENHANCE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM—Like, NOW!!
Are you working too many hours.. REST more.
Are you partying too hardily?? Quit it.
Do you eat potato chips and Micky Dee for lunch? Try a salad.
Are you living in fear, cranky with your co workers, and watching too much TV??
Develop a few healthy habits.
Get a pet!
WALK the pet!! (works best with dogs, not cats..)
Sleep an hour more, and watch an hour less re-runs of “LOST.”
TAKE SUPPLEMENTS!!!! MUSHROOM EXTRACT. EXTRA VITAMIN C.
Your body is a temple.
It knows how to house your spirit.
If it’s your time to leave the planet, you’ll go.
Otherwise, assume survival and start taking REALLY GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF RIGHT NOW!!
Saturn in Virgo and Uranus in the mix says UNUSUAL and alternative methods can cause a change for the better–
WHAT WILL YOU DO TO HELP YOURSELF STAY FIT AND HEALTHY DURING THE NEXT FEW MONTHS????
AFFIRMATION FOR THIS DAY:
“I AM STRONG!”
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Thanks so much, Madeline! And by the way, folks, if you don’t believe that many of us have completely given our power of self-knowledge away to the “experts,” check out this fascinating article written for Wired Magazine by Steve Silberman.