Sunday, June 10, 2012
Shaking off the Cobwebs
It’s the tough times that make me grateful for everything I have. This past week I have been thankful just to be able to sweep my porch. The simple act of sweeping has been a morning meditation and an act of cleansing to get myself ready for the day.
Last week I was riding my skateboard down a hill and took a spill, landing on my head. Upon reluctantly going to the hospital I learned I had a fractured skull and was bleeding in my brain. I had to be air lifted to a hospital on Oahu, one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. Not knowing what would happen to me and having tubes and electrodes plugged in all over my body did not feel pleasant. Luckily the bleeding stopped and I was out of the hospital in a few days but will be out of commission for a while. Initially I was told to not do any physical activity for months but I am optimistic it will only be a few weeks. I have been relentlessly focusing on recovering, eating mostly super foods and leafy greens.
I feel like I have learned a lot about the psychology of healing and the power of positive thoughts. The hospital is no place for healing, with crappy processed food, even wearing a gown made me feel like I was not well. I wanted to be out of there immediately. I am so lucky that Liz was able to come to Oahu and stay with me in the hospital. She made it fun and for that I am truly thankful. Having someone there that was positive and upbeat tremendously helped me keep my spirits up and stay sane. After leaving, I felt so much better returning to the fertile grounds of my home under a mango tree. To me mango trees symbolize abundance, life, and growth. Salty breezes flowing in with light filtered green through the branches have been just what I need.
I have been taking heavy doses of turmeric, noni juice, and spirulina which have helped me recover quickly. I have been viewing all of this as an opportunity to practice patience and self awareness. It’s easy to think of myself as patient and aware when things are going good. Times like this really test where I am at. So far I am happy with where things are at, I accept that I will not be running or surfing for a while and that is ok. There are many other outlets to channel my inspiration and motivation.
I have always believed that being balanced in Mind, Body, and Emotion lead to happiness and health and there are plenty of things I can do in each area. I have definitely appreciated all of the support from my family and friends by checking on me. I am down but not out and will be fully back in no time!