Lots of interesting experiences in Sedona – maybe I’ll start with the last part first, since it’s still having an effect – though not a lasting one!
We had finished our last ceremony on Monday around lunchtime, and were walking back up Oak Creek Canyon to where the vans were parked. I was helping another of the participants, who had a severely disabled leg. The terrain is in part red rock waves of stone, part sandy gravel, and much of it good sized stones. We were sliding our way from one surface to another when we each went in different directions – and my left knee twisted.
It’s amazing how much racket a knee can make when it’s decided it doesn’t like the direction you’ve chosen! Luckily, at least half the folk on the trip are healers, most of whom worked on me, once a stick was found that I could limp in with. I had Reiki from several Masters repeatedly. I also got to experience multiple sessions with a quantum touch healer, and was treated with peppermint essential oil on the area in question, in addition to buying a brace at the drugstore. So the knee never actually swelled up!
The first night was tough – believing in Reiki, but very much in touch with how serious the initial injury felt. I already knew RICE – rest, ice, compression, elevation. I waked and slept all night long, refilling the icebag each time the ice melted.
Help was freely offered – and I also asked for it when I needed it – both wonderful lessons. I was wheelchaired through the Phoenix, Atlanta and Indianapolis airports, getting to see behind the scenes elevators and hallways.
Four days later, the pain – which was never excruciating, thanks to all those healers – is now confined to a thin line about an inch long on the side of my knee.
Lots to learn and ponder from this experience – not least that Louise Hay calls any joint problem a symptom of inflexibility, and says that injuries on the left side of the body indicate problems with receptivity and taking in. For the probable cause of injuries, Louise suggests we look to anger at the self and / or feeling guilty.
So I am busy affirming that my energy is beautifully balanced, that I bend and flow with ease, and all is well!