Musings on WiFi, having the lurgy, latest developments and the horses
To quote a frequently heard announcement at railway stations across the UK:
EQUENERGY would like to apologise for the late running of this service.
This is due to ongoing technical issues – we still haven’t been connected to the internet, so I’ve been relying on cafés, trains and the local library, where I can. We’ve been given a new start date of 26 November, so fingers crossed!
Despite the frustrations of being offline – I’ve been surprised at the number of times I’ve wanted to ‘Google’ something, or order things for the new house – there have also been benefits: time being a big one; also, a feeling of less pressure to be ‘on’ all the time – on social media, on ‘duty’, on work. It has felt like taking a step back and having a bit of a breather, which has been good when we have so many things to do following the move. It has been a shift from the ‘virtual’ to the present moment, in many ways, which has been a refreshing change.
In addition, we’ve been told that the delay is due to the fact that our provider has felt it necessary to upgrade our line to fibre (the Cottage has relied on copper cable up to this point). This should hopefully mean a better and faster connection, which will obviously be good for Skype appointments and other online aspects of my work. Thank you Universe!
Another challenge for me this week is that my body has gone into regeneration (for more information on this, see my blog post from when I was training in ‘META-Health’) on some issues, leaving me feeling a little under par and needing to get as much rest as I can. However, as I said in a presentation I gave last week, it’s so good to understand now (from my training) that my body is doing exactly as it should. It hasn’t ‘gone wrong’ and it doesn’t need to be ‘fixed’, it just needs to be allowed some time to do it’s amazing healing thing! Consequently, I’ve been able to experience this dis-ease – chest infection, headaches, fatigue and bunged sinuses – without feeling that I’m ‘suffering’ with it. So often our suffering comes from resistance, which in turn comes from fear. Remove the fear and much of the suffering also disappears. It’s been a great opportunity, too, for me to explore what’s been going on, where I could have listened to my body more, and perhaps supported myself more effectively.
So, what developments have there been here at Equenergy? Well, my wonderful husband has been doing some amazing work around the place to make things generally easier for us – well, often for me, bless him! He’s put lighting in the hay barn so that I can see to prepare the horses’ feeds and fill the barrow with hay, even on these short winter days; he’s put lights in strategic places so that we don’t injure ourselves walking around the property in the dark; and in the house he’s had a cat flap put in so that Kali is no longer going stir crazy, and is again able to come and go as she pleases; he’s put a sensor in the walk-in larder so that the light comes on automatically – amazingly handy as I’m invariably carrying stuff when I go in there and no longer have to fiddle with light switches; and he’s just installed a shower door so no more soaked bathroom floor to mop!
I have been doing a spot of gardening, and recently I’ve been focusing on getting the therapy room ready. It had been acting as a storage space for boxes after the move, but I’ve slowly been clearing these and putting the furniture, books, pictures, etc in place to see how the space might work. Again my amazing husband has been a great help, putting in a working heater as the one left by the previous owners was broken. Synchronously, I met with a friend for coffee last week. She lives nearby and happened to mention that her partner does painting and decorating. The inside of the cabin could really do with some TLC in that department, so I invited them over yesterday to take a look and prepare a quote for the work. Hopefully they will be able to fit me in quite soon and the room will shortly be ready for business.
With the horses, I’ve been trying to find a local trimmer to come and see to their feet, and on the recommendation of a wonderful colleague, Sarah Hussey of Naturally Healing in Bristol, UK, I’ve started Dax on some new supplements to see if they will help him. He can still tend to show some ‘aggressive’ behaviours (biting and being overly pushy) so I’m going to try him on Acid Ease from Protexin (I know from his history that he could be prone to digestive issues such as ulcers) and Over Dominant remedy from BioForce. It will be interesting to see what impact, if any, these have…
Also, this morning I’ve been making another batch of Golden Paste. This is a great supplement for our animal friends – and even for ourselves. It ‘activates’ turmeric, that wonderful spice that helps fight inflammation in the body, easing stiff joints and aiding better digestion. This is the recipe that I use:
120g organic turmeric
3 teaspoons of freshly ground black peppercorns
140ml organic raw coconut oil (melted)
- Add the turmeric and water to a pan, put on a low heat and simmer for 7-10 mins, adding more water if the paste becomes too dry.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut oil and ground pepper.
- Leave to cool.
This can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or for 3 months if frozen.
Initial dosage – to be taken with food
- Humans: ¼ teaspoon twice daily
- Horses: 1 teaspoon twice daily
- Dogs/cats: ⅛ teaspoon twice daily
Increase dosage slowly until you see, or feel, a difference.
* If on medication, please consult your doctor first, as golden paste can increase the efficiency of some drugs.
It’s important to use organic turmeric as otherwise the active ingredient, curcumin, has often been removed.
Cooking the turmeric and adding oil and pepper makes it more bio-available to the body, and therefore more effective than simply taking turmeric on its own.
The pepper should be freshly ground as much of its goodness is lost over time once the corns have been crushed.