I have been very wakeful, restless and anxious the past two nights. I know that it is simply the combination of hormonal changes of my moon cycle and the stress of going to classes again this semester. Its been a bit chaotic this semester with several last minute changes in my classes for various reasons. Last semester, I had no idea how lucky I was to have courses that needed no or few books and that my classes were at times when I’d no need to carry much more than a bottle of water with me to have my needs met. This semester, the classes are at times when I need either a meal or snacks or both and I have to carry a number of heavy texts, sometimes two classes worth. Transportation requires walking at least a block to get where I’m going, even if I drive. To top that off, the college seems a bit less organized this semester. Needless to say, I’m sore and over tired as a result, as well as having a bit of pms.
Anyway, I’ve been awake since about 3:30am. I tried reading myself back to sleep and I tried breathing myself back to sleep. Its no good. I’m up. The teakettle is on to make my morning tea. Obviously, I’ve got a Vata (full of chamomile and good for calming the restless windy energy of the body) formula of herbs waiting for boiling water to steep. I am sure that by the end of the day, I’ll be feeling much better. I plan to go to Shambhala Cafe at the local Buddhist Center later this morning. There’s two hours of sitting, sandwiched with reading and social time that is richer for the discussion of the reading. I really love to go. I find it such a blessing. I always feel very contented and fulfilled afterward.
So anyway, if you don’t mind a ramble, I figured I’d just let myself muse aloud about life and recent events. let my tea cool and just sit with you awhile and babble…
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