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For a third time, I click the greymatter page to see another great oblique strategy to quote as the title of my blog.
This is advice I am trying to take. The me of now really wants to do a lot of things that the me of now is not doing.
The me of now is exercising too little, working too much (though there is not much else to do in Minnesota winter; until the spring, I'm actually quite content with this based on the financial rewards of this long, hard work), not taking proper lunch breaks, not using what little time away from work more wisely. Or am I? Perhaps I simply need a day like this to literally do nothing...
But the me of now is patient which is what the me of past was not. The me of now is also more fearless than the me of past. And the me of now is much more faithful in accepting what the universe has in store for us than the me of past. The me of now also understands her body much better than the me of past. So there. It's not all bad. It's just a little in limbo.
One thing that made me lose hope in late 2006 was the decision made by the folks at Utne to not publish a 2007 Edition of Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac. This was a Minneapolis-based almanac that included lunar concepts from which we, as a human race, could benefit. Apparently the 2005 and 2006 Editions did not sell enough copies to justify a third round. I hope to see a 2008 revival.
One of the features in the 2006 almanac included charts from Paungger and Poppe's work. These books called "Guided by the Moon" and "Moon Time" are available at amazon.com and have practical applications to modern life.
As a pharmacist who dispenses post-op meds to patients leaving the hospital, one of the most fascinating applications of lunar time is that of surgery. The authors explain that performing surgical procedures during a waxing moon leaves the patient's body more vulnerable to adverse outcomes. It is better to perform surgery during the waning moon for that reason.
The waxing moon is a time for the body to take in nourishment, to build tissue, and to strengthen. The waning moon is suited for detoxification. It becomes much easier to clear clutter, inside and outside the body during this time. If you are intersted, please visit the website at:
This is the coolest, most inspiring concept of wisdom to enter my life since the BTD!
In short, if you are uncertain what the you of now needs to be doing, just walk outside and look up.