My CrazyMaker is also my excuse
maker. With "too numerous to count"(TNTC) important tasks
I bounce away... tata for now!
No more excuses allowed.
Attention is Present Tense: On these
pages, I will present an ongoing collection of wisdom handed down from many sources over
time, all of them pointing to self-healing (as distinguished from health).
If you could see my floor you might feel compelled to
call an ambulance. There are piles of writings and related books on various, but
connected, subjects related to what I want to explore with you. I started with huge
cardboard backdrops for each subject with the center being "healing of self"
then I expanded it in all directions like a life pie or spokes of a wheel with ideas and
pictures pertaining to various healing techniques, each developing a different level of
focus or attentive state (some are left-right brain battles) nonlinguistic and linguistic
They all require ATTENTION on various levels. And each gives back attentive skills,
self-healing and balance.The focal point is NOW. Pay
Try this exercise: While gently breathing in say to
yourself "Life is a gift." Then while breathing out say to yourself "My
life is now."
I have always believed you get what
you give. Off the top of my bouncing brain I can recall several ways of restating that
including "hands that give also receive"(Ecuadorian proverb), the Golden Rule
(Mom, Dad, teachers, friends), "whatsoever you do for your fellow man you do for
me"(Jesus of N.), not to mention that "in the end the love you take is equal to
the love you make" (Beatles).
So in an effort to give back some
part of what has been given to me I say "poo" to the CrazyMaker and begin
to leave some sort of legacy.
Is it time for a commercial yet?
Distraction and distancing:
When I sit still long enough to let
the silence come I remember that I found my "call" at a very early age.
I dissected earthworms, concocted terrific garbage can juices for potions (once nearly
asphyxiating myself with ammonia, Clorox and brown mustard) splinted the legs of birds,
grasshoppers and daddy longlegs. I even attempted cauterization with a magnifying lens and
sunlight focused on jar of Japanese beetles!
I am a HEALER. I rediscovered this truth while on a disbalancing downward
spiral course of destruction and distraction leading to disconnectedness. Disconnecting
myself from my colleagues, friends and family, my own health, my past and my own self, I
bounced even faster.
The intensity of bouncing is a very effective tool
for staying disconnected. Who or what can ever hold onto someone bouncing as fast and
intensely as me!
The destruction that Tigger inflicts on Rabbit's
garden is not easy to heal in real life. Inflicted events grow to lock the inflicter in a
separateness that may take years to undo.
How can you undo unto others if you don't even know
what you did?
The Plus in the Minus: Perhaps it was
synchronicity that combined some of my personal traits.
The parts normally considered "not normal"
-- such as ADHD,
reading and word retrieval dyslexia, social latency -- have had fortuitous consequences
for which I am thankful. All of it combined to create this mesomorphic, ambidextrous,
androgynous female MD, born in Jan.1950 as the middle child of two ADD parents, the me I am meant to be
in this lifetime at least.
Oh, did I mention I have a flat head? This may have
been the saving grace (or coup de gras?) as anyone with a head as flat as mine could never
be a sports contender -- except in an eraser race.
You sure it isn't time for a commercial yet?
OK then, how about a joke? Humor and storytelling are, after all, among the healing arts!
did the chicken cross the road?
Actually she forgot.
If you like to laugh at headless chicken
jokes, you might enjoy the bits I'll be tossing out for our Funny Farm section.
THE ADVENTURES OF
- PAY ATTENTION CHICKEN WOMAN
- CAN CHICKENWOMAN REMEMBER THE ROAD
- CHICKENWOMAN MEETS CRAZYMAKER
- CHICKENWOMAN MEETS INVISIBLE MAN
- ORIGINS OF THE CHICKENWOMAN
- THE UNCROSSED ROAD AND BEYOND
Commercial or not, now is the time for all good girls
to get going.
Ta ta, as they say, until next time.