Friday, September 30, 2011

Back in the Groove

I slept until 6:30 although I had to get up three times through the night to go out to the bathrooms.  I am finding that I have less fear about going out into the dark.  I don't even flinch anymore at the sight of a gecko in my room, and I can let a small spider crawl across my floor without feeling like I need to kill it.  Now big spiders and snakes....I'm not there yet.

I read this morning in my Bible.  I still have 776 chapters to go and 77 days in which to read them.  I need to bump my daily readings up from 6 chapters a day to 10 chapters a day if I am to finish reading the entire Bible before I leave Australia.

John's car wouldn't start this morning, so he didn't leave for Cairns at 4:00 a.m. as usual.  I decided not to go to town today.  I don't want to go anywhere.   About 7:00 the neighbor, Charlie, came over with a load of wood chips, and he jump-started the car.  John went to the markets, but he is not doing his radio program today.  John's trip from the UK to Cairns was 38 hours and yet he was up at 3:30 and ready to go to Cairns.  Amazing.

I had a nice quiet day here at the farm.  I got some computer time and knitted on my scarf.  I put the hose over on the melon patch and gave it a good watering.  I worked on my Philosophy of Nature Cure lesson about Women's Suffering.

"Nature Cure proves every day that acute and chronic inflammation can be cured, adhesions can be dissolved, tumors can be absorbed if they are not too large, by natural methods of living and treatment."

I studied my French lesson...I am such a poor French student.  All these other people in the world are multi-lingual.  Surely, if so many people around the world can learn second and third languages, I can, too.  It's ridiculous!

During the summer here in Queensland sunbathing will have to be before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m.  (It will be the same in Arkansas.)  The sun will be too hot during will be unhealthy to lie out in such conditions.  That doesn't mean we won't be able to work out in the sun.  We will still be doing our gardening work up until about 11:30.   I took a little sunbath at 3:30, then got a nice shower and knitted on my scarf.

I'm reading Iris & Ruby by Rosie Thomas.  Big thumbs up on the first 82 pages.  Some of the lines are so well written I wanted to take out my pen and underline them.

Supper tonight was 1/4 papaya, tomatoes, cucumbers, sauerkraut, and a bit of pomelo.

John Fielder knows so much.  I'm getting really good at picking his brain.  At dinner tonight, one of the things we talked about was gourmet raw foods.  Gourmet raw foods are actually not much superior to cooked foods. They are highly seasoned which causes you to eat things you would not eat in their natural state.  Also, they are expensive to prepare and wasteful...nor are they necessary.

Nature Cure is not a type of medicine or alternative medicine.  That is hard for most people to understand, because they are so indoctrinated to think medically.  Nature Cure and medicine are opposites.  You have to decide which camp you are in.  It's very difficult to be jumping around from one mind-set to the other.  Nature Cure is a totally different way of thinking.  John was so happy to realize I understood this.   Of course, I have known this for several years, but I guess I had never articulated it to him in a way so that HE knew that I knew.

John did not chastise me about my diet while traveling.  He said that it did not bother him at all.  It's all about learning, and we are all at different places in our understanding.  None of us think exactly alike.  Nevertheless, our simple, raw foods are tasting really good right now.

Since we have wood chips now, I fixed up my Lugable Loo to go into my room.  No more night time excursions to the toilets.  I practiced my flute.  My flute playing is coming along pretty good, I think.  I knitted until about 7:30 and then read Iris & Ruby until I went to sleep.

To health and happiness.


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