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This week got eaten up by a surgery. Nothing too serious, and I’m mostly recovered by now, but it gobbled up most of my focus.
In the first half of the week, before I knew about the surgery, I planned my research for causing a tingle that even non-mages can feel. (That’s the work I told you about last week.) I’m used to developing techniques myself, solo, so I’m used to seeing all the moving pieces. In fact, that’s my normal cue that I’m on the right track. Here, I’m collaborating with spirits, so no one of us has all the needed skills, and I can’t see a full path to a solution. I can only see 1-2 steps ahead, which makes it hard to act confidently, which in turn makes it hard to act at all. (I’ll discuss this research more as I do it coming up.)
Then, on Tuesday, my dentist found a possible precancerous lesion. I had it removed Friday, along with my remaining two wisdom teeth. We found it very early, it was probably nothing, possibly precancerous, but pretty definitely not cancer, nothing to worry about, and so on — but it still left me unfocused.
In part, it was the anesthesia. See, when I have all those drugs in my system, none of my magick works right. It’s a whole different experience than waking up from sleep — it’s like my mind was shut down, and the psychic intuitions and feelings of energy and spirits and everything else aren’t there anymore. I imagine it’s how an artificial intelligence would feel about their power switch.
The surgery went fine, and I set up with spirits I know to handle my shielding and do some energy healing. Unlike last year’s surgery, where my magick was down for 1-2 days, here I was able to talk with spirits after only a few hours. And very quickly, my nausea, my cloudy-headed-ness, and my pain all decreased by a significant amount.
What changed since last surgery, about a year ago? Hard to say. I’ve been working on communication a lot since then, and I know more and better spirits than last time. But whatever it was, it makes me feel good, like I’ve accomplished something in the past year, and like I can still accomplish something even when I’m recovering from surgery. Sometimes, it’s the small victories that turn your day around.
And now, it’s time to get back to work. This post is the first real writing I’ve done since the surgery. (The posts this weekend were pre-written.) I want to resume my research, and my head is almost clear enough to do it. So, coming up soon, I’ll show you my plan for developing sensations that non-mages can feel, then blog as I do it.Other posts in this series:
- Shipping My Ethereal Software (My Work July 1-7) (July 8, 2012)
- Getting Derailed (My Work July 8-15) (July 16, 2012)
- My Magick This Week (June 10) (June 10, 2012)
- My Magick This Week (June 17) (June 17, 2012)
- My Work This Week: Energy Healing for PTSD, Improving Psychic Intuitions (September 9, 2012)
- Psychic, Healing and Enlightenment (My Work July 22-28) (July 28, 2012)
- The Importance of Rest (My Work June 17-23) (June 24, 2012)
- Learning to Delegate (My Work June 24-30) (July 1, 2012)