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shaky

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I have had a long illness, from Mid-December to end of Febraury
Then I got a cold

I have hardly done any spiritual practice apart from my brief morning ritual each day.

I think that those who are physically unwell are not 'ready' to partake in spiritual matters. Spiritual work requires a healthy body. The body needs to be healthy as resources are required for connection to the world of spirit.
It reminds me that people who are ill do not have to fast during Ramadan.
 
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I also see that while I have been ill my mental state has been stable.
Not manic and yet not depressed either. Not psychotic.

Unexpected. I would have thought I would get depressed.

It makes me think that perhaps there is a connection between my unstable mental world and the world of spirit.
So while I have been ill I have been rooted in the physical world with no connection to spirit and so my mind has been stable.
 
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Today my cold seems to have ebbed away again.

I stand here writing feeling calm and ready for spiritual work.
Feel like I may be on the verge of something important

but as is so often the case when I feel like this
it is bed time.
:unsure:
 
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