And a message.
Before we left Colorado, I broke my baby/pinky toe on my left foot while trying to shut the veggie drawer in the fridge. I missed entirely, and kicked the fridge. I was hurrying to pack up the house, I was distracted, and I went down like a sack of potatoes, but I didn't cry out because initially I couldn't tell if it hurt. Then the pain came. I was sitting on the floor holding my foot and doing reiki on it when Craig came in. He saw me quietly sitting there and asked if I was okay. I replied that I didn't know, because I didn't. Because of my calm demeanor, he thought nothing of it. My toe didn't swell up right away, and it didn't change colors. But within a few hours it was puffy and blueish. I'd already put comfrey salve on it, and reapplied at that point, and then iced it down.
The next day, it was definitely worse. So I looked up pinky toe in Louise Hay's You Can Heal Your Life book, filled with messages from all body parts (see our All I Learned From video on this one if this is your first exposure to it, it's one of my staples!), and the message for pinky is "don't sweat the small stuff" basically--let go of the little details. And the mantra she gives is "all details take care of themselves." Okay, I thought, that makes sense.
Craig kept insisting it wasn't broken, but I knew it was. I didn't make a big deal of it, because I knew there was nothing I could do but ice it, and salve it. So that's what I did for the next 3-4 days until the pace quickened—we spent the weekend down in Denver, and then came back to Steamboat to put everything in the U Haul and roll out. I didn't ice it, I didn't salve it, and by the time we got to Tennessee it was worse. Throbbing if it wasn't elevated, painful to the touch.
It didn't help that I kept falling on it. It's been a week now since we've arrived, and I think I've fallen off 3 curbs, twice off the driveway, and once off the ramp to the U Haul—no major falls, just a roll to the left and bam, it's insanely painful again. I know from years of using this book that the left side is receptivity and femininity, and that when something on that side is injured, it's helpful to realign your masculine and feminine energies. My do-everything, get-it-done attitude isn't always helpful. Sometimes, I need to rest and receive.
Every time I seem to roll it/trigger it, I am reminded to slow down, let go of the details, and let someone else help me (or ask for help).
Since we're all connected, perhaps you needed that message too. And perhaps I could use everyone's collective good thoughts to help my little toe finally heal. TIA — Thanks in advance for that!
Receive my friend, receive. Abundance is your birthright, and sweating the small stuff certainly is not.
Dip your toe into that one and see how it feels.
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