the blessing of playing hide and seek with a common cold

14 Mar

woman and dragonI think I am so clever.

I try to outsmart every cold.

I juice. I pop pills. I drink a fuzzy tablet dissolved in water.

A cold is a minor inconvenience, and a message from my body.

Yesterday, Eden felt a cold coming on, then

I heard her up in the night,

coughing, sneezing, not sleeping – and I could feel

my own throat and chest tightening as well,

in sympathy, in unison, I don’t know.

I sent her soothing love and support from my bed.

I said okay.

First, of course, I resisted, I fought a good fight,

then I said okay. Bring it.

The body is asking for rest and care.

The to do list is extended for another day, as putting

away the dishes  from the dishwasher feels taxing.

Okay, arms, okay eye lids you may take a day – you’ve

earned it.  What is so bloody important it cannot wait?

Everything gets done in time.

When the energy is

needed – the energy comes.

And often, when I relax into the first symptoms

and love them like a long, forgotten friend,

they ease and loosen and disappear.

I didn’t love the symptoms with the purpose

in mind to make them go away,

but the side bonus of being okay either way,

with a full blown cold or a body healing,

is often you get the easier path.

The putting off of chores allowed me a nap,

and a certain cat, while I was sleeping,

curled his back up to the arch of my feet,

without me even feeling it until I awoke.

I became aware of the soft fur

breathing into my soles as I also

became aware of a symptom free body.

Cat Purr energy work!

I am suddenly energetic and well!

I love loving what is.

I give myself this gift,

and I give this gift to every one =

all of us sharing this 3d space in the world as it is now:

May you know in this moment that you are love

and that you are loved.

May you feel the flame within;

may you learn to warm yourself from its heat.

May you learn to manage the flame up and down according to the circumstance.

May you feel truly at home in your self.

May you know  how precious you are.

May you live your life truly seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting.

May you gift those around you with your presence.

15 Responses to “the blessing of playing hide and seek with a common cold”

  1. britlight March 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

  2. ptero9 March 14, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    Yep, I’m with you on this one Marga. Although I get fewer of these than I used to, I came down with one this week that my dear co-workers have all been sharing.

    I must say, lounging around, sleeping more than usual and a few strange dreams has its place in our lives.

    • marga t. March 14, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

      Hey Debra – Powerful Healing vibes sent your way. Maybe there is some Alchemical purpose to the pulling back and dream tripping 🙂 xo! marga

      • ptero9 March 14, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

        I do believe that! 🙂

  3. Michael March 15, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

    I think I have always known that cats stalk between worlds, and having a good one at your side patrolling the intersections of quantum u-turns to find and usher us through those gentle doorways to nearly identical, but symptom free worlds is an exquisite delight. All of our true friends, whatever their form, are Heaven sent antidotes.


    • marga t. March 15, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

      So many things are seen through a new lens, of late, that a cat slipping back and forth through those doorways seems downright evident – perhaps all that lounging and napping could be a clue 🙂 Having pulled this fellow, Ese, into our lives is treasured and I’m finding his presence ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. I’m Blessed with many kindred spirits it seems the past few years, of which I am so grateful! You are a heaven sent friend, too 🙂

      • Michael March 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm #


        And, “Ese”. What a great name!

  4. Andrea March 16, 2014 at 12:07 am #

    I will bookmark this for my next head cold! (Knocking on copious amounts of wood right now.) Such good blessings, filling my house with the love of Marga. Such a deliciously warm and golden feeling. I send you healthy, healing, clearing elixirs of love back. I am at home with myself, and with you. xoxox A

    • marga t. March 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

      The cold continues to play peek a boo with me, but most of the time, pushing through. I accept your elixirs and bask in the warmth of your glow from here, grin grin! xo – come down for a walk on the beach; I need an excuse to take a break!

  5. seeingm March 16, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    Having had two stonkers myself this past year, my heart goes out to your head and lungs. Fur family make some of the best caretakers though, so I am happy to know you are in good paws.

    Still sending some virtual chicken soup right here though: X


    • marga t. March 16, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

      X – got it! Hey, this soup is so good! Thank you so much for loving care. I send a portion back into the past to you for your way more powerful viral visits: X… I am going slow and pushing through, but learning respect for the vessel. Contrast makes us grateful, eh? xo!!m

  6. jolynproject March 24, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    I don’t just like it. I LOVE IT. I especially enjoyed:

    “When the energy is

    needed – the energy comes.”

    True and simple.

    • marga t. March 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

      I’ve been learning to trust that! So nice to see you, here. Thank you for commenting!

  7. 1EarthUnited March 25, 2014 at 5:58 am #

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