A while back, I had a traumatic injury. This injury resulted in low grade chronic pain, which I will be dealing with for the rest of my life. As much as I enjoy being in pain (ha) I find that there are days that I have low points; these low points tend to be lower than I can grin and bear it through. I often find that my emotions are rolled into my physical symptoms, and that doesn’t always make for a happy girl.
I think it was about a month or two ago, when I saw a Cranial-Sacral therapist who told me that I had a blockage in my heart chakra. Now, I’m not really a big follower of the emotional energies, etc. but this kind of hit home with me. I think overall, I have been carrying a lot of emotional baggage. I am not the type who looks it, but for the past 6 months, I have been noticing the extra stress, and tiredness I’ve been feeling. This all sort of combines into where I’m at now.
Back to the Cranial-Sacral therapist: She told me to start meditating to reconnect my heart and mind. So like any diligent patient would, I rushed off to my local holistic bookstore, and bought two books on meditation. One was more specifically focused on the more traditional mediation (What we imagine when we think of meditation). The other book I picked up had a wealth of information on Eastern and Western meditaions. ne of the types of meditation they wrote about was needle work e.g. knitting. Well imagine my surprize when I realized that something like knitting, which I was considering taking up anyway, was something that could help with my meditation and relaxation.
I marched down to the local yarn store) and got myself some needles, and yarn and went to town.
I’m not at a place where I can mindlessly knit, or get projects done in half an hour, but I am starting to get to a place where I can turn my computer off, and soothe myself with the clickity-clack of my needles as they create my masterpieces.
That’s reason #1 why I knit.