This past weekend I awoke with a foggy mind, dazed thoughts, and an odd soreness in my back – something that wasn’t there the night before. For a moment, I attributed the symptoms to an allergy, perhaps, as the seasons seem to be shifting. Then I remembered, I have no allergies…I was at a loss.
I stumbled out of bed, washed my face, brushed my teeth, and marched downstairs. In what likely seemed like a delusional stupor, I entered the kitchen, faced the fridge and began to stare. I wasn’t necessarily hungry, nor thirsty. But it seemed a natural place to begin.
Something wasn’t right. I needed a boost. I needed to be awakened and magnified internally. So I decided to step outside. The sun was shining, the yard freshly groomed, butterflies flickering not more than a foot above ground. I slipped off my sandals and began down the porch before finally making contact with the grass. It was in that moment that something changed dramatically – my daze disappeared, fogginess diminished, and soreness subsided. I was overwhelmed by a soothing and awakening sensation.