Ask And You Shall Receive
You have to ask the Universe for what you want. She knows what you want, but she's trying to teach you a lesson: To take meaningful action in your life and own it, rather than passively let life happen to you.
It's been four months since my arrival at Border Village. The pain in my wrists started after two weeks. I know I'm really pushing the limits of my body. But my stubbornness refuses to let me admit defeat. I know the best treatment for RSI is rest, but I cannot give up on my dream of being debt free within the year.
I may just be stupid, but I still think it's worth it.
My first defence against this injury; food and faith, are amazingly, helping a lot. Though I shouldn't be amazed because I've always felt that food should be the first defence, and no treatment will work for you no matter how powerful, if you don't first believe that it will. Feels pretty darn good to have it confirmed though.
My second defence; rest, still has to wait another three weeks until I am allowed to take a two week holiday.
My third defence; massage, seemed impossible to acquire... until I simply asked for it.
We've been visited by an amazing therapist who was going to be travelling through the Nullarbor anyways and was more than happy to stay an extra night in order to help out our aching staff members. She poked and prodded, stretched and taped me, punctured me with needles, and even manoeuvred my spine back into place. And I feel great.
And just think, I was suffering all that time, and all I had to do was ask. Put it out there, and the Universe will provide. Not only that, but I've even managed to convince an AirBnB host in Esperance to give me a reduced rate in exchange for yoga classes, which means I can afford the massage treatments that I need AND it allows me to actually rest and have a holiday instead of trying to avoid drunk twentysomethings at a hostel. Once again, Universe, thank you for showing me the way.
If you would like to share a story about receiving what you've asked the Universe for, I invite you to write in the comments section below.