Given yesterday’s insight about the Noonday Demon, it was allegedly going to be easy to get up this morning and get back into the swing of things. Not so fast, though: as it turns out, I made a promise to myself that I would complete the examination for the Bardic grade in my druidic order before vacation ended. Given that it ended today, I pushed to finish all the writing rapidly, and was up until about 1am doing the last writing for that. And… done. It wound up being about 19 pages of material. whew!
But that meant that I didn’t hear the alarm this morning, and I didn’t get up until nearly 5:30. I wound up practicing from 5:30-5:55, though, so I had a much longer practice than I’ve been having. Starting to break through some of the fog of the last few days, which is good. My work today consisted of two times through the tai chi form, followed by both qi gong forms, followed by the tai chi form again much more slowly and deliberately. The third time through was the charm. I was able to get in some good movement through water experiences, and follow that with some good breathwork. It wasn’t as slow as I’d like, but it wasn’t bad.
I ended my morning practice with a great performance of the druidic core practice. Since my temple is out of commission for at least a couple of days, this meant that I did my druidry work in the office, with some makeshift candles on the old mantlepiece in there.
I had a great couple of paragraphs about beating the noonday demon… which I deleted by accidentally closing two windows in my browser before I was ready. Oh, well. Sometimes the gremlins get you.