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Practice and Chronic Illness

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I have a chronic illness.  The Gods know, I am not the first, nor will I be the last, Witch to have to deal with an illness.  That said, we all have different practices, and we all navigate practice and chronic illness differently.

This illness (in my case, it's recently-diagnosed fibromyalgia) has been a huge source of frustration for me. It (obviously) affects all aspects of my life, but it makes my spiritual life especially challenging.  Just yesterday, I was working on stillness practice, and I could not become still, because I could not stay in one position for too long, due to the pain.  That was dismaying; after all, if I can't even be still, how can I possibly ever be effective at conducting ritual or spell work?  Sometimes, I don't set foot in my Temple for weeks--not because I've given up, but because I have to pull back and save my energy for other things, like basic functioning.

Tomorrow night, I'm planning on doing something specific.  It will absolut…