I am soooo sorry I did not write Friday Light last week – a heinous crime that indeed warrants a grovelling apology presented on a bright red velvet cushion.
Anyway last Friday I was a victim of all the things I advise that we should not do. Like give myself too much work to do, not sleeping enough, not going to the gym or not eating what I want and so forth! But wooaah, what a week, the kids were all ill, my wife was sick too and I was the only one who was able to go out and be comfortably at least two miles from the nearest toilet.
I have to tell you that my philosophy on illness (as so many of us seem to be ill this month), is that I do not inhabit my body for the use of illness. Everyone was ill in my family. I was determined not to be ill, so I made a decision that at all costs, I wouldn’t go down with the bug. Actually I never get ill. I just wrote it there and then and this affirmation, I say, is there in writing; another action perhaps that will keep me healthy. I always tell people I never get ill and guess what…. ?
The day I won Henley (Coxed fours, Britannia Challenge Cup), honestly, the hour after the evening medal ceremony, I went down with a fever. A very nasty one too. I willed myself not to get glandular fever and I didn’t contract it until the hour after the event. The only mistake I made, was that I said to myself, ‘it’s Ok, I can be ill after the rowing regatta.’ Guess what? I was!
So if we are able to will non illness can we will the opposite, which is a better state being and lots of other convenient goodies. For example, what if instead of willing away the things I didn’t want (like a tummy bug), I willed the things that I do want with such similar verve and determination? I admit I did put far more cerebral effort into the act of not getting ill than I do when I buy a lottery ticket.
When I buy a ticket I think to myself, ‘aah well worth a go, you never know.’ I never really do much more than buy the ticket and shove it in the wallet. Actually, 12 years ago I wrote a whole book about the lottery. It’s called ‘Please God I Want to Win The Lottery’, still on Amazon and I used the name Clayton Caine. But that was a very weird book! Our first novels always are. I like to experiment with willing things. Like the chocolate conference we just had on Monday this week for the chocolate industry.
I really knew it could be done and we all willed it all to happen. I knew we should all meet and the result was wonderful. We will (I used the word ‘will’) have 250 people coming next year!
It’s a long subject. I have now completed another book and this will be for sale in Jan 13 for all – you if you dare! It’s called The Midwife Man, about how I delivered a baby and willed it to live… the cord was around the neck and it’s a good example of perhaps , just perhaps sometimes we can control what we ‘will’. I have to say that I have had my fair share of disasters that I definitely didn’t want to happen so there is so much more learning to do. But then that’s why I am here, to learn.
Right gotta go, this weekend I am getting some snow tyres put on my car so I am ready to travel to the iSM show in Germany (big confectionery show for my non confectionery readers) in the snow and, actually I quite like the idea of buzzing about on the snow. Snow tyres, a very NON – British thing to do. I think that’s why I am so happy. I don’t like to be too English or I would be too miserable.
Have a willingly good weekend. Try it, will it, make it, wish it, dream it, imagine it, AND THEN MY SWEETS – HAVE IT !
Fondest to you all and thank you to my new 300 readers for joining us all last week.
Let’s be in your will-dest dreams.