So my throat isn’t as sore as it was two days ago, but I’ve developed a cough due to a gross post-nasal drip. And my head feels a little foggy. It’s a flat-out cold. Annoying.

I was compelled to go back to the chakras. I found a website that explains what illnesses mean with regard to the corresponding chakras. This is what it says for colds:

Fourth Chakra deficient — Unresolved grief, sadness, an extended cry

Now here’s the explanation of Chakra Four:

Air, Social identity, Oriented to self-acceptance. This chakra is called the heart chakra and is the middle chakra in a system of seven. It is related to love and is the integrator of opposites in the psyche: mind and body, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity. A healthy fourth chakra allows us to love deeply, feel compassion, have a deep sense of peace and centeredness.

My God, this is so dead on for me right now. The integration of inner “things,” the striving for centeredness, the questions about love and loving.

The quest continues.