Fluorescent lights destroyed the Sabbath
|November 21, 2013||Posted by Koanic under Christianity, Health|
It’s no accident that the soul-sucking insomniac cubicle life Edward Norton endured in Fight Club was cast in pale blue fluorescent light.
Using Unity, I continually refined my biorhythm. The stronger I became, the longer I worked beneath fluorescent lights at home and work. No matter what I did, their tide inexorably pulled me under – flattening my Circadian amplitude, shading each day with a subtle edge of suffering and diminishment, forcing the next error in my regimen adherence.
I identified this pattern in my data, observing a correlation between late night classes under bright office fluorescents, and fatigue spike the next day. So I ordered blue blockers on Amazon, rush shipping. And waited.
Yesterday they came. I put them on mid-evening class. As blue turned to gold, wave of relief flooded me. The edge was gone.
As the evening progressed, I started to become sleepy during the class. After class, I lost count of my yawns.
As I smoked outdoors in the artificially natural red sunset glow, I socialized comfortably on the phone, calling friends and allies. Discussing ideas and plans easily. The comfort was a little bit like being drunk, but without the stupidity.
Then I slept, earlier than I did the night before, and easily. The last conversation naturally dropped off into unconsciousness.
I awoke the next day refreshed. Healing was apparent in my gut and skin. I easily did my morning regimen chores, easily and brilliantly worked at the office. At lunchtime, as I passed through the bright daylight, it seemed a pall had been lifted. The crawling wrongness of day mixed with night had relaxed. I casually took stairs two at a time. For the first time in 6 months, I had found my Sabbath rest.
“Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”" Mark 2:27
“Do not light a fire in any of your homes on the Sabbath day.” Exodus 35:3
As ever, man discovers belatedly that God was right.
Now, of both IBS and fatigue, I am free .