***From The Center: Natural Health Specialists Scary October 2013 Newsletter

One day a hard-working woman awoke and opened her eyes to find she was laying in
complete darkness in a small box where she could barely move.  In terror, she screamed
and pushed open the box lid only inches away from her face. The lid easily opend, and in
the light, she realized she was lying in a coffin!  As she started to get out of the coffin, she
quickly realized, this was no ordinary coffin. This coffin was lined with a soft and
comfortable velvet interior.  She paused for a moment and felt the plush interior.  The soft
velvet felt so inviting and even appeared to call out her name and told her to relax and
stay awhile.  The sense of fear vanished and she decided to lay back down for awhile.  

Time passed. Days, weeks and even years went by while she remained in the velvet
coffin. She began to realize that the velvet coffin was slowly sucking the life out of her.
Frequently she thought about getting up and leaving the comfortable coffin, but somehow
she would persuade herself to lay back down. Although she knew with every passing day
that more of her life had been leached out of her, this velvet coffin provided her with just
enough comfort to keep her prisoner.  

Although she knew that at any given time she could open the coffin and get out, she
somehow convinced herself that this was no longer an option. At times, she would even
shut the lid on the coffin in the attempt to temporarily forget that she was trading her life
for the comfort of the coffin. She allowed the coffin to control her because she feared
leaving the comfortable interior of her death box.

Did the coffin leech every ounce of life until she died or did she finally decide to get up
and walk away? You tell me. What is your velvet coffin?  What would you do?
The Velvet Coffin!
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Article by Quinn Akira Takei, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of
Oriental Medicine(NM) with The Center: Natural Health Specialists.