“I’ve always been in the right place at the right time. Of course, I steered myself there.”
- Bob Hope
It is nice to get to know more about the Meridians. In Donna Eden’s book, Energy Medicine for Women, she mentions that the Triple Warmer is one of the body’s most potent and least understood energy systems. It governs: 1.The immune system 2. The emergency response to threat (fight, flee or freeze) and 3. The ability to form physiological and behavioral habits for managing stress or threat. Donna has several Triple Warmer exercises which will be covered in my posts in the future. Today, we will look at the Triple Warmer/Spleen Hug. It is recommended to use this exercise anytime you are upset or need comfort.
This position simultaneously calms Triple Warmer while energizing the Spleen Meridian: Wrap your left hand around your right arm just above the elbow. Wrap the right arm around the left side of your body, underneath your breast. Hold this position for at least three deep breaths. Reverse sides.
This is a powerful book that proves how important Western Medicine and Alternative Medicine can be comrades in the battle against disease. Dr. Gaynor has done more for advancing the knowledge of sound healing power in the western world than anyone else. His book is filled with a wealth of information with exercises on how to use toning, sound healing, singing bowls and music. His book discusses how many of his patients recovered from life-threatening illneses when including sound therapy along with their prescribed western regime. Please be sure to check out sound/chants categories where I will be featuring different sound healing exercises in this book. I promise this is not boring, stuffy reading, it is facinating. I give it 5 stars.
Angeles Arrien, is one of my most favorite authors. The following is quoted from her book, The Four-Fold Way. “Where in my life did I stop dancing? Where in my life did I stop singing? Where in my life did I stop being enchanted with stories? Where in life did I become uncomfortable with the sweet territory of silence?”
The vibrational energy healing we receive from dancing, singing, actively involved in story-telling, and the empowerment of silence touches the very essence of who we are and brings much joy, balance, and spiritual harmony. Please allow yourself to dance, sing, listen or tell a story today, and allow time for well-deserved cherished silence.
I have found the following essential oil very important when working with women that have been abused as a child. The following has been written about this product:
“Inner Child™ Essential Oil opens the pathway to connecting with the inner self that may have been damaged through childhood misuse or abuse. When children have been abused they become disconnected from their natural identity or inner child. This causes confusion and can contribute to undesirable personality traits. The sweet fragrance of this blend may stimulate memory response and help reconnect with the authentic self, which is one of the first steps toward finding emotional balance.”
This Thanksgiving I am so grateful sharing with women helpful exercises for increasing their energy, health and well-being. Today lets honor Gratitude by practicing Gratitude Sacred Breathing: Take time for yourself to breathe deeply into your abdomen. Breathe in to the count of 6, hold for 1, and breathe out to the count of 6. On the in breath, speak silently “I am so blessed,” and on the out breath, speak silently “I am so grateful.” Repeat this for 5 minutes, and notice how energized and positive you feel. This is a great way to start your day on a positive, high-energy note.
Oh my aching feet, or not. This might not be a pretty picture but it represents something amazing. The red dot graphic foot marks the Kidney One acupressure point on the Kidney Meridian. If you were to take a hold of your foot and place the thumb on that location, it would definitely relieve an aching foot. What else can benefit from applying pressure to the Kidney One acupressure point? It can help regulate blood pressure, relieves dizziness and faintness, clears the mind, improve memory, concentration, and mental alertness. It can help hot flashes, relieving anxiety, restores energy and increases general vitality in the body.
IT IS TIME TO PRESS THE RED DOT
Yes, it is up to you to interpret your drawing. Here are a few questions: 1. How empty or full is the picture? 2. What colors did you choose? This drawing represents your life and the tree represents you. 3. What does your drawing say about how you feel about your environment and yourself? 4. Are you blooming? Are you waning? 5. How important are you in the scheme of things?
I hope you keep this drawing to refer to when we start exploring the chakra system. This can be a important clue to chakra energy healing needed. Stay tuned.
I like Dr. Bernie S. Siegel’s Exercise 58 in his book 101 Exercises for the Soul. This is fun homework.
Get yourself a big box of crayons and a drawing tablet.
This is a wonderful tool for self-expression.
Step One: Draw a picture of an outdoor scene, and include a tree in your art piece.
Let your inner-child come out to play.
Oh, yes and Step Two: “What does creative vision say about you?
Tune in Tomorrow!