google-site-verification: googleae9556121f128741.html Healing Meditations: Happy Spring Equinox!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Spring Equinox!

Today is the Spring Equinox! At the Equinox nature is at its most balanced. There are 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness. The sun rises due East and sets due West. So if you notice the sunrise/sunset where you live you will know exactly where east and west are.

 According to Chinese 5 Element theory this is the zenith of spring! Even if you live in  the north you may notice that trees are budding, and the bulbs are starting to come out of the earth. The birds are singing in the morning beginning to look for potential mates nesting places. There is a quickening in the earth. Many of this experience this as an increase of in energy--so much to do!

In 5 Element Theory, Spring is the time of the Wood Element. Wood Element  makes visible and known the energy of "pushing through". All the plants and trees are waking up and pushing out of the ground pushing out of their tight buds.
You can see this energy in the effort it takes a chick to peck its way out of an egg, a seed to crack open, a baby to be born. Have you ever seen a plant growing out of a crack in the sidewalk or a rock and wondered at how such a fragile thing could "push through" rock? That is the energy of Spring and Wood Element.

When this energy becomes blocked we experience anger. The anger gives us an extra umph to push through or go around or do things differently. It can be useful! If, however, we are not able to resolve the blockage our anger may turn to frustration or resentment and eventually depression. This is the shadow side of the Wood Element. The healthy balanced side of Wood is Power! The power to move toward what nourishes yo and turn away from what doesn't. The energy to push through obstacles. The organs associated with Wood are Liver and Gall Bladder. At this time of year it is helpful to drink water with lemon, and eat lots of fruits and green vegetables. The color of Wood Element is green and it is represented by the green dragon. via The Dragon

A meditation you can do tonight is to face the setting sun. Think of all the feeling tones, activities, lessons, and fun times of winter. Bless it and let it go. Then in the morning get up and face the rising sun, imagine, wonder and daydream about all you would like to do and accomplish in an easy, gentle way. Know that it will emerge in its time. Just as plant doesn't spring forth  fully formed, so our ideas take to time to come to fruition. This is a time to be very gentle with young, green energies that are beginning to emerge in your body, heart, mind and energy body.

Happy Spring Everyone!
Sue Schmidt C.Ht., CMT

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