Here in Michigan we are awaiting a winter storm. It will be cold, with a dark sky & a blanket of ivory over everything.
In Chinese Medicine, this time of year reflects the Kidney energy, which is the body’s deepest and most vital energy source. The Kidney energy is literally in our DNA and is the energy we are referring to when we speak about genetics and epi-genetics. It’s our ancestors, our parents, our blood line, and our souls destiny.
In more concrete terms, this time of year is a time to go within. A time to honor who we TRULY are, as spirits inside bodies. Contrary to January 1 in the United States, this is NOT a great time to be making resolutions and starting over. Who has the energy? Rather it is a time to go within and LISTEN to what your spirit is truly speaking to you.
Here are some simple steps to going within and LISTENING to what your spirit has to offer you.
- Allow yourself some time. One of the hardest parts of making time for yourself is actually setting it aside and not letting it get taken over by your to do list. We have been told that the more you DO, the more valuable you are. Don’t believe it. It is in our deepest reflection that our paths can be made clear and then our creation starts to occur with more grace and ease.
- Quiet your mind by activating your voice. A great form of meditation is sound therapy. Our bodies are made up of energetic frequencies and sound is definitely a healer. The video made by John Weiss, is a great short exercise to tap into the deep kidney energy.
- Listen to your inner knowing. I call it spirit but truly, it goes by no name. Beneath the identity, the ego, and the physical body is an inner being. When we can be still and listen, we will often hear message from our own spirit, giving us the exact guidance we need to move forward in our lives. Rather than making choices from a place of fear or based on the latest research, we can tap into our bodies own knowing and ask what we need at that time. As a healer, I have found that this is my true job; not to heal someone through my rational knowing, but to be supportive of them while they unlock their inner healer.