Rhythms of the elements echo in our bodies, breath, and blood. Elemental air, water, earth, wood and mineral reverberate in every tissue, organ, and cell. These building blocks of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, sodium— all inform our human growth and development from first breath to last. The more we tune in to our earthiness, the more we align with the cosmic flow of life force, of qi, of prana. The more we feel the flow, we feel at ease with ourselves, our experience, our bodies and minds. We rise; lightened, lifted from the chaos and confusion of life in present time.
The only way out of chaos is in— making a conscious choice to turn away from distraction, competition, comparison, opinion building, justification or delusion. With kindness to our patterns of survival, we tune in to our elemental natures, releasing our need to stay in our heads. We don’t need to know from the brain down. What our inner elementals are calling for is to know from the body — up. Wisdom lies not between our ears, but between our ribs, between our hips, between the soles of our feet.
To Come into balance mentally and emotionally sometimes needs a little oomph. And how brilliant is the Universe that we have incredible tools right at the end of our arms—healing powerhouses!
This particular acupressure hold connects acupressure points called neurovascular reflex points, intersections of blood, lymph, nerves, and energy, connected to the elemental rhythms of energy. Water points connect to fire neurovasculars, bringing ease. Fire points connect to wood, drawing nourishment. Wood points are informed by earth points, bringing stability. All these points weave energy to bring balance, peace and comfort. The imagination, the opening to the possibility that this just might be true deepens the effect.
If you are feeling a little off balance, confused, overwhelmed, irritable; try this acupressure hold. Pause and notice your state- without judgement or blame, then feel your feet on the ground. Rub palms together, shake them, then rub again, until you feel the warmth of increased heat. Cross pinkies, place little fingers between eyebrows on the center of the head, push in and lift up, stretching the forehead toward the hairline just a bit. Rest thumbs at the temples, fingers at hairline, and breathe.
Imagine energy magnetizing to your hands, flowing in a calm, peaceful river through the head, back to front, ear to ear. Imagine these trustful streams of light flowing with the breath.
This movement connects us energetically to natural rhythms, draws in the healing power of connecting fingers to forehead, then linking to the healing power of the Earth and Sky. Try a few breaths, or a few minutes, then assess any change. Celebrate any shift with a smile!
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