Spring is slowly arriving. My forsythia bush is almost ready to bud. Seeds that have been dormant all winter are poking up from under the earth. The crocus are blooming.
I’m excited to see Spring arrive. I’m like a seed, beautifully depicted in this painting by Pawel Jonca, ready to sprout with new projects and possibilities. I feel the energy rising in the world as well. I’m ready to Be the Change!
My most exciting “seed” that finally sprouted this Spring is a book of case studies that went to the publisher last week! I’ve collected 89 case studies and stories showcasing the work of 40 practitioners trained in Soul Lightening Clinical Acupressure and Process Acupressure. Thanks to Cathy Miller, president of Soul Lightening International, for collaborating with me on this project! I’m hoping those who read the book will discover the amazing benefits of our Seva Stress Release acupressure protocol as an effective tool for stress management. I love teaching this protocol to my clients and others in the community and hope to do more local workshops in the coming year.
Spring energy gives rise to dreams. Have you kept a dream journal to track what is happening in your internal landscape? I gain lots of insight into my inner world when I pay attention to dreams. I’m enjoying a monthly dream group with some friends and find it fascinating how our dreams give hidden insights, even the tiniest snippets of dreams we remember.
Spring is also the time when the earth gets lots of rain. Water bring vitality to living things. Are you keeping your body hydrated this spring? Check out these great ideas for flavor-infused water. Here’s a Balance tip: Remember to drink room temperature water, which is better for your body than ice cold water.
Having trouble sleeping at night? Here is a great explanation of the Chinese Meridian Clock. The Horary Points are used at the time of day that you are having trouble sleeping (or staying awake) to reset the body’s circadian rhythms. Waking up between 1 – 3 am? Gently hold the Liver 1 point on the inside nail bed of the big toe. Awake from 3 – 5 am? Try holding the Lung 8 point on the thumb side of the wrist. You get the idea. Use the Horary points to reset your body’s internal clock.
Hint: If you are traveling a distance, set your watch for the timezone you are arriving at before you leave, then hold the Horary acupressure point for two minutes every hour for that time period on your watch until you arrive. You will reset your body’s clock and experience less problems with Jet Lag!
What new things are sprouting within you this Spring?