June 2011: Fires of Summer

Fires of Summer

Summertime, summertime, summ, summ, summertime. Summertime summertime, summ, summ, summertime. Summerti-i-i-i-ime! What a fun song! Summer is finally creeping up to the Pacific Northwest. Two more organ energy meridian blends, fire systems, are being introduced this month – Small Intestine and Triple Burner. These blends are about fun, joy and relationships. They are both heart protectors. Pericardium and Heart are the other two fire systems. I have combined those into one blend that will be introduced next month. If you are drawn to working with the Pericardium/Heart blend, I would strongly suggest that you work with either the Small Intestine or Triple Burner Blend (or both) first. The heart is a sensitive and vital organ, so most healing modalities approach it through the heart protectors first. Cooley’s Hedge Nettle is in both the Small Intestine and Triple Burner Blends and is the featured essence this month.

Cooley’s Hedge Nettle

Cooley's Hedge NettlesCooley’s Hedge Nettle is native to the US Pacific Northwest Coast. It has square stems with coarsely toothed, fuzzy grey-green leaves and a strong pungent scent. It is a prolific ground cover that grows at low elevations along lakeshores, stream banks or forest edges, and in marshes or moist meadows. The bright pink-to-purple tubular flowers attract hummingbirds. Medicinally, indigenous peoples used Cooley’s hedge nettle tea as a spring tonic, to cure boils and for rheumatism. Young stems were eaten and nectar sucked from the flowers.

On the flower essence level, Cooley’s Hedge Nettle Flower Essence invites you emotionally and spiritually to connect with your highest consciousness when sorting and digesting experiences. It reminds you that it is important to honor everyone involved in a situation, because we are all Spirit having a human experience. It works at the energetic level to bring the endocrine system into balance. Signs that the endocrine system may need support include thyroid or adrenal gland issues and other hormonal imbalances, mood swings, body temperature swings and sweats.

As Cooley’s Hedge Nettle Flower Essence says of itself:

I AM honoring others by emotionally sorting and responding from higher consciousness.

For more information about Cooley’s Hedge Nettle Flower Essence and the amber, drusy quartz, fire agate, garnet, Icoshedron cut quartz, rhodonite, rose quartz, ruby, white and red stilbite crystals that energetically grounded this essence while it was being made, go to the link below.

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Fire Element: Summer

Fire is warmth and light. It is the spark of physical and spiritual energy. Like the sun, fire is vital to life. Sitting by a fireplace a sense of warmth, love and connection radiates out. If the fire cools down, or rages out of control it no longer is safe and nurturing. People with fire out of balance may be emotionally and physically cold or overheated, distant or try too hard to prove themselves. They may be sexually shutdown or substitute sex for love. A person with balanced fire systems lives life with zest full of creativity yet with limits so she/he doesn’t burn out. She/he is warm and nurturing to self and others. She/he is their own person yet is open to new ideas and experiences. She/he has clear personal and sexual boundaries and is open hearted with healthy relationships. The color of the fire element is red and the season is summer. It is the time of food crops, relationships, ideas and creative projects maturing to fruit. A time for reaping the harvest.

Small Intestine Organ Energy Meridian Essence Blend

The small intestine is the yang to the heart’s yin. It is the body’s alchemist. Its job is sorting on all levels what is useless from what is useful, then absorbing and transforming it for your continued health. On the physical level, it governs sorting and assimilation of food. Emotionally it sorts for the heart, helping you to understand experiences and to determine healthy and appropriate relationships. Mentally it sorts ideas and thoughts to help you make clear choices.

Symptoms: Use Small Intestine Organ Energy Meridian (OEM) Essence Blend when you have food allergies or other difficulty with sorting and assimilating food. Shoulder, arm and neck pain, TMJ, strokes, earaches and difficulty sorting sounds are typical symptoms. The main emotional pattern is a consistent problem discerning healthy relationships – whether family, lover, friend, or work. Sarcastic comments may cover up emotional confusion. Over analyzing information or situations and difficulty sorting ideas and setting priorities, especially between 1 PM  3mPM, can lead to confused input that makes the decision-making and implementing jobs of the gallbladder more difficult.

Action: The Small Intestine OEM Blend works through the energy circuits that surround the physical small intestine and the meridian that feeds spiritual energy to it. This blend supports the healthy functioning of the small intestine as it sorts and transforms food, feelings and ideas into useful ingredients for the body/mind. Structurally, it assists you to dissolve armoring in the arms, shoulders neck and jaw, leading to less constriction in these areas. Emotionally, it encourages you to seek relationships that are supportive and nurturing to your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Mentally, Small Intestine OEM Blend helps you to sort information to make better-informed choices. A healthy small intestine system encourages openhearted joy and clear respectful communication.

For more information about the Small Intestine Organ Energy Meridian Blend and the carnelian, drusy quartz, fire agate, pink opaque calcite, rhodochrosite and rose quartz crystals that energetically charged it, go to the link below.

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Triple Burner Organ Energy Meridian Essence Blend

There is no physical organ for the Triple Burner system, AKA Triple Warmer, Triple Heater, Umbulicus. It relates to all of the organs and controls relationships between them largely through the endocrine glands and hormonal distribution systems. It is the heating system of the body/mind/spirit. As such, it regulates and distributes heat and water thorough the body.

Symptoms: Use Triple Burner Organ Energy Meridian (OEM) Essence Blend when you experience hot and cold physical and emotional upsets. This can express as fevers, chills, hot flashes and night sweats. You may be unable to feel or express warmth in relationships and experience a lack of emotional intimacy. You may find it difficult to be your own person, to choose your own way of experiencing life that is different from family and cultural beliefs. Triple Burner relates to autoimmune diseases such as Graves disease and lupus. Other symptoms include digestive issues and loose bowels or constipation. It can relate to headaches in the temples and to ear problems. It is most active from 9pm to 11pm.

Action: The Triple Burner OEM Blend works through the energy circuits that affect metabolic processes physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It regulates all of the organs, and balances and circulates warmth and water through the body. Higher frequency spiritual energies enter your body through the chakras, each of which relates to an endocrine gland. The Triple Burner system helps the body to regulate and integrate these energies. Emotionally, it supports circulating social warmth and joy. This system is active in utero, thus the name “umbilicus.” It distributes vital energy to the other meridians as the organs are developing. Your experience in utero can affect your ability to find your own individuality – especially from your mother and family – and to create your own warmth, your own relationships, and your own way of relating to the world.

For more information about the Triple Burner OEM Blend and the cavansite, citrine, drusy quartz, nirvana quartz, rose quartz and tiger’s eye crystals that energetically charged it, go to the link below.

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This summer, deepen healthy relationships with yourself, friends and family. Reap the harvest of balanced spiritual interface with your body, mind and emotions.

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