Grounding The In-Between
Recently we’ve had a few warm and sunny enough days to eat lunch outside. Then the weather became cold and rainy again. Back and forth, back and forth. Is it winter or is it spring? This happens every year. And every year my body feels the unsettledness of this in-between time.
In the Chinese Five Element perspective of health, water (winter season) feeds wood (spring season). The snows and rains of winter nourish the new growth of plants in spring. Yet how do plants absorb the water? Probably a little through evergreen leaves or needles, but mostly through their roots in the earth. The Earth Element governs the transitions between seasons. As we can see in this time between winter and spring, it is vital for the soil to receive water and nutrients for the plants to uptake for new growth. It is equally vital for us receive nourishment from our earth element.
This month we are supporting the transition time, the Earth element season, with the Spleen and Stomach Organ Energy Meridian Blends. Goat’s Beard and Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid Flower Essences are key essences in both blends. All of these are on special during March.
Goat’s Beard Flower Essence
Goat’s Beard is a North American native that grows on the edges of forests, streams and roadsides usually at low to middle elevations. Long strands of tiny flowers inspired the name goat’s beard and its other common name, spaghetti flower. In the U.S. Pacific Northwest various indigenous peoples made medicines from goat’s beard for a wide range of symptoms including coughs, colds and sore throats, stomach aliments, swelling, and smallpox.
On the flower essence level, Goat’s Beard Flower Essence grounds you deeply into your body in a relaxed, openhearted, easeful way. It helps you to feel sure-footed, confident, inquisitive and calm as you step into the fullness of your life.
As Goat’s Beard flower essence says of itself:
I AM an open-hearted, grounded, relaxed human animal.
For more information about Goat’s Beard Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, black onyx, bloodstone, blue quartz with blue tourmaline inclusions, green tourmaline, icosahedron cut quartz, red jasper and drusy quartz – go to the link below.
Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid Flower Essence
Rattlesnake plantain orchid grows wild mainly in coniferous forests of Western North America on hummus among mosses at mid to low elevations. The oblong basal leaves are dull green with white stripes. The tiny orchid blossoms open from bottom to top on a single stem that is 6″ to 8″ tall during July to August. According to the doctrine of signatures, because the leaf pattern resemble rattlesnake markings early settlers thought that the leaves could be used to treat snakebite. Some indigenous peoples used the plant for childbirth or to treat cuts and sores.
On the flower essence level, Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid reconnects your electromagnetic energy fields to the electromagnetic energy fields of Earth. It facilitates being “plugged in” by grounding luminous strands of light through your legs and feet into the Earth so you can recharge from the limitless energy source of Mother Earth. It does this by working through your 1st (root) chakra, the minor chakra in the center of each foot, and your earth chakra that is 12 to 18 inches below your feet. In many spiritual traditions the 1st chakra is seen as the foundation and the home of feminine spiritual creative energy (kundalini), called rattlesnake by some North American indigenous peoples. The earth chakra is the deeper grounding point for your extended personal energy fields.
As Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid flower essence says of itself:
I AM comfort and grounding through the deep connection to Mother Earth.
For more information about Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, bloodstone, drusy quartz, green tourmaline, icosahedron cut quartz, mahogany obsidian, red jasper, tiger eye, unakite and vanadinite – go to the link below.
Earth Element: Transition Between Seasons
Earth is soft, nurturing and fertile. It is the food we eat that nourishes our bodies and souls. It is our muscles, our center and grounded stability – physically, emotionally and mentally. As the earth is fertile, so the earth element rules fertility in humans. With a balanced earth element our relationships are warm and nurturing. The color of the earth element is yellow and it relates to transition time between seasons.
People with earth out of balance may have digestive issues, emotional instability and a difficult time being embodied. Excessive energy in the head – repetitive thinking, planning, worrying or obsessing – is a characteristic of earth element imbalance making it challenging to handle day-to-day mundane tasks.
Spleen Organ Energy Meridian Blend
The spleen/pancreas organ energy system (spleen system) is the yin to the stomach’s yang. It is known as the “source of life” for the other yin organs since it separates the life force energy (chi) from the food the stomach is processing, and sends this chi to the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. The spleen system itself uses this chi to create blood, circulate it and keep it within the blood vessels. It circulates chi to muscles to keep them strong, and circulates information through out the body supporting memory, concentration and will. The spleen regulates the center; when the center is not stable, excess energy expresses as unproductive repetitive thinking. Since it draws energy up from the body of the Mother Earth, it regulates fertility cycles. The physical spleen/pancreas regulates blood sugar, produces red blood cells and supports the immune system.
The Spleen Organ Energy Meridian Blend works through the energy circuits that surround the physical spleen and the meridian that feeds spiritual energy to it. The Spleen Blend activates balanced blood sugar regulation, healthy immune responses, fertility, and strong, flexible muscles. It calms excessive and obsessive thinking by rerouting that energy back into the body for life energy, and uses this life force energy for motivation and will to put ideas into action. The Spleen Blend provides a deep sense of inner home, of living in your body.
For more information about the Spleen Organ Energy Meridian Blend, the flower and tree essences in it and the crystals that energetically charged it – drusy quartz, fire agate, Inca jade, malachite, peridot, red jasper and sunstones – go to the link below.
Stomach Organ Energy Meridian Blend
The stomach organ energy system is the yang to the spleen’s yin. The stomach system digests food and experiences, provides nourishment, a sense of stability, center and place on Earth. Symptoms of stomach system out of balance include digestive issues, sinus problems, headaches in the forehead, TMJ, and surface skin issues like minor rashes. Unbalanced stomach system fuels worry, anxiety, unhealthy relationships and lack of safety.
The Stomach Organ Energy Meridian Blend works through the energy circuits that surround the physical stomach and the meridian that feeds spiritual energy to it. It balances your appetite for food and stimulates your appetite for life. It helps resolve digestive issues, encourages self-nourishment, gracefully receiving abundance, and supports strong, flexible muscles. The Stomach Blend addresses worry, anxiety, feeling unsafe and ungrounded, and supports stepping out into the world with centered confidence, creating nourishing relationships, and facing the challenges of life with balanced emotions.
For more information about the Stomach Organ Energy Meridian Blend, the flower and tree essences in it and the crystals that energetically charged it – drusy quartz, fire agate, Inca jade, malachite, peridot, red jasper and sunstones – go to the link below.
During this in-between season, nourish your earth element by drinking plenty of water and staying warm. And, of course, by using earth element supporting essences.
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