"When the leaves turn green I'll be comin home."

In Chinese Medicine there is an understanding of energetic phases that govern life. Spring is a reflection of Wood energy, it manifests as profound new growth, rebirth, creativity, courage, planning, and visioning. Physically Wood energy manifests through the Liver & Gallbladder systems. When these energies are blocked in our mind or emotions, frustration or even anger can arise until a new path through is discovered. Sometimes we hold onto frustration even after a new way is discovered. These irritations can get buried under months or years of our rational mind moving beyond them. But at some point these irritations remind us they are there and give us an opportunity for new growth within our minds and hearts.

The spiritual saying, "When the leaves turn green I'll be coming home" was coined by Dr. MIkio Sankey, and reflects that when there is a balanced relationship between the energies of Wood (frustration) and the energies of Fire (Love), the opportunity for our personal plans and self agendas can release and become agents of our Hearts, giving service and support to our Inner journey and spiritual process. Here, we have the opportunity to integrate our day to day tasks and goals with our deeper purpose.

Spiritual Acupuncture

Spiritual Acupuncture focuses on wellness and the deep expressions of the Heart that are experienced when one is well. Being well includes, and expands beyond, maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health. To be well is to be in one’s heart center. The journey of centering is filled with joy, love, challenges and suffering. We cannot get anywhere without embracing our full experience of what is true in each moment. And yet, as we go deeper into our Heart center steadiness arises and the swaying of emotions and mental chatter unfold, revealing something else. The journey is part of the mystery.

Esoteric Acupuncture was first shared by Dr. Mikio Sankey. This approach activates specific acupuncture points in a particular sequence through the form of sacred geometry. This helps fortify one’s energy field, harmonize the energy of the meridians and chakras, and allows for something else to occur. Herein lies the magic. When the energy is activated in this way it includes and transcends traditional Chinese medicine and moves qi through the bodymind in a unique way. This allows the client’s intentions to clarify and their energy to integrate and resonate at a refined frequency. This experience opens the gates for something new to arise.

This form of acupuncture is safe and natural way to support one's consciousness and development. Many who benefit from Esoteric Acupuncture are aware of their spiritual nature and are pursuing a spirit centered life. Many others are on a path of self discovery and are supported by the healing benefits of this form of acupuncture. Those focused on recovery or stability also benefit from this care.

We are in a time when we don’t always have to go through all the motions to experience change, or access knowledge. Not everything is linear. Through the study of resonance we are better understanding how information can be accessed and awareness can be heightened at a rapid pace through non-linear experiences. This is one gift of having a refined energy field.

The sensation of Esoteric Acupuncture is often described “as going into an altered (or dreamlike) space,” deeply relaxing,” “insightful” or “trans-formative.” Many experience “Aha!” moments helping them on their journey. Others experience physical challenges resolving unexpectedly and emotional/mental clarity.

Every session is a unique experience that arises from the meeting of the energies of the client, the practitioner and the acupuncture itself. The experience is intended to turn one’s attention in to their own self, where the answers they need reside.

A Spring Meditation:
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Come into a laying position in a quiet space.  Get comfortable. Maybe a blanket, a bolster, etc.  If you can do it without a pillow, that is ideal.  If that's uncomfortable, use a pillow :)  

Close your eyes and in your minds eye, draw gold light into your body entering from the crown of your head.  Guide that gold light with your minds eye down your spine all the way to your tailbone.  Pool the energy of your body with the gold light at the tip of your tail bone.  When it feels natural, release your energy and guide the gold light back up your spine and out the crown of your head.  You may feel inclined to do a few rounds of this. 

When you are ready to move on, draw your minds eye to the area of your liver, that section of your lower ribs on the right side of your body.  Breath gold light in and out of this area.  You may find with the exhale comes a natural sound.  You may also wish to place your hand on this area to help your mind stay focused.  Do several rounds of breathing in and out gold light.  

Draw your mind to the area of your spleen which is on the opposite side of the body paralleling the liver.  Repeat the same visualization of breathing in and out gold light into that space.  

When you are ready, hold both the area of the liver and the area of the spleen filled with gold light in your minds eye.  Together draw the gold light and the energy of each area up into your heart space.  Envision the gold light of your heart come forward to meet these golden rays and stream down to fill both areas of the liver and the spleen.  In your minds eye envision the energy flowing as a triangle between the liver, spleen and heart centers of the body.  See the energy rising up through the legs of the triangle while it also simultaneously pours down the legs of the triangle.  Do this until you come to a natural stopping.  

MeditationAmber West