Healing starts with removing obstacles. The greatest obstacles being inside our body and mind.
Healing is creating change needed to remove blocks. Anything that is blocked is not whole. Healing is the natural desire to move towards wholeness.
When we align ourselves with our Heart we intuitively know what our purpose is and our healing path is illuminated. When we know where we are going, then it is just a matter of discovering how to get there. That process begins with removing obstacles.
In Chinese medicine there is a saying that the Hun must follow the Shen. The Hun is the spirit of the liver. In 5 element system the liver is like the General. It’s the visionary, the function in us that makes plans, judgements, assessments and determines the course of action to move forward and accomplish our goals. It is structure and facilitator. It is that energy in us that has a sense of the right way to live for ourselves (and often others). The energetic is the expression of frustration and anger.
The Shen is the spirit of the Heart. In 5 element theory, the Shen is the emperor, the center, the Sun. It is the energy of higher and lower frequencies of love and joy. When the Shen is awakened we have access to our Higher Heart, a very fine energy/information field. When a sense of order comes through us, we find the elements begin to relate to one another in a more coherent and integrated way. As the Heart frequencies strengthen, the lower frequencies of Earth, Water, Metal and Wood bow down and begin to entrain to higher aspects/vibrations.
Obstacles are simply energies that are denser than our desired state of being. We remove them by raising our vibration, and there are many ways to do that. Here are a few ideas:
- There is no exercise that will make up for poor eating. You cannot simply burn it off. A diet of poor foods creates mucus in the body which creates blocks. Keeping your diet simple, eating organic fruits and raw or lightly steamed veggies in combinations that are few, help empower the body to resolve mucus and eliminate toxins.
- Everything is in resonance. When we are lonely, depressed, in grief, in anger. When we feel isolated, in pain, or misunderstood. We are experiencing a vibration. Be curious about it. Spend a few minutes tuning into it, listening, perhaps having an inner dialogue with this part of you. Hold yourself gently with your mind as you do this. Then move your body. Change your scene. Listen to upbeat music. Change your vibration. The combination of tuning in with loving kindness and curiosity, and then intentionally uplifting your vibration is much like a mother consoling a child after the fall off their bike. If there is too much dwelling on the pain from the fall it can smash out the courage to try again. If there is too little attending to the pain it can smash out our natural humanness. If we tend to ourselves with just the right amount of both- love/tenderness and strength/discipline to make a change – then we find one level of the meaning Hun Follow the Shen.
This process of refining ones energy to a higher vibration is spontaneous yet effortful. It takes focus, yet arises from nothing. We can sabotage it with our actions, yet the reason for doing has a lot of wisdom in it. We can only be where we are, we can only take action from what is experienced in this moment. As the Zen saying goes, chop wood, carry water.