I was introduced to Chinese Medicine in the mid 80’s and loved the way it incorporated Nature and living in tune and in rhythm with the four seasons. But I must admit, it’s taken me decades to fully embrace the YIN energy of winter. That Yin energy is slow, passive, soft, dark, female, intuitive.
Its a challenge in our modern lives to shift into YIN mode and to move over to the slow lane. But we risk getting out of balance if we always stay in YANG mode a.k.a. living life in the fast lane. So in order to stay healthy, I surrender to winter and I’m quietly happy to slow down and welcome my favorite yin things...
- It’s a good time to purge and declutter at home.
- Its a good time to rest and devote to self care.
- It’s a good time to catch up with friends and family.
- It’s a good time to curl up with a good book.
- I love to be surrounded by books and enjoy digging in to an uplifting or inspiring book.
“You Can Heal Your Life”
by Louise Hay
Deep at the center of my being there is an infinite well of LOVE, I now allow this love to flow to the surface- it fills my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being, and radiates out from me in all directions and returns to be multiplied. The more love I use and give, the more I have to give-the supply is endless. The use of love makes me feel good. It is an expression of my inner joy. I love myself; therefore, I take loving care of my body. I lovingly feed it nourishing food and beverages. I lovingly groom it and dress it, and my body lovingly responds to me with vibrant health and energy. I love myself; therefore, I provide for myself a comfortable home, one that fills all my needs and is a pleasure to be in. I fill the rooms with the vibration of love so that all who enter, myself included, will feel this love and be nourished by it. I love myself; therefore, I work at a job that I truly enjoy doing, one that uses my creative talents and abilities, working with and for people whom I love and who love me, and earning a good income. I love myself; therefore, I behave and think in a loving way to all people-for I know that that which I give out returns to me multiplied. I only attract loving people in my world, for they are a mirror of what I am. I love myself; therefore, I forgive and totally release the past and all past experiences and I am free. I love myself; therefore, I live totally in the now, experiencing each moment as good and knowing that my future is bright and joyous and secure-for I am a beloved child of the Universe, and the Universe lovingly takes care of me now and forever more.
AND SO IT IS!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Be good to yourself!
Wishing you PEACE & LOVE