Our bodies are made of elements. Whether you take this to mean members of the periodic table or one of the five elements of Chinese medicine, it is undeniable that we are made of the same bits as everything else. Life is life and each organism has much in common, even when a human looks different than a Tree or a Tree looks different than the squirrels scampering through its branches. Even the stones are a part of the whole, offering places for life to nestle itself and grow tall and wide. I call this phenomenon of life the Earth’s living skin. This is a pretty well known term when looking at the earth as a whole and complete being, even humans being merely one of the elements that are the expression of Earth’s life.
I apply this way of viewing life to my work. I see each person as a part of a whole and their life as merely one snowflake crystal out of the myriad of snowflakes that is humanity. Each is perfectly unique, and each is an individual expression of the infinite possibilites. Still, each also has much in common with another. Just as patterns develop in the formation of snowflakes, they also develop in the formation of a human life and body based on that person’s habits, work, and passions.
As part of my work and available to my clients with no extra fees or strings attached is my assistance analyzing their lives from this large perspective, to gain insight on themselves and how they might adjust to create their bodies to be harmonious, strong, comfortable and clear of blockages and dis-ease.
For example, I often find some crumpled, fungusy, yellow toes within some hard black work shoes. This habit of caging the toes and restricting energy flow to the meridians along feet and ankles, causes blockages all along the connecting meridians of the body. The liver, gallbladder, kidneys, small and large intestines, and reproductive organs are all specifically impacted. The “chi”, “life energy”, or “circulation” is reduced from all of these vital organs of the body.
What is my “prescription” to begin the healing process of these poor old feet? Bury your feet in a pebbly stream and wiggle your toes.