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Dancing To the Rhythm of You

A customer behind you in line at the grocery store rams their cart into your legs…

Your five year old asks you the SAME question for the hundredth time that day…

Your precious feline dumps a brand new plant off the counter, shattering in a gazillion pieces…

In normal circumstances, perhaps any of these would be met with an initial sigh followed by an 'Oh well' response. But when we are in adrenal overload, even the simple things can trigger a blow-out reaction.


Realize the Truth of Who You Are
And Realize Peace Within

The main goal of my writing today is to offer you a respite from the never-ending 'to-do' list, the build-up of tension and the ramifications of our busy lives. (So hopefully you aren't too busy to read this. haha)

When we find our true rhythm, we come into balance. I love what Terri Guillemets has to say on this:

"When you dance to your own rhythm, life taps its toes to your beat."
-Terri Guillemets

In a world where we are 'on' way more than 'off' and connected 24/7 to a stream of incoming information, most of us find ourselves in this state of adrenal overload, so prevalent that even this begins to sound cliché. But it's a fact - and it leads to nervousness, irritability, insomnia and the catch-all header of 'stress.'

The adrenals are housed just above the kidneys in our lower back region and belong to the solar plexus chakra. The emotions related to an out-of-balance solar plexus chakra are frustration, anger and inability to make decisions. When we are IN balance in this chakra, we come into our personal power, confidence and courage. We realize that this is an innate gift that springs from a connection with the truth of who we are: powerful Spiritual Beings dressed up in human clothing.

The deep realization of our inner power - and our connection to a Divine Source - helps to dispel the feelings of fear. This in turn allows the adrenals to relax and heave a sigh of relief. But how does one accomplish this?

I liken it to a dance. It takes a little time and effort to learn the steps and become conditioned to practice them daily. These steps include breathing with awareness, practicing yoga, qigong or a similar mindful form of movement, and meditation. Even a few minutes morning and evening of getting quiet within and connecting with that Source will begin to show up as an increased sense of calm. And - you can't get it wrong. I believe many people put off meditating thinking they just don't know how. (On that note, stay tuned - I am hoping to soon be offering a weekly meditation/mindfulness gathering.)

There are also acupressure points one that will help either instill this sense of peace OR even more importantly, bring one back from the edge of panic. Two very helpful points are the following: (Make sure to breathe deeply into the point with the intention of inner peace.)

PC 6 (Pericardium 6) - Inner Gate (Neiguan)
Located approximately three finger widths from the inner crease of the wrist, between the tendons. The pericardium, also known as 'the guardian angel of the heart' houses and protects this beautiful organ and points along this meridian help to treat disorders of the heart and spirit. Applying first gentle and then firm pressure (best with thumb) on PC 6 for between 2 and 3 minutes will begin to usher in a feeling of calm, unblock the flow of energy from the heart and from a physical perspective, help with nausea.
HT 7 (Heart 7) - 'Spirit Gate' (Shenmen)
Located in the dip under wrist crease below the little finger on the palm side of the hand. This is another point that is wonderful for decreasing anxiety, helping with insomnia, regulating the heart and bringing a sense of general well-being. As with PC 6, hold for 2 to 3 minutes.

I'd like to share a poem with you that I wrote many years ago, but still opens my heart to 'dancing with life'.


I looked up to God, 'cause I felt kinda low-
Needed some guidance on which way to go...
Thought it was all being left up to chance-
The answer I heard, was "Dance,Child, Dance."

Your life is a dance, each day and each night,
Reach for the heavens, soar like a kite!
Let your energy flow with the wind,
And your path will find YOU, again and again.

I pondered the message, it seemed so near...
Just let go and the road would be clear?
Find that place between 'trying and not'-
where dreams become real and the dance is taught.

So now I dance, sometimes fast, sometimes slow.
The sound of my heartbeat says which way to go-
Those elusive answers, once so out of reach
Are now dancing round me- It's my turn to teach.

Your life is a dance, each day and each night,
Reach for the heavens, soar like a kite!
Let your energy flow with the wind,
And your path will find YOU, again and again.

Follow your heart.

- Maureen

And an affirmation to tie it all together:
Even in the face of adversity, I courageously embrace the dance of my life.

Namasté and peace to you…

P.S. If you are familiar with any businesses in the Birch Bay/Bellingham area that might be interested in having yoga and/or meditation available for the employees, I would be very interested in contacting them. Thank you!

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