In my work I often use colour mandalas to support clients through the changes they may experience after a session. Each mandala relates to an acupuncture point on the body, so they complement my kinesiology practice. The following is an excerpt from the Peace Space Colour Deck describing how the mandalas work.
While I look at the points from a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to the physical and psycho-spiritual perspective, the use of the mandalas can extend our understanding further. The mandalas bring in the frequencies of colour and shape, and offer a different insight into the psycho-spiritual aspects of the points. Each mandala also has a sound, stone and an animal associated with it, so, many vibrations can be drawn in as supports for healing. A client can then work with the aspect that resonates with them best.
I try to pay attention to animals and the messages they bring. I don’t much like pigeons. Many years ago I was staying in a house in London, my room was on the top floor and there were pigeons in the roof, I was really irritated by their incessant cooing. The day after I left the house to go travelling, the ceiling collapsed right on top of where my bed had been.
Yesterday there was a young pigeon on my doorstep when I went to leave. It was on the driveway when I was driving out and it sat there as I drove past. When I got home I looked up my animal book to see what it was about.
Pigeon or Dove sits with Noon/Etheric Transfusion (which pertains to our understanding of the New World perspective) in the Peace Space work, and sits on the stomach meridian. I had Steps 25 & 26 of Etheric Transfusion (which sit at stomach # 1) come up last week in relation to an ongoing shoulder problem – I developed a frozen shoulder in 2021 due to stress.
I’d been working on the muscle pectoralis minor to do a retrograde lymph correction. The stomach meridian point the showed to work on was stomach # 1 “receive tears” which empowers the processing of undigested emotional material. The last few years have been extremely difficult to navigate as we let go of the past in order to step into the New World, into the unknown. There has been a lot of emotion that has been unable to be expressed.
Step 25 works on the base diamond of Dreams and Destiny and helps you “to enclose and crystallize your island of what it is your want for your land – the land you love – and what it is you want to lend your hand to. This instills the trust required within yourself to hold the pattern of your Destiny and make it happen.” I’ve been trying to hold a vision of a different/better world. I’m hoping that we will move towards a more community minded, more natural future where we have a greater connection to the land.
Step 26 – Flying Home on the Wings of a Dove, “aligns and alights the nervous system…blood flow… and your brain perception… and offers radiation protection.”
This draws together so many threads of issues I’ve been working on such as a sluggish lymph system, an overworked nervous system and my sensitivity to EMF’s.
On the wings of a dove
Your Dreams and Destiny
With your Gifts and Abilities
Beliefs and Belongings
I hope all the threads are now coming together and helping to weave our new world.
When I went outside the next day there were two fledgling pigeons, perhaps that signifies co-creation. Unfortunately they were skittish and I couldn’t get a photo of them together. So thank you pigeons for bringing me another perspective on the issues I’m working through and my movement into the new. I’ll look at you differently from now on.
Every client I see at the moment is showing signs of adrenal overload. We have been through an extremely challenging couple of years and the pressure is still not really letting up. This takes a toll on the triple heater meridian and our adrenal glands.
The adrenals relate to our fight/flight/freeze responses and if we get stuck in any of these stress responses we can end up in a state of vigilance and ultimately adrenal exhaustion. There are some simple measures we can take to support our adrenals using vitamins, herbs, essential oils and relaxation techniques.
Some easily accessible herbs we can take are herb robert, licorice, nettle, parsley and tumeric. Vitamin B complex, vitamin C, magnesium and zinc may help. The essential oils of lemongrass, sandalwood and spruce support the adrenal glands.
You might also find that gentle exercise such as walking or yoga may help. Being in nature is highly beneficial for our well being so try to spend some time outdoors. Have a bath, meditate or do any other activity that works for you.
If your stress levels do not respond to the herbs, vitamins or activities outline above then please seek help, Many modalities can help you to move through adrenal stress – naturopathy, homeopathy, TCM or kinesiology may all be of benefit. Stress is the underlying cause of much disease so it is a really good idea to address this problem to support your overall health.
Lately I’ve found myself waking at 5am. I’m not just a little bit awake where I can roll over and go back to sleep – I’m wide awake and getting up to do yoga. Yesterday I gave myself a balance. 5-7am relates to the large intestine, common emotions found here are grief, guilt and letting go. The emotion for me was grief. I’ve been aware of the grief, but was not able to release it. The point that tested up was large intestine # 6 Side Passage. This point relates to dryness (I’ve been very thirsty) and feelings of loss and grief. It is also the luo point to the lung meridian and can be seen as “providing an external vent through which lung stagnation whether it be emotional (grief) or physical (phlegm), can exit one’s being”. (Jarrett, The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine, p596)
The Key of Faith
The energenetic symbol that sits at this point is blue/amber, the other side of the coronavirus symbol amber/blue which I’ve written about here. ”With this experience you will be required to master the strength you carry so your authority and authenticity will have to be controlled with balance…The passing of this fear associated with past learnings will close out the shadow that walks with you, and allow new strands of hope and aspiration to rise up within you.”
After two years of living in limbo due to the virus and the restrictions we have been placed under, there is a lot of grief in need of release. Grief for the people we couldn’t visit, for the funerals we couldn’t attend, for the loss of our dreams, our jobs, our inclusion in society. For the people we are unable to talk to because our understanding and experience of this time are so vastly different. Grief for those affected by flood, war and now the constant sound of ambulances as more people succumb to the harm caused by a medical trial.
So, I’m back to placing my attention on The Key of Faith and trusting that “another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. “(Arundhati Roy). Part of me is already there.
At the moment we seem to be sitting at a pivotal time in history. I wrote about zeolite earlier in relation to yellow where we seem to have been working for some time, learning to stand in our truth with calm integrity. In the Peace Space work, zeolite actually sits on white ray with mandala # 5 The Cusp of a Coup.
The Cusp of a Coup
This helps to move us out of the lower mental and into the higher abstract mental plane. Once we have moved through the soul/spirit connection in yellow/yellow, we can step into the clearer air of white – “the energy well of the free spirit”. The Cusp of a Coup…”will help you to travel safely through many levels of your awareness – the physical, the emotional, the astral, the causal, the mental and the psychological. It has a very strong shunting ability. It will shift you into change very quickly and then into a profound and far reaching spiritual growth. What has been waiting to emerge in your productive cause now opens like a curtain at the theatre. Once the lights are on and your creativity commences, this mandala will help you concentrate very fully on what your are to do and achieve.
The zeolite stone “absorbs and transmutes forms of calcification which block the flow of ethereal fluidium from your source of spiritualised energy and prevent it from reaching your cellular levels.” It cleanses on the physical and etheric levels, helping to shift viral and mental intrusion. The zeolite essence that I’ve made “allows for the release of toxins associated with the repression of soul/spirit connection and expression. In acceptance of self comes true healing. In softening the self we become the embodiment of soul expression.”
This mandala sits at Central Vessel # 21 Jade Pivot/ North Star, which helps to descend stomach and lung qi – yellow (the staircase to your spiritual sanctuary) and magenta (the ray of your will to unconditionally accept and love all universal life forms), respectively. Thus it is connected to the function of the triple heater meridian, the flow of spirit. The neck starts to turn from this point, perhaps freer movement here indicates a freer flow of spirit into action.
In astrological terms this sits at Aries # 21 the chandra symbol for this point is:
Pastel flags fluttering in the breeze. Calling attention to yourself, making a show of things, demonstrating a path to follow. Strongly urging that others move in the directions you are initiating. Persuasive, insistent, reiterative. Playful and twinkling on the outside but entirely intent on the inside. Pushing and pulling for optimal outcomes. Eloquent, ideological. You tend to be fanatical or zealous, pressing outwards, far outwards. Identified with a style, a sensibility, a progressive evolutionary wave, you are sharply on the spot of pivotal changes. Calling the collective attention to what comes next on the horizon. Greatly gifted with the talents of transmission. Nothing else distracts you from the leitmotif of making the new attractive and sparking encouragement, empowerment, and destiny momentum with elan and utter dedication. (Ellias Lonsdale, Inside Degrees)
I’m hoping we are entering a time now where we can begin to get a higher perspective on our world. If we can move out of the lower mental realm and into the higher abstract mental plane, then perhaps we can confront our shadow selves with honesty and move beyond that into a more productive and creative future.
For me, zeolite sits with the Peacespace Yellow/Yellow energenetic symbol which is about the “putting into practice your spiritual way of being.”
This symbol sits at Stomach 26 acu point, Outer Mound, which “can help nourish our spiritual journey as the acquired constitution is summoned to complement the innate constitution” (Jarrett, The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine, p.629). Here Jing (essence) and Ling (spirit) meet, fueling the expression of our purpose into the world.
The stomach is part of the middle burner – the transformative fire of the three heater meridian, the crucible perhaps. In the bigger picture of energy flow around the body, source energy (yuan qi) enters via the central and governing meridians and is stored at the mingmen, gate of destiny. Yuan qi is then spread through the body via the san jiao or triple heater meridian. This meridian is described as a sac that contains the organs of the body providing a protective barrier from invading pathogens. It exists in the interstitial spaces and links the interior and exterior body systems. It’s meridian pair, the pericardium or heart protector, performs a similar function for the heart. The two can be seen as “gateways to an energetic environment that is not limited by the boundaries of form and they don’t just intersect – they intertwine and become identical, leading to timelessness. This deep interior connection is a boundary where the particular human energies meet and become the more absolute energies of the cosmos.” (apologies to the author – I’ve lost the reference)
The lower burner is our elimination and discrimination, the upper burner is our inspiration, our breath and the middle burner is the transformative crucible where the fuel to drive our purpose lives. When this is compromised, and pathogens have invaded, our whole system can be weakened and thus our ability to function in the world is affected. When toxins or pathogens are expelled and our body nourished we can enter a more balanced expression of soul and spirit, and move into this sense of timelessness, connecting with the cosmos with greater fluidity and so stepping into a space where we can “become beyond”.
The solar plexus chakra – also yellow- is the seat of our personal power, power in the sense of our capacity of taking responsibility for ourselves (not power over others). This is perhaps best understood in the form of archetypes. The archetypes that sit at the solar plexus chakra are the Servant and the Warrior. (Ambika Waters, Chakras and their Archetypes). The dysfunctional archetype the servant is someone who “is not not rewarded appropriately for all it does…this archetype relinquishes its personal power and emotional needs in order to win acknowledgement and approval”. The functional archetype – the warrior-“focuses our strength and our ability to assert our right to be the best person we know how to be. This means doing what gives us joy and allowing ourselves to fully express our gifts and abilities and also to say “no” when necessary.”
With some (or all) of these tools described above, we can support ourselves to shift into a stronger expression of self in the world – one that allows us to stand in our truth with calm integrity rather than self effacement or aggression. In other words to stand in our personal power.
Over the last months of sitting with the amber/blue key of faith symbol I’ve observed in myself, and others, a big internal shift – a movement through old fears and towards stepping our own truth with greater authority and authenticity.
The next step that I’m being shown is the turquoise/magenta diamond.
The diamond helps to align personal will with divine intent. The turquoise/magenta diamond “will recreate your association with your original pattern of giving birth to your potential in the physical realm of your Earth existence.”
This symbol sits at Triple Heater # 8 meeting point of the small intestine, large intestine and triple heater meridians. “It helps mediate the functional relationship between assimilation and letting go as governed by the small and large intestine, respectively.” Working with this point can lead to a shift towards “clarity and sincerity as (his) communications become less tainted by bitterness and disdain.” (Jarrett, The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine, p.488)
The turquoise colour sits with Redemption, an essence that helps us when life has pushed us too hard and we seem to have lost our way. Where once we would have held back and hidden our light, now we can let its glow gently light up ourselves and the path ahead. The Memory essence sits with magenta and helps us to release negative emotions and memories from the past. At this point we need to remember, review and resolve these issues in order to gain fortitude – literally “a strength and firmness of mind” – the strength to continue. This resolution of the past will allow the movement forward to begin again, this time with greater depth and integration of experience.
In order to forge a new and more positive future for the world we need to ground our new understanding into a more positive expression of our own individual truth. This expression needs to be communicated with a genuine respect for the truth of another, a difficult thing when someone else’s truth seems to be completely opposed to our own. If we can discuss issues in a way that acknowledges difference and accept that different viewpoints lead to a richer cultural exchange, then perhaps we can create a less polarised world – sometimes both truths are valid.
The Amber/Blue symbol, “the key of faith”, is the symbol for coronaviruses in the Peace Space mode to healing that informs my work. It is about moving past the suffering we have endured in this or other lifetimes and pursuing our soul’s work with hope. It is about breaking through the fear that holds us back from becoming what we aspire to be. It says “if you close the door to the burdening pattern of these many lifetimes, you will begin to experience the enlivenment of one who, after a long journey, sees the lights of home in the near distance.”
This symbol sits on the Bladder 10 acu point. This point, Celestial Pillar, is a window to heaven point and meeting point of the bladder, small intestine, gallbladder and triple heater channels. Lonny Jarrett describes it’s virtues as follows:
Connects us to an inner pillar of strength.
Empowers the transcendence of fear.
“As a window point, Bl-10 can empower a healthy relationship to our fears by placing us in contact with a sense of strength at the very core of our beings. Hence, faith in ourselves, and in heaven as the ultimate support of our lives, can be restored. ” (Jarrett, The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine, p383)
The essence that sits here, at the occipital chakras, in my work is Clarity, which helps us to find the inner vision necessary for understanding our life path. It says “after the dross of the past has been released or cleared away the limits we impose on our power can be released from their suppressed state and brought to light. We can now turn to the future with renewed hope and joy.” It sits at the level of individuation where we learn to stand in our own personal truth.
If we can move past our fears borne of past suffering then perhaps we can step into our work, our true work, in a deeper way. The internal space that the virus has created has allowed me to bring the threads of my work together in a more complete way and given me the time to study and make new connections between themes in different healing modalities. I’ve also been experiencing fear of an unknown future and deep anger about arbitrary restrictions that don’t make much sense. And older, deeper anger about things I can’t even access. The key of faith symbol seems to be helping me to gain a higher perspective enabling me to move through this fear and anger, hopefully into greater clarity.
At the weekend we had the Winter Solstice and we’ve now moved into the really wintery weather. I’m sure you all felt the shift into a deeper level of cold last week. In Bendigo we can have some heavy frosts in Winter and with such cold weather we can go into a bit of hibernation. Winter is our time of renewal, for going within and readying ourselves for a new beginning in Spring.
So spend some time in your inner world, putting energy towards what you hope to create in Spring. You can read more about Winter and the meridians here. Stay warm, eat warming food and relax in front of the fire. This should be a time to nourish yourself deeply.
In my work the throat chakra is overlaid by the blue ray – the ray of your social cause. Blue is about what you are called to do spiritually with your life.
Blue aligns with the thyroid gland, so it supports our immune system and helps us to overcome viruses. I’ve been working with Blue Ray because of the sore throat issues and also persistent swollen glands. When I looked at the swollen glands using kinesiology I was taken back to distant relationships where I hadn’t spoken my truth – I’d suppressed anger, hurt and betrayal – I really didn’t know how to express these things at the time.
I started writing this post months ago, but never finished it because I’ve had unreliable internet since I was forced onto the NBN. I could not resolve this issue with the company I was with – they would not fix the line. They just sent me new modems, three in total. I repeatedly told them that this was not a modem problem it was a line problem. They wouldn’t listen. And I could not make myself heard, they only responded to complaints if I yelled at them (very stressful) and even then wouldn’t investigate properly. Anyway, I changed to another company and the problem was instantly resolved just by being connected to a different point at the node.
So I’ve been thinking more about the throat chakra, about feeling not heard and about pushing to get a result. Being assertive did not resolve the internet problem, sidestepping the issue and taking another route did. The change needed here was to find another way, not to fix the road I was on. This chakra is also about creative expression, purification, rhythm and the media as a forum for communication.
The throat chakra operates at the level of Divine Will, and aligns us with place and purpose. A balanced throat chakra allows us to move into the flow of Divine Will. By overcoming the demands of the childish small will we can move into a larger flow, we can stop pushing, trying, and allow things to materialise . “What many of us lack in our lives is this resonant rhythm, the integrating aspect that connects us from the very core of our being to the heartbeat of the universe. Consequently, we are at odds with the world and with ourselves . we lack co-ordination, cohesiveness and grace.”(Wheels of Life, Anodea Judith)
I hope I’m moving into more co-ordination now. It is such a relief to turn on my computer and instantly connect to the internet – a huge stress has been resolved. I can even write this post – an expression of my social cause and the blue ray.