Dear Yin Weaver,
What are you doing today?
I had a woman come to see me recently because she was couldn’t make up her mind about what to do today, or any day. Every morning she would wake up, her mind ablaze with ideas. Should she garden? Should she paint? Should she study history? Should she read her book club novel? Should she organize the pantry? Should she practice yoga? The list of possibilities seemed almost endless to her, and each one was so compelling, she felt pulled in a million directions. What to do? What to do?
To start, I explained to her the belief we can multitask is a myth. It is true the brain is able to switch its focus of attention at lightning speed. But when it gets right down to it, we can only attend to one thing at a time.
Secondly, I told her not being able to choose suggested an imbalance in two of her four Fire Element meridians. These two are the yang Small Intestine meridian and its yin counterpart, the Heart meridian.
Small Intestine Meridian (1pm to 3pm): Starting at the little finger, go straight up the outside of the arm to your shoulder, drop back on your scapula, go over to your cheekbone, and back to the opening of your ear. Do both sides while repeating the affirmation, “I know what I want and I am decisive!”
Heart Meridian (1am to 1pm): Place your open hand underneath the opposite armpit in alignment with your little finger and trace straight down inside the arm and off the little finger. Do both sides while repeating the affirmation “I love myself deeply and completely.”
Together, the Small Intestine and Heart meridians work in concert to help you discern, decide and focus on what has heart and meaning while letting go of what feels empty and meaningless. I had my client trace these two meridians several times a day every day for a week. She was amazed by what a difference it made. She felt calm, focused and able to make choices on a daily basis that felt supportive and purposeful. I hope this simple exercise will do the same for you.
Update: Willie Geist (Day 317)
10 months ago