Dear Yin Weaver,
Congratulations! You are about to complete the Eight Week Meridian Challenge. Hopefully you have taught yourself to trace them, and have found your life to be more confident, purposeful, passionate and nurturing. Today you will learn to trace the Metal element meridians Large Intestine and Lung. When these two meridians are balanced, you are able to let go of the past gracefully and live with a spirit of inspiration.
Here are some examples of an unbalanced Large Intestine meridian. We may find it hard to let go of past grudges, losses. We may stuff our painful emotions and memories. Our lives may be cluttered with unnecessary "things" to which we are too emotionally attached. Unbalanced energy in this meridian can affect our ability to reach our goals. Have the fruits of our labors spoiled? Or have the good things we've tried to accomplish become rotten? Balance this meridian and you will be able to live more effectively in the present, fueled with energy to step into your future.
To trace this meridian place the open fingers of one hand at the end of thee pointer finger of the opposite hand, trace straight up the arm to your shoulder, cross the neck to beneath your nose, and go out to the flare of your nose. Do both sides will repeating the words, "I let go of guilt, shame and fear. I live fully in the NOW!"
Similarly, our Lung meridian draws chi--what I like to call "the air within the air"--into our souls, and releases stagnant chi from our souls. Without this vital function, we would be lacking inspiration, and the capacity for deep, soulful expression. Purity of mind and heart would elude us, as well.
Place one hand over the opposite lung and move it up over your shoulder, straight down your arm, and off your thumb. Do both sides will repeating the words, "I breathe in fresh chi and inspiration. I breathe out stale chi and grief."
I mentioned in another post that the best way to trace your meridians is to trace all fourteen of them in order of their time of greatest influence. Always start by tracing Central and then Governing meridian. Then move to the meridian that is active at the time of day you are tracing it. So, for instance, if you are tracing your meridians at 6 am, you would trace Large Intestine Meridian. Below, for your convenience, is a list of all twelve organ meridians (remember, Central and Governing don't have a specific "time" during which they operate; they are always "on"), starting with Kidney.
Kidney 5pm to7pm
Circulation/Sex 7pm to 9pm
Triple Warmer 9pm to11pm
Gall Bladder 11pm to 1am
Liver 1am to 3am
Lung 3am to 5am
Large Intestine 5am to 7am
Stomach 7am to 9am
Spleen 9am to11am
Heart 11am to 1pm
Small Intestine 3pm to 5p
If you don't remember how to trace them, just refer to my posts starting May 7th.
And now for the moment you've been waiting for. What do the answers to my poll mean? Well I'm not going to tell you! At least, not in this post. Honestly, as much as I like to write, I realize reading material like this can be a little deadly, and if you've gotten this far, well...you should be darn proud!
So I'm going to sign off now and then do another short blog on the poll, which will introduce the next Eden Project series. Stay tuned. And leave me a message, why dontcha?
Update: Willie Geist (Day 317)
2 weeks ago