Do you ever fantasize about an easier life? A quick- start, ready to go, happy, simple and fun, day-to-day experience? I have to admit there are days when I do. No huge mortgages, no debt, no dire schedule, no one nearing the end of their life, no extra responsibility. My re-created take-me-away image of course is the fast car, perhaps a convertible, sunglasses, wind in the hair, loud rock and roll, blue skies over-head, the far off mountains beckoning.
We live in crazy times. Our world is out of control on some level and we have to make sense of it in our private personal lives. War, chaos, monetary loss, whole economic structures collapsing, the environment challenged, health issues up and continuing to sky rocket; it’s nuts. Learning how to stay sane, happy, normal and balanced is the goal most strive to achieve through the blitz.
The spiritual truth is ‘all is as it should be‘; we have chosen the personal spin around the sun- the earth and all inhabitants, making ‘now’ perfectly true and in divine order.
I think it’s challenging at best to wrap our senses around this spiritual concept sometimes, this nature of things. We live in such duality it’s difficult to see light at the end of the day. In the meantime, on a personal level, we are impacted physically from the stresses of the day, week, month. Our mental stresses are up coping with the constant barrage of input, our emotions are overloaded with conflicts and resolutions – a perpetual see-saw of keeping balance, and bodies tired from running the weekly gauntlet.
What I see ubiquitously is the ‘spleen’ meridian is always, and I mean nearly 99%, in need of an energy boost. This meridian emotionally is essentially how we deal with the future, anxieties we might internalize regarding any level of ‘possible’ future events. Physically, the spleen is our recycle bin; it is constant motion recycling the old and damaged blood cells from the blood supply, destroying unneeded cells. The spleen works with our lymphatic system to fight off infection as well.
When we live in a world where the unknown is vast, – we don’t know from week to week if another war is imminent, if the economy is going to improve or sink, if our spouse will still have a job, if our health will improve, if our kids are safe – it’s the old ‘what if’ scenario– this impacts the spleen. Our immune system and lymphatics are heavily burdened by the combo platter of life.
It’s February; the windows are closed, the doors are shut and the air is stagnant. It’s time for some fresh air and a few great supportive ideas you can do to improve your immune system/lymphatic health and your family’s.
1. Start the day with a glass of lemon water; this helps to balance the PH of the system.
2. Drink lots of potassium rich juices; carrot, beet, cucumber.
3. Eat potassium rich foods; sea vegetables, broccoli, bananas, and seafood.
4. Avoid caffeine, sugar and alcohol during healing.
5. Take chlorophyll for the essential liquid green life it contains; it helps support the lymphatic system and clean out the intestinal track.
6. Zinc for immune support.
7. Jump on a mini trampoline daily; this energizes the lymphatic system like no other physical exercise can.
8. Take a tennis ball and massage your back on both sides of the spine; this energizes and loosens blocked lymphatics.
9. Eliminate aluminum cookware if you haven’t already.
10. Keep your focus on ‘what is’ and off of ‘what if‘ as this too will energize the lymphatic system and the spleen.
Think too about having some fun; make time for creative outlets, time away, moments in nature, events with family and friends. This emotionally supports the ‘worry center’ and melts away the onslaught of future possible meltdowns.
Then you’ll be ready to grab your green smoothy and meet me on the highway, driving fast towards those goddess mountains. And when you hear CSNY, you’ll know it’s me.
Cosmic sunshine to you.