8 Elements – Darkness

You know those dark, but significant times in your life where you lost someone, got sick, felt the world as you have known it is done and/or it felt the like the whole show was over? Well… Those are actually places from where you can totally transform. In that place of deep pain, discomfort and in the ashes of the parts of you that felt like they have died, is a place you can release and let go what is no longer serving your highest good.

I have been there and done that so many times, but each time I have dug myself out and learned more and more tools for successfully transforming myself and to support you. It can be very painful in lots of different ways, but it is actually a blessing even though it doesn’t seem like it. It it is the beginning of the birth of the better version of yourself and a place where you can allow and receive the good you deserve. They don’t teach you about that in most schools. Oh this interesting and wild human experience!

“The dark night of the soul is a journey into light, a journey from your darkness into the strength and hidden resources of your soul. Navigating the dark night requires interior dialogue, contemplation, prayer, quiet time and sharing with those who understand the profound nature of inner transformation. When you are in this interior place, your stand at the crossroads of your power, between your ego and your soul, between time and timelessness.” ~ Caroline Myss

Let’s chat about the ancient yin yang symbol. It represents harmony. It is similar to the “big bang” theory in the fact that it is believed to begin with nothing and transforms into everything. It shows us that life is a dynamic balancing act and when we understand the dualities of life – we create our ideal peaceful lives.

This theory is a big one to understand, especially when talking about the 8 branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). These 8 branches are:

  1. Herbs
  2. Acupuncture (acupressure, auricular (ear) therapy too) and moxibustion
  3. Meditation
  4. Movement/exercise
  5. Diet/nutrition
  6. Astrology/cosmology and the “I Ching”
  7. Geomancy – Feng Shui
  8. Bodywork (tuina massage, cupping and guasha).

The theory states that all things in the universe are governed by opposing, yet are also interdependent forces as the inner curved line shows. One cannot exist without the other, so they must depend on the other to be balanced within itself or there is a big problem.

Just as the darkness, turns into light, the yin and yang are in constant transformation. The more modern yin yang symbol includes an additional black and white dot, which represents the potential for inner transformation. This is where you come in!

What are you doing to transform your life. You have absolute free will and are in the the driver’s seat of this part.

In a very brief summary, yin represents the darkness, feminine, passive, contemplation, contraction, softness, stillness, cool and quiet and yang represents light, active, action, expansion, growth, heat and movement. As the yin and yang change their balance, it majorly impacts you and the big picture of your life. When that energy is out of whack – the harmony has been broken and diseases sets in, your life can feel overwhelming, full of problems, it can feel totally chaotic and suffering is usually present.

When I do my initial consultation, I see and understand the imbalances and how they have lead to the dysfunction in your body. This also provides me the guidance and understanding of how create balance and harmony in the body using TCM and the EZ Method™. Learning to balance these through healthy lifestyle changes and receiving sessions of these powerful ancient techniques can help promote health, wellness, peace, longevity and happiness.

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Learn more about the Darkness element by visiting our various videos from the Facebook 8 Elements series below.



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