Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Acupuncture and Growth
4:07 pm edt
As spring develops further, we cannot help
but notice the changes. In nature, the trees are starting to bud, flowers are blooming, the wind is blowing, and the sun is
up longer every day. It is a time of hope, renewal, and putting plans into action. Lots of us made resolutions in January.
April is the perfect time to really get going with them. Acupuncture can help keep our energy smooth as we stretch and grow.
It is natural to start slowly with big plans. In fact, small steps are a good way to improve your chances
of success. The mighty oak starts as an acorn, then a seedling and so on. It is not taller than a house in just one year!
Our plans grow in much the same way. Moreover, when we make a commitment to steady growth, it is best to commit to the feeding
and nurturing of that dream, not just to what we imagine it must become. Therefore, it is best to focus on doing whatever
will nourish the dream. This allows maximum flexibility and increases the possibilities that can develop.
we place too many conditions and controls on our dreams at the outset, it cuts off the flow of enthusiastic energy that will
give it life. This is another way of saying that attachment to outcome is a qi thief. Having strong expectations and attachments
to how things will go steals our energy. Rather, putting a dream in fertile soil, placing it in the right spot, and watering
it as much as it needs, requires zero expectation. What it requires is patience and benevolence.
opens the channels and nourishes the qi; exactly as a gardener tends her garden. When we cultivate the qi without placing
lots of demands on how it manifests, we allow maximum growth.