Flowing the Energy

Flowing the Energy

One day a while ago, as I was fixing lunch, I conjured an image of my old boyfriend with a new partner, and that made my heart hurt. As I thought that thought, I could feel the energy gather, condense, and stagnate in my heart. Then I remembered that it’s my job to keep the…

Fullness after Eating

Fullness after Eating

It occurred to me this evening that when I eat a meal consisting of foods that agree with me, my stomach feels full internally and is not bloated.  However when I eat foods that do not agree with me, I experience stomach bloating. I see now that stomach fullness and stomach bloating are two distinct events,…

On Pain

On Pain

“Pain is just blocked energy, blocked qi.”  I would say this to myself many days as I practiced the reverse prayer mudra (pictured above), looking up at the sky through the redbud tree overhead.  This saying applies not only to physical pain but to emotional pain as well.  There are many ways to unblock energy in…