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It’s all in your hands – and feet!

May 27, 2012

For a while now, I’ve been telling friends and acquaintances who don’t seem to want to learn new information or skills: be independent, develop your own skills, learn new stuff – keep up with your kids, with technology and so on. Comes from having a husband who pushed me to do the same whenever I tried to be a clinging vine!

In today’s world of rapid change and amazing energy, it is important for each of us to be self-sufficient, and to connect with each other not to draw on each other’s energy, but to enhance it. We’ve heard of the terms draining energy and the slightly alarming “energy vampires” who need others to feel better either by bullying or being too clingy. Both exist, and we’ve to learn this skill as well – how to be supportive without being a crutch that ultimately demeans the other. I think I wrote once that we need to stand on our own feet as in the standing yoga pose, tall and straight as a mountain, feet firmly on the ground for the energy to expand outwards, that a lasting marriage needs two wholes who form a larger One – not two halves coming together.

Being independent gets all our energy fields flowing – all our chakras. Nothing else will satisfy the inner being that is whole and complete, a fractal of the larger Universe, the Source energy, God – whichever word we use to describe the indescribable.

In the short times between baby feedings, I learned a new way to learn the then fledgling world wide web of wonder- just dive into things; no need to use the old-fashioned deadening techniques of sitting by the ocean reading a book on swimming and then finding that the tide is out.I later saw kids learning the same way. There is too much to know, and too little time to study it.

That’s not true of everything of course! In one of those delightful paradoxes an unexpected learning experience came into my life. I like the metaphor of it: Su-Jok. A Korean phrase meaning hand-foot. And as I’m learning, everything really is in our hands – and feet.

Su-Jok encourages us to be our own doctor, to know the systems, correspondences and energies of our body. As in Reiki, where we learn to heal ourselves before we can facilitate healing in others. Sometimes we need a Su-Jok doctor and from what I’ve seen, they too function as healers who know they are encouraging us to self-heal. These are the systems of healing today – ones where we can rely on others while knowing we are ultimately our own healers, our own teachers, but that we are never alone.

Enjoy the connections! I’m off to learn some more – the old-fashioned way.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 27, 2012 6:26 am

    Highly valuable advice. I was also like this and later learned to stay quiet. Anyone seeking my help on anything I used to be ready to offer help now. Thanks again for the advice.

    • June 1, 2012 11:12 am

      Good to hear that, Sanmugan. We all need to grow up…. sometimes, to divine childlike ways.

  2. May 27, 2012 2:17 pm

    Much wisdom!!
    Especially aligned with:
    Being independent gets all our energy fields flowing – all our chakras. Nothing else will satisfy the inner being that is whole and complete, a fractal of the larger Universe, the Source energy, God – whichever word we use to describe the indescribable.

    The Creator-Source never stops creating/learning/changing/innovating. We are most joyful expressions of that when we are the same!!

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