What I love most about the interpretation of verse 6 of the Tao Te Ching below, and how it relates to my philosophy.
According to Daoism, which has its roots in shamanic tradition, females produce all things. The Tao is the Mother of all phenomena, the sanctuary where all things find refuge, and the priceless treasure. The way this verse resonates with my philosophy as an acupuncturist is that to me it is a metaphor for the spirit remaining lively – no matter what life experiences may bring.
From the perspective of the Classical Five Element model, trauma disrupts the heart/kidney (central) axis, which is the foundational alignment between the spirit and the human being’s potential. As a result of this imbalance, the interrelationships of all the officials can become corrupted and the balance of the whole is compromised. Therefore, the first step in reconnecting your spirit is to reestablish this foundational axis. When integrity and intention (earth) properly controls will and fear (water), fear will cease to overwhelm the opening of the heart, and compassion & intuition are restored.
We often forget and need help remembering that our body, mind and spirit can become still again, and our spirit can be the guiding force to lead us back to peace. My work and passion is to help you remove impediments to the expression of your absolute nature, and facilitate your realignment with the purity within, which is never lost. This powerful medicine is an invitation for your spirit to flourish.