Spring is a divine time in our natural cycle of life, to flourish through our own vision, and focus on our creative force in action. It is a time to renew that which no longer serves and reawaken what we may have let drift away leaving a barren space in our fertile wholeness. Springtime gives us the divine offering of becoming in touch with our earthy element, particularly our wood Qi. This can brings clear vision & strength to fruition through efficient, well aligned and fine tuned energy, felt out in meaningful steps. Its the graceful unfolding and blooming of our inside world, into our outside world. Keep the image of a flower coming to life, for every idea and action you may have, along with the strength and the definition of a piece of wood. This will allow you to use your creative existence, outside of your mind, which is only 2% of our entire makeup. How do you begin to do this? Firstly get in touch with your organs, they are the ones that make it all happen, not just physically but energetically & spiritually. They turn our electrical energy into kinetic energy.
Start with the Liver and the Gall Bladder as they are aligned with springs energy. We are blessed with 3 months of this seasonal influence to get beautifully aquatinted. Our liver is our internal purifier, which is associated with our sight, both our physical and spiritual, which falls under the control of the heart. If we are struggling with emotions such as anger or have a hard time with loving kindness for ourselves and others on any level, our liver life quality will be affected. Therefore its ability to convert and protect will be compromised. This can lead to toxin and waste build up, effecting us mentally, physically, energetically, emotionally & spiritually. A critical mindset can set in and prevent us from living outside of our mind, being in the moment, and feeling unfulfilled. There are many ways we can reverse these effects on a daily basis through many forms and disciplines. Learn these specifically for you, via our INDAH Living program or through asking for your own spring touch to your current holistic fitness and wellbeing routine. Or begin such a thing now and have one created through our ITSA LIfe InStyle initiative service.
Below I have provided you with one way I do using therapeutic & mindful beauty , drawn from flower therapy:
Hibiscus flowers hold divine energy of unity, togetherness, peace and happiness. Our skin symbolically represents our sensitivity and our sensitives to life are expressed here. The way we use our mind influences how we are touched by the situation and how we respond or in some cases react to them. Our skin is the book that tells our living story of what is happening within our life on the inside as well as within our life situation we are currently within. The hibiscus flower repairs the imbalances that are occurring which are restricting us from being in alignment with our centre. The hibiscus reminds us that we are all on our most deepest level are belonging together and we are each apart of the same creation and from the same source. Drawing from the healing power of this flower and using it within our regime of self care on our body and senses, we can honour our touch on life and how life touches us through our skin and nurture our spirit and mind.
Below you will find an easy recipe for a traditionally beautiful skin & hair cream bath specific for harmony and peace through living oneness from our current INDAH Living program.
- 5 fresh hibiscus flowers, leaves included
- Coconut oil
- Optional: 3 tulsi leaves
Chop the flowers and leaves.
You may use a grinder or mixer to crush it. The consistency need not be pasty. Add more flowers as necessary until you get ½ cup of the crushed flowers.
Heat the cut herbs in a pan.
Stir in coconut oil on low heat.
When the mixture starts to smoke, add 3 tulsi leaves.
Turn off heat and filter out the oil.
Store in bottle or container.
Directions for Use:
- Massage into scalp.
- Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse.
- Apply weekly for best results.
Honour your essence. Give yourself love.
Offer yourself nurture. Take time to care
From Heart, Through Earth
Author & Photography: Randall Simpson