Archive for December 2014

human design

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I can’t encourage you guys enough to go to www.jovianarchive.com to calculate your human design. Of course, it’s best to have an expert go through it with you afterward, but you can also make use of the many resources at the website.

You can also use this Directory of Experts to find someone to talk to over the phone like my boyfriend did!

Ra Uru Hu and Human design depict a holistic view of the world and you in it. you can read more about the elements that contribute to your design: uniqueness, neutrinos, and the synthesis

This is an unbelievably freeing and accurate way to see yourself, your relationships, and the way in which you interact with the world. It leaves open all possibilities..

The Centers and Authorities (like in the photo above) remind me a lot of chakras. My authority is sacral, which denotes fertility, desire, and strong instincts. so true.

UPDATE: There is some great guidance inthe comments below about how to get started on your own human design!

getting started with acupuncture

I have found acupuncture to be extremely effective in combating my IBD symptoms lately. While my diet focuses on my gut health, I sought acupuncture as a holistic supplement to diet & exercise this fall after a 3 week battle with vertigo. I cannot praise the practice and specifically Chapel Hill’s acupuncture healing center enough. After 3 visits and 6 weeks, I am feeling more energetic, hopeful, healthful, and focused than I have in a long time.

Acupuncture approaches IBD and autoimmune diseases from a perspective we often forget, reminding us that our organs and organ systems are totally intertwined in symbiosis. Those of us who struggle with gut and digestive health see dramatic ramifications in thyroid and liver function, especially. I know what you’re thinking–Seriously? SO unfair that because you suffer with one ailment you are more prone to others? It’s sadly true though. There’ an equilibrium we have to keep up and when one organ system MAJORLY fails, then the others are put upon. Because of my GI disease, I need liver balance and thyroid balance and because those are out of whack, so are my adrenals. It can get overwhelming!

Enter, Chinese Medicine. acupuncture is a key tenant of traditional Chinese medicine. It is used for balancing the key life imagesforce known as qi (or chi) that is believed to flow through Meridians or pathways in the body. The small needles are inserted along these pathways, stimulating movement or “life force.” It’s beautiful in its simplicity. When you suffer from issues affecting your thyroid, digestion, gut, and immune system you can get so bogged down in the fatigue and lethargy of it all. Acupuncture leaves me feeling lighter and more energetic.

Needlephobic? The needles rarely hurt. The exception for me are times like this morning when my qi grabbed at the needle in my throat as it gained energy and movement through my body. I just look at it as proof that it’s working!