A Mixture of Emotions, a Mixture of Days

By Rhiannon Griffiths

After my last post, one of my very dear acupuncture patients, who has been with me for years, got in touch… She said “I can see you are busy trying to help us, but how are YOU?”

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And it made me pause + think about it… how am I? Because yes, much of this stuff we are navigating right now, the slowing down, the need to rest, the prioritising health, the different way of looking at life, yes I’ve been living it for years… but these are VERY unchartered waters right now + I am certainly not immune to needing to adjust, transition + process it all too…

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Some days I feel really sad… I do feel utterly heartbroken that I won’t be running my SACRED REST RETREATS in April + June… I am still grieving for all the French plans I had for this Spring + early Summer…

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Then some days I feel excited + inspired, knowing that I have so much to offer + share during this strange time… That my holistic + emotional skillset (developed in clinic over the last decade) can really support + help people right now… that feels pretty special…

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Other days my anxiety is sky high + fear takes over… on those days I need to stay away from the mainstream media, as well as social media… so some days you won’t see me or hear from me on here… those days I focus on the quiet, calming EVERYTHING + being super gentle…

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There are some days I need to just sleep… I don’t underestimate the energetic impact of this global situation + neither should you… it affects us on all levels – physically, emotionally + spiritually… as I always say to my acupuncture patients, the best + easiest way for our bodies to heal, rebalance or recalibrate is when we are asleep… so do listen to your body if it is asking you to nap… you are allowed…

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And on other days I am super busy designing gorgeous graphics + putting new things together – things that fill my heart with pure joy… On these days I cannot stop writing, time disappears, everything flows + creation is utterly aligned! They are beautiful days that I really enjoy + I cannot wait to share this new stuff with you in the coming weeks…

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So how am I? I am a mixture of all these things, I am a mixture of these days, I am a mixture of these emotions – as I’m sure you are too, beautiful souls… and that’s ok… no really, I promise it’s ok…

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The SACRED REST SESSIONS are coming – 3 separate audio calls (like my equinox / solstice ones), each focusing on these emotions / things / days we are currently navigating… because the Chinese Medicine wisdom REALLY helps with all of this… more soon xxx

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It’s OK to Slow Down

By Rhiannon Griffiths

Yesterday a very beautiful soul in my life said to me:
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“You were so ahead of the curve with your SACRED REST stuff… I totally heard + understood what you said around your retreat last September, I knew it was so needed in the world, but it is only NOW that I can actually do it, action it + FEEL it…”
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And this resonated so deeply with me – it feels incredibly true, like the whole world has now been forced to slow down, when I have been talking about slowing down for many years…
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Like the whole world has been forced to now prioritise their health + healing, when I have been leading the narrative about the importance of this, for well over a decade…
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Like the whole world has been forced to stop + rest, when I have been encouraging + advising my patients to create the space to stop + rest, ever since I started treating in my acupuncture clinics in 2009…
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So for me (+ my poor patients!) this is not new news… but it also isn’t me bragging, or saying “I told you so”, or saying I do this perfectly, because I don’t, none of us do…
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This is me standing right next to you in these times + saying I am here for you, I get this…
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Because I also know how HARD it can be to slow down + rest + prioritise your health, especially when the whole world + society in general has spent years NOT encouraging this… in fact, it has almost looked down on it… (busy + stressed badge of honour anyone?!)
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How many of you feel dreadfully guilty if you’re not “busy” doing ALL the things, ALL of the time? Or think stopping means you’re lazy? Even right now, in the midst of all of this? Are you trying to find “things” to do so you don’t feel restless + “itchy”? Or perhaps you’re overwhelmed with all the things you have to tackle right now, because the world + the way we do things has changed?
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Honestly my loves, it’s ok to rest today, it’s ok to pause, it’s ok to slow down, it’s ok to just be super gentle with yourself today…
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I am putting together some brand new online audio calls (similar to my solstice / equinox ones) about all this, to support you more with this during April, because I know this strange time we are in, this transition into a new way of life, can feel weird + challenging, but I have the magical Chinese Medicine wisdom that can really help… so keep an eye out for the various SACRED REST SESSIONS coming soon…
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And I will repeat again – it IS ok to rest today… it IS ok to pause… it IS ok to slow down… + it IS ok to be SUPER gentle…
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Sending ALL the goodness to you xx
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The Power in Gentleness

By Rhiannon Griffiths

Oftentimes gentleness is seen as weak, as “less than”, as TOO feminine…
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But when did gentleness become a dirty word? When did taking our time + being super mindful of our needs become a negative thing? When did giving ourselves space + gently feeling into things, become wrong?
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How did it become gentleness VERSUS action? Or gentleness vs progress? Or gentleness vs power? Who said it had to be one or the other? When did these concepts become mutually exclusive?! Because they’re really not…
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You do not need to feel bad for wanting a more gentle energy in your life, a more gentle way of living + being in the world…
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Embracing gentleness does not mean you will lack anything in your life, that you will “fall behind”, or not achieve anything… You can still be super successful, exponentially powerful, + progress positively + abundantly in your life, without having to push, force, hustle, strive or struggle…
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And this is because there is innate POWER in gentleness, there is innate power in you, beautiful soul…
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Think of the gentle stream that wears away mighty rock over time – its gentleness has power + STRENGTH…
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Or the tiny seed that slowly but surely makes its way above the ground, through the blanket of snow, to the light – its gentleness has power + GROWTH…
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And what about the new moon that arrives tonight, with its darkness that is perfect for reflecting on what we wish to manifest next – its gentleness has power + POTENTIAL…
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Now I don’t know about you, but I think strength, growth, potential + power, all from a base of gentleness, sounds perfect, right?
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sending goodness,

Rhiannon xx

p.s. if you want more gentleness in your life, download the free Ebook here – http://goo.gl/VymvnU

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What Does it Mean to be Fragile?

By Rhiannon Griffiths

I was talking with one of my gorgeous patients in clinic at the beginning of the week + the topic of being “fragile” came up…
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It’s funny the things we tell ourselves – we shouldn’t be fragile, we shouldn’t feel like we need care or support, we shouldn’t be cross, we shouldn’t need love, we shouldn’t care what others think of us, we shouldn’t feel fear…
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We tell ourselves we should be stronger, we should be “better than that”, we should be different, we should be more like other people…
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But why shouldn’t you be fragile? Why shouldn’t you be whatever it is you are telling yourself you SHOULDN’T be? What are you making it mean?
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I told my patient that being or feeling fragile (because the two aren’t always the same thing), doesn’t make you any less amazing, any less beautiful, any less special or actually any less STRONG…
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When we think of the most exquisite bone china, or the most stunning of orchids, we don’t dismiss them purely because they need a little more care or they need handling slightly more gently…
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Yes an orchid might not thrive if it is planted outdoors in the Winter snow, but if we KNOW + understand that, if we know + understand what it needs to blossom + bloom (i.e. light + warmth + care + gentleness), it’s FULL BEAUTY can come out…
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And this can happen for YOU when you know + understand YOUR ELEMENT – or when you have me by your side, to help you understand it + reframe some things for you!
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Sign up for the EMBRACE YOUR ELEMENT INTENSIVE day, so we can spend a whole day together doing EXACTLY this kind of transformational coaching together!
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See the details here – http://goo.gl/vodsdZ
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And if you don’t know what Element you might be, check this freebie out – http://goo.gl/VymvnU
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R xx




As a Five Element Acupuncturist, I See You

By Rhiannon Griffiths

I see you. One of my most treasured gifts as a Five Element acupuncturist, is that I can SEE you…
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And I don’t just mean with my big-ol’ cat eyes, I mean with my intuition, with my feelings, with the wisdom of this ancient medicine that is my absolute raison d’être…
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I see the stuff that is unsaid + unseen. I see the stuff that is underneath the mask, underneath the outside layer, underneath the “everything’s-ok-honestly”… I see the deeper stuff…
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I see your challenges, I see your struggles + I understand.
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I see your strengths, I see your authenticity + I will celebrate them.
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I see your powers, I see your potential + I will encourage you to use them.
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I see you, whatever your Element is, whoever you are, I see you.
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I see YOU, the true you, + I will hold sacred space for you.
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Because after all, many of us have spent years + years feeling different, unsupported, misunderstood, not good enough, not held, not accepted, not witnessed, not seen…
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Not FULLY seen as the beautiful souls that we are, in our authenticity, in our Element – for all of our strength, our quirks, our differences – not seen as our truest selves by the world (+ people) around us…
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I see you in all your true, authentic amazingness – I absolutely SEE YOU my friend…
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“Embrace Your Element” is my online, transformational coaching course, that runs twice a year, where I see you + guide you over 9 weeks towards life-changing self-acceptance, through understanding yourself through the lens of your particular dominant Elemrnt personality type…
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And I now, for a limited time, I am offering a one day EMBRACE YOUR ELEMENT INTENSIVE version – it is you + me, one whole day, your Element, + huge changes! Take the opportunity to spend time with me 1-1, where I will hold space for you, witness your true essence, + truly SEE you as the magnificent soul that you are, to create some crazy amazing shifts + transformations! See all the details HERE.
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If you STILL don’t know what Element you are yet (are there really any of you out there that still don’t?!) download my free Ebook here – http://goo.gl/VymvnU
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Sending goodness

R xxx




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