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Eclipse Season, the Wood Element + What to do When You Don’t Know What’s Next

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We are in eclipse season & it’s BIG, there are three this time, when there are normally only two, & most of us are feeling it in one way or another, I know my patients certainly are, & I most definitely am right now… I have recorded you a video of a download I had late at night about what’s going on energetically for us right now, & what to do when you just don’t know what is next…

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And if you prefer to read, rather than watch or listen, then the words are below…

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I’ve been having a lot of chats in clinic about this “emotionally itchy” energy that so many of us are feeling – knowing there are big shifts & big changes happening or ABOUT to happen, but we don’t know what they are, and things aren’t moving forward, we have to wait…

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Itchy energy is Wood Element stagnation, the frustration at HAVING to sit still, HAVING to wait, not knowing what’s next, not being able to SEE what’s next, not having the Wood Element’s virtue of VISION, to have the vision of the future, to be able to see the bigger picture… There’s a reason for that old saying “you can’t see the wood for the trees” when we are unable to see the bigger picture… It’s all Wood element energy in Chinese Medicine…

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Cross, frustrated, impatient, and irritable feelings are all the domain of the Wood Element – that WANTING to shout “hurry up” to the universe, (or to the moon, or the eclipses), you want the next step to be revealed, but it’s too slow & it’s too uncomfortable to be in this “itchy”, restless energy…

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And whilst we aren’t in Spring right now (in the northern hemisphere), which is USUALLY when we might feel this kind of energy within us & around us, (as Spring is the associated season of the Wood Element) – and think about how we have to sit & wait in Winter, before we can actually SEE the growth of shoots & buds coming through the ground – and in some years, it feels like that wait for Spring is endless, it takes sooooo long that we get impatient & frustrated…

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So it’s the same energy we have here now, although in a slightly different context – and yet it’s potentially no surprise that as this eclipse energy, the bigger planetary alignments, as THEY ask us to make big changes, to grow, to expand, to EVOLVE, to ALIGN with growth, to push through the stuff that is illuminated in this eclipse season, to flow WITH whatever happens, not to resist or block things that are changing during this time of crazy big shifts – THIS is what we recognise as Wood energy in Chinese medicine… It’s about FLOW of energy – the Wood Element Organ of the Liver, ensures we have good & correct flow energy in our bodies & our lives – so if we are not in flow, we get stagnation… when we resist, we get stuck, we get stress and pain…

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And THIS is what the planetary stuff, the new moon & full moon eclipses – this season of three eclipses – THEY are asking us, or maybe even forcing us to GET into flow, to GET into alignment… To leave behind the stuff in our lives that has been creating stagnation, things we have outgrown, things that have been causing us pain, not allowing us to flow, to get OUT of sameness, out of stuckness in our lives – physically, emotionally and spiritually…

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And this is the tree, this is the Wood Element at its finest, it is growth, it is upwards & outwards movement… and this is for ALL of us right now, whatever Element type we are, not just the Wood Element type people…

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So what can we do NOW, in this weird, restless waiting time? What can we do to move this stagnant energy, if we can’t move forward yet (because we do kind of have to wait right now), or if we don’t actually know what’s next?!

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I go through breaking down the big visions and our big plans, into smaller, easier steps to reduce overwhelm, ALLOWING us and ENABLING us to move forward more EASILY, in my online Spring course, but for today focus on JUST ONE SMALL THING that you COULD do today to move forward – it can be a TINY thing, but just STARTING TO SHIFT some of the stagnant Qi, that WILL help you feel better…

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And right now it’s hard because NONE of us, including me, really know what is next for us, what the big vision or big change in our lives is going to look like… so if you can’t even take one tiny PRACTICAL step forward right now, because its too unclear, just focus on moving the stagnant Qi in your BODY and your emotions…

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Drink hot lemon water, or green tea… MOVE your body – walk, dance, do yoga, stretch – all of these MOVE Qi physically and emotionally – if you can’t do something with the BIG life stuff yet, do one of these small things to shift the Qi & get some sense of FLOW back again…

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And obviously, I must say, I am not an astrologer – I have some amazingly talented people that I consult when I need more insight – but Chinese Medicine wisdom very much has the “as above, so below” school of thought, with heavenly Qi & the importance of balancing our connection to the heavens (through the Metal Element) as well as to the earth (both the literal Earth, the ground, & the Earth Element itself)…

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And THIS is how we live a Five Element life & how we live in alignment & flow – we see what the energy of the moment NEEDS, or what it is asking us to do, and adapt or live accordingly, even when it’s challenging & “itchy” – because as long as we let go of resistance, remove stagnation & embrace flow, we have balance – and in Chinese Medicine, balance is key – balance in our bodies, our minds, our emotions & our souls…

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I hope this has been helpful & maybe gone some way to explain some of the stuff you’ve been feeling or wrestling with these past couple of weeks – let me know, & let me know if you’d like me to do more of these kinds of Element energy videos for you…

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Sending much goodness & bye for now

R xx

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If you don’t know what Element you are, download the FREE ebook here

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Learn more about the deep coaching course, “Embrace Your Element – 9 Weeks to Life Changing Self-Acceptance”

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Or check out the all seasonal wellness courses that you can access online & do at home

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The Scorpio Full Moon + The Element Brain

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It’s those full moon vibes you get when you’re meant to be doing work for clinic, but you can’t concentrate + you feel restless because the Scorpio full moon’s like “hey, come do the personal deep work RIGHT NOW!!”…
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As a Scorpio with Scorpio rising, I’ve been itching to respond to the call of the moon since Friday night where it’s magical beams were keeping me awake, until the early hours, by shining brightly into my bedroom window…
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The full moon in Scorpio, plus a Mars-Pluto alignment, is pushing us towards intense growth, deep transformation, intimate emotions, introspection, surrender + magic spiritual discoveries… But it’s not always comfortable or easy, I know…
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This screenshot is from last week’s module video in my “Embrace Your Element: 9 Weeks to Life Changing Self-Acceptance” course, + in it I’m talking about how our “Element Brains” deeply affect our perceptions of ourselves…
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And this week’s module, is about identifying, + then shifting, our blocks, stories + triggers – so it’s pretty spot on for what the planets are encouraging us to do right now… Love me a bit of universal alignment!
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So, now it’s finally time for me to settle in for an evening of meditation, reflection, writing, illumination, self work + letting go… What about you? How have you been feeling in these full-on Scorp moon vibes?

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What Do You Get on Retreat with me, if it’s not Tiny Needles?

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With literally a couple of days left to grab the 3 instalment payment plan for my May 2017 retreat, heaps of you have been asking what do you get from spending time with me on retreat in Cornwall if I’m not sticking tiny needles in you?! See below…

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The three instalment payment plan is only available until end of November + ALL places MUST be booked by end of December! So if you’re still on the fence, read on…

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LEARN ABOUT FIVE ELEMENTS:

+ five elements in Chinese Medicine
+ seasonal and organ associations
+ fire, earth, metal, water and wood
+ five element food
+ element personality types
+ identify which Element is your type

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BY UNDERSTANDING YOUR OWN ELEMENT YOU CAN:

+ know there is nothing about you that “needs to be fixed”

+ have full permission to be your true self

+ see why you have repeating patterns of behaviour in your life, that you can’t seem to break (yet!)

+ embrace your Element to embrace your whole self – the weird parts and the beautiful parts

+ celebrate your differences and understand how they come from your particular Element

+ identify where you and your Element need support – emotionally, physically, food wise

+ give yourself ultimate self care, self development, self help, self love

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BY UNDERSTANDING OTHER PEOPLE’S ELEMENT YOU CAN:

+ finally heal from that bad break up, knowing it was purely to do with the interaction of your two Elements, nothing personal

+ understand your tricky boss on a different level by getting their Element lowdown, to make working with them way easier

+ make your relationship weatherproof by knowing what your partner’s Element needs (yours too!)

+ realise the reason why you clash with your parent or sibling is ALL to do with their Element, learn to navigate these relationships differently for the benefit of all

+ give your children the gift of understanding their needs at the deepest level of their Element, helping them to grow emotionally and physically

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RETREAT WORKSHOPS WILL ALSO INCLUDE:

+ handouts / workbooks
+ meditations and affirmations
+ goodie bags
+ tea breaks with snacks
+ comfy relax spaces with sea views
+ coaching techniques to work WITH your Element, harness its powers to your advantage

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This is a beautifully supportive + intimate retreat, with limited numbers, so that you can ask me anything + work on anything that comes up for you during the workshops… Plus food, accommodation + spa access is all included…

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Get more details on the CORNWALL RETREAT + booking links with payment plans here: https://goo.gl/info/Z4NmJ1

If you don’t yet know which Element you might be, get my FREE Five Element ebook here: https://goo.gl/NTmEF9

See more about the Five Element personality types in my Maldives Videos on the blog: https://goo.gl/info/pk2rqh

And finally, if you want to be first to know about my new hold-it-in-your-hands-book about the FIVE ELEMENTS when it comes out, sign up here: http://eepurl.com/cmkCRf

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There are no Good or Bad Elements… Yours is Perfect for You … [Video]

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Watch the second video from the salty-hair-no-make-up-coconut-palm-trees series of videos I filmed for you whilst writing my book about the Five Elements on a tropical island in the Maldives…

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Sometimes we look at other people + wish we were like them, wish we didn’t get held back or affected by the things that challenge us, those things that don’t seem to phase other people… We might wish we weren’t our particular Element + that we were “a better Element”, but this just doesn’t exist, there is no such thing as a good or bad Element… Please know that whatever Element YOU are, you have the GIFTS of that Element at your disposal + this is a WONDERFUL thing!

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(Oh + bonus points if you spot the GIANT fruit bat, the size of a small child, flying past my balcony!)

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Watch the first video in this series, “You are not a Freak or a Weirdo… It’s just Your Element…”

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If you haven’t downloaded the FREE ebook + seen which Element you might be, get it HERE

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And if you want to be first to know about the real hold-it-in-your-hands book, when it comes out, sign up here

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Or if you want to spend 5 days in Cornwall (on a totally different beach!) with me May 2017 learning about all of this, take advantage of payment plan available until end of November

You Are Not a Freak or a Weirdo, It’s Just Your Element… [Video]

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This is the first from the salty-hair-no-make-up-coconut-palm-trees series of videos I filmed for you whilst writing my book about the Five Elements on a tropical island in the Maldives…

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For all of you who have felt like you are different to everyone else, like there is something wrong with you, something that needs to be fixed, there isn’t, it is just your particular Element showing itself – watch this video to learn more about the Chinese Five Elements, the personality types, + how understanding which Element you are can help you to understand yourself more deeply…

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If you haven’t downloaded the FREE ebook + seen which Element you might be, get it HERE.

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And if you want to be first to know about the real hold-it-in-your-hands book, when it comes out, sign up NOW.

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Or if you want to spend 5 days in Cornwall (on a totally different beach!) with me May 2017 learning about all of this, take advantage of payment plan available until end of November.

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