Newsletter of Wildernessacupuncture.com
third edition, April 2011
And speaking of Spring !
In between the slow key strokes of my ludite typing skills, ‘seat’ plastered to chair, I have been taking the time during the brief ‘sunny sucker holes’ punctuating the wetness of a NW coast ‘climate change’ Spring, to go for brisk walks with the purpose of ‘learning and deepening’ with the Elemental Masters as we leave Winter and enter into the Awakened flourishing of Spring.
The momentum of Springs’ upward thrusting is often reflected in our personal lives. This of course depends on our own Floral inner landscapes relationship to the Worlds’ Floral network! There is a strong motivation to make and create pressure in our personal interactions and transactions during this time as we follow our ancestors lead resetting our parameters and boundaries, pushing up out of Winters dormancy & ability to see through the forest to the essence of all phenomena.
In other words this can a time to become testy and “legalistic”, a time to push constitutional frameworks; both personally and Globally.... or to unfold in a relaxed and RESPECT~FULL manner !......To make a NEW plan or GROW some new decisions. A time to let our Chlorophyll RISE UP! Stretch ! Do our Inner Yoga play....stretch our facial plains a we actively let go of our “fascistic” thinking and ideas in any form or expression. If you find your LIVER to be sluggish and unmotivated. I would suggest two Liver tonics as an offer for you; both can be found on Google or YouTube. . The Battle for Chernobyl; and . Inside Job: The first is a study in co~operation and selflessness associated with the Benevolence of the Floral network; the second a stark study into the lack of vision, care, oresight or maturity evident in our personal lives when our Flora is stunted we refuse to “grow upward’ and follow the impulse of our own personal destiny and the Earths Evolutionary Will.
As I write these words I have needles placed in Liver #1~ “Great Esteem”, Gall Bladder #41~“Foot Above Tears”, the Flora points on the Flora meridians to ‘ unfurl, open & awaken’ me into this cycle of Spring as I approach my 59th year on the Mortal Coil. I have also included Liver #2; “Walk Between”, the Fire point of the Liver to temper the rough edges of Springs abundance with the LOVE wisdom and Illumination of the Heart; AND Gall Bladder #40~Wilderness Mound” to raise me to a higher place so I can find a clear path through any current challenges I face.
Whenever I do this point on myself, I Shamonically fly to a knoll on the divide between the Sheenjak & Chandelar Rivers in the Arctic Wildlife refuge, where I “journey” with a “purpose stone” I left there some years ago. I ask Mother Nature if I need to adjust my personal direction and compass in order to be in greater Service to future generations of the network of Interbeing.
As I finish this piece for the evening; time for rest; I notice the point masters have created a relaxing & easing of all of my facial plains in my body, from the core of the bones out to my dermal layer; thus reminding me of the natural state of spring, where, if we take the time to sit and watch a Fiddlehead Fern unfurling, we will observe the same relaxed ease of it’s “Birthing”.
David Ford, April 12th, 2011
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS in SPRING 2011 in HOLLAND, Koog aan de Zaan
THE TAO OF THE 5 ELEMENTS - 20, 21 & 22 of May
David will introduce us to the physical, emotional, psychological & spiritual 'archetypes' of each of the 5 Elements; Flora-Fire-Earth-Mineral-Water and their 12 associated 'Organ officials'.
This day we will learn how to recognise 'Landscape Tendencies’ and the laws & foundations of the 5 Elements, including:- A new look at the Tao, Yin-Yang dynamics, midday-midnight; shen-ko; mother-child; tonification-sedation.
The gnostic [as opposed to diagnostic] use of colour, sound, emotion, odour, and the pulses to determine treatment direction. We will learn to easily read the patterns in the pulse pictures and resolve the energetic imbalances and blocks, as possessions, aggressive energy, H/W imbalances, Entry/Exit and junction blockages. These conditions are normally not taught in TCM schools.
We will rediscover the power and mystery of a selection of acupuncture points, the spirits of the points. From each of the meridians points will be discussed [for example: Heart 4 = 'Spirit Path'. Heart 2 = 'Blue Green Dragon']. David will use beautiful natural images from the Alaskan wilderness, American west & New Zealand to create a visual imagery that we can take back into our practices.
PRACTICAL ADVANCED CLASS - 28 & 29 of May
For those practitioners who are serious about a deeper integrating of their 5 element knowledge into their practices and personal lives.David will lead participants deeper into the nuance and mystery of the Element’s Officials and Laws of 5 Element. We will access deeper realms of our personal nature through clinical intake and treatment.
Each day volunteers from the class will be diagnosed and treated in order to bring the theory of 5 Element into practice.
Teacher: David Ford
Dates: 20, 21 and 22; 28 and 29 May 2011
Timetable: 10.00 – 17.00 h
Location: Raadhuisstraat 86, Koog aan de Zaan, The Netherlands
Registration: Please connect Lita from Hwa To university, tel. 31-756704230
Accreditation has been requested at NVTCG Zhong, NWP and VNT.
David Ford on the workshops: ‘There have been many new insights and revelations from the elemental masters and points over the last year which I am excited to share with this years class participants !...(..) I would like you to invite YOUR friends and professional associates to sign up for the class. It is, as usual, open to all people from any walk of life or profession. Like NATURE; if we are open and pay attention to the whole fabric of life we can all learn and grow from all individual expressions of the mysterious WHOLOGRAM we call life.’
Clinical work in Gouda, Holland, from May 23 to June 1st.
From May 23 to June 1st, David Ford will give sessions with Naresh Custers in Gouda, Holland. Appointments can be made from May 1st.
ACUPUNCTURE POINT Gbl 1, Orbit Bone
I would invite you to reflect on Gall Bladder # 1. “ORBIT BONE” located on the outer canthus of the eye orbit bone in the soft hollow. The entry point of the GB meridian.
There is a place in the Copper River in ALASKA where the “sand saw force” of water over thousands of years has worn a circular bowl where the river thunders into the base of a cliff face....THIS sacred place is Kimmer’s and my favourite fishing hole for the famous Autumn “Copper River Red” run. On their upstream dash to the exact spot of their birth; their mating, moulting and death, the salmon stop in this bowl to rest and recharge before they continue on their relentless battle upstream against the massive forces pushing against them.
Kimmers and my best effort was 60 fish in two hours under the State resident dip net family allowance. A winters worth of the most powerful food fuel on the planet!
THUS acts “ORBIT BONE” ; It is the accumulating~gathering place for the “heavenly forces” acting on and pulling up Flora’s purpose, which is ultimately to be called to “GROW UP” to our personal calling and mandate.
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