Sacred Datura is a desert moonflower that falls into the ‘poison cures poison’ category. Though toxic to the body in plant form, as a flower essence it actually helps us release toxins - mental, emotional, physical. It helps us cleanse energetic debris through the breath and boosts our lifeforce. We’re better able to sit with sadness, frustration, fear or overwhelm, until we reach the light at the end of the tunnel. Like bathing in moonlight, we transmute our ‘dark night of the soul’ into strength and wisdom. Read more here!
Breathe in naturally, then breathe out slowly through the mouth until alllll the air in your body is expelled from your belly. Do this three times.
You might cough -- that’s ok. Your belly might tighten up a lot -- that’s normal. The idea is to get all the air out. During this process you can either relax your body or you can tighten up your ‘mula banda’ or anus, by squeezing the muscles up, as you exhale your breathing.
Originally I worked with tightening up while I did my exhale breathing, and then I tried it the other way and decided I preferred to relax my whole body as I exhale. See what works best for you.
Do this type of exhalation before your meditation, before you go to sleep or when you are nervous. Do this after being around lots of people, or when you feel energetically oversaturated with other people’s energy. Do this after eating foods that set your body into a bloated state. Try to do this type of breathing as often as you remember during the day.
Some side effects you may notice: If there is other air stuck in your body, it will sometimes be expelled in the form of a burp or passing gas. This is a good thing. Many diseases and imbalances are caused by toxic air and gasses getting stuck in different parts of the body. Ask any Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor and whether it’s guasha, cupping or herbs, they are likely trying to rid your body of excess or wild ‘wind’ energy.
Over time if you employ this daily practice, as many times as you remember during the day, you may also discover other pleasant side effects such as a flatter tummy, less gluten intolerance and in general less issues with weird food allergies or bloating. Try it and see what other benefits you experience in your body and mind.
By being intentional when taking our flower essences, we remind ourselves, our guides and the universe what it is we want to embody. Choose one of the phrases below that most resonates, or make up your own! Every time you take your elixir, close your eyes and set your intention:
Let it move through.
I can rest and be patient.
I’m open to seeing things in a new light.
To take it one step further, as you take your elixir and set your intention, visualize everyone else in this program, all around the world, feeling light and free. By connecting with others in our group, we exponentially multiply the benefit + ripple effect!
Location: Below the 2nd lumbar vertebrae, along the spine.
Indications: Connects with the ming-men fire, our eternal flame or inner pilot light or burning intuition, which resides in the kidneys. Ming men is "The light through the tunnel." Du 4 also nourishes + detoxifies the kidneys.
The Du Channel specifically gives us support to stand tall and gives us strength, integrity and a strong foundation.
Supportive point for detoxification and excessive yawning is Liver 3 (between the first and second toe).
What creates overwhelm in your system?
What practices (historically or currently) clear your overwhelm?
What does ‘dark night of the soul’ signify to you?
What practices can you engage in to support a gentle body/mind cleanse?
Prefer to have a printed sheet with the writing prompts, exquisite practices + a calendar to track your month?
Sit in the sauna.
Drink lots of water.
Take detox baths: 2 cups of epsom salts + 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide.
Jump in a lake, river, pool and let the water cleanse you.
Add chlorophyll to your water to enhance your body’s ability to intake oxygen.
I will help you:
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