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Plant Your Personal Seeds of Joy for the Year


As the Chinese New Year begins, it’s important to plant the seeds of joy within your perspective to build integrity in your wellness and well-being for the year. According to Chinese medicine, this time of year is about creating the blueprint for the rest of the seasonal year. By doing so, you align more with nature within allowing you to re-source the seeds within your own experience of life to take on this journey.

You carry in your soul every ingredient necessary to turn your experience to joy. All you have to do is mix the ingredients. ~Hafiz

The Chinese Five Element Wheel creates support for each of its other parts. This cycle is called the Shen Cycle. This means that when you create coherence in one element, you then nourish the coherent capacity of the next element and season. By mixing them together you create energy for the process that will create greater integrity in your wellness and well-being.

The following article contains a number of ways to seed your spring garden of life by syncing with natural cycles. Bookmark this article or revisit it through the year as a blueprint or planting guide to create greater integrity in your wellness and well-being in your life.

Starting with Wood Element or Spring: The Chinese New Year literally speaks to the beginning process of spring. Planting seeds of nurture, love, and joy is a beautiful way to create a harvest of benefits for your physical, emotional, mental, and spirit levels aspects of your throughout the year If you look at what is happening in nature as spring begins you will see the gentle new growth and beginning foundation for creating a sustainable new life that builds sustainable harvest over time.

Plant Seeds of Joy on the Physical Level

When you look at a garden at the beginning of spring, you will see the beginnings of buds and bulb sprouts that are responding to the increasing light and warmth of the Earth itself in its relationship with the sun. New growth is often light green as it starts its movement toward more vivid colors. It is this optimism and sense of what will come that creates the first steps in the process.

  • Get into the Sun: In the same way, you, too, can take benefit from getting more light during the day. Make daily time to be in nature, or out in the sunlight.
  • Movement Forms such as Pilates, Qi Gong, and Tai Chi are wonderful to build your strength and flexibility. You experience a sense of joy and resilience by turning on inspiring or energizing music to dance to benefit your body’s need to relax, restore energy and release stress.
  • Katsugen: Tune into your body when you feel tense or stressed. Allow your body to move in whatever way it needs. You may find that your breathing changes or a sound come that allows you to release any place in your body that feels support or need for release.
  • Savor What You Eat: Be sure to nourish yourself with whole foods and colorful vegetables to build your energy. Put down distractions such as cell phones, computer tasks, or other multi-task activities while you eat so your body can devote itself to digestion, discernment, and circulation of energy. For more: The Nurture of Color for Your Wellness and Well-Being

Plant Seeds of Joy on the Emotional Level

  • Create an Anchor Image: To build your capacity to take in nourishment through the year, call upon times in your life when you have experienced joy or love, and bring them into your memory. Tune into these experiences when you need to recharge with a smile on your face and in your heart.
  • Remember to Breathe :Remember to Breathe on the Emotional Rollercoaster
  • Create Joy with Activities You Know You Love: Build your emotional bank account by doing things that energize you whether it be reading, watching the sunset, or playing with your pet. baking, artwork, dancing, playing music, or writing. By doing so you nourish your inner blueprint that builds the creative potential for new possibilities and perspectives from the inside out.
  • Build Oxytocin, the bonding hormone that creates neurotransmitters that allow for long-term bonding, with hugs, positive touch, and a sense of presence with safety and trust. Whether you have a partner or not, you can still spend time with others, dance, slow down in your activities for conversation to listen, prepare a meal together, get a massage, or make soft eye contact and smile to activate this positive neurotransmitter effect within.

Plant Seeds of Joy on the Mental Level

  • Take inventory of your Self Talk and statements or beliefs you find yourself repeating. Tune into the amount of time you spend on worry, anger, resentment, and thoughts that spiral you into de-energizing habits. It is important to take the message from these beliefs and thoughts to process, to work with them, and if need be, find the underlying seed or need to be expressed. The following articles will give you some ways to start this process of looking within from a place of beginning to resolve and grow with new possibilities: 3 Ways to Create Positive Self-Talk
  • Look at your ANT’s (Automatic Negative Thoughts): How to Create Freedom from Negative Thoughts
  • Create a Menu of Stress-reducing Activities to Pace Yourself that you can use instead of current compensation reactive responses. It’s About Pacing Yourself over Time

Plant Seeds of Joy on the Spirit Level

  • Meditate: Meditation is a process that allows you to both cleanse and renew. Creating a menu of self-care related to this quiet time can be both creative and productive based on your schedule and personal needs. Know that when you meditate, you are tuning in to the deep web of your being. Beginning to form questions of wonder about your process with wonder about emotions, thoughts, and beliefs that come up will allow you to re-energize while restoring your inner garden. Your meditation or self-care practice can be as simple as a walk in nature, drawing, dancing, journaling, or breathing practice. Now is the time to start making it a routine.
  • Get in touch with How Far You Have Come: When you feel as though you are going through a rough patch, get in touch with a challenge in your life that you handled over time, and felt as though you were able to get through with an inner strength or quality that made it possible. Call upon this inner positive quality and reservoir of strength you have in the present.
  • Experience gratitude: Expressing gratitude is beneficial to your heart and mind. When you begin to focus on the “little” things that bring you a sense of nurture and joy, your way of looking at the world will change. This allows you to feel energized more than depleted, and by doing so, even with an appreciation for a smile, you are building the inner resources for connection, inspiration, and well-being that builds momentum for experiencing positive change. Look at Your Life through the Lens of Gratitude
  • Deepen your Practice of Forgiveness: In the Buddhist Forgiveness in 3 Directions Meditation, the quality you bring to each direction: for self, toward others, and others toward self is a process that is founded on a sense of mercy and compassion. This process is done in small steps, gently nourished by the compassion and warmth you bring to it over time. By doing so, you create openings and space for new possibilities in your own life.

Get in Touch with Your Why: Your life experience, talents as well as what you ENJOY give you insight and inspiration to continue in your spiritual journey with a life purpose. Whether your life vision or purpose is volunteering, being an activist, parent, or a special field of work, finding your inner passion, connect to this message to continue growing in beautiful ways while energizing yourself in the process.

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