How Do We Hold Center During an “Earth” Quake
The Earth element is about change, and about keeping a core of stability in the midst of changes. The changes that have been taking place within us and around us in just the last few months have been radical. Some profound adjustment and re-calibration is called for. That’s a job for the Earth element…. in the season of Late Summer.
The Earth element is also about the Deep Ecology of our lives—which has certainly been called into question recently. Speaking ecologically, Black Lives Matter and the life of the planet matters. How do we bring our own lives into ecological integrity with these and other important realities?
Our bodies already know how to do this. Every single time we eat, we are bringing “foreign material” into our personal ecology, and our Earth element needs to absorb the new input such that we are nourished rather than radically destabilized by it. For instance, it is said that “you are what you eat,” but when you eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you do not become one!
This is integrity: to accept all new input as nourishment, and to be changed by it, but not so much that we lose our own essential nature. Rather, we adapt, respond and renew our place in the ecology of our changing lives.
A Season Lasts More Than a Day
Sometimes it takes more than a one-day workshop to integrate the gifts of the season! That’s why we’ve created the Earth Seasonal Bundle to support a more well-rounded experience of Late Summer’s healing opportunities. Along with other workshop participants, you are welcome to join us for 30 days of Earth seasonal healing emails (worth 5 NCCAOM-approved CEUs), the Earth archive book, and two group Earth Healing hours over the next month (August 26 and September 9th, 12:30 EDT).
This will give us all an opportunity to share and deepen Earth body language, centeredness, and ecology in our lives. Within a strong healing container, loss of heart in Earth can take heart again.
A New Online Experience
This teleconference will be like no other that you have taken. We will use a variety of gentle yet effective online health and hygiene measures to create a Group Heart that will be nourishing, palpably connected, and rich with transmission. This will be heart-to-heart resuscitation for healers.
Thea Elijah, LAc, has been a student of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for over 30 years. She is the former director of the Chinese Herbal Studies Program at Tai Sophia Institute and the Chinese Herbal Studies Program at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture.
She has apprenticed and studied with some of the most influential Chinese medicine teachers in the West. Thea is also a Muqaddam of the Shadhuliyyah Sufi Order.
Want to know more about the Five Elements?
Sunday, August 16, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
(8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST)
One-day workshop: $180
Earth Seasonal Bundle: $150 (includes 30 days of Earth Seasonal Emails, Earth Healing Hours with Thea, and the Five Element Archive Book – Earth)
Students of this workshop qualify for 5.5 NCCAOM-approved Core CEUs.
In the (very rare) event of a workshop cancellation, all tuition will be refunded.
Otherwise, any refund is at the sole discretion of Perennial Medicine.
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