The human body is an amazing miracle of sacred engineering! How else could you explain the subtle and intricate network of interconnections that make up this physical body of ours. There had to be a Master Creator at work on this particular project! Yet we go around day after day taking our body for granted and not realizing that the feet, or foundation upon which we walk…and our dexterous hands that are literally miraculous in all of the feats (no pun intended) that they have mastered – are gateways to opening and expanding our breath….. our lives.
A friend of mine in Ireland writes that we are Infinite Beings in Finite Bodies…yet it is here in the body – right at our disposal – that we have the ability to open up our breath and the multitude of energy networks that make up this “finite” body of ours. Sometimes I like to think that our energetic bodies expand out forever connecting with others in unseen – but felt – connection. Perhaps this is not what we can see with our eyes, but this quantum connection is our relationship to the Divine in all of us.
Having practiced energy work for many years I have always been fascinated with reflex, acupressure, acupuncture, or energy points in the body. For your pleasure this week I invite you to play with your hands and feet when you take breaks throughout your day…or even better yet, start or end your day with a little massage on the lung and diaphragm points shown on the charts below. Feel particularly adventuresome? Then explore other parts as well! You can click on the picture for larger views.