“Oh, the mistletoe hung where you can see… Somebody waits for you, kiss her once for me” sings Burl Ives in the background. Ah, the holidays, cookies and mistletoe. We all know that mistletoe was a good excuse to sneak kisses during the holidays. So, where did that tradition come from and why is mistletoe so revered for its mystical and medicinal qualities?
There are many myths about kissing under the mistletoe from signs of good will to marriage proposals. According to my research, “This tradition is decidedly pagan in origin and dates back to Scandinavian mythology when Baldur, god of peace was slain by Loki, god of destruction with an arrow made from mistletoe. Outraged by the injustice of Baldur’s death the other gods and goddesses demanded his life be restored. As a token of thanks, Baldur’s mother, Frigga, hung mistletoe and promised to kiss all who passed beneath it, thus establishing the symbolism of love, peace and forgiveness that is now associated with mistletoe.” So, in Scandinavia, mistletoe was considered a plant of peace, under which enemies could declare a truce or quarreling spouses kiss and make-up. Continue reading
With the holidays here, life is CRAZY. All the activities, parties, family gatherings, food and frenzies (whether we participate in them or not) can knock us off our center. It’s not uncommon to find we simply aren’t grounded this time of year. So, today we’re going to talk about how to get grounded again.
This is one of the most common issues Gary and I find when working with clients. We frequently see their energy bodies floating away or above from their physical bodies, and/or the chakras at the base of their feet are closed.
The foot chakras, found on the sole of each foot, work in combination with the base or root chakra, to create a stable foundation for our physical existence. When they are open, the foot chakras provide a constant connection with the energy grids of Mother Earth to the rest of the chakras in our physical and energy bodies.
Many people see this energetic connection as their “roots”. Like a root system of a tree, these “roots” stabilize you so you aren’t carried away by what’s happening in the world around you. When you are grounded, you remain solidly in your body, you are able to respond appropriate way, staying in the now, letting the past be and trusting that the future will be even better. Continue reading