I hope you are feeling wonderful and enjoying your winter holiday experience!
Honestly, It's been a challenging, rich, and deep time for me, as my family grieves the loss of our beloved dog, Nimbus. This beautiful and wild soul that I have had the privilege to walk beside for the past 12.5 years departed this earthy realm on Wednesday morning. We had a beautiful and heartbreaking end of life ceremony at home.
The grief process over the loss of a pet is often made harder because there is not a lot of cultural permission to grieve fully for an animal. But my experience with patients in the treatment room proves that the grief we feel is directly proportionate with the depth of love we have, whether that is for a person, an animal, a plant, or our planet.
I am SO grateful to you, my beloved community of friends, family, and patients for your amazing care, support, and kindness for Amy, Luna, myself, and anyone else who is grieving the loss of a beloved. Community support matters so much, as uncomfortable as our culture is with death it is the only guaranteed part of life for each and every one of us.
In Five Element Acupuncture wisdom, Autumn (the Metal Element) holds the energy of death, decay, letting go, and grief. In Fall, The leaves drop as the trees let go of the non-essential Qi in order to preserve their vitality for the colder months ahead. In nature, that death become compost to feed future growth.
Between death (Fall) and new life (Spring) there is a pause, that we call Winter (the Water Element). In the woods, it is a time of quiet, stillness, and rejuvenation. Luna has already asked if we can get another dog and our answer is simply, not yet. The truth is we need time to mourn the loss of Nimbus AND then a time for stillness, pause, empty space. Perhaps after that moment there will be room for someone new.
I invite you to lean on the natural flow of our seasonal energy. Use the current stillness of nature, the hibernating animals, the quiet bulbs and seeds, the dormancy, to foster the much needed qualities of stillness, peace, patience, and depth in us.
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Enjoy these short days and long nights.
Recharge your battery…
so you can generate vital energy - Qi - that will lead to feeling sustained in body, mind, and spirit.
If you are a current acupuncture patient, the next month is a wonderful time to come in for a special Winter acupuncture treatment. We will gently reset your system, align you with the energetic of the season, and nurture the Kidney Qi – our vital energy. This will greatly enhance the body's ability to thrive in times of stress, aid in healing, prevent illness and increase vitality.
If you are a new patient, now is the perfect time to jump into sessions to help you feel your very best! Simply use our fancy online booking system or give us a ring at (610) 203-3747
Thank you so much for being part of our little wellness community!
Wishing you and your beloveds happy holidays, and a new year filled with vitality, wellness, abundance, and new possibilities in this precious life of ours.
With deep gratitude,
Lance David Isakov