This class will benefit individuals, health care providers, and herbal practitioners alike, in their understanding of the vital role Kidney Essence plays in achieving optimum health and longevity. Water is the first and most essential of the Five Elements. The Water Element emotion is Fear, and like the kidneys, fear is deeply rooted. We are not even consciously aware sometimes of major areas of fear and insecurity and how this might be affecting our kidneys, or how in turn deficient kidneys feed the emotion of fear. The highest expression of the Water Element is Wisdom. Beyond Fear lies Wisdom. There is no better time than now to study our relationship with the Water Element, restore our adrenals, strengthen our kidneys, and move beyond fear.
Hidden Treasure: Kidney Essence & the Water Element contains information that I hope will one day be taught to our children as a matter of course so they can better learn and understand how to live wholly and joyfully in a human body. Healing takes place in the context of relationships and by coming into conscious relationship with our own bodies, we become empowered. Knowledge is power and empowered people make empowered choices. Nowhere can this be seen more powerfully than in the choices that affect health and well-being. We have not really been taught how to take care of ourselves, or what it means to have a longevity plan.
With so many wonderful insights into healing and knowledge brought to us by modern science and ancient healing systems, we have the opportunity to create a new system of healing: one that holds our best interests. Our current Western model of healing is steeped in the heroic and mechanistic model. Eastern Medicine on the other hand is an empirical system of knowledge that has been in place for thousands of years. When we marry the best of our current models of medicine with the healing modalities of the ancients, a bigger picture emerges: one in which the whole person is seen in the light of a new understanding. This course will explore a holistic approach to taking care of a vital organ system as we discover its Hidden Treasure.