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Integrative Healing andWellbeing
February-Ziwa Universal Love
From Page 189:
"Universal love commands attention...It is needed to unite mankind... It radiates warmth"
I chose this symbol for February, because it is the month when, around the world several cultures practice welcoming in the Spring. It is a time of rising Yang. The first day of Spring is observed in China on February 1st. Imbolc and the honoring of the Goddess Brigid in Druid and Celtic traditions; (St Brigid/ Candlemas for Christians) all celebrate the return of the light after winter's cold. And who can forget St. Valentine?
Goddess Brigid's Blessing:
"May Brigid bless the house wherein you dwell, Bless every fireside, wall and door,
Bless every heart that beats beneath its roof.
Bless every hand that toils to bring it joy,
Bless every foot that walks within its portals through.
May Brigid bless the house that shelters you."
January Rikomana- Listen Within
I chose this symbol for January, because listening and ears are tied to the kidney organ system that we are focusing our cultivation on in winter Qigong practice. Also, because self knowledge, wisdom and destiny are themes in this system. Finally, we are faced in our world with a crisis of communication where people have dug in and talk, but don't listen, especially to the quiet messages coming from their own deep truths.
From page 115 of the Zibu book:
"Please know that many answer reside within."
Listening closely within helps to examine problematic thought forms that can give rise to unskillful acts, words and deeds.
"Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny."
Read more about the Zibu symbols on creator Debbie Almstedt's website. (and buy the book to follow along with our exporation this year)