The Yellow Emperor on Winter
The Kidneys & Winter Health
Looking Back – A Winter Solstice Ritual
In the first days of Winter take time to sit in silence looking back upon the year. Feel into your lower belly, the region of the Water element in the body. Inside this region is a fire in the belly, known as the Lower Dantien. Specifically, it exists in the space between the navel and pubic bone. This is the location of the Ming Men, known as the Fire Gate according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Review the year and notice the wisdom of Autumn within you, then ask deeply and intuitively…What needs to come to rest? May this inner knowing be the Yule log that you place upon this Fire Gate. Let Autumn’s order come to rest here in your inner ritual space in deep time. This is the rebirth of the potential for the True Yang, the light that emerges from the darkness such as how the universe was born.