Thursday, January 21, 2010

Winter lessons!

Winter weather this year in Dublin brought with it some reminders of the experiences of the winter season which all too often we forget due to our normally milder winters. The emotion assoicated with winter in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture is fear. This becomes more of a reality for us when the snow and ice prevent us from travelling in the relative safety we are used too. There is the fear of falling on the frozen snow and possibly breaking bones. People used to and in some parts of the world still need to store food and provisions to survive winter. We are possibly all too used to just shopping at the local supermarket to 'pick up' what we want. The snow after a while began to threaten deliveries so shelves were left empty. Did you feel at any level your survival was a little challenged by all this?