Connecting to your Heart Center
There is a concept in Chinese Medicine called Shen. Your Shen resides in your heart, it can be described as the part of you which connects with your heart and spirit, or higher self. When Shen is depleted, we feel depressed and lack inspiration. It becomes hard to accomplish even simple tasks, because we don’t seem to care about anything. When your Shen is depleted you feel disconnected from life, there may be an emptiness in your eyes, and a lack of peace in your life. You may suffer from sleep disturbances, patterns of stress, anxiety, or agitation. Imbalances of Shen can result in mental cloudiness, loss of memory and a lack of ability to maintain focus.
We connect with our Shen though our heart center. Think of the expression “follow your heart” verses being led by your logical mind. Our Shen gets depleted when we push ourselves to a point where we are just going through the motions of life. We deplete our Shen when we do not take time to go into our heart to rekindle our Spirit, connect with our Creator and quiet our mind. In addition, anything that “upsets the heart” can deplete Shen. Trauma, arguments, emotional struggles, or overuse of alcohol and drugs – even prescription drugs, if they cause you to feel disconnected from yourself.
In addition, you may notice the following:
Life feels off balance; your personality does not fit the life you are living.
There is a lack of inspiration and meaning to your life.
You feel like you have lost yourself, don’t know who you really are anymore. You have no sense of purpose.
You may have a lot of things going on around you, but you can’t find your center, so this leads to anxiety, restlessness, and eventually, fatigue.
You can no longer tell what is truly right for you.
Chinese Mood Elevator formula – is a combination of herbs traditionally used in Chinese medicine to help restore your connection with Shen to help increase vitality and promote a greater sense of well-being. This formula also helps to “calm the spirit and quiet the heart”. The herbs in this formula also work to gently cleanse the liver which helps to improve the flow of “Chi” (life force energy) throughout the body, which helps to lift the moods. The herbs in this formula promote healthy digestive functions, help the body to release pain and inflammation.
As your connection with Shen and the flow of Chi (life force energy) returns you will feel a shift in your perspective. It’s like the “birds are singing” again. Life begins to have more meaning and purpose, you feel whole, more complete. Your sleep is more restful. As you build your Shen you will focus more on the things that are important to you. You have a desire to align your life with your heart’s inner callings, you seek your Soul purpose. As you build your Shen your intuition activates, you have greater insights on your life choices and directions. Your eyes will have a brightness return to them and your mind will become clearer.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this publication is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose illness nor prescribe treatment. We do not claim or imply that any instruction, advice, counsel, recommendations or products that we provide will cure, treat, prevent, or mitigate any disease condition. They are provided solely for nourishing and strengthening the natural function of the various body organs and systems. This material is designed to be used in cooperation with your nutritionally oriented health professional to deal with your personal health problems.
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