Archive for February, 2015

The Power of Non-Action

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Ancient Taoist teachings inform us that a superior being, one who is at One with The Way, does not waste time meddling in external affairs. She makes certain of her Self first, then appropriate action arises – without any strategy. She knows, with absolute certainty, that all things will take their proper course, and she moves along with them. She is at one with creation – a “spirit-like” vessel.

When we apply this to fertility, most women are drawn to the potency of this innate wisdom. Yet, they are also usually conflicted. They desperately want to know what to do, and are deeply conditioned to strategize and control, imposing their will on creation, and taking on the stress of whether or not their actions will come to fruition. They trust their intellect and their doctors more than they trust their inner urgings. They are almost deathly afraid to let go into the truth that their desires are urging them toward becoming a spirit-like vessel of creation.

Although it is damaging to our health and holds us back from our destiny, it feels safer trying to control. It seems as if our efforts keep us away from the fear of the realization that we are not in control. And the paradox is that if we can move past the frustration, fear and sorrow that we are not in charge, we then become masters of our own destiny. We are in the flow of the great unknown, and then can trust and follow the inner urgings of our own soul, and become at one with the forces of creation.

The potency of “Wu Wei,” translated as the action of inaction, could more appropriately be understood as spontaneous action which is correct according to the moment. Because most of us did not grow up learning this method, it takes some practice to become adept at flowing with the world, and not getting in our own way. We do not become inactive; we become effortlessly potent in all of our actions. Qi gong, Tao Yin, and certain yoga practices can bring our bodies into alignment with this way of being, and through practice, it informs our thoughts and actions.

Our TFS body wisdom retreat will teach you the way to capture the power of Wu Wei, so you can put into action the spirit like vessel that you are.

Live Conference Call with Dr. Randine Lewis

Monday, February 16th, 2015

February 22nd @ 3:00pm EST

February 19 heralds in the 4712th Chinese New Year – the Year of the wooden (green) sheep (or goat.) This is a very fertile sign. Green pertains to the wood element – indicating new growth, like a green sprout emerging through the ground, or the green leafy branches reaching toward the sun. The wood element governs transitions, the liver, and the metabolism of hormones. A healthy wood element thrives by flowing with whatever transitions come along, and is inhibited by resisting changes. Think of a tall, green bamboo plant – freely moving along with gale force winds, returning easily to its state of stillness when the wind passes. The more one is able to flow with life, the healthier ones wood element, liver, and the resulting harmony of the hormonal system.

Sheep are mostly domestic herbivores. They are not the fiercest of animals, nor the hardest workers. They are contented to forage for whatever grass is available. They are friendly, and not prone to worry.

As we look toward the new year, how contented are you? How much do you resist change? How much do you worry? Especially during the spring time, practice being flexible like green wood, or contented like the sheep.

If you are challenged by wood issues and have liver qi stagnation or hormonal elevations, drink peppermint or milk thistle tea to help balance hormones. Eat leafy green vegetables and sprouts, all good for the liver. Practice flowing qi gong movements.

To usher in the New Year, The Fertile Soul has some new offerings to share as well. Our spring retreat will be held March 28-29 at the Haywood Park Hotel in downtown Asheville, NC. We will discuss this offerings details, as well as our new TFS Zenith Club and Nutrition Webinar on this call. Check out our website for more information on these exciting new events!

Conference Call Instructions:

Call in number: (605) 475-4000
Participant code: 794774#

1. Please DON’T announce your name when you dial in – there will be many callers on the line and theconference call may have already begun.
2. Immediately press *6 to MUTE your phone line (or use the Mute button on your phone) – this will prevent any unnecessary background noise and static on the line. You can press *5 to unmute your line once the call is opened up for discussion.
3. There are only 100 callers allowed on the call – make sure to call-in early to reserve your space.
4. Please keep topics and questions during the discussion related to the specific call

UPDATE! Cooking for Fertility Webinar DATE CHANGE

Friday, February 13th, 2015

The Cooking for Fertility Webinar will be postponed one week and will resume at the same time (8pm EST) on Tuesday, February 24th.

For more information and registration:

Please contact us if you have any questions

Cooking for Fertility Webinar – February 17th @ 8pm EST

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

3 Keys of Eating for Fertility:
Blood Sugar Balance, Digestion and Detoxification

Three dietary factors are crucial to your reproductive health; if they aren’t in balance, they could sabotage your hormones, weight, mood, immune system and energy levels. To support optimal fertility we will address these 3 key factors: blood sugar balance, digestion and detoxification.

Join us February 17th @ 8pm EST and learn how to:

1- Keep your blood sugar stable (for a healthy Body Mass Index, known to support conception both naturally and through IVF)

2- Support your digestion (for absorption of key nutrients for fertility)

3- Enhance your body’s natural ability to detoxify (to rid the body of environmental toxins that may be adversely impacting your fertility).

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