One of the weirder things I like to do, to myself and others, is stick lentils on some of the body's strategic energy points.
I first learned 'seed therapy' when I was studying Su Jok, a Korean form of acupressure using the hands and feet. One of the books I bought was talking about the healing properties of various seeds, and how the electromagnetic energy in the seed can react with the body's own life-force, to start healing things up.
I know, it sounds like the biggest load or rubbish, right?
But if I can say one thing for myself, it's that I almost never discount things out of hand until I've tested them out for myself, and I have been consistently surprised and amazed at the healing power these seeds contain.
Some concrete examples, for all the sceptics out there: Whenever I get a weak or achey feeling in my back, I go to bed wearing a strip of whole red lentils on the part of my hand that corresponds to the back, and I wake up feeling so, so much better.
Ditto for sore throats; ditto for headaches; ditto for stomachaches.
I like to use whole red lentils, because they crack once all their energetic juice gets used up, and then you can really see how seriously depleted the energy in the back, or the neck, or the stomach, was.
So that's one way you can use lentils.
Another way you can use Seed Therapy is to find out which of the body's 12 main meridians is weak, blocked or depleted, and to get the energy flowing again.
Again, it sounds SO weird, but I have seen this work time again. In fact, I'm going to give you a really easy experiment to do at home, so you can see how it works for yourself.
These days, 99% of us have very weak spleen energy. The acupuncture source points for the spleen meridian are located on the inside of both feet, just under the 'bunion point' (see the diagram.)
Before you go to bed, just stick a lentil on both your spleen source points. Don't worry too much about getting exactly the right spot, just ask God to help you and feel around for where it might feel a bit tender. Stick on your lentil, go to sleep, and then check what happens.
I'm willing to bet that at least one of your lentils cracked.
If it did, keep repeating the experiment until your lentils stop cracking. When this happens, it means your Spleen source point is now in good shape, and you have a lot more juice pumping through your spleen meridian.
When Spleen is in good shape, we feel happy instead of depressed; we metabolise food better, which can lead to rapid and effortless weight-loss; our immune system perks up, so we stop catching every bug going around; and we generally feel like we have a lot more energy and koach.
So happy experimenting! And let me know what happens to your lentils…
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