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Women's Health Week - Part 4: How to Connect to Your Inner Goddess

When I think of a woman connected to her inner goddess, the words that come to mind for me are strong, powerful, resilient, soft, creative, and happy. A woman that is connected to her inner goddess is fully embodying herself with no apologies and living her true authentic self. She is happy, radiant and living her purpose.

In our busy times it is so easy to disconnect from our feminine Yin energy. In Chinese medicine we work with the concept of Yin and Yang. Yin is feminine, soft, flexible, flowing, intuitive, creative and water. Yang is masculine, hard, results oriented, aggressive and fire. We all contain the elements of Yin and Yang within us. However in our modern age we see most people functioning only in their Yang state, and completely ignoring the Yin. There has been a misconception for a long time that in order for a women to be successful she needs to operate completely in her Yang. There is nothing wrong with accessing our Yang energy when we need to, but we need to remember to come back to the soft Yin goddess energy.

A woman not in touch with her inner goddess is stressed, fatigued, moody, frustrated, angry, living in the past, worried about the future, tightly wound and when its gone on for too long – experiencing burn out. This is not a natural healthy state for any person; all of these traits show a sign of imbalance.

A lot of these characteristics belong to the wood element in Chinese medicine. The wood element is represented by a tree. A well-nourished tree is flexible but strong, it is able to bend and flow in the direction the wind takes it but stands its ground. A malnourished tree is dry, rigid and brittle. The branches break and fall with the slightest gust of wind, it is not strong and inflexible.

The wood element contains the Liver organ system. The Liver is one of the most important organs that influence a woman’s reproductive health. If the wood element is out of balance, it will almost always express as a sign or symptom with her reproductive health (eg. difficulty conceiving, PMS, bloating, painful periods, moodiness).