The Bones Hold Winter’s Magic


I see the “bones of the trees” in the winter and am fascinated by the view.  There is no other time of the year when the landscape has this stark nakedness.  The personality, the dressings, all have fallen away.  It is eerie, hard, and truthful, like seeing inside a body. The hidden place that holds secrets, and the beginnings of things, it contains the nourishment of the soul.

In the blizzard I was so content to literally sit by the fire, knit, eat root vegetable soup, and contemplate what the next year could bring.  Perfect activities for the season.  The harsh cold outside brings a kind of invigorating feeling.  Dress warmly and put the soup pot on! Chinese medicine strongly suggests that soup stock should be made with the bones of the meat to add stronger nutrition that only bones can provide.

Many have suffered this last month from a severe upper respiratory virus, or, in other words, a REALLY BAD COLD! The best medicine is rest, immune enhancing herbs and foods and good acidophilus.  Acupuncture and herbal medicine can hasten the departure of this virus and we encourage you to ask us for help if you have this need.  We DO like to see sick people!

The bones, the cold, the silent snow, all contain a magic not available in other seasons.   I invite you to explore your inner space, both literally in your home (re-arrange something, clean out a closet or drawer), in your mind by imagining, meditating, or in your soul by sensing the inner joy and wisdom of your inner Self.

Celebrate winter!
From Arlene
Acupuncture & Associated Therapies, P.C.



Author: Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

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