Closing the Five Doors:
The “Five Doors” are the eyes, ears and mouth. The visual stimulation of our daily lives sucks the very life force out of our bodies. The computer, tv, even ads on the train, the highways, in every store, magazine and newspaper, all take something of our energy.
Taking even five minutes a day to close the doors of our senses goes a long way to restoring some of that lost energy and opening important receiving channels in the body.
Our bodies have unique pathways and energy points which, if allowed will receive fresh energy. However this can only happen effectively if we quiet the “open doors” of the ears, eyes and mouth.
Here is a simple way to begin a meditation practice: Find a quiet spot in your home, garden or even go into an empty office or conference room in your work space. Seated in a chair, place both feet on the floor. Close the eyes, and imagine your ears closing off outside sounds. Begin listening to just your heartbeat, or the breath. Relax the lips, make a little space between the upper and lower jaw. Run your tongue around the upper and lower gums to generate saliva. When you swallow, imagine the saliva is a super-charged power drink. This is a funny thought for most of us. According to Chinese Medicine saliva is the essence of a juicy life. And we need to stay juicy, no juice, no life.
This focus on the internal nourishment of the body hits a reset button along the meridian lines of the body’s natural wavelengths.
Take a moment now to go over how you spent yesterday. How many minutes of the day were focused on your own healing? Did you even remember looking at the food you ate?
When we hit the pause button for just 5 minutes the whole rest of the day is more efficient and less stressful and best of all if we do this practice at end of day, close to bed time, you will sleep better, guaranteed.
Rev.Nadiya Nottingham is a Celtic Priestess and certified yoga and Qigong teacher. She has been a meditator for over 35 years.