“Be the sun breaking through the clouds.” ― A.D. Posey

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We can be so affected by the weather, especially at this time of year when Nature seems to be having trouble making up her mind! One day is brilliantly sunny and the next is cloudy and gray!

It is easy to let the changing weather influence our mood from day to day. Yet, balancing moods and energy in spite of the weather is not out of reach. In his book, The Call of Sedona, Ilchi comments, “Because everyone has a natural yearning for completion, we are able to change and recreate ourselves endlessly.”

Ilchi Lee teaches simple and powerful methods for maximizing our natural healing power. We can learn to realize the warmth of the sun within ourselves and change not only our health and our mood, but our world as well.

One of the ways to do this is through Sunlight Meditation—to receive energy directly from sunlight. But if it’s a cloudy day, Solar Body Exercises can help increase body temperature and energy through movement. You can learn more about these exercises in Ilchi’s book, The Solar Body: The Secret to Natural Healing.

For now, try the movement called “Brain Wave Vibration” to quiet restless, cloudy-day thoughts and emotions and strengthen energy and blood circulation in the abdomen and brain.

From a seated position, relax your shoulders, straighten your spine, and focus on your abdomen. Make loose fists and gently begin tapping the area two inches below your navel with alternating fists.

You will feel your belly growing warmer. As you continue, move your head, spine and upper body in sync with your inner rhythm. When your tapping grows more rhythmic, begin gently shaking your head from side to side. Empty out all thoughts with your exhaled breaths and experience a growing sense of lightness with your breathing.

Start with just five minutes. Begin Brain Wave Vibration tenderly, and proceed gently at first and take care not to overdo it. To finish, use the palms of your hands to pat any areas where you feel tension, slow the movement and relax a moment.

Check with your medical practitioner before trying this if you have any health concerns. Visit a Body & Brain Center for assistance in learning to do this exercise.

In spite of the gray clouds, you will come to understand a simple, powerful truth: your health, happiness and peace are truly up to you.

Lynn A. TrombettaBy Lynn A. Trombetta: A freelance web writer on topics of art, music, and wellness, Lynn is also a wildlife artist/photographer, professional flutist, recording artist, and published author.