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The Return of Sedna is Changing the Landscape of our World

These are unprecedented times to say the least. Never during our lifetime has the world been so connected and affected by the systems that govern its people. In the Acutonics Community we are indoctrinated into the world of Sedna, and understand her myth, medicine, and message. This article discusses how Sedna’s evolutionary hand is catalyzing these changes, bringing both challenges and the promise of resolution. It also examines how Sedna’s chart interacts with the chart of the United States, and how the upcoming transits, most notably the eclipses of 2020 will impact both charts, and unleash a chain of events that will undoubtedly change reality as we currently perceive and experience it.
Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks With Needles

“Together, (these) two modalities balance Yin and Yang, both calm and stimulate, and simultaneously ground and lift up the Qi. This permits the integration of Water/Fire polarities within the body, allowing for a flow of Shen spirit in physical form and contributing to the manifestation one’s particular destiny.”
“A Fascination with Fate”: My Approach to Astrological Interpretation

One of the most challenging aspects of unabashedly embracing the astrological worldview, as I have for at least the past 25 years, is that it requires one to abandon a perspective that has been firmly embedded within Western culture for at least a century or more – that of the scientific paradigm, which posits that human beings inhabit a universe in which our existence as a species has no particular significance, and that our individual destinies, as members of that selective group of highly-evolved mammals, are dependent upon the concatenation of purely random factors – and likewise without meaning or purpose. It is an extraordinarily bleak lens through which to regard the nature of reality, and one which provides cold comfort where we are confronted with the harsh vicissitudes of survival on this small verdant globe which we call home, such as the majority of the population is now subject to in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Conversation with Jill Keene Certified Acutonics® Practitioner

Jill Keene our most recently Certified Acutonics® Practitioner began her Acutonics studies with Katie Mink and Laurie Herron in June of 2014, and throughout that year she quickly followed with Level II, III and IV, completing all course work and electives in 2019. I had the pleasure of meeting Jill many years ago at Acutonics Camp in Mt. Shasta and her passion for this work and desire to serve the greater community in any way she could was remarkable. Laurie Herron beautifully articulates my experience of Jill with these words: “I have found Jill to be a deep well that others may draw upon. She shares herself freely with us and our community. Her passion for learning and healing is only surpassed by her desire to be of service. To me she is “Golden”.
The Heart as the Unifier

As we approach summer, the season of the Heart (Fire Element), there is so much going on in the world around us that could trouble our hearts. In the view of Classical Chinese Medicine the primary function of the Heart is to open our awareness of unity and to help us to experience connection and community. The Heart is the “unifier” and is said to define our humanity. It is the home of our spirit. Especially in times of discord it is our hearts that yearn for unity.
Summer Solstice Self-Care Tips

Summer brings us to the Fire Element and long light filled days. On Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, we are showered in sunlight. Remember that the Sun rules the Heart where our authentic-self resides. Working with the energy of the Solstice and the Fire Element, focus on bringing this powerful light deep into your heart to connect with your soul’s true vibration. Engage all the fire meridians in this heart journey. The Small Intestine aids in sorting out what is truth and what is not. The Pericardium meridian protects the heart as we open and expand into ourselves. Last but not least, the San Jiao is a wonderful transporter of qi and blood throughout our whole being, as it circulates and blends Heaven, Humanity and Earth to bring balance within. The Fire Element also reminds us that ceremony and ritual within our community is very important to fill us with love and unity. Community starts within your own being and then expands outward.
West Coast Acutonics® Takes To Zoom!

At the onset of Shelter in Place, Laurie and I had so many questions about how we would go forward in teaching Acutonics in this new unknown situation. We already had 4 classes listed, and students signed up for each of them — What to do?
PANDEMIC ONLINE CONFESSIONS

I am an Aquarian, so I embrace new and progressive, but let’s face it, Aquarius for all its eccentric glory, is a fixed sign and set in its ways. Not to mention my grand fixed cross makes sudden change a bit of a challenge. So when it became obvious (transiting Uranus is conjunct a corner of that cross now) that my Acutonics classes and practice could not be performed in person with real live bodies in the COVID 19 Pandemic, I grudgingly accepted my new path to online classes, Zoom live distance sessions……and I created a Youtube channel.
Weaving Music, Art and Medicine through an Online Portal

I have been teaching Acutonics® for almost 17 years and have incorporated online (live classes) for the past several years. It began when a student from across the country wasn't able to make it to class, due to a change in her school schedule. So, I included her in my classroom via Skype. During these past several years, technology has come a long way. I have worked with several platforms and began using Zoom when they first launched their business. In the beginning, I could only have two or three students at a time without the whole platform or my computer crashing. Since then, I have been meeting with students online who are interested in extracurricular study and guidance, fulfilling their clinical hours, as well as teaching course curriculum classes from time to time.
Creating Your Sacred Space in the Online World!

Things sure have changed quickly. Many of us have had to pivot our lives over the last couple months to find new ways of educating our children, conducting business and our everyday tasks. What we thought could never be done, such as working from home, kids learning off of the television and celebrating special occasions over FaceTime has now become the new normal. We have been combining the creativity within our human spirit with technology, keeping the world moving forward. Yes, the world will go on. While we have a way to go and some bugs to work out, we are creating this world one step at a time. Mother Earth has shown us that with a little bit of help on our part, she can reverse many of the environmental challenges that we face. This is all so inspiring and encouraging to me. However, electronics have not always been my friend, I want to share what I have learned over the last few years, in hopes of making this transition easier for all of us.

"Acutonics is like a super intense meditation session for the body. After every session, I feel balanced and grounded again, and see results in concrete ways as well, such as a stabilized body temperature (with low thyroid)."

- L.H. Santa Fe