By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc, & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc
Senior Acutonics® Practitioners and Teachers
In the current climate of uncertainty and upheaval, the ability to trust and allow the flow of the universe to provide inspiration for movement beyond the experience of outer reality has been extraordinarily challenging. Much of what we see at the root of our clients concerns is a kind of fear that seems to come from a disconnection from their own sense of well-being and instinctual power. This sometimes manifests clearly as fear but often as a kind of hypervigelance or an exaggerated need for control.
We emphasize the importance of the Kidneys a lot in Acutonics courses as the foundation for our core energy, sort of like a battery pack. The Kidneys are not just the foundation of the energy that powers the physical functions of the body. The spirit of the Kidney, the Zhi, provides the power of our life force, or our will to grow. It provides us the ability to face our fears and to move forward in our lives. The Zhi supports the drive to thrive and our will to BE. The kidney spirit supports the Shen spirit of the heart and provides a springboard for the Shen to extend into the expanse of our heart field. When the heart spirit is supported and grounded by the Zhi it results in a sense of equilibrium, wisdom and confidence. This is the matrix that nurtures trust. It engenders a knowing that the universe is infinitely compassionate and generous and that our natural state is one of connection and well-being. Feelings of fear, anxiety and distrust are indications of decreased resonance with the vibrations of the Zhi and the Shen, related to imbalances of the energy of the kidney and heart. As practitioners of Acutonics we can offer our clients a direct experience of vibrational resonance with these manifestations of spirit and a sense of deeply rooted expansiveness.
The Du Mai supports the Kidneys and relates to the Root Chakra, which is the foundation for the sense of rooting and stability to enhance our sense of security. Use the Saturn/Venus 5th interval to consolidate the Kidney energy and the Mars/Venus 5th to balance and activate the Kidneys.
The Yin Wei Mai expands the Heart Chakra. The Jupiter/Venus combination brings expansiveness and love to the Heart. Sun/Neptune combination activates the flow of the Heart spirit.
UB 52, Will Chamber (located about three inches lateral to the lower boarder of the second lumbar, or 1 ½ inches lateral to UB 23, Kidney Shu) is the point related to the Zhi spirit of the Kidney. The Pluto/Venus 5th can be used to reach the deep root and transformative energy of the Zhi.
KID 3, Great Ravine is the Source Point on the Kidney meridian and is an access to the expression of Source energy through the Kidneys. Use all three Octaves of the Mars/Venus 5th interval to access and connect lower and higher vibrations of the Kidney Spirit energy.
Ren 17, Chest Center is the location of the Heart Chakra. To expand the strength of the Spirit (Shen) of the Heart out into the Heart field use high octave Jupiter/Sun 2 combination.
HT 7, Spirit Gate is the source point on the Heart meridian and opens the beauty of the spirit. It opens the gate to nourish warmth and love and brings security and stability to the inner feelings of the heart. The New Moon 5th can open the gate and Full Moon/Venus allows full expression and nurturance of love.
KID 23, Spirit Seal, KID 24, Spirit Ruins, KID 25, Spirit Storehouse (Mountain of Balance Points) have a strong effect on Spirit. They are a mixing place for the primordial yin/water energy of the Kidneys and the primordial yang/fire energy of the Heart. They bring together the Zhi and the Shen. Mars/Venus 5th combines the yin and yang energies on Kidney points over the Heart on these Spirit transforming points.
"The Neptune gong arrived, it spent some time at my home for us to become acquainted, and now is in my therapy office. What an incredible presence! It really is like a living being. I am very grateful. I feel like the gong is a good teacher, ally, and motivator in my study and practice. "
- Shirsten Lundblad, M.Div., LMT