Greta Thunberg: Part II

I was writing the following in an email to a friend and thought, well I could include these observations in a blog post. So here they are:The thickness of our eyebrows relates to how well we handle boundaries, in forming them and being aware if they are being crossed. Thicker eyebrows, like caterpillars, denotes that a person can do it easily, while thinner eyebrows means it’s much harder.


In Greta’s case her naturally thin eyebrows tell me she has great problems letting in/or not letting in, other’s energy and the world at large – due to the fact she’s so energetically fragile and sensitive (see previous post). Other problems include telling the difference between what is her pain, and what is everyone else’s, as there is no difference for her.

Great for the conviction of her activism, not so sure about her life in the long term.
Naturally thin eyebrows also mean someone who isn’t naturally confident. So Greta’s commitment to going out there and giving speeches stems from doing what’s right and her ability to see the bigger picture – “if I don’t say this, who will. What’s at stake is more important” – rather than “I can do it! I believe in myself!”

In the birth date system I use, she is called the “princess.”
Princesses in the hierarchy of royalty don’t have as much responsibility as Kings or Queens – they’re the ones hosting parties and charity galas not leading the country.
But when they are forced into a position of responsibility, it won’t fit them, and it will be difficult for them.
Away from the metaphor now and how this translates into real life.


A princess will take this position far too seriously and let it weigh heavily on their shoulders – when this happens they deprive themselves to make things better for others.


This deprivation could mean living in poor conditions, living off really basic dull food, deprivation to the point where there is no fun or joy in their lives. Of course, I’m not advocating that Greta just switches to luxury and extravagance, and fuck the planet, no!


I’m just worried that as this goes on, it will have a long term effect on her spirit and mental health, and her life will start to become one of joyless martyrdom because of her ideals. Hopefully not, as she some signs of mischief and playfulness in her face (up slanted eyes and eyebrows).
One of her life long challenges will be her commitment to her standards and ideals, and taking and enjoying small pleasures in life. Another lesson is learning that enjoying these pleasures, they need not come at the expense of others.


Okay, I’ve officially written 1,000 words on Greta Thunberg. I’ve hope you’ve all enjoyed this.
See you in a few days!


Cairistiona

What does Greta Thunberg’s face say?

Let’s start with the explanation of my work:

Chinese face reading is based off Chinese Medicine, which in turn is based on thousands of years’ worth of observations of the rhythms and cycles in nature. CFR has taken these observations and applied them to the human face because humans are a part of nature. We are not separate from its rhythms and cycles. We are animals too.

It’s a holistic practice that reads each “piece” of the face as part of a whole, with every feature having an upside and a downside, so it’s compassionate, not judgemental.

Before we get to Thunberg’s face, I need to add a disclaimer: I don’t know that much about her. Except,  she is a climate change activist and she is autistic.

This is what her face says to me:

When you come to know CFR, after a while, you can start to see themes in someone’s personality.

From Thunberg’s face I know that she is quick thinking and makes her decisions swiftly, based in the moment – her eyebrows are peaked and slanting upwards. The up slant of her eyes communicate something similar, she is an optimist who can see more possibilities in any situation.

Her canthi (the shape of the flesh around the tear duct) are pointed which again denotes a quickness in words and speech, and precision too. No beating around the bush with her. On the downside, this can mean she is too sharp and too quick with her words.

There’s also a theme of stamina, a lot of it! The bridge of her nose is very broad and her lower cheeks are very full, both are a sign of someone who can keep going and going well after others have popped out for a break (or even a nap).

So no signs of climate activism so far. Where is it then?

When doing a face reading I incorporate information from the face and the patterns in their birth date.

What Thunberg’s birth date tells me is that she has this remarkable sensitivity that allows her to mirror someone’s energy and take other’s energy as her own.

She is someone who feels sick when a friend in a bad mood walks next to her. She’s someone who avoids shopping malls, busy streets and crowded small places as the invisible stress picked up from the people is very unbearable. And someone who twitches at the sight of a painting two milimetres out of place.

This can mean a propensity for perfectionism, idealism and/or high standards. Chinese Medicine relates this pattern to heaven or the skies, a high up place.

Thunberg’s commitment to her activism could be born out feeling the pain of the environment as her own (because of her sensitivity) and in accord with what’s right, her high values.

Usually, when someone has high standards, they have a black and white approach to things. It’s either the best or it isn’t. Anything lower than their standards, they’re just not interested in pursuing or having in their life.

Another pattern Chinese Medicine associates with this is metal, which slashes and cuts, which is exactly what high standards do.

There is so much more that I can say but we’re already at 500 words!

See you next week,

Cairistiona

 

 

How To Heal Emotional Pain

If there’s one thing more inevitable in life than death and taxes, pain is it.

One question that has been in my mind over the years is, “If pain is inevitable, then how do you heal it? How do you cope?” And this question is always in my mind when reading about the suffering in the world – I see it to be all caused by emotional pain which has stagnated into darkness. Which is sometimes violent. Sometimes not.

Physical pain and physical wounds are very different to emotional, that much we know.

If I was cut, there would be blood which I would need to clean, apply pressure, get a bandage. If the cut was severe, I’d need to call emergency services and go to a hospital and receive urgent medical attention. Then in a few weeks and maybe longer, poof! A scar.

It’s all very linear and time orientated.

But if there was any emotional trauma in the mind from that cut – say if I was attacked and stabbed – the process of healing would be much, much longer and trickier.

And this is the other thing – it’s non-linear and not time orientated (in that you could be dealing with this trauma for a long time).

The topic of this article is obviously very long and requires more attention than I can give it, so I’m going to try and make a point on this topic that could help you.

Back to non-linear.

Chinese Medicine associates healing as an activity with the image of water in nature. Is water a linear thing? Rivers curve and bend, meander and wander. Go this and that way. Even the sea is controlled by the moon, which over the years has be associated with mystery. Healing and being healed, recovery and recovering, are mysterious non-linear things.

In order to heal emotional pain, you need to ease your frustrations and expectations for this to be done in a month. You need to know that your healing process with slow, but also random and unexpected. You need to be as patient as the river is.

Second thing:

In this western world, there is an assumption, or at least a cultural standard, that the tangible physical world is the real world.

When that is our baseline, then the natural assumption is that what is not physical is not real and all in our heads.

So when it comes to emotional pain, our inner worlds, our emotions and other’s emotions, we’ve been conditioned that it’s not real and because it’s not real, not tangible, there’s no framework to heal and deal, even less to acknowledge and accept the emotional pain.

So the third thing:

To heal your emotional pain, you need to know that it’s real and that the world inside that you have, is also real. As real as flesh and blood, as real as the clothes you wear, as real as your pet cat, as real as the incident that started all of this.

And the actual act of healing? It’s too much to write and detail here, and also highly personal.

But a tip: if healing is associated with water in Chinese Medicine, then think on how water is. Water doesn’t do anything, it simply is. It’s “being.”

That’s the hardest thing to understand about healing emotional pain, is learning how to be with it, notice, listen, focus on it fully, rather than “doing” anything with it, as doing can sometimes easily become ignoring through action.

(Might be back to face reading tips next week, felt like writing more about the principles of Chinese Medicine this week.)

Speak soon!

Cairistiona

A Long One: Year in Review!

We’re heading into one of my favourite times of year, autumn.

I love it because of it’s beauty, because of impermanent that beauty is, and how finally I can dress more comfortably and winter will be coming soon.

Can you tell how much I love wearing coats and hats and scarves?

Anyway,  Chinese medicine is about being in harmony with nature which means going with the flow and creating greater ease.

For autumn CM states that it’s a perfect time to look back as well as forwards, to see how well you’ve done and to anticipate (or envision) what you want to do in the forthcoming year.

Traditionally in western culture we do this as the calendar year dictates, so in January, but this not aligned with nature – winter is hibernation, sleepy sleepy time – so this is why it’s much much hard to keep a new years resolution. It’s against nature’s current.

So with the oncoming shedding of nature I’ve been looking at how this year has gone for me and where I want to go next.

It’s gone very well actually! Better than expected!

For the first time I’ve managed to pay rent from running this business – not once, not twice, but three times! Three times I’ve managed to pay rent from my income.

Traffic to this website has been the busiest ever, the busiest month was May with over 427 people visiting and finding me through web searches. And months after have achieved similar numbers.

I hit 50 likes on the Facebook page, and my email subscriber count has hit an all time high of four people! Yay! Which is up from 0 in January.

In non face readery news, I’m beginning to finish a novel I began eight years ago and I mean truly finish it. I’m finding less and less wrong with it, the plot is how I want it, the characters are consistent and I’ve finally understood what I was trying to say regarding my theme.

That’s not to say that it’s all been easy this year. Sometimes I’ve been in an emotional maelstrom for no apparent reason, sometimes between the three months where I could pay rent from an income I wondered if face reading was an entirely plausible and viable income source.

Because I understand Chinese birth date reading, I knew what was going on for me this year. This is the system I use for reading birth dates (and incorporate into the face reading work) which also based on Chinese Medicine.

The theory is that wherever we are born in the cycles of time, it leaves an imprint on us and impacts our character, for one thing, and where we are and what we will experience in a year in order to grow – as all life is structured around growth.

For me I was expecting a sensation of an arrival or homecoming, that the struggle of the past four years was finally over – the theme for this year was a harvest (literally early autumn) for me, so I knew I’d find something or something would happen that would make me feel that I had found my place in the world. And ta dah! I did. I’ve reaped rewards from keeping on this online business journey for two years.

It’s said that this sort of Earth year for me, that whatever starts this year will grow deep roots but equally it’s a year of beginnings and endings.

I can’t go into much about the endings, but I’ve had a few friendships end this year that I realise weren’t serving me. As for the deep roots and beginnings? I cannot tell yet but I hope so!

For next year, the theme is royalty, the king or queen. So I expect that it will feel like that I am coming into myself more, my own power, my own sense of self. The last time this happened nine years ago I became a writer and it felt as if I’d become more me, if that makes any sense (authenticity is another theme for next year).

So I’ll be consciously looking for things that don’t feel like me, things that don’t feel meaningful and then dropping them from my life.

What I’m hoping for is that I finally move out of my parents house!! Feeling and being more authentic can feel like a graduation, a sense of completion. I’d love for next year to be my “graduation” out of this house.

But, but, but, but, I need your help in order to do this.

I need this business to grow and thrive, and in order for that to happen I need to write here once a week, and it would be really nice and so much appreciated (and it would make my life easier) if you share any of my posts with friends. Or recommend me to them, or subscribe and follow the blog, the facebook page etc etc

One another note, if any of this talk of years and riding the seasons has caught your interest, I can do this for you.

These readings are not psychic and act as a forecast. I hope to, like a farmer’s almanac, use Chinese Medicine in order to tell you how to ride this “season” of your life rather than go against it, and inform you how your own biases and personal filters will affect this year by lightly reading your face and birth date.

These readings will last 45 minutes, will incorporate a Chinese face reading, and will be at a price of $140 USD.

Interested? Email circularfacereading@gmail.com with dates and times you have in mind. I’m on GMT time so please take that into consideration.

That’s it for this week, see you next!

Cairistiona

 

At His Own Pace

It’s no secret that fans of Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire have been complaining for along time about when the series will be finished.

The last book to be released in the series was in 2011, eight years ago, and before that the previous installment was released in 2005.

I don’t want to put more pressure on Martin and speculate, using Chinese face and birth date reading, why he’s taking his time – I can’t know that unless he sits and has a reading with me – but I can affirm that this speed is true to his design.

And that’s what we’re looking for in a face reading, health of spirit. It is based on Chinese medicine after all!

Anyway, George R. R. Martin.

The pattern in nature that Chinese medicine associates with his face is winter – a broad AND high forehead, a jaw that runs into the neck, large earlobes, plumpness and softness to the face and body (no sharp features) and wavy hair (seen on pictures when he was younger).

Is winter a fast time? Is winter a warm time? No! It’s a time for hibernation, a time when the cold makes us move slowly. For me, I don’t know if it’s true for you, Winter has a feel about it that makes it almost out of time.

In a person, if you’re ever confronted with a Winter person, please never expect them to be on time. Even if they promise that they will and they are sure, don’t.

Why?

The world in which they live in their heads is out of time. The way they prefer to move through the world is with a flow, an almost intuitive flow – feeling what they want to do next. Unrushed. Unhurried. They probably hate clocks and have none or maybe one in their house – the simple ticking of that clock can place enough pressure to take them out of their “flow.”

They experience hours and time very differently, maybe even not knowing ten minutes or what an hour feels like because, like winter, their minds are out of time.

In Chinese medicine this pattern is also connected to water, these people are underwater, and like winter, water is slow. Unlike winter, water winds and curves and is non-linear.

These are all aspects of George R. R. Martin’s character.

This non-linear quality to a person can make then unorthodox to their approach, and therefore encourage mistrust – “they don’t turn up on time, they don’t do when they’d said they do it, are they actually working?”

Like a river to the sea, they will get there, they will reach their destination, we just need to trust them and their own sense of time.

I have no worries about how Martin is approaching this and the time he’s taking.

(Yay! Chinese Face reading! Compassion everywhere!)

See you next week.