Isn’t this beautiful?

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Like you, me, all of us, it’s flawed and beautiful.

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art. Every break is unique and instead of repairing an item like new, the 400-year-old technique actually highlights the “scars” as a part of the design. 

Using this as a metaphor for healing ourselves teaches us an important lesson: Sometimes in the process of repairing things that have broken, we actually create something more unique, beautiful and resilient.

– Tiffany Ayuda, nbcnews.com

Receiving bad news week after week, it can feel as though you might crack under the weight of it all. 

There is a powerful point along the Stomach Meridian called Broken Bowl. 

When you hold and stimulate this point, it restores energy flow through seven deep pathways which provide enriching support. Stomach 12 is where the Broken Bowl is made whole again.”

– Dr. Sara Allen 

If you have been feeling as if you are having trouble receiving nourishment or fulfillment from life because of worry about the unknown, holding this point can help restore your ability to trust the process of life. 

An alternate name of stomach 12, tiangai, ‘heaven’s cover,’ refers to the location of this point directly over the lungs that embodies our connection to heaven through breath.”

– Lonny Jarrett

To access the golden, restorative power present in this point, place your fingertips over your clavicle, four fingertip lengths from your midline. 

Crossing your arms as you hold these points also stimulates the activation of Source Points on your wrists, and the arm cross encourages Yin/Yang Balance. 

Take a series of deep breaths as you wait to feel pulses through your fingertips and feel your body exhale or relax.

As you breathe, ponder…

What fills you up with energy, inspiration, love, wonder or joy? 

Just like you put trust in friends that have helped you through rough times, you will put more and more trust and faith in yourself and the growth process inherent in life when you have nourished yourself through an upset or tough time. 

You, me, we are all beautifully broken…pieces of life’s art. 

And, we can find our strength in the shiny, golden aspects of life which nourish us.

We can hold our life loves dear in moments that feel like they might break us apart.  

After waking Tuesday feeling the heaviness of the recent news, I was able to take a bike ride and find fulfillment and wonder to help me be of service to my clients later in the day. 

I invite you to fill your bowl with something that fulfills you and helps you be the beautiful piece of life’s art that you are. 💖

Much love, 

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2 Replies to “Isn’t this beautiful?”

  1. I have stumbled on to your blog and just said, where have you been all this time! Very grateful and honor to know what you’ve thought me today!

    1. Lara Riggio says: Reply

      So happy to have you here, Jose! Glad you’re enjoying my exercises 🙂

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Lara Riggio is an Energy Intuitive. Her videos, classes, and sessions have helped tens of thousands discover and heal the mind/body, ancestral, and past life blocks which sabotage health and happiness. She is based in New York City, and works out of her Central Park Energy Center in Columbus Circle.