Carrier of Life Force

Brussel sprouts

The summer season is upon us. With the hustle and bustle of work, family, and your own personal goals it is easy to lose sight of oneself and get caught in warpped thought. Often it is the trivial things we focus on throughout our day that cause so much stress and unnecessary negativity.

Dr. Surrogo reminds us that we must understand there is more to our daily life routine than these trivial variables. It is important to stop and reflect on what our "carrier" life force is. 



I noticed that people generally pay more attention to the flower or the fruit, or in this case the Brussels sprouts without acknowledging the stalk. The stalk is the carrier of life force, bringing energy to each blossom. The blossoms would not exist without the stalk. The stalk represents your vital force flowing through your life direction. Your life direction is the conduit for your vital force. Vital force is a term Naturopathic Doctors use to describe your life energy. Your vital force supports all the elements of your life. The blossoms of your life would not exist without your connection to your direction. Otherwise you are unable to have anything blossom in your life of substance. It is all an illusion in your mind, not a true blossoming or crop of substance. 


*Passage and photo taken from @drchristinesurrago 

Christine Surrago, ND Dr. Surrago is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Santa Monica, CA. She determines and treats the root cause of diseases and symptoms. She accepts patients who want to know what is causing their disease and will coach them to make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes to improve their health. She completed her doctorate at Bastyr University, the world’s leading research university in Naturopathic Medicine. While attending, she was trained in the interweaving of modern medicine with naturopathy. Her training in two very different worlds of medicine has given her the ability to work with patients undergoing pharmaceutical treatment while safely bringing their body back into greater function and balance. She is known for treatment of chronic immune dysfunctions, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine disorders and mood disorders. She served as clinical faculty at Bastyr University, specializing in the homeopathic treatment of chronic illness.

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