The Impact of Caffeine

We are going to continue exploring the amazing Triple Warmer system this week and tips for moving from patterns of limitation to ones of expansiveness. I wanted to start with having a look at the effect caffeine has on Triple Warmer and share with you how the energy system changes when caffeine is present.

In a healthy person the aura is magnificent; a dynamic, constantly changing pulsing array of colour and vibration. Some can be dramatic and fiery, others fluid and gentle, housing and illustrating the character and moods of the individual. When caffeine is in your system, everything begins to look quite different!

Caffeine that is not affecting the system very much simply produces a level of static in the aura. Parts of the auric movements speed up, but mostly at the subtle energy level, caffeine brings in a fogginess. The electrical energy of the body looks like it is a little hyperactive, but nothing too dramatic.

With a second shot of caffeine, things start getting a bit messy! For a start, the whole body system moves into dehydration, leaving it more jittery and discombobulated. The electrical energy system starts really revving up, with much less organisation than usual. The heart can become affected which in turn activates the yin and yang protection system; Triple Warmer and Circulation Sex. Both of these protective systems raise their heads in alarm, setting off a cascade of stress hormones and chemicals. Because of the jittery and hyperactive state of the whole body system, these powerful hormone messengers can act erratically resulting in peaks of adrenaline and cortisol.

With the next cup, the aura begins to look like a drunken dance floor with sections of it literally bumping it other sections.

This is nothing I see in an aura except when caffeine is concerned. The cross over energy systems start dropping and any left/right (yin/yang) imbalance shows up leaving you struggling against a tiredness so deep that you reach for another shot of caffeine, or its partner, sugar. At this point Triple Warmer is quite desperate. All systems are acting crazy and the great Yang Protector can’t bring anything on board, at this point you are in full flight/fight/freeze response. Being in this state repeatedly quickly advances one towards adrenal compromise, fatigue, exhaustion or burn out, meaning you feel constantly tired unless you reach for caffeine or sugar.

OK, OK, enough of the scary! If you have had caffeine today it doesn’t mean that your aura is necessarily resembling a roller coaster ride. But if you feel like that, or if you recognise a love-affair with caffeine, then perhaps it is a good idea to work with some of the suggestions below in order to support your whole-body system and bring your relationship with caffeine into balance.

  • Support the heart by working with the  fire yin/yang loop

  • Reassure Triple Warmer by using techniques to support spleen and circulation sex. As Triple Warmers yin partners it can be a beautiful way to nourish your whole-body system and bring TW down off alert.

  • Sedate Triple Warmer

  • Do the hormonal hook up. This is an excellent one to calm TW, nourish the endocrine system and help you feel relaxed and resilient (very important if you are working with your system to change your relationship with caffeine).

  • Strengthen the aura with the Celtic Weave.

And a final thought: eating well and drinking plenty of water can greatly aid our whole-body system as we move away from the limiting patterns of caffeine. Coffee is not a substitute for food! With each cup of coffee we drink, it takes 2 cups of water to begin to negate the dehydrating effects of the coffee. That means for every cup of coffee you drink you have to drink 2 cups of water simply to be at zero water intake.

And be aware that decaffeinated tea or coffee aren’t necessarily a better option. Harsh chemicals can be used in the decaffeination process that can also deeply impact your health. Coffee that has been treated by Swiss Water Process (seen on the label as SWP) is a very gentle and effective way to decaffeinate coffee so look for that as an option.

With love, Prune


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