Every artist and every writer and every photographer gives their unique vision of the world.
Years ago, I remember being at another lesson at the Apple store, where I went again yesterday to continue brushing up on this new world of computers, internet and social media that we all exist in, and the trainer showed me black and white photographs from another blog.
Everybody in these pictures looked like they need either Prozac or 5HTTP, depending on your orientation, traditional medical or natural alternative medicine.
I was struck how ever single one of the photographs felt devoid of hope, devoid of uplift, even though they were all artfully done.
If you habitually see the world as a threatening place full of traps and pitfalls, your outlook alone may be weakening your acupuncture meridian for your spleen.
Your spleen is your largest lymphatic organ. It’s located on your left side between your 9th and 12th ribs, directly opposite your liver.
The white pulp of your spleen produce white blood cells.
The red pulp of your spleen acts primarily as a blood filter, removing bacteria, viruses and fungi.
If your spleen is under functioning, your immune system will be suppressed, your doctor may tell you that you have increased white blood cell counts and platelets, and you will have a harder time fighting off bacterial or parasitic infections.
If your doctor tells you that you have low white blood cell count, you may be experiencing overwhelming infections that cause your body to use up white blood cells faster than your spleen can make them.
Therefore, having a healthy spleen is essential to your overall well-being.
One of the most important ways you can get your spleen to improve is by having the attitude that it is now safe to relax. The world IS beautiful!
You can download a FREE chart about emotions and your spleen as well as your body’s other organs at this link on my website.
Emotions that affect your spleen include:
- Faith in the future
Many people have developed the attitude that it is better to worry, that somehow being constantly worried about everything could possibly solve anything at all.
In other words, many people have the either conscious or unconscious belief that if they stopped worrying, if they stopped trying to over control every little detail with their puny little minds (as if God, the Universal Source that might possibly have other plans or a greater vision), that their worlds might fall apart.
I was completely guilty of this syndrome in my earlier years.
I remember going to my first alternative practitioner, a kinesiologist, who showed me through my own healing what was possible through kinesiology. He said to me one day, “Catherine, you are just going to have to stop worrying!”
Inside myself, I thought, “How do I do that?” It seemed at the time I was worried about literally everything!
One of the ways I like to teach people about the effects of worrying is with kinesiology.
Among humans, the world champion worriers are usually mothers.
I will have a mother in my office. I will ask her to worry about me – without saying out loud what she is worrying about, just to think about worry and feel worried.
Immediately, I will show her how every muscle in her own body goes weak when she worries.
Then I will show her how her worrying about me affects me, as every muscle in my body also goes weak when she worries.
Few people are aware how their thoughts and feelings about others affect other people!
You can literally make yourself and everybody around you sick just by worrying!!!
Subsequently, I will ask the mother to see me as whole – not necessarily perfect, just as a human being who is not broken and on my spiritual path. No matter what a big disaster I may appear on the outside, I ask her to see me as a spiritual being having a human experience.
When a mother or you or any human being shifts to this attitude, automatically all your muscles will stay strong, I will stay strong and everybody stays happy and healthy.
I had to learn this lesson myself in my practice, as I used to worry about all my clients, thinking I might be doing them a huge favor.
I have learned that it is far better to pray for someone’s highest good than to see anyone as broken.
What is healing? Healing happens when we learn to give up the attitude that it’s better to worry and learn to relax instead, seeing the world and everything and everyone in it as beautiful, whole and all on our spiritual path.