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Imagine our beautiful earth, hanging like a jewel in the starry vastness of space, the blue seas, the green continents, the white clouds.  A living, breathing, being of  fire and water….earth and sky…minerals and plants…animals and human beings.

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.


In order for the Earth to thrive it needs the commitment, cooperation and integration of every living organism living on it.  This harmonization was proved by James Lovelock’s “Gaia Theory that every ocean, tree, human, animal, insect, etc. is actually a conglomeration of millions of cells combined to create the flesh, blood, oxygen and nerve endings of the earth itself.  Truly, it is a dazzling display of everything and everyone joining together to form one massive self-regulating organism, the Earth/Gaia itself.  

Right now as you are reading this hundreds of thousands of little beings are at work in a symbiotic union to help you adapt and thrive.  In fact your body is nothing more or less than a vast conglomeration of millions of cells that are constantly absorbing nutrients of all kinds from their environment.  It is through the cooperation of these complex organisms that you exist at all.  But how does this absorption happen…mostly through the senses, hearing, seeing, tasting and smelling the world around us.  We also feel it with every inch of our skin.   

This video “The inner life of a cell explained” really helps us see how these dinstinct little beings work together to produce and complete a human cell.   lhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3eJLj1V4R0 

We are truly partners in the creation of reality.  The power of life, the creative spirit lives around and within us.  We can never truly be separated from this creative power, although it can remain hidden from our conscious awareness.  We are infused with and connected to the power of all creation.  The same elements that form the Earth and the stars, also form our bodies.  The amount of water in the human body is similar to the amount of water on the body of the Earth.  The percentage of salt in our bloodstreams is the same percentage of salt that exists in the oceans.  Our bones are Earth’s mountains, our veins its flowing rivers, our energy bodies the Earth’s higher magnetic Self.   When we exploit the Earth’s resources or abuse it, we are only injuring ourselves.  Our real power emerges when we see the power of the whole and recognize our interconnectedness.   

“We with our lives are like islands in the sea, like the trees in the forest.  The maple and the pine may whisper to each other with their leaves…..But the trees also commingle their roots in the darkest underground, and the islands also hang together through the ocean’s bottom.  Just as there is a continuum of cosmic consciousness, against which our individuality builds but accidental fences….Our normal consciousness is circumscribed  for adaptation to our external environment, but the fence is weak in spots, and fitful influences from beyond leak in, showing the otherwise unverifiable human connection.” William James 

An important aspect of a living organism is its ability to adapt to its environment, in fact, this is how the whole process of evolution happens….our bodies are constantly being called upon to adjust and adapt to our surroundings.  Just as we need to be careful of the foods we eat, so too do we need to be aware and careful of what impressions we allow ourselves to take in to nourish our minds and emotions.  An organism needs a supportive environment that will provide for its needs and encourage its growth.    Interestingly, among all the animals around us, we are the only one that is not locked into our environment.  Our imagination, our reason, our emotions and strength make it possible for us not to accept the environment but to change it!  

This simple video shows the water can only stay on the penny as long as the drops continue to hold on to each other http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Drops-on-a-Penny–Cohesive-Forces-of-Water-/ 


“We are going through a period as traumatic as the evolution of man’s predecessors from sea creatures to land creatures….Those who can adapt will; those who can’t will either go on surviving somehow at a lower level of development or will perish—washed up on the shore”. Lawrence Suhn 

The early humans depended on nature to provide the basic necessities of life.  Their consciousness was mostly visual.  They thought, felt and lived visually.  There didn’t seem to be much difference between the time of sleeping and daily activities, between visions and perceptions.  The only way he related to the world was through visualization.  The earliest record of the visualization experience was during the Ice Age – 60,000 to 10,000 B.C., cave dwellers in France, Spain, Africa and Scandinavia painted on the walls of their caves of what they saw.  Most of the paintings were of animals they hunted.  Apparently some of these rock images were imprinted with spear marks….we can imagine these cave dwellers gathering around the fresh painting either reliving a great hunt or preparing for future ones, visualizing the souls of the animals they would kill for food and clothing.  

Other drawings found in caves were pictures of men wearing animal masks.  Anthropologists believe these paintings may have depicted the tribal shamans—priest-magician-healer figures who again used images as a form of communication.  It was believed that the Shaman, putting on the mask of an animal, became one with the animal and gained power over it (instead of asking the animal to be an ally). These primitives were not like the Shamans of today, instead they were awed by a force they could not understand and so, tried to exert control over it by simple-mindedly imitating it.   

With the development of language and the written word, rational thought became dominant.  Words became labels, allowing us to detach from our experience, analyze it, as well as causing our humanness to separate from nature.  With these changes came the birth of civilization, law, order, the development of philosophical and moral systems, and math and science.   

As knowledge and communication increased, people started to live higher social roles carrying their sense of separation and alienation from nature to its extreme.  If something couldn’t be perceived with their five senses, they considered it unimportant or even nonexistent.  They looked only on the outside of themselves…..e.g., what they looked like, the makeup they had on, the clothes they wore, the house they lived in….in other words, how other people saw them.  This is where we began to wear masks, in order to hide our true feelings from others and to protect ourselves from being judged, ridiculed or criticized.  The problem was, we forgot or became unaware we were wearing them anymore.  This façade passed onto our Personality and we became even more distant from ourselves and from our day-to-day experiences.  And so, wanting to be accepted by others, and be in their good books, we pretended to be different from our true selves.  And thus, we became trapped in a vicious circle, unable to communicate clearly with others and in the process lost the ability to communicate with ourselves.  The gap between our feeling, thinking and ability to act became so distorted that we were like different people trapped in the same body. 

It really does take a lot of energy to hold in and hold back our thoughts and feelings.  I loved what Dr. Philip McGraw wrote in his book “SELF Matters”, he used the analogy of a trying to hold a beach ball underwater to express how much energy it takes to suppress our authentic self.  He said “Remember how much effort and energy it took to hold it under you as it squeaked and wriggled from side to side, trying to avoid your suppressing hands and claim its natural buoyancy?  Isn’t this exactly what happens when you deny your authentic self its natural expression?  Just imagine the exhaustion you have accumulated, fighting that same fight every minute of every hour of every day of your life”.    

Now, in our present age, we think we have more problems than ever before but actually what’s really going on is we are becoming much more sensitive to a new set of values a new quality of awareness and a new way of being.   We are in fact becoming multi-sensory beings.   

“The world asks that we focus less on how we can coerce something to make it conform to our designs and focus more on how we can engage with one another, how we can enter into the experience and then notice what comes forth.  It ask that we participate more than plan”. Wheatley and Kellner-Rogers 



 Modern psychics have taught us that everything in the universe is essentially pulsating energy, constantly changing and renewing itself. The Earth, too, goes through a cycle of deterioration and regeneration (birth/death/rebirth)…changing something old into a new form of life.  We could see this change as a form of death as it is the force of change.  But really and truly, I see it as a movement of pulling us away from one thing and pushing us into another.  And we are right in the midst of this tide after tide movement.  If we do not learn how to become adaptable and flexible within these currents, we will spend our time being tossed about like seaweed in a storm.    

“In its boldest outlines, we face a choice between two alternatives: going backward to a state of submission to nature, or going forward to accept our responsibility for nature.  I believe we must go forward, not backward, both for our good and for the good of the planet.  The most efficient way to define our responsibility is by the way of an image:  We are emerging as Earth’s nervous system.  Just as the nervous system of an animal has a specific role to play within and for the earth as a whole.  Indeed, one of the roles of the nervous system is to make a whole out of the parts of which the animal is constituted.  The nervous system of an animal orchestrates the activities of the digestive system, circulatory system, musculature, sensory systems and so on, in order that they act as a whole.  The nervous system identifies the self of the animal whose existence it supports and partially comprises.  At this moment in history, Earth is not a biological entity in its own right;  Earth is neither a plant or an animal.  In a purely formal sense, the Earth contains or houses a biological system, but this system is nothing more or less than the sum total of all living things on the planet.  But a total is not an entity.  We have the unique potential to transform the Earth into an entity with its own coherence and integrity—its own self.  This is something we should do, both for our own sake and for the sake of the natural planet.   

Making an organic entity out of the sum of living things on the planet is essentially a matter of resolving tensions between opposites.  To that extent, it requires thinking through what to the casual glance may look like contradictions or paradoxes.  For example, we are clearly only part of nature, and a tiny part at that, so it may seem impossible or paradoxical that we at the same time take charge of the whole.  We can help ourselves see through this apparent impossibility by reminding ourselves that the nervous system of any animal is a mere fraction of the whole, and that the paradox is resolved in a harmonious resolution of tension.  Biological entities are organic, organized: Their parts, all of which have interest of their own, come together to serve their various interests cooperatively.  This cooperation presupposes a primary tension between the interests of the individual cells in the first place, as well as a way to resolve these tensions for the mutual benefit of all.  Thus, the cells of the kidneys, for example, are both servants of the body as a whole, which provides their food, water and oxygen.  Similarly, the cells of the nervous system are both served by the body and are servants of the body: both masters and slaves.  

There is no magic involved in this; nothing supernatural is required.  Nervous systems have provided animals from time immemorial with an advantage in the evolutionary race; the advantage of cooperation.  Nevertheless, there is a tension.  Seeing how a whole can be made of its parts requires looking past apparent clashes of interest to the underlying unities.  Environmentalism  thinks in terms of the clash between humankind and the rest of the natural order. Environmentalism has witnessed the manifold injuries inflicted on nature by humankind, and it recommends that we repent, assume a posture of humility and try to make ourselves as small as possible (try to reduce our ecological footprint as much as possible) so that nature can reassert its power over us. In this vision one side or the other must triumph……I suggest that as long as the conflict between human interests and nature remains at center stage, the conceivable solutions to our “environmental” problems (whether or not they amount to a crisis) will be restricted to victory of one side over the other.  We must instead learn to see tensions, rather than clashes, between nature and humankind. We must look beyond victory for either side to a unity of the two sides.  In this unity, there is a special role for us to play:  we seek the harmonious resolution of tensions between humankind and nature.  Just as a nervous system enables your billions and billions of individual cells to be the single entity that you understand yourself to be, so too we can become the unifying information-processing system of the planet as a whole.”  Jeffrey E. Foss  Beyond Environmentalism: a philosophy of nature   

The nervous system is the most complex physical structure of all known works of nature.  Its billions of interconnections and electromechanical transactions allow us to think, create, love, act and become conscious of our intentions.  The slightest bit of information sets off a whole communication system that looks like and works as a network of miniature cables.  This massive network involves the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves that radiate to every part of your body.  If you were to arrange all the nerves in your body in one line, they’d probably be about 62,000 miles long!!  The nervous system is in charge of and coordinates every activity in your body, including thought, speech, and language recognition; all your senses and the functioning of your muscles and organs.  

Every nerve in your body has a corresponding artery and as mentioned in Part 1 of The Subtle Anatomy, a corresponding etheric thread or nadis too.  The nervous system ends in the sensory organs (eyes, ears, taste, smell, touch) that provides us with information about our environment and about ourselves.  Without a nervous system you wouldn’t be able to feel happy or sad, or feel hot or cold, of if it was light or dark..

 The main transportation of the nervous system is the brain.  It is the best organized 3 lbs of matter in the known universe.  Tens of billions of tiny nerve cells transmit electrical signals from the nerves to the brain.  And each nerve cell in the brain is connected to many other cells in the brain and is affected by them.  The whole brain hums actively firing in circuits or loops, round and round like a pinwheel, throwing off sparks of energy on each cycle.  Great masses of nerve cells unite together to create a marvelous orchestra which plays thoughts of truth and beauty, which creates creative imagination.  

Carl Sagan on the Brain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SHc67Hep48

 “As a net is made up of a series of ties, so everything in this world is connected by a series of ties.  If anyone thinks that the mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken.  It is called a net because it is made up of a series of interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and responsibility in relation to the other meshes.”  The Buddha

 Neurons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvxXnQuvTD8&NR=1

 How your Brain Works http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ3401XVYww&feature=related

 “Our brain is designed to move information in space and time—from as far out in the starlit sky as our eyes can see to as far away on earth as our legs can walk, from as far back in real time as our memory can recall to as far forward in psychic time as our plans can project.” Robert Sylwester  

The information in the incredible video(s) (over an hour long) shown here, truly describes the significant global shifts occurring on our planet Earth right now.  Not only does it describe the significance of the end of the Mayan Calendar and of the Hopi Prophecies,  it also talks of the awakening or ‘quickening’ of human consciousness in our year, 2011.       http://vimeo.com/awakeningasone/the-quickening

Civilization has separated us from our own true nature, we have up to now suppressed our emotions and relied heavily on our minds to steer us through life.  Technology has expanded our minds to higher levels of understanding but it has also separated us from ourselves.  We are not attuned to the richness of our surroundings and we are not vibrating at a fast enough rate to channel the many creative rich currents coming our way.  Something deep down, hidden within us doesn’t want to change.  We have also reached a stage where the mind now recognizes its own limitations.  What we don’t realize is that nature is the one that knows what will happen tomorrow.

Now that we have a ground from which to work from, let’s continue to explore and move up the ladder of  the subtle human anatomy.  Let’s dive into the emotional side of our humanness and how our thoughts and emotions are the gateway to the earth’s field of energy and that of the universe.

to be continued…….

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“Diabetes – Fear of fully participating in life. Great need for control and to know things. Deep need for attention and approval. Constant craving for love, with a belief that you are unworthy or undeserving. Deep-seated guilt. Belief you have to struggle to survive. Can often lose yourself in relationships. Constant need for sweetness to mask the feelings of weakness, limitation, and belief that there is not enough”. THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF YOUR BODY: The Essential Guide to Health and Wellness ~ Inna Segal

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which a person cannot metabolize sugar in the blood.  As the levels of blood sugar, known as glucose rise, especially over a prolonged period of years, the sugar becomes toxic to a number of systems in the body, including the cardiovascular system.

 The cells of our body need glucose to produce energy……AND….the brains only food is glucose.  Glucose needs to be at a certain level for the brain to function normally.  After we eat, sugar levels normally rise in the body triggering a release of a hormone called insulin from cells in the pancreas called beta-cells.  Insulin ‘knows’ how to opens the doors of all our cells in the body, allowing glucose to enter them.  As glucose enters the cells, sugar levels drop off until we eat again.

 This site http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/overview/ gives a clear and concise overview of diabetes as well as a wealth of information on clinical trials and research.

 “When people eat, the pancreas automatically produces the right amount of insulin to move glucose from blood into the cells. In people with diabetes, however, the pancreas either produces little or no insulin, or the cells do not respond appropriately to the insulin that is produced. Glucose builds up in the blood, overflows into the urine, and passes out of the body in the urine. Thus, the body loses its main source of fuel even though the blood contains large amounts of glucose…….



 Type I diabetes is an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease results when the body’s system for fighting infection—the immune system—turns against a part of the body. In diabetes, the immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. The pancreas then produces little or no insulin. A person who has type 1 diabetes must take insulin daily to live……


 The most common form of diabetes is type 2 diabetes. About 90 to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2. This form of diabetes is most often associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, previous history of gestational diabetes, physical inactivity, and certain ethnicities. About 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight.”


“Children can develop diabetes at a time of parental conflict, such as divorce or death, feel that they are the cause of the loss, or that the parent no longer loves them, or due to a smothering, excessively adoring parent.  Adult diabetes can occur during times when you feel under-nourished emotionally.  It also occurs in connection with obesity, which is often linked to a loss of love or fear of intimacy and shows the link between overeating to make up for a lack of love and inability to receive love.” Deb Shapiro YOUR BODY SPEAKS YOUR MIND

My brother passed away from a Diabetic Coma at the young age of 34.  Like so many who have lost loved ones at an early age, I started searching to understand the energetics of this disease.   Two years after Len’s death, I found myself catapulted into Alternative Healing.  Every person encountered taught me more about the forces and causes behind an illness and how each illness acts upon and affects one’s physical well-being.  Each healing  shared, helped me to recognize what needed to change about myself.

How Others Intuit The Energetics of Diabetes

 “One of the things I have discovered about diabetes is that it requires being in the present. It forces us to be diligent. It requires us to manage our lives – every little tiny thing: food, sugar, sleep/rest, testing, insulin, exercise, treatment options. It requires we take responsibility for ourselves. Our health, our quality of life depends on our ability to act responsibly.” Carolyn Myss


I understand what Caroline Myss is saying, for it is absolutely essential to understand a disease.  Type II diabetes can place major obstacles in your efforts to stay healthy, but this disease can magnify other risk factors, especially  your cardiovascular system and nerves.  Damaged nerves stops us from feeling the sensations of heat, cold, touch and pain.  You may not be aware of the pain that results from the heart not getting sufficient oxygen.  Without this warning singal, you may not be conscious of angina or even heart attack.  Also when sugar levels stay high in the blood, damage can occur in the tiniest blood vessels transporting oxygen to the tissues.  These tiny arteries or arterioles become scared or clogged with cholesterol-containing plague.

Only YOU can manage your disease,  Of course your doctor will prescribe insulins or oral medications but ultimately it is YOU who must be the one in control on a day-to-day basis.

There is extensive material on the internet and in books about diabetes.  Take the time to really learn all that you can about your condition.

The good news is, diabetes can be well controlled.  In both type I and type II, diet and exercise play major roles and are essential as part of your treatment.   Stack the odds in your favor by doing all you possibly can to work with you doctor and bring your diabetes under control.

The most important element to self healing is the ability to be present with your self.  You cannot begin if you are preoccupied with the past or living in the expectations of future times.  All these do is scatter your ability to focus and  leave you powerless.

Being in the present  will begin the process of releasing powerful emotions that have been masked or blocked.  It means courageously looking back and inward on a pain originally based on a fear…..an often painful process  we all try desperately to avoid.  AND  when we avoid pain, we experience frustration, anger and exhaustion…..our bodies only get sicker.

Taking care of yourself requires discipline and focus……it takes alot of courage to nourish and respectfully pay attention to YOU.

It is your right and responsiblity, as well as your joy to love and be loved.

“The sugar level in our blood obviously relates to the amount of sweetness and love in our lives and to the opposite, anger and sourness. Diabetes can indicate that the love we are receiving is uncontrollable and excessive, to the point where it is smothering or overwhelming. It is also unusable as it is constantly being eliminated in the urine, thus responding to a sense of loss and inner sadness. In this state there is a great desire for affection and love, yet an inability to know how to act if it is received. This give rise to anger and resentment, a blaming of others for our own inner fear and confusion in dealing with love. The word spleen also means moroseness and irritability. Hypoglycemia indicates the same conflicts with expressing and receiving sweetness, but the conflict leaves an inner depletion and emptiness.” Deb Shapiro

From Louise Hay’s “Heal Your Body”:
“Diabetes (Hyperglycemia, Mellitus):
Probable Cause: Longing for what might have been. A great need to control. Deep sorrow. No sweetness left.
Affirmation: This moment is filled with joy. I now choose to experience the sweetness of today.

Represents the sweetness of life.
Affirmation: My life is sweet.

Probable Cause: Rejection. Anger and frustration becauuse life seems to have lost its sweetness.
Affirmation: I love and approve of myself, and I alone create sweetness and joy in my life.”

This quote is also from a book by Louise L. Hay  and Mona Lisa Schulz

“People who have adrenal gland, pancreatic, and blood sugar problems are often overwhelmed by their emotions and have lost their identity by being constantly in service to others. These people often feel better about their internal spiritual life than their external life of weight and looks and work. Sprituality becomes the outlet they use to build self-worth and self-love. It is literally how they define themselves. Because of this tendency these people often let their physical appearance go and their digestive health plummets, leading to blood sugar problems and fatigue. To them, spirituality is the universe; advancing their career or caring for their appearance or well-being on Earth is not part of their skill set.

If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from the symptoms of adrenal gland and blood sugar problems, the first step is to take medical actions. But as is the case with many emotion-centric disorders, medicine will probably only be effective for acute problems; chronic issues need a subtler approach to healing. You need to build your sense of self-worth and manage your responsibility for others.” All is Well: Heal Your Body with Medicine, Affirmations, and Intuition ~ By Louise L. Hay and Mona Lisa Shulz

 “DIABETES: Mental Attitude: Refusing to give. Takes the form of deliberately withholding Self from others. Fear of never being able to have enough. Thinking Self does not have enough to give, therefore being stingy with how one gives.

Suggestions for Improvement: Be courageous. You can’t hide your Self forever, and fear is a limitation. Bring the real you out where others can see you. You may find you are a pretty valuable person. Practice giving something away every day to a stranger. It must be a stranger so you will not expect something from them in return. Choose to give to someone you will not see again. This is a place to begin.

Mental Attitude: Desire to give and holding back on this. Fear of losing from giving. Attitude of Self righteousness which is selfishness. Conditionally giving and receiving. Jealousy.
Suggestions for Improvement: Have the courage to reveal the Real you. Give to ten people each day. Find a present for someone each week, a present that is very special and just exactly for that person.”   Daniel Condron


There are many different reasons why illness and disease develop in the human body. And although we have come to know that all illness has its roots in spirit, we cannot simply decide that all people with diabetes suffer psychologically from it the same way.  There are so many extenuating circumstances and conditions that a soul may have experienced, that each illness should be looked at as unique in terms to it’s meaning for each person. Many have written on the meaning of different illnesses, however, it has to feel right to in order for the information to empower you in taking charge of your life.

Dis-ease, and the circumstances of your life cannot be simply explained away by just telling yourself you’ll love and honor yourself more. The crux of the problem is discovering what prevents you from loving yourself first that needs to be explored.  Once uncovered then you can take your old beliefs and replace them with beliefs that support who you are.

Reality is created according to our beliefs and feelings about ourselves, the Universe and the Divine. So if a soul identifies with the need to suffer in order to learn, it will see that belief reflected in the reality he/she is in.  In fact all of life is truly an attempt at healing.  We learn more about ourselves and our life on Earth from falling off balance, then finding our way back to balance again.  There is no value to pain and suffering unless it leads to some kind of learning.


Imagine if you could actually plug yourself into a main computer; you’d be able to listen in and discover how the interplay of emotions and feelings affect every cell and organ of your body.  Today we’re going to zoom into the pancreas and discover what could cause low blood sugar or diabetes.   In the next section we’ll look at a couple of case studies and what is needed to balance the sweetness in our lives.

 The pancreas’ main function is to assist in transforming and transporting foods and fluid throughout the body, purifying the blood and chi (lifeforce/energy) in the body. So the pancreas has a nurturing, nourishing energy about it.

 In Chinese Medicine, the pancreas is paired with the Spleen Meridian.   This meridian is feminine (Yin); its element is Earth, relating this body-centered organ to the archetypical Mother.

For most of us our mother was the first encounter we had with being nurtured and loved, we were dependant on her care.  Constantly we had to watch, anticipate and respond to her needs and wants, trying our best to make her happy. What an emotional rollercoaster!  A smile or a frown can change our perception that the world is safe or dangerous.  And we carried these emotions, these feelings and our ways of coping with them all through our life.

 The brain is the first to record traumatic events and experiences.  When the brain can’t handle the excess stress it passes it on to an organ in the body, which immediately records the emotion.

 The need to be loved is a secret hunger for the Pancreas.  Eating is a social act that has deep emotional meanings.  Early in life food somehow got mixed up with love and caring — we started eating because we felt undernourished and/or didn’t get enough nurturing. There are also some of us who eat to feed the hungers caused by stress or loneliness. All this has an impact on our pancreas, affecting our energy, our attitudes and blocking our metabolism.

The Pancreas is also extremely vulnerable to intense emotions and feelings caused by a reaction to an outer event.  In fact both the spleen and pancreas react to serious events that can affect us for life.  These two organs absorb most of our severe shocks.

Emotional shocks felt physically and emotionally by the body are recorded by the unconscious mind in two-thousandths of a second!  Physically we can dress and heal our outer wounds but the memories of the trauma become imprinted in the unconscious mind. When something or someone triggers that memory, it resurfaces activating a rush of adrenalin, fear and stress in our lives.


When writing Daniel Condron’s (intuitive thoughts/feelings/ideas on diabetes and the pancreas, (see above) my mind searched to understand his true meaning.  Words Daniel spoke of, like refusing to give, holding back and selfishness all seemed (to me) to be trapped in a web of ‘Self Interest’.  Most dictionaries describe selfishness  as “an excessive interest in oneself”, or egoism.   But I wanted to go deeper, I wanted to get to the ‘Source’ of how a person becomes selfish in the first place.  How is it they become blind to the need of others?

We know the pancreas/spleen thrives on being understood, accepted and loved.  When functioning at its fullest, we feel good about ourselves….we give unconditionally to others and experience a deep sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.

But what happened along the way that the pancreas didn’t get its needs (love, nourishment) met?  Where was it that a person’s normal development of personal power (the ego) got thwarted?  Was it someone very close and dear (a parent, caregiver, teacher) who kept telling them as child they weren’t good enough, smart enough or strong enough to make the grade.  Was the parent(s) emotionally cold, depressed or consistently unavailable?  Perhaps verbal and physical abuse as well?

 When a mother/parent is emotionally distant, the child soon learns to keep his/her own distance as well.  Rejection from a parent can lead to a child rejecting the parent which can lead to rejecting his/her own life-force.  To survive, he/she numbs their body, numbs their feelings, constricting and minimizing their life energy.  Holding it in, they look and appear independent, others admire their independence, but they are virtually alone in their own world, determined to avoid, at all costs, being vulnerable to rejection.

The pancreas/spleen is also affected when a person is told over and over  “you’ll never make it”, “you’ll never be good enough”, or is being overly controlled.  Its energy draws in on its Self, the individual feels frustrated, hurt, discouraged and brokenhearted….wounded, the pancreas starts to shutdown.   When this happens, an alarm sounds off!  The Heart and Heart Meridian gets its lifeforce from the pancreas/spleen meridian.  The body/mind sensing something isn’t working as it should, tries to takes over and in the pancreas’ case, fights to gain a sense of control.  But if a person is unable to express his/her anger to his/her abuser, their sense of self-worth is threatened and the pancreas becomes doubly wounded.  This can also lead to craving for sweets and rich foods, which indicates a way of compensating for the lack of love in one’s life.

If only a person could see how much he/she is truly loved and admired by others.

Anger is a way of protecting our boundaries and showing others we will not tolerate others intimidating or injuring our own sense of worth.  Unfortunately, everything and everyone is seen as a threat and  the angry person finds themselves in a vicious circle of conflict, causing separateness, loneliness and despair.  As Louise Haye, Caroline Myss and others have noted,  ‘the sweetness is gone’.

 Balancing receiving with giving helps us to experience a deep sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.  Not only do we feel accepted by others but we also begin to accept ourselves.  We escape from the circle of constantly needing to achieve to get others approval in order to feel worthy and accepted.  The next section will delve into this more.

If you’ve read this article from the beginning, you’ll remember the Element ruling the pancreas/spleen is Earth.  The Earth’s highest expression is being there for others…it is the comfort-giver and empathizer, graciously supporting and caring ALL who are in need.  An Earth person is wonderful to be around.  They listen attentively to your problems and know exactly what to say to make you feel better.  They love to please.  At their worst, Earth people worry and overthink everything excessively!  This of course can prevent the mind from seeing the truth objectively, restless and searching everything seems in a muddle and they can’t make a decision.

But what happens when the Earth person lacks the solid inner foundation of self-esteem this motherly archetype provides.  Toxic waste strips them of their natural resources and severs their connection to Her rhythmic cycles.  This in turn has triggered a painful disconnection from their own inherent nature.

My mother suffered abuse and rejection as a child and this spilled over to her own children.  It’s a wonder all four her children didn’t get diabetes.

It was my brother who suffered from and absorbed her feelings.  Leonard was sensitive to her struggles of unworthiness which in turn made him feel isolated and unworthy.  He was only 8 when they discovered his fainting spells were caused from a lack of sweetness in his life, projected from the mother.  As an adult, he  seriously believed he’d never be able to love another because of this serious health problem.  He never quite felt he belonged.  In an attempt to cover this up, Leonard bent over backwards to make everyone else’s life happy and fulfilled.  He gave of himself freely what he felt he didn’t deserve himself.  He constantly rejected any praise from others, he couldn’t accept their compliments.  He was so focused on his own failures and limitations, he couldn’t see what others saw that was right and good about him.  He didn’t believe in himself.  If only he could have seen how others saw how wonderful and lovable he was, perhaps he would be alive today.


This leads us to Astrology, especially the planet Venus.  Venus rules the secretion of insulin, the assimilation of sugars and carbohydrates in the body.  She also rules the saliva in relation to digestion, the swallowing reflex  as well as the our sense of taste, touch and smell.

In the next section we will see what happens when Venus is strong in a natal chart and in difficult aspect to other planets.  In a couple of case studies we’ll look at this and a person’s predisposition to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or diabetes.

 In ending this segment I’d like to quote what Jeanne Avery wrote in her book ASTROLOGY AND YOUR HEALTH…..

“Almost all people who are psychic or who work in areas where psychic energy is an essential commodity, have a predisposition to hypoglycemia or diabetes.  This is particularly true of clairvoyants, mediums and astrologers.  Such problems are also common in people who work as therapists and healers.  People in these fields seem to have a particularly heavy draw of energy from the solar plexus area, which includes the pancreas.  This is the center ruling the emotional body.  If the balance of love and pleasure is disrupted or destroyed, that area of the body may be afflicted.  It is very important for healers to allow pleasure and love to be a major part of their lives.  These dedicated people give a great deal of their universal love energy and frequently have a lack of that energy on a personal level.  With this kind of imbalance, energy is also drained from surrounding organs such as the kidneys, spleen and gall bladder.  It is necessary to consider all of the related planets when a diagnosis is made.”

Here is an interesting site on the spleen/pancreas meridian.  It contains a wealth of information and all you wanted to know and understand about it!  http://www.meridianpress.net/articles/introducingthespleen.html 

Stay tuned to the next segment…….

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