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“The subject of meditation is to realize the one divine life pervading all things.  The whole process is like filling a sieve with water.”  Having given his instruction, the Zen master bowed and left. 

His disciples pondered on the image of the sieve without getting any solution which satisfied them all.  Some thought he was telling them that people like themselves in the world could expect only a temporary upliftment, some thought he was just laughing at them.  Some thought he was telling them there was something fundamentally wrong with their ideas.  Others thought that he might have been referring to something in the classics that he expected them to know. 

In the end, the whole thing dropped away from all of them except one woman, who made up her mind to see the master.  He gave her a sieve and cup and they went to the nearby seashore where they stood on a rock with the waters breaking round them. 

“Show me how you will fill the sieve with water,” he said.  She bent down, held the sieve in one hand and scooped the water into it with the cup.  It barely appeared at the bottom of the sieve, and then was gone.  “It’s just like that with spiritual practice, too,” he said.  “While one stands on the rock of I-ness and tries to ladle the divine realization into it.  That’s not the way to fill the sieve with water of the self with divine life.” 

He took the sieve from her hand and threw it far out into the sea, where it floated momentarily and then sank.  

“Now, it’s full of water,” he said, “and it will remain so.  That’s the way to fill it with water, and it’s the way to do spiritual practice.  It’s not ladling little cupfuls of divine life into the individuality, but throwing the individuality far out into the sea of divine life.” TREVOR LEGGETT 

*We carry inside us a huge reservoir of energy.  To see this symbolically, picture a library or a storehouse containing all memories from all lifetimes about any information that is helpful to you right now.  This wealth of information can be entered when we are in a relaxed and altered state.  It is in this place you can re-claim your knowledge, re-member who you are and re-connect with God, the Divine, All Is One.  You can do this on your own or you can ask for an inner guide or inner advisor to guide you to your own invaluable collection of unconscious wisdom.

Personal growth begins with learning who you are and what you are—not merely your name, your age, place of birth or personality traits, not even the way you think and feel about things—but by learning about the ‘YOU’ inside of you.

The visualization techniques of the two meditations in this article are to help you consciously unlock and tap into that ever-ending flow of creative energies that reside within you.  This is the place where Self touches God and is also known as the mystic’s “fine point of the soul”.   It is that center of pure awareness within us that never changes no matter what storms are brewing inside and out.   And contained within this ‘point’ is a sense of our true destiny, nature and purpose.

When you are in alignment with your purpose, your mind opens to new possibilities.  What was confusing before becomes a clearly determined spiritual path.  You feel reconnected to an inner strength that leads to making major shifts in focus. Divine intelligence draws you to your invisible purpose, and you trust your intuition in making important decisions.

“The circle said the psychologist Carl Jung, is a primordial image for humankind and a symbol of the self.  The circle is the vessel of our dreams, our psyches, our souls and our songs.  Using the symbol of a circle allows us to explore the concept of a central radiating core of life purpose and how change affects us as we flow from one state of activity to another.”  Carol Adrienne, Ph.D 

With these meditations, just allow your heart to be an open channel or highway.  All you need to do is allow the love/light energy to flow into your physical body.  Once you’ve done these meditations a couple of times you’ll be able to do them anywhere and anytime.  Within time, you will begin to vibrate with this intimate energy and catch glimpses of the innermost aspect of your Self.

“When we are in this state of being where we are open to life and all its possibilities, willing to take the next step as it is presented to us, then we meet the most remarkable people who are important contributors to our life.  This occurs in part through the meeting of our eyes; it’s as if our souls instantly connect, so that we become a part of a life together at that moment.  Joseph Jaworski 

As physical beings, our life is guided by both our conscious and unconscious choices.  We are essentially two beings, combined yet separate, inside and out, positive and negative, mental and physical, passive and active, material and spiritual, yin and yang, male and female.  These two distinct beings tend to quarrel a lot, for they both have totally different goals.  And who is in control of these two beings?  You!

So how do we take control of the controls and become attuned to ourselves?   Where do we find the balance?  The energy is not found in either of these directions, but in the ‘middle’.  It is this road, the poet Rilke keeps telling us, grows out in ever-widening circles.  Each step you take becomes a little broader, a little deeper, a little wider and more expansive than the rest.    By tuning into our Superconscious we become  co-creators with the Universe, with God, our spirit guides and every living thing on this planet.

Take your well-disciplined strengths

And stretch them between two

opposing poles.  Because inside human beings

Is where God learns RILKE 

MEDITATION #1 YOUR TRUE NATURE AND PURPOSE

 “I promise that if you do this for three weeks, your life will change!  You must do it for three weeks because that is the amount of time it takes to change the blood in your body.  You want these thoughts to saturate your cells” Giorgio Cerquetti 

If you ever doubt your power to change your reality, simply stop and look at your life right now.  No matter how you judge it, you are responsible for creating it.  Every choice you made in this life has led you to this moment.

These meditations direct you to a third source of guidance, a huge reservoir of information that operates at a “super-conscious” level.  Through the image of light you will awaken your awareness of God’s presence, the awareness of your spirit bathed, immersed in and totally penetrated by the light of God’s Spirit and life.  Immersed in this light you will ask for an awareness of your truth, of your true nature and purpose.  Like a compass, your whole being will turn in the direction for which it was made……then the wisdom of your total existence will become attuned to and supportive of your true nature and purpose.

Read this visualization meditation over a couple of times to get a ‘feel’ for it, and then read it to yourself slowly or read into a tape recorder, relax and then play it for yourself when you are ready.  If there’s something you’d like to change, by all means do it.

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  Sit or lie down, take a nice deep breath and relax.   Take a couple of moment with your favorite technique to bring your mind, your body and your spirit into harmony and focus or follow the technique below.

 Take a deep full cleansing breath….inhaing as fully as you can….breathing deep into the belly….and breathing all the way out….

 And again….breathing in….sending the warm energy of the breath to any part of your body that’s tense or sore or tight…..and releasing the tension with the exhale….and breathing it out…..

 Feel your breath going to all the tight tense places, loosening and warming and softening them….then gathering up all the tension and breathing it out…..so that more and more, you can feel safe and comfortable, relaxed and easy, watching the cleansing action of the breath……with friendly but detached awareness.

 And any unwelcome thoughts that come to mind, those to can be sent out with the breath…released with the exhale….so that for just a moment, the mind is empty….for just a split second, it is free and clear space, and you are blessed with stillness……

 And any emotions that are rocking around in there….those, too, can be noted, and acknowledged and sent out with the breath….so your emotional self can be still and quiet….like a lake with no ripples….

 Now, direct your attention to a spot right in the center of your chest.  Here right at the center of your being, near your heart, visualize a glow ball of white light…..assume that this light is the being and presence of God.  Feel the warmth and compassion of that presence.  Feel the love glowing from that presence…..

 Visualize rays of gleaming light radiating from the heart of this divine presence within you….Slowly let that radiating light grow brighter and brighter.  Let this divine light begin to grow and fill your body.  Note that bright radiating white light moving downward into your abdomen and upward into your lungs and heart….  Notice the light of divine presence growing even brighter as it streams up through your neck and into your head.  Notice the light radiating and filling your arms and legs and your body radiating with the presence of God.

 Rest for a moment in the feeling of your whole body bathed and glowing with the bright light of God’s presence….

 Intensify your awareness of this divine presence.  Imagine that there is a dial that can dial the intensity of your awareness.  The highest number on the dial is 10, and you are now at 4.  As you turn up the dial see the light of God’s presence becoming whiter, brighter and more intense.  Now the dial is turned up to 5…..6…..7 to 8 to 9 and finally to 10, God’s presence is the brightest sun you could ever imagine…..

 You are a channel for this divine light—your whole being opened up completely; you allow it to pour through you unresisting.  See this bright light surrounding your body, completely filling the whole room…..

 At this point you are totally open and attuned to this light of God’s presence.  Allow yourself to be open and receptive to perceiving your true nature and purpose…..Allow yourself to understand your destiny, wordlessly and intuitively perhaps, but you will become attuned to your true nature……

 To receive this communication, put the question to God:  “What is my own true nature and purpose?”  Ask the question and pause to receive awareness of the answer in your heart…….

 Allow this sense of your destiny to grow and penetrate throughout your whole body and being.  Allow the vibration of this true nature of yours to penetrate every level of your existence, the levels you know and the levels you don’t know about……

 Now begin to imagine that your true nature and destiny is completely satisfied—you are attuned to your purpose and that is accomplished in every corner of your being…..

 Notice again the brightness of God’s presence flowing into every corner of your being.  Whatever pockets of darkness or shadow’s exist, let them be dissolved by the brightness and intensity of the light of God’s presence……

 Let this light draw back now to the center of your being.  Know that the light of God’s presence never leaves you,…..always dwells at the heart and center of your Spirit…..

 When you are ready, take a deep, full breath…..feel yourself in your surroundings….gently and with soft eyes…come back into the room whenever you are reading….know you are better for this…

 And so you are…….

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 MEDITATION TWO

 THE LUMINOUS CHILD And The LAKE OF QUIETUDE

 This lovely meditation is from Dolores Krieger’s book “ACCEPTING YOUR POWER TO HEAL, THE PERSONAL PRACTICE OF THERAPEUTIC TOUCH

 Although this meditation is in a healing book, it can be performed by anyone wanting to know their true nature and purpose.

 “To do the following guided imagery, either have somebody slowly read it to you while you close your eyes and follow the imagery, or read the exercise into a tape recorder and then play it back to yourself.  In order for this exercise to be effective, there must be adequate pauses throughout it in order to give you ample time to conjure up in your mind the suggested imagery.  However the pauses should not be so prolonged that you lose the thread of imagery continuity.

 Do not program the experience.  Let every moment of it tell you its own story, and listen to it quietly.  Think of it as an experience to enjoy and to learn from, as you would learn from a friend.

 Sit in a comfortable position, one hand on your lower abdomen.  Center your consciousness.  Slow down and gentle your breath until you feel your lower abdomen respond and become still as a lake of utter quietude.

 There is not a ripple on the lake,  Look for an area of it that is shining.  Can  you see a pattern of light in this area of the quiet lake?

 Look closely at this pattern and notice that there is a childlike figure in the shining light….This figure is neither human or nonhuman; it is just a childlike figure that depicts a sense of innocent acceptance and simple serenity.  Don’t expect or program this figure to be anything in particular, just allow it to be on its own terms……

 Sensitively expand your own energy field and feel the presence of the figure.  Match its breathing pattern.  Trust it and identify with it, for it is of your own nature…….

 Ahead of you, see the glistening lake.  Step into the lake and take the hand of the luminous child by touching it with the energy center that overlies the space just above the palm of your hand………

  The child’s touch is as light as a butterfly.  Stay sensitive to this light touch and ask it to show you how to understand it….

 Now, feel at one with your deepest wish or commitment to help others and clearly form a question in your mind.  Ask the question of the child presence and then let it go as gently as a feathery fluff floating on the breeze.

 Listen carefully……….

 Do not allow the surface of the lake to ruffle, keep the surface calm and undisturbed.  Use slow, deep breaths to clear away pockets of tension.

 The touch of your luminous child is like cool flowing water on the placid surface of the lake.  An answer comes to you that is as clear and refreshing as the touch of the waters.

 After you receive your answer, take a deep breath and very slowly open your eyes.

 Know that this experience is only the beginning.

 There will be other times and other experiences…… ” Dolores Krieger

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“Except for the point, the still point,

There would be no dance, and there is only the dance”  T.S. Eliot

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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…….

 TYPES OF DIABETES

 TYPE I DIABETES

 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……

TYPE II DIABETES

 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.”

 METAPHYSICAL CAUSES OF DIABETES

“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

RESPONSIBILITY FOR OURSELVES

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.

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

Pancreatitis:
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.

Pancreas
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

EMOTIONAL IMBALANCE AND HEALING

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.

DE-MISTIFYING THE PANCREAS 

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.

LOW BLOOD SUGAR AND ITS PROBABLE CAUSES

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.

THE PLANET VENUS

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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