Spleen spiritual meaning

Spleen spiritual meaning DEFAULT
Like the alchemical process utilized to transform lead into gold, our bodies use digestive "fire" to transform foreign substance into something that is precious to us: qiand blood. The purpose of internal alchemy is everlasting life: using unconscious, natural digestive capacity consciously to sustain life beyond the "normal" cycles of birth, growth, decline and death.

Classical Chinese Medicine is multilayered, always viewing the human organism through the filters of the physical and non-physical. This is the basic notion of qi. Qi represents all phenomenon. It is immaterial, yet can create material. It manifests in liquid form as ying qi. It also manifests in vaporous form as wei qi. Qi at its densest is yuan qi. Qi creates form: flesh and bone are manifestations of ying and yuan qi respectively.

To the classical Chinese, one cannot talk about the physical without also acknowledging the spiritual. Between these two states is the realm of the mental and emotional: the expression of interaction between Jing and Shen: the physical and spiritual - essence and spirit.

stomach - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark The mind and emotions live within the energetic "ying" level, represented by blood and fluids: the liquid state of the body. Ying qi can be seen as relating to humanity, located between Heaven and Earth. Ying qi is the nutritive level of the body, which continually recreates the capacity to sustain life. The ying level creates wei qi, which interfaces with the external environment. Ying qi also creates post-natal essence to support pre-natal essence: our constitutional nature. Our place in the universe as human beings, living between Heaven and Earth, is sustained by ying qi that continually recreates us. Ying qi is the mediumship by which we continually recommit to being in human form.

Basic metabolic theory explains utilization of food and air as raw materials that we put into the alchemical fire of the stomach. The magical transformation of lead into gold is an alchemical metaphor for our digestive process: "separation of the pure from the turbid." It is refinement of foreign materials into highly purified essence capable of extending life.

The alchemy of physiological metabolism is explained in psycho-emotional form through the Confucian theory of psycho-social development. This theory explains how we create and recreate ourselves mentally and emotionally through interfacing with the social world.

The Primary Channels are conduits of ying qi. They are discussed in the Ling Shu as channels of daily circulation and nourishment. The psycho-social theory of human development explains, through the sequence of the 12 primary channels, how we are formed as social beings. It describes the process of becoming self-surviving and interactive. It also describes how we begin to see ourselves and the world. It is a process by which we create our personalities, as well as our external and internal realities.

The stomach is the basis of postnatal life. Its importance is emphasized in Chapter 10 of the Ling Shu. The Primary Channels begin with the lung channel, however the internal branch of the lung channel begins at "the center of the stomach." The stomach is "the origin of food and drink": the raw materials that sustain post-natal life. It is the origin of the Primary Channel sequence and the root of post-natal existence; the alchemical cauldron where transformation of food into post-natal qi and essence is initiated.

Many points along the stomach's primary channel possess names relating to reception and construction. It is through the food we eat that we gather resources to build our bodies. This process is mirrored on the mental-emotional level: we ingest the world so we can reflect upon it, influencing what is ultimately built.

From ingested raw resources, we build our qi. Jeffrey Yuen defines qi as "relationship." The Jia Yu Jing designates triple heater as the organ that governs qi. The Nan Jing details triple heater's role in fluid metabolism. To the ancient Chinese, water is life. It is through ingestion, governed by the stomach, that triple heater is able to direct the generation of qi, supporting development of relationship between ourselves and the world.

The lung, spleen and kidney are collectively seen as "the triple heater" in herbal medicine. The kidneys, representing the self, support the spleen as it reflects on the social self and interfaces with the external world via the lungs.

The stomach provides the strong descending energy needed to pull food into our bodies. It also supports the lung to pull air into the chest, needed for the final production of qi. The stomach's descent is described as a process of "welcoming" the material we ingest: food, drink, and sensory information. It is the first primary channel to connect to all the upper sensory orifices. Through the stomach, we see the world, and "welcome" it into our bodies via our mouth, eyes, nose and ears. The stomach and lungs allow the initial connection to the external world: they bring the world inside so we can digest and reflect upon it.

As the channel descends onto the torso, names of the acupuncture points become images of building a structure: window, roof, beam, door, storeroom, abode. Most of the points with structural references are located on the chest: the residence of the spirit. We use our emotional resonance with the world to build our personalities, our lives and our perspective.

Confucianism is a philosophy that places special emphasis on connection to our ancestors. Our Jing is a reservoir of information we have inherited from our parents. Within the Jing is an agenda: a curriculum we are given to fulfill throughout our lives. It is always guiding us. Physiologically the kidneys support the function of the stomach and spleen: our social post-natal lives are directed towards certain situations and relationships so we may find opportunities to live out our Ming, or destiny. It is our blood, a form of ying qi, that attracts us to certain situations.

To the ancient Chinese, the Shen spirit circulates through the blood, and resides in the heart. The heart circulates blood, allowing the Shen to pull into our lives that which animates us: the heart descends into the kidneys, also pulling the world inward. Circulation of blood is like movement within our lives. The Luo Vessels illustrate where we have become stuck: overly or under-engaged with aspects of our lives. They are conduits of ying qi, manifesting in blood stasis when there is damage to the Primary Channels. Luo Vessels are an interruption to the circulation of our Shen.

The Jia Yu Jing designates the stomach as the organ that controls the blood. It is the origin of ying qi, creating the "red substance" that is ascended into the chest to become blood. It is the organ that continually finances the mediumship of our Shen as it moves freely in health, or stagnates and fixates as Luo Vessel stagnation.

Our emotions are a mode by which our Shen expresses itself. Emotional expression is seen as healthy and normal in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Emotions only become destructive when they are extreme, stagnated, insufficiently expressed, or maintained for long periods of time. Luo Vessels, being conduits of ying qi, manifest as psycho-emotional pathology. The Primary Channels represent the normal physiological development of mental-emotional function. Luo Vessels are manifestations of disturbances to Primary Channel mental and emotional function.

Psychologically, the stomach is the origin of feeling. It is responsible for the initial metabolism of mental-emotional material.

The stomach is the channel where we begin to have an emotional response to our environment. It is the development of like and dislike. The reasoning component of like and dislike begins to develop through the later spleen and heart channels: as context and desire. At the level of the stomach we generate an emotional response based on pure feeling.

Luo Vessel pathologically commonly shows extreme or insufficient states of Primary Channel function. When the stomach's luo is in a state of fullness, it is classically described as manifesting "mania": an especially strong, inappropriate emotional response.

When we are attracted to something, our legs begin to move us toward it. Even in our sleep, as we think about something, our legs begin to move. As soon as thought and intention are created, the nerves begin to fire around GV-4 engaging the lower limbs. Emptiness of the stomach's luo is described as "weakness of the lower limbs." Without adequate emotional charge, we lose a sense of direction. Our Shen doesn't know where to point us; our legs lose the strength to walk in the direction of our desired destination. Emptiness of the stomach's luo is suggestive of a lack of clarity and initiative in movement. The stomach exhibits diminished ability in controlling the blood, causing directed animation of the Shen to suffer.

Through the stomach's initial emotional response to the world, the process of discernment begins. It is the initial step in identifying what we are trying to build. The stomach (supported by the yang of the kidneys and spleen) is the first organ to separate the pure from the turbid. If we have ingested something that is inappropriate or harmful, we will vomit it out. However, if the stomach has deemed the ingested material appropriate, it passes it into the small intestine where further separation of the pure from the turbid can continue, governed by the yang of the heart. The stomach's initial emotional response to stimuli is the basis for all subsequent psychological sorting processes.

Worry and unproductive thought can disturb the physiology of assimilation and conservation. Confucian philosophy believes all emotional disturbances result from a weak mind.

The spleen governs our mental capacity. It is the residence of the Yi, which is often translated as the capacity to reflect. Reflection is a necessary component in healthy development of the self. The yang of the spleen allows the rotting and ripening and transformation and transportation of the Earth element to occur. The yang of the spleen can be likened to the Yi: clear-minded focus, allowing separation of pure from the turbid. Just as the heart provides the yang for the small intestine's separation and assimilation of nutrients, the yang of the spleen does this for the stomach. The yang of the spleen also allows food essence to rise into the chest where it can undergo its final production into qi and blood.

Psychologically, the spleen provides context to situations. It is the story we tell ourselves: our place in society, how we reflect on ourselves, our families, our bodies. The stomach relates to the emotional aspect; the spleen to the mental. We develop our mental context based on the interaction between our social and internal worlds: the control-cycle relationship between the Water and Earth elements. The kidney, representing natural-essential nature ideally supports the social context developed by the stomach and spleen, expressed through our emotions and thoughts. The spleen controls the four limbs. It is the organ that provides qi for our movement in the world. How we think and feel is expressed physically through the movement our limbs. Thought creates action and movement: how we behave in the world.

The spleen "banks" the blood. Banking the blood creates the boundaries of our lives: the borders in which we live. It creates social context, and the beginning of our definition of ourselves: our place in the world. Ideally, the spleen is supported by the kidney, harmonizing social order with natural order: the ability to bring our true nature into the social world. However, the kidney and spleen have a tendency to be in conflict. This is built into our psycho-social development. It is through this conflict that we learn about ourselves and the world, developing the virtue to respect the rituals of society associated with the Earth element.

The spleen's luo manifests somatically as pain in the abdomen when "full," and as "drum-like" distention when "empty." The thinking process is like digestion. Thoughts must be broken down, assimilated and/or eliminated, achieving complete separation of the pure from the turbid. Incomplete transformation and transportation can lead to stagnation and damp accumulation: psychologically manifesting as habitual thinking or obsessiveness. Like insufficiently digested food, thoughts become burdensome instead of nourishing.

Harmony of the stomach and spleen is the basis for healthy digestion. The stomach likes a wet environment, and the spleen likes it dry. The two Earth element organs must find common ground so they can get along and allow successful digestion.

Harmonization of the stomach and spleen is also reflective of interaction between the mind and emotions. That which we may be attracted to may be excessively "hot" or "damp," which will inevitably disturb one of the Earth organs.

Chapter One of the Su Wen advocates moderation in all aspects of life. Luo Vessels are indicators of areas we are either "hyper" or "hypo" engaged with. Too much emotional expression creates excessive heat that can disturb the alkalizing capacity of stomach yin; it can also consume the qi of the spleen. Excessive comfort-seeking can create a damp environment that inhibits the fire of the spleen; it can also create candida within the digestive tract, hampering assimilation. If we want to increase harmony within ourselves, we can examine our Luo Vessels for clues as to where we may be creating excess fire or damp through our lifestyles and reactions. The more we come to know and appreciate the psychological and physiological functions of our organs and channels, the more we can engage our Shen to harmonize our excesses and deficiencies.

Change is built on awareness. The first level of human existence is about survival. Survival functions occur unconsciously. The lung respirates whether we are aware of it or not. Same with our large intestine, stomach and spleen in digestion and elimination.

The second and third levels of human existence (interaction and differentiation) allow us to place conscious awareness into unconscious aspects of our physiology. The heart, small intestine, bladder and kidney continue the process of reflection that begins with the spleen. Through interaction, we develop the ability to see ourselves in the world and the world in ourselves. This awareness gives birth to the ability for conscious choice developed by the pericardium, triple heater, gallbladder and liver in the the level of differentiation.

By learning how our social psyche develops, we can begin to consciously change aspects of our lives that are making us unwell. If we believe our bodies naturally know how to function in a heathy manner, clearing our Luo Vessels will begin to restore integrity to unconscious functioning of the lung, large intestine, stomach and spleen.

The Dao is the way of nature. Nature understands balance and harmony. We possess this wisdom inherently: our Primary Channels know the way of the Dao. Yet, we easily become distracted, as represented by our Luo Vessels. Some say this is a reality built into our Ming. Herbal medicine teaches wherever a poisonous plant grows, an antidote also grows nearby. It may be our tendency to veer off-course from the Dao, but we also have powerful capacity to understand ourselves and find our way back.


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The 5 Spirits: Supporting The Soul in Chinese Medicine

WRITTEN BY ACUPUCTURISTS: LAUREN DYER & HANNAH GUYON

Along with Qi (energy), Blood, and Essence (like genetics), our Spirit or Shen is considered a vital substance in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it completes the fabric of our physiological makeup and human life. Rather than being linked to religion or used to convey how “spiritual” a person is (or isn’t), in this medicine, Spirit takes on a secular meaning. 

Fundamentally, Spirit is the unique animation humans possess which allows a person to: express their authenticity, dedicate themselves to a hobby or vocation, feel connected to mundane everyday wonders, and to be the conscious co-creator of their destiny. It is that intangible yet empirical inner spark that activates our imagination, ambition, intention, and awe.

Together with our psyche and body, Spirit is what orients us within our reality and experience of the world around us. Its health and vibrancy is essential for developing relationships as well as the virtues unique to the human condition (compassion, accountability, wisdom, morality, courage, etc.) 

Put simply, Spirit determines how we show up in the world, connect with others, and navigate all the experiences that life has to offer.

A unique feature of Acupuncture and TCM is how discussions of health integrate how one’s physical, mental-emotional, and spiritual health mirror one another. Just like how each of the body’s organ systems has its own Acupuncture meridian (the Lung channel, The Large Intestine channel, for example) there are associations between the organs and specific emotions, as well as the organs and the spirit. 

These connections reveal how, in TCM, energy is considered on a spectrum from the material to the ethereal. 

On the Material end you have the most tangible and visible of substances: the body, blood, fluids etc would land here. Towards the middle of the spectrum is energy whose presence is apparent in how the body functions even if it cannot be measured or fully grasped, aka Qi. A person’s Qi can be sensed in their pulse or heartbeat and heard in the voice. Can you think of a time that you walked into a room full of people and could tell whether the energy was tense or cheerful? That’s Qi - which also makes itself known through emotional states. 

On the far end of this spectrum, you get Spirit. 

The Spirit is the most ethereal expression of energy and an extension of an organ’s Qi-aspect. It can be seen in something as simple as whether someone’s eyes sparkle or light up when they talk to you about something they’re passionate about, versus if they have a dull gaze, and perhaps appear depressed. 

You still with us? Good, because deeper down the rabbit hole we go...

If you have thought of your spirit or soul as being stored in your heart, that’s actually not far off! In TCM, there are five types of “spirit-minds” that branch-off from someone’s central Spirit. Each is stored within one of the 5 Yin organs: 

The Heart  beholds The Shen 

The Lungs contain The Po

The Liver commands The Hun 

The Spleen grounds The Yi 

The Kidneys are keepers of The Zhi

Each embodies your capacity to show up in the world as the best version of yourself. You can think of them like five facets to your personality: they each have unique roles and characteristics that assert themselves when content or disturbed. 

When we sit and listen to our patients, we tune into the presence of these characteristics too. Assessing the state of their Spirit is always included in our observation & diagnostic process since the spirit is vital to one’s overall well-being. 

Usually when we see spirit disharmonies they are paired with physical symptoms. Other times they aren’t, but patients will share behaviors - deep seated emotions - and mental tendencies they know are holding them back from the things they want in life—or the way they want to feel. This is because when one spirit is affected it can impact the others, leading you to feel “off,” “stuck,” “lost,” or not yourself anymore. Sometimes it can even feel as if you are not in your body. 

Our guess is that you’ll likely be able to relate to at least one or some of the following spirit-mind tendencies. However as you read along, please keep in mind: the expressions of these spirit-minds is a dynamic dance within us. Like our bodies and state of health, they are not stuck in a state of imbalance unless something changes—and sometimes that change starts within...

Here’s what we will be sharing :

  • What each spirit is + its paired organ

  • Each spirit’s responsibilities 

  • Qualities of that spirit when it is tethered and balanced 

  • Shadow tendencies that manifest when the spirit is disconnected and imbalanced

So, here they are…

THE SHEN ~ THE MIND

The Shen is the spirit of “The Mind” and represents our consciousness. It is the basis for our humanity and source from which all other spirits emerge from. The Shen is in charge of our identity and capacity for self-awareness, but also, how we view and interact with others: how we orient ourselves in the world around us. The Shen is essential for integrating our psychic and emotional life since it governs perception, insight, ideas, the ability to extend beyond the Self (form relationships), determine our values, morality, and wisdom. The Mind is what bridges our intuition and inspiration: it allows one to recognize their truth and callings so they can show up in the world as their most authentic self. 

In the body, the Shen is ruled by the Heart which, in Chinese Medicine, is the “the origin of mental life,” and therefore the “monarch” of all other organs: the only one capable of recognizing, assessing, and truly feeling the spectrum of one’s emotional experiences. Although different emotions (anger, joy, sadness, fear, guilt, etc.) will affect the body’s organs in unique ways, those organs do not “feel” the emotion and, instead, reflect the impact of that emotion as perceived by the Heart in the form of physical symptoms. In that sense, the Shen is referred to as the Heart-Mind, giving the old adage the heart has a mind of its own, a ring of truth. 

Given the Shen’s role in processing interactions with others and external stimuli, all senses (eyesight, hearing, smell, taste, touch) depend on it for meaning just like how the brain is relied on in Western Medicine.

For this reason, the Shen is said to be the “most visible” of all the spirits, evident in how one carries themselves both in public and in conversation: the sparkle (or dullness) in one’s eyes, the capacity to maintain eye contact, as well as the use of clear/logical speech (since the Heart is the root of the tongue in TCM). It is the Shen that calculates appropriate behavior in order to “click” with others and foster mutual understanding: a Heart (Shen) to Heart (Shen)

When the Shen is vibrant, there is:

Clear thinking & consciousness, sharp insight, good intellect, self-awareness, a strong sense-of self, sound sleep (since the Shen retreats back into the Heart to be housed at night), a balanced emotional reality, good judgement expressed through wise action, flowing ideas, inspiration, alertness in the eyes, eye contact during conversation, clear speech + confident self-expression, compassion, and empathy. 

When the Shen is disturbed and the Heart is affected, a person will have:

Cloudy consciousness, poor insight, inappropriate/erratic behavior or speech tendencies, socially awkward interactions, low self-esteem, difficulty expressing one’s self, hypervigilance and paranoia, poor self-awareness, a hard time relating to others (including little-to-no eye contact in conversation), little capacity for compassion/empathy, irrational thoughts and phobias, an imbalanced emotional reality (fixated on one emotion), panic, disturbed sleep etc. 

THE PO ~ THE CORPOREAL OR ANIMAL SOUL

The po is the spirit-mind stored by the Lungs. It integrates with us at our first breath, and disintegrates at the end of life when breathing ceases. 

When you think of the Po, consider your moment-to-moment experiences - your instincts, impulses, and knee-jerk reactions. 

When balanced, the Po supports our ability to stay connected to the present moment through our breath. When strong, it is associated with assertiveness and fairness. We would expect someone with a well balanced Po to speak with a clear strong voice, to breathe well, and to act with the virtue of justice. 

When there is weakness of the Po, we might see lingering or unresolved grief, lifeless voice, lethargy, depression, or constant feelings of loss or incompleteness. In this case, a person might be stuck in a moment that is far in the past, keeping them from being present or moving forward. We might also notice the presence of chronic respiratory issues like frequent colds, long standing cough, or asthma associated with this aura of sorrow. 

When the Po is supported and reintegrated with the present moment, we see the ability to process grief in a healthy way. Impulsive reactivity is exchanged for responsiveness and trustworthy instincts. We see the shroud of sadness and heaviness lift, giving way to the ability to appreciate the beauty and fullness of the present moment, to experience awe and wonderment, and to grasp a flash of inspiration. 

THE YI ~ THOUGHT

The Yi is the spirit-mind stored by the Spleen. It has to do with thought, intellect, and comprehension, as well as intention and creativity. 

The Spleen organ in TCM is a major organ of digestion, separating and transforming useful nutrients from waste products. On a physical level, a weak Spleen can result in poor digestion of food. On a spirit level, a weak Spleen, and a weak Yi as a result, can cause poor digestion of thoughts. This means there may be trouble effectively deliberating, and instead a person may find themselves overthinking or ruminating on their worries. They may lack clear intention, and therefore they may feel “foggy brained,” or bored and unmotivated.

There is a saying, “the Yi guides the Li which guides the Qi” - meaning your intention guides the ritual which guides your energy. Have you ever noticed the difference between having a vague desire to achieve a broad goal such as “get in shape one day” or “learn a new language” doesn’t tend to pan out unless you set up a structure (or ritual) for yourself? My mother gave me the sage advice that “a dream without tangible goals is just a wish.” Having a strong and clear intention (Yi) helps us to create smart, structured plans and goals, which takes our energy there (aka manifests that reality!). 

A strong Yi also promotes the virtues of faithfulness and loyalty. If the Yi is suffering, these virtues can become skewed to the point of “‘stifling’ loyalty, exaggerated sympathy, and even self-destructive generosity” (Kaptchuk, 60).

Supporting the spleen and its spirit-mind the Yi, can help you to cultivate clear intention, insight, creativity, motivation, and appropriate faithfulness (to your goals and to other people). 

THE HUN ~ THE ETHEREAL SOUL

Of all the spirits in Chinese Medicine, the Hun or Ethereal Soul broadly shares the most similarities with the Western concept of the soul: it is tethered at birth, has a will of its own, yet at death it survives the body, preserving its physical appearance to wander the earth, the spirit realm, or return to the source of all life. This wandering quality is essential to understanding the Hun’s purpose and nature.

To start, the Hun is its own level of consciousness whose vitality depends on its ability to connect and disengage with the Mind—to “come and go” as it pleases. Whereas the Mind is more rational and in charge of processing/integrating information perceived from the external world, the Ethereal Soul is in charge of bringing one’s inner world and dreams into awareness and fruition. It alerts the Shen to our intuition, ideas, life goals, creativity, and artistic inspiration so they can be pursued rather than merely reflected on. Inherently Yang in nature, the Ethereal Soul provides the psyche with movement in several ways:

  • out-of-body during sleep and dreaming

  • beyond one’s everyday life/circumstances through the pursuit of life goals

  • through the planning of projects and paths needed to accomplish them

  • beyond the self towards others in fostering/maintaining relationships 

Knowing the Hun requires movement to engage and detach from the Mind, it is no coincidence that it resides in the Liver: the organ responsible for ensuring smooth circulation throughout the body. Physically, the free flow of Liver Qi and Blood is the medium by which the Ethereal Soul “comes and goes.” In TCM, the Liver acts as the chief delegator to the monarch (The Heart). In that sense, the healthy personality of the Liver—and balanced animation of the Ethereal Soul—can be seen in those who excel at self-leadership, management, structure, and routine. 

When the Liver is healthy, the Liver Blood is abundant, and circulation of Liver Qi is smooth, the Hun is content—it can come and go freely: there will be a healthy flow of ideas and creativity for the Mind to receive and integrate. A person will be connected to their intuition, able to envision a goal, and feel like they have a direction for their life. They can plan the steps necessary to actualize their dreams. In essence, a rooted Hun provides the courage to pursue one’s potential and regulate emotional ups/downs. With a balanced Hun, roadblocks can be faced with flexibility and frustrations met with resolve.

When the Hun’s movement becomes stifled due to a weakened Liver (such as Liver Qi stagnation or a Liver Blood/Yin deficiency) the Mind will lack stimulation, making a person apathetic and depressed. They will feel a lack of direction or purpose. They can lose touch with their emotions or internalize to the point of endlessly stewing causing resentment. Because of the Liver’s connection to the eyes and physic “sight,” there can be a lack of vision for life-dreams, dream-disturbed sleep, and a disconnection from one’s intuition. This can cause discouragement and a lack of desire to move beyond one’s “stuckness” and circumstances in life. If the Mind is overly-controlling or not receptive to the Ethereal Soul’s input/desires, they might be fully aware of what changes they need to make to pursue their potential, but unable to “get the ball rolling” in the direction they seek. 

If the Liver isoverburdened due to an excess pathogen (usually Liver-Heat Rising or Liver-Fire) the Hun will travel excessively and inundate the Mind. For example, someone can be full of ideas and inspiration, but because the Hun is so flighty, a person will not be able to bring them to fruition. With this kind of Hun-disturbance, there will be agitation, anger, rage, an inability to regulate one’s emotional overwhelm, and manic tendencies.

Overall, a disembodied Hun is implicated in involuntary dissociation (such as in PTSD), conscious escapism (excessive daydreaming, procrastination, substance use, etc.) and nightmares.

THE ZHI ~ THE WILL

The Zhi is our willpower. This spirit-mind is stored in the Kidneys, which, in TCM, are associated with our deepest “essence,” our inherited traits, our reproductive potential, and our deepest stores of energy. The Kidneys are said to house the “life gate fire” which is yang in nature, yet they are also associated with the water element which is yin. This duality is mirrored in how there is a yin and yang aspect to the Zhi

The emotion of the Kidneys is fear, while the virtue of their spirit-mind is wisdom. When you look back on your life - do you recall experiences where fear of the unknown transformed into experience-based wisdom? It’s something that develops over a lifetime. The Yin Will is related to our destiny or fate - our relationship with and journey into the unknown of the future - it involves trust and faith. The Yang Will is more immediate than that - it has to do with the conscious efforts and fundamental decisions that allow your will for certain desires and outcomes to come to fruition. 

An imbalance between the Zhi may look like restlessness, a desire to run away from your life, a vague or existential fear; patients might share a desire for things to be different than where they are regarding their life cycle, like a fear of aging, for example. When the Kidney Qi is weakened, there can be a lack of willpower and drive which is an important aspect of chronic depression. On the other hand, the Zhi can also become destructive, resulting in recklessness and excessive risk-taking. These symptoms can coincide with premature aging (looking older than you are), low back/knee pain, bladder issues, burnout, chronic exhaustion, recurrent or lingering illness, ear ringing, thyroid imbalances, memory loss, edema. 

Have you ever wanted something, set out on the path to complete it, and come to find that after enough time, conviction in your ability to achieve it, and consistent effort—you have it?  A job (or career change)...a degree...to become skillful at a hobby...to birth a passion project? 

You can think of the Will like The Wizard of Oz...it works tirelessly behind the curtain—the scenes of your conscious awareness—until you reach your destination. Once you arrive, it comes out to greet and congratulate you on the journey as if to say: “Well, look who it is...you did it! I knew you could make it here. Welcome to (your “dream” aka manifested reality), you are right on time.” 

In that sense, the Yang Will gives you the perseverance to set out on the journey whereas the Yin Zhi is that part of you that becomes apparent once the goal is reached. A healthy Zhi invites us to faithfully wade into the unknown, take the reins of destiny, and realize you’ve had the power to be the co-creator of your life all along. It’s like that saying, choose your hard. Healing and embarking on the journey to change your life is hard. Yet, staying in the same place and living with regret is hard. The Zhi asks:

What will it be…will you stay or will you go?

Oftentimes people think of seeking out Acupuncture for a physical ailment or, just as commonly, to support their mental health in cases of anxiety, depression, and trauma-recovery. However treating the spirit can be just as helpful to encourage someone’s healing. 

In many cases, it’s actually the key.

As you just read, cultivating clear and intact spirit-minds helps us to adopt and express the virtues of wisdom, justice, loyalty/faithfulness, propriety, and human kindness, rather than be consumed by fear, anger, reactivity/impulsiveness, complacency/boredom, or disconnectedness. They allow us to have authority over our thoughts, actions, and life path. Together, they guide us to hone our individuality but also foster connections that make life meaningful.

While offering acupuncture, we are intentionally selecting points that, yes, mobilize your body’s natural healing process—but also points that nourish these spirits to tether them to their associated organ systems so you feel more grounded, clear, safe, and fully integrated in your body. That is how Acupuncture, as a blend of physical and energy medicine, clears the blockages while creating the space for you to fully inhabit and express most vibrant and authentic self. If that is something you seek for yourself, we would be grateful to support you.

Your spirits await…

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Spleen

The Spleen is an organ found in virtually all vertebrates. Similar in structure to a large lymph node, it acts primarily as a blood filter.The spleen synthesizes antibodies in its white pulp and removes antibody-coated bacteria and antibody-coated blood cells by way of blood and lymph node circulation.In humans, the spleen is brownish in color and is located in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen.The word spleen comes from the Ancient Greeks, and is the idiomatic equivalent of the heart in English, i.e. to be good-spleened means to be good-hearted or compassionate.[1]

Spleen and Earth Element

As a result of the structural and architectural changes influencing the earth body, the Earth Element and earth substance as a raw material, for matter forms is also transforming. All planetary elements are shifting, however, the relationship that the earth body has specifically connected to the spleen functions, has direct relevance to the current transformation impacting the emotional body and the Blood production in the physical body. The Spleen governs transportation and transformation of what we consume, into energy that builds and protects the blood. The Blood holds our entire consciousness record blueprint. As such, this is entirely related to the main shifts that are occurring between our higher consciousness as it translates into our physical body into the blood stream, as these records are beginning to circulate and connect into the physical body differently.

The Wounds of Christ are karmic blood Miasmas recorded in the planetary body and collective human body from Crucifixion Implants that were holographically inserted into the planetary brain. These inserts misdirected and stole the planetary life force and crucified the human body parts belonging to our spirit. One important area of the human body that was impacted from the planetary inserts was the Spleen implant, located on our 7D axiatonal line, in the left side ribcage. These false crucifixion stories and Holographic Inserts are how the planetary collective mind was invaded, to reflect the salvation model of a crucified deity, to spread organized religion. This represented the enslavement of humanity to recycle their Souls from tainted blood and Blood Sacrifice, which is what the crucifixion story actually is. The current evolutionary stage is impacting the release or surfacing of these human blood records and their histories, and as a result, there is a detoxification and shift occurring in our blood, and potentially, the full release of the Spleen implant.[2]

Spleen Patterns -TCM

One of the most common patterns found in western people is something we call Spleen Qi Deficiency. This can arise from any number of reasons but a poor diet mixed with irregular eating patterns and stress is a common way to develop this pattern. Spleen qi deficiency involves symptoms such as poor appetite, bloating (particularly after eating), weakness of the arms and legs, fatigue and/or loose stools.In Chinese medicine, the spleen energy is directly related to the earth element and one’s ability to not worry excessively and to have total mental clarity.

  • Mental factors - Excessive thinking, studying, concentrating, brooding, obsessing, worrying, etc., weakens the Spleen.
  • Diet is very important. Spleen likes foods that are warm (in energy & temperature) e.g. meat, pepper, ginger, orange peel, kumquat, and dry foods.
  • Excessive consumption of Cold foods (in temperature & energy) will impair Spleen function of transformation/transportation and cause interior Dampness & digestive problems. In addition, eating in a hurry, when stressed or upset, skipping meals and eating poor quality food all significantly weaken Spleen Qi.[3]

Blood Plasma Upgrade

This is the Christos Double Diamond Solar Light body. In many ways this group acts as a step down of these high frequencies to acclimate the planetary body to more safely to run these types of plasma wave current without harming the earth surface. This small group may feel pulsar waves of light coursing through their bodies, tingling sensations, meridian connections, body changes such as the Spleen and liver coming online into a new function. The plasma light is similar to the Aurora Borealis, oscillating in liquid cellophane of pulsing color waves. The Spleen and liver are upgrading the blood stream, and this is related to the spiritualized blood chemistry through the changing structure of blood plasma.[4]

Krystal Waters

Seeing your bloodstream merge with the Krystal Waters and carry its life force throughout your venous system, is to protect, heal and spiritualize Christ blood and its living light blood chemistry. Spiritualizing your blood is to heal the tainted blood and Spleen of its inherited genetic karmic records and wounds (Resonant Tone). Aurora Amplifiers.

Biochemic Cell Salts

Potassium sulfate (Kali Sulph) is the salt attributed to those born under the sign of Virgo. Virgo rules the small intestine, Spleen and lower alimentary system. Kali sulph. improves the body's ability to take up nutrition efficiently, and particularly to make and distribute oils throughout the system. As we age, our decreasing ability to effectively use what we eat shows up in dryness of the skin and hair. Kali sulph. assists (with another cell salt, Ferrum phos.) in the oxygenation of skin cells, and is the lubricant that keeps the body machinery functioning. A deficiency of Kali sulph. can cause eczema, dandruff, psoriasis, or any diseases where there has been a rash or scaling of the skin. See Biochemic Cell Salts.

Reptilian DNA Anomalies

DNA Anomalies created by Annunaki and NAA Invading races:

  • 1. Hybridization with their races for human bodily exploration on earth ( body takeovers or body sharing programs)
  • 2. Reproduction cycles in animals, humans and other earth kingdoms
  • 3. Certain animal, plant species were created by Annunaki genetic laboratories, some for testing, experimentation, consumption and pleasure
  • 4. Mating, genitals and gender experimentations crossing species
  • 5. Eye, skin and hair colors
  • 6. Glandular and hormonal dysfunction
  • 7. Christ Crucifixion Implants in planet; Spleen implant is specifically to infect blood and digress its purity
  • 8. Changes in digestion in the consumption of a variety of food substances based on changes to the blood

Wounds of Christ

The Wounds of Christ are karmic blood miasms in the planetary body and human bodies manifested into genetic distortions as a result of embedded Crucifixion Implants that were placed in the planetary brain and collective human race body. These Holographic Inserts misdirected and stole the planetary life force energy and body parts belonging to our spirit. The false crucifixion inserts are how our planetary collective mind was invaded to reflect itself with the salvation model of a crucified deity, which was designed to spread the NAA's violent religions on the earth. Crucifixion represents the consciousness enslavement of humanity to repeatedly recycle their Souls from karmically bound physical bodies and distorted blood records, as a result of the Wounds of Christ. The crucified group Consciousness bodies were used to feed the artificial creations or Phantom Matrix spaces made by Controllers to serve their enslavement agenda on the earth. This is surfacing now to be recoded into alignment with the higher structure of Universal Laws serving the God source divine purpose, and take account of the abuses and crimes committed from their misuse within the Controller and NAA groups that have instigated and wielded religious wars and stealing consciousness power from others in the past Dark Age. This time begins a phase of Restoration which is about returning and reclaiming the Christos-Sophiaianic Intelligence to the earth, and returning the spiritual bodies back to the planet and the rightful owner of which it belongs to.RRO[5]

Blood diseases and related issues from the cleansing of the Wounds of Christ (resurfacing) as well as removing crucifixion blockages, manifest related physical symptoms. Heart, Blood, Circulatory and their cleansing organs such as Liver, Spleen and Kidney will need extra care. The Christos bloodline clearing has been active in my awareness since 2008. Many of the Indigo children are clearing these implants and memories now and have greater ease than an Adult Indigo.

Most renaissance paintings depict the side wound of Christ as being pierced and bleeding on Christ’s right side. Interesting to me that the Guardians are saying this is a reversal (or mirror image) of the crucifixion Holographic Insert, (an insert is a false memory being programmed upon our consciousness) and the Spear wound is the symbolism of tainting the blood of Christ with karmic superimposition and Miasma, which represents the implant placed on the 7th meridian ( Violet Ray Flame) that impacted the Spleen from being able to operate as it was designed for its spiritual purpose. Please only take in what information feels aligned to you personally, I am sharing this with you for your information and discernment only.[6][7]

Psycho-Spiritual Factors of Spleen

NURTURING THE BLOODLINE. As our food is finally reduced to usable elements it is passed to the Spleen to be distributed to the body via the bloodstream. This is a mirror-reflection of how the human family and our home life care take the individuals within it. Anytime we are having problems with domestic issues or not feeling supported or nourished in the family environment, we may experience a sympathetic response in the form of poor food-assimilation or the inability to properly utilize the nutrition we are taking-in. This inner stress leads to poor digestion, bloating, gas, diarrhea, exhaustion or pain in the mid-back and abdominal areas. The holistic recommendation is Family or Domestic relationship counseling, directed at finding where the nurturing or support crisis is in one's life, and restore the sense of being supported and feeling taken care of by the bloodline or within the household.[8]

Stomach and Spleen Relationship

This imbalance can escalate many physical and emotional issues for the people of the earth, as their body and sense of identity in relationship with the earth element, is greatly fluctuating and transforming. When we are out of balance and feeling disharmonious with the earth element, we feel extremely depleted, drained, and emotionally unhappy. Traditional Chinese medicine considers that the Spleen is one of the most important organs functioning within our body. When we consider the higher functions of the spleen as designed is to purify, protect and spiritualize our blood, and that it was crucified in the earth element by the NAA to stop its proper functioning in the human body, then this has direct significance and spiritual importance. Reflecting on this relationship to see if there is resonance in our own body may be helpful to reveal ways we can better support the physiological changes that are occurring in the planet, that are impacting the earth element of our body.

Our relationship with food, consumption, and energy management is also changing, and some of us may feel pain or over sensitivity in the solar plexus region from being unable to digest our food, unable to digest our reality, while feeling unable to process the amount of intense emotions we feel. This impacts the stomach and spleen from being able to transform what we do consume into proper nourishment and circulating them into vital forces that the body requires to stay strong. When the spleen and stomach suffer damage, food and drink stagnate and do not transform, the mouth loses its ability to distinguish flavors and the extremities feel limp and tired. Discomfort, bloating and distention are felt in the stomach and abdominal regions, symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea appear, or there may be excessive bleeding. Many chronic and difficult health problems such as edema, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, hair loss, iron deficiency, irregular periods, infertility, can be due to a disorder of the spleen function. This pattern is very common in our culture, not only because of the spleen crucifixion implant, but also because of the culture of disconnection we are subjected to. As well as the excessive thinking high stress and irregular eating habits that are a result of our busy daily schedules. The Spleen is the center of transporting the energy of what’s processed in our stomach, into our blood and transforms that into healthy vital forces that the body can use to regenerate and strengthen itself. Western medicine does not consider the spleens importance at any level, and thus, researching traditional Chinese medicine that understands the spleen as an essential organ for our body’s health, and agrees with the fact that everything is interconnected with energy, may be much more productive.[9]

References

See Also

Lymphatic System

RBC Formation

Found in HGS Manual 13 times, Page 45, 49, 57, 58, 62, 70, 99, 101, Spleen Matrix Page 103, 104

Krystal Waters Amplifier healing, Page 170

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Spleen Healing Sound to release worry and over thinking

Don’t Put Ice In Your Drinks. Avoid Cold Foods.

By Emma Suttie, D.Ac, AP

One of the most common things I see in my practice is problems with digestion. Interestingly, this isn’t usually the reason that people come to see me, but when I am going through their medical history, it usually comes up. The sad thing is that most people live with digestive problems when in TCM they are relatively easy to fix with a little treatment, nutritional counselling and some tips on how to help support and strengthen our digestions.

Now, a lot of people think of the spleen as in the western medicine spleen, part of the immune system and responsible for the production of white blood cells (lymphocytes) and removal of old red blood cells. It is not the same as it is in Chinese Medicine. The spleen in Chinese medicine is paired with the Stomach, and both are the main organs of digestion for the body. The difference is that they not only digest food but also stimulus and information – everything that comes into the body through our sense organs.

What you learn your first year in Acupuncture school when learning TCM theory, is that we live in a Spleen deficient culture. We are constantly taking in information, and that information has to be processed by, you guessed it, the Spleen. We eat in front of the TV (taking in food, and stimulus at the same time), we are constantly looking at our mobile devices on the road and wherever we go, and we are always multitasking. Never doing just one thing at a time. And thus, we are overloading our poor Spleens.

So, what can we do? There are lots of things that, once you are aware of them, can help take the burden off your Spleen.

The Spleen hates cold, so one easy way to help your Spleen is to avoid ice in your drinks. Because the Spleen is responsible for breaking down your food through the process of digestion, and this is powered by heat. Eating and drinking cold foods such as icy drinks, eating ice cream (a TCM nono!), or eating a lot of frozen or very cold foods (many foods in raw form are considered “cold”) taxes the Spleens energy, as it has to heat up again to be able to do the work necessary for digestion.

This is not just good advice for helping your Spleen, but a good life philosophy. One of the best things you can do for your Spleen is to do one thing at a time and be absolutely mindful when you do it. This means when you are eating, JUST EAT. Don’t sit in front of the TV, read, study or catch up on work. In such a fast-paced world where everyone is short on time, it is understandable that people are always doing many things at once, but this small thing will not only help your Spleen, it will relax your mind and body as well.

We can all help our Spleens by making sure that we really chew our food well. We tend to all be in such a hurry that we do not chew our food nearly as well as we should. Chewing will help the breakdown of the foods before they get to the stomach, making the Spleens job a little easier.

Since most of us have at least some Spleen deficiency, one of the best things you can do to be kind to your Spleen is to eat soups. These are warming (the longer and slower they are cooked, the more warming they become) and they are very easy to digest which is why they are prescribed to you when you are sick – your body requires less energy to digest them, focussing its energies to fighting pathogens and getting you well. Soups do not take a lot of energy to digest, saving the Spleens energy for other things. There are many foods that are beneficial to the Spleen which I will list later in the article. I will also list foods that the Spleen is not so fond of so you can at least be aware of what they are and avoid them when you can.

Because we live in a culture that is so bombarded by stimulus, most people have deficient Spleens. The Spleen must take in and process ALL that information, including the food we eat and liquids we drink, so you can imagine, it is a very hard-working organ. Something that you can do to give your Spleen a break, is to literally, take a break. Go for a walk outside. Leave your phone at home. Sit somewhere quiet and meditate away from the TV, the phone and try to avoid interruptions. Doing this even once a day for a few minutes will really help the Spleen and you will notice a big difference in how you feel. You will notice that you are calmer, more aware and feel more at peace. And your Spleen will love you.

The Spleen is responsible for many functions so that if you have symptoms in any of these areas, they point to a disharmony of the Spleen.

The Spleen Controls Blood

The Spleen is responsible for manufacturing the Blood and the Spleen Qi keeps it in the vessels. If Spleen Qi is weak, a person will bruise easily, and/or will have problems with bleeding.

The Spleen Controls The Muscles And The Four Limbs

The Spleen is responsible for circulating nutrients to the muscles and tissues. If the Spleen is weak, then the muscles and limbs are not nourished and become weak and tired.

The Spleen Is Responsible For Transformation & Transportation

The Spleen is responsible for the intake, processing and distribution of nutrients extracted from food and drink. The Spleen takes these nutrients and creates Qi and Blood, both vital substances for all the body’s functions and maintaining proper health. If transformation and transportation are functioning properly, the Qi is strong, digestion is smooth and the body is kept moist. When malfunctioning, the Qi is weak (lassitude and lethargy), the appetite is poor, digestion is sluggish and the stools are loose and watery.

The Spleen manifests on the lips

The Spleen Opens Into The Mouth & Manifests On The Lips

Chewing is necessary for the functioning of the Spleen and if the Spleen is deficient, the sense of taste may be dulled. Red, moist and vibrant lips indicate a healthy Spleen. If the Spleen is deficient, however, the lips will be pale from lack of nourishment.

Controls The Upright Qi

The Spleen is responsible for the body’s “holding” function. This is called the upright Qi. It is specifically the force that counteracts gravity when it comes to holding things, specifically the organs, in place. This is very important! Without healthy upright Qi, all of our organs would be at the bottom of our abdomen! When the Spleen is weak, we see prolapse of organs (uterus, bladder, stomach), prolapse of the vagina as well as things like haemorrhoids (prolapse of the anus, PLUS bleeding also attributed to the Spleen).

Houses Thought

Every organ in Chinese Medicine is seen to have its own unique Spirit, and the Spirit of the Spleen is called the Yi. The Spleen is directly related to our capacity for thinking. How well we manage our thoughts, concentrate, exercise discernment and form intentions is dependent on the strength of the Spleen.

Young Woman Biting Her Finger Nail

All organs in TCM also are associated with an emotion, and the emotion of the Spleen is worry. This works in two ways. Excessive worry will damage the Spleen Qi, and a deficient Spleen can weaken the mind and our capacity to think clearly and focus, leaving us susceptible to worry.

  • Organic lightly cooked vegetables, corn, celery, watercress, turnip, pumpkin, alfalfa sprouts, button mushrooms, radish, caper
  • Brown rice, barley, amaranth, rye, oats
  • Legumes, kidney beans, adzuki beans, lentils
  • A small amount of lean organic meat, poultry and fish, tuna
  • A small amount of whole fruits, lemon
  • Sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
  • Seaweed, kelp
  • Green tea, jasmine tea, raspberry leaf tea, chai tea
  • Raspberry, peach, strawberry, cherry
  • Walnut, chestnuts, pine nuts, pistachios
  • Lamb, venison
  • Lobster, mussels, prawns, shrimp, trout
  • Black pepper, cinnamon bark, clove, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, peppermint, rosemary, sage, turmeric, thyme, horseradish, cayenne, nutmeg

preparing food

  • Dairy
  • Wheat
  • Cold drinks
  • Fruit juice
  • Processed foods
  • Refined flour, pastry, pasta, breads
  • Cold raw foods
  • Refined sugar and sugar substitutes
  • Coffee, alcohol
  • Deep-fried foods
  • Peanuts and peanut butter
  • Bananas, avocado

When the Spleen is functioning well a person will feel energetic, their digestion will be smooth, their bowel movements will be regular and firm (not soft), thoughts will be clear and one will be able to concentrate.

When the Spleen is imbalanced there will be symptoms of digestive upset, loose stools, poor appetite, low energy, oedema (water retention), nausea, vomiting, weakness in the four limbs, pale lips, organ prolapse, bruising and a feeling of cold.

Because most of us have some level of Spleen deficiency, we can all help our Spleens by being aware of simple things we can all do to take some of the pressure off of this important organ. Your Spleen will love you for it.

 

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Meaning spleen spiritual


The spleen is located at the base of the left lung. 

It is an energy distribution center and plays a very important role in the immune system; it transforms the blood, destroys red blood cells used and makes new ones.

At a spiritual level, it serves as the central communication and all the energy that is generated through exercises designed to expand consciousness, such as meditation, it passes through it.

Therefore, on the physical plane, the spleen is responsible for increasing our defences and spiritually gives us protection, confidence and security.

The spleen is weakened when we live the life in a too reasonably way, with excessive respect for the rules and a great need to adjust them.

There is no place for pleasure and fun, we lack that joy we need. 

We live very concerned about the family, or our professional and material issues and our fear to fail obsesses us greatly, the fear of not living up to the occasion. 

Obsessions, tendency to obsess.

Blood-related conflict. Intense fear of lack or losing blood. As it represents symbolically the family (my own blood), it can express some problems: 

"My family is undone" 

"I failed, I am a coward unable to fight" 

"I have good blood" 

"I lack blood in my veins".

Recommendations to recover physical, emotional and spiritual health:

In order that the spleen can perform its functions normally, it needs calm, it is why music harmonizes it. 

Calm means that the person has moved away obsessions and resolved his/her problems.

When does this happen? 

When the individual is allowed to have desires and can seek pleasure and joy. 

When he/she can stop believing that he/she is not strong enough and ensures his/her integrity and combat external influences. 

When he/she has confidence, confidence to make his/her own decisions and trust in the natural process of life.

We need to learn to live consciously, here and now, to make decisions, to act.

At present, we are sowing the seed of a harvest to reap in the future... 

Therefore, learn to select the seed, tills the soil, water it, pay attention to weeds, receiving the necessary sun and wait... 

You've done everything that was in your hand! 

The results do not depend only on you.

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5 Signs You Might Have Spleen Qi Deficiency

The Spirituality of the Spleen

March 6, 2015 at 9:53 am

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The spleen is unique in the body.  It:

is insensitive to pain.

has no diseases.

reacts to injuries.

It reacts to complications from infections and diseases in other parts of the body as it filters out impurities and toxins in the lymph fluid.  The spirituality of the spleen goes hand-in-hand with its purpose and tasks as it maintains wellness in the body.

The spleen filters  and recycles blood cells as it maintains the blood volume in the circulatory system.  It also participates in the digestive  process because it enlarges as we digest our food.

When there is spiritual stress, the spleen can suffer.  People with splenic issues  need to receive help from the universe.  Focus on strength, confidence, and courage.  The spirituality of the spleen really depends on this.

 

Learning to stay present for healing and transformation  can be a powerful experience.

Find a quiet, secure place and get comfortable.

Breathe to encourage grounding.  Breathe in from the abdomen and then release negativity from your life as you exhale.  Breathe in and breathe out for a minute or 2 until you feel grounded.

Ask the universe to release the negativity from your spleen as well as from your life in general.

Now, focus on receiving  positive attributes needed for you to heal and attract the resources you need to succeed.

Talk to your spleen.  Encourage  it to heal and regenerate .

Now, listen to your inner self as it offers wisdom for your journey toward health and well-being:  homeostasis.

Begin to breathe the grounding breaths again while repeating the word “peace” several times.

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The Spleen Chakra: Where Energy Meets Body


Spleen Chakra

The basic teachings of Pranic Healing explain how chakras or whirling energy centers guide the functioning of not only the physical body but the energy body as well. Let us delve deeper into the nature, characteristics, importance and functions of the Spleen Chakra.

 

Location

The center of the bottom rib on your left is where your Spleen Chakra is located. The location of the Spleen Chakra thus corresponds to the actual location of the spleen. This chakra has two halves (though both have the same functions)- the Front Spleen Chakra and the Back Spleen Chakra.  

Description

The Spleen Chakra is, on an average, smaller than the other chakras in the human body. The size of the Spleen Chakra is thus 1/3rd or 1/2 of that of the other chakras. This energy center has six petals with multiple colour pranas on the periphery. The Spleen Chakra is also known as the Prana Chakra.  

The SP16 is the corresponding acupuncture point for the Front Spleen Chakra in Chinese medicine while the BL 50 is that for the Back Spleen Chakra.  

Functions

Unlike the actual spleen in the human body, which is not believed to be of crucial importance, the Spleen chakra serves greatly. The vital functions are not merely physiological, but spiritual and psychological as well:-  

Spiritual Functions: The Spleen Chakra or Prana Chakra is the point of entry for prana or life energy into the body. It is thus the source of power needed for success and victory. Interesting to note, is the fact that in the Lord’s Prayer, the phrase “Give us this day our daily bread” refers to the Spleen Chakra, the bread being symbolical of the energy needed for sustenance and growth. An unhealthy Spleen Chakra results in the depletion of life energy.  

Psychological Functions: A depleted Spleen Chakra may manifest as depression due to low energy levels. A healthy and energized Spleen Chakra leads to the feeling of strength and general well-being.  

Physiological Functions: The physical spleen is the largest organ of the lymphatic system and is related to the process of purification of blood by tackling disease-causing germs and cleansing old and worn out blood cells along with producing antibodies. The Spleen Chakra energizes the physical spleen and causes the body to be victorious over diseases and illness. It also controls the pranic energy level of the physical body. Air prana is absorbed, digested and distributed through the Spleen chakra. This chakra thus controls the quality of blood and the immune system of the body.  

The Spleen Chakra is closely related to the Navel chakra and energizing the Navel chakra usually energizes the Spleen chakra considerably. Health conditions of the Spleen Chakra involve conditions of the physical spleen like lack in vitality, weak immune system, arthritis and rheumatism. Rheumatoid arthritis patients are usually found to have dirty Spleen Chakras. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is also a condition often observed among individuals with malfunctioning or depleted Spleen Chakras.  

Even in Taoist Yoga, the Spleen Chakra is of importance. The Front Spleen Chakra’s Taoist equivalent is fu ai (abdomen of depression) while that of the Back Spleen Chakra is wei cang (stomach’s courage). The Spleen Chakra is thus a chakra that has a strong effect on general energy levels and wellness.  

Source : The Chakras and their Functions by Master Choa Kok Sui
Sours: https://www.worldpranichealing.com/en/chakra/spleen-chakra/


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