"In the past, if I was triggered into anger, my heart would (energetically) close, causing pressure physiologically in the liver, leading to Qi blockages in the liver and gallbladder. Now, by using Openness in Tong Yuan, I can keep my heart energetically 'open' which prevents the liver energy blocking up"...
For me personally, one of my 'negative' knee-jerk emotional habits throughout my life has been frustration and anger.
For example, in the past, if someone cut me off on the road while I was driving, I would get angry.,,
Or if I didn't get what I wanted, I'd get annoyed...
Or if I wasn't living up to my own high standards and expectations I'd get impatient and frustrated...
This was the end-result of much unconscious built-up frustration in childhood (where most of our problems generally start), as a result of what is termed 'emotional neglect': even if all our physical needs are taken care of, if our emotional needs are neglected, this can cause many problems later in life, including anxiety, depression and even physical illness - such is the importance of having our emotional needs met.
When our emotional needs are not met during childhood this will build a back-log of frustration, anger and hurt.
Since the liver is the organ associated with anger in Chinese medicine, frustration and anger cause stagnant energy and Qi blockages in the liver and gallbladder meridians, which in turn can also affect the physiological functioning of these organs. This is, for example, why people with unresolved anger issues often have digestive issues, as well as gallbladder problems.
The liver and gallbladder are closely connected inside the body, and since the both organs are an essential part of the overall digestive system, if we have unresolved and ongoing frustration / anger (even rage) issues, this will directly impact the functioning of the liver, gallbladder and whole intestinal tract.
I have spent quite a bit of time over the years on healing anger-hurt issues, and the Tong Yuan 'heart consciousness' training has really helped me progress with this.
In particular, the quality of 'Openness' which we cultivate in the heart consciousness training has helped with this. This is because when we get angry, and don't know how to process the emotion of anger, our heart automatically closes (energetically) to protect itself from the harm which the toxic emotion of anger creates inside the body.
So in the past, if I was triggered into anger, my heart would (energetically) close, causing pressure physiologically in the liver, leading to Qi blockages in the liver and gallbladder. In turn this has caused a sluggish liver, leading to physical issues such as weight gain, poor metabolism, thyroid issues and more.
The interesting thing is, it wasn't until I started learning how to do the Tong Yuan meditation that I started to notice this energetic closing of the heart!
Now, by using Openness in Tong Yuan, I can consciously keep my heart energetically 'open', which prevents the liver energy blocking up. Which means I get to improve the health of both my heart and liver (and everything else, because everything is interconnected in the body). This in turn improves my liver function and overall digestive health, as well as my overall sense of wellbeing.
Anger is a major issue for many people, because as I said, if your emotional needs have not been met fully in childhood, and you have not yet done the necessary healing to resolve this, you will have stuck emotions in your body, which will cause havoc mentally, emotionally and physically. Tong Yuan is an easy, pleasant and effective way to dispel negativity and replace it with qualities like love, trust and gratitude.
I'll explain more how to do this on the heart consciousness training, but for now. If you are drawn to join the program you can join anytime. Take 8 weeks to uplift your life for the rest of your life.
The goal of the Tong Yuan heart consciousness guided meditation series is to grow positive qualities (called 'virtues' in Chinese medicine), and simultaneously dispel the negative, in particular negative emotions and negative mind habits (such as anger, fear, sadness, grief, worry, doubt...).
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