The little fingers are anything but small. They are directly connected to our habits of “trying” verses allowing. Here in the US, we use the word “try” A LOT, but what does it really mean?
Do a quick experiment for me:
We are saying we are going to do something and then not doing it, or it can be an indication that we are “pushing” to make something happen as opposed to being open, and allowing it to unfold naturally. Our “trying to” attitude has to do with our heart and small intestine function energy. How many of us have said, “My heart just isn’t in it”, or “I’m not really feeling it”? We are verbalizing an imbalance in the heart and small intestine energy flows.
What about being challenged when it comes to making decisions? Our little fingers are speaking to us. Do you hear folks around you saying, “Everybody’s getting sick”? If you want to stay well, balance the heart and small intestine function energy, and help the body in deciding what gets assimilated into the system and what gets released. On the level of spirit, this is working with balancing out our judgments of self and others.
These organ function energies are also responsible for the structural aspect of our bodies: the bones. If it has to do with our bones, it can be harmonized with the little fingers. Indeed, this is also working to balance our circulatory system; think blood pressure, Renault’s syndrome, or high cholesterol. When we wake up in the middle of the night, and cannot get back to sleep? You guessed it: the little fingers.
Anything to do with the heart is connected to the little fingers.
The next time we need support opening our heart during a challenging situation, we can hold our little fingers. In the previous posts we talked about holding each of the other fingers, left side first, then right side, and taking three nice full breaths for each one. Again, more breaths are always better. It is the same here, with these little fingers.
With love and gratitude from Exquisite Healing,
Amy & Tait
Today is all about the ring finger, our lungs, and large intestine. If you’ve spent time in our office, you probably have heard Tait and I talking about the hierarchy of importance for food, water, and the breath. For those of you who have yet to grace us with your presence: I ask you three questions:
Of these three life supporting things, the breath is clearly, without a doubt, the key to existence. Our lungs are speaking to us about relationship: how am I meeting the world? How is my internal self relating to my external self? How are my red blood cells working with the white ones? How am I getting along with my partner? How am I communicating with my team? And anything else you can imagine having to do with relationships.
The air we breathe in mingles with every aspect of our internal system. Each breath takes approximately 20 minutes to circulate through the entire body before being released in the form of an exhalation. In those 20 minutes, that breath is making the exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide, and carrying a ton of impurities out of the body from literally every single cell that creates the physical self; on average humans have 37.2 trillion cells!!! By simply breathing, we are helping our system to “take out the garbage”, we are cleaning our “house”.
Here’s the really cool part: our large intestine is doing a very similar thing! It’s deciding what gets to stay in, and what needs to be released in the form of solid waste. Any time we let go of something (the exhale, old habits, old relationships, an old house, old ways of relating to others, digested food, etc), there will be a grieving process. Maybe you aren’t necessarily sad about leaving that job that you didn’t like, but the change in your routine inspires the expression of grief on an energetic level.
This imbalance, when left unchecked, can lead to disharmonies on the physical level. How many of you get constipated or have diarrhea when you travel? Energetically, the body is processing “sadness” and “grief” resulting from changes in the environment. This doesn’t mean we are sad about being on vacation, but rather, our bodies are grieving the loss of the familiar (foods, time zones, routines, thoughts, habits, people, etc).
Thankfully, we have our ring fingers to reestablish balance, and harmonize the lung and large intestine energy. Holding the left ring finger first will clear/clean the past. Like we discussed in the previous posts, take at least 3 nice full deep breaths (more is better), before moving on to the right ring finger (the present moment) for three more breaths. Exhale fully. Imagine you are wringing out a sponge, and really push it all out. Mary Burmeister said, “We are never in disharmony because of what we lack, but because of what we have not let go of.”
With love and gratitude from Exquisite Healing,
Amy & Tait
What’s the first thing you think of when I say “middle finger”? If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably thinking about being really angry with somebody. This is no coincidence! The energy of the liver and gallbladder functions are flowing through our middle fingers, and when they are out of balance, we can experience the attitudes of anger and frustration. So instead of flipping somebody off, take a moment and realize that the body is literally screaming at you to hold that middle finger.
Physically, the gallbladder is storing bile to break down food, especially fats. The liver is filtering the blood as it travels from the digestive tract, to the rest of the body, and detoxifying any chemicals and/or drugs in the system. Our blood reaches every single cell in our bodies. When it’s clean, it has the capacity to carry fresh oxygen/life to those cells, supporting proper relationship, and overall general harmony. We can also look at the reproductive functions, and specifically anything hormone related when discussing the liver and gallbladder.
What happens when your sink gets clogged? It can get pretty nasty, right? When the gallbladder is not doing its job, larger particles are attempting to pass through the liver, and can essentially “clog the sink”. When our filter is clogged, everything down the line has to work harder to clean out that extra gunk. When we hold our middle fingers, we are helping to keep our filter nice and clean.
But wait! There’s more! We are also balancing projects of abundance (good, bad, or otherwise). Think about a tumor: an abundance of rogue cells; inflammation: an abundance of information being passed through our nerve endings; anorexia: an abundance of weight loss; addictions: an abundance of substances in the body; acne: an abundance of oil/bacteria on the skin surface; indecision: an abundance of thoughts; etc.
This energy is dealing with anything “scratchy”. When we are being stubborn, or we are having a flare up from arthritis, or somebody made us mad, or we are insisting that we know everything, we are “rusted shut”. That’s the liver and gallbladder function energy acting up. When it’s harmonized, we call this our “oil can”. It can provide lubrication for our bodies (skin surface, joints), thoughts (change our perspective more easily), emotions (not be as affected by circumstances around us), etc. This is energy of rejuvenation!
When the liver and gallbladder energies are in balance, we can experience love and compassion. To allow more of this in your life, hold the left middle finger first, for at least 3 full breaths. Then switch to the right middle finger, and hold it for at least 3 full breaths. Remember to exhale fully, and really clean out that filter. As Mary Burmeister would say, “Drop the shoulders. Smile. Relax.”
Sending you love and gratitude from Exquisite Healing!
Amy & Tait 💚🙌
Hello friends! Our last post was all about the thumbs. What about the index fingers? Do you have a sore spot there, or maybe a slight deformation of those pointers? Let's take a minute to look at that, and see what we come up with.
Our index fingers are the connection to our feelings of faith and courage. When this energy gets all wack-a-doodle, we can experience fear. Or as Mary Burmeister would say: False Evidence Appearing Real. Physically, the first finger is all about our kidneys and bladder. The body has a few different methods of filtering out all the junk we put in there, and the kidneys are on the front line of that task.
Once they clean the blood, the waste is stored in the bladder until it's time for elimination. Our bodies are funny. If there's any question about whether or not something needs to be eliminated, it gets stored. (Personally, I tend to be the opposite. Living in a tiny house inspires me to embody the motto "when in doubt, throw it out". Hahaha!)
We're not just talking about our urine, and the other lovely things that come out of our bodies as waste. We are also talking about thoughts that need to be tossed out, habits that are no longer serving us, ways of emotionally relating (or not relating) to other beings. You name it. If it's something that can be released, it can be stored in the bladder energy until that magical moment.
Now, let's connect these dots. What if somebody has an overactive bladder, or their kidneys are always aching, or maybe this is a person who is afraid of everything, or maybe they have a hard time letting go of stuff? What can this person do to bring balance back into this part of their life? Hold the index fingers, and take at least 3 nice, deep, relaxed breaths. Remember to exhale all the way, and really support that elimination process. Do this at least once a day. More is better.
Sending you love and gratitude from Exquisite Healing!
Amy & Tait 🙌💚
Did you know that our digestion has everything to do with having healthy boundaries? Think about this for a second: when we eat something that's not so good for us, our digestive system chooses to either let it in or keep it out. This is the same as interacting with people or situations that are challenging. As we "digest" the encounter, we decide if we will let it in (will this affect my mood?) or keep it out (I am not affected by this drama).
Lucky for us, the thumbs are a quick and easy way to connect with that digestion energy. When we have strong boundaries, the things that might otherwise knock us off our rocker, can't get good purchase. The stomach and spleen energies work in tandem to balance our digestion, and strengthen our container (our skin, both physical and emotional, and our energy field). And guess what else? This is all intimately connected to feelings of stress, and anxiety. How many of us out there get stressed, and either can't eat or binge eat to deal with the tension?
Here's what I want you to do the next time you feel that anxiety and/or stress coming on: hold your thumbs and take three nice, full, deep breaths. Make sure you exhale all the way.
Recently, I experienced three separate scenarios where-in Praying Mantis was the subject of the conversation. I believe that when someone or something knocks on your door repeatedly, it’s best to investigate, and find out what gifts they may be offering. I did a little research, and it turns out Mantis is teaching me yet another lesson in patience, and stillness; being still enough to hear the voice of Divine guidance, keeping me on my path to my personal Truth. This is especially interesting seeing as how I almost picked up a third job this last week… and I haven’t been writing nearly as much since I started job #2. Hmmm… The word “mantis” means profit or seer in Greek. It appears as though all signs are pointing to paying closer attention to what this small but mighty friend has to share.
Indeed, Mantis is heralding messages surrounding “patience being rewarded with abundance”. When she moves, she moves quickly and decisively, knowing when the exact right moment has arrived to catch her prey. She strikes with power, and has an amazing success rate. She is a warrior, and highly skilled huntress; with a lifetime of practice indicating preparation and patience is the best strategy for achieving success. By being focused and motionless for what seems like an eternity, she remains invisible to her predators. In this way, she is sharing that awesome capability with those who vibrate to her music. She is becoming perception in stillness; being still, meditating, going within, quieting her being, and listening to what the Universe is whispering. She is honoring the cycles of action and rest inherent in nature. She is excelling at moving seamlessly between worlds. It’s another one of her special gifts. By living according to our own inner instincts, we are mirroring Mantis’ disregard for the confines of linear time.
Thank you, Praying Mantis! LOVE!