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 💚🙌
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