You don’t usually reflect on it that when you are feeling, thinking, or acting, where do you get your energy from. Meanwhile, all your activities, every emotion or thought absorb energy. Have you ever wondered how it is that sometimes you feel the inexhaustible potential of power, and sometimes you barely have the strength to get out of bed, even though you haven’t done anything that day yet? Or maybe you were lying barely alive after work on the couch, but your friend’s phone was enough to you to jump off it immediately and rush to the meeting forgetting about your tiredness? Or when you were in love or excited about something and you had much energy even though you ate practically nothing. This energy didn’t just come from the calories your body burns.
Your emotions, level of creativity, as well as flexibility, and grace of your body depend on the flow of life energy. But what is this energy also called prana, qi, ether, akasa, morphogenetic field, or orgone?
In this article you will learn what is:
- Life energy
- Relationship between the meridians and emotions
Hippocrates called it the healing power of nature, and the Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich (the one from “armor”) was researching this energy. He identified several characteristics of this energy:
- It is free of mass, has no inertia, and no weight.
- It is in constant motion, it pulsates and it is noticeable.
- It creates matter.
- It comes from space and is everywhere.
- It acts as a link and information carrier (the Akashic’s Records) between various consciousnesses and dimensions of existence.
- It is polarized, meaning that it has a positive (positive POR effect) or negative (negative DOR effect) strength.
- A very large concentration of this energy is in mountainous areas (which is why everyone likes to go to the mountains), in the sun, and it is also produced by plants.
- It can be accumulated and it can be a free source of energy for us if we learn to use it properly.
- Negative orgone is emitted by all devices that are not natural frequencies of living organisms. Areas where this type of energy predominates, e.g. large cities cause disease, affect human emotions, and the intensity of conflicts.
Reich even created accumulators of this energy, devices for changing the weather, the so-called cloudbusters and orgonites or orgone devices. Orgonites are minerals (mainly mountain quartz) embedded in a special pyramid-shaped mass. Their goal is to turn negative orgone into a positive one. You can buy them and put them at home to balance harmful energy in your environment.
All health problems result only from disorders and blockages in the flow of this energy. The imbalance of vital energy leads to physical and mental illnesses.
Life energy enters your body through the breath and travels through your body through pathways, channels called meridians. The places through which energy enters and exits the body are called acupuncture points (meridian points) and there are over 365 of them. They act as valves and switches. The flow and balance of this energy are regulated by the chakra system (energy centers).
The energy flowing through the meridian channels nourishes organs and tissues. These channels are energy channels, which means they are not physically visible. Scientists, however, conducted a study by injecting a colored substance into the places where the needles used for acupuncture are inserted, and their eyes saw a network of connections known from illustrations for the science of acupuncture.
Meridians connect the external structures of the body with the organs, fusing them together. They are related to the organs of the body that play a key role in producing, processing, and transmitting this energy. They are like extensions of these organs, regulate their work, and connect them all with each other. According to the Korean surgeon Bong-Han Kim, the primary fluid (primo fluid) flows through the meridian network, which exhibits bioelectric activity, which is why it is often compared to a liquid crystal. This fluid supplies the tissues with energy and communicates between the various organs and parts of the body.
The controller of vital energy is the thymus.
The Greek word thymos just means life energy. The thymus plays an important role in the body’s immune system. It acts as a link between the mind and the body. It is the first organ to experience stress. Positive thoughts activate it and negative thoughts inhibit it.
The thymus is associated with the following emotions: love, faith, gratitude, trust, courage, hatred, jealousy, fear.
Your creativity comes from the balance of male and female energy in your body. From the balance between the functioning of your right and left cerebral hemispheres. The level of this energy in your body is harmonized by the meridians.
There are 12 main meridians on each side of the body.
Six female energy meridian (yin) located on the inside of the arms, legs, chest, and torso, and 6 male energy meridians (yang) located on the outside of the arms, legs, head, and torso. The yin meridians of the arm are the lung, the heart, and the pericardium. The yang meridians of the arm are the large intestine, small intestine, and gall bladder. The yin meridians of the leg are the spleen, kidney, and liver. The yang meridians of the leg are the stomach, bladder, and gallbladder.
|Bilateral meridians||Midline meridians|
|Lung meridian||Thyroid meridian|
|Liver meridian||Stomach meridian|
|Gall bladder meridian||Hear meridian|
|Spleen meridian||Bladder meridian|
|Kidney meridian||Circulation-sex meridian|
|Large inestine meridian||Small intestine meridian|
In addition to the 12 main meridians, there are also:
8 miraculous (extraordinary) meridians
They pair the main meridians (female and male), which means that each yin organ is paired with a corresponding yang organ. These meridians regulate life cycles (internal monads), control the brain, marrow, bones, uterus, vessels, and gallbladder.
Among them, two meridians play a key role: the Central Meridian, also known as the Conception Vessel, whose task is to provide vital energy for a woman to conceive, maintain pregnancy and give birth to a child. It runs in front of the body from the pubic symphysis to a point below the lower lip. It is related to the inhalation and connects all the female meridians. The Governing Vessel, connecting all-male meridians. It is located on the back of the body from the anus to the upper lip. It is a collector of energy that has already passed through the entire canal system. Together, these meridians form an energetic circle that is broken at birth when the baby opens its mouth. Both of these meridians are related to the emotion of shame.
12 divergent meridians
These include longitudinal or transverse Luo Meridians – their role is to heat, nourish and protect those parts of the body on which they run. They also connect the right and left sides of the body.
12 tendon-muscle meridians
They include muscles, fascia, tendons, and nerves. They run like the 12 major meridians, but always centrally, from the tips of the fingers and toes, towards the head, chest, and abdomen.
Each meridian is associated with a specific negative or positive emotional state and attitude.
You can see them in the table below. Certain emotions affect the functioning of your organs, which you can also see on the table. In case of a problem with one of them, you can help yourself by using appropriate affirmations.
Since each of us understands different sensations under each emotion term, the meridians can help you identify that emotion. Understanding its origins related to a specific organ and the meridian associated with that organ can point you towards your emotional problem. Thanks to this, it will be easier for you to eliminate the cause of your health problems.
Meridians and emotions
|Lung Meridian – humility meridian (evaluating others in relation to oneself)||lung|
intolerance, contempt, haughtiness, false pride, prejudice
|tolerance, humility, modesty||I am humble, tolerant and modest.|
|Liver Meridian – happiness meridian||liver||misfortune||happiness, cheerfulness||I’m happy. I’m lucky. I am cheerful.|
|Gall bladder Meridian – a meridian of praise and adoration||gall bladder||rage, anger||love||I hold out my hand with love. I’m reaching out for forgiveness.|
|Spleen Meridian – trust meridian||spleen pancreas||realistic concerns about the future||faith and certainty about the future, security||I believe and trust in my future. I’m safe. My future is secure.|
|Kidney Meridian – sexual confidence meridian||the kidneys eyes ears||sexual indecision||sexual security||I am sexually safe. My sexual energy is balanced.|
|Colon Meridian -meridian self-esteem||large intestine colon rectum Appendix||feeling guilty||Self-Esteem||I am basically clean and good. I am worthy to be loved.|
|Circulation-sex meridian – a meridian of relaxation, generosity and renunciation||adrenal glands sex glands genital organs||jealousy, sexual tension, regret, remorse, tension||renunciation of the past, relaxation, generosity, abjuration||I renounce the past. I am relaxed. My body is relaxed. I am generous.|
|Heart meridian – forgiveness meridian||heart||anger||love, forgiveness, excitement||I love. I forgive. There is forgiveness in my heart.|
|Stomach meridian – a meridian of contentment and peace||stomach sinus||disgust, disappointment, bitterness, greed, emptiness, deprivation, nausea, hunger, disgust||contentment, peace||I’m happy. I’m calm.|
Thyroid Meridian – hope meridian
|thyroid pericardium||depression, despair, regret, hopelessness, despondency, loneliness, melancholy, despair, sadness, hope||hope, lightness, rapture||I am light and full of energy. I am excited about hope.|
|Small intestine meridian – joy meridian||small intestine duodenum||sadness||joy||I am full of joy. I jump for joy.|
|Bladder meridian – a meridian of peace and harmony||bladder urethra||anxiety, impatience, frustration||harmony, peace||I’m calm. I am in harmony. The dissonances and conflicts within me have been resolved. I am balanced.|
So we have the same as the 12 meridians of the 12 major positive and negative psychological types, each controlled by either a feeling of love or fear. The 6 meridian is related to the left hemisphere and the 6 to the right brain.
The basis of all physical and mental problems is your emotional attitude.
If you keep it positive and don’t let negative emotions disturb the flow of life energy, you will be healthy and vital. Imbalance and excessive succumbing to any of the emotions cause disturbances in the flow of energy through the meridians, which leads to a depressed mood, loss of energy, and as a result, a lack of will to live, and, consequently, illness.
Negative emotions cause stress, stress reduces life energy, and energy imbalance leads to illness. Since your words have power, even by saying out loud “I am bad” you can create an imbalance in a meridian. So, it is better to recognize this feeling and release it than to identify with it. The disease does not come out of anywhere but from an energy imbalance. You usually treat your illness like some alien attacking you. But it is not a stranger that is attacking you, only you. You create your disease for yourself. Everything you breathe in, eat, do, and think accumulates over the years and causes disease. Of course, it may take years for the disease to manifest itself, though not necessarily.
Stress reduces the activity of the thymus gland, reducing vital energy. This leads to an imbalance in the brain between the right and left hemispheres and an imbalance between the meridians. Over the years, stress perpetuates negative emotional patterns, causing illness and thus a loss of life energy. When you are under stress, there is a disturbance of the vital energy, and the thymus is deactivated, then one hemisphere becomes dominant and this will affect a specific meridian controlled by that hemisphere of the brain. This meridian has specific positive and negative qualities. You can overcome this stress by balancing the work of the hemispheres, activating the thymus gland, or saying or thinking about specific affirmations to get a specific meridian to work.
When you are stressed you use your dominant cerebral hemisphere to solve your problem.
If you use the left one you use logic to solve your problem, while on the right one you usually run away from your problem and forget about it. When you use both hemispheres you use both logic and intuition to solve the problem and you are creative. But when you are stressed, you have trouble finding a solution to the cause of your stress because you are not thinking creatively.
When life energy flows strongly and freely through the body, both hemispheres of the brain are balanced and work harmoniously, and energy flows through the body in a specific pattern as it enters the lung meridians. Medicines relieve the symptoms of the disease but do not cure the cause. Real medicine always means changing your attitude towards yourself and towards life.
John Diamond „Life Energy: Using the Meridians to Unlock the Hidden Power of Your Emotions”, Paragon House, 1990,
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