Liver and Anger
“The ancient Chinese, taoist masters taught that the emotions are stored within the specific vital organs of the body”
‘The Cycle of Creation’ is a wonderful teaching where we learn the relationship between the emotions, the vital organs and the reflection that nature has with both.
Science has proven that the cells of the body hold memory. Therefore the organs hold the memory of the earliest experience of sadness for example, and this can follow a person through life, if not understood and released.
Nature seeks balance within itself, as does the human body.
The Cycle always begins with the Lungs, (pls refer to chart), which represent the metal element in nature, the rocks, minerals and gemstones. In this Blog we will address the liver and how this organ holds within it’s cellular memory, anger, hostility and resentment to name a few.
The cycle moves clockwise, and you can see that the lungs support the kidneys for example and the kidneys support the liver..and the liver supports the heart ( I will address the heart, related to heart break, trust issues, impatience in my next blog.
Sometimes I don’t understand the depth of the anger I have. The anger seems to come out of no where. I am like a top spinning out of control. What can I do about this?
The Liver: Anger, Rage, Hostility
Anger is a big emotion held within a very large organ, the liver.
So you may be asking…why do specific emotions target certain organs? There is actually a specific ’energy’ to each organ. The taoist masters taught that energy is frequency, therefore the energy of anger and rage for example actually attracts itself to the liver. It does make sense though doesn’t it? A person for example may feel huge anger within his or herself and turn to alcohol for relief. The huge incidence of alcoholism in our society and it’s relationship to anger is becoming more widely known and understood.
However what if there was a deeper meaning to the feelings of anger you may have? The Cycle of Creation suggests that the origin of Anger, leads to the starting point of the cycle which are the lungs and the emotions of sadness, despair, even depression.
The Origin Of Anger
I have found that many people who experience anger can be very good at ‘holding it in’, and then the pressure slowly builds to reaching a point where the anger explodes. In the aftermath, the feeling of guilt and shame can often set in. I have found time and time again with clients that what actually lies at the base of anger is, surprisingly enough, deep sadness. Could it be by examining the source of the anger, and looking into the sadness that may be present, that the anger could in fact be released? It is worth considering I would think! My experience is this is exactly what happens.
The beauty of the Cycle of Creation is that we have the opportunity to shift the lower frequency emotions to a higher frequency. Where the liver holds anger and rage, what a wonderful consideration it is to know that we can embrace acceptance, forgiveness and kindness, for ourselves. By bringing awareness to the anger, we can allow it, judge ourselves less, and begin to see the anger begin to evolve to acceptance of others and ourselves.