Thursday, November 10, 2016

September 21, 2016: the gall bladder meridian

The Four of Water is my Dreams of Gaia card, and it is dreamy!  The keywords for the Four of Water are confidence, awareness, self-acceptance, forgiving, self-belief, receptive, deserving, and consequences.  The image, of a scarred man looking at his reflection in a mirror, and smiling at the beauty he sees there, is quite attractive.  The ability to acknowledge faults and past mistakes while choosing to see only the good that has come from those experiences is not an easy ability to find and maintain, but it is worth the effort.  I need to let go of the concept of perfection, and instead I need to strive to be the best I can be and to learn from what I’ve experienced.

The other meridian is the Yang meridian associated with the element of Wood, the gall bladder meridian.  It corresponds with anger and compassion, expansion, wind, deciding, motivation or catalyst, and external anger.  The gall bladder holds bile, and is connected to all secretions, including saliva, gastric acid, insulin, and intestinal hormones, as well as bile.  The gall bladder meridian is connected to our decision-making processes, and to the courage we need in order to move on and release that which no longer serves us. 

The gall bladder meridian begins at the outer corner of the eye; it splits, with an external branch circling the face and the ear and then traveling to the hip, and an internal branch that crosses the cheek and descends to the gall bladder, and then meets the other branch at the hip.  The meridian then extends down the outside of the leg and ends at the tip of the fourth toe.

Ear issues, migraines, dizziness, nausea, gall bladder issues or hip problems can all be an indication of an imbalance in the gall bladder meridian, as well as the state of our tendons and ligaments.


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