Liver & Dai Mai Channels
✨ The Liver ✨
We explore the Liver in this class. The liver's colour is green, it's element is wood (roots and spring/growing leaves) it governs not the opening of the vaginal canal, but one seat higher. It is responsible for the healthy grounding of our energy into the Earth - and it governs our eyes, which are the gateway to our Soul. It governs our Soul purpose and how we see, direct, and walk our path on this Earth; vision, direction, purpose. The name of the game with the Liver is direction, purpose, and grounding. Self responsibility, self reliability in walking our path. When this energy is correctly channeled it becomes direction, creativity and purpose; also health, dynamism and growth. When it is incorrectly channeled or stuck, it becomes destructive tendency, tightness, un-grounding or uprooting - like wayward roots of a tree. The mixture of the protective element of holding from the Dai Mai and the directive energy of the Liver makes for a powerful week of re-aligning, detoxifying, and releasing any things or patterns we do not need, out of our system - and recalling our own protection, path, and beauty within.
✨ The Liver & Sisterhood ✨
The liver relates to the eyes, and whether we do a partner based eye gazing, staring eyes of another woman and sending her beautifully on her path, or a personal practice of offering that same gentleness to ourselves, the recognition of kindness, and a gentle, yet focused gaze into the heart of yourself and other women in sisterhood is a fundamental element of the Liver practice. The Liver has a big impact on the heart of Sisterhood, and how we relate to other’s on their path, which has to do with how we project our energy, and whether those projections are hurtful, jealous, and judgemental, or whether those projections inspire ourselves and others to be their best selves, as mirrors for our own journey. To heal the deep wounds of sisterhood we must address the unconscious betrayal, jealousy, and wounding which stands in the way of sisterhood. The Liver is the most important organ for these emotions, because when it is relaxed and channelled it unbinds the chest; it releases the heart, the lungs, so we can feel, breath and hold space for others, and it releases the spleen, meaning our capacity to receive nourishment and feminine energy/sisterhood/Mothering.
✨The Liver Practices ✨
The Liver physiologically governs the grounding of our blood during menstruation, the grounding of our digestive tract to move food downward and outward, and the grounding of pleasure and sensation through the genitals and downward. In many ways the Liver is responsible for directing all the organs and the energy in the body - and is often called the General or Director of the body in Chinese medicine. This is because of the capacity to move the Soul’s energy and the enlivening element of our sexual/spiritual energy through our body to generate health, healing, cleansing and beauty, as well as generate and organise our desires and visions into focused plans and action. The Liver channel is supported with powerful movements which open the base of the body, descend, ground, and vision energy outwards - like Kali, putting her foot down, with her powers of compassion and creation. A goddess squat with hands in prayer position, allows us to stretch into our somatic strength, receive support and breath through our body, and send energy out of the feet and vagina. A strong rooting chi-gung exercise nourishes and cleans the liver, pushing our anger, stuck-ness, negativity through our vagina and our large toes, and giving it back to the Earth to make space for our powerful, focused, visioning soul to move through us. We become deeply connected.
"In human beings, the hun represent the psychological faculty of vision, imgination, clear direction, and the capacity for justice. They endow us with the ability to discern our path, stay clear on our direction, imagine possibilities, move forward toward our goals and take a stand for what we believe is right."
✨ Lorie Eve Dechar ✨