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Division - YangMing πŸ‰πŸ‡β€‹

Stomach & Large Intestine - #PhysicalBody - The Bright Yang
Yang Ming Division links the πŸ‰ Stomach Meridian and πŸ‡ Large Intestine Meridian

The Stomach traditionally accepts outer energy and allows us to take it into the organism as nourishment. In a deeper sense it allows us to feel the support that the outer world (our Ground) can give us rather than having to β€œdo it all ourselves”. If it does not function well then we are not able to accept and digest Outer help. Our sense of self is isolated, needy and effortful. It is hard to relax.

The Large Intestine , on the other hand, creates the boundary of the Self by saying β€˜No’ and pushing out energy which cannot be incorporated into the Self. Developmentally, the movements of the arm & head structures around the Large Intestine meridian are first seen in babies learning to say β€˜NO!”, to push away and to reject. This is an important skill and if it is missing then the sense of self is insecure and is too influenced by outer forces.

Thus the division as a whole

  • gives a balanced sense of self:
  • not rejecting the help of the outer world
  • but also not allowing the invasion of hostile energy.
  • It gives a posture of grounded confidence and creates healthy boundaries.