The Liberator: A Liver Meridian Archetype
The liver meridian is one of the most prominent channels in the body, responsible for a myriad of functions in both eastern and western medicine. The liver is the body’s general. It controls our qi…
The Pioneer: A Gallbladder Meridian Archetype
The gallbladder meridian gives us the means to make clear-headed decisions and blaze new paths. Because of this, the gallbladder has earned the archetype of the pioneer. The pioneer takes the time to think through…
The Athlete: A Skin Meridian Archetype
You can use your skin meridian to tap into the source of your energy. The “flow state” is a modern term for tapping into your source with the skin. It describes an athlete’s ability to go into the “zone” while performing. Exercise becomes simpler and less energy is expended. You feel as though you are at the top of your game. If you are able to fall into the flow state, you probably have a healthy skin meridian.
The Judge: A Pericardium Archetype
Known as the “king’s bodyguard,” the pericardium is the energetic body’s defense against extreme emotional outbursts which, in Chinese Medicine, are thought to be powerful disruptors of balance in the body and a major cause of disease.
The God/Goddess: A Sexual Meridian Archetype
The sexual meridian is represented by the archetype of the god/goddess. Like the Greek and Roman gods, the power of the sexual meridian is inherent and inherited. Their energy captivates people and draws people in. One of the emotional meridians, the God/Goddess is drawn to social situations. They are instinctually empathetic and often take on the emotions of those around them. They have a subtle shrewd intellect and a very strong will.
The Engineer: A Brain Meridian Archetype
The engineer archetype typifies the brain’s control over the mind and body. The engineer is driven by their need to understand how things work. By breaking the world down into its parts, the engineer turns life into a blueprint where one action predictably leads to another. When not being themselves, the brain meridian tends toward paranoia and may see plots where there aren’t any.
The Good Politician: A Heart Meridian Archetype
The theme of the heart is unity. It connects yin and yang, which are two states of being with the same life force. If our spirit is not congruent, our heart meridian cannot process thoughts and feelings properly. Congruence comes when the mind and heart are working together. Together the heart and mind control the will. Without congruence, the will is subject to the influence of an outside force.
The Artist: A Small Intestine Meridian Archetype
We know that extreme emotions can negatively affect our digestion, causing poor absorption and slow movement through the digestive tract. This is why we refuse food in the face of grief or lose our appetite when our fight-or-flight response is triggered. Unfortunately, poor digestion can also aggravate our stress response. They feed off of each other in a symbiotic relationship. Therefore, to have a healthy digestive system, we need to take care of both our minds and our bodies.
The Entrepreneur: A Stomach Meridian Archetype
American culture is exceptional because of the energy of the stomach meridian. The stomach is the spirit of entrepreneurship and the American dream. While in balance, the Entrepreneur proves that anything is possible with ambition, hard work, and persistence. Strength in this meridian has created innovative businesses and a way of life that has inspired millions.