Speaking with a healer friend of mine in Alaska the other day. We got on one of our talking-discovery tracks. She gave me a good explanation of how the digestive system works. I could see each of our organs as beings with needs, loves and hates. I felt my organs leaning in to tell me what they needed. I could see that each has a personality, a need for attention because they want to function beautifully. Even the lowly colon has dignity.

1 comment:

Megan said...

in chinese medicine, each organ houses an emotion. an organ pair (there are pairs, based on principle of empty and full) emits a certain smell and responds to a particular sound. each organ pair thrives in one type of weather, and wilts in another. the pathway that the organ's energy travels is called a meridian. this is where many acupuncture points are.

last week i listened to a podcast about horses and the chinese medicine understanding of the heart. i couldn't help but think of your poem. here is the link, if you are interested: