The spleen is an organ found in almost all vertebrate animals. It mainly acts as a filter for purifying the blood, removing microbes and clearing away damaged red blood cells. It is also an important organ in the immune system, producing the white blood cells that fight infection and manufacture antibodies.
The spleen is also your body’s awareness center that governs the ‘feel good’ system. It contributes to your body’s overall health and wellbeing.
People with a defined Splenic center were born with the inner knowledge about what their body needs to feel good. They have a strong immune system, good intuition, and consistent, reliable ways to deal with stress.
People who were born with an open splenic center (also called undefined) have weaker immune systems and face many fears. Throughout their lifetime, they are learning about their intuition and experimenting with what makes them feel good.
For people with an open spleen center, access to this energy system is inconsistent and unreliable. They often get attached to unhealthy relationships, develop food addictions or allergies, and hold on to jobs or places that are not good for them. They lack flexibility and ability to disconnect from codependent relationships that bring short-term pleasure or comfort.
They might be consciously aware of these unhealthy attachments, but feel powerless to change them. Because these attachments are a result of deeply embedded patterns created in the past, it can be difficult to identify and release them without professional help.
Consider a mother who takes her 5-year-old daughter, Anna, to the grocery store as a reward for a good behavior. She buys her cupcakes and lets her eat the whole box. Little Anna gets to spend time with her mother, feeling valued and loved.
Through this interaction, Anna’s brain creates a new circuit that merges sweets and feeling good into a single experience. In her brain, happy mother, the cupcakes, and her ‘feel good’ are tagged as a real, reliable experience as a new belief system is being formed.
These circuits stay active in our brain and carry into our adulthood. Because our body is designed to be healthy, it’s constantly searching for ways to feel good.
Let’s look at the 30 year old Anna, who just broke up with her boyfriend. She feels heartbroken, unloved and alone. As she feels horrible, the first thing that comes to her mind is a cupcake. She wants to bring the ‘good feeling’ back into her life so she can be ‘whole’ again.
In her deep need to ‘feel good’ her brain makes a direct connection to the cupcake – as it worked in the past and made her feel loved and happy. This reaction is so quick and automatic that most people don’t even identify with it as they mechanically execute the urge to satisfy the need.
Wanting to feel good is our body’s natural response to stress. It helps our body relax and release serotonin, Endorphins, Dopamine, Phenylethamine and Oxytocin. Today we have so many choices to bring us comfort and short term feeling of happiness. People often choose the most familiar feeling that was recorded by their own sensory awareness. This feeling becomes reliable and used as a first aid to relax and feel good.
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