In the Flow with Healing Waters


Are you Angry or Nice?

Your liver is an amazing organ.  It does about 500 functions.  Crazy to think that a part of your body can do that many things for us. You can’t live without it.  

However, how do you treat your liver?  Ever think about that?  You can eat clean, you can limit alcohol and drugs, drink plenty of water, and can even detox your systems using liver cleanses.   These are ways to support your liver function by “DOING something” from the outside to help the inside.  

But, let’s look at the opposite…  Looking on the inside to help your liver.  In order to do that, you need to look at emotions.  

Each organ is paired with particular emotions.  Liver is paired with anger and/or frustration. This emotion is often an emotion that we don’t talk about.  No one likes to be angry.  No one likes to hang around with angry people.  But that doesn’t mean that emotion isn’t real or felt.   

When I first learned AcuEnergetics® it was interesting to learn that the throat is in charge of the liver.  When we get angry, we may yell or scream, (get the energy out) or sometimes we do the opposite by suppressing the energy
(not talk about it).  Both of these scenarios come from the throat.  When we yell we are engaging our throat, when we suppress our anger, we are suppressing our throats.  Think about when you are angry, our face turns red.  We close our throats and energy can’t move into our face. Sometimes when we suppress and don’t talk, we can feel a lump in our throats or can have a sore throat.   Either way we are affecting our throat which then affects our liver.  

By yelling you are disrupting your energy to the liver.  Notice if you do this in your life.  If you find yourself this way, take some space to figure out WHY you are upset.  Maybe you are feeling someone is not listening to you.  Maybe you are trying to control the situation and can’t.  Maybe you are mad at yourself and taking it out on someone around you.  By understanding the WHY, you can start to shift things.  

As many Minnesotans know, the term “Minnesota Nice” is a thing. By being “nice” all the time we have trained our responses to suppress our actual feelings and just say the appropriate  “nice” things that you think people want to hear.  Whether or not we believe them, we do it.  I am not saying it is not good to be nice, but notice if you are suppressing your true feelings.     Maybe you stop talking to people when you are mad.  Notice these things.  If you do, take some space for yourself.  Find out WHAT you are feeling and WHY you are not talking about things.  This will shift things.  

Talking is so important to let go of energy.   How do you feel when you “vent?”  How do you feel when you confide your true feelings to someone?  Better yet, how do you feel when you find someone going through the same things and have a chat with them?  When we talk, it lets go of energy.  

So if you find yourself frustrated and angry or suppressing and nice, start talking about it.  If you have a lot of charge, start noticing how you are.  Start shifting that pattern from the inside for yourself.  If you are contracted, notice it.  Start feeling it and simply express your truth.  It is important to notice HOW you are in these moments.  They will happen and it isn’t about holding them BACK or BUSTING them free.  It is more about awareness of them and HOW you want to be in it.  

Your liver will love you for it! 

In the Flow, 

Susan Schultz  

Susan Schultz

Co-owner and AcuEnergetics® Senior Practioner of Healing Waters Health Center Susan has always had a passion for helping people, and as an occupational therapist, she has worked in a variety of settings. Her curiosity about how the human body works began her quest for a deeper understanding of people and how they become ill. When she started to understand how energy affects the body, it sparked a passion that she loves sharing with others. She shows up authentically each and every day to do her heart’s work. She loves to inspire people with her knowledge and stories that continue to help them grow and heal. As a lifelong learner, she is passionate about sharing AcuEnergetics®.