Left side of the body
I have a minor issue on my left arm. I think I get the message, but what I don´t understand is "left" as compared to "right". The more receptive, feminine side perhaps?
Anyone having any idea about this?
left is the emotional side. the feelings that are being suppressed or not acted upon.
Makes sense. Thank you!
Yes, I also have questions about this. My right side is typically tighter and smaller. My left side is larger, more plump and usually a victim of the right side. Just last week I nearly cut my left thumb off with my right hand. Today I tripped and punctured my left big toe. I'm wondering what is going on here and also a more in depth explaination for the differences between the left and right sides.
The right side of the body represents the Yang energy and is outwardly directed. It is the actions that we take in the material world. The left side of the body represents the Yin energy and is inwardly directed. It is the actions that we take for spiritual growth.
Yin or the feminine energy is all about stillness, inclusiveness, receptiveness, passivity, intuition, emotions and growth. It is all that is hidden within us and all the possibilities that are possible. The Yin projects the future into the present emotionally, and creates the environment for the Yang to express Himself materially.
Yang or the masculine energy is all about action, giving, logic, willpower, determination, resoluteness and intellect. It is the force that helps bring possibilities into existence. The Yang projects the past into the present logically, and creates the concrete environment for the Yin to feel safe to express Herself.
Both the masculine and feminine energy are complementary in nature and an imbalance in either creates imbalances in our health and in our life. The goal is to bring both into balance and use them in a balanced way on a personal level, and use them in a balanced way in the world.
The Ancient cultures have always given the Yin or the feminine energy more importance. Martial arts emphasises action through stillness - another salutation towards the Yin. War weapons were carved with intricate designs, again reminding the Yang about the reason for His existence.
Unfortunately, we have been feeling more and more separated in our energies, and perhaps it is time to bring them back into balance by understanding both these sides that exist within us.
Power comes through emotions. By repressing or suppressing our emotions, we are effectively cutting off the creative flow of energy that runs through us. But the power of emotions need to be directed in a positive way. To do that, we need to release all emotions that make us react in a negative way.
The subject of Yin and Yang is a very deep one, and once undertaken brings a lot of insights into our nature and the nature of things in the universe. I have only written a short synopsis here.
Ernst has addressed a part of it in his Cards of Truth course in the Beginners Course. I had already been studying the subject for a few years, and I learnt a little bit more from his course this year.
Almost cutting your left thumb with your right hand indicates that your emotions are trying to tell you something that you are trying hard not listen to. Tripping over and puncturing your left toe adds emphasis to the same issue. Taking the time to understand why you are feeling what you are feeling might help you logically see how you can take steps forward to get you what you need. I wonder if it has something to do with your home or your roots/foundation.