In answering a question regarding my thoughts on cancer of the liver, I need to say that any disease is a complex combination of some or many issues on multiple levels. There are also reasons why some people need to be sick, and why some don’t want to get well. Among other things, death through a disease can be an honourable way to leave without confrontation. There is a lengthy article on this subject on my website.
Cancer cells seem to have lost their sense of identity. They don’t know who they are, where they belong and what their role is. I tend to relate these same issues in some way to the person involved. In the case of liver cancer, a person’s identity and purpose is dependent on what the liver represents.
When thinking about the liver, I would be looking at the functions and emotions of the organ.
The liver is an accessory organ of the digestive system; metaphysically speaking the digestive system is related to teamwork and process. When someone in the team doesn’t pull their weight and others have to carry the load, this can manifest as a problem somewhere in the digestive system. An example: If food isn’t chewed properly, the stomach has to work harder to digest it. When a person doesn’t do their job properly, that makes extra work for someone else. In any process, one thing depends on the previous thing being done properly. When a step in the process is ignored or side-stepped, problems can arise.
These sorts of issues can lead to repressed emotions if they are not acknowledged. According to Albert Einstein, energy and matter are inter-changeable (E=mc2). Therefore it is well within my realm of possibility that when an issue isn’t dealt with on an emotional level, it can change form into something solid (e.g. tumour) to gain greater attention. The emotions held in the liver are anger and resentment. Anger used appropriately can bring forth effective change. Unfortunately, anger is often used inappropriately because people have been taught to suppress it, rather than use it for a positive purpose. It is often misdirected towards an inappropriate person. Suppressed anger becomes resentment, and resentment can be well hidden because all too often ‘guilt’ controls our lives, and we are doing all the things we ‘should’ be doing.
Therefore, if someone is carrying another person, whether it is in the workforce, in a sporting team, as a carer, or simply another family member, and they are suppressing their feelings for one reason or another, the liver could be the organ that brings attention to the underlying issue. While they are being responsible and doing what needs to be done, they could also be hiding their resentment, sometimes even from themselves.
Understanding the basic functions of the liver, can make it relatively easy to connect what is does with other things happening in a person’s life. The liver has several functions.
Produces bile for digestion which breaks down fats. Metaphysically fat is related to protection and having everything in its right place.
Detoxes the body of alcohol, drugs and poisons. Metaphysically holding on to thoughts and patterns that don’t serve our best interests.
Converts carbohydrates into glucose for energy and stores the excess as glycogen until needed. Metaphysically, having too much of something, holding on to it, just in case.
Changes ammonia into urea which can be excreted in the urine. Metaphysically allowing transformation.
Removes and destroys bacteria and worn out blood cells. Metaphysically knowing when a cycle has ended and the ability to make difficult decisions.
Liver can regenerate and re-grow. Metaphysically, when we are cut back, we can re-grow. It’s time to re- new the self.
In connecting cancer cells with the liver, I would be thinking that my sense of self, purpose and identity is somehow related to:
Being part of a team
Doing more than is expected of me to keep the team running efficiently
Hiding resentment for those team members who don’t pull their weight
Patience with a process
Not expressing appropriate anger
Working within structures; having a correct place for everything
Holding on to toxic emotions that don’t serve the highest purpose
Storing up resources, just in case
Staying the same, and rejecting change; this is who I am and this is who I will always be
I believe that we are on earth to reach our potential on all levels. Some may begin to work on a spiritual level, others on an emotional one, others again, on a mental one and there are those who prefer to stay in the physical. Everyone takes a different pathway. There is no right or wrong way. If we need some direction the Universe can send us messages in the most innovative and unexpected ways, usually through our health, finances, career or relationships. If we see those messages as divine guidance rather than disasters, our lives could be enriched.