Today I am sharing messages from one of my all-time favourite books, “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz.

The Four Agreements is a small book of wisdom that reveals the self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. 

The first Agreement in the book is “Be Impeccable with your Word”. Why your word? Your word is the power you possess to create. 

Through the word you express your creative power. It is through the word that you manifest everything. Regardless of what language you speak, your intent manifests through the word. What you dream, what you feel, and what you really are, will be manifested through the word. “

Your word is the power you own to express, to think, to communicate and create the events in your life. Depending how your words are used – they can set you free and change your life or enslave you. 

During our lives, parents, siblings and members in our community have given their opinions of us without even thinking. We then take on these beliefs and live in fear of those opinions. For example, not being good at things.

“Whenever we hear an opinion and believe it, we make an agreement, and it becomes part of our belief system”.

If someone gives an opinion that we are overweight, and we listen, we take this belief on and grow up with the idea we are overweight. It doesn’t matter how thin you may be, if you still have that belief, you will believe you are overweight. 

Words can enter our minds and change a whole belief system for better or worse. 

Impeccable means “without sin”. A sin is everything that you do which goes against yourself. Everything you believe, feel or say that goes against yourself is a sin. When you judge or blame yourself for anything you go against yourself.

When you are impeccable with your word:

  • You take responsibility for your actions
  • You do not judge or blame yourself 
  • You do not use the word against yourself 
  • You are using your energy for the truth and love you have for yourself
  • The truth will manifest through you and release all the emotional toxicity that exists within you 

Be impeccable with your word if you want to be free and happy. Tell yourself how great you are and how much you love yourself. Engrain the new belief 

“I am impeccable with my word”

To break all old agreements and negative thought patterns to allow you to create new positive agreements and belief systems, be impeccable with your word!

weight gain

“It’s the liver that holds the answers to the questions about mystery weight gain. If you’re gaining weight it means that your liver is sluggish. While two other factors, the thyroid and the adrenals, can often be involved, weight gain is really about what your liver is up against.”

Anthony William, The Medical Medium

The liver is the body’s second largest organ and is the chief detoxification officer in our body. It drives our ability to burn fat and can be the key factor that helps us heal for good. In Chinese medicine the liver is one of the most important organs and the key function is to ensure the flow of energy around the mind and body.

Functions of the liver include:

  • Metabolism 
  • Detoxification
  • Storing of blood 
  • Production of bile to help with digestion and absorbing fats 
  • Conversion of glycogen into glucose to be then sent into the bloodstream to meet the body’s demands to keep blood sugar levels constant 

Symptoms of an imbalanced liver

  • A fat roll below the bra line 
  • Tender point at the centre of your torso 
  • Cellulite 
  • Waking around 2am
  • Waking hot in the night 
  • Not hungry when you first get up in the morning
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • PMS
  • Bloating
  • Emotionally – Anger, irritability, rage moodiness, impatience, depression, nervous tension, rigid attitude, negative outlook, self-disgust and envy  
  • Nausea, headaches and migraines 
  • Gynaecological and menstrual problems
  • Addictions – food, drugs or alcohol as the emotional tension gives rise to addictions

How to take care of your liver

Considering the build-up of toxins in our environment, our liver works overtime! Here are some ways that you can take care of your liver daily.

  • Limit your fat intake 
  • Increase your water intake 
  • Eat natural foods keep the liver healthy and efficient 
  • Drink a vegetable juice in the morning 
  • Drink 240ml of hot water with 1tbsp of apple cider vinegar 5-20mins before meals, or alternatively squeeze of 1/2 fresh lemon in warm water
  • Eat foods to strengthen the liver including sesame seeds, turmeric, parsley, peppermint tea, seeds and nuts, oysters and fish 
  • Avoid foods not recommended for the liver including cheeses, cream, coffee, alcohol and sugars 
  • If you have a low intake of vitamin B vitamins it could be useful to take a supplement to ensure optimal detoxification 
  • Take a break from alcohol to restore your liver 

Essential Oils for the liver:

  • Chamomile 
  • Orange
  • Bergamot 
  • Lavender 
  • Neroli 

Liver Disorders 

The below information is from the book The Secret Language of the Body by Inna Segal.

Liver disorders indicate the following: 

  • Irrational frustration 
  • Aggression 
  • Rage
  • Guilt 
  • Fear 
  • Desire to inflict self- punishment 
  • You sabotage your progress 
  • Constant inner struggle and conflict 
  • Difficulty in making decisions 
  • Can find fault and blame others 
  • Inclined to act like a victim 
  • Overlooks other people’s advice and suggestions 
  • Imbalanced sleep
  • Trouble relaxing
  • Unable to trust others 

Remember you do not have to be all the above, perhaps you may relate to one or just a few.

Repressed Emotions 

Repressed emotions can accumulate in the form of tight muscles and tension in our shoulders, back and neck. Backache can also occur in the middle part of the back. 

Release feelings of anger by

  • Writing your feelings relating to anger in your journal 
  • If you are still harbouring anger towards someone, imagine that you are having a conversation with that person and express all your feelings and things that needed to be said. Really allow yourself to vent your anger and imagine the other person listening attentively. Finish this process by visualising a happy parting of ways
  • Physically release your anger by punching a pillow or stamping your feet 

As you can see the liver has such a wide range of functions and when it’s not functioning properly, both physical and emotional illnesses can set in. By looking after your liver, you are looking after your mind, body and spirit.