Mantra for a Weak Life Line

Have you looked at your own or other people’s Life Lines to see what condition they are in? Maybe you have seen one or two broken or weaken Life Lines along with a few strong and robust ones, too.

It’s important to understand that every marking in the hand can have a positive and a negative possibility in it’s interpretation. Our minds do the same thing. We can think in a positive or negative way. It’s all about perspective.

All negative possibilities offer shadow wisdom. Shadows are created by light. We grow stronger as we open to our weaknesses and shine the light of awareness on them. If you decide to, you can learn to use your weaknesses, bring them to the light, and bloom into your most amazing life.

In my book, Your Life Is In Your Hands, you’ll find a “mantra” associated with most of the markings described in the book. I use the word “mantra” to imply the integration of the positive and negative interpretations of these markings into powerful affirmations. These mantras are designed and intended to uplift you into realizing your highest potential.

Weak (short, frayed, scattered, or broken) Life Lines Key Words: Restlessness, up rootedness, insistence, burnout

Weak Life Line Positive: I’m on heightened alert, attentive to getting many things accomplished, with opportunities to renew and rebuild

Weak Life Line Negative: I’m susceptible to burn out when I do too much (too much is defined by you, not the world); feeling out of balance and depleted.

Mantra: With ease, I equalize work, play and rest. I breathe in the nature of life.

You may want to write this mantra on a sticky-note and post it where you’ll see it frequently. It could transform your world!

What Broken Life Lines Represent

A broken Life Line can indicate a very difficult circumstance usually involving a serious physical situation. Examples clients have told me about include an injury such as a head trauma, a life-changing event such as divorce, moving to another state, unexpectedly changing colleges, abruptly ending a sports career because of knee surgery, or death in the family. Events associated with a broken Life Line can be seen in a positive or negative way, but either way a broken Life Line probably represents a needed wake-up call. For example, one woman with a break in her Life Line had very destructive behaviors, such that her husband divorced her and took custody of their children. She saw the separation in a negative way, but the divorce helped her to realize that she would benefit by making positive changes for healthier behaviors. This woman suffered the physical change of the unwanted divorce at the age of the break on her Life Line.

In my observations and in the life histories of my clients, issues of physical security correlate to Life Lines at the approximate ages shown in the Figure below.

Life Line Time Line AAHA

Approximate time line on the Life Line (above)

Important note: The hand analysis I practice is not predictive. If you see a broken Life Line do not assume any of the above examples my clients have told me about will actually occur in someone else’s life in the future based on this approximate time line. Why? Because a break will represent something different in every person’s life, and life circumstances and lines in the hand can change. Making a prediction about the future is simply inappropriate.  It is said, ‘Only Heaven knows.”

Figure below shows the hand of a man who told me of a life-threatening event that occurred to him when he was a child. Notice the break in his Life Line between the age of five and ten.

Broken Life Line AAHA

At age 6 he was thrown into a river along with his brother who was 8. At 6 he was terrified as he was thrashed along the current until he reached the edge of the river. He hid under the brush to hide from the older brothers who had chucked him into the river because they were watching for him along the riverbank.

Today this man is a great swimmer. In his adult life he has played key roles in planning for and monitoring the safety of people at large events, as well as providing security for his own children. His broken Life Line, even between age 5-10 on the time line, reveals his continual need for safety and security.

A short or weak Life Line represents a shorter than average anchor line to the earth. When the tether to the earth is weak, there is an inclination to “hover above” the world, or to feel lost at sea. Oftentimes there was a requirement early in life to take on so much responsibility that time for play had to be sacrificed. One client with a short Life Line told me how survival issues show up for him.

He explained, “Before I know it, I’m rationalizing starting the day earlier and earlier and ending later and later. I’m working fourteen-hour days as an average. There is a constant and never-ending continuation of tasks leading to my insanity.”

When I asked what has helped him, he said, “I’ve learned to see my big jobs as smaller jobs. I break large chunks of responsibility and work into smaller chunks. I can breathe easier as I settle down with bite-sized jobs.”

Breaking tasks into manageable portions is a healthy strategy for addressing the overwhelming frenzy that can gradually consume a person with a short or broken Life Line. If you have this type of Life Line remember to b r e a t h e. In this spirit, my friend William Sullivan wisely said, “when looking at building many a mile of fence, it’s best to take it one post at a time.”

Watch for my next article with key words, weak Life Line in the positive and negative, and a mantra to inspire internal balance.

To learn more about your Life Line and other markings in your hands check out my upcoming 2-hour Your Life Is In Your Hands workshop via webinar.

Facts about the Life Line

Something that often comes up during a hand reading or when I’m leading a workshop is the subject of the Life Line. The Life Line is one of the most misunderstood lines in the hands. It’s also one of the most important lines to understand to help handle the endless demands on ones vitality system.

The LIFE LINE is a major line that is carved on the inside of the hand around the Venus Mount at the base of the Thumb. The arrows are pointing to the Life Line in the hand print below.

Life Line

The length, shape, and quality of the Life Line are associated with the state of the physical body, and with awareness of and attention to the physical world. Let me put one myth to rest: the length of the Life Line does not predict the length of one’s life. It does, however, show concerns about protection and preservation of the body. The Life Line is also called the Line of Earth. It is considered the line of family and tribe because we build our physical constitutions within our tribes. As humans, we look to our communities for support and safety. If we feel safe in our clans, our core energy systems are more likely to be in balance.

The Life Line can be read for personal vitality, productivity, stability and energy management, physical strength and stamina, and relationship to the sense of physical safety. Someone with a long, clear, and deep Life Line is down to earth, with a strong sense of security and stamina for living. Conversely, someone with a short or weak Life Line will feel constantly restless, a bit edgy, and will have a tendency to “fly.” Such a person may be living on the surface of life, staying busy but not really “digging in.”

The Figure below shows proof that the length of the Life Line does not indicate the length of life. This client died around age fifty-five. Her Life Line was long, well carved, and without damage or weakness of any kind, and the round curvature of the line shows robustness. When I printed her hands in 2005 she was healthy, active, enthusiastic, fully engaged with life, and quite bubbly. Later that year she entered the hospital for stomach pains. She was kept in the hospital for further testing and was soon diagnosed with an inoperable tumor in her stomach. She died within two weeks.

Long Line on person who died at 55

Long Life Line on person who died at age fifty-five (Above)

 

Short, Weak, or Broken Life Line

If your Life Line is short, delicate, or scattered, you have difficulty resting. Your personal anchor and grounding system has been compromised. Because you’re accustomed to living in a routine of “flight,” you may not recognize these patterns as you read about them for the first time. For example, your work or family life may involve your driving from one place to another and another. You might feel as though you’re constantly scrambling to get your life in order. You may think, “There’s not enough time to get it all done!” Core survival issues, such as paying the rent, keeping your job, and having enough food, remain strong considerations in your life and family. At worst, a sense of support from family is severely lacking, which creates a lack of trust in the tribal system. If your tribal system is at risk, you are more likely to doubt your role and value in society, asking, “Do I belong here?” Doubt of one’s role in the community can cause anxiety and internal tension that, in turn, produce a strong urge to create safety for oneself and others. When this is recognized and more clearly understood, one can begin to implement change, increasing stability instead of insecurity.

Weak Life Line

Scattered Life Line = reluctant to rest (above)

If you have this type of Life Line, create and implement a plan for poise, routine, and balance on a regular basis. As you walk imagine your feet growing roots into the earth. Lay on a big river rock. Block out time on your calendar to rest and renew. Schedule time to ride your horse – once a month or more. Be firm on your boundaries at work to say “yes” or “no” to overtime based on the needs of YOUR vitality system. Listen to your body!

Watch for my next post showing the time line on the Life Line and how breaks in the line can indicate impact and disruption in the physical system.

 

 

 

You, Your Vitality System and the Holiday Season

by Kay Packard, M.A.

Published in the Valley Voice Newspaper December 19, 2013.

Knowing what your Life Line has to say about you can help you elevate from grumble to grace during this holiday season. In hand analysis, the length, shape and quality of this line are associated with the physical body, awareness of and attention to the physical world. Your Life Line indicates your ability to get-up-and-go and your needs for rest and rejuvenation. This line is one of the three major lines in the palm. The other two major lines are the Heart and Head Lines. The Life Line is carved on the inside of the hand around the mound where the thumb connects to the palm (see figure 1).

AAHA Long Life Line

Fig. 1 Arrows pointing to a long and curving Life Line

Let me put one myth to rest – the length of the Life Line does not predict the length of one’s life. It does show concerns about protection and preservation of the body. This is considered the line of family and tribe because we build our physical constitution within our tribe. As humans, we look to our community for support and safety. As we feel safe in our clan, our core energy system is more likely to be in balance.

The Life Line is associated with the element of the Earth and is associated with roots and productivity. If you have a long, clear and deep Life Line (Fig. 1, above), you are down to earth, with a strong sense of security and stamina for living. Likewise, if you have a short or hard-to-see Life Line (figure 2), you will feel a constant restlessness, a bit edgy, with a tendency to ‘fly’.  You may be living on the surface of life, staying busy, but not really “digging in” and planting yourself.

As a master hand analyst, I read the Life Line for:

– Personal vitality

– Stability and energy management

– Physical strength and stamina; vigor and verve

– Relationship to the sense of physical safety

Long, clear and unobstructed Life Lines belong to people who are in sync with their environment and maintain stability in their physical body even under stressful situations like shopping at Costco on a Sunday afternoon. There is a natural rhythm in the routine activities of life. They dig in and live life to the fullest surrounded by the natural elements such as mountains, rivers, trees and parks.

If your Life Line is long, deep and clear you are strong in vitality and physical condition. You have a robust nature and staying power. You are tuned into your body and effectively utilize your energy system, like rock climbers, marathon runners, skiers, and yoga gurus.

During this holiday season, you may be the one to corral the family for a hike, an outdoor BBQ (even if it’s 50 degrees) or drive to Sequoia National Park. Keep in mind; this may not be everyone’s dream for a family gathering. While your stamina is high, do keep to your routine as much as possible so that you don’t become resentful. 

AAHA Weak Life Line

Fig. 2 Short and scattering Life Line – Reluctant to rest

If your Life Line is short, delicate and scattered like figure 2, you have difficulty resting. Your personal anchor and grounding system has been compromised. You may be quite familiar with living in a routine of ‘flight’. You might feel like you’re constantly scrambling to get life in order; “There is not enough time to get it all done.” Core survival issues play havoc in your life and family. At worst, the sense of support from family is severely lacking which creates a shortage of trust in the tribal system. If your tribal system is at risk you will most likely question your contributions to and position in society, asking, “Do I belong here?”  Doubt in one’s role in the community can cause anxiety and internal tension that, in turn, creates a deep-seated urge to create safety and to keep others safe. When this is recognized, understood and addressed that owner can successfully implement a plan for poise and stability on a regular basis.

Short and weak Life Line rescue kit: Take ample time to renew. Heed the call of restlessness and take a deep breath. Schedule time in your routine to plant your feet on the ground by taking walks or hiking. Gravitate to authentic members in your village.

In summary, if you own of a short Life Line, you can transcend grumble to grace by setting personal agreements for well-deserved rest and renewal. If you have a long, well-etched Life Line, you can bring the outdoors inside if the family doesn’t share in your zest for the environment.  In either scenario, remember this is a time to relish in our tribal bonds in gratitude for the security of the root established in our community. 

Kay is a Master Hand Analyst and Teacher who lives in Three Rivers, California. She offers long distance hand analysis sessions and training programs.

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