Clear Yang beaming through the trees

Potential

Clear light of Yang The clear light of Yang is easily known in contrast to the manifested. The five senses discern the manifested. How is it that we know and trust our clear unmanifested potential? Tao Te Ching One The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be…

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Yin and Yang are two sides of the same coin

Yin and Yang of Self-awareness

Yin and Yang are two sides of the same coin Together, Yin and Yang create a “whole.” For example, a complete calendar “day” is actually 24 hours, which is made of daytime and nighttime. Our “day” would not be complete without the night and vice versa. The combination of day and night creates one whole calendar…

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kidney Yang

The wonders of Kidney Yang

Kidney Yang is like the Winter Sun The Kidneys are associated with the Water Element. Winter is the season of the Water Element. Yang refers to light, the Sun, heat, and fire. So, “Kidney Yang” may seem like a paradox at first glance. Every Organ has both a Yin and Yang aspect. To understand Kidney Yang, observe the…

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Man on a tight rope

Connecting Water and Fire

When Yin and Yang are balanced, all is well. The two fundamental forces of Yin and Yang are reflected in the elements of Water (Yin) and Fire (Yang). Water and Fire are two of the 5 Elements of Chinese Medicine. Every Element is associated with a pair of organs, one Yin and the other Yang.…

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Yang emerging

It’s almost the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere. Winter Solstice marks many things. One is that this will be the shortest day and longest night of our year. We are coming to a tipping point, where out of the watery, dark depths of Yin, Yang begins to emerge.   At the extreme, Yin becomes…

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Heart Meridian

“The Heart is the sovereign of all the organs and represents the consciousness of one’s being. It is responsible for intelligence, wisdom and spiritual transformation.”

-Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine

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Nourishing Yin

Yin is the “stuff” that fuels Yang. No matter how pretty your car is, it won’t run if the gas tank is empty. Yang energy is busy, active, bright, flashy, external, extroverted, etc. The basis of Yang Qi is Yin. A gift of understanding this is knowing that by restoring our Yin we keep our…

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Beautiful sunse

Sunrise, Sunset

What happens when I die? What is death? First, describe life. Imagine describing life to one who is dead? Life is an experience that words cannot accurately describe. But still you know life. You become life, live a life, and experience life every day even though life itself can hardly be described. Death – to…

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