In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) your body is understood to reflect the external world and universe. It is a vehicle and home to your spirit in much the same way that our earth is a vehicle and home to us.
“You” are not your body. Your body is an extension of your deeper and greater energetic connection to the world of spirit and transcendence. You are consciousness itself.
This truth is the basis for TCM practice. It is why this medicine can heal physical, mental and emotional, and spiritual conditions. At its best, it is rebalancing your systems so you can heal your pains and free blockages in order for you to be able to fulfill your potentials, realize happiness, and transcend the world of conflict caused by apparent duality and fear.
In TCM, your Qi and Blood flow through you like rivers. Your upper chest is called a Sea of Qi. There are the examples of the named acupuncture points, Kunlun Mountain (Kunlun/BL-60) and Joining Valleys (Hegu. LI-4), of which there are others that are also named after environmental locations.
Taoist monks, martial artists, and every individual can use these visualizations of the world within the body as a meditation practice to build Qi, to heal, and grow strong and light.
Celebrate your body, this inner environment. Ask yourself are you taking as good a care of your inner worlds as you are of your outer worlds?
Visualize your body as a world with mountains, valleys, seas, and rivers. Feel the movement of winds, moisture, and warmth flowing through you.
You’ll feel better, breath deeper, stand taller, and clear your brain and head of cobwebs and clouds. Enjoy a moment of True Health!
What are you today? A mountain? River? Sea? Or the wind in the trees? Send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Each day in March, I am sharing an aspect of True Health that inspires me, #WRITrueHealthInspiration. Thank you for joining me on this journey!