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Jing, or Essence: A Brief Attempt at Elucidation of a Key Notion in Chinese Medicine

By Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée THE CHARACTER On the left hand side of the character for essence, jing, 精, we find the grain of rice or husked seed, 米, ready to be ground, kneaded and cooked. On the right, a green color is added, 青, qing. This is the green of young growing plants, 生, fed by rich...

Feng Shui for Wealth

By Amanda Collins Your surroundings have a powerful effect on what you attract into your life. When the energy around you is blocked or unbalanced, your prosperity, health and relationships can be adversely affected. Feng Shui improvements unblock the flow of positive energy, remove negative...

Celebrating Summer with Feng Shui

Summer, the most Yang time of year, is finally arriving. Summer is symbolic of fire, heat, beaches, outdoor activities, and moving outward in nature and in our lives. It represents expansion and activity, abundant energy and longer days. The Summer Solstice on June 21st provides a poignant example of the cyclical nature of Yin and Yang energy. One is never without the other and as soon as a peak is reached, the cycle reverses itself. The long hot Yang days of summer are accompanied by more outdoor activity and fun. Simultaneously, Yin energy strengthens as each night grows a little longer. In six months our winter will begin, and once again each night will grow shorter.

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