A new way of thinking about Qi.

We tend to believe that Qi is static. Yet, it moves just like the Dao does. The Chinese character for qi has two parts. The first part represents vapor, steam, or gas. The second part represents a grain of rice. The Chinese symbol for Qi is represented by steam and uncooked rise suggesting the release …

Five agents in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic

During my studies I discovered that I did not know all of the five agent associations. I have decided to share them since it has deepened my understanding of the qualities of each element. I have grouped the association into categories. A general category and one for each of the elements. General Chapter 4 The …

The images of Trigrams

Yin and yang are symbolically represented by lines. A solid line represents a yang quality. A broken line represents a yin quality. Using one line to graphically illustrate the different qualities falls short when trying to describe different types of natural phenomena. That’s where the trigrams and hexagrams come in. By adding another line to …

Why is it impossible to know the essential nature of Dao?

How does it move and what is the connection to the five agents. Hat tip to L. Jarret for a clear explanation. Humans are the Dao. So when humans talk to explain about the Dao, they are the Dao explaining itself. The process of humans speaking about the nature of existence is the Dao judging …

Putting the Emperor back on his throne

Putting the Emperor back on his throne expresses the treatment strategy of connecting the person to the heavens, great void and spirit brilliance. In Chapter 66 of the Yellow Emperor’s Classic states, The ruler fire relies on being honored, the minister fire relies on its position. The ruler fire is referring to the Emperor. The …

Chapter 49 Explanation of the vessels

Chapter 49 Explanation of the vessels The channels are being described with the hexagrams and 12 branches. Fabulous! Using the Hexagrams from the I Ching gives us a visual image of the relationship between yang and yin. The six divisions used in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic each has its own unique image.   Tai yang …