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Earlier this year I wrote an extensive article on the subject of Wu Wei, non-action.
I regularly receive requests if or why not I do consider the changing lines of the I Ching’s hexagrams in no2DO. My perspective on this issue is as follows:
The classics say that Qi (energy) follows Yi (intention). In that context Wu Wei signifies to be with intention or to have intention. However, Wu Wei does not mean to do nothing at all.
Traditional Acupuncture, a sub-system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM ), is deeply rooted in → 5-Element Theory (Wu Xing, Five Phases). It’s aim is to help people restore their balance at all levels (body, mind, soul) and grow and mature. … Continue reading
The images stem from the ideas. The words make the images clear. In order to fully express the ideas, there is nothing better than words. The words are a result of the images. This is why you can see the … Continue reading
The Chinese character Li [Fire] actually means to leave, to separate, to be distant… Etymologically the character’s radical shows a short-tailed bird next to it a bird-catcher: a hand holding a net (Wang, p. 68). The bird is caught in … Continue reading
Earth, our center of safety and security, is the foundation for maturing our relationships with others. Only a sense of self, an accordance with ourselves, gives us the opportunity to relate and bond with others. It is the definition of … Continue reading
Well, in man the phase element water corresponds to plant seeds in nature, which rest in the soil during winter until new growth in spring, preserving the year’s essence, the most valuable of any previous existence. It’s like our own … Continue reading
Wood means to be deeply rooted in the earth, just like a tree, and to strive towards the sky, fire, absolute Yang. The wood phase within a person guarantees a free and powerful flow of energy. It lets a person … Continue reading
Chen Mai = the pulse that is deep; also: stony, rocky pulse Chen means to sink, to drown, sinking, deep; the Chinese character contains the water radical Shui, next to it a person who retires and leaves a room. Stony, … Continue reading
Hong Mai = the pulse that is overflowing Hong also means flood, abundance, immense, large, a superlative, big waves, diluvian
Xian Mai = the pulse that is like a string
Huan Mai = the pulse that is sedate; relaxed, large Huan means slowly, unhurried, loose, delayed a little sloppy…
Zhen is like a bud in its protective leaf, just about to break open.
On a mental-emotional level this is man’s ability to establish an inner connection with the environment. It is about being aware of the boundaries of our own field. The kidney allows this awareness to penetrate deeply inside. It gives us … Continue reading
And then comes the mild air, renewing the world of plants and clothing the earth in green. All this corresponds to the character of [the trigram] Sun, the gentle intruder. The nature of Sun is represented by two images: the … Continue reading
The spleen’s central function in the integration and assimilation of foreign influences goes far beyond material ingestion and digestion of food. (1)
The small intestine is responsible for receiving fullness; conversion of all substances derives from it (1)
The twelve officers form a coherent whole and tolerate no mistake. If the emperor is enlightened, his subjects will be able to live in peace; whoever orients his life according to these principles will reach old age and will never … Continue reading
What is Shen? You cannot perceive Shen through your ears. You must have excellent eyesight and an open and tender heart, so that Shen, spirit, communicates through your consciousness. Spirit cannot communicate through the mouth, but through the heart. To … Continue reading
The zero-point field is a popular scientific theory that provides an explanation for the interaction between mind and matter (such as p. ex. psyche and body) and their constant and immanent change (as it is outlined in the I Ching).
In 1983 I experienced my first acupuncture treatment with Dr. Ching Y Ting, New York City. Since then, many treatments on different continents, with different treatment concepts and variable success have followed. In 2010 I became engaged with the theoretical … Continue reading
Wu Wei stands for “non-intervention” (no2DO). Other than apathy, an attitude of creative passivity is meant hereby, with attentive openness to the environment and the ability to intuitively and spontaneously respond to it. Wu Wei is clearly different from any … Continue reading
Besides some aspects such as demon or ancestral medicine, the roots of Chinese medicine practiced today developed approximately around 500 to 200 after the turn of the eras. After Zhou Dynasty the social and political structure of China collapsed. During … Continue reading
For my → interpretation model I choose King Wen’s “Later Heaven“, which associates → trigrams with 5-element-theory (Wu Xing) and the meridian system and shows the order in which they appear during the course of the year. However, after careful consideration … Continue reading