Yin - Yang

If you’ve watched any number of Kung Fu movies or simply kept an eye out for anything denoting Asian culture, then you’re probably familiar with this black and white circle.

Although there are multiple stories involving Yin and Yang, the earliest version of its origins involve a vapor that permeated the whole cosmos. The two strongest forces emerged out of the vapor, and they were known as Yin and Yang. When the two touched, the universe started to emerge. Yang gave birth to fire and sun, while Yin gave birth to water, moon and stars. Their balancing personalities brought about life and continue to reside throughout humanity.



In Chinese philosophy, the concept of Yin-Yang (simplified Chinese: 阴阳; traditional Chinese: 陰陽; pinyin: yīnyáng), which is often referred to in the West as "yin and yang," literally meaning "shadow and light," is used to describe how polar opposites or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn in relation to each other.

Yin and yang are not opposing forces (dualities), but complementary forces, unseen(hidden, feminine) and seen (manifest, masculine), that interact to form a greater whole, as part of a dynamic system.
Everything has both yin and yang aspects as light could not be understood if darkness didn't exist, and shadow cannot exist without light. Either of these aspects may manifest more strongly in a particular object depending on the criterion of the observation.

This symbol represents the concept of Yin and Yang, two complementary forces that supposedly bring balance to the universe. Light and shadow, water and fire, male and female, hot and cold – the two opposites complete each other in a dynamic system. One cannot exist without the other.

For your own personal understanding, Yin is the black side with the white dot (the feminine side) and Yang is the white side with the black dot (the masculine side).
They are sometimes described as two fish, swimming head to tail, and the literal translation means mean the dark side and sunny side of a hill. Yang is the white side with the black dot on it, and yin is the black side with the white dot on it.

The relationship between yin and yang is often described in terms of sunlight playing over a mountain and a valley.
Yin (literally the 'shady place' or 'north slope') is the dark area occluded by the mountain's bulk, while yang (literally the 'sunny place' or 'south slope') is the brightly lit portion. As the sun moves across the sky, yin and yang gradually trade places with each other, revealing what was obscured and obscuring what was revealed. Yin is characterized as slow, soft, yielding, diffuse, cold, wet, and passive; and is associated with water, earth, the moon, femininity and nighttime. Yang, by contrast, is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and aggressive; and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime.

West (Sunset = Yin)
East (Sunrise = beginning of Yang)
Flat (like Earth)
Round (like Heaven)
More material/dense
Non-material, rarefied

They are 2 states of a continuum.
For Example: Liquid water (Yin) heat - vapor (Yang) - cools - liquid (Yin).
Produces formProduces energy


The ancients observed 2 phases of constant cyclical change. Yin constantly changes into Yang & back into Yin again. This can be seen in the changes of four seasons, and the changes throughout a single day (24 Hour Cycle), as seen below.

Yin and Yang and the Human Body:

Front (chest-abdomen)Back
Interior (organs)Exterior (skin, muscles)
Below waistAbove waist
Anterior-medial Posterior-lateral
ventral surface of the trunk and limbsback and dorsal surface of the limbs
Blood/Body FluidsQi
Yin Organs: Heart, Lung,Small Intestine, Lg. Intestine
Liver, Spleen, Kidney,Gall Bladder, Stomach, Bladder
PericardiumSan Jiao
"Solid Organs""Hollow Organs"

Yin and Yang in Pathology:

Chronic disease/gradual onsetAcute disease/rapid onset
Slowly changing symptomsRapid pathological changes
Quiet, lethargy, sleepinessRestlessness, insomnia
Wants to be coveredThrows off bedclothes
Lies curled upLies stretched out
Cold limbs and bodyHot limbs and body
Pale faceRed face
Weak voice, no desire to talkLoud voice, talkative
Shallow, weak breathingCoarse breathing
No thirst/wants warm drinksThirst esp. for cold drinks
Copious, clear urineScanty, dark urine
Loose stools (fluids not transformed)Constipation (damage to fluids by heat)
Clear, copious secretionsThick, sticky white/yellow secretions
Excessive moistureExcessive dryness (throat, skin, eyes etc.)
Degenerative diseaseInflammatory disease
Pale tongue, white coatRed tongue, yellow coat
Empty pulseFull pulse

For Health
This idea is especially useful for maintaining inner balance in one’s life. Between food and exercise, sleep and work, stress and relaxation – Yin and Yang can be used to describe how an individual walks the fine line between what is good for the body and what isn’t.
Consider this, the body is dependent on food for nutrients, but on the flip side, when consumed in great quantities, food can lead to higher risks of heart attack and stroke. Similarly, exercise is essential for maintaining strong and healthy muscles, but as a counterpoint, too much exercise can lead to muscle soreness and injury.
The key is to find the perfect balance between too much and too little, Yin and Yang. Moderation in all things can help you lead a healthier, happier life, proving that just a little extra discretion in your decisions can go a long way.




Emotional Energy Centers of the Body

Our physical bodies function according to energetic and information-based processes guided by subconscious levels of our being.  Our minds literally create health or illness since some layer of our consciousness is operating the body and creating whatever state we are in. 
When we experience emotional distress and fail to release that emotional energy it gets trapped energetically and will imprint into our physical body.

1: Emotional Energy Centers of the Body
2: Burden Area || Burdens & Reponsibilities || * Carrying a heavy load || * Weight of the world on shoulders
3: Throat Center || Self-Expression Issues || * Lack of Trust || * Inability to speak feelings || * Lack of Nurturing
4: Burden Area || Burdens & Reponsibilities || * Carrying a heavy load || * Weight of the world on shoulders
5: Heart Center || Grief, Sorrow, Sadness, Loss || * Emptiness of Heart - Lack of Love || * Helplessness, Aloneness, Disillusionment || * Embarrassment, Shame, Humiliation || * Repressed feelings, Disappointment || * Genetic or Ancient memory || * Cruelty, Meanness
6: Fear Center || Fears & Phobias || * Loss of Control / Fear of losing control || * Giving our power to another person || * Relationships
7: Anger Center || Anger and Rage || * Anger at others || * Anger at self || * Jealousy || * Resentment
8: Guilt/Shame/Unworthiness Center || * Unacceptance || * Self-judgement (sic); self-criticism || * Not deserving of the good life has for us || * Inability to accept and receive
9: Old Stuff Center || Family Sexual Issues || * Childhood conditioning || * Violation of body or personal space || * Something done to us / Something taken from us without our permission || * Molestation, abuse, rape || * Impotence, frigidity
10: Support Area || * Lack of Financial Support
11: Support Area || * Lack of Emotional Support
12: Rejection Center || Abandonment || * Criticism, judgement (sic) by others || * Self-rejection || * Abandonment - pain in the heart
13: Betrayal Center || * Betrayed by someone we trusted || * Self-betrayal
14: Survival Center || Feeling we won't survive a life-threatening incident || * Violations related to surviving (accidents, abuse, violence, rape) || * Impotence, frigidity || * First year of life / Basic Creativity

When we stifle our emotions they become locked in our body, and we will ultimately create dis-ease of some sort, whether it be physical or emotional.
The energy or (E-motion) of these energy systems can be released, allowing the body and emotions to flow freely, as the Divine intended.
Most of these energetic blocks are purely subconscious. 



Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may becom...
e vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. 
~ Desiderata - Max Ehrmann (1872–1945)

Vá calmamente, entre o barulho e a pressa, e lembre-se da paz que somente existe no silêncio.Na medida do possível, e sem se atraiçoar, tenha boas relações com todas as pessoas.

Diga a sua verdade quieta e claramente. Ouça os outros, mesmo os obtusos e ignorantes. Eles também têm uma estória a contar.

Evite as pessoas ruidosas e agressivas. Elas são tormentos para o espírito.

Se você se comparar aos outros, você se tornará ora vaidoso, ora amargo, pois há sempre pessoas que lhe são inferiores ou superiores.

Goze tanto as suas realizações quanto os seus sonhos. Mantenha-se interessado naquilo que você faz, por humilde que seja. Aquilo que você faz é algo que você realmente possui, num tempo em que tudo muda sem parar.

Pratique a prudência nos seus assuntos comerciais, pois o mundo está cheio de trapaças. Mas não deixe que isto o faça cego para as virtudes que existem. Muitas pessoas se esforçam por ideais altos. Por toda parte a vida está cheia de heroísmo.

Seja você mesmo. Não finja afeição. E nem seja cínico acerca do amor. A despeito da aridez e do desencanto, ele renasce tão teimosamente quanto a tiririca.

Aceite com elegância o conselho dos anos, deixando graciosamente para trás os prazeres da juventude. Crie força de espírito para proteger-se na desgraça repentina. Não se aflija, porém, com coisas imaginadas. Muitos temores nascem do cansaço e da solidão.

Tenha uma disciplina saudável, mas seja gentil para consigo mesmo. Você é um filho do universo, tanto quanto as árvores e as estrelas. Você tem o direito de estar aqui. E, quer você saiba disto ou não, o fato é que o universo caminha como deve. Por isto, esteja em paz com Deus, não importa como você pensa que ele é.

A despeito da barulhenta confusão da vida, mantenha-se em paz com a sua alma.

Com todos os seus enganos, labutas e sonhos não realizados, este continua a ser um belo mundo. Cuide-se. Esforce-se por ser feliz...


Color Therapy

Which is your favorite color?
Color therapy is a set of principles that are used to create a harmonious color that is used for healing. According to the principle of this therapy, color is energy. Color is one form of energy medicine based on the belief that the human body is composed of energy fields. Color therapy stimulates different centers in the brain and works on issues related to energy shortages that led to a number of physical and psychological responses in the body.
The color is best suited to treat the discomfort typical include the following:
Red. Radiating energy stimulation so it is recommended when you have little energy.

Yellow. This color radiates good feelings, excitement, confidence, and improve your self esteem. The yellow color is used effectively when you experience emotional instability and face their fears.

Green. Green is the color of a good antidote. The green color helps reshape your body’s cells and relax muscles, stimulate creativity, and release tension.

Blue. Because it has the effect of relaxing and soothing, blue color is ideal for women who experience insomnia or trouble sleeping problems, especially during pregnancy.

Purple. Acting as purifying the body, helping to remove toxins.
(Via http://www.7amazingcreations.com/ )


"Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life"
~ Buddha
"Tal como uma vela não pode arder sem fogo, o homem não pode viver sem uma vida espiritual"
~ Buddha

"You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" by Josh Groban

Don't give up
It's just the weight of the world
When your heart's heavy
I...I will lift it for you

Don't give up
Because you want to be heard
If silence keeps you
I...I will break it for you

Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don't give up
Because you are loved

Don't give up
It's just the hurt that you hide
When you're lost inside
I...I will be there to find you

Don't give up
Because you want to burn bright
If darkness blinds you
I...I will shine to guide you

Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don't give up
Because you are loved

You are loved
Don't give up
It's just the weight of the world
Don't give up
Every one needs to be heard
You are loved

"You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" by Josh Groban, from Awake