According to Jungian philosophy, “the self is a pattern of order and wholeness in the human psyche.” (Gareth Hill, Masculine and Feminine) According to ancient Chinese philosophy, the Shen or...
Huang Di “What do you mean by Shen, or Spirit?”
Qi Bo “Shen is something that you will recognize in the patient’s eyes. But the true vision is through your own eyes. What you receive as messages, your heart will understand. You can then visualize the patient’s condition in your mind. You can intuitively know what the problem is. You do not have to depend on language.”
Excerpt from -The Yellow Emperor’s classic of Medicine, The NeiJing Suwen.
Maoshing Ni Ph.D
Shen is a holographic representation of consciousness, the energy of living, it can be reflected in the smallest drop of water or in the entire ocean at the same moment in time. The Shen directs us on our life-path. Some might call this destiny, an extension of “the way” or what is called the Tao. If we get off our destined path and the Shen is not guiding our way, we experience dissonance. Our own soul forces will direct us back to our path, weather we like it or not, this will become extreme if it is ignored.