All about Jing, Mojo and Shen

The Chinese herbalists classified energy as three types – Jing, Qi and Shen.

I’ve replaced Qi with Mojo as that’s what most people know it as.

Jing is the Oil.
Mojo is the Fire.
Shen is the Heat & Light.

Let me write it another way.

OIL -> FIRE -> HEAT & LIGHT
JING -> MOJO -> SHEN & FEELINGS

I know you’re really tired after all the things you did and didn’t do at Christmas so I’ll get straight to it.

JING

The ancient yogic practitioners – Indian or Chinese or whoever… they all agreed on this. That Jing is a primal energy we were born with, primal sexual energy as it were, the oil of our system. Once it gets drained the body ages quickly and dies. They all agreed on this and devoted a big part of practice to conserving sexual energy by preventing the loss of sexual fluids.

But I, could never accept that. Call me what you will, I believe that the ancient writings of nearly all cultures have been misappropriated to hijack the energy of the general population keeping people short circuited rather than liberated.

My Granddad who lived so long, you wouldn’t believe me if I told you how long, he confirmed what I suspected all along. HUMANS NEVER LOSE JING.

You read me right. YOU CANNOT LOSE YOUR JING.

Neither does it become a black blobby dense mass that causes constipation as one ‘guru’ insisted, or makes one want to have sex with animals.

Jing simply is always there, so long as you’re alive; you’d best believe me, because my Granddad proved it to himself many times over and so have I.

It’s a crippling mind disease to believe you’ve ever lost something you were born with.

If you want to heal and be healthy – you must stop believing in untruths.

But, a lot of people have told me very clearly that they have experienced a huge drain of sexual energy and some haven’t ever recovered from it. What’s happening there?

That brings us to Mojo.

MOJO

Mojo or Qi, is what we have when Jing – the oil of our being is on fire.

It’s energy we can feel, energy that moves us, that makes our organs work, our skin breathe, our cells multiply, and all those things a living body has to DO. It’s action.

Now Mojo, unlike Jing, is limited, in the sense that, there’s only so much Mojo our body will hold before shedding it off.

For example, if we’re watching a movie and we get really really really really affected and worked up and there’s nothing we can do about it really, because we aren’t really fighting Persians to defend Sparta, and the popcorn’s finished too, our Jing gets converted to Mojo and then having no place to go hangs about desperate for an outlet.

Whichever outlet you choose for that energy you’re going to feel drained.

When you work energy up for one thing, and then don’t use it for that thing, no matter how you release that energy, it’s going to feel like a drain, because the body is going to say, “But I brought that energy up to kill Xerxes of Persia, not to wash the dog because it’s Saturday or vacuum the house.”

“How the hell am I ever going to watch a movie again?” you wonder. The answer is simple. You be aware of what you’ve gotten all charged up for.

It’s never about killing Xerxes or whoever had to be killed for the movie to (finally) end. It’s about something in your life you want to do, something about that, the movie brought up. Be aware of it. It’s a sacred moment.

When you feel your heart beat increasing, when you feel worked up, find out why. And then use your energy for that.

Maybe you feel a sense of injustice about something, maybe you feel helpless and want to do something about it, maybe you miss something you used to do before. Whatever it is, it got triggered and now you have to do something about it.

It might mess up your schedule initially but you’ll find that everything becomes so much easier and you have more energy for whatever you want and need to do.

This is something you have to make a part of your life in the long term.

This is how you conserve energy. This is how you circulate your energy for your ACTUAL needs, rather than what your mind or someone else thinks you need.

It’s keeping it real for your body.

 

SHEN

I really like that word. Apparently it translates to ‘Spirit’. It’s basically the vibration – the heat given off by Mojo or Qi doing its work in the body.

A healthy body that’s been doing all its functions right is warm with Shen.

Now, ‘warmth’, ‘heat’, ‘light’ – in reality all these mean FEELING.

Just as when you light a scented candle and the heat melts the wax releasing the fragrances in the wax into the air, so heat and warmth release FEELING that’s in our cells. Yes, feeling is in every cell of us and not just in our heart area or wherever. Spirit is Feeling.

A person that isn’t ‘feeling’ is in depression. Depression is the lack of Shen.

Traditionally people would wonder why a healthy person would ever be depressed.

It happens when Shen is drained.

How is Shen drained? In fact how can the heat and light from a fire be ‘taken away’ from it while it’s still burning?

It’s an illusion. A deception if you will.

Do you remember that nursery rhyme?

I’m a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout
When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout
Just tip me over and pour me out!

Now imagine you’re a tea pot.

You’ve got water boiling hot inside you and your top has been taken off, you can feel the steam rising up and out in all directions.

Now imagine you turn to your side and look at a mirror on a wall. In the mirror, you see the table, the chairs around it, the table cloth, the vase with flowers the cups all around. And there you are, a tea pot with boiling water.

You’re burning hot and the steam’s escaping. It’s the big thing happening right now.

But in the mirror, none of that shows.

And suddenly even though you’re burning, you don’t believe you’re giving off steam. Because you cannot see it in the mirror. And no one’s talking about it either. Suddenly you feel cold, drained, lost and confused.

That’s what gives the illusion of Shen or our ‘glow’ being lost.

It’s when we have a vision of ourselves limited to the physical aspects of us, but not what our lives are really about – our feelings and the feeling-emanation of all our living energy exercise.

This is why it often happens that some beautiful people cannot see their own glow, but others can. They feel drained and lost, while to others they’re an inspiration.

The key to never getting deceived about your Shen, is to learn to FEEL your own being, rather than look in mirror at your self or be dependent on the viewpoints of others about your self to develop your self image.

When you feel your own self your vision doesn’t get hogged by your physical being – how fat or thin you are, the shape of your body and so on. Your vision of yourself is more balanced and more importantly, you feel the feelings your body is carrying, that form of energy called Shen.

As a start on the journey to re-feeling your self, physical exercises that kick start your physical senses are a big help. Walking in complete darkness, or with your eyes closed, walking backward, or simply closing your eyes and feeling your heart beat ( a most powerful wonderful exercises), feeling your blood pulsing through your body, all these help.

As you develop your own rightful INNER vision of your being and learn to hold it in the face of the onslaught of those on the outside that might try and impose their vision of you on you, you nurture your Shen and develop strength and health.

The best part of all of this is,

that when your Shen is going strong, ie. your feelings are all glowing, that’s what converts Jing (the oil) to Mojo (the fire) and those who thought their Jing was all finished will find that it’s still right there.

Jing isn’t actually oil you see. It’s life energy, which by virtue of being life itself, never dies.

 

To sum it all up:

You can’t lose your Jing.
Use your Mojo for what it got worked up for.
Develop your own vision of yourself, instead of depending on mirrors or what others impose on you.

Two things to do to Stop Losing Energy

In the middle of the night I woke up perspiring (remember – boys sweat, girls perspire) and I found my heart beating really really fast.

Having had two close brushes with heart attacks, I learned very quick that prevention is the best cure.

How does a nineteen year old end up having heart attacks?

That much adrenal abuse.

Can someone who doesn’t drink or smoke or take drugs be over-adrenalized?

Yes. A state of general panic – such as the mainstream media is religiously devoted to fostering, can affect the body just as bad as drugs that raise heart rate, or poisons that make the immune system hyper-activated.

Now, obviously the solution is to Calm The F*** Down as several cats and other pets have recently advised on the internet, no doubt based on sound personal experience.

But as our species seems to have a problem doing that, I would like to share with you two things that have helped me immensely.

Two things to do to Calm Down and end energy loss

1) Stop converting energy.
2) Herbs for recovery from adrenal abuse.

The second one, you get. Please click on the link to read all about it in detail. Those herbs are available anywhere. They can change your life. Trust me on that – I’ve been rescued by them. If you’re prone to over-adrenalization, you need a little dropper bottle in your pocket or bag always. Every time you feel you’re getting too worked up, take a few drops. You have no idea how much that can help until you try it.

And now for the first.

Stop Converting Energy

According to the laws of physics, a body never has a change in the amount of energy it has. You check it out on the internet – The Law of Conservation of Energy.

The law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant; it is said to be conserved over time. This law means that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it can only be transformed or transferred from one form to another.

Now, if the energy in a body stays the same, why do we feel a lack of energy?

I asked my (very cool and now famous) Granddad that question and he said to me, “Stop converting.

When energy converts from our stored energy in the deep gut, it goes off in that direction and takes forever to come back to a state where it can be converted again to another sort we require.

It’s like money. Once you invest in your career by buying a lot of clothes to wear to meetings, it’s going to be a while, months or years, before that money comes back as money you can use for something else.

So if we keep converting huge amounts of energy from our store, we feel depleted when we need energy for something else.

Therefore, stop converting.

How does that work? I asked Granddad.

The venerable gentleman went silent for a while and then said, “What’s your No. 1 energy drain?”

I thought a bit and said, “Getting emotionally worked up reading things or seeing things.”

“No,” he said. “No, no no.

Your No. 1 energy drain will always be sexual.”

I was shocked. Me? No sexy male for thousands of miles around. It’s true. Though that never stopped me from having an err… “inner” sex life.

Granddad continued.

“Sexual energy conversion accounts for the bulk of energy conversion. We needn’t talk about the others – they fall into place.”

Me – Oh!

Grandad – There are two kinds of sex. Happy sex and sad sex.

Me – Oh!

Granddad – Happy sex is when the body and spirit both enjoy love. Sad sex is when the body goes in and the spirit waits outside listening to the sounds – Ahhh and Ooooo and Oh my God! – but isn’t invited to the party.

Cara, have you ever felt left out? Of the party? Of the fun?

Me – Yes.

Granddad – Do you want to do that to your spirit?

Me – No.

Granddad – Well that’s what sad sex is. Leaving your heart and soul and spirit outside.

After a very long time feeling overwhelmed by what he’d said, I asked:

How do you make sure your spirit and body are together?

Granddad shrugged like I’d asked which letter comes after A. I used to feel really confident every time he shrugged like that. It meant he’d achieved what he was going to tell me about, and it wasn’t impossible at all.

He said, “Do you remember anything from the book of Song of Songs in the Bible?”

“Yes,” I said, “Of course.” I had memorized that book as a teenager – loved it.

“Then tell me the strangest thing you read in that book,” Granddad said like he knew me so well.

“Do not awaken love until it so desires,” I replied, “That was something I never understood and it was repeated over and over.

“That’s your answer,” Granddad said turning over in his chair looking a little animated compared to before, “See sometimes the answer comes first and the question later.”

I sighed then like I sigh now.

“Do not awaken love until it so desires?”

Granddad realized he’d have to explain it and sank back into the chair. “Love is sexual energy, which is life energy. Don’t awaken it, don’t try to make it wake up, don’t provoke it, don’t prod it, don’t push it, don’t pull it, don’t do anything to it. Just let it do as it pleases.”

I get the same dull head spin now as I did then. “What?”

“Some years from now,” Granddad sighed, “You’ll understand it. For now, just remember what I said.”

That time has come now, almost ten years later.

And it’s all about trust.

You simply don’t push yourself. You watch yourself. You do as your body leads you to do.

You don’t rush rush rush, from one thing to the next. You stop and you feel yourself. You ask yourself, “What does my gut want me to do right now?” And you do that.

You trust your spirit to convert energy. You have to trust your self.

You cannot force a flower to bloom. You have to let it unfold at its pace.

Now I could give you a whole list of things to do to stop being energy drained, but I’m telling you the one true thing I know that will could your life forever.

Start trusting your spirit to manage your energy, don’t mentally impose on your body and your life. Go easy. You’re a living being with spirit, not a robot.

And never try or force your self to get sexually turned on. If you are, you are, don’t block it. If you aren’t, you aren’t, don’t force it.

I know this comes late in this article but it’s so important, don’t forget it.

It’ll take a while to change, and it might not be easy, but it will be worth it. You’ll have your life back.

In a few years some of you will be emailing me telling me I changed your life.

And now,

KEEP CALM and look at this tree that was cut down putting out new leaves.

Herbs for recovery from adrenal abuse.

Sincerely,

Caraf Avnayt

 

 

 

 

The Curse of the Bamboo – Bamboo for Fertility, Connectivity, Conduction

In the early 1900s there were recorded two severe famines in and around the wild bamboo forests of the North-East of India. Every thirty years these famines would strike.

The cause of the terrible famines was investigated and discovered. Every thirty years, the bamboo flowered and fruited. The fruit would fall down onto the floor of the forest, where rodents, especially rats feasted on them. This resulted in the virility and fertility of the rats increasing so much – an expert said it was 80 -90 times more than usual – and they reproduced as much very quickly.

The huge population of rats then went out from the forest into the countryside looking for food, eating up everything they possibly could. They’d get into the granaries of the time, into fields and barns and homes.

Therefore the flowering of the bamboo became considered more a curse than a blessing.

Bamboo grows easily all over the world. It’s got wonderful nutrients, in fact it’s a sure way to quickly give your hair and skin and teeth and nails a boost, because it’s got so much silica, one of the building blocks of all those.

What I find most amazing about it is how beneath all of its benefits is its ability to support energy and electric conductivity in the body, and on a consciousness level too.

It’s something you try if you find that the herbs you’re taking, or the nutrition you’re having doesn’t seem to reach where it’s supposed to go.

In every way, if you find that one part of you is all passionate and motivated to do something, that other parts of you don’t seem to be able to support, Bamboo’s the one to help.

Bamboo can be had as a tea, powdered dried leaf or as an extract. A little goes a long way. It works best when you take a little of it over a long period of time, like 6 months to a year.

Speaking of fertility. This funny thing happened to me once. I was in a park trying to take a picture of two monkeys nibbling on Bamboo leaves. Between the time I zoomed in on them and clicked they’d done from just nibbling on leaves companionably to errr.. making love. It was quite embarrassing for me standing there with my camera pointing at them and people staring at me like I’m a pervert.

Well I doubt bamboo would work that quick for humans but who knows, perhaps if you have a really strong tea, you never know.

Almost any health regimen will benefit from a boost to connectivity and connection within the body though.

Note: If you want to collect your Bamboo leaves from a densely populated wild place, make sure you put on some mosquito repellent cream as mosquitoes tend to breed in areas like those Bamboo likes – rather wet, almost swampy. I forgot and my son and I got bit all over the face and arms just before I took this video.