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

 

 

 

 

Yeast will tell you the time. (eBook – The Spirit of Yeast)

“Yeast will tell you the time,” my Granddad John Waltham said to me.

He started me off a journey that hasn’t ended, a journey into understanding the magic of my own body, host to millions of these little living beings with their own spirit, choice and memory, affecting my health, my moods, my smell, my Life.

An female emanation of our Mother Earth, Yeast manages the times of our life, like the moon calls the tides.

The wrong Yeast was what the Israelites had to put aside in Egypt so they could change from slaves into conquerors. The right Yeast on a bunch of grapes told them they’d come home.

A lot has been written about the physical properties of Yeast. Good yeast is required for healthy digestion, the foundation of health in the body as we depend on receiving nutrients from food and drink. Yeast imbalance however, Candida for example is a major cause of systemic imbalance and ill effects that go far beyond any one particular disease’s name.

A quick internet search on the subject will show you just how important it is that Yeast stay balanced in our bodies.

This book will not attempt to show how with some simple changes in how we treat Yeast, we can radically change our health, metabolism and life experience for the better.

In this book:
Yeast is Consciousness
Yeast as Time-Keeper
Bad Yeasts and Diabetes
The Illness Consciousness
The Passover Story: Leaving the Slave Consciousness Behind
Enforcing a Change of Consciousness to Sustain Healing
Yeast carries memory and habit.
Yeast and Fertility
How to listen to Yeast

The Spirit of Yeast is available on Amazon Kindle, Paperback

 

Or you can read it online here on this website: The Spirit of Yeast >>

Positive and Negative Polarity – Holistic Recovery with Herbs from Radiotherapy and Radiation Damage

A time comes to every person who takes herbs and natural healing when they have to stop depending on herbs and cross over to being independently healthy again. Very few ever cross that line, and their body ends up developing resistance to the very herbs that are their medicine of choice.

Herbs to stimulate healing, detoxification and so on, are of the positive polarity, or solar, heating, pushing, moving. They include all those processes that are outgoing and heat generating and expanding and energy releasing. Cell growth, cell reproduction, regeneration of damaged tissue, they’re all positive or solar processes.

There are herbs that support the negative polarity or the lunar processes of the body, cooling, contracting and energy retaining.

These have to be taken at just the right time, to help bring the body into balance, into neutral, and then lessened to a point where you don’t need anything but your food and your water to keep healthy.

Just as the heart sends out blood to the entire body, so the heart receives blood from the entire body. It’s something that is happening in every part of us all the time.

Radiation is everywhere in our modern lifestyles, even if you don’t actually go through a radiotherapy session. It is experienced in mild ways across Australia, where I was told by a man who installed cable antennas, you won’t be covered by insurance for skin cancer if you don’t wear a hat when working outdoors. Radiation is delivered by microwaves, is in food that is irradiated to prevent it from spoiling, is generated by mobile phones, and any other number of radiation delivery devices.

Now radiation, simply over-stimulates the cells into the positive polarity causing the cell to release its stored energy, with which it was supposed to live long and reproduce into other cells before it died. When it suddenly releases all its stored energy, it burns out and dies, or goes weak.

This kills cells by making them overwork and get over-heated and, just like food gets heated up and if longer, burned, in the microwave.

This is one reason, radiotherapy is part of current medical treatment of cancer. Technically speaking, it should kill off just the bad boy cells and let the good boy cells be. In practical experience however, that is almost never what happens. Usually the good boys and girls end up weak and susceptible now to even more problems, and those far more widespread than before.

One reason herbal medicine for recovery from radiotherapy works so well is because herbs with high levels of natural energy (note: not all herbs are made alike) quickly supply the body with vital energy so the good boys and girls can keep going until they start functioning again and get back to collecting up energy for their life functions.

But this is where the bridge is. Ask anyone into natural living and they’ll tell you that a time comes when the herbs don’t ‘work’ like they did before.

The body balances out everything, even herbs. After a certain crisis has been crossed, the body will start treating the same herb it treated like gold during the crisis, now like any other food, passing out most of it. The body thinks, “I’m getting so much of it regularly, no point storing it around, let’s store the rarer stuff, this one’s always available.”

So that’s what’s happening on this side of the bridge. You can cross over the bridge now, to the other side, where the cells are all making their own energy like before, where the body is well like before, through one simple thing – energy balancing your cells, so they’re no longer in the state the radiation put them in – which was over-stimulated.

The herbs which help the body recover from over-stimulated, support the negative polarity in the body, or the ‘lunar’ processes.

These herbs don’t work aggressively, their whole benefit is that they are NOT aggressive. Many of these herbs have little white or yellow flowers, and grow as weeds. Most of them make you thirsty – think lunar, think moon, think water – because they help detoxify the body through the water networks of the body.

A few of the Negative Polarity or Lunar herbs that come to mind right now are:

Gelsemium or Yellow Jasmine will bring down a fever, calm an over-heated brain in summer, stop a new mother’s hemorrhage.


The lacy Elderflower (Sambucus) will strengthen the nerve endings of the lungs and other organs as well slowly but surely after a violent epileptic, or asthmatic attack, healing damage caused by spasms and cellular over heating.

Rauwolfia Serpentina or Snakeroot with it’s little white flowers calms an over-heated brain in deep ways, supporting better sleep quality and recovery from the damage caused by mental and emotional stress to the brain and nervous system.


Lily of the Valley or Convallaria – another intoxicating addictive beautiful white flower – you definitely ought not to have too much of it, but in tiny medicinal proportions it releases tension from the nerves around the heart, and the uterus. For recovery from a traumatic shock, it does wonders.


Then there’s the crazy amazing Datura or Moonflower not so tiny, but definitely a lunar flower. This one works by heating the system so much, the system fights back cooling itself and demanding water, lots of it. The nerves cramp tight, really tight and then release. Again, only tiny doses, and it’s better applied externally unless you want a psychedelic trip into the moony roots of you.

Bamboo amazingly supports the negative polarity processes of the body and can make a sudden change for the better when combined with any other natural healing because it supports the body in moving energy around.

Whenever you see a little white flower, know that it supports the negative polarity and the lunar parts of the body.

Our lives are so full of over-stimulation and the residual effects of it, that we couldn’t really have too much of the lunar flowers for a long time to come.

Do remember however that the point of all this is to become energy balanced and when all is said and done, we have to keep energy moving. Energy = Feelings. So keeping our feelings moving through us, through the body is essential, that final last step to becoming self sufficient again.

Work WITH your energy, not against it. Male & Female Energy Flow

This is a topic that cannot be spoken about in one go. It’s something you have to learn a little about and then digest and observe in your self and others before you go on, or it will all be just a mash-up of information in your head that makes no difference in reality.

All humans do not have the same energy flow patterns. In fact every human has a different energy flow pattern.

Male energy fields are distinctly different from female energy fields.

Male energy fields thicken through the colder months of the year, their life experience becoming more intense overall. Through the warmer parts of the year their energy fields thin out, as they release energy and interact with the environment in a lighter manner.

This of course is affected by several other factors, but it is something so primal and such a fact of life, that throughout history there have been ‘seasons’ ruling the activities of men and humankind in general, and it’s not all about only the weather on the outside. The weather on the inside matters a huge deal.

Female energy fields on the other hand, have a different energy pattern that follows a monthly cycle whether a woman is in the menstruating time of life or not.

The female energy field has concentrated energy in the center of the field, around the core of the abdomen, at the start of her period. The concentration spreads out through the next two weeks and expands fully around the time of ovulation and then the spread concentrates back into the center over the next 2 weeks.

So it’s two weeks expanding and two weeks contracting.

Now mind that there are several ways this flow is influenced and there are women for example who have menstrual cycles while they are pregnant too, the menstrual and the pregnancy cycles overlapping each other. In the case of men, changing their location where they have two summers or two winters a year can make a big difference. There are several such scenarios, but the basic pattern remains anyway.

This means that while for men the way they experience life and interact is more or less a stable, gradually changing scenario, in contrast, for women the intensity of life experience changes every fortnight at least.

A way to understand this is – If a man is on a journey, he finds himself going through a plain for 3 days. After 3 days gradually the train he is in finds itself moving to higher ground and then very gradually the train goes higher and higher until it is in the mountains. After a while there, the altitude changes ad slowly the man finds himself coming lower until days later he is in the plains again.

A woman on the other hand finds herself going through the plains for 2 hours, then the bus goes uphill at an angle of 45 degrees and she finds herself in the mountains for 2 hours, after which there’s the steep and sudden descent and she’s back in the plains.

As her energy is concentrated in the center of her energy field her soul wants to give attention to matters that are primal and central to the core of her being. As the energy field expands, her soul gives attention to things more external to her, her environment and so on.

Now, taking the condition of heavy menstrual bleeding as an example of just one of the many conditions women have as a result of not understand how the energy field works, I find that while herbs are wonderful help, to understand the emotional and energetic demands on the female body is one of the most powerful ways to actually heal.

Check out the herbs mentioned on my Herbal Treatment for Heavy Period Bleeding and Chronic Uterine Hemorrhage page (one of my most popular treatments), to get an idea of how herbs can be used to help stabilize energy flow to greatly lessen PMS/PMT and heavy bleeding.

Modern life is unreasonable in the demands it makes on women. It’s just the truth, and it needn’t be that way at all. I know a lot of women who do all they want to do only because they are aware of their body’s energetic and their soul’s emotional shifts and instead of fighting and suppressing those, work with them.

Working with our bodies means a different way of doing things from what we might have been taught in school and learned from others.

If you do not have the energy you need to get through the year or through the month, you know you have to become gentler and more understanding and work with your body instead of against it.

When you know what you’re going through, you begin to find little things that work for you and those make huge changes.

To allow your attention and energy to flow in ways it wants to, is a powerful habit that leads to quality of life and success in everything you want.