Human Blood as a Radiating Force and Bridge to greater Consciousness
The meaning of Human Blood (Xue) in Chinese Medicine is different from its Western counterpart. The name Blood in Western medicine is generally understood by its precise parameters of chemistry and histology. On this page, we specifically mean blood according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
According to TCM, the Fundamental Substances within the human body are Jing, Chi, Shen, Blood and Body Fluids
Body fluids are derived from food and especially from drink. They warm and nourish the muscles and moisten the skin. Within the body, they lubricate the joints, tone the brain and moisten the orifices.
Human Blood, being instrumental in all-over metabolism of the body contains a large amount of fluids. And sweat, urine and saliva are all formed from body fluids.
While one of the five fundamental substances, and although important for instance in flushing out toxins, the fluids are considered as ‘less refined, less essential and less deep’ than Blood, Jing, Chi and Shen.
Blood, Jing, Chi and Shen
Human Blood, being the life-giving substance which circulates throughout the body, is also regarded as aradiating Force, yet with a definite sensitivity to the influence of varied qualities of Chi Energy. Blood depends on Chi even for its formation from air and food as well as for its ability to move and remain in the blood vessels.
Chi and blood are intimately related and most of the acupuncture channels reside along the blood vessels. Blood is receptive Yin in relation to Chi, which in general has active Yang characteristics.
Chi is considered to be the commander of Blood, while Blood is the mother of Chi. (As the mother of vital energy, is it not wisdom to nourish the Blood with best quality food, drink, good thoughts and actions as well as a natural, regular lifestyle?)
Since in relation to Chi, Blood is Yin, it then is receptive to the active Chi, particularly of the Heart Chi – Shen or Spirit. In the Organ Functions section, you’ll read that Heart, considered ‘the Sovereign Fire – the Emperor’, controls the Blood and blood vessels.
Jing Chi, the Primal Intelligence operating within every cell of the body and Shen, the Spirit are the powerful, radiating forces within the blood. With this, all divisions dissolve and the Blood is just one aspect of the unified functioning of the human being.
Does this not begin to clarify the mystery of human blood! Abd-ru-shin speaks of it “In the Light of Truth”: ‘Blood is meant to form the bridge for the activity of the spirit on earth’.
Blood as a Radiating Force and Bridge to Human Spirit Consciousness.
Accepting Blood Radiation as the Bridge to Human Spirit, it then can also be instrumental for expanding consciousness through the work on Jing, Chi and Shen.(Please read the Chi Guide page).
Realization of this is stupendous, almost overwhelming. Think, it can bridge the gap that has existed ever since the purely intellectual capacity claimed the primary directing role for humans, who therefore became seemingly separated from the laws of nature and spiritual dimensions of life.
And it is only a seeming separation – for the laws of cosmos operate unfailingly. We have recklessly used our inner and outer natural resources, and in spite of many clever advances made in science and technology, we now see dire consequences of this in nature and in individual lives. According to Tao and all other spiritual teachings, we reap what we sow!’
Bridging the Gap between the old and new Medicine.
Understanding what Blood in Chinese Medicine means, can help bring the old and new medicine to a new, integrated level, where each one can contribute with clarity and trust for the benefit of mankind.
Dr. Maurice Bucke (1839-1902) was a progressive psychiatrist and the author of ‘Cosmic Consciousness’, a classic study of higher consciousness. In his work as a psychiatrist, he initiated new approaches in treating the mentally ill. But imagine, had he known about the exalted role of Human Blood, he might have used a simple blood transfusion along with dietary changes as well as work on Jing, Chi and Shen with amazing results.
The useful discoveries made in the last century – radiology – ultra-sound – magnetic resonance imagery etc. speak even in their names about the Radiation Connection that is Fundamental to Life.
And the efforts and discoveries in quantum physics, for instance, quantum objects being perceived by scientists as light waves OR particles also point toward this connection.
However, it is impossible to observe quantum objects with scientific instruments, the same way as Chi cannot be proven by them. Chi exists on the level of a different concept of time and space. Similarly, acupuncture/herbal treatments and meditation can be proven only by their beneficial results. Chinese Medicine has been practised for thousands of years on that basis.
The acceptance of the unified field theory as ‘One Expanding Life directed by the ultimate Chi Guide’ is only a question of time. Our consciousness is taking its inevitable leap. This will make everything New!
‘Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.’ – Albert Einstein