Wei Chi and the Beauty of Emotions
This is an abridged version of the original PHYTO5 Wei Chi series of blog posts and newsletters which provide a foundation for understanding PHYTO5’s new protocol entitled, “Beauty of Emotions.” This novel and revolutionary approach to more fully experiencing well-being is based on the role of emotions and new PHYTO5 product formulations which provide more potency as a result of their enhanced vibrational levels.
Beware when things are out of balance. –Tao Te Ching
Wei Chi and Well-Being
Vital energy is common to all energy medicines, and particularly, common to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Unique to TCM is the 5-Element Theory that explains the five aspects or phases of chi–the invisible energy that affects all of us and our entire environment.
The 5-element model provides a logical and systematic way to classify and analyze just about everything about and around us, from the macrocosm to the microcosm. It assists us to understand how we function, physically and psychologically, so that we may attain the balance required to feel good and look our very best.
We’ve discussed vital energy simply as chi with the understanding that chi needs to flow and avoid imbalance or blockage, but it’s important we consider other aspects since chi carries so many roles and functions.
As a reminder, let’s review two of our favorite quotes:
- “The physical body is actually a complex network of interwoven energy fields.”–Richard Gerber, M.D., Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-energy Therapies
- “Your body is a field of energy, information, and intelligence capable of perpetual healing, renewal, and transformation.”–Deepak Chopra, M.D., Grow Younger, Live Longer: 10 Steps to Reverse Aging
The energy fields the two authors refer to are both internal and external to our physical body. We use the general term aura for the external fields, and the vital energy that protects the aura is called Wei Chi. Its specific function is to guard and protect our external energy field and the outer physical envelope of our body, including the skin. It is the energy of our immune system.
The seminal Chinese text, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic, gives the following information about the sources of Wei Chi power, and the nature of its natural enemies.
Sources of Wei Chi power:
- Ancestral energy (from the mother)
- What we eat and drink
- The air we breathe
- The relationships we have with friends and family
While we have no control over the first source, we have limited control over the second and third sources.
The fourth source of Wei Chi strength may be surprising. It means that we are fed by the emotional qualities of our human relationships and by the (positive) emotions we derive from them.
Wei Chi is under attack from two different fronts:
- The 5 “devils”
- The 5 (negative) emotions
The 5 devils are the cosmic energies that translate in:
- Wind during the Wood/Spring season
- Heat during the Fire/Summer season
- Dampness during the inter-season of Earth
- Dryness during the Metal/Fall season
- Cold during the Water/Winter season
We can escape from these climatic conditions when they get extreme by moving someplace else, but that is not often possible. Therefore, by and large, we have little to no control over their aggressive effects.