Form and Formless
Ancient philosophy offers us the notion of the form and the formless. Einstein gave us E=MC2, Energy equals Matter times the speed of light squared – that is about as clear as saying that form arises from the formless. Stay with me though!
The form is our physical body, the formless is our energy. Western medicine focuses exclusively on the form (Matter). The big question is, where did the form come from? That’s easy, it came from the formless. Which is the same as saying that Matter and Energy are on a continuum (Matter times the speed of light squared equals Energy).
I promise no more math! Since form arises from the formless, it makes good sense to address the formless as we heal.
In Chinese Medicine, Qi (“chee”) refers to the formless energy still streaming within our form. It turns out that this energy moves in cyclical, logical ways throughout the body within the meridians. Chinese medicine gives us the method for addressing the formless. By adding knowledge of Qi, meridians, and points to our work on the physical body we offer a truly holistic massage!
Honing our awareness of the details of the physical in order to know the pathways of the formless is one of the main intentions of Big Tree School of Natural Healing.
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