The dynamics of Yin Yang
And that my friends is the five element theory; pretty cool system hey? Let’s get deeper into fire and more specifically the heart. What do we know? Let’s recap about fire. We know that it has four organ systems associated with it, the heart, the small intestine, the pericardium, and the triple energizer. Now the triple energizer isn’t an actual physical anatomical organ. It’s more of a concept and it’s the concept of how fire moves in and amongst all of the other organ systems. We’ll go into that when we have that video, don’t worry about it for now.
One thing that I want to mention is that each element has a yin organ and a yang organ. They have this paired organ association in this case, its heart and small intestine.
Let’s just talk a little bit about yin, yang in case you’re not familiar with it. I imagine most people will be familiar with the symbol because it’s a very common symbol and what the symbol, the metaphor that represents is balance and harmony.
The black part up here represents yin. Yin has the nature; the nature of yin is cooling and calming and sort of inward contracting downward. It has this kind of movement. And then yang, which is representative of the white here, is open, expansive represents sort of more like the cosmos and spirit, warming, sunshine, that kind of thing. And the circles within each here, we have the black within the white. It shows us that yin is always contained within yang and the white within the black is that yang has always contained within yin.
And so they’re constantly generating one another. They cannot be separate except in death so our physical flesh is considered more yin to our personality and our animation. The only time yin yang are separate is in death when our spirit leaves our physical body. Because of that, or with that concept in mind, then what we want to do is we want to harmonize yin and yang. We want to constantly be in conscious awareness around what’s the balance of yin yang, because that’s going to define how in harmony or in flow, we feel within our lives.
If we go back up here, then we have our heart in our small intestine. The heart is considered the solid yin organ. It’s the organ of essence. It’s the organ that kind of holds onto the spirit and that spirit communicates and connects with every other aspect of who we are to bring who we are forth in life.
Then we have the small intestine, which is the yang organ and the yang organs you can kind of think of as like gatekeepers in a sense. The yang organs are hollow and they’re hollow because information from the outside world comes into them and it processes this information. Think about this literally in terms of breath coming in from the outside food coming in from the inside, interactions that you have with others coming in from the inside, whatever it might be, the hollow organs process that information, and they, in that processing, they decide what is essential to send onto the yin organ of essence and what is meant to be let go of, and sort of given back to the earth. There’s a real refinement process that happens within the yang organs. And so it’s essential of course, then they are in harmony because the information that they’re sending to the yin organ of essence we just want that to be of true essential nature.