Feeding “Jing”

March 02, 2014 Mary S. Wallis

Jing, a hard-to-translate human aspect spoken of in Oriental philosophy. We are born with ancestral jing, often translated as essence imparted to us by our parents. We today might talk about that aspect as genetic jing. We feed and nurture this essence by appreciating the experiences of life’s many gifts.

A beautiful sunrise or sunset that “takes our breath” feeds our jing. A walk through the Botanical Gardens (pictured above) finds us mesmerized by a sculpture that feeds that vital essence. Appreciating the tastes, aromas, and textures of a well prepared meal with relaxing music fortifies our essence. Enjoying the company of a loved one and helping others directly or even indirectly enhances our jing.

By purchasing our Healing Energy Blanket, your jing is impacted. The beauty of the artwork, the texture of the natural material, and the energy charge are all designed to empower your vital essence.

And each purchase gives a donation to the Institute of American Acupuncture and Life Medicine, a 501-C-3 (not for profit) organization that offers low cost alternative medicine to the underserved of the St. Louis, MO (USA) community.

The IAALM has eased the suffering of those less fortunate by offering Kototama/Inochi Meridian Therapy Acupuncture since 2003. I have had the privilege to work in the clinic and now serve as a board of director for the last two terms.

Many patients have to take several buses to arrive for treatment. Maladies can be as simple as a transient flu to more serious challenges like MS, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. Patients may have some form of health insurance but it doesn’t cover all the basics. The IAALM is an adjunct care that can support the therapies already prescribed. Or they may be part of the un-insured who use the clinic as their only source of professional health intervention.

Donating, volunteering, and offering a helping hand serves to keep a vital aspect of our human nature healthy. So rest easy in knowing that by investing in your own healing journey you have reached beyond yourself and helped a fellow human being. That should make you feel warm and bring a smile to your lips: the usual response to feeding jing.


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