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Understanding Energy ~ Inside and Out

Every thing costs something to produce ... and that cost is not in dollars, other currency, gold or silver ... at least not directly; the direct cost of every thing is ENERGY ... without ENERGY ... you can’t even get out of bed.

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Tai Chi ... ‘Grand Ultimate’ ... is an ancient symbol ... a code representing how the energy of Life flows ... inside and out ...


We’re all aware of the cost of energy these days; from the price we pay at the pump to fuel our cars, and what we pay to heat and cool our houses. Most of us are aware every morning as we lift ourselves up and out of bed, and again when we lie down at night to sleep, how much energy we have—or don’t have—to do everything we need and want to do each day. This is the energy that Oriental Medicine refers to as CHI or HEALTH.

A Fact of Life

Energy is a fact of Life; it can even be described as Life itself because without energy, nothing happens. When you have a lot of it, you can do a lot of things. When someone has very little energy, that’s not a good situation. In fact when a person has no energy at all, we call that person—dead.

Energy is what fuels the economy which we all depend on to make a living. Everyone goes to great lengths to get energy, so much so that wars are fought over it. Everyone understands the need for energy—especially as it dwindles.

Energy: Inside and Out

At BIOM we discuss energy a lot ... from two different perspectives: internally and externally. To preserve, conserve and manage our Chi~Energy ‘internally’ ... we eat in a Five Element Way, which includes Chinese medicinal herbs. We use acupuncture to balance the Chi~Energy as it moves through our bodies, and we enjoy Chi Kung to keep our Chi~Energy vibrant.

Like you, we’re also concerned about how expensive energy has become ‘externally’ in terms of what it costs. The cost of energy should be measured in terms of how much Chi you have to expend in order to get the money needed to fuel our households, businesses and jobs. (Note: Money is an energy derivative. It’s a proxy for energy. No one gives you money unless you do something in exchange for it, and what you’re exchanging for money is your Chi~Energy.)

Be Mindful

Remember the old high school physics principle that taught: “Energy can neither be created nor destroyed ... it can only be changed from one form to another.” Changing energy from one form to another is what happens on this plane of existence.

It’s what happens when we eat the photosynthesized solar energy that is a plant, so our bodies can convert the plant’s energy into the metabolic energy we use to fuel our lives. It’s what the electric company does with coal, and the oil company does with petroleum; they convert the solar energy in these fossil fuels so we can buy them with the money we get in exchange for our Chi to do EVERYTHING we do in our lives that requires energy.

It’s important to realize that we have a limited amount of energy available to us … inside and out … and BE MINDFUL of how we use it. 

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