Science tells us that everything is energy. We are energy. Humans are all energy beings. Think of your body as a battery. For your battery to operate, you need a spark of energy to bring it to life. That spark is Universal energy. In this dimension, you are the individual expression of Universal energy. You are unique and indelible and you can never be duplicated or erased. You are in this reality for your own special promise and purpose.

To better appreciate this idea, we turn to Nature, our best teacher. Spend some time observing a healthy tree. Every Spring it shows off its new leaves. Throughout Winter, it has conserved its Qi within, In Spring, it emerges from a deep sleep to become visually vibrant again. As it responds to the season’s change, the strength of the tree’s Qi pushes life up and out. We may not see the invisible energy itself, but we can definitely feel and see its physical evidence! As the tree comes to life, we see tiny buds erupting from each bare branch. We see the pulsating vibration of green leaves growing from the buds.

A Living Energetic Symbol

The tree has the natural ability to process the Earth. It can handle weather, metabolize nutrition from the soil and air, and cooperate with its surrounding environment. The tree is not just a tree; it’s a living energetic symbol of who we are too. It’s alive precisely because it’s connected to the Earth, to life and to Nature, which is the expression of Universal love in this world.

Just like a beautiful tree, we are a part of Nature; we are not apart from Nature. We live within its cooperative framework and are rooted to life’s energy. As we explore health and healing, we can look to Nature as the best teacher.

Excerpted from Digesting the Universe: A Revolutionary Framework for Healthy Metabolism Function written by Nan Lu, OMD with Ellen Schaplowsky.

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