Jing, Sunshine, and rebirth!
Spring is the season for rebirth, growth, and hope. A time to start anew with fresh energy.
And sunshine is the source energy for all that wonderful new life sprouting all around.
We see nature start to grow and flourish and provide us with beauty, food, and uplifting energy of potential.
And all that potential life and reproductive energy is stored in the seed.
In Classical Chinese Medicine, we refer to that energy as Jing or Essence.
We have endured almost 40 days of restrictions, limits, and shutting down. But now, that is coming to an end and we are starting to slowly live our lives again, getting out in the sunshine, rebuilding our dreams and passions, and activating our potential.
Your Jing Essence is what will power - and empower - that rebirth in all of us.
So for the month of May, Jing Herbs wants to support that energy as we bring our renewed purpose to the world with a new perspective and appreciation for what we and world has to offer.
What is Jing?
It is the root energy of the body. It is the lifelong core energy conferred upon you at conception from your parents and it's meant to last you your lifetime. When your Jing expires, so do.
It is your genetic potential. Your constitution. Your very own storehouse of energy and potential.
In life, it manifests as your sexual and reproductive energy. Your creativity. Your physical power. Your will power. Your drive and determination. It is your potential waiting to be tapped.
It is associated with your skeletal system. You hair, teeth, and bones. Your brain is an extension of this energy as is your marrow and regenerative powers.
It is the precious gift that's
meant to be protected, nourished, and balanced.
In Western terms, Kidney/Adrenal energy is probably the closest term used to describe that core energy in the body. And when it comes to addressing or replenishing it from a Western standpoint, the options are few and far between.
We understand what it feels like to have our deep reserves of energy depleted. Words like fatigue, burnout, and exhaustion come to mind when trying to explain that.
Rest certainly helps. Reducing stress stops the leaking of energy. But neither of those take a proactive approach to really recharging your battery.
Glandular supplements can sometimes be helpful, but for many, that type of option isn’t very appealing.
Vitamins, minerals, and nutraceuticals are important for helping regular metabolic function and are important if you have drained your body of those critical metabolic molecules, but again, they don’t directly support the refueling of your depleted energy.
The two components of Jing
Your Jing energy has two aspects to it: the Yin and the Yang.
The Yin is the cooling reserves of this energy and it includes the fluids of the body.
The Yang is the warming kinetic energy that includes the action of life, the function of the organs.
Think of night time as being the Yin part of the day. Cool and calm. And the daytime is the warm part of the day with lots of action.
They are an energy system that relies on the interplay and balance of both. And depending on your constitution, you will notice which one in your life is most dominant.