Individual Sprit Points
original nature false self self esteem true self true nature
original nature false self self esteem true self true natureVirtue Negative Aspects of Self intimacy openness warm protected spontaneous control connection propriety (appropriate action) self mastery social interaction propriety external connection balance understanding of others understood by others discernment communication insight receptive valuable connected with heaven acting rightly pure inspired self worth letting go acknowledged alone sufficiency - having enough non-attached wisdom to treat myself well wisdom overcoming fear will driven clever able to rest full of life concentration focus meeting needs inside integrating myself into the wider world altruism reciprocity adaptability nourished understand myself true giving integrity interested in others adaptable giving and receiving self-esteem vision planning benevolent patient free flexible choice guarded vulnerable isolated unsafe betrayed hurt pained controllingJing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationrageFearfreezeshockfrightpleasurefightflightSeat of personal power Confidence How we see ourselves Clearing heat restoring consciousness rescuing collapse excess and heat from distal end of channel Stagnation and fullness in chest Disorders of the spirit
For self-esteem that is derived from a vision of the principles that comprise our essential nature and provide our physical root and grounding. This point helps discern the aspects of self that are compromised and those that are fundamental principles that must be supported and preserved. For people who act as if any compromise is a personal affront – partly because of a history of feeling compromised and uncertain about their true nature.
Imagine you are a medium sized tree. The winds of life buffet you from time to time, presenting an obstacle to you achieving your destiny of growing tall and wide. It is important to be flexible enough to bend with the wind. If you are too inflexible that the wind will snap your limbs. However, do not be so flexible that the wind pushes you over. The key to growth is to allow for a little flexibility each day but to never lose sight of the ultimate objective.