Ki21 You Men – Dark hidden secret gateway
Location: 6 cun above umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral of midline
The characters of this point relate to a dark gate that is like the entrance to the underworld or the burial ground of the emperors. It is on the threshold of the kidney points that reside over the heart. The heart provides illumination. If this dark gate is closed communication between the heart and kidneys shuts down, making it difficult for us to overcome our fears and manifest our destiny. We will tend to look externally for answers instead of making use of our internal wisdom. If we focus our awareness on our core of wisdom inside we create the preconditions for using the power of our spirit to unfold our full potential. There is almost nothing we cannot do when our life aligns with our inner wisdom.
Imagine: entering a dark secret gateway. The air feels dank and still. As you enter the darkness you recognise this darkness is symbolic of your own darkness, the parts of your core you have withdrawn or hidden from. Imagine lighting a fire and throwing into the fire all of the doubts and fears that plague you. With each passing moment the world becomes brighter as you open to the truth of who you are at your core. The core is bright not dark. Darkness only comes when we shut ourselves off from the brightness of our core.