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Sub-Lines Are Sublime
A sub-line is not a real line in the
With the head in the East and the legs in the West, there is a sub-line at the knees (in the Heaven and Earth levels this is a real line of force), a sub-line at the level of the bellybutton, a sub-line at the level of the nipples, a sub-line where the neck connects to the shoulders, and a sub-line at the tip of the nose to the cheeks.
As you may recall from our discussions about the body's emotional architecture, the boxes of energy in between the lines of force relate to ourselves and the lines of force relate to other people. We can improve upon this. Were you to take a step back and cogitate upon it, you would realize there are four ways you can be in relation with other people.
Four Relationships To Self and Others
Every energetic box is defined by its line of force closest to the feet. Therefore, in every line/box relationship, there are four components: the line of force, the lower aspect of the energetic box, the sub-line, and the top aspect of the energetic box. Given traditional medical theory, this makes tremendous sense, as everything can be broken down into Yin and Yang components, even the lines of force and the energetic boxes. You therefore have a Yin line, a Yang line, a Yin box aspect and a Yang box aspect in every energetic zone.
The bottom most line is the line that relates to your feelings about people whom you have never actually met. The bottom half-box relates to how you feel about yourself in response to other's feelings about you. The sub-line relates to your feelings about other people. And the top half-box relates to your feelings about yourself unrelated to other people.
In the case of the Man-level box that relates to your basic emotions, the ankles relate to your basic emotions about other people you have never met. Your shins and calves relate to how you feel about yourself as a result of how other people feel about you. Your knees relate to the basic emotions you feel about other people in your life experience. Your thighs to low abdomen relate to the basic emotions you feel about yourself independent of the feelings of others.
In the case of the Man-level box at the
chest that relates to the stories you tell about your life. The rib
line relates to the stories you hear about other people unrelated to
your personal experience. The half-box from the ribs to the nipples
relate to the stories you tell about yourself because other people
are telling stories about you. The nipple sub-line relates to the
stories you are telling about other people in your life. The box from
the nipples to the armpits relates to the stories you are telling
What is the significance of sub-lines and these sub-boxes?
The most important way I utilize sub-lines and sub-boxes is in relationship to spiritual/emotional treatments. As I discussed in the chapter “Spiritual Anatomy”, you can feel the energy in circles in North-South and East-West orientations as well as in two diagonal circles in between North/South/East/West. These circles allow you to diagnose all of the emotions in every direction related to the box in question (whether emotions about the raw data of your life, your values, your complex emotions, or so forth).
Diagnosing these lines, you can feel cold, heat, specific Elements, too much energy or an absence of energy. You can diagnose the lines of force, the energetic boxes, the sub-lines, and the half-boxes independently and treat only those that need balancing with Five Element Earth Qi or a combination of Elements generating Earth Qi if there is cold or an absence of energy. Or you can treat with Water Qi if there is excess heat. You can treat with Wood if there is too much Five Element Earth Qi (but this is clinically quite rare). And so on.
Treating these lines and boxes can be incredibly grounding, liberating, and joyful. I have used them to quickly and easily treat grief, depression, anxiety, and other emotional complaints.
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