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SHEN is described as our ‘spirit’ or ‘higher consciousness.’ The most valued of our three treasures (Jing, Qi, Shen), Shen reflects our higher nature as humans. It is exemplary of the Love that lies in our hearts, who’s qualities include compassion, kindness, generosity, acceptance, forgiveness and tolerance.

It manifests as wisdom and its strength or weakness informs our capacity to carry broad perspectives and understandings of our lives and others – to rise above the polarities of good/bad, right/wrong.

It is our spiritual radiance when it’s at its strongest and can help cultivate a non discriminatory, non judgmental awareness needed to become wise, resilient and powerful. Because Shen resides in our organ of perception, intuition and expression – the heart – it deeply affects our ability to be guided in the right direction in life. It effects how strongly we are guided by intuition, or misguided by hurt, stress, anxiety and pain that remains unexpressed in the heart after traumas.” (