Frequency is Directly Proportional to Energy – Max Plank

We are far, far more than just tissue, fluid, and bone. We are energy, prana, chi, or qi. We are energetic beings, and some of us just happen to operate at a higher energetic, vibrational, state than the rest. What enables one to operate at a higher vibrational state depends on many factors. Things like creativity, sun exposure, motion, fun, games, eating high-frequency foods, gratitude, and love all possess a very high vibrational state. The more of this that makes up one’s life, the higher the vibrational state he or she will operate at. Youthfulness, health, well-being, vitality, and consciousness* is the reward. To the degree that the above factors are absent from one’s life is to the degree that youthfulness, health, wellbeing, vitality, and consciousness will also be absent. *Consciousness – “being aware that you are aware.” “The state of being truly awake.” Dr. Ettinger

“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

For this post, I will only be focusing on High Frequency – Vibrational Foods (HFF’s). High Frequency Foods are those left in their native state, unprocessed, with no chemicals or genetic modifications.  HFF’s are also grown in abundant sunlight, nutrient-dense soil, and/or cold seawater. A perfect example is a pineapple, which is one of the highest of all HFF’s. It’s grown in volcanic soil, on the highest mountains (Hawaii) in the world, with unimpeded sunlight. Another is Oyster harvested in areas of the north Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Preparation of High Frequency Foods is just as important as quality when consuming HFF’s. A meal prepared with love and gratitude not only tastes better it resonates with a higher energy level. A verbal or silent prayer, or giving of thanks, reflecting love and gratitude for the HHF meal you are about to eat, will increase the energy in you and around you even further. Also, consuming these foods as close to their natural state helps to maintain their vital essence.

By merely changing your diet to include more HFF’s your consciousness and health will improve. When this occurs you begin to feel and see the difference, within and around you. I know this may sound silly, but if you know me you know I’m speaking the truth. If you would like to take your health to the next level, I’m here if you need me.


High Frequency (best) -> Low Frequency (worst)

  • Just picked -> fresh -> frozen -> pasteurized, homogenized or processed -> artificial 
  • Raw (alive) -> steamed -> boiled -> microwave (beyond dead)
  • Biodynamically farmed -> organically farmed -> conventionally farmed, non GMO-> GMO


Organic vs. Non-Organic

Yes, organic food costs more than non-organic food, but it’s worth it! Organic food, especially food grown by conscientious farmers practicing biodynamic principles or at least good stewardship of the land, is better yet. These will be the foods with the highest vibrational energy.

If organic food is not available or if you find it too expensive, then at least avoid the so-called “dirty dozen.” These 12 have been proven to contain the highest levels of agricultural chemicals: apples, celery, cucumbers, grapes, leafy greens, nectarines, peaches, peppers (bell and hot), potatoes, strawberries, and tomatoes. My recommendation is to completely avoid them or buy them organically grown.

Energy and Nurturing Life’s Vital Forces: Unraveling the Significance and Differences Between Shen, Qi, and Jing

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Shen: The Ethereal Essence
  3. Significance of Shen
  4. Qi: The Dynamic Life Force
  5. Significance of Qi
  6. Jing: The Essence of Life
  7. Significance of Jing
  8. Differences Between Shen, Qi, and Jing
  9. Conclusion
  10. High Frequency And Vibrational Foods Associated With Shen, Qi, and Jing
  11. Shen
  12. Qi
  13. Jing


In the tapestry of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the interconnected concepts of Shen, Qi, and Jing form the backbone of holistic well-being. Rooted in ancient wisdom, these three elements play distinct roles in shaping our vitality and influencing our physical and mental health. Let’s embark on a journey to understand the significance and nuances that differentiate Shen, Qi, and Jing.

Shen: The Ethereal Essence

Shen, often translated as “spirit” or “mind,” is the ethereal and luminous aspect of our being. It encompasses our consciousness, emotions, and mental clarity. Considered the most refined form of energy, Shen resides in the heart and is closely tied to our emotional well-being.

Significance of Shen

Governs mental functions and consciousness.
Influences emotional balance and stability.
Reflects in one’s overall sense of vitality and radiance.

Qi: The Dynamic Life Force

Qi, often described as “vital energy” or “life force,” is the dynamic force that animates all living things. It circulates through the body via a network of meridians, nourishing organs, tissues, and cells. Qi is the engine that drives bodily functions and maintains the delicate balance required for optimal health.

Significance of Qi

Sustains life processes and supports physiological functions.
Regulates the body’s energy flow, preventing stagnation or deficiency.
Integral to the prevention of illness and promotion of overall well-being.

Jing: The Essence of Life

Jing, sometimes referred to as “essence” or “vital fluid,” is the foundational substance that determines our constitution. It is closely associated with our genetic inheritance and is essential for growth, development, and reproduction. Jing serves as the wellspring from which Qi and Shen derive.

Significance of Jing

Forms the basis for Qi and Shen.
Influences reproductive health and the aging process.
Jing preservation is linked to longevity and overall vitality.

Differences Between Shen, Qi, and Jing

Nature: Shen is ethereal and associated with the spirit and consciousness. Qi is dynamic, representing the vital energy that circulates through the body. Jing is foundational, forming the essence from which life energy and spirit derive.

Location: Shen resides in the heart and influences mental and emotional well-being. Qi circulates through the entire body via meridians. Jing is rooted in the kidneys and is foundational for growth and reproduction.

Function: Shen governs consciousness and emotions. Qi sustains life processes and regulates bodily functions. Jing serves as the basis for development, reproduction, and longevity.


In the holistic tapestry of traditional Chinese medicine, understanding the interplay between Shen, Qi, and Jing is key to nurturing overall well-being. Each element contributes uniquely to the harmony of our physical and mental health. Energy is directly proportional to Frequency. By incorporating various natural practices such as acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine, sun baths, and mindful living, individuals can support the balance of Shen, Qi, and Jing, fostering a life rich in vitality and longevity.

High Frequency and Vibrational Foods Associated With Shen, Qi, and Jing

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the concept of Shen, Qi, and Jing is closely intertwined with the idea of nourishing these vital forces through proper diet. Here’s a brief overview of the types of foods associated with each of these elements:

Shen (Spirit)

Shen is related to the spirit and consciousness, and foods that nourish Shen are often considered those that have a calming and grounding effect on the mind. These foods are believed to promote mental clarity, emotional balance, and a sense of tranquility. Some Shen-nourishing foods include:

Leafy Greens: Rich in magnesium and folate, leafy greens like spinach and kale are thought to calm the nervous system.

Berries: Goji berries, blueberries, and raspberries, in particular, are high in antioxidants that support brain health. They enhance mental clarity and emotional balance.

Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts, and sesame seeds are examples of nuts and seeds that are believed to strengthen the mind and spirit.

Herbs: Adaptogenic herbs such as holy basil (tulsi) and reishi mushroom (mushroom of immortality) are believed to calm the mind and enhance spiritual well-being.

Jujube: Helps to calm the mind and improve sleep, prompting overall emotional balance.

Lotus Seed: Used to nourish the heart and calm the spirit, aiding in emotional stability.

Qi (Vital Energy)

Qi represents the life force or vital energy, and foods associated with Qi are those that help maintain a smooth and balanced flow of energy throughout the body. Qi-nourishing foods are often nutrient-dense and easily digestible. Examples include:

Whole Grains: Brown rice, quinoa, and oats provide sustained energy and nourish the spleen, which is vital for Qi production.

Lean Proteins: Chicken, turkey, and fish are sources of high-quality protein that can support Qi.

Root Vegetables: Sweet potatoes, carrots, and beets are believed to have grounding properties, supporting the Earth element associated with Qi.

Ginger: Known for its warming properties, ginger is thought to invigorate Qi and improve circulation and digestion.

Ginseng: Renowned for its energy-boosting properties, it strengthens Qi and enhances vitality.

Citrus Fruits (Oranges, Lemons, Limes): Help to move stagnant Qi and invigorate the body’s energy.

Jing (Essence)

Jing is the foundational substance that determines our constitution and is closely linked to reproductive health and aging. Foods that nourish Jing are believed to support growth, development, and longevity. Examples include:

Bone Broth: Rich in minerals and collagen, bone broth is thought to support the kidneys, which are associated with Jing.

Seafood: Fish and shellfish, mainly those rich in omega-3 fatty acids, are considered beneficial for Jing.

Eggs: Eggs, especially the yolks, are seen as a source of nourishment for reproductive health.

Black Sesame Seeds: Traditionally used to support kidney health, black sesame seeds are associated with nourishing and replenishing Jing.

He Shou Wu (Fo-Ti Root): A traditional herb used to enhance Jing, promote longevity, and improve overall health.

Sea Vegetables (Nori, Kelp, Dulse): Rich in minerals and trace elements, they help to nourish and preserve Jing.

High Frequency – Vibrational Food Groups For Better Health And Increased Consciousness


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