"Life is known by its roots in the world of spirits, and by what is nearest to the spirits...the spiritual, psychic, intellectual, mental and emotional world" (Larré, 14).
The Argument- from Ling Shu Chapter 8:
Virtue->Breaths->Essences->Spirits: this sequences establishes two trajectories. One is Yang to Yin, transforming to Yin to Yang. The other is: One (Heaven/Virtue), Two (HeavenEarth, Qi), Three (Essence), Ten Thousand Things (Spirits).
It is clear that the unfolding of these lines describes the manifestation of a human being. What also occurs to me is that the same dynamic applies to how a single thought becomes manifest. And also that the development of any condition ("pathology") could be described in a similar light: even something as innocuous as a physical trauma or an external environmental influence. All of it thus derives from a form of fixed idea. An injury is a physically fixed idea. And if this is the case, then one can identify that specific place, and essentially unwind the very tissue itself back into a state where the process-arising-out-of and disappearing-back-into can be enacted anew as a manifestation of the freely flowing creative movement of Heaven instantiated in form.