Supreme Shen Drops
Supreme Shen Drops
contains an extraordinary range of Shen tonic herbs, including Wild Asparagus
Root, Albizzia Flower, Spirit Poria, Wild Reishi, Tibetan Rhodiola, Polygala, Longan,
American Ginseng, and Guilin Sweetfruit. These herbs have the power to help calm
the mind, stabilize Shen and lift the spirit.
What is Shen?
Shen is one of the
Three Treasures. It is the third Treasure. Shen is our spirit. It may also be
translated as our higher consciousness. This is ultimately the most important
of the Three Treasures because it reflects our higher nature as human beings.
Chinese masters say that Shen is the all-embracing love that resides in our
Heart. Shen is expressed as love, compassion, kindness, generosity, acceptance,
forgiveness and tolerance. It manifests as our wisdom and our ability to see
all sides of all issues, our ability to rise above the world of right and
wrong, good and bad, yours and mine, high and low, etc. Shen is our higher
knowledge that everything is one, even though nature manifests dualistically
and cyclically, often obscuring our vision and creating illusion.
Shen is the spark of
divinity within each human being.
Shen is the spiritual radiance of a human being and is the ultimate and
most refined level of energetics in the universe. It is associated with our awareness of
and oneness with the Universal Infinite Being, and is manifested in our own
godliness. Shen is not considered
to be an emotion, or even a state of mind.
It presides over the emotions and manifests as all-encompassing
compassion, and non-discriminating, non-judgmental awareness. Shen manifests
not only as our love and compassion, but also as our mental and intuitive
Zhuang Zi, one of China's greatest Taoist sages, once wrote:
the shoe fits the foot is forgotten,
the belt fits the belly is forgotten
when the heart (Shen) is right,
and against are forgotten."
This quote expresses
quite exquisitely an aspect of Chinese Taoist philosophy that is absolutely
central to the attainment of health. Very simply, Zhuang Zi
is saying that one cannot attain high spiritual levels until one has learned
the art of balance. One who seeks
true happiness must achieve balance in their lives. Imbalance is the source of stress that distracts Shen’s
attention away from its higher path.
But when there is balance and harmony in one's life then “the
heart,” or Shen, has an opportunity to develop and attain a state of
enlightened all-embracing acceptance of things as they really are, transcending
the notions of good and bad, right and wrong, for and against.
It is taught in
Chinese philosophy that Shen naturally rules our lives, but if we lose our
emotional balance (which we all do), then the ego and the various emotions compete
for dominance and Shen withdraws and becomes hidden. Immoderate behavior is
brought about by a lack of understanding of the laws of nature which promotes
selfishness. We develop addictions to particular egoistic attitudes and to the
emotions that help manifest our egoistic goals. Anger, greed, fear, worry,
sorrow, frustration, uncontrolled and excessive worldly joy, the perpetual
seeking of pleasure in the things of this world of relativity and illusion, are
all examples of the types of mental states that force Shen into hiding, often
for the duration of one's life. If Shen is weak, then the person becomes ruled
by emotions and passions and the true desires of Shen are covered by the
demands of the body and of the lower self. The person constantly craves
excitement and novelty but these things do not satisfy the heart and the person
is frustrated, lonely and depressed.
An ancient classic
the master is brilliant, his subjects are peaceful.
the master is disturbed, then his twelve officials are in danger."
"master" is Shen, and the "twelve officials" are the twelve
organ systems of the body.
The great spiritual
paths of the world have all attempted to teach their followers that it is
necessary to temper excessive desires and imbalanced emotions so that Shen can
naturally regain its position as the ruler of our lives. The Chinese Taoists
have long practiced a spiritual path that emphasizes living in harmony with
Nature. They have stressed the idea of living a balanced life that flows with
the seasons and various cycles of life, constantly adapting to each situation
so as to minimize stress and allow Shen to rule unhindered by excessive desire.
Living so closely with nature, the Taoist masters have realized that the body,
mind and environment were one and that these need to be cultivated in such a
way as to allow the process of spiritual growth to proceed most fluidly.
In fact all
activities are directed by Shen: thinking, seeing, speaking, hearing,
exercising, working and loving are all different functions of Shen. In health, these activities are
performed pleasantly and rhythmically, but in sickness we see changes in all
the human functions and activities, and there is a lack of mental clarity and
actions become disturbed. Jing and Qi support Shen, and if they are wasted
(dissipated) Shen will suffer. If Shen suffers, it becomes shaken and
withdraws. When the emotions are not subordinate to Shen, they strive for
dominance amongst themselves and this struggle eventually affects the organs
and disharmony and disease follows. This is why moderation is regarded in the
Orient as the supreme way of health, happiness and longevity. Immoderate
behavior is brought about by a lack of understanding of the laws of nature
which promotes selfishness.
What is a Shen Tonic?
The true tonic
herbalist is always striving to open up Shen and discover the nature of Shen.
There is a great,
age-old secret method of developing Shen. The way to develop Shen is to give. By seeing the divine beauty in all
things and thus becoming a humble channel of divine love, we can rise above the
small egotistical motives that drive most people's lives. The reward for true
giving is Shen. It does not matter whether or not you are paid for your
service, because it is what is in your heart and what flows from it that
determines how your Shen will unfold. If you give all
of your caring, love and wisdom, and truly try to help in whatever way you can,
your reward will be far greater than the financial reward of the moment.
It is necessary also
to develop Jing and Qi so that Shen has a body to survive in and through which
it may radiate. The three treasures form the very core of all traditional
Oriental healing and health maintenance, but are often overlooked today. To
forget them is to forget the very basis of the Oriental healing arts. It is
possible to practice the Oriental healing arts at many different levels. But
only by working at the level of the three treasures can one be said to be
working at the level of the masters.
Certain true Shen
tonic herbs encourage the opening up of Shen. There are also Shen
"stabilizers" which help stabilize our emotions so that Shen (our
higher self) re-emerge and rule our lives. The emotions are allowed to play
themselves out, but not to dominate our lives. Shen tonics have been used by
the great sages of the Orient to help in their quest for enlightenment and
harmony with God, Nature and all of Mankind.
Supreme Shen Drops is a quintessential Shen tonic formulation
that may be used daily, or when needed to overcome
Wild Asparagus root
directly affects the Spiritual Heart, the "Seat of Shen" by
stabilizing the emotional component of the Heart, and allowing the Heart to
communicate with the Brain and Kidneys. Albizzia flower is a wonderful herb
that has a very calming effect on the spirit. Wild Reishi is the premier Shen
tonic of all herbalism. Tibetan Rhodiola sacra is the most
sacred herb used in Himalayan herbalism. Himalayan Rhodiola directly tonifies
the organs and functions associated with Shen and provides
a basis for higher consciousness. It has spirit lifting effects and strengthens
the mind. Ginseng has been revered for three thousand years as a Shen tonic.
Longan is a blood tonic, improving circulation and building blood.*
Traditional Function: Stabilizes
and tonifies Shen*
Who can use it? Anyone
Specifications: 2 fl.
Chinese Asparagus root, Longan fruit, Albizzia julibrissin flower, Spirit Poria sclerotium, Wild Reishi fruiting
body, Tibetan Rhodiola root, Polygala root, American Red Ginseng root, Luo Han Guo fruit
Other Ingredients: water, alcohol
droppers per day or as directed by your health care practitioner
Remember Ron Teeguarden’s
“First Rule of Tonic Herbalism,” summed up in a single word –
If you don’t take the herbs, they won’t work.”
statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any