Originally a Celt from the wild Highlands of Scotland, I found myself immersed in Eastern philosophies living in Hong Kong for 30 years, Here I found the ancient Chinese embracing the same principals of wisdom regarding the ‘Power Of Three‘. The Celtic concept of three worlds, the tree of life connecting the underworld with the heavens above. It is a symbol of nature’s balance and harmony, where we as humans took our natural role.
As well as representing cyclical regeneration, and seasonal changes, there is a deeper meaning, in our connection with our ancestors and the other worlds of the non physical. Associated Celtic ideas were that of the triple goddess, Mother, Maiden and Crone, indicating the stages of our life-cycle. Further than this, in religion such as Christianity and Hinduism, we see the Power of Three Concept is also represented in spiritual traditions as being three faces of God.
Back in Hong Kong, the Chinese name for China, Zhong Guo, indicating that the Chinese people are in the middle between two worlds, above and below. In older dynasties days, it was the Emperor’s role to mediate between the two great forces, which was why he was considered a ‘God on Earth‘.
In ‘Energy Medicine’ we would say this is representative of our connection to the planet below, through the food and water of the Earth which sustains us. Above us the air which fuels us with vital life giving oxygen. This idea is in keeping with the ancient Qi Gong concept that we somehow at the mediators between heaven and earth, literally a conduit between.
Additionally, we can view the ‘Power of Three’ in a more metaphysical way: we are the link between the physical and the non-physical worlds.
The secret of the ‘Power of Three’ is not just in an esoteric concept in ‘connecting heaven and earth’, but more in connecting all the parts of our psyche and therefore connecting us firmly to our true place in nature’s order.
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In modern society we have lost this idea of inter connectedness, with not only each other but with nature. This misconception of separation has essentially led to all the problems that we have on this earth, including abuse of our planet.After all, it’s impossible to destroy the land that provides all our sustenance if we see it as being our Mother!
The sense of separateness not only destroys our society but has its impact on our own psyches, which become increasingly fragmented. We live in a time where even schoolchildren were getting anxiety attacks, before anyone heard of Covid-19!
The secret of the ‘Power of Three’ is not just in an esoteric concept in ‘Connecting Heaven and Earth’, but more in connecting all the parts of your psyche and therefore remembering who we truly are. At the same time, we access our joy and learn how to ‘Be Your Own Light‘
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- Kathy Harrold