The upper burner is a special place; it’s above the diaphragm, where only pure essences are allowed to rise to surround the Heart. The Spleen points in the lower burner evoke the nourishment of the Inner Fetus, while the Spleen points in the middle burner evoke the crossroads or marketplace of life. What do we take to Heart from the teeming marketplace of life experience?
This article explores Spleen 17 through 21, where we process our experiences and begin to take them to Heart, creating a sense of home in our lives. Home is where the heart is, and making ourselves at home in life begins with the body, and then the family, and then all of the hustle and bustle of village life.