Wrinkles -The Story of My Life! – Part 2
Most of us hate wrinkles, but they are actually quite fascinating to a “face reader” as they show how you have felt in the past and what you have lived through. The wrinkles give clues to how often you smile, how intense or impatient you can be, how sad your life has been and so on. Lines actually show that you’ve lived life.
So as you can see we actually have some control over how many we have and where they are. However those people who do not wrinkle as much, have some things in common, such as thicker, oilier skin which doesn’t wrinkle as easily. Thinner, fragile skin lines very easily.
As for other ways not to get wrinkles, there are several people who do not feel or express their emotions. Other types are ones who are reclusive and live away from the stresses of life. Another type
of person who tends to have fewer wrinkles is one who does not hold on to past traumas clinging to ones wounds of the past.
There is no such thing as a bad emotion—the only bad emotions are stuck emotions. Stuck emotions can cause many health problems and lines on the face. Stress definitely accelerates the aging process and it is almost impossible to live in the modern world without a great deal of stress. Studies have shown that individuals who live in the country have fewer lines than those who live in the city.
Some people do facial exercises that are supposed to eliminate wrinkles. It does increase blood supply to the face, but long term will make the face more lined down the road. The ancient Chinese believe that expressions need to come from the rising of Qi (energy) caused by an emotion. When you fake an expression you are actually wasting energy.
In Lillian Bridges’ book, “Face Reading in Chinese Medicine”, she states:
“Whenever I see heavy markings, I am actually pleased. It means that this person has learned some valuable lessons and has changed because of what has been learned. If the lines are faint, they are probably just repeating a pattern without much consciousness. The stronger the markings, the more thoroughly someone is working out important issues, and the healthier the person will be eventually.”
The longer someone waits to deal with an issue, the more likely it is to affect the person’s energy. It is better to deal with your issues earlier rather than later, because one has more energy to deal with them when they are younger.
The face is both our mask to the outside world and the access to our inner self. The primary way the Chinese divides the face is to look at the two halves. One side is considered Yin and one side Yang. The Yin and Yang of the face occur because of the desire to have a public mask and a private persona. What we show the world is not always how we really feel.
If you look at someone’s face very carefully, you can see many subtle differences on the two sides of the face. To read the two sides gives you access into someone’s true nature as opposed to the projection shown to the world.
To do this, cover one half of a person’s face, either in person or to a photograph, and look first at one side and then the other. Observe carefully the subtle differences in the shape and size of the features and the amount of depth of the line.
The Chinese consider the right side of the face to be the Yin side which is passive and therefore the less emotional side. This is the side that is shown to the world and is considered the public mask.
The left side is the more active side and shows more inner emotions, none of which are expressed publicly and holds on to everything that is repressed, For example, the markings and lines are deeper and heavier on the left side of the face in individuals who repress the public expression of their emotion.
In the next issue we will examine the eyes. We will learn ways to look at a person’s eyes and discover things about their personalities that perhaps they would rather no one know.
Stay tuned for part 3 . . .