The diagrams here invite reflection and thought about how things work. Influences in the Channels aim to give a feel for situations in social life. The Tree above suggests the sorts of influences that might apply if a political system were working in a harmonious fashion.
All Channels tell stories.
The most important aspect in any situation is whether the power and energy in the Channels is constructive or destructive. In the Trees shown below, contrasting uses of the Channels are shown.
For ease of use, one Tree shows only upward influences and the other shows only downward influences.
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Originally posted: July 2009; Last updated: 27 Jan 2010