Picture of Shen Statue
Shendao is spirit path

The name Shendao translates literally into “Spirit Path”. Dao means “way” as in path, and Shen is usually translated as “spirit”. In Chinese though, Shen has a double meaning in that it is also translated as “Heart”. The heart is said to house the spirit, and the blood that is pushed by the heart “carries” the spirit (consciousness) throughout the body. As such Shen is not simply the individual consciousness but ultimately consciousness itself and exists not just in humans but in all life. Wang Ju Yin , co-author of Applied Channel Theory refers to Shen as the “intelligence of existence”, or the inherent wisdom in the world. Shendao then speaks to walking through the world in a manner that connects with the intelligence of existence, honoring through life and practice, a harmony with what is.