In Chinese Metaphysics the very backbone of existence is 精气神. These matter can be applied to a wide spectrum of things that also include the model of production. Model of production is a model of how and why we create things. It is the very act of creation and creativity. Details read HERE. The result of such creation is a product. The product in itself is a reality.
Before a product becomes a reality, it undergone the process of creation that usually comes from an idea. Idea is not real or unreal. It is virtual. Details read HERE. It is something that plays in the mind of its creator. Everyone has a mind 心 and therefore has the ability to create. The mind is the forerunner of all evils. It is also the forerunner of everything good. Good and Evil is the creation from the mind and it is duality. The mind existed without a form. It clings to any forms that our consciousness rest upon. It is formless and nowhere to be found in the physical body. It think it existed, therefore it exist!
Mind 心 in the spectrum of existence is the Qi 气 that is flowing in our body. This Qi is the intention. Intention is vested in our needs. Our needs form our wants. With wants we become selective and we know what we don’t want. With such selections, we set standards and goals. We no longer look at the presence, we telescope to the future. In psychoanalysis, it is known as the displaced self. Detail read HERE.
With the intention of either to improve ourselves or making a better self, we take action. Action is the act of making a possible product a reality. It is turning “raw materials” into a product based on our design which is the “intention”. To some it is called manufacturing. To manufacture you need something physical like strength. In other word, you need to be in good health to have a strong body 体 Ti for you to execute your plan. This body is in the corporeal form 精 Jing. The states of 精 Jing or essence is important as it dictates your product which is 神, the reality.
Bad intention Qi 气 leads to bad action, the states of 精 Jing and bad action ultimately leads to bad product which is the 神, the reality. Similarly good intention ends up with good action and leads to good product. The downward spiral are called Bad Luck and the upward spiral is called Good Luck. In Chinese metaphysics, if you are in good luck – every action taken will be good. If you are in bad luck, every action taken is bad. Therefore, people with bad luck will need a third party to break the bad luck spell.
In Chinese Metaphysics, there is a tool called 奇门遁甲 QiMen DunJia or Mysterious Door Hiding the Jia techniques to manage such situation. In times to come more will be disclosed.