Masdevallia veitchiana (Peru/Ecuador) In Chinese Medicine there is a point situated between the Kidneys called Ming Men (translated as 'The Gate of Destiny'). This key point is the major 'gateway' for the infusion of all physiological dualities in a way that supports life and fuels the process of evolution. If we fail to accept life as an opportunity to cultivate virtue, or attribute disempowering meanings to challenging or painful circumstances, then the fires of Ming Men will be severely diminished and life will be governed not by highest universal intentions, but by self generated belief systems. This smothering of the Ming Men point leads to further polarised dualities within one's subtle energy system, which in turn will create further painful challenges within the body and psyche. Furnace of Life helps to clear the mist from the lens of perception of the observer, enabling the truth of any given situation to reveal itself effortlessly. Furnace of Life is the female principle, the intention of which is to incarnate our own divine light into consciousness, and to enable us to feel our cosmic purpose. For those whose feminine aspect has been threatened or suppressed, it is best to take Necklace of Beauty first for a few days. Then Furnace of Life will far more readily be able to enter one's chakra system.