A sub-line is not a real line in the sense that it does not stretch out far from the body. Instead, it connects body parts and only extends outside of the physical body a few inches at most. Furthermore, sub-lines only exist in the Man level.
With the head in the East and the legs in the West, there is a sub-line at the knees (in the Heaven and Earth levels this is a real line of force), a sub-line at the level of the bellybutton, a sub-line at the level of the nipples, a sub-line where the neck connects to the shoulders, and a sub-line at the tip of the nose to the cheeks.
The boxes of energy in between the lines of force relate to ourselves and the lines of force relate to other people. We can improve upon this. There are four ways you can be in relation with other people:
Four relationships to self and others
- You can have feelings about yourself unrelated to other people
- You can have feelings about other people in your life experience
- You can have feelings about yourself as a result of other people
- You can have feelings about other people who are not directly in your life experience
Every energetic box is defined by its line of force closest to the feet. Therefore, in every line/box relationship, there are four components: the line of force, the lower aspect of the energetic box, the sub- line, and the top aspect of the energetic box. Given traditional medical theory, this makes tremendous sense, as everything can be broken down into Yin and Yang components, even the lines of force and the energetic boxes. You therefore have a Yin line, a Yang line, a Yin box aspect and a Yang box aspect in every energetic zone.
The bottom most line is the line that relates to your feelings about people whom you have never actually met. The bottom half-box relates to how you feel about yourself in response to other’s feelings about you. The sub-line relates to your feelings about other people. And the top half-box relates to your feelings about yourself unrelated to other people.
In the case of the Man-level box that relates to your basic emotions, the ankles relate to your basic emotions about other people you have never met. Your shins and calves relate to how you feel about yourself as a result of how other people feel about you. Your knees relate to the basic emotions you feel about other people in your life experience. Your thighs to low abdomen relate to the basic emotions you feel about yourself independent of the feelings of others.
In the case of the Man-level box at the chest that relates to the stories you tell about your life. The rib line relates to the stories you hear about other people unrelated to your personal experience. The half- box from the ribs to the nipples relate to the stories you tell about yourself because other people are telling stories about you. The nipple sub-line relates to the stories you are telling about other people in your life. The box from the nipples to the armpits relates to the stories you are telling about yourself outside of the influence of other people.
From Fu Xi Wen: The Official Introduction to Open Source Medicine by Ethan Borg.