Fa Xin

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  1. Black smoke

    Thanks for clarifying. Do you see energy stuff often? I know nothing as vivid, you said. But in the past? Some people tend to be more visual with things. Sounds like you were just seeing some energy moving. Did you feel any energy sensations with the exhaling? Did it feel good to exhale? When doing meditation and practices, the unusual and strange does tend to happen more often. I would just caution not to get too caught up in such phenomena, it could mean something symbolic, or maybe it was just you seeing some energy moving. 😊 What’s your intuition say about it?
  2. Black smoke

    I had a friend who was a heavy smoker who would do something similar to yoga's "breath of fire" for a few seconds and then exhale a plume of smoke. Most likely had some smoke trapped in the deep sacs of his lungs, I don't know. It was a pretty cool party trick, and a little unnerving for his health.
  3. xin heart mind

    Xin is a great word
  4. How to become less blind

    I think you should
  5. Greetings

    Hello, Daostudent, and welcome. Your membership is approved and we're happy you found your way to us. We look forward to accompanying you on some of the way that you still have to go. Please take the time to read the post pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum Terms and Rules. This covers all you need to know when getting started. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you, Fa Xin and the TDB team Welcome Daostudent, Your english sounds excellent from here. Many different native language speakers here. I am sure you'll fit right in Welcome and enjoy ! You are welcome to jump right in to the ongoing discussions, revive an older thread, start a new thread of your own, or start a discussion in the "Newcomer Corner" sub-forum to expand on your introduction or ask general questions to help you get started. May you enjoy your time here. Fa Xin
  6. when you stand, make sure your weight is distributed evenly from the top to the bottom. all of your weight shouldnt be placed on your quads/thighs... it should be stacked and supported by spine, hips, knees and feet... so that no one place is stressed more than another. but yes your legs will shake... i've done tai chi for almost 20 years since my mid teens... and my legs definitely would shake with any type of training for years (more or less)
  7. When I was starting out, I bought a few books on Neidan & Inner alchemy. I read them, dabbled, even had a Kung fu teacher who practiced himself and would give me pointers and tips. But it seemed overly complex, some of the instructions seemed contradictory and in general - just did not sit well with me. Qigong on the other hand, felt more natural and was easy to practice. I went with the easy route... glad I did.
  8. It can get messy I also think an important step in figuring things out for ourselves. Intellectual understanding vs experience, and all that jazz.
  9. I think a lot of people get tired of looking for the answers outside of themselves, and decide to turn inward to look.
  10. Mystical Christian Thread

    Happy Easter everyone 😊 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
  11. Since the Gospel of Thomas thread is ending, I have nothing to do.... (don't tell Dawei, he'll put me to work) But since that thread was so fun, let's open up interpretations to any of the canonical gospels and gnostic scriptures. Just post a verse you want to chat about, question or just to share.
  12. When starting off standing each day, I always rock myself (very small movement) back onto my heel, then forward onto my toes, ever so slightly until I find the middle point in balance. Also, make sure your weight is evenly distributed throughout your body and that your not favoring that right leg in some way.
  13. Thankyou

    Welcome 😊
  14. Healing Hands - Maybe?

    That is great to hear 😊
  15. Healing Hands - Maybe?

    FP is a good system to explore energy. And the fact that Sifu Dunn, Earl Gray and other advanced FP people are here, not only to answer questions, but have provided many insightful posts to browse through, is a great resource and can help you tap deeper into the system. Simply by having that conscious connection with them, will help you relax and accept the energy that comes - which is very important. Have fun! 😊
  16. Mental and physical routes to enightenment

    I've always thought enlightenment is an infinite evolving process... like there is no ceiling or destination... just more subtle refinements, and continuing movements. Therefor there's nothing to arrive at.... unless you define the term in some way - which I don't want to do
  17. Mystical Christian Thread

    """This heaven shall pass away, and the heaven above it will pass away." If this is true of the heavens, then it is equally true of everything else in Creation. Everything shall pass away, everything is in flux, everything is changing and will change--even the heavens, or higher states of awareness change. This is the truth of creative evolution. With each emergence of a higher state of consciousness, a new heaven and new earth come into being, the former heaven and earth transforming into a new realm of manifestation. There is no end in sight to this process, for our teachers tell us that, following the attainment of Messianic consciousness, evolution continues towards ever more refined and higher states of consciousness-being, although indeed such states are far beyond our present capacity to imagine or comprehend. Thus we understand that seeking to live forever, even in the highest heavenly state, is a desire founded upon ignorance and inherently deluded. The very truth and nature of reality and our own consciousness-being is different than that. God is quite different than we think!" "The Gnostic Gospel of St. Thomas" Tau Malachi p. 36
  18. Day 144 golden flower

    Hello, Arisol, and welcome. Your membership is approved and we're happy you found your way to us. We look forward to accompanying you on some of the way that you still have to go. Please take the time to read the post pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum Terms and Rules. This covers all you need to know when getting started. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you, Fa Xin and the TDB team Hi Arisol, Welcome. From my own personal experiences, red meat is not a problem for me (can definitely help ground someone) but I am sensitive to, and have trouble drinking alcohol. I usually get a headache feeling from it. My sober state is when I am 100%, and add intoxicants that usually drops. I have my own theories about it but I won't go into that here. I am glad you find it's helping you. Enjoy the forum You are welcome to jump right in to the ongoing discussions, revive an older thread, start a new thread of your own, or start a discussion in the "Newcomer Corner" sub-forum to expand on your introduction or ask general questions to help you get started. May you enjoy your time here. Fa Xin
  19. Ultimate block/stagnation protocol

    Hello, Right, and welcome. Your membership is approved and we're happy you found your way to us. We look forward to accompanying you on some of the way that you still have to go. Please take the time to read the post pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum Terms and Rules. This covers all you need to know when getting started. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you, Fa Xin and the TDB team Hi Right, Welcome. What helped me feel qi was to get some sort of transmission or healing done, by someone like a Reiki master or other styles of energy healing. After that, I was tuned into my body's energy pretty well. Enjoy the forum! You are welcome to jump right in to the ongoing discussions, revive an older thread, start a new thread of your own, or start a discussion in the "Newcomer Corner" sub-forum to expand on your introduction or ask general questions to help you get started. May you enjoy your time here. Fa Xin
  20. Jung shadow work?

    I'm familiar with Jung's concept of the shadow, but how do you work on it specifically?
  21. Physical immortality? The body grows old and dies, that is the way of things. Though I do like this quote: "Only those who do not cling to their life can save it." -Tao Te Ching 75
  22. Introductory Post

    Hello, Pezzonovante, and welcome. Your membership is approved and we're happy you found your way to us. We look forward to accompanying you on some of the way that you still have to go. Please take the time to read the post pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum Terms and Rules. This covers all you need to know when getting started. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you, Fa Xin and the TDB team Hi T, Welcome. I studied Parker Kenpo in my younger days, and Tai chi more recently. the Sun styles have always interested me, maybe someday I will have the opportunity to learn one of them. Enjoy the forum ! You are welcome to jump right in to the ongoing discussions, revive an older thread, start a new thread of your own, or start a discussion in the "Newcomer Corner" sub-forum to expand on your introduction or ask general questions to help you get started. May you enjoy your time here. Fa Xin
  23. Hi from Old Student

    Hello, Old Student, and welcome. Your membership is approved and we're happy you found your way to us. We look forward to accompanying you on some of the way that you still have to go. Please take the time to read the post pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum Terms and Rules. This covers all you need to know when getting started. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you, Fa Xin and the TDB team Hi Old Student, Welcome. Sounds like you have a lot to share already! I can't wait to read your posts. Enjoy the forum! You are welcome to jump right in to the ongoing discussions, revive an older thread, start a new thread of your own, or start a discussion in the "Newcomer Corner" sub-forum to expand on your introduction or ask general questions to help you get started. May you enjoy your time here. Fa Xin
  24. New at Qigong

    Hello, cheri, and welcome. Your membership is approved and we're happy you found your way to us. We look forward to accompanying you on some of the way that you still have to go. Please take the time to read the post pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum Terms and Rules. This covers all you need to know when getting started. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you, Fa Xin and the TDB team Hi cheri, Welcome. Good to hear your getting back into it. Sometimes there are nice fragrances that come with meditation. I'm not sure how or why, but it's nice Enjoy the forum! You are welcome to jump right in to the ongoing discussions, revive an older thread, start a new thread of your own, or start a discussion in the "Newcomer Corner" sub-forum to expand on your introduction or ask general questions to help you get started. May you enjoy your time here. Fa Xin