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  1. What are you listening to?

    This is incredible. Thank you for sharing. Ever seen Samsara - the movie by Ron Fricke? Reminds me of the soundtracks and atmosphere in that movie. So beautiful.
  2. Damo Mitchell Free MCO Course

    One thing that should be pointed out about the online course and subscription - is that you're not just paying for the teachings. The very videos themselves have embedded transmission. When I tune in and do the practices with Damo, it's clear something changes in my energy body. It's tangible and direct. I've had many dreams about Damo since getting involved with the lineage too. So perhaps that is some esoteric part of it as well. You don't just sign up to learn some stuff and go off on your own. You sign up to become a part of a lineage and learn a very specific line of development that Damo teaches that leads to high levels of spiritual development from the ground-up. Preferably you then also get to see Damo or one of his many teachers when everything opens up again. I've not been able to find something as stream-lined and with such beautiful simplicity than in Damo's system and I've been around the block a few times looking for genuine teachers and been part of various lineages. 40$/month is absolutely nothing compared to the quality of the material. But that's for each person to figure out for themselves. Another thing I shouldn't forget to mention is that you get direct access to the Facebook internal arts academy page where you can ask questions. This is priceless in and of itself.... I've not seen any teacher be able to answer questions so fast and comprehensively as Damo - and we're talking an onslaught of questions every day along with his own training, book-writing and all kinds of other projects. And always with a smile on his face... helping others. For me, a great testament to the blessing of this lineage. Best of luck VajraFist. I hope you find what you're looking for - there or elsewhere. These are just my two cents on the matter - hope it helps
  3. Paintings you like

    One of my favorite's The Divine Comedy's Empyrean illustrated by Gustave Doré... Something special about it
  4. Paintings you like

    Wow, never seen that artist. He has some great work. Thanks for sharing. Really captures some incredible moments/feelings for me.
  5. Spring Forest Qigong and Zhan Zhuang

    To my understanding and knowledge the system is comprised mostly with seated meditation (of various types through the different levels) and then the moving Qigong. I haven't seen any standing in their system.
  6. Damo Mitchell Free MCO Course

    That sounds rough indeed. I (perhaps wrongly) assume if you had been around your teacher at that time he could've fixed you all up faster than 3 months? And probably also told you not to fast, ha.
  7. Damo Mitchell Free MCO Course

    Wow, that's intense... when you say 3 months to recover what does that refer to exactly? Like your energetic sensitivity or that you were immensely exhausted for 3 whole months because of kidney deficiency? Haha. Yeah makes sense it would have more that effect when the Qi is already thick and therefore has deeper effects on the vessel - and to accomodate those changes, fuel is needed. At least based on my latest understanding from Damo's teachings the thicker and denser the Qi is the deeper it effects the vessel - first the skin and nervous system level, then the tissue level and later the Xi Sui Jing level where it goes deeply into the bone marrow washing, brain cleaning and even affecting the center of our bodies and the glandular system.
  8. Damo Mitchell Free MCO Course

    @Vajra Fist: I stand corrected! Freeform knows what he's talking about. Go with his advice, it works
  9. Damo Mitchell Free MCO Course

    It comes down to efficiency. If you're doing building practices where you're trying to build Qi, your body will require more fuel. Simple as that. You'll know through your practice however as your appetite should increase if the practice works in the right way. I saw in the group that he didn't recommend doing Qi building practices when fasting, but instead to rest and let the body work on cleansing. If you're used to fasting and feel good doing that, I think that's fine, but if you continue with training you might find things change and the body will need to eat more to help with its development. Just be flexible, that's all.
  10. Damo Mitchell Free MCO Course

    In Damo's words, if you want genuine results, you should probably dedicate at least two hours per day to training. He covers this in this YouTube Q/A. Here's his full explanation:
  11. Damo Mitchell Free MCO Course

    Hope that helps?
  12. Damo Mitchell Free MCO Course

    If you want to train his system, join the monthly subscription at It's a bargain of a price for what you get.
  13. I think one of the hardest things for most of the adept semen retainers will be being humble enough to admit that they don't know (humility as freeform puts it). The trouble with the SR practice outside of a genuine or authentic tradition is that most get very high on their own energy (or frankly disturbance of their own energy due to suppression) which will make them overconfident in their abilities and lack the discernment required to ascertain their mental and physical state from an objective angle. On top of this it certainly does not help that most guys that frequent the semen retention subreddit or come here with a history of semen retention practice do not have a partner. A partner or someone close to you like a family member can be incredbily important as a way of holding up a mirror to your own internal state. Your partner will see if the practice is actually benefitting you or harming you in subtle ways we may not recognise. Things like getting angry at small things, or being less loving and caring, more or less impulsive and so forth. There was a reason that the practices which accompanied stilling the essence was done in secrecy and with the help of an overseeing Teacher - someone to make sure you kept your mind in a particular way and who would test and see if things were going the right way. And usually done in retreat or at the very least at a period and place in your life where you don't have many added stresses. Additionally the teacher would test to see if you were even ready for the intensity of practice that you think you were based on deeper insights into your energetic situation or whether more of a foundation had to be built. I hope @angstg will look into finding an authentic teacher and take the advice in this thread into his heart for reflection. Wishing him the best of luck.
  14. The 4th sign (D) at the magpie bridge.
  15. This is something that was recently covered by Damo in a course on the MCO - so perhaps @freeform can shed some more light on what's going on for you and whether it's not some sort of Qi deviation happening.