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  1. Chi - how does it feel?

    wandelaar, you might find this thread interesting and/or helpful...
  2. Chi - how does it feel?

    Not sure where you want to go with this, but maybe helpful are the traditional indications of chi movement. Some of the common sensations people report when they feel the chi starting to move in their bodies include: feelings of warmth, extreme heat, electricity, heaviness, lightness, expansion, contraction, pressure, an internal sense of wind or water moving. Sometimes that is simplified down to hydraulic (fluid movement) or electrical (buzzing) feelings in the body. Re: "thought like feelings" you mention above, I can't say a I've ever felt thoughts.. but I have felt a kind of energetic chaos in my head. When you write "like if inside my physical body there is another more subtle body that is in a chaotic state" ...this is exactly it! See if you can track that "subtle body" when you do some simple energy practices... grounding and simple chi exercises can shift that, and you start to be able to notice the changes in that subtle body more.
  3. Pressure Cookers & Protein Powder

    Hey Redcairo..... Not IP, but....How about some keto pancakes made with protein powder? (also eggs, cream cheese, and butter...no flour) This recipe needs some tweaks, but SO filling! There's a link on this page to a recipe for the same ingredients made into muffins. Haven't tried that one yet, but intend to.
  4. The Dao De Jing: A Qigong Interpretation?

    Thank you for pointing this book out, Wandelaar... I read a little on Amazon "Look inside", and appreciated the way Dr. Yang gives a "General Interpretation" and then gives his own "Qigong Interpretation"... I found the few Qigong Interpretations I read to be very... apropos with respect to my current preoccupations on this DB board, which I found pretty amusing. Sort of a little I Ching reading on what's going on with me (and the board and maybe even the country) right now. Read Chapter 3 there if you're curious what I'm talking about. I put it on my list
  5. Hi, I'm Stillwater and its nice to meet you all.

    Welcome StillWater! Glad you found us...
  6. Hi

    Hi snowlan, Welcome! If you like, you could tell us more about what drew you here, what you mean by "starting this way" Are you attracted to Taoism itself? Philosophy or practice? Energy arts? Or just the whole ball game, like lots of the rest of us? Whatever brought you here, I'm glad you found us and jumped in...
  7. Looks like there's a whole subforum on it, chapter by chapter in Daoist Textual Studies! Happened while you were gone probably...
  8. Intro

    Welcome home, Home... Pretty sure you're going to be fun to have around... So... glad you finally took the plunge and joined in.
  9. Eyes in esoteric practices

    Spotless had also suggested: "Fully turning head from one side to the other for at least 20 seconds. Moves energy from one eye to the other - this exercises the neck and it exercises certain channels inside the head. It may also work on the U shaped energy conduit in the forward of center brow chakra area of the head. This has a name that escapes me but it is very real and can eventually be felt very clearly." I started doing Spotless' head turning exercise just to lubricate my neck, lol, but found this exercise also produced immediately palpable energy sensations starting in the eyes and center of the head, which then spread throughout the body... Very interesting! Thank you Spotless...Always interested in hearing more about this..
  10. Gospel of Thomas

    So don't be multi tasking on this one.... That works. It really is pretty foundational... get that one, and the world is transformed... But the Taoist language works better for me in this instance...
  11. Gospel of Thomas

    Yes, but, specifically.... two ears?
  12. Gospel of Thomas

    When Fa Xin's question made me really look at the quote, I suddenly thought of the leaven as chi, and how this magical stuff animates the inanimate mineral world, enlivens it, and allows it the possibility of growth... only living things can grow.... But I don't think so much of chi as being easily related as such in "The Father's Kingdom"... so I didn't reply... But Jeff's post nicely frames it in the language of Tao... And now, I'm curious, Mark's question: Why two ears?
  13. Get plenty of exercise, preferably outside, and give up sugar and caffeine (well, cut them way down). Do some googling on the neurotransmitter GABA, which decreases anxiety. Your body makes it, but it may not make enough, or you just need more... You can take it as a pill (health food store), or concentrate on eating foods high in GABA, which you can find on the web. I have read there are some foods that inhibit GABA production, but when I tracked that source down, some of those foods were also on lists of high GABA foods. So, if that path calls you, consult Dr. Google. Definitely check out Gerard's link above, and consider giving Chinese medicine a try. Work with an acupuncturist who also specializes in herbs..... that stuff works! Good luck!
  14. Former Member with New Account

    Welcome Sol! Looking forward to hearing from you two new 'Old Guys'
  15. Becoming a professional healer

    Hello... Becoming a healer can take many years and a whole lot of work before you become effective enough to attract enough patients to support yourself. If you are really good, word gets around. Of course, if you're not, word gets around too, lol. There are a couple paths I can recommend. One is to get trained as a physical therapist, a nurse, or a massage therapist. If you have some kind of degree (at least in the US), you can get a license that lets you lay hands on people legally... and that's a start. Acupuncture is another possibility, if you have enough money to do that training... and it is more energetically oriented, so might give you a better start toward becoming a true healer... Alternatively, you can develop any other skill you have that will support you, do your energy/healing practice faithfully on the side, and then use that job/skill to support yourself through the long term training, study, and travel that will probably be required to develop your healing skills. Good luck!