Gerard

The Dao Bums
  • Content count

    4,308
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    3

About Gerard

  • Rank
    Dao Bum
  1. What we truly are is indeed MIND BLOWING! It goes beyond the physical as you know. Try to contain, measure or quantify "spirit."
  2. NONE. Taoism has covered this in-depth for millennia. The causes of disease have got nothing to do with microorganisms. BTW: Biologists estimate that 380 trillion viruses are living on and inside your body right now—10 times the number of bacteria. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/viruses-can-help-us-as-well-as-harm-us/
  3. Books about spiritual masters

    Why don't you become one...I mean unleash the spiritual master within? Rather than reading spiritual-fi books.
  4. Books about nei'gong diets

    Yes. My bad I didn't mention that. Sometimes I forget we are all at different levels. Glad you pointed it out. But my experience is that the more you practice and further progress on this path the less food you need as well as not tolerating food intake after midday let alone after sunset. Anyway each to their own. Eating/adapting one's diet according to "seasonal changes" and "geographical location" is what the OP should really bear in mind.
  5. Books about nei'gong diets

    My comment was directed to the OP who his asking for advice and because yours leads to *disharmony I logically stepped in and provided advice based on my personal experience. Try to have dinner in the Buddhist monasteries in Thailand, for example. GOOD LUCK. https://www.watpahnanachat.org/about#practice-schedule (To refrain from eating after midday). *To the OP, what exactly happens is that after midday the Yin starts to rise, the Earth Element which is in charge of digestion is completely inactive so any food intake basically sits in the Stomach and the Liver and during the Yin period that food triggers Fire, your body becomes too Yang. During night time the organ networks that are active (Pericardium, Triple Warmer, Gall Bladder from 11pm) should not be agitated with food intake; it only leads to trouble. One generates damp-heat and food stagnation by doing so. Food stagnation causes masses of lump that can be localised in various parts of the body not only in the abdominal region. Further info: https://www.mayway.com/articles/abdominal-distension-fu-zhang-pi-man
  6. Books about nei'gong diets

    This is when problems start and will damage/mess your energetic system ENTIRELY My advice: First meal first thing in the morning. 6-8am. Eat really well, like a king. Last meal before 12 noon (optional). Proven one is doing inner work for many hours a day & night. What to eat: 1. Primarily soups & stews in the cooler months of the year. Ramen, congees, soups using bone broths, slow cooked stews during the winter months, etc. 2. Cooling foods during the warmer months. Congees should be still consumed during this time in order to protect the Spleen.
  7. Another perennial topic. An enormous amount of effort, dedication and discipline is required to tackle those 'emotions' which are nothing more than blockages you have carried on (will carry on if not resolved) from lifetime to lifetime. Buddhism calls this Vipassana; that is, seeing things as they truly are. *Gurdjieff's method is the same minus the religious content.. It's basically the essence of INNER WORK.
  8. Zhan Zhuang and Damp-Heat Syndrome

    Hey, Let me strongly recommend you taking up Bagua Quan. Teachers in Germany: https://www.internalintent-germany.de https://www.facebook.com/bagua.deutschland/ The second link is more martial arts focused but you still will learn to walk the circle which is the essence of the art. Bagua DELETES EVERYTHING.
  9. Zhan Zhuang and Damp-Heat Syndrome

    It is a VERY SLOW and GRADUAL process. Herbs work better because their action is synergetic (they work together as a whole and each with their specific function). Like an army; herbs are categorised in a formula as emperor, prime minister, minister & envoy. Further info: http://www.acupuncture.com/education/tcmbasics/herbprescrip.htm https://health.clevelandclinic.org/what-you-should-know-about-chinese-herbs/ Healing all the organs and getting rid of damp-heat first expect a 10-year period of not more according how chronic it is. 1. Forget about books this stuff is very complex. 2. It is a 10-year study to become a licensed TCM herbalist. 3. I wish I could help you finding a herbalist in Germany but I can't as I live in Australia at the moment. 4. Try here and hopefully you'll be lucky: https://forums.tcm.com Note: Once heat is cleared focus on STRENGTHENING the SPLEEN, which is an organ that loves nourishing foods like soups and stews. https://www.thekitchn.com/25-nourishing-d-159118 https://nourishedkitchen.com/bone-broth-stocks/soups-and-stew-recipes/ Ramen is something the Spleen will LOVE. https://www.justonecookbook.com/homemade-chashu-miso-ramen/
  10. Zhan Zhuang and Damp-Heat Syndrome

    Yes that's one biggie: eating night time meals especially in countries like Italy or Spain where eating late at night is a cultural thing. Check the organ networks that are active during those hours and see the effect that eating + digesting (yang) has on them, kind of an explosion: boooom! The energies generated are DAMP + HEAT; they sit and clog the organs and meridians.
  11. Zhan Zhuang and Damp-Heat Syndrome

    Good luck with that! You'll never heal yourself by taking tablets. Herbal medicine is extremely sophisticated and complex. Yes she gave you a herb prescribed to drain dampness (long dan cao). You need to obtain fresh herbs and decoct them according to the doctor's instructions. The most common organs that suffer from damp-heat pathology are the Spleen, the Large Intestine, the Urinary Bladder, and the Gall Bladder. Imagine how much power the herbs need to generate to remove damp-heat from those organs. A lot. Pills do nothing. Go find someone else please. Also treat the underlying conditions that cause damp-heat in the first place: diet, lifestyle (including sexual activity) and unresolved emotions. All the best
  12. Zhan Zhuang and Damp-Heat Syndrome

    Go see a TCM doctor specialised in herbal medicine. It's a lot more than just taking only ONE herb. Lifestyle, diet and emotional factors all need to be addressed to eliminate this condition. It is a very SLOW process. Also one must stop eating night time meals. Further info: Damp Heat syndrome Do you live in Spain?
  13. Zhan Zhuang and Damp-Heat Syndrome

    Not a good technique to treat this difficult condition as it is persistent since it lingers deep in the organs and meridians. Imagine how much dampness people carry in the large intestine which itself is quite a large organ network. Herbal medicine is a lot better (and quicker). ZZ is like an inflating the balloon type of practice. I'd advice you to start one that involves a lot of movement. If you have a sedentary lifestyle ZZ will aggravate your pre-existing conditions rather that removing them for good. One reason. There are many others. Liver Qi stagnation is one of the main ones (excessive thinking, computer work, emotional issues, stress, not moving enough due to lifestyle).
  14. Keep your practice simple. I can't emphasise this enough. The more complex and showy the forms the less internal and more ego-focused the art becomes.
  15. Of young souls, fear and kidneys

    Soul Ages Not a Taoist reading or subject but regardless CONSCIOUSNESS does not differentiate between religions and sciences (Taoism as an esoteric one) and this link offers (pretty much like Jane Roberts did as an Earth incarnation of SETH) very accurate information about SOUL EVOLUTION. We are on a planet dominated by YOUNG SOULS and BABY SOULS; the rest of the categories are all spread out pretty much like statistical data. OLD SOULS are the outliers when reading statistical data. This pandemic is a good example of how the planet is currently evolving. Technology (the young soul's favourite weapon) dictates modern life, which in turn is causing a lot of damage to the Earth itself (Earth phase in the Five Elements theory). Technology is associated with thinking and the ego which are Wood qualities (Wood controls Earth in the Five Elements). Highly recommended reading. Enjoy! *Note: Trying to figure out which article Iinked back then but I'm pretty sure it was related to the Universal Tao website. I couldn't find it. My apologies for deleting it.