Gerard

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  1. Calling All Metal Rats

    *Rats get on really well. 9/10 Rat-Monkey 10/10 Rat-Dragon 10/10 Rat-Ox/Buffalo 9/10 When you are born in a specific year you'll be clearly emerging out of that energy to the point that your face will be manifesting the characteristics of that animal. Same goes with your Yang-cosmic sign (Libra, balanced, holes in the cheeks are quite common and called in Astrology the holes of Libra; Leo and their hair like the lion's man; Aries facial features resembling that of a ram; Scorpio's strong magnetism (eyes); etc.) If your third eye/upper tantien is fully open you'll be able to see this stuff on people's faces, as clearly as a starry night in the Sahara. Ancient Taoists came across this by minute observation like anything else. They also saw the animal physical influences (facial) on everyone. Earth sign (Yin) is your animal one. Western/Sumerian Astrology is your evolutionary one (Yang-Heaven). <b>Health</b> is something Rats should watch out for this year (diet mainly), anything else will be good for them. Good luck and prosperity, generally speaking. Certain animals suffer the negative influence of their same energy. I myself had trouble in 2014 Year of the Wood Horse; my sister told me I aged noticeably when I sent her a photo. I was aware of that anyway as I struggled that year due to living in a "non-ideal" location: SouthEast. Horse-horse is just too Yang! Not good especially if a Fire Horse encounters an Earth, Wood or another Fire Horse. Conflict. Monkey-Monkey is another example of an excellent pairing and they do well in their ruling years. Dragon-dragon I see conflict as this is a highly dominant and egotistic animal. They don't do well in their ruling year. Sheep-sheep. Good. Mutual support and understanding. Rooster-rooster. Not good. They quarrel too much since it is also a very egotistic and industrious animal but to themselves like the Dragon. They tend to do well independently. Rabbit-rabbit. Good. No dramas. Not sure about the rest. These are my personal observations based on what I have seen during human interaction. You also have the monthly and hourly animals. *Rats display very different traits depending on the hour they were born. I'll post another day some info I have about this.
  2. The dividing nature of Metal

    1. Nothing to do with Metal, which is actually good for the excessive movement of Wood our world has been facing since who knows when. Maybe after the last Great War? Metal controls Wood. 2. More to do with this: The Blind Men, the Elephant, and Knowledge MORAL So, oft in theologic wars The disputants, I ween, Rail on in utter ignorance Of what each other mean; And prate about an Elephant Not one of them has seen! Love this stuff!!! 3. Phenomenon observed here and other forums from day one not just recently. Edited: I forgot, the Metal Rat started officially on Jan. 25 but energetically won't fully kick in after two more months approx. It's a transition period first and then in the final month the Earth Pig will become dominant again before finally giving in to the Rat's cycle. This is also observed in the movement of Qi along all the networks it circulates in its 24-h journey (organ networks); eg. 11am-1pm is ruled by the Heart but from 1-2pm Heart energy becomes suddenly very active (it actually peaks) before the Small Intestine is 'dominant' again. Yearly it is 2 months but in the daily movement of Qi it is 1 h only since the period it moves along the network is shorter.
  3. Enlightened movies

    Here's a list: (My favourite movie ever! Especially the rooftop scene) 2001: A Space Odyssey Wings of Desire Jeremiah Johnson
  4. Some more advice needed on practice

    The problem I see is this: 1. Reading too much. 2. Not moving enough. 1. You'll condition your own practice to other people's experiences rather than fully experiencing "everything" for your self. 2. Stagnation. It's a problem of pandemic proportions. Walking meditation for 12h a day without reading would fix many of your problems. The less you read the better. Good luck!
  5. 1. It will heal/stimulate strongly the KD so good for the knees. 2. I’ll leave the spiritual up to you, for you to find out not for me to tell you. Hard work first and foremost, the rest SELF REALISATION. I’m not longer a blah, blah, blah kind of person. I used to be like that in the past. But we all change, don’t we? Edit. 3. Ultimately people will awaken by themselves. Pointless the preaching path because it leads to religion, division and arguing. Not good, it only causes blockages. Have fun in your journey of self discovery. Note: In 2008, I attended a retreat at a Vipassana centre in Thailand. I still remember my teacher, a today I also follow that approach after all these years of hard work and self discovery. He was/is a Gemini but also a Fire Rooster: ”Diligent and intense, he abides fanatically by his own views, conducting his own research, unmoved and unswayed by the opinions or feelings of others.” (https://www.metaphysicalzone.com/china/rooster4.shtml) In 3 weeks he told me nothing! Love that. I mentioned to him some of my spiritual experiences during the retreat....he still told me nothing. He certainly wasn’t impressed about any of my experiences His point of view is “keep going and do your homework because no one else will do things for you.” 11 years later I totally understand and support his approach. In the end is YOU and ONLY YOU who will find out what this is all about. Teachers are only there to enable and provide a method. That’s all. Before the retreat I was a person with too many theories in the head as a result of reading books and listening to others. After the retreat I was still the same but 11 years of practice certainly paid off...and the journey continues. And I will stop here!
  6. The thing is that Qi is here, there and EVERYWHERE. No big deal, you practice and you quickly feel it running through your meridians. i see bridges, cars and birds every day like everyone else, is this important? Not really, it’s there, it has always been there and it will continue like that for many generations to come. So what is important then, you might ask. Well practice a method deeply and with earnest and Qi will be the last of your concerns, you’ll find out what is this all about (the journey you are in which started countless life cycles before). Note 1: not all methods work well. Find one that works for YOU. Note 2: the MIND is at the root of everything. And blockages are enormous so make sure you know what you are doing. Note 3: Keeping the yin & the yang the 5E, seasonal and yearly changes in check is mandatory. You go against them they will certainly destroy you slowly and mercilessly. Have you been doing your homework in the year of the Earth Pig? Earth controlling Water. One challenging year for sure, especially for some people.
  7. Focus on the following exercise until it becomes second nature. 24/7 and stay down as long as you like. https://youtu.be/sdJAWekNcdU (Asian bodyweight Squat) I’d suggest starting with kettlebells (gradually decrease the weight over time) and working on the “ma bu” stance to slowly progress achieving the full Asian squat naturally. Like they traditionally do in Asia when going to the toilet or working on the rice fields. Good luck! Note: No Qi, emitting force, kundalini, MCO, seeing ghosts, dragons, dog pee and ENLIGHTENMENT, etc. and other ungrounded stuff has been mentioned in my post. Down to earth, rational and practical advice.
  8. Dog pee

    IGNORANCE SUPERSTITION FEAR My advice: move on!
  9. MCO doesnt work

    OP, You can sit for 5 lifetimes doing incorrect practice and still go nowhere. MCO happens to all of us NATURALLY, you'd be dead by now if it didn't. One practice never sees any discussions which is IMO one of the most important ones: -Bring all the massive amount of Qi you have in your head down to the feet instead. A lifetime of study, schooling, watching TV, overthinking, accumulating information, staring at a computer screen hours every day are the cause of this. Not many are aware of this problem. Ba Gua people on the other hand are very aware of it. Vipassana meditators who spend many hours a day walking are also aware.
  10. Thoughts on Energy Arts / B.K. Frantzis

    For deep, deep grounding and Ba Gua that will take your 'life' to a totally different level: He Jinghan Taipei-Taiwan He has a YT channel with plenty of free material. Certified to teach? Learn Ba Gua deep and you won't care for any of that,..let alone fighting and/or looking like a pretty phoenix. Good luck in your journey...of this was meant to be for you in this lifetime.
  11. Thoughts on Energy Arts / B.K. Frantzis

    1. Like anything else in life. How many paths lead to the top of a mountain? A: As many as you like. 2. Evolution. Some are more evolved than others, the latter causing most of the 'trouble.'
  12. Thoughts on Energy Arts / B.K. Frantzis

    But again, what do normally people know about Ba Gua? Even most practitioners don't go past the martial and/or forms level? This art will open you up completely if practiced with depth. Foundation work is a must too. And there is the "X" level? What is this? Find out for yourself and you'll see what this means. Ba Gua is: 1. A kind of religion. But it's all about practice. 2. The sum of all religions. 3. Taoist in essence 4. Heavy on understanding the nature of consciousness and what YOU really are. Your true and ultimate nature. 5. The sum of everything
  13. Thoughts on Energy Arts / B.K. Frantzis

    Everyone has to advertise themselves, my teacher does too; generic stuff too like everybody else. Wait, some don't write anything online except for posting on forums trying to help others. There are others who write nothing. It all depends on the person, doesn't it? But ultimately the student is the one who must put all the effort in. So what was the point of your last post?
  14. Thoughts on Energy Arts / B.K. Frantzis

    Anyone who writes this: https://www.energyarts.com/bagua-circle-walking/ Deserves a lot of respect. No mumbo jumbo, just plain and simple facts derived from PRACTICE. And those who do practice in earnest will reap the benefits. Students need to be better than their teachers at one point! It's a clear sign than the teacher is doing a good job and has chosen worthwhile students.
  15. Kwa

    Why do you ask? You know me already, don't you? I haven't changed the method since I started in Aug. 2008. Ba Gua. Try alternating a *seated and walking meditation routine during those hours plus taking a **herbal medicine decoction prior the start to help flushing the blockage out. It will require several months of daily work. *Sit for 20min then walk 20. Increase slowly in 10min intervals until you can manage 60min seated, 60min walking. **See a TCM practitioner for this. Alternatively you can try a liver flush program: https://www.consciouslifestylemag.com/detox-your-liver-flush/ I have done this in spring in the past 3 years in a row and it is good stuff. Many gallstones were released during the flush. Last time I followed this protocol (2017), the TCM doctor told me I looked a completely new person. Better than herbs. Fasting was done prior the flush (1-2 days no solid food) and also after completion (2-3 extra days). Good luck.
  16. Kwa

    "Liver/Wood" issue. You'll have to practice during the times where this network is dominant. It could be a challenge depending on your lifestyle. It could be a while before this whole thing clears up, depending on the method being followed. Tuina and acupuncture may also release the blockage. 1am-5am Good luck!
  17. Thoughts on Energy Arts / B.K. Frantzis

    The problem I see is not bad teachers, which is problematic, but unworthy students, which is even worse! Bad mouthing people is plain wrong especially if you haven't met them in real life and have a solid experience in the art they are teaching. About BKF's Beijing-based teacher, Liu Hung Chieh: "While still in his teens, Liu Hung Chieh became the disciple of bagua master, Liu Zhenlin. Liu Hung Chieh furst studied with Liu Zhenlin when Liu was teaching in the school of Cheng Tinghua's son Cheng Youlung and Dong Haichuan's student Liu Dekuan. Liu Zhen Lin was a famous fighter and bodyguard who first studied bagua under Yin Fu's student Liu Yongqing (who was a close friend and training partner of Yin Fu's top student, Ma Gui). The young Liu Zhenlin learned all of his basic bagua from these two masters, but his teachers brought him to bow before and become the disciple of court minister Liang Zhaiwen; in this way, Liu Zhenlin received entry into the third generation of bagua masters, which was the same generation as his foundation teachers. Liang Zhaiwen was a military man who had been the chief guard at the most important fire gate on the Great Wall before becoming a court minister. Due to Liang's position in lthe court, his association with the palace eunuch servant Dong Haichuan was not widely known until after Liang's death. Because he was the top student of Liu Zhenlin, it is same to asume that young Liu Hung Chieh also received training under his teacher's gongfu "uncles," Liu Yongqing and Ma Gui." Source: http://northstarmartialarts.com/blog1/2007/10/16/the-whirling-circles-of-ba-gua-zhang-part-2.html
  18. Religion as: 1. A tool of an elite to control other humans. Churches, temples, mosques, The Vatican, etc. 2. Divide (as mentioned above) amd argue with others; eg. my religion is better than yours. Hinduism, Islam and Christianity are historically well known for promoting hatred, war, worship and fear of an illusory God(s). 3. An entirely human construct. God: 1. As a tool to rely on him as your ultimate saviour hence one becomes lazy, fearful and dependent on an outside force. 2. It is also a complete construct based on ignorance and superstition. Books: 1. A human mechanism to enhance the ego. Some books are useful though as long as they promote a scientific and rational understanding of the inner workings of reality; eg. Huangdi Neijing, I Ching, Seth: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, etc. 2. The less you read the better if you really want to go DEEP in this path and FEEL and UNDERSTAND what you really are and the ultimate nature of reality. *The more you practice and deeper you go the less of a need of books and other people's beliefs you'll need and seek. Hard yakka ----> the path to success.
  19. Thoughts on Energy Arts / B.K. Frantzis

    Try this: http://boulderinternalmartialarts.blogspot.com/?m=1
  20. It actually started last w/end. Have fun
  21. 1. No God 2. No Religion 3. Only inner work and a solid body manipulation method that also includes extensive physical movement. 4. Solitude delivers the goods 5. Practice in or near the natural world 6. Finally, reading books is counterproductive especially for beginners.
  22. Too gentle. Xingyi or Bagua are more aggressive but you'll also need to incorporate foundation exercises (ma bu, pu bu, Asian Squat etc.) in order to break mind-body blockages. Plenty of YouTube vids about it (check He Jing Han's channel, he is a Bagua teacher). Make sure you do hiking/walking from time to time to allow the 'Liver' to flush out gunk from your system. *Edit: in any case you need to start with a good teacher and you need to put a considerable effort. Expect a lifetime of work. Studying/practising alone from the beginning only leads to failure or little gain. You can go on your own later one after studying with an experienced practitioner for several years. Please bear this in mind.
  23. Thoughts on Energy Arts / B.K. Frantzis

    Qigong as in the fluffy stuff? Why don't you take up Tai Chi or Bagua. Is he offering any of these two disciplines because he certainly knows both. You'll get involved in something a lot deeper. Good luck!
  24. Enlightened movies

    Your Name (2016). Highly recommended. Review.