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  1. Road Trip 2

    re: Ivan’s GF re: sprawling suburbia Thanks for taking us along with you on your trip.
  2. Road Trip 2

    Within the year or so before @Marblehead‘s passing, I posted a historical drawing of a manatee. But the tail wasn’t right. Marblehead told me so and maybe he even said it was a fakery. After his passing, I realized that the drawing was of a dugong.
  3. Road Trip 2

    Whale sharks! Dugongs!
  4. Positive virtue and subtle siddhis that are good are meek. They do not announce themselves. People who embody these spiritual traits wish no harm on others. The *strength* we see in a cultivator, such as mental or physical siddhis from a powerful qigong (or other) teacher, can be bothersome and irritating to the mind and soul. Once we have made an energetic connection with another, the mind can easily connect with that energy with any thought of that person. I know the difficulty in breaking these connections. In time, with a refocused mind, one can be free. Some good suggestions have been made herein. Please know that you don’t need another teacher’s mantra. Sunlight, fresh air, nature, pets, family, gentle exercise, any of your favorite (positive) activities. Above all else, try the simple act of connecting to yourself or your north star. What you say to your teacher is less important than what you positively do for yourself.
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  6. Neidan ( all experiences and opinions wanted)

    Thank you for bringing light to an important aspect of chi: context. How many factors might be implicated in one’s experience and cultivation of chi? Lineage chi Religion chi Teacher chi Scripture chi Movement art chi Fu chi Meditation chi Daily life chi Spouse chi Family chi Destiny chi Organ chi Food chi Location chi Cultivator’s level of chi body openness and intrinsic talents (Just a few that I can think of atm. )
  7. What have I done to you? What have I done for you?

    Sometimes life steps in the way and derails our best laid plans, dear @Marblehead. _/\_
  8. Haiku Chain

    I see I was wrong About the seasons, timing Of *spi*ri*tual* growth
  9. Haiku Chain

    I am whole again Round, buttery, soft inside Brioche for breakfast
  10. Was the Buddha a Genius?

    Yes, born with huge spiritual potential. O:-)
  11. Summer Salads

    Rainbow indeed, Karen! Here's a chilled lentil salad I enjoyed recently. Ingredients 2 cups lentils, picked over and rinsed 3 1/2 cups water 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/3 cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 medium tomatoes 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 cucumber, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 cup coarsely chopped parsley
  12. The Human Cost of Talking Trump

    We live in an energetic sea. Inherent in words is energy. The energy experienced can vary: The actual meaning, perceived meaning, and also the energy and intent of the author. One person's energetic nick is another's incision.