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  1. How Do I Build a Strong Foundation

    Building a foundation is much like investing your money. You want to make investments that accrue value over time rather than depreciate. Apply this principle to the various levels of your Being so that you avoid wasting your energy on fruitless endeavors. The various levels can be grouped into these categories: Mental, Emotional, Sexual and Physical. Learn to properly harness all these levels so that you can proportion there powers to where they need to go for cultivation. The "Monkey Mind" for example, is the ultimate waster of mental energy. Learning to move into stillness and create a space of mental silence for yourself comes with training. Absorbing your self in soap operas or dramatic and intense relationships that are constantly "UP and DOWN" wastes quite a bit of emotional energy. Watching Porn and spilling your seed frequently, is especially key for men. Learn to manage your sexual energy....or it will manage you. Eating unhealthy food, drugs, getting in fights...etc. These all cause the body, to give way prematurely and tempt you to an early grave. Thus wasting the vehicle that you should be doing your utmost to maintain. Bringing all of these layers into alignment is a long and arduous process. Intense cultivation will enable you to begin to "see" the writing on the wall and make the changes best for your life and practice.
  2. Potent Systems

    Its cool that the courses are free. Congrats seems like there's some groovy chi over that way.
  3. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    "It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll." ACDC
  4. Upper back/lower neck problems

    Drink a gallon of water a day and do an hour of sun salutations a day.
  5. All cylinders firing together..

    There is a reason why "traditionally" seekers/monks renounce all possessions when they decide to walk the path of spiritual attainment.
  6. Newbie

    Love me some good martial arts training. Welcome to TDB. There are good and bad teachers in every style of martial arts. Finding a style that you resonate with and then a skilled teacher is key.
  7. Newcomer

    Welcome to TDB.
  8. Hello

    Welcome to TDB. Congrats on your daily practice.
  9. Get rid of the Right-Left Paradigm. Just look at it from the perspective of corruption. In all societies....everywhere....corruption at all levels (Education, Journalism, Politics, Law Enforcement, Corporations, Military....etc) is always the greatest threat.
  10. Evocation

    Here: https://www.amazon.com/Undines-Lessons-Realm-Water-Spirits/dp/1556439083/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Undines&qid=1595855320&sr=8-1
  11. Chi Kung styles that require very specific structure can be hit or miss as very few people have good posture starting out. There are easier forms that focus on movement and there is less of a need for in person adjustments.
  12. Hello

    Your Qi is quite stagnant and grey. You may wish to do some energy practice. A basic movement. Welcome to TDB.
  13. How common are energy blockages?

    As common as the dirt in the earth.
  14. Kundalini jeourney

    Welcome, keeping your tongue to the roof of the mouth helps smooth out the flow. Path Notes by Glenn Morris has an overview of the process that is quite illustrative.
  15. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    "If you're one step in front of everyone, you're a genius....if you're two steps in front of everyone, a lunatic." Unknown