July 29, 2011 at 1:21 pm #37653
After only a few days of intense focus, and several weeks of reading and studying, I completed my microcosmic orbit today! I plan on meditating on it regularly twice a day if possible and take it from there. My guide has been Chia’s “Awaken Healing Energy” and have been studying diligently and following the instructions pretty closely. Does anyone have any practical pointers for my practice, whether it be preparation, frequency, how many times I should complete the orbit, how long I should stay on each energy point, etc. Thanks!
JeffAugust 1, 2011 at 2:41 am #37654
Great! Good acomplishment 🙂 Keep practicing and a lot of the answers will come to you. As for times, you can do multiples of important Daoist numbers, like three and nine. You can reread M. Chia’s book for some details. Remember to smile:-) and collect the energy at the dan tian by spiraling.August 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm #37656
Hello and congratualtions to you!
I think as a beginner you can do the orbit not to slow, but still experiment whith different speads, learn to listen to what your body needs and keep an experimental attitude.
After doing this for a while you can do the orbit wery slow or wery faat.
Slow: Like staying at each point realy long. Realy go into each point and stay there let the energy go more intence and also relax and smile into the point. Often when doing so the point will automatically owerflow after awhile and then the enregy goes automatically to the next point in the orbit. Then stay long at that point. When to continue in this process, well that is realy up to you, often you get some kind of feeling that the point is finnished intuitively.
Fast or wery fast: This could also be practised somethimes after you practised for a few weaks regularly. You can do the orbit more or less without staying at the points, more going in the meridians of the governor and functional channel. Just feel the points if they automatically are felt. You can do each round rather rapidly or wery fast or extremely fast like 1000 orbits in a second, just to mention the extremely fast energy practise. But don´t do it so fast often, only somethimes to experiment!
Another way that is quite nice is to follow your natural breathing pattern. Learn to breath to the stomack. Following your breath to the stomack and this way learning to breath deeper more relaxed and in a soft way. Automatically by practise your breathing will slow down. Don´t puch it to be slow just learn to relax into your breathing. Do the microcosmic-orbit while you are breathing. Breath in when taking the energy up through your spine and breath out when taking it down to the navel again. Doing so for each breath. As long as you which.
I myself did start my practise from the book you are mentioning. That was in the year 1999. After six mounth I had the oportunity to go a five day long course with Mantak Chia and some universal tao practioners from Sweden. That did increase my understanding alot.
I recomend you to try some courses in the universal-tao system if you have the possibillity.
I can also recomend you the books by Eric Steven Yudelove, especially for you the book “100 days…”. In that book you will find wery good complementary practises to your practise of the microcosmic orbit. I have follower that and another book of hem the last years and it was wery good for me.
Which you the best qi to your microcosmic orbit practise!
S DAugust 10, 2011 at 11:39 am #37658
Which brings me to the Bokonomist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us, just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wambeter: a tree, a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos of a spiral of nebula.
-KURT VONNEGUT, Jr., Cat’s Cradle (86 What a Wampeter Is)
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The mechanism that underlie the populated Landscape rely only on the principles of general relativity and very conventional applications of quantum mechanics. To understand how the Landscape becomes populated, we will need to examine two very basic physics concepts. The first is mestability of the vacuum. It refers to the fact that the properties of the vacuum can suddenly change with little or no warning. The second concept is that space clones itself.
-LEONARD SUSSKIND, The Cosmic Landscape-String Theory and the Illusion of the Intelligent Design
I have listened to many narratives, but one short one came into my mind.
It’s about Rudolf Steiner and his Antroposophists.
As it is known Rudolf Steiner taught that human being consists from physical body, etheric body, astral body and ego. But this is supposed actually to be situation only with people in general, because Anthroposophists have physical, etheric and astral bodies, but instead of their own ego they have Ru(do)lf’s ego.
This was not ment to be anykind of critisism of Healing Dao formulas particularly or Daoist neidan formulas in general. Only something maybe to consider.
Ps. Sorry, but one good Yi Quan link:
http://www.essentialyiquan.comAugust 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm #37660
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