November 24, 2015 at 9:30 am #45271
Although I have a lot of success with the healing sounds and the animals there is an issue which I have little success of healing.
Its the left side of my body. It feels like the whole gravity (of my energy body) is somewhere in the region of my spleen and maybe even my heart. I mean its just a bit annoying and ungrounding, not a serious problem in everyday life.
However it feels to me that it is stopping me going forward with my qi gong. I don’t even think about doing the microcosmic orbit because of this. Am I wrong, should I push and try going that direction?
Otherwise I am progressing still with balancing the five elements although slower than my initial success.
To address this I tried a form of Wu Xing, although they had a nice effect, no help with the left side issue.
For grounding I tried Zhang Zhuang but except that I feel it even more, no success.
So now I am emptying my cup and listening if you want to help me with this issue.
Thank you!November 24, 2015 at 1:21 pm #45272
Do you know the Deep Earth Pulsing from QF3?
It’s not covered on the DVDs from either QF3 or QF4, but it is covered in the live class.
There is a version of it (with a sexual energy add-on) shown on the Sexual Vitality DVD. I recommend you get that and practice that form. Not only is it grounding, but it helps balance out left-side/right-side issues.
Also, many left-side/right-side issues get balanced out when you do the Fusion 2&3 work. Sometimes either left thrusting channel or right thrusting channel is blocked (Fusion 2) or one branch of left-side/right side of the bridge®ulator channels are blocked (Fusion 3), and when you clear out these channels, it clears the problem. The big question is: can you wait until taking the courses in the natural order before beginning that course work? It’s kind of debatable, and you’d have to use your inner voice to determine that . . . but at the very least, even if you didn’t do the inner work at this stage, I see no harm from getting immediately the Fusion 2,3 DVD. The Pangu Mystical Qigong form on that DVD (there are three forms on that DVD) can be learned immediately now, with no prerequisites and can help clear out some left-side/right-side issues.
That’s my recommendation: Deep Earth Pulsing and Pangu Mystical Qigong
(Sexual Vitality DVD, Fusion 2/3 DVD)
The inner work of Fusion 2/3 can be even more effective, but the above two (simple) forms should be a good start to help offset the problem until you are ready for the Fusion 2/3 work.
If you weren’t interested in starting some new at this stage, then I’d suggest to just be patient in the knowledge that are other tools coming that will address that issue. At the very least, it will motivate you to keep progressing.
StevenNovember 24, 2015 at 1:23 pm #45274
“bridge and regulator channels” somehow got altered via a hidden ASCII code to the restricted trademark symbol . . . not sure how that happened. LOL.November 24, 2015 at 8:01 pm #45276
I wonder if the Embracing Sun and Moon practice from QF2 would be helpful for this? I conceptualize this practice as a basic yin/yang balancing practice, but one that operates on the left/right polarity, rather than the front/back polarity that is more evident in the microcosmic orbit. In QF2, Embracing Sun and Moon is presented in the context of the 6 movements to open the orbit, which a movement based way to do the microcosmic orbit. I have found the 6 movements to be a very gentle and stabilizing practice, and an easy way to transition into the meditative practice of the orbit.
Just my uneducated thoughts.
elephantNovember 25, 2015 at 3:23 am #45278
Your assessment is correct, and I think this is another good suggestion.
It would be worth trying, especially if he is not already doing it.
SNovember 25, 2015 at 8:01 am #45280
I did try, but although I get relief it sticks afterwards.November 25, 2015 at 8:07 am #45282
Wow Steven thanx for the detailed answer 🙂 This really opens a new perspective.
I definitely would like to try to address this more directly so as soon as I get the Deep earth pulsing going, I am going towards the Fusion.November 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm #45284
In the 6 healing sounds, with the spleen sound there is the use of the chi knife to get deeper into the spleen and breathe it out.
What you can do is move up your chi knife to the blockage and cut/ breathe it out directly. You could use either the spleen sound, heart sound or no sound, or the baseline from Michael Jackson’s Beat It. Depending on what it feels like. Basically direct work on whatever it is.
Another thing is you can do the MCO and once you have it going you can do it on the right channel and then the left channel … basically just shift it 9 inches to the right/left from the centre line and put weight on that foot, work on that channel for a while and then back to centre. At the end close on the MCO centered.
Another thing is use inner dissolving / outer dissolving … BKF has a CD “Tao of letting go” … basically in a meditative mind, you sense the blockage and you say to yourself “ice to water, water to gas” and try to dissolve it downwards with the light of your awareness.
Another way is to breathe gently and warmly into your spiritual heart centre, and wait until it warms up and is open. And then inhale the blockage into your heart, and breathe out love into the area. This is sort of like “Atisha’s Heart Meditation”.
Another way is to buy a Toblerone and smear it all over your body, and then get your girlfriend to … oh forget it.November 26, 2015 at 9:32 am #45286
One thing I had noted is that HT does not seem to have techniques to work on particular areas of pain. It is more systemic in its approach.
“I have a pain in my elbow ?”
“Ok do the 5 animals”
… but what about the elbow, the pain is in the elbow !!!
I noticed this a while back. BKF’s approach is different and he does have particular techniques to work directly on areas of pain, as well as systemically.
Perhaps the purposes of the paths / teachers is different.December 13, 2015 at 10:04 pm #45288
I get this too. Alcohol makes it worse. It is liver bullying heart and spleen. Try liver cooling foods or lemon juice in water every day. Dont eat fatty stuff or too much meat. Chilli helps. Spend plenty of time on spleen heart and liver with healing sounds.December 13, 2015 at 10:06 pm #45290
And if you want a treat choose sweet over fatty creamy stuff. Diet makes a huge differenceDecember 16, 2015 at 10:43 am #45292
You were right on the spot Steven, so I want to express my appreciation once again. It turned out to definitely be the left thrusting channel and by intent alone I get results.
I started doing as suggested pan gu and deep earth pulsing and its good enough to let me focus on the orbit and QF2.
I am in no rush because the benefits allow me to manifest improvements in everyday life. Thx again.December 16, 2015 at 11:23 pm #45294December 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm #45296
What does it mean, liver bullying heart and spleen ?December 23, 2015 at 8:23 am #45298
That is the message I am getting lately (deep earth pulsing helped me realize). That the liver is imbalanced and is dominant over the heart and spleen. That is why the spleen healing sound gives me short term results. I haven’t noticed before that the liver is dominating not just the heart and spleen but also my psyche. Isn’t this a problem of our civilization? That ambition is overshadowing love and nurturing (that is how I feel the earth energy -> nurturing, caring, balancing). So I guess I have some work with the liver to put him in the circle.
Deep earth pulsing helped in balancing, and I realised that my left side of the body is being pushed by the right, not how I thought before that it is pulling like gravity. I had a wonderful success with the deep earth pulsing and pan gu, but there is more to go. Maybe I will dedicate more time in microcosmic orbit and see if I can open it, I believe it should have a general balancing effect.
But I am open to more advice in this issue if anyone has more ideas.
Thanx for the dietary advice!
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