March 19, 2006 at 10:17 pm #11775
So i was working with my student at lychee park her in Shenzhen, China when we had an interesting experience.
We were learning the healing sounds, specifically the kidney and liver sound to harmonize with the transition from winter to spring, and getting to know the core channel, connecting it with the north star and earth’s core. We were standing on the edge of a lake on a small soft grassy patch that was wet and free of leaves. We had moved into a silent part of the practice to tune into the corresponding shen. We faced the lake, eyes closed, breathing and tuning. Suddenly we noticed a shift in the qi field and heard a loud rustling as if someone was crinkling a bag of potato chips.
We turned around at exactly the same time and spotted a thief reaching for my student’s cell phone which was set on his jacket behind us.
“Get out of here!” we shouted at him in Chinese.
He actually tried to stop and try to explain himself, but we jsut repeated the order.
i guess the point of all this is that in the stillness, from the neutral space, you can detect the ripples inthe ocean of Qi, and respond to them. It is reading the language of nature. communicating with nature. that thief was very silent and had only to tread lightly on a soft carpet of shortly cropped grass, but he couldn’t hide his qi.March 19, 2006 at 10:18 pm #11776
i meant to post that under “practice”March 20, 2006 at 5:28 am #11778
Nice story square pants. Thanx for sharing itMarch 20, 2006 at 3:12 pm #11780
So, is your student Asian or “Cock-Asian” (sorry, a bit of an RJ moment!)?
Would be way cool if you from the west were teaching eastern methods to easterners!
ChrisMarch 20, 2006 at 9:43 pm #11782
just another foreigner with yellow fever……March 21, 2006 at 1:10 pm #11784
you are posing a challenge…
Connect to the animal. She senses it. You keep stalking it. After time she don’t mind no more. You are one. In all.
Do not try to do technique. It can be read. Do not do a tecnique and it can not be read. ‘Did you see? He was not there.’
There is a way of entering a personal layer
connecting to yourself and the person
passing through without tensing
like passing hand through still water
and not causing a ripple
Tom Brown does write non-fiction. Was referring to him writing his instruction books. Stories are much better. Chose him for his third eye light that I have not seen before. That is on the back of his books.
Direct inner sanctum meditations, where one walks into them, find resisting, despite choosing him for eye bright.March 21, 2006 at 10:09 pm #11786
I highly recommend tom brown. started studying with him in 96. his stuff blends extrememly well with Michale’s HT stuff.March 22, 2006 at 10:43 am #11788
You were practicing what Michael calls listenning qi in his essay. Of the descending and ascending central channel.
He found reference in Alan Johnson bagua work.
Japanese do the same.
First they train the eight basic energies.
Then they add the tiger and dragon: heaven and eart energies. Then ten energies.
Juppo sessho no waza. (a advanced video on budomart.com by a French)
Or in Michael system.
First train the five animals.
Then ad the heaven and earth.
Five animals can be done in straigh lines. Ba gua influenced hsing i is ‘hebei hsing i’, per Kumar.
Five animals can be done in circle walking. Bagua footwork circle walking. Compared to such tai chi with eight directional stepping seems almost square.
There is a lot of ‘listening lately’. Michael Winn says to include it in KanLi, Dirk Oellbrandt in 4Dimensionalwork.
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