Shuǐ 水 We are microcosms of the natural world, unfolding our human destiny on a beautiful blue planet where a mosaic of water nourishes and patterns life. Attuned to nature’s rhythms and vibrations, in essence, we are one and the same. Though this world seems stable and solid, nothing here is permanent; but like water, snow, and ice, life is always […]
Winter Solstice · Dong Zhi · 冬至 · Qi Node begins on December 21st This is the point in the year where the extreme of Yin energy is upon us and hence, in the Universal balancing of Yin-Yang, Yang begins its return. In so, we enjoy the increasing presence of light. Warmth, rest and reflection […]
Truth is evident but often ignored or yet unrealized. This moment is the path. We suffer the blocks of our own emotions and grievances. To bring about homeostasis and harmony sometimes we must shift in our perceptions and awareness to change the experience. As microcosms of the great universal whole, the forces and flow of […]
Heaven follows the momentum of the Tao; Earth follows the laws of Heaven; Human beings follow the laws of Earth. In this ordering of Universal energy, we are co-creators. With our life-force we create momentum and thus destiny. We bring the presence of balance or imbalance to self and surroundings.
Reverently entering nature and observing the flow of streams, rivers, and waterfalls is, in itself, one of the natural remedies for a troubled mind. Water benefits the ten thousand things and yet does not compete with them. Water dwells in places the masses of people detest. People detest such places not because they are bad, […]
Xi Wangmu’s Instructions to The Yellow Emperor: Drinking and gobbling up food, your body will never be light. Fretting and worrying, your Spirit will never be pure. Craving sounds and sights, your Heart will never be calm. Without calm in your Heart, your Spirit will never be numinous. Not numinous in Spirit, the Tao cannot […]