Metaphysics (易学)

Beliefs

Beliefs are those mental statements, or thought patterns, about ourselves, others and this world that we perceive are true.

Beliefs help us make sense of and function in this world. They can be about very practical or  philosophical matters.

And, majority of our beliefs through our earliest cognitive development stages (during the first few years of our life).

The psyche seems to be indeed built in such a way that, from birth till about the start of adolescence, we absorb beliefs from people perceived as figures of authority, often without even questioning them.

And, as we grow older these beliefs sink deeper into our consciousness to shape our reality and influence our thoughts.

Also, beliefs are also absorbed at a young age from cultural influences and religion, and therefore from society in general. 

A belief is limiting when it prevents us from  being  or  doing  what  our  soul or more importantly what our spirit within it truly desire. As such, it should be changed.

As limiting beliefs are much associated with the mental energies and lower Chakra energy. Without clearing these repressed energy, it is often difficult to change or improve on those limiting beliefs.

Limiting beliefs are usually found on QiMen chart with 6-Yi harm (六仪击刑) or in BaZi chart that have punishment formation (i.e. 丑未戌,寅巳申,辰午酉亥,子卯) in the year and month pillars. And if this punishment formation extend to day and hour pillars, it would represent that these limiting beliefs extend into marriage and retirement.

Hence, when you see this in a QiMen or BaZi chart, it likely the Querent had with him/her limiting beliefs.

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30 Minutes Adjustment for Singapore based Chinese Metaphysics Enthusiast and Practitioners

The Malaysian Government announced in December 1981 that it would adjust Peninsular Malaysia’s time by 30 minutes on 1 January 1982 in order to keep common time with East Malaysia. In view of Singapore’s close relations with Malaysia and also to prevent confusion for travellers and businessmen, the Singapore Government made a very quick decision to follow suit. The change placed Singapore eight hours ahead of GMT. The decision was generally welcomed by most Singaporeans, especially the business community.

https://corporate.nas.gov.sg/media/collections-and-research/time-zone-adjustment

Therefore, for Chinese Metaphysics Enthusiast and BaZi Practitioners residing in Singapore, perhaps there is a need to adjust 30min backwards. Because historically during the International Meridian Conference in 1884, when the world was divided into 24 standard time zones, and Singapore was using seven and a half hours ahead of GMT.

Metaphysics (易学)

Benefits of Sage (Smudging)



1. It may be purifying
2. It may help relieve the symptoms of some conditions
3. It can be a spiritual tool
4. It may help dispel negative energy
5. It can cleanse or empower specific objects
6. It may help improve your mood
7. It may help soothe stress
8. It may improve the quality of your sleep
9. It may help boost cognition
10. It may help boost your energy levels
11. It can create an uplifting fragrance




These steps apply whether you’re smudging yourself, your home, or an object.

1. Light the end of a sage bundle with a match. Blow out quickly if it catches on fire.

2. The tips of the leaves should smolder slowly, releasing thick smoke. Direct this smoke around your body and space with one hand while holding the bundle in the other.

3. Allow the incense to linger on the areas of your body or surroundings you’d like to focus on. Using a fan or feather can also help direct the smoke, though this is optional.

4. Allow the ash to collect in a ceramic bowl or shell.

https://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-burning-sage#3-smudging-techniques

P.S. -> Anticlockwise is for cleansing while Clockwise is for enhancement.

Metaphysics (易学)

The 7 Chakra and Energy Body


Base Chakra
Location: Base of the spine
Color: Red
Organs: Bladder, Genitals
Identity: Physical
Functions: Grounding, connection to physical body and physical world, survival instincts, feeling safe
Balanced Energy: Centered, grounded, balanced control over the material world and physical body

The Etheric Body (connected to the base chakra): The etheric body exists within the physical body. It replicates every part that creates the human body, and matter in general. Its main purpose is to form an energy template, or matrix, for the development, maintenance and repair of the physical body. Which can have repressed energies or other energetic blockages generate physical imbalances.

Sacral Chakra
Location: Below the navel
Color: Orange
Organs: Urogenital system
Identity: Pleasure & Inner Child
Functions: Enjoyment of life, creativity, pleasures, desires, sexuality, emotions, inner child connection
Balanced Energy: Creative, emotionally balanced, open to one’s emotions, balanced sexuality

The Lower Emotional Body (connected to the sacral chakra). The lower emotional body follows the general shape of the physical and etheric bodies, but it is more amorphous and fluid, and it extends outwardly by a few cm. This body does not duplicate the physical body; it is more like an energy field. It contains moving energy of different colors, each being felt as a specific emotion. These colors may vary from bright clear hues to dark muddy ones, depending on the type of emotions.

Solar Plexus Chakra
Location: Below ribcage
Color: Yellow
Organs: Stomach, gall bladder, adrenal glands, liver
Identity: Control, personal power & the lower consciousness
Functions: Personal power, control, vitalizes the nervous system, metabolism, digestion, assertiveness, radiance
Balanced Energy: Outgoing, open‐minded, respectful, assertiveness, confident

The Lower Mental Body (connected to the solar plexus chakra). This bright yellow energy field is composed of even finer energies and structures, which influence our brain with the creation of thoughts and beliefs. These energies correspond to a lower level of mental energies, which, at times, can be felt as strong and controlling thoughts and beliefs.

Heart Chakra
Location: Centre of sternum
Color: Green
Organs: Heart, thymus gland, circulatory system, lungs
Identity: Connection to aspects of self and to others
Functions: Anchors the soul into the body, energizes the immune system, forgiveness, compassion, love, acceptance, contentment, relationships
Balanced Energy: Compassionate, humanitarian, can see the good in others, nurturing, empathetic, healing, gentle, open to feeling inner guidance

The Connective Astral Body (connected to the heart chakra). The connective body (and the heart chakra) is an important connection between the lower and the higher energy bodies. They are connected to lower mental and emotional processes, but also influenced by higher levels and past‐life energies. Through this connection to the soul, one is able to feel the guidance from higher levels within their own being. This inner guidance often comes in the form of feelings and excitement. These energies drive the body to find its purpose and to fulfil its life’s mission.

Throat Chakra
Location: Base of the throat
Color: Light blue
Organs: Thyroid, parathyroid, throat, upper lungs
Identity: Expression & communication
Functions: Speech, expression, communication, showing inner truth, honesty, integration.
Balanced Energy: Good speaker, sincerity, truthfulness, able to listen

The Soul Body (connected to the throat chakra): Similarly to the physical and etheric bodies, although made of a much higher vibrational energy, the soul body is structured and follows the shape of the physical body. When the soul incarnates into the body, the soul body is believed to create an intricate connection to the etheric body from before birth and until physical death.

Third Eye Chakra
Location: Centre of the forehead
Color: Dark blue / indigo
Organs: Pituitary gland, brain, eyes
Identity: Archetypal
Functions: Energizes the lower brain and the nervous system, vision, inner vision clairvoyance, visualization, explicit knowledge, clarity
Balanced Energy: Can receive conscious spiritual guidance, clairvoyance, clear mind, can visualize, ability to see life patterns

Higher Emotional Body (connected to the brow chakra): The higher emotional body does not follow the physical body’s inner structure, as it is more fluid and amorphous. Its energy is often seen as
dark indigo and purple. The higher emotional body seems to primarily hold energies affecting the soul and physical bodies on an emotional level. Because of the level of development of humanity on Earth at this time, with an initial disconnect between body and soul, humans only have conscious access to a small part of their soul’s knowledge.

Crown Chakra
Location: Top of the head
Color: White / purple
Organs: Pineal gland, cerebral cortex
Identity: Higher‐self connection
Functions: Vitalizes the upper brain, connection to one’s higher‐self, spirituality, inspiration, intuition, unity, selflessness
Balanced Energy: Open to higher dimensional energy and intuitive guidance, access to the higher‐self and the unconscious mind, spirituality, service, faith, peace

Higher Mental Body (connected to the crown chakra): This beautiful white and gold energy body seems to provide us with intuitive guidance and higher thoughts and perspectives. It therefore influences the soul body and the physical body on a mental level.

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Moth: The Mysterious Spirit Messenger

Moths represent transformation, hidden knowledge, inner wisdom, psychic abilities, and shadow work. They are connected to the moon, feminine and yin energies, and intuitive discoveries. They show up to help you discover your hidden desires and awaken to your true self.

The Symbolism of a Moth: throughout history and in different cultures moths have had different symbolic meanings. Most commonly, moths are symbolic of death and the mysteries of the afterlife. Spiritually, death represents change, and the ending of something so that something else can begin. In many Native American cultures, they considered moths to be messengers from the spirit world, especially from those that have passed on.

https://crystalclearintuition.com/moth-meaning/

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大衍筮法

大衍筮法即蓍草揲蓍法,是“四书五经”之《易经》原文中所唯一记载的一种最为古老的筮法。 筮即策,是运用蓍草按照一定的要求和规定得出特定的数字组合,从而用数字变化成周易阴阳卦爻符号,并以此结合《易经》卦爻辞吉凶作为决策或谋略的重要判断方法。 “大衍筮法”出自今传本朱熹隶定的易传《系辞上传》。

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Serotonin is Yang, Melatonin is Yin

Serotonin is the key hormone that stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness. This hormone impacts your entire body. It enables brain cells and other nervous system cells to communicate with each other.

1. Food source contains tryptophan, an amino acid that’s converted to serotonin.
2. Exercise.
3. Bright light.
4. Supplements.
5. Massage.
6. Mood induction.

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-increase-serotonin

Melatonin is a hormone primarily released by the pineal gland at night, and has long been associated with control of the sleep–wake cycle.

There are many things one can do to naturally increase melatonin levels without supplements.

1. Take A Break From Technology.
2. Start Dimming Lights Early.
3. Reduce Exposure to Blue Lights Before Bed Time.
4. Cut Back on Social Media.
5. Eat A Healthy Diet.
6. Increase Relaxation.

https://www.ourpaleolife.com/how-to-increase-melatonin/

Serotonin is primarily Yang Attribute (陽) while Melatonin is inherently Yin Nature (陰). This could share similarities with Feng Shui (風水). The HeTu (河圖) principle of origins (生數) and wholeness (成數).

Where:

• Number of Origins – 生數 – 1,2,3,4. These numbers are perceived as Yin (隂). And, these are the hours when Melatonin are active, recovery take place and we are linked up with the Universe/ Divine.
• Number of Wholeness – 成數 – 6,7,8,9. These numbers are perceived as Yang (陽). Which indicates start of the day, when productivity and creation begins. Where we begin the work of the Universe/ Divine.

Not going into the application or technicals of BaZi/ FengShui in this article. It merely to highlight the importance of this 2 zones… So that, our overall well-being improves.

Incidentally, this is the 2 zone where Manifestation, Prayers and Visualization are done, are communicated to the Universe/Divine and Responded or Realised.

Besides knowing what you are manifesting, to whom you are asking and the expectation/outcome; it is important to identify the source of energy or the chemistry rationale as well as the timing all this take place. In this case, Serotonin (陽) – Yang Hours and Melatonin (陰) – Yin Hours. In short, Taiji (太極); because, where the consciousness is… energy gathers.

P.S ~ For those familiar, Mudra would facilitate this activation as well. Because, our Qi Flow points also passes thru’ our palms and fingers.’

Metaphysics (易学)

When Feng Shui Masters and BaZi Gurus says..

In the new age of BaZi analysis and Feng Shui Manifestation. We were often told that by improving ourselves we can attract more opportunities in our life. And ultimately, increasing our luck and wealth. What the Masters and Gurus didn’t talk about is the reason behind it, why they recommend that and what (really) we are going thru during a negative luck cycle.


The Feng Shui Masters and BaZi Gurus says..


1. We are to be be bold, decisive and take action to challenge status quo and move towards the desired outcome. This is because the useful element in our chart is often lacking and this is the source of activity or energy to induce the necessary change in our life. For example, lacking in resource element = the need to put down ego, seek help or acquire knowledge.


2. We should continuously learn and upgrade our skills and knowledge. This is because, usually when we’re going thru a down cycle, it either the authority element overpowered (became 7 killing) or resource element overflow (Querent become lazy and unmotivated). During this time of excessive element, expending these energy thru skill and knowledge upgrade is a tailwind activity.


3. We also need to cultivate wisdom and awareness, which leads to mindfulness practice. This is thru karmic lenses, have a heart of gratitude, being thankful. Change the feeling, change the aura, change the thinking, change the outcome.


4. We must learn to be happy and passionate in whatever you do, passion is learned and not found. Why? Because if you do something well and repeatedly practice it over time, we can develop a specialization, this give good vibes and energy to self and people around us. Earl Nightingale said: “One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.”


5. We are reminded to to stay calm and do not overreact in lousy situation as it may lean toward a downward spiral outcome. Because during a downward luck cycle, fast and haste speeds up the negative cycle. Nothing wrong, but do we have the mental and physical capacity to handle it? Otherwise, Slow down so that the we have time to use other tools (i.e Date Selection, Feng Shui, QiMen) to assess and revalidate each situation and steer towards a mitigated outcome.


In essence, when we are going thru a negative luck cycle, we are in the process of clearing up our karmic debts. During this time, the we are unlikely to meet with a Master or Nobleman who can truly open up our wisdom and help us.

Flip side, we might think that we could easily spend some money, engage a consultant and expect immediate improvement to manifest in our lives.

The pitfall of this ‘Weltanschauung’ is that, when there is no wound, light cannot enter. if we hadn’t cut clear a piece of our karmic debt, there is no gap for light to enter. And when attempting manifestation at this stage might induce a sense of false ego, fake deity, wannabe guardian or worst devil itself.