Category: Metaphysics (易学)
Tibetan Singing Bowls are used as an ancient form of regeneration that vibrates and produces deep tone. The sound of Tibetan singing bowls harmonizes and allows deep relaxation of both sides of the brain stimulating stress relief on all levels. Tibetan bowls are forged with alloys that usually contain from five to seven precious metals, which are connected to the planets of our galaxy: lead (Saturn), tin (Jupiter), iron (Mars), copper (Venus), mercury (Mercury), silver (the Moon) and gold (the Sun). Besides Tibetan bowls, there are also Nepalese, Japanese, Bengalese and Crystal Bowls the latter are made out of glass.
To play a Singing Bowl, one must either strike the bowl or rub the rim with a mallet. The action taken with the mallet is the first step in creating sound with a Singing Bowl. The friction created either by rubbing or striking a Singing Bowl creates vibrations. The continuing sound is called resonance. Resonance is the note we hear even after the player ceases contact between the singing bowl and the mallet.
The material by which the Singing Bowl is made can change the depth and tone of the sound. Crystal Bowls will not sound the same as bronze alloy bowls. Wooden mallets and padded mallets will produce different sounds as well. The size, shape and weight of the singing bowl can also affect what tones are produced. Adding water could change the note of the singing bowl as water is more difficult to vibrate than the air inside an empty singing bowl. Cushions, rings, or other accessories also alter the sound of singing bowls, often dampening or softening the sounds.
The benefits of Singing Bowl during a relaxation session, significantly decreases both blood pressure and heart rate. Additionally, using Singing Bowl with meditation reduces the feeling of physical pain, as well as decrease negative moods such as tension, anger and depression. Other benefits includes:
• Deep relaxation
• Improves mood
• Improves hypertension
• Better pain management
• Reduces stress, anger, and anxiety
• Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
虎戏：木 － 怒、肝、魂，肝在五行属木，其华在爪，在体合筋，与胆相表里，虎戏通过手型（撑掌、虎爪、握拳）的变化和两目的怒视，对肝的功能进行有效的调节，能疏肝理气、舒筋活络。
鹿戏：水 － 恐，肾、志，肾在五行属水，其华在发，在体合骨，与膀胱相表里，鹿戏通过腰部的侧屈拧转和背部后拱等动作使整条脊椎充分旋转，腰肾、命门、督脉能得到充分锻炼，具有益气补肾、壮腰健骨的作用。
熊戏：土 － 思、脾、意，脾在五行属土，其华在唇，在体合肉，与胃相表里，熊戏运用腰腹运转、左右晃动对脾胃进行挤压按摩，能调理脾胃、充实两肢。
猿戏：火 － 喜、心、神，心在五行属火，其华在面，在体合脉，与小肠相表里，猿戏对胸廓挤压、放松，动作变化多样，能养心补脑、疏通血脉。
鸟戏：金 － 忧、肺、魄，肺在五行属金，其华在毛，在体合皮，与大肠相表里，鸟戏两臂的上下运动改变了胸腔容积，增强了血氧交换能力，能补肺宽胸，调畅气机。
Participatory Universe and Manifestation
In the course of encountering QiMen (QMDJ), notice there is a new-notion or interesting idea of using QiMen Deities for Manifestation, walking the 7-Stars Path and even signing contracts with “The Universe”.
Let’s look at manifestation. This concept is better explain using science of quantum fluctuations and the idea of Participatory Universe.
John Wheeler’s hunch is that the universe is built like an enormous feedback loop, a loop in which we contribute to the ongoing creation of not just the present and the future but the past as well. Wheeler envisioned that conscious observers partake in the creation of the participatory universe; the entire universe is filled with events, where the possible outcomes of countless interactions become real, where the infinite variety inherent in quantum manifests as a physical.
And as Stephen Hawking puts in it The Grand Design: “the universe appeared spontaneously, starting off in every possible way. Most of these [alternative beginnings] correspond to other universes.” Or, based in simulation theory, we (humans) could be living out a specific theme in a dimensional universe or simulation; and the act of manifestation is merely the act of reaching out to our higher-self for guidance, assistance, walk-through, solutions, decisions and goals (it should be a simple YES or NO; idea of contracts is irrelevant and is of a lower vibrational body).
In energy works, there are 4 main realms:
And when users of manifestation are meditating, they are actually focusing or working with the soul level. This is where the higher-self, soul light and astral resides. If these energy vibration aren’t activated, the resonance could be pick up by other energy of negative qualities and not our higher-self or soul light.
Also, whether we can reach out or bridge to the higher self at the soul level largely depend on our karmic blockage on the physical level. Karmic blockage can be seen as the residual impact of memories of the soul. And even if we can bridge it, is this manifestation part of the original theme (or are we going against the original theme) we chosen when we sign up for our ‘vacation’ on Earth?
Noticed that in QiMen Manifestation, the area of focus is about using deity or giving the deity a command. Firstly, QMDJ is a divination tool, the model and naming convention although gives it a mystical feel, it is not use for mediation or visualization. To do mediation and visualization, the correct source or book to use or learn from is — The Secret of the Golden Flower 《太乙金华宗旨》. Secondly, given that we are at the physical level, even if we could bridge the soul level and reach the spirit level, are we anointed by the Divine to give command to Deity at the spirit level?
Running into technicals, in QiMen, there are several style. ZhiRun method, ChaiBu method, MaoShan method, Yin Plate method. Each of these give a different deity. Hence, users of manifestation might need to reflect upon which deity is the correct guardian deity.
In addition to these method of plotting, there is also flying style vs rotation style of QiMen. This created ambiguity as there now are 2 different set of Deity, users of QiMen Manifestation now need to discern the accuracy.
Lastly, assume the user of QiMen Manifestation come to a consensus on which is the correct deity to use. Another questionable area is why among the Classical 3 Style (三式), the 10 Deities of QMDJ is adopted instead of the 16 Deities in Tai Yi Divination (太乙神数) or / vs the 12 Deities in Liu Ren Style (大六壬); which supposedly exist earlier then QMDJ. Incidentally, this 2 other method has more Deities to choose from, and is more granular than QMDJ.
Or (maybe) we are now in period 9 which energy and vibration represent that of religion practices, spiritual awakening (and female dominance); and knowing that Classical Metaphysic might no longer be a sustainable revenue driver, there might be a business justification to use methods of manifestation and incorporate with Classical Metaphysic to revitalize the product / service curve and extend it’s life-cycle. The “truth”, perhaps only the original founder of “QiMen Manifestation” will know.
Parting Shot (P.S.) ~ if we understand this (below) quote, we would have already understand and know how to apply a “Manifestation Prayer”.
Many people now understand the power of their thoughts and emotions to affect their present and manifest their future. However, the greatest manifestation power does not come from the lower levels of thoughts (e.g. words and visualisations), it comes from the intentions that created them.
Regardless of the words and the images we consciously create when intending to manifest something, it is the intentions we send out within those lower vibrational creations that really have an impact. We may say something in our mind to try to manifest or do something, when our true intention, in the background, may be to wait for a bit longer before we manifest it, or to never do it at all because we don’t feel ready, worthy or for another subconscious reason. Indeed, our real intentions are not always aligned with our spoken words, our superficial conscious thoughts or our actions.
Developing our spirit consciousness connection and our conscious awareness of the true intentions behind everything that we say or do will help us “feel” and better understand and control our deeper mental (subconscious) processes.
In QiMen, spirit consciousness is as simple as getting the proper alignment of Stars, Doors and Palaces.
The Soul’s Journey
The Soul’s Journey our spirit’s decision to embark on an exciting adventure. It is about experiencing the process of self‐realisation, manifestation, and most importantly, the incredible experience of forgetting your true divine nature to slowly reconnect to it and to the Source.
This journey normally unfolds over many lifetimes, incarnations and deaths. We can view or refer each incarnation as “Theme”. A limitless number of life experiences are offered to each soul on their own and unique path to the re‐discovery of their true nature and the nature of our multi‐dimensional universe.
Our soul is an energetic vehicle, another body, to which your spirit gives life, and through which it expresses itself and experiences life in the soul realm. A soul body seems to also be intimately connected to and affected by the two higher energy bodies: the higher emotional body and the higher mental body.
The “Home” of the soul body is the soul dimension, as it is made of the same energy, or rather the same range of vibration. It needs to be incarnated into a physical body to exist within the physical reality. This simply means that it needs to be energetically connected with, give life to and express itself through a physical body in order to experience the physical world and its specific properties.
Souls without a physical body that have crossed over to the soul dimension are however able to temporarily come into the astral world to connect with us. The astral dimension is indeed a world between the physical dimension and the soul dimension (in terms of vibration).
The soul was designed to enter the soul’s journey with restricted abilities and a limited access to its spirit’s knowledge. Over many lifetimes of learning, experiences and recording/ remembering, a soul progressively reconnects with different vibrations of energy to heal and develop its physical and energy bodies. Hence, from a BaZi perspective, we could try to unravel the main theme within the individual’s soul journey by locating or looking at the useful element(s).
Most people will have experienced emotional traumas during their childhood and in their adult life. An emotional trauma is not always connected to what we would intellectually consider as a “traumatising event” or something out of the ordinary. However, this sometimes creates “Repressed Emotions”.
Emotions are just as valid whether or not the intellectual mind considers the related event as a “difficult situation”. In fact, there is a discrepancy between what we feel and what we think we should feel. And, this negativity often feeds or fuelled those “Repressed Emotions”.
When an emotional trauma has occurred, the emotional and mental energies associated with the events may be subconsciously kept away from the chakra system as a defence mechanism. This prevents the energies from going through the brain / nervous system, and therefore from being felt. This process also happens with “every day” emotions, often those emotions which are deemed unpleasant. In addition the mental repetition makes it worst or permanent.
“Repressed Emotions” induces repressing energies, this negative energies ends up creating clouds of stagnant emotional energies that often disrupt the flow of energy within other energy bodies, including the etheric body. This can lead to psychological and physical conditions, benign or more severe, as well as general imbalances, suffering and self‐limitations. Therefore, clearing these energies can often significantly improve the balance and health of one’s body and mind.
Most people also tend to repress those emotions that their intellectual mind consider as “bad” or “unnecessary”, such as anger, for example. Emotions are there for a reason and are a language inthemselves. Denying their existence is not going to make them disappear. On the contrary, it is important to allow ourselves to feel all emotions and to understand their significance.
In BaZi, if the chart with these “Broken Signs” / formation in the year and month pillars, or if there is these “Broken Signs” / formation in the luck cycle which happen to occurs in the childhood years; is likelihood to have such negative energies. To seek healing or release from these “Repressed Emotions”, the key is in the use of 6-Combination (六合) or 3-Combination (三合).
子酉破，Rat + Rooster
寅亥破，Tiger + Pig
辰丑破，Dragon + Ox
午卯破，Horse + Rabbit
申巳破，Monkey + Snake
戌未破，Dog + Goat
The Quantum Language of Healing, Peace & Miracles by Gregg Braden
The Participatory Universe and Manifestation
The theory behind manifestation is beautifully explained by John Wheeler. Therefore, in-short and in layman words… We all have the ability to create our universe. And, we shouldn’t need to make use of deity or destiny chart to do Manifestation.
Wheeler’s hunch is that the universe is built like an enormous feedback loop, a loop in which we contribute to the ongoing creation of not just the present and the future but the past as well.
Wheeler conjectures we are part of a universe that is a work in progress; we are tiny patches of the universe looking at itself — and building itself. It’s not only the future that is still undetermined but the past as well. And by peering back into time, even all the way back to the Big Bang, our present observations select one out of many possible quantum histories for the universe.https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/does-the-universe-exist-if-were-not-looking#.UvxOUrTVdnA
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.
Watch “為什麼《西遊記》最後取的是“無字”真經？其中佛教思想，看懂的人寥寥無幾” on YouTube
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.
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.
The 7 Chakra and Energy Body
Location: Base of the spine
Organs: Bladder, Genitals
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.
Location: Below the navel
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
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.
Location: Centre of sternum
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.
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
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.
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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