Ode to the Goddess of the Luo River

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This painting by Gu Kaizhi (346-407 CE) was inspired by a poem by Cao Zhi of the same name. It portrays a ritualistic ceremony in reverence to the Goddess of the River and the Healing Spirit of Water. The painting is now in the Palace Museum of Beijing collection. Click to enlarge.

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Are You Alive? A Quick Questionnaire

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By Jane Barthelemy. Yes, I’m asking: Are you truly alive? Are you experiencing your life fully? Do your senses fill you with joy? How vitally alive are you on a scale of 1 – 10? This article explores deeply personal questions. Why is that important? Because your health, your success, and your destiny depend on how you answer.

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Maybe This Isn’t the Kali Yuga After All

In 1895 the highly respected Swami Sri Yukteswar (1855 – 1936) wrote an amazing book called The Holy Science, that was clearly ahead of its time. I bought the book it online. It was short and detailed, with crystal clear concepts. The purpose of the book was to remove barriers between all religions, especially Hinduism and Christianity. The book explains the astronomical movements of celestial bodies and it explains their calculation of the Yugas, or ages of man. Pundits have recently recalculated the Yugas, after an error was made several thousand years ago, which mistakenly led some people to believe…

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The Lung Meridian, How to Strengthen and Clear it

What is the Function of the Lungs? The Lungs regulate Qi that we absorb from the natural world and distribute it through the body. The Lungs control breathing, distributing oxygen to the blood, helping circulate blood and Wei Qi. The Lungs are a detox organ, eliminating stale Qi. Lungs help Qi and fluids descend into intestines, so with Kidneys they regulate water metabolism. The lung meridian rules the skin and sweat glands, which are all important detox organs. The Lung system also regulates protective Wei Qi, sinuses, bronchia, nose, throat, voice, the ability to smell and to speak with a clear voice.…

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The Large Intestine Channel, Letting Go of What’s Not Needed

What are the Functions of Large Intestine Meridian? The Large Intestine is the Yang organ paired with the Yin Lungs in the Metal Element. According to the Huangdi Neijing medical text written in 2,700 BCE, its function is to “Transport all turbidity. All waste products go through it”. The Large Intestine is closely associated with the lungs and skin, which are other important detox organs. It absorbs liquid and releases anything that is no longer needed in the way of food, toxins, emotions, thereby cleansing the body, mind, and spirit. The Source Point of the LI meridian is LI-4, Hegu, in the web of the hand…

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Lama D Classes 1-7

The Seven Classes of the Course will Cover:  Topic #1 is: Having a human life is better than living in heaven. I’ll tell you why. Topic #2 is about the four major problems of human life. What are they?  You are born, you get old, you get sick, and you die. And how can we resolve them? Topic #3 is called Tharbi Sabin, which means Seeds for Paradise. What does it mean to plant seeds for paradise? Topic #4 is how to get blessings very easily, and how to be lucky in your life? Topic #5 is what action, prayer,…

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The Stomach Meridian, Receiving New Ideas, Nurturing the Self

Stomach Meridian Functions: The stomach is one of the longest meridians, with 45 points. The Stomach is the Yang partner of the Yin Spleen. The stomach is called the ‘Minister of the Mill’, the ‘Sea of Nourishment’, and the ‘Root of Postnatal Life’, because it is responsible for providing the entire body with energy from the digestion of food and fluids. In addition to digesting foods and liquids and moving them to the small intestine for extraction and assimilation, the stomach also has an important energetic job. It extracts energy from foods and fluids, and coordinates with spleen to transport that…

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The Spleen Meridian, Sweet Flavors and Balanced BioRhythms

The Spleen has a wide range of functions, from digestion to muscle tone to sensuality. The Spleen manufactures Qi from our food. The Spleen’s role is to transform and move foods, liquids, and thoughts in the body (i.e. digestion). For this reason the Spleen is called the source of postnatal energy (acquired Qi). It has a primary role in the lymphatic and immune systems. It keeps our tissues, muscles, and thoughts moist, supple, adaptable. The Spleen governs taste and true nourishment. It regulates bio-rhythms including menstruation. The Spleen stores Yi, consciousness of potentials, the ability to focus the mind sharply and keenly. A healthy spleen requires…

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The Heart Meridian, The Emperor Over All Organs

To quote from the ancient Chinese text, the Huang Di Nei Jing written 4,700 years ago: “The heart is the sovereign of all organs and represents the consciousness of one’s being. It is responsible for intelligence, wisdom, and spiritual transformation.” Functions of the Heart: The Heart is the Emperor of all organs, ruling over the entire being, physical, emotional, mental, and subtle. It is responsible for blood and circulating it through the vessels to nourish the cells. The Heart houses the Shen, or Spirit of the Heart, which radiates and shines from a person’s eyes and face. Your mental ability and consciousness are found…

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