Here are some great books on line by Mantak Chia. These are Taoist, and very holistic. They break down energy work into some extremely detailed instructions... and tell you processes that will improve your health and protect you from harming yourself. I found some things I was doing wrong, just cause I never saw that much detail in explaining certain processes, or the principles of the basics.
God this place is quiet. LOL Anyway... I am really trying to build more energy in my physical form. I find that I can do all sorts of things astrally... but I am falling apart on this realm. I am trying these Tao techniques on the recomendation of a friend, who is very involved in this kind of work. I am not doing too well so far at it, but I think that is because I tend to neglect my physical form in most ways.
Any suggestions for getting back in my body. I feel very OBE most of the time... and not in a good way.
Just sitting here talking to myself. I've been really quiet too I know. I've been doing a lot of thinking, and rethinking my situation. I've discovered a giant hole in my practice which has taken a huge toll on my health.
Don't get me wrong, I know better... but I have not taken care of my physical form. I have rejected it, and treated my body like a red headded step child for most of my life. Even my fitness efforts were geared more towards punishment of my body. I am 49 years old, and I am really starting to feel it. It is seeping over into all areas of my life, and for the past month, I have spent a lot of time sitting in my chair, not feeling like getting up. I've also been taking care of my sick mom which basically involves a lot of sitting, and very little real exercise. I do what I have to, and then I sit... I don't feel like typing, because I am not sure what to say, except that sometimes I am a real idiot.
I realize and have always known and choose to ignore, that the physical body is the house and the vehicle for all the spiritual stuff we do. The more spiritual practice we do, the more we need to care for our bodies. I really really knew that, but chose to ignore it. I realize that right now, my body is incapable of housing my spirit adaquately.
I met someone on line, who is a Taoist practitioner, and he recomended the books I listed above. They have a practice... the first one in the book of smiling to the internal organs and structures of the body. Mine internal parts, only gave me the snarl of an abused and neglected dog... Especially my T 7 and 8 vertebrae, and my Trapezius muscle. They said F you! when I smiled at them. LOL My kidneys and adrenals sort of flipped me off, or that was the feeling I got. MY lungs however seem to be OK... which is amazing. They've been doing better since I switched from cigarettes to cigars, and cut down on consumption as well... but I still have a LOT of work to do, before I can come into balance again.
Anyway, you guys are still young, but it is never too early to start a fitness program. I told my friend, that apart from spending two hours a day on a tough fitness routine, my body just didn't have enough energy to get me through a day, and I really didn't have two hours to spend. He suggested these techniques that are in these books. Now I have not even finished the book yet, but I am starting to get back in touch with my body.
As some of you know I am partly OBE most of the time, just because I can't stand the pain of being in there. MY back hurts, and I feel exhausted. Even my energy work is suffering, because I can't do my orbits correctly. My energy will not go all the way up my back for Kundalini any more. My heart still pumps like a neuclear reactor, but the back... well it's sucky. When the energy which is weaker than usual anyway, gets to my T7 vertebrae it just shoots out sparks everywhere and nothing gets past my shoulder blades. There's nothing wrong with my backbone, really I don't think, but my trapzius is numb except for about thee spots that produce awful pain, unless I use my abilities to just block it out... and that's what I have been doing, but the effort just causes more fatigue.
I am now convinced that most of the complaints about exhaustion, are coming from this back problem, which I have been doing my best to ignore. The Taoist says it is the weighing of responsibility and false guilt on my shoulders, and my overall lack of interest in the physical that has drained me so, and is causing this pain and numbness. He also says I need to work through some relationship issues I have with my mom. He also says that there is a part called a Tan Tien behind the navel... and THAT is what is supposed to convert all this spiritual energy to physical energy. I am not aware of that thing. There are two other Tan Tiens, one behind the heart, and one in the head, but the abdominal one is supposed to hold physical energy. I have been trying to locate mine and get it to work. Does anyone know anything about this sort of thing? I studied some Taoist things like ten or twenty years ago, but I do not remember much about it... and most of it was philosophical not practice... though I did have one book on practices... but anyway that was a long time ago.
Anyway I am doing the book, and I highly recomend it, but if any of you have more suggestions. I am open. I need to get my PHYSICAL energy back up, so that I can take care of things.
a'Lan Mandragoran: There is no more life here!!!!!! WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?! mew
Apr 8, 2014 14:01:20 GMT -5
Del: Oh a'Lan...I'm sorry about that....
May 31, 2014 2:51:15 GMT -5
Xavrael: I can only assume that life happened, a'Lan. =]
Jun 6, 2014 21:55:03 GMT -5
a'Lan Mandragoran: Glad to see that people are still alive! sorta... Just lettin people know I'm still kicking, myself. there WAS something going on back in April but I now have forgotten what it was. Meh
Jun 16, 2014 13:41:14 GMT -5
KG: Didn't realize it had been so long. Yes, I am still living... it's been tough lately though. Still hanging in there. Trying to write a book... broke as usual. LOL
Sept 1, 2014 20:32:27 GMT -5
Kata Samoes: There's a box?!
Oct 13, 2014 18:51:41 GMT -5
KG: Help!!!! Things are not going well, and I didn't want to bring you guys down, but I really could use a bit of help from some of you wise sages I was lucky enough to meet.
Apr 2, 2015 10:01:36 GMT -5
KG: Wow one problem has improved already. Anyway, I think things are a lot better... Thanks you guys.
Apr 2, 2015 23:56:23 GMT -5
Del: I should...perhaps, be a bit more attentive to this site, now-a-days...
Jul 21, 2015 9:17:09 GMT -5
KG: I plan to start posting regularly here again. Join me if you like. I just left a post on dark night of the soul. Input is appreciated immeasurably, but not required. Love you all.
Oct 10, 2015 1:20:17 GMT -5