Sunday, 19 August 2018

Dao (道) Mountain Sage


One of the most important skills in Chinese metaphysics 5 arts (refer to my 1st article is the mountain sage, practice of the way (dao) with activation of the spiritual energy within us.  There are 2 aspects which are very important in the sage way,  positive energy  and a person morale values. 

Dr. David R. Hawkins, a widely known authority within the fields of consciousness research and spirituality,  had stated that positive energy attract good things.  In one of his popular books “power vs force” he created a measurement for level of consciousness.  Level 0-200 is negative emotion energy such as shame, guilt, fear, grief, anger.  The breakthrough of level 200 is courage and follow more positive energy  such as willingness, acceptance, reason, love till enlightenment at level 700.  According to Dr Hawkins,  self healing starts at level 540 where our brain neurotransmitter will trigger build of more neurons which renew the cell.   The highest level is 1000 where you consciousness is oneness with totality energy of the universe.  Those had achieve high level of subconsciousness in meditation are more immune to the ever changing environmental energy of the four pillars, year, month, day and hour. Therefore it believed that meditation with self cultivation and manifestation are able to balance the 5 elements energy within our shelves without being subjected to the ever changing energy of the four pillars.

Dr Hawkins had jokingly stated everyone had a guardian angel which is actually aligned to  the ancient Chinese metaphysics knowledge, Qi Men Dun Jia spiritual aspect.  Human being can tap into subconscious mind to communicate to our guardian angel who would be able to grant our realistic wish.  With the right condition in heavenly timing and earth place/action the wish will manifest into man reality,  according to saying of be at the right place at the right time.  Our subconscious mind  actually communicated to the universe realm of guardian angel in a form of wave energy.  Since it is a wave form,  therefore the signal of the wave should be clear in alpha waves of subconscious meditative state.  There should not be any noise which disturb the signal such as worries about other things in full consciousness in beta wave and mixed up message.  With a clear signal,  or high signal over noise,  then the wish or command can reach to our guardian angel clearly to help in manifesting those thoughts into reality.  Therefore if we manifest for positive things, then positive things will happen. 

There was one notable case in reported in recent year where the crime rate in notorious east lake Oakland San Francisco fell by 82% after a resident install a Buddha statue almost a decade ago.  After a few years of installing the Buddha rupa,  residents start praying and make offering.  Residents  could have manifested for positive outcome during prayers which lead to results of a more safe neigborhood.  Link https://metro.co.uk/2014/09/17/buddha-the-crime-fighter-new-statue-leads-to-82-per-cent-drop-in-crime-4872232/
Two ancient sages who is synonymous to Chinese Path , Dao, are Lao Tzu and Confucius.  Both sages had emphasize  on sage path require human holding to high morale values.  Moral values are standard define by right and wrong from authority and religion.  We must be mindful in upholding morale values that enable us to pursue a spiritual path which will create good karma for ourselves according to the law of cause of effect.  Cause and effect had manifested in the case of Barnaby Jack a prominent hacker.  He had the ability to withdraw money from any ATM and when he  was about reveal his invention on the control of pacemaker he died the night before under a mysterious circumstances.  It is very sad to see a very smart person without any morale value.

In this modern day, a lot people had focus on raising smart off spring with many secular skills instead of instilling high moral value to their future generation. This is why most of young people had become selfish and materialistic.  The sage way () was created to ensure a harmonious society as only through harmonious and peaceful society,  the spiritual practice at sage mode can take place.  Spiritual practice will lead to self cultivation  of wisdom and healing.  Then only we can contribute to greater good of man kind.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Health is Wealth – Lifestyle base on the movement of the sun day and night


Human body is largely run by about 1000 biological rhythms  as quoted by Andreas Moritz, a popular health book author, in his book “Timeless Secrets of Health & Rejuvenation”.
It is very important that we follow a life style base on the routine of sun in  day and night where we awake in the morning and sleep at night.  The most important biological rhythm is the production of two neurotransmitter by our body, melatonin at night – Ying , serotonin at day light - Yang.  Melatonin is a sleep inducing hormone which response to darkness,  serotonin is happiness producing brain hormone which response to natural sunlight.   The secretion of both neurotransmitter follow a 24 hour clock.  This hormone is secreted directly into blood stream to let all body cells know “what time it is” in relation of the earth position to the sun.  Melatonin is the lowest at about noon time and peak at ox hour 1-3 am.
Another neurotransmitter which is pivotal to our well being, serotonin increases with daylight and physical activities.  This neurotransmitter influence our day and night rhythms, our emotional state (depression, memory, impulsiveness) & appetite.  The amount of both transmitter will signal our body cell whether it is day or night and regulate the cell activities. 
Beside the main cycle of melatonin and serotonin,  some of biological activities which also follow a cyclic pattern of 24 hours are :
  1. Large bowel movement is most active in early morning
  2. Liver is more active at night to cleanse our blood
  3. Bone marrow produce blood cells at night when we are sleeping
  4. Most digestive enzymes are produce during day time,  thus we must have our decent meal during daytime
  5. Bile production peak at midday,  therefore it is good to have a bigger meal during the lunch.

 It is very important we follow the sun cycle to allow a natural synchronization of our body activity according to the sun routine.  Chinese had divided a day into 12 animal sign with 2 hour for each animal sign.   I am not sure if mere coincident that the wise person in the past label the animal according to the activity such as pig hour is 9 to 11 pm which is for sleeping and we associated pig is an animal likes to sleep.  Tiger hour is 3-5 am and most retreat camp require the participant to wake up before 5 am and be active like a tiger.  Then horse hour is noon time 11 am to 1 pm, which means eat like a horse for lunch.

Biological activities according to 24 hour clock

If we follow a good lifestyle benchmark against the position of the sun in relation to the earth and a healthy diet consist of more natural food with less sugar and salt  we should be able to maintain our health well. Before we upgrade ourselves to a better life we must have a balance healthy life style with good energy flow.  This is the reason why well being is an important in Chinese 5 arts.

Unfortunately the younger generation has reverse the cycle and thus there had been more and more mental and health related issues esp in the urban area. 

Tips to keep you healthy
  1. Drink a glass of warm water immediately wake up in the morning will help to flush out toxins
  2. Drink natural honey water with lemon juice in the morning before breakfast will also help to remove toxins
  3. To prevent cough drink water infuse with pudina leaves.  If your throat is itchy or having whooping cough you can chew raw mint leaves.  There are 2 types leaves which I use per photo below.
  4. If there is running nose due to flu,  grate lemon skin and add in very hot or boiling water and inhale the steam infuse with lemon smell.  It will help to clear your nose if you do it once or twice or even more often. This remedy had also help to alleviate children running nose problem. 
  5. Use coconut oil for cooking.

2 types of mint leaves, the top is more effective against cough which can be grow easily in tropical climate




Drinking Water with mint leaves 


Sunday, 22 July 2018

Health is Wealth – We are what we eat


One of the most important subject in Chinese 5 arts  or Chinese Metaphysics would be health well being and healing through traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) known as Yi, .  According to two of the oldest record related to human health, TCM and aryuvedic, human were born with self-healing ability to balance and harmonize energy (qi).   Overtime due to certain life style, activity or diet which impact the balance harmony and cause health problem.  TCM can be used to bring the balance through multiple healing method such as acupuncture, herbs etc.  

TCM is based on the fundamental of Chinese metaphysics principle of ying /yang with the five elements for both polarity.  TCM  classified various body organ as 5 element with ying and yang polarity. During the birth time of the person had already absorbed the energy of the moment from year, month, day and hour element,  therefore those element energies become a building block to a person body.  Some people are known to have weaker organ could be due to the element is either lacking during the time of birth or being combine/clash away or punish in the interaction between elements in the birth chart.  A bazi consultant should be able to give a clue through the decoding of the birth chart and there could some enhancement we can make through man luck.  Please refer to my earlier article on birth chart in relation to the elemental energy (Birth chart ; 4 pillars

Element
Ying Organ
Yang Organ
Interesting facts
Wood
Liver
Gall Bladder
A person with good quality wood element will have a good vitality as liver associated to wood.  Liver purified blood that bring nutrients to the rest of body.
Liver detox is essential in maintaining
Fire
Heart, pericardium
Small intestine, triple burner
When there is fire water clash in the birth chart and environment energy, high chance of heart attack
Earth
Spleen
Stomach
It is advisable to drink warm water or exercise to get heat to strengthen digestive system.  Fire strengthen earth
Metal
Lungs
Large intestine
A body defense system depend very much on strength of lungs and colon. Lung can be nourish through breathing of good quality air. 
Water
Kidney
Urinary/Bladder
Drink a lot of water to flush out the toxin in the kidney


Chinese metaphysics is about study of energy pattern within ourselves and the environment.   Human energy derive from the food we take,  in order to stay healthy we must keep a balance diet which had become a universal mantra.  Balance diet in TCM means  balance between ying/yang and 5 elements.  TCM practitioner had divided in food into ying (cooling food) and yang (warming food) follow by 5 element category base on taste and color. 

Ying Cooling food examples
Yang warming food examples
Vegetables, fruits, fish,  honey, watermelons
Black pepper, cherry , chives, spices, dates, garlic, ginger, lamb

Elements
Taste
Colour
Food example
Wood
Sour
Green
Oats, wheat, green vegetable, avocado, grape, lemon, lime
Fire
Bitter
Red
Amaranth, corn, red bell pepper, tomato, beet, cherry, persimmon
Earth
Sweet
Brown
Millet, barley, peas, cabbage, carrot, spinach, fig, orange, papaya
Metal
Pungent
White/Grey
Rice, almonds, asparagus, broccoli, celery, apricot, banana, pear
Water
Salty
Blue/Purple
Buckwheat, walnut, Kale, mushroom, seaweed, water chestnut

Since we derived our energy from food we take, it is advisable to take food as close as possible to its natural form and fresh direct from the source. This mean food from should come from short supply chain from farm to consumer where it is fresh and wholesome in energy.  The existence of human species Homo sapiens could be trace back to more than 30000 years ago and we have evolve in several ways,  however our body biochemistry had not change that much.  Our body enzymes are design to breakdown natural food into energy packet which our body cell can easily absorbed.  Unfortunately processed food had becoming popular over the years for the convenience and taste that it offer has “contaminated” our eating habits. Processed food had to go through a long supply chain where each transformation step had altered the natural chemical thus the energy structure of the food cell.  Our body could not recognize the modified chemical structure and therefore could not metabolized the food properly.  What is not absorbed in our body will become toxin.

Natural Food chain which consist of 3-5 chain before comsumption
Processed food chain which could consist of 10 or even more chains

Food that are over processed could contain harmful chemical. As the saying goes,  you are what you eat,  therefore if you eat too much junk food,  imagine what will happen to you.  Processed food with too much salt, sugar, chemical will have an effect on body and brain chemistry.  All unwholesome chemical from food become toxin to our body and could cause our cell to grow differently and cloud our mind. There had been many study that claimed successful healthy people diet are natural food in small portion.  Gluttony  could over work our digestive system which mean imbalance to our body which confuse our mind.  All energy in our body are diverted to digest food and not in thinking with wisdom.  Remember that number one resources to become successful is healthy body and mind.


Saturday, 30 June 2018

Application of birth chart analysis to manage your children


Many parents had shared with me the great challenges that they had in bringing up their millennials or post millennials (born 1990 onwards) children.  They have difficulties in managing their behavior and guiding them to the path which enable them to find purpose and propel them to the next level in their life.  Worst still, most of the millennials do not even what they want to achieve in life or realize what is their ambition and their parent are equally as lost.
Considering that the world is very much online than it was 30 years ago, the millennials had been exposed to various environmental influences from the social media and games which could have program their neurons in brain to be connected in different ways then the generation before.  With so much distraction from the environment, it could cloud the young minds and create a bigger generation gap compare to previous few generations.  Generations gap will cause miscommunication and with confuse mind, it become an obstacle for parent in the upbringing of the children. 

All is not lost as the influence of external environment cannot never overtake the imprint of the character through energy absorb from the time of birth.  This means parent will be able to understand their offspring character better if they can get help to decode all elemental energy through date and time of birth or known as bazi. 

There are 5 elements according to Chinese metaphysics wood, fire, earth, metal and water with ying and yang orientation, therefore there are 10 day stem.  The day stem will become our self-element depending which day stem we are born.  If a person born in yang wood day, then the self-element, day master is yang wood/jia (refer my previous article http://www.5elementsharmonylife.com/2018/05/the-time-and-direction-dimension-in.html).  However, a person mode of operation is largely governed not by the day master, but by dominant element/s in birth chart and how it interacts with self-element through cyclic relationship. 
5 elements relationship  produce/weaken/control cycle

Since there are 5 elements with its relationship to the self-element, generally there are 5 groups people.   The 5 groups are per table below:-

5 elements cyclic relationship
Strength
Weakness
How to nurture them
Suggested type of work
Resource type Dominant element which feed the self, receive support and nutrition to produce self

Can learn and gain knowledge, analyze data. Intellectual 
Slow and lazy, as they have access to resource which create them
Find good teacher, teach them be more action oriented, follow up on them with proper schedule
Scientist, researcher, data analyst, actuaries, statistician
Buddy type Dominant element which same as self, become team to self
Team player, can network and connect with another person
Can influence by bad friends, disorganize, competitive, selfish
Team sports, be friend to them, encourage cooperation, learn by team activity, enhance communication
Sales and marketing, public relation, lobbyist
Constraint type Dominant element clash into self-element, self element being controlled
Follow direction, helpful, anti-conflict, nice person
Put a stop to own growth, become door mat
Give them clear direction and goal, clear cause and reasons, make them feel important, nurture their courage to go fore
Create system and procedure, systematic work
Output type
Self-produce dominant element, need to create self
Creative, lots of idea, expressive
Moody like artist, unrealistic, loner
Give them space to explore their ideas, learn by experience, cultivate their presentation skills
Artist, performer, creative field
Possessive (wealth) type
Self- element control the dominant element
Can make decision, take action, risk taker
Cunning, arrogant, bully, stingy
Encourage them to be leader, have a lot of goal to keep them busy, cultivate leadership skill and generosity
Manager, leader, business owner


Some people could have two to three dominant element and they become more complex esp. those with opposing dominant element such as output and constraint group.  Output element is those who are disorganize and very creative which is the opposite of constraint group who is systematic and follow rules.  An expert bazi consultant would be able to find the dominant element in the chart and reveal how the day master interact with dominant element. This  information to manage your children and guide to the path of maximum return for them in all aspects of their life such as career, wealth, relationship, etc.  This will enable you to understand them and their potential better through their elemental energy pattern in their birth chart.  It will also result in better communication and relationship when you start to speak their language which resonant with their life energy. 

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