The 5 Gates of Change are five unique Stages of Self Transformation.
Within the practice of the Immortal Arts Method, the student shall pass through Three Unique Stages of Transformation.
Transformation of Body
Transformation of Energy
Transformation of Spirit
As the student moves through the ‘3 Stages of Transformation’, they shall pass through the ‘5 Gates of Change’ - five unique stages of Self Transformation.
Gate of Awakening ~ Awakening to a new view of life, living, and a new view of our connection with nature. Awakening the vital healing energy flow that lies within. Awakening and opening the energy channels and energy centers.
Gate of Nurture ~ The ability of self nurturing through practice grows. Through this practice, self healing begins to take place. Inner Balance begins to grow.
Gate of Transform ~ Body transforms, energy transforms, consciousness transforms. The negative...
The Way of Taoist Practice that we teach in the TaoYoga Arts System contains three general levels we progress through in the learning, which can be simply thought of as dealing with the body, learning about the cycles of nature, and lastly how to gain a Union of Self and Nature.
* First we will learn about the inner rhythms, development and cycles of Energy in our own body - through the act of self practice in the TaoYoga Arts System.
* Second we will study and learn about the rhythms, patterns and cycles of Energy we may find within nature - this includes the cycle of the four seasons, and the movement of the sun and moon - this is all organized in the Taoist Energetic Calendar, which includes the dates, and times of practice we follow throughout the year, in order to follow these cycles.
* Lastly, we learn the method and way to join the Human and Nature into a Unified, Balanced and Harmonious whole. A Union of the...
In the practice of Qigong, Neigong and Taoist Yoga we are taught various aspects of the Energy Body, such as the 'Energy Gates' and the '8 Spiritual Vessels'. Learning about our Energetic Anatomy is a very important step in our ‘Awakening’. Awakening to our True Nature as divine, ‘Energetic Beings’. We are not limited to just this physical form of our ‘Body’ and the physical world. We also have a vibrant, dynamic, and sacred ‘Energy Body’.
As we begin to learn about our Energy Body, one of the first and very important concepts has to do with our 'Energy Gates'. In learning about our Energy Gates, first we must understand, we have two types or qualities of Energy Gates – these are the Inner Gates and the Outer Gates.
The Inner Energy Gates are the places where the Energetic Meridians connect in the body, and move from one area to another - for example for energy to pass from the arm into the torso, the meridians...
During the practice of Taoist Breath Work you shall look as if you were doing nothing on the outside, yet all things within the body are changing and transforming on the inside;
leading you to an internal state of Stillness,,Tranquility and Complete Emptiness.
The situation shall come naturally through the proper practice of Tao Breath Training; without your consciousness being involved.
This state is not created by the use of the Mind, nor is this state imagined through Visualization.
Listening to the Breathing can lead you to a deep state of inner tranquility and clarity with all thoughts and mental motion coming to reside upon one single point, a single unified field of Pure Living Awareness - this is the Path to Return to your Pristine Original Nature.
This Listening is not done with the Ears –
this is a Listening done with the Heart…
Taoist Longevity Breathing
Return to Childhood Breathing – Awaken the Subtle Breath -
The Taoist Breath...
Too many steps have been taken returning,
to the Root and the Source.
Better to have been blind and deaf from the beginning..!
Dwelling in One's True Abode,
unconcerned with that without --
The river flows tranquilly on and the flowers are red...
From the beginning, truth is clear. Poised in silence, I observe the forms of integration and disintegration. One who is not attached to 'form' need not be 'reformed'. The water is emerald, the mountain is indigo, and I see that which is creating and that which is destroying...
* Kaku-an was a 12th Century Zen Master from China. Kaku-an is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese Zen Master's name which is - Kuòān Shīyuǎn (廓庵師遠). He produced a famous series and commentary on the 10 Ox herding pictures - which describe the stages one progresses through on the Path to Enlightenment, Transformation of the Heart, and Awakening to One's True Nature.
I was originally like a Seed from pure emptiness…
delicate and free , traveling across the times…
Tired of being entangled by fame and fortune…
I shall rest myself for a while in dirt and dust...
~ Li Qing Temple
Emptiness is a theme of Taoist thought and also practice - it is often said that Emptiness is what gives things their value and usefulness - the value of a cup, lies in it's empty space - but perhaps in our modern world, we focus more on materiality, form, and the gaining of objects with obvious form..
Yet Emptiness is also a thing, or a state, is it not...?
When Emptiness is contrasted with form, the opposite of Form is the Formless or the Empty State.
what is Emptiness exactly...?
It is nothing....!
What is No Thing...?
In Taoist thought we often refer to the 'Mind' as the "Heart, or sometimes we refer to the Heart/Mind... The Heart is something that may accommodate both...
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