Let us practice these as a way of living together, forming the basis for a New Earth and the underlying practices for new governance models ❤
The Co-Creators’ AGREEMENTS
Prophecy of the Shambhala Warriors
[A Tibetan Legend passed on to Joanna Macy]
"There comes a time when all life on Earth is in danger. Barbarian powers have arisen. Although they waste their wealth in preparations to annihilate each other, they have much in common: weapons of unfathomable devastation and technologies that lay waste the world. It is now, when the future of all beings hangs by the frailest of threads, that the kingdom of Shambhala emerges.
The 'Joyful Surprise Movements' are the main component of the 'Present Moment Brocades (nine movements, a full set of Qigong) and 'Dance with the Divine' (three of the nine, an introduction to the P.M.B.)
While practicing them, I have often experienced joy, a release of tension, a change from stiffness to suppleness, and sometimes ecstasy. Afterwards, I feel a sense of centeredness, equanimity, and well-being ~ which eventually fades in the midst of environmental stress, but can be refreshed over the day by applied breathing and focus. Overall, I am more grounded, peaceful, and able to meet stressors with confidence.
Although at first glance it might appear not, this appeal has deep correlation with the individual energy work of the Present Moment Brocades, and anything that includes Chi, such as Qigong. This will be revealed in a closer read.
I am not a drop in the ocean,
I am the entire ocean in a drop,
as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī said.
That to me means that the Present Moment of all that is
composes the sphere of light encompassing my body.
The personality known as Gary is integrating
with his individuated Present Moment Sphere,
and becoming who he really is.
This post includes a slideshow of assorted images.
In the Present Moment Brocades, there is a focus on moving one's Chi energy, including through the pineal gland in the center of the brain, the third eye.
The images in this slideshow give a visual, for clearer mental imagery and intuitive feeling while 'dancing with the Divine.'
'Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion.
The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual.'
– Richard Conn Henry,
Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University
(quote taken from 'The Mental Universe')
SEA OF QI
by Emanate Presence
Adrift upon the open sea,
no wind left in my sail,
and with no more that's left to do,
to be I cannot fail.
In the middle of the night, I awakened with new words to write into the Present Moment Brocades, Version 8.8. After making the revision, while closing the iPad cover, I noticed the time. It was 1:11 a.m. on Friday, October 11.
PRESENT MOMENT BROCADES is a full set of Qigong.
About an hour in length, it is timeless when practiced.
DANCE WITH THE DIVINE is a moving meditation portion from the P.M.B.
It coordinates the movement of Chi, breath and body, and is about 15 minutes in length.