Keep on with the practice. Rome is not built in a day. Even though all roads will lead you to Rome.
The thing is that you already are to Rome, just that you have been blocked out by your own involuntary mental and physical habits which you have accumulated for yourself for so many years. This is where the difficulty is.
Just to remind you, as I said earlier, on the path of this art there is only yes or no. There is nothing in between. If there is a mystery that means you do not really get it. You are still trying to use your mind to understand it and then it becomes a mystery. It becomes then mystical to people. But they actually know. If you are in the state, if you begin to sense it, there is no mystery. But later on, you become the magic to people.
This is how far away people are from this but yet again it is difficult to phrase it into words. So, when you are rooting, when you are standing, in the classics we call this heaven, men, earth in oneness. This is where it needs some explanation.
The heaven element in you is your mental energy. The earth element is of your physical body. The man is the ego. So traditionally, in ancient Chinese, there is body energy, there is mental energy. They are exactly the same pronunciation but different in character. They all pronounce chi but in character they are different. So the body energy is composed of two parts. It is called rice energy, food energy. And the mental energy is composed of two parts, so literally means no flame. Your ego-mind is the mental energy on flame. Once you de-flame your ego-mind energy, you are just pure mental energy.
This may sound a little bit confusing but we try to incorporate other spiritual teachings. It is called primal energy. With the infusion of this primal energy into the body, that which animates life, then your body sentience begins to function. On top of your body sentience what is been animated, the energy state is called the temporal state. This is a Taoist term. And the Hermetic term is astral energy. In Buddhist terms, they call it casual energy.
It is like a sandwich. You have this primal energy prior to the sentience and then the sentience is animated and then everything on top of the body sentience is the temporal energy. And this temporal energy, once it is on flame it is called the ego-mind. Once you de-flame your mental energy then it is just this temporal energy. We call it the energy without flame.
So, once you align your structure, once you feel comfortable remember the sensations. Your mind-body energy will begin to synchronize into oneness and then surrender and release yourself. This is a surrender, this mental surrender is called baptism. It is not ceremonial, it is not a ceremonial practice. It is the practice.
Release your mind and once you release your mind this will release mental energy then have the potential to confluent with your body energy throughout your fascia system. This is what we are trying to explore.
Now you have a practice. Now you have sensed it, you have a little bit of taste of it. Remember the sensation and then try to figure it out by yourself. Keep on thinking. Do not take any of my words too seriously. As I said, you do not even have to believe in any words I said because in the nature of the art, by the end of the day, you know it is you who is practicing. It is you who is looking. It is your mind, that is your body. You are the only one to make a difference in yourself. Nobody else can do it for you, including me.
So at best, use me as a travel guide. I am a professional travel guide, guiding people from a stronghold of the mind back into their heart.
But then you have to validate for yourself.
Sense it for yourself.
Chew it for yourself.
Validate for yourself.
This post is a transcript from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOmB–bOeng
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