This article is from Robert Peng’s latest newsletter. Robert is an extraordinary Qigong Master and the author of the book “Qigong Master: My Life and Secret Teachings”, which we have reviewed on this website and highly recommend, as well as his CD’s and DVD’s. We believe so much in his heartfelt teachings that we have recently just completed his intensive 3 month 12 Cycle Yang Qigong course.We have also been doing Seasonal Empowerments for a year and it has strengthened our spines, helped increase flexibility and is a wonderful exercise to connect with the Cosmos. Sign up for Robert’s newsletter and receive free video instruction for Jieqi Qigong and find out about his qigong courses, books, and other teaching material at: www.robertpeng.com . The following is directly from Robert Peng’s most recent newsletter and is in his own words:
On Thursday, April 19th, the sixth phase of the Chinese seasonal calendar begins. This phase, Grain Rain (Guyu Jieqi), starts at 12:12 PM EDT as the sun crosses 30° Longitude (0° Taurus). Please join the thousands of practitioners worldwide who will usher this event by practicing the Grain Rain Empowerment.
The Meaning Of Seasonal Empowerment
GRAIN RAIN (GUYU JIEQI)
The theme of springtime is new possibilities and the excitement they generate, and in this edition of the newsletter we will explore the meaning of Grain Rain, the final stage of spring. First we consider how nature transforms during Grain Rain and then we explore how you can leverage the qualities emerging in nature at this time to align with the movement of life.
If you think of the cosmos as an oven and the earth as a pie, then Grain Rain represents the the time of the year when the earth’s crust, the ground, gets warmer. Over the next fifteen days, as the temperature continues to rise, the surface of the earth will become noticeably toastier. If you walk barefoot before Grain Rain the ground still feels nippy. After Grain Rain the ground feels comfortable.
As the surface temperature of the earth rises so does the surface temperature of the oceans. During Grain Rain, water begins to evaporate and as a result humidity and rainfall increase. The distinctive characteristic of Grain Rain is the warming and moistening of the earth which primes the ground for planting.
Now, let’s explore how you can synchronize your daily activities with the qualities of Grain Rain. We use an expression like “He’s standing on shaky ground,” to indicate a person in a situation that lacks certainty, confidence, and practicality. And conversely, we use an expression like “She’s standing on solid ground” to indicate a person in a situation that is workable, realistic, and practical. “Ground” is a metaphor for confidence. Which inspires more self-assurance: thin ice, quicksand, or concrete? Which ground you rather stand on?
Grain Rain is the time when you are encouraged to make your “ground” more solid, comfortable, and inviting. In practical terms this means taking the kinds of actions that lead to greater stability, security, and peace of mind. Here are three affirmations to guide you during the upcoming seasonal phase: I am realistic, I am sensible, I am pragmatic.
You have conceived, nurtured, and empowered a springtime vision over the past few months. Now is the time to ground your vision by taking practical steps to make it real. Do this and you’ll be ready to move into the first phase of summer with both feet planted on solid ground.
I encourage you to practice the Grain Rain Empowerment on Thursday, April 19th, between 12:12 PM – 2:12 PM EDT. ((Remember to adjust for the time difference if you live in another time zone). Doing this practice will raise your energy level and help you achieve more concrete results. On Friday May 4th, at 10:19 PM EDT a new seasonal phase begins, Start of Summer. On that date a new energetic pattern will orient the flow of nature. Between now and then, grow confidence under your feet.
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Robert Peng with (Tracy Latz, M.D. & Marion Ross, Ph.D.)
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