The Big Three: Shifting Again....
What Are The Big Three?
They are all equally important. I'll list them in Alphabetical order.
Chocolate represents enjoyment (smile)
Meditation/Meditative Writing represent going within, setting intention, clarifying goals, balancing intuitive right brain and logical left brain activity.
Francesca told me, "With twice a day meditation, you are bracketing your day with positive feedback both morning and evening"
Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, Meditative Painting represent integrated exercises for better physical and mental outlook, strength, flexibility of mind and body, and added relaxation.
The Eagle Flies
What changed? In the early spring I switched up my "schedule" again.
I increased to eating 1 oz daily (1/2 oz twice a day) of semi melted unsweetened chocolate.
Guess what happened? I absolutely "lost" my craving for luscious frozen custard! That result was totally unplanned. My husband also noticed the same result!
Meditation Twice A Day
Once a day meditation was not quite enough to impart calm and focus.
"Soaking Prayer/Music/Toning" all of these in quiet (sometimes inaudible) music playing in the "background" as I write or paint helps focus.
Journal "Writing on Tablets" (chuckle "scrolls") "See" Your Vision/Write Your Vision
* Integrative Exercises Tai Chi/Qigong/Yoga as needed.
Taught by a friend, a new Qigong class meets three times a week! We work through ancient exercises from at least 1,000 years ago such as introduction to the 8 Gates and the 5 Steppings (13 postures), 8 pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin) and three varieties of 18 Form Taiji Qigong, (Shi Ba Shi) developed recently in the 1980's.
Adding this class to my Yang Style Long Form Group, (108 synchronized movements) "I'm not used to this much exercise...." Again, slow down, take time and get enough rest after class. My energy is building up again. Rest Restores. When I attend classes, taught by another and hearing a beautiful background of Chinese Music, I receive full meditative and health benefits from the Qigong. I also learned this last year in a Yoga class, for one hour I could stretch and breathe and receive meditation benefits.
"How will I do all I want to do?"
"Maybe have to cut and paste for awhile...."
** "When you hear others' stories, you can reflect about them and your own story. Share these with others. Healing can begin," Oprah Winfrey
I question~ "What Now?"
Shifting Gently: More Spontaneous Action and Rest~Free of Excess~
Blog Search Key Words: Meditation, Writing, Painting, Tai Chi and Qigong
Addiction ad Discovery
For the Love of Chocolate
Since Yesterday (Everything Has Changed)
Baker's Unsweetened Dark Baking Chocolate, for eating and baking
Meditation: Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey team up for another free 21 Day Meditation Experience, Grace through Gratitude, begins July 13, 2015. Chopra Center Meditation online, other free meditations available.
* Tai Chi/Qigong
Facebook Pages videos and more:
Eight Pieces of Brocade
18 Form Tai Chi Qigong Shi Ba Shi
Paul Lam, M.D. Tai Chi for Health worldwide. Programs for all levels and medical issues. Dr Lam's personal story, Born Strong, is available from Amazon
Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming, YMAA.com Includes 8 Pieces of Brocade, Classical Yang Style Taiji Beginning (Yang Style) Tai Chi, and more, free with app from app page.
Jou, Tsung Hwa, mathematician, author, Tai Chi Expert, books The Dao of Taijiquan, The Dao of Meditation
Taichi18.com Lean more about the 18 Forms Taiji Qigong (3 different 18 forms) from Master Wing, Cheung who studied with the creators of the forms: Master Weiqi He (Yang Style Tai Chi) and Master Lin Hou Sheng (Qigong and Energy Healer). Free downloads, Seminars
** Dr. Oz interviews Oprah Winfrey, the Dr. Oz Show. Re aired July 1, 2015
First Peoples (series) PBS.org, explore the human journey through migrations, look at ancient cave paintings and carvings.
Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor
Unsweetened Chocolate, photo by Dahlis
Sacred Scrolls, spontaneous writing with angel painting, photo by Dahlis
The Eagle Flies, oil painting by Dahlis based on a movement from 18 Form Tai Chi Qigong. "I soar high like an Eagle," Weigi He, co-creator of 18 Form Tai Chi Qigong.
Dancing Angels, Playing with Clouds, photo by Judy J.