Spring Equinox–seeding starlight in the soil of our spirit.
March is here.
This beautiful Itajime image (by Ava Brooks) reveals the playful flows of changing energies as they rise… as the dyes are absorbed into the fibers of the paper beauty emerges. Similarly, rivers of energies flow through us.
As the earth gravitates around the sun, Chi dances in all beings animate and inanimate; Chi Gong supports us so that we harmonize with this amazing life dance. Winter has nurtured our deepest core energies just like the warm earth protects all seeds in the ground. And spring invites us to start opening to the flow of another season.
The I Ching (the book of changes) tells us that change is the essence life experience. Our bodies hold the light of our soul, and in our soul we are infinite, we are expansive and we soar together in oneness.
Master Hua Ching Ni has inspired our teachers and has had a profound impact in our teaching lineage. He has taught us how to flow with the changes in life and that Chi Gong is a knowledge that needs cultivation, to create a pathway toward harmonizing with the energy that is dancing all around us. We breathe his wisdom in our practices.
“…Throughout millions of years, human beings developed from the constant cycle of nature. By observing hibernating insects and animals around them and the yearly cycles of vegetation, they responded naturally to all seasons. In Spring, they were lively, in Summer vivacious, in autumn they in Autumn they gathered themselves, and in Winter, they prepared for return. Thus mankind achieved an existence here on Earth that was in harmony with the divine order of the universe.
… Before the stage of separation between Heaven and Earth, the natural and the supernatural were one. After life in a form became distinct from spirit, the supernatural quality of life started to diminish. In spiritual cultivation it is understood that the highest achievement of a human life is to restore what is most natural in order to reach the supernatural. Thus the regimen of self-cultivation and all methods of spiritual development are practiced according to the season. Seasonal periods mark significant times, which are beneficial for undertaking special cultivation for specific purposes.”
Our Chi Gong practice works with these flows and these changes to enhance your well being and ease the physical, spiritual and emotional ebbs and flows in the river of life. We invite you to come to our monthly activation practice to support your wellness as we gently attune meridian flows to resonate with the ever changing quality of the energies around us. Chi Gong practice is a gentle way to cultivate mindfulness as a path to a grounded quiet serenity.
We are so grateful for this gift from our teachers and for our practice.
We welcome all who want to spread serenity and ride the ripples of bliss !!!
El Tule Institute was created in October 2012 by Dr. Martha Perez, with over 27 years experience as an educator and eco focused life coach via Haitian drumming and dance spiritual traditions.
This collaborative center has evolved from the vision of a brick and mortar physical space to a virtual space for workshops, collaborative projects, educational presentations and technical art that encompasses music, movement, mindfulness, visual art, and a combination of modalities creating synthesis in new ways of expression. This shift in focus is in line with global changes resulting from the Covid 19 pandemic and need for social distancing.