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Tao Te Ching # 9
Keep stretching a bow
You repent of the pull
A whetted saw
Goes thin and dull
Surrounded with treasure
You lie ill at ease
Proud beyond measure
You come to your knees
Do enough, without vieing
Be living, not dying
Hsin Hsin Ming, Sen T'san, 3rd Patriarch
We started this exposure to these old teachings 8 months ago. One month is a good start for contemplating each verse. This is the 8th verse, each month we will add one more until it is complete. Check the newsletter archive at Transformationarts.org for past months.
If the eye never sleeps,
All dreams will naturally cease.
If the mind makes no discriminations,
the ten thousand things
are as they are, of single essence.
To understand the mystery of this One-essence
is to be released from all entanglements.
When all things are seen equally
the timeless self essence is reached.
No comparisons of analogies are possible
in this causeless relational state.
This month we would like to give a special honoring to Owen Jurling, Licensed Acupuncturist. His clinic, Healing Point Acupuncture, is on 345 North Fifth Street in Jacksonville, OR 97520. He offers a Free Consultation and his phone number is (541)899-2055 and website is HealingPointAcupunctureLLC.com
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Classes Forming in Medford and Ashland Now
NEW CLASS: Beginning Chi Gung (12 week course)
Where: Medford, 8th & Holley St / Presbyterian Church
When: Tuesday/Thursdays 12:15-1:15 pm
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NEW EVENING CLASS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER:
Stillness/MEDITATION & ORAL TRANSMISSION OF THE LINEAGE PRACTICE
starts: Sept. 16th / Tuesdays &Thursdays / 5:30-7pm
Where: Ashland / Agile Healing Arts Studio
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STILLNESS & STABILITY
Medicines from With-In
by Michael Vasquez
My greatest interest in this life is to continue to understand what connects us and what separates us, from a personal experiential perspective, from my observation of my outside world and from my inter-personal relations. I also study history, how and why it repeats itself, Cultural Traditions and Lineages of Higher Learning, all in hopes of a deeper understanding of the Human condition and our many expressions of it.
Both historically and in contemporary times, traditions and lineages seem to recognize that we tend to over-look the tools, gifts and qualities we were given at birth (pre-birth intelligence), in favor of, , the teachings, activities and distractions of our post-birth experience. In other words, what is happening outside of us is not understood as to how it relates to our inside feelings and reflections. Perhaps one of the greatest mis-conceptions of Human experience...It has always been known that to see ourselves, it is necessary to have that Inner connection to what we feel, the ability to reflect inwardly and measure what we feel, with what is happening...as the MOST accurate measure that is beyond thinking and thought. Injury and interruption to this inside/outside relationship is often not acknowledged and the process itself is, in most cases, blocked.
To balance our mind/body/spirit and our perceptions on the inside with our understanding of what is going on outside of us at any given moment, takes a certain type of skill that is like a light being turned on in a dark room. Very simply, Stillness provides
reflection, provides calm, provides clarity and allows a deeper relationship with:
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- connection to dis-connected parts of ourselves
- alignment where confusion/distraction cause separation
- balance returned, where imbalance has reigned
- over-all stability that can adapt to challenges