Welcome to TheBubblingSpring.
This website is founded upon the axioms of:
- Practice leads to personal growth.
- We become what we focus on.
- Intention is directed attention.
The bubbling spring is not just an acupuncture point but a focus for life long learning. The bubbling spring is an acupuncture source point on the Kidney meridian where energy is conducted into our bodies from the earth. It is the starting point of yong quan (yong: “gush” or “well up” and quan: “spring” or “coin”) and continues upward along the inner edge of the leg, upward along the front of the abdomen and chest near the center line. It is the “lips” of our energetic system at the sole of our foot where we “kiss” the earth. It belongs to the water element and belongs to the most yin place on our body considered an aspect of the earth element. It is a spring where water emerges from the earth and initiates our microcosmic orbit. In the practice of Tai Chi, the bubbling spring is a primary focus to help balance and align the body. It is the source of energy and circulation.
The bubbling spring is also an image of the source of life we draw upon. It is a source of not only energy but creativity and learning. It is an image of recharging. It is the outflow of a deep underground layer of water under positive pressure. Our bubbling spring is a source of unconscious creativity if we allow it to be. The magnitude of our creative energies is related to the internal work we conduct on ourselves to understand and bring about more awareness in our lives. Our bubbling spring may be sacred or simply a source of nourishment. Our spring may also be sacred with sexual and religions energies emerging from the underground contents of our conscious lives.
This emergence of creative energy is something we can utilize throughout our life time in different ways. When we first learn martial arts of any style we find focus and stillness. We learn to manage our awareness and body. We connect our minds and bodies and how to breath. If we continue our learn at deeper levels, we begin to understand how things relate to one another and how opposites support, control and support each other. After decades, we begin to experience the transformation of mind, body and spirit.
This blog is about the practical application of the Taoist arts throughout our lives. This website is put together with the following categories that comprise the focus and intent of the information contained herein:
- Foundations: Posts about exercises that form the foundation of Tai Chi
- Tai Chi: Posts about the Tai Chi form and how it relates to daily living
- Lok Hup: Posts about the Lok Hup form and how it relates to daily living
- Hsing-I: Posts about the Hsing-I form and how it relates to daily living
- Meditation: Information about the meditative arts and incorporating into our lives
- Intent: Ideas about how our directions in life affect our experience
- Taoism: Ideas and reflections on Taoism, the practical Chinese philosophy
- Thoughts: Miscellaneous thoughts that are related to our life long practices of the Taoist Arts
Posts occur at random at the whim of inspiration of the blogger. The posts will likely appear towards the end of the week as most people read blogs during that time and over the weekend. To learn more about the intention of this website, check out the intentions page. To learn more about the blogger check out the practitioner page.
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