Mythic Paint – An Eco-friendly Paint by EcoSimplista

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Eco Simplista - South Floridas leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutionsThere’s a conventional way of thinking when it comes to the word sustainable. A few things usually come to mind when I see the word. The first is color: light greens, rich browns, etc. If I were to paint a portrait of what I thought sustainability looked like, I’m sure there’d be a mesh of earth tones and maybe a dancing tree among the foliage. The second is probably health. Which can be tricky because it’s not readily available to the eye. I think we spend a lot of our time labeling products unhealthy by nitpicking all its negative attributes. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it just makes it a challenge to trust a product at face value. And the last, and maybe the most prominent, is lifestyle. With almost every facet of industry pushing towards the sustainable movement, it’s hard to not feel the weight of ‘green living’ thrusting itself into your homes. So how do we take a product’s word for it? Well, that’s a good question.

If you were to go to the mythic paint website (mythicpaint.com), the first things to catch your eye are their taglines: “Stronger, safer, smarter paint.” and “ZERO TOXINS. INFINITE BEAUTY.” These are important things to notice because it’s their warm, welcoming handshake. You may have stumbled onto their site entirely unbeknownst. This may be your first stop on a crazed internet search for an eco-friendly paint for your home. Either way, this is how they’ve decided to introduce themselves. And it’s honest. The website itself has a plethora of information on their products having ‘zero volatile organic compounds and carcinogens’ as well as a high resilience to odor. All positive attributes someone looking to paint a home would be interested in. But they don’t want you to just take their word for it, they want you to see it for yourself. They offer a ‘Legendary Performance Guarantee’ that refunds you entirely if you aren’t satisfied with their product.

Mythic Paint from Eco Simplista - South Florida

Mythic Paint from Eco Simplista

Mythic isn’t so concerned with the idea of being viewed as a sustainable brand because their products do most of the talking. Maybe its poetic irony, but I like the idea of using their earth tones to paint the sustainability portrait I was thinking of earlier. It makes sense to want a healthy product, but what’s safer than a product that cuts to the gist and tells you in bold letters “ZERO TOXINS” the moment they meet you. The sustainability movement started with the idea that we want products that are safe for people, animals, and the Earth itself. And by the look of it, Mythic has been on board all along.

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Quiet Sitting Meditation – White Crane Healing Arts

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We had a great turnout for the last quiet sitting class. For those of you interested in going deeper into the nei gong practices, quiet sitting meditation is a necessary component. There are three prerequisites that are essential to developing skills. They are becoming present, Taoist Longevity breathing, and the dissolving process. In my experience I’ve noticed that sitting quietly for a length of time is the most difficult skill to develop for most students.

As I’ve mentioned repeatedly, our culture emphasizes activity, which activates the thinking process. Extreme activity creates rumination or over thinking, which, over time creates an imbalance in the digestive organs. Our ability to nourish ourselves then becomes greatly compromised. These practices are about observing the relationship between our inner world with the outer world; and discovering how to reconcile the imbalances we see to create greater harmony.

Most of us, since birth, have been conditioned to think and view things in a linear fashion; but when we delve into our inner worlds, which requires a shift to how our minds function, we discover a subtle infinite universe. If we look at a metaphor of waves above the ocean, we see the waves as the obvious observable experiences of life, but these waves are generated by currents of energy below the surface, and these currents are influenced by even more subtle and deeper currents.

This is why in our practices we try to feel below and behind the obvious. The descending flow of energy that permeates our world (earth) is the primary energy we want to recognize and stabilize within, especially in the beginning. Sinking energy deeply into the body helps to heal by cleansing and purifying what our body is unable to process; and most importantly, it repairs the nervous system.

Dropping the energy of the brain into the lower dan tien (belly area) initializes a sense of the inner currents that are pushing various body functions into stress mode. Within this process of sinking the various energies, we will try to make clear distinctions inside for the purpose of releasing, integrating and recognizing what truly nourishes us.

Good Journey,
Frank

Where: White Crane Healing Arts Center
7071 W. Commercial Blvd. Ste. 2C, Tamarac, FL 33319
When: Tues. Feb. 24th.
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Cost: $10.00

PH. 954-721-7252 or 954-815-1235

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Sunday Qigong Classes Starting Again at White Crane Healing Arts

Connecting to the lower dan tien (Field of Elixir)

FrankIborra 150x150 Sunday Qigong Classes Starting Again at White Crane Healing Arts*“The forces of Autumn create dryness in Heaven and metal on earth; they create the lung organ and the skin upon the body. . . And the nose, the white color, and pungent flavor. . . The emotion of grief, and the ability to make a weeping sound.”

Inner Classics (400 BCE – 260 CE) *

Fall is the season of harvest, a time to sink inward, to gather and store as the deep stillness approaches. A time to let go of all our attachments; like the leaves falling gently to the earth. In ancient China, the concept of time was understood differently than in this present day. Today, we view things in accordance to small linear fragments of time, such as seconds, minutes, hours, days etc. We’ve lost the sensitivity to relate to the whole. Ancients related to the rhythms and cycles of stars, planets, the sun and moon. Their observations revealed the interdependence between humans and the cosmos.

You can observe this interdependence as well. For example, last month the sun crossed the celestial equator; the imaginary line in the sky above the earth’s equator, from north to south. This is a sign that yin is increasing and yang is decreasing. I know that what happens in the heavens, also happens within, so I make adjustments in my daily activities to sync with the flow of this seasonal change. Also, I’m writing this between the hours of 1:00-3:00 pm. My training as an oriental doctor, taught me that this time corresponds to the flow of qi and blood within the small intestine channel and organ system. The meaning here is that this is an ideal time to address imbalances within this organ system. You can learn to ride the flow of energies that surround and influence us to deepen your life experience.

In Taoist tradition, there is a strong emphasis in living life in harmony and balance. The relationship of the primal forces known as yin and yang can be arranged to reflect the balance in each situation and context. Equilibrium and balance does not mean 50/50; rather it requires an awareness and skill to find the balance in each moment. This awareness can be skillfully developed. Increasing awareness in the Taoist tradition begins by cultivating our energies on a daily basis. Using practices such as Longevity breathing, clear intention and connecting our feeling awareness deep within our bodies is a process that has many steps and levels of understanding.

One such step is the development of a clear path and connection to the lower dan tien, also known as the field of elixir. The lower dan tien relates to the first to the third chakras in the Hindu system and is located 1/3 the distance between the naval and top of the pubic bone. This energy vortex controls all things related to physical capacity. “According to research conducted by Dr. Michael Gerson, a professor of anatomy and cell biology of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, the lower dan tien sends and receives impulses, records experiences, and responds to emotions. Its nerve cells are bathed in, and influenced by the same neurotransmitters as the brain. The lower dan tien’s “brain”, known as the enteric (intestinal) nervous system is a network of 100 million neurons, neurotransmitters (more than the spinal cord contains) and proteins that act independently of the body’s brain and can send messages, learn, remember and produce feelings.” Dr. Gerson’s research results provide scientific verification of what Eastern wisdom has taught for millenia, verifying that centers of consciousness exist in the body besides the brain; and that the abdomen is one of the body’s major centers of awareness.

It is through this awakening and reconnecting to this primal field of energy that we regain our lost inheritance to our deepest selves and the realization that we are the children of the universe. Feeling our way into reality has nothing to do with philosophy or belief. It is simply coming back to basics. Accessing and stabilizing awareness in the lower dan tien creates the ability to establish a foundation of whole health, which can then expand to other aspects of our being. This is also how we can experience the subtle resonance of celestial bodies dancing thru the universe, weaving their universal rhythms and patterns into being to reawaken us to the interconnectedness of everything.

Starting in November, Sunday Qigong classes will be exploring the “kinetic communication” of the lower dan tien. We will be using and refining many of the practices you have learned in previous classes, or if new, I will be teaching basic techniques so that you will have the material to move forward. The Taoist longevity breathing will be important and also taught in combination with the dissolving process. The dissolving practice’s potential sinking qualities will be included and refined for the more experienced students. Standing and sitting practices, cloud hands and Taoist yoga will be explored as part of this process.

Class Schedule for November December, 2014

Sunday, Nov. 16th.

Sunday, Nov. 23rd.

Sunday, Dec. 7th.

Sunday, Dec. 14th.

Sunday, Dec. 21st.

Sunday class times 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: $25.00 individuals per class $40.00 couples per class

Beginners and practitioners of other traditions welcome.

Note to NSEV Practitioners: This process of feeling our way into the lower dan tien is a kinetic way to experience the primal oceans. Each layer of releasing brings one into the origin of our body, the chong. This process is one of the ways to merge yourself back into your true self.

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The Miami Marathon was a huge success with thousands of runners that started at 6:00am in the morning. I stood about the 1 mile marker on the top of the MacArthur Causeway Bridge to witness the sea of runners as they passed by.
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