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Shu (Calligraphy): Discipline, Refinement & Restoration of Jing

 

Introduction to the Six Taoist Arts of the Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC)

The Six Taoist Arts symbolize Yin & Yang at the 3 dimensions of Human existence, Jing, Qi & Shen. Hidden within each of the Arts is not only the secret of a healthy long life but also the transcending of consciousness from one dimension to the next. At each level both the Yin & Yang polarities must be mastered and balanced. Mastery of one level both initiates transformation to the next and completes the transformation of the last dimension. The process of transcendence occurs as Jing transforms to Qi, Qi to Shen & Shen to the Great Purity. This is the ancient’s path to immortality.

When one lives a healthy life and is observant to divine law consciousness no longer struggles with worldly things. Life then ceases to be static and instead becomes a network of interconnected relationships. Things are no longer things and neither is the individual simply an object in space and time. As such, the principles governing the life of the 10,000 things lose their sway. One no longer exists as a bio-bag of parts moving through life like a train on its track.

Introduction to Jing dimension, Shù & Shu
Jing is the blueprint of material unfolding. Within Jing there is Yin and Yang. The Yang is symbolized by Calligraphy and the Yin Mathematics. Calligraphy symbolizes the Lovely Law of the Divine which governs the flow of nature in every moment of every day. It teaches us to achieve an extraordinarily beautiful life by moving our body in harmony with that flow and if necessary petitioning the divine for good fortune. Mathematics symbolizes the ancient sage (originally female) divining the patterns of the universe through the reading of rice. It teaches how to have insight into this divine order so that we can direct our lives according to the unfolding patterns. Both the Yin & Yang aspects of Jing govern the lives of humanity. If life is lived with respectful conformity to our physical reality (Jing level), unnecessary dis-eases, obstacles and confusions will be avoided and the best of what is possible will be had of material existence.

 

Shu – Calligraphy
To avoid challenges from one day to the next one must flow harmoniously with the Lovely Law of the Divine. This law is both directed by the past moment and governs the unfolding of the next. When one lives a healthy life and is observant of divine law, consciousness no longer struggles with worldly things. Life then ceases to be static and instead becomes a network of interconnected relationships. Things are no longer things and neither is the individual simply an object in space and time. As such, the principles governing the life of the 10,000 things lose their sway.

Petitions are given to make dramatic changes to ones life and it's pattern of unfolding; either to brings good fortune or to ward of bad fortune. Petitions are made through the practice of Calligraphy in the form of Charms. These petitions are requests for guidance, protection and transformation. They will aid those who have yet to transcend consciousness beyond material existence.

Shu is the flowing expression of one’s inner cultivation via a material medium. Whether a brush, sword, needle and the body the Qi is refined and issued with clarity and in harmony with the whole being. When this is done, the inner formula/mudra is transformed to the Jing level and outwardly expressed. This is the means by which we are able to communicate back to the Tao. By placing a mudra into ‘the world of people’, the fengshui is altered by the resulting ripples.

Two primary meanings of Shu: Lovely rule & from moment to moment

Beautiful Divine Law of Natural Order
This is Divine Law. It governs the temporal progression of all things. It is a lovely rule in that, if followed, it will direct us through a fulfilling life. Our true nature will be illuminated and we will learn all we need to. We can then overcome this life's karma. This is the life we were destined to live. This character represents a broom sweeping clean, very clean, so that we ascend to the next stage.

Effortlessly Flowing Every Moment of Every Day Forever
This character represents the never ending and never perfected moment. Life is contained within the concept of the never ending & never perfected (always changing) moment. This moment is made up of the temporal dimensions of Heaven and the spatial dimensions of Earth. Our relationship to this moment determines the rise of the next moment.

   







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