Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lets Practice to be the Musubi

One of the important God’s job is to be the musubi (結び). It is to join two or more different things and create something new. This is the core feature of the Creator.

At a Shinto shrine, there is thick twisted rope hanging on top of the front opening. This is called shime-nawa (注連縄). The shimenawa is the actual image of what the musubi is about.

Sake is also something that cannot be forgotten in Shinto tradition. Sake is made of this process of musubi of different substances and then fermented. Sake is one fine musubi art work. One of the finest symbolic god’s artwork is offered to the altar at a Shinto shrine.

Rice contains the divine energy of Amaterasu-Ohomikami and pure water. Sake that is made out of rice has the spiritual power to expel evil spirits and purify.

Rice = Amaterasu-Ohomikami
Water = Susanoo

These two divine Gods’ power is in the sake. And it is mixed with all the other eight millions gods’ power and fermented. The sake is a creation with all the Gods together.

Japanese sake is sacred. In Shinto, sake is used in many different ways for purification.

When I pore sake on the ground, I sense it cleanses the place and expel the negative energy. But like salt, it only works temporarily.

We also play the role as a “musubi” in the society. For example, we introduce a job to a friend or vise versa. This is unknowingly creating a “musubi”. When you are cooking for your family, you are also doing the “musubi” by putting together different substances.

Meeting your life partner is also a creation of the power of “musubi”. In order to be jointed, you shouldn’t just wait for it to happen. You must actively work on it. As a human being, you are here to learn to be a better “musubist”. In this World of Reality, we humans are the creators.

Ikashite-itadaite Arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live

Monday, October 5, 2009

Watch the Amount of Food You Eat

Until five years old, I remember I hated eating. I remember thinking, “why should I put all these things into my body?”

My mother worried about my health and forced me to eat. I still didn't eat so much, but I was chubby. My wrists were meaty it looked like I had a rubber band around. My brothers used to tease me and say, “hey lend me your rubber band” and push my skin around my wrist.

Also, I never ran out of breath when I was running. I was always running around with my yellow rain boots on bear feet. We had a large open ground in front our house. I used to run around in circles clock wise.. counter clock wise… then I would start to run swirling around in different directions. And that was my first out of body experience. I knew I was running but the scenery around me had stopped. And I was sucked into the blue sky. The next second, I realized looking at the Earth from space. I remember this very clearly. It was before I entered preschool. Now when I think about it, I think I might have accidently danced the Sufi dance.

Like in my childhood, when you are eating little and maintaining a healthy body, you consciousness can expand.

Since the beginning of September, I am only eating once a day and very little. I exercise everyday like I have been always doing. I am starting to feel that my body senses are returning to when I was five years old.

If you are recently starting to feel some health issue, it might be the amount of food you are consuming. People have a belief system that one has to eat a certain amount. The older you get you have to change your diet and the amount you eat. But your thoughts are set and doesn’t want to change. If you eat more than you should, you are overworking your organs that is screaming stop! Stop! And your physical condition becomes poor.

If you are recently feeling fatigue, you might want to change your diet and eat less. If you are doing well and feel good, you don't have to worry.

Eat less and if you feel a little hungry, have something like dry fruits. I carry dry figs and have one occasionally.

In the microcosmic world everything is vibrating. The Earth is also vibrating. Recently I sense the Earth substances are vibrating faster. This is influencing our body as well. It is time to reevaluate the amount of your food consumption.

Ikashite itadaite Arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live