Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Practice to be Flexible

The problems in life could be coming from you being in many ways "stiff." Having a stiff body or having a stiff heart. They could both get you into trouble. If your heart were stiff, when someone says something unpleasant to you, you would be badly influenced by it more than necessary.

The ego that makes you want to look good is stiffening your heart. It is binding your heart. When your body is stiff, that could become the cause of all kinds of illness. It's a sign of bad circulation. When you're experiencing a sense of stiffness, your body is giving out a signal to warn you. It's saying you better do something about me.

The readers ask me questions about their illness. When his illness is cancer, I could see it as a hard lump. The image I see through my psychic vision in cancer patients is that his whole body is stiffened. The stiffness of one's heart will link to the stiffness of one's body. If you are stubborn, you should watch out. You do have a tendency of creating a tumor in your body.

In this world, one of the key factors to bring happiness into your life is to have a flexible heart and body. A flexible heart would make your physical body strong and have control of your emotions. The "flexibility" could be the answer to make your life easier.

I was very surprised when I paid a visit to Gekū of Ise Jingu for my first time to offer the Shinon-kansha(神恩感謝), the formal visit to attend a ceremony to offer gratitude to the gods. The way the priest chanted the Norito, Oharae-no-kotoba (大祓詞), was so gentle and relaxed. His state of mind was like the water in a stream. He was so calm. He totally relaxed my ceremonious attitude at once. He had no strain of trying to chant well. There is a Japanese archaic word, Kotohogu, meaning “to voice the word of rejoice or celebration.” The priest of Gekū chanting the Norito reminded me of this archaic word. He had melted my heart and body with his ability of voicing.

In Ko-Shinto (ancient-Shinto), an outbreak of an evil spirit was said to occur from being obstinate. When you start to become obstinate, you have to watch out for yourself.

Well, many things happen in one lifetime. Simply untie the knot as you walk step by step.

This photo want sent to me from a reader who recently took a picture at Izawa-no-miya shrine. It is very rare to see this kind of orb with a clear print of an ancient bronze mirror and a glow around the circle. It is a kenzoku (retainer) of Sun Goddess Amaterasu-Ohomikami. It is protection this shrine where the god reside.

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live

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