This is / has been quite the week!
Fellow participants (students here with me): I have never been a part of a group of higher consciousness individuals – in terms of knowledge of herbalism, nutrition, diet, yoga, etc. Yes there are 4 students who are 24 or younger, but they too are incredible! If this is the upcoming generation for this planet – there is definitely a LOT of hope!
There are people here who can’t eat gluten and a couple who can’t do gluten or dairy. Therefore I am amazed at what they are preparing food-wise. I never knew gluten free cookies / baked goods / quesadillas could taste so delicious!
Oral exams: There are 3 parts – the first part is over (everyone passed the first or second time). 1st part – acu-point identification. 2nd part we are doing now (I am sitting in on the person before me now, meaning I will start tomorrow or Monday). It is assessment – we must accurately take Chinese medicine pulses (of the 12 meridians), chart the pulses, look at client complaints and then formulate a treatment plan for the teacher. Each part 2 oral exam takes about 1.5 hours – which is split during breakfast break and lunch break, meaning one person might be going for 2 days… I am learning a ton though!
Part 3 orals will be all about Traditional Chinese medicine philosophy and those will take about 2-3 hours / person!
We are flying through Physiology. Considering we study it about 1.5 hours / day, I’m pretty sure we are going much faster than a typical Anatomy and Physiology class! I am so so thankful that I have those A & P classes under my belt – because that is what is allowing me to have the time to write this email.
We are now doing solar Qigong – drawing Chi from the Sun (and more). My bone marrow or tendon cleansing Qigong is still producing heat really quickly. It’s nice to have that resource.
Plus when I am in my qigong foundations and giving acupressure or shiatsu sessions, if I imagine light streaming out of my finger tips, my clients always report incredible movement of Chi through their bodies.
Speaking of clients – the practicum participants who join us give us excellent advice. They basically have to say something constructively critical – and most of the people who attend are very energetically sensitive meaning I have been learning a ton from them! It is like attending a mindfulness meditation teacher training blended with a Toastmaster’s class fused with a yoga teacher training class… if that is possible.
Pretty soon we will be teaching a Kundalini Yoga class to the group (we each have to do one) and we will be learning a new form of Tai Chi very soon.
More to follow soon!
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