That’s what they warned me against when I, a gullible (goes with the territory) schoolboy, asked about those temptations that threatened hellfire as I discovered parts of the human anatomy enjoyed dual applications. “The World, the Devil, and the Flesh, my Son,” panted the man in the black cassock.
It took me fifty years and finding the Tao to realise a way of being in the World without being bothered by the World, of connecting with Spirit while keeping grounded on Earth, of coming by the Way of Bliss on the Path to Ecstasy while enjoying the pleasures of the Flesh. The Taoists, contrary to general belief, didn’t abolish hell. They just didn’t have it in the first place.
Coming up this weekend: Healing Love – Foundations of Taoist Practice Step 2, Greater Alchemy of Yin and Yang. Read all about it with a click here, and it’s for those who have completed Step 1.
Now, just a month and a day to our 7th Annual Tai Chi Retreat and Summer Training Camp in the Secret Valley. Free camping, food to share, great training, outdoor survival skills, how to make a fire, build a sweatlodge, cook in the wilds, with time off for river swimming, rest, relaxation and fun. No pre-requisites, no previous experience, all welcome – and kids go free. Here’s the info and sign-up.
And only 2 months and one week to Qigong Teacher Training in the beautiful region of Sintra in Portugal. (Looking out of the window today I could do with some sun.) Even with that much time ahead, we’re almost full – just 3 places left, so if it could be you don’t delay learn more today.
This Thursday All Women Welcome to the Jade Circle with Anamarta – Tao of Feminine Empowerment.
Ongoing: Tai Chi Tuesdays, a wondrous workout for mind, body spirit. Come on by, 7.45 to 9.15pm Kentish Town Studio, 141-145 Kentish Town Road (Side Entrance in Castle Place), Camden, London NW1 8PB. £15 per session or £90 for 10.
Thanks for reading – see you soon!