Thank you for all the criticism, I appreciate it! As Modesto Musorgsky (I think it was him) said to his friends concerning his works: "Critique mercilessly!"
Yes, acupuncture and reflexology are things that interest me and I study them from time to time. If it is inherently sinful I shall give it up but, it has been a source of inspiration in that studying the flow of energy only increased my awe of God The Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible
. I am a practicing Traditionalist Roman Catholic and hope and pray to die one! I am part of the "Resistance" so, some of you here should actually know who I am, if from the South...
It all started practicing foot reflexology on my family to relieve stress and other pains, it was past down to me and has been used in my family for two generations. I began learning at the age of about 11 or 12 because my father had serious health issues and I wanted to help him somehow. When I began learning the materials provided (books and charts, etc.), Dad told me that if one does reflexology too much, or if you are not used to it, it will make you tired. I did not believe massaging my parents feet for 20 minutes would exhaust me, that sounded ridiculous! But, there was many an occasion it DID exhaust me, mentaly and physically. One incident well remembered was a day when both parents were exeedingly ill from stress, I gave a treatment to both of them, one immediately after the other. It was approximately 2 in the afternoon when finished, as I got up to return to my room, more than the usual exaustion aflicted me, I began to have the tightness that results in the stomach from severe stress and I also felt hungy, thirsty, nauseous and sleepy. Once back in my room I lay down to sleep and did not awaken until 7 or 8 p.m. that day! My Father used to be a practicing reflexologist when he was young and has told me other stories like this one of mine! Why does this happen when treating the feet of folks with heavy fatigue or stress???
A few years later I got a couple of old books from Grandma by the famous Mildred Carter, these books were "Helping Yourself With Foot Reflexology" and "Body Reflexology". In one book it explains that the right half of one's body has a higher "positive" electric charge, and the left half the "negative" charge so, when a reflexologist's right hand is on a patients left foot, and viceversa, it is like two batteries being connected, you are 'recharging' the other person. Nerves respond to touch by static electric/electromagnetic pulses and this is how one drains his physical energy. Please pick up this book, it is worth a read!
Soon after I began to like martial arts and in a Chinese shop acquired a book on acupuncture and moxibustion (I don't attempt to try these though). This book helped me to understand the manipulation of the energy of the human body known as Qi. The literal translation from Chinese of this word IS energy
! A while later I came across the martial are "Qigong" and began looking into it. By the Shaolin classifications, the human body contains 3 generalized energies: Jing (soul), Qi (congenital or physical energy), and Shen (often translated as 'Spirit' but I think emotion is meant?). These energies are distinct from one another but, consubstantial in that if one energy is depleted it can draw off the stores of the others to change into it's own substance and equilibrate the body to maintain health. It is this that reminds me we are "Made in the Image of God"! We seem to have a Trinitarian motor system!
Anyhow, the studies of this do not seem sinful in my reasoning, nor to any other with the use of reason who is familiar with my studies. Please, I am interested to hear any argumentation as to how this is evil. Though if it were so evil, why have countless people benefited from all this?
The current leading reflexologist -Dr. Meade, I think was his name?- became interested in this field when he was young. His Grandmother had ulcers in her stomach due to an overdose of a medication mistakenly prescribed by her doctor. So, to ease her pain, the young boy would give her foot massages everyday for a month or so. She told him his massages made her feel a lot better. When she went back to see the doctors, they were stunned to find... nothing! Her ulcers disappeared! And that was how Dr. Meade started, I believe he is from Spain... there are just so many stories like this!!!
I would like to hear input if there are any others here who are reflexologists or acupuncturists or martial artists nearl
If I were sent by Satan, I would appreciate it if he would tell me about it! I don't seem to have anything on paper or memory about such a client! :roll-laugh1:
I pray 15 decades of the Holy Rosary each day and say the 15 St. Bridget prayers too. If I am a satanist or modernist, tell me because I don't know!
If anyone wants to know more about me, just look at my profile!
I kind of like the way TKGS puts things, it makes me laugh as it realy is humorous, thank you! (I really mean it!)
I'm sorry if anyone is scandalized by this user name but, unless it can be reasoned that it is in and of itself sinful, it shall be retained.
If anything I say is vulger or heretical or otherwise anti-Catholic, please do not hesitate to ban me, my good Moderators!
I am not a regular poster so, I come and go, was my last post really 3 months ago?
I suppose there is more to say but, it must be left at this for now.