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I-Ching and Tai Chi

Throwing the sticks… not literally, is the process of meditatively using “Yarrow Stalks” to dive deep into the sub-conscious of cause and effect and emerge with a morsel, a pearl of wisdom. Before I began my study of Tai Chi (1968), four sisters took me into a room, handed me some foraged sticks and the […]

Invoking Imagery – 2

IMAGE DEFINED 1. the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively 2. pictorial images, as in works of art. 3. mental images especially those produced by the action of imagination. ______________________________________ Imagery can invoke a feeling, inspire writing, movement, and choice of colors/shapes. Let’s talk about the power […]

How Much Imagery Do You Use?

Today, while preparing to teach I over heard students talking… Student 1: “You do the ‘windshield wiper and go around the world, then you row the boat and then comes the zombie.” Student 2: “When do you do the ‘squirrel on the tree’?” ______________________________________________________________________________________ When I was a student teacher, I asked one of my […]