I used to feel extremely intimidated by the pulses. Were they really as I thought? What if my fingers were not placed in the correct manner? And how would I know what my intuition told me? Even worse, what if I did not have intuition? Without intuition how could I practice! And without practice, how can I build intuition!
In the end, I just decided to focus on the before and after state of the pulse instead of fretting about the state of my intuition. So, I began to listen to pulses again. Still, sometimes I felt so many indicators that my head spun: I could do this flow, and that flow, and every other flow. I was sinking into complexity that did not do justice to the beauty and simplicity of the art. There had to be a flow that could bring back harmony in a most efficient manner!
To keep it simple and yet practice and gain experience, I decided to play a puzzle game that I called “which one flow to help them all?” Most are about the pulses, but occasionally, you could see other indicators.
Here is a quick reference to the 12 Body Function Energy in the fingers. The Bust, Waist, and Hip lines are indicated via the index, middle, and ring fingers. Also, the superficial listening is about the exhaling aspect (descending energy, down the front), and the deep listening relates to the inhaling aspect (ascending energy, up the back). See the Pulses page for more details.
Puzzles: Find ONE flow that helps all
For each situation below, find one flow that helps all that you hear in the pulses.
“Thin” gummy texture in the right index finger both on the superficial and deep level. The right index finger “listens” for the 5th Depth
Harmonizing Sequence: Hold SEL 17.
SEL 13. “Intermingling of Umbilicus, Large Intestine, Small Intestine, and Main Central Vertical Flows” [T1, p. 28]. All three correspond to one of the fingers indicated in the pulse: Large and Small Intestine are the Index Finger on the superficial level, and Umbilicus is the left ring finger on the deep level. The remaining right ring finger is the 4-depth Kidney. 13 is about Fertility and Reproduction and relates to Scorpio/Kidney Function Energy. It also reduces to 4 (1+3 = 4) and thus affects the 4 Depth (Kidney and Bladder).
- 13 Flow [T1, p. 28]
- Self-help: Hold the I.F and then the L.F. on the right hand, and then the left
- Self-help: Place your hands on both SEL 13
Left and Right Superficial Index and Deep Index Fingers: Bust Line both on superficial and deep.
- 1st Method of Correction. It clears up the entire Bust Line [T1, p.55]
- SEL 4 Flow. “4 affects 13 and 10″ [T1, p.18]
First Method Correction clears up Bust line (index fingers) and also helps Surface Function Energy comprised of 1st and 2nd Depth Energy [T1, p55; T2, p4]
If you want to help both Gall Bladder and Small Intestine Function Energy, hold the ring finger. The ring finger harmonizes Thoracic Verterbra 10 and Lumbar Verterbra 4 which correspond to Gall Bladder and Small Intestine, respectively [T1, p. 38]