Deepening My Taoist Practice Through Lujan Matus’ Teachings

taoist-practicesThis application for the Parallel Perception Scholarship  was submitted by Christine Baade. If you would like to offer your support for Christine please leave a comment at the end of this blog post.

It wasn’t until recently that I’d even encountered the teachings of Lujan Matus. Once I had, I immediately found the Cosmic Giggle and read most of Whisperings of the Dragon out loud.

As a new mom, when I observe my child who is just one year old, I intuitively connect to his natural state of inner silence. Effortlessly present, without ego or sense of separation, he is a mirror lake.

During one of our first snows, I bundled my baby up and took him outside so that he could experience the nature of snow for the first time. What I saw happen in him was magic.

When you look all around you and all you see is white, your eyes turn inward. When the air is blanketed softly in snow, your ears go outward far extending their average reach; the mind quiets and the body slows to a near halt.

And so I understood. Seeing what you can’t see and hearing what you can’t hear.

I‘d like to follow the path of the Shamanic movement with Lujan Matus to move with the river, deepen my Taoist practice and grow as a teacher.

Christine Baade





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  1. Dear Christine, it’s great that you have taken your child outside in the white snow. I am sure the silence he experienced will stay with him and let it stay with you too.

  2. Dear Christine

    reading this made me palpably remember and now realise why I love snow.

    Thank you!!!
    Good luck on your path!

  3. This is precious. The world and wisdom through the eyes of a child. Lovely. And I love the picture!

  4. Dearest Christine,
    How fortunate you are to have such a teacher in your home! Thank you for sharing your sweet story of innocence.

  5. Nice. I love your expression, “move with the river.” It says so much. Beautiful picture as well.

  6. I love this. Our own children are our best and uncompromising teachers. Good luck!

  7. haha. The picture makes me want to respond to this application. We’re all “domesticated” but learning with Lujan will take you back to knowing what it’s like to be wild and free of the shadow’s influence.

  8. thanks for sharing.
    best wishes

  9. what a beautiful communication you have experienced. all the best to you.

  10. Christine,
    Your child is blessed to have you, as you are to have him. What a joy that your can perceive alongside your little one. This is a blessing to the world. I hope to meet you someday.

  11. How those moments, those tiny moments, capture a lifetime of wisdom. I hope you get to meet Lujan.

    Good luck,

    Love, Luma

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