What brings us closer to our own dream? Religion? Great Sex? A really great piece of chocolate? I have friends that would respond that there is no difference between any of the above. All joking aside, some would say that life is a lot of work and hopefully filled with some “good luck.” In the BaZi Suan Ming there are many opportunities to help your self during times of stress, crisis and out right loneliness. How do you know you are in your dream? What makes you think things may not change- for better or worse? We live in a world where (it turns out) Area 51 exists, people can “hack” into your car while you are driving, a low fat diet early in childhood will make you fat later in life and John Lennon may come back from the dead.
Really? Damn and all those back taxes.
In order to get the most use out of your BaZi chart there are certain things to understand how a 5,000 year old algorithm can change your life. Let us start with “BaZi 101 Basics.”
Master teachers describe complex models, formulas and circumstances in simplified terms. It is an art to transmit a very advanced model of mathematics, logical syllogism or conceptual framework in terms that are ‘for the rest of us’ without losing the authenticity that body of knowledge contributes to the greater whole of humanity.
Your Deck of Cards
BaZi can be seen as an allegory as your own ‘personal hand’ in a card game.
My grandmother, one of the most well-respected and longest practicing Curanderas (a Mexican and Apache Medicine Woman), in this hemisphere told me early on in my training, that “The hardest thing in the world to do is to know yourself.”