Anniversary Show: Art, Postcards, Persistence and Practice
With Guest: Diana Moll
- The early influence of art
- Acupuncture showed up while considering a career change
- Thoughts on the apocalypse
- Having things fall apart so they can fall together in a higher state of order
- Chinese herbal medicine card game
- What practice looks like these days
- Writing about rabbits was more fun than writing about Chinese medicine
- Rabbits like lasers, acupuncture… not so much
- Leningrad, summer palace, 1964
- What gets you through the moments when you don’t know what you’re doing
- Master Dong’s point for the nodes
- Where Michael’s interest in Sa’am acupuncture came from
- The universe does not understand a negation
- Navigating the chaos of life
- Tossing an idea back and forth between the two lobes of the brain
- Advice for new practitioners
- Supporting your practice with an eye toward the next 20 years
As a child I was mostly interested in art and imagination games. When I was 8 my mother gave me a transparent 3D plastic anatomy model. All of the organs could be removed. It was satisfying to take them all out, mix them up, then quickly snap them back into place before the patient died. Gutsy was a much more interesting toy than the then popular Barbie. Looking back Gutsy introduced me to the unseen world on which life depends. Time passed. I had strange jobs and life experiences. Then one day I found myself to be a not very successful graphic designer. My work was too quirky to have a wide appeal and not quirky enough to make an interesting statement. Still I bungled along. A friend decided I need to take Reiki class, though I had no, zero, zilch interest in healing. The novelty and the peek into yet another body world was compelling. For a time I studied energy healing with Rosalyn Bruyere of the Healing lIght Church. Computers began to seriously take over the graphics field. I hated looking at the monitors and the idea of constantly buying upgrades. What to do ? I was hanging out diapers when it came to me. Go to acupuncture school ! I had had some acupuncture treatments some months before for “Parent Fatigue”. The seed had been planted then. Handily, I had all the prerequisites in place from an earlier attempt to go to veterinary school. In two weeks I was attending classes at Five Branches University. Ironically located in the same building where I had for a decade volunteered at the local public radio station, KUSP.
Meaning of apocalypse (from Wikipedia)
“Apocalypse” (ἀποκάλυψις) is a Greek word meaning “revelation“, “an unveiling or unfolding of things not previously known and which could not be known apart from the unveiling” From the Greek… .literally.. an uncovering, disclosure of knowledge or revelation.
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