When I first saw the set up, I wondered, would I be able to sleep. But sleep I did. I lay down and that was it. I was asleep. That doesn't happen to me here.
Shoes are left at the door. When we step up onto the sleeping area, we do so leaving the day behind us. If you need to go out a again, to the bathing area, the toilets, you put your shoes on again to leave the room. When there is no one in the room, the door is locked.
This is the area where we showered prior to entering the public bath (ladies only) There were a few standing stalls, but they were like the ones you see above, open, only the walls separated you from your fellow bather.
You can see the bath is a good size. The water was kept at a very nice warm temperature, I actually found that taking the extra step of going into the bath, dropped the body temperature so that the heat & humidity of the environment, was more palatable.
No clothing permitted beyond the door leading into the shower and bath area. This is where we changed. You can see individual wicker basket there for clothes, keys, brushes etc.
This was the area, for brushing one's teeth, doing your hair etc. It is all very organized and well laid out. Prior to my visit, I had not idea what to expect, now I do.
This is the area where shoes and slippers are left prior to entering the bathing area. On days when there is a full house,all the floor area, and the shelves are full of footwear.
This was a little sitting area where we could get cold water or a drink from the ever present vending machines. It was all new to me, a wonderful experience that has filled my head and heart with warm loving memories. A truly amazing experience that I will cherish always.
- Virtual worlds - Qyhat Harbour (China Dream)Dymoon, China or Q is what I am known by. a dedicated Taoist, I live my life a day at a time, moment by moment, trusting in the Universe to guide me in all I do. I am with the church of Perfect Liberty (founded in Japan) whose first precept is # Life is Art.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
A land of wonder, a land I had only read about and seen in movies or television. Never did I think I would be a visitor there. But to further my spiritual studies and travel towards my goal of a lay minister with the Church of PL (Perfect Liberty) to Japan I had to go for intensive training. A must is the participation in the Founders' Day ceremony. This holiday is August 1st. People come in the thousands to pray,celebrate and be together on this day. It is an awesome experience.
Through this ceremony, we honor the spirits of the First and the Second Founders and dedicate ourselves to spreading and sharing the PL faith with others for the rapid realization of World Peace.
Through lectures and talks, followed by group discussions we are better able to learn and practice the teachings of Perfect Liberty.
The whole training period is spent not only in learning via the spoken and written word, but by physically doing actions (i.e. physically washing a floor or sweeping the street) that are outside our daily comfort zones.
The fireworks that take place after the official ceremony are simply mind blowing in their magnitude. I will be writing more about my trip on my other blog http://dymoonblog.com please join me there and follow the blog if you are interested in knowing more about my journey to Japan, and my life long devotion to PL which to me is the TAO
Loving one another is an everlasting gift we give ourselves. Peace be yours this day and always. Thank you for sharing this moment with me. Blessings.