Under normal circumstances, the aura in dongtian was far more concentrated than in the real world. However, there was one exception——that is at sunrise.
The stone chamber built by the elder used a very uncommon material called “yin yang stone”. As Yi Ti first saw, these stones are covered with black and white patterns representing yin and yang. What is even more bizarre is that if you count the patterns, you will find that the number of black and white stripes is exactly the same.
For this reason, this kind of stone is very rare and ordinary people don’t know it. And the elder got it with a lot of effort.
The role of this stone is to enhance the strange atmosphere during the transition of day and night.
Yi Ti sat on the futon where the elder sat in the past, posing a “five hearts pointed to heaven” posture. This posture sounds mysterious but in fact, it’s the legendary cross-legged meditating position——first lift the left foot to your right thigh, foot pointing to the sky, and then pull the right foot to the left thigh, making it so that two feet face the sky. Then put the hands on both legs, palms facing the sky. Up to here is the “four hearts”. Finally, add the Baihui point on the top of the head, this was also called the “head heart”.
This position actually tests the body’s flexibility because a short period of time is no problem, but meditation is a time of grinding, people won’t be able to bear it for a long time. However, Yi Ti found that after cleansing the marrow, her body’s flexibility seemed to have greatly increased. She made such a move without feeling uncomfortable and even felt it was quite natural and comfortable.
She slowly closed her eyes, evened her breathing, and slowly emptied her thoughts, letting her heart slowly settle down.
The stone chamber was a special environment, it was quiet and cold but gave a deep sense of calm. After spending some time here, a person’s sense of distance would blur making it feel like they were in a vast space surrounded by darkness. It was as if the world were not there and was fuzzy and vague. The feeling was very hard to describe.
And people, in this silent darkness, would quietly sleep.
Light pierced through!
Just like someone waving a giant ax, the darkness was instantly broken!
This is like the beginning of the world when the first light appeared, completely illuminating the whole human mind.
There was no need to think about it, the words that had long been engraved in her mind spontaneously drove her body, already knowing what to do.
The so-called “breathing”, as the name suggests, is to breathe out stale air and breath in the fresh air. It is said that by constantly absorbing qi, and spitting out dead air, you can live forever. Simply breath in qi and concentrate it on your stomach, then exhale qi to the top of your head, then repeat this process continuously. The breathing method that the elder left Yi Ti is undoubtedly the best because she can clearly feel the white aura scattered around her body. In the process of inhaling, it gradually entered the position of her body called “dantian” and stayed there while a small part scattered in various part of her body, slowly improving it.
Moreover, the aura at this time is different from aura at other times. It contains a hint of “life” and “destruction”. This is especially important for a cultivator. If you can understand something from it, it will inevitably bring infinite benefits.
When the sun had risen completely, the strange atmosphere of the stone chamber completely disappeared.
Yi Ti slowly opened her eyes. No doubt, she had succeeded.
As if she were a child with a new toy, Yi Ti could not wait to go into the space. She went straight to the spiritual field and found an herb that seemed to be the most pleasing to the eye. Taking a deep breath, she stretched out her right hand according to the instructions recorded in the book. After a while, a light green drop of essence emerged from the tip of her index finger. She carefully dropped it over the herb.
Yes, in addition to extracting the medicinal juices from medical herbs containing aura, she can also use her own essence liquid to promote their growth. Other people can’t do this unless one was also a spiritual plant cultivator, even if they possess a rare book. No talent is no talent, and it can’t be forced. However, given Yi Ti’s current level, after a single meditation, she can only condense five or six drops of essence before meditating again and refilling her dantian with aura.
She stared at the herb, expecting a miracle.
”How come nothing happened?”
This is impossible!
Yi Ti did not believe in evil and added another drop of essence on it. This time, the herb seemed to have a little reaction. The flower bud, which was originally tightly closed, opened slightly.
It opened a little more.
One more drop.
Continued to open a little.
Yi Ti: “… …” Who said this was a miracle?
Wait a minute, don’t tell me…
When she thought of something, she returned to reality, rushed out of the basement and ran to the yard. She casually chose a Chinese rose flower and dropped one drop of essence on it. Then the miracle really happened.
This rose, called “Spectrum”, stretched out in the early morning breeze, buds sprouting on green branches. The shoots quickly turned into green leaves, and one by one, flower buds quickly appeared at a speed that is almost invisible to the naked eye.
At this moment, Yi Ti could almost hear a “pop” as numerous flowers bloomed in front of her eyes. Some are fully opened, showing yellow, some are half blooming, showing pink, and some flowers are showing a beautiful appearance of two or even three colors. The breeze flew by and sent a wisp of the refreshing floral fragrance.
“The earth is really an incredible place. It’s obvious the level of civilization is not high, but it has such a strange power.” Although there are many technologies in the universe that can do this, he had never encountered the strong vitality he felt on this flower. There are also these so-called “spiritual plant cultivators” that can make potions that did not contain a trace of impurities, which is a level unachievable by any kind of technology but is easily done by people in this planet.
The voice behind her brought the stunned Yi Ti back. She stared at the flowers in front of her, and replied with a touch of emotion, “Yes.” The incredible thing was not just the scene in front of her, but she seemed to be able to feel the joy and gratitude of this rose.
Although she had always agreed with the phrase “plants are also alive”, she understood it now more clearly than ever before.
Yi Ti also understood why the essence did not have much effect before but now caused a miracle. That’s because the herbs in the space have become accustomed to the existence of aura. In short, to a person who had never known hunger, a piece of meat is nothing; on the contrary, to a starving person, meat is a precious gift.
Things were as simple as that.
At the end of the day, she gave it too little meat so even if she dropped dozens of drops of essence, it wouldn’t respond.
Yi Ti looked at the rose with black lines on her head. It went from the original height of her chest to now two or three heads taller than her. It’s also two or three times more fat. Thinking to herself, she can’t do this again, otherwise, she won’t be able to see the sky in this yard.
However, there were other flowers and only giving essence to the spectrum flower seemed a bit unfair.
So Yi Ti, after dripping a drop of essence into a large watering can, happily poured it on all the flowers in the yard and in the shop with Cecil. After dilution, the effect of the essence wasn’t nearly so grand. At most, these plants now looked particularly green and bright. Just looking at them made people feel comfortable in their heart.
For a moment, it seemed like there are voices of thanks everywhere.
”They look very dynamic.”
”Right,” Yi Ti bent down to the ground by the melted jelly alien and extended a finger, “Cecil, now I should have the energy you’re talking about inside my body. How can I help you?”
Cecil wrapped her fingers with his tentacles and carefully probed, “It should be no problem.”
”Mmm, what should I do?”
”I’ll give you a present.”
”Give me a present?” Yi Ti then smiled, “Although I’m a little embarrassed, I am looking forward to it.” She bent down and hugged Cecil, then took him back from the yard.
Cecil used a small amount of energy to open his own space storage equipment and took out a long silver block from inside. After doing this, he melted again, but still insisted on pushing it in front of Yi Ti.
Yi Ti was curious and picked up the silver object the size of a glasses case and carefully observed it for a moment. “This is what you wanted to give me? What is it?” It’s flat with no dents, no matter how you look at it, it’s an ordinary square shaped object?
Then Cecil explained it. “This item is a plane trader. Using it, you can conveniently trade with anyone in any galaxy in the universe.”
”This is too precious,” Yi Ti said, pushing the silver block back to the jelly alien and solemnly shaking her head, “I can not accept it.”
”With it, you can help me get energy bars.”
”I do not have enough energy left to trade.”
”That……” She thought about it and said, “I will borrow it first. When you recover, I will give it back to you.” However, “How do I use this?” She is still looking forward to the experience of using her first galactic piece of technology.
”Put the energy of your body into it and leave a mark on it.”
Yi Ti, in accordance with those words, began to carefully inject aura into the silver block. When it reached a certain amount, the cuboid slowly floated from her hands, and then stopped directly in the air.
At the same time, a huge projection screen about the size of a window appeared in front of her with three lines of words. It was a text that Yi Ti didn’t know at all. For the first time in her life, she felt tragically illiterate.
Yi Ti looked to Cecil for help, “I don’t understand the words at all, what should I do?” How can she trade ah?
”The message that appears on the trader is only visible to the contractor,” he replied, “However, the text appearing above should be the universal language of the universe but Earth has no contact because of your low level of civilization. However, there are intelligent creatures here after all so your language should also be included in it.”
”In general, you usually set the language. You can point to the second line.”
Yi Ti acted according to those words. After a while, she changed the language of the trading instrument into Chinese. She sighed with relief, “I finally got it.” But it’s understandable that 80% of the people who can get this thing knew the universal language of the universe, right? There’s no need to torment her like this. Then she found a “turn on spectator mode” button, and when she pressed it, people other than her could see what’s on the screen.
”I’ll take a look……” She reached out and clicked on the search bar. She chose the voice input method, and said “energy bar” and a row of tradeable goods instantly appeared in front of her. She gazed at the prices and suddenly remembered one thing, “Hey, can I pay in RMB?”
Cecil: “……” bowing his head.
”……alright, I got it.”
This is discrimination against China’s red bills!
Baihui: is an acupuncture point at the very top of the head.
qi: 气, qì, vital energy
dantian: 丹田, dāntián, pubic region or point two inches below the navel where one’s qi resides
RMB: 人民币, rénmínbì, Chinese Yuan
discrimination against China’s red bills: 紅果果的歧視, hóngguǒ guǒ de qíshì, this is actually the title of this chapter which literally translates to “Haw Fruit Discrimination” which doesn’t make any sense but based on how this phrase was used at the end, I take creative license and changed it to “Red Bills Discrimination”. Let me know if you have better ideas.