I am often asked what I do as practice in order to be a healer. If anyone has read my writing they find I am always emphasizing the Stillness-Movement energetics. Of course the reason for this is that it is a practice that transforms the energy body, raising the energy body vibrationals in a way that carries over from lifetime to lifetime. Either we evolve in this time and then have a choice or we "get it right" in the next, next, next lifetime. The practice itself has the potential for helping to "get it right" this lifetime but indeed this depends on several factors, the main ones are "who you are" and how much gongfu - time & effort you are willing to do. I have explained the "who you are" part before but briefly we will revisit this. "Who you are" translates to your own Higher Level Self's spiritual growth through many lifetimes. I refer to "Destiny" as that which YOUR Higher-Level self has chosen to learn and do in any particular lifetime. So in a sense it is the overcoming of the great amnesia that we bring with us to the Earth, then finding and fulfilling one's Destiny. I explain this to stress the importance of the energetic practice. The Stillness-Movement energetic practice, in addition to being an amazing contributor to health, can bring about calmness and peace; this is something desperately needed by all NOW. The health aspects means that a person who practices misses less sick days, recovers faster if they do get ill, and has a great overall sense of well-being. The awareness aspect means we awaken to who we really are with all the privileges & responsibilities this brings.
However, in the act of being a healer, we find tremendous stress on the body. This comes not only from the physical act of the particular modalities we use but also from the accumulation of sick qi that we get from doing so many healings.
But wait, wouldn't this apply to just about everyone as well? Don't we have stress whether we are a child in kindergarten or a lawyer in court? Of course the answer is yes. Not as much chance of sick qi accumulation as a healer, but indeed the stresses to the body are there.
And there is the matter of general health. If we wish to utilize the body throughout it's full lifetime then we need to care for it. You know, maintenance; change the oil, put on new tires, keep it clean and operating at peak efficiency.
How do we do that?
A number of different approaches are valid. However, I see some approaches that actually adds stress instead of helping to alleviate it. Sometimes the keep-it-simple-approach is best.
Of course we need to consider our diet. There are many resources available for this so I will not go into it in detail. I will say this: If one practices Stillness-Movement then they could sit down at the exact same buffet everyday (providing that buffet had a good wide choice of foods) and through the process of what I call "Listening" choose the correct food for their body at that particular NOW. In other words Monday our body says it need yellow vegetables, Tuesday it says it needs protein, Wednesday... of course you see what I mean here. Also, I am a fan of concentrated greens products and whey protein. This is what I have in a shake (made with organic soymilk) for breakfast every morning. I add a multivitamin powder product to that shake. I am a believer of supplementation and personally take resveratrol and a product called MaxGxl which enhances the bodies glutathione production as we lose approximately 10% of the body's capacity to produce glutathione for every decade of aging. In fact, studies show that ALL sick people, regardless of the type of illness, have low levels of glutathione.
In general, I think it is best to eat less meat and more fruits and vegetables. The meat is best if raised locally and pastured versus grain fed and the vegetables are best if locally and naturally raised.
I will add to this to drink plenty of clean water. It seems that so many folks do not drink enough water.
I would suggest first thing in the morning to do some Stillness-Movement qigong before anything else. Either in the wee hours or around 5 in the morning. Then I suggest a minimum of 20 minutes on the rebounder, 10- 20 minutes with weights being sure to do add squats in the program, and 20 minutes running qigong. The rebounding needn't be "jump as high as you can" but a simple health bounce where your feet just clear the surface. Nasa's studies show the rebounding to be the single most efficient exercise one can do. So, if one is unable to run, the rebounding can substitute quite nicely. If a person is just starting a workout the key is to start slow then build. Something like 5 minutes of rebounding initially. Start using light weights. The object is NOT to bulk up but to do weight bearing exercise to strengthen the bones and muscles. Another thing that would be good to do is qigong walking. Running is not for everyone, so a combination of rebounding and qigong walking is very good.
Then during the day or evening, I would suggest at least an hour of concentrated sitting Stillness-Movement and at least 30 minutes of Gift of the Tao movement qigong. I personally prefer to do the movement qigong and standing Stillness-Movement in outside nature.
If a person is a healer then this changes. I then suggest at least 3 hours of Stillness-Movement and Gift of the Tao combined. And also, in between clients, do a few moves from Gift of the Tao. This will help keep your energy strong.
If a person is a teacher of qigong, that is, a real Teacher that does energy manipulation, this changes. I then suggest a minimum of 5 hours of combined Stillness-Movement and Gift of the Tao movement.
During the day I suggest adding Dr Graef's isotonal qigong exercises. These can be done in a few minutes and, in the event that on some days one can't get the physical exercise in, will help maintain the physical to a remarkable degree.
There you go. A full energetics, physical, and internal workout program.
Since I have now done my finger exercises typing this article, I now will do Stillness-Movement qigong.