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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Announcing new DVD release: Sequential Energy Center Activation, Balancing, & Dimensional Expansion

Sequential Energy Center Activation, Balancing, and Dimensional Expansion is a stand alone system of Neigong that is also a part of the Gift of the Tao II Neigong Movement System.
Why the long name? Folks now don't have to ask me what it does as the name says it all.
DVD's available for immediate shipping.

Not too late! Join us Nov 12,13,14

Join us Nov 12,13,14 at Dr Norm Shealy's Holos Institutes near Springfield, Missouri for a Stillness-Movement, Gift of the Tao Neigong and Medical Qigong Workshop. We still have 4 positions available.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

What a Crock! Bacteria Laden Pickles!

Yes, you heard me correctly. I said, “BACTERIA laden pickles.” And I said, “What a crock!” So you didn't hear wrongly.

Uh, wait a sec here, this is a Qigong blog, ISN”T it?
Well, yeah.

So what the heck does that have to do with you calling pickles laden with bacteria a crock?

I didn't call the bacteria laden pickles a crock. I just said what a crock!

“OK, now I am confused,” you mutter as you reach for the mouse to leave the blog post.

WAIT! This is GOOD news, not bad.

And here is why.
Lactobacilli are the good bacteria. Lactobacillus belongs to a group of friendly bacteria that normally live in the small intestine. They can help us in many ways with our immune systems. Fermentation helps the lactobacillus thrive and helps eliminate toxins.

Wait, did you say “fermentation”? Is this a story about pickle beer?
Yes and No.

This is a post about fermented brine pickles, and man oh man are they good.
I can't absolutely tell you exactly how this is done, although I was at the time practicing Southern Gentleman Farming – watching my wife make these. But I sure like to eat them. The best pickles I have EVER had, bar none!

And yes, one can utilize a crock or a large glass jar to do the fermentation.

Want the recipe?
We got it from the book WILD FERMENTATION by Sandor Ellix Katz , which has recipes for a whole plethora of fermented goodies.

How does this tie in with qigong?
Qi in the body is to a large extent governed by the foods we eat. Which would YOU say has more qi, a pickle that supports the body's digestive process or one that doesn't?

Well, you can argue the above statement all you want. I am going to the fridge and get me a good ole fermented, crunchy pickle.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What is "Qi"? Qi Is For Breakfast!

What is “Qi”?

One can read all sorts of books and attempt to describe Qi from the writings. Alas, one can't actually do this for it will always be just an attempt. Why? I will attempt to answer, but bear in mind that an answer can be meaningless until the experience of Qi is self-evident.

I have seen it written that qi is the experience of moving the body in an efficient, natural, and harmonious manner. Is this true? I would say this is absolutely true. In fact, in the Gift of the Tao neigong movement system we have a move designed to do this very thing. And for this fact to become self-evident is a very good thing indeed. But is that all Qi is? Absolutely not.

I have seen it written that Qi is the experience of energy in the body through the body's natural biochemical release. Is this true? It absolutely is true, to an extent. However, it is the Qi itself that stimulates this production rather than that the production IS the qi. This of course can be argued in the fact that the biochemical production can and will lead to increased wei qi. But what I am saying is that Qi is MORE than that.

I have seen it written that Qi is the air we breathe due to the current Chinese character for Qi being “Air”. One must remember that the old way of writing this character was steam or vapor rising from a cauldron cooking. Does air have Qi in it? Sure does. Is concentrating on breathing air the most efficient manner of “cultivating” Qi? Absolutely not – but we will save this argument for another time. Suffice it to say that Qi is much more than air.

For some reason many folks have a reluctance to believe that Qi is energy. The thing is, once one immerses themselves in the practice of Qi manipulation it becomes a self evident fact that Qi IS energy. One also experiences the Qi as energy at a certain point in cultivation practices. But is this ALL that Qi is? I would say no. WHAT? But you said Qi IS energy! OK, I will attempt to explain.

Once a person immerses themselves in real and actual cultivation practices such as neigong, it becomes apparent the connection of Qi and creativity, or manifestation. In the Stillness-Movement medical qigong, when we do Qi manipulation we are manifesting the healing utilizing raw creativity & energy. I call this raw creativity INTENT and use this word to differentiate between linear intention and quantum level creation or manifestation utilizing Qi. Without going deeper into this, lets just say that it is a fact that Qi is inherently tied into this manifestation, and that this leads to the conclusion that Qi IS the raw creative fabric of the universe. Want to argue with this? Then practice real neigong for at least 3 years and then lets talk. Because all this is simply mental masturbation of the highest order UNTIL it becomes self-evident; it is impossible to intellectually understand.

Qi for breakfast? Sure, why not.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Springfield, Missouri June 18,19,20 Stillness-Movement Neigong, Medical Qigong, and Taoist Medicine Workshop

Join us and learn the amazing Stillness-Movement Neigong system. We will also cover the Gift of the Tao Neigong Movements and other qigong methods. On the optional June 20th Monday we will cover clinical applications utilizing hospital and clinic based medical qigong and Chinese Taoist Medicine techniques.

There are only a few more openings available.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Stillness-Movement & Gift of Tao Neigong – What are these Energetic Teachings?

Enter the world of the non-linear and try to figure out how to describe a non-linear happening, event, or cultivation system with mere words. The thing is, it really is very difficult to talk about. How does one truly explain a non-linear method, as all explanations are linear? The truth is we can't, we can only approach, doing the best we can with limited brain oriented linear vocabulary. But I will attempt to describe the Stillness-Movement & Gift of Tao Neigong to some extent with words. Health, awareness, and the ability to help others - this is why one should practice these methods. Now please understand that, although this system is very powerful in development of the ability to manipulate energy for medical purposes of healing others, there are thousands that practice it for the health and awareness aspect.

First, the difference in neigong and qigong. It appears that most people do not really understand this. You can look at it as qigong being an umbrella term covering all the qi oriented exercises. Stillness-Movement Neigong is internal and involves the process of first creating a dan tian, translated usually as "field of elixer", then filling it with Light. I translate it more as "place where energy storage and transmutation occurs". Note also that the dan tian is at our center of being. The Teacher energetically works with each student to give them a "spark" or initialization of the dan tian with Lineage oriented Heavenly vibrations. The student then goes home and works with this on his own. As the student does his homework the energy there gets denser and denser, glowing brighter and brighter. SEERS see this as once the energy gets to a specific density and vibration, it rises up through the body, opening each energy center in a natural non-traumatic and safe manner. Note this differs significantly from any type of forced method. Once the energy does that it pops out of the top of the head and connects us with Tao (source, Heaven, any number of words utilized in different explanations). When we reach this point we then learn to "dance in the Wu Wei". I call this process "Listening". Actually this "Listening" starts much sooner, as the energy begins building in the Dan Tian, but it manifests strongly after the energetics open all the centers and pops out the top of the head. What does this mean practically? Enhancement of intuition would be one phrase to describe what I am referring to. Synchronicity would be another word. Actually there are many other words as this process is so potent, I don't think I can list all the words to describe it.

The Energy Body Vibration Aspect of the Practice 

A person has a specific level of awareness when they begin the practice. A level of energy body vibration. I work with each student at the level they are when they walk into the workshop. And the same thing when one begins practicing the movements from the DVD. We raise the energy body vibration frequency which in turn raises one's vibration closer to "heavenly vibrations" This is ALSO an important aspect of what I referred to earlier as "dancing in the wu wei". This ALSO is an important aspect of the awareness factor. This ALSO is an important aspect of the "Listening" process. I talk more and demonstrate more of this process in my next book due this summer.

As opposed to conventional qigong methods which are more geared at circulation of the energy, in internal Stillness-Movement Neigong the circulation process is automatic, and non forced, while all the other things I described above happen. In fact, the whole process is automatic. One does not need to concern themselves with anything I just wrote.

The Gift of the Tao Movements are indeed neigong. They were derived from the practice of Stillness-Movement and are energy patterns as seen in the higher vibratory levels. An ideal combination is the practice of both Gift of the Tao and Stillness-Movement, although one can reach a very good level doing either, as the Gift of Tao are reflections of the Stillness-Movement practice. Unlike simple qigong which is linear oriented, these movements are essentially non-linear in that if one just observes them, they can have no idea of what the practice actually does.

Far More Important 
 Awakening to Who You Really Are

This method has another aspect which is actually far more important than anything I have mentioned so far. The method awakens a person to who they really are, that true "inner core", the Higher Level self. THIS is the true "immortality" spoken of in Taoist practices. It helps a person find and fulfill their Destiny. Destiny referring not to something that just happens to you or you are forced to follow but as that which the true real you has already decided they needed to learn or work with in this lifetime. The other side of the coin is that the medical practices derived from the practice are High Level healing as they are designed to help a person find and fulfill their Destiny.

The Health Aspect

When I first began doing Taoist qigong I could barely walk, bent over, arms not being able to extend beyond a bent at elbow 90 degrees, intense debilitating back pain, not being able to grasp anything with my hands, intense migraines, unable to chew food, and probably other things which I choose to forget. All from car wrecks (broke jaws in 17 places), falls (broke both arms and wrists at same time) and other injuries (2nd car wreck, more back trauma, other injuries). There is no doubt whatsoever that these practices were responsible in helping my recovery. I have had many students of this system express to me how it helped then recover from many different dis-ease situations. Most people who practice have less colds, less subject to falling ill to virus, miss less sick days, if they do get sick they recover faster, etc. It does NOT mean that practitioners never get sick as ANYONE can.

The "Ability to Help Others" Aspect of the Practice

A person does not have to be a healer for the practice to help others. As we raise the energy body vibration frequency, when we interact with others, there is a "magnetic induction" effect. we actually assist the other person in awareness enhancement, to a point. So the practice can not only raise the vibration frequency of you but of the whole area in which one practices. An example of this is I moved from one location to another about 7 years ago. Students tell me they drive by where I used to live and see as well as feel the energy still there. So we are helping others no matter what walk of life we do.

I hope this is helpful to anyone wishing to know more about the practices I teach. 
You can find out all this on your own by attending my next workshop in Terre Haute, Indiana March 26,27, and optional 28, then practicing what you learn.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Terre Haute, Indiana March 26th, 27th, and optional 28th Stillness-Movement Neigong & Medical Qigong Workshop

Join us to learn an authentic Taoist Lineage Neigong method, Stillness-Movement Neigong. In addition, here is your chance to learn the highly energetic Gift of the Tao Neigong Movements.  We will also do Tree-Qigong, Walking Qigong, Sequential Energy Center Activation & Balancing, and other qigong methods. On Monday the 28th Medical Qigong & Taoist Medicine applications will be taught. Practitioners of these healing methods have some of the very highest result rates in the world.
Here is the complete flyer.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pitfalls of Mind

The Pitfalls Of Mind

Mind is a very powerful thing. Oh Yeah! In fact, I would have to say it is one of the more powerful things on the Earth. After all, Mind is the Master for over 90% of humanity. That's pretty freakin powerful! There are even religions that have, through centuries, heck, even thousands of years, developed techniques to enhance Mind, for all just KNEW that the ticket to freedom was and is development of Mind. Work it baby work it! Massage it. Care for it. Contemplate on it. Meditate on it.

And a very astounding fact; MOST of humanity are absolutely tricked by Mind into believing that Mind is who they really are! Absolutely convinced. The typical response, when this is pointed out, is “Oh ON NO NO, you can't tell me otherwise. You are wrong wrong wrong, Mind IS everything.” Guess who tells them to say that?

So what has happened here? What has happened is that Mind is now humanity's worst enemy! Mind has made a slave of poor little miniscule Spirit, that inner core Divine spark that we all have residing within, the true-heart of our beings. Spirit now has no say, Mind makes the decisions.

Has anyone looked about them and asked WHY is humanity absolutely insane at this stage of development? Nothing really makes sense. Oh, it makes sense to the Master, old Master Mind. For Spirit has been suppressed to just a small spark.

But attempt to tell this to over 90 % of the population and they will not believe you; the response always being, “Ah, phooey on you! Mind is everything” (or so Mind keeps telling that very person who may be told that Mind is the enemy).

Mind has developed and the religions offering homage to the mind have developed – all guaranteeing FREEDOM! And Mind has taken over. No longer is there a Spirit, for those that choose this path, only Mind. And let me tell you Mind likes it; Master over all, the BIG Honcho, inventing complex mental works of explanation.

In fact, MIND IS THE VERY WORST ENEMY THAT WE CAN EVER HAVE! It has created an endless feedback loop for most of humanity who is stuck in the mental plane and playing recordings over and over and over. Yes, those "layers" and "signposts" are nothing but endless feedback loops.

Oh, Mind shows those that are experts on it, those that have worked hard massaging it, exactly how to get to “freedom”. But it never lets a person, if it can at all be helped, know that this “freedom” offered is nothing more than the endless loops, going on and on until death. A very practical endless feedback loop. You get the picture. Yes, Mind is finite!

And to be fair, those who endlessly work with MIND, massaging and admiring it, are a smaller portion of humanity. Let us address the remainder. It was really easy for Mind to take over as the Master Enemy of this portion of humanity. Mind didn't even need to exert any power at all – just stepped right in and took over pretty as you please. THIS is the reason for the mass insanity we now observe in Humanity!

Humanity has almost forsaken Spirit in favor of Mind. Do you think if we all let inner Spirit be the Master instead of Mind that this past weekend's insanity would have occurred (the famed S thing, you know, that insane game where people toss a ball to someone and tell them to run through a pack of intensely body developed people that would rather do nothing other than bring said ball carrier crashing down)? Yes, literally millions and millions and more millions of dollars are spent for the privilege to watch people bashing in each others heads. Or that governments would spend billions and billions on killing other parts of humanity (you know, wars)? Or that we would forsake each other in our desire to acquire more and more possessions?

But what about the other less than 10% of humanity that Mind has not taken over as Master? Ah, luckily it turns out that the Divine Spark that is our inner core, although heavily suppressed by Mind, is not totally extinguished in any of us. Our True-Heart remains. And because through these centuries there were always those very few men of knowledge that kept this spark alive and refused to let Mind ride as Master but instead turned Mind into a powerful slave by bringing forth Spirit to be the Master, there is opportunity for everyone to turn the tables on Mind and let their true inner Spiritual core be the Master.

Hmm, let us contemplate that. NO NO NO! Let us take responsibility for who we really are and embrace that Divine inner Spirit, the True-Heart that we all possess, and bring forth Light into the world. Let us end this craziness NOW!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Great Goat Healing

I had gone outside to break the ice for our animals here on the farm and quickly scooted back inside for the temperatures were in the low teens.

After warming up and writing a bit for my new book, I went back outside to toss some more hay to the animals.
Imagine my most serious shock and surprise to see a poor goat that had somehow fallen into the water tank. This poor creature had only her head sticking out of the water with her front hooves hooked over the edge of the tank. And the water was frozen solid around her! As in she couldn't move - at all.

I quickly broke the ice and pulled her out of the tank. I then did a quick Tui Na massage on her to help restore circulation. But it was not enough. This unfortunate creature was suffering from severe hypothermia and shock and was very near death.

Ah, but sometimes intervention can lead to amazing things. I brought her inside, dried her off, and began to do medical qigong healing on this frozen, unable to move goat.

It can be a shock to anyone's system to see God's creatures suffering. I am a softy concerning these animals which most people think of as things, or at best a being who has no sentience or is so low level it does not matter.

How wrong those type of thoughts are! I have seen time and time again how universal love and intelligence is expressed by dogs, horses, and yes, goats.

But back to the healing. This poor creature went through several stages of change involving first unconsciousness then convulsions and then sporadic neuro firing to frozen limbs. As I continued to project qi I recognized these changes as a promising sign.

The medical qigong treatment lasted about an hour. At the end of the hour her spasms were reduced to normal body reactions. I carried her back outside and watched as she ran off to join her herd.

Yes, medical qigong is not reserved for people only but can be used to help all creatures of Tao.

London Stillness-Movement Workshop

London was a blast; a whirlwind trip it was!

There was snow & ice in the forecast as I was packing my bags so I left home a day early to arrive at a motel near the airport. I woke up to about 5 inches of snow on the ground and started to have some concern about the plane being able to take off. But my concern dissipated as soon as it arrived for I knew that if the workshop was supposed to happen it most certainly would. I arrived at the airport amidst blowing snow, walked in, went through security, and arrived at my gate. I then looked out the window and it had quit snowing and the sun had come out! 30 minute delay for de-icing of the aircraft and then I was off.

Approximately 13 hrs later we landed in London, walked off the plane, and there to meet us were two new friends. I wish to publicly state that the guys and gals of London are some of the nicest people one could hope to meet. We were in for a treat as we shared the weekend of energy, friendship, and enjoying the London pub ales after dinner.

The workshop itself was filled with really good, kind and caring people who were more than willing to take in this amazing Stillness-Movement Neigong system. They all did great and I am sure went home with new tools in their toolbox for helping humanity. It was especially nice having the multicultural experience of people from so many different countries! Even though at times they possibly may not have understood my obvious "Southern" USA accent, we all understood each other fine from the common experience of energetics - that universal language that was SO prevalent during the weekend.

It was with the joy of the total experience and new friends that we departed for home. The 15 hrs it took to get there flew by as mostly we practiced Stillness-Movement on the plane.

I am looking forward to more experiences with this amazing group.