Tao – Religion - Feng
Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
nature of life is constant change.
The truth revealed in this
moment may not be the same in the next.
In Zen, this is "Beginners Mind" - where everything
done so as if for
the first time. This state of being is not something
one can achieve with effort or force of will - it is something inherent
to our very nature, existing below the "cultivated mind" (that part of us that takes the rawness of life
and conceptualizes, reasons, interprets and judges).
This is why it is said, children are closer to the Kingdom of Heaven
- they have no preconceived training that cloud their perceptions of
reality. "The Path" leads us through and beyond all the lies and illusions so that we may experience a "return to innocence".
A Transmission Beyond
Concepts, ideas, words - no matter how lofty - were all created by
to describe something beyond the mind.
Words are not "The Thing"
a symbolic representation of it. We imbue these concepts, ideas and
words with power, and only this gives them meaning.
"Truth" is not the words themselves, but in between, behind and beyond
the words is an energy,
consciousness and vibration carried along with and through
them. As you read this web site, if you have a
clear energy and open mind you may sense this.
If your mind disagrees with the concepts, ideas or
words thats within this website, that's really ok... just try to feel whats being conveyed or transmitted between, behind
and beyond. To do this, read a few lines, sit quietly, close your
eyes and simply feel. What comes into your awareness, be it a
sensation, a thought, a color, a sound, a knowing, or anything else...
this is your perceived truth as it is shining forth from the between, behind and
beyond the filters of your own mind.
am not attached to my words "making sense" "being correct" or "being
right". The intention here is to catalyze a shift in your
thinking process. If I get you to ask questions, doubt your
conceptual reality and start thinking
outside your "comfort zones", I would have
succeeded in making your time here worth while.
sharing all this information with you is to feed the ravenous ego mind that wants to
know "How do I
fit this healing into a workable frame of reference, into some sort of
understandable “box’?" Once
that mind is appeased (if even for a moment) then it will release its
hold and allow you to drop down into that peaceful, still, quiet place
of "No Mind".. to simply feel and be.
live in faith and trust (not needing to know in order to act) can just
do the work on an inner feeling or sense of its rightness. In the
meanwhile, to coax the reluctant mind into going along with the
"Spiritual Plan", some explanations are called for.
"Tao" (nor this healing work) cannot (adequately) be put in words or
understood in the regular
ways things are known. However, the "Truth" of "It" - "Your Truth" -
can be known through subjective experience and divine revelation (this
being the essence of what I wish to convey to you through the healing
work I offer). Perhaps this is the message found behind all the
scriptures of all
Message of all Religions
“One” common message of all religions is
essentially about "re-joining" with the Creator - this is by definition
what "religion" means. All the different religious texts basically say the same thing along these lines.
However, since this message is given to differing people within the
unique language of their understanding, the context of their
contemporary culture, according to their members individual
temperaments, and finally, taking into account the spiritual evolution
(or lack thereof) of the people of the time... the end result may
sound, look and feel quite different. This was by design as the Great
Spirit knows we are not all alike - many of us have very different ways
of perceiving, feeling, understanding and expressing.
important to understand that we are not all at the same level of
spiritual development. Each one of us is on a very different place on
our path, and so it is no wonder than that (according to
everyone’s unique needs) as the “One” common
message from Spirit filters through the many different peoples of the
world, it becomes codified into many different religions.
However, if one looks carefully - though the words are different - the
message underlying the different religions is all the same.
and guidance were given to those intermediaries
(prophets) who could pass it on to the greater masses of people (those
who were not yet open or able to directly receive). Yet the goal of all
true spiritual leaders has always been to bring people up to their
level, to empower them to eventually receive the truth
directly from spirit, dispensing with the outward teachings, moving
beyond the need for an intermediary. What we see now in this era of
confusion, fear, and uncertainty is a reversal of the prophets
intentions. Where the people are holding on even stronger to the
outward "mental" teachings, the true message of all religions is to
open for the individual a direct connection to Source beyond the words,
beyond the mind.
that people have identified themselves with as they have aligned
themselves to the superficial differences of the outer form (black,
white, Christian, Jew) has only caused more divisiveness - as the
ego-mind has stepped in to take control and reign its judgment one over
another. As people of differing religious persuasions continue to argue and fight against themselves (isn't love,
tolerance, kindness the message of all religions?) things are getting
worse in the world, as the spread of rampant materialism, greed and
the course of my own healing journey, I have
found that everything is connected to everything else (esp in regards
to energy and higher levels of consciousness). However, for the sake of
being able to communicate
various concepts from one mind to another (and we all know that
the mind does try very hard to make sense of the nonsensical) I have
categorized various topics which by all appearance might not seem to
sense (seeming to be randomly put together as I mix and match one
to another). No matter, the connections are there.
“Feng Shui” is an
intuitive sense of placement,
working with symbolic meanings, magnetic influences, energetic
dynamics, and the 8 directions. For example, a tree has a different
energy field (and symbolic meaning) than a statue, and things placed in
the North have a different energetic affect than if oriented to the
Feng Shui has some similarities to
"Geomancy" (which is of Celtic origin) both integrating terrestrial
meridian flows – lay lines and such (a sort of
“Planetary Acupuncture” application). I believe
Feng Shui (and Geomancy) originated from direct revelation and further
evolved with scientific observation, yet like many religions, it has
become an outer teaching disconnected from its intuitive roots.
The underlining principle behind acupuncture
is that all life is made up of energy, and that diseases are generally
caused by an imbalance and blockage of this life energy within the body. Acupuncture
works on the body by stimulating certain energy points and lines of
force (meridians) thereby restoring the natural healthy
flow of life energy. As the physical body mirrors or manifests the
deeper imbalances present in the energy-mind-spirit, it is thought that
by merely manipulating the meridian flows one can affect a complete
healing of the body, mind and spirit. However, the meridian flows only
exist on one energetic dimensional level, whereas the human soul exists
and functions on many dimensions of energy and consciousness. In my own
studies, I intuited that many causes of disease come from levels not
connected to or affected by the manipulation of the meridian flows
alone, but from other levels of energy and consciousness altogether.
The inquisitive acupuncturist that I was (and to better serve my
patients) I felt it my duty to find any other healing methods that
would affect a change on these other levels.
short time after I graduated from acupuncture school, I began to
experiment with energy healing without using needles. A friend had
given me a crystal pendulum (see Dowsing), and while I was holding this over
the points and meridians of his body, the
pendulum would swing clockwise, counter-clockwise, longitudinally...
and my friend would feel the energy move in ways that were similar if not more powerful to
the effects the acupuncture needles normally produced.
"Wow, this is interesting. How far can I go
with this?" (I thought).
I held a box of patent formula herbs on the
chest of another one of my clients and held the pendulum over it and
watched it swing, and my client reported feeling the herbs sink into
her chest, opening and clearing it (hmmmm).
"What would happen if I didn’t use
the pendulum but my hand instead?"
enough, I got the same and some different results. What would happen if
I did this energy work without touching the person? From across the
room I started to practice.... I approached one
of my friends (who did Reiki healing) and asked if he would be so
kind as to be my guinea pig for this mad experiment (I have
practiced on a lot of trusting souls these past few years...
haven't lost anyone yet). After the session he
asked me if I ever received any Reiki initiations or training as what
I did with him felt similar to it and actually, even more powerful. I
said no, I
have never received any Reiki before. Another interesting piece of the
I Left Acupuncture
So... if I
could work with the energies of the body without needles, why do
acupuncture? (In China, this method of healing is
called "Chi Kung" - Chi=energy, Kung=work). Why not just focus directly
on the energies without all those invasive needles? Does this make
sense to you? (Sure did to me). Who cared what tools I used, just as
long as I achieved the same if not better results. Eventually, I got
the idea that I should let go of the old form of using needles in my
healing work, and just focus on practicing and developing this new way.
It has taken a lot of courage and faith to let go of 3+ years of
schooling (plus the legitimacy my licenses gave). Many people think
acupuncture is far out there on the fringes of medical practice... yet
the energy and higher consciousness work I was about to step into was
beyond even that (but I just knew that the risks I was taking were
worth it). With oriental medicine, I found I had reached the ceiling of
its effectiveness and would only take me and my clients so
far. When I discovered the existence of this inner spirit world, and
then found out I could work with it... a whole new mystery opened up
before me to uncover. And here we are. (When I was a kid, one of
the things I wanted to be was an archeologist and discover ancient
mysteries... what I am doing now is not too far from that, but instead
of outer its inner mysteries).
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