Tao – Religion - Feng
Shui - Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
nature of life is constant change.
The truth revealed in this
moment may not be the same in the next.
Each person and
situation presents a unique window into other truths and
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 inner nature, existing below the "Cultivated
Mind" - that part of us that takes in the rawness of life
and conceptualizes, reasons, interprets and judges.
This is why they say children are closer to the Kingdom of Heaven
- they have no preconceived training that cloud their perceptions of
reality. For those who wish to experience life in this way, "The Path"
(that "Return to Innocence") leads us Into, Through and Beyond all the
false stuff we hold inside.
A Transmission Beyond
Concepts, ideas, words - no matter how lofty - were all created by
to describe something beyond the mind - the words are not "The Thing"
a symbolic representation of it. We imbue these concepts, ideas and
words with our Power, and this and this alone gives them meaning.
"Truth" is not the words them selves, but in between, behind and beyond
the words is an energy,
consciousness and vibration carried along with and through
them. Perhaps, as you read this web site, you may have a sense of this
"Power" that is even now being
conveyed. Do you feel it ?
If you have an open
mind, you may sense and know this directly.
if your mind disagrees with the form my outward concepts, ideas or
words take, remember, none of it is real, and you will not get hung up
- just try to feel whats being conveyed or transmitted between, behind
and beyond. And if you like, 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 truth as it is shining forth from the between, behind and
beyond the filters of your own mind (and if you are clear enough, you
may even have a direct perception of my truth).
am not attached to my words "making sense" or "being correct" or "being
right". The intention here is to provoke
or evoke something in you - to catalyze a shift, a change to your
thinking process. If I get you to ask questions - to doubt your
conceptual reality and start thinking
outside your "comfort zones", outside your "box", I would have
succeeded in making our time and effort together here worth while.
On the other hand, the other
sharing all this information here with you is to feed the
questioning ravenous ego mind that wants to
know know know... "How do I
fit this healing into a workable frame of reference, into some sort of
understandable “box’?" Perhaps,
once that mind is appeased (if even for a moment) then it can let your
awareness release, and you may drop down into a deeper state of "Being"
- into that peaceful, still, quiet place of "No Mind" and just feel.
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 (that come
from Spirit) all 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) the “One” common
message from Spirit filters through the many different peoples of the
world - it becomes codified into many (apparently) different religions.
However, if one looks carefully - though the words are different - the
message underlying the different religions is all the same.
Thus one sees
that the messages and guidance were given to those many 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
the true spiritual leaders has always been to bring people up to their
level, to empower and enable 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... they have lost the true message - which
is to open the inner sight and direct connection to truth as it is
revealed personally to the individual from God.
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
("resist not evil"?) 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
Over the course of my own healing journey, I have
found that everything is connected to everything else (most especially
in regards to energy and higher levels of consciousness, there really
no separation). 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 into different headings on different pages.
By all appearance, many of these topics might not seem to make any
sense (seeming to be randomly put together as I mix and match one
to another, like here). No matter, the connections are there.
“Feng Shui” is an
intuitive or “scientific” 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
South. I suppose one could say it is the oriental version of
landscaping and interior decoration, but with very different rules to
follow. I find that in Feng Shui, there are 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 intuitive revelation (like the
religions) and further evolved with scientific observation, yet in many
cases it has become an outer teaching and (like every thing else
traditional) has become an institution (also like the religions). This
is not necessarily bad (there is a kernel of truth in all things) but I
feel that one should also consider presenting such concerns (question
about interior decorations and placement) to a Spiritual Guide (they
see things so much clearer). We have even come up with some interesting
multi-dimensional perspectives "outside of the box" (where there is
often a need for a little “Ghost Busting”).
The underlining principle behind acupuncture
is that all life is made up of energy, and that diseases are generally
caused by an imbalance 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 balance and 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 came 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 I was holding this on
the points and meridians over his body. At different places, the
pendulum would swing clockwise, counter-clockwise, longitudinally...
and my friend would feel the energy move in ways that were similar to
the effects that the acupuncture needles would normally have, even
"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 only used my hand instead?"
Sure enough, I got the same results (some
even more interesting, some different than others). Then the idea
dawned on me to do this energy work without touching the person, from a
distance across the room. So I started to practice.... I approached one
of my friends (who did Reiki healing) and asked him if he would be so
kind as to be my guinea pig for this mad experiment of mine (I have
practiced on a lot of trusting souls over these past few years...
haven't lost anyone yet, cross my fingers). Well, 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, 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 (for me and my clients)... it could only take us so
far. When I discovered the existence of this inner spirit world, and
then found out that I could work with it... a whole new mystery was
laid before me to uncover. And here we are. (When I was a kid, one of
the things I wanted to be was an archeologist... I think this will do
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