The Tao: Feng Shui & Oriental Medicine
We are Unique Expressions of Spirit
There are approximately 7 plus billion people in the world today, 6,500
different languages, and an untold number of unique cultures belief
systems and social norms. Under these various conditions, each soul has
a unique subjective experience and interpretation of life, developing
unique ways of perceiving, feeling, thinking, symbolizing,
understanding and expressing. In consideration of all these
differences, the forms, methods and means Spirit uses to communicate
may sound, look and feel quite different from one person place and
time to the next. As messages from
Spirit get filtered through peoples psyche and senses, it eventually is expressed and codified
into a multitude of art forms and belief systems (religions). And
though expressions vary, they all point back to the underlying essence and energy of an Infinite Spirit-Source.
Perhaps this is (partly) what
the Yin Yang symbol represents - this flowing back and forth from the
expansion of infinite source... to the contraction of limited
manifestation (from destruction... to re-creation).
the course of history, many souls have stood as channels and intermediaries for
Infinite Spirit-Source, interpreting and translating messages to
the mind of man. Of these souls, we cannot know how many went mad,
how many were lost or forgotten, and how many died before their time.
What we do know is those whose message reached across
time and space, and are present (to some degree or another) with us
today. These beings are known to us as the prophets of the various
religions. These prophets received and interpreted messages
from Spirt, and in turn, communicated them into an accessible
contemporary vernacular, understandable to their particular community
of people. The purpose of these prophets (or any true spiritual leader for that matter)
was not to accrue and keep power for themselves, but to raise people to a higher level - to help open them up and receive truth
directly from Source... to eventually dispense with the outward
teachings and go beyond the words, beyond the mind, and even, beyond
the human intermediary.
Sadly, without a clear open strong connection with the
Infinite Spirit-Source, a soul is more
susceptible to being seduced by the ego mind, our baser desires and
emotions (esp fear), and
in extreme cases, "dark forces" and malevolent entities. When the
Spirit-Source is blocked off, the soul has little of any real
substance to access or fall back on, and the limited contracted
survival mechanisms of the
ego mind step in. At this point, the souls only known recourse is to
either become attached to and identify with "the messenger" (the Guru),
and or the outward forms of spirit - the false illusory "Idols" or
symbolic "Labels" ("I am" this religion, ethnicity, race, color,
political party, sex, social economic class, and so on). As such
attachments identities idols and labels indoctrinate the mind, the
feelings of isolation (into a certain group) and separation (from those
outside of your group) is strengthened ...
hastening the spread of materialism, greed and fear. Taoism is one of
the "religions" that tries to step us back and away from this rampant
ego mind so we can reconnect to the deeper truth of our infinite
The very 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 experienced is done as
if for the first time. This state of being is not something one can
achieve with effort or force of will, but 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 that children are closer to the Kingdom
of Heaven - they have no preconceived training that cloud their
perceptions of reality.
You may not realize or sense it, yet, but there is a Deep Transmission
going on here that is Beyond the Mind
Concepts, ideas, words were all created by the
mind to describe something beyond the mind.
Words are not "The Thing" but a symbolic representation of it.
these concepts, ideas and words with our own life force-power, and only this gives them meaning.
The "Truth" is not the words themselves but what is lodged in between,
behind and beyond them. Its essence is sensed as an energy,
consciousness or vibration (perhaps you feel this now as you read these
If your mind disagrees with anything said within this website, that's
ok... just try to feel the essence or power being conveyed-transmitted
in between, behind and beyond. To do this, read a few lines that attract
your attention. Sit quietly, close your eyes and feel. Whatever comes
into your awareness (be it a knowing, a message, a sensation, thoughts,
colors, sounds) this is your inner truth.
It's not as important if my words are correct or "make sense". The
intention here is to catalyze a shift in your thinking process - to
question your conceptual reality and help you feel outside your
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 the ego mind is appeased (if even for a moment) then it releases
its hold and allows you to drop down into "No Mind"... the peaceful, still, quiet
place beyond...to simply feel and be.
Those who live in faith and trust (not needing to know in order to act)
can just do the work off an inner feeling or sense of its rightness. In
the meanwhile, to coax the reluctant ego mind into going along with the
"Spiritual Plan", we offer some explanations (in this website) to help assuage its curiosity.
Like the "Tao", this healing work cannot be put into
words or understood in the regular ways things are known. However, the
"Truth" of "It" - "Your Truth" - can only be known through subjective
Over the course of my
own healing journey into energy and consciousness, I have found that
everything is connected to everything else. For the sake of being able
to communicate from one mind to another, I have used the mind and its
many words to try to formulate and communicate the infinitely
intangible into some coherent conceptual format, which at first sight
might not seem to make any sense. No matter, the connections are there.
And if you go deeper beyond the words and open your mind, you may feel
a spiritual energy and light flowing to you.
Shui” is an intuitive sense of placement, working with symbolic
meanings, magnetic influences, energetic dynamics, and the 8 directions
(representing the infinite external universe). For example, each
species of tree has a particular energy field and consciousness. By
placing that tree in a particular position in a room, you are invoking
a connection to all similar trees on the planet, which draws more power
into an otherwise contained space. The same is true of a particular
symbol or object... with proper intention, you can invoke a connection
to those consciousnesses that represents it in the greater universe,
and from that, bring in its power.
Feng Shui has some similarities to "Geomancy" (which is of Celtic
origin) both integrating terrestrial meridian flows. Feng Shui then is
a form of Acupuncture, except instead of using the meridians of the
human body, it uses the meridians or "Lay Lines" of the planet. I
believe Feng Shui (and Geomancy) originated from direct revelation, but
like many religions, it has to some degree become disconnected from its
The underlining principle behind Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is that all life is made up
of energy, and that diseases are generally caused by an imbalance and
blockage of this life force within the body. Acupuncture works on the
body by stimulating certain points upon energy pathways, lines or
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 these
other levels of energy and consciousness. The inquisitive acupuncturist
that I was (and to better serve my patients) I felt it my duty to find
any other healing method that would affect a positive change.
A Curious Experiment
A 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 than the effect acupuncture needles normally produced.
"Wow, this is interesting. How far can I go with this?".
I placed a bottle of herbs on the chest of another one of my clients,
held the pendulum over, watched it swing, and my client reported feeling
the energy of the herbs sink in, opening and clearing her chest (hmmmm).
"What would happen if I didn’t use the pendulum but my hand instead?"
Sure enough, I got a similar reaction.
What would happen if I did this energy work without touching the person?
I asked one of my friends (who did Reiki healing) to be my guinea pig
for an experiment, and from across the room i started, my arm hand and
fingers naturally and spontaneously moved. After the session he asked
if I ever received any Reiki initiations or training as what I did felt
similar... but even more powerful ! I said "No" (I never received any
Reiki initiations or training).
Why 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
(beyond the conceptual teachings) without all those invasive needles?
Does this make sense to you? (Sure did to me). Who cared what tools I
used (or what the belief systems), just as long as I achieved the same
if not better results, it's all good ! Eventually, I got the idea that I
should let go 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 risk I was taking for the reward of being a better healer to my
clients was 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. When I was a kid, one of the things I wanted to be
was an archaeologist and discover ancient mysteries and treasures (I also
wanted to be like Dr Strange). What I am doing now (with this healing
work) is not too far from that, but instead of outer... its inner
mysteries and treasures of the soul and spirit. And here we are.
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