- The Tao - Feng
Message of all Religions
Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
“One” common message of all religions is
essentially about "re-joining" or "re-uniting" with the Creator
- this is by definition
what "religion" means ("legare" or "ligion" in Latin means "to
join" or "unite").
However, since this message was given to differing people with
unique languages, cultures, temperaments, and spiritual
(or lack thereof)... the methods and means to achieve this
common end result may
sound, look and feel quite different. This was by design as the
Spirit knows we are not all alike - many of us have very
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
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 belief
systems or religions.
However, if one looks carefully - though the words are different
- the underlying message is the same.
Prophets acted as intermediaries - standing between the infinite
and the mind of man. They received messages, interpreted and in
turn, communicated into an accessible contemporary vernacular,
understandable to their particular community of people. The goal
true prophets (and spiritual leaders) then is not to keep power
for themselves, but to bring people up to their
level - to help open and empower them to receive the truth
directly from Source, to eventually dispense with the outward
teachings.. beyond the words, beyond the mind, and even, beyond
the human intermediary.
Sadly, as people in this day and age find
themselves stray farther and farther from Source (into the
mind), they have identified themselves with more and more words
and self identifying "labels" (I am Christian, I am Jew, I am
black, I am white, I am Republican, I am Democrat, and so on).
Such labels have only strengthened the feelings of isolation and
separation from self, from others, and from Source. Identifying
and thus aligning ones energies
to these superficial differences has only caused more
divisiveness, one which the
ego-mind has taken advantage, stepping in to take control and
reign its judgment. 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
worse in the world, as the spread of rampant materialism, greed
fear grows. Taoism is one of the "religions" that tries to step
us back and away from this rampant ego mind so we can see the
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
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
- they have no preconceived training that cloud their perceptions
reality. "The Path" leads us through and beyond all the lies and
illusions so that we may experience a "return to innocence".
Concepts, ideas, words - no matter how lofty - were all
to describe something beyond the mind.
Words are not "The Thing"
a symbolic representation of it. We imbue these concepts, ideas
words with power, and only this gives them meaning.
"Truth" is not the words themselves, but in between, behind and
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 within this website, that's really ok... just try to feel
what's 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
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
right". The intention here is to catalyze a shift in your
thinking process. If I get you to ask, question, doubt your
conceptual reality and start sensing
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
understandable “box’?" Once
that mind is appeased (if even for a moment) then it will
hold and allow you to drop down into that peaceful, still, quiet
of "No Mind".. to simply feel and be.
live in faith and trust (not needing to know in order to act)
do the work on an inner feeling or sense of its rightness. In
meanwhile, to coax the reluctant mind into going along with the
"Spiritual Plan", some explanation may help.
"Tao" (nor this healing work) cannot (adequately) be put into
understood in the regular
ways things are known. However, the "Truth" of "It" - "Your
can be known through subjective experience and divine revelation
(the essence of what I wish to convey through the healing
work and the message found behind all the
scriptures of all religions).
the course of my own healing journey into energy and
consciousness, I have
found that everything is connected to everything else. For the
being able to communicate from one limited struggling mind
to another (and we all know that
the mind does try very hard to make sense of the nonsensical) I
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
sense (randomly put together as I mix and match one
to another). 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.
“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
energy field (and symbolic meaning) than a statue, and things
the North have a different energetic affect than if oriented to
Feng Shui has some similarities to
"Geomancy" (which is of Celtic origin) both integrating
meridian flows – lay lines and such (a sort of
“Planetary Acupuncture” application). I believe
Feng Shui (and Geomancy) originated from direct revelation and
evolved with scientific observation, yet like many religions, it
become an outer teaching disconnected from its intuitive roots.
The underlining principle
is that all life is made up of energy, and that diseases are
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
flow of life energy. As the physical body mirrors or manifests
deeper imbalances present in the energy-mind-spirit, it is
by merely manipulating the meridian flows one can affect a
healing of the body, mind and spirit. However, the meridian
exist on one energetic dimensional level, whereas the human soul
and functions on many dimensions of energy and consciousness. In
studies, I intuited that many causes of disease come from levels
connected to or affected by the manipulation of the meridian
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
would affect a positive change.
short time after I graduated from acupuncture school, I began to
experiment with energy healing without using needles. A friend
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,
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
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
the pendulum but my hand instead?"
enough, I got a similar reaction.
What would happen if
I did this energy work without touching the person?
of my friends (who did Reiki healing) and asked if he would be
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). From across the room i started, my arm
hand and fingers naturally and spontaneously moving. After the
asked me if I ever received any Reiki initiations or training as
I did (to him) felt similar and actually, more powerful. I
said "no, I
have never received any Reiki training 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
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
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
acupuncture is far out there on the fringes of medical
the energy and higher consciousness work I was about to step
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,
then found out I could work with it... a whole new mystery
before me to uncover. When I was a kid, one of
the things I wanted to be was an archeologist and discover
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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