Thursday, October 27, 2016

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love
We often hear the term unconditional love and like the word love we often have different interpretations of the meaning. We have all been socially programed to view ourselves, others and the world in a certain way. Many are not aware that much of what they believe to be good or bad, right or wrong, beautiful or ugly about themselves and others have been socially programed into their subconscious minds from a very young age.

This is why the concept of love can be confusing to many and the concept of unconditional love is even more difficult for many to understand and appreciate. Conscious and unconscious conditions are often placed on our feeling of love for another. The right man or the right women has to be, act or look a certain way. Many lost opportunities for a meaningful relationship have been a result of this socially programed mis-interpretation of the right person to embrace as a partner or sometimes even a friend.

That is why loving someone unconditionally is not easy. It is first necessary to admit that you have been socially programed to see things in a certain way, then with an open mind you have to allow your conscience and unconscious mind to accept a person for who they are and for who they are not. There are no “Ifs” in a relationship based on unconditional love, it is what it is and that’s it; this of course takes courage.

In a socially programed society we are often motivated by what we believe others think of who and what we are; “one man’s heaven is another man’s hell” as the saying goes. There are many lonely people who are not in relationships because that can’t find that right person. One most also use common sense loving someone unconditionally does not mean you should subject yourself to abuse, physical or psychological.

In the society that we live in there will always be certain conditions in most relationships, it is rare to have a relationship that is based on a foundation of unconditional love, it is usually a process that takes time, and a large degree of self-awareness. 

The motivational energy to have an unconditional love for another must be internal not external. In Taoism healing, we learn that unconditional love is the greatest healing energy humans possess. Clara Hale founder of Hale House proved that the unconditional loving touch of any human can heal.
During Harlem’s crack epidemic many of the lives of infants of addicted parents in Harlem Hospital were saved by strangers recruited by Mrs. Hale to volunteer to visit the hospital’s maternity ward to hold and show unconditional love to the crying crack babies who had no one to love and hold them.  
The healing power of the Chunsoo Ki treatments that we give at our center is based on the concept of unconditional love, it takes time to develop the ability to provide unconditional love to those that you know, and it’s even more difficult to provide this energy to strangers. When this can happen however it provides healing energy to both the giver and the receiver.

Power of Suggestion

 Power of Suggestion
Our conscious mind controls the actions of our subconscious mind, we are what we think, and our world is what we believe it to be. The subconscious mind can also function independently from our conscious mind, it works 24/7 all of our internal body functions work without our conscious thought. What is not commonly known is the influence that external suggestion can have on our subconscious mind.   
A hypnotic suggestion to a person can harm or heal that person. “Almost any disease can be induced in hypnotic subjects by suggestion” writes Dr. Joseph Murphy in his wonderful book “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind”. Many have experienced the miraculous phenomenon of faith healing. The reason way one should be careful about their thoughts is due to the power of suggestion.  

Print and electronic media can provide both positive and negative suggestions to the subconscious minds of individuals who may not be aware that a form of social programing takes place in some of the music we listen to, the papers we read and what we see on large or small screens. There is a belief by many in the world of media that there is a greater market for negative news then it is for positive news. 

I have tremendous respect for Pat Stevenson the publisher of four community newspapers, who for years has only printed “good news that people can use”. That has been a very difficult business decision but she has shown by example that there is a market for positive news that can provide positive suggestions to the subconscious minds of the readers.

Music can also be a tool to convey negative or positive suggestive thoughts to the subconscious minds of listeners. On October 15th 2016 a number of organizations called for a national boycott of radio stations that played music which glorified violence and a negative view and treatment of women. Just as Pat Stevenson’s newspapers have shown that there is a market for positive news, there is also a market for positive music many of you old schoolers know what I am talking about. 

Unfortunately many younger individuals are not aware that some of the music that is popular maybe sending negative suggestions to their subconscious minds that can consciously be acted out as part of their reality.  I have been told by many young artists that if their music is too positive they find it difficult to get record deals and air time.

It is important to understand the power of suggestion and how it can influence our subconscious minds, more importantly it is necessary to make our children aware of how media can have a negative or positive influence on how that see themselves and how they see others. Becoming aware of how media can influence our subconscious minds is the first step towards deprogramming. 

We are all socially programed to view ourselves and the world in a certain way. Fear and doubt seems to be the formula for much of the news we are exposed to. I recommend paying attention to the news you read, the music you listen to and what you view on the large and small screens.

The Agreement of Truth

The Agreement of Truth
What we understand and believe to be true today is based upon an agreement. When the agreement of what is true changes what we understand and believe to be true today may not be true tomorrow. There was a time in Europe where there was an agreement that the world was flat. The truth was based upon an understanding and belief of an agreement. When it was proven that the world was not flat. The agreement changed and so did the understanding of the truth about the world.

Governments create laws based upon agreement, when the numbers of individuals that disagree with a current law is greater than those that agree; the laws will change, because of the change in agreement of the majority which will also create a change in what is understood to be true. Trying to change an agreement of truth in organized religion was always a dangerous business though-out history.

During the time of Galileo the leaders of the Catholic Church were in agreement that the sun revolved around the earth. This agreement was understood and believed to be true. Galileo tried to change the agreement about the earth and the sun. Even after the agreement changed and the truth about the sun and the earth changed, it took the church 300 years to forgive Galileo for trying to change their agreement of the truth.

When we reflect upon the truth of who we are, is it based on an internal agreement of our self-worth or is our truth based on an external socially programed agreement of who and what we are. If you desire to change your life chances and opportunities but feel stuck; you must change your agreement of what you believe is true about yourself and your abilities.

We are moving into a time of clarity and a change in many of the agreements that people considered to be true. I may seem overly optimistic by many when I say that I believe a greater number of individuals throughout the world are starting to embrace a spiritual oneness within themselves and their external environment than ever before in modern history.

I believe the future will bring a change in many agreements that have long been considered true about, wellness, politics, religion, wealth and humans as an evolving species in this universe. We all know what’s true for some may not be true for others. It is all about the agreement.

Agreements are hard to change but the truth about anything is based on an individual or group agreement. Some will never change what they agree to be true individually or as a group. Nature is selective adapting to change is the key to survival.

What does all this mean to you? What you understand to be true about yourself, your environment, your abilities are agreed upon truths that can change if the agreement changes. It is important to understand that you most have faith to change your agreement of truth about yourself and others.  It is important to see what you believe is true for what it really is, an agreement; an agreement that can be changed.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Autumn the Season of Metal

Autumn the Season of Metal
When you enter the meditation and training room at the Harlem Ki Energy Center, you will see a circular symbol which represents the five elements Fire, Water, Wood, Earth and Metal.  This symbol is called the Symbol of Truth by many Taoist because the five elements are considered to be the true foundations of life. Autumn is the season of the element of metal. Each of the five elements has a relationship with the universes and the human body.

The Yin/Yang organs that correspond to the element of Metal are the Lungs (Yin) and the Large Intestine (Yang). It is very important to develop a detoxification strategy in autumn, to prepare for the coming winter. More people die from colon cancer and lung cancer than any other cancer related disease. Special attention should always be given to the care of the lungs and large intestine in the autumn.

The large intestine is the last part of the digestive system in humans and all vertebrate animals. Its function is to absorb water from the remaining indigestible food matter and then pass useless waste material from the body. The large intestine consists of the cecum, colon, rectum and anal canal.

The lungs mix blood with oxygen, and expel used air, carbon dioxide, and other toxins. The lungs control skin and sweat. The following are recommended ways to detoxify the large intestine and the lungs.

Ki Energy treatments always start with detoxifying pressure to vital organs located in the abdominal area and the four lung detox points; a very good reason to have Ki treatments especially in the autumn. If you are not able to schedule an appointment for a Ki Energy treatment at our Harlem wellness center  Taoist master Mantak Chia gives instructions on how to do it yourself in his book Chi Nei Tsang: Internal Organs Chi Massage.

Korean grand master Insan Kim a legendary Korean Taoist herbalist and healer, perfected the alchemy of transforming Korean sea salt into what is called “Divine Medicine” or Bamboo salt over 100 years ago. Using Korean folk remedies dating back thousands of years master Kim used the Five Elements Water(sea-salt) contained in Wood(bamboo) sealed by Earth(pure mineral clay) confined in Metal(iron furnace) to be transformed into Insan Bamboo Salt by  yang Fire created by yin Wood (pine resin).

If you visit look for Jukma healing tablets to detox the entire digestive system. If you use my code harlemkiny you will receive a 15% discount thanks to my good friend Korean Taoist Ki master Angie Ahn who runs a Ki energy center in L.A. , and is the American distributer of Bamboo Salt products.

Pure organic Korean Panax ginseng, which is considered the best ginseng in the world, has been used as a natural detoxing herb for centuries. This pure form of ginseng was introduced to America only six years ago and can be ordered at the Harlem Ki center.
To learn more about detox strategies call the Harlem Taoist Ki Energy Center 646 329-6727 and schedule an appointment. The first day of Autumn is Thursday September 22nd. There are special breathing exercises that will provide support for the lungs. Autumn the season of metal is a good time to learn them.

DNA The Key to Life

DNA, the Key to Life
In 1953 James Watson and Francis Crick announced their discovery of the genetic DNA code to the world. Wayne Chandler made note in the book “African Presence in Early Asia” (by Runoko Rashidi and Ivan Van Sertima) that the sixty-four binary triplet hexagrams in the Taoist classic book of change known as the I Ching, corresponds directly to the sixty-four binary triplet figures called DNA codons discovered by Watson and Crick.

It seems that while modern-day science is just discovering the secrets to the key to life, research is showing that ancient Taoist wisdom addressed answers to questions we are still asking today, questions such as Who are we? and What is our purpose in life? In 2000 J. Craig Ventor and Francis Collins announce the sequence of the entire human genome. Their project known as the Human Genome Project created data files of twenty to twenty-five thousand genes in human DNA, and the three billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA.

In 2003, science finished mapping the sequence of the human DNA. This has allowed for advances in health research and also police and legal work. Ancient Taoist believed that our genes can be altered by our emotions and experiences. Margret Ruby supports this ancient theory in her book “DNA of Healing”. Ruby writes about ways to program your DNA for health wealth and positive relationships.

Dr. Peter D’Adamo writes in his international bestselling book “Eat Right for Your Type”, that “a single drop of blood contains the entire genetic code of a human being. This DNA blueprint contains eons of genetic memory passed on from our ancestors”. Dr. D’Adamo’s  blood type diet gives a break down about foods that individuals should or should not eat according to their blood type.

The belief that memory locked in human DNA that is passed on by our Ancestors not only determines the color of our eyes and hair, but our behavior patterns is not new. Ancestor healing techniques have been practiced in Asia, Africa and South America for thousands of years. We now see both ancient wisdom and modern science agreeing that ancestor training can address negative unconscious programming that we inherit from DNA passed on from generation to generation.

Techniques for neutralizing the negative unconscious programming  that we all inherit from genes passed on from generation to generation; cannot be effective unless the exercise is approached with faith, an open mind and a desire to improve the quality of life.  Negative unconscious programming can affect the ability to maintain positive relationships both personal and professional. Good health, financial  stability and personal growth can also be affected by negative unconscious programming.   

If you would like to learn more about ways to neutralize negative unconscious programming  the Ruby book gives suggested options, you can also visit the Ki Energy Center to learn ways to address this issue. Call 646 329-6727 for additional information  send a email to