Thursday, December 17, 2009

Energy Medicine

A few weeks ago I wrote about my interest in research being conducted by the Noetic Science Institute ( on energy healing. I often talk about the spiritual-science movement and my optimistic view of how this movement will change not only the way we look at health, but our understanding of human potential and the next stage of human evolution.

The Noetic Science Institute(NSI) is focused on research that brings modern scientific research together with ancient wisdom, to create - or recreate - a new paradigm for wellness options. One of the books on the NSI energy healing reading list is Donna Eden’s fascinating work “Energy Medicine”. Eden’s book is a guide that gives direction on ways to use the body’s energy to boost your vitality and stamina, strengthen your immune system, relieve pain and sharpen your memory and mind.

When I studied energy training in the mountains of South Korea, I learned an energy stress management treatment system called chunsoo (chun meaning heavenly and soo meaning hands) that allowed a master to reduce stress in a person by using sound vibration and touch. Chunsoo is part of an ancient Korean stress management system I call Kido (Ki meaning energy and Do meaning the way): the way of energy. We now know humans are walking energy fields and can address health by balancing their internal and external fields.

Science has identified 7 major energy centers in the body (which is ancient knowledge). Each one relates to another part of our physical-emotional-spiritual self. These energy centers are called chakras. Another part of the body’s internal energy system are energy pathways which we call meridians. The meridians connect the 360 energy channels running from the top of our head to the bottom of our feet.

The external human energy field is called the Aura. The Aura can be seen, and it’s different colors. Organizations such as First Star, an Aura photo company, have developed cameras that allow them to provide information on a person’s state of being through pictures of the Aura colors surrounding the body. Red relates to anger, orange to sensuality, yellow mental alertness, green healing, blue sadness, purple wisdom, brown grounding and black unresolved karma. While aura colors can contain over a million color variations, it is a mistake to use a cut and dried color code to diagnose a person’s true state. The above color codes can be used to give basic interpretations.

For the past few weeks I’ve been giving free Ki energy treatments at the Harlem State Office building on Wednesdays, from 12 noon to 3pm, as part of a project to see how people respond to this ancient art. If you would like to learn more about Ki Energy treatments and training visit, send me an email at or call my office at 646 329-6727. The last Ki energy stress management session at the State Office building for 2009 is on December 30th. Visit my blog at if you’re interested in this subject.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Seeing With Our Hearts

We’re now in a season that speaks to the power of giving and gratitude. But are we seeing with our minds, or with our hearts? When we see with our minds only, we can overlook the true power of giving and gratitude. Wu Wei, world-renowned author and interpreter of ancient Taoist philosophies, writes about seeing with your heart in this way: “Seeing with your heart allows one to feel compassion for another’s suffering, joy for another’s happiness, concern for another’s need. In seeing ourselves with our hearts we learn to make allowances for ourselves, to forgive ourselves and to love ourselves.”

I truly believe that we’re moving into a time where love and compassion will become survival words. I may not see the full transformation, but I’m grateful for being able to see and write about the beginning. There are a number of upcoming holiday programs that will provide the opportunity to think about those who are less fortunate. One such event takes place December 12, 2009, at the Harlem State Office Building. The 2nd Annual Harlem Holiday Expo is an event that will truly allow you to see with your heart. The main focus of the event will be a toy drive for children of incarcerated inmates in New York City and State prisons - children that are often forgotten.

I had an opportunity a few weeks ago to meet Henry Nelson, a successful businessman and one of the coordinators of this event. He made me aware of an organization called Pals for Christ, that provides group counseling, transitional mentoring for newly released inmates, and support for families of inmates through prayer. Donations and proceeds from the December 12th event will go to Pals for Christ to support many families during the holidays.

Harlem Holiday Expo will also give you the opportunity to shop with, and support, local businesses that will have exhibits. Dr. Bob Lee, from WBLS, will be the guest host for a day full of entertainment, including face painting, live music performances, fashion shows and much, much more. Frank Waters, President of The, and event co-coordinator, sees it as a way to help children that most people forget. The event will be from 12 - 9pm at the Harlem State office building, located at 163 West 125th Street, in the Windows Over Harlem Restaurant. Admission is $12.09 for adults, children get in free with a toy.

I’ll have a Ki Energy stress management treatment exhibit at this event. I invite you to come out and say hello. When we see through our hearts we experience the high frequencies of love and compassion. This event will not only allow you to help others, but it will also allow you to help yourself. The power of giving provides the opportunity to receive from a greater power than yourself. In reality, helping others is helping yourself. What you give is what you get. For more information on The Holiday in Harlem event call 212 537-9118 or visit