Monday, November 22, 2010

Gratitude II

We are entering into the holiday season, which for many is a time of joy. But for many others it is a time of sadness and depression. A common cause for depression is a lack of gratitude. Some are more focused on what they don’t have than on what they do have. If you’re reading this article you are blessed. No matter what your social or economic situation might be - it’s better than thousands throughout the world. We often take blessings for granted.

The more you focus on thoughts that are depressing, the more those thoughts will manifest into reality. It’s a vicious cycle and having gratitude is a sure way of breaking that cycle. With gratitude comes faith. If you believe you can manifest reality through thought, try real hard to think about what you want. Faith plays a big role in this. Faith gives you the endurance and ability to make your visions come true. Gratitude comes from understanding that you are born with that divine ability.

I write about this a lot because too many people in the world allow their thoughts to manifest the opposite of what they want. They misuse their ability to create through thought. Those same people often lack gratitude. Without gratitude their faith is misdirected. How often have you heard someone say, “We will never get out of this mess.”

I often quote Wallace D. Wattles. In his book “The Science of Getting Rich” the following two statements sums up the above nicely: “If it is a new thought to you that gratitude brings your whole mind into close harmony with the creative energies of the universe, consider it well, and you will see that it is true. The good things you already have come to you along the line of obedience to certain laws. Gratitude will lead your mind out along the ways by which things come; and will keep you in close harmony with creative thought and prevent you from falling into competitive thought”.

Wattles warns, however, that “The moment you permit your mind to dwell with dissatisfaction upon things as they are, you begin to lose ground. You fix attention upon the common, the ordinary, the poor, and the aqualid, and the mean; and your mind takes the form of these things. Then you will transmit these forms or mental images to the formless, and the common, the poor, the aqualid, and the mean will come to you.”

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Letting Go

Most medical experts now agree that a major cause of illness is stress, which has opened the door to alternative methods to treat stress. For over 2000 years Taoist wellness practitioners have studied the harmful affects of stress. The methods they developed to treat stress were, and still are, based on internal energy training and treatment: Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Chunsoo, Acupuncture and Acupressure are but a few. The Spiritual/Science movement has brought ancient wisdom and modern science together to treat stress. Anyone reading this article can address a great deal of their stress by learning the art of “letting go”.

Letting go of your emotional story is not an easy thing to do. You have to work at it all the time to improve your ability. That is why I consider it an art. First, you must accept the fact that most of your emotional stress is due to a story that plays over and over in your head. Something happens and after it happens it's over - but the story in your head can carry on for years. Our emotional thoughts have a direct relationship with our vital body organs: sorrow and grief will affect the Lungs and Large Intestine, worry will affect the Spleen/Pancreas and Stomach, anger/frustration will affect the Liver and Gallbladder.

The ability to forgive is an excellent way of letting go - because the story that you carry will make you sick and can shorten your life. Eckhart Tolle gives us a delightful vignette on the issue of not letting go when he writes about two Zen monks in his book A New Earth. The monks were walking along a muddy road after a heavy rain. Near a village, they came upon a beautiful woman trying to cross the road, but the deep mud would have ruined her beautiful kimono. The senior monk picked her up and carried her across.

The monks continued to walk on in silence. Five hours later the junior monk could not restrain himself any longer. “Why did you carry that girl across the road?’”, he said, “Monks are not supposed to do things like that.” The senior monk smiled and said, “I put the girl down five hours ago. Are you still carrying her?” Ego is usually what stands in the way of letting go.

Ego is who we are programmed into believing we are. We then carry the baggage associated with that belief, which triggers negative emotions of judgment, anger, envy, grief, worry - all associated with a story in our head about something that happened. Something we cannot or will not let go. Chunsoo Ki energy treatments allow you to experience the spiritual, physical and psychical relief of letting go.

I give free Chunsoo treatments every Wednesday at the Harlem State Office Building, between the hours of 1-4pm, to give anyone interested the opportunity to experience the relief of letting go. For more information on Chunsoo treatments and training call 646 329-6727.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Here After

Over the past few years I've been fascinated by the development of the spiritual science movement, and the life-changing potential it is bringing to the ongoing evolution of the human race. Scientific research is now collaborating with timeless spiritual wisdom to assist in the demystification of our existence. It's now an accepted fact that all things are made of energy, and energy never dies - it just changes forms. There is now a great deal of scientific research that is focused on the age old question of: Is there life after death?

Last Tuesday I interviewed Dr. John L. Turner on my Urbanology radio program on WHCR 90.3 FM ( Dr. Turner is a neurosurgeon, now living in Hawaii, who's the author the best selling book Medicine, Miracles, and Manifestations: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Worlds of Divine Intervention, Near –Death Experiences, and Universal Energy. Dr. Turner is one of many scientific researchers who are developing evidence that consciousness persists after the death of the physical body. A great deal of this research will be the subject of a 2011 television series called Proof.

After my interview with Dr. Turner I did a little research on my own and was surprised at how much research has been done on the subject of consciousness functioning independently of the body. Dr. Raymond Moody has two books that are case studies on near-death-experiences (NDE’s) and shared death experiences (SDE’s). The first book, Life After Death, gives a great deal of information and research on NDE’s, and the second book, Glimpses of Eternity: Sharing A Loved One’s Passage From This Life to The Next, focuses on interviews of families who experienced the mysterious phenomenon of shared death experiences. Experiences that allowed more that one person to see things such as beautiful lights, or hear music upon the death of a loved one.

We have been programmed to fear death. Books, movies, and perhaps even religion, has developed a mindset that may very well change in the near future. This may not be easy for many to digest, but it is something to think about. If a TV is broken the TV signal is still alive. If humans are but a solid form of energy, who is to say that after the body is gone the consciousness signal cannot continue to exist?

I find this subject interesting because I understand the healing power of energy. I also know that love is the highest form of healing energy that humans possess. You must have an open mind and faith in something greater than yourself to utilize this energy.

This is why I believe it is possible to communicate with a loved one who is no longer with you if you truly believe that you can. Do not allow fear of the unknown to prevent you from exploring the possibilities of life after life. I suggest you visit Dr. Turner’s website, It could open a new world to explore here - and the here after.
Universal Energy

The connection between humans and the universe has been studied by Taoist practitioners for thousands of years. Mantak Chia describes universal energy in his book, Chi Nei Tsang:Internal Organs Chi Massage, this way: “The first force of nature is the Universal Force, also called Heavenly Energy. It manifests itself as the energy of the stars, planets, and galaxies”. According to Chia, and most Taoist practitioners, this vast, all-pervading force nourishes the mind, soul, and spirit of everything in the universe.

Thousands of years ago Taoist sages taught their students about the unique relationship between the Earth and the Moon that creates a powerful magnetic force which attracts the energies of our galaxy's stars. This universal energy is the foundation of the Taoist belief that human organs are the essence of the stellar and planetary energies. They also believe that our organs are the connecting points between the microcosm and macrocosm universal energy influence.

The concept of a universal energy force having a direct relationship between our body organs and the movement of stars and planets provided Taoist healers tools to connect the movement of planets to the observation of imbalances of vital organs in their patients. The movement of Jupiter energy towards the East in the spring can affect the Liver and the Gall Bladder. The movement of Mars energy towards the South during summer can affect the Heart and Small Intestine. The movement of Saturn energy towards Earth in late summer, sometimes called Indian Summer, can affect the Spleen/Pancreas and Stomach. The movement of Venus energy towards the West in autumn can affect the Lungs and Large Intestine. The movement of Mercury towards the North in the winter can affect the Kidneys and Bladder.

The foundation of true forms of martial arts comes from the healing knowledge of universal energy in relationship to the movement of the earth. There are many ancient documents that speak to the movement of blood in the body during certain times of day. Special herbs and cures were developed based on this knowledge. Many secret martial arts systems like the Twelve-Hour Dragon Breath Time Charts for Blood Gate Attacking were also developed from this knowledge. Fortunately this type of information is not available to the average person. The point, however, is that the human body and the universe are connected by a vital energy call Ki , Chi, or Prana, to name a few familiar terms used to define the vital universal energy that is part of all things. Albert Einstein proved that matter and energy are different forms of the same thing. This knowledge has been a major factor in the growing partnerships between science and spirituality to address health issues caused by stress.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


The spiritual-science movement has created a partnership between today's scientific community and ancient wisdom adherents that's centered on the concept of the manifestation power of thought. For many it is still difficult to accept the fact that our thoughts control and influence our reality. Though we have the power to change our reality with our thoughts - most of us lack the faith to effectively use this ability. All too often, our ability to create the existence that we want escapes us, because we tend to place more focus on what we don’t want, or cannot do.

If I asked you to raise your right arm, or take five steps forward, it would not be difficult to do. The main reason is because you believe that you can do it. There are many people who, for a host of different reasons, do not believe that they can raise their arm or walk - and thus they cannot. Perhaps, due to an accident or a mental issue, physical therapy is needed to help restore those abilities. In line with that same principle, a form of mental therapy is needed to restore one's positive thought manifestation ability.

Positive thought manifestation is the ability to create exactly what we want our physical and mental reality to be. If you are not getting what you want out of life, you need a form of spiritual therapy to restore your ability to positively shape the universal energy that will allow you to achieve your goals. Negative thought manifestation will attract physical and mental energy that will prevent you from creating the life you want.

Spiritual therapy should not be confused with religion. It is based more on the scientific and spiritual concepts which maintain that energy is the connecting force to all things. There is a force that is a part of everything in our universe, and faith will allow you to tap into that force and use it to attract all that is necessary to positively affect your mental and physical reality.

Unconditional love is an important factor that is necessary for tapping into the positive energy force of thought manifestation. You must first love and accept yourself for who you are, and who you are not. The difficult part is learning to love others as you love yourself. Then you must accept the fact that true and lasting happiness cannot be obtained externally - it has to be developed internally. It is then necessary to embrace the concept of doing for others as you would do for yourself.

Understanding these things will infuse you with the courage and motivation to continue to use your positive thought ability to create the life that you want - and the faith that there is a power greater than you that will attract all that is necessary for you to achieve your goals. Most importantly, you will forge the faith not to give up. Because all things will happen at the time that they are supposed to happen.