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.

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