Saturday, December 25, 2010

Let’s Heal the World: Part II

In Part I of this three-part article I wrote about my training in the mountains of South Korea and the opportunity to learn ancient Korean Taoist wellness methods that have been passed from generation to generation for well over six thousands years. Being the first African-American to be accepted into this very old and close-knit Taoist community in recent times has allowed me to become very close to many of the Korean masters who now practice in America.

The reason I wrote “in recent times” is because ancient Africans played a major role in the development of the Taoist philosophy. A reference is made in Runoko Rashidi and Ivan Van Sertima’s outstanding historical text: African Presence in Early Asia of Tieguai, one of the nine immortals of Taoism. There's a wonderful picture of this accomplished martial artist, known in his time as the Iron-Staff Immortal, in the book - taken from hand painted silk dating back to thirteenth century China’s Golden Age during the Yuan Dynasty. This picture of Tieguai leaves no doubt about his African heritage.

One of the Korean masters that became a close friend is master Sung Ho Cha. I helped master Cha get his green card so he could remain in America to practice his healing art and raise a family. His first son’s American name is Anthony – given in gratitude for my support. This past October master Cha came to New York to help my wife and I open our Harlem Ki Energy Center, and assist at the Ki center exhibit during the October New Life Wellness Expo weekend at Manhattan’s Hotel New Yorker.

At the New Life Expo master Cha introduced me to master James Min, a Korean wellness practitioner he worked with in California. Master Min was recruiting wellness masters, doctors and practitioners - both national and international - to serve as the foundation of a program he developed called: Let’s Heal the World. After learning the concept and philosophy of the program I agreed to be the East Coast representative for the Let’s Heal the World program (LHTW)

The LHTW concept is very timely. It addresses two major factors in our current and future quality of life strategies: health and finances. The LHTW wellness site hasn't officially launched yet, it will be ready by late spring or early summer, but you can visit it now. The site will provide information and products that have been used for thousands of years. It will provide information on ways to help yourself and others. You can visit my blog at www.theartofwarogers to read part-one of this article. I'm also pushing to have my book, Reflections on Self-Empowerment by an Urban Taoist Ki Master available by Kwanzaa.

As we move into the final stages of the current universal energy shifts (see part I) stress reduction and internal balance will be necessary factors to stay on the positive side of the selective forces of the “mind of the universe” by 2012.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Let’s Heal the World: Part I

For the past fifteen years I have had the opportunity to study methods that provide ways to bring balance to the mind, body and spirit in others as well as myself. Taoist philosophy has been the vehicle that the mind of the universe has allowed me to use as a guide on this path. A path that has allowed me to spend time in the mountains of South Korea, learning healing strategies that have been passed on from generation to generation for well over six thousand years.

The concept of a drastic change in the energy of the Universe taking place in 2012 was predicted thousands of years ago, but in the past few years the 2012 concept has been commercialized to such a degree that the fact that this change started eleven years ago in the year 2000 has gone almost unnoticed.
In 2001 my training in a South Korean mountain region, where most Koreans have not been, moved many of the senior masters I studied with to view my being there as a sign of the beginning of that change. At that time I just figured it was because, for many, I was the first Africa-American they had ever known.

The most important thing that I learned on my path over the years is that all things happen for a reason, there is no such thing as a coincidence. My journey from the streets of Harlem to the mountains of Korea had a reason. It was no a coincidence that I was trained in methods that provide wellness by balancing the mind, body and spirit; three factors necessary for being on the positive side of the human evolutionary change that will become more pronounced beginning in 2012. Individual, proactive, wellness healthcare will be a determining factor for one being on the plus side of nature’s selective process.

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Until the end of the year I will still conduct free Ki Energy treatments on Wednesdays, from 1pm to 4pm, at the Harlem State Office building. No appointment is necessary. Call 646 329-6727 for more information. You can also call the Harlem Ki Energy Center at 917 806-1801 for an individual Ki wellness treatment appointment.

2012 will not begin with the catastrophic destruction of the world that Hollywood as promoted. But it will project a clear sign of the beginning of the end of selfish, individual external materialistic drives being the foundation for human survival. Health and wellness will become determining factors in the elevation of the human race. And the change has already started. Those who do not learn how to connect with the mind of the universe by balancing the mind, body and spirit will find it difficult to maintain good health.

In part II I will write about the concept of Let’s Heal the World.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Power of the Cosmic Chant

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia ( defines chant (derived from the old French word chanter) as a rhythmic speaking or singing of words. Many cultures of the world have different forms of chanting in their spiritual and religious evolutionary development. Quantum physics has provided scientific proof of what is ancient wisdom: Everything in our universe is in constant vibration. It's now a known fact that different types of sound vibration will have different affects on solid mass vibrations - the human body included.

Ceremonial chanting has been used over the ages to allow humans to change their external and internal environments, whether it be for courage to do battle or communicating with the invisible world. The spiritual/science movement has now provided both scientific and spiritual proof of the healing power of sound. Cosmic chanting is a self-healing sound vibration ability that we all possess and can be taught to use.

Taoist sages have used different forms of sound vibration as a healing tool for centuries. Mantak Chia, the renowned Taoist author, writes about the six universal healing sounds in his book Chi Nei Tsang. Each sound has a direct relationship to different vital body organs. If you visit my blog at you'll find an article on the six healing sounds and how they work.

Members at the New York Ki Energy Center learn a number of cosmic chants that are used to cultivate the mind, body and spirit. Chants like Gi Do Chon Mun are used to influence a person's spiritual and physical environment. Chanting is a vehicle that allows the human spirit to use an ability that was a gift of birth: the ability to manifest through the power of intentional directed thought. Like the power of prayer, chanting can allow a believer to utilize an internal power that has often been misinterpreted and used for the politics of religion.

We all have the power to connect with the mind of the universe, but we must believe we have that ability. The important thing to understand is that no one system of cosmic chanting or prayer should be considered superior to the other. I do believe, however, that the powerful frequency of unconditional love is a major factor necessary to connect with the frequency of the mind of the universe. This, I admit, is my personal belief. but I'm convinced that without the ability to truly find love within - you cannot truly tap into the frequency of our creation. The universal frequency that can make all things possible.

Taoist chants provide a vehicle to nurture that ability. The sound vibration experienced in cosmic Ki chanting at the New York center, which is now in Harlem, can provide both groups and individuals an opening to the universal vibrational frequencies that will assist in self healing and, in many cases, manifestations of reality from thought.

For more information about cosmic chanting sessions at the New York Ki Energy Center call 917 806-1801, or call me directly at 646 329-6727.