Thursday, March 20, 2014
I often write about the three minds; The conscious mind, the sub-conscious mind and the super-conscious (see www.theartofwarogers.com). The conscious and the sub-conscious minds control our internal and external reality in our three dimensional world. Our super-conscious mind is our connection to the universal mind, the source of creativity. It is the final stage in the process of thought manifestation.
A vision or thought develops in the conscious mind, it is then transferred to the sub-conscious mind, and it is then transferred to the super-conscious mind. This process has been knowingly or unknowingly used to create everything around you, including you. In his book “Growing Up in Heaven” the gifted medium,
James Van Praagh, describes the soul this way: “what Scientists,
metaphysicians and psychologist refer to as the super-conscious mind, is actually the soul; the source of all intelligent energy wherein our true selves”.
Praagh does not see the soul being the same as spirit; he sees the spirit as being the ethereal counterpart of the physical body and the soul being our entire essence; where spiritual power emanates from. According to praagh there are many levels of spiritual attainment but four primary levels are; The Young soul, the Mature soul, the Old soul and the Earth Angel.
The Young souls are good at attracting other souls that can propel them to prominence, and have little regard for how their actions affect others. The Mature souls are more conscious of themselves as spiritual beings. They are more emotionally involved with life, people and situations. Material possessions do not rule their lives. These souls have consideration for all life; human, animal or vegetable.
The Old souls are the most advance, they live to enhance human values. Usually, they are not rich or prominent. Most old souls are teachers of life, healers, or light workers. Their focus is to make the world a better place. The Earth angels have the characteristics of an old soul, with an intense sense of clarity and a compassionate way of handling others. They have a natural inclination to draw people to them because of their light.
I have learned to respect and embrace the ability to connect with loved ones who have transitioned to a different dimension. Science has proven that we are all energy and according to science energy never dies it only changes form.
Many are aware of the television show inspired by James Van Praagh “The Ghost Whisperer” starring Jennifer Love Hewitt; this should not take away from the believability of his gift and the rich source of information in his books which include” Unfinished Business” and “Growing Up in Heaven”.
There is a direct relationship between understanding the energy of your soul and the balancing of mind, body and spirit. That is why ancestor training is an important component in Ki Energy training at our Harlem Center www.kienergycenter.com . While most do not have the gift to communicate with energy forms the way mediums like Praagh and my friend and Jamillah Shabazz can we all have the ability to communicate, if we believe that we can, and learn to overcome fear and doubt.
Ki treatments and training will help individuals to step outside of the matrix to improve the quality of their lives by opening lines of communication with the energy of their souls and other energy forms. For more information call 646 329-6727 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, March 10, 2014
Meditation can be a wonderful way to relieve stress and self-heal. I have an article on the benefits of meditation on my blog at www.theartofwarogers.com. I first became aware of moving meditation over 40 years ago during my early years of studying Go-Ju Karate. My Sensi Grand Master Leon “Major” Wallace considered the Kata to be a form of moving meditation. Katas are the essence of Karate, they are fighting movements manifested in the form of choreography designed to allow the student to fully express the four basic components of Karate: speed, strength, technique and beauty. It takes many years before a student can use a Kata as a form of moving meditation.
Moving meditation is a technique that allows the conscience mind, the subconscious and the super-conscience mind to work as one. When this happens all programed limitations learned while developing in the material world are addressed allowing the student to preform remarkable feats both internal and external. My next opportunity for understanding the benefits of moving meditation was my introduction to both the art of Kendo and Tai Chi by Grand Master Lamarr Thornton. Kendo is the art of Japanese Fencing.
In ancient Japan, Kendo became the training vehicle for young samurai, a sword made of bamboo reeds called a shinai replaced the steel katana (sword). A heavy wooden sword called a bokken is used in practice to build strength and speed. I was going through a very difficult time in my life and Master Thornton instructed me to practice with the bokken until I could do 1000 cuts. After reaching 1000 cuts I was instructed to make it a daily practice to clear my mind. Each morning by the time I reached 500 cuts my mind was clear of all thoughts of fear and doubt. I can truly say a thousand cuts a day kept the doctors away.
After teaching me basic movements in Tai Chi, Master Thornton introduced me to his teacher Grand Master Abdul Musawwir, who is still my teacher, he is now my daughter’s teacher also. Tai Chi and Qigong are moving meditation techniques focused on health and longevity. If you visit a China town area in any city as the sun is starting to rise, you will find a park where man and women some well into their 90’s are practicing Tai Chi and Qigong.
Many people do not understand the many health and wellness benefits of Tai Chi, even less understand the powerful self-defense techniques that are hidden in the meditative dance known as Tai Chi. Grand Master Abdul Musawwir will teach a Spring class in the City College Continuing and Professional Studies Program (www.cps.ccny.edu) , titled “Tai Chi for Health and Self Defense”. Call 212 650-7312.
Annually on the last Saturday in April thousands of people in hundreds of cities in over 70 nations starting at 10AM begin the celebration of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day www.worldtaichiday.org. Dr. Robert Woodbine has organized the World Tai Chi day celebration in Harlem for the past five years attracting Tai Chi Masters from across the country to come to Harlem and give demonstrations. That is why the last Saturday in April is also the first day of Harlem Holistic Wellness Week, Saturday April 26th to Saturday May 3rd.
Heaven and Earth is a Korean Taoist form of moving meditation that I now teach at the Harlem Ki Energy Center. I will also teach a class during the CCNY/CPS Spring semester titled “Taoism a Practical Approach to Ancient Wisdom for Health and Longevity”. The April 24th issue of Harlem News will list practitioners and locations that will help you learn the many types and benefits of moving mediation energy exercises. For more information call 646 329-6727 or email email@example.com
Magnesium A Hidden Treasure
My wife Laura Abadsantos-Rogers came home a few days ago very excited about a book she picked up at an integrative medicine conference. The title of the book is “Magnificent Magnesium: Your Essential Key to A Healthy Heart & More” by Dennis Goodman, MD. After reviewing Dr. Goodman’s book I understood why Laura was so excited. Most people are not aware of the numerous ways that Magnesium can keep them healthy by addressing the root cause of most major illnesses; Magnesium Deficiency.
In his book, Dr. Goodman provides information from scientific studies focused on the health benefits of having a significant amount of this magnificent mineral which is truly a hidden treasure, in our bodies. Dr. Goodman also asks why this information is being kept from the public. 80 percent of Americans are magnesium deficient. Research has shown that a deficiency in magnesium is a major cause of: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, muscle cramps, fatigue, depression, asthma, migraine, insomnia and a host of other diseases which all cause the lack of absorption of: protein, calcium, minerals and nutrients.
We now know that the root cause of most illnesses is stress, which depletes our immune system, causing magnesium deficiency and cellular loss, which in turn causes disease. This is an important reason to begin some type of stress management program if you are not involved in one now. The April 24th issue of Harlem News will have a listing of practitioners and organizations in Harlem that can help you learn ways practice stress management and a calendar of events for the upcoming Harlem HolisticWellness Week (HHWW) April 26th to May 3rd.
Laura will discuss Holistic wellness and strategic ways to use Magnesium during the “Natural Health and Women’s” workshop on Wednesday April 30th at the Harlem Ki Energy Center, as a part of HHWWeek. To register for Laura’s workshop call (646) 329-6727 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The focus of HHWW is to provide wellness information to the public like the wonders of magnesium, stress management, other natural strategies for wellness.
One of the most alarming facts that Dr. Goodman writes about in his book is the research that shows magnesium deficiency being a major cause of heart attacks, the number one killer in America. Cardiac Arrest to me is the most frightening heart disease. Each year an estimated 295,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest; only 8 percent will survive if the incident occurs out of a hospital. Cardiac arrest is when the heart abruptly stops due to an electrical disturbance that prevents the heart from pumping blood to the rest of the body.
Cardiac arrest can be sudden; individuals can seem perfectly healthy and suffer from this dangerous disease. It is important to know the symptoms of cardiac arrest which include chest pains, shortness of breath, nausea, or vomiting, faintness or dizziness, because cases not treated within ten minutes usually end in death; a reason why basic training in CPR is very important.
Stress management and the proper levels of magnesium are your first line of defense against heart disease, being proactive, knowledgeable and aware is the best strategy to address any illness. That is why this publication, WHCR 90.3FM and events like Harlem Holistic Wellness Week are important sources for this type of information. If we do not support and educate ourselves, no one else will.