Friday, June 15, 2018

Summer Wellness


Summer Wellness
 June 21st is the official first Day of summer. Ancient Taoist masters developed wellness theories for each season utilizing the Five Elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Fire. Fire is the element of summer. For those who wish to use a proactive approach to health I will discuss a few Taoist concepts for summer health maintenance.

The Heart is the Yin organ associated with the Fire element of summer and the Small Intestine is the Yang organ. Mars is the planet, red is the color, love and joy are positive summer emotions and hate and impatience are negative summer emotions.
Heart attacks are more common in the summer and emotion plays a major part. Negative emotions such as anger and impatience can be a greater risk to the heart in the summer.  

Negative emotions also create problems for our small intestine.
The small intestine is the digestive tract between the stomach and cecum. Absorption and digestion are not the only functions of the small intestine; according to Taoist theory the small intestine also helps the body digest unsettled emotions.
During the hot summer months negative emotions of anger, worry, sadness, fear and impatience should be avoided as much as possible. If the small intestine becomes over loaded with negative emotions it can become unhealthy. An unhealthy small intestine can cause hormonal and menstrual disorders for women. It can also develop mucus in the lungs and be the cause of back pain and varicose veins.

We are familiar with how the negative emotions of anger and sadness can create problems for a weak heart but worry and fear can also have a negative effect on the heart. The major problem here is that most are not aware of this build up until it is too late. That is why it is wise to be proactive don’t wait until you feel a problem with your health. When you feel something is wrong it is something that has been building for some time which means in most cases it will take some time to cure naturally. 

Harmful negative emotions are due to a lack of control of the conscience mind. The negative emotions that we carry, emotions that make us sick are usually a story that plays over and over in our mind. The story in most likely due to some past experience or a mental prediction of a future issue that causes fear or worry.

The Harlem Ki Energy Center can help you develop a proactive approach to summer health thought meditation classes, and special Ki small intestine organ massage treatments. Ki treatments can help the small intestine eliminate toxins caused by negative emotions. Meditation can eliminate negative thoughts which can help develop the positive summer emotions of love and joy.

 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Hearts of Fire


Hearts of Fire


Hearts of fire create love's desire”, that’s the way of the world according to
Earth, Wind and Fire, one of my favorite groups. Hearts of fire had a different meaning to me in 1978 than it has now. We're moving into the summer season - the season of the element of Fire. The five elements, Earth, Wood, Fire, Water and Metal, are used in Taoist healing practices in China and Korea.  Each element is connected to a season, a Yin body organ, and a Yang body organ.

During the Fire element of summer, attention should be placed on bringing balance to the heart (yin) and the small intestine (yang) the fire organs of summer. The negative emotions that create an imbalance in the summer fire organs, such as over excitement of any kind, anger and anxiety, could create health problems. Male/female relationships heat up during the summer months which, if not monitored, can lead to over excitement, anxiety and, in some cases, anger. Remember, you are not your thoughts. Your thoughts are a story in your head.  When you start making your thoughts a reality for yourself and others, you're likely to create an imbalance in the heart.

We tend to eat out more often during the summer months, mainly a lot of junk food. We tend to drink more liquids but usually not enough water. This can create an imbalance in the small intestine. Emotional toxins can also accumulate in the small intestine, usually caused or influenced by an imbalance in the heart organ.  If you're interested in ways to help your small intestine eliminate toxins and detox, I'd suggest investing in a body cleanse format during the summer.

A great self-help book is Chi Nei Tsang: Internal Organs Chi Massage, by Mantak and Maneewan Chia. This book has an easy-to-follow small intestine massage that’s very helpful during summer fire months. I also focus on internal organs when giving Chunsoo, a Taoist Ki Energy treatment.

Have fun during the summer season but try to maintain a balance in the heart and small intestine, the fire organs of summer. If you practice controlling the negative emotions that can affect the fire organs by clearing your head of unrealistic stories that create most negative emotions it will help you in maintaining that balance. A cool head can bring balance to the fire energy of summer.

Call the Ki Energy Center at 646 329-6727 or email onuwon@gmail.com to schedule an appointment to explore ways to reduce the stress that can development during the Fire season.

The Power of Autosuggestion


The power of Autosuggestion

Autosuggestion means making a definite and specific suggestion to yourself according to Joseph Murphy in his popular book “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind”.  The average person is not aware of the powers of the subconscious mind and how thinking can create reality.

All too often negative autosuggestions are the major factors in the lack of productivity, health issues and unhappiness. On the other hand positive autosuggestions can address fear and doubt and allow the seemingly impossible to become possible.
Our conscious mind makes use of the five senses and our life history to develop what we believe to be the truth about ourselves and others. The thoughts that we believe to be true are then sent to our subconscious mind that in turn will turn our thoughts into a reality.

Joseph Murphy explains autosuggestion this way: “What thoughts, beliefs, opinions, or dogmas you write, engrave, or impress on your subconscious mind, you shall experience them as the objective manifestation of circumstances, conditions, and events”.

When the brain receives thoughts from the conscious reasoning mind and those thoughts are accepted to be true they are sent to the solar plexus also known as the brain of your abdomen (your subconscious mind) where they become flesh and made to manifest in your life experience both internal and external.

If you believe you cannot achieve a goal you will encounter internal and external barriers that will keep you from achieving that goal. A major factor in negative Autosuggestion is a term called heterosuggestion. Heterosuggestion means suggestions from another person. From an early age many have received negative heterosuggestions about who they are and what they can achieve in life. We are who we think we are and we can achieve what we believe we can achieve.

Positive heterosuggestions can develop positive autosuggestions in individuals statements like black is beautiful in the 60’s was an important heterosuggestion that developed self-pride in large numbers of American from African descent who for years had been subjected with negative media heterosuggestions due to the racism in this country.

This type of negative heterosuggestion created inferiority complexes that continue to exist in the subconscious minds of many of many people of color today. The election of President Barack Obama sent a powerful and positive heterosuggestion to many blacks in America and the world, a fact that often goes unnoticed.  I believe that this is a reason for the current racial backlash we are experiencing in government and parts of the public sector.

It is very important to guard against allowing negative direct or indirect heterosuggestions to influence your thinking. If you do not this method of thinking will always develop into negative autosuggested thoughts of fair and doubt.
Remember you are what you think you are, and you can be what you think you can be, use positive autosuggestion to help you achieve your goals both short and long term. Never allow anyone to use negative heterosuggestions to create fear and doubt that will prevent you from being all that you can be.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Water Books


The Water Books

Water has always been an important symbol of Taoism. The legendary Taoist philosopher Lao Tzu wrote in the “Tao Te Ching” (a book considered the foundation of Taoism) that “nothing under heaven is more yielding, but when it attacks the hardest substance cannot prevail”. Over 70 percent of the earth is covered with water, and 70 percent of an infant’s body consists of water.

Masaru Emoto has conducted years of research focused on how water responds to music, words, and thought. Emoto’s research also gives examples of how humans can interface with water from a spiritual plane. With the use of high-speed photography of magnified water crystals, Emoto’s research (www.masaru-emoto.net) shows how water crystals can change based on positive or negative influences.

I became aware of Mr. Emoto’s research when it was featured in the popular new age movie “What the Bleep Do We Know?” In the film Mr. Emoto’s water experiments shows how words such as “I love you” can create beautiful star snowflake-like crystals in crystallized water and how negative words like “I hate you” create odd, unappealing crystal images in crystallized water.

In his many books on water, Emoto shows pictures of how music and even thought can change how crystallized water drops appear. Two of my favorite are “Love Thyself: The Message from Water” and The Hidden Message in Water”. If you consider how music, thought, and words can affect crystallized drops of water, imagine what they can do to the water in the human body.

We understand the health related relationship between health and the body’s need for water. Mr. Emoto’s research provides evidence that water can also be viewed in other ways when it comes to wellness and stress reduction. You will find a number of people in the medical community that disagree with Mr. Emoto’s research but “What the Bleep Do We Know?” There was a time when many thought the world was flat.

We now realize that negative thinking can lead to illness, and relaxed positive thinking can be healthy, we also know that over 50% of the human body consists of water. It is not difficult to see how negative thoughts can be harmful when you see how they affect water in Emoto’s research found in his water book pictures. There are many natural options available to maintain good health. Healing always starts from within. At the Ki Energy Center we use meditation, energy movements, and energy treatments to relax the mind and reduce stress.

If you visit Amazon.com you can pick-up one of Mr. Emoto’s water books and see the pictures of how negative thoughts and words can affect the water in your body, is it no wonder that stress caused by negative and fearful thinks is the foundation for 90% of our health problems. For natural options to address stress visit the Ki Center by calling 646 329-6727 or send an email to onuwon@gmail.com for further information on this subject.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nitric Oxide the Miracle Molecule


Nitric Oxide the Miracle Molecule
 Dr.  Louis J. Ignarro, faculty member in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA’s School of Medicine, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1998 for discovering nitric oxide’s role as a cardiovascular signaling molecule. Dr. Ignarro’s research showed that when the nitric oxide molecule enters a cell it stimulates a process that relaxes and dilates blood vessels which increases the flow of blood. This increased flow of blood enhances the delivery of healing oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body.

There are countless nitric oxide molecules in our bodies, but the body’s production of nitric oxide reduces as we grow older. The loss of nitric oxide in the body between the ages of 40 to 60 years of age is about 85%. This reduction is the main cause of the hardening of arteries, heart disease, stroke, plaque buildup, chronic pain, memory loss, impotence, lack of energy and endurance along with a number of other wellness issues associated with ageing.

As we age, the lack of nitric oxide will causes our arteries to become narrow decreasing the flow of oxygen and blood to our cells and organs. This leads to wrinkles, high blood pressure and thin and gray hair. The loss of nitric oxide can cause one to become obese and or diabetic with age.

While the discovery of the function of the nitric acid molecule, which plays a major role in the aging process was extremely significant, Dr. Ignarro’s discovery that the molecule can be activated by supplementation will be crucial to those older than 40.

There are a number of nitric oxide supplements on the market. However, I plan to use and recommend the usage of Cardio Miracle, which is considered to be the most effective source of nitric oxide supplementation in the world. The Cardio Miracle formula is a culmination of over 10 years of research and collaboration with leading experts on delivering nitric oxide to the tissues in the body.

I was impressed with the fact that the Cardio Miracle vegan formula was developed after extensive discussions with nutritional, alkaline and vegan experts. As a result of those discussions, Cardio Miracle has been carefully sourced and tested. The organic vegetable and fruit powders used in the formula are the finest in the world.

If you are older than 40 years of age, I strongly recommend doing research on nitric oxide. If you are between the ages of 50 and 60 years old, your body is not producing the amount of nitric oxide necessary to address the aging process. The wonderful discovery of the function of this miracle molecule provides the opportunity to develop supplements that can reactivate the production of nitric oxide in aging bodies. For many, this could mean a new lease on life.

If you would like to learn more about nitric oxide, there is a lot of information online about this miracle molecule. Cardio Miracle is not available to the public yet, but if you would like to learn how to get this nitric oxide supplement formula, send an email to onuwon@gmail.com or call 646 329-6727 .



Friday the 13th


Friday the 13th
Do you often wondered why Friday the 13th is considered a day of misfortune and bad luck?  Whenever I have a question about numbers I seek advice from my good friend Lloyd Strayhorn. Lloyd Strayhorn is one of the most learned African American numerologists in the world.

In Ancient Kemet the number 13 was a symbol of power. Lloyd writes “the ancients described 13 as a “symbol of power, which if wrongly used, wreaks destruction upon itself” “He who understands the number 13 will be given power and dominion”. Until very recently the wisdom and philosophical thoughts of ancient Kemet were keep secret from the masses. The political power of religion made the study and/or practice of the knowledge and Mysticism of ancient Kemet a crime against the church.

It took 359 years for the Catholic Church on November 1, 1992 to admit that Galileo Galilei was not guilty of heresy for his belief that the earth and all other planets revolve around the Sun. Pope John Paul II acknowledged in a speech that “the church would rectify the wrong.” This was a major reason only members of secret societies had access to ancient Kemet wisdom. Galileo was influenced by Nicolaus Copernicus who was influenced by Aristarchus of Samos a Greek astrologer who studied in ancient Kemet centuries earlier during the time of Alexander. 

Major figures in the development of the symbolism and philosophy of the new American government, leaders like Benjamin Franklyn, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington were members of secret societies they were either Masons or Rosicrucian. While being slave holders, the founding fathers built the symbolic foundation of the new government based on the number 13 using the ancient Kemetic wisdom and power attached to that number.

 The number13 is used thirteen times on the United States Seal. There are 13 stars, 13 strips, 13 arrows, 13 berries and 13 letters in the words on the seal. The Kemet pyramid on the one dollar bill has 13 blocks; the eagle on the other side is holding 13 arrows the United State started with 13 colonies, there were 13 signers of the Declaration of Independence and the corner stone of the first White House was laid on the 13th of October 1792 as part of a Masonic ceremony.

The true understanding and interpretation of the death figure on the 13th Tarot card symbolically did not mean a physical death or misfortune but a death to an old way of life and way of thinking; a change for the better. The founding fathers understood the symbolic power of the number 13. I hope you look at the number 13 in a different way now; especially those who expressed an anxiety coming to our Ki wellness Center located at 13 West 122nd Street.

On April 28th 2018 the first day of Harlem Holistic Wellness Week 2018 thirteen wellness practitioners will take part in the first annual Sacred Commerce Pop-up Wellness Expo.  The power and energy of the number 13 and the ancient Kemetic, concept of Sacred Commerce which made, People, Planet, Profit and Spiritually the bottom line in trade; will be the spiritual foundations for this annual wellness week event.
For more information on the Sacred Commerce Pop-up wellness expo and other events during HHWW 2018 visit www.onuwonwellnessgroup.info or call 646 329-6727

Hatshepsut Queen of Commerce


Hatshepsut: Queen of Commerce        
Queen Hatshepsut ruled ancient Kemet (Egypt) from 1479 to 1458 BC; she was the longest reigning   female pharaoh in history. During her 21 year reign Queen Hatshepsut used commerce as a tool to raise consciousness and a spiritual path towards self-realization.  A merchant priesthood was developed to teach and utilize the concept of Sacred Commerce to achieve the vision of the first queen of commerce.

Sacred Commerce is a wonderful book by Aymen Sawaf and Rowan Gabrielle. This work serves as a foundation for a movement focused on revitalizing Hatshepsut’s concept of reconnecting commerce and spiritually. People, Planet, Profit and spiritually are the four bottom lines in sacred commerce. Profit is the only bottom in most businesses in today’s world. 

Many well argue that the thought of connecting commerce and spiritually is not realistic in the competitive business environment we live in “however”; there are a growing number of entrepreneurs who are beginning to realize that success can be achieved by making people and the planet important bottom lines in their strategic business plans.

On Saturday April 28th the first annual Sacred Commerce Wellness Expo will be one of the events to kick of Harlem Holistic Wellness Week 2018. This event will take place at Imagenations’s Raw Space Gallery located at 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (bet. 121 and 122nd streets). Thirteen holistic wellness businesses will be invited to exhibit at this event which will be free to the public. The number 13 is a very spiritual and powerful number in Kemetic philosophy.

Harlem Holistic Wellness Week April 28th to May 5th is a marketing platform to promote holistic wellness organizations and businesses that focus on improving the quality of life of people. It will take place a week after Earth Day a time to highlight organizations and businesses that focus on preservation of the planet.

Information on Harlem Holistic Wellness events, programs and activities will be posted on www.harlemholisticwellness.com there will also be a special holistic wellness pull out section in the April 26th issue of Harlem Community News. If you would like additional information on participating in this year’s Harlem Holistic Wellness Week’s marketing initiative send an email to onuwon@gmail.com or call 646 329-6727. The Onuwon Wellness Group was created using the sacred commerce philosophy of People, Planet, and Profit and Spiritually as a business model.

The focus of the Onuwon Wellness Group is to develop strategic marketing and advertising options such as Harlem Holistic Wellness Week to assist holistic wellness practitioners, organizations and businesses to collectively reach the growing numbers of individuals who seek holistic health and wellness option.

You can obtain a free copy of the Aymen and Rowan Sacred Commerce book on line; you can also purchase a copy on Amazon. It is a very interesting account of how Queen Hatshepsut used this method of commerce to enrich a golden time in ancient Kemet. It is also a blue print of how businesses of the future can be. All things are possible with faith.




Saturday, March 3, 2018

Year of the Dog



Year of the Dog
The Dog is eleventh of the 12 year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. Individuals who are born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994,    2006, 2018 or will be born in 2030 according to the Chinese zodiac fall under the symbol of Dog. People born in the year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature.
They tend to be honest, friendly, loyal, smart, straightforward, and venerable with a strong sense of responsibility. There are always two sides or a Yin and Yang to all things. The negative sides of a Dog personality are likely to be cold, self-righteous, stubborn and critical of others.

At the Ki Energy Center we often use an individual’s blood type as the foundation for wellness strategies in areas of diet, and life style. The Chinese also make use of an individual’s blood type to suggest personality traits. Individuals born under the Dog symbol who are blood type O tend to be brave, clever, honest and optimistic. Blood type A individuals who fall under the Dog symbol tend to be good at helping others which is considered to be one of their greatest virtues.

Blood type B Dog people are usually honesty and very optimistic, and those who are blood type AB tend to have a great deal of self-control and can  be prudent in their nature. This ancient Chinese method of using DNA to identify personality traits are not unlike wellness strategies used by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo in his book “Live Right 4 Your Type”.

If you were born under the Dog symbol you should be very proactive with your health and wellness strategies. If you have an unhealthy diet, something that can also be determined by your DNA (see D’Adamo’s Eat Right 4 Your Type), age will begin to create problems with your digestive system. Activity in the workforce can create high levels of stress in a greater degree for individuals under the Dog symbol. Yoga, meditation, and Ki Treatments can be a proactive way of addressing that issue.

Men born in a Dog year can be very opinionated and at times pessimistic and stubborn. They have a deep appreciation for family and have the ability to be very understanding and non-critical of family members and loved ones. Women born in the year of the Dog tend to be independent and very indifferent towards people that do not like. They are also very protective of their friends and family. Women born in a Dog year work very hard to secure a stable income and security for themselves and their loved ones, and will suffer with high levels of stress when they are not able accomplish these goals.

Team work and loyalty is the overall energy that we all should aspire to during the year of the Dog. It is very important to create positive partnerships during this time. Compromise and understanding are always very important factors in developing and maintaining holistic harmonious relationships with family and in commerce; during the Year of the Dog, they have  a greater significant.