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Great Bowls O’ Fire! John T. Unger at #WDS

John T. Unger has clearly led a fiery, colorful life. He shared several personal stories with us in one of his talks at last weekend’s World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon, some dramatic and maybe even a little crazy sounding,

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More T’ai Chi book recommendations

Here’s a list of titles not already on the reading list Julie Cisler brings to T’ai Chi classes: Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan – by Fu Zhongwen, trans. by Louis Swaim T’ai Chi’s Ancestors – by Douglas Wile The Tao of

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It’s a small universe after all

Is the universe expanding, exponentially and infinitely in all directions? Or is it just me? We live “in” the universe, and a universe lives within us. Eastern medical philosophy recognizes that everything is holographic; wholes within wholes. For example, the

Posted in EnergyHealing, Spring Forest Qigong, The Universe

Many Teachers, One Master

There is a saying in India that a person can have many teachers, but only one master. Some of the common elements in this relationship include: The establishment of a teacher/student relationship. A formal recognition of this relationship, generally in

Posted in Sanskrit Language, Serving Others, Spring Forest Qigong

In the Void

At the Level 4 retreat, Chunyi Lin talked about having gone to see the jellyfish exhibit at the Mall of America. He bought a souvenir to put in his meditation room. I went there to check it out last Sunday.

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Fasting for health and enlightenment

This year I decided to fast during the Level 4 retreat at Two Harbors. Fasting is one of the topics covered in the retreat, and everyone who is healthy is encouraged to fast on Tuesday. People who are diabetic, have

Posted in Meditation, Spring Forest Qigong

Washoku – We Are What We Eat

Chunyi Lin tells us that we should try to eat at least five different colors at every meal. I recently ran across Washoku, which describes Japanese-style cooking. Some of these concepts migrated to Japan from China, so they are probably consistent

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Your Heart is the Key to Your Home Frequency

I’m enjoying the book Frequency, by Penney Peirce. There is a section where it has an exercise to find your own home frequency. Those steps are: Say to yourself: “In this moment and in this body I am 100 percent

Posted in Book review, EnergyHealing, Positive psychology

Love Radiator included in wedding vows!

Molly and Aaron Heit included a hand-fasting in their wedding ceremony. They invited all the guest to help them “tie the knot” and parents were invited to bestow a one word blessing with an explanation. My blessing for them was

Posted in EnergyHealing, Positive psychology, Serving Others, The Universe

Construction of a harmonious social order

Today I received my pendant for ReachOut service in 2009. The necklace is beautiful. It has the Chinese character for “The Great Commonwealth” fired in gold onto black art glass: What is even more beautiful is the spirit of community

Posted in Serving Others, Spring Forest Qigong