a. Emotional Alchemy: Fusion 5 Elements, March 7 – 8, 2015
b. Open Your Soul Channels: Fusion of 5 Elements 2 & 3,April 18-19, 2015
c. Taoist Dream Practice – Lucid Living & Dreaming Qigong: May 16-17, 2015
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d. April 12, 2015: Primordial Qigong/Tai Chi for Enlightened Love (NY Open Center)
e. May 22-25, 2015: Omega Super Qi Summit, Rhinebeck, N.Y.
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Inside Chi Flows Naturally:
Dear Lovers of the Mystery of Human Feeling,
In the Taoist view of nature, the cycle of Spring has already begun. Most of Asia is celebrating the lunar Spring Festival. I’ve nearly finished researching my Year of the Green Female Goat 2015 letter. The Qi is already beginning to rise, even though it may look wintry outside. When the Qi rises, new feelings come to the surface.
Perhaps the greatest mystery in a human being is our ability to have such an amazing array of feelings, often in short order. Where do they come from? And what to do with them? Are they the noble rulers of our soul or the quicksand of our personality?
This is why I choose spring time to teach my Taoist Emotional Alchemy trainings, known as Fusion of the Five Elements. This method came from Mantak Chia’s teacher One Cloud. Over the past 30 years I’ve evolved and adapted it so it works better for Westerners, who have a very different emotional make-up than the Chinese, which are dominated by an ethos of “group mind”. I’ve integrated the core Taoist inner alchemy work with depth psychology, the modern quest for individuation, clear understanding of our shadow side, and movement qigong.
Information for registering for those courses in Asheville NC March 7- 8 and April 18 -19 are below. They can be taken in either order, as the methods of each stand alone. But I feel its more powerful to do Fusion 1 first. Both require knowledge of the Six Healing Sounds and Micro-cosmic Orbit. The 9 Major Benefits of emotional alchemy are listed below.
You can also access the Fusion 1 course online: http://www.healingtaousa.com/fusion1.html and Fusion 2-3: http://www.healingtaousa.com/fusion2.html
The key concept here that has really helped me the most in my personal life: learning to cultivate our True or Original Feeling, versus chasing after or allowing chronic reactive emotions to dominate our life.
True or Original Feelings rejuvenate us and connect us to Source. Chronic emotions exhaust us and scatter our Qi (chi). But it’s all a very elusive psychological theory unless we have a practical method. We must learn slow down the slippery star shower of feelings until we are able to grasp their underlying essence. This is what Fusion of the Five Elements offers. How to ground the ocean swells of heart feelings – positive and negative – into our personal center of gravity in our belly.
Grounding, grounding, grounding is the key. Both physical grounding to the earth below, and internal spiritual grounding. Once our feelings (or chronic emotions) are grounded, they become manageable, shapeable, dissolvable. We can contemplate them, get intimate with them, play with them. We can put their power to work in helping us dig deeper beneath their apparent surface message, into the dark roots of our subconscious where they originate.
L: closeup of biological organs. The Taoist organ spirits occupy the entire body as “orbs”, but ground in the physical organ and meridian. R: Creation and Control cycles of 5 Elements.
And what is hiding down in our “human root cellar?” Decoding the subconscious is the great contribution of what I call Taoist Depth Psychology. We can use the five-phase patterns of Qi flow to match the outer cycle of nature’s seasons Then we figure out which vital organ spirit our immediate moment feelings and chronic emotions are coming from:
1. anger from the liver,
2. sadness/grief from the lungs,
3. worry/obsession from the spleen/stomach,
4. impatience/guilt/hatred from the heart,
5. fear from the kidneys/bladder.
What a simple map, really. Yet so deep, such a marvelous tool for excavating who we truly are. Who could imagine that buried underneath all these seemingly imbalanced tangle of negative chronic emotions lies their very own redemption. Instead of resurrecting Jesus or some other divine figure onto which we have projected our highest feelings of divinity, we resurrect our Original and True Feelings within our own body and soul. True feelings that propel us to a high and noble destiny, right here on Earth, here and now!
L.”Creation Cycle of 5 elements” showing phases of human identity constantly flowing like the seasons, with Original or True Self or “All that I am” in the center. By Karin Sorvik. R: Chinese coin with ideograms for 5 elements, fire, earth, metal, water, wood. Note pentagram formed in center.
The Taoist secret of emotional alchemy is to set up a matrix, a kind of internal net to capture the essence of the emotions and crystallize them into a small pearl, or ball of Original Qi, free of their “externally programmed Qi” . We do this right inside our belly’s center of gravity, where things naturally adhere to the ground of our spiritual being. We have to gradually “fuse” the outer feelings back into our feeling of the source within us.
Fusion diagram showing the layers of reality radiating from our core self, by American mystic and scientist Walter Russell, in his book Secret of Light.
But unfortunately most people’s feelings are flying up around their head or the heart or in other parts of their body, or trapped in patterns of trauma or pain. The feelings are flying by so fast and it feels like balls we are juggling in the air. It takes some training to bring them down to earth and capture their essence.
This is a progressive training. It’s best to start with the Inner Smile and Six Healing Sounds. Then graduate to the Microcosmic Orbit and Fusion of the Five Elements.
Most people do best with a teacher to help them with this. Check out the fantastic summer Tao retreats near Asheville in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains below – and get discounts by registering early.
Enjoy living your feelings and exploring their True nature!
1. FUSION OF FIVE ELEMENTS 1 Cultivate Your True Feelings & Dissolve Negativity
with Michael Winn
Emotional alchemy = science of changing your feelings. Take charge of your psychic inner weather. Clear & center feelings with a body-centered process. Fusion meditation = “Taoist Depth Psychology”.
• Transmute negative emotions into positive feelings • Talk with your 5 vital organ intelligences • Fuse your soul essences into a radiant Pearl • Spiral Love in Creation Cycle Qigong • Cultivate virtue, hidden power of your True
The 9 Major Benefits of Fusion of the Five Elements #1:
Learn a practical way to stay emotionally neutral while being body-centered and fully present – and still feel what is happening in any situation. “Neutral” is way to describe “centered”, a neutral feeling space from which we can express strong feelings – without falling into the illusion that temporary feelings make up our self-identity.
Open up communication pathways between the five inner “body gods” of our heart-mind (“xin”) and your outer sensory perception. These are the five spirits or vital organ intelligences embodied in our heart, spleen-pancreas, lungs, kidneys, and liver. We learn how to reverse the chi normally flowing out our tongue, mouth, nose, ears, and eyes so that it flows instead inward to nourish the inner organs.
This one simple technique can cure the exhaustion that plagues so many people! Instead of constantly spending energy out your senses, you absorb chi into your sensory and vital organs from the larger chi field of the environment. What used to be “stress” is now “food that recharges”.
Elevate the harmonizing power of your Inner Smile to a deeper level. Smile to your body spirits, support them in turning the wheel of the “creation” (sheng) cycle, the pattern of nourishing chi flow between the “five sub-personalities” of our inner soul team. This deeper, more collective Inner Smile allows us to shape the flow of archetypal forces hidden within the sacred space inside our body. The creation cycle is a foundational principle of classical Chinese medicine. It empowers us to diagnose and heal a wide variety of biological, emotional, mental, and spiritual disorders.
Explores how feelings arise, how they control us, why we wrongly worship feelings, even in the context of personal relationships. This draws a clear distinction between what I call Taoist Depth Psychology and most popular forms of western psychology. Western psychology is mostly based on managing feelings; feelings are the “highest authority of the psyche”. Fusion is based on contacting our Original Feeling, beyond the feelings of the personality. This allows us to shape the Original Chi matrix underlying our feelings, thoughts, and sensory perception.
Where does our “dark side” come from? This course details the developmental pathway of the Five Body Spirits (“wu jingshen”) from the pre-natal realm of the Original Spirit, how they emerge at birth and gain power in childhood. It is a major revelation to discover how our very own body intelligences begin as guardians and end up as “the Resistance” creating struggle, disease and failure in our adult life.
Learn the secret of “eating” negative emotional energy, blending it in a “cauldron” at the navel. The yin Fusion practice gently embraces negative emotions and slowly “dissolves” un-centered or dis-harmonious feelings back into the belly center/dantian. I call this emotional resolution process our “inner soul theatre”. At the same time this heart-centered process grows a powerful internal Energy Body as the ego-self is healed of its fragmentation and struggle.
Explore the option of using the bagua shape to focus on negativity, strip off the negative charge, and thus convert it into positive energy. The yang Fusion practice uses high speed “chopping and blending” of negative thought/feeling forms using spinning bagua shapes. This is extremely useful in quickly resolving highly negative or overwhelming situations that yin methods are too slow to handle.
Practice a powerful method for absorbing the hidden innate virtues that connect you to Original Spirit and the Tao. Even if you have not been very loving or kind in life, this allows you to tap into the infinite ocean of potential love, kindness, wisdom, strength and trust and accumulate their essence in your body-mind. What you absorb inside you will later radiate out into your life.
Learn to fuse the soul essences that control your destiny into a single radiant golden “pearl” – the first stage of allowing your true self to embody and express itself from the space of Original Feeling. This process is the foundation for the higher alchemy formulas.
Fusion is a very powerful tools for working on yourself, and centering the energy body. Course is mostly meditation, plus “Nourish the Five Shen” Qigong for emotional body.
Pre-req: Fundamentals 1 & 2, live or audio-video. Useful to have grounding benefits of Fundamentals 3 & 4 if possible. Rooting is key to managing emotions.
$144. weekend, $90. reviewers. 9am-6pm Sat, 9:30am-5:30pm Sun
Psychic Alchemy April 18 – 19 (Sat/Sun) in Asheville
Internal bagua opens flow of Qi in the 8 Extraordinary Vesselsof the body.
FUSION of the FIVE ELEMENTS 2 & 3:
PSYCHIC ALCHEMY(can be taken without Emotional Alchemy – Fusion 1)
Open the Macro Orbit: 8 Extraordinary Vessels, Develop Psychic Abilities
Taught by Michael Winn
Open the Macro-Cosmic Orbit by linking QI flow in the Eight Extraordinary (“psychic”) channels. These channels link your pre-natal and post-natal energy bodies, i.e. the deep structure of how you birth yourself each flowing moment. Learn to purify your aura & regulate your Energy Body with belt & thrusting channels. Give to and Receive chi from the environment with Positive & Negative Arm & Leg channels.
The 8 Extra Vessels connect the inner and outer chi field, and allow you to “dance” between your inner and outer life. The Wudang Mountain version of the macro-cosmic orbit will also be taught as the most powerful internal method I’ve found for integrating the 8 Extraordinary Vessels into a continuous flowing circuit.
The macro-orbit is the foundation for opening chi flow to 8 Original Forces of Universe (I Ching trigram-tones). Powerful “8 Extraordinary Vessels” qigong form makes this practice simple to remember. It heals deep psychic imbalances not reached by acupuncture. Many mysterious and chronic illnesses can be healed at the level, much faster than using acupuncture or herbs.
Another new practice taught is my recently developed “9 Spirals of the Energy Body” in the four directions to integrate the Five Shen with the Five Directional Dragons. This practice connects the internal flow of your macro-cosmic orbit out to the edge of the universe and back! A wonderfully empowering and healing journey.
This course lays a strong foundation for Healing Love and Water & Fire (Kan & Li) Inner Sexual Alchemy.
For more information, see: Fusion 2-3: http://www.healingtaousa.com/fusion2.html
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NOTE: The Chi Nei Tsang 1 & 2 courses have been recently moved to Weeks 3 & 4, and Iron Shirt 2 & 3 moved to Week 5.
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1a. Medical & Spiritual Qigong Fundamentals 1-4 – Michael Winn
(or weekend option for Fundamentals 1&2 June 19-21)
1b. Chinese Yoga Tao-Yin + Inner Smile & Chi Self Massage –Andrew McCart
Week 2 June 26 – July 1, 2015 (Fri-Wed)
2a. Healing Love: Taoist Sexual Secrets – Michael Winn & Minke de Vos
2b. Fusion 1 Emotional Alchemy + Iron Shirt 1 Rooting
— Andrew McCart & Steven Sy
Week 3 July 3- 8, 2015 (Fri-Wed)
3a. Medical Qigong for Energy Healers – Minke de Vos
3b. Fusion 2 & 3 Macro-Orbit + Primordial Qigong
– David Twicken
3c. Inner Sexual Alchemy (Lesser Kan & Li) – Michael Winn
3d. Tai Chi Qigong #1 Rooting + #2 Fast Fighting Form – Steven Sy
3e. Chi Nei Tsang 1: Deep Organ Massage – Jampa Stewart
Week 4 July 10- 15, 2015 (Fri-Wed)
4a. Chi Nei Tsang 2: Open Wind Gates – Jampa Stewart
4b. Planetary Alchemy Greatest Kan & Li: Living Astrology
– Michael Winn
4c. Deep Healing Medical Qigong form – Steven Sy
Week 5 July 17- 22, 2015 (Fri-Wed)
5a. Iron Shirt Qigong 2 & 3: Tendon/Bone Marrow Washing
+ Meditate with Our Ancestors – Andrew McCart
5b. Bagua Zhang as Moving I Ching – Frank Allen
5c. Northern Wu Taiji Quan: Final Refinement of Classical Taiji Quan
– Tina Zhang
5d. Heaven & Earth Alchemy: The Great Oneness – Michael Winn
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Tao Holds Cosmic Feelings in Harmony
Loving the Tao for holding in harmony the cosmic ocean of feelings,
“Who takes Heaven as his ancestor, Virtue as his home, the Tao as his door, and who becomes change — is a Sage.” — Chuang Tzu, Inner Chapters
“The Tao is very close, but everyone looks far away. Life is very simple, but everyone seeks difficulty.” — Taoist Sage, 200 B.C
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