Creating a ritiual space concentrates our intention and our Chi. Did you do a Solstice 2012 ritual? Read below for others’ experiences.
Dear Lovers of the Eternal Galactic Orgasm birthing our reality,
Please don’t shy away from the word “orgasm”. I’m not being sexually exploitive here. Our local Milky Way is one of billions of galaxies taking part in the ongoing sexual birthing of Creation. Galaxies are just cells in the body of Nature, being born and dying every moment.
We call it creation when it’s a whole reality, and pro-creation when it’s a tiny human baby. But it’s the exact same sexual process, only it involves cosmic sex on a macro scale, instead of our micro sex drive. I feel it’s best to get past our sexual hangups in recognizing how sexually polarized the physical plane is. But is our reality a boy or a girl reality? Or is it an androgynous (bi-sexed) experimental Being called Mother Earth that secretly holds a shadow male side deep in its core?
But maybe Mother Earth was not the cosmic orchestra conductor at the 2012 Solstice event. Did we instead get a lesson in “birthing new life cycles” from our Grandmother Milky Way? If so, how long will the full birthing process take – months, years, decades? Or just 3 more years until the end of the 36 year cycle of the Sun crossing our galactic Dark Rift? A LOT can happen in 3 years….
As a practitioner of Taoist inner alchemy, I’ve been observing Nature’s cycles closely for the last 30+ years. I kept busy measuring and recording subtle energy field changes. The incredibly fine-tuned instrument I use to make these measurements is my own human body. My body – and your body as well – is anchoring a whole series of subtle bodies that all ultimately wire us back into Source. Our DNA itself is wired into a cosmic bio-internet.
Below are some of the letters I received from readers about their Solstice ceremony experience. In reply, I give details of what I personally have felt to be major dates of change over the last 30 years. By “major”, I mean some of the Big natural entities like the sun, earth, etc. changing their identities for the benefit of us humans. The re-birthing has been happening in stages. If you can accept they are all Natural Beings, then they too have identities that can be known and communicated with by us tiny Human Beings.
Ready for Year of the Female Water Snake?
The beginning of the Chinese Year of the Yin Water Snake (solar calendar) is Monday Feb. 4. Most modern Chinese astrologers work with this Solar New year date. The Lunar New Year is Feb. 10 — that’s when all the firecrackers go off in Asia. So we have a 6-day cusp. Plenty of time to fully morph from the Yang Water Dragon.
But don’t be fooled into complacency just because we are switching from Yang Water to Yin Water, and Big Dragon to Little Snake. I predict 2013 will inspire deeper internal transformation than 2012.
L: Taoist beach bum in 2012, forecasting the future. His prediction: high tide will come, and wash my I Ching sand box away. Such is the nature of Change. R: Sunset in the Grenadines. Jem and I swim a mile across this bay every evening.
I will write more on this in my annual chinese astrology newsletter, but that letter won’t come until after Feb. 10. I am down at my Caribbean beach shack, writing feverishly to finish my book, tentatively titled: Tai Chi – Way of Enlightened Love: Sacred Movement & Internal Alchemy, A Super Qigong for Radiant Health. It is going well, lots of original insights and research. What held me up for a year was integrating the most advanced science theories on Torus topology and scalar waves with Wu Ji (Primordial) Gong.
I am doing private qigong ceremonies and neidan (alchemy) meditations on BOTH solar and lunar dates, to fully align with that energy and ground it into my personal Energy Body. That is the key to sucessfully digesting the coming changes while they are still energetic potentials, before they hit ground zero in physicality. Eat them for breakfast before they eat you for lunch.
The start of The Year of the Water Snake is an auspicious time to make two announcements.
Call for Word Press Web Designer & Developers
#1. I’m re-designing my website, to make it more video and social media friendly, and easier to navigate. Plus lots of new products are planned.
a. I welcome any suggestions from readers on improvements you’d like to see.
b. I invite any WORD PRESS web designers and developers-marketers to contact me if interested in taking on this project. Or recommend your friends. I’m looking for a long term relationship. Just hit REPLY. Send URLs of sample sites from your portfolio, and short bio listing your background experience and maybe a few words about what you are into.
New Summer Retreats Registrar – Julia Considine
#2. Our much loved summer retreats registrar for the past six years, Tynne Clifford, has decided it is time for her to move on. She has done a fantastic job serving the Taoist community and we will all miss her dearly. What is she moving on to?
She is creating a healing system called The “Alchemy of Raw” infusing raw foods, qi gong and herbalism for healing. It will include a book and DVD to be finished in 2014. An ebook is being created along with a blog for 2013 and soon a website to follow. To join her mailing list please email her at Tynnebebe@Juno.com or Breatheoutstress@gmail.com. May all blessings flow to her new creative ventures!
Fortunately, we have an equally talented replacement registrar. Many retreatants in 2012 were thrilled with our half-time chef Julia Considine, both for her charming personality and the high spiritual vibration she put in our food. We welcome Julia as the new registrar. In addition, she will be cooking for one of the five weeks of retreats.
Julia Considine, new summer retreats registrar.
Julia Considine lives in Asheville, N.C. She was introduced to the Healing Tao in 2011 at a workshop on qigong for women’s health, and is now committed to becoming a Healing Tao Instructor. The many spiritual practices she has learned over the years support her in living a joyful, healthy, beautiful, and abundant life. Julia is also a chef, runner, yogini, Sufi healer, and is currently studying public health.
If you want to talk to Julia (and who wouldn’t? :), she has the same retreats-dedicated cell phone as Tynne: 828-575-3825. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call toll-free 888-750-1773. She will help you choose the right retreat for your cultivation path.
See the full listing of this year’s retreats below – it’s time to plan NOW for this summer’s fun. If you believe that we’re in a collective process of shifting into a new and more harmonious reality, you will really enjoy having the Tao energetic skills to navigate that reality!
» Summer Retreatst: Plan Your Fun NOW!
» 2012 Solstice in Brazil’s Eco-Topia (fab photos!)
» 2012 Solstice Reviews by readers + Winn comments
» Welcoming 2013 (Snake calligraphy)
HOW TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER RETREATS
Register online by clicking on the retreat code on the left column. Click on middle column for more info on that retreat.
Or call Julia Considine at 828-575-3825. Or email email@example.com Or call toll-free 888-750-1773.
The basic tuition – before the many generous discounts – is only $495 a week! Room and board is an additional $495 (for two-bedroom apartment, shared with another retreatant). For commuters, there is a $100 facilities fee. Visit http://www.HealingTaoRetreats.com for full discounts available (early signup, multiple course discount, seniors, juniors, instructors, reviewers).
We have some work-study positions and scholarships each week that will partially reduce tuition costs. Apply to Julia for those. You can also camp off-campus.
Dare you walk across this inter-galactic bridge, step through its Dark Rift and into your own undiscovered Inner Space?
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|Healing Tao Summer Retreat Week 1|
|Medical & Spiritual Qigong: Fundamentals 1-4
|June 21 – June 26, 2013||Michael Winn|
|Rejuvenation Qigong + Fusion 2 &3 + Primordial Qigong||June 21 – June 26, 2013||David Twicken|
|Medical Qigong for Energy Healers||June 21 – June 26, 2013||Minke de Vos|
|Qigong Fundamentals: Levels 1 & 2 Weekend||June 21 – June 23, 2013||Michael Winn|
|Healing Tao Summer Retreat Week 2|
|Healing Love: Taoist Sexual Secrets||June 28 – July 03, 2013||Michael Winn
Minke de Vos
|Fusion of Five Elements 1 & 2 + Iron Shirt 1 Rooting
|June 28 – July 03, 2013||Marie Favorito|
|Chinese Medical & Spiritual Astrology
+ 5 Elements Qigong
|June 28 – June 30, 2013||David Twicken|
|Healing Tao Summer Retreat Week 3|
|Tao Qigong Basics & Sexual Energy Yoga||July 05 – July 10, 2013||Minke de Vos|
|Healing Chi Transmission (Buddha Palm)
+ Healthy Tendons (Iron Shirt 2)
|July 05 – July 10, 2013||Marie Favorito|
|Inner Sexual Alchemy: Lesser Kan & Li (Water & Fire)
Get Pregnant with your Inner Sage
|July 05 – July 10, 2013||Michael Winn|
|Healing Tao Summer Retreat Week 4|
|Chi Nei Tsang 1: Deep Organ Massage
|July 11 – July 16, 2013||Jampa Stewart|
|Chinese Yoga / Tao-Yin||July 11 – July 16, 2013||Andrew McCart|
|Planetary Soul Alchemy: Greatest Kan & Li||July 11 – July 16, 2013||Michael Winn|
|Healing Tao Summer Retreat Week 5|
|Chi Nei Tsang 2 & 3: Opening the Wind Gates||July 17 – July 22, 2013||Jampa Stewart|
|Legacy Form: Taiji + Wu Xing + Bagua Zhang||July 17 – July 22, 2013||Frank Allen|
|Classical Northern Wu Style Taiji||July 17 – July 22, 2013||Tina Zhang|
|Heaven & Earth Alchemy||July 17 – July 22, 2013||Michael Winn|
Below is the sharing of Eduardo Alexander, my retreat organizer in Brazil and serious internal and laboratory alchemist.
The Gardens of Maytrea in Alto Paraiso, Brazil, major site for Solstice 2012 gatherings.
I’ve been thinking about Dec. 21, 2012 for 7 years. For us below the equator it was on a Summer Solstice. But no matter, we gave it the same attention. To write in a few lines the experiences is a real test. First, it is fair to expose my belief system about the earth.
In these 7 years I have seen many inversions happening in the belief system of many people.
It was the first time in my life that I saw mainstream institutions, like NASA and the IPCC,
(Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) speaking against the main discourse of governments. The end of the old “everything is safe and going well”.
At the same time I saw alternative people going along with the so called climate skepticals, assuming that there is nothing wrong with the world, or with humanity. It was so confusing to understand the energies behind all those changes, so I spent time reading and meditating in order to finally position myself as an “IPCC believer”. I believe humanity is causing climate change, that will make it very hard if not impossible to sustain its own life on this planet.
Though the mother-planet will not die, my feeling in the collective field is that of a civilization-wide suicide. As a scholar researcher and daoist meditator, the following had substantial influence:
1 – The 2007 synthesis report of IPCC on Climate Change:
2 – NASA reports, via a simple and very objetive data site: http://climate.nasa.gov/
See the section: Monitoring the vital signs of the planet (Temperature, CO2, Sea Level, Ice Melting, etc…)
After reading these two sources, is hard for one to believe that we do not face an immediate, unsolved, and big problem. Anyway, the so called skepticals entered the scene, with many claims, such as data falsification of the IPCC and no relationship of human activities with possible climate changes, among others.
The scenario could be approached through a more esoteric point of view:
3 – The Mystery of 2012: Predictions, prophecies and possibilities, by Gregg Braden was an important reading.
4 – Daoism and Ecology: Ways within a cosmic landscape by Giradot and Miller
Provided a very useful daoist view on ecology.
During the last 5 years, all this information was cooked through meditation, and as December, 21, 2012 approached, I believed we had 2 possibilities:
1) mother earth would directly interfere in our history, in a daoist way, heaven and earth powers would act upon the human level, and that would shake humanity enough to change its actions.
2) nothing special would happen and humanity would be left to act by itself.
My desire was aligned with the first option, because I believe that without a big shake-up we would not change. I was expecting that it would be better than a slow drive into a series of smaller painful eco-disasters that may actually be our future without change. This second option for me is “collective cooking in a low fire”.
But as the day approached, my body spirits were NOT in alarm. The message was: there is nothing specially wrong with this specific moment. Though a collective fear could be felt at the planetary/collective level, it seemed socially constructed.
The Waterfall at Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
We then arrived at our spot – Alto Paraíso de Goiás, a small city in the center of Brazil, home to more than 60 sects of all kinds of new age, ufologists, and old old age religions and movements that you can imagine. The majority of them were expecting a huge change, since local prophecies say that this spot in the middle of Brazil will be like a capital to the civilization of the new era.
Alto Paraíso is above a huge quartz crystal that changes slightly the direction of a compass. A place where mother earth is extremely generous as you may see in the photos:
L: The Pool at the Moon Valley R: Waterfalls
We arrived, followed by dao students, family and friends to perform our 2012 rituals.
Soon we met people from all around the world, also performing rituals, but the general impression was that very few people were there. As if even at this important date, society was not really excited to change.
We started our rituals on December 20 at night. Wuji Gong (Primordial) and 7 Star Stepping Shamanic Qi Gong were our starters.
The peak experience was at noon, December 21. We could feel the levels of alchemical meditation opening and stabilizing in an extremely easy and powerful way. The only blockage we found was the social energy of fear.
The Qi running in the macrocosmic orbit between earth and sun was specially joyful. Everybody could feel the crystals alive below us in the earth, like a huge reservoir of solar and star life force. This special conjunction of sun and earth crystals led us to a joyful state. The sun was specially clear and strong, a Qi that we could hold in our fields for weeks.
Afterwards, back to social life. Society seemed in a mix of numbness, relief and an astonishing “and now what?”.
For myself, the experience changed my consciousness. The social rituals, like the commercial Christmas, seemed even more useless. I felt an urge to change these rituals that were now part of my Qi field. There is something stronger inside.
A Hope. Just a fool’s hope.
A Hope that even looking toward a dark outer scenario, our inner work might help to influence a real significant outer change, a real change in our energetic-economical-social struture.
The hope of a daoist fool that will now keep on doing his job.
In Hope for humanity in this serpent year,
Solstice Ceremony – Powerful Instant Manifestion
I knew when I committed to this Primordial Tai Chi for Enlightened Love practice that my life would be transformed. I only intended once a day, but I cannot sleep unless I do it in the evening as well.
When I attended the 2012 Winter Solstice Ceremony at your home in Asheville, my intention came in the flash of a lightning bolt. Yet I never could have imagined the power of transformation and manifestation happening in time beyond time. All that I intended has come to be, is coming to be, and is now. Thank you. Thank you for being the channel of these gifts.
I have a question about this time span of increased energetic power that began on the 22nd of December. I continue to feel the energy, almost a sense of urgency to create beneficial intentions for the earth and the cosmos while this alignment is prominent. Would you comment on this? I have read there is a window that will continue but decrease in power as we move toward a magnetic polar shift.
Pam N., Asheville
MW: I am doubtful that we’ll have a pole flip anytime soon, i.e., within the next 50 years. There is no evidence that it causes any major disruptions – our own body polarities would also flip. However, I do agree that TIMING is ESSENTIAL in capturing the momentum behind big shifts in the energy field. Now is definitely the time to do it. Doing Primordial Tai Chi every day is a good way to stay grounded through these changes. Learning meditative Tao internal alchemy boosts your skill in learning how to apply your Free Will to achieve your highest destiny.
Calleman’s Oct. 28, 2011 was the REAL SHIFT, not 2012
Michael, I have been studying Carl Calleman’s work on the Mayan calendar. You and I emailed back in early November of 2011 about his different Mayan date of ending (11/28/11) and we agreed that a pronounced shift had in fact happened. Now I have the perspective of both dates and feel Calleman may have been right and that the galactic waves coincide more with his explanation than Arguelles’. While there has been a profound shift in the field this 2012 solstice, it could have been just the solstice plus so many millions of people concentrating on the date for the last quarter of a century.
Alexander A, Oregon
MW: I basiclly agree with you – Solstice 2012 had more human Qi. I felt a very spiritually profound field shift on Oct. 26, 2011 (2 days before Callahan’s). It was at the frequency of the Central Sun, its source vibration became more tangible. And in fact, since then I’ve found it easier to transmit that Source frequency to adepts of my Heaven and Earth Alchemy retreats (next one is this summer 2013, in July – I highly recommend reviewing this!).
I also felt a huge field shift on Jan. 24, 2003. This one was related to a new Solar Logoi or Being taking on the Sun’s job. The sun became more blue, less yellow, and it is burning hotter. All part of “cooking” our solar system vibrationally.
In Oct. 1998 there was a major shift in the planet Earth’s field. It felt like deep, black, gunky stuff that had been stuck forever was finally being released.
In July 1994 I suddenly got an inflamed liver, for the only time in my entire life. I knew it wasn’t biologically caused. It wasn’t until I saw on TV a video of Jupiter being hit by a comet that I realized that Jupiter is the planetary octave of the liver’s wood element. After the hits to Jupiter finished, my liver cooled down. This alchemy stuff is wild, a bit risky at times….
In August 1987 I got married on the edge of the Grand Canyon on the same date as Arguelles much advertised Harmonic Convergence. There was definitely both special personal Qi and Cosmic Qi happening.
Winter Solstice 1980 was what kicked off this 36 year Milky Way galactic cycle. A few weeks before I first met Mantak Chia and agreed to write his first book. That seems to have definitely been in alignment witih some big shift on this planet. The Taoists were an earth-centered spiritual culture whose esoteric teachings and sense of whole-body enightenment were sorely needed by Humanity for this transition.
The Little Will Dissolving into the Greater Will
Good Day Michael
I recently read your suggestion of the The Emerald Covenant by Michael Morgan.
During the Congress of Heaven and Earth teachings you mentioned your work with Yokar, the Atlantean scientist priest who became an immortal. I had ordered the book before the end of the year 2012 as an intention of a willingness to go with the CHANGES the Earth was taking. A covenant with the Core of our Mother Earth.
So Dancing the 2013 change is like being in the storm before the REAL Change Happens.
The little will dissolving into the greater Will. The given up of the individual power for the REAL.The Ground of Being and that maybe the deeper Congress of Heaven and Earth IS a Holy Union. At any rate, thank you for your suggestion and thank you for the Teachings of the Congress of Heaven and Earth.
With Love and Respect, Teddy Majewski, Cottonwood AZ
MW: The whole point of Heaven and Earth Alchemy is to stabilize the Central Sun frequency of Pure Love in your personality, thus assuring we will choose our highest worldly and spiritual destiny. The personalitiy is easily programmed by other resistance forces in ancestral DNA, the culture, and in our astrology.
Choose to Participate – or Not – in the new Light
Michael, I personally felt a tremendous amount of neutral feeling that made it easy to relax. There was a dash of human fear and anxiety floating around but of no real substance or truth. U COULD CHOOSE TO TAKE PART IN IT OR NOT. I see a tremendous light that interpenetrates and now dominates my physical world. This experience remains and I hope will only increase. Also with this increased sense of light I feel a total lack of tolerance for anyone who does not have the ability to stay focused upon themselves in a good way, but no guilt about not wanting to be around them. I like it a lot, I hope others enjoy it as well!
MW: You are the Man, master of the Tao of Cool.
A Burst of Happiness
Solstice was definitely a strong day for me. After meditating at your house that evening, I was driving home and I had a rather unplanned and unexpected burst of excitement and happiness that we were all ‘here’. I felt my life and my world cleanly separate into two parts, two chapters: BEFORE winter solstice 2012, and AFTER winter solstice 2012. I was so happy to be on the other side, I was genuinely bubbly about it all the way home and into the next morning.
– Matt, N.C.
MW: Sounds like you have a good sense of creating a New Timeline. That is an essential step on the path to creating one’s highest destiny.
Michael, I live in Brazil. I began to feel the energy shifts around seven days before the big date. I promised to do a ceremony every day til Sat. 22. I did every day a primordial qigong and a seven star Big Dipper qigong (from your Star Alchemy level). At first I was not very clear what to ask and just said I want to change in my life. By the third day it became clear to me: I want: a new self, a new personality, with less struggle to change and more in harmony with the forces of the Dao.
On December 21, I perceived a big change in my five vital organ shen (body spirits) after the practice. My fire heart-shen starts to get smaller (it was too big) and my smaller organ spirits start to become bigger. In the next seven days I slept a lot, very deep, and closed off the external world.
I could not recognize myself sometimes as I became less fire-centered in my head. I got more centered in my body and I felt very light. I felt much easier to concentrate my intention as my five organ shen became more cooperative. In the new year’s day, I did a primordial qigong with the intention now of supporting this new self as I expand towards the outside world. It is amazing to feel myself change so fast!
– Diogo Watson, Brazil
MW: I think you are getting dramatic “payback” for your commitment to attend 5 weeks at the 2012 summer Tao retreats. I saw how much that speeded up your progress. It sounds like you were able to “harvest” the fruits of your summer planting at Winter Solstice. Bravo!
Loving the watery female Year of the Snake,
“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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