Inside Chi Flows Naturally:
1. Story on the Rebirthing of Ron Diana into a new body. Ron is a
Healing Tao Instructor who is bravely facing an aggressive
asbestos-caused cancer using natural therapy – and can use our
heart and belly-laughing assistance during this Summer Solstice
to get him over the Death Hump.
2. Notes on doing a Summer Solstice ceremony. Exact Solstice is
Monday June 20, at 2:46 am EST, but consider it a three day event
for ceremonial purposes (sun-tues).
3. Sincere apologies to all who have had difficulty registering
for summer retreats or had delays in getting products shipped.
Our fantastically efficient registrar and one person fulfillment
office Karin Sorvik suddenly had to become chief care-giver for
her partner Ron Diana. Combined with technical problems on new
duplicating equipment recently purchased (now solved), and phone
line transfer delays, we’ve been passing through a temporary
slowdown in our response time.
Dear Seekers of the Highest Natural Truth,
We are already deep within (in the northern hemisphere) that time
of change when the Sun reaches its Highest Point in the sky and
we experience the Longest Day: Summer Solstice. For the Taoists
this was a moment when the Sun magnetically pulls the hidden
Earth Dragon into the full light of Day where it dances with the
celestial consciousness of the Light side.
For many modern people no longer in touch with natural yin-yang
fluctuations of Nature, this is an fairly abstract cosmic event.
Many can?t feel the Dragon of Light rising up within their body;
our level of vibration may be too scattered and weak from monkey
mind games. But Solstice still plays out on a personal level for
each of us. I wish to share a few personal details of a drama of
Light and Dark and the Primordial Beyond being played out by my
dear long time friend and colleague, Ron Diana.
Ron Diana is one of the oldest and most respected Senior
Instructors of the Healing Tao. I met him in 1980 at Mantak
Chia?s first workshop in a tiny room in New York?s Chinatown. We
instantly hit it off, as he has an irreverent laugh that
instantly melts all human pettiness. What a gift! It seemed he
was born to deliver the punch line to the cosmic joke.
Today he is justifiably famous as a powerful healer who has given
over 50,000. treatments using a variety of chi nei tsang (deep
organ massage) and other chi-healing methods which he refined to
very simple yet profound levels. He did a lot of the writing on
Mantak?s Chi Nei Tsang book. He has shepherded untold numbers of
people through healing crises and potentially terminal illnesses
including cancer. He was the healer of many wounded healers and
energy workers who needed his magical touch.
But much more important than Ron?s record of achievement is his
personal Presence. Ron embodies a combination of deep
earth-rootedness and inner smile that is totally unique. He
taught Iron Shirt rooting and tai chi chi kung for decades and
was literally strong as a horse. Through his many phases of
transformation, what I loved most about Ron is his huge grin,
followed by a friendly deep laugh that hit you deep in your
dantian (belly center). He is a master at transmitting chi
through his belly laughter. I have never met anyone else with
this ability. As his laugh vibrates in your belly, personal
problems scurry for cover and suddenly veils begin to lift.
Spontaneous revelations of being deeper in your bones unfold, and
you settle deeper into being your True Body.
Last summer Ron visited an old friend in the hospital dying from
cancer. Immediately afterward, he developed a persistent cough
that would not go away, and a feeling of dizziness. Then his car
rolled over the day after he finished teaching at Dao Mtn. last
summer. He miraculously walked away from it, but it shocked his
chest. This winter he found fluid forming in his lungs that had
to be drained. A few months ago an MRI finally revealed the
cause: a rare form of asbestos-induced cancer that is very
aggressive called mesothelioma.
Ron comes from a working class background of Czech-Dutch/Irish
emigrants and a great grand mother that was Native American.
Thirty years ago he spent five years working in a Boston shipyard
and later in construction jobs that exposed him to high levels of
asbestos. Its as if the virus sat there dormant for 30 years, a
karmic trojan horse waiting for the signal from Ron?s friend
dying of cancer and the car accident. For a healer who has been
on the front lines in helping thousands restore their health,
this is a powerful shock and needless to say, a bit dismaying.
But Tao is about endless change, that we can only surrender to.
But the intense self-examination and “Why me?” question faced by
every wounded healer pales beside the Life and Death urgency of
prognosis: there is no known cure for this virulent form of
cancer. None of the modern medicine treatments
(chemo/radiation/surgery) has ever been able to even appreciably
slow it down. It has a 100% fatality rate.
Despite this, Ron chose to overcome the overwhelming odds and
believes he can change the paradigm, the death-spell held by this
cancer. He chose to pursue a course of natural therapy based on
the work of Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer. Dr Hamer believes that most
metastases or secondary tumors are caused by the cancer-fear or
death-fear resulting from the patient given the cancer diagnosis
or a negative prognosis. However, the resulting conflict and
shock may not be fear of death but rather anger, resentment or a
separation conflict from partner or children, which cause tumors
to appear in different places.
Generally hopelessness, despair and meaninglessness create
chronic stress, which prevent the healing from cancer and other
diseases; but they are not the cause. According to Hamer the real
cause of cancer and other diseases is an unexpected traumatic
shock for which we are emotionally unprepared. The following list
shows some of the relationships between conflict emotions and
target organs, that matches closely the Taoist importance placed
on the vital organ spirits as the functional centers of the
Lung / Chest = Any attack to the chest (triggered his
Liver Fear of starvation = Not being able to be a provider
Kidneys = Not wanting to live, water or fluid conflict, fear for
your own life
Adrenal cortex – Wrong direction taken in life, wrong partner
More info: www.newmedicine.ca
Ron is at a critical stage of healing and needs support from the
collective chi field which we can give him.
With Ron?s permission I began working in his inner chi field
(energy body) to see if I could support his process. What I
discovered was quite amazing. From having worked as a qigong
therapist over many years with a variety of cancer patients, I am
familiar with the smell of death and its energetic markers. It is
totally absent in Ron?s case at this moment. Despite Ron?s
physical weakness barely able to walk, thinned face, belly
swollen from fluids there is total peace and clarity in his
inner space. It is like stepping into the vast field of the
formless heaven with a few wispy white clouds. There is no inner
fear of death or struggle with death or darkness.
My conclusion is that there is only a struggle with the form of
Ron?s rebirth. He has already attained a kind of spiritual
immortality from his decades of Tao cultivation that ensures the
integrated continuity of his consciousness whatever the outcome
of his process. The cancer virus is an agent of change, a part of
the inexorable balancing of the whole. Ron has made friends with
the virus, forgiven it and released whatever unconscious space it
held within him. His father died from a rare disease when he was
two years old; he has released the need to recapitulate that
But Ron?s challenge is the challenge we all face: can we SHAPE
THE CHANGE that is unstoppably happening, can we in each and
every moment shape shift the chi field to re-manifest a new
body-mind in the physical plane? The spirit is vast,
but the physical plane is the tiniest part of the chi field. Its
hard for spirit to stay in the body if the link is too fragile.
That is why we are all only one breath away from death.
It is a question of inner will bridging the gap between spirit
and matter. That is a deep challenge, because of the time zone
gap in communication between our high frequency field of
spiritualawareness and the slow-vibrating physical body particle.
Its like the shower of neutrinos and cosmic rays that bombard the
earth from stars and distant outer space: can we capture the
spiritual message that so fleetingly passes us by, even if it is
our spiritual self sending it to our bodily self?
The summer Solstice represents a unique moment of stillness in
the vast cosmic turning of the Earth, and humanity?s Great Body.
The 6 month cycle of Great Yang/Light ends, and we begin
contracting towards a six month cycle of Great Yin/Darkness,
culminating in winter solstice. “Solstice” is derived from two
Latin words: “sol” meaning sun, and “sistere,” to cause to stand
The stillness arises from the reversal of yin and yang. They both
shift into neutral gear (yuan) for a few days during this
changing of the yin-yang guard. The primordial force (yuan chi,
or neutral clear light) is important because it has not yet taken
a particular direction of flow into light and dark. On solstices
the vast portals of cosmic potential are flung wide open. Those
who can tap into it are free to do so.
But it is hard for Ron to tap into that cosmic reservoir when he
is weakened by disease, and his chi is tied up in just remaining
physically present. That is his main complaint: he feels too weak
to work on himself as deeply as he would like. But he knows that
no later than this Tuesday June 22 is the crucial moment of
rebirth for him. NOW is the time his soul will choose the
direction of rebirth, into the physical or into the spiritual.
So I am inviting each person reading this email to take a moment
and become part of a powerful collective healing chi wave focused
on Ron Diana. I invite you to open your inner heart and simply
ask the Life Force, ?Please help Ron Diana immediately grow a
healthy physical body. I open my heart to loving Ron back into
his body!?. Then smile, and connect your inner heart to Ron?s,
and feel your belly laughing and vibrating with his.
He doesn?t need your pity or empathy; he needs your grounded,
silent belly laugh to magnetically help keep his soul centered in
the physical as he goes through his transformation and rebirth.
He doesn?t want to re-incarnate in a different physical body he
wants rebirth here and now. That would really do something to
break the old paradigm of Death and cancer. I suspect you will
receive more from the exchange than Ron, but that is for you to
Ron is living right at the portal between light and dark, at the
border of the Primordial Beyond, the Supreme Mystery (wuji).
That is a gift Ron can share with us right now. And that is what
Summer Solstice is about another fantastic opportunity to grow
by leaps and bounds, to harvest another of Nature?s endless gifts
by leaping into the Unknown and growing something anew. Join Ron
in breaking an old paradigm. Ron?s shift may be greater than
ours, but his shift will make Death an easier shift for all of
us, a choice with more freedom in it. So shall we meet in the mid
planes of loving Ron back into his body?
Loving The Body of All Suffering into Harmonic Flow,