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Inside Chi Flows Naturally:
1. There is some part of me wants to be a Billionaire. Not for the money. It’s more for the feeling of materializing infinity, creating Divine abundance that I would shower onto the planet on behalf of the Tao. A part of my Inner Boy that likes to have fun, by kindly spreading wealth on a grand scale. A version of a cosmic Santa Claus pretending to be God.
On this year’s China Dream Trip, my dream literally came true. Not only did I get my hands on a billion dollars, I put my hungry little mitts on TEN BILLION dollars! It inspired of course, a great revelation. A flash in which I knew – in a dazzling nano-moment – that the money I held in my hands was just a thought form made physical. Here’s the note, as real as the Federal Reserve Itself:
Never mind the funny Chinese writing on the bill, Ben Franklin is the real deal, 100 of his wise grins multiplied 100 million times. It was at this Tao nano-moment that I transcended even the thought form of material abundance, and reached into its very quintessence – and BURNED UP my ten billion dollar bill.
That’s right, I lit a match to it, and sent its smoking essence into the ethers, from where the true thought of abundance showered down on everyone and their ancestors.
Of course, all this is ordinary ritual for Chinese folk, who regularly burn paper money in big amounts to appease angry spirits and lighten the load of those struggling in the world. And apparently it works. Even the Federal Reserve itself has been inspired by these rituals in China to hand out ten billion notes like they were mere Ben Franklins, along with a prayer that America’s poverty-mentality be banished forever and that we should never return to our foolish ways of excessive borrowing against homes we never really owned.
Just in case the ritual petitioner doesn’t get the hidden message, some of the money that gets burned spells it out, or rather mis-spells it out: “Hell Bank Note”. You are paying off the ancestors who got sttuck in Debtor’s Hell, and who keep bugging you today for some of your hard earned spare change. Finally, there will be peace on Earth, at least as regards money.
2. I’d like to announce that next year’s China Dream Trip in May 2010 will be accepting these ritual dollars bills as partial payment for the trip (for those hurting from the recession). However, only payments made with Exact Change will be accepted. That is, after all, one of the basic principles of Taoist internal alchemy: learning how to “exact change” from your rigid old body-mind. Somehow our Monkey Mind cleverly finds a way to resist exactly the change it needs….:)
The next Dream Trip will be an extra special opportunity for those seeking spiritual change. We’ll burn through billions (trillions by next year?) of ritual dollars in the caves on Mt. Hua, atop Mt. Wudang’s Golden Peak, and at other powerful sites for releasing old karma.
And a few years later, when the real US dollar goes up in smoke, we’ll just wink and smile at each other knowingly. Just dear Uncle Sam burning up some old greed karma….. We’ll shift back in deep meditation, resting calmly in the Tao’s infinite sea of abundant essence, rising like sweet vapor from our inner cauldron.
3. I have posted some photos from our fabulous trip to China. Check them out, more are coming soon from other trip members. Photo below is the gate at Weibaoshan in Yunnan Province, one of China’s most hidden Taoist jewels. .
Many folks had powerful experiences at Weibaoshan. I happened upon Liu Yuen Tong, a 20 year neidan (internal alchemy) practitioner, who I had never met on my previous two trips there. He immediately went into a meditative trance, inspired he said, by the sudden appearance of three of my Tao immortal guides (reported to me by others as well). These immortals requested Liu give me a tranmission of “xuan xue”, or paranormal abilities at a distance. I got a download that went on for three days….
I mention this mainly to illustrate how open Chinese Taoists are becoming to Western adepts of qigong and inner alchemy….and to encourage you to participate in this exchange of spiritual cultures. To be put on the advance notification list for the itinerary of the 2010 China Dream Trip, reply to this email (put “Add to china list” in the subject line.
4. I’ve also posted photos from my followup journey through North Vietnam with some of the trip members. Vietnam was a part of China for a thousand years, so it very interesting to see that influence surviving today.
Marjorie Pivar, one of my old kan & li alchemy students, wrote a fabulous book about the Tao immortal tradition that survives in Vietnam today: Fourth Uncle in the Mountain (St. Martin’s Press). It’s literally about earth immortals, living in deep caves in Vietnam for hundreds of years. I was in the mountains of North Vietnam (the south is flat), but didn’t have time this trip to hunt down those “uncles” of Marjorie’s Vietnamese teacher, who allegedly still live in those caves. But you’ll see from the photos how very magical and mysterious the place is.
5. Although I’d planned this trip to North Vietnam over a year ago, I recently had found another reason to visit it. The KLD nano-motor, which operates on a similar spiritual principles to the Taoist micro-cosmic orbit, is abouit to make its debut in North Vietnam’s bustling motor scooter market. A large number of Taoist readers of this nwsletter have already invested in this new electric engine, based on its promise of “cleaning and greening” the planet. The Vietnamese governement, after Ho Chi Minh defeated the polluting war machine of the U. S. in the 70’s, is now interested in using this nano-electric motor to defeat the insidious rise of gas-engine pollution. It’s an army of “guerrilla polluters” that is theatening to defeat Hanoi where the US army couldn’t.
Rickshaws compete with motorbikes in Hanoi’s traffic. Everyone tries hard to breathe.
KLD Energy Technologies in Austin, Texas, the company in whom I was the first Angel investor, has extended its A-1 Preferred Share offering by a few months. At my request they are accepting small investors who want to participate in what promises to be a very successful business on all levels. If you have $25,000. or more to invest, contact me immediately for more information (just hit return). I’ve posted below an article on the KLD nano motor that appeared on CNN.com, if you want a quick overview.
4. Finally, a reminder that Mantak Chia opens up our summer of Tao cultivation at Heavenly Mountain on June 12. We’ve had a slew of last minute signups, and there is room for more – they’ve now renovated over 100 rooms at what will be called the The Lodge at Heavenly Mountain. The rooms and views are spectacular. But the best is the 25 retreats with top masters who will help you cultivate the life you truly seek.
World’s largest Amethyst awaits your Presence at Heavenly Mountain….
So don’t be shy or worried that there won’t be space for you last minute types. But it does help us plan meals and spaces if you sign up in advance online: www..HealingTaoRetreats.com
You get a FREE $20 eBook on Feng Shui for Modern Spaces (by David Twicken) when you put down your $100. deposit for ANY retreat. Refer a friend and get another $50. discount.
The retreats, the people, the secluded high mountain land – it REALLY is heavenly!
» Photos from China Dream Trip 2009
» KLD Breaks the Electric Motor Paradigm: CNN.com story
» Photos from North Vietnam
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For 70 China Dream Trip photos with captions, visit: www.healingdao.com/china_2009_01.html (To activate the slideshow feature, click to enlarge any photo.)
Yunnan folk dancers reveal the Cowgirl hidden in Chinese culture….
Ancient and modern forces of Yin & Yang serenely couple at the Green Goat Taoist Temple…
Pandas passionately illustrate the laws of Yin and Yang for tourists at the well named Breeding Reserve.
Note: There are many reasons why I invested in this new motor, but for this Tao newsletter, the most relevant one is that the motor works on principles very similar to my own meditative practice of the Taoist microcosmic orbit. The motor replaces the standard iron core wrapped in copper at the center of gas motors with a nano-crystalline material that is formed by cooling it two million degrees in two seconds. This means the nano material doesn’t have time to be magnetized by planet Earth’s polarized field.
This new motor has positive and negative magnets spinning around a nearly neutral crystallized nano-metal that runs cool even at high speeds. This is very similar to the yin and yang chi circulating around the orbit. Motors are similar to human minds; if you have too much “friction” in your mind, it won’t flow easily. You have to first open up the neutral space in your dantian and core channel, where the yuan chi (= neutral force) lubricates the flow of yin and yang in the outer bodily energy channels. That is what allows one to entr into wu wei, the Tao of spontaneous action.
I decided befoe I invested that I wanted to be driving a vehicle that was “energtically meditating with me” and not polluting the environment. This technology is the merging of inner and outer alchemy. Theoretically it could be used in every kind of motor on the planet. Tao will reveal all in time…. – Michael
Motorbiking, Asian-style: 8 on a bike! Count ’em!
Electric scooter hoping to spark eco two-wheelers
By Dean Irvine CNN
(CNN) — Much has been made of the electric car driving to the rescue of ailing automobile manufactures and saving the planet at the same time. But what if that eco-savior came on two wheels instead of four?
A high price tag, a limited range, sluggish performance and the tendency not to work when they get wet, have meant that electric scooters are a rare sight on the roads.
However, KLD Energy Technologies, an electric engine company based in Texas believes that its new electric motor can overcome all these problems and kick-start the sector. It’s teaming up with Vietnamese motorbike manufacturer Sufat to produce an affordable electric-powered scooter that has a performance just as good as a normal petrol powered bike.
“We chose Vietnam [to launch the bike] because they’re 22 million scooters in a country of 85 million people, that’s a lot of people riding scooters in a contained area and the pollution is a concern. All governments in southeast Asia are looking for solutions [to pollution problems], but so far there hasn’t been one. We believe that we’ve found that solution,” Christian Okonsky, founder of KLD Energy Technologies told CNN.
Rather than looking at making batteries more efficient, KLD have improved the performance of the engine itself, building an engine using nano-crystalline composite materials, which the company believe makes it ten times more efficient than traditional iron core motors, and giving it an output of 2500 hertz.
Together with a computerized motor control, the KLD engine is compatible with any type of battery. Top speed of the KLD scooter is about 55 mph, which is almost double that of many electric scooters and delivers twice as much torque, accelerating from 0 to 50 mph in ten seconds. The engine also doesn’t require a transmission.
Range on a full charge depends on the type of battery used although in tests KLD say that their motor system extends the distance a battery can go before a charge is required by 40 percent. If a typical battery can go, for example, 30 miles with a traditional electric motor, it is able to go 45 miles.
Cost-efficiency of components and years of technological development have created the engine KLD have the sole license to produce.
“The nano-crystalline material was developed 20 years ago, but it was incredibly expensive and people couldn’t figure out how to use it in a motor. Even 10 years ago a computer to run this kind of high frequency engine would have been more like the size of a desk top computer. The magnets we use today that costs 20 cents, 10 years ago would have cost $4 to $5,” said Okonsky.
Vectrix Electrics is another company that has been developing electric scooters, so far selling only in North America and Europe. While the performance of its scooters is comparable to KLD’s, their models sell at a much higher price tag around $11,000. Earlier this month Vectrix reported financial difficulties and has been forced to make staff cuts.
Okonsky, however, remains positive that the KLD scooter engine will be success and there is a market for electric powered scooters. By the end of the year KLD are aiming for 2,000 scooters a month to be produced bySufat with their electric engine. The projected retail price is around $1500, only slightly more than Sufat’s existing bikes that sell in Vietnam for between $800 and $1250.
“Among two-wheelers a scooter is the best for electric drive,” auto industry analyst John Wormald of Autopolis told CNN.
“A motorcycle is too performance-driven, so it’s not really suitable, but a scooter would be. For many electric bikes with very limited battery capacity, the power is just an assist and the battery can be heavy which isn’t a great if your cycling.”
Yet the market for electric bikes — the pedal variety with a battery pack — has been booming, particularly in China. According to the China Bicycle Association, sales of electric bikes in China stood at 58,000 in 1998, compared with the 20 million recorded just a decade later in 2008.
However, rather replacing cars, the majority of electric bikes are affordable substitutions for bicycles, as Chinese cities continue to grow and daily commutes get longer. Their impact in reducing pollution then is open to question as car sales in the country continue to rise.
Ultimately the real eco-credentials of electric vehicles depends on how the electricity is generated, but for helping to relive vehicle exhaust-filled streets, especially in Asia’s two-wheel dominated city centers, electric mopeds could go a long way.
As the idea of electric vehicles as viable substitutions for petrol-powered one becomes more widely accepted, Okonsky’s bigger challenge will convincing skeptics that the old problems of electric scooters have been overcome. “I’m always asked, ‘What happens if I go through a puddle, will it still work?’ The answer is yes,” Okonsky said.
In fact, Okonsky says that they’ve tested their engine underwater and it still works — expect a video of the trial on KLD’s Web site soon.
Winn visits the Sufat factory near Hanoi that will soon produce the new nano motor bike. Distributors in 30 other countries have expressed interest as well. KLD is less than a year old, and it will take time to retool existing factories and distribution.
Here’s a short sampling. I will post a full file of photos in a later email.
Beautiful islands off Halong Bay
chinese sculptural archetypes live on in Vietnam: Longevity (Lao Tzu) figure from root of a tree.
I bought a bottle of Snake Medicine: a cobra with a scorpion in its mouth. I’ll let you know how it tastes. The guy who sold it to me said it would sexually potentize my “stinger”…
Tao symbol on Vietnamese cauldron
Bai Tribe “bagua” quiltwork, north Vietnam.
Vietnamese temple, chosen for its perfect feng shui.
To Sharing Ten Billion Nano-units of Joyful Living with You,
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“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