Inside Chi Flows Naturally:
1. Letter: Better to spend your chi valuing nature vs. chasing
money to buy things that aren’t natural.
2. New workshop (new material)
March 18-19 (sat-sun) at N.Y. Open Center (212-219-2527) :
Fundamentals of Safely Healing with ?Chi?
Medical Qigong has been practiced in China for thousands of years
to maintain health and address specific medical issues. This
workshop offers the most essential therapeutic qigong tools
(movement, breathing, meditation, and other chi management
techniques) to complement a healing practice. Learn methods for
grounding and centering, harmonizing the spirits of the five
organs, opening the key energy channels that control yin-yang
balance in the body. It overlaps some Qigong Fundamentals 1-4
material, but will focus on health issues for oneself and in
treating others. Includes issues of healer burnout, protection
from sick chi, borrowing chi vs. generating chi, chi deviation,
etc. (no prerequisites, open to all)
3. My last email, “The Tai Chi Dynamic-Sit Sexy Ball Ergo Chair”
included a photo and graphic inserts. Many people had firewalls
or servers like AOL with spam filters that partially blocked the
email. Lesson I got:
a. please put “ChiFlowsNaturally@healingdao.com” in your address
book or whitelist, especially if you are an aol user.
Dear Seekers of Real Value in life,
How much is your REAL estate really worth?
Every winter I move my office to the Caribbean for a couple of
months. Being hot blooded, I actually prefer mountains and snow,
but I go because my wife Joyce insists she needs ocean. Claims
she is part dolphin, and will die without the water. I thought
this might be a ruse of hers at first. But now I believe her, as
i’ve noticed she totally changes once she gets near the ocean.
Her body morphs, becomes more fluid, her physical features and
personality are transformed – all by mere proximity to the water
We pay $40 a day for a shack on an undeveloped beach in the
Grenadines. I work (write mostly) 12 hours a day, punctuated by
qigong. Once a day I swim a mile across the bay to cool my brain
down, and at night meditate on the beach to absorb starlight.
Joyce spends more time swimming with her fish friends and talking
This year I found out my beach front is worth $55,000. PER DAY!
You might think 55K per day is just an outsized fantasy of
someone who earns a humble living teaching qigong & meditation. I
normally live in a simple log home in the Blue Ridge mountains in
North Carolina. What makes me think my beach front is worth
$55,000. per day?
Because this year a small group of four people paid that much to
sit on my beach, exactly in front of my shack. Not just one day,
but for two days – they actually paid $110,000. to enjoy my
beach. It does have rather perfect feng shui, a dragon-like
mountain behind me. In front there’s a mile long beach that
curves around a big rounded bay.
It forms a perfect cauldron for gathering chi in my meditations,
with views of craggy volcanic mountain islands in the distance.
It looks like the South Pacific. Its priceless to me because of
the purity of the elemental forces are relatively undisturbed by
humans – no resorts,etc. But would i pay $110,000. for it?
The only difference between these folks with big bucks and me is
that they slept on a super-yacht at night. That’s how I know they
paid $110,000. to sit on my beach all day – I googled their yacht
moored in the bay. You can check it out and take a online tour
yourself through its staterooms. It’s a $75 million dollar
mega-yacht called the Utopia, which rents for $360,000. euros a
week, and carries a Rolls Royce on board in case you need to take
a spin when you hit shore and don’t want to be embarrassed.
But these rich folks – possibly Russian nouveau riche (not the
glamour crowd) – were mostly asleep at night when they weren’t
on my beach. So i think its fair to say they were really paying
to sit on my sand. When they weren’t sleeping , but sat on their
yacht, we still shared the same ocean, the same views, and the
My point is that really Nature is the ultimate store of all
wealth. It stores the chi of heaven in a form that can be
appreciated for its beauty and purity of energy. It’s really
worth a lot more than these rich folks paid for it – they also
got a bargain, its probably the best money they’ve spent in their
life. Because they spent so much to get there, they forced
themselves to pay closer attention to what was around them. Wrong
motive, but right result.
Just like Joyce and I – we enjoyed the same bargain. Whether you
pay $80. a day or $55,000. for a piece of sand beach is
ultimately irrelevant. What counts is how much can you enjoy what
is right under your nose. And you don’t have to cruise down to
the Caribbean to enjoy it. Just walk outside in your garden, or
visit a city park. I spent 20 years in Manhattan – and walked up
from my Soho tenement to Washington Square park every day to talk
with just one tree. It kept me sane, in a city filled with nut
cases that walk around talking to themselves.
That is all you need to stay connected to Nature – one tree. But
be sure to pay attention to what’s really bursting forth in each
new leaf bud or blade of grass this spring. It’s the infinite
energy of the cosmos taking form for your enjoyment. Qigong or
inner alchemy meditations are just tools to get your personal
Energy Body tuned up so you can vibrate with the source of all
that Mysterious green chi in plants, or blue chi in water, or red
chi in fire, etc.
The ancient Taoists knew the value of nature, that it held all
the secrets you’d ever need to know in order to be happy and
wholly your true self. But do you listen when natures sings to
you of its fragrant mysteries?
Oh, i nearly forgot to mention that I finally had to kick these
mega-rich renta-yachties off my beach. They lit kerosene tiki
torches at night to view their 5 course dinner (cooked on the
yacht, and sped by dinghy to shore). The fumes bothered me,
polluted the purity of the air. I let them know that there were
other beaches that their tiki torches would look great on. They
got the message. Perhaps it was the penetrating, Rasputin-like
chi swords flashing from my eyes that scared their russian souls.
Your $55,000. a day qigong beach bum,
?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