Main Photo Credit - Michael Neville

Monday, February 28, 2011

Reflections Of The Day

I'm ready for tomorrow. I really do feel like I'm indeed embarking on a personal trip to enlightenment. There is a solidness within myself that I find hard to describe and I'm ready for the long haul. I kept everything very simple today. Just a single meditation about fears that you can find at the bottom of the blog and a few EFT videos By Margaret Lynch and Tim Watts. I also did an inspiring mind movie by Lila Sakura. This helped to really raise my mood even higher. I have to remark that every since yesterday's Qigong Workshop, I feel as if I'm flying on this wave of energy! And is it a wonderful ride. I can't stop thinking about the thrilling sensations my body experienced during the long distance Qigong session. I never would have thought it was possible to be healed in that way. Dwelling on those pleasant thoughts has me envisioning tomorrow's yoga session with excitement and my outlook is adventurous. I'm sure that I'll topple over a million times while I find my sea legs but the reward of completing my goals will be sweet enough to seal the deal of follow-through. So though I might feel like a klutz for a few weeks eventually I'll gain grace and balance. Basking in the energetic after-glow tomorrow seems like it will be nothing but full of promise; one that as each day propels me forward, I'll want to keep. That is to say, my commitment to yoga and all of my wayward chakras. Something tells me I'm gonna need crystals I can get my hands on. LOL.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Energy Flow With Qigong

I'm posting this blog directly after attending the free, long distance Qigong Energy Workshop. I don't know how many people were in attendance this evening but I sense that it was a great number. I started to feel the surges of energy about 15 minutes before the workshop even started. I had invited a friend of mine to Skype with me and we went through the workshop together. He put in his intention to join about 45 minutes before the workshop began and already he was remarking that he felt something within a few minutes of enrollment. This was even before I did, at around 6:33 pm. The whole time we were relating our experiences to each other. It was nothing short of amazing! It might sound crazy and a little out there. But I didn't know what to expect and I got what I least expected. Huge results! Because I'm not a skeptic by any means, but I do take what I hear with a grain of salt, I was being practical about the whole thing. But it was wonderful when to my surprise I definitely felt something working! It's always nice when traditional science is thrown on it's ear. I find that it makes a person more open-minded to accept some of the unexplainable events in life. With that thought in mind, I decided to take notes on the changes my body went through, if any during the workshop. Here is a rundown of my own observations throughout the session.

6:46 PM: A chill ran through my body and all of a sudden I felt really cold. I actually went to check and see if the heater was on and it was. The temperature was about 75 degrees Fahrenheit and I was still cold. My hands and arms in particular felt chilly to the touch. Then I remembered that the Qigong blog where I read about the workshop, mentioned that people expelling negative energies might feel cold. It was a trip!

6:53 PM: I felt a surge of energy hit me straight in the chest and fill up my body starting at my heart and pulsing outwards.

7:02 PM: My body was literally humming with energy, though my extremities were still pretty icy.

7:07 PM: I noticed a pronounced amount of heat in my kidneys. This was interesting because I had just had in infection in that area and though I am almost healed from it a few symptoms have lingered. I'm curious as to what the final effects will be. Especially since kidney problems run in my family. Also a strange ticklishness was emanating from my solar plexus region and there was a vibrating in my root chakra area. Goosebumps ran from my thighs down to the tips of my toes.

7:35 PM: My body felt quiet. That's the only term I can use to describe it. My fingertips felt all tingly and hot like circulation was buzzing through them. I could feel the blood rushing through my body.And when I held up my hands they were bright pink from the rushing blood.

7:38 PM: A comfortable warmth settled all over my body. The goosebumps and the chills running through my legs started to subside and gradually be replaced by heat.

8:00 PM: I felt an abundance of warmth. I felt great, like a load had been lifted! The entire experience has left me with a  profound sensation of fulfillment and inner peace. It's difficult to describe it. If they ever have another one of these, I'm going to be there with bells on and whistles blowing.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Apprehensions Of The Day

Sitting here typing, I ask myself, don't I have the right to feel a little wary about the task ahead? What if I don't complete it? What if my chakras don't improve noticeably? What if nobody reads these posts? What if? I think I need to do a round of EFT on all these negative emotions and get a little un-stuck. A valuable way of using my time would be to decide which yoga DVD I'm going to use on Tuesday. In truth, I'm anticipating reanimating my dead sun salutations a lot and will probably start a DVD early on both Sunday and Monday. But I don't think two days will make a difference in the scheme of things. We're talking about a deep commitment that will begin over the course of a month, with the intention of yoga being practiced everyday. Hopefully this will translate into an active daily habit of practice. I think I will pick a few different DVDs, alternating between Yoga For Beginners and Power Yoga by Rodney Yee and Kundalini Yoga With Gurmukh. I was first introduced to Yoga as a regular physical practicum when I begin studying massage therapy. I had no former knowledge of yoga prior to my first class actually. As a matter of fact the class practiced Rodney Yee's AM/PM Yoga DVD. Later that week during class I was introduced to Kundalini with Gurmukh. I'm having a deja vu moment! I only have fond memories of those massage therapy school days, trying to memorize anatomy while standing it warrior pose. Suddenly I'm awash with nostalgia and I'm actually anticipating feeling the first soreness of the muscles I don't normally use in a traditional workout routine. A couple of days of this and my whole body will feel like breathing. Ahhh... 

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Time of Pure Energy...

Chakras like an unseen circulatory system are swirling through my body. I choose to see them as the colors they represent. A vibrant red for the the grounding of the root chakra, bright orange for the sacral region, an energetic burst of yellow for the solar plexus, an vivid green encasing and protecting the soft pink, tenderness of the heart chakra's center, the clarifying turquoise blue of the throat chakra, lending lucidity when open, the deep indigo blue of the third-eye with  it's potential for uncanny perception, and the white-hot violet of the crown chakra; the same color as the fiercest of flames, burning with the mystical secrets of divinity. Today I imagine myself full of unbounding energy as the week pulls itself to a close. I'd like to take this opportunity of enlightenment to extend an invitation for energetic healing. A wonderful blog for the healing power of Qigong invites all citizens of the world to be present and work to show that we are pure energy; all connected to our universal sense of being. Be a force for healing without doing a thing, and attend this free Qigong energy workshop. What do you do? Blissfully. Nothing. Just click on this link, and purposefully intend to be present with me and perhaps thousands of others, sharing a world full of energy on Sunday Feb 27th at 7-8 PM Pacific Standard Time. Experience the love and the healing without taking a step off your comfortable couch. I think of that day I will practice yoga about 20 or 30 minutes before, take a quick refreshing soak in an invigorating aromatherapy oil and just relax into the bath of energy hitting me from a million different angles, as I send my positive vibes back to everyone in attendance. How does it work? Perhaps quantum physics, perhaps, spirituality, or some other unexplained elements. I choose to believe that it is the power of a thousand thoughts all merging in one place at one time. What a heady combination...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spring Is Almost Here! I Feel like Regenerating...

Spring is the season of renewal and rebirth. It heralds  change in an unprecedented way following on the heels of everyone's new year's resolutions. Once old territory seems fresh and new again. For me it makes me reminisce about having co-written the lyrics of a song with the talented Mr. Dorian Gray entitled appropriately Springtime. Within that song spring was a woman that healed the man of winter with her sunlight and promise. I, being frozen and stuck in a lot of places need the warmth and rejuvenation of the season to pull me into a new life phase. In that vein of thought, I'm working to soothe the places inside me that need a little or a lot of succor. Having spent years in a religious cult and being the subject of abuse as a child left marks on my soul that were like stubborn stains. Removing them is a slow and painful process that has spanned these 15 years. Now I ready to really break free once and for all. EFT a process I've most recently utilized to remove some of the most resistant soul blemishes, has been an invaluable tool. Learn more about this amazing process at and it's inventor Gary Craig. Starting March 1st, I plan to embark on a quest of healing to see if I can finally shake free of the burdens of my past once and for all. With this in mind I vow to renew my lagging yoga practice with a commitment to practice for at least 30 minutes everyday, concentrating on balancing my chakras. I took a chakra test at today and my weakest chakras were my root and solar plexus (navel) chakras; no doubt because of my history. They were both underactive at -31%. My sacral and heart chakras were open at 56%. My throat and third-eye chakras tied with 38% open. And my crown chakra was 50% open. In the month of March I want to see how strong I can make those chakras using meditation on those points for 20 minutes per day, and yoga corresponding to my root and sacral regions. I'm also going to use appropriate EFT to clear myself of negative emotions that feed into the weakness of each chakra. Gotta love Magnus and his brilliant tapping routines. I'll be tapping this one every day  in March. More information can be found at My required reading for the next 2 weeks is The Heart & Soul of EFT and Beyond.  I've started reading it to deepen my understanding of EFT, And I'm already amazed! My first D-Day will be on April 1st. I'm going to re-take the test and monitor the changes in each chakra.