When I started learning Tai Chi and through that got into Taoism, a few decades ago it is now, our grandmaster, Grandmaster Chi, a Taoist from Taipei, converted to Christianity. There’s a nice bit of fusion and yin-yang fling-back for you.
Archives for March 2013
Everything you see, everything you perceive about the world around you, from the smallest detail to the hugest, farthest planet in space, is going on inside you. It’s going on outside too (as far as we know) but the experience of it, which for you is all that’s real, is going on inside. All nuances of sight and sound, smell and feel, are all being processed within. And the thoughts you’re having about it all as it gets processed, which instantly give rise to the emotions you’re feeling are all occurring within you. Furthermore, as any physicist aware of the observer effect will tell you, the way you’re feeling as a result of what you’re thinking as a result of what you’re processing, directly influences the way the external stimuli show up. Hence how you create your own reality by creating your own experience of reality, which as far as you’re concerned are the same thing.
You have the power to remain in full command of all of it, to regulate the way you’re processing the incoming information, the way you’re responding to that information in thought and then emotion, the way that emotion is causing your body to react in posture and tension-relaxation levels and hence, the signals to treat you this way or that, you’re unconsciously emitting as a result through voice, body-language and energy tone, which are unconsciously picked up by others and obeyed.
Put another way, if you can gather yourself in the centre of your brain, a region the ancient Taoists called your cave of original spirit, while simultaneously elongating your spine (by pushing your neck back a bit), sinking your weight, relaxing all your muscles and breathing deeply and slowly in your belly, rather than your chest, allowing your belly to swell on inhalation and flatten on exhalation and your chest to soften so your love can flow, you can remain in command of what you make of what you perceive, can choose your response at source and choose the signals you’re emitting.
Put another way, smile and the whole world smiles with you.
But the smile has to be real. It has to originate from the depths of your belly, surge through your chest and fly all the way high into the upper corners of your ears, lighting your eyes for miles around.
And you don’t even need any external pleasure stimulus to bring it on.
You can generate the smile by choice, simply by commanding it.
If you need a reason, simply let yourself be happy to be alive to witness all this at this precise moment. This is the universe’s gift to you.
Picture a smile now, growing from your pelvic floor and gradually reaching upwards through your body into your skull, pushing up to the tops of your ears and causing your face and eyes to follow and then let it happen physically.
The way you process incoming information, the tone you wish to give it all is determined by what outcome you intend for any given span of time.
So for instance, if, from the depths of this inner smile, you choose the outcome of the following passage of time between now and Tuesday, when Easter will have been and gone, to be one of you feeling at peace, satisfied with life, loving, strong, confident, courageous, capable of anything and altogether beautiful and magnificent, come what may, that’ll be the outcome you’ll manifest and all the thoughts and feelings, as well as the details required to make that be so externally, will fall into place of themselves without your needing to meddle.
Unless you were raised by a family of Taoists, transcendental meditators, enlightened quantum physicists or what-have-you, this model will be alien to you.
But that’s why it’s so exciting – it’s exotic.
Moments of allowing this model to operate open a window into a different dimension.
The Taoists call it wu wei, the dimension of effortless action, of attaining results without straining. You have an intention and then let go in a loving way, following the prompts from within to do this or do that and enjoy the ride in full confidence that the Tao will manifest the desired outcome for you and providing you’re clear about the intention and not just kidding yourself you’re clear about it and providing you truly let go into the ensuing mystery with a trusting, loving heart, that’ll be the outcome you receive.
When you appear to receive a totally contrary outcome to what you thought you intended, it merely indicates you were kidding yourself because you always only get the outcome you intend.
And you’re free to choose a different one at every turn.
Ask yourself what you’re intending now.
There’s a discreet bit of personal crucifixion-resurrection process in there.
May it serve you well.
Hanging out watching Jaguar Skills recently, I was struck by the value of entertainment for relaxing into the soul level beyond the everyday and how even though you may meditate on a daily basis to achieve a fairly constant access point to the desired altered state, there’s nothing quite like a good night out to give the process of learning to love and hence be yourself more fully a healthy boost, which is all obvious stuff really but easy to forget and become bogged down in un-fun routines.
You can now get the entire (nearly three-hour) sequence of 'psycho-active, psycho-sonic' (sonic healing) medicine music I created a couple of years or so back at the 'African Father' Studio over an 18 month period and have remixed with inclusion of subliminal affirmations to further augnent the process.
The idea of this sequence is to reprogram your circuitry at a radical level through frequency and tempo, to encourage healing, the state of wholeness and completion (as opposed to the more fragmented, split-off way we tend to use our consciousness), and while the music element is entertaining and relatively complex, there's no actual need to get involved with it at that entertainment level if you don't fancy. Indeed it works as effectively in headphones at low volume, almost inaudible - the frequencies still exert their intended benign influence.
Today is a good day for visualising an increase of the inbound flow of energy to your life – a good day to see yourself filling up with the essence of whatever it is you feel a need for more of – perhaps peace, health, love, money, fulfilment or freedom, for instance – and see yourself seated upon a throne being showered from above with energy visible as multicoloured light particles, each particle containing the essence of everything you want – see it showering down upon your person and forming a tangible force-field around you, extending approximately 3 metres from your core, so that as you breathe in, you’re inhaling that essence into the heart of your being, to the point you are that peace, health, love, money, fulfilment or freedom – or all of them – and more.
Feel yourself abundant with everything you previously felt you were lacking – feel yourself as that abundance and for the rest of the day and night, be that abundance, radiate that abundance and express that abundance with every breath that comes in and leaves your body – not because you’re grasping for results but simply because it feels good.
And all the while, let go of wanting results – just enjoy the sensation of abundance. Within a relatively short span of time, perhaps as little as three weeks, abundance, consisting of all the aspects visualised, will begin manifesting for you.
The more generously you give of the unique quality of your soul in whatever you’re doing from moment to moment, the more generous life will be in return.
See the world around you, including all sentient beings, even and especially those beings apparently against you, as an outward expression and manifestation of the Tao, the source of all abundance. Give as much of yourself in love to the Tao, in whichever form it presents itself at the time, as you can possibly manage without straining – never strain. See it as an investment – an investment in loss of the illusory self in order to gain the dividend of unlimited abundance.
Realise it’s not about ownership – you can’t truly own anything in this universe – it’s about sharing, not just what you have but what others have to share with you – and not just with people but with all sentient beings, even the most slow-moving and apparently inert – trees, rocks and mountains – see the whole as a living, breathing being of which you are a living, breathing cell and just keep pumping love into the mix.
And keep letting go of wanting results – keep breathing and keep giving the love – and wait while just a short time passes.
Miracles are happening even as we speak.
May you be showered with abundance today and tonight.
With love, Doc
Everyone’s walking around looking for something, some seek it in pleasure, some seek it in pain. Some seek it in others, some seek it in wealth. Some seek it in possessions. Some seek it in obsessions. Some seek it openly, some seek it in stealth.
However, while seeking externally, disappointment will arise again and again.
Most aren’t even aware of what they seek, they just seek. And because it makes you weak to seek and seek, it pays to give the mechanism a little tweak.
What we seek we’ve already got, although that may not mean a lot, till you quieten your mind, at which point you find, from deep within, the wellspring of life and that’s when you begin to start fully living, by letting go of unnecessary resistance and giving yourself over to the Great Current underscoring existence.
Focus your mind on your breath, for that’s mostly what separates you from the realm of death. Breathe deep and slow and within moments you’ll know you are not this body, not this mind, and not anything you’ll find on the physical plane. Though as your body provides access by which you’ll attain success, drop your weight below your navel now, draw your consciousness back between your ears, soften your chest, let roll away your fears and tears of self-pity and take a rest from your story of failures and glories. Then all at once, if you remain quiet and still within your skin, from behind, from the sides, from below and from above, you’ll receive what you’ve been seeking: cosmic love.
And as you breathe it in and breathe it out, you are gradually left with less and less doubt that behind all appearances of blockages and clearances, the way is open to achieve all you desire.
Generate it now by the grace of the Tao. Visualise it within and begin the ride that will carry you higher and bring you to precisely where you’ve always wanted to be: the state of perfect harmony.
Whether you live in the country or city, may the meaning of this randomised ditty cause magic in your life now and may you feel the Tao in all you do, think and say today and tonight as you work, rest and play.
There’s probably something you’ve been wanting to make happen in your life for quite some time now but which seems so far to have eluded or partly eluded you.
This would be on account of a need to commit yourself more strongly to the vision of it happening and to the feeling in your body that it is actually happening now, even though you can’t quite see it yet with your eyes. The more you let yourself feel inside as if it were already happening, in spite of whatever protestations your rational mind throws up, the more your energy vibrates at the level of the conditions of the potential situation you’re wanting to manifest, hence the more of an effective psychomagnetic field you generate around you, which is what manifesting something out of nothing is all about.
Consider what it is you wish to make manifest in your life – the big one that’s been eluding you till now and see yourself in the scene. Once you see yourself there, allow your body to feel what it’s like being there. Breathe with and relax into it until you feel you’ve fully arrived in the scene. Then remind yourself you are that person in the scene and bring the experience back with you from the future, as it were, complete with the feeling and sensation elicited to the everyday state, willing to trust in the innate magic of who you are to make it all come to pass without delay.
Meantime, allow yourself to appreciate being here now, as this is all there is and if you’re not enjoying it now, you won’t enjoy it when it changes either, no matter how much you think you may. Whatever it is you’re wanting to manifest will bring with it as much shade as light. How else could it be? So the trick is to enjoy the current mix of light and shade in your life, simply because it’s your life and you’re here to enjoy living it come what may. This enjoyment of where you are is what keeps your psychomagnetic field alive. It cannot thrive on misery. And when what you’ve wanted does come to pass, you’ll carry the joy there with you.
A shortcut to access your innate preatomic joy lies approximately where your thymus gland is towards the centre of the top of your chest. Spend a moment or two using your fists to pound respectfully yet definitely there in a steady Tarzan-like drum roll, while chanting the sound, HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. Stop suddenly and within seconds you’ll feel a discernable fizzing and bubbling sensation as the joyful chi of the thymus is stirred into activity. Ten to twenty minutes later, if you remain mindful, you’ll notice your mood become decidedly lighter and your outlook markedly brighter.
The more of this brightness and lightness you can bring into the visualisation process, the faster you’ll manifest what you want.
And so yet another virtuous cycle is initiated.
May it bring you more joy today and tonight than you can currently conceive of.