Tuesday, April 24, 2012

TAI CHI AROUND THE WORLD!



Top of the World

*World Tai Chi and Qigong Day and World Healing Day is Celebrated the Last Saturday in April.  At 10 AM in your time zone, people all around the world join hands and hearts globally to celebrate Tai Chi.  Small and large gatherings plus people practicing on their own in their favorite settings, all contribute to the warm hearted feelings of better health, range of motion, longevity and uplift of spirit and community that is the essence of Tai Chi Energy!  World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is created by Bill Douglas


Tai Chi experts project humility and enthusiasm, knowledge and empathy. 
"Tai Chi is free of competition and judgement.  All one energy in Tai Chi," Gu, Jiong my instructor in Yang Long Form (88 pattern), and a Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine, originally from Shanghai


"Everybody Happy, Everybody Beautiful!" 
He, Weiqi, Yang Style Tai Chi Master,co-creator of 18 Form Taiji Qigong (Shi Ba Shi) with Master Lin, Hou Sheng. 


"We don't teach Tai Chi, it teaches us."
Jou, Tsung Hwa, author, mathematician, Tai Chi master


"Let us enjoy Tai Chi.  When you progress in Tai Chi, share with others."
Paul Lam, M.D. Creator of Tai Chi for Health Programs.


"The yi (mind intent) leads the qi (energy)."
Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming, Yang Style Tai Chi and Qigong, Martial Arts Master.


"When you move slowly and become more mindful, your awareness increases and Tai Chi becomes spiritual practice," Caroline Demoise, Tai Chi instructor and Author.


Companion Post  Tai Chi:  Nurturing Life (Apr 2012), More in Tabs: Story Index, Links, and Tai Chi/Qigong

Resources: 
http://www.worldtaichiday.org/  Bill Douglas, creator of World Tai Chi Day.

http://www.taichi18.com/  Master Wing Cheung, free DVD download of 18 form and more.  Master Cheung learned from the creators of the 18 form (Shi Ba Shi).

http://www.taichifarm.org/  Jou,Tsung Hwa, author of The Tao of Taijiquan, The Tao of Meditation

http://www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org/  Dr. Paul Lam. a family practice physician in Sydney, Australia creates Tai Chi for Health programs.

http://www.ymaa.com/  Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming, Taiji, Qigong, Martial Arts

http://www.innerpathtaichi.com/  Caroline Demoise is an author and Master Trainer in Dr. Paul Lam's International Teaching Team

http://imaginehealing.info/  Guided Imagery for healing with Debra Basham, Executive Wellness Consultant and Joel P. Bowman, Ph.D.

dahlis.roy@gmail.com  inquiries, request PDF free book Silver Butterfly, Create A Vision, a Tai Chi journey with a mystic twist.


Top of the World, photo by Rob

Friday, April 20, 2012

TAI CHI: NURTURING LIIFE

Tai Chi blends Yin (shade) and Yang (light) in harmonious and continuous motion.



Carry Tiger to Mountain
I became a crane entering new territory.  As we headed south, I would spread wings to experience more of Tai Chi's power, grace, and strength at *A Taste of China Seminars that my Tai Chi teacher, Jiong Gu, a Dr. of Traditional Chinese medicine suggested. 

Sinking into the smooth, padded red leather booths at the Chinese restaurant, I relaxed into the sweet and sour scents of stir-fried dishes and pungent scents.  Carrying the Tiger was heavy work after a long trip through the mountains.  I was becoming uneasy about my ability to get through the wide variety of Tai Chi seminars ahead.  A Chinese Master entered and stopped at the buffet.  He passed by my booth.  Our eyes connected.  I smiled inwardly. 

The waitress poured steaming tea into China cups.  I picked up my chopsticks to spear a piece of tangy lemon chicken.  

Leaning forward and whispering quietly to my husband across the table,
"That's HIM."   

"Who?"

"Jou, Tsung Hwa!"  I whispered excitedly now, my eyes wide. 

 I recognized Master Jou from his photo in the book my son and I were using, The Tao of Taijiquan.  His book presented Tai Chi as a lifestyle beyond an exercise or meditation.  This book is a growing flower, speaking new information to me as I review a section, an illustration, or a thought.  Jou, Tsung Hwa is a mathematician, bridging science with Tai Chi as a living creative art.

I remembered how Master Jou had rebuilt his life at age 47, in poor health at that time.  Now, at 81, a glowing enthusiastic man, eager to inspire us with the power of daily Tai Chi practice.  My own health was rejuvenating too.  Tai Chi works!

Later, entering the lecture, there were several stages set.  Paul and I picked a stage and settled into our chairs in the middle of a front row.  We picked the correct location!  The crowd poured in.  Master Jou entered and scanned the people with eyes bright.  Our eyes reconnected.  I smiled again. 

Master Jou projected a presence of energy and spirit.  He lectured briefly, always scanning the audience, his voice and face full of vibrant life.  I took notes for personal use, never looking at my paper, a sketching technique, he noticed. 

Time for some exercise.  It felt good to stretch!  I spread my arms wide and and accidentally touched the fingertips of the girl to my left.  I felt a small jolt of electric current.  I wonder if she felt anything? 

More lecture, more exercises, I like this format.  Variety helps my concentration to stay alert and centered.  I was thankful to come from such a strong Tai Chi training program with Jiong Gu.  His exercises enabled me to keep my energy up and not crumble.  I could do it!  My mind focused and absorbed like a sponge.  Seconds melted into hours.  Crackling with energy, we unwound for the night.  I practiced my cool down routine from Dr. Gu's Tai Chi class back home to calm and center.

More seminars followed the next day with Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming and the Yang Family featuring Yang, Zhen Duo and Yang, Jun.  The presenters all emitted unique energy, teaching specialized skills in Tai Chi and Qigong.  

Tired but elated, I sped across the asphalt parking lot in the searing heat and sank into the waiting car. 

"Earth to Dahlis," reminded my husband.  We turned South on to another familiar route from our past/present.  The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia felt like home again as the blueness rose  to hurt our eyes in the blazing sunshine.... 

Numb
A few days after arriving home, I picked up the mail.  I was stunned speechless.  There was a letter to seminar participants.  Master, Jou Tsung Hwa had died instantly, broadsided in a car crash.  

Next morning dawned sunny as I drove toward daily Tai Chi practice in the park.  I still felt unbalance as I neared a two-way stop sign where I had the right of way.  Unconsciously and for no reason, I slowed down and even touched my foot to the brake.  "Why would I do that?  It's not logical," I heard myself think. 

I saw a car approach slowly to my left.  I prepared to turn left but hesitated.  I watched the car approach the stop sign.  All of a sudden the driver sped up and never looked as she ran her stop sign!  Shaken, I made the turn at the intersection then into the parking lot.  I stumbled toward Tai Chi practice thinking about the fragility of physical Life. 

Was an Intuitive Angel there to warn me?  Don't we all need to be more honest with our feelings within ourselves and with others?  How much "time" do any of us have left?


Tai Chi:  Calm, Center, Focus

How Can Tai Chi help?
Dr. Yang Jwing-ming:  "When you are deeply relaxed, your alpha brainwaves resonate in sympathy with the Earth's electromagnetic Field (EMF) producing 'constructive interference' which amplifies the vibration....Realize that you are energy.  You are not a human body experiencing a spirit.  You are a spirit experiencing a human body."

Beginning Tai Chi
Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming continues:  "Beginning to learn Tai Chi can be daunting...but like any classical art such as violin or oil painting, you simply start...and allow yourself to learn at your own pace....[later] you can enjoy Tai Chi as a moving meditation which will lead you deeper into investigating the energetic aspect of being-which actually is a metaphysical experience....Qi [energy] is real." 


All is Possible with the Mind, Paul Lam, M.D.



Related Posts: 
Tai Chi:  Spiritual Vitamins (Mar 2012), T-I-M-E and In the K(now) (Dec 2011), A-B-C's of Tai Chi and Recreate, Relax, Transform (Nov 2011), The Great Harvest (Oct 2011), Carry Water, Chop Wood, June 2011), Tuning In (Apr 2011), Universe, Shadows of Cranes (achieve your goal by Dr. Paul Lam), and Follow the Leader (Mar 2011), Color Y(our) World (Feb 2011), and Words of Inspiration (Dec 2010)


Resources: 
* http://www.atoctaijiquan.com/  Pat Rice hosts A Taste of China Seminars in Winchester, Virginia, June 29-July 1, 2012.  This year, the 30th, will be the last year for this gathering.  Some seminars will continue.

http://www.taichifarm.org/  Jou, Tsung Hwa, "Thank you for all you taught us."

http://www.taichigala.com/ From Master Jou's original Tai Chi farm:  Zhang San Feng Festival management of Loretta Wollering, June 1-3 and 4-8, 2012  "Gathering of the Baguazhang Circle" with Dr. John Painter.

http://www.ymaa.com/  Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming, Yang's Martial Arts Assoc.  Quotes reprinted with permission article Beginning Tai Chi Jan 30, 2012 on web site.

http://www.yangfamilytaichi.com/ Traditional Yang Style Long Form and more Master Yang Jun, seminars.

http://www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org/. Dr. Paul Lam is a family practice physician in Sydney, Australia. His Tai Chi for Health programs are created by medical professionals and Tai Chi experts.

http://imaginehealing.info/  Guided Imagery enhances healing with Joel P. Bowman, Ph.D, and Debra Basham, Executive Wellness Consultant

dahlis.roy@gmail.com Inquiries or request free PDF E-book, Silver Butterfly Create A Vision, Awaken your Creative Spirit.  This book, a personal journey of Tai Chi awakening, previews my blog Out of the Blue.


Big Sur Cliffs, Light and Shade, photo by Rob.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

SIRIUS BLUE



Who is Sirius?  My ears pricked up when I first read about the Dog Star!  I saw Canis Major's star chart including the outline of a wolf-dog someone had drawn around the constellation.  I read where Sirius was our brightest blue white star, shining like a diamond in the night, eight light years away.  My Dad and I went out to view Sirius and Orion armed with our book.  There he was, Canis Major!  I imagined a giant white celestial wolf with dark eyes and Sirius Star was the dog tag on his collar.

* Years raced forward.  I met the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull, Anna Mitchell-Hedges, and Bill Homann.  Anna found the crystal skull on her 17th birthday in ancient Mayan ruins in what is now Belize.  I felt energized by the crystal and felt more able to continue writing, painting, and practicing Tai Chi and Qigong with increased focus and joy.     

Sirius Blue
Much later, I had a dream where Star Sirius appeared as a beam of blue light, a mix of cerulean electric hues, aiming at Earth.  The blue beam seemed to be energizing the Crystal Skull?  The dream was a starlit impression.

Several Years after this painted dream my son, Rob, and I went out in the pre-dawn to view a star that was beaming colors:  bright red, ice blue, and neon white.  It was Sirius!  We saw colored beams of light without binoculars as Sirius rose in the East during September mornings.  Currently Sirius, along with Arcturus and some others, are continuing emit colored flashing beams even when high in the night sky, rather than just near the horizon.

Recently Edi commented about Sirius Blue painting: 
"Look, the blue star feels like an angel, like your blue angel!  I feel a head, shoulders, and outstretched arms plus rays of light.  The crystal skull seems to be receiving blue light through eyes and forehead area, but also the light is being emitted through the skull and reflected out beyond Earth."

"On the left side of the painting, I see some shadowy figures.  Toward the top I see another angel here with a darker body and lighter wings.  The dark blue also has a purple glow.  There appears to be another upright figure below the angel."

The only two colors in the painting are cerulean blue and French ultramarine blue (no purple).  The white is blank canvas. 


Bill Homann sent me a photo, "I was meditating with the crystal skull in the Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona near Cathedral Rock.  When I looked back at the skull, it had turned blue!"






Related Posts:  A One in a Million Sky (Oct 2010), Pieces of Rainbows, and Crystal Tiger Out of the Blue (The Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull, Dec 2010), Angels 101, (Jan 2011), Painting the Earth by Bill Homann (May 2011), Starstruck (Sept 2011), and A Strong Clear Vision (Apr 2012)

Resources: 
http://www.mitchell-hedges.com/  Bill Homann current keeper of the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull, photo reprinted with permission.
http://areyoureadynewadventure.com/ 

Soviet Cosmonauts see "Angels" surrounding their space station.  Ancient Aliens NASA, (2012) on H2 TV (formerly History International).  Also on http://www.youtube.com/  These Angels the Russians saw were like the blue star figure in the painting.  The film clip was black (sky) and white (angels).

True Blue and Return of the Hilazon (Biblical Blue), what can the color blue indicate?  Simcha Jacobovici, The Naked Archaeologist TV series H 2, excerpts on http://www.youtube.com/  Other programs include Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls, Biblical Food and more.

Get Sirius!
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirius  When I Googled Sirius Star  for references, an image from Hubble Telescope appeared, Sirius in Blue Light!  Read more.



Art Work:  Sirius Blue (top) oil painting.

Sirius-ly  pen and ink cartoon of Canis Major.  When I was a young child, I drew cartoons of Major wearing his dog star collar.  He looks quite Egyptian here!  This large white wolf had a mate named Lana and cubs.  They all wore collars with unique symbols on their tags. They frolicked with other star creatures like Pegasus, Centaur, Crane and Swan, Dragon and of course the Hunter Orion and his human buddies.  Everyone lived in Elysia, a brightly colored idyllic playground. I always love Walt Disney's Fantasia, Greek Myth Segment set to Beethoven's Pastorale (6th) Symphony.


Photo:  Blue Light Crystal Skull at Cathedral Rock (2012), by Bill Homann


http://imaginehealing.info "Use your imagination to chart your future."  Joel P. Bowman, Ph.D and Debra Basham, CHTP, NLP, HTt, RMT
http://dbasham.blogspot.com/  Debra's Blog new post Truly Present.

dahlis.roy@gmail.com  inquiries or request free illustrated PDF E-book Silver Butterfly Create A Vision.

Friday, April 6, 2012

A STRONG CLEAR VISION


Wonders appear in beams of sunlight?  How can we see and feel beyond seeing?  Are colors appearing beyond the visible spectrum?

* "Birds navigate by seeing electromagnetic fields (EMF) through sensors in their right eyes!  I'd like to see everything right here right now! I want to see   heat waves, full spectrum colors beyond 'our' visible, auras, angels, and all the dimensions of the universe/s.  I wonder what it's like?"

"We'd go nuts!" 

"Lizards feel light through areas on the crowns of their heads.  They may feel warmth or even be warned of an enemy."

** I remembered Brian Cox, a particle physicist, held up a 500 million year old trilobite fossil.  It had "eyes!"  The trilobite was the first predator yet found on Earth.

I flashed back.  Years ago,I felt unbalanced for a day, fluish symptoms but not ill.  While resting, I turned to books.  I opened Ask Your Angels to a random page. The words describe "re-wiring," when our bodies are being made-ready to receive higher vibrations safely.  Sometimes physical feelings may be part of the journey.

*** In a recent phone conversation with Bill Homann, "We are all ascending rapidly now!  Be careful what you think! Our thoughts can create immediate manifesting, much quicker than in the past!  When you think something, it's already in view."  Creating positive forward moving images and thoughts are bringing visions to reality.  "Our positive thoughts can change the [electric] charge of the universe for the better," Judy adds.

Space and Timing
I took a picture of some freshly washed scarves drying in the sunlight.  When I looked at the photo I was surprised to imagine the face of a young leopard in the animal print scarf!  About midway down the scarf, I saw her eye first and then the rest of her face focused.



               "Imagination is more important than knowledge," Albert Einstein


Related Posts:  A One in  a Million Sky (Oct 2010), Pieces of Rainbows and Crystal Tiger Out of the Blue, re-printed with permission from Bill Homann (Dec 2010), By An Unfaltering Trust, (July 2011), T-I-M-E, Into the K(now),(Dec 2011)


Resources
* Discovery Channel Myth Busters

** Brian Cox, Wonders of the Universe including On Beams of Light and other programs, Wonders of the Solar System, Science Channel

Ask Your Angels, by Alma Daniel, how to connect and communicate with your angel companions.

*** http://www.mitchell-hedges.com/ Bill Homann, current keeper of the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull, an ancient Mayan artifact.
http://www.areyoureadynewadventure.com/

Wake Up!  Documentary, Jonas Elrod, an ordinary man "sees" angels, demons, auras, and even more "suddenly."  How does he cope?

Eye of the Leopard, Lagadema is a single leopard cub. Her journey, life and growth.  Jeremy Irons narrates.  Filmed by National Geogaphic in 2006.
http://www.channel.nationalgeographic.com/ 

http://imaginehealing.info/  Joel P. Bowman, Ph.D, and Debra Basham, CHTP, NLP, HTt, RMT, "Imagine" and healing is here for people and pets!
http://dbasham.blogspot.com/  Debra's Blog, post Truly Present

dahlis.roy@gmail.com  Inquire to receive Silver Butterfly, Create A Vision, free text and illustrated PDF E Book. 


On Beams of Light, (a sunbeam creates new "in-sight"), oil painting
and Sacred Sunlight, (viewing the young leopard) photo by Dahlis Roy