“In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away” – Shing Xiong

Friday, April 26, 2013

Ven KC to visit Ohio

in June for a week, looks forward to offering a workshop while there if a venue presents, we have a trifold brochure available if any of you would locate a group that is interested, we need to fundraise!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The white queen to alice

 from: Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, in which the White Queen says to Alice: "It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards".
'The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday--but never jam to-day.'
'It MUST come sometimes to "jam to-day,"' Alice objected.
'No, it can't,' said the Queen. 'It's jam every OTHER day: to-day isn't any OTHER day, you know.'
'I don't understand you,' said Alice. 'It's dreadfully confusing!'
'That's the effect of living backwards,' the Queen said kindly: 'it always makes one a little giddy at first--'
'Living backwards!' Alice repeated in great astonishment. 'I never heard of such a thing!'
'--but there's one great advantage in it, that one's memory works both ways.'
'I'm sure MINE only works one way,' Alice remarked. 'I can't remember things before they happen.'
'It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,' the Queen remarked.

This is really brilliant, because this is the way in which we use self hypnosis, expectation and rules (or facts) to create our world. We do in fact have memories of the future - that is what brings it, but we call them probable outcomes, expectations, we say: of course that is what will happen. But we don't need to, we can choose other scenarios. Because what is in the mind is what really is, and what's in the mind is up to us.
Oh No! that is a lot of responsibility? yes and no, there can be no blame, no criticism, no regret, those only deform and restrict creativity...it is a gradual path to a simpler being and greater capacity.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mr Rogers was a wise man

The words of Fred Rogers, the avuncular steward of neighborliness, have become a mantra of sorts echoing around the tragedy on Boylston Street:
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world."
Abraham also reminds us that it is the contrast we seek between what we want and what we don't. There is value in tragedy, it brings out the best in us. So it simply is.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

TCM video for you all

great  BBC YouTube video on AcuPuncture! for your watching pleasure - and coming to a neighborhood near you some day soon : )


I am learning so much, did you know that TCM must both identify the disease and the pattern the individual is experiencing in order to develop a treatment plan? That is why western medicine treats everyone with say, diabetes with the same treatment plan, pretty much but TCM will treat each individual differently.

Studies are expensive and budgets for them are vanishing, personally I am happy to have anecdotal evidence, ie: "grandma got out of her wheelchair for the first time in twenty years" etc. But pointing to statistics is fun if potentially misleading. Hope you like it.