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Hello again dear readers,

I gave a Jin Shin Acupressure session recently that was quite profound. Let’s just say that with some people I can actually see how their “Chi tank” is doing so to say. What the heck does that mean? This person was fairly depleted and coming off a cold. When I worked with their feet, I could actually see how empty and hollow their feet were. As in, I could have filled their feet for hours with Chi or life-force or light energy.

When I practice Acupressure I imagine light is coming out of my finger tips and shining into my client’s body. It is a potent session. It also affords me the chance to do some Chi cultivation myself while I treat them – knocking out two birds with one treatment as it were! This is one of the ways our Massage School main teacher taught us how to make bodywork modalities into spiritual practices.

So what does the title of this piece have to do with anything? If we practice solid self care, doing a lot of personal growth work on ourselves and set some solid aspirations or intentions, then it is only a matter of time before we are able to provide quality healing facilitation treatments or to be a healthy enthusiastic presence wherever we go! 🙂

In Chinese Medicine, there is a concept known as Evil Chi. Don’t worry, its not as bad as it sounds. In fact, I would even argue that its name could be Heavy Chi or Distracting Chi or Aggressive Chi or EMF-filled Chi or Chaotic Chi. I say this because Evil Chi can be all those things – if we are around a fight or a highly charged argument or high-voltage power lines, these could all produce Evil Chi and we would not want to do Chi cultivation around them (or spend any time there in fact!).

Why do I mention Evil Chi? Because it can come from within us as well as from without. If we have maladaptive beliefs or imprints in our unconscious, and we are constantly keeping ourselves small to make others comfortable, then this would be considered Evil Chi as well. If we beat ourselves up due to some early imprints or unresolved unmet needs, that might also be considered Evil Chi – it can literally show up anywhere. This is why Chi cultivation is challenging for some people – not only are there outer obstacles to practice but there are inner obstacles! Ooph!

Therefore if you practice Chi Kung with a qualified teacher, someone who embodies the teachings, who walks with light and love, who has solid intentions and aspirations and experience under their belt, when the Chi sensations start to arise, if there are inner imprints and other obstacles being cleared, then it can be uncomfortable for a bit. But stick with it! If it is too uncomfortable then back off for a short while, rest, get some bodywork, pamper yourself, then go back in a few weeks and give it a try.

But it is possible to walk in beauty, to be a living breathing divine connection between Father Sky and Mother Earth. It is possible to feel the love story that is Chi Kung happening in your body, allowing the bliss and ecstasy to unfold as you melt resistance with solid practice. It is possible to walk with light, to visualize mandalas of light going into the Earth with each step you take, each breath you breathe. It is possible to remember who you are.

Thank you for reading and I hope this was at least a little helpful.

~km

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I just completed a weekend of working with a medicine woman here at Massage School. We started chatting about what I offer… and the list started growing long (not to brag or boast – I have been learning bodywork since 2003 – simply what is).

She has taken several levels of BodyTalk – a modality where we muscle test to see what is the priority for the client. It is a comprehensive and complex modality. I have only taken the first level – BodyTalk Access which was insightful and where I learned some beneficial techniques! Plus I have been fortunate enough to receive at least several dozen BodyTalk sessions from exchanging with a friend who has taken all the Advanced Courses in it. Therefore I feel like I have some knowledge of the protocol and the muscle testing for what is a priority.

I mention all that because I am now working on a protocol for a Kirby’s Modality BodyTalk style protocol. It is pretty crazy all that I can offer – especially with the half dozen or more modalities I am learning here in Massage School!

Oh – and I told the medicine woman about my conversation with my Tibetan Lama, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen – a clairvoyant and exceptionally clear and lucid spiritual teacher. When my main bodywork teacher, Janet Evergreen, asked him about what she should call all that she does, he didn’t miss a beat saying, “Process Buddhism.” Now I pretty much offer most of what Janet does (having studied with her since 2005), so the medicine woman here said that I better add “Process Buddhism” to my protocol! 🙂

In case you are wondering, here is my list so far of what I offer: 5-Elements (Chinese Medicine basics), Craniosacral Therapy, Polyvagal Work, Pre- and Perinatal Therapy (and Education), Visceral Manipulation, other Process-oriented Bodywork, BodyTalk Access techniques, Zapchen Somatics, Kundalini Yoga Kriya, Chi Kung advice, Tai Chi basics, Acupressure, Swedish Massage, Hot Stones Integrated Treatment, Herbal Wrap, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Working with Essential Oils, Buddha-Dharma teachings (I am only able to share the basics but this is enough for most clients), Spiritual Astrology, Medical Astrology, Non-Violent Communication, Conflict Resolution Techniques, Process Buddhism would  fall under several other categories.

It looks like I definitely need to narrow this down! Or at least find an efficient way to muscle test and get a category pretty quickly. I might need to delete several items off my list.. time will tell!

I will keep working on this when I have time (we have 3 tests this week and we are preparing to teach Kundalini Yoga – not as a yoga teacher, just as a check mark to make certain we understand K. Yoga).

Thank you for reading!

Have a beautiful Spring day / evening,

~km

 

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