After a quick glance at the news this morning and a review of the infinite ways that human beings are currently hurting each other, I took a walk along a favorite stretch of the Hudson River. Questioning if the world is still healable, I noticed a seagull floating on the choppy water.
The bird stared straight at me with its crafty yellow eyes and I stared back. Between us was a gulf of silence, an infinite abyss leading back to our earliest neurological origins. And yet, there was also a possibility, a breath shuddering with recognition and some kind of crazy wisdom.
My new seagull friend and I shared a reality, a relationship that begged to be acknowledged. Between us, I felt a vibrant space filled with information and spirit – what the ancient Taoists recognized as a field of qi.
Finally, the seagull tipped its head to one side, spread its wings and flew off into the open sky.
My heart opened and the world came back to life.
Without a word, something had passed between that wild creature and me. In the mysterious creative field of qi, healing happened. As I walked back along the river, hope returned.
There is no doubt in my mind that if there is healing for our planet, it lies in this field between, in the domain where the opposites of Heaven and Earth, spirit and matter, meet in the zone of qi. Learning to feel into and navigate through this zone is at the core of Chinese medicine, and I believe is a key to resolving the impasses of understanding that are currently afflicting human beings on the planet.
I am honored to join some of the greatest qi masters of our time at the Omega Institute this May for an incredible opportunity to explore the field of qi and move beyond the impasse of opposites, joining Heaven and Earth and dancing with healing possibilities.
The Super Qi Summit will bring together a panel of modern masters with profound expertise in healing at the Qi level – Ken Cohen, Michael J. Gelb, Robert Peng, Michael Winn, Roger Jahnke, Mingtong Gu, Minke De Vos, and myself. Together, we will learn to “listen” to the silence, to enhance our own well-being and empower our ability to help others.
Join me at the Omega Institute!
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