The weekend before last was the first time I’d seen my qigong master Michael in over 5 years, and only the second time ever. Some amazing things happened during the Clinical Qigong workshop that I’m not sure what to make sense of, but an amazing experience nonetheless.
Clinical Qigong is the type of energy healing, similar to reiki, yet miles apart. Having had experience in both reiki and qigong, both with high level practitioners, I’d have to say that clinical qigong is better for quite a few reasons that I’ll probably go into much later.
When we started the workshop, we started off doing sitting and moving meditations, during which our qigong master Michael transmits Qi onto all of us students by going up to each and every one of us. But when it was my turn to receive transmission, both Michael and his senior student Brion had their medicine drums, and performed an intense shaman-like ceremony on me. I don’t know why I was so special, and neither did Brion and Michael, but they felt compelled to do so, as if they were empty vessels, and the higher spirits were communicating to me through them.
It’s really hard to describe what happened to me during this impromptu ceremony, but I’ll do my best.
Michael and his senior student Brion were at opposite sides of the room transmitting energy to each student. But when it came to my turn, both Brion and Michael started to converge, chanting over me with the beat of the medicine drum. I didn’t know what to make of it at first then I felt this powerful swirl of energy over come me, throwing me back into the wall, and making my body shake all over the place. That’s when everything turned gold, I was surrounded by gold light, and surrounded by spirits and angels. I felt like they were all singing to me in a sort of ceremony. The music, the chanting, and my shaking becoming more and more intense by the second. I felt something force me down onto one knee as if to bow to a higher power, but I know for sure it wasn’t done physically by Brion or Michael. After a few minutes in this position, I mustered the strength to stand up, and Michael held one hand over my heart, and the other hand on my back on the level of my heart, and whispered something like “live a loving life.” Something like that. But he sounded different, as if something or someone was speaking through him, and not Michael himself speaking. They were finally done with me and continued on to the rest of the students. When the meditation session finally ended, everyone else were still standing, and I was the only one on the floor, sitting up against the wall, in a completely different state. I felt like I woke up from a trance. I felt like my body was vibrating as fast as gamma rays.
That’s when Michael and Brion came up to me and said, “Crazy shit, right? ‘Whoa,’ right?”
I smiled. Michael then told me to not try to make any sense of it because it’s useless to. Everything that just happened occurred on a level of existence that you just can’t conceive of.
That’s when Michael said to me, “It’s time.”
And I knew what he meant. It’s time for me to take my healing practice to another level. To take on the responsibility of a true healer/warrior. This is my path now… not just a Taoist practitioner, not just an acupuncturist, but a shamanistic Taoist energy healer. I just made up that title. It is what it is. And it’s pretty out there lol.
For a long time I’ve battled the idea of becoming Michael’s student to become certified in his lineage, and it’s a powerful lineage. But the time and money were the obstacle. It always is. But that weekend, I decided to take the plunge to become a formal, dedicated student of his, an official apprentice. And from the very minute I decided to take on that heavy responsibility, emails from new and existing patients were pouring in to book appointments with me. It was almost as if it was simply meant to be. When I told this to Michael, he said that once you take on the responsibility of being a true high-level warrior-healer, the “light” takes care of you.
Ever since the workshop ended, I’ve been busy in my clinic. Patient after patient, I’ve been having record days. Not only that, I’ve been feeling more balanced. Nagging pains that have been bothering me for at least a year have completely vanished immediately after that impromptu ceremony. My libido has been more balanced. My cultivations have been energetic, and my energy has been incredible. My post-acupuncture patient response has been nothing short of amazing. I can enter a dream-time qigong state, and actually interact with spirit guides.
It’s some pretty far out shit.
But I feel I’m where I belong. That special day was my welcome “home.”
Strangely enough, I somehow knew it was going to happen. I had been having anxiety leading up to that moment, and I wasn’t sure why till it happened. It was only afterwards when I realized that anxiety was the same kind of anxiety that one feels when they’re going home after having been away for so long.
Now that I got all weird on you, it’s time for me to just go with it. Trust me, I’m about as weirded out by all of this as you are.