Breaking Down to Break Through - Personal and Planetary Transformation

5 xin tong yuan Apr 17, 2020

Until and unless you have experienced a 'mental breakdown', it's impossible to convey what it feels like to go through such a crisis, or why it happens. But once you have gone through such an experience, it's much easier to make sense of the dramatic change and transformation which occurs during such an event.

The interesting thing is, humanity is currently going through a collective breakdown, so it's useful to know how to navigate such an existential crisis, in order to make sense of it, and stay sane during it.

So let me tell you a story.

Death and Rebirth

Nearly half my lifetime ago, at the age of 28, I had what is classically termed a 'nervous breakdown'. The funny thing is, no-one ever named it as such at the time, and I had no idea what was happening to me. It took me years to piece together what had happened, and that comprehension was pivotal in coming to understand the mechanics of consciousness. 

As I lay in my hospital bed, self-admitted for clinical...

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Creating Calm in a Time of Uncertainty with Ren Xue

ren xue yuan gong Apr 10, 2020

(Copy of article by Tennille Ziegler originally posted by Verena Jonker) 

April 2020

"I am grateful to wake up feeling truly free within myself. I am not attached to my thoughts anymore and experience a deep connection with everything. Love and gratitude are qualities I feel during the whole day. There is space, true peace and calm"...

If the past few weeks are anything to go by, the angst and uncertainty in the air are causing a flurry of heightened emotions. From fear to anxiety, anger to despair, there are a lot of emotions at play. Whilst the country settles into lockdown mode, Ren Xue looks into the future with optimism. 

Ren Xue is a system of life cultivation that incorporates a new form of  Qigong, a moving meditation whose traditions go back thousands of years in China. A place with a renowned heritage and bestowed upon traditions, Qigong is a way of life for many in the Eastern world. 

Yuan Tze – founder of Ren Xue – has created a new...

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How to Navigate a Crisis - Wisdom Teachings

covid-19 Apr 08, 2020

The following is an excerpt from advice given by Yuan Tze to his students:

What is a Crisis?

"Most of us probably have experienced some sort of crisis in our lifetime. What exactly is a crisis?

In Chinese, the term for crisis consists of two words, ’危機 ’ (wei ji).

  • The first word ‘wei’ means ‘danger’, ‘damage’, ‘disaster’.
  • The second word ‘ji’ means ‘opportunity’, ‘timeliness’, ‘synchronicity’, ‘potential’.

The two words put together, ‘wei ji’ mean ‘a dangerous or disastrous situation that activates the potential for change.’

The only constant is change.

In REN XUE, everything in the universe is changing all the time; nothing remains unchanged. A crisis is also a time for change. How would a positive change take place?

Firstly, it is only possible when we truly want it. Then following on that true intention, the way we see and deal...

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Crisis - An Opportunity for Change

ren xue yuan gong Apr 03, 2020
When someone goes through a mental breakdown (breakthrough to a new level of consciousness - which I have personally experienced) it is a very confusing, scary time, because all we know to be true is crumbling away, and we find ourselves hanging on the edge of the cliff of uncertainty and the unknown by our fingernails. Right now humanity is going through such a collective breakdown. And the problem is, many people have no idea how to navigate such a crisis. Yuan Tze knows how...
For the past 11 years I have had the privilege of studying and learning with a true master of wisdom. This is quite possibly the biggest gift and blessing in my life.
Because when you learn from a true master of wisdom, (someone who has 'mastered' themselves on all levels - mental, emotional, energy, physical), who operates from a level of consciousness the average person cannot comprehend, YOUR understanding of life changes completely too.
Right now humanity...
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Why You Need To Stop Worrying

worry Mar 15, 2020
"Worry is mentally rehearsing what you don't want to happen".
Here's the thing about worry...
It's not an emotion.
It's a mental habit.
A habit of thinking.
And mostly an UNCONSCIOUS habit of thinking.
Learning to become aware of your mental habits of thinking is PARAMOUNT if you wish to experience more inner peace.
You DO have control of your thoughts, but it takes practice, awareness and choice.
And it's an important choice, because what you think and how you feel affects every level of your being.
The more worrying your do, the more you put your body into stress and fear, which weakens the immune system, and alters the chemical functioning of your body in a non-beneficial way.
For example, worrying affects the spleen and stomach, which in turn compromises the digestive functions of the body. This is why we say "I was sick with worry" or "my stomach was tied up in knots". When we worry we are...
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Heart Opening

Uncategorized Nov 29, 2019

The following story was sent to me by a Qi Gong practitioner, and with his permission I am sharing it as I feel it is a wonderful story to share. These are the sorts of ‘expansion’ experiences we will experience as we work on ourselves to evolve….

“I come from a background of martial arts (Kempo, Shaolin Chaun Fa,  Tai Chi/Chi Gung) and meditation has always featured under the umbrella of my teachings, but never to a particularly high degree. Over the last 19 years I have trained in the physical and energetic areas of the martial arts to a high degree, but when I look back I realize my meditation training and experience would only account for about 5% of my training time. Something I currently work towards bringing into balance for the following reasons.

About 2 years ago I was prepping for some solo tai chi training by doing a quiet standing meditation, which was typical for me, and during the normal 15 min meditation which usually consists of relaxing...

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Serving Community through the Tao

Uncategorized Nov 29, 2019

The following article was written for the Hindu Council’s 3rd national conference in May 2010:

Serving Community through the Tao
Community networking and strengthening bonds from a Taoist perspective

“Through looking at the problems of human beings as a whole,
we can see where our own individual problems lie,
and through working on our individual problems, our lives get elevated.
When our lives are on a higher level,
we can help to deal with the problems of humanity as a whole”.*


“What is ‘truth’? It is following Dao,
following the most fundamental laws of life and the universe.
There is only one fundamental law for each thing.
Everyone may have a different view on this one thing,
so who is right if there is only one truth, one fundamental law? …

It is our job to seek that one truth”.*

The Tao Te Ching is one of Taoism’s foremost authorities on the philosophy of the Tao, or the way of life. It describes how human beings can...

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Is it possible to live without emotions?

Uncategorized Nov 29, 2019

‘Leave emotions and be motionless’
Paramahamsa Hariharananda, Enlightened Kriya Yoga Master


If someone had told me a year ago, or 10 years ago, that it was not only possible, but actually natural, to not get ’emotional’ about things I simply would not have believed them. Recent experiences have has shaken this paradigm to the core.

For the last 20 years I have spent much time and effort in understanding what drives me, my patterns of thinking and emotional reactions, clearing old traumas and non-beneficial beliefs. During that time I have done a whole host of personal development including one-on-one counselling and group workshops covering a wide range of modalities from The Journey, Holotropic Breathwork, Rebirthing, Bodytalk, past life regression, time-line therapy, NLP….the list goes on. Since 2000 however I concentrated more fully on the meditation and Qi Gong practices of the Universal Healing Tao, in particular using...

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Trust, Being Calm and Living in the Unknown

Uncategorized Nov 29, 2019

Hello fellow Qi Gong practitioners. I’d like to share a wonderful story (well, for me anyway) about putting the teachings of Ren Xue Qi Jong into practice.

Since the November retreat last year my life has been quite strange. After having had a massive shift in awareness around emotions, (ie, that we don’t actually need to experience negative emotions at all), and really experiencing from inside my body the reality of how the Qi of emotions damages the organs and drains energy, I’ve been integrating this new information (state) and living more than ever before in the unknown.

One of the biggest lessons I came away from the retreat with was to stay in a ‘calm, relaxed, natural and joyful state’ no matter what. In other words, not be attached to what is happening ‘out there’. After the retreat, I had my quietest month ever with clients; I put it down to Christmas, despite the fact that the year before was my busiest month ever.

The quiet...

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Qi Gong: Master your Energy and become your own Master

Uncategorized Nov 29, 2019

Most people have heard of ‘Chi Kung’, which is loosely translated as ‘energy management’. And most people have heard of the Chinese term for life force – ‘Chi’. This article will explain a little bit about our life force, and how, using the tools of the Universal Healing Tao, we can learn to manage and enhance it for our own health and well-being.


So, firstly, a little about Chi. Whilst it is impossible to put such an esoteric concept into words, it has been described by Gilles Marin, author and Senior Tao Instructor, as ‘the breath of creation’, ‘energy impregnated with information’ and ‘the energy carrying the deliberate intent to promote life and existence’.

And whilst most people are familiar with Chi in general, its multiple origins and forms are lesser known. To simplify, there are three main sources for the Chi we find in our body:

  1. Jing Chi – known as our ‘original Chi or inherited...
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