Love your heart, your lungs, your intestines, your stomach, your liver, your bladder and kidneys.
The age-old healing art of Tao is brought to us by Mantak Chia in the video below.
Loving your organs does more than send healing energy to your body, it does amazing things to your state of mind. Try this meditation after you’ve indulged in feeling sorry for yourself. Then switch tactics, think about loving yourself, and when you are done, you will notice a change in attitude.
This is not cognitive work, where you have to force your brain to think differently.
This is definite healing work, where your brain just naturally switches gears.
We have lived in the dark about the amazing phenomena of the Tao, but now we have the chance to a new way of life – a life of acceptance and joy – no matter your circumstances.
Visualization is not new. This practice may have started with the people that first realized there was a being greater than us – how many centuries ago was that? They visualized the gods of heaven and earth in their meditations and prayers.
Every indigenous culture has gods they worship and give offerings to. The Christians have their God and tithe to the church. The Buddhists respect their elders and believe they are here for the living even in death, hence the importance of bringing sacrifices to the alter to honor the dead. Let us go on and on, name every culture that ever existed, and you will find the same theme.
The visualization brought forth in this video is only different in that the visualization goes within rather than without. We rely on what is within, rather than pray to a being in the heavenly skies.
The Tao is one of the most ancient beliefs of any culture. The Tao cannot be explained, because when you try, the meaning slides away. Grasp after it, and you lose it. The Tao is the way of the Universe, the force that gives us life, that rules the motion of the planet and the heavens.
The meaning of emptiness is difficult for many Westerners to understand, but consider this: The hub of a wheel is void, yet the entire safety and balance of the cart depends on the hub. A bowl is empty, but it is the emptiness that gives the bowl its use. A window is empty, but it is that emptiness that makes the window.
Our world is fraught with too much stress, and we do not have a not a good way to handle it. The time is ripe for a resurgence of more practical beliefs. For nearly a century, America has demanded that our belief be scientifically proven. Is there a God? Then prove it! When we discovered how our bodies really worked, we found that man has always had this wisdom, but we threw out all of the old until we could prove it with the new. Think of all the “old wives tales” that were thrown out with the trash when today we know there was plenty of substance in those old-fashioned treatments.
Well, the Tao is neither old fashioned or an old-wives tale. Can it be scientifically proven? Can we scientifically explain away God, Allah, or the Supreme Being? We explain parts of this existence, for instance, we know our bodies are made of energy, we know we have the same make up as the universe (elements like carbon and hydrogen), so does that mean we are just another form on this earth with no real ethereal existence?
Sometimes our existence just has to be based on faith. There is nothing else for it.
Tao Te Ching #11
Thirty spokes converge upon a single hub,
It is the hole in the center that the use of the cart hinges.
We make a vessel from a lump of clay;
It is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful.
We make doors and windows for a room,
But it is these empty spaces that make the room liveable.
Thus, while the tangibile has advantages,
It is the intangible that makes it useful.
(translated by John C.H. Wu, Shimbala Press, 1961)
Emptiness, void, nonbeing. These are concepts that are hard to grasp, the best way is not to try. Some things we must take for granted, and the concept of emptiness is one of them.
Try this energy meditation for a few days and see if you feel better. Leave a comment below and let us know what you think. Did the meditation work for you?