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Annual Arhatic Yoga Retreat 2017 in Mahwah, NJ

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Giants…Energy Masters…Friends from around the world…Gifted books on success & money…Raffle tickets to help you evolve …Inner visions of golden dragons…Healers who have healed tens of thousands of people…Meeting a cut out of Orlando Bloom…Earplugs work for sleep and planes…Choosing Dunkin Donuts over Starbucks…Spiritual photo bombing and SO MUCH MORE at the Annual Arhatic Yoga in Mahwah, NJ.

Here are just a few thoughts on my first Back-ta-Back Annual Arhatic Yoga Retreats from West Coast to East Coast.

The purpose of this post is to inspire people to learn Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga so they can experience this AMAZINGNESS and to remind current Arhatic Yogis to attend the next retreat for their own AMAZINGNESS.

Boy oh boy, last night was my first decent night’s sleep in the past 10 days after two yoga retreats in a row…sleeping in hotels and on couches, driving to coffee shops on breaks or being stuck in the Holland Tunnel onto airports, terrifying flights over the snow covered Colorado Rockies and choosing healing over sleeping.

Yet there is no price too high to pay for personal and Soul development, which is permanent.

“But Christian…instead of going to these yoga retreats, wouldn’t you rather spend your time and money on investing in real estate?…buying a car?…finally starting your son’s college fund?…buying a brand new wardrobe? fixing your teeth the right way?…or crossing off that Hawaiian vacation from your bucket list?”

Nope…

I am a product of my product.

What I have learned and received at Arhatic Yoga Retreats have improved every area of my life without exception and I have those tools for the rest of my life (and the lives to come). What price can you put on inner peace and joy? Wisdom and clarity? Deeply connecting with God? Healing the suffering of others?

It is priceless.

My life has been dedicated to healing and teaching others for 12 years. The more conductive and receptive I am to God and my Teacher through my Arhatic Yoga practice, the greater healing instrument I am for all people.

I desire inner peace now, not later.
I desire enlightenment now, not later.
I desire to be a better person and Soul now, not later.
I desire to be a better healer now, not later.
I desire to master my mind, emotions and body now, not later.
I desire to overcome my negative tendencies now, not later.

By attending an Annual Arhatic Yoga Retreat, I am 100 steps closer to fulfilling those desires than by simply doing it all on my own.

The general populace assumes yoga retreats are nothing more than overpriced vacations where you spend all day chanting mantras you don’t understand, stretching into pretzel poses and being aware of your breath while listening to spiritual discourses by a soft spoken Indian Guru with long dreadlocks, mala beads and who smells like sandalwood incense.

And in some cases…those people would be right.

Not at an Annual Arhatic Yoga Retreat!

You’ll find people from people from the across the US to 10+ countries, ages from 20 to 80+, students to highly trained professionals, homemakers to entrepreneurs of huge companies, high school drop outs (that’s me) to MIT Engineers (going back for even higher education), Arhatic Yogis who just learned this practice a few days before the retreat to Arhatic Yogis who have been practicing diligently for 25+ years, people who just want to learn tools to have less stress to those looking to obtain illumination in THIS lifetime, people who feel, see and hear nothing in their meditations to clairvoyants who leave their bodies at will, travel to undiscovered worlds and converse with Holy Masters and other Great Beings.

You’ll find it all at an Arhatic Yoga Retreat.

This weekend a Pranic Healing Master said something that really resonated with me in reference to the group,
“We are experts in energy.”

That’s THEE biggest factor which determines how much one gets out of a yoga retreat because EVERYTHING in life requires energy, from our physical health and relationships to our finances and career to our personal and spiritual growth and development.

No energy, no progress.

If you want to have a HUGE breakthrough, you need energy.
If you want to have a deep and profound meditation experience, you need energy. If you want to know your life’s purpose, you need spiritual, mental and emotional energies.

And one should attend yoga retreats which offer the strongest and most pervasive divine energies…

Another thought hit me this morning while pouring myself a cup coffee…”You don’t blame the system, you blame the student.”

Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, the Modern Founder of Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga developed two very powerful systems to alleviate the sufferings of humanity and to rapidly, properly and safely evolve the Souls of hundreds of thousands of people in over 120 countries…

As one practices Arhatic Yogi…many many things will get stirred up in his life from relationship challenges, health challenges, financial challenges and even spiritual challenges…its not that system doesn’t work, its the lack of purity of the student.

If I thought, spoke, felt and acted like Bill Gates in regards to business and money, I would be in his position, but if you gave me a software company to start, it would be an utter failure.

Its not the system, its the person using the system that determines whether it will be successful.

You will know the quality of the Teacher by the quality of his students and the results they can produce. Grandmaster Choa’s students have produced miraculous healing results, rapidly deepened their meditation experiences, created extensive service programs around the world to help those in need and become overall better people…so the system works ONLY IF the student works the system.

Your spiritual teacher only points to the path, you must tread that path.

And by attending an Annual Arhatic Yoga Retreat one is reminded of the this spiritual system and the developer of this spiritual system known as Arhatic Yoga.

These simple tools combined with powerful energies…you can flush out negative thoughts and emotions keeping you stuck in life, increase your connection to your Higher Soul and learn how to store those divine energies into every cell of your body to help you look younger, stay healthier longer and be internally stronger…all in only THREE days!

My last day of the second retreat had me falling asleep while watching a video of Grandmaster Choa. I had finally hit the ‘energetic wall’…I couldn’t stuff anymore energy into my etheric body.

Then I was reminded of one of Grandmaster Choa’s teachings,
“Know. Remember. Practice. Master.”

“Ok…what must I do when I am full of energy?”
Oh yeah, do physical exercise. Well…after 20 mins of doing that, I was still falling asleep but this time I was doing jumping jacks.
“Ok what else can I do?”
Oh yeah, release the excess energy by doing extra blessings to family, friends and important projects…and after 15 mins of doing that, and guess what happened?

It worked!
I felt lighter, with calmer emotions and a more alert mind.

You must not only remember the teachings but you must also practice those teachings in order to master them. Again, its not the system, its the practitioner of the system.

An Arhatic Yoga Retreat is a chance to remember the Teacher and Teachings.

The ordinary person finds it bizarre you can actually fall asleep from having TOO much energy but as any Pranic Healer, Arhatic Yogi, Chi Gong practitioner or energy worker will tell you, its not only possible but very probable, especially if you don’t exercise before and after a powerful meditation.

Funny enough, I had ZERO intentions of attending the second annual retreat this year on the east coast but the day before I would have had to buy a plane ticket, I received a private message from someone who I immensely respect and admire, a person who has been there through my darkest and brightest times, asking me if I would be attending this year’s retreat…

So with a big sigh (my lower nature not wanting to go but to chill out at home) and I still wasn’t fully back in my body from the west coast retreat I attended two days earlier,
I gave in to the calling of my Higher Soul and thought,
“Ok, how am I gonna make this happen?”

And ‘WE’ made it happen.

This retreat allowed me to connect with many senior practitioners to help me become a better healer and Arhatic Yogi, re-inspired me to up my service big time, increased my trust in God, the Teacher and the Higher Beings, I made new and hysterical connections, healed old connections, offered tips and suggestions to the upcoming generation of Arhatic Yogis…and I was reminded of weaknesses and negative tendencies I hadn’t fully resolved within myself…you can’t heal what you are unaware of.

The great news is that Grandmaster Choa has given us PLENTY of tools to transform ourselves from the inside out. That’s what I love so much about Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yogi…you have a built in support system of books, CDs, courses, retreats, forums and people of goodwill in 120+ countries to help you get over any and all humps and bumps in your life.

Pretty sweet right?

And I love listening to the Masters share their personal stories of time spent with Grandmaster Choa. All the stories I’ve heard over the years, I never doubted their efficacy…even before I understood how energy works but as I have had many experiences in how energy works in regards to energy healing, meditation, karma, death and the like, I began to doubt those stories because knowing what is required on behalf of the Teacher and disciple in order to produce these results is truly miraculous.

So now I’m just left in awe and humbled by the Teacher and the Teachings instead of doubting.

I have said this in a previous post…there is never enough time to connect with all the people you want to connect with at the retreat.

You want to connect with your old Arhatic Yogi buddies because you have common ground and know they are in it for the long term.
You want to connect with new people to stay abreast of how and why they got into Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga.
You want to resolve conflicts and hurt feelings with co-discisples caused by lack of awareness and misunderstandings.
You want to follow each and every one of the Pranic Healing Masters around like a puppy, never knowing which pearl of wisdom they are going to throw that will change your life forever.
You want to be of service to your co-disciples who may need healing in a moment of intense purging and emotional crisis.
You want to answers to important questions to senior practitioners which the Masters may not have time to answer.
You want to get 8 hours of sleep so you don’t fall asleep in class. And you want to be alone at times to process a video lecture by Grandmaster Choa, a deep meditation experience or a healing you just received.

Never enough time…an Annual Arhatic Yoga Retreat is a great opportunity to practice prioritizing.

And its been a couple years since I’ve been to the east coast during the winter so that alone was an interesting experience.

Having lived and worked in the NYC area for almost 4 years during a very dark time of my life…I wanted to see if the area would be different for me now that I AM different…so I drove around my old stomping grounds in Jersey City at 4:00am before heading to the Laguardia Airport.

After my 8 min trip down memory lane, I realized why I left the area.

Its loud, dirty, wet & cold, congested and filled with lots of traffic.
Yes, there’s lots of prosperity,
yes there’s lots of opportunity in lots of ways
yes the area trains your solar plexus to overcome obstacles,
yes there’s 20,000+ restaurants,
yes there’s people-watching for days,
yes you can rapidly evolve anywhere in the world but alas…
The area is simply not for me.

Denver is my home and has been ever since I first stumbled here during a cross-country dinosaur adventure in June of 2013, moving here 4 months later.

But a big fat thanks and love to NYC for training my solar plexus to get sh!@t done. And a bigger thanks to Masters Glenn Mendoza and Marilag Mendoza for years of training, directing and loving me into the person I AM today.

Never EVER forgot your spiritual teachers, for without them, you would not be where you are today in your development.
I am eternally grateful to them. And now being on the west coast, I am honored to be under the tutelage of Master Stephen Co, who is a perfect example of Will in being diligent in my Arhatic Yoga practice and helping to spread the Teachings of Grandmaster Choa Kok Suoi in the way I most require and I cherish all moments I get to spend with him.

Much thanks and gratitude to Master Hector Ramos whose inner experiences and insights make my head spin and heart sing and to Master Nona Castro who reminds me to be humble, be of service and not to shortcut the path to Self realization.

Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga is not only my spiritual practice, its not only my profession, its not only a hobby…its a way of life.
A way of life that gives me inner peace, happiness, empowerment and the ability to transform myself and others for the better.

And NO, I am not perfect…no one is. Grandmaster Choa has given us Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yogi to move us in the direction of perfection.

Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui has said an Arhatic Yogi, “is a person with an intelligent mind, a loving heart and a powerful will.”
By attending the Annual Arhatic Yoga Retreat you become more of all those divine qualities and so much more.

See you at the next retreat.

Atma Namaste.

Upcoming Talk at Business Honoring Spirituality in Lakewood, CO.

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30+ Years Promoting Conscious-Based Businesses

30+ Years Promoting Conscious-Based Businesses

Thursday Sept 11th at 7:00am (yes, AM) at Mile High Church in Lakewood CO, I will be presenting a talk called, “The Art and Science of Pranic Healing” mostly based on Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui’s first book of the same title, later renamed, “Miracles Through Pranic Healing.”

I will share my own wacky spiritual journey, what Pranic Healing is,  what Arhatic Yoga is, who Grandmaster Choa is, and how both can heal and transform your life. I will be presenting in front of Business Honoring Spirituality (BHS), a 30+ year networking group that strives to support conscious-based businesses in Greater Denver.

Through the constant push of my Higher Soul (along with girlfriend and best friend) I have been opening myself to more opportunities for public speaking. I can’t NOT do it.

Let me explain…

Ever since I was a little kid I was told over and over and over again, “Man, you have a lot of energy, can you just relax a little?” I never, ever liked hearing that. I always wanted to be in front of large groups of people to burn of this excess creative energy..but here was the problem, I couldn’t sing, couldn’t paint LIVE murals, couldn’t juggle or perform magic, and though I loved dancing…you wouldn’t see me on the TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance?” but ya know what I could do easily?

Talk…talk…and talk some more.

Public speaking has always been an outlet for my excessive creative energy. So rather than overwhelming a single person with all the knowledge, experiences and insights I had to offer…I thought, “Why not a huge crowd of people!?” Out of that huge crowd of people there must be 20% who will a ton of value with what I’m sharing…taking notes, learning something new, having an AHA or two and using them to transform their lives. WHY NOT?!

My biggest crowd to date was at the age of 15 in front of 2,000 people but I was singing, “When Doves Cry” by Prince

“But didn’t you just say you couldn’t sing?” Ok, ok, it was less like singing and more like screaming and undulating my hips to “When Doves Cry” by Prince. Jeesh.

And I enjoyed every off-key moment. I’d be willing to bet my crappy version would cause Prince to punch me in the larynx BUT the audience loved the performance because of who I was BEING while I was up there singing my un-trained lungs out. The conveyance of energy is one of THEE most important aspects of speaking to large groups of people.

What about stage fright?

Well, I totally got that out of my system when I was 6 years old during an elementary school chorus event. That was a scary time; huge burning stage lights hung above our little heads while the parents lurked in the shadows taking dozens of flash photography shots. I was so disorientated while on stage I could barely keep my balance, nevermind balancing out my bravado.

And one too many flashes did me in… I blacked-out and fell off the stage.

When I came to…the dirty, crimson curtains were being closed shut…while standing up I felt queasy and had NO idea where I was. Out of nowhere, my speech therapist came into the picture (did I forget to mention I had a severe speech impediment?) and wanted to see if I was alright.

As she approached my pasty-white (I’m Irish remember), trembling, disorientated body, I puked all over her black skirt. Jokes on her (and my puke)…that’ll teach her for lending a helping hand.

In most cases, that would have mentally and emotionally crippled ANY person from ever wanting to be on stage again. Apparently this one event was the only one I needed to permanently purge the fear of being judged or criticized by an audience of more than 3.

Butterflies in the stomach? Nope. Clammy palms? Hmm, nope. Weak in the knees? No. I eat butterflies for breakfast with my clammy-palms protein shake and weak-in-the-knees B12 shot.

I think my secret to fearless public speaking is my belief in the power and importance of the information I’m my sharing. Here’s a hint: It’s not mine! Therefore I have no ego about it. And whatever is my own personal story, who can refute what I’m saying? Its my story and no one else.

Most of my public talks are about Pranic Healing, Arhatic Yoga, its Founder Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, and/or Meditation. There is NO ONE on this planet that could convince me these tools, Teachings, and technologies didn’t improve my life and can’t improve the life of another person.

There’s a lot of power in believing that. One must believe in his message-cause-voice, for better or worse. What I share from stage is a genuine desire to improve the lives of my audience. I crave from the depths of my Soul that they will be healed from their suffering and filled with light, love, and power. To live more empowered lives; spiritually, mentally, emotionally, etherically, and physically. Its not my job to do the work for them, but I do consider it my job to be a messenger of hope.

I am living proof of the transformative power of the teachings I share with other people. I was a person filled with anger, bitterness, resentment, judgement, loneliness, fear and constant worry when I was growing up as a young boy, teenager and 20-something. Yet through consistent (that’s the key) application of my Teacher’s teachings, my life has improved in ways I could not have ever imagined.

A Master Pranic Healer asked a group one time, during a full moon meditation, “What’s inner peace worth to you? $100? $1,000? $10,000? $1,000,000? More?” He answer was, “Inner peace is priceless.”

There is no amount of money that can buy it. It is cultivated from within. I have spent 15+years cultivating it through thousands of hours trial, error, research, reading, experimenting, meditation, reflection and ‘unnecessary’ suffering. Looking back, it was worth every moment of effort to cultivate it. And you know why? Because now no one can take it from me. These are my priceless jewels that I’ve earned. They can’t be foreclosed on, repossessed, taken to court, or bankrupted. What dividends will these spiritual investments payback in the future?

I encourage each and everyone of you to come to my talk (even if you’re not in Greater Denver 🙂 and seek to develop your inner gifts that can never be taken away. What would your life look like if your inner state was that of peace, stillness and love regardless of external circumstances? Your Higher Self is waiting for YOU to cultivate it for YOU.

I thank God, my Higher Soul, and my supporters that constantly encourage me to get onto every and all stages that will have me in order to inspire others that inner peace is possible, love is possible, hope is possible, Soul realization is possible.
Atma Namaste.

Wesak Festival: Celebrating 10 years out of 2500

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Whew…what a super powerful day yesterday. After everything was said and done, it was 18-hours of non-stop organizing, facilitating, meditating, teaching and healing during the most powerful day of the year, the Wesak Festival Meditation. 

It was my 10th-year participating in the tremendous downpour of spiritual energies from Lord Buddha and other Great Ones, Holy Masters, Holy Gurus, Saints, Archangels, Holy Angels and Spiritual Helpers. I was sitting in a group of 13 other people and we were also connected to millions of other people of goodwill and the will to do good. I asked myself, “How could I have generated enough good karma to not only know about this event but actually help to facilitate it?”

When I first learned Pranic Healing in March of 2004, my mentor informed me of this super amazing, super powerful day coming up that I should participate in. He said, “It’s been observed that meditating during the Wesak Festival is equal to meditating everyday for several months.” Considering I was (and still am) a meditation and energy junkie, I was totally hooked right then and there.

Where I lived, there was no developed Pranic Healing community in Sarasota, FL so it was basically the two of us were Wesak Festival. I was honored to be invited by him because I respected (still do) him immensely for his generosity in mentoring, teaching, blessing and healing me. I admired his bravery in offering to put his clean, powerful and huge chakras next to my small, dirty, congested chakras during the meditation.

I arrived at his place, right on time as always, and we began setting the stage for my very first Wesak. I was so excited. He walked me through the steps and what to expect and we counted down the minutes to the peak of the Full Moon of Taurus to begin the official meditation.

3…2…1…and begin.

The energy of the meditation began to gradually build…and build…and build… then right before the end, these ripples of energy turned into tsunamis of crushing prana upon my subtle energy bodies…smash…crash…smaaaaash. And then I was gone…blackness.

And like a whisper coming from an old railroad tunnel, I hear, “Cooooooome baaaaaack into your bodyyyyy.” In reality I was ‘out of my body’ for a few moments but it seemed like layers of lifetimes. I slowly and reluctantly came back into my body. I had been meditating religiously for 5-years up til that point and it was in the top 3 most powerful inner experiences of this incarnation. When he shared his inner experiences, I was even more fascinated by the mystery and legend behind the Wesak Festival Meditation.

Ever since, I have been committed to participating and now facilitating, the Wesak Festival Meditation and I’d like to share some observations I’ve made over the past 10-years.

1. Could I follow through on a 2500-year commitment?

Lord Buddha has been coming back year after year, decade after decade, century after century, millennium after millennium, to help mother earth and all sentient beings evolve. And I have a challenge keeping some of my coffee date commitments if they’re more than two-weeks out! But to bring commitment down to a more understandable level, I get limitless inspiration from Grandmaster Choa and the Pranic Healing Masters.

Grandmaster Choa spent decades studying, experimenting, validating, teaching and spreading an unknown form of energy healing and yoga to over 160 countries. Yesterday’s Wesak Festival Meditation was awesome but could I sustain that level of commitment and energy day in and day out? We had only 13 people to assist, what about tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands? Amazing.

We were LIVE streaming the meditation with Master Stephen Co in California and I was thinking, “Jeez, when is this man NOT teaching, healing, blessing or traveling? He’s been maintaining this schedule rain, sleet, or shine. I wonder if he’s actually a cyborg with healing powers. Hmm.” As Uncle Ben said to Peter Parker in the movie Spiderman, “With much power, comes much responsibility.” How much more for Lord Buddha?

2. We take priceless teachings for granted.

In ancient times, people who craved spiritual teachings or spiritual blessings would risk life and limb just for the opportunity to whet their Soul’s appetite. Sadhus would do prostrations for a 100+ miles in order to pay respects to their Teachers. Beginning monks would have strict regimens of maintaining the Ashram (Holy Space) of their Guru for YEARS before ever receiving shaktipat (spiritual empowerment). Tibetan Yogis would be in isolation for decades in the hope and promise of seeing or receiving a message from their Sat Guru in the inner world. Present day people living in communist countries are willing to be jailed and persecuted in the hope of quenching their spiritual thirst.

How do we handle priceless spiritual teachings, meditations, healings, and blessings in free countries? Poorly and disrespectfully.

I lead a weekly meditation in Denver and have had people ask me if its going to be cancelled because of light rain or an inch of snow. Yesterday a person couldn’t make the Wesak Festival Meditation because he couldn’t find white clothes. Another person said she would be attending the night before and the next morning couldn’t make it because college class end of semester. Or a friend who thought the meditation took place at night despite receiving several reminders stating it was during the day. One of my favorites are clients who reschedule healing appointments because they’re not feeling good…a HEALING appointment. To paraphrase Master Choa, “People meditate all the time, just not on the right things.” All of these people are beautiful Souls and divine children of God who occasionally let their lower nature, negative tendencies and programs win the battle. It saddens me to see someone suffering from poor finances, relationships or health and when that person is offered free support and he doesn’t take advantage of it. When something is free, it is perceived as having no value.

Recently, I have deepen my appreciation for the blessings, healings, and teachings I’ve been given to alleviate the suffering of my life and the lives of others. I could never repay what my Teacher has done for me, all I can do is spread his work a day at a time. In our modern times the concept of sacrifice is seen as archaic, old-fashioned, out-dated, or from a by-gone era. Instead of sacrificing our egos, personalities, and weaknesses to evolve, we are sacrificing the gift of this physical life and being dominated by our lower tendencies….laziness, greed, selfishness, resentment, anger, dishonesty and more.

3. Yet, certain people have a deep yearning for spirituality.

Sitting amongst my fellow Souls yesterday gave me a greater appreciation for how much people crave spiritual food. People are searching for meaning, purpose or wanting to know where they ‘fit’ into this cosmic puzzle. The more aware people, go the route of meditating, introspection, seeking quality spiritual teachers, practice discernment and the like. The less aware people numb their spiritual yearnings with drugs, excessive sex, excessive drinking, criticizing and judging others, anything and everything that will take their minds off the question, “Who Am I?” But for the brave few willing to dive into that question, experience a life of beauty, richness and wholeness unimaginable by the majority.

4. Gratitude and Humility 

Humbling facilitating an ancient tradition. How cool is that?!

Humbling facilitating an ancient tradition. How cool is tha

My girlfriend took a picture of me during a discussion I was having with the Wesak group. As I looked at the picture I laughed thinking, “Look at me trying to play Baby Buddha. Wow, this is too funny.” I’ll be honest, when I was in my mid-20’s learning about spirituality and esoteric teachings, I thought I was so smart, so evolved and so all-knowing. I loved being the ‘Guru’ or the ‘Spiritual Teacher’ because I was the center of attention and had ALL the answers.

Being on this path for the past 15 years I have come to a greater realization that I am simply an instrument for these teachings. I’m not speaking from false humility, simply stating I am an instrument. The technologies and teachings I share with people are not mine but my Teacher and other Great Ones. When I alleviate suffering of another that’s because of Them, when I cause suffering that’s because of my own weaknesses. At first it was hard for my ego to handle that, but over time the little self got more accustomed to submitting to the big Self.

Leaning on the Will of God and all the Great Ones is far more powerful for lasting transformation than being the big shot. One way of defining humility is knowing your strengths and weaknesses. Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga has definitely helped me develop my strengths, made me aware of my weaknesses, and is helping me eradicate them. Its humbling to have an impact on another’s Soul.

5. Spiritual Energy is REAL.

During the peak of the Wesak Festival Meditation there is a tremendous downpour of spiritual energy that will actually move the physical body. You don’t need to be a Rinponche or Holy Master to feel this downpour, simply being aware of the top of your head is enough.

Yesterday, people without any prior meditation experience, were having intense sensations of pressure on the tops of their heads. After all these years of working in subtle energies, I still find that fascinating. How can you feel a physical sensation from a non-physical cause? My pranic healing mentor when asked about the existence of chakras, once said, “To me the chakras are more real than this table you see before you (tapping it with his hand).”

I have used subtle energy to physically alter muscles and bones after other physical means failed to do so. Spiritual energy is REAL and very powerful. Just because scientific instruments are limited to accurately measure subtle energies does not mean they do not exist. One-thousand years ago people were unable to harness and use electricity but that did not mean electricity did not exist. As Grandmaster Choa said, “One’s ignorance does not change reality, it merely alters the perception of reality.”

6. Technology can be used to evolve or devolve us.

Here we were, 14 people sitting in Denver, Colorado, connecting with Master Stephen Co in Anaheim, California where hundreds of people from around the world connected to his broadcast. I thought, “How amazing is this? All these people have the opportunity to connect, be spiritually fed, be healed and heal mother earth. Wow, technology is so awesome!” What are other ways is technology used?

Time-wasting apps, endless hours of mindless Youtube videos, validation-seeking LIKES on Facebook, gossip blogging about celebrities, and on. Just like money, technology will magnify a person’s tendencies. If a person’s tendency is to procrastinate, be lazy, disorganized, hyper-critical, and the like, he will use technology to magnify those tendencies. What could you do with technology if you had a purpose to alleviate suffering, loving heart, spiritual message or powerful healing abilities?

7. Pranic Healing taught me how to be generous. 

Not a bad spread eh, some nice high prana snacks.

Not a bad spread eh, some nice high prana snacks.

I was stressing a little bit the day before the Wesak Festival Meditation. I wanted to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone. I wanted people to be spiritual, mentally, emotionally, and physically fed. I even wanted the space to be aesthetically pleasing! Who IS this guy?

An hour before people came over, I was standing in the kitchen chopping up carrots for the veggie medley then I had a flood of memories come over me. Some made me smile while others made me cry tears of gratitude.

I was reminded of all the Pranic Healing classes, meditations and events that I had attended over the years and how I was always provided for…we all were. Like when Grandmaster Choa was teaching in NYC and we went out to eat Vegetarian Dimsum afterwards and he would pay for the entire restaurant. Or how every Pranic Healing class at the Center for Pranic Healing in Lyndhurst, NJ would have coffee, juice, bagels, egg salad, fruit, healthy drinks, even special requests were honored. Or on weekend retreats at the MCKS Pranic Healing Ashram in Bovina, NY where the kitchens were overflowing with food and treats for each and every person and always someone around to help you with a fresh cup of coffee or putting an extra English muffin into the toaster for you.

Someone was always there to offer help, healing, a kind word or smile or food. Never a hidden agenda, unless the hidden agenda was to help your Soul evolve so they could too. But even that seems a bit distorted. Grandmaster Choa was my example of generosity, going the extra mile, giving from the heart and the Pranic Healing Masters, organization and students followed as best they could.

Placing the food out and helping to create a wonderful experience for the Wesak Festival Meditation is not something that comes naturally to me but it was the example of 100’s of people of goodwill and the will to do good, that helped me become that person.

8. As the crown chakra becomes more active, you have no choice but to serve.

I first heard that expression from one of the Master Pranic Healers about 5 years ago and thought, “What the heck does that even mean? So what you’re saying is as I spiritually evolve; I lose my personality, my sense of self and become a Robot of Service? Hmm…not interested. I like my personality. No robot can tell jokes like I can!”

Yesterday, I have a better idea of what he was getting at. As a person develops a higher degree of Soul Realization, she begins to experience a higher degree of Oneness with God and Oneness with All. If I cut my hand, how could I not take care of it? Expanding that example, if my spiritual brother or sister is suffering, how could I not take care of them? He is me, I am him, and we are One. Over the past few months that I literally can’t stop healing, blessing or teaching. My Higher Soul just keeps pushing, “Ok, one more healing.” “Alright, this will be my last email for tonight.” “Oh wait…did I answer that person’s question correctly?” “Hmm. Let me call up that new healing center, that looks like a great opportunity to spread pranic healing.”

Its highly rewarding and highly energizing in the most unusual way. Yes, I feel like I have NO choice but to serve yet what would I do instead?

9. I am no longer a seeker.

I have been aware of the concept of God since I was 7. At that age, God was more like an ATM machine or magic genie, “Alright God, here’s the deal…I’ll remember to call my dad when I stay at Jamie’s house, so he doesn’t worry, but only if I get that new remote control motorcycle from Toys R Us. Man, it looks like it goes super fast! Deal?” And that very-conditional relationship continued up until my late teens when I was introduced to meditation.

Something shifted, something deep and profound with me was different. No, I didn’t see the cosmos in its totality. No, I didn’t hear a booming voice from the sky saying I was the chosen one. No, I wasn’t able to simultaneously be in my philosophy class and make out with a cute girl at the mall, through bi-location. Yet, something was very different.

I spent the next several years reading every spiritual book I could get my hands on, traveling to every spiritual workshop and retreat I could borrow money for and met up with every Guru within a 500 mile radius. I was STARVING for anything spiritual. I had questions and I NEEDED answers dammit. I was the classic spiritual seeker.

But what was I seeking? A deep meditation experience? A feeling of all knowing-ness? The end to all my problems? Credit for single-handedly bringing about world peace? A high-five from God? The ability to levitate? Women to adore my bright and shiny aura? (still working on that one)

Yesterday, I mentioned to the group, I am no longer a seeker…I am a Soul committed to the process of Soul realization and re-emerging with God. I’ve found the process and have surrendered to it; meditating, healing, teaching, blessing, character building, service, tithing, learning. I only seek for more opportunities to practice the process. Instead of spending my days traveling to the next workshop, retreat or seminar looking for the answer…I pick up a mirror. I’m still aware of the next, best, latest, greatest, most powerful…but will not allow their shiney-ness to outshine the inner journey of my Soul.

10. Am I teaching too much, too soon, too often?

One of the attributes of a Great teacher is giving the right dosage in the right way at the right time to the right person. Ugh, man is that proving to be difficult. I tend to share and teach spiritual things as though I was teaching myself, “GIVE IT ALL TO ME RIGHT NOW, I CAN TAKE IT!!” I’m excited about sharing these Teachings and technologies with anyone and everyone who will listen. Yet I sometimes forget that each person is at a different level and not one dosage is right for everyone. One person is just looking for a sip and I’m pushing him under Niagara Falls. While another person is stumbling around in the Spiritual Sahara Desert and I just give him a hinting-nugget and push him out the door. Jeez. How did Grandmaster Choa regulate the dosages of energies to adequately spiritually feed hundreds of thousands of students?

11. Wesak Festival Meditation is wicked fun and always different!

Wesak is connected to the Full Moon of Taurus, which means its not on the same day or same time every year. Sometimes, the peak is at 11:04am on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Other times, the peak is at 4:47am on a pouring Wednesday early morning. I remember attending a real estate conference in Vegas during the Wesak. So after commingling my energies with gritty investors, gambling addicts and tenured Las Vegas escorts (never hired one), I went up into my congested hotel room at 2:30-something in the morning to prepare….and fell asleep 5 minutes into the audio recording. Or the time my oldest brother attended the Wesak in Bovina, NY at the MCKS Pranic Healing Ashram and fell asleep in the middle of the meditation because the energy was too strong for his energy and physical bodies to handle.

My most painful (sort of) Wesak was actually my very first one in 2004.

After the meditation, as always, we spent a lot of time doing physical exercises to re-ground ourselves. At this time in my life, being grounded, practical and realistic was not a strength of mine by any stretch of the imagination. So as I was walking out of my friend’s apartment and crossing the street…I tripped over a parking block that has a huge, rusty screw sticking out of it…the screw ripped my toe open.

I was sooooo blissed out of my mind and had so much energy in my aura, I didn’t even feel the rip and the cut sealed up almost immediately. I later thought, “Hmm, that’s a sucky way to waste this divine energy. Ok, I’ll be more careful next year.” 

Now that is one blessed blessing table. May everyone's wishes materialize rapidly and properly with the blessings of God, Lord Buddha, GMCKS, and all the Great Ones. NOW! Thank you.

Now that is one blessed blessing table. May everyone’s wishes materialize rapidly and properly with the blessings of God, Lord Buddha, GMCKS, and all the Great Ones. NOW! Thank you.

This year couldn’t have been smoother. People showed up on time, followed the simple instructions perfectly, asked excellent, insightful questions and there was a lot of group harmony. I’m honored to have shared this experience with each and every one of them. Each person with their own thoughts, emotions, behaviors, karma, story, strengths and weaknesses…yet all coming together for the common purpose to heal themselves, each other and the world.

My girlfriend was amazing in being the loving glue to keep me abreast of how everyone was doing. She’s also a cleaning ninja because as the last person left I turned to go back into the house and it looked as though no one had ever been there. Not even us, and we live there!

Each and every year I’ve done the Wesak Festival Meditation I’ve met new people, had new insights, and made new wishes but the only constant is Lord Buddha’s and all the Great Ones’ commitment to spreading light, love and power to mother earth and all her inhabitants. Thank you God, thank you Lord Buddha, thank you Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, thank you all.

Here’s to another 10-years and beyond!

With Love. 

Join Us for the Most Powerful Day of the Year on 5-14-14

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The most powerful time of the year for any spiritual practitioner.

The most powerful time of the year for any spiritual practitioner.

This coming Wednesday is the most powerful day of the year for all spiritual practitioners of goodwill and the will to do good. The Wesak Festival has been taking place for over 2500 years where the Lord Buddha returns  year after year, in etheric form with many other Great Spiritual Teachers, Angels, Holy Masters, Saints, Arhats, and Others, all for the purpose of accelerating the healing and evolution of the entire planet and all sentient beings. Millions of people partake in this meditation each year.

This will be my 10th – Year participating in the Wesak Festival! There is so much energy brought down during this time that meditating at the peak of the Wesak Festival (in-conjunction with the full moon of Taurus) is equivalent to meditating everyday for several months and will provide you lots of energy to use in your life for the next year. This energy can be used for physical healing, remove emotional and mental blocks, psychic protection, even to bless your goals and finances.

Pranic Healers and other spiritual practitioners will be physically and/or energetically connecting to this massive downpour of spiritual energies. In Denver we will be connecting LIVE streaming with Pranic Healers all over the world and hosting a small gathering at our house.

What: Wesak Festival Meditation (only once per year)

When: Wednesday, May 14th 2014 from 10:45am to 3:00pm MT

Where: Highlands, Denver (email me for address) or Online (outside of Denver)

What to Bring: 1. Wear ALL WHITE clothes. 2. Bring a notepad containing 3 WISHES or GOALS you would like to manifest within the coming year. 3. Bring a picture of a person or persons who need healing and we will bless them afterwards.

What to expect: We will be doing physical and breathing exercises to prepare for the meditation. We will be streaming LIVE with the US Pranic Healing Center in CA which includes additional techniques to further purify, followed by a lecture from Master Stephen Co, then we will do the actual meditation at 1:16pm MT. Afterwards we will bless our projects, goals, wishes, and loved ones. There will be time for snack and bathroom breaks.

Special Note: All the time and energy spent preparing for group meditation is very important. Clean physical and energy bodies insures group harmony and the best possible experience for everyone. That being said, you must be ON TIME and NOT LEAVE in the middle of meditation, which would adversely effect the group. Thank you for honoring these points.

We have room for 20 people so you MUST RSVP by emailing me at christianrlong at gmail dot com SUBJECT: WESAK MEDITATION, so we can plan accordingly.

Unable to physically attend? Here is a link to connect to the group. If that link isn’t working, here is another link. Any questions email me at christianrlong at gmail dot com.

Look forward to connecting and being but a small part in the planet’s evolution.

Blessings of Light, Love, and Power to you all.

Atma Namaste.

Do You Find Religion or Did it Find You?

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God exists inside and outside all religions, belief systems, or in the absence of our very existence.

If I were to ask you, “What’s your religion?” You might give any number of responses; Christian. Born-again. Catholic. Buddhist. Muslim. Hindu. Agnostic. Atheist. Non-Believer. Spiritual but not religious. Or one of my favorite responses, “Its none of your damn business.” And if I really want to stoke the fires of religious debate, I would ask you this next, “Why did you choose that religion?”

I have pondered that last question for sometime, trying to see it from as many angles as my limited mind and consciousness can go.

Did you consciously choose your faith as a Christian, Hindu, Jew or Buddhist or were you born into it?

If you consciously chose your faith or belief system how much of it was out of fear? Desperation? A need to fit in? Laziness? Settling? Martial agreement? Convenience? And to think of how many different kinds of religions there are. How do you know you picked the right one? It would make sense that in order to make a clear and balanced choice you would have to learn about and experience, if only a little, each and every religion in the world. Man, that could take a couple lifetimes. Or maybe you never even picked one.

In this search, an agnostic (not knowing if there is or isn’t a God) could just end up frustrated with contradictory evidence of which religion or spiritual beliefs are best suited to validating the existence of God. So the agnostic calls it a day saying with humility and confusion, “I don’t have evidence either way if God exists or not.”

Now the Atheist (there is no God), could be coming from a space of anger and bitterness about his upbringing with religious parents who spoke of God but did very devilish things like cheating, physical and verbal abuse. Or posts the question, “If God really existed there wouldn’t be rape, murder, genocide, and natural disasters.” They could take the approach of pure science and when we die, the party ends. To paraphrase my spiritual teacher, “An atheist is someone is attached to form. That is why they cannot see God.”

Christianity is the domain of Westerners throughout the world. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Light and only by accepting Jesus Christ into your heart will you be able to spend eternity with God behind the Pearly White Gates.

The Buddhists take the road of compassion, loving kindness, and reincarnation with belief that after enough purification and service, every person and every being will be enlightened. It seems many disenfranchised westerners with Christianity seem to connect with the Teachings of Buddhism and the Dharma (Purpose).

Hinduism is known as the religion with 300Million Gods. Yoga (with its many variations) seemed to be the primary system by which Hindus use to identify and become one with Self thereby one with God.

Within each of these religious are countless rituals, rules, and teachings that may seem contradictory, severe, or downright foolish. Why is Jesus the only way to God? What can’t I work on the Sabbath? With so many Hindu Gods to pray to which one do I choose? I can’t become enlightened until everyone else is first? And the mental masturbation begins. This is where the debating happens of whose right, whose wrong, whose got vested interests in converting non-believers, and on and on it goes.

I ended those internal and external debates, many years ago. I was raised as a Roman Catholic. I disliked constantly standing and sitting during Mass but in general, I had no beef. I loved feeling the energy come down during the service. Rarely did I remember or even listen to the Service, but I always remembered the feeling of the energy coming down.

As I matured as a teenagers, I wanted to understand how I got here with this body, this family, this time in history, and where I was going once this body died. During my search I came upon my spiritual teacher Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui. All of his Teachings just made sense, I thought any rational person with an open yet discerning mind would get it. My thirst for spiritual answers were finally being quenched. He exposed me to the inner teachings of Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, and Buddhism. I became aware of the universal truths behind and connecting each of the major religions. The differences came about because of the time, location, and purpose of its Teachers.

Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going after this? How am I going to get there? The answers to all of these questions are from within. All religious teachings have both outer (exoteric) teachings and inner (esoteric) teachings. The outer teachings were taught to the general public through parables or stories. The inner teachings were reserved for the initiates and disciples, those closest in energy to the Teacher. Such as the 12 Disciples of Lord Jesus.

The Lord Jesus said, “Do not throw pearls before swine…” The outer teaching of this parable could mean, do not give something of value to those who will waste it. One level of inner teaching could be, do not provide priceless spiritual teachings (pearls) and blessings to those (swine) who are not yet purified. Great power is available to those who understand inner teachings. But to give power to someone who has been vices such as anger, hatred, jealousy…that power can be misused.

Have you ever done something stupid or dangerous as a teenager and looked back and thought, “How could I have done such a stupid thing!” Now as an adult, it is so obvious, so self evident that what you did as a teenager was careless, dangerous, and caused you suffering. The truth of the matter is self evident. You don’t need to read it in a book or have someone convince you of the truth.

My spiritual teacher, Master Choa Kok Sui’s wrote a beautiful, little book titled, “The Existence of God is Self Evident.” In it, he shares why its obvious that God does exist. During my life as a Pranic Healer and Arhatic Yogi it is obvious to me that God exists. I’m coming from a place of inner knowing, not because I was born believing it, I read it in a holy book, and my Guru told me so.

At this stage in my life, it would be silly for me to me to debate the existence of God with an Agnostic or Atheist. Or to argue with a Christian that Jesus is the only way to the Father. Or living as a Buddhist Monk in an Himalayan Cave is a requirement for enlightenment. Or convincing an Orthodox Jew that its OK to work during the Sabbath. Arguing is futile. These arguments are about the outer teachings. The inner teachings are what is the same between all religions.

We must stop looking at the finger of a Great Spiritual Teacher and Prophets and look at where the finger is pointing. Its not about whose religion is better, which one has more followers or whose got the biggest holy dwelling. Its all about YOU. You are the very channel to God, the more purified you become in your thoughts, words, emotions, and deeds you will not only clearly see truth, but you will realize you are an embodiment of truth. Truth is not a book, a holy place, a consensus, or a Guru…these are merely fingers pointing in the direction of truth.

Lord Buddha said it best, “You are responsible for your own salvation.”

I wish you success in finding truth within.

For those looking to create a perfect day, I offer free 30 mins. to assist you in creating your perfect day. During the free session to will gain clarity on how to create your perfect day, identify challenges in creating your perfect day, and feel a renewed sense of enthusiasm and vigor for your life. Contact me at ChristianRLong.com or 347-879-0764