Part 2 of 9
One thing most of us have in common is the desire to heal, be free from pain, and the desire to fully understand our own pathway and purpose in life. How many truly understand what it takes to heal? Some people say I just turn it over to God. Some take herbs and vitamins to heal an ailment. Some obtain crystals and wear them around their neck or place them throughout their home. Some go to healers — medical doctors, spiritual healers, energy workers, or something in-between. Some heal and others do not, some heal temporarily only to find the issue or pain returning. What allows for a total and deep healing? Can one experience the healing of the mind or emotions, without the physical body healing? These are questions I had myself in the early 80’s, when I first began practicing Tai Yi.
My beloved Tai Yi teacher whom I call Chinese Master, (I only call him this when I speak of him, never when I have spoken to him in person) would spend countless hours teaching me about healing and what healing is and is not. I will share with you what I have been taught by my teacher of Tai Yi on the subject of healing. During this time I want to share with you the essence of my teacher and my relationship with him over the last 27 years.
On January 5, 2009, I was with my teacher when he shared with me this year (2009) was his time to depart the physical. I had known for a few years he was planning on leaving the physical plane, but now I knew it was certain. He told me that day he would share the precise time and place before his departure, so I would be there with him when he departed. I spent as much time as I could with him, not so much as a teaching although it was, but in just being with him. We talked much about the past, my past resistance to creating a school of healing, and the importance of keeping Tai Yi pure. We talked a lot about the future where he would be journeying to, the home he had prepared for himself for after he left the physical, and the future of Life Energy Flow Tai Yi School of Healing. I was with him on July 6 of this year, when he made the transition into the non physical. I arrived several hours before he left. I sat in front of him as he sat in the lotus position. He took hold of my hands and told me he had given instructions to the elders of the village, a short distance away, to care for his body and the physical structure he lived in. He was highly regarded in the village, some saw him as a holy man, an avatar. He saw himself as a small old Chinese man with no labels, and no name to be shared with others.
He instructed me, “Never return to this place, meaning where he lived. This structure has served a purpose for us to share, but soon I will be gone. The elders will dismantle this structure and the vegetation will return as it was before.” He squeezed my hands and looked me deep in the eyes and said, “You have been my student for many years, you have been my friend for many years on this journey. I entrust you with the teachings of life I have shared with you, I entrust you to keep Tai Yi pure. Know this my beloved, when you have completed and it is your time to journey home, I will be there and hold your hands as you hold mine.”
He took a deep breath, closed his eyes, and lifted up out of his small old body and stood there beside me. Then he gave me the traditional Tai Yi bow. There was a flash of light, a loud sound like thunder, and he was gone. I have only shared this with ones of my immediate family. I have not had the emotional strength to review these events I shared with my teacher until now. So I will share with you the essence of my Tai Yi teacher, and the many lessons he taught me on healing…Hossca