Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Using Compassion and Love to H.E.A.L. Heal Earth And Life.

Using Compassion and Love to H.E.A.L. Heal Earth And Life.

This is a story I wrote several years ago while living on a farm in Chile it shows how deep is our love for all things called life. I will be out of touch for awhile heading to the Smokey Mountains to help build a little healing community and I wanted to leave you a gift and this was the best gift I could feel would say what it is I want for all of us, a world filled with compassion and love in both life and death. I was spending lots of time in a Buddhist center near the farm and teaching one of my first classes on Quantum Polarity in the O boards at this time and I feel the teachings I received from both of these events reflect in this story. 

"This month’s healing brought me thoughts of compassion and healing for those who wage war and for those who are victims of those who wage war. (How appropriate in light of the rampage of killing in Afghanistan) During my meditation several times I thought about the River of Life and trying to stay in the middle of these two powerful polarized energies so that I could use my balance to send healing energy to both. We finished and spent some time healing each other with group reiki sessions and I left feeling at peace. 

When we returned to Florencia's farm we found that neighbor’s dogs had attacked several of the llamas she is raising. They had killed a beautiful pure white llama and had attacked two others. One who could not stand had dragged itself across the field it´s rearend torn to shreds. The third had escaped with several large bites in its rear legs. 

I can’t put into words the pain I felt looking at the carnage. We went to work on the one who could not walk, wrapping her in a rug to warm her, while I built a lean to tent to protect her from the rain. It was impossible to move her so we tried to make her as comfortable as possible. I ran energy into her and felt her weeping soul, scared and confused as to why these animals had waged war on her and her family. I told her I was there for her and would do what I could to help her make it though this one way or another. 

I cry as I write this because my heart breaks for the tragedies in life and I know there are so many tragedies happening all over the world but tragedies no matter their size, where they are or who they effect do not change the essence that is me at my core. I stay true to my point of conception and find strength in my belief that it is better for me to have an effect on the tragedies than for the tragedies to change who I am. 

I was deeply affected by the healing meditation I had done at the Buddhist center today and I was deeply affected by the anger I felt over this ruthless attack. These two opposites existed in one space and time. As difficult as it was to make sense of them existing side by side, in the same day, I found I could use one against the other to keep me at Zero point, in that place of Quantum Polarity, where I could see that the essence of my strength was the strength of my essence. The me at conception, where the circumstances outside of me could not change the person I saw and felt to be deep inside of me. 

I am sure I will paddle back and forth in the river over the next few days, but knowing that the center is where I want to be, will I know keep me closer to it and there I will find the peace that lives in my soul. 

I went to bed alone, shivering and full of sadness, feeling my grief as it filled me, while I also let the healing energy from the Buddha’s birthday celebration, the One World Healing session we had done and the Celestine Prayer Group meeting, fill me as lay there, these were all about how can we personally cope with suffering in our own lives and what do the wisdom traditions tell us about staying upbeat and positive in a world with natural challenges, thinking of them filled me with hope for a better tomorrow. I was now floating in the calm, clear, silently deep waters of the center of the river of life and there I found peace and I cried and slept like a baby. 

I woke rested and more determined than ever to continue my exploration of this thing called Quantum Polarity. This is new territory I am traveling and it has stretched me and forced me to go deeper. It has lifted my soul and carried my spirit. It has also helped me understand why I had resently been given my new Buddhist name and I now wear it with pride for I am Nuela Chogyal, ¨King of the Road of the Medicine Buddha¨ and on that road I H.E.A.L. Heal Earth And Life. I am so happy to be traveling that road with all of you and hope you can feel the healing energy I am sending you daily. 

Now I must go attend a funeral of a good animal friend and use my healing gift from God to help another find her way to the center of the river and the home of her essence because that is what I do. 

I Hope that if you cry for me and this situation, you will also smile for me and feel the peace and balance that is there at Zero Point, Quantum Polarity, that point that is in the center of all of us, where Gods love fills us with hope. 
God Bless You All! 

Lesson 4 A Gift From God 

I returned to Florencia's farm to help bury our friend and to I hope continue treatment of the other llama that was injured. As we walk through the field Florencia told me of a dream she had that night, about the injured llama, in it he turned into a very beautiful young man, he was sitting in a meditation pose as if in a trance and though his body carried all the injuries of the llama he seemed to not be suffering. She said he then became completely illuminated, opened his eyes and smiled at her. She said she had felt such peace in his smile. I smiled thinking how all along I had thought the llama was a beautiful woman. 

We were both expecting to find our friend passed on, for yesterday the vet had said there was nothing could be done to save him and that he would pass very soon, when they had turned him over the extent of his injuries were much worse than we had thought, a large part of his body was missing torn away by the dogs in the attack. Being a devote Buddhist Florencia could not put him down, so they had decided to let him pass in the night naturally while resting under the tent I had built for him. 

As we approached we saw that he was holding his head high and seemed to be staring into space as if in a trance. He laid his head on the ground as we approached. Florencia could not believe he was still alive. I felt it was because he was only three years old and still holding strongly to life. We ran some Reiki on him to help ease his suffering. He seemed so calm and as if he were accepting his condition and not struggling against it. I knew if we were going to get the other llama buried today we had better get started so we left him resting and went to find his brother, the other llama that had died. 

We spent several hours, just the two of us, digging the grave as a cold rain fell. The task did not seem difficult and time passed rapidly. We finished by putting a headstone on his grave, some flowers and both I and Florencia decided to leave him a little gift she planted a mushroom on his grave and I put a big footprint on top and filled it with green plants. 

We returned to our gallant friend who was now clearly suffering and breathing heavy. We sat on each side of him and laid our hands on his head. We started praying the mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum" over and over we chanted. This is said to help one in passing over. I then began running Chi energy into him and ask him why he would not let go. He responded very clearly, " I want to see my mother before I go" I knew his mother was in another pasture and it would take hours to round her up and bring her here and I did not believe we had that kind of time. So I prayed to my old traveling Shaman friend and spirit guide and ask him what I should do. He said to me, "You Are His Mother" I took a deep breath, pulling all the colors of my Chakra into it and pushed this energy out though my hands as I said, “Son I am here, I have come to visit you before you go and to tell you that I love you very very much. As I said this the llama let out a big sigh and lifted his head a bit. I then reached deep and prayed to God "God I have not asked you for much in my life time but I pray to you now please come and take my son home with you. As I finished this prayer the llama took one last big breath, opened his eyes and smiled as he passed over. Both Florencia and I had the feeling that his spirit was being lifted upward by Angels and at that moment a large flock of golden birds passed just overhead sounding as if they were singing as they headed for the river. 

I knew in those last moments when the llama was in the most extreme discomfort possible, he was also feeling his ultimate joy and bliss and I knew he had found his way to the center of the river of life and to the inner peace that was there for him. I watched him as he drifted by and I saw him as he found the rainbow bridge to the other side and as God and all his Angels walked with him over that bridge to the garden of Eve and I thought, we are all truly Children Of His Rainbow World. I began sobbing deeply affected by his passing, while overwhelmed with the joy of being a child of such a compassionate God I too had found the center of the River of Life. 

Now class here is the real Lesson I wish to pass on to you. Listen closely and look inside yourself and there you will find the gift I wish to give you on this day of celebration. For today was a day of death and passing and it is also a day of birth and new beginnings because today is my actual birthday. Today I have been given the greatest gift possible from my maker, a real lesson in living and dying and living life at Zero point."

I love you for reading this and hope you will find your compassion and love for everything that is us as ONE energy in life and death!

Peace, Love and understanding that touching everything and attaching nothing but love brings Deep lasting Healing. 

Shaman Ziggy

Monday, March 5, 2012

In the eyes of a new born child!

I wrote this when my first Grand Baby was born and now after spending the weekend with all 5 of my grand babies I realize life is just ONE big giant circle and we get the pleasure of spending time with the ONEs we love over and over again. We just have to look in their eyes and there we will see ourselves!

In the Eyes of a Newborn Child

I have been a Reiki master for several years and have also expanded my healing gift into Color, Energy and Aura healing.  I feel truly blessed to have met the wonderful people who also follow this path.  I am a North American living full time in southern Chile.  In South America in general there are thousands and thousands of Reiki masters and this number is multiplying every day.
I love the closeness to the holy sprit I feel in my healings and meditations and look forward to the calmness that comes from that contact.  As I believe most Reiki masters do I start my daily healings and meditation with sending cleansing energy to the one true Mother of us all Mother Earth.  I then give my daily healing energy to the great profits of the world as a small token of my appreciation for the kindness and love they spread to all.  Then I offer my energy to the one true sprit and creator of all that is and I ask him/her to multiply this healing energy 1000 times and to send it throughout the world to all of the young children in need of healing and love.  I always feel the laughter of the children as it passes over their heads and they reach up and absorb it through their fingertips.  This image is always the highlight of my day and I cannot help but laugh with them.  Then I open up my energy to whoever is in need of it. About a year ago a small child’s spirit slipped in and ask for me to give her some energy, this sprit felt so familiar and I knew it was from a very close soul. 
Later that day my sprit guide Geronimo said I must call my Daughter and so I did.  She was so excited I had called and said her and her boyfriend had just come from the doctor and they were going to have a child.  I knew right then who my visitor was and I smiled.  Every day for the next seven months little Tagan showed up first in line for my daily healing.  She was so full of good thoughts and positive energy it was always such a pleasure to have her visit. I knew I must return to the U.S. to be present for the birth of my first grandchild. 
I have to tell you a little side story, my father for 45 the years of my life that he was on this earth was my best friend and though he had seven other children I always felt like I was his favorite, I found out at his funeral that I was not alone, all of my brothers and sisters felt like he had loved them best and spent most of his life pleasing and loving them more than the other seven siblings, that should give you a glimpse of what a great soul this man was.  He spread such happiness and kindness wherever he went. In my daily visits with the little sprit of Tagan I felt his presence. 
            As my plane landed in Southern California I sensed something was very wrong.  The look on my daughters face only made me feel the situation was even graver than I had felt.  “What’s wrong?” I said as I hugged her and she started to cry, “we had a very serious head on accident two days ago and it totaled our new car. Thank god we were not hurt badly but they were very worried about the baby. She is due in two weeks. They had to give her shock treatment to make sure she was ok. She was moving and they think she will be alright but I am so worried about her.”  I could only hold her and pray that all was going to be ok.  “Lets go home.” I said.
Once back at their home I ask my daughter Brianna if I could give her and the baby a Reiki treatment, she was comforted by that and it was clear wanted some help in knowing what was going on with the baby. I started my healing with Brianna and could feel the trauma in her arms and upper body from the jolt she had taken from putting her arms out in the accident.  I then moved to Tagan and my hands instantly froze and I began to shake uncontrollably. I have never felt that kind of deep, deep cold before.  I realized it was Tagan that was shaking and I focused all my energy to warming my hands, then she spoke very clearly to me, “Is my mommy OK? Is my daddy OK? Are they hurt?  I am Ok, but I am really scared. Help me please.” I told my daughter what the child had said and asked her to please tell her she is fine and her father is fine and to spend as much time as she could over the next day reassuring Tagan that they are OK and only worried about her. The next day I did another treatment and the energy was so much calmer and warmer I could tell they were going to be fine. 
I then asked the baby’s father if he would like a treatment, he had been watching me and I could tell was a little apprehensive about it all.  He said he would like one because his neck had been severely hurt and would welcome anything that might help alleviate the pain. Brianna sat in the chair next to the couch I was treating him on.  I could feel he was in a lot of pain and as I started my treatment I heard Tagan say to me very clearly. “Let me help.” I thought wow that would really be one young Reiki master. I reached out my hand to my daughters belly and received and instant jolt of intense energy.  I pointed my other hand at her father who was lying there with his eyes closed.  He immediately said  “wow I can really feel the heat on my neck and it feel so good, thank you.”  I said “don’t thank me thank your daughter” he opened his eyes to see my hand on Brianna’s belly and he smiled. The warmth we all felt was so calming, we sat for a long time and let Tagan heal, her father, her mother and most of all herself. 
We entered the hospital about 10pm several days later, when it became clear that it was going to be a while before they would deliver I sent everyone home with the promise I would call them if anything started to happen.  I assumed a meditation pose in the hall outside their room and started my usual routine.  When I came to the open healing Tagan slipped in, as usual she was first and ready for some good energy, however she brought with her the contractions she must have been feeling. They were not painful however they were strong and I could feel them come and go, I started to use a deep breathing technique I had been working on and soon I had a very comfortable rhythm. I could feel Tagan resting in my hands and I feel into a deep meditation.  For almost two hours I sat there calmly taking the contractions as they passed through me. I opened my eyes to the presence of a nurse standing over me.  “I’m sorry I bothered you, you were meditating, its funny but your daughter has been in a deep sleep for the last two hours and though the monitors show she has been having very strong contractions with no medication she continues to sleep through them. I have worked here for many years and have never seen that.”  
Morning came and everyone returned to the hospital, Brandon said the contractions were getting closer and they expected the baby any time. Several hours passed and then I felt a rush of energy pass through me and I new Tagan was here.  Minuets later Tagan’s Father came out to tell us she had been born and Brianna and her were fine.  I realized at that moment that it was my father’s birthday and I thought wow is that cool or what; Tagan was born on the same day as my father.  I entered the birth room and looking directly at me in the eyes of this new born child where the eyes of my father, I felt his love coming from this special new little soul and I knew she was a very old soul and I felt deeply healed.

Love Peace and Understanding

Thank you for reading this and I hope your life is filled with great passing's of old souls you have missed in you life that show up just when you need them to!

Little Tagan 

 Tagan on right and all my other soul traveling friends

Monday, February 27, 2012

How finding my past changed my future!

How finding my past changed my future!
There are a few things these days that seem to be hovering around my space, need for community, desire to surrender to what is, understanding what just happened, and trusting what is about to happen. I know all of these are inner connected energies and when I follow the tread they are leaving in my life they all seem to lead to the same place; here and now. I seem to have a karmic imprint that has spread itself throughout everything in my life and that Karmic imprint comes about in moments of clarity in my death or deaths. Through out this life time I have found myself in places where I knew without a doubt I had been there before, sometimes even to the point where I found pictures of myself in that place knowing I had not been there in this lifetime. They say we carry our imprint in our look and that look is what others recognize when they look at us and say "don't I know you from somewhere" and then an instant friendship reignites. 

I travel these days because of a calling to go back and set something right or learn something more, Japan, Chile, Costa Rica, Ukraine, Ecuador and many other places I have visited have been a real going back, yet in their visiting I always had the feeling I was going forward and that the inner work I did in those places changed big time the outer work I would do in my future. 

I know in reality I am only following my destiny and in the end what is, is perfect, nothing has to change yet I cant help feel that I am forming myself into a higher being at a time when that is what is needed for the next great happening to enter my existence. I am about to go on the road again back to a place where I knew so many and loved so much about what life gave me. I will immerse myself in the soil, plant my spring gardens, grow food for my community to eat, start building this life's imprint so in the future when I revisit it I will smile like I am now knowing that we all are ONE amazing kind and comforting energy and in that energy I am ONE whole powerful healing heart of Love Sweet Love!

I hope that my imprint will be a breath of fresh air and that upon breathing it you will smile and know you are loved!

Touching Everything in All lives and leaving nothing but Love!

Shaman Ziggy  

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Heart Open I drink my Chamomile Tea!

Having a Shamans View requires us to rise above all the noise pollution and as we do we begin to see how much we were affected and easily pulled into the confused state that came about when took deep breaths of the air down there. I believe the noise is about to get a whole lot louder and so we will be required to distance ourselves further and further from it. We do this by visualizing the opening of our heart to everything that exist in our world, breathing deep we can center ourselves inside where this noise is but a past memory. We see ourselves in different light, a more peace filled light, a calmer light. 

My daughter has a moms group that gets together to support each other. In a resent meeting one of the moms who had been really struggling with staying calm while her two kids went crazy told of how her mother had introduced her to Chamomile tea, something I have been drinking for years. She sat there with a smile on her face while her little one slept on her lap and said she could not believe how things had changed in her life since she started drinking this tea. She said she now looked at thing so differently and that things that use to bother her and get her worked up no longer had an affect on her, she loved it so much she talked to her doctor who said she could use small amounts of it in her baby's formula and then she pointed to the child on her lap and said and this has been the affect. I thought right away how great this was and then I saw how the mothers calmness had really been a double affect on her child, the tea may have helped but for sure I knew the child was picking up on the mothers calm space and I looked around the room and noticed that all the other mothers looked so peaceful as well. I though how easy to fix this world it can be. This calm space the mother found was now permeating the whole space she existed in. 

This is really the same affect that finding our inner peace, however we do that will have on the world we live in. I plan on have my chamomile tea every night just before I do my breathing and sit in my open heart and feel the LOVE that is me in this space.

Open Heart and Loving it's affect on the world around me!

Love, Peace and Understanding that the world around me loves my open heart as much as I do. 

Shaman Ziggy

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hands of Love! 

On the floor of my daughters living room where I am now staying is a large rubber mat made up of the alphabet with removable letters, my 4 year old grandson loves to take letters and spell words. Yesterday I walk in and on the floor was the word "HAND" and so as to have fun with him I put under it the word "JIVE" thinking when he ask me what that was I would have fun showing him how to do the hand jive. I grabbed my 4 month old grand baby girl and sat down on the couch waiting for my grandson to come in. As he walked in and came over to sit next to me I looked up and the word JIVE changed in a blink into the word "LOVE" I looked at it like what am I missing here, what just happened, I think if it it would have been any other word I would have really freaked out but as I sat there staring at the word "LOVE" all I could do was smile and then I looked up and on the piano right behind the words was a picture from my daughters wedding of her and her husbands hands holding each other showing their rings and under it in large letters was again the word "LOVE" and in a moment I understood the transformation that had taken place. The message was clear the power that our hands carry is no jive, it is real and it stands for everything that is love, holding hands, massaging with our hands, hand based Reiki, shaking hands. We use our hands everyday for so many things. All I could do was smile thinking of Gods message to me use more "HAND LOVE." 

Then last night I had a dream that clarified it all I sat down in a quite place and dropped into a deep meditation and in that meditation I went right to the green that is my heart chakra, I saw how much green(Love) their was in my life at all times, I saw it in everything a bird flying past green tree tops, a deer dancing in a green field near a stream, on and on, green was such a big part of my life. Then as if a key had been turned my heart opened and the radiant light that poured forth healed everything it touched. I sat there watching that green love light energy pouring out the ends of my hands and I knew that everything I touched would feel better and so I went looking for things that needed touching. I saw all of you like me needing touching, I saw humanity needing touching, I saw children needing touching and I saw that word "HAND LOVE" and next to it I saw (Happy, Abundant, Never-ending,Dancing, Laughing, Overthetop, Vibrating Energy) and all I want to do was reach out, touch everything and leave nothing but LOVE. 

I love you all so much and hope this little story will inspire you to touch someone with a little heart filled hand love. Next time you shake somebody's hand take the opportunity to open up your heart and let your essence pour forth. YOU are LOVE! Have a great week and thanks for BEING here! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Trusting "NO" turns "ON" Everything!

Do you trust the universe?

I am a writer, a gardener, an energy worker and an all around nice guy:) So why not trust the universe to give me everything I need. 

Trusting our universe to bring us what we need in life begins with acceptance of what we have and who we are and out of that comes a feeling of happiness and then out of that feeling of happiness comes a vibration that permeates the universe and as it smiles in that vibration it says wow lets do that again and it looks at what it is that will create more of that and it sends it our way, special delivery. This circle of amazing life events only gets interrupted when we start to change that good vibration feeling by bringing forth our judgment or blame or other negative feelings when things don't go as we plan and letting the energy from that lead the way. Its a little like stubbing our toe and then as we jump around screaming something else happens and then something else and it just escalates from there.

I cant even remember when the shift happened in me and I stopped reacting to a stubbed toe as if the world was conspiring against me. I think it was a gradual change, not one that rocked my world. I just noticed that I was spending a lot less time in those moments after something happened to me, questioning why it did and instead started to look at it from a different view of trying to guess what is the universe up to now.  

When we begin to follow our breath instead of lead it, one of the first things that changes in our lives is the amount of time we spend sitting in the world of blame or anger. Releasing blame and accepting the peaceful power within shines a light on the fact that we are in control of everything in our lives and changing what is begins with changing how we view it. 

I once read a story about a monk who after listening to someone complain about everything that was going wrong in their life ask the person how he felt about his height, the person stopped and looked at the monk and said my there's nothing wrong with my height why do you ask, the monk said well all the other things you have told me about you can change if it was your height we would have to change the way you look at it. 

There is nothing in this world that cant be changed by changing how we look at it!  

I have been taking care of my little 4 month old grand daughter and all ready I see how tight she takes hold of things in her life, my finger, her toys, her habits. Its as if I can see her forming her view on life right in front of my eyes. Then when I stop breathe and go within I begin to see how her view on life is changing my view on life because I am still learning acceptance of what is and not needing something to change so I can feel better, I can just feel better and in doing so the vibration I send out puts us both to sleep. 

I think when it comes to everyone reading this post you too are an all around great person, so sit back, let go and trust the universe to conspire for your greater good!

Thanks for BEING here and remember when all else fails breathe your way back home!

Shaman Ziggy

Monday, January 16, 2012

Follow Your Breath!

Well here we go off into the misty, letting our spirit guides have a voice, listening to that inner wisdom that seems to all ways know the way, the path and the how to find our connection to the divine light. As is my way and my path I wish to create a space where healing happens and laughter can be heard as the tears roll gently down the stream. Finding our generic code starts were the ONE thing in our life we cant live without leaves off, Our Breath! I have use the breath in almost every class I have taught since the O day many years ago. I have used several different ways to follow our breath, yet for most of us the easiest way to follow our breaths is to stop leading it, slow down, let it pass us and then get behind it and watch as it takes us deeper and deeper into our subconsciousness space. Most of us are moving way to fast for our breath to keep up, how you know this is when you get to the end of your day and you realize not a moment has passed when you felt yourself sitting in front of it, watching it, loving it. It is after all what keeps us alive!

So to start with lets all take a moment and let our breaths catch up and as we sit in silence we can almost see our breath pull out in front of us and then we can follow it up to the top of our heads and down to the bottom of our feet as it shows us how to relax, let go and slow down. When we start down this path something very profound shows up, our true selves, clear and unburdened. Its as if the sun comes out and all those clouds seem to just disappear right in front of our eyes. Take a moment and follow your breath and notice how little else occupies your mind, watch as it steadies you, takes your hand and begins to lead you to just where you need to be for the next great event to take place in your life. Sitting like this brings inspiration, intuition and old ancient wisdom to the surface. If somethings been troubling you let your breath lead you to a solution to it all. It knows you better then anybody on this planet because in the end it has spent more time with you the all the rest combined. The best thing about our breath is its free, all ways there and never, ever lets go of us until we are ready to return to the real center of our universe our soul.

I will be using several mediums in this class, I have grown to like google+, youtube, conference calling and Gmail and in this new space for me called bloggerville I can mix them all, so we will see where this leads us I will try to post at least once a week and once a month hold some kind of virtual pot luck get together were you can bring your favorite dish, something you savor in life and share it with all of us.

I have missed my connection to writing while listening to that inner voice and it feels a bit like finding an old friend whos been there all along waiting for me to return and so in following my breath I found her and in her arms I now lay, dreaming of the ONE place we all exist, HERE!

Love, Peace and Understanding we are all ONE in this space called LOVE!
Wings folded yet ready to fly
Shaman Ziggy