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Life, the World & the Universe

Teachings, Philosophy & Writing by Peter Caughey

03 Mar How Qigong is useful in your life

 

In this short video I explain How Qigong is useful in your life.

The video includes a simple exercise that you can practice called ‘Floating Silk Hands’ from the Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong system. This exercise is great for the Lungs, Kidneys, Heart and Spleen meridian and some of the benefits are that it aids asthma and bronchitis symptoms, it helps to balance the Heart, energizes the Kidneys and quieten the mind.

If you would like to learn more about Qigong I will be running Qigong Teachers Training courses in Auckland, New Zealand 17 – 19 March and Ubud, Bali, 20 – 24 July and I am now taking bookings for the Ba Duan Jin Qigong Course in Ubud, Bali 19 – 22 April.

In this course you will learn how to create a calm mind, an open heart and how to have a deeper connection with yourself, others and nature.
We will also practice how you can connect with your own inspiration and intuition to discover your true purpose through the practice of Qigong.

for more information on this course click here

There are only a couple of weeks to go for the Auckland Teachers Training Course, email me at peter@forestrock.com to book now to get the early bird price. 

These courses are suitable for all levels, including beginners.

Cheers,

Pete C

For more information, click the links below:
AUCKLAND QIGONG TEACHERS TRAINING COURSE
BALI BA DUAN JIN QIGONG COURSE

 

Auckland Qigong Teacher Training March 17 – 19, 2017

Bali Ba Duan Jin Qigong Course 19 -22 April, 2017

 

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25 Feb What is Qigong good for.

Qigong Teacher Training Course

In this short video I explain what the benefits of Qigong are in your life besides being good for your health.
Included is a simple exercise that you can practice called ‘Painting a rainbow across the sky’ from the Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong system. This exercise is great for the liver meridian and some of the benefits are that it aids the digestion, it helps to balance the emotions and quieten the mind.

For more information and courses go to:
www.petercaughey.com

If you would like to learn more about Qigong I will be running a Qigong teachers training course in Auckland, New Zealand 17 – 19 March and Bali, Indonesia 20 -24 July.

These courses are suitable for all levels, including beginners.

 

Auckland Qigong Teacher Training March 17 – 19, 2017

 

 

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18 Feb What is Qigong?

People often ask me – What is Qigong? This is a short video with an explanation and a simple exercise that you can practice so you can feel the Qi (energy) between your hands.

If you would like to learn more about Qigong I will be running a Qigong teachers training course in Auckland, New Zealand 17 – 19 March and Bali, Indonesia 20 -24 July.

These courses are suitable for all levels, including beginners.

 

Auckland Qigong Teacher Training March 17 – 19, 2017

 

 

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14 Sep The Q Codes which is Part two of the Healing codes

The Q Codes

 

a free video lesson

 

 

Here is the second Part of the Healing codes, The Q codes.
These process will help you to break free from physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blockages. I’ve made a video that talks you through the whole process and attached is a PDF handout to explain the process to you. This file is 6.2 MBhttps://gallery.mailchimp.com/9375f8ab4333095924d258bcc/files/The_Healing_Codes_instructions.pdf“The Healing Codes, are a simple and powerful self-healing system and a form of energy medicine. (Dr.Oz said on the Oprah Show “…the next frontier in medicine is energy medicine…”).   They were discovered in 2001 by Alex Loyd, PhD, ND. Every time you use a Healing Code, it activates a physical function built into the body that consistently and predictably removes the #1 cause of illness and disease from the body . . . stress.”I can’t stress enough how effective this technique is. Josephine and I use the Healing Codes and they just work.Next week I will send you part two of the Healing Codes which is the Q Codes, a turbo boost of the Healing Codes which makes the effect even stronger and faster. You will need to practice the Healing Codes first and become family with the technique before you can use the Q Codes.Please pass this on to anyone who you think this video will help and let me know how you get on with practicing the Healing Codes. If you have any questions please email me.

You can find Dr. Alex Loyd’s  book on Amazon called: The Healing Code: 6 Minutes to Heal the Source of your Health, Success or Relationship issues.

Cheers,

Pete C

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01 Dec The Healing Codes & Q Codes

The Healing Codes & Q Codes

a free video lesson

 

 

Click on the video to watch a lesson on what the Healing Codes are and how to do them to break free from limiting belief stories.

I want to give you a free exercise that helps you to break free from physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blockages. I’ve made a video that talks you through the whole process.

If you would like the pdf handout to explain the process to you please sign up to my mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/bH6GDD and I’ll send it to you.

“The Healing Codes, are a simple and powerful self-healing system and a form of energy medicine. (Dr.Oz said on the Oprah Show “…the next frontier in medicine is energy medicine…”).   They were discovered in 2001 by Alex Loyd, PhD, ND. Every time you use a Healing Code, it activates a physical function built into the body that consistently and predictably removes the #1 cause of illness and disease from the body . . . stress.”

I can’t stress enough how effective this technique is. Josephine and I use the Healing Codes and they just work.

Next week I will send you part two of the Healing Codes which is the Q Codes, a turbo boost of the Healing Codes which makes the effect even stronger and faster. You will need to practice the Healing Codes first and become family with the technique before you can use the Q Codes.

Please pass this on to anyone who you think this video will help and let me know how you get on with practicing the Healing Codes. If you have any questions please email me.

You can find Dr. Alex Loyd’s  book on Amazon called: The Healing Code: 6 Minutes to Heal the Source of your Health, Success or Relationship issues.

Cheers,

Pete C

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20 Nov 95. My latest blog titled ‘ How do you defend yourself from feeling your biggest pain’.

blog 95 flowers behind locked fence

‘Our beauty is sometimes trapped behind tightly locked gates’
Photo by Pete Caughey

Blog 95.How do you defend yourself from feeling your biggest emotional pain?

There are many different methods we can use to avoid experiencing a feeling that we don’t like, and behind these feelings are usually thoughts that arise. Thoughts like nobody really loves me or I’m not good enough. Thoughts that nobody really sees you or that you have nothing really useful to add to the world. Thoughts that nobody really wants to listen to you or that you don’t have anything very important to say. You may have feelings of inadequacy or have a feeling that there is something wrong with you. You may think one or some of these or none of them; you may have others.

Some of the methods people can use to avoid feeling the pain that comes from these thoughts can be by withdrawing from the person who is presumably making them feel discomfort or you could switch off and go inside yourself so you don’t hear or feel it. Or you could get angry with the person who is triggering the feeling either by what they are saying or doing. You could try to find fault in the other person to make them wrong to make you feel better, or you could transfer or redirect the attention to somebody else and point out what they are doing, this seems to be a common way of avoiding our own feelings and reactions.

If you use transferring or redirecting method to avoid your own feelings of discomfort, you may use comments like “but you do that” or “you say things like that’ or ‘that’s what you do, or “you speak like that, that’s why I react” or “when I ask you to stop and you don’t listen to me”. All these can be ways of redirecting attention away from yourself so you don’t have to be responsible for your own feelings and uncomfortableness.

Notice all of these comments use the word ‘you’ for example, “you do this” and “you do that” or “you always do that”, or “I see you doing that”, or “you are not listening to me”, or “you don’t give me time to speak”. There seems to be very little, if any responsibility for your own feelings, its all about what the other person is doing.

Perhaps a more helpful and empowering way to deal with this uncomfortable feelings could be to use the “I” language and say “I am feeling uncomfortable when you say that” or “I’m feeling angry towards you as I don’t want to go where I feel you are taking me”, or “I’m feeling inadequate” or “I feel unsafe” or “I feel vulnerable”, or “I feel out of control”, or “I notice there is a large resistance to not wanting to hear what you are saying right now”, or “I am feeling threatened”, or “I feel nervous” and so on.

Even though these words if you say them out aloud seem to be coming from a place of weakness or disempowerment in yourself, the truth is quite the contrary, they are words of immense honesty, courage and strength and could be doorways in to understanding the story that may be stopping you from being free. They could be hiding a strong underlying story that maybe hindering your ability to ever be free.

Another way you can be is to feel curious about your reactions and to look into why there is such a resistance, ask yourself why is there such a charge around this subject, or ask yourself what story have I got running in the background that I am so compassionately defending? Be curious. Inquire into your reactions.

I believe the subject you have the biggest reaction to, the biggest charge, the biggest reluctance to go there with, that you have the biggest unwillingness with could be the one thing that is stopping your biggest growth, your biggest brake though.

Unfortunately it also could be the thing you will defence the most and have the biggest defensive wall around. You will find all sorts of ways of not going there, you may not even know you are defending it, let alone know what you are defending.

You will know where it is though, it’s the one you get the most angry about when you feel other people are backing you into a corner and you feel you are threatened or you feel uncomfortable.

I believe it is useful to ask yourself ‘What am I defending?’ And what am I defending myself from? Or is it that you are really defending yourself from a feeling that you will do anything not to feel and you will do anything not to feel this, at any cost. It may even feel like death to you.

This feeling is very real and could be your biggest fear, a fear that you might be found out that you’re not the person you want people to see you to be. Maybe if they found out, people won’t like you, they may think you are a fraud. You may have a fear that people might find out you don’t know as much you as you want people to think you know. There are many reasons.

My own examples of this stem from my childhood and that I couldn’t read and spell very well I thought there was something wrong with me as a child, I didn’t want people to find out because I thought I was dumb and I was embarrassed. I built up coping methods around this and if anybody said I couldn’t read very well, I made up excuses. I developed great ways of blaming other people for it. But most of all I would just hide away and hoped that no one would ever find out. But the ironic true is I am dyslexic and that was the real reason but as a kid I didn’t know this, I just thought something was wrong with me. Nobody told me that was the reason why my brain seemed to be dysfunctional, as there wasn’t very much information about dyslexic and learning disabilities when I was a kid.

I have noticed later in life that I have developed other ways to avoid the feeling of inadequacy; I started getting angry if my secret was threatened. And lately I have noticed the angry has turned to rage. I have carried out processes and work around this now and I understand that turning to anger and rage is a much stronger empowering feeling than feeling vulnerable and disempowered. But I do realise that this is probably still not the most useful way of dealing with these feelings.

I recently had a break through and realised that my dyslexia was a gift and it made me use my mind differently and I created other skills and strengths which has made me the person I am today.

Another way I use to react was to be the victim. I tried to get people to give me sympathy, I would say “I’m just doing my best” and “I’m trying”, or “I just don’t understand” and all of this was to get people to think that I’m a good person and feel sorry for me, which is still a better feeling than vulnerable.

I see now that these reactions and habits are just defences to help me avoid the feelings of pain and discomfort that stem from the feelings of vulnerability and inadequacy. I know the true meaning of this story now and it is quite different than what I thought. It was a revelation when I finally saw the truth behind my childhood stories of thinking I was dumb and that there was something wrong with me.

Now my understanding of the truth and as a result of not being able to read, spell and comprehend written language very well, I developed other skills to compensate for that. I started developing my ability to verbally communicate, sense and listen.

I not only developed my ability to express myself thoughtfully and mindfully but over the years I’ve learnt how to hear people, not only hear what they were saying but to hear want they really meant. Today this is an invaluable strength in understanding my patients. It helps me to understand more clearly what has brought about their illness and discomfort. I see it as an incredible gift now and I wouldn’t have got it if it wasn’t for the reading, writing and spelling limitations that I had as a child.

The result of what seemly was a major failure and handicap as a child has given my one of my biggest gifts, I now have immense gratitude for this.

I encourage you next time you catch yourself defending a story that makes you feel that you’re not perfect, I invite you to check out your underlining story and the fears that you have around it. This could be the story that lives underneath your anger and sometimes frustrations if you have these emotions playing out a lot in your life. These feelings maybe the doorway to your biggest earth shattering discoveries about yourself and they just might set you completely free.

I encourage you to inquire into and to be curious anytime you get angry, frustrated, judgmental and defensive and, to discover the story and the feelings that come with this story that these emotions are protecting.

Cheers,

Pete C

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