Even though we are able to clone sheep, fix baby’s heart problem fetal surgerybefore it was born, use iPads and iPhones to play Christmas music, and create miracles by modern technologies, we still face harsh challenges such as unemployment, wars, global warming, famine, injustice, drinking water shortage, and deadly diseases. Visionary like Bill Douglas, found of World Tai Chi and Qigong Dayand author of the spiritual thriller 2012: The Awakening, along with many other spiritual leaders have noted the imbalance between the masculine and feminine development in human history and it is time to restore the feminine energy. The masculine development is a result of a hunter approach which conquers the world with an analytical method while the feminine development represents a spiritual growth which solves problems with passion and love. Spring Forest Qigongshares the same vision and made Feminine Divine as the theme for this year’s Women’s Wellness Conference.
Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ) was established by Master Chungyi Lin, the Qigong Master of the Yearby 2010 World Congress of Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicineand author of the Amazon.com best seller Born A Healer. SFQ is an educational organization that develops and provides tools and guidance to assist people in healing themselves and improving the quality of their lives. It has helped ten of thousands of patients and medical instructors. SFQ has hosted an annual Women’s Wellness Conference with attendees from all over the U.S. and abroad since 2007. This year it was held on Dec 3 and 4 in Minneapolis with 150 attendees. Master Lin, Dr. Effie Chow, founder of East West Academy of Healing Arts (EWAHA), and Master Lesley Vincent were the keynote speakers.
During the Opening Speech, Master Lin explained what “Feminine Divine” is by sharing his personal quest for the magic wand that enables him with healing power. Depressed by the Chinese Cultural Revolution and other issues, Mr. Lin had suicidal thoughts as a youth. What held him back was the question how the world got that bad. Through his curiosity, determination, and diligent study, he furthered his understanding of Feminine Divine (or feminine energy) or Yin energy according to Chinese classic Yi Jin, Daoism, and the Traditional Chinese Medicine. He values the importance of the unconditional love that a woman has and he thinks in general women takes more things into consideration. As a healer, he said miracle healing takes place when it is heart to heart and shortcut healing is from head to heart.
Dr. Effie Chow, who was on the White House Committee for Alternative medicine during President Bill Clinton’s administration, emphasized that not only women have the feminine or Yin energy. She listed Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King as examples and praised them for exhibiting quality Yin power in problem solving. She characterized the feminine qualities as willing to listen, communicate, give, sacrifice, and negotiate with compassion and love, being intuitive and not afraid of taking risks. She thinks that the nation’s healthcare is dominated by male/Yang power with tunnel vision. “We are focusing too much on machine and electronic technologies and treating symptoms but not caring for whole persons,” concluded Dr. Chow. She urged our healthcare industry to treat not just symptoms but to care for the patient’s mind, body, and family situation as well as environment and nature. She maintains that Alternative/complementary medicine like Qigong and other healing methods are a “must” in our medical system and otherwise the healthcare system will be a bust.
Master Lesley Vincent, president of SFQ and certified SFQ Master by Master Chunyi Lin this year, delivered an inspiring Keynote “One Body One Universe”. She used many data and images from various spiritual, religious, and medical sources to explain why our body is intelligent and has a mind-boggling load of universal preprogrammed cosmic information. She mentioned that our body has 70-100 trillion cells, three times of the number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy and each cell functions like a city with transportation, reproduction, energy protection, defense, communication, metabolism, traffic, digestion, synthesis, waste removal, recycling, decomposing and many other mechanisms. The cells of our body take in the emotions we have. Lesley advised the attendees learn to let go of negative emotions and give love because that love returns.
During the Conference, Master Lin also collaborated with Deanne Kroll, a certified Level Two Master Healer at SFQ, and presented Qissage, which was created by Master Lin. Qissage combines medical Qigong with massage. Master Lin explained there are hundreds of energy channels in our body but a dozen of them are most important. Qissage works on those energy channels in a particular sequence and can deliver amazing healing power. Deanne shared real stories how patients can be more receptive to Qissage than medical Qigong treatment. She also mentioned the importance for a Qissage healer to have proper posture and alignment to render Qissage without depleting one’s own Qi or wear oneself out. Master Lin highlighted some of the useful applications of Qissage, i.e. calming crying babies down during the night. In addition, Master Lin taught a few self-healing Qissage methods to the attendees.
The two day conference had a very rich agenda with speeches from Jennie Trotter and Glroia Elder on “Staying Well in Stressful Environments”, Katrina Tobey on “Everyday Spirituality”, and Julie Delene on “Dance into your Best Life”. There was a Women master healer panel on “SFQ and Personal Transformation to Divine Feminine:” Dr. Chow led “Chow Qigong Five-Elements” meditation. Master Lin led a couple of meditations as well.