Chuck Swindoll: My Radio Pastor

July 20-26 Edition

Choa Kok Sui 
Pranic Psychotherapy 
Chuck Swindoll 
Ricky Lee's Trip To Quiapo 

A slim volume of quotes from pranic healing pioneer Choa Kok Sui galvanized my entire being. The most valuable lessons I learned is that I have to clean my thoughts, beliefs and intentions so I can materialize what I want. I've known that for some time but it's only now that I will really focus on the fundamentals. I need to mentally strengthen my Will power so I will write down specifically what I want.

I felt hope in one of the passages: "Good Karma supercedes Bad Feng Shui." It resonates with me because I read that while I was living in a place that I don't want to be in anymore. I also saw the ideal of proactively doing good things in a new light. A tithe is just one form of "karmic investment." 

I laughed at the passage "If you don't like somebody, lend him money and he will stay away." That's so wise and so true. It reminded me of the people who screwed me for money. I've learned to let go. Forgiveness brings good karma too. We will all reap what we sow

Master Choa Kuk Sui just saved my life. I've been trying to activate my chakras for the past weeks but I was using dark colors, which turns out to do the opposite. I think the cause of my severe depression lately is my use of deep red energy at the chakra at the base of my spine, aggravated by negative chi in the place I'm wanting to leave. I should have used bright pastel colors. I got this from his book Pranic Psychotherapy, published by the Institute For Inner Studies in 1989, on June 11, 2013 at the Cebu public library. The base chakra is the seat of survival and action, and mine was dangerously depleted.

"Pranic healing is based on two basic principles: cleansing and energizing," he says. "Disintegrate the accumulated negative thoughts and feelings, in the form of negative thought entities, by simply erasing them with electric violet pranic energy. The intention and the act of disintegrating the negative thought entities are symbolized by the act of erasing."

Breathe deeply. Relax. "By regulating the breathing rhythm or by doing slowly deep abdominal breathing, the movement of the solar plexus chakra is regulated and harmonized, thereby producing calmness, peace and serenity. In other words, you can control your emotion and your mind by controlling your breathing rhythm." Inhale slowly, expanding your abdomen. Hold your breath for about two seconds. Then slowly exhale, contracting your abdomen.

Always invoke divine blessing before you begin healing. Always state your intention to heal and remove all negative elements. You receive healing energy from your Higher Self through your crown chakra and you project this through the palm of your hand to heal as a brilliant white light surrounded by light violet. Focus on the chakras on your crown and palm simulatanenously. You use this to "seal protective webs" in the chakras and "to disintegrate elementals and accumulated thoughts and feelings."

You must "be calm and detached in order to release the projected pranic energy." Activate your lower chakras with light-red pranic energy. Activate your higher chakras with electric violet energy. Focus "on the base of your spine and your hand chakra. Then visualize white light projecting from your hand chakra. Combine light red to the white light so that it becomes light whitish red. Will the affected chakra to become bigger." 

You can control violent people by inhibiting their overactivated chakras. You do this by getting pranic energy through your throat chakra. Then "visualize white light projecting from your hand chakra. Add blue to the white light. Visualize and project light blue. Will the affected chakras to become smaller." 

Seal your chakral shields by cleansing and energizing them with electric violet pranic energy that forms into a ball of light. "You are shielded from all psychic intrusions, all psychic contamination and all psychic attacks." And "This chakral shield is internally permeable. This will allow all negative thoughts and negative emotions of the patient to come out of this shield. As I will it, so be it." 

You create an auric shield around you or your patients by enclosing the aura in a ball of electric violet pranic energy. Decree that the auric shield you create is a protection against "all psychic intrusions, all psychic attacks and all psychic contamination," and it is "internally permeable" to "allow all negative thoughts, all negative emotions and all used-up energy to come out of the shield. So be it."

I always find comfort just listening to Chuck Swindoll, and he always uplift my spirit. I remember always tuning in to his syndicated radio show Insights For Living on the AM station DZAS when I was in Manila. I'm in Cebu as I write this, counting the days. Imagine my joy when I heard him again on 98.7 FR.FM, the "Life Changing Radio" on week nights. He shares a lot of inspiring stories. An athlete was being embarassed by the coach in front of his team mates. Then one of other coaches stood between them and declared: "Coach him up, not down!" The athlete will forever remember that brave act of kindness.

Loving your fellowmen is as easy as ABC, says Chuck in another episode, and I find it obvious that he hasn't met my neighbors. A is Acceptance; B is Believing you are a valuable soul inside your skin which is eternal; C is "I care that you hurt;" D is "I desire what's best for you." He adds an E for "I erase all past offenses."

Life is short, just "a mere vapor," says Chuck. Do you want to spend the rest of your days making lists of your grievances? he asks. 

Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, was asked about a man who had wronged her. "I distinctly remember," she replied, "of having forgotten that." 

(See my other story on Chuck Swindoll. See also stories on Greg Laurie and Chuck Colson only here on 2Rivers)

Three boys, Tito, Vic and Joey, set off from Intramuros in Manila to downtown in Quiapo.

The first took a direct jeepney ride and arrived there before he could even send a text message.

The second found himself in Recto at the university belt, then took the LRT 2 train to Santolan, then a jeep to Antipolo and another jeep to Tanay up in the Rizal mountains. Then he he got on a bus to Siniloan and circled the entire Laguna province. He ended up in Alabang. So took a Lawton bus then walked the bridge across the Pasig River from the Post Office to Quiapo.

He got lost but had a lot more adventures, making him a better writer.

The third went the opposite direction: to Pasay. Then he got aboard a roll-on, roll-off (RORO) inter-island bus bound for Leyte, passing Bicol, Samar and the San Juanico Bridge. Then he took a ferry to Cebu.

That third person never even got to Quiapo - but he made them believe he did.

He's the best writer of the three.

Jonathan Aquino's Facebook Post

April 20, 2013

With every chapter in our lives comes a new beginning. There is a sense of the sacred in celebrating the Moment because, though our stories never end, we may never pass this way again

This week in my Saturday night blog 2Rivers, I bid farewell to my beloved characters in my 2012 Palanca Awards story, "Fisherboy: Imaginarily Directed By Ishmael Bernal." I dedicate this story to the memory of some of the special people in my life who appear here as Prudy, Orlando, Dolfo, Temyong, and, of course, Jay

In a world where relationships can be as fragile as the gossamer wings of a butterfly, memories are perhaps the only things that we can truly call our own.

We have been blessed with friends who think of us with fondness and goodwill.

There is a sense of magic when our lives are touched by others along the way as we journey in this pilgrimage called life.

"To understand everything is to forgive everything.”

~Gautama Buddha


"To see the world in a grain of sand,
and to see heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hands,
and eternity in an hour..."

~William Blake

"It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get."

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

Today I posted a title. It just used to be the issue date on the title field. Now there's more spice. So sweet
Huggybear said…

"To understand everything is to forgive everything..."