Using acupuncture and visualization, Advanced Alignment Sessions…
- Open what are known as the “Extraordinary Vessels”, connecting you to your Authentic Template
- Open and align your Chakras
- Restore your geometric Qi coherence, increasing your Adaptability
- Plug you into Source Yin & Source Yang
- Synchronize Body & Mind
- Widen your container for transformative experiences
- Open the door towards deeper wholistic health & wellness
- Are the perfect tuneup treatments, with no obligations
Hi there :) I’ve been working with energies of various forms for many years, and thought it was time to crystallize my unique approach of blending traditional techniques with modern insight. This article offers a detailed glimpse into my perspective which lead to the development of my Advanced Alignment Sessions. While its more scientific in its lingo I hope that it resonates with you and will be another tool in your toolbox whenever you need a ‘tuneup’ – towards a more open, grounded and whole you… helping you along your journeys in the exploration of consciousness.
TRADITIONAL ENERGY MEDICINE IN THE NEW AGE
Traditional Wholistic Medicines such as Chinese Medicine have painted a picture of energies in its own philosophic language for millennia. This ancient perspective observes that the forces which exist outside us in nature mirror within us as well. TCM uses terminology such as Dampness, Stagnation (like a river) and Fire to describe these forces. I often translate these into modern vibrational language, for example the energies in the field of an individual may be clouded (Damp) or electric/erratic (Stagnated, Inflamed or Static). Our work as practitioners is to see these movements of the Qi (the Chinese naming of life-force energy or as I like to call it Vital Inertia) in the whole individual, and regulate, cultivate, or reduce them through diagnosis and treatment methods. Thus the energy of Qi is a very real and very tangible force, not an abstract concept, but something that can be adjusted using specific techniques to achieve specific results.
Many students of Yoga and energy work often pre-occupy themselves with various forms of transcendence or ascension. The ancient Daoists and Tantrikas only saw this as one side of the equation. Like trees, we can only grow as tall as our roots grow deep – consciousness is not a linear movement ‘upwards’, instead it is closer to a radiation, an expansion in every direction, including the depths, unfolding like an eternally blossoming lotus – the classic traditional symbol. Outlined in my Guidance Sessions we often work with what I call the conscious descent – in order to reach a state of re-integrated wholeness we must move through, not simply transcend, our psychological programming.
I prefer not to think rigidly in terms of ‘higher’ and ‘lower’, nor ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ – as these are often used synonymously with the judgement labels ‘good’ and ‘bad’. These are both inescapable and valuable phenomena that must be accepted to be worked with. Instead, we work through the embracing of both aspects – integral consciousness – and in this way we can touch the greater space that surrounds, contains, and penetrates both – what is known as the ‘Dao’.
We observe that Qi may flow in a direction that detracts from life, or it may flow in one which cultivates life. The Qi in itself is neither good nor bad, it is simply responding to a direction we have carved out for it. What is termed ‘Pathogenic Qi’ is merely the result of Qi that is not in resonance with our personal ‘Dao’ – our authentic original template – without it, how would we know we are out of alignment? In physics, if two objects are out of harmony they create dissonance or interference, energy unfolding in its natural predictable way based on the reflected through the symptoms of the afflicted network within the person. By harmonizing frequencies of my clients through identifying the cause and personality of disharmonious frequency vibrations – which is to say, by bringing the body back into resonance with our authentic selves – we attain deep wholistic well-being. TCM achieves this by identifying which frequencies are out of harmony and where, and then by composing and applying counterbalanced acupuncture protocols & herbal formulas (as well as all other modalities) which fit the person like a key to a lock, we return energetic coherent harmony to the system… and life flourishes.
OUR YIN YANG FIELD
The philosophy of Chinese Medicine, as well as Daoist Yoga and Qi Gong, is rooted in the interrelationship of Yin & Yang – a relationship that exists throughout all of reality. (The traditional natures of these concepts will be described in depth in my upcoming introduction article – this current article assumes the reader is familiar with these terms). Yin to Yang are relative absolutes, their inter-transformational dance, the movement as they become eachother is Qi – the third force; and conversely, Qi then moves in Yin or Yang directions – known as the Qi Dynamic.
Yin energies grow upward from the Earth, drawing up the feet through the Yin acupuncture channels, while Yang energies flow down from the Heavens, through the hands, down the Yang channels (the traditional Chinese anatomical model was always hands up, in contrast with the Western ones pictured). If you examine this closely, you can see the inherent balance between the energies in and of themselves – Yin energies, activated by Yang, leave the Yin Earth, but grow upwards – a Yang direction, while Yang energies, drawn by Yin, radiate downwards in a Yin direction – here we seen an example of the fractal nature of Yin and Yang. The Channels are thus named based on where they plug in – I often use the terms Source Yin (Earth) or Source Yang (Sun/Sky). In this way, the acupuncture channels mirror the electromagnetic energy fields now known by modern science.
If we overlap the Chakra system (contained within the Chinese system as well) we see that these nodes of stages of consciousness are also progressions from Yin to Yang, Yang to Yin, higher and lower frequencies of Light through the prisms of our beings. Finally, applying the Torus model, one can clearly see the energies of Yin & Yang, through the dynamic descent/ascent and contraction/expansion of Qi, breathing and transforming into eachother as they reach their apexes. It has been observed and understood for millennia that in our wholistic organisms, these channels and the Qi that flows through them, can become blocked, excessive or suppressed, thus affecting aspects of the system as a whole.
ADVANCED ALIGNMENT SESSIONS
Despite the many Spiritual and Energetic technologies presently available, I believe that one cannot simply bypass the deep wholistic hands-on exploratory work (Karma) in our subconscious body-mind and its psychological programmed ‘Control Dramas‘ which are in turn reflected in our physical bodies. To do so negates the very purpose of our incarnating here, and often, a tendency to think otherwise is indicative of an entrenched ego that subtly reinforces itself rather than accepts the chaos of being broken into pieces for its alchemical reintegration process.
That said, I also have experienced that by creating a wide enough space and by enhancing the flow of Qi, these suppressed energies can resurface in an accelerated manner into the conscious mind, magnetically attracting life circumstances which enable the energies to be worked with actively yet peacefully. These psycho-spiritual templates have been installed over our original energetic blueprint via Karma, and can range from deep disturbances to more superficial obvious ones – yet the original template of our authentic Spirit (traditionally, ‘Shen’ or ‘Ming’) continues to persist beneath the installed ‘software’.
This template is traditionally activated using the Extraordinary Vessels of Chinese Acupuncture theory. The Extraordinary Vessels are the primal axes formed the first moments of our conception. As the ovum that is to become you first divides into 2 cells, the orbital division between the cells forms the primary Yin and Yang (‘Ren & Du’) channels. These then split into 4, forming the paired channels, then again into 8 forming the horizontal ‘Dai’ Vessel. The central Axis is termed the Chong or Penetrating Vessel. These channels have no acupuncture points of their own as they are far deeper reservoirs, and are instead opened via special ‘Confluent’ points. Activating these channels floods the body with their primordial energies, returning you into harmonic alignment with your original template.
In addition to opening these sacred Vessels, I have painstakingly crafted acupuncture protocols blending the traditional point and channel functions alongside the corresponding Chakras and their associated points – all arranged in precise geometric patterns and opened in specific sequences. You are given specific meditation techniques to align your conscious mind with the process, synchronizing body and mind. My Advanced Alignment Sessions are designed to plug you back into Source Yin and Source Yang frequencies, thereby returning energetic coherence to your Qi, with the intention of creating an open space for the conscious exploration of your whole being – temporarily aligning you to your authentic template as though glimpsing to the back of the book for the answers – only to return back to the ‘work’ of re-integration of these psychological insights. By enhancing the flow of Qi, we move through life with more grace and adaptability: the ability to calmly and smoothly adapt to the ebb and flow of life is how Roots to Sky defines health.
These sessions are built for regular tuneups and require no traditional diagnosis, and no obligation, but therefore by no means address the roots to your wholistic health concerns – for these I offer a complete range of wholistic health services to move you towards the health and vitality you deserve.
That was quite a mouthful! So what can you expect from these sessions?
While I can’t promise the stars, what you can expect is to leave each session feeling refreshed, grounded, and more open to your inner & outer worlds. Most people experience what I call an ‘acu-nap’, a deep reset on the parasympathetic nervous system (rather than fight or flight) – much like rebooting your computer.
Matt Walton (R.TCMP, R.Ac) experienced his first awakening into spiritual energetics in his early highschool years, now some 15 years ago after experiencing powerful visionary experiences through meditative practices. An eternal seeker of truth to which all things point, he has since continued to deeply explore Ayurveda, Tibetan, Native American and Daoist mysticism while earning an advanced diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. He is a certified 4th Level Gokuikaiden Gendai Reiki Master, receiving weekly training in the Gendai Reiki system & Daoist energetics from 2005-6, and has since attuned dozens of students. Matt is now earning a Medical Qigong practitioner’s diploma from the Institute of Traditional Medicine and has received intensive training by the incredible Kenneth Cohen, author of ‘The Way of Qi Gong’ and North America’s leading Qi Gong practitioner and researcher. Matt’s years of personal experience with various energy systems, his passion for the accurate history and traditions of Reiki, and his intimate skill with the acupuncture channels makes him a trusted and experienced intuitive energetic anatomy healer, with much profound and deep wisdom to share.
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An incredible and uniquely comprehensive Reiki Attunement Training Series is in the works, advancing through the levels of the traditional Japanese Gendai Reiki teachings, while sharing techniques such as those described in this article. A complete immersion in profound and practical applications of energywork based on my powerful exploration of Celestine Prophecy energetics blended with Non-Violent Communication, Tibetan ‘Bon’ Shamanism and Daoist Qigong – to initiate you to new ways of understanding how our energies are being manipulated both consciously and unconsciously in our everyday interactions and relationships, and new ways to reconnect you to your own Vital Source. Truly invaluable, grounded, and hands on tools offered only by Roots to Sky!
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