Posts Tagged ‘energy healing’

The Ki Method

In Philippine Star Column on August 13, 2010 at 12:21 am

A TKM session in progress

The power of touch has long been espoused by many who believe in alternative or complementary healing therapies. I recently tooka daylong workshop on The Ki Method (Ki is short for the King Institute Method). The King Institute, founded by Glen King, a doctor of philosophy, licensed dietician-nutritionist in Carrollton, Texas. King studied other “health recovery” theologies such as acupuncture, reflexology and aromatherapy until he came upon this particular method that dealt with the study of the subtle bio-electromagnetic system of the body. What I was told to expect was that we were going to learn how to use our hands, by strategically placing them on various parts of either our own body or someone else’s to heal. Sounded too good to be true, but The Ki Method or TKM had already been featured in various news and TV shows in the US and was even adopted by several police and paramedic forces for Emergency Integrative Medicine Techniques. Our instructor, Andrew Alarcon, explained that, even with just a half day of training, we could learn how to stop bleeding, seizures, a heart attack, even help in the regenerative process of a burn victim’s wounds, all with just your bare hands; he had my full attention.

Healing hand placement

The simplest idea of how TKM works is that each side of your body gives off a negative and a positive charge. So, when placed against a certain point in your own body, or someone else’s you actually set off a “current” that kicks the healing process into gear. “Your body,” Alarcon repeatedly stated throughout the day, “was created to heal itself.” I took this to mean that if the rest of your body was a car, your hands were there to help jumpstart its engines. What was more amazing was that you could use any method for any ailment on yourself, putting a new spin on the song I Touch Myself. (Okay, not in that way, although what The Divinyls really meant may be a form of healing for some.) TKM can be applied on anyone and, even better, applied by anyone. You don’t need extensive training if you’re going to help someone who’s going into anaphylactic shock or suffering from hysteria. In fact, you can teach anyone in your household some of the techniques, but make sure you also get to practice on yourself and others.

TKM can be learned by anyone

Here’s what I found: the effect is close to instantaneous. During the workshop, as we were taught where to place our hands, I could actually feel the current moving; it was almost like a humming underneath my palms. One particular exercise, meant to help burn victims heal, is actually a regenerative one for the skin (meaning: it can also help remove scars, dark spots and, yes, wrinkles). I decided to experiment that night, and did the exercise for the recommended amount of time, twice a day. I had a dark scab on my foot from a previous injury, and I had been too lazy to apply any kind of medicine or whitening product to it, so it had remained as a rather ugly reminder to never compromise on footwear. The exercise required me to place my hands on my calves (right palm, left calf, left palm, right calf: a challenge for non-contortionists) and leave them there, applying no pressure and no grasping for about 30 minutes (if you are doing this to relieve someone who has burns or a major skin injury or allergy, it’s much easier, obviously). I did this exercise twice in one day and again once the next morning.

Energy spheres all over the body

The next thing that happened freaked me out, and I don’t freak out easily. As I was getting dressed, I looked down at my foot (there is never anyone else around when these things happen, I swear). I actually saw the scab fade: it was quicker than a blink of an eye, and I had to blink and blink again because I couldn’t believe it myself. It was as if someone had swabbed me with an industrial-strength bleach. That was it, from dark to light, and since that day, it continues to lighten all on its own, and dramatically so. If this could happen so quickly to a scab, can you imagine how this could affect someone who may have to deal with a lifetime of ugly (either caused by an accident or sheer stupidity)? On a more serious note, I am a convert, I am now reading the manual with a fervor and I am doing the recommended Median Series exercises which are specifically for self-help alertness, stamina and to boost your immunity.

I know my example may not be the most “life-changing” one, so maybe you can experience it for yourself. We can all heal.

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all images courtesy of The King Institute

For more information on The Ki Method (TKM) and schedule of workshops, contact certified instructor Andrew Alarcon at 0927-4409311 or email

Healing wands

In Living a Life Off-Center on August 10, 2010 at 1:32 am

Selenite is one of my favorite healing crystals. Not only are they  excellent for all kinds of negative energy extraction they are self-cleaning, although delicate, when stored and transported with care, they are very low maintenance. These wands are real beauties, and not easy to come by

Selenite wands

Among the dozen there were two that caught my eye, this one, had so much character, as it was pretty much a two-tone white. It’s energy, prayerful, and if I could “solidify” that energy it would have felt like silk on the skin, almost soothing. This is perfect for a healer who is calm and needs discernment when they have to tell someone what they “see”.

Priestess wand

I ended up going home with the wand below. When placed against the rest, it actually stood out, blinking radiantly at me. I’m not too keen on “milky” like crystals-only making rare exceptions like Selenite, due to it’s properties so this one seemed almost clear but had an inner glow. It was like it was housing an angel inside that shimmered and sparkled. Its energy gave off a more direct vibe, which is perfect for focused extractions, when the healer can pinpoint the source of a problem and it’s sharp edge is almost syringe like, drawing out the negative with more precision. It’s so beautiful, but I need to find a proper casing for it in order to maintain its form.

Warrior wand

If healing is not your thing, but you’re in need of a crystal that can enable you to have better sleep, lovely, insightful dreams, or, something that will enhance your mediation and even protection. ( A selenite grid around one’s house is better than a kennel of Dobermans-without the danger of getting bitten) Then a selenite is high on the list of a must have stone. You can also find them in bracelet or bangle form or in tower form like the one below. Accessory Lab in Powerplant Mall, Rockwell has the bangle and tower ones, while I got the wands from a private collector.

Self-cleaning crystal cleaner

*Oh, and one really important detail I nearly missed out on, the reason why I think ALL crystal lovers should invest in a Selenite tower is because, not only is it self cleaning it can be used to clean ALL other crystals. Talk about a worthy investment. Do remember that Selenite is delicate in its density therefore NEVER soak it in water or salty water, that’s why it’s self cleaning 😉

May you all your days be Selenite bright!

Blogging and beyond

In Living a Life Off-Center on July 11, 2010 at 1:10 am

Get onboard the Soul Train!

Had no idea that starting a blog was such a commitment! Trying to be interesting, witty and focusing on “alternative” spirituality is not the easiest. I have to admit though that once I start it becomes therapeutic. Blogging is like having a diary-in public, so it’s best to be mindful of what you actually write down. I have to admit that I never thought I’d get into blogging, I merely thought of it as a storeroom for all my articles a good way to archive since you can access the files from anywhere.

This time around, as a new blogger I have found that the discipline it takes to sit down and start is almost meditative. I have my writing crystals around me so when I do this in public people give me weird stares, and wonder why I have these weird shape objects beside me, probably thinking I’m some high tech manghuhula (fortune teller).

The main reason I started blogging was to have this become a resource for all the other nuninunis out there, (read: Twilight Zoners) so, if you’re into crystals, energy healing, astrology, white magic, feng shui, mediums, past lives, then you’ve come to the right place. If you just stumbled in here looking for sermons and someone to tell you all is forgiven you’ve come to the wrong place. You have to find forgiveness on yourself and I’m not here to be God’s critic, although I believe in His presence and his love without a doubt.

So here I go, on the 3rd week of starting a Soul Train as I board a plane to Singapore awaiting my next adventure. I love this Soul Train logo that my friend helped me design, I was wondering if I could possibly use it on the blog 😉 If anyone out there can hear me and can help me give me a shout out!