I was introduced to qigong (related to tai chi as a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine) in 1995 by Frances Gander, who received training with Grandmaster Chian Ho Yin. I felt an immediate connection with it. (Frances was also the first person to tell me about similarities between Chinese acupuncture and Mayan healing practices.) Then, new worlds opened for me in 2017 when I began to have acupuncture with Michael Perfetto. In addition to classical acupuncture, we also worked with Chinese herbs and, importantly, Michael introduced me to techniques that were developed by Robert Monroe to assist one in having experiences beyond the physical body.
In one of my early acupuncture sessions with Michael, he showed me how to experience Original Qi and its slow-moving cycle in the body. As I felt this subtle energy, I began to hear a low frequency in my mind: a low Eb below the bass clef staff (Eb1). It was a revelation. From there, I discovered that in doing my practices I could focus on hearing a particular frequency in my mind and my energy field would respond to it...without a sound being produced.
Along with these energy experiences, I began to have and remember extremely vivid dreams. Many of them were about flying or traveling in various ways. I often saw myself with a group or team in these dreams and there was an understanding that we were beyond this planet. When I shared the dreams with Michael and other friends (who also do energy practices) I learned that some of them were having similar experiences.
After 16 months of acupuncture, I switched to medical qigong when Michael began to offer it. Medical qigong is a direct application of energies, internally, to the organ systems. We quickly discovered, as we worked with higher and more refined energies, that intuitive messages and images would often come to us in our sessions. There was also a distinct sense of being helped in the energy work by my team of Guides.
In having these experiences, I see humanity as part of a vast community of Life on this planet and throughout the cosmos. When I feel this connection there are almost overwhelming sensations of Love and Intelligence.
As all of this continued to unfold, I found that I can experience these deeper connections anytime I want as well as from wherever I happen to be. It became clear that my background in music serves as a foundation for this energy work.
Several years ago, these words came into my mind: "You can go to the Spiritual Realms that John Coltrane was reaching for in his music." I was completely stunned and thought to myself "What?". Since then, I have come to understand that this is actually happening through medical qigong, energy practices, and off-planet dreams. Each day brings new adventures and insights.
Now, instead of tapping into higher inspiration and writing music to express it, I have direct energetic experiences and then share them with others. Performances and recordings are no longer needed. This has given me an entirely new perspective on being a composer.