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Extraordinary Day of Healing & Music



INTRODUCTION





Today, July 21, 2011, was an extraordinary day of healing and music. I am writing this intro close to midnight. Thursday is a full day for me. It began creating a Video during the night, and then heading for an appointment at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. My niece Eva was in town, and in extreme pain. To help her was on my mind. She benefited from seeing a practitioner Michael Spattuzi who relieved some of her pinched nerve. Then she sat in on my session with Warren Shier. Then we went to People’s Food for lunch, and then parted ways. I went on to the North Park Farmers’ Market. I left my post there to do some organic outreach knowing I needed to be at the Chula Vista Library for a a combination of Health Awareness info and performance by Warren Sheir L.Ac, the supervisor on my PCOM shift; and former Boardway calibre performers Melissa Lone, and Thomas Kouo L.Ac. The event at the Chula Vista Public Library was pivotal in the determining the future of how I will interact with the Traditional Chinese Medicine Community at the upcoming Pacific Symposium in November, and in my renewal of committment to want to help the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine fulfill a possible destiny as a school that graduates healers who can contribute to Shifting our nation’s health equation. Much work is needed, but this is a day to begin an important journey back, a journey no less significant that that of Job in the Bible, who came close to death, was tested, and then restored to a world more beautiful than it had ever been. I want to thank the inspiration of Warren, Melissa, Thomas, and two of the interns I see each week, Shannon and Gaul for the energy to write this very important Plant Your Dream Blog. I also wish to thank my dear niece Eva, who gives so very much, and needs all of us to give back to this remarkable teacher of our students. In gratitude, I also want to thank Goyo Rodriguez and the farmers of the Hillcrest and North Park Farmers’ Markets, and all those who shop here, for playing a vital and remarkable role in my own Rekindling of Faith.

I will pick up the threads of this remarkable day of experiences in the morning on the Plant Your Dream Blog.

http://plantyourdream.net/?p=2381






WHAT IS A GARDEN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL?




Through taking time to
keep my Garden Management Journal,
I am slowing down.

Through this I am remembering
the parts of my self.

The Garden is a metaphor for consciousness,
one unbroken wholeness in flowing movement.
Being the Management is my responsibility;
Keeping a Journal is a tool to focus
and harvest insights and wisdom from
the experiences I have.

We must take time, we haven’t a moment
to lose, said Dr. Bernard Jensen,
my spiritual father, and an elder pioneer
in the Natural Healing Arts.
It was Dr. Bernard Jensen, a keynote speaker
on a Saturday night many years ago at
the Pacific Symposium, who brought me
to the PCOM Community. I knew he was going to speak.
I called Jack Miller, President of PCOM
and asked to introduce Dr. Bernard Jensen.
Jack said, “Yes!”
That opened a remarkable journey that
continues to this day.

Each week I receive Acupuncture at the school
in Mission Valley. I trade flowers for my treatments
that come from JR Organic, one of my primary
food growers that sells at local farmers’ markets.
One of my gifts to the PCOM community has been
to inspire a Community Supported Agriculture drop off
point at the school, and to encourage shopping at the
local markets.

CHECKIN WITH GOYO AT THE NORTH PARK
FARMERS MARKET JULY 21, 2011

The North Park Farmers’ Market is localed at the CVS parking lot
off University just east of the 805 freeway.
Visit Friend of the Farm San Diego on Facebook for regular updates
on the latest foods from JR Organics, Susie’s Farm and some
of my other favorite organic vendors upholding an Organic Uprising
of Sacred Foods in San DIego



This is a photo of the entry
to the Pacific Symposium 2009 on the day before the opening.
The signage at the opening was moved
to accommodate flow of traffic and traffic and fire considerations,
but this is how the remarkable installation looked
as members of the conference community
entered the gateway to the conference.
In 2011, there may be a bank of computers here.




For many years, I have created a most remarkable
Enchanted Garden Installation at the annual Pacific Symposium.
Last year was the final year for this Installation
that brought remarkable and palpable healing energy
to the conference.

A Shift has happened in the world. Have you noted it?
This year, I will again be serving the Pacific Symposium
community, but it is yet to be seen how fully.

This Plant Your Dream Blog, and the events
of yesterday are helping me focus and renew my
new intentions.









I AM IN A JOB’S RETURN CYCLE





I am in a Job’s Return Cycle. I attribute this to a tool I am using called Joshua Tree Flower Essence. This remarkable flower essence formula is like an acupuncture needle that I am directing with my chi. I am the one going through certain doors, retracing my original pain work, and yet this remarkable tool is a focus for guiding the experiences I am having now.

This November, I will introduce the Joshua Tree Flower Essence and other FES Formulas on a table at the Pacific Symposium. I want to build a bridge between the Flower Essences and the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The question comes up now as I write about the fullness of what else I will present on the vendor table at the Pacific Symposium. I do not fully know at this time. Having a vendor table is a shift for me. For many years, I have created an Altar for the entire Pacific Symposium that has been across from the registration table. This year I will not be in that spot. There is a Shift going on.

For a number of months, I have questioned if I would participate in this year’s Pacific Symposium at all, but the event yesterday at the Chula Vista Public Library, where Warren Sheir and Melissa Lone, student, and Thomas Kuou performed a Musical Song Review: Memories from the Broadway Stage, made me feel very proud that I have chosen to be a member of this Pacific College community during a very stressful time when the very nature of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its direction needs to be underscored with spiritual values. The garden focus that I have brought to the Pacific Symposium needs to continue, because it is at the heart of the emerging medicine that is now coming more and more into conflict with the international values of medicine who would prefer that the route of Big Pharma supplant 1000’s of years of plant wisdom, the cornerstone of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


THREE REMARKABLE HEALERS


The performance at the Chula Vista Public Library
was stunning. it touched deep places within me,
and made me proud to be part of the Pacific College healing community.

MELISSA LONE

Melissa Lone speaks of her transition from
Broadway to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
in this interview here made July 21, 2011

Melissa reminded me of the power of Chi.
It is not so much the needle itself, but the energy of
the practitioner. This remarkable woman has performed
on Broadway. Check out her website here.

Melissa has been in numbers of Broadway plays, including Chorus Line.

I did a little interview with her and shared some of my own ideas.

She reminded me of the healing potential of the acupuncturist.

In my fantasy, she was working on me while singing.
Melissa transmits a remarkable healing ability.

That she decided to leave Broadway and come to Pacific College
of Oriental Medicine is a major boost in the chi of the school.
She was a wake up call for me of the healing potential of this school
to channel healing into its practitioners and clients.

Most of the students behind the needles are being stuffed with left brain
facts about this medicine. The school as I see it deserves gardens, and
many more opportunities for its students to interact with living foods
from the Farmers’ Market. There are already some wonderful classes being
offered at the school. Yesterday I watched Barbara Ferraro, a former student
body president after her yoga class that she led. She was beaming and expressing
the epitome of Summer sparks!

The school deserves more self expression opportunities.
I want to see those slot machines of bad health in the lounge filled
with healthy snacks.

These are the students who would be the M.D.’s in another previous generation.
They come here not knowing about foods. They deserve better than GMO filled
snack foods sold in the vending machines.

They deserve a kitchen with a stove, and more classes to train them in healthy
food preparation.

I would like to see more singing at the school, dancing classes,
and opportunities to Garden.

Rick Gold, an old ally models the importance of gardening as part of his
lifestyle. He is a former owner of the school before it came into corporate hands.

The students making this commitment to be our doctors of tomorrow
need to see their medicines growing, not just study the dried herbs.
It is the living chi where this medicine is strongest.

For years, I would give a closing and opening ceremony at the Pacific Symposium.
Some of these have been recorded.

Since I began speaking about the need to grow our own medicines years ago,
this has become more of a trend.

The students need to be reminded that we cannot depend on our
medicines coming from China. Within a few more generations there
will be both Chinese and indigenous herbs as part of the TCM pharmacopia
here. Start now, students!

There are already gardens growing these herbs here in San Diego.
You can be part of our extended community at the Enchanted Garden
Intentional Community.

At the Pacific Symposium, I would encourage you to see chi growing in
pots of herbs. Grow some of your own herbs in a pot.
You can do this!

THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT OF PCOM

Some of the most remarkable shifts at PCOM have come from
the students. Julia Sutton is to be commended for remarkable leadership,
as is Maria Lopez, who took on the JR Organic CSA idea after
we met years ago at the Hillcrest Farmers’ Market.

The students need to be empowered to make more shifts.
You are not here to be lead down the road of a corporate model
of healing that from an international level is pro Pharma.
On the international level your medicine is already in jeopardy
from forces such as the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

You do not have time to know perhaps all about this.
You have your hands full just attempting to get through
the rigors of school.

FInd ways to immerse yourselves in life.
Discover the healing ways, and keep creating a remarkable
community among yourselves.

Melissa, thank you for showing such remarkable self expression!
Keep us singing here. We need you.

PCOM PR?

From a PR point of view, Melissa is a wayshower.
Her healing story of coming from Broadway to this school
needs to be told.

I would like to see many natural product companies aware of PCOM
and part of my outreach that I will express at this year’s Pacific Symposium.
I will reach out to my friends at the Bragg company, and other herb
tea companies. I will encourage Eden Foods to again offer products
I can sample at this year’s show.

I will likely feature some samples of the best products I know,
including the Flower Essences and Original Quinton Marine Plasma,
the is a vital teacher for reminding us of our lost Bioterrain.

We are in a food emergency. I was talking about that in last
year’s Closing Ceremony, that may be my last, unless I do one
on the beach.

SEE LAST YEAR’S CLOSING CEREMONY
BY LESLIE HERE




THOMAS KUOU, L Ac

In the July 21 program, Thomas showed the versatility
that is stunning her among the faculty, students, and staff!

He is both skilled in the academic as well as self expression.
Thomas Kuou has a remarkable healing gift expressed through his voice.

He is already teaching at the school. I am looking forward
to sitting in on a class of his.

He epitomizes the remarkable diverse abilities here.

PCOM needs to continue to mine and encourage the creative
skills of its students as well as there academic abilities.
Their is a trend more and more to train in the biomedical
and integrative medicine direction.
This is O.K. from the point of view
of bridge building, but TCM has a history that goes back thousands of years.
The soul of the students did not come here to be go the direction of
big Pharma, as is the trend coming down to us.

It is vital that we take a stand on food as medicine and knowing
our local farmers.

THIS WILL HAPPEN IN THE CLOSING CEREMONY THAT WILL BE EXPANDED TO 1:30 pm
ON THE BAYFRONT SIDE NOVERMBER 6, 2011

SUPPORT THE CSA AND SHOP THE LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKETS

Join the JR Organic CSA and get to the local farmers’ Markets,
Hillcrest and North Park. Visit and read my Friend of the Farm San Diego
site weekly on Facebook.

FRIEND OF THE FARM SAN DIEGO
ON FACEBOOK

WARREN SHEIR

Warren Shier, ally at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and supervisor
on my acupuncture shift. With Warren is Shannon who has been doing doing
acupuncture on me this trimester. She is an astute healer with more than ten
years of experience in the healing arts.

Warren touched me deeply with his performance July 21.
I have been on his shift for more than four years now,
and been watching his growth as much as he has been witnessing to my own.

Warren Shier is the co-author of a very important book
called Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen.
He teaches some of the nutrition classes at Pacific College.
We see eye to eye on many subjects. He has been a great support.

This was the first time I heard him sing. it was an amazing experience.
I came to the event to support him.

Warren underscored the importance of each of us find a way
to self express. We simple need to sing and do our heartsong.

Hearing him on stage reminded me how much I have been
avoiding doing my own creative expression on stage.

I have many books of poetry and other writings.
Interacting with others around these has become a minor
part of my life in recent years. My focus has become
more internet oriented with finding my niche as a blogger
and a photographer routinely reporting on the Farmers’ Market.

Ah Humanity! How deeply we are called to express
the see and seed dreams we have now.

More to say in other blogs….
to be continued…

GO TO THE EVENT

I knew early in the day July 21, 2011 that I wanted to be at this remarkable healing event. Thursday is my busiest day of the week. I do my appointment with Warren and his interns. Then, I wait for Goyo Rodriguez to deliver fresh organic food from the JR Organic CSA. Yesterday was that day. Then I generally pop in to see Tiffany Hansen, the Pacific Symposium director. There is a lot of heartspace between us. After this, I go to the North Park Farmers’ Market where I again see Goyo and work in my Barnum and Bailey Enchanted Gardener mode to walk between the vendors acting as a go between various organic foods, the vendors, and the shoppers. In trade for this service that more and more is reflected on the Friend of the Farm San Diego Facebook page, I feel comfortable receiving the finest
of locally grown organic foods.

We are entering a time when more and more barter is coming in. There is a trend, a coming together of different forces that want different things from each of us. On the one hand, there is a sustainable San DIego Urban Connection that will be one seemless integrated pattern of wholeness from seed, to farm, to farmers’ market, to kitchen, to home garden that is coming in. Somewhere in this world view, I see
PCOM, training and graduating dedicated practitioners of a new medicine that asks to come in.

G.T. Wrench, M.D., wrote a book called The Wheel of Health in the 30’s. The book began as a question in the mind of the author while in medical school. Why not study health, living things, rather than base a medicine based on studying corpses? The Farmers’ Market is a living thing, and what I so yesterday on the stage of the Chula Vista Public Library was the epitome of the aliveness that I see wanting to coming in to reinvigorate the New Medicine.

HERE IS A QUOTE FROM G.T. WRENCH
THAT I HAVE ADAPTED TO THE TEACHINGS
OF KEEP THE BEET MEDIA STAR,
THE WORLD’S FIRST TALKING BEET PLANT








THE EVENT AT THE CHULA VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY
CLEANSES MY DOORWAYS OF PERCEPTION
ABOUT HOW I WANT TO INFLUENCE PCOM
AND THE FUTURE OF THIS MEDICINE

RELATED PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOG LINKS

http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1692615

ANDREW GAEDDERT
OF HEALTH CONCERNS
SPONSOR OF THE ENCHANTED GARDEN INSTALLATION
FOR MANY YEARS


This is a photo of Andrew Gaeddert, a pioneer in the field of
Traditonal Chinese Medicine. For many years, he has been
the most consistent sponsor of the Enchanted Garden Installation
at the Pacific Symposium. He has been one of the sponsors
of a yearly gift of a 24 x36 photo to the Pacific College.
These Art Photo pieces now are in the student kitchen area.

MOREA GARCIA

One of the most rewarding gifts I brought to the Pacific Symposium
over the years was the presence of Morea Garcia. She would do her
healing work near the Enchanted Garden Installation right in the
traffic flow! She, for many and myself, has anchored the
spiritual healing energy of the conference. This year in 2011
she will likely do her healing work and massage in the downstairs
alcove outside the Roseau Room. She is part of the Shift
to eliminate the Enchanted Garden Installation from the
foyer area that hopefully will bring the future development
of the conference more into alignment with its new intentions,
whatever they might be.

FOR MORE ON THE HEALING HANDS
OF MOREA GARCIA

See this link
http://plantyourdream.net/?p=540

KEEP LOVE GROWING

For many years, I would do fresh aromatic herbal treatments at the Pacific Symposium
in the healing area of the Enchanted Garden Installation.
These installations have been at many international conferences.
This photo is of me working on Professor Thomas Lin Yun at the
International Feng Shui Conference in 1999 or so. Grandmaster Lin
was also a speaker at the Pacific Symposium.

This is one of the services I will likely not be doing in this form
at the Pacific Symposium 2011.

BLOG COUNTS

17071,
Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:31 am

On May 23, 2011, at 7:03 AM, Chris Curley wrote:

Leslie,

I hope you remember me. Take a look at my website and look at my picture and see if you remember me. It is okay if you do not, for you have helped me in immeasurable ways and I cannot thank you enough.

It was November 2006 at the pacific symposium. The night before my classmates and I at the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine had received terrible news: Our school was closing and we would not be able to complete our education. This was the unthinkable. I had another year of acupuncture training to go and I was being faced with uprooting my life in Santa Barbara to move and have finish schooling somewhere else.

When I talked with you the next day at the symposium you urged me to plant the seed of my dreams at the alter you had created. I took the time to write down my dream and vision of being surrounded by all my classmates and close friends graduating from SANTA BARBARA COLLEGE in one year. I also wrote down my vision of becoming a successful acupuncture practitioner as well as creating a happy family with my wife.

All of this came true Leslie. The unforseeable happened. Your buddy Jack from PCOM stepped up to the plate and allowed us to do a “teach out” at Santa Barbara College under the financial support of PCOM. This saved countless lives being uprooted, ,misery, and major inconvenience. a year and a half from that day at your alter I was standing on a beautiful stage in Santa Barbara surrounded by all my friends celebrating our victory of graduating acupuncture school.

In the years following I have moved home to New Jersey, had two beautiful children with my wife and established a thriving acupuncture practice where I really help people to heal instead of medicating them.

Thanks for helping to make that happen brother

Love.


Chris Curley L.Ac.
New Eastern Health Center
1 W Shellbay Ave Suite B
Cape May Courthouse
www.neweasternhealth.com

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