Development of Light Channels
The part represents the whole.
From the Upanishads, ancient spiritual teachings:
Om purnamadah purnamidam
That is the whole. This is the whole. From wholeness emerges wholeness. Wholeness coming from wholeness,
Wholeness still remains.
– The Upanishads
The Upanishads vision is that the universe is a totality, indivisible. It is an organic whole. The parts are not separate. We are all existing in a togetherness; the trees, the mountains, the people, the birds, the stars. Howsoever far away they may appear, don’t be deceived by the appearance, they are all interconnected, bridged. Even the smallest blade of grass is connected to the farthest star. And it is as significant as the greatest sun. Nothing is insignificant, nothing is smaller than anything else.
The part represents the whole.
This understanding of the unity of all things is the underlying vision of the Light Channels work, as indeed of all wholistic healing.
Healing Ourselves, Healing the World
The Light Channels work is in the form of color and light treatments that address sometimes physical issues and on spiritual issues.
The treatments go together with a collection of meditations, some traditional Buddhist, and some active meditations created by the modern enlightened master Osho. It is also shaped by a series of teachings called the Life Keys from the enlightened teachers Eckhart Tolle, Osho, and Mingyur Rinpoche. The process is a container to go in and immerse in the essence of meditation, the Witness. It is a powerful impulse to open to the new, trust in life, and let go into our highest potential.
We are living in a time where the very organization of the human body mind spirit is evolving and changing. The chaos in the social/political world everywhere around us is a reflection of the reach and depth of that change in the outside world. It is a moment of peak stress, peak angst, peak chaos. And it is a moment of peak opportunity. The old is still in place and the new has not arrived yet. It’s arriving, it’s in process, hence the chaos.
The new Light Channels work is offered in individual sessions and in the 5-Day Meditation Retreat. It is a series of color and light treatments combined with a series of specific meditations which have come into being to help this transition taking place on the planet now. There is a wonderful, funny, wise Tibetan teacher named Mingyur Rinpoche, who wrote a book called “In Love with the World” in which he talks about “adding wood to the fire” of the spiritual search for higher consciousness. The meaning of the phrase is to turn the heat up in one’s own inner search, to turn up the intensity in one’s own work on oneself.
I have done something similar in a retreat I have just completed at this writing.
I went into silent retreat for two weeks with several questions about how to carry on my work with people and an overarching question about how to meaningfully contribute to the struggle that is going on in the world to make sense of the basic shift in consciousness happening now. One of the results of that two week retreat is the birth of what I am calling the Light Channels work.
My background for the color and light aspect of this work is my experience since 1990 as a therapist working with the color and light treatments created by the German Health Practitioner and Chinese doctor Peter Mandel. The thoroughness of his research impressed me, so I went into the work and used it on my path. I became certified as a teacher in his diagnostic and treatment system with Kirlian Photography based on the acupuncture system. His research into the influence on the body and mind using colors on specific zones and points on the skin not only goes deeply into wholistic health for the body, but is sometimes touching the borders of the spiritual search.
I have left that system, it’s not that I don’t use it anymore, but it’s now not my focus. And I’ve created something new because touching the borders of the spiritual is not enough now. What’s needed is finding a way for myself and sharing with others how to ground in silence, how to find the eye of the hurricane inside, the center of my own consciousness which never changes. That silence and emptiness is the medicine that is making me whole as an individual. It can heal the world also. That is the meaning of the Upanishads that is quoted above.
If I find the deepest healing within myself, in that very experience I am healing the collective on the planet. And that experience is the answer to the question of how the shift in consciousness can happen now. It’s nothing to do with what happens in the outside world, it has to do with my state of consciousness on the inside. It has to do with your state of consciousness. The Light Channels work adds wood to that fire.
– Jamie St Clair
Development of Colorpuncture
Color and Light Healing
See the video also for the development and scientific background of Colorpuncture.
Esogetic Colorpuncture is a radical innovation in holistic health care from a German naturopath named Peter Mandel. Mandel has looked deeply into healing philosophical, and spiritual traditions from different cultures to synthesize his system which he calls Esogetic Medicine. While this system is not recognized in the US as an alternative medical modality, in Europe it enjoys a mainstream status whereby one can have a Colorpuncture treatment from one’s family physician – and pay the bill with the family health insurance, a sure sign of mainstream recognition.
Peter Mandel has based Colorpuncture largely on the Chinese Medicine system of organizing energy lines in the body called meridians, and grouping major organ systems together energetically. But he also draws wisdom and designs for new treatments from Western biophysics and cutting edge research from notables such as biophysicist Fritz Popp, who contributed ground breaking research into the effects of light on and within the body. To verify his research he has over 25 years of clinical data to back his claims of the healing properties of infusing the body with colored light via the points on the meridians.
The Light Channels process uses Mandel’s foundation method of applying and absorbing light and color into the body. The Light Channels treatments are not from Peter Mandel however, they are created by Jamie St Clair to synthesize a method of discovering the essence of meditation, and living our highest potential as conscious beings.
How Does Light and Color Work in the body/mind?
Watch the video above for information on how Esogetics and Colorpuncture heals through light and color. Scientists are now accepting that light is actually one of the ways cells communicate in the body, largely due to Popp’s work which was taken up by other biophysicists and scientists. Light is one of the ways the body regulates basic body functions.
In both a Colorpuncture and Light Channels treatment, frequencies of colored light are focused on the skin using one of the precision instruments designed by Peter Mandel with hand-made color coded glass rods which emit different colors of light through a focused tip. Each color is a different wavelength of light and infuses different energetic information into the meridian, and on to the organs involved in the treatment. As the light is absorbed by the skin and transmitted along the meridians it balances the systems, relaxes tension, and stimulates blocked energy to move.
When blocked energy starts moving, it is the Light Channels use of the Life Keys and active meditations which enables participants to really understand consciously what is happening in the body, and in particular the mind and emotions. Releasing energies which have been pent up and blocked is useful, but many times it must be helped with conscious attention to the release activity.
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