Archive for June 2013

Learn from your mistakes

June 27, 2013

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim cautions us about short cuts – a pregnant woman cannot have a baby after 3 months just because she doesn’t want to wait any more – she still has to be pregnant for 6 more months until the baby is ready to come!  Some things just take time and have to be done a certain way!  A lot of time short cuts lead to mistakes.

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Oh oh, what happened here?  I guess Davey and Dotty wanted to take a shortcut and build a nest quickly and in a convenient location.  But was this really a good place?

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Certainly not!  Not only was it convenient for our mourning doves, it was also very convenient to all sorts of predators, including our dogs, and it was right next to a busy garden path.

For a couple of days, all went well.

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Then, one day, the nest was destroyed and Davey and Dotty were nowhere to be found!  I was worried – what had happened to them?  where they able to escape whatever predator had interfered?

Thank goodness, the two mourning doves were alive and well, and within a few days, had re-built their nest in their previous spot – way up on top of a palm tree, out of harms way!

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What does Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim say about making mistakes?

“Willingness to learn from mistakes is the backbone to everything that can be considered progress….Never making a mistake does not make us perfect.  never repeating a mistake, after we learn from it, is as perfect as we need to be.”  (Seven Steps to Inner Power, page 26)

Happy Blue Heron Celeste

June 24, 2013

Celeste - nice poses.MTS.Still006Maybe you remember our local Blue Heron, Celeste?  She loves to stay near Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s place, and even though there really isn’t much water around except perhaps the watering station for the local cows, she keeps coming back.

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Celeste always reminds me of Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s words about freedom to be who you are born to be!

“You were born to be free!  Just as nature is full of wildlife that is born in freedom, you, too, are meant to live free.  You are a part of nature, too.  And there is no greater freedom than to be the master of your own destiny.  There is no greater happiness than to be who you are in truth – not a copy or an imitation of someone else, but rather, your own original self.

When you know who you are, you experience yourself as unique, as one-of-a-kind.  You have a special place and a special purpose in being here.  No one can take your place in life or in the universe.  When you know who you really are, you become free because you realize you can be in charge of your life.  You learn to use the natural power within you to realize your true desires, to set meaningful goals for yourself, and to fulfill them successfully.”
(The Silent Master, page 2)

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My dear deer

June 21, 2013

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Oh oh!  Do you see that hint of mischief in Desiree’s eye?  What could she be thinking?

One quick look over her shoulder….and off she goes….

Deer baby 2

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Desiree is drawn to the trash can!  The color is so pretty!

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And now she’s got her sister Deanna to come and investigate as well!  Come on Jung Suwon-imals – remember what Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim says about how your environment influences you?

“Energy from our environment is impacting us all the time.  All the objects in any particular environment are made of energy, radiate energy, and absorb energy.  After spending some time in a certain room, and finding our mood is changing, we will most likely say, Whats wrong with me?”  The problem may be due to a particular energy from the room, and not something personal.  For instance, furniture bears the energetic imprint of the person who crafted it as well as other owners or users of it.  Have you noticed that sometimes you are attracted – or repelled – by some object by “something” other than just its aesthetic value.

So its important to clear away objects associated with past circumstances you are trying to change.” (The Silent Master, page 54)

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Come on you two – you know that you shouldnt hang out around trash can no matter how nice you think they look !  Think about the energy they have!

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Good!  They are back home in their more usual environment, right on Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s property…out of harms way.

Wild turkey antics

June 18, 2013

Where Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim lives, out in the wild, I often have the most amazing encounters with animals of all sorts.  One day, not too long ago, I heard a big commotion outside, dogs barking, turkeys screeching (yes, they can screech), wings flapping.  Expecting the worst, I looked outside – and this is what I saw:

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Lets look a little closer:

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Thea, is that you??

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Normally a brave JungSuwon-imal, she was scared.  She knows she simply is no match for 2 energetic German Shepherds!

She just wouldn’t come down!

Here is what this whole scene looked like from the inside:

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Thea!  Don’t you remember what Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has to say in such a situation, aside from admonishing you to take courage?

“Clinging to a good picture you have created possibly keeps you from expanding into an even greater good.  Clinging to a disagreeable picture keeps you there!  So, don’t hold onto either as though it’s the final story. ” (The Silent Master, page 100)

And as though she understood every word I said, soon enough she was her brave self, asserting herself in Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s garden.

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The power and beauty of Hawks

June 15, 2013

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As I was watching, and filming, some beautiful birds of prey today, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s words immediately came to mind:

“This Universe is wonderful the way it is.  We cannot invent any more riches in it. Everything that is, already exists.  What we can do to enrich our lives is become more aware of what’s already here!  This means expanding our awareness of our entire energy field so that we embrace wider perceptions….The object of our life is to exist meaningfully, joyfully, energetically, purposefully, creatively!”

Take a look at these magnificent hawks.  Don’t they just seem to personify this statement?

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Hawks, by the way, are the ultimate Jung Suwon imals.  They are beautiful, powerful, graceful, and they use their power only when needed.  they never go and chase and kill for the fun of it and there are no hawk bullies.

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Hawks can fly sky-high, and they can also swoop low above ground.  And did you know they always fly so they don’t cast a shadow ahead of them?

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Coming in for the strike

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and here “Henry” is performing some aerial acrobatics

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after all this, he returns to his post, for some well deserved rest:
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I have to add, that “Henry” as I like to call him (or maybe it is a Henrietta after all) and I have been buddies of sorts.  He knows I mean him no harm, and once in a while he seems to appear out of nowhere to delight me with his aerial acrobatics.  Although that mostly happens when I don’t have my camera in my hands!

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim says that animals can sense energy much more than humans and that is why wild animals sometimes come close to those they feel comfortable with.  This explains why Great Grandmaster has a special relationship with animals and was able to even touch and carry a full size, live owl!

That being said, please do not try to touch or hold any wild animals yourself. Please leave them alone and admire them for who they are and what they are!


All about Sharks

June 4, 2013

Smiley shark

At first, I didn’t understand it myself.  How can a shark be a Jung Suwon imal?  Sharks have a bad reputation for sure.  They are only presented as cold blooded predators that kill anything and everything in their way.

But Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has showed me quite a different species!

Shark and other fish

Sharks do not kill for fun, nor are they inherently blood thirsty.  They kill when they are hungry.  At other times, they peacefully share the ocean or even large aquariums with other fish.  They don’t like the way humans taste, so if they do bite, they typically do not destroy – we are not their favorite food!

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim points out that sharks are some of the oldest living species on the planet.  They have been around for over 400 Million years, so that means that they are “perfectly designed survivors.”

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As far as their behaviors go – they are really just true to their nature – they do what they are born to be, and do it well, and efficiently.  Like a blade of grass, pushing through a rock, they are only being true to their own lives.  They are being true Jung Suwon Warriors.  (Seven Steps to Inner Power, page xi)

So, let us admire the beautiful qualities of the sharks, and let us stay out of their ways…..