Archive for the ‘Tae Yun Kim’ category

Majestic Blue Heron

May 3, 2017

Dr. Tae Yun Kim loves all wildlife, and on her estate lives a magnificent Blue heron.  These beautiful birds really live what Dr. Tae Yun Kim is teaching.  She tells people at her lectures and her studio, that we have so much to learn from nature.  To us, the concept of body and mind as one seems so difficult.  To animals, there is no other way – they have it programmed into them.  There never is any separation.

Blue crane behind branch

The blue heron knows that when it is hungry, it is time to hunt and get food.  It isn’t worried about any what if I don’t find food.  What if my feathers aren’t arranged right.  All it knows is that it is hungry and therefore it must find food.  When it has young ones, they know they have to take care of their young.  They must protect them and feed them.

Blue crane close up

We as humans are capable of so much more, and yet often fall so short of what we could be.  So let’s not waste any time, Dr. Tae Yun Kim reminds us.  Let’s move forward and achieve our future memories!

DeeDee the dove expresses gratitude

April 8, 2017

Here is DeeDee, when I saw her last.  She was just a couple of months old, and ready to become independent.  She is a California mourning dove, and the sweetest bird I ever knew.

Dr. Tae Yun Kim‘s home in California was a great place for little birds to grow up in.  Here is a picture of DeeDee when she was just a tiny hatchling:

Dr. Tae Yun Kim loves animals of all kinds, and is especially fond of birds, and makes sure they have a safe haven on her estate.

Birdie kiss

Momma Dottie is watching out and knows that this huge thing with the camera in hand is just me and is no harm to her or her young ones.  In fact she knows I protect them from the ever-present crows.

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Here is DeeDee almost grown up, already Dottie had put her out of the nest but still kept coming back to make sure she’s safe and to feed her.

Dr. Tae Yun Kim has always reminded me how beautiful animals are and how they express their gratitude.

The day DeeDee was ready to leave for good, she hung around the house closer than usual.  She made sure she saw me, and I saw her.  And this was not imagination running wild.  DeeDee really did wait until I saw her.  She looked at me for a long time and let me come real close.  I almost heard her tell me that she was happy for her beautiful childhood her and so grateful we watched over her and kept chasing the crows away.

Dee Dee good bye

Finally, as all birds must do, she knew it was time to start her very own life journey, and she flew away.  She circled a few times very close, and then disappeared into the big oak trees.

Yes, I had a tear or two….as always when a baby leaves.

 

The Way of the Warrior

March 15, 2017

Flatheaded ducks

Many of the Martial Arts forms come from watching animals, Dr. Tae Yun Kim explains.  Whole systems were based on specific animals, the crane for example, or tigers.  But Dr. Kim also emphasizes that we can learn from all animals.  Look at these ducks for example. I thought immediately about a page in one of her books, Seven Steps to Inner Power:

“You will see that the Way of the Warrior is to realize who you are in Truth and to demonstrate it.  You will see that the work of the warrior is joyous, that your perseverance is rewarded with increasing faith in your Silent Master and in love for yourself and others, and that your victory is assured.  Because you already are one with your Silent Master.”

When I look at these animals, whether on the water or in the air, how they are true to themselves, and to what they are, and they demonstrate it.

So much to learn from them!

Geese in flight

 

More about the great world of Hawks

March 6, 2017

Hawk at SG ranch

So I maybe a bit pre-occupied with raptors.  But it isn’t like I go out and try to stalk them.  I just “see” them and they seem to “see” me.  Energy, Dr. Tae Yun Kim says, whatever happens in your life, it’s because of your energy, what you attract through your own energy at that time.

Hawk flying away

In Dr. Kim’s book, “The Silent Master” she talks about this on page 154:

“Those times that I have enjoyed the mountain and blue sky of the wilderness I have always had the same thought: There is no artist who can create this kind of beauty.  No photograph, no painting can match this  The more I stand there and just appreciate, the more I feel as though I am making my own music.  I am telling you to wake up and see how much there is to appreciate.  So many people are victims of negative thinking and dark emotions because they don’t realize how much there is to see and feel that can create natural, effortless, positive feelings.”

So let’s appreciate these beautiful beings, and enjoy their beauty whenever you can see them.  I like to think that somehow they are spiritual guides, just like the American Indians used to say, and like Dr. Kim is still saying.

Hawk between tree

A Bear’s view of life

February 20, 2017

 

Some forms of Wildlife I am very glad I don’t meet in person.  I mean, I truly love bears and how majestic and beautiful they are – but I would rather admire them from afar – especially if they have babies!  (The videos here were taken with a remote, motion detection triggered camera).  No people or bears were hurt in the process! 🙂

Dr. Tae Yun Kim owns a large, beautiful property in Oregon, that has some “native dwellers” living on it naturally, and here you can see them.  They lead a completely natural, yet protected life, and I had to think of some of what Dr. Kim wrote in “The Silent Master:”

“Freedom does not mean being free from adversity or difficulty.  Freedom is the knowledge that you have the power to conquer adversity and difficulty.  If you could ask any animals living fee in the animal kingdom, they would tell you that they aren’t free from “trouble.”  Predators are everywhere, and life is a daily challenge.  But all animals were born with instincts to protect them, and were given special talents and abilities to help them stay alive and pursue their lives in freedom.  It is the same for you!”

And isn’t that how bears live?  They are not free from trouble, but they know how to deal with it.  So let’s be a little like them, know who we are and know we have all the tools we need to live as we were meant to!

 

We live in a wonderful time called now

February 10, 2017

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I know it’s hard to imagine we can learn something from goats.  But really, look at this little one right here.  Isn’t he/she expressing who they are?  Aren’t they living in the here and now like we are meant to do?

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Have we met before?

Consider what Dr. Tae Yun Kim is saying on this topic:

“You live in a wonderful time called now.  In this moment everything true about you is waiting to be recognized and expressed.  Everything in the past is gone.  Tomorrow will never come. There is always only now.  You can take charge, take action, and create freedom for yourself.

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Right here and right now let’s start celebrating!  Freedom is real.  Freedom is possible.  You have power, truth, beauty and potential within you always waiting to be discovered, always waiting to be expressed.  What is stopping you?  What is holding you back?  You are free to be free!

(The Silent Master, page 162)

See now what I mean?  Let’s enjoy life and be who we were born to be!

Turkey Talk

February 6, 2017

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There is safety in numbers!  This applies especially to our turkeys here – the total number might have been around 30-40 turkeys, right in the middle of the street.

turkey-gathering

You might ask yourself, what possibly could I learn from turkeys?  Aren’t they supposed to be really stupid?  To Dr. Tae Yun Kim, no animal is ever stupid. Why?  Look at them!  To survive harsh winters and with numerous predators around all wanting to eat them, they still manage to survive in great numbers!

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In addition, these turkeys teach us this:

“Our actions are guaranteed to affect others.  Because we are not alone in this world, much of our learning about ourselves comes from our interaction with others  Our relationships are our teachers. We learn from each other.” (Seven Steps to Inner Power, page 76)

Look at these turkeys – they learn from each other, they interact with each other and together they make it happen!

So, yes, we can learn even from turkeys!

HE CAN DO, SHE CAN DO, WHY NOT ME!