If Dogs could talk…

Posted January 31, 2017 by angelasommers
Categories: Baby animals, dogs, German Shepherd, Grandmaster, Motivation, Tae Yun Kim, Wildlife

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The other night as I was sitting at my computer, Dr. Tae Yun Kim‘s German Shepherd came up to me and looked me in the eyes, very deeply.  “You know,” he said, with a little hint of sadness in his voice, “I am almost two years old and you still haven’t blogged about me yet.”

Oh Oh!  He cheered up considerably after I invited him to be today’s guest blogger.  Here we go!

Hey folks!  This is me, Chung Song, German Shepherd, proud protector and companion of my Master, Dr. Tae Yun Kim.  In the picture up there, you see me on the first day I came to Dr. Kim.  I was barely 4 months old and after 2 days of almost non stop driving we finally made it home.  At first I was so scared and was hiding under the car, but Dr. Kim was so nice and made it so much fun I forgot about being scared.  I love playing games and still do to this day.  There was another dog there already, and she has turned out to be my best doggie friend.  She is really awesome and her name is Sarang.

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Sometimes it gets really hot – and I know when it’s hot you go in the shade.  Simple!  If you can’t find shade, you have to be creative and make your own!  See?  I hear Dr. Kim tell the humans that the power is in them and it is their personal choice what you do in your life!  And us dogs, it applies to us too!

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This is Our Year!

Posted January 29, 2017 by angelasommers
Categories: chickens, Grandmaster, Ki Energy, Motivation, Tae Yun Kim, Wildlife

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This is the Year of the Fire Rooster!  Welcome to our New Year, crows Jupiter, Dr. Tae Yun Kim‘s rooster.

Here are the general characteristics of people born in the year of the Rooster.  Take it with a grain of salt, of course.  Dr. Tae Yun Kim cautions that while there is a lot of wisdom in these predictions, do not use them blindly and do not use them as if it was the total truth.

As for Jupiter, our mascot for this year, he used to live in trees until he took charge of a coop of hens.

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Nowadays, he is taking care of several chickens.  Here are some of them.

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See what I did?  Arent’ they beautiful?  Helena seems to say.  She is very proud of her eggs and makes sure they are healthy and perfect.

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She also doesn’t mind showing them off.  And why not?  Dr. Tae Yun Kim says to be proud of what you accomplish!  Don’t shortchange yourself.  If you made a mistake, acknowledge it, and if you accomplished something great, also acknowledge it!

So you see, roosters and chickens can be our great teachers, especially during this, their year!

 

 

 

Beautiful Hawks

Posted January 26, 2017 by angelasommers
Categories: Birds, Grandmaster, Hawks, Hawks, Ki Energy, Motivation, Tae Yun Kim, Wildlife

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I have said it many times – I absolutely love and adore birds of prey.  They are so majestic and I am very drawn to them.  If I don’t see one for a day I really miss them. This morning, this beauty seemed to be waiting for me, at the tree he/she always is sitting on.

Halona, the hawk, reminded me of what Dr. Tae Yun Kim has said many times – it’s about how we view our lives.

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“The higher your view, the wider and more thorough your view.  Think of viewing something from the ground,  from the top of the tree, from a helicopter ( or mid-flight of a hawk) and finally from a satellite.  Which gives you the widest view?  The most information about the environment?  The Satellite of course!”

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Just think about it – if Halona had to try find food while on the ground – she wouldn’t ever see any and would starve.  The higher she goes up in the sky, the more she’ll see and the better the chance to spot her dinner.

And just like that, Dr Tae Yun Kim says, we need to let our spiritual being go way up like the satellite, and view our lives from that view!  Only then can we truly make decisions and gain insight into our lives!

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Why Coyotes can teach us a lot

Posted January 25, 2017 by angelasommers
Categories: Baby animals, Coyotes, Grandmaster, Ki Energy, Motivation, Tae Yun Kim, Wildlife

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Who is that peeking out from under tall grass and underbrush?  Yes, that’s Corey, Corinna’s cub.  He feels quite safe there and he knows that I wouldn’t do anything to attract mommy’s attention.  Coyotes are highly protective of their young and will fiercely protect them.

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You might wonder what we can learn from coyotes.  Well, for one, Dr. Tae Yun Kim emphasizes how we can learn from every animal, every plant, every piece of nature.  They are God’s creations and they all have something to tell us.

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Even Coyotes.  Many farmers and rancher view them as dangerous predators, and they are absolutely right.  Yet coyotes are very intelligent animals who work together and plan their hunt together.  They know the power of teamwork.

But even when they are temporarily by themselves, they know what Dr. Tae Yun Kim teaches us humans:

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“Too much of the time we feel controlled by forces outside us, when in fact, the goal of life is to realize that all those ‘forces’ are made of the same energy we are.  We are one with this energy and we can participate with it; we can transform and direct it instead of letting it just act on us.”

(The First Element, page 124)

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Corinne sure seems to feel confident and at one with nature around her!

Dr. Tae Yun Kim’s deer friends

Posted January 16, 2017 by angelasommers
Categories: Deer, Jung SuWon, Motivation, Tae Kwon Do, Tae Yun Kim, Wildlife

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Dr. Tae Yun Kim encourages us to learn from nature and from all the animals. Deer are wonderful teachers!

So what’s going on here?  Momma’s got something that looks so good!

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Daddy is on to it too!  I better run and get some too!

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This deer family is a perfect example of one of Dr. Tae Yun Kim‘s teachings.

Body and mind are one!  Deer don’t have to struggle with this concept – they live it every moment of their lives!  Deer don’t daydream, they know what they are supposed to do – and they do it, without questioning it.

Us humans, we struggle.  Remember though, your body is the living temple of your consciousness.  It is a holy place and deserving of your utmost love, care and respect.  Your body is meant to be well and whole and to beautifully carry out the instructions of your mind like a faithful servant.

Your body and mind then are designed to act as one at all times. It takes a lot of work and discipline.  With deer?  It comes naturally to them.

So let’s be more like deer……

 

Photo credit: the pictures and raw video was taken by my friend Karen Heart.

Earl the Bald Eagle shows how to enjoy Food

Posted January 12, 2017 by angelasommers
Categories: Birds, Eagle, Ki Energy, Tae Yun Kim, Wildlife

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Earl, the Bald Eagle, really shows us how to live.  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has been emphasizing about the importance of food and to treat it with the respect it deserves.

“God gave us all things to eat,” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim says, “food is a direct gift from Him.  It is our responsibility to treat all food well, keep kitchens clean and not waste a thing.”

Earl the bald Eagle understands this, and is demonstrating his attitude in the video here.

“When you prepare and eat food, you are harnessing the energy in the vegetables, grains, or meats to interact with your energy, thereby creating more energy.  Naturally you always want to eat the best quality foods you can.  But what about when you are traveling and don’t have any healthy options?  Because food exists in consciousness, it has the energy of consciousness.  When you eat you bring this energy into your body. If you are in a situation where junk food is your only choice, remember that your positive attitude helps you get the best energy you can out of the food until a better selection is available.” (The Silent Master page 72)

So let’s be like Earl and know what to eat and how to respect the food we have!

 

Regal Eagles and what we can learn from them

Posted January 9, 2017 by angelasommers
Categories: Birds, Eagle, Grandmaster, Ki Energy, Tae Yun Kim, Wildlife

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Even though one of Dr. Tae Yun Kim‘s estates is very close to a major city, still all manner of birds of prey come and hunt there, some even build their nests.

To Dr. Tae Yun Kim, this is no surprise.  “They can feel the energy,” she says, “they know they are safe here. They know there is plenty of food for them.”

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Eagles and other birds of prey are also perfect examples of a concept Dr. Tae Yun Kim teaches – the importance of listening to our Silent Master.

“How can you hear your Silent Master this very moment if your mind is occupied with yesterday’s resentment?  Or today’s panic?  Or tomorrow’s anticipation?  Or with fear, worry and anger?

The present moment is all there is.  Why? When it was yesterday, you experienced it as now.  When you experience tomorrow, it will be now.  AT this moment and every moment thereafter, it is now.  It is never tomorrow or yesterday.  True awareness means being right where you are, right now, without fear or worry or obsession about the future or past.  When you manage to do that, a wonderful thing happens,  You find yourself knowing what to do – now, ten minutes from now, or tomorrow.  As a result, you consistently find yourself in the right place at the right time.”

And isn’t that what Eagles do, without having to think about it?  Let’s be like Eagles and live life to the fullest, in the here and now!

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