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Be Aware and Transform – practising the Power of Now

Qiu Li Hui

“Human beings have the ability to place their awareness wherever they choose.  That’s part of the gift of being a human being. That is also the responsibility of being a human being.”

  • Dr. Mitchell May in “Drip Meditation

A few years ago, Lapis Lazuli Light (LLL) has published a book and DVD by Dr. Mitchell May, which were a tremendous help to my spiritual practice. Among which, I recalled his words: “we are possessed by the past.” shook me to my core.

This year, a friend reciprocated my gift of book to her with more good books and one of them is A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. This book described “the pain body” and defined what is meant by ‘possessed by the past’ in greater detail. In Tolle’s words:

“The greater part of most people’s thinking is involuntary, automatic, and repetitive. It is no more than a kind of mental static and fulfils no real purpose. Strictly speaking, you don’t think; Thinking happens to you. The statement “I think” implies volition. It implies that you have a say in the matter, that there is choice involved on your part. For most people, this is not yet the case. “I think” is just as false a statement as “I digest” or “I circulate my blood.” Digestion happens, circulation happens, thinking happens. The voice in the head has a life of its own. Most people are at the mercy of that voice; they are possessed by thought, by the mind. And since the mind is conditioned by the past, you are then forced to re-enact the past again and again. The Eastern term for this is karma. When you are identified with that voice, you don’t know this, of course. If you knew it, you would no longer be possessed.

“The physical organism, your body, has its own intelligence, as does the organism of every other life form. And that intelligence reacts to what your mind is saying, reacts to your thoughts.  So emotion is the body’s reaction to your mind.” The body has no choice and “it cannot but respond to all the dysfunctional thought patterns that make up the ego. Thus, a stream of negative emotion accompanies the stream of incessant and compulsive thinking.”

This description evoked a memory:

Many years ago, LLL held a workshop in Thailand and I was bringing 75 participants from Taiwan to attend. A volunteer from Thailand conveyed the message from the airline, requesting us to confirm our bookings. Otherwise, the bookings would be cancelled. We were also informed that the seat bookings of our 2 members were not secured yet. It was just after the tsunami and the airline was having a promotion that resulted in the flights being fully booked. Hearing this, I panicked and rushed to my colleague in charge of the bookings in the restaurant. She had just finished her meal with 2 coconuts still on the table. After I told her about this matter, she responded with a nod and continued with her coconut drink.  I stood there waiting. She emptied the coconuts of water and started for the coconut flesh. Finally, I exploded with anger, yelling at her, “How long do you want me to wait? If you do not call back soon, all our seats will be cancelled. Can you be responsible for this?”

As I watched her stood up and walked out reluctantly, I deeply experienced the taste of “mind attacked by rage”. This rage nearly exploded my head. At that point, I suddenly remembered a story from Dr. Lai. One of her teachers was sharing about her spiritual growth and learning to be grateful. No matter what happened, she would say “thank you”. Even at one incident where she dropped and broke a bowl of soup, she said “thank you.” So, I really wanted to give that colleague a kick but I forced myself to say “thank you” in my heart. At the beginning, it was difficult and I really did not want to thank her. But, amazingly, once I started to say “thank you” in my heart, the anger abated, and the angry energy was gone. And I started to recall the excursion to the National Park we went the previous day. She (being quite chubby) ran up and down the buses, ensuring that everyone was accounted for in each bus in a manner so responsible. My heart sincerely just wanted to tell her “thank you”!

Later, calmly, I told her that if I were her, I would have stood up immediately and hand over the booking information, and then return to the coconut water. I asked her why she was so different. She said that she could not leave the table until she finished her food. A hypnotist teacher once read her past and shared that she was starved to death in one past life. Therefore, eating a full meal is more important to her than anything else.

Tolle explained:

[Because] the past lives in you as memories.. [and] because of the human tendency to perpetuate old emotion, almost everyone carries in his or her energy filed an accumulation of old emotional pain, which I call “the pain-body.” (p. 140)

Hence, if we do not release the past, repair the emotional scars caused by life experiences, we will be “possessed by the past.”

Observe how you and those around you react to a particular matter or thing.  We really have different reactions.

Our fears, sadness, hatred, arrogance, timidity are a result of baggage from the past and constrained by the “pain-body’. The circumstances are the way they are, but it is our views and beliefs that form our emotional reactions to them.

In our body, observe the emotional reactions that are a result of the mind. Be aware that at this moment, I am “creating pain” for myself, and tell myself that “every moment, I am responsible for my internal emotional state”. When we begin to do that, we are beginning to be aware or conscious of the contents from the unconscious mind.

Then, following our own affinity, religious beliefs or the methods we learn before, apply a technique to transform and heal.

This colleague whom I mentioned earlier participated in several Thousand-Arm Kwan Yin retreats which require fasting. As she overcomes the experience of hunger and fasting, her previous eating habit stops.

For me, whenever I am aware that I am ‘possessed by the past’, I would first tap the acupoints, the method taught by Dr. Lai, to release the memory cells. Then I proceed with Dr. May’s method to transform.

Of course, as what a spiritual teacher advises, practice is cumulative over time and not a rapid turn. If who we are today is an improvement from yesterday, that is progress.

I remembered that time when Dr. Lai and I returned to Taiwan from Xinjiang. Due to heaty-ness, the pain in my gums was intolerable. My dentist could only see me two days later. But over the phone, I exclaimed, “No! I want to see you immediately NOW!”  Dr. Lai observed that and reminded me, “Gosh! Your old habits of the Prime Minister [past life] is really serious.” I reflected on how I treat people and conduct myself – my domineering attitude reveals itself quite frequently and unconsciously.

I recall poor Mr Li Nan (volunteer editor for Lapis magazine) who is always asked by me in great urgency to stop everything at hand and help edit our magazine immediately. He would sigh and ask, “What did I owe you in my past life?” I always jokingly replied, “Because you often rode on a white horse to my house to drink tea, and you never paid for the tea!”.

Once on a trip to Wutai Mountain in Jiangxi, I saw some ancient pots that might have evoked some memories from my past lives. I could not stop myself from buying the pots. I think we are not only influenced by our past emotional scars, but also by our interactions with people, our likes and dislikes of things.

Let us now diligently practise being an observer of our inner self. Every time we are aware that our breathing gets faster and negative emotions arise, pay attention to our mind. Our mental state is like a restless monkey jumping around. Then return to observe our breath immediately, send blessings from our heart and say thank you. Tell ourselves: now, the “pain body” from the past is here again.

On occasions that the other party is being really unreasonable, the moment we are aware of our own emotions, in our heart try to empathise that the other party is also in the pain of being “possessed by their past”. Then our emotions will calm down quickly.

Extract from another good book written by Tolle, “Practicing the Power of Now”:

“The pain-body, which is the dark shadow cast by the ego, is actually afraid of the light of your consciousness. It is afraid of being found out. Its survival depends on your unconscious identification with it, as well as on your unconscious fear of facing the pain that lives in you. But if you don’t face it, if you don’t bring the light of your consciousness into the pain, you will be forced to relive it again and again and sustained conscious attention severs the link between the pain body and your thought processes and brings about the process of transmutation. “

“The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life. The pain that you create now is always some form of non-acceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgment. “

“On the emotional level, it is some form of negativity. In other words, the more you are identified with your mind, the more you suffer. The more you are able to honour and accept the Now, the more you are free of pain, of suffering – and free of the egoic mind.”

Dr May said:

“A great deal of spiritual practice is really about breaking habits. Because once we break these habits”, we are no longer constrained by the egoic mind, “then the true self is free to show itself.”

“How do we begin this healing with ourselves? And what do we need to do for that to happen?”  “You can use negative thoughts as teachers.  Because they will show you where you have mental states that need healing.”  “And they take some time to release the rhythm or the pattern for the habit of where they come from.  Most of us suffer from this greatly. When you have negative thoughts come, at first, of course you’re not aware of them, and they kind of take over for, it might be two seconds, but it might be five minutes before you realise. The important aspect is when you do become aware of them to stop for a moment, and it’s almost as if you turn to face them, and for me, I bow to them.  And I thank them. For coming to show me:

Where I need liberation.
Where I still suffer.
Where I am unaware.

“And at first, for most of us, we won’t be able to just make those thoughts stop.  So when a thought comes that is not helping you or helping others, and you notice it, then you need to create the opposite thoughts.  I’ll give you an example.”

“If you are upset at somebody else, and every time you think of this person, whether you see them or they come to your mind, you start to grumble and think not-so-nice things about that person, what you need to do, if you made the commitment to change, is you need to bless that person.  And this is a big commitment.  And changing has nothing to do with whether this person you are mad at is good or bad or right or wrong.  It’s about you.”

“You have to usually begin very small when you bless them because it’s very hard for us to change from being mad to blessing.  So you can give this person a small blessing.  A small blessing may be, “Oh! I hope their day isn’t too bad.” And then the next day, it will be time for you to give a bigger blessing: ‘Oh! I want them to have a good day.’ If your mind has resistance, you must bless them again.  With time, your negativity will begin to evaporate.  And that blessing will grow larger and larger.”

Nowadays, I love to listen to the sound of the flute played by Dr. May every morning and before sleep, allowing my breathing to follow the flute and feeling myself going into a deep calmness. As I experience this inner peace more often, it becomes easier to be aware of changes in my body when external situations trigger my “pain-body”.


“When we are aware that we were controlled by the “pain body”, it severed the link between it and our thinking, the “pain body” begins to lose energy. We changed the vibrational frequency of the “pain body” and transform it with the energy of blessings.” — Tolle


“We need to let go, release, give up certain things so that something new can come into our lives. Prayers can bring into your life, more wisdom, more forgiveness, more understanding, more compassion, and to invite more of the qualities you want into your life.” — Dr. May


However, if our ingrained habits are hard to transmute, there is a good method for Buddhists. Extracted from an article in November 2010 issue (Lapis Magazine), Spirituality column (p.17):

“If this person has habitual patterns that cannot be eliminated, you can teach this person to recite the Shurangama mantra. It would be like putting dust (our habits) in the wind of the mantra. Allow the mantra to help clear your habitual patterns with no difficulty and hindrance.“

After reading that the Shurangama mantra can eliminate bad habits, I am thrilled.
Let us send blessing to ourselves – that we may quickly be liberated from the “pain-body”, be free from the habits of our small ego, and re-connect to our Higher Self.


A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, by Eckhart Tolle. Publisher: Penguin Group.

Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises From The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle. Publisher: New World Library.

Drip Meditation, by Dr. Mitchell May. Publisher: Lapis Lazuli Light.


Original Chinese article is published in the Nov 2010 issue of Lapis magazine and is accessible online at:http://www.lapislazuli.org/TradCh/magazine/201011/20101109.html

Ear Acupuncture Point Therapy

I am a retired technician, who has a weak body and suffers from many illnesses since young. To improve my system, I self- studied Chinese medicine. Later, I happened to hear of Chinese physicians using ear acupressure point therapy to treat illnesses, and with incredibly effective results. This aroused my curiosity. I studied by buying books, learning and applying at the same time. Just as taught in the books, when people suffer from illnesses, the related acupoints on the ear would generate positive reaction; for instance a change in the colour of the skin, change in shape, develop rashes, skin peeling off, flushing of blood vessels etc. I began to observe the ears of friends around me. After much experiments and proofs, my confidence increased greatly, I decided to begin action. I used a raw Chinese herb which regulates blood circulation and dissipates blood clots or I used half a green bean, or other types of Chinese herb pellets to place on a piece of porous plaster which allows passage of air. I pasted it on various acupoints on the ear which reacted positively. I then pressed the “bead” with my hand to stimulate the acupoint to achieve the aim of regulating the meridian.

The first occasion was in 1990 when I was hospitalised with coronary heart disease. The heat in my body was unbearable, with a needle-like pricking pain deep in the neck. The fever would not subside. Suddenly, I thought why not try applying the ear acupoint therapy. On the lung acupoint of both ears, I pasted one “bead” of the Chinese herb as mentioned on each ear. When I applied pressure to the “bead”, a gush of heat in my body flowed from the left lungs downwards, suddenly the pain in my neck disappeared. This was the first time I experienced the effects of ear acupoint therapy.

In 1991, a friend of mine, Guo, had stomach ulcer, I pasted the Chinese herb “bead” on the pancreas acupoint of both ears. After applying pressure to the beads for a few minutes, she let out ten over burbs. On the second day, her appetite resumed.

On the Christmas of 1997, I attended a party where I saw my good friend Mdm Chen resting on the sofa with her eyes shut. She was feeling so giddy that she did not wish to open her eyes. As there were no props then, I could only use my fingers to apply pressure on the liver and other related acupoints for several minutes. After a while, she was up dancing again.

Last year, while attending a puja in Los Angeles, Mdm Jin was feeling giddy and unable to move. Upon checking her ears, I realised that her heart was weak, with hormonal imbalance and poor digestion; I immediately pasted the “beads” on the heart, stomach and hormonal secretion acupoints on her ears. When applying pressure to the “beads”, she suffered great pain. However, shortly thereafter, her symptoms were less severe. Later, there was another person who complained of a splitting headache, eyes blackout, sleepiness. I pasted the “beads” on her heart acupoint and adrenal gland acupoint. When I applied pressure to her heart acupoint, I could feel her blood vessels pulsating strongly. I knew that her blood circulation had been improved.

Thereafter, there was a nun with an uncomfortable stomach, lower backache and pain on the foot base. Through observing her ears, I noticed (unusual) positive reactions on her stomach and kidney acupoints. When I applied pressure to her stomach acupoint on her ears, she was in great pain.

In Chinese medicine theory, a person will not feel pain if there is no blockage in meridian and will feel pain if there is blockage in meridian. If the acupoint on the ear feels painful, it shows that it is related to the respective areas of illness and organ systems. The more painful during treatment, the more effective the results. After sometime, the num felt a gush of heat flowing through her stomache, and she kept saying “OK, OK”. When I applied pressure to her kidney acupoint, she felt a gush of heat flowing towards her legs. Immediately, her back did not feel sore, neither did her legs feel painful anymore. There was a monk who was a chant master for years, and he often felt discomfort in his throat. I pasted the Chinese herb “bead” on his lungs acupoint and throat acupoint, at the same time applying cupping therapy to the heart chakra on his chest. Twenty minutes later, the area around the heated suction glass turned dark red, indicating poor blood circulation in the lungs, with some blood clots. Soon after, his throat and lungs felt much comfortable.

As I suffer from coronary heart disease, whenever the cold winter approaches, due to poor blood circulation, my hands and legs often feel ice cold, often triggering heart trouble. Since mine is an old ailment, whenever I feel a stuffy chest, short breath, pain in the right shoulder, or tightening of the muscles around the throat, regardless of whether I am cooking or out shopping or mountain hiking, I would immediately use one hand to apply pressure to the heart acupoint, thereafter let out several burbs. This shows that applying pressure to the heart acupoint improves blood circulation, the symptoms of coronary heart disease slowly reduce, hence learning ear acupoint therapy is really helpful to own self and others.

Extracted from Lapis Lazuli Light Magazine 2002 May Issue
Translated by Lapis Lazuli Light Singapore

Cancer – The Awakening Call

Dixie Keithly’s Story

For those meeting Dixie Keithly for the first time, it is very difficult to associate her with cancer, or to envisage that she is actually sixty-nine years old. This humorous, carefree and energetic lady contracted breast cancer 13 years ago, but has regained her health through natural therapy. In recent years, at her own expense, she has been producing broadcasts in Silicon Valley (California) to disseminate information on natural therapy for the benefit of cancer patients and other interested parties. She promotes the use of natural therapy by talking about her own personal experiences, interviewing cancer patients who have recovered through the use of natural therapy, and interviewing doctors and experts in natural therapy. Dixie’s recovery story serves as an inspiring reminder of the power of natural therapy in cancer treatment.

Dixie believes that, all along, her diet has been healthier than that of most people. Yet, in 1987, she discovered that she had abnormal bleeding from her uterus. She was 56 years then, and had stopped menstruation. Believing that her bleeding arose from hormonal imbalance, her doctor prescribed hormones for her. Three days after consuming the hormones, she started bleeding again. However, her doctor instructed her to complete the entire hormone prescription for that month, and then wait for another month before contacting him. Five days before she was scheduled to contact her doctor, she felt a depression on her breast that felt like loose pieces of eraser shavings. She was later diagnosed as having breast cancer.

Her doctor advised that the affected breast be surgically removed, and warned that the type of cancer she had could spread from one breast to the other. If she were to keep the other breast, she would have to undergo a breast scan every six weeks. A pragmatist, Dixie suggested that both her breasts be removed, as she did not want to live in constant fear of having this nightmare repeated every six weeks. That will certainly drive her crazy!

Before her surgery, Dixie explored the use of natural therapy. Unfortunately, she was unable to obtain any leads because all the people she initially spoke to had undergone surgery or chemotherapy. She later fortuitously came across a library book that described natural therapy methods involving diet, chiropractic, and acupuncture. This increased her understanding and confidence in natural therapy. Later, she contacted cancer patients who had recovered from cancer by adopting natural therapy methods, and made up her mind to go to Mexico to discover more.

Like most people who decided to adopt natural therapy, Dixie encountered objections from concerned friends and relatives. Despite these objections, she set off alone for Mexico to seek treatment. Dixie has a strong will to survive-this was her life, and she had to make the best choice for herself.

While undergoing natural therapy in Mexico, she went through a programme of detoxification and diet control. She also took medication to strengthen her immune system, drank mineral water, and underwent a seven-day fruit juice fast every three months. Her doctor emphasized the importance of detoxification, and the need to replenish the body with clean food after detoxification. According to her doctor, the body would know how to regulate itself, and return to normal. This natural healing ability of the body has been observed since time immemorial.

Dixie was very lucky to find a doctor she trusted. Over the next ten years, she regularly followed up on her treatments, and took better tonics over time. She adopted a natural vegetarian diet, complementing it with regular fasts and exercises. These are the secrets to her triumph over cancer. According to Dixie, the costs of her traveling expenses, food, lodging, and medical expenses for her yearly trip to Mexico were even lower than her expenditure on annual checkups in California. This low financial cost of natural therapy treatment was one reason why she could persevere with her treatment for ten years. Even though her doctor told her three years ago (1997) that she need not return to Mexico for treatment, she decided to continue her regular checkup because her doctor is like a teacher and a friend to her.

Till this day, Dixie continues to be filled with energy and a zest for life. She emphasizes the importance of a diet balanced in acidity and alkalinity that nourishes the body, and advocates regular fasts to detoxify the body. She suggests the need to communicate with our own body, to treat ourselves well, and to bring happiness to others. Her friends always say that her programmes are not only informative, but also entertaining as well. Her humor brings laughter and her enthusiasm touches the hearts of many.

Shortly after contracting cancer, Dixie had taken a vacation in Africa, and she seemed to have a new lease of life after seeing the wild African animals. This spiritual awakening that she experienced changed her perspective of life-she was motivated to treat her body well, to develop her spiritual life, and to become a happy and healthy example to others.

To Dixie, cancer is just an awakening call, not a death call. If a person can still live happily after contracting cancer, if a person nearing seventy can still be vivacious, what is there to be fearful of?


  1. Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid crystals : Dissolve 1 teaspoon (about 4 grams) of natural Vitamin C crystals into half a glass of warm water. Add fruit juice for taste. During Dixie’s period of treatment, she would take 20 grams of natural Vitamin C crystals daily.
  2. Flax seed oil (containing Omega 3 & 6) and digestive enzymes (mega chelated).
  3. Plant-based vitamins and minerals. On a daily basis, take at least 40,000 I.U. of Vitamin A, and 800 I.U. of Vitamin E (breast cancer patients should not take Vitamin E supplements).
  4. Sodium selenite (fights tumors).
  5. If the body is not too weak, fasting is a very good therapy method. Please read “Fasting can Save Your Life” by Shelton.
  6. On a daily basis, consume 8 glasses of carrot juice with 4 teaspoon of barley-green powder, or 8 glasses of dark green vegetable juice with carrot juice.
  7. Refrain from all animal-based products (pork, beef, chicken, fish, milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, etc.)
  8. Do not take processed white flour but take brown rice and 100% wholemeal bread.
  9. Do not drink liquor or smoke cigarettes.
  10. Do not take salt (use Bragg liquid aminos instead)
  11. Do not take sugar or sugar substitutes (cancer cells love sugar)
  12. Drink diluted fruit juice or herbal tea.
  13. Replace vinegar with fresh lemon juice.
  14. Eat large quantities of leeks (raw and fresh ones are even better). Leek capsule (Kyolic) is a good substitute.
  15. Drink distilled water, not bottled water.
  16. Consume mainly raw food, and wherever possible, choose organic vegetables & fruits, especially dark green vegetables.
  17. Do not eat fried foods.
  18. Drink 10 glasses of water daily (avoid drinking large amounts of water half an hour before meals and one hour after meals)


  1. Remove metal fillings in the teeth, and avoid all phosphorus products (for instance, toothpaste with added phosphorus and chemical cleaning agents).
  2. Do at least 20 minutes of outdoor exercise daily to reduce cholesterol and to stabilize one’s mood.
  3. Expose the body to sunlight, but avoid the sun at noontime.
  4. Have sufficient rest.
  5. Maintain a positive attitude towards life (negative attitude is also a toxicant).
  6. Practise deep breathing of fresh air (cancer cells do not like oxygen).
  7. Helping others is a source of happiness, and will alter one’s bodily chemical reaction.
  8. Illness is the body’s way of calling out for help, and you have to modify your behavior and lifestyle if you wish to live. Communicate with your body to achieve balance and harmony.
  9. From the spiritual perspective, believe illness is a meaningful experience.

Dixie Keithly’s broadcast programme is on every 3rd, 4th & 5th Thursday of the month, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on FM 91.5 KKUP. It can be received near the Silicon Valley area in California.

Extracted from Lapis Lazuli Light Magazine 2001 May Issue
Translated by Singapore Lapis Lazuli Light

Visualisation – A Magical Therapy

Xie Qingfen

The first time I had urethritis was in January 2005. Due to a cataract surgery, my mother was hospitalized and needed my care. The ward was for two people. When I went to the ward, I saw blood on the toilet seat and on the floor in the bathroom. So I scrubbed the floor and flushed it with water. The next morning, I found myself unwell, and felt the urge to go to the bathroom, but the urine was intermittent, and I was unable to clear the urethra in one go. Sometimes it was painful, and later blood also appeared in the urine. I was somewhat worried, because I had never suffered from urethritis before, I did not know these were symptoms of acute urethritis. Later I had to go to the hospital, the doctor prescribed antibiotic and told me to drink at least 3000ml of water daily in order to relieve the symptoms. Looking back at that time, the body might have been exhausted and the immune system weakened, which was why I was infected when I scrubbed the toilet.

Two months later, my body was again in a state of low immune system, and the symptoms of acute urethritis appeared. But this time, I did not want to give my body antibiotics, because from my viewpoint, the last prescription of antibiotics was only a temporary relief from the symptoms, it did not completely solve the problem. Last year I read Dr Lai’s “Hui Gui Xin De Xi Yue” (回歸心的喜悅). The book shared the concept of using visualization to heal and also to activate self-healing power. I remember that I have used visualisation to heal my chesty cough [cough with phlegm] without using medication. So I wanted to give it a try and see if it can also be applied to the current symptoms. I first visualised the virus-infected organs, then using white light to clean these infected areas. I felt that these infectious agents were in fluorescent orange color, so I used white light to clean them one by one. Then I used blue light to clean my kidneys, bladder and urethra, because blue light has analgesic effect, so during visualisation, it really felt cool and calm. I usually do the visualisation in the morning or when taking the bus home, and also before going to sleep. At any other time when I could focus on visualisation, I also did it. It was very effective. After visualising for two days, all the uncomfortable symptoms disappeared. Putting magic aside, I also tried ‘Mind to Mind Therapy’ [Translator’s Note: Also known as “Psychic Healing” or “Televisual Healing”, discovered by Ben Bibbs] on my family, the results were also good. I would suggest that you experience this personally. For more information, please refer to Dr Lai’s “Hui Gui Xin De Xi Yue” (回歸心的喜悅).

Editor’s Note: For those who are not strong in color visualisation, use colour filter. Please refer to the book “Let There Be Light” for the applications of different colours.

Translated from Chinese:

Discharging Gallstones Without Surgery

Liu Hui Ling

Over the years, Lapis Lazuli Light has published articles on readers’ experience in discharging gallstones. Regretfully, in the newspapers we still read about some of the side effects of cholecystectomy. Recently, after reading Madam Liu’s personal experience and seeing the wonderful photos she enclosed, we decided to re-publish Madam Liu’s article considering that this is the season in Taiwan when organic apples are in bountiful supply. We hope that our readers will actively promote this simple natural therapy in discharging gallstones as this will prevent families and friends from suffering unnecessarily.

Editorial (Taiwan Lapis)

In 2009, my aunt had intense pain in her left abdomen. She found out from her doctor that she had gallstones and had been inflamed for the last four days. The doctor advised her that surgery was necessary to remove the stones, but as my aunt was very afraid of surgery, she immediately called my mother. On the same day, my mother bought 8 bottles of organic apple juice and Epsom salt for my aunt. She taught her Dr Lai’s method of expelling gallstones. Sure enough, my aunt eliminated a big bucket of stones in the toilet! Not only was the pain gone, she also no longer needed surgery.

Mum also shared this method with Mr Chen, a good friend of Mr Su whose photos we shall attach below). Mr Chen also tried the method and discharged a lot of stones. Mr Chen’s 12-year-old daughter suffered from stomach bloatness frequently. We initially believed that gallstone problems happen only to those who are over 30 years old. (In her talk, Dr. Lai shared that people who are over 30 years old need to discharge gallstones if they have bloated stomach.) As this remedy is healthy and tasty, and since it does not impact a growing child, Mr Chen let his 12 year-old daughter try it. She also discharged a lot of gallstones and her flatulence was gone.

After hearing testimonies from Mr Chen, Mr Su’s confidence grew and started to use this method himself.

The following narrated a personal experience of Mr Su, a retiring teacher in Taichung, Taiwan. The photos are provided by Mr Su.

More than ten years ago, Mr Su has already learned of this surgery-free, natural way of discharging gallstones. Due to fear and a lack of confidence, he did not try it.

From July 2009 to May 2010, he has done the flush 12 times.

Photo 1 showed the discharge of gallstones from the 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th flushes (the coin in the photo is a NT$1 which can be used as a reference for the size of the stones). When the stones were first discharged, they were either green or brown colour and could be picked up by chopsticks. After exposing the stones to sunlight, they turned black!

Photo 2 showed stones at the 3rd flush. The sizes can be seen from the centimetre grid drawn on the paper. Compared to the first and second time, they were much bigger; the biggest was about 4x2cm!
Mr Su thought that after having done the flush twice, he would not have any more stones and was going to stop. His mother insisted that he tried it one more time, and surprisingly, bigger stones were discharged. This is because on the first two flushes, these stones were too large and were unable to soften enough for discharge. Many people believe that such large gallstones cannot be discharged from such a small exit. Please refer to the Japanese program “學校沒教的事單元” (“What the school does not teach”). Evidently, if the stones are softened enough, they can be flushed out.

Photo 3:
When doing the flush for the fourth time, even bigger stones were discharged, with the largest measuring about 5 x 3 cm. They were discharged on the second day on its own even before drinking Epsom salt or apple juice. The biggest stone was as large as the size of a Taiwan dollar. (Translator’s note: A Taiwan dollar is 20mm in diameter, slightly larger than a Singapore 10-cent coin.)

Photo 4:
At the tenth flush, most of the stones were small with a few large ones. Mr Su continued to do the flush a few more times. Some of the discharges were like fine sand floating in the toilet, hence no photo was taken for record.

The original Chinese article is published in the Nov 2010 issue of Lapis magazine and is accessible online at:

My Experience in Body-Mind-Spiritual Practice

Shen Xin

I was once seriously indulging in food and entertainment, so much so that it led to my painful sufferings from gout. Dr Lai is the person that I must thank most for my transformation into a person who is happy, healthy and living a life of purpose. Only after meeting Dr Lai, my life started to change, I had the chance to learn different methods and meeting different teachers. In 1991, Dr Lai wished that all lives be free from illnesses and sufferings, and that all be healthy and happy. As a result, the Lapis Lazuli Light organisation was founded. Since then, Dr Lai continually prayed for the blessings; a broad range of body, mind and spiritual information keeps presenting themselves. Compared to the past, we now face many more complicated and everchanging factors that affect our body, mind and spirit. So, only if we are able to select the best ways will we able to help ourselves and others, and live a healthy and happy life.


I. Understand External Sources of Pollution

Water, air and food can all be a source of pollution. In taking medicine, we must also understand if it only takes care of the symptoms while creating side effects. Also, be aware of the impact of microwaves, electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and negative emotional energy (please refer to the book “Warning: The Electricity Around You May Be Hazardous To Your Health” by Ellen Sugarman). Recently, my friends and I visited a company, three of us felt very agitated and unwell. We then noticed that there were wireless online computers all around, one on each of the office desks in that small office!

II. How to Detox

When you feel tired, unwell or agitated, most likely your body has been polluted. When you are affected by negative emotions from an external source (for example, someone is angry at your workplace, or in receiving sad or fearful news after visiting the hospital or funeral home), your energy field will be affected. Take an apple cider or Epsom salt bath when you go home.

Apple cider vinegar bath: Add 100cc of apple cider vinegar into the bath tub filled with half a tub of very warm water, soak for 20 minutes.

Epsom salt bath: Add three to four pounds of Epsom salt into half a tub of warm water, soak for 20 minutes. If the interference is from EMF or microwave, other than using the protection gadgets suggested by Dr Lai on a daily basis, take a very warm sea salt and baking soda bath.

Sea salt and baking soda bath: Add one pound of sea salt and one pound of baking soda into a half tub of water, soak for 20 minutes. However, if it is impossible for you to avoid long hours of computer usage at work, take a Blessed Clay Bath. One time I accidentally used a microphone that had electrical leakage. My hand was so painful that I could not raise my hand. Later, I recovered only after I bought volcanic clay mixed with some herbs and soaked in hot springs.


Those who are on medication to treat their chronic illnesses, consider using various body-mind-spirit natural methods to thoroughly regulate the body (see Note 1).

Proper Food Choice

In daily living, learn to use pendulum to test the energy of food. Choose nutritious food that has high energy. Organic vegetables, miso, kelp, brown rice, high fibre, low protein, low fat, low salt, minimal processed food are all good selections.

Choose supplements that have high energy and full of radiance. Dr Mitchell May said that food with high vibration gives us better clarity of mind and enables us to think better and meditate better, and overall we become healthier and stronger and can contribute more. A friend of mine who practises meditation very well could feel the energy vibrating throughout his body right after taking Bliss DeLight, and the energy rose swiftly to his throat chakra. No wonder friends who do not feel too happy or have tendency of depression experience improvement in emotions right after taking Bliss DeLight. According to Dr May, in addition to supplying nutrients to our physical body, the radiance of high energy food also enhances our energy field and releases the blockage of energy in our body.

Last year, a group of us with over 100 people travelled to India. Due to the big difference in temperature in the morning and night, the travel fatigue, poor air and water quality, many of us fell sick. I immediately took out the treasures I brought along:

    1. Lightning Enzymes (it increases the activity of cells; the tests by Dr May indicated that the activity of Lightning Enzymes is 10 to 100 times that of an ordinary enzyme.) One time, one of Dr May’s employees fell and broke his leg bone and suffered from serious infections. The doctor announced that his leg must be amputated. Dr May suggested that the worker takes 27 capsules of the Lightning Enzymes; the infection very quickly went under control and there was no more inflammation. The worker recovered without the amputation!
    2. Pure Radiance C (main ingredients are from the tropical forests of the Amazon River; Pure Radiance C contains wild camu camu berries that have the highest source of vitamin C.)
    3. Sea Minerals (sourced from the Australian Great Barrier Reefs ocean; it is not only rich in minerals, but also has very strong antibacterial effect.) In one of the US workshops, one participant, Dr Huang, was on the verge of catching a flu; his tonsil was so painful that he almost could not talk. I used 5cc of the Sea Minerals diluted with 100cc of warm water, and asked him to swallow to the painful area and to gargle; the pain went away shortly after that.

Overall, the day following the use of these treasures, almost two-thirds of those who were ill recovered. I use these treasures everyday, which costs me about Taiwanese NT$99 (about S$4.30 at the exchange rate of NT$23.2 per S$ as in July 2010.) This is such a good health investment!

Exercises that Enhance Energy Flow

    1. Brisk walking (see Note 1).
    2. The WuTai Mountain Eight-Step Exercise (see Note 1).
    3. Hand-swinging exercise (see Note 2).
    4. Stepping on clean grasses that are slightly warmed by the sun. Step with bare feet for 30 minutes or longer.Methods to strengthen energy:
    5. Tapping three places, cross-crawl, etc (see Note 3).
    6. Methods to adjust spine (see Note 4). (Once there was a woman who had very weak lumbar such that she could not get up after sitting on the toilet seat. After she practised this method daily, she can now walk quickly and vigorously!)


The state of our emotions affects our body from moment to moment. If we want our body to produce relaxing mental morphine, rather than letting our body becoming toxin-producing factor, when we are getting angry or agitated, we must practise:

    1. 8-8-8-4 breathing exercise – inhale deeply for a count of eight, hold for a count of eight, exhale for a count of eight and hold for a county of four. Repeat three times (see Note 5).
    2. Walk away from the scene for a while.
    3. Eye movement exercise: intentionally recall the emotions that you want to release, move your eyeballs clockwise for three rounds, then anti-clockwise many rounds (see Note 6).
    4. Visualising sky-blue light – cover yourself and the person that you want to reconcile with blue light, visualise that you are smiling to each other in the blue light of compassion.
    5. Tapping acupressure points to release negative emotions (see Note 7).
    6. Practising “Zero Limits” (Ho ‘oponopono [which means to make right or to correct an error]). When our thoughts bring negative emotions, whether towards people, matters or things, say the following four phrases:

The above methods help alter the emotions quickly.


How do we increase our spiritual frequency? Dr May suggests that we always bring the energy of blessing and gratitude with us to everywhere that our feet reach. The energy of giving blessings stretches beyond time and space.

Upon rising in the morning, visualise sending blue light from your heart chakra, bless every life: may they all have love, warmth and food, may all be healed. When you go out, allow your five senses of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching to return to good feelings, and stay in touch with the pure energy of nature. When you see blue sky and white clouds, or even a young leaf, thank them and bless them. When you hear the birds singing, thank them. When you are touched by the breeze, thank the breeze; when you smell the fragrance of flowers, thank them! Thank every bite of food you eat. At night, when you lie in bed, thank all the people, matters and things that you have encountered throughout the day. Send blue light to those who have hurt you and forgive them; to those that you have unintentionally harmed, ask for forgiveness and bless them, then enter your dreamland.

In his book “Drip Meditation”, Dr May mentioned a wonderful and happy monk whose entire body kept emanating radiance. The monk said his spiritual practice was to say “Thank You”, including during times when he had a flat tire or even when he fell down, he would still say “Thank You”! Perhaps one day, we can also be filled with gratitude when we encounter any difficulty.

The state of inner peace is described in the “Steps Toward Inner Peace” booklet (see Note 9):

In facing problems, one is able to act according to circumstance and no longer worry about gains and losses.

Live in the present freely.

Loss of interest to fight.

No longer worry about one’s ability.

Continual strong flow of gratitude.

Feel intimately close with nature and all things.

Smile frequently.

Gradually allow things to happen naturally and no longer pursue forcefully.

Continually increase in care and love for the surroundings, and naturally emanating care and love.

We need to understand that we are of a vibrating frequency. Different frequencies connect with different time-space. Only by allowing our mind to return to peace will we be able to enter the state that is beyond time-space, to transcend time and space.

At one time, I had to handle many things all at once. As I began to worry, I allowed my mind to return to inner peace quickly. Amazingly, what normally would take me three hours was completed within 30 minutes!

All the above methods help us transform our troubled mind into peace. This article only introduces some of the methods taught by Dr Lai. If you are interested, you are welcome to search for more treasures from Lapis Lazuli Light information sources. May you be well and let us all enjoy these life-giving treasures.

    1. Please refer to the books “Return to the Joy of Body” (in Chinese) and “Return to the Joy of Mind” (in Chinese) published by Lapis Lazuli Light.
    2. Please refer to the November 2008 issue of Lapis Lazuli Light Magazine (Chinese).
    3. Please refer to the “Energy Medicine DVD”.
    4. Please refer to the Chinese DVD on “Caring for Your Spine”.
    5. Please refer to “Discovering the Miracle of Life!” by D Ingram and J Schwarz.
    6. Please refer to “Dr Lai’s Health Tips”, published by Lapis Lazuli Light.
    7. Please refer to the August and November 2008 issue of Lapis Lazuli Light Magazine (Chinese).
    8. Please refer to “Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace and More” by J Vitalie and I H Len (Publised by Wiley).
    9. Please refer to the “Steps Toward Inner Peace” booklet.

The original Chinese article is published in the May 2009 issue of Lapis magazine and is accessible online at: