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Harmony of Mind-Body-Spirit. Issue 39. May 2006.

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We hope You are having a successful day. Here is your issue 39 of 'Harmony of Mind-Body-Spirit' from the Aikido Health Centre.

Your Unique Journey continues with 'Magic & Power in the Martial & Healing Arts'. This series began in March 2006 and taps into the incredible mysterious power at the heart of the martial and healing arts.

The feature article is titled 'The Way of Harmony with Aikido'. Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), was rightly known as one of the world's greatest martial artists, for his creation of Aikido, his superb technique and his profound spiritual insight into the nature of the universe - see below...

Read on... for our Words of Wisdom, World Community News, and Feature Article. The back issues & unsubscribe links are at the end of the Ezine.

Next month's feature is titled 'The Power of Ki in the Aiki Arts' A mysterious force known in Japan as ki, in China as Chi, in India as Prana, and in the West as Magnetism or Vital Life Force. Develop the power to use this positive energy for self defence and healing... stay tuned.

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"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own."
Benjamin Disraeli

"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about."
Dale Carnegie

"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it,
for that determines our success or failure.
Norman Vincent Peale

"When one door closes another door opens;
but we so often look so Long and so regretfully upon the closed door,
that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Alexander Graham Bell

"There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts:
what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Dale Carnegie

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Here we feature a series of Local and World Community News
that may be of interest to our subscribers...

Two years left to save free NHS - The UK Government wants to see more NHS work done in the community

There are just two years left to save a universally free NHS, doctors leaders are warning. Patients can expect to see beds closed, services reorganised and hospitals shut as reforms begin to bite and managers try to do more for less, they said.

A process of "creative destruction" was just beginning in the NHS, health policy experts warned doctors at a British Medical Association conference. And this would intensify as high levels of investment tailed off in 2008.

Chairman of the BMA James Johnson said it was a particularly controversial time, with record deficits and a raft of reforms after significant extra investment. 'Creative destruction'

"After five years of 7% growth per annum the NHS is in a bit of a mess".

"We only have another two years left and after that we will go back to growth levels of 2-3%."

If the NHS could not provide a better service with 7% growth rates, he said, how could it expect to do it on lower rates of investment.

"What we believe in most of all is an NHS free at the point of use. If we want that to continue we have probably got two years to get that right," Mr Johnson said.

At a conference looking at whether government reform programmes currently being pushed through made sense, health experts warned that huge unavoidable changes were ahead in the NHS. Chris Ham, professor of health policy at Birmingham University, told doctors extra investment had led to big improvements in care from the patient point of view.

"The NHS hasn't improved sufficiently to persuade the public it can survive as a universal, free at the point of use system." Politicians were on a "journey of creative destruction" in a bid to obtain more value for money". He said there was an element of deliberately taking risks and "destroying the old ossified features of health care". A new NHS would be created out of the "shell of the old NHS that has been left behind", he added.

Reforms like allowing independent sector treatment centres take on non-urgent operations and increasing the amount of health care provided by the private sector was leading to "surplus capacity" and more beds were needed. This would mean hospitals either competing aggressively to fill their beds or take a decision to close them and cut costs, he said.

As the reform process continued, there would be "mergers and acquisitions" with one hospital taking over another as health care providers sought to protect their position. But he said there would come a point where politicians found it difficult to live with the consequences of the reform process they had begun.

Dr Hamish Meldrum, chairman of BMA's GP's committee, said: "There are areas now in London for example where there seems to be an over-capacity. "If that was industry or a supermarket and you had overcapacity it would be closed, but closing a hospital is a political minefield." He also warned that hospital work could not be taken over by community providers unless there was the capacity in the community.

Former Downing Street policy adviser Simon Stevens, an architect of many of the government's reforms, said that just to do the same without making any improvements in productivity ate up 4% of GDP a year. But every 1% of growth in the NHS productivity freed up £1bn in health spending. He said reforms like payments by results, whereby hospitals are paid per patient treated rather than in lump sums based on past activity, were being introduced to give trusts an incentive to do better.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health said: "We don't agree with this doom-laden and pessimistic prediction. The NHS has just had one of its best years ever, tackling waiting times and improving the quality of services across the board".

"Reforms like offering patients a greater degree of choice are the solution, not the problem, and are key to the NHS's future success. "The changes will improve the way the NHS works and ensure every penny of extra NHS investment is spent wisely."

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Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), who gained the skill to control many attackers at will. He was unique in his ability to express his understanding of universal principles and laws of nature. He was also a very spiritual person who spent years in study, prayer and contemplation.

There are hundreds of amazing tales told of Morihei during his lifetime. He always encouraged his disciples to try to catch him off guard, promising a teaching licence to anyone who could do so.

There were many times when a disciple thought that Morihei would be vulnerable... when dozing on a train, his back turned to them during a banquet, when praying at a shrine, even when using the toilet.

All had a very similar response as the master would fix his eyes on the disciple and say... "The Gods just whispered to me that you intend to whack me on the head. You wouln't be thinking of doing something like that would you ?"

Sometimes the disciples would sneak out at night, using the utmost caution to cover their tracks. Despite this, in the morning Morihei would ask... "Did you fellows have a good time last night ?"

Once during a training session he said to several of his students... "The Korean couple down the road are having a big fight. Go and break it up before someone gets hurt"

As soon as Morihei entered a martial arts training dojo, he paid his respects to the shinto altar. After doing so at one dojo, he called the instructor over and said... "Why did you neglect to chant the morning prayers today ? The God here is lonely !"

Master Ueshiba had trained himself to the level of knowing everything that took place in his surrounding environment and became an invincible warrior. Although a valuable resource for a martial artist, his ultrasensitivity complicated daily living. He could not board certain electrical trains because the strong current gave him bad headaches.

He could not bathe in water that had been used by other people, because he could sense the character of each person who had bathed before him. If a disciple dipped a finger in to test the temperature he would know.

An excellent way to 'experience' harmony and balance in our lives is to practise the martial art of Aikido. This is an art of Peace that develops in us an acute awareness of our surrounding environment, the ability to be calm, focused, relaxed and centred. Millions of practitioners around the World experience the positive benefits of Aikido - The Way of Harmony

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Gozo Shioda, who was one of Morihei Ueshiba's top students, and the founder of Aikido Yoshinkan, wrote his memoirs. He gave eye witness accounts of several such miraculous events.

Once when Shioda was traveling with Ueshiba, they were walking up some steps to a train platform when a man at the top of the steps tripped and tumbled back straight towards them. Morihei "shouted" and the man 'unfell' landing back on his feet at the top of the stairs.

Once the founder said that bullets cannot touch him, and was challenged by some millitary people who regularly came to the dojo. On the appointed day he turned up at the firing range with Shioda. He placed himself at the target about 75 feet from the marksmen, who took aim and fired. There was a tremendous noise, like thunder, and several of the marksmen were swept off their feet. Morihei, who was completely unharmed, was suddenly standing behind them.

He was asked to repeat this feat of 'magic' and Shioda fixed his eyes on the master to observe what happened. The guns went off, lights flashed, there was a huge roar, marksmen went flying, again Morihei ended up behind the firing squad. Shioda could not understand what occured and on the way home asked "How on earth did you do that ?" Morihei replied...

"My purpose on earth is not finished yet so nothing can harm me, Once my task is completed, then it will be time to go, but until then I am perfectly safe from harm"

Morihei's live-in disciples had been trying to get their master to show them some Ninja stealth tricks, and he finally said he would. He had them surround him armed with wooden swords and sticks and commanded them to "attack!". They felt a stream of air and then heard Morihei call to them from the other end of the training hall, at least 25 feet away.

When they requested another performance, He yelled "Are you trying to kill me for your entertainment, such feats shorten my life by years"

During one demonstration Morihei had a match with Tenryu, a former professional sumo champion. The huge Tenryu was completely unable to budge the small Morihei, who proceeded to pin him to the floor with one finger. Tenryu went on to become one of Morihei's most devoted students.

Master Morihei Ueshiba's power was truly mind-boggling, but he remained completely modest about his accomplishments and trained every day.

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There are several different styles of Aikido now practised around the world and all have helped to spread the art. The Aikikai and Hombu (head) Dojo is in Tokyo, Japan with the spiritual centre in Iwama, Japan, where the Aiki Shrine is located. Thousands of Aikido practitioners visit to pay their respects and improve their skills.

The main emphasis is that the essence of Aikido is a unique Japanese philosophy which affirms the spiritual quest as the first principle of Budo and the tradition founded by master Morihei Ueshiba is the only true form of Aikido. With these two principles in place Aikido can avoid some of the errors in the spread of other martial arts.

Aikido preserves and rejects competition and sport, and will not lose the integrity of true budo. When strength and the physical determines all, Japanese martial arts lose their true essence. The aim is the cultivation of peace and love, not violence and brutality.

Aikido presents itself as a dynamic form of zen training with a world view of mind-body integration. Many people have found Aikido on their journey to harmony and cooperation, in their quest for balance in nature and the universe. The future of Aikido is assured as long as all practitioners endeavor to train rigorously and strive for spiritual cultivation. This contributes their share to making the world a better place for our children.

The main styles of Aikido were founded by the Master and some of his top students... Morihei Ueshiba, Kisshomaru Ueshiba & Moriteru Ueshiba - Aikikai, Koich Tohei - Ki Aikido, Morihiro Saito - Iwama Aikikai, Gozo Shioda - Yoshinkan Aikido, Kenji Tomiki - Tomiki Aikido. These are the basic styles, but there are many more variations too numerous to name here.

Aikido enjoys a sound reputation and has won the admiration of people as an ideal form of budo and path to spirituality. This is thanks to the founder Morihei Ueshiba and the early pioneers of the art, who laid the foundation through dedication to training. Some of the founders favourite poems reflect this...

Ai-ki, the root
of the power of love,
makes love grow

The great universe
is itself the way of Ai-ki
a light for countless peoples
that opens up the world.

This beautiful form
of heaven and earth
is a single household
created by the guardian spirit.

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WHAT can You DO to live a healthy, vibrant and happy life ? The best way to decide on Your path is to ask Yourself... "What am I drawn to ?"... there your Answers will be found. The following 'Secrets', applied daily, will help You to make powerful, lasting Positive changes.

You Are What You Breathe, Drink, Eat, Think, Feel and Do.

Breathe DEEPLY and Relax.
Drink Plenty of PURE Water.
Eat ORGANIC Food and Supplements.
Focus on POSITIVE Thoughts.
Positively EXPRESS Your Feelings.
Gently STRETCH for Flexibilty.
List Your Life GOALS.
ACT on Your Plans.

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There is a mysterious force known in Japan as ki, in China as Chi, in India as Prana, and in the West as Magnetism or Vital Life Force. It is possible to gain the power to use this positive energy for self defence and healing.

This series began in March 2006 and taps into the incredible mysterious power at the heart of the martial and healing arts.

THE WAY OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR The martial arts, these days are practised, not as a means to maim or kill our oponents, but as a path to peace. Self realisation and self mastery is the main focus of training to improve our own health and well-being.

SUMMARY OF MAGIC AND POWER IN THE MARTIAL AND HEALING ARTS The healing arts, magic & power in the martial arts, the way of harmony with aikido, the power of ki in the aiki arts, the way of the peaceful warrior, summary of magic and power in the martial and healing arts.


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Tony Wilden - Aikido Instructor/Healer
Aikido and Health Centre
'Harmony of Mind-Body-Spirit'
Founded Arun Aikido Club 1992

Tony Wilden is an Aikido Instructor and qualified in several Healing Arts. He has a deep interest in spiritual matters, health and environmental issues, and the creation of harmony between people and nature. Tony is on a path to wisdom, freedom and power and shares his insights on aikido, health, universal principles, ancient knowledge and master strategies.

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The information provided in Harmony of Mind-Body-Spirit is for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any dis-ease. It should not replace the advice of your health advisor or GP. Remember, knowledge puts You in control of Your life and slow positive changes are best for maximum benefit to Your health.

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