A Fully Alive Energy Path to Conscious Living
Skilfully and consciously navigate the trials, challenges and demands of life.
'The person of the world gains something every day. The person of the way loses something every day'.
- Daizan Skinner
The path to conscious living may not be a comfortable one.
For some it is met with relative ease, and they may wonder what all the fuss is about. For others the journey of unfolding can be more like riding a rodeo, and you may want to get off, or wonder why you got on in the first place.
The Unfolding Being course is about establishing a road map to conscious living, whereby you can skilfully navigate the challenging or difficult times, just as you would embrace the beautiful times.
It is not about clinging or holding onto experiences but using awareness and acceptance as a path to freedom, openness and connection.
Previous Unfolding Being Classes
Available to buy as pre-recorded courses to take in your own time
To get the most out of the Unfolding Being courses, we recommend you have at least 12 months practice with Fully Alive or Shaolin Wahnam.
We have covered a broad spectrum as well as a profound depth of practice in the Unfolding Being course. Over August - September, we will be coming back to ways we can integrate our practice more deeply.
This is an opportunity to look at some of what we have covered over the last months with fresh eyes, and to find new clarity in how our practice can support us in our lives.
As we become more skilled in mind and energy work, we may find that we focus less on form. By coming back to the physical aspects of the practice and the power of form, we will be able to deepen the integration of the mind and energy aspects for a more complete Triple Cultivation practice.
When we align with Being we address our daily habits, connect with our purpose and are able to show up to life with vitality and joy.
Connection with Being
When we are anchored in Being it is easier to deal with turbulent times, and move through life with love, grace, and peace. We can enjoy being spacious, open and grounded, with curiosity, energy, and harmony.
- When we feel lost or distracted, we instinctively know how to reconnect and be focused in being.
- When our energy is low, we have the tools to recharge and experience abundant energy.
- If we start to feel overwhelmed, we have the skill to let go and return to the flow of life.
We are not pulled from one thing to another, generating anxiety and worry. With clarity of mind, we are able to ascertain the difference between thoughts, choices and what is happening.
Unfolding Being isn’t a path of denial, escape or suppression, the practices provide us with the means and understanding to deal with things as they arise.
To truly experience personal transformation, we must begin and continue the passage of unfolding. We must journey with honesty, integrity, compassion and wisdom. When we strengthen our bodies, we strengthen our mind, energy and spirit.
Supporting Everyday Life
We will work with practices to maintain energy levels, improve health, enjoy life and remain physically, mentally and emotionally stable even in times of difficulty. By developing courage, strength and inner stability, we are more resourced to face reality as it is and deal with whatever life brings.
The Unfolding Being courses are an opportunity to explore and deepen your mind-body-energy road map.
- Revisiting vital foundation skills to more advanced energy breathing practises
- Including upgrades and insights received along the way using a clear and concise map.
- Time to enjoy the process and no need to ask "are we there yet?"
- A guided, experiential journey that will unfold as you progress and become even more skilful than you already are.
- Each landmark will become apparent, and you will know how to get back there through your practice, increased skill and clarity.
Cosmic Breathing and the Art of Wisdom
Freedom, Openness and Connection
“Cosmic Breathing brings tremendous benefits into our everyday life in the mundane world. A spiritual awakening when one expands into the cosmos is life changing. His life will never be the same as before. It brings joy and meaning to his mundane world.
He may realize that his spirit will never die, thus overcoming the greatest fear of most people, the fear of death. This will give him tremendous confidence in life.”
Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit – Cosmic Breathing at the UK Summer Camp
When we merge with the cosmos and return to the mundane world, we carry back with us energy from the cosmos, thus making us stronger than before.
Regular practice of Cosmic Breathing provides a sense of reassurance that in a wider awareness things are ok even when the journey feels difficult. We realise that there is no one answer to what we seek, and that through increased awareness the sticking points become more obvious, acceptable and easier to pass through.
When we practice Cosmic Breathing and expand into the Cosmos, we experience things as they are. Not separated objects and things, as in our mundane world, but as integrated spread of energy in Cosmic Reality. We realise we are an integral part of the Cosmos, which is much bigger and stronger than our physical body.
The Art of Wisdom
The Art of Wisdom was once a closely regarded secret, revealed by master Liu Han Wen. As a meditation practice the Art of Wisdom can help you merge with the cosmos and be deeply transformative as a practice.
The Internal Essence of Bone Marrow Cleansing
Peace, Courage and Mental Clarity
In a course that was thought to be at the highest level of Bodhidharma’s teaching, Sifu Tim Franklin delves deeper into the skills and benefits of Bone Marrow Cleansing.
Bone Marrow Cleansing is a skill, not a technique. It is the skill of energy flow at the 5 levels:
- Skin Level
- Flesh Level
- Meridian Level
- Internal Organ Level
- Bone Marrow Level
Previous attendees of Bone Marrow Cleansing courses will have already benefitted from Qi flow at the levels of skin, flesh, meridians, internal organs and bone marrow (nerves). This reaches the deepest levels and is able to cleanse deep-rooted physical, emotional, psychological, even karmic blockages. Besides this it provides deep peace, courage and mental clarity - all requirements on the path of spiritual cultivation.
Whether this is the first or third time you have done this course you will have the opportunity to learn or review the key skills of directing chi to the five levels of the body. And, in addition to the usual high-level teaching practised on this course, Sifu Tim will be focusing on transmitting the skills to specifically clear Psychological, Emotional, Physical and Karmic challenges.
Releasing emotional, mental, physical and karmic stuckness, using the skills of Bone Marrow Cleansing, can give real relief to challenges that previously haven’t shifted.
Increased Fluidity and Internal Force
Taijiquan and Shaolin practitioners may also be surprised at how these skills distinctively enhance their martial attainment, internal force and fluidity.
All of the skills and experiences on this course both enhance and are enhanced by those of Sinew Metamorphosis and the 18 Lohan Hands. They are a wonderful set of tools in the process of spiritual cultivation.
The Internal Essence of Sinew Metamorphosis
Sinew Metamorphosis is a simple, direct and powerful method for building and releasing energy.
Performed correctly the outcome can be profound, leaving the practitioner in a sense of awe, wonder and appreciation of the marvel of life and the Cosmos.
When you practice Sinew Metamorphosis as a mind-body-energy exercise, while being in tune with the Cosmos, a person can spontaneously activate high-level skills. Through these exercises we can feel charged with energy, grounded, expanded, in-tune with the Cosmos, and freer physically, mentally and emotionally.
In this 4-week course you will be guided through the essence of Sinew Metamorphosis and learn the methods for directly accessing powerful energy and flow states.
Ideally you will already be familiar with some of the Sinew Metamorphosis exercises to best benefit from this course.
- Attain a One-Pointed Mind
- Develop Tremendous Internal Energy
- Recharge your Meridians
- Help Trigger the Small Universe
- Expand into the Cosmos
- Experience Being Grounded, Expanded and Connected
“Tuning in with the Cosmos energy flowed effortlessly through the body, meridians open.
Moving the hands into position for Flicking Fingers energy rushed down my arms and hands.
The first flick of fingers a surge of energy released back up my arms into the body.
With the second flick of the fingers the Small Universe Flow was triggered.
The third flick of fingers chi flooded all the meridians.
Releasing the hands every cell in the body vibrated.
Then gone, expanded, I was nowhere and everywhere.”
- Tim Franklin, 2015
The Internal Essence of the 18 Lohan Hands
How do we use the internal dimensions of a set of 1500 year old movements to cultivate the spirit, release old blockages and align ourselves physically, emotionally, mindfully and energetically?
During the 18 Lohan Hands course, online in 2021, many of the students experienced advances in their understanding, level and experience of arts.
The month of exploration of the essence of the arts has been an advancement of depth for the students of the Unfolding Being course, reminding us of the tremendous benefits passed down 1500 years.
We are all unfolding as part of this journey. And it is my honour to pass you these teachings through a new lens of being. I invite you to join me for the next part of your journey in conscious living.
With loving kindness