We’ve spent the last few blogs exploring the causes of blocked energy and today we present the final blog in this mini energy series which explains more about the spiritual causes that may be blocking your energy flow.

It’s a familiar scenario that we strive for a happier and healthier life and set out to work through any emotional and physical energy blockages. However, rather disparagingly, we may still find ailments and patterns that we just cannot shift.

This is likely to be due to spiritual causes.

What are spiritual causes?

Spiritual causes are often referred to as inherited or Ancestral blockages. This is because they are caused by physical and emotional energy patterns passed down through the generations of the family. Essentially, we believe that people’s energy can be affected by the history and energy of their family.

How and where do spiritual blockages manifest in your life?

We see that every human being is given the opportunity to live a physical life to grow in wisdom, love and compassion for all living beings. The love and wisdom we grow during our lives are passed on to the next generations, which may in turn grow greater respect and gratitude for life. In this way we can ensure that life evolves both materially and spiritually.

Just like the roots of a tree which provide the nutrients for it to grow, we too are connected to our roots, which are our parents and ancestors. Their physical and emotional character is written in our bodies and minds. In the same way their energy is with us too and may, over time, manifest physical and emotionally.

Energy, unlike material things, never dies, and the information encoded in our energy system is transmitted from generation to generation.

We are not surprised to see that people are increasingly interested in researching their family history to see how their lives have been shaped by previous generations. We inherit our physical features through our genetic make up, but in the energy system, emotional patterns, ancestor’s life experiences, memories, pain, health issues and even addictions can be imprinted and carried forward to future generations. We may be born with weaknesses in our energy system inherited from our ancestors that can have a significant impact on our physical and mental wellbeing.

Resolving spiritual energy blockages

The Ancestor Healing Programme run at Jung Shim addresses this crucial but not well-understood aspect of human life by healing these inherited patterns, and freeing us from their influence. The Programme is a profound and spiritual experience to clear inherited energy patterns that can affect our life, wellbeing and relationships.

Master Oh

Master Oh is the founder of Jung Shim, he has dedicated his life to sharing the Jung Shim method with others and continues to support the opening of more Jung Shim centres worldwide. Master Oh’s 30 years experience working with Qi or ‘human energy’ means that he has developed an extraordinary sensitivity to feel energy and identify the underlying cause of many health issues as well as being able to open energy blockages through his powerful treatments. If you wish to know if you are being affected by inherited or spiritual energy blockages, please book a consultation.

Qi Energy

In our last blog we explored the physical causes of energy blockages. Today we continue with understanding how the emotions that we feel are able to disrupt our natural energy flow and deplete us of our human energy – Qi.

Our emotions have a significant impact on our lives and experiences. Positive emotions such as feelings of love, joy, excitement, compassion, pride and hope are life affirming and increase our energy levels.

Positive emotions also seem to attract others who have an abundance of energy and positivity. Negative emotions such as anger, hatred, fear, worry, anxiety are energy drainers. They literally zap and drain us of our ability to change whatever we don’t like and stop us from moving forward. In this state we seem to attract others with little or no energy.

How and where do emotional blockages manifest in your life?

We have all suppressed our emotions at one time or another. In fact, most of us develop life-long habits of emotional suppression, not realising how this can affect our body. Our society, particularly Western cultures, dictates that we behave in a certain way that is acceptable to others. Whilst in some situations it is appropriate and necessary to curtail our emotions, for example at work or when we are parenting, it becomes unhealthy when we quash those emotions all of the time. Our emotions need an outlet. They always come out one way or another, because they are part of who we are. You may believe that you have suppressed them, but instead your body has stored them and, unless released, these emotions can result in physical manifestations like chronic pain, anxiety, migraines, ulcers, and other forms of illness. These physical manifestations are our body’s way of telling us there are things that need to be healed.

Different people deal with emotions in different ways

In the east, they often describe people as being ‘yin’ or ‘yang’ character. Yin is minus energy, like the moon or like water it absorbs light into itself, rather than emiting it, like the sun – which is yang.
Characters with a Yin constitution tend to internalise their emotions. They find it hard to vocalise how they feel and over time blockages can develop blockages in areas where the emotion is stored. Each emotion relates to an organ depending on it’s energy. Anger affects the liver, sadness the lungs, fear the kidneys and joy the heart. People with a Yang constitution are fiery and often find it hard to control what they say and might have more emotional outbursts. These in turn also affect the energy system, creating blockages. Whether we tend to overly express how we feel or keep everything in, the answer to supporting our energy system is to gently balance and harmonise our emotions.

Where do emotions come from?

The key to dealing with our emotions is to understand them. I usually ask my clients to think of their emotions as their children, who need their patience, love and guidance.
We feel emotions when we are not connecting to ourselves. Our original vibration is clear, bright and beautiful, but when something happens that affects us or when we are simply short of energy, then we tend to feel different emotions, which further drain our energy system.

Don’t let your emotions take over

When we feel sadness, anxiety, fear and other negative emotions the best thing to do is to accept and embrace them, rather than become absorbed by them. You can ask your emotion “What can I do for you?”
Meditate on the knowledge that your true self is much bigger than the emotion it feels and can deal with anything. Imagine yourself as the bottom of the ocean. The emotions we feel are like the surface of the sea, always changing – so all we need to do is go down to the bottom of the ocean and feel the deep peace which exists within. You don’t have to meditate a long time, the key is to have this awareness and change the vibration as soon as you feel yourself going into it.

Resolving emotional energy blockages

Emotional blockages can be so deep it may be that you need specific help with unblocking some emotions. If past experiences and difficult situations are making you feel stressed and tired and unable to cope, then an Energy Assessment and Treatment can help. By opening your energy system and giving you a boost of Qinenergy, I can release these built up emotions and pain, making you feel lighter, happier and better equipped to deal with life.

I believe that an abundant and free flow of Qi energy throughout the body is the foundation necessary for good health. By releasing emotional energy blockages and understanding how to receive Qi energy, it will benefit body, mind and spirit.


I’ve dedicated this blog to my forthcoming meditation retreat in South Korea.

I offer a meditation retreat every year because I passionately believe that the experience of spending a week away in this context is incredibly beneficial. I wanted to highlight some of the remarkable things that you might experience if you chose to treat yourself to this retreat.

Let me start with the location. This year’s meditation retreat will take place in Gapyeong, South Korea. Situated in the very centre of Korea and surrounded by beautiful mountains, the Gapyeong centre has very powerful energy and is the perfect place to get away from everything and recharge.

You will enjoy peace and quiet in this very positive environment of outstanding natural beauty. You’ll get space from the hustle and bustle of the fast-paced life most of us are living every day. Moreover, you’ll find that you’ll be with other like-minded individuals who have also chosen to dedicate time to their own spiritual growth.

You’ll be able to focus on the proper meditation techniques and, because you’ll be working closely with me, you’ll be able to strengthen your practice and receive any support required during difficult moments. You will really experience the practice of meditation and not just the theory.

During this retreat, I will help you understand the workings of the human and original mind in order to transcend one and support the other. The human mind is rooted in our physical body and personal needs, whereas the original mind is connected to the Source and is based on unconditional love and wisdom.

Through daily talks and meditations, I will help you to receive energy in order to experience a deeper connection. I’ll also be talking about the energetic changes that are taking place in the world right now and how you can better support yourself and use this period for greater spiritual growth.

What to expect:

  • Daily meditation
  • Daily talks
  • Energy classes
  • Energy treatments
  • A beautiful mountain setting
  • Day trip to Sorak Mountain
  • Meditation by the ocean
  • Mountain spring water

Your day begins with chanting and training followed by inspirational talks and guided meditation from me.

Enjoy this time to renew your body and mind with the powerful mountain energy and pure spring water. There will be an opportunity to practice meditation in the stunning setting of Sorak Mountain as well as by the ocean. This retreat will help you restore inner peace, joy and clarity of mind.

Master Oh is a Qi Master of 30 years, trained in ancient Korean traditions of energy healing and mindfulness.

Cost: £950

Cost includes: airport transfers, accommodation, all meals, restaurant outing and energy treatments.

Flights need to be purchased separately.

For more information please email info@masteroh.com.

Qi Energy

We spent some time in our last blog introducing the three main causes of energy blockages and promised that we would explore the causes of these in more detail.  Today we are going to investigate energy blockages which have physical causes. For example, how our bodies react to certain situations such as stress, relationships, loss and bereavement, but also how we react to external blockages caused by toxins in food, environmental pollution and other chemicals.

Our human energy is affected by the exposure to an excess accumulation of toxins absorbed into the body from the air we breathe, the water we drink and the unhealthy food we eat. We then use our energy to trying to rid these toxins rather than focusing on the healthy functioning of our body. Over time, this leads to feelings of depleted energy and low mood.

How to overcome physical causes of blocked energy

  1. Diet

When we are overworked or overtired; when we eat at irregular times or a diet of sugary or processed food we can deplete our energy levels and build up toxins, tension and blocked energy in the body. Blocked energy can affect our digestion, absorption of nutrients and elimination affecting our health.

I suggest that you eat as healthily as possible at regular meal times.  Try eating a varied diet in order to get enough of every important nutrient; Avoiding fried or processed food, sugar and trying not to drink too much alcohol is also important.   This way we provide our body with the nutrients it needs to function correctly. Without nutritional food, metabolic processes slow down, and your physical health declines. Eating nutritious meals regularly gives you the energy you need to live and complete the daily tasks necessary for a happy, balanced life.

You should also have some awareness of the toxins that are contained in food, even the healthy foods, along with the toxins that can be released depending on how food is prepared and stored.  Toxins in your food come from a variety of sources, including and not limited to:

The pesticides used to grow your food

Food packaging and storage containers

The type of pots and pans you use

The non-stick and plastic components in small appliances

Toxins stored in fatty animal products

Chemical contaminants in Tap Water

  1. Create a Clean Environment

Whilst we have less control over our environment, pay careful attention to creating the most ideal home environment that you can.  Be mindful again of the toxins that are found in products we use to clean our homes and ourselves.  Of course physical energy blockages can also be caused by wider environmental influences such as pollution or a smoky environment.

Environments can increase or reduce our stress, which in turn impacts our bodies. What you are experiencing at any moment is changing not only your mood, but also how your nervous, endocrine, and immune systems are working.  The stress of an unpleasant environment can cause you to feel anxious, or sad, or helpless. This in turn elevates your blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle tension and suppresses your immune system. A pleasant and happy environment reverses that.

  1. Connect with Nature

Spend as much time with nature as possible.  Nature has a soothing and restorative quality.  Most of us experience improvement to our mood after spending time outside, often citing feeling calmer and more balanced.

  1. Receiving Energy

 The energy you receive during a treatment with Master Oh (Qi) or through Qi Classes helps to open energy blockages and remove stagnant toxins, improving the circulation and boosting the immune system. Having a treatment is a great way to open deep-seated energy blockages quickly. From there Master Oh recommends changing our patterns to support the healthy flow of Qi throughout the body by doing all the above, as well as regular exercise.


Qi Energy

Master Oh

This really is the time of year when we need to be nurturing ourselves both emotionally and physically ensuring we maintain optimum health. Ironically, as the year starts anew, so many of us complain of feeling tired and ‘run down’, susceptible to coughs and colds and with depleted energy levels. I thought it was an appropriate time to remind you where our ‘human energy’ comes from, how we can harness it and​ ​also​ ​explain​ ​what​ ​can​ ​be​ ​blocking​ ​the​ ​energy​ ​that​ ​we​ ​so​ ​desperately​ ​need.

What​ ​is​ ​‘human​ ​energy’?

Central to Eastern philosophy, Qi (or “Chi”) means life force energy. It is considered to be the invisible energy that supports all life on the planet. In traditional culture, an abundant flow of Qi or ‘human energy’ throughout the body is believed to maintain a state of balance, lasting health and mental wellbeing. It is also thought that, when people are drained of energy (Qi), they begin to experience declining health and emotional​ ​imbalances.

Our life is created by Qi and supported by nature’s energy. Qi, the human battery, determines our lifespan and is the original energy we receive at conception. It supports our organs and cells and is responsible for the functioning of our body. Nature’s energy however, can be compared to the fuel we put in a car i.e. we absorb nature’s​ ​energy​ ​from​ ​food,​ ​water,​ ​air​ ​and​ ​sunlight.

These days many people are short of energy. Despite a healthy diet and sufficient exercise and rest, we still feel tired, this is because we have depleted our reserves of our human energy and our battery has become flat. When this happens, taking more rest or improving the quality of our food and trying to lead a healthier life will not necessarily​ ​give​ ​us​ ​more​ ​energy​ ​or​ ​resolve​ ​our​ ​health​ ​issues.

Energy​ ​Channels

The human body has a network of 12 main energy channels (meridians) that carry Qi throughout the body. ​The natural flow of Qi energy is responsible for making us feel healthy, not just on a physical level but also on an emotional, mental and spiritual level​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​​ ​​From​ ​an​ ​eastern​ ​point​ ​of​ ​view,​ ​there​ ​are​ ​two​ ​main​ ​causes​ ​of​ ​ill​ ​health:

  1. A​ ​shortage​ ​of​ ​human​ ​energy​ ​(Qi)
  2. Energy​ ​blockages

When we are short of ‘human energy’ our body cannot function effectively which in turn, causes stress, fatigue and pain. In addition, a shortage of ‘human energy’ affects​ ​our​ ​emotions,​ ​making​ ​us​ ​feel​ ​negative​ ​and​ ​further​ ​draining​ ​our​ ​energy.

Energy​ ​Blockages
There​ ​are​ ​three​ ​main​ ​causes​ ​of​ ​energy​ ​blockages:

  1. Physical – These include blockages caused by toxins in food, environmental pollution​ ​and​ ​other​ ​chemicals.
  2. Emotional – These come from negative, strong or repeated emotions such as anger,​ ​fear,​ ​anxiety​ ​and​ ​depression.
  3. Spiritual – These are caused by inherited energy patterns passed down through​ ​the​ ​generations.

Over​ ​the​ ​next​ ​few​ ​weeks,​ ​we​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​the​ ​cause​ ​of​ ​these​ ​energy​ ​blockages​ ​in more​ ​detail​ ​and​ ​look​ ​at​ ​how​ ​we​ ​can​ ​prepare​ ​for​ ​them​ ​and​ ​ultimately​ ​address​ ​them.

Find​ ​out​ ​more​ ​about​ ​‘Human​ ​Energy’​ ​and ​Master​ ​Oh​ here.