A Moment of Divine Timing

My brother sent me a listing as an extra in the tv series”Homeland”. The current description was one that I might have been on camera in one scene. There was another position with 2 scenes and a better chance of being on camera. I sent some photos of myself doing tai chi and yoga poses. He sent my photos over and I got picked for the better role. While the role had no lines, I was happy that my face would be seen on camera. This was going to be my first role in the tv business.

My brother called Friday, July 12th and said that they chose me for the part. So I drove to North Carolina Saturday morning, barely on any sleep but so awake and energized. How could I not feel awesome at this moment? With weather and traffic it took me 13 hours to drive when it is suppose to be 11. At this time is was my brothers friends birthday and they were all out celebrating. As physically tired I was at this point, I knew it was rare for my 2 brothers and their wives to be out because of their families and children. I sucked up my tiredness, drank 2 red bulls and was ready to spend time with my family.

I did not drink because I knew it would just make me tired, so that turned me into the designated driver. So I ended up driving another 2 hours taking people home. I would do this act over and over again. To make sure people got home safely and allowing people to enjoy their time with no worry is a gift in itself. I spent the weekend enjoying my brothers, sister, nieces, nephews and friends. I am still holding onto the gratitude and I am holding a constant smile on my face. My vibration will not let me have any other feeling but pure love.

Tuesday morning I was up at 430am to be at set by 6am. I can not describe my role or the scene because the episode did not air yet. I can say that I was an extra with 2 scenes. One of me kinda in the scene and another with the camera on my face. So I was thrilled. Everyone there was so nice and loving. It was like a big family doing a project together. One of the scenes involved us being in a store so we were in there waiting. They started filming next door so I decided to stay where I was because they were coming back. I started doing tai chi and that lasted for an hour and a half. I was connecting and giving thanks to GOD and my Angels for all the love, miracles and opportunities that I have had my entire life and especially the last week.

Just as I was done, the production crew came back in to shoot the next scene that I was going to be in. All of a sudden, the director, Clark Johnson, says out loud, “hey, this guy drove from Florida, lets give him a line”. My jaw hit the floor and my eyes were huge. After a few minutes he came back and said the budget may not go through to allow it but he is sorry, that he tried. I thanked him and said no problem. I am just grateful to be here and that I was having an awesome time!! A few minutes after that he came back and said “wire this man up with a mic”. YES!!!!!!! 😉

The writer and director created another scene just for me and my role. Now I have 3 scenes and a speaking line. I have never been on tv or ever acted in front of the mirror. I was nervous to work with everyone who was a professional but my role was literally myself, David Chi. I had to speak like it was me. All it took was 3 takes and it was done. Perfect. To be an extra in a film is hard, depending on what the scene calls for. To be an extra and have actually face time is a huge deal. To be an extra and then bumped up to an actor with a speaking role because you are the exact fit for the scene is like hitting the lottery. For all  this to happen on your very first attempt and appearance on tv is nothing short of a miracle with divine timing.

UnknownSeason 3 Episode 5 airs Oct 29,2013 on Showtime

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So the next day, Wednesday, I left at 630am to drive back home because Thursday was my best friends 10th wedding anniversary. His wife planned a surprise renewing of the vows on the beach. It took me 11 hours to get back this time but nothing could stop me from enjoying and being apart of all these wonderful moments. Sleep and being physically tired I can push through for any miracle. I can always sleep or rest, I can not always be apart of awesome moments.

Watching the ceremony was a beautiful moment for both of us. I knew that two people can work through ANYTHING together as long as love is the foundation. As long as you see the goal of the union first and not the goal of yourself. To be able to listen and hear your partner of what makes them feel love, not what you think they want. To be our bright souls and to create a loving family. When I look at their two children, I see the lessons I want to teach my children. We all learn from each other, we just have to keep our eyes open for the lessons. The lessons only make our souls brighter with insight.

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The feelings and emotions that you are carrying during these events is one of a divine feeling. It is one that you feel like you are on cloud 9 and having vacation in Heaven. It is joy and happiness at its peak. But how do you hold onto that feeling? How you do preserve that feeling and prevent it from fading away? We all have had awesome moments in our life, but why are we still not in that feeling and moment? What happen? Why do we loose that vibration?

We happen. We allow other things to come in and push those moments away. We allow our grip on that energy to loosen. Should we always live in the past? Of course not but there is no reason why we should not focus on our blessings and only hold the gratitude of our heart to shine so bright that everyone should know, that you should know, how grateful and blessed we all are.

Replace negative thoughts with joyous memories. Replace depressing emotions with  visions of miracles. Replace the loneliness with the connection to your GOD. Uncover your soul, let it shine that no darkness can be seen. Just be the natural loving soul that you are and everything will happen to keep you at your peak. Lets evolve and teach other. Let love be your vision.

The white bird is the one we released during our engagement. The larger bird is one I fed during the ride to be on “Homeland”.

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I loved you before I met you

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Love is a gift that we all deserve. Love is the energy that makes our soul. GOD is love and we are all the children of GOD. Love is natural but sometimes our experiences keep this love away from us experiencing it to the fullest. We all search for it but are we ready for it?

I have been blessed with the relationships in my life. I always had standards of relationships in which the heart was number one. If someone did not have at least a certain level of love in their heart, I did not pursue that person. It is hard to have a bad relationship if two people are full of love. The problems in relationships start when people do not act from their heart and make bad choices from emotions and lack of communication. I can honestly say that 99% of all of my relationships were full of love and happiness.

Each relationship taught me lessons about myself and life. I learned how to be a great partner and to communicate. I learned how to be patient with a loving energy and to see the goal of the relationship and not my selfish ways. I learned what it takes to have a partner and to think of “us” instead of just me. All of these relationships taught me to be who I am today and I thank every soul who was in my life. People are in your life for seasons, reasons and lifetimes. When the message and lesson is delivered, it then is time for the next chapter to begin. Sometimes it ends with love and sometimes just the opposite. Either way, the focus should always be “what did I learn from this relationship” and not how it ended. Focus on the gifts and miracles of that time.

I have been focusing on “me” for awhile now. Focusing on being the best version of myself so I can bring that energy to the relationship. I wanted to be at my peak so my partner would be at hers because you attract what you are. I wanted us both be at our best so we can help each other go even further. Besides the relationship qualities, I wanted to be physically and spiritually at my best. I want my partner to desire my body and soul and I want to crave her body and soul. I want the relationship to start from this point so we both can grow together while having the best partner and best friend for each other. No worries, no fears, no negativity, just all love, happiness and miracles.

On February 7th, I saw my soulmate. We have many soul mates in our lives, all of them teaching us lessons. This is my soulmate that I will create a family and lifetime with. When I saw her photo, I knew who she was to me. After a month talking, I was even more sure of her energy. I was so excited to meet her and the excitement was driving me crazy! I didn’t want to just bring flowers that would eventually wither, instead I brought her a beautiful orchid plant that was filled with blooms inside an awesome vase. After an awesome lunch filled with laughs, we had to part ways but my confirmation was set. I knew this was going to be the mother of my children and my best friend for life.

I missed her as soon as I left. I had to leave town for a couple days but wanted to see her when I got back. I was persistant for us to meet and would not take no for an answer and she left a bridal shower to see me. I convinced her to meet 2 days after we first met just for a talk on the beach during the full moon. Our first kiss happened under the moonlight and that lasted for 3 hours straight and I still craved more. Our souls danced that night to the song of love that we both always wanted to hear and feel. That kiss started the connection that has skyrocketed to the heavens.

I have never felt so much love in my life. My soul is only filled with miracles and love. There is no room for anything else because this is what drives me. This is what gets me closer to GOD and my angels. This is what makes me be at the best version of myself. Mi amor has shown me so many sides of my soul that I did not know existed. She showed me so many levels and depths that have evolved my soul even more and we are only just starting.

Mac and Diana, who are very close to my soul, just recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. While I did not wait for the “standard” of time to ask mi amor to marry me, I could not wait anymore. This couple said that time does not wait for man so why should man wait for time. If you know she is the one then what are you waiting for? Why are you waiting to give negativity a chance to break the bond you know you have? Life is to short not to go after what you want and feel. When you feel it in your soul, then go for it and love every inch of effort for it.

Iris means rainbow. The symbol for all colors. The light of all life. Her birthday is July 28th and I wanted to do something special so I planned a photo shoot on the beach during sunset. But this was not just any photo shoot but one then we would remember for the rest of our lives. The time in which I would ask my soulmate to be with me forever and to start a beautiful loving family.

I wanted this day to be as special as possible so I had 3 dozen roses and mixed bouquets waiting for my love when she arrived. We had lunch with the photographer to set up all of our thoughts and ideas. A pedicure and manicure followed so my babes hands and feet would feel awesome. Lots of laughs during this time and the pineapple martinis with our pinkies up made it even better. After getting ready at our house, we were ready for the special miracle moment of our lives.

We had two parts of the photo shoot, one in casual linen and the other a bathing suit. We had a loving date on the beach while walking, talking, kissing, holding, hugging and bonding all while someone captured these moments on film. I bought a special white dove/pigeon/parrot for us to release. The photographer and I had this planned for a month before the photo shoot of how it was going to happen. Before we released the bird, he would say that he wanted a couple more poses before we do that. One of those was me kneeling, like a proposal type photo. When he mentioned this, lol, Iris said “what? What do you mean?”. He said “You guys will eventually be married right? This is just practice”. After a few funny faces and comments  in this pose just to lighten and disguise the moment, I spoke to Iris with my soul. She already knows how I feel but I let my soul speak loving vibrations that surrounded her entire body.

When she said yes, I felt such a miraculous sensation as if angels were dancing and celebrating around us. A new chapter had begun. I felt like my life had just started. All the training and experiences in my life has paid off because now I am starting a new life and one with my best friend and life partner, my soulmate, my love. We celebrated with some bubbly and enjoyed our moment in bliss. We stayed up all night enjoying each others energy and the next day and night as well. We are so happy within each others energy that we did not want to separate. I have never experienced a bond this strong and I am so appreciative for every moment, kiss, hug and breath that I feel from Iris, my rainbow of love that spreads from one side of my soul to the next.

I reached this point in my life from finding myself. I learned how to be a respectful humble man and a proud loving son of GOD at the same time. I learned when I look to be the best version of myself that I will be given opportunities to learn from my experiences to get me there. I learned how to love myself first so I can share that with everyone around me. I learned me and I will always be learning and loving from my wife. She is my teacher and my best friend. She is me and I am her and we are one. Love you mi amor!! I look forward to every chapter while we hold hands and walk along side each other!! ❤

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My 15th Anniversary of Teaching Life

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This month marks my 15th year of teaching tai chi & qi gong, both are slow dances combined with soft breathing. I first started tai chi by accident. I was on a waiting list to join a private class and one of my friends who had my house keys was at class. I had to sneak up to the yard because I did not want to disturb the class and also not look like a stalker.

My friend and I caught each others eye and he quickly throw me my keys over the fence. As I was walking away the teacher came out and asked what I was doing there. After explaining, he offered for me to try class. That was the start of my destiny as I know it today. GOD, my angels, however it works, they lead me to that moment in time for which forever changed my life as I know it and I hold constant gratitude and appreciation in my heart and prayers for it.

I was so excited to be doing this since the back ground was martial arts and I have studied many systems. This particular style had self defense aspects but also a focus on breath and meditation in motion. I feel in love with how I felt and soon started volunteering my time teaching others. I knew the changes I felt by simply taking 10 minutes a day and focusing on myself and my breath while practicing a dance. I never stopped volunteering my time and teaching since. I was given opportunities to help and I accepted with an open heart. I volunteered teaching everyone from children with HIV to juvenile delinquents who had to come to school in handcuffs. I also had the honor to teach adults with HIV and the homeless amongst many other different classifications of society. Still continuing my path, I now have the honor to work with the military and others who look to make a difference in this world. I have seen so many miracles during these times simply with breath and movement.

There are two things that I am confident about in my life, my heart and my movements. While at the beach today doing the movements, I reflected on the last 15 years and what it has done for me physically and spiritually. It takes me just over an hour to do the movements from start to finish, so I had many memories of who I was and who I am today. I started as a boy from the projects and grew into a soulful man trying to help the world, one breath at a time. I had to walk each step with faith.

Physically, the daily practice of meditation in motion has kept me clear and focused. It has allowed me not only to get rid of stress but to have the strength to prevent it. These simple movements have given my body the oxygen it needs in order to heal at an optimum state of being. By controlling my breath, I control my body in which I control my mind. When we control our body we get in touch with every part of our being. I have found myself through my breath. I have found a tool to keep my health at its peak without ever loosing the most important thing we take for granted, our breath. I always have peace and relaxation in my body.

Spiritually, I have come to feel GOD and my angels which is the core of us all. These movements do not follow religious beliefs or any man made path. Instead it allowed me, someone who was soul searching, to open up and look within myself. It allowed me to find my own way to our higher power, the way that fits me the best. Once I open up my soul and eyes to see, it allowed me to see thousands of miracles since, literally. It allowed me to find that peaceful, happy, serene, loving side of myself and to keep me in that energy and state of mind at all times.

I had many teachers in my life since then and have many now. My family are my teachers. My best friend is my teacher. My soulmate is my teacher. The homeless guy at the corner is my teacher. No human has ever perfected life. A teacher should always have teachers otherwise they are not learning but only dictating what they know so far and knowledge in unlimited.

Everything in life is connected and when you connect yourself, you find your true self and destiny. The last few years was the most intense training for my soul and life as I know it. When you are a child, you do not have many choices. As an adult, you have every choice. The last few years opened so many doors that enabled me to grow into a man. In one of the worst cross roads of life so far, I found the biggest gift, life. By helping others, it allowed me to record the gifts of breath. This is when I recorded 5 documentaries concerning Cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, etc. From that experience, I created 2 tai chi systems just focusing on health and a foundation to help spread that insight. These are the miracles and experiences that turned me into a man, a teacher and one day a loving father and husband. It was doing the right things in life without negativity for me to see the true blessing surrounding me. Any soul learning the movements from me call me by my name and not a title. We are all the same and no man is higher then another. Some just make different choices in life.

I owe everything to GOD and to the angels he sent to help me along my journey. The best insight that I found during the last 15 years is that I am just starting. My path has just begun. My training for life so far has given me the tools to stand as a loving child of GOD and to have the knowledge to help anyone in any health condition. I was given the tool to make a difference and I will teach others to carry and share these tools. The insights were not given to any man to hold for himself but to share with the world.

At the end of every exhale is the start of life, a new beginning. A new breath to fulfill your destined path. Find yourself. Find your breath. Find your destiny. ~David Chi

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