The Only Certainty is Uncertainty

Outer chaos, inner calmness, and healing 

Master Glenn Tobey

Addressing your emotional response to the pandemic.

April 4, 2020



My topic today is certainty.


Part of my work is being with Spring forest Qigong. It is one of those most powerful healing tools I have ever encountered.


I remembered a phrase by Allen Paulos. He said, “The only certainty is uncertainty.”


The more we look at the chronic stuff going on with the global system, the more we are not going to feel safe. We are looking for some certainty, looking for some truth. But really that’s an invasive thing.


Master Lin and Spring Forest Qigong have provided an understanding about how life works. Often times in this energy practice, they share with you. Have you practice a game called “Finger growing game”. We don’t have time to do that actually. But I am going to just run through quickly. Kind of giving you the outcome of this.


Line up your fingers. Usually one hand’s fingers shorter than the other. Someone would say, “Your fingers are growing longer, longer, longer.” Say it for 5 seconds or 30 seconds. You go back to measure your hands. The fingers are growing longer. Everyone goes, “Wow.” Then you say, “That’s not possible.” Measure the fingers again. You are back to the original state. How does that happen? The energy in the body follows where the mind goes.


When the mind says, “Your fingers are growing longer.” Without a doubt. Then the energy goes to support what the mind is thinking. But when the mind says, “That can’t be true.” It goes back to support the doubt. You have a choice in this energy work. You want to have the energy to support your doubt or support the create of process? The healing. The things can change.


Yesterday I gave a talk about reality and spirituality. The story I told is not about either or. It's about both ends. Here is the reality what is going on right now. But the spirituality is a higher consciousness. It's not just staying on the spirituality. No, no, no. The reality what’s going on is really important. But it’s both ends. How do you find a way staying in that consciousness, the spirituality as well?


Right now, the language is reality. The dominate language. The linage language. It's about cost. It's about beds. It's about vaccine. It's about all these reality things.


But the language of healing is not really present very much. The idea of your fingers growing shorter or longer. You can work on healing yourself. You can balance your energy. This is about the spirituality. Spring Forest Qigong is about both ends.


Western medicine, you might think it is very powerful, very rich. But by itself, it’s missing something. This consciousness. Consciousness will always be the dance of reality and spirituality. Going deeper into the consciousness. Balance it all connecting with the reality is really important.


There is a concept called longevity. That is not just I want to live a long time. I need to hang up long enough to study the depth of this consciousness. How can I make my body strong enough so that I can live a longer time, so I can understand the consciousness at a deeper and more profound level.


Number of years to live is a linage thinking. But the place we can go to understand things is really powerful and quite rewarding, quite deep. Feel that thought.




Qigong Master Glenn Tobey




Master Glenn Tobey

Master Glenn Tobey, M. Div., M. A. in Management, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Duluth, Minnesota.

He has almost forty years of experience in the Human Service field and has worked in both urban and rural settings, and values the collaborative community-based model.

He has also taught at the college level, and conducted numerous SFQ workshops and trainings in various community settings. Glenn continues to teach and to share his knowledge and wisdom of Spring Forest Qigong which is at the center of both his professional focus and his personal passion. 

Glenn is a member of the SFQ teaching team. He teaches Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Instructor Certification, and other workshops.





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My life mission is to create "A Healer in Every Home and a World without Pain and Suffering." I am very grateful for Master Glenn Tobey for sharing Spring Forest Qigong in his community and helping achieve this vision.
-Chunyi Lin, Qigong Grandmaster, The Founder and Creator of Spring Forest Qigong



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