Wilson Cheung, was born in Still Water, Oklahoma in an area in the middle of former Native American territories. He was a somewhat sickly child in his early years, contracting the flu regularly every year, and like many, recovered by spending a day or two in bed getting rest. At the age of 14, he started working with visualization meditations to improve his memory and then discovered that it seemed to help him recover from the flu faster. On his first try, he noticed that he recovered in half a day. During the second onset of the flu, he recovered in 30 minutes. Later, he discovered that he was no longer getting the flu.
As an adult, Wilson has suffered greatly from severe depression and anxiety and while tackling this adversity, he practiced healing techniques on himself with a combination of body movement, art, meditations, visualizations, conventional psychology and practical spiritual tools which allowed him to organically recover from mental health issues and gradually stop using medication.
Some of what Wilson has discovered throughout his experience is that depression is actually a healthy response of your body from an unhealthy environment. He learned to embrace the wisdom of his body and be mindful of what his body is trying to tell him. With this mindset, he realized depression is no longer the enemy. Instead, depression became his partner.
In his 20’s and 30’s, most of his life was spent working in the corporate world as a computer and electrical engineer. At the same time, he continued to deepen his spirituality
Wilson believes: “In a high-pressure corporate environment, if you are tired, you are expected to drink more coffee and keep pushing yourself. But now I have a clearer connection to what my body needs. When I am tired, I simply take a nap. If tired is considered the problem. Coffee is the corporate solution. The truer, healthier solution is to strategize how to get more rest. That is the most sustainable solution. In fact, tiredness is not the problem; Tiredness is the natural response to unhealthy demands.
The Spirituality for REAL series is published under Wilson’s spiritual name WakunDaMa®. The book series covers Wilson’s experiences and learnings from over 30 years. The first book is dedicated to helping bridge the gap between skeptics and believers in spirituality. The second book builds upon the foundation of the first book. Wilson’s books sharpen the critical thinking of the believers while expanding the considerations of the skeptics. Both are needed as the foundation for deeper, real-life application of spirituality in the everyday real world along within the corporate world. His goal in this series is to share a way of being that allows people to hold the right balance of confidence and assertiveness alongside patience, gentleness and compassion.
Wilson is available for coaching or healing by request. Otherwise, he highly recommends you visit him under the name WakunDaMa®, on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.
By 2000 he started teaching courses on spirituality and meditation. He also started writing the first Spirituality for REAL book. It was during this time that his spiritual name, WakunDaMa®, was created. This name means “Horse that seeks to be of the Great Spirit,” and fuses his ties to Native American spirits and his Chinese heritage with the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Fire Horse.
A few years later he enrolled in the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, hoping to start a new career outside of the corporate world. He graduated as a Barbara Brennan Healing Science Practitioner in 2015 and started seeing a limited number of clients in person and remotely over the phone.
Still hungry for more guidance, he joined a small group of working professionals for an additional five years of facilitated personal growth through the Pathwork transformation program. These experiences helped him strengthen the bridge between spiritual life and everyday real life.
In early 2019 Wilson started creating inspirational videos in the form of improvisational dance to “pop” music. He calls this FEEL Dance. Videos of FEEL Dance promote messages of emotional and mental wellness and encourage viewers to have fun dancing. These videos can be seen on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube if you search for the name “WakunDaMa.” FEEL Dance is an application of WakundaMa® Yoga which is used to re-educate muscle tension out of pain. WakundaMa® Yoga is introduced in his first book in the Spirituality for REAL series.
I really enjoyed the breakdown of spirituality, physicality, the soul, and energy. This is an amazing read for those who are on spiritual journey and are questioning religion vs spirituality
I enjoyed this book and its gentle encouragement for working with pain and fear. The message is a synthesis of transpersonal psychology, the law of attraction, inner child work, and mindfulness. Wilson's orientation to his readers and students is his true gift