Chi energy

Chi er den oprindelige livskraft.
De siger, at energi bevæger sig derhen, hvor opmærksomheden flyder. Og i nutidens vanvittige medieunivers, er vores opmærksomhed over alt. Det betyder, at vores energi er over alt, og hvis den er over alt, så er den ikke der, hvor vi behøver den mest med bidrag til vores personlige sundhed.

Dette er særligt sandt i krisetider, når tragiske hændelser oversvømmer samfundet som helhed med intens frygt, bekymringer og forårsager ekstrem stress. Når vi som mennesker opererer i disse sindstilstande drænes vores spirituelle energi og det fysiske og psykologiske heldbred forværres hurtigt.

Der er mere om dette end blot en fornemmelse, det er videnskaben om chi, din livsenergi. Taoistiske mester og forfatter til talrige bøger om personlig energiudvikling, Matak Chia, forklarer, at opretholdelse, beskyttelse og styrkelse af din chi er en udfordring i dag, når der er så mange distraktioner, og så mange negative følelser omkring os. I en artikel om Taoistisk energihealing, forklarer Chia, hvordan negativ chi påvirker os.


Kommentar: Delvist oversat af Sott.net fra Taoist master Mantak Chia explains how negative chi affects us

In the Healing Tao, physical health, mental health and spiritual growth are different parts of the same process; they are all related to keeping the Chi flowing strongly and smoothly through our body. Our emotions are intimately related to both our health and our spiritual development.

Negative emotions, like anger, explode and chase the energy out of our body. Similarly, when we feel afraid, we contract so much that we literally squeeze the Chi out of our body. I am sure that you have noticed how depleted you feel after bouts of strong negative emotions. This is not to say that you should never feel fear or get angry; these emotions are natural and appropriate at certain times, and if you didn't feel them then, something would be wrong.

But if they become your chronic way of responding, your energy becomes stuck in these emotions and you feel them at times that are inappropriate. Your Chi will become blocked and will drain out. Emotions can be one of our biggest energy drains, and without strong Chi, health will eventually suffer and spiritual practice will feel difficult or impossible. ~Mantak Chia
Chia's practices and teachings have greatly benefitted my life. Many years ago I used the instructions in his book, Awaken Healing Energy Through The Tao: The Taoist Secret of Circulating Internal Power, with great effect to awaken this life force energy within me. His most fundamental meditation practice, the microcosmic orbit, is a simple but powerful exercise that anyone can do to develop a stronger connection to their life force energy.

Speaking recently with Brian Rose of London Real, Chia explains what the microcosmic orbit is about, and why it's so important that we turn our focus inward toward the body. If the brain is always so intently focused on the external world, the brain is not able to do the important work of regulating the organs of the body.

Focusing inward and calming the mind is essential for health, especially in an environment so rich with negative emotions.