Chi is a radiant energy field, a subtle life force that penetrates through everything in the universe and keeps life flowing. It is the thread that runs through all that breathes, giving meaning and spirit to life. As a result, we are always connected to this magnificence field of chi energy, the force of life, within ourselves and each other, with the animals and nature, our solar system and the universe itself.
What is happening within us, is mostly a reflection of what is happening outside of our spectrum. Astrology shows us how the energy of our planetary system, their position and activities influences our human lives in very profound and tangible ways here on planet earth.
MANIFESTING THROUGH SOUL
To experience chi as part of our reality, we need to connect ourselves to a source of energy, which is seated in the soul.The sacred place of divinity which holds the foundation of our potential. What we manifest into this world is ultimately a reflection of our personal belief system, which is always in perfect alignment with the energy we emit.
The energy we hold determines to a large extend the quality of our focus, and our focus determines the quality of our manifestations. Therefore, the major part of what we create in life is manifested through our thinking. We are the masters of our own life and dreams. Our mind would not have the capacity to hold a dream if we did not have the capability to make them come true. It is our task to align our thinking with the energy of our heart and soul, envision it, feel it and be it.
Our minds are mostly trained and used to direct thoughts and energy in conventional ways, developing our creative, linguistic and social abilities. Helpful for sure, but we could increase the benefits by using our capacities to direct the mind’s energy in a more focussed way. Getting access to our subconscious mind, the area where our sixth sense resides. The inner voice and the place where our intuitive capabilities are seated. Giving us the ability to sense the change in the energy field that surrounds the earth and all of us.
Intuition is our inner guidance”, the holder of our wisdom, gained both in this life and previous ones. If we develop this part of our mind, we become masters of wisdom, transcending individual abilities and skills, leading us to people and circumstances that are beneficial to our growth and personal goals.
The body is often taken for granted, and we only tend to listen to it when it gives us discomfort or pain. Unfortunately, because our body is the antenna of our chi-energy field, sending subtle signs how it feels or where it needs our attention.
Imagine how just stretching our arms can change the entire energy field of our body. At the same time it also influences our way of thinking and feeling. It is the basis of practicing yoga, tai-ji or qi gong, which increases our energy by just following certain movements and postures, cultivating mental clarity, peacefulness and inner strength. When our chi flows freely we radiate health and harmony, which is beneficial for our entire well-being.
Feelings are related to our inner chi. In combination with our body and mind, they form the triangle of our human existence. Our inner chi is exposed to events happening outside of us in the physical world. This affects our feelings adequately, which are by nature changeable and sensitive to outside influences. Think about how you feel when the sun warms you up on a cold day, or when having a good time with people you love. In these moments, our chi flows openly and we feel empowered. Needless to say how negative circumstances influence our chi and feelings. However, as human beings we need to experience both, to learn, grow and mature. By becoming aware of this, we can open ourselves to find balance and a gateway to release blocked energy.
Various energy techniques can help us in the process to bring alignment in our energy field. Some of these techniques are very easy to apply, regardless of our age, physical or emotional state:
- consciously breathing for one or two minutes
- spending time on your own, in silence
- being in nature
- listening to music
Other techniques that require some teaching or practice are:
- qi gong
- energy healing such as Reiki (for self and others)
- breathing exercises
- chakra balancing
Within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) chi-energy is used to transmit chi in our energy field and neutralise energy blockages, promoting health and well-being. It is the basis for most complementary therapies, like acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, homeopathy and shiatsu.
Energetically thriving to feel balanced in our body, mind and feelings are the basis for living a spiritual life. Investing time and energy in all of them equally will be the best investment we will ever make, not just for our self but for whatever flows out of it.