At the end of a recent qigong healing meditation, a new student asked if I had led the meditation using a script. She asked how was I able to share so much pertinent information during the meditation without hours of preparation and copious notes.
I explained that all information is available in the qi field at all times. It is available to everyone whether it is for leading qigong practices or for support while engaging in everyday activities. The key is to connect with the qi field so that you are able to receive universal information.
In order to receive information from the qi field it is essential to embrace the following:
- All living beings are connected through the primordial qi of the universe.
- Primordial qi naturally contains and carries information such as the characteristics, functions and abilities of every entity.
- Like qi, the information is non-local. It is not limited by time or space.
- Within the qi field, information, energy and physical matter are always exchanging and transforming while continually integrating and evolving.*
So then, how do we become receivers of this universal information? Like most things qigong, it is simple, but may not be easy. We begin by relaxing our body and expanding our awareness (sound familiar?). Prolonged strong focus may be required to find the deep relaxation and awareness needed. Regular practice will result in the process becoming more efficient.
Relax: Take plenty of time to relax your body deeply by scanning from head to toe, from the outside in and the inside out. Opening your heart will help you let go of tension. At the same time, let your mind rest and suspend analysis of thoughts so you can continue focusing on relaxing.
Expand: As you continue relaxing, begin expanding your awareness to connect with the blue sky above, below and all around you. Our teachers in China repeatedly urged us to ‘think big’ to move us into a receptive state. Keep expanding while visualizing universal, primordial qi, as if you are floating in a cosmic ocean of pure energy.
Receive: Through this type of focused relaxing and expanding you will enter into the qigong state of receptivity. It is in this state that energetic information arises for one to notice. For me, it becomes part of my awareness. Keep paying attention as the stream of information flows through your awareness. Paying attention is all that needs to be done.
“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.” ― Nikola Tesla
It is supremely important that we not become attached to a specific outcome. Desires may arise, such as wanting the moment to be different. If a strong desire intrudes, it will cut off the the flow of universal information. Always stay open and relaxed.
The qi field has never failed me. It is always here. The universal information is a profound source of wisdom for all aspects of our lives.
If you’d like to read more about the qi field, please visit our archive of past Articles. A recent article from the June 2017 newsletter “Eight Verses for Aligning with Universal Qi” addresses how to “organize the qi field”.
* A description of how information from the qi field is translated and processed can be found in this article describing Yi Yuan Ti.