By connecting with our Higher Self, Grand Master Chia demonstrates the building and use of a spiritual network. Sharing the Taoist virtues in this network is direct spiritual action, the gain in mental and spiritual power flushes and fills the energetic depots in our physical body.
These techniques are rooted in ancient Taoist texts and allow the establishment of a network of consciousness and perception. In Western research, the three Tan Tiens are now also known. In the head the observing, analytical mind, in the heart the compassionate consciousness and in the lower, abdominal area the perception, the gut feeling, our 'second brain'. The conscious, energetic union and fusion of the three Tan Tiens, called Yi; forms our strong and stable consciousness.
Missing parts weaken our presence in life, leaving us wavering and seemingly aimless. This practice takes 15-30 minutes to apply and can be learnt by anyone.
Merging the Three Tan Tiens and opening to the Six Directions is another practice integrated into this Chi Kung meditation that strengthens our connection with the universe and opens us to the elemental power of the cosmos and the energies of nature. We are dynamically connected to the infinite and the causal. "As above, so below" echoes that wisdom heard and understood by masters and mystics throughout the ages. By being able to connect with the energy that surrounds us, we discover some of the jewels that the universe holds for us.
We exist through the unique resonance of our energy system with the forces of the universe that surround us. The two main forces are electricity and magnetism. Bio-electromagnetism is the Western term for life force referred to in Taoism as chi. Over the last 5,000 years, Taoists have used this bio-electromagnetic energy to improve the quality of their lives and to build a deeper relationship with the universe.
When we align ourselves with these forces, we become a channel through which we can connect directly with the universe to absorb, digest and store these energies within us.
One of Grandmaster Mantak Chia's intentions is for as many people as possible to become spiritually and personally independent and to connect directly with the source of the primordial power of creation (Wu Chi) and the cosmos itself.
"Mind - Eye - Heart and Yi"
The power of Yi is the magical catalyst that guarantees us positive results in the energetic realm. In the practice of Cosmic Chi Kung, we absorb the universe into ourselves, so to speak - through the palms, the skin, the heart and the crown of the head. With the help of Yi, we can inhale the cosmos through the various orifices of our body, absorb its power, condense it, transform it and use it for the benefit of all beings. To activate and control Yi, you should master the basic techniques of Universal Tao.
By Yi is meant the power of mind-eye-heart. Yi is the combined power of the following three forms of .mind". These three centres of consciousness combine and unite in such a way that the three forms of mind are bundled into one mind.
To activate and increase chi even more, it is essential to open the mind, eyes and heart and to use intention. In the Tao exercises we achieve this by cultivating Yi. Yi in Chinese means intention, awareness, mind power and concentration. Yi controls and guides chi. With our mind we control our thought patterns. With our eyes we control the senses of sight, hearing, smell and taste. With our heart we control all the organs and the positive and negative emotions associated with them: Kindness and anger in the liver, joy and impatience in the heart, openness and worry in the spleen, courage and sadness in the lungs, and gentleness and fear in the kidneys.
All this is controlled by Yi. It is the power of mind-eye-heart fused with our intention. All good performance in our lives depends on the quality and effectiveness of our chi. When the consciousness of mind, eyes and heart combine into one, a precious alchemical mixture is created.
The first mind is that of the brain and the Third (inner) Eye in the head. It is able to penetrate to higher states of consciousness and also has access to the information received through the eyes, ears, nose and mouth. This mind can become an "observing mind" if it is trained accordingly. An untrained mind, on the other hand, has a tendency to waste its energy by engaging in superfluous actions, fill-ups, etc.
The second form is that of feeling and awareness in the lower body. It has no direct access to the sense data from the eyes, ears, nose or mouth. This mind acquires a special awareness from the sensitivity it gains through experience and training. These two forms of mind combine with the conscious mind of the heart.
The "heart-brain", known as the seat of consciousness, is activated by smiling into it (using the Inner Smile) and remembering the sensations of love, joy and happiness. The heart-consciousness is activated when we let the energy of love and compassion flow in waves.
This meditation practice is part of the shamanistic branch of the Universal Healing Tao© (UHT), the ''UHT Cosmic Healing Qi Gong''.