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. It 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.
"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. Our heart controls 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 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) System, the ''UHT Cosmic Healing Qi Gong''.
Excerpts from publications by Mantak Chia
Wolfgang Heuhsen UHT Cosmic Healing Senior Teacher
A complete 4-days workshop video instruction in English and German from Mantak Chia himself you can find under: Cosmic Healing 1 Taoist Shamanism