Today I’d like to tell you about a simple little tip you can add to your Qigong/Chi Kung practice that will really help you to speed up your results. Whatever benefits you want to get from your practice – this simple distinction will be of great value.
Here’s an extract from Deepak Chopra’s book ‘Quantum Healing’ 1989 to set the scene:
Let us say that a doctor takes a patient’s X-ray and discovers a malignant tumor, then a year later another X-ray is taken and the same tumor show up. The doctor is in fact not accurate in calling this the same cancer, because the cells that showed up the year before have been entirely replaced. What he is really seeing is the result of a memory that has persisted, reincarnating again and again in a new tumor.
There is also a lot of information on the Internet that 98% of our atoms change in a year, or that in 7 years all your cells are replaced – but I’m not totally convinced by anything I’ve read on this subject so far. For me the important message here is that of ‘memory’.
I personally believe that what we think about our health and our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual capabilities is of vital importance.
I remember being labeled as Asthmatic at about 12 years old, I was told by medical experts what I could and couldn’t do – and I believed every single word. This wasn’t good for my health and it took nearly two decades to break this belief of who I was and what I could do as an asthmatic.
I find it fascinating that if we get a cut, or a cold for example our body will naturally heal itself. You can see the cut ‘scabbing’ over and the skin knitting itself back together again. Left alone our bodies capability to self heal is remarkable.But when it comes to other illnesses like asthma, cancer, etc, or when it comes to our energy levels, or our mental capabilities then our mental imprints can cause the illness to continue, can cause us to feel lacking in energy, can cause us to feel that we are not making any mental or spiritual progress.
Your mind is so powerful and can easily get in the way of your bodies natural healing capabilities. It’s one of the reasons why I believe the skill of entering a Chi Kung State of Mind is so vital to success with Chi Kung exercises.
Here’s the point of this post. If you want to speed up the healing, the energy, the mental or spiritual benefits of your Chi Kung practice then you must remind yourself daily that you are doing something that is proven to improve your health, increase your energy, cultivate spiritually and mentally.
And that alone will help you to overcome any ‘negative’ mental imprints you may have. But you know what is even better?
Enjoy your Chi Kung practice. When you are you are entering a Chi Kung State of Mind, doing your Chi Kung exercise, letting go and enjoying energy flow, maintaining cosmic balance in your standing Zen – enjoy it. Enjoy your breathing in, enjoy your breathing out. Enjoy every aspect of your practice.
No matter where you are on your life’s journey, it’s likely you’ve picked up a few unhelpful self beliefs along the way. Enjoying your practice is the most powerful way to overcome them. Remember this next time you practice.