Keys to Qigong Meditation: Yin / Yang Perspective

Qigong MeditationLet us clarify aspects of Super Human Morals of a Qigong Master, so we can understand. One of the greatest QiGong Sifus of our time, Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming, advocates theory before practice. I agree with this teaching style. Being sentient, we are curious about all things including why we exercise or do anything in a certain way. When we know why we do things in a certain way, all expectations fall into place wherein we can set goals and learn faster.

This article on Keys to QiGong Meditation provides a “new” perspective on this thousands of years old tradition. The “new” perspective is actually older than QiGong itself, but with an esoteric twist. A different point of view is usually all that is necessary for solving problems like learning the esoteric practice of QiGong.

When Dynamo Jack talks about “Separation of Yin and Yang” most western mindsets are unable to grasp this important concept. “Separation of Yin and Yang” is a key concept in Qigong Meditation.

When we see Dynamo Jack use his hands, he’s not using them like some sort of contrived psychic waving off the evil spirits; he’s actually manipulating energy through “separation of yin and yang.” When we focus upon our inner senses during meditation, what do we usually do?

“Separation of Yin and Yang”

But what does that mean? If you believe that it means separation of extremes like hot and cold, bright and dark, loud and soft, salty and sweet, acrid and fragrent, then you are correct.

But how is this separation of extremes created in the body to be a healer like Dynamo Jack? First, let us examine a key of knowledge, that is, the flow of bioenergy throughout our bodies known as Qi in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Definition of Qi:

(a.k.a. vital force, ether, ki, prana, vril, and others depending on the culture); Universal energy including heat, light, and electromagnetic energy. A narrower definition of chi refers to the energy circulating in human or animal bodies.

Chi (PinYin: Qi): “An internal energy that flows through the acupuncture meridians bringing a life-giving force to every organ in the body. Qi is used for every movement and action of the body; without it we die.” p. 412, glossary, The Encylopedia of Dim-Mak, Erle Montaigue and Wally Simpson.

“..the Chi in all of the channels and vessels must be circulating smoothly so that they can mutually support each other. Imagine that the Chi in your body is like water running through a network of many rivers (Primary channels) and streams (small Chi channels) to nourish your body. In order to keep the water running smoothly, the rivers and streams must be clear and without stagnation. You need to ensure that there is plenty of water so that the flow will be continuous and smooth. This requires that the reservoirs which store and regulate the flow in the rivers and streams be kept full…” p.182, Ch. 7, Theories and Principles, Muscle/Tendon Changing and Marrow/Brain Washing Chi Kung, The Secret of Youth, Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming

The above is an excerpt of Qi Theory. When we devote time and energy to Qi practice and cultivation, it is called QiGong. The following is an example of how involved QiGong can be:

Main Branches of Qigong

Major Qigong Categories and Their Training Goals:

  1. Scholar Qigong – Styles in this category were developed by scholars and their main purpose is maintaining health. They emphasize having an emotionally neutral, healthy mind and smooth Chi circulation.
  2. Healing or Medical Qigong – This category was created mainly by Chinese medical doctors. Special exercises were created to emphasize the Chi circulation in specific channels in order to cure specific illnesses.
  3. Martial Qigong – The goal of this category is to energize the physical and energy bodies to a more vigorous state in order to increase fighting ability. Most of the exercises in this category were created by Chi Kung practitioners who were martial artists.
  4. Religious Qigong – This type of Chi Kung was developed mainly by Buddhist and Taoist monks. The original goal of religious Chi Kung was enlightenment or Buddhahood (See extract at Healing Effects of Holdbacks). Later, when the training techniques were revealed to laymen, it was discovered that this type of Chi Kung was very effective for longevity. Both training theory and methods are the hardest among all of the Chi Kung Styles. This style emphasizes leading Chi to the marrow to keep it fresh and healthy and also to the brain to nourish it. In order to have an abundant supply of Chi for the training, not only must the Chi circulate smoothly in the twelve channels, but the Chi in the eight vessels must be full. For the monks, leading Chi to the brain to raise up the Shen is the key to enlightenment.

As you probably guessed, Dynamo Jack specialized in Medical QiGong via NeiGong. But how do we “separate yin and yang” to do what Dynamo Jack does?

How to Understand the Keys According to Our Strengths

Meditation is the main key to QiGong. Meditation is the practice of mentally and physically focusing our energies to build concentration towards an intention upon reaching altered states of consciousness.

Most of us are familiar with meditation through problem solving. When we ask ourselves a very difficult question and “sleep” on it, our subconscious finds an “answer,” but in terms of dream symbols.

The greatest minds in the world slept upon problems wherein the “answers” revealed themselves in dreams. But what’s the point if we don’t understand the answer based in dream symbols?

Dream symbols make perfect sense to our subconscious minds. The altered state of consciousness achieved during meditation bridges that gap between states of consciousness; this only sounds complex.

In fact, we are always achieving altered states of consciousness when we read a book, watch a movie, take nature walks, or just allow one small, yet pleasant detail to absorb all of our awareness as we completely relax in the moment.

When we live healthy, we achieve these moments of clarity to solve problems in our lives. This is because the intention of problem solving is at the core of our subconscious. Problem solving is hereditary in sentient beings. The problem lies at one extreme of our subconscious; the answer lies at another extreme.

The business of separating extremes of yin and yang in terms of our senses is much simpler than problem solving. We can imagine extreme heat in one hand and extreme cold in the other, but the meditation does not end there.

The simplest definition of health in terms of TCM is the proper circulation of Qi throughout the body. For lack of proper Qi Circulation, the proper flow must be restored. Some people are too infirmed to do this on their own, so they might hire a medical QiGong Healer. But How does a QiGong Healer restore proper Qi Circulation?

How to Understand the Keys According to Esoterica

When we solve problems, most of the time it is simply a matter of changing perspective. For example, in my college physics, I learned that the physical universe is “frozen energy.” We are all functions of complex energy waves. When I say “complex,” I mean this in terms of purpose, intention, and intelligence. Imagine electromagnetic energy containing intelligence. In fact, all solids in the universe vibrate at their own zero point energy including inanimate objects.

Imagine electromagnetic energy beginning with light waves from a vacuum, transmuting into photons when subjected to extreme magnetic forces; the same happens to precipitate solids from electromagnetic energies in the universe when subjected to extreme magnetic forces.

We all evolved from the same energies of creation. These primordial cosmic energies have always been with us, within us and all around us. Although we are all enclosed bioplasmic systems, we also have energy “bodies” that are directly controlled by our minds which directly affect our physical bodies.

Psychosomatic illnesses and psychoneuroimmunology are real for this reason. Higher gauge symmetry according to psychoenergetic studies by Dr. William Tiller refers to our energy bodies; our energy bodies are the original (defect free) blue prints for our physical bodies. New age circles like to refer to higher gauge symmetry as the “astral body” because it is controlled by our emotions and mind patterns, but is also referred to as the “aura” in other circles.

We are able to negatively obsess or positively focus on a part of our bodies like our hearts to directly affect our health. For example, people with hypertension have a tendency to obsess on irregular patterns in their heartbeats feeling a complete lack of control, whereas a healthy, balanced person is able to focus on regular patterns in their heartbeats feeling a complete sense of control.

Healthy, balanced people are usually spiritually oriented; through meditation, they have the focus to tap into their higher gauge symmetry or energy bodies.

(The claim of some Christians about meditation is that it leaves a person open to demonic possession. In my mind and my heart, the One Creator created us the way we are exactly so we could tap into our energy bodies in times of need; that’s a necessary return to God or “return to innocence.”

When we allow ourselves to get physical/mentally ill through a corrupt lifestyle, those are the times we are open to “demonic possession.” Please look in the Holy Bible for those times when meditation upon spiritual concepts is a necessity.)

If a person is too ill to restore proper Qi flow within themselves, then a QiGong Healer can help restore that flow. How is this done? Allow me to explain this in an updated TaiChi Philosophy kind of way.

Let’s go back to the beginning of the universe: Since we all have our own higher gauge symmetry,then we can surmise that the universe began with a giant blue print or its own higher gauge symmetry, an energy body.

Let’s take a giant leap of faith in the model of the universe: Let’s assume for a moment that this universal energy body began with intelligence including intentions for creation and problem solving. Makes sense: Creation is a constant in the universe. Human kind is always inventing new things.

Then let’s take another giant leap of faith: Let’s assume that the universe is so orderly that there were no accidents during creation; that we are all living parts of a universal order which we might call universal higher gauge symmetry.

Makes sense, doesn’t it? Why else does sacred geometry apply to all of the universe? Why else would human kind recognize sacred geometry and base pyramids and stone henge upon it? Is sacred geometry part of that higher gauge symmetry?

Take the higher gauge symmetry model a step further: Do you know what a hologram is? Through a process of laser interferometry on a special film, a 3 dimensional representation of a physical object can be captured on a 2 dimensional surface.

A hologram can be cut into any number of pieces, but still contain the same image, the same information. By the same token, we can view universal higher gauge symmetry as a super-hologram. Instead of a solid, 2 dimensional surface, we have a mass-free, multi-dimensional energy body that projects any number of pieces of itself; each of those pieces contains the same information as the whole.

For this reason, we can tap into the matrix of the super-hologram for information across time/space barriers in the form of “remote viewing.” Gerald O’Donnell of Probable Future refers to “the matrix” on a regular basis wherein we “tap” into universal intelligence of which we are all living parts. Please refer to other posts on remote viewing and remote influencing at this HealingMindN blog.

Gerald O’Donnell also provides instruction on a healing modality via remote influencing. This modality includes viewing physical defects at different reference points including the atomic level. The point of the exercise is to meditate upon extreme perspectives of a subject including their energy body.

By the same token, a QiGong Healer meditates on the extremeties of yin and yang between him/herself and the subject. In TCM, when we “needle” a subject, we treat ourselves as part of the subject wherein we can “feel” the same during the “needling” process.

“Needling” does not have to involve needles; they are only tools in the large repetoire of a QiGong Healer. Healers have a sense of trapped energy at meridian points when they feel the same during “needling.” Needles may be necessary for releasing trapped bioenergy.

When an infirmed patient lacks energy, this is when the QiGong Healer induces “separation of Yin and Yang” to drain or tonify the patient’s organs according to five element theory.

On the simplest level, we can imagine a spark plug: The patient is the grounded post while the healer is the electrode with extreme bioenergy (Qi) potential. As you know, a spark plug is a self contained device. By the same token, the healer treats as the patient as part of his/herself to restore proper Qi Flow.

On a more complex level, the healer allows the patient to borrow instructions from his/her energy body while the healer restores the patient’s connection to his own. According to research by Dr. Royal Raymond Rife, Dr. Ruth Drown and similar researchers, all human livers, kidneys, hearts, etcetera have the same frequency (zero point energy at the simplest level). Therefore, a patient can “borrow” from a healer’s healthy “blueprint.”

In the Dynamo Jack Video wherein we see thermographic images of QiGong Healers, it seems that they are losing energy in the form of heat. In fact, the Qi only manifests itself as heat in the physical realm among other forms of energy. The healer is actually inducing proper energy flow in the patient wherein there is an even exchange of energy, ergo, healer and patient should be energetically balanced at session’s end.

Basic Understanding of Healing Meditation

Have you heard of mindfulness meditation? We use this concept of mindfulness meditation when we begin QiGong Meditation. We pay attention to only one function at a time during mindfulness meditation and that function begins with the breath.

We focus on the experience of respiration. We pay attention to the deepness of our breath. We pay attention to the completeness of the exhale. We focus on the feelings and sensations within that breath such as warmth and taste. We focus on the sound of our breathing, although it is relatively silent. This is mindfulness. The First Key is Attention.

When you apply your attention to any particular body part or a physiological function, you are sending energy to that part or function. For example, people with cardiovascular hypertension are very high strung. They pay a lot of attention to the pounding of the heart in their chests or the pain in their heads.

No, this is not new age thought. QiGong Practitioners have realized this for thousands of years. When we treat our bodies holistically rather than compartmentally like conventional medical doctors, it’s easy to understand how we focus bioenergy or Qi to a particular part of our bodies according to Qigong Principles.

When you denote too much attention to certain functions that don’t need the extra energy, this causes an imbalance. We all have an innate ability to direct our energies through the focus of our minds. When we over obsess about a pain for instance, either physically or emotionally, we denote energy to that pain to make it stronger. For example, People with depression are especially capable of obsessing over their emotional (internal) pain.

Fortunately, Qigong helps us with obtaining balance through balanced concentration and focus. The ancients who first studied Qigong studied nature and how it maintains balance. These same researchers also perceived the human body as a microcosm of the universe with all the same energy ebbs and flows. More importantly, they studied our human connection with the rest of the universe including our planet.

Through their observations, Qigong adepts realized that the “ley lines” or lines of energy forming a matrix around our planet reflect the microcosm of the human body known in traditional Chinese Medicine as the “energy meridians.”

Cosmic Yin and Yang

The cosmic forces within our minds and bodies are like the forces in the universe. Except for strong and weak forces, it’s rather like comparing the forces at work in the galaxy as they apply to our solar system, then apply those same principles to our planet, and finally to us.

In essence, the ancients studied how natural forces differentiate into separate polarities: Earth vs. Sky, Down vs. Up, Space vs. Mass, Gas vs. Solid, etc.

On a simpler basis of yin versus yang, respectively, we have: empty vs. full, cold vs. hot, dark vs. bright, light vs. heavy, liquid vs. solid, etc. (It’s good to repeat to drill into your mind.)

The ancient Qigong Adepts realized that all these separate universal polarities also exist within the living human. Therefore, in Qigong and traditional Chinese Medicine, the living body is treated like a microcosm of the universe.

Since we are microcosms of the universe, we must be connected to the universe through equivalent lines of force.

For most of us, our conscious awareness of the universe is limited because we’re raised that way. In school as well as home, the major issues we faced were limited to our earthly matrix – just as they are now. Our focus is mainly upon issues of our earthly domain like economic, political, and sociopathic offenders of the day.

But how many of us learn through alternate means like extra sensory perception? How many of us get our energy from alternate sources like the earth or the sky? Most of us are just not brought up that way, but it’s most important during meditation to focus our attention on our connections with the universe.

This is the original intention of meditation. When we concentrate our attention on our connections with the universe, we gain those alternate means of information and energy. We gain spiritual awareness. When you don’t do this, it’s like eating only bread and water. Some people eat only “bread and water,” yet they assume that they know everything they need to know about food.

I’m not focussing on these types of people. Right now, I want to focus on you by providing a few more key aspects on Qigong Meditation.

Basically, Qi is like the current in a battery and Yin / Yang are like the negative / positive potential difference in that battery. In living humans, we have an ordered plethora of “current” pathways as opposed to only one in a battery. Our circuital pathways are called energy meridians according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

When we practice Qigong, we’re doing energy / breath work. We use the breath and the mind to help guide the “current” along the correct pathes of the energy meridians.

In soft style martial arts like taijiquan and the more estoric hard styles like Shoalin Kung Fu, we build energy in our extremities through exercise such as the kata. When we meditate, we take that energy from the extremities and focus it along our energy meridians using the mind and the breath. Then we pour that energy into our main energy reserves.

The most famous energy reserve is known as the “tan tien” which is located at our center of gravity, just below the navel. After pouring energy into the “tan tien,” we can emit energy (Qi) from it during our exercise again in a more focused way than before. We repeat this cycle and keep building upon it.

This is how we forge our bodies in the fire of our spirits.

How do we “emit” energy?

We emit energy in many ways: We emit heat and humidity on a regular basis. For example, after a heavy workout, put your seeing eye glasses on and they become humidified.

We emit biophotons in the ultraviolet region. We emit a biocoronal discharge made famous by Kirlian Photography, but as you see from the video at Super Human Morals of a Qigong Master, “Qi” is the most important energy emission.

Evidently, Qi is a form of potential energy or scalar because it is able to manifest as tremendous heat in the physical realm when provided with the necessary human intention.

What creates potential energy? Separation of Yin and Yang: The greater the separation, the greater the potential difference. How does this happen in a human?

In our hands, we have an acupuncture point known as “Laogong.” This is point number 8 on the pericardium meridian (P8); it’s on the palm, on the “life line” between second and third metacarpal bones.

“Laogong” literally translates as “labor center.” As “Laogong” applies to the hand, it means “hand center.” “Laogong” is the major exit / entry point for Qi for martial artists, energy therapists, and lovers holding hands.

The left hand is yin, therefore a receiver of energy. The right hand is yang, therefore a giver of energy. As you can imagine, this is the source of our potential difference: The separation of yin and yang are between are left and right hands, respectively. With the proper (Qigong or Neigong) training, we increase that potential difference, so the Qi can manifest itself in different ways according to our intention.

Here’s a simple Qigong Meditation method cited from Erle Montaigue’s Dim-Mak Encyclopedia which makes good use of “Laogong” points. This method works with anyone who is being too obsessive or having destructive thoughts of worry, fear, or similar:

Place the left hand (Qi receiver) on the forehead. Place the right hand (Qi emitter) on the tan tien (at the center of gravity, just below the navel). Let’s say you’re doing this for someone else, ergo, you are “completing a circuit.” The breathing of both patient and practitioner should be in the tan tien and in sync. After a while, you may become aware of a pulsing in your Laogong points.

Don’t fix your mind on this sensation or it will disappear. Keep your mind on the breathing. (First, breathe in sync with the patient. Then gradually breathe slower and deeper until the patient syncs up with you.)

What you are doing is creating a pathway from the fore brain to the center of the body taking excess [energy] from one place and putting it where there is deficient [energy]… better to stay with the breath in tan tien and let the Qi flow take care of itself.

This is a good balancing treatment that is easy to do on yourself or another. The results can at times be astounding. Don’t be demanding in your expectations, or you may miss any effect that is forthcoming. [p. 398, The Pericardium Meridian, The Encylopedia of Dim-Mak, Erle Montaigue and Wally Simpson.]

This exercise convinces anyone of the effectiveness of using energy flow for balancing. Imagine how Dynamo Jack got there: All it takes is some serious discipline and dedication to your art.

Now, you know, quite simply the keys for utilizing Qigong Meditation: Attention, Connection, and Energy Flow. We can utilise our natural potential energy as a separation of yin and yang with our hands for healing through balancing energy flow.

Now, you know that when we hold hands with our loved ones how it’s truly a “give and take” relationship.

Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,

Randolph Fabian Directo

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One comment on “Keys to Qigong Meditation: Yin / Yang Perspective
  1. Tommy says:

    Very informative! Thank You!