Tags: Meditation

What is enlightenment? It’s temperature. That is how you can express enlightenment in terms of medicine and science. Health, happiness and peace are also temperature. Not a lot of people know about temperature, however.

Your body has a narrow range of temperature at which it stays healthy. It also fluctuates within that range depending on the external conditions, but also our internal environment. For example, when we lonely or depressed, our body temperature tends to be at the lower end of the normal spectrum. But, if you do a physical exercise, such as Toe Tapping, you raise your temperature. All kinds of physiological reactions happen then that affect your mind and emotions. You produce more of the hormones and neurotransmitters that make your body function. If you do this diligently, the loneliness disappears.

There’s a method for raising your body temperature and making your body and mind healthier and happier that’s much quicker than exercise, although, of course, exercising is still beneficial. This method is based on the human ability to concentrate.

Your destiny changes depending on what you focus on and what you choose. What happens when you angle a magnifying glass toward the sun? It becomes hot because it focuses on a single point and gathers the sun’s rays. Your mind is also a lens that focuses energy and causes change.

Try holding up your right pointer finger and focusing on your fingertip. Look at your fingertip. With enough focus, you will be able to see an aura, or a haze, at the tip of your finger. The tip of your finger will also become hot.

Now, spread both of your hands out, and straighten your spine. Again, focus on your fingertips. Can you feel heat there?

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Now imagine the sun’s energy encapsulating your entire body. The sun’s energy enters your body by connecting at the fingertips. Your body vibrates and trembles as your body becomes hot, and your breathing becomes heavy. The fat stored in your body burns.

We all have the capability to focus; we just need to activate it. You can also strengthen it; it’s like shouting with your mind. Try shouting with your mind.

Changes then occur in your autonomic nervous system. Your concentration will flood your body with energy that can vibrate and transform your body’s entire energy into the state of happiness—from a lower temperature to the temperature of happiness.

After one minute, you can be completely recharged.

Finally, take three deep breaths.

What changes did you feel in your body, mind, and emotions from this brief meditation?

Remember, if you just think it, it will happen. That’s the power of your ability to concentrate. With your thoughts, you can raise your temperature, your concentration, and everything else.

By taking some time to focus on your body, you can get to know your entire body and its full capacity. You need to know your whole body in order to use all of its functionality. Then with only your focus you can improve your health and happiness.





18
Oct 2018

Everything Is Kigong

By Ilchi Lee Comment

Ilchi Lee: Everything Is Kigong

 

Ki, qi, or chi are words for energy in Asia, the life energy that courses through designated channels in our bodies. Ki is meant to move freely through these channels, and it responds to our thoughts, emotions, and movement. With our focus, we are not only able to sense the ki in our bodies, but direct it as needed. We can smooth away blocks to our health, expel built-up emotions, and flush our minds of thoughts until our minds become like clear, still lakes. Adding movement, makes this more powerful—that is kigong (qigong).

On October 8-9, 2018, we held the 6th Annual Sport Kigong Competition for All in Seoul, South Korea with the slogan, "Be Friends! Healthy human beings, happy world, peaceful earth." Ten thousand people came to watch over 1,000 people from various countries compete. There were people from Korea, Japan, and China, as well as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and even the Middle East. They wore colorful costumes as their bodies moved fluidly and powerfully to music in different forms of kigong, communicating the energy of life to all.

 

qigong by Japanese winning team

 

 

Japanese qigong team

 

European kigong team

However, we don't need to wear a costume or know a particular form in order to do kigong. Nothing is easier than kigong. There's no right or wrong way to do kigong.

At the core of kigong is spirit. If ki is the gas we put in our cars, spirit—the conscious awareness that is housed in our bodies—is the driver. As we move the energy in our bodies, the spirit that was trapped by our old thoughts and stuck emotions is set free. It expands until it meets the energy of the cosmos and we experience oneness with the universe.

When your spirit is free, it can move your body, and your life, in alignment with the universe. It can create health in the body and its hopes and dreams in the world. This is kigong.

Many people live without knowing and feeling their spirit. Instead, they become slaves to their history and their emotions, often without choosing or realizing it. If they don't feel their spirit, then they've lost their hopes and dreams. Kigong is for recovering your spirit, your hopes and dreams.

To do this, simply move your body by following the flow of ki in it. Rather than thinking about the movement or trying to do a certain movement, move freely and instinctively. Born in energy, we live in energy, until, in the end, we go into that energy. Moving with energy is natural, and so it breaks through the preconceptions that keep our spirits boxed in. Rather than following the habitual movements of your body, kigong means letting yourself truly be free so that your inner greatness can shine.

Shall we do free kigong together now?

Raise your hands. Kigong begins in the moment you raise your hands. Then, close your eyes, letting your hands move continuously however they want to. We feel our bodies in these movements. Our lost health is restored. Just do it, going with what you feel instead of with your head.

Now, slowly getting up, try doing the movements standing up. All these movements are ki. Now the free kigong has begun. It's not something you learn, but something you just do, going with the feeling. After feeling the energy, your lost spirit will return, too. Then your creative life will begin.






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