On a clear night, we can see the cosmic path of the faraway moon and know that all waters on earth are affected by its powerful energies. This must also apply to our bodies for they are mainly water.
Are we aware of this connection, aware that each of us has microcosmic orbits as a reflection of the great cosmic paths through which WuChi or universal energy moves?
Do we accept expressions such as ‘as above, so below’ to be true without making a practical effort to understand what they mean?
And how could this greater understanding help us as human beings? Could we make our cosmic knowledge into a life experience and therefore gain from it?
Yes, we can.
A legacy of Wisdom for Chi Energy Transformation
'Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.
Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.
Cut doors and windows for a room;
It is the holes which make it useful.
Therefore profit comes from what is there;
Usefulness from what is not there.'
– Poem 11 – Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English.
Ancient Chinese sages left a legacy of wisdom for Chi Energy Transformation for those of us who are committed to spiritual healing and growth. Writings on Enlightenment of Consciousness such as ‘Secret of the Golden Flower’ were passed on to us often in an obscure or secret language.
In my many decades’ quest to understand these books of consciousness and life, I have found that to siphon their meaning is only possible through practice that brings an experiential-intuitive understanding of them.
But what amazing revelations are in store for those who stay with their commitment and practice!
In the early nineties, I had an opportunity to study with Master Mantak Chia,
who brought many of the Chinese esoteric practices into a western format.
My on-going commitment is to give you, in as a practical format as possible, what I learned about the expansion of consciousness during my long quest and the practices it entailed.
Everything you read on the HappySoulHealthyBody pages is given in the spirit of Loving Tao, which to me means trusting the process while each of us takes responsibility individually for the journey.
How to Purify and Channel Chi along the MicroCosmic Path?
Chi Energy Meditation, Inner Smile (on our Meditation Guide page) and Micro Cosmic Orbit you learn here, focus on purifying and channelling Chi. Since they centre within the body, they are – like other Chinese meditation exercises – grounded and grounding.
Therefore they are safe to practice when done according to the instructions. My recommendation to you is to learn the Chi Energy Meditation and Inner Smile first and use the awareness gained from their practices as a foundation for your further cosmic education.
The mid-line cosmic path within us runs through the centres (chakras), which are like wheels in motion – Chi energy moving in a spiral fashion, the way it flows on all levels of creation. Think of the pictures you have seen of DNA!
Each centre corresponds to nerves, organs and glands, and your concentration on the circulation of pure Light Chi through the points along the central cosmic path helps transform negative energy of your cellular memories to positive light energy of higher standard.
Circulation of Light
The main cosmic path for the Circulation of Light follows the Conception channel in the front and the Governing channel at the back, both running along the center of the body. You can purify, re-enforce and stimulate the Chi within this microcosmic path by concentrating on its flow through the fourteen centers. This then benefits your whole being.
Baihui or ‘Hundred Meetings’ is the highest point in the body and is used in ancient acupuncture to alleviate headache, dizziness, to clear the senses and mental disorders, to calm the spirit, to stabilize and strengthen the Yang energy.
In all meditation exercises, Baihui is a pivotal point in connecting to your higher self in order to consciously draw in all-embracing and all-loving universal cosmic energy. Concentration on this point inspires receptivity and thankfulness as you begin to experience the seamless oneness that permeates the universe.
From Baihui you consciously move its cleansing Chi to the mid-eyebrow point Yintang, sometimes called the Wisdom Eye. It is used for headache, dizziness, hypertension, insomnia, common cold, and one of its traditional functions is to calm the spirit.
Here you can connect with the balanced Yin/Yang energy and set the circulation of light along your cosmic path into orbit by moving along the Functional channel to the Throat centre, the Heart, Solar Plexus, the Naval, the Sexual centre.
From Perineum – Huiyin or Conception 1 (‘the million dollar point’) the energy moves upwards along the Governing channel. At the Sacral Pump, your mind and breath may have to give a conscious ‘push’ to the energy for it go upwards.
Chi then moves to Life gate or Mingmen. It corresponds to the Kidneys, is parallel to the navel in front. The next point at the back is T11 or Adrenal point opposite the Solar Plexus.
The back Heart point is parallel to the one in the front, circle the energy there, then move to the back Throat point and from there to Jade pillow or ‘Mouth of God’. Another name for this area is Cranial Pump, where you consciously move the energy through the cerebellum back to Baihui.
At Baihui, by being receptive and childlike you receive more of the universal undifferentiated Wu Chi, and you may already feel tingling sensations in the upper part of the brain as new neural pathways are being made. After diligent practice, they become more prominent and you may see and experience your ‘Golden Flower’ that opens up new cosmic knowledge bringing happiness and creativity.
Stay focused on Wu Chi, be thankful and sincere, and repeat the process again and again along with your cosmic path. Of course, if you are an Indigo child or otherwise aware of the Generative Force (Kundalini) already functioning, you may just become more aware of the flow and continuous expansion of your consciousness.
Energy in the Service of Good Intention
Remember that energy is one with intention, it moves the way you want it to move when you have a clear inner vision with focused attention. Eventually, this intention command is not needed and the focus shifts to your Chi breathing along with the microcosmic path.
The strong power may feel as if gushing through the cosmic path rather than stopping at any of the centres. As the alignment with Wu Chi and the circulation of light becomes clearer, the breath becomes wider, the Chi flows naturally dissolving all the blocks along its cosmic path bringing smile to every cell. And often, I do not focus on every centre as a moving spiral but trust or feel that this is happening anyway.
When Wu Chi at Baihui is in focus, I hear the name Immanuel (to me meaning the Will of the Creator) and that triggers a sense of devotion, thankfulness and praise, which in turn expands my consciousness more and more. I stay at Baihui in a state of worship, feeling blissful. On an out-breath, I finally bring the blessings along the front channel down to Mother Earth and stay in her love and generosity – for she is one with the Great Cosmic Mother.
Of course, this work is not be done in a day, but if you are committed, your inner guidance is always available. And after each practice, you can consciously collect the evolving ‘pearl’ energy in a special cosmic space where your original generative force resides.
Complete each practice by placing your palms on the lower abdomen and let the pearl energy circulate in the place where your earth life started at the time of conception.
Catch that moment-in-between! At the computer while waiting for a process to finish, or in the kitchen while waiting for water to boil. Anywhere you have a moment, tap it or it flies with the wings of the morning.
There is no need to aim at the exact locations of the acupuncture body points while doing self-massage. Focus on treatment areas, through them you can connect to and affect the points and their channels.
Try it! Tap for a minute or so all around the head and you’ll find that the head feels clearer afterwards, at least that’s what I experience.
Tap, Tap, Tap All Around your Head
There are so many points located around the head and on it that you can hardly count them. The translations of the Chinese names are descriptive and very interesting indeed.
Points with names such as Suspended Regulator (GB 6), Flowing Valley GB 8), Celestial Pouring (GB 9), Root of the Spirit (GB 13), Eye Window (GB 16), Upright Management (GB 17), and many others including those on the UB channel, are used to to release headache, nasal obstruction, to help tired eyes, blurring vision and ear problems such as ringing in the ears.
Other points helping eyesight and hearing are on the forehead and both sides of the head – Eyes Bright (UB 1), Yintang, Yang White (GB 14), Taiyang, Pupil Seam (GB 1), Hearing Assembly (GB 2), Lower Hinge (ST 7), Palace of Hearing (SI 19), Whites (ST 2).
Tap to prevent Cold and Flu
And if you tap the upper part of the neck, all around the occipital bone you catch many ‘wind – window of the sky’ points – Wind Pool (GB 20), Wind’s Dwelling (Gov. 16), Jade Pillow (UB 9), Final Bone (GB 12 – also used in insomnia). They help you, among other indications, in Flu Prevention – to clear out the toxins and viruses that tend to collect in the glands.
Add to them Person Welcome (ST 9), Heavenly Appearance (SI 17), and lower down in front, Heaven’s Prominence (Co 22) and at the back Big Vertebra (Gov 14) and To Grasp Wind (SI 12- a crossing point for LI, TW and GB channels). Tapping them daily you help your throat and Lung functions while building resistance to cold and flu.
The Upper Yin and Yang Channel’s Chi Flow
In the upper Yin channels, Chi flows from the chest area along the inner arms to the fingers.
The points on these channels have names such as Central Mansion (Lu 1), Cloud Gate (Lu 2), Spirit Gate (He 7), Inner Connection (PC 6), Labour’s Palace (PC 8).
The functions are to harmonize the Chi flow the Lungs, Heart and Pericardium. Therefore, your self-massage helps to alleviate cough, asthma, pains in the chest, palpitations, anxiety stress, and it calms the spirit.
The upper Yang Channel go from the fingers along the outside of the arms over the shoulder ending in the face.
Some names for their points are descriptive also. Coming Together (LI 4), Curbed Pool (LI 11), Welcome Fragrance (LI 20), Outer Gate (TW 5), Wind Screen (TW 17), To Nourish the Old (SI 6), Heavenly Ancestor (SI 11), Cheekbone Seam (SI 18). When you tap, self-massage or even brush with your hands these channels you’ll open the Chi flow in them and within the inner organs.
The Lower Yin and Yang Channel’s Chi Flow
The leg Yin Channels begin in the feet and run along the inside of the legs
Bubbling Spring (Kid 1), Extreme Stream (Kid 3), House Guest (Kid 9), Official Grandson (Sp 4), Yin Crossing (Sp 6), Supreme Pouring (Liv.3), Curve Spring (Liv 8). Again, the purpose of self massaging in these areas is to spread Chi, harmonize the blood flow, and to bring a sense of balance.
The leg Yang channels begin in the face and end up in your toes
Inner Courtyard (St 44), Foot Three Miles (St 36), Abundance (St 40), Foot Above Tears (GB 41), Suspended Cup (GB 39), Kunlun Mountain (UB 60), To Support Mountain (UB 57) are a few of their numerous points.
The Front Channels of the Torso
Kidney, Liver and Spleen channels run up the torso in the front. They have names such as Chi’s Cave (Kid 12), Vital Corridor (Kid 16), Spirit Storage (Kid 25), Document Gate (Liv 13), Hope Gate (Liv 14), Abdominal Knot (Sp 14), Large Envelope (Sp 21).
Of the Yang Leg Channels, the main trunk of Stomach channel runs down toward the legs and have names such as Breast Source (St 18), Heaven Hinge (St 25) and Chi Rushing (St 30). Your self-massage on these areas should be gentle, yet as deep as is comfortable for you.
Of the Extra-Ordinary Channels in the front, the best known is the Conception channel. Its points have names such as Sea of Chi (Co 6) and Great Palace (Co 14).
The traditional functions found in acupuncture textbooks often mean to open up blocks, to harmonize and spread Chi. While tapping or self-massaging, make sure to cover the sides and the buttocks to help GB channel in its Chi flow.
The Back Channels of the Body
The UB channel, running down at the back has two lines. Its numerous points include Wind Door (UB 12), Heart’s Hollow (UB 15), Liver Corridor (UB 18), Kidney Corridor (UB 23) and other ‘vital corridors’ that are expressive in their names.
I hope you enjoy your daily self-massage. Better yet, if you have an opportunity to exchange acupressure-massage with your partner or a friend, go for it!
When playing with my grandchildren I sometimes asked them to give me a barefoot massage. They have fun taking turns in walking on my back, and I loved it!
May your Rejuvenating Energy flow abundantly! And may you live in thankfulness for all that your life offers.
The following Meditation Guide can help you build Resilience to Stress and gain Success for your Dreams and Aspirations!
You’d be surprised how easy yet effective Inner Smile is – and the more you practice it, the more you realize other meditation benefits.
If you follow our meditation script and make it your own, you’ll smooth the Chi flow and harmonize the organ functions of your body.
You’ll also open up your whole ‘smile bank’ to act as a release valve for the emotional pressure that we all tend to build in our lives. Often we are not even aware of it yet our emotions can limit or block meaningful communication with others.
As for the stress relief in general, the Healing Tao’s secret smile works like a charm to restore inner calm.
Cultivated and used with other Healing Tao practices, this meditation guide can create a foundation for Inner Peace and be an anchor for the expansion of your consciousness.
And outwardly, when you’re happy and smile, your inner light shines through your eyes for everyone to see and smile with you. A positive outlook is a key to meaningful relationships and an ability to know and receive what we truly want in life.
Ready for a Key Transformation?
Remember, when you stay focused Chi follows your Intention!
If you have already practiced our Chi Meditation this meditation guide is even easier to follow.
Before you begin the practice please read through the instructions and familiarize yourself with the location of the organs you see in the picture.
Our Meditation Script is in three Sections
1. Sitting with a straight back, let your shoulders relax and have your chin parallel to the floor. (If unable to sit, find a comfortable position for you).
Close your eyes for a moment and think about something beautiful in nature – you can visualize a pristine summer day in the country where branches of trees sway gently in the wind, the sun is bright while your heart is at rest!
Open your eyes to follow our meditation guide script, but continue to feel settled and receptive.
Take time to focus your mind’s eye on Baihui at the highest point on your head. This connects you to your higher self and the radiance of the universal energy.
Let this powerful light energy flow into your forehead, spreading to every direction while it brings a smile on your face. Spiral this golden light Chi around the mid-eyebrow point Yintang to receive more energy of the cosmos.
Keep the tip of your tongue just behind the front teeth and let this brilliant energy move down to your mouth, vocal cords and throat, to the thymus gland, to the Heart changing all unclarity or fiery hastiness into smiling, golden light.
As you smile with this awareness, let your feelings change. Let your Heart be filled with benevolence, love, compassion and gratitude – radiate these into every part of your being. From now on let this heart Chi be your own meditation guide. Stay at each stopping point as long as you like.
Allow the effulgent light to fill every part of the Lungs and breathe in pure Chi of the universe that brings feelings of strength, courage, nobility.
Focus and smile down to your Liver/Gall-Bladder area and transform all intolerance, anger or jealousy into kindness, generosity and forgiveness with the emerald green, joyous light of the inner smile.
Spleen/Pancreas are connected to over-thinking – let go of thoughts now and bask in the golden light of the eternal smile. Take time to harmonize!
Kidneys/UB/Sexual area. Release all tension and fear while the brilliant all-embracive universal energy penetrates that area including the testis/prostate in men and ovaries/womb in women. Stay with the resulting gentleness, calmness and peacefulness!
2. Bring your concentration back to Baihui with the intention to receive more and more of the pure universal Chi. Using a name aligned with your individual belief system, give thanks for the abundance of your life and all the gifts you receive each day.
The light Chi spreads easily now over your smiling face, your nose, to your mouth. Mixing the smiling energy with saliva swallow it through the esophagus to your stomach. From stomach to duodenum, jejunum and ileum. Then through the ilium-cecal valve to the ascending colon on the right, transferring colon, descending colon and finally the rectum and anus. All areas are filled with clearing light Chi!
3. Bringing your focus back to Baihui, allow the wonderful effulgence spread to all parts of the Brain, to every nerve strand and neural transmitter.
Let it fill ‘the crystal palace’ where Pineal, Pituitary, Thalamus and Hypothalamus work to affect the other glands and the over-all hormonal functioning of the body.
Experience your deep brain, where intuitive impressions are received and sent to the frontal brain, which makes them cognizant to our mind.
Follow the flow of the light Chi down the eight cervical vertebrae, then thirteen thoracics, five lumbar and finally spreading around the sacrum, perineum, then bifurcating into left and right streams flowing along the outside of the thighs and through the feet to Mother Earth.
Here, consciously and with thankfulness for all the abundance the earth offers, mix your radiant sun energy with the cool earth Chi, then direct it along the inside of your legs up to perineum, and along the middle of your body up to Baihui.
As you release it upwards to the cosmos it becomes a fountain of brilliance spreading it all around you as a protective Shield of Light.
When we find ourselves anxious, fed-up, depressed and exhausted, we should remember a saying attributed to Lao Tzu: “To be worn out is to be renewed!”
The Help for this Renewal is Here for You!
Our Meditation Guide and other Natural Stress Relief resources are sensible and simple to do when done One Step at a Time.
The Meditation benefits are numerous. They help you in Healing Yourself and can be your guide to Chi Energy Transformation that leads toward Enlightenment and Lasting Happiness.
The early practitioners, usually a whole lineage of Ancient Chinese Medicine doctors, laid a foundation for the Natural Healing System which includes Acupuncture, Chinese Healing Herbs, Meditation Techniques and Exercises.
The cosmic philosophy of this, possibly the world’s First Energy Healing Therapy is that the entire universe is interconnected through the bonds of Chi or Vital Energy, from the nanosize particles within our bodies to the vast reaches of stars in space.
I learned the Healing Tao Meditation exercises from Master Mantak Chia in the early nineties.
This natural stress relief trains the nervous system to produce deep relaxation in a matter of minutes. The Inner Smile precludes every Healing Tao practice, and as a Relaxing Peace Meditation, it helps you connect with your steadfast inner power.
Six Healing Sounds
We use arm movements and sounds to cleanse and detoxify the organs and reduce the effects of stress on the body. Using the Daily Tao Sounds as a natural stress relief can energize you during the day and help you sleep better at night.
Your microcosmic orbit consists of two energy channels, one down the front of the body and the other up the spine. When life force energy circulates freely through this microcosmic path you’ll begin to experience your Self Healing Energy.
Iron Shirt Chi Kong
Originally intended to help fighters create internal armour to protect their organs from injury, these type of exercises are now used even in many hospitals. They help to expand your breath and benefit the flow of blood into the organs, tendons and bones. A continuous practice of Chi Kung will keep you rooted to the ground and help you maintain your link to earth energy as you continue on your spiritual path.
Self Massage for Rejuvenating Energy
Whenever feeling tired you can easily invigorate yourself and transform stagnant energy into positive Chi flow for your face, organs, glands and bones with an easy-to-learn Chi Self Massage for Rejuvenating Energy.
Before writing about ancient Chinese Medicine and its comprehensive knowledge, I like to share with you some of my own thoughts related to it.
To me working with it is like drawing water from a deep well, I have to prime it every time in order to bring up its clear water.
This means that working with an individual with a disharmony, a connection must be made to his/her Original Source Chi as well as to that of the greater cosmos. The goal is to fit into the workings of the great Vital Energy – Wu Chi. Only then can we truly help and be helped.
My sincere hope is that you can experience the balanced awareness that is necessary for complete healing of yourself and those you love.
In order to do this a silent and receptive state of mind is required. Without this receptivity, understanding the intricate patterns of dis-harmonies cannot become clear.
Intellectually we can gather information and apply it, we can even experience temporary relief, but ultimately our intuitive channel must become clear for lasting healing and wellness.
Therefore I’m asking you to open up your consciousness to the kind of knowledge which I searched for (and still do), through my studies of the ancient Chinese Medicine in the eighties.
And in addition to having been trained as a Healing Tao instructor by Mantak Chia, I have explored many teachings, been with Sufi masters and studied spiritual texts including writings of Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu and the Chinese classic ‘The Secret of the Golden Flower’ and most recently ‘In the Light of Truth’ by Abd-ru-shin.
All of them require a shift in consciousness every time I read them.
When I decided to study ancient Chinese Medicine in depth after reading the Huang Di Neijing (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine), I realized that here is a health system through which I can bring some of my spiritual understanding into a usable format.
Later, when I began to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), I found that with each individual with whom I worked, we sought for ‘the main thread of the fabric’ that connects us to the ‘tone vibration’ present in all and everything.
Medicine Tao. The comprehensive and profound knowledge gathered and presented in the books on ancient Chinese Medicine carry a unifying message of the micro-macro cosmic universe.
The question of effective acupuncture and specific herbs for health and healing were important to the ancient acupuncture doctor.
But equally important was how to guide the individual toward ‘Tao of Health’, a harmonious lifestyle by daily use of natural healing foods and remedies found in his environment.
Instructions were given how to clear the energy system of the body in order to unify its function with the laws of nature and the greater cosmos.
Helping the person understand this goal of unity, even to inspire him to work toward longevity and the glorious destiny of Enlightenment, a birthright of every human being, was an important aspect of acupuncture doctor’s work.
In the light of our modern knowledge, writing these pages is a modest but sincere attempt toward this noble goal.
Without the desire to understand the whole, the treatments we learn to give ourselves and those we love will be patchwork. They cannot last without this deep commitment to the comprehensive physical-emotional-spiritual well-being.
Unifying Logic of TCM
As you read about the ancient Chinese Medicine you’ll discover that although it is less analytical than our Western medicine, it is brilliant in its unifying logic. And I believe that by fully understanding this we can work toward permanently satisfying results.
Like most of its counterparts in other countries, Traditional Chinese Medicine evolved through the millenniums as a reflection of the culture and the philosophical-religious outlook of its people.
Tao, the Way of Harmony, is the directive and foundation of the mysterious intermingling of ‘heaven, earth and man’. Chinese Medicine describes health and illness as phenomena in relation to Tao’s natural laws operating in all Creation.
Constantly Forming Vital Energy or Chi
Central to TCM is the concept of Vital Energy or Chi, which constantly creates itself anew in a myriad of forms, – yet in its essence is one – therein lies its paradox. However, when correctly understood it also reveals its beautiful and simple logic.
Huang Di Neijing is a summary of the medical practices and theoretical knowledge up to 500 to 300 BC when it was compiled by unknown authors.
Confidence to Conquer Illness
The book says that in order to completely heal a person, acupuncture, herbs and the other modalities are only one aspect of the treatment. There must also be integrated within the patient in other ways.
“When people lack the confidence to conquer illness, they allow the Spirit to scatter and wither away. They let their emotions take control of their lives. They spend their days drowned in desires and worries, exhausting their Jing essence, their Chi and Shen spirit. Of course then, even with these other modalities, the disease will not be cured.”
As a product of a long process of synthesizing one discovery with another, one region with another and one dynasty with another, Neijing provides the basis for the massive medical knowledge compiled through the later centuries.
Adaptability of TCM
Because of this Chinese Medicine’s ability to adapt, it’s principles based on the Law of Yin and Yang – and all that it contains – are applicable even in our changeable conditions and discoveries of the Western Medicine.
In my over twenty-five year practice of TCM, I did not discover even once any contradiction between Chinese Medicine and its Western counterpart. Instead, I found that they can complement each other in a supportive way when the principles are understood and practices properly applied.