What is qigong?
Qigong is a science of human life. Qigong is not a religion.
Through the practice of qigong and focussing inwards on ourself, we can develop our potential to better understand both ourself and the world. Modern science understands human beings from the outside, as a subject, but qigong understands people from the inside. In Chinese we have a saying: 'zhi nei er da wai', which means 'if you really understand inside you will also understand outside (the universe and all its information)'. This is because our mind contains all the information of the universe. Through qigong we can improve ourselves to be healthier, kinder and more free. We can use information to help other humans and to make our own life more beautiful. Through qigong practice we become more sensitive and know what we really need in order to improve our life.
Qigong is a very high and advanced science because it studies our yishi. Yishi is not just the mind; it comes from the merging of information with knowledge we hold deep inside ourself. Human beings' 'can zhao xi' (our framework for understanding reality) mostly comes from knowledge we gain from other people's ideas, from modern science, from books, our education system and so on. There is another way to gain knowledge, through meditation, qigong, etc. We can use this other type of knowledge to broaden our understanding so our 'can zhao xi' is fuller and more complete.
The universe is made up of qi. In qigong theory, qi is invisible to the human eye but can be sensed by the human mind. Our thoughts are a unique type of qi. This kind of qi is linked to everything in our existence. It affects ourselves and everything around us. Everything in the universe is matter, including our ideas. Most of our thoughts waste our body energy, but people become more careful to keep the qifield clear when they realise that our thoughts affect our health, emotions and every action. It's very special to be able to master qi: then we are able to master our fate.
What is qifield?
A qifield is made up of qi and different qifields vary according to the different qualities of qi they contain. Qi is a kind of matter, the most basic unit of the universe. All qi contains information and everything in the universe contains its own special information. The information of the human mind is a special kind of qi and information, because of its active properties. It is able to gather other qi together to form a qifield.
A qifield contains many kinds of information merging together. It includes the place and its surroundings, the people within it and their information, and anything else that the person building the qifield wants to include. For example, if they know how to do it, people can link their minds to other qigong practitioners and include them in the qifield.
When practicing qigong, we use our mind to gather all kinds of qi and merge them to form a qifield. Different information will form different qifields, so we may form a qifield that helps with healing, or one that develops super-abilities, or that increases productivity, etc.
Many qigong Centres have a qifield that focusses on bodily illness. In our Centre we have developed a qifield that focusses more on the origins of illness and the information that people need in order to become well and stay healthy.
What is real healing?
For Zhineng Qigong healing, Doctor Pang has spoken about Yiyuanti Healing only recently. It's called the ‘Second Set of Patterns ‘. Before Yiyuanti healing, people focused more on Qi (energy) Healing, which we called the ‘First Set of Patterns’.
The first one is ‘Qi Healing’. A qigong master would send Qi to the people who wanted to be healed by Qigong. The relationship between qigong masters and patients is similar to that of doctors and their patients. A doctor uses medicines and a qigong master uses Qi (energy). It is still about one person healing another. Indeed, sometimes it is very effective with powerful masters, but this also tends to guide people to focus outside of themselves. People often try to find some power or cure from elsewhere or others, and forget their own powerful abilities. In addition, the problem (illness/condition) may return if the root of the disease, such as fear, worry and anger, is still there.
The second one is Yiyuanti. In this case, a master or healer will simply guide people to be aware of their Yiyuanti--the truth of themselves. The truth of human beings--Yiyuanti, can heal any diseases and achieve any wishes. For the Yiyuanti, no matter how far, how high, how small or how hard, it can penetrate. For the Yiyuanti, All is connected and It can connect anyone, anywhere. The relationship between masters and patients are all One in the Yiytuanti. The One is there to heal one another. All of Yiyuanti are connected in the Qi-field, so the Qi-field is the master or healer; everything is possible in an effective Qi-field.
For qigong healing, It has become simpler, easier and also more effective. Since the understanding of Yiyuanti there has been a greater, deeper awareness in the Qi-field all over the world. One can just guide people during qigong practice to get into the character of what they truly desire. Only successful results are in the Qi-field-- not the how, when or why. For practitioners (students or those seeking healing) it can be a joyous, relaxing journey although we call it qigong healing.
There are many examples for Yiyuanti healing in China, Students at the Hexianju Qigong Centre named Wang Jinling and Hu Jiaying had breast cancer. After just two weeks of practicing qigong in the Qi-field they were completely healed,
More and more people are focusing on the ‘Second Set of Patterns’ for living and healing in China.
How can we reduce our ego?
There is only one way to reduce our ego: we have to make our hearts bigger. Then we will feel happier and have more energy. So how do we make our heart bigger? The most important thing is to always link our heart into the qifield. The qifield is huge, the blue sky is boundless. When your mind goes totally into the blue sky, there is no ego. Professor Pang said the qifield is the lifeline of Zhineng Qigong. We shouldn't only link in to it when we are doing our practice, but throughout the day. When our mind is in the blue sky we feel so good, so happy, because we lose our ego.
The real purpose of qigong is not just to practice every day. Its purpose is to constantly improve ourselves. Teacher Pang said "how difficult it is to practice our mind (xin)". The movement we can copy, the qi we can feel but how can you find your xin? In fact, everything comes from our xin ( mind).
When someone makes you unhappy, focus inside. Don't look to find reasons from others and outside. It must be our ego working when we feel someone makes us unhappy. No-one else can reduce your ego, only yourself; no matter how difficult it is to reduce the ego, we have to do it; this is real qigong. When the ego reduces we can achieve a higher qigong stage.