Where Your Mind Goes Qi Goes
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you
I was struggling to do the moves in Robert Peng’s qigong class when he said, “Where your mind goes the Qi goes.” I was already tingling all over with the moves even though I was only halfway able to do some of the standing exercises. What a powerful gift to know that my mind directs the Qi energy. So even as I work to self-heal using Qigong moves, my intention is doing a lot of the work too.
So I get to start looking at my life choices from a different viewpoint. Where is my mind focusing my energy in this chaotic world? Big question. Not a good answer for me. I’m too focused on what is not working. What you focus on you get. So I really get to examine what I am focused on. What I expect for myself. What I expect for the world, for where your mind goes the Qi goes. I get to monitor my thoughts and my intentions. I get to picture Qi energy going in and fixing things in my body. And in my life. Intention and focus and action. Where are you directing your attention? Where are you directing the Qi energy that exists everywhere? What are you expecting? We get what we expect we deserve and what we believe is possible. That’s a sneaky one. And can get us stuck in odd places that we are not aware of. The Qi energy will go wherever your mind goes. Send it to the places that are not working and watch change happen.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I use my mind to direct Qi energy for self-healing.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Perhaps do some study of Qigong and acupressure points to become more aware of the interconnection of every part of our body and how easy it is to access a meridian and focus Qi energy towards wholeness. Two sources are Robert Penn and Grandmaster Chuny Lin
The Waxing and Waning of Cycles
Life is one continuing mixture of changing cycles. Some are waxing. Some are waning. Some are on the physical plane. Some are on the emotional plane. Some are on the spiritual plane. You don’t have to know where you are in the cycle. The waning cycle is meant to be a time to regroup and restore and rethink and re-choose. The waxing cycles is when you get to work. You make stuff happen. You take action and explore. Different aspects of your life are in different phases of the waxing and waning cycle. And yet there is a general overview flow to your life. Know when it is time to change cycles and rethink and re-examine and heal and mend before starting out again. Know when it is time to step forward and take a new path, find a new adventure, seek answers for your path. Begin to notice the guidance of the cycles of your life – both inner and outer.
The Power of Introspection
It is important to take time to understand why you feel the way you do and why you do what you do. The more you understand the reasoning or impulses behind any action, the more control you have over it. Look over the choices you make each week. Take time to understand why you see things the way you do, why you think the way you do, why you respond the way you do, why you react the way you do. That will help you make more informed choices. Spend time in introspection not to be critical but to understand and perhaps make new choices.
It’s Never Too Late to Self-Correct
Part of this is a pep talk for me. It is never too late to self-correct. I eat a lot of chocolate chips and said to my friend Shelley that I was perhaps eating too many and she said, “There comes a time when it doesn’t make any difference.” But that’s not true. How you care for your body always makes a difference.
I have come across three men in their 70s who are not doing anything to keep their bodies moving. We’re talking 20 more years here of not moving. And it gets worse if you don’t self-correct now. This is a warning. Keep your body strong! And yes, it gets a tad harder as you get older. You have to find a version of movement that works for you.
Now I will tell you that I am doing Qigong moves even while barely being able to stand in my walker and it is making a difference. I wish I had begun to do it before I couldn’t stand up very well. There are gentle forms of movement that will keep you going. Qigong, Tai Chi, and if you have a tool like yoga in place, don’t neglect it. Keep doing it as you age. I can’t emphasize this enough. It is no fun to not be able to walk very well or get up out of a chair very well or get in and out of bed easily. And those everyday things are what will begin to get difficult if you do not continue to cultivate the strength in your own body.
It is never too late to self-correct. Do something! And do it today.
Look on the Bright Side
What you see you get. So when you consciously choose to look for the positive that’s what you find. When you choose to look for the doom and gloom that’s what you find. So we have a very strong choice every moment. We can look at the gifts that were brought by any circumstance and we can look at the challenges as opportunities to learn. How do you view the circumstances of your life and can you change them into seeing the bright side?
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
What have you done recently that makes you feel really good or nourished by what you experienced? What are you learning? That’s personal fulfillment and we get to pay attention to the choices we make and how it unfolds because we have choice in how we sprinkle it throughout our day.
I cheer myself on when I do a Qigong move better or longer than I have before. I write on this newsletter every day and each time there is a sense of joy and fulfillment at being able to discover something to share with you. What makes you feel fulfilled in the course of your day and how can you put more into your life experience?
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE DIVERSE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEINGs===
Shamanic Journeying for Community Healing Now
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I think Sandra Ingerman has a better handle on how to work through the chaos in the world than just about anybody. I’m for sure going to listen to this introductory offering. And I may even take the class even though I’ve studied with her quite a few times before. I just need a new approach to the planet right now. FYI.
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===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Examine It From Several Viewpoints
Things look different from the inside than they do from the outside. Circumstances seem different when you’re in the middle of them than they do when you are an observer. Change your viewpoint and gain new understanding of a circumstance. Perhaps you gain a new view of the circumstances that came to pass by stepping into the other person’s shoes to see it from their point of you. It will open up new facets and intuition, new opportunities and informed directions. Notice what your viewpoint is and then shift it. Are you an insider looking out or an outsider looking in? The more viewpoints you get on a particular aspect of your life, the greater diversity you can encourage in your response. Keep looking from different viewpoints.
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Leave Space for the Future to Unfold
Are you a planner? Do you like to know what’s going to happen next? What if you backed off and left space for the future to unfold? What would happen? What would that feel like? What would you stop doing?
I love to let the future unfold. It gives me room to listen to the small nudges and the big bumps on the head the universe provides that say – check this one out, see if you like this one, go here, perhaps this is what you want. The universe gives us many options. It is up to us to stay flexible and curious and look at what is unfolding from where we are right now. Not where we plan to be or where we hope to be, but where we are right now.
Sit right here in your day and don’t have a plan. And see what your inner self, your inner wisdom suggests are possibilities for exploration. Then from the same place of stillness, see what you want to do. Don’t think about what it will lead you to or show you how you might get there. Simply be present and experience the idea. That’s how you leave space for your life to unfold.
Balancing Life’s Chaos With Qigong
with Daisy Lee
This is an ancient, never before offered in the US form of Qigong with my favorite Qigong teacher. I’ve enrolled. Intro :Saturday, June 18, 11:00AM Daisy Lee Event Page
Click here to access the event. If the following two broadcasts have already occurred, this link will give you access to the event recording as well as any further live events that may be scheduled.
===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
Too Much – Too Little
I’m falling into some ruts and I need to not only identify them but to change them. What unhealthy habits have you fallen into? What are you doing too much of? What are you doing too little of?
I’m sitting too much. I need to get creative about where I stand up and how long I stand up and whether I walk or stand or do Qigong or whatever I need to do to change this lack of movement. It’s easy to unconsciously fall into a habit that becomes too much of one thing. Seek balance as you make your choices to keep your body and your mind and your emotions and your spiritual life healthy and expanding. If you don’t want to go for a walk – dance. If you’re watching too much television, go read something that’s less sedentary or more enlightening.
Question your daily choices. Are you doing enough? Are you doing too little? But more importantly are you getting the results that you want and deserve? If I want my body to get stronger there are choices I need to make to make that happen. Look at the result you are achieving and see what you need to do more of and less of.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
The Rhythm of Wholeness
Too much. Too little. Not enough. Am I getting the results I desire?
Too much. Too little. Not enough. Am I getting the results I desire? What do I want? What do I need to change? What do I need to release? I alone can make those choices.
Too much. Too little. Not enough. Am I getting the results I desire? What do I want? What do I need to change? What do I need to release? I alone can make those choices. I am the designer of my life. I have created the outcomes by the choices I made. What do I want? And how do I get it? I make changes. I have choice.
Cara Lumen, June 2022
We create our future with every thought we think, every action we take. Move forward mindfully as you sing your Deeper Song.
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