The belief in "chi" or the concept it presents.

2 years, 2 months ago

The specific definition of chi would be In traditional Chinese culture, qì (also chi or ch’i) is an active principle forming part of any living thing.[1][2][3] Qi is frequently translated as “life energy”, “life force”, or “energy flow”. Qi is the central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts.

Now I dont agree with many things they beleive about it in the chinese culture but the topic of an underlying energy I have always find a really intriguing topic to consider. When you consider your consciousness (which well is what this website is all about) What is the driving force behind everything? I think it almost has to be considered a legitimate possibility in a way it also relates I find to the argument of whetehr humans have a soul, because really a soul could simply be that energy you as a person have and thats what makes you the natural(as opposed to learned or nurtured ) you. Could it be possible to manipulate your chi and have more success even possibly physically through this energy?

What do you guys think?

January 1, 2013 at 10:36 pm

You must sign in or join to reply!

1
Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

When I think Chi I think bioelectricity – the nervous system. Being that the body and the mind are interconnected I guess it makes sense that we can direct our Chi energy. I know that your Chi flows where your mind’s focus goes.
Manipulate your chi? Well, if you’re into cultivating better health with your mind there are ways you can do that.
Body awareness is probably the most important. Being fully conscious of the life of your body, the Chi that flows through it – Gaining control over your flow of Chi in this way. Also leading you to be more relaxed and attentive all the time.
There is also the cultivation of sexual energy which is studied in Taoism, it has to do with circulating sexual heat (which [someone correct me if I’m wrong] is Chi, but in a concentrated, volatile form) up the spine from the genitalia into the head and throughout the body – in order to transmute it into vitality for the whole body. Check out the author, Mantak Chia if this is something you’re unfamiliar with and interested in.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Ramistotle Ramistotle (@mcr513) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

Chi is so f’ing mysterious to me. I feel I have only scratched the surface of it personally, but I can see how chi’s frequency could influence state of being. I can see this because I believe the law of attraction integrates chi of some sort by having environmental energy resonate with a person’s chi at a specific frequency.

So essentially I believe the state of your personal chi can influence your state of being/personality by how vibrant it is.

Who knows though, I probably sound like a chi noob to some people. All I know is that when I fell snowboarding a couple years ago and when my neck was temporarily paralyzed, some crazy orgasmic energy was flowing through my body and I was able to direct it to my neck. The next day my neck was back to normal.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Kimo Kimo (@kkainoa) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

I’m not one to believe in any ol’ theory, but some of the things demonstrated in this video require closer examination. It may not be entirely convincing, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Could this guy be harnessing bioelectricity, kinda like what @danfontaine was saying? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F3ovb2kZ9Q

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Pychonaught Pychonaught (@ironmidget) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

@garret99, I have studied Qi Gong (Chi Kung) for a few years independently. There is one author in particular I reccomend. If you want more detailed information about Chi theory, I recommend getting a book written by Dr Yang, Jwing-Ming. He is master in several martial systems and has written over 30 books on Qi Gong. More so, he has a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He integrates western science and chi theory in in a way that is fairly easy to understand.

For me, i have no doubt that chi is real. E=MC2, energy is everywhere, including solid matter. From my experience with martial arts and yoga, it’s pretty hard to deny.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of ChiMonkey ChiMonkey (@attilatheghost) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

once mastered we humans can use chi to teleport and do other amazing things

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Almeida Almeida (@xetado) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

@danfontaine said it all: bioeletricity, body awareness. When you feel it you know it.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of patience patience (@patience) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

i think chi is equivalent to your blood flow

when chi masters channel their chi, they breathe in, putting air into the blood flow, letting it smoothly run around the body, people who have bad blood flow have bad chi flow, like smokers, bad eaters (clogging the blood) etc.

but i like what dan said about the nervous system, that makes sense, maybe they interact together, maybe chi is when your body works in perfect harmony with itself, efficient biology, and it has unlimited strength because of this

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of garret99 garret99 (@garret99) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

@ironmidget, Thanks Il check it out

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of garret99 garret99 (@garret99) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

I actually was considering this topic mainly after reading something from this website. It was the article a conversation with god.

In it he (god) talks about as species evolved they began influencing things through the manipulation of energy rather than the manipulation of real objects as humans now do. That was just a really interesting thought for me, then it occured to me that this concept was almost like how people practice chi. I personally when people have run through chi meditations with me(where I practice martial arts) I sometimes feel it may actually have an effect. So maybe as a concept beginning to channel our own chi as we evolve as a species maybe that is the basis of things such as possibly telepathy? learning to manipulate your own consciousness and energy to do things with objects could be the next step. I dont know but I have been finding it interesting to consider.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

@garret99, I believe that’s true. I wouldn’t doubt it is how the pyramids were made and various other ancient wonders. Ancient alien theory out the window.

We’re supposedly closing in on a shift in which consciousness will be as it were 13000 years ago, lucid – like an acid trip. This having to do with the Earth’s magnetospheric cycle. The change will of course approach at exponential speeds due to the elliptical nature. We could be going down the sink hole as we speak.

In fact, today has been one of the most significant days I’ve ever had, I’ve really been suffering lately and today I have been realizing so much folly of my ego, I’ve had a brief realization of death and I have become broken-hearted about how I have been living.
This is surely a revolution in progress, if only on the personal level I do not know

[Hidden]
Reply to this topic

More Posts Like This

1

Profile photo of Brian Who funds Pirating?

Is it just me or does all those servers and programming skills come at a cost. I can literally find nothing on who pays for this and how lets say the pirate bays founders make money if they do at all. Anybody know any...

0
1

Profile photo of WingChunWarrior Any ideas for the meaning of everything?

Is the meaning of everything just a thing we will find out and accept into society or is it something impossible for our mind to comprehend and understand or is it something else?

0
5

Profile photo of WingChunWarrior How to deal with paranoia/anxiety while high

With 4/20 being tomorrow, I want all of my fellow smokers to have a great time. In order to do so, lets try and not have any paranoia/anxiety whilst high. This occasionally occurs for me and the marijuana strain I am...

43
1

Profile photo of paul_g I'm not satisfied with me

I am not so satisfied with me, my parents, Well wishers , friends all are the best one i got but only things here in my life i am not able to digest is its me. i am not getting any idea of what to do next...

7
6

Profile photo of paul_g Where are the discussions?

Three years ago was when I first found HE. The focus in the early days was discussion, ideas and argument. That was HE 2.0, we are 3 version onwards and the majority of the front page of HE is filled with pictures of...

14
1

Profile photo of paul_g Looking for Alexa, HEthen from the old days?

I’m looking for Alexa, from as far back as four years ago – she’ll know when she’s reading this, and if anyone else has a clue with any mode of contact, I’d be veeery thankful for a PM or...

0
3

Profile photo of Campfirecowboy Where do you go?

When you die, where do you go? I mean sure you no longer interact with that which is (depending on your perspective)…but where do “you” go. Is it possible for you to escape the cosmos…and if yes...

18
1

Profile photo of Campfirecowboy The Big Bang Theory Is Wrong

Every single individual atom is alive with a unique consciousness Your mind is the ruler of these atoms, whatever you think attracts certain atoms with a similar vibration and motivates them to carry on life processes...

32
1

Profile photo of anjelica White Men and America

First off, I’m a white male 24 years old. I’ve never seen anyone as less than me and always judge people based on what’s inside of them. Even then I’m understanding in my judgement because I know...

2
1

Profile photo of apricelessgoat My Husband isn't so loyal to me.

Hi I am 21 years old, I got married to my husband 2 years ago. We’ve been in a relationship for 4 years. We are having a rough patch in our relationship it’s pretty bad. I can’t really trust him like I...

2
1

Profile photo of apricelessgoat Why do I destroy myself?

I’m toxic. I’ve poisoned all my relationships. I lie to my girlfriend by not telling her any of this and so now she wants to leave me. My dad cant talk to me without yelling about something stupid. I’ve...

19
3

Profile photo of Nic The Rational Gaze and DNA

In 1998 Jeremy Narby published The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge. In it he proposed that shamans may be able to access information at the molecular level through the ingestion of entheogens,...

5
9

Profile photo of Redgynald Share your soundcloud (Or any original music) here

One of my friends just turned me on to soundcloud the other day and I think it is a cool way for musicians to share their music. If anybody has a soundcloud or another type of original music page that they want to share...

165
1

Profile photo of martha98 Happiness?

Is nirvana remotely possible for human beings? I’ve often been thinking about how happiness can become an everyday thing… and most of the time, it seems utterly impossible. How can someone be ultimately...

8
1

Profile photo of Ben Jammin' Lucid Dreaming Masks

I was wondering if anyone has tried any of these products that induce lucid dreaming by flashing small lights into a night masks. These are usually pretty expensive, but I discovered the Remee masks that runs around 90$....

6