This is something of great interest to us all, and yet it is something most familiar.
We can talk about our search for energy alternatives, but we don’t start talking about the fact that all matter is nothing more than the alternative of energy. We know that in order to get energy we must split matter, and that matter and energy’s relationship can be summed up in e=mc2.
There seems to be little to deny this fact. Yet, why does the concept of chi, chi gong, hado or even the chakra energy system seem strange to us? There are many who have studied and perfected these concepts. We need to awaken to these possibilities and in understanding the true nature of reality, we can use these concepts as didactic tools to help us comprehend.
Here is an interesting little short film that states the basics.
Here is a demontstration of someone gathering their chi and the chi of others to demonstrate that the force is real:
I will be looking at these concepts more in future articles such as the idea that the ancient Greeks may have called this force menos, the Romans may have used the terms anima and animus were often interchanged. Yet there is a distinction that must be made, anima is simply the life force of living things, that which animates, while animus seems to imply consciousness and relates to intelligence and reason. The dynamics of these forces belong to the dynamic of breathing or respiration. The Romans used the words spiro or conspiro to demonstrate the generation or validation for the existence of animus/anima. In fact, this is where the word inspired comes from because you are literally “breathing in” something and adding it to your animus. (Also, let’s not overlook the word spirit and its significance in religious/spiritual thought) The Greeks used the word pneuma and also associated this life force with breath.
In ancient Sanskrit, it was known as prana and it, too, was associated with breathing. In fact, yogic principles discuss breath and the science of breathing used to accumulate one’s prana – just as the cultures of the East in Asia generate chi through one’s breathing techniques.
Also see my other post The Human Energy Field.