The Qi Field
When people participate in a Zhineng Qigong event, whether online or in person, they join a collective field that reflects the vibration of all those who have contributed to the field — students, teachers, masters. This is called the Qi Field. The mind is used as part of this practice to “create and enter” the Qi Field.
The Qi Field is how the universe expresses itself, and it mirrors the vibration of the intersection of the form and formless aspects of the human experience. It is the place where all healing takes place and the expansion of the human form reaches its full potential.
Online trainings offer something special. For many people, the freedom of solitude allows them to more fully embrace the vibration of the Qi Field without the distraction of feeling observed and the stress of interacting with others. This can deepen the ability to focus within.
In-person retreats and classes allow the participant to experience the Qi Field amplified by the immediate proximity of the teacher and other participants who are also experiencing the shifts in conscious awareness. And for those attending in-person retreats, the continuual 24-hour immersion adds tremendously to the experience.
Organizing the Qi Field with The Eight Verses
Using the Eight Verses to organize the Qi field is a foundation of Zhineng Qigong.
Organizing the Qi field is to consciously merge within yourself and merge with the external environment harmoniously. This creates the optimal exchange of life force allowing the practice to enhance physical health, emotional intelligence, and the consciousness of every person in the field.
Organizing the Qi field is done before every practice whether it’s an individual or group practice. In a group, the leader’s gongfu (ability to be fully present and focused) guides the group through words, movement, or the power of their own field. Every participant also exponentially adds to the group Qi field.
顶天立地 ding tian li di – Head touches sky; feet stand on earth.
形松意充 xing song yi chong – Body relaxes; mind expands.
外敬内静 wai jing nei jing – Outside is respectful; inside is quiet, tranquil.
心澄貌恭 xin cheng mao gong – The mind is clear, like a still body of water; appearance is humble.
一念不起 yi nian bu qi – Empty your thoughts.
神注太空 shen zhu tai kong – The mind expands to infinite space, infinite potential.
神意照体 shen yi zhao ti – Illuminate every cell of your being by bringing that infinite expansion into the body.
周身融融 zhou shen rong rong – The entire body is harmonized with Qi, harmonized with Qi.