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Chia’s ALCHEMY Of SEXUAL ENERGY (excerpts)
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Chia’s ALCHEMY OF SEXUAL ENERGY
… [[#rr23_IceFire]] “The two main forces are electricity [[Xot Fire]] and magnetism [[Xot Ice]]. “Bio-electro magnetism” is the Western term for life force, which the Tao refers to as chi. [[Xot Od]] … Bio signifies life, electro refers to the universal energies (yang) [[Xot Fire]] of the stars and planets, and the magnetic force refers to the earth force (yin) [[Xot Ice]] or gravitational force present on all planets and stars. As we align ourselves with these forces, [[eg. observing Full Moon Eves]] we become a conduit through which we can absorb and digest these energies through the body, mind, and spirit, establishing a direct connection with the universe. [[Cosmic Consciousness]]
Humans normally access bio-electromagnetic energy through food and air. Plants absorb the universal energies of the sun and the magnetic energies of the earth; they digest and transform them, thereby making these energies available to all living beings. Rather than waiting until the energy in the universe is processed through plants, the Taoist goes directly to the source of this primordial energy.
Through the Chinese methods of cultivating energy known as Chi Kung and meditation, the Taoists directly tap into the source of energy all around us and focus it precisely.
We use the mind to project a pattern of energy into the universe, to connect to the force, and to bring this energy back into the body. The mind can travel millions of light years in a few moments. It can take you anywhere you imagine. If you picture something in your mind—an ocean, a sunset, or a mountain—you automatically connect with that image. With the proper training you can connect to the energy of nature and the universe and project your chi to combine with it, drawing these forces into the body. The hands are called the “touching force,” and like antennae they can transmit the frequencies and vibrations from space.
Transforming Negative Energy into Positive Energy
What the Taoists discovered is that negative energy can be used to cultivate positive energy. Changing the negative into positive, such as changing anger into happiness, is also known in Taoism and alchemy as “changing lead into gold.”
Recycling Sexual Energy
In Taoist thought sexual energy or ching is the source of all life and creativity. It is the basic resource, which can be transformed first into chi (life-force energy) and then into shen (spiritual energy). When we feel sexual arousal and desire, the sexual hormones are activated. This is the beginning of the inner alchemy of sexual energy. In the Taoist Healing Love practices this energy is recycled and used to regenerate the body’s internal energy.
THE TAO TEACHES HOW TO CULTIVATE INNER ENERGY AND CONNECT THIS ENERGY WITH THE UNIVERSE
I found out that the most important thing is feeling the chi within us (God within us). Just as religions speak of God, Taoism speaks of Wu Chi: the supreme power controlling the universe. … oneness with the universe (oneness with God) is what is important to all.
In response to this discovery I have developed the Universal Tao system with practices that offer five stages of mastering chi.
- Conserving chi. In the Universal Tao System, our first goal is to learn to conserve our chi; when a battery is totally drained, it is harder to charge. Conservation of chi will help gain more chi. To have more chi we first need to maintain control of the gates through which energy normally leaks out and constantly drains our life force.
- Balancing chi. Learning to balance chi is the second step to keeping a smooth and harmonious flow of energy moving throughout the whole body. If our energy is imbalanced, we may have too much energy in some places and not enough in others; we may also be too yang or too yin. We may have an excess or deficiency of heat, cold, damp, or dryness. This imbalanced energy tends to make us go to extremes.
- Transforming chi. Transforming chi is the third phase and allows practitioners access to more beneficial energies. For example, through the Sexual Chi Kung practices taught in the Universal Tao (the course known as Healing Love through the Tao), we can transform sexual energy back into basic life-force chi. Through other practices (such as the Inner Smile, the Six Healing Sounds, and Fusion of the Five Elements) we learn to transform negative emotional chi into positive virtuous chi. Thus chi is not only the foundation of our health; it is also the basis of spiritual development in the Tao.
- Increase chi. Once we have accomplished the three previous phases of mastering chi, we then learn to increase it. Chi pervades all of heaven and earth. In Cosmic Healing Chi Kung we learn time-tested ways to tap into these unlimited and transpersonal reservoirs of chi and greatly expand the amount of energy available to us. It is very important to first master the stages of conservation, balance, and transformation before we emphasize increasing our chi. Otherwise we may waste the energy we bring in, or we may inadvertently amplify the imbalanced or negative energies that we have not yet learned to bring under control.
- Expanding chi. Finally, we learn to extend our mind to tap in to the vast chi of the universe to heal our body, mind, and spirit and to heal other people. The Cosmic Healing Chi Kung practice sensitizes your hands to the feeling and movement of chi; it uses the mind/eye/heart power (Yi) to absorb cosmic chi into the palms and crown and to send it out through the hands and beyond, so that you can help restore balance in others without touching them or draining yourself.
RELAXATION, LETTING GO, SURRENDER, AND EGO
In some religions and spiritual paths, there is a great emphasis on surrender and letting go. This is actually a form of relaxation. Taoist practices emphasize relaxation, letting go, and emptiness. When a person is relaxed, the muscles are open, the breathing is soft, and the energy can flow through the channels of the body. There is no resistance and no fighting. This allows the creative and higher forces to flow into us.
if you continue to surrender and let go, vital energy will be lost. In the long term, this will gradually drain you. To avoid this, at the moment that you are in touch with the higher forces, you need to become aware of yourself and your own energy. Then, projecting thoughts, intentions, and energy patterns into the creative force will fill rather than deplete your life-force energy. This way, energy is grounded and contained within.
Remaining open and empty, using intention, mind, and chi to draw the energy in, rather than being focused externally is a vital principle of Taoist practice. What might initially appear to be a paradox is reformulated as you do the practice: you will learn how to be empty and open and to simultaneously retain enough consciousness to draw the force into yourself.
MIND, ORGANS, AND SEXUAL ORGANS
When people are disconnected from themselves and from their sexual organs, the mind and the energy of the organs are separate. Taoism believes that the mind, body, and spirit must work together. The results depend on a person’s practice.
The Tao discovered that the sexual organs are the only organs that can generate a significant amount of vital energy (life force). However, the sexual organs cannot store the energy efficiently. When too much energy is generated, considerable amounts have to be dumped out. This is the most refined energy, the creative energy that should be cultivated for self-healing.
The Three Minds or Three Tan Tiens
In the Tao practice it is important to understand the principle of the three minds. The upper mind, also known as the upper tan tien, resides in the brain. The upper mind is good for detailed planning but is easily drained by thinking too much. The middle mind, or the middle tan tien, is centered in the heart. The heart is the seat of our consciousness. The lower mind, or the lower tan tien is in the lower abdomen and this is where our awareness resides. It is also the place to generate chi. The three tan tiens are also able to store energy, transform it, and supply it to the brain, spinal cord, sexual organs, and other organs.