I started Qigong classes on Thursday. In my google searches for energy and energy healing, which is my current obsession, I came across this modality.
It is a healing art, a way of working with your Chi, or energy, the Chi of the Universe.
It’s as if my interest in Quantum Physics (yeah, yeah, I know) and Reiki came together and showed me that Qigong exists.
It was an interesting group – I was worried about being an older, out of shape woman. I didn’t need to worry, because there were more of “my type” in the room than I had anticipated.
I’m not sure what most of the participants were expecting, I don’t know how much research they did, or if they were expecting a martial art; only time will tell.
But I felt like I had found “my place”. The group facilitator gave us a bit of the theory and background of Qigong. (And I mean “a bit”, it is an endlessly fascinating subject touching on history and medicine and healing and spirituality and the Universe and energy, and so on) She spoke of energy and quantum physics, where there is only energy and intelligence. This is a basic tenet of quantum physics, there is either a particle or a wave, we are all both, and another tenet – how we manifest depends on who is observing us.
If this mind/body/energy thought seems too esoteric, think of the extremely powerful, extremely real phenomenon of the Placebo Effect. Merely by being told they are taking powerful medicine, peoples’ headaches, rashes and even tumors shrink or disappear. Think about that!
Then she led us in an exercise to fill our bodies with the generous abundance energy of the Universe. It was fabulous, and I can’t wait for the next class. In fact, I’m not, I’m doing the “exercises” each day, with a smile on my face.