Manifest Money with the power of Ki-energy…
Firstly, an apology. This article is a click bait. I am not going to teach you how to be rich by utilising Ki power, like this is some kind of ‘Ki-Energy Law of Attraction’. It doesn’t really work like that.
I am exploring the idea that wealth flows to you when your relax your desire for it. It is like standing in the sea by the beach, and trying very hard to grasp water.
You may tense your hands and grab at it, but it will slip out from between your fingers. The harder you try, the more it eludes you.
In this way, you can stand right in the midst of an abundance of water, and yet be unable to grasp none.
Remind yourself that you are surrounded by Money
This is a metaphor for money. We currently have a debt based society controlled by banks. Trillions of pounds, dollars etc flow all around us in this society, just like the water in the sea. But you will find that as you try to grasp at it with tightly clenched hands, it too will elude you.
Yet, just like the sea analogy, all you need is a container and the water will flow without resistance into it. So it is with money. You make yourself the container. You make yourself receptive to the money. Let it flow to you. Do not chase it, nor grasp at it. Make it find an easy way to come to you.
Your openness is the container
In this way, money, is a mental state. Many will find that the more you desire it, the further away from you it is.
There are times in your life, when you do not desire it. Perhaps you desire something else, for example – a relationship, a kind of work, an experience, the completion of a creative endeavour, and then you find money just seems to flow to you without effort on your part.
This is an example of making yourself a receptive container for money.
So how to make yourself receptive? The million dollar question. This article explores the idea that perhaps spontaneous qigong is one such way.
Qi/Ki energy work can help you balance your mind and clear some internal garbage that could prevent you from realising you own potential. By clearing some of these blocks, it may enable you to go on and generate more money in your life.
Stagnant Ki not only affects your health, it also affects your wealth
I believe that money is a form of energy. And just like the Ki energy that flows in the body, when it gets stuck or stagnant, then poor health occurs. Likewise, when our money Ki (or energy) is stagnant, then we have money problems.
It is kind of like a block. Something stops it flowing into our life.
There is a connection between money and health. And the flow of Ki energy in our body and in our life has a role in both.
First, I will discuss the importance of Ki flow in health.
The Chinese have a special relationship with money
It is worth noting that the Chinese are astute with money. Right now, they own most of the US debt. They have all the factories and industries. They have the second biggest economy in the world.
What is not so often noted it that they are avid gamblers. Many years ago, I frequented a casino in Wolverhampton, UK. There were many Chinese there – men, women, young and old. It was a popular pastime for the Chinese community. They also had their own Mahjong clubs, which were closed to none-Chinese. I gained admittance once, because I went with with a Chinese friend who talked our way in. However, we were very quickly asked to leave. No Gweilo (white devils) allowed!
The Ancient Chinese, health and Ki flow
The ancient Chinese emperors were also obsessed with health. They had the best that life had to offer – food, entertainment, wealth and plentiful concubines. So they didn’t want their fun ending prematurely. This prompted the search for the elixir of health. After all what good is it to own the world, and then die at age 40 just when you’re starting to enjoy it all? They wanted to live much longer than that. And enjoy all those concubines.
China is the source of so many health preservation therapies and exercises including Taoism. Tai chi and Qigong, which are practiced by millions of Chinese. ‘Qi’ means energy and ‘Gong’ means work. It literally translates as energy work and that is what it is.
Qigong and Tai Chi incorporates exercises designed to increase the flow of Qi/Ki energy in your body. To learn more about Qi/Ki energy, check out my book – The Genki Self Health Guide. Basically, Ki is a form of energy that runs through energetic pathway in our body, called ‘Channels’ or ‘Meridians’, which provide the motive force for our internal organs and their physiological functioning.
A smooth flow of Ki energy for Good health
To be healthy, we need a smooth flow of Ki in the body. This Ki flows through a special network of energy channels (meridians). These energy channels run through the entire body like a motorway network. The Ki fuels our whole body. It enlivens every part of our body. It is similar to the circulatory system, but is not visible to physical scans. However, to energy-sensitive people they sometimes can be felt.
In sickness, a few things happen. The Ki flow gets restricted at various parts of your body. For example, a simple example is where a person gets a headache or stiff shoulders from looking at a computer screen all day. This means the Ki energy is stuck in your head or upper body.
Because the Ki stagnates in your head, there is not enough flow to other parts of your body. So at the same time you may get a weak stomach, dull back pain, cold hands and feet. If you do, then it means you have a imbalance of Ki energy in your whole body. It means too much is above, and not enough is below. So to be healthy, you have to balance the flow of Ki and get it flowing down again.
The Mood, Emotions and Ki Stagnation
Another example of Ki stagnation can be manifested in depression.
With depression, you have over-thinking, self-doubt, worry, anxiety and pensiveness. Anxiety feeds frustration which leads to poor self-esteem. The shoulders droop, a person becomes listless, loses motivation and becomes lazy.
What is happening to the Ki energy? It is slowing down and becoming sluggish. A person then eats more and puts on weight.
Antidote: Learning to move the Ki-Energy
The Chinese recognised that movement and exercise is the greatest antidote to stuck Ki. But it is not just about running or lifting weights. The Chinese went deeper. They recognise that we have an internal energy system which powers the functioning of the body. And it is when this internal energy no longer flows that eventually the physical body then manifests disease.
Poor Ki flow or stagnation can come from many sources, for example – bad diet, work stresses, accidents, illnesses, incorrect living, bad habits. Many things can throw our balance off. Poor Ki flow can also come from an excess of emotions like anger, sadness, worry or even excess joy. With joy – think over-stimulation.
And what about money?
Good health, smooth Ki flow and the flow of money
Firstly, health equals money. As with the Chinese emperors seeking their elixir of health, the modern day equivalent is seen with the many celebrities who spend thousands on private healthcare, including regular massage, acupuncture and other complementary therapies.
It is clear that wealth becomes less important, if you don’t have the health to enjoy it. Conversely, good health is less enjoyable if you have poverty. So, really we want an adequate amount of both in life – health and wealth.
Another factor, is that you need health to make money.
Without health, your income generating potential becomes lower. With abundant health, your potential increases. And what’s really important is energy. Energy is the basis and with that we need a smooth flow of it not just in out bodies, but in our life in general.
Excess energy means you can put more into a business or a job or in learning skills for a good job or way to generate more income. However, these types of activities can be draining on the body, so you need to replenish that Ki energy so you can keep going. You need also to balance and recharge energetically.
Activity seems to beget more energy. If you slow down and tell yourself that you are too old, or too dumb, or not educated, or that its too late – then this is what will happen. If you keep a youthful attitude to life, enjoyment and willingness to learn or try new things, you can enhance your energy flow.
Age, mental state and Ki flow
Whatever you think of Donald Trump, you have to acknowledge that he seems to have a phenomenal amount of energy for a man in his 70s – to run for President, which is like a year long gruelling job interview.
We see the same kind of energy in people like Jack Lalanne – the keep fit enthusiast who was still pumping weights into his 90s. Recently, I had a client in her 70s, who was living her life like she was in her 40s.
These above examples were also wealthy.
Money is energy, energy is money
Money is a form of exchange and essentially it represents energy. It is a physical representation of energy – energy we can expend. It represents our skills, the services we provide, our effects on other people, our luck, what we own, and a whole lot of intangible things.
There is no clear logic to money. Or even fairness. Those that seem more deserving of it – nurses, nursery assistants, get paid very little. Those that seem undeserving, money changers/lender/bankers/footballers get the most.
Some people have an abundance of it without effort on their part. Others work 12 to 15 hours a day and struggle to pay their bills. Money does not follow the rules of fairness or of such statements such as ‘a fair days work for a fair day’s pay’.
This is why I look at money as something different – it has an energetic quality. And part or it is about flow. You invite the flow to you. Like standing in the sea, you can be surrounded by it, but grasp none. It seems to me there is a karmic and energetic motivation behind money.
If you do not have money, consider your relationship with it. Do you grasp it? Are you desperate for it? If yes, this indicates you fear it and you don’t have enough if it. You have to make it something that does not hold power over you.
Dating: don’t be desperate.
There is this theme in dating. When you seeking a mate, don’t be too desperate to get him or her.
For example, if you are a guy chasing a girl and you go out of your way to get her – making yourself alway available; always changing your plans to be with her if she asks you, letting her flake on meetings with you and yet still agreeing to meet her after – all because you want to please her and make her like you. What then is the result of this?
That girls sees you as the nice friendly guy – “like a brother”. You are friend-zoned and then she goes and dates a jerk and tells you all about it when she has an argument with him.
To get the girl, it is advisable that the guy be indifferent. Chase and be clear about your intent, but don’t be upset about the outcome whether you get it or not. Move on.
Treat a love interest like a hamburger
On a trip with a friend, he met a young woman who was particularly enamoured with him. She asked him to meet him at a specific time when she finished work and to make sure not to be late. “Promise me, you will come at this time” she told him. “Promise me!”
However, when the time came to meet her, he felt really hungry and wanted to get a hamburger.
I told him, it would probably make us late, but his stomach took priority. So we stopped at MacDonalds where he proceeded to order two Big Mac sets and ate them both. He was really hungry.
As a result we were late for his meeting with her and she had already left. He didn’t seem disappointed. He just let it go. Personally, I wouldn’t do that, but I have much to learn.
This is as it is with money. Of course, it is easier to say than done, especially with all those hormones and emotions flooding around. But to put your heart on your sleeve leads you to be tossed and turned like a ship in a storm with full sails open. A rocky ride.
Respect and want the money, but do not grasp at it. Open yourself up as a container to it so it flows to you, but don’t grasp at it. How to do that – one way is to relax our bodies. To create a smooth flow of Ki in our lives in general.
How to Enhance the flow of Ki in our life
So how do we rebalance our Ki energy? Regular qigong can help. It does not mean it will make you rich. But it can help balance your mind and reduce the grasping.
Here is one exercise:
Entering the meditative zone
Here is a simple meditation exercise based on spontaneous qigong. The object is to tune into the subtle energy movements of your body.
Sit in either seiza (legs folded above your ankles), cross-legged or on a chair with a straight back.
Close your eyes. Take some deep breaths for a few minutes. Then relax into a normal breathing pattern.
Then just sit there for 5-10 minutes.
Quietly observe your inner body without attempting to affect any change. Be aware of any sensations, any feelings of swaying or vibrations, pulsations or energy moving up and down your legs and arms. If you feel anything – great, but don’t try to do anything.
Bring it to an end after five to ten minutes.
Do this every day, twice a day.
Wait! So just sitting is going to improve my flow of Ki and make me rich?
No, of course not.
It’s not the sitting that increase the flow of Ki. It’s the tuning into your own body’s energy. It is this turning away from the outward world, from the stresses, problems, desires and million other distractions. It is about connecting to the energetic flow. Over time, this can enable you to tune in and enter the ‘Meditative Zone”. This can enable a smooth flower of Ki in your body and your life.
The meditative zone is a strong energetic and healing field that we all have to ability to access. However so many of us don’t do so, or haven’t developed our sensitivity enough to feel it.
Over time, as your sensitivity increases, the tuning into your body and this meditative zone will become stronger and you may experience other types of things like more swaying, spontaneous movements and your body leading you into unblocking yourself.
However, to begin with, this simple meditation exercise can be a good introduction. If you are interested in taking it further, do read my articles on spontaneous qigong.
So try it, and if after a while of doing daily meditation to encourage a smooth flow of Ki, suddenly a lot of money comes to you – feel free to attribute it to this article. Buy me a cappuccino or even better buy my book: The Genki Self Health Guide.
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Monk in Japan. Taken by Silvia Lüthi. akupunkturplus.ch
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