In this post we continue to share Jason’s insights about 7 levels of Infinite TAI CHI Mastery. Level 2 – Chi Presence.
Some students can generate Chi Flow, but if their mind is too scattered, they will not be able to hold the Chi in their system consistently, and so they will not be able to create ‘Chi Presence’. Your mind has to be quiet and focussed to hold the Chi in your body and thus create ‘Chi Presence’ which in turn creates a natural inner power. A chattering, wandering mind always dissipates the Chi, because energy always follows the mind. For example, if your mind is focussed on looking out of the window while you practise Infinite Tai Chi, your Chi will follow! So once you can generate ‘Chi Flow’, you then need to concentrate on mindfully holding the Chi, until you can attain ‘Chi Presence’.
One barrier to creating Chi Presence is our inner ‘Pain Body’ (see Eckhart Tolle The New Earth for details). We all have some dark, heavy energy in our system that is linked to our stored emotional pain. Some individuals, particularly those who have experienced traumatic events during their childhoods, have a much bigger pain body than others. Unfortunately, until they are ready to heal some of this pain body, they may not be able to cultivate a powerful Chi Presence however diligently they practise ITC and Infinite Chi Kung. They just have to be patient and wait until they are strong enough and feel safe enough to do some deep self-healing that will significantly reduce the size of their inner pain body. Then, and only then, they will be able to cultivate Chi Presence.
We all accumulate some ‘sick’ Chi as we go through life, and this can manifest as a dark, impure energetic shadow around someone’s body. Some really negative, angry, or depressed individuals inadvertently accumulate a lot of negative, dark, gross energy in their system. I know that they will need to do a lot of energy work and self-healing to purify this ‘sick’ Chi.
To create Chi Presence, you first need to be able to hold the Chi between your palms. Later, as you become a much more experienced Infinite Tai Chi practitioner, you can focus on holding Chi with your stance as well as on your palms and between your arms. I now hold very powerful Chi with my whole body whenever I perform ITC. But of course, it has taken me many, many years of exceptionally diligent practice to reach this level of Tai Chi mastery. You cannot jump the steps! You too will have to practise diligently for many years before you will be able to hold the Chi between your legs as well as your arms.
Love & Light,
Jason Chan & Infinite Arts Team