Monday, November 8, 2010

Universal Energy

The connection between humans and the universe has been studied by Taoist practitioners for thousands of years. Mantak Chia describes universal energy in his book, Chi Nei Tsang:Internal Organs Chi Massage, this way: “The first force of nature is the Universal Force, also called Heavenly Energy. It manifests itself as the energy of the stars, planets, and galaxies”. According to Chia, and most Taoist practitioners, this vast, all-pervading force nourishes the mind, soul, and spirit of everything in the universe.

Thousands of years ago Taoist sages taught their students about the unique relationship between the Earth and the Moon that creates a powerful magnetic force which attracts the energies of our galaxy's stars. This universal energy is the foundation of the Taoist belief that human organs are the essence of the stellar and planetary energies. They also believe that our organs are the connecting points between the microcosm and macrocosm universal energy influence.

The concept of a universal energy force having a direct relationship between our body organs and the movement of stars and planets provided Taoist healers tools to connect the movement of planets to the observation of imbalances of vital organs in their patients. The movement of Jupiter energy towards the East in the spring can affect the Liver and the Gall Bladder. The movement of Mars energy towards the South during summer can affect the Heart and Small Intestine. The movement of Saturn energy towards Earth in late summer, sometimes called Indian Summer, can affect the Spleen/Pancreas and Stomach. The movement of Venus energy towards the West in autumn can affect the Lungs and Large Intestine. The movement of Mercury towards the North in the winter can affect the Kidneys and Bladder.

The foundation of true forms of martial arts comes from the healing knowledge of universal energy in relationship to the movement of the earth. There are many ancient documents that speak to the movement of blood in the body during certain times of day. Special herbs and cures were developed based on this knowledge. Many secret martial arts systems like the Twelve-Hour Dragon Breath Time Charts for Blood Gate Attacking were also developed from this knowledge. Fortunately this type of information is not available to the average person. The point, however, is that the human body and the universe are connected by a vital energy call Ki , Chi, or Prana, to name a few familiar terms used to define the vital universal energy that is part of all things. Albert Einstein proved that matter and energy are different forms of the same thing. This knowledge has been a major factor in the growing partnerships between science and spirituality to address health issues caused by stress.

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