SELECTION OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
JUNE 2021 PART 1
I have just had a surprise in what I thought was muscular/tendon stiffness in my hips. According to a consultant, they are "severely arthritic hips". He also told me that if he had only looked at the x-ray, he would have expected me to be in severe pain and needing hip replacement operations immediately! What I am actually experiencing is merely some discomfort and an irritating reduced range of mobility.
That said, I was disappointed to hear this news given I have been practicing chi kung for some time and in general my health is good. It brought up some concerns about how I communicate the benefits of high-level chi kung. I aspire to be a great example of what I teach. I feel a little vulnerable that someone could ask "if your chi kung helps you overcome illness, why do you have arthritis?"
I believe a lot of the problems stem from childhood and ancestral patterns/blockages that I have been working through with chi kung and other healing modalities. Chi Kung has helped me in so many ways.
I intend to use chi kung to resolve this matter and I would be grateful for your advice and feedback on the most effective and expedient methods for clearing the energy blockage.
I have several possible patterns that could assist:
- Green Dragon Presents Claws
- Deep Knee Bending
- Bear Walk
- White Crane Steps on Snow
- Pushing Mountains
- Dancing Fairy
- Horse Stance
Please could you share your views and recommendation for the best way to heal this blockage?
As always, thank you so much for your guidance, and for sharing these life-changing arts that continue to enhance my life in so many ways.
— Name and country withheld
AnswerYour experience came as a big surprise as I have always thought you were an explanatory student. I still regard you as an explanatory student and I would proudly say, "Look at this student. He is an excellent student of mine." I would call you a master.
You are correct. Your experience is due to your childhood and ancestral patterns, probably past lives. If you do not believe in past lives, treat it as rubbish.
There is, however, one problem. Overcoming illness, or any disease including arthritis, needs low level chi kung, bearing in mind that what is "low" level to us is "high" level to most people who practice only physical exercise. What you need are "Lifting the Sky" and "Carrying the Moon" at their low level, or to generate energy flow. You also need "Dancing Fairy" to have a circular movement, and "Bear Walk" to send energy to the legs.
You can practice any one of the exercises, or a combination if you wish. Practice for just about 10 minutes to generate an energy flow, two sessions a day, once in the morning and the other in the evening or at night. The energy flow can be gentle or vigorous depending on your judgment. Or you can just have an energy flow and let Nature takes its course. In about a month's time, you will be full of good health.
There has been quite a lot of panic about the corona virus here in Thailand, as I imagine there might be in Malaysia as well. But I'm sure you and your loved ones will be safe, and the panic will resolve soon.
Editorial Note: This question was asked in early 2020, but because of a long waiting list it is only released now.
— Ryan, Thailand
There is some alarm of the virus in Penang and Sungai Petani. My cancellation of the April courses (in 2020) is mainly for the sake of the students.
At this time especially, genuine high-level chi kung is a prevention. You will also not be a carrier as the harmful virus is destroyed immediately.
Over the past few weeks I have been feeling light headed. My balance and coordination when moving also feels slightly unsteady. And I have been more tired than usual. Overall, I would describe the severity of these symptoms as fairly mild. And they come and go.
I have also sensed chi flowing around my head. The chi seems to be following the meridians corresponding to both the Big and Small Universe. I also sometimes sense chi moving through and around my feet.
I thought of my dan tian to try and sink my chi back down. While this seemed to help somewhat, it also seemed to have the effect of energizing/accelerating the Big/Small Universe flow I was sensing.
I have also attempted to relax my neck and shoulders consciously to smooth the flow of chi. This does seem to reduce the negative symptoms. I have some neck and shoulder injuries from snowboarding accidents in my youth that have caused me some pain over the years, and I wonder if they may be blocking some of the flow and/or the chi flow is clearing through them now.
I have experienced some remarkable breakthroughs in my chi flow. I have felt the release of some profound emotions and limiting thoughts. Overall, my sense is that the symptoms I'm experiencing are due to heavy cleansing, that may be related to the activation of the Big Universe.
Although I don't believe there has been any deviation in my training, I do want to make sure I haven't inadvertently trapped any chi in my head. Long ago when you told the story of a student trapping chi in the "house of the brain" and seeing hallucinations of snakes, I was afraid of that happening to me. In cases of deviations, is normal chi flow sufficient to clear any blockages arising from deviation?
The symptoms of your chi kung experience can be due to slight over-training. Chi movements corresponding to the Big and the Small Universe, and around your feet are good symptoms, showing that you are healthy and full of vitality.
Thinking of your "dan tian" when chi move to your head is one way to prevent chi flowing to your head and causing unpleasant feelings. If the feelings are good, it is alright. Another effective way is to have a gentle chi flow, which may also be clearing rubbish and giving you good health.
Relaxing your neck and shoulders, especially if you had neck and shoulder injuries from snowboarding accidents, is another good way. You can do so in chi flow. It does not matter whether the flow is blocking or clearing the rubbish away. If the chi flow is gentle and the rubbish a lot, it may be blocking; otherwise it is clearing. Chi flow will always do good for you.
Congratulations for your break-through. Genuine, high-level chi kung is always good for you. I would like to share with you a saying. "If you are accomplished in the Shaolin arts, it is better than changing stone to gold by touch." Our chi kung comes from Shaolin. At first I thought the saying was an exaggeration, but now I am realizing its truth.
You don't have any deviation in your training. If there were any deviation, it would be cleared by chi flow. If there are no deviation, your chi flow will always work for your good.
Remember that a typical Shaolin Wahnam student can derive benefits in a month what I needed a year to derive in my student's days when I was already well known. What you need is not to over-train. A very good approach is not to enter too deeply into a chi kung state of mind.
In normal situations your chi flow will clear away any deviation, like a student who saw hallucinations of snakes. Only in special occasions, one needs a special master who knows what he is doing. But you don't have any deviations. Enjoy your practice.
Would you correct us if we do the exercises wrongly?
— Danny, Malaysia
It is very unlikely that you will do the exercises wrongly, unless you purposely go against the instructions, like being tensed when you are supposed to relax. A not too infrequent factor is that some students worry, like whether they can get the best benefits from the exercises.
We have three golden rules for practice, which are (a) not to worry, (b) not to intellectualize, and (c) enjoy your practice. It must be emphasized that these golden rules do not apply to most schools. Dedicated students in most schools worry whether they get the best benefits from the exercises.
Not to worry and not to intellectualize are the first and second golden rules in our school, because if a person worries and intellectualizes, i.e. he (or she) is tensed and distracted, he cannot practice chi kung; he only practices external chi kung forms. To enjoy the chi kung exercises is stated by most chi kung classics.
While the second day and the third day are meant for peak performance and spiritual cultivation, we also spend some time to go over what we learn on the first day, i.e. we revise exercises for health, vitality and longevity. I do not want to be presumptuous, but ours is really genuine, high-level chi kung. If you can get just 10% of what I teach, you will have enough of chi kung for good health, vitality and longevity. Hence, we ask our students to aim for 30%; doing more may lead to over-training.
If you persistently do your exercises wrongly, we will give you your money back. As estimated by Sifu Andrew of Switzerland, I have more than 60,000 students over many years teaching worldwide, and only less than 10 persons asked their money back. Four of them could not understand English, and I taught in English. One of them continued to practice our chi kung, and later overcame his illness. He wanted to pay me his fee, but I declined and told him to continue his practice as practicing chi kung is one of the best things anyone can do.
So can I just enrol your course then practice at home then join the Small and Big Universe Course later and then practice at home? The Small and Big Universe Course is already an advanced qigong.
Practicing at home is very important. If you do not practice, you will not get the benefits. You practice only 10 minutes a session, two sessions a day, and the two sessions must be far apart, preferably in the morning and in the evening or at night.
You may want to enrol in another Intensive Chi Kung Course to deepen your skills. Many people do that. You may also want to attend the Small and Big Universe Course. Some people regard the Small Universe as "the chi kung".
The Small and Big Universe Course is very advanced. I also offer some other courses but they are meant for mostly kungfu practitioners.
What fascinating me is the out of body experience for the Small and Big Universe Course. I am looking forward towards that! Looks like the qigong is a kind of mediation. To advance in the next step is it needed to be able to mediate?
About 80% of those who attended the Small and Big Universe Course experienced out of body experience. I could confirm this as I asked the course participants to raise their hands.
Some people regard "meditation" as sitting in a lotus position, or sitting cross-legged. But sitting in a lotus position or cross-egged is not meditation.
Meditation is a training of mind, or spiritual cultivation. When you practice chi kung, you are performing triple cultivation, which is the training of the physical body, energy and mind
If someone has breast cancer can she be cured by joining and practicing the beginner intensive course? Would I be able to think clearly and have faster reaction than a slow minded? Would the course be able to improve my Aikido and Tai Chi?
When a person practices genuine, high-level chi kung, it is a guarantee against cancer. I was awarded "Qigong Master of the Year" in 1997, which is more than 30 years ago, for helping people overcome cancer.
Now I do not treat cancer. I recommend people with cancer to Dr Foong, the director of Holistic Health Cultivation Centre (website: https://www.holistic.com.my; telephone: +6012 606 6028) or Sifu Wong Chun Nga, my eldest son (telephone: +6012 472 6618).
You will be able to think clearly and have faster reaction. It is better to practice in open air, but as air is quite polluted nowadays, you can practice inside your house but with good ventilation. The quality of energy, like air, is important. The times you have suggested, i.e. 9-10 am and 10-11 pm, are good times. But a session lasts only about 10 minutes.
The Intensive Chi Kung Course will improve your Aikido and Tai Chi. In fact it will improve anything you do by a very big margin.
I would like to share with you a saying: "If you are accomplished in the Shaolin arts, it is better than changing stones to gold by touch." At first I thought it was much exaggerated, but now I am realizing its truth. Our chi kung comes from Shaolin.
Can I later practice Qigong at my convenience i.e. not really outside open air in the early morning i.e 6-8 am but could be in the house at around 9-10 am or at night i.e. 10-11 pm? Would the effect be less effective?
Chi kung (or "qigong" in Romanized Chinese) classics suggest that chi kung practitioners should practice in the morning, in the evening or at night, but never at noon. The Prime Minister, Dr Mahatir, pushed Malaysian time an hour and a half earlier. 9-10 am and 10-11 pm Malaysia time are actually 7.30-8.30 am and 8.30-9.30 pm solar time.
Our chi kung is very high-level. You are asked to practice at about 30% of your potential, bearing in mind that different people have different potentials. Even when you practice less, the benefits you will get is more than enough for your need.
If you have any questions, please e-mail them to Grandmaster Wong via his Secretary at stating your name, country and e-mail address.
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