The room was filled with participants of the Zhineng Qigong Healing Retreat in Austria. Attendees ranged from skeptical (but willing) to curious (and eager). They were here to learn how their body can fully recover from illness.

This concurrent retreat was organized along with our 17 days of training. It was our completion of the International Hun Yuan Qi Therapy program. From our training, we know the body is wise and can completely recover from disease. These 13 people were here to learn how. 

Now, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve been home. Yet, I’m still digesting this incredible experience. I’ve been reflecting from what I thought I had signed up for and what I actually received. All of it was unexpected. I came to the program a blank slate. Here are a few highlights that I’ll be writing about over the next few weeks:

  • Zhineng Qigong (ZQ) is medical qigong. It’s highly effective to help a person recover from illness.
  • ZQ practice is about awakening your True Self, a deep sense of knowing who you are and living life from your True Self.
  • This medicine is applicable for mental, emotional, physical and spiritual challenges.
  • Our frame of reference is often what keeps us from our desired results. These frames are training from our life experiences. Understanding this is very important.
  • Focusing inward on the center space of the brain, the location of the Shenji Palace in ZQ medicine is called Yi Yuan Ti – the wholeness of the present heart and mind. It’s very important to cultivate this qi with a clear intention for your desired results.
  • Thoughts are qi. This qi holds information. It’s incomplete to say your thoughts create your reality. There are other structures in place that need to be acknowledged. However, understanding that thoughts contain information, and cultivating the deep and true meaning of this, this is the key to a life that’s extraordinary.
  • Practicing ZQ and receiving Hun Yuan Qi therapy treatments transforms illness and helps clarify your life’s intention. 
  • ZQ is participatory rather than passive medicine.
  • Each day of our Module 3 training (and Module 1 & 2), we practiced together, mostly outside in nature. The rest of the day was presentations from Master Liu on the science of Zhineng Qigong and then we practiced again, either movements, meditations or the always fun, interactive games on how to move in ourselves or in others.
  • Several consecutive afternoons included the retreat attendees receiving Hun Yuan Qi Therapy treatments. Data from their experience is being compiled and organized. Yet, I can tell you that all 13 attendees reported improvement (less discomfort) to no longer reporting pain. What’s interesting is that most came away with a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them. People really wanted to feel joy and connection.

Cultivating and practicing this style of qigong resulted in many healing stories throughout the four years I was practicing and teaching. Look for those amazing stories coming soon!

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