A Smile from the Heart
After a wonderful morning practice, with bamboo swaying in the wind, river birds accompanying me with their sound and the wind brushing my skin, I feel truly thankful for Sifu Angel my teacher and loving partner, for his knowledge, teachings and transmission of the marvelous practice of Chi Kung.
I would like to share an experience, which occurred during the practice of the Five Animal Play.
The first couple of weeks nothing particular happened, I was just trying not to intellectualize, not to worry and enjoy the healing process and Chi flow.
When Sifu Angel returned from his trip from Malaysia and joined me again in my daily practice and after stomping my feet like a bear, I felt my belly swell up, as if I were 6 month pregnant. The following days of practice it kept on happening, some times more and some times less.
Once it felt as well, as if a baby was moving in my belly.
Time has gone by and this sensation has diminished, but still from time to time a light sensation like this happens and I feel a strong energy flow into the dan tian, of the abdominal area.
I wonder, if this might have to do with the loss of my last child 10 years ago, which was born premature at 6 month of pregnancy and died. (once again intellectualizing...or just wondering?)
In my practice of only one and a half years of Chi Kung, I have had many wonderful experiences. My energy levels went up nearly immediately, which was wonderful, as I often felt depleted of energy and exhausted. I am a healer and work as a massage therapist, I had troubles with joint pain and starting Arthritis, which has since disappeared completely.
I had frequent troubles with my Sinus, but this has become part of the past.
One of the best things however was, that I was suffering for many years from a condition called irritable bowel syndrome, which limited me greatly from enjoying life fully. I had tried many different approaches, supplements, exercising and I had a check up with a Gastroenterologist, who recommended a certain diet, but to no avail. I researched many pages just to find it to be one of the so called “incurable diseases”, however the daily practice of Chi Kung healed me.
I had as well problems with my breasts and the level of disease, showed a higher level with each mammography, but after practicing Chi Kung, this problem has disappeared as well.
I remember Sifu Angel telling me the first day, just “smile from your heart” and me answering him “when I smile, I always smile form my heart', since then, time has past and I have come to truly understand the bliss and lightness, when you are smiling from you heart and soul.
I see the miracle and beauty in this gentle practice and I am truly grateful and thankful to have such a great Master by my side.
With all my respect, love and a smile from the heart.
March 11, 2018