Qi

Anne’s Qi – Healing Journey Quilt

I like to think about history’s mysteries and the mysteries of the world a lot. My parents raised me and my brother so that we could go to whatever churches we wanted to go to, and they told us we should not join any church until we got married. We attended churches and spiritual places as we found them.

When I became a grownup, I had a lot of questions and thoughts about something I now know as Qi. In English, qi (also known as chi) is usually translated as “vital life force” and it has a healing aspect by its very nature, but qi goes beyond that simple translation. According to Classical Chinese Philosophy, qi is the force that makes up and binds together all things in the universe. It is paradoxically, both everything and nothing.

As I encountered the writing below, I was happy because I could not have stated it better my own self. I offer this to read with honor to the writer, Lynne McTaggart.

“Quantum physics findings show that consciousness itself created order – or indeed in some way created the world – this suggested much more capacity in the human being than was currently understood. It also suggested some revolutionary notions about humans in relation to their world and the relation between all living things. What they were asking was how far our bodies extended. Did they end with what we always thought of as our own isolated persona, or ‘extend out’ so that the demarcation between us and our world was less clear-cut? Did living consciousness possess some quantum field like properties, enabling it to extend its influence out into the world? If so, was it possible to do more than simply observe? How strong was our influence? It was only a small step in logic to conclude that in our act of participation as an observer in the quantum world, we might also be an influencer, a creator. Did we not only stop the butterfly at a certain point in its flight, but also influence the path it will take – nudging it in a particular direction?

This explains action at a distance, what scientists call non locality. The theory that two subatomic particles once in close proximity seemingly communicate over any distance after they are separated.”
Lynne McTaggart, The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe

16 thoughts on “Qi

  1. Thank you so kindly for posting this, Patty. I have thought on these issues for a very long time, but most of the so-called answers to my questions have been inadequate until this one. You are very appreciated for your excellent support of other authors!

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  2. Thanks so much, Roberta. I know. These things (the religions we end up in) do remain ingrained in us. I think reading a lot about the Rosicrucians has given me a lot of insight on Catholicism. It has its good points and its bad ones, like many religions and spiritual followings. I have always been amazed at how the Catholic priests incorporated Catholicism into the Pueblo Indian ceremonies and how well it seems to work for both parts. Thank you again for sharing. I can understand and I appreciate it very much. We did not even have a Bible in our home growing up, and we went through a lot that did not make sense to my brother or me, but we understand better now that we are seniors. Thanks again very kindly, Roberta.

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    1. It is good to stay open-minded and to study as many different viewpoints, philosophies, religious and spiritual teachings as we can throughout our lives. I have always been glad I had that opportunity and encouragement. Whatever I choose to believe I want to know that I can say that “Yes, I read that book,” or “Yes, I studied that” throughout my life. Thank you so kindly.

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    1. Hi Eliza, I looked, but did not find it. It might still be in the big pile of others I have yet to address. I am doing appraisals today that are overdue, but I have not had a printer, so hence the delay. Anyway, thank you kindly for this and I am sure I feel the thought you sent. Joy and Every Good Thing, Anne

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  3. Long time Anne. Just catching up on here and hope all is well with you. A healing quilt sounds a wonderful idea. I have benefited alot from my chinese acupuncturist and herbal therapist since mum’s death four years ago. I will read your link post. Take care xx

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    1. Hi Margaret, So good to hear from you. I am so behind in everything. I am pretty much full-time caregiver/advocate for my Richard now and he is partly paralyzed on his right side. So I am way, way, way behind in everything. Well, doing the best I can. Yes, I took acupuncture too and it really helped me and I believe in herbal therapy as well. My paraplegic friend in central California uses it and it has helped keep her alive for a long time that might not otherwise have been possible. She was shot point blank some close to 40 years ago and the bullet missed her heart by 1″ and left her paraplegic. She was pregnant at the time and the baby miraculously survived, so she has a son and grandchildren now. Anyway, these things are likely a lot more safe than typical medicines. We read every day now how something we have taken is no longer safe. So yes, I always have been in favor of alternative medicines. Thank you kindly and Happy Autumn.

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      1. Aw Ann,
        God give you the strength to care for your husband , not easy. Tragic story about your friend but thank God her child lived. Happy Autumn to you too & thanks for your prompt reply 🙂

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  4. Yes, I have always taken care of him for he did not have much in health or material things, but he had a soul of gold and he has always done good things for others – too many to list, but he gave of himself to others who needed it when he had little for himself. So now it is his turn to get some benefits when he needs it so much because of his health issues. I have long thought that the challenges we face help us to be stronger. Thank you so kindly, Margaret. You are very appreciated.

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