Updated: Dec 1, 2018
Written by Cyndi Clark,
Medical Qigong Therapist (MQT) & Reiki Master/Teacher (RMT)
3 Treasures- Body, Heart/Mind, and Spirit (or Jing, Qi and Shen)
6 Wishes-The directive forces (I would tell you what they are, but they won't come true if I do)
9 Heavens- Seemed like the obvious next step on this perplexing stairway
The deeper I go into this practice, I realize it as something that I am called to do. I established Energy Eclectics Healing to stay active in my own practice, doing work that I love. Part of my business purpose is to raise awareness about energy healing techniques/ services and to promote Healers, Teachers and Practitioners in the Nashville, TN area, where I live with my family. Please contact me if you would like to schedule a class or session, I look forward to meeting and working with you! (contactme)
About the Blog: Part of the calling of my work is to share what I am learning, as far as I can appropriately do. So, for instance, right now I am researching the affects and effects of sound healing for a paper I will write as a thesis for my certification as a Master of Medical Qigong. It becomes a way for me to work out the kinks in the material before I actually have to turn it in and hopefully, if I generate even a small following, to see it from varied perspectives. Sound is thought to be the creative force of the Universe in many ancient systems- sometimes as tone/music, sometimes as an all powerful Word. We are composed of our own unique melodies in the symphony of the world. I want to explore the aspects of sound in healing, whether it's a power of the voice, the words, the tones, the dance or the music and it's all predicated on the simplest skill we use without much thought- the human wind- the breath. The kingdom is, as they say- within.
The breadth of energy healing though is diverse, so I will change topics as the Spirit moves me- I Ching, Dao De Jing, different Qigong and Reiki styles, nutrition, etc... As a show of deep respect and gratitude, here and there, I like to highlight what’s going on in my classes and highlight the work of my teachers and others I come across in this increasingly interconnected, universal Work.
I am not an expert, but I am so curious; if you are reading this, I hope you are, too. My intention with this blog is to use my writing voice to create a circle of souls who enjoy reading, thinking and discussing the mysteries of the Universe and that it will be a “place” for my students to come learn about the background of the practice we are doing together. Ideally, no one will be shy about teaching me a thing or two, as well (but please, just a little at a time, because I am sometimes very hard headed.)
I want to leave each post with a simple takeaway- an article, a video or book that I would recommend- I don't do my own videos (yet), but there is a plethora of material already produced on the web, so it's not hard to find information there about Qigong, Tai Chi, Reiki, and Traditional Chinese medicine, but it can be overwhelming. Here are two short demonstrations for you to try at home.
"Practicing Qigong is so simple and so powerful. You cannot do it wrong. You can only do it good, better or best." Master Chunyi Lin
Qigong movement is easy to learn, but it's powerful healing. It requires no special tools or equipment, and very little in the way of space. You don’t have to be double jointed, especially athletic or in top physical shape to do it, and as far as I know, no special fashion sense is required- loose fitting, comfortable clothes and shoes are fine- you can suit up in p. jays and stocking feet and the gods will not strike you down. As a personal practice, it is very similar to the art of Tai Chi; in fact Tai Chi and Qigong are connected to the same ancient root and share some forms, meditations and movements. Medical Qigong involves working with tools most everybody already has a certain familiarity with: breathing, standing, sitting, lying down, moving- and thinking- in the form of creative visualization, using imagination and mental focus. One learns in the practice that imagination is not only a toy, but a tool to achieve mental, emotional and physical fitness. The health benefits that can be gained by doing a regular Qigong practice include increased flexibility, mental acuity, better blood circulation and blood pressure regulation, pain relief, improved digestion, stress reduction, and the list is much longer. So, if you aren’t doing it, why not? I have had people tell me they haven't tried it because they didn't know how to pronounce it! Opportunities.... It's pronounced "Chee Gung" and it's a lot of fun. Smile, say, “Qi” and come practice with me!
A simple Qigong movement to heal yourself and others. www.lukechanchilel.com
About Cyndi: I have practiced energy healing for over 20 years and hold professional certifications as a Reiki Master/Teacher (Usui Shiki Ryoho) and as a Medical Qigong Therapist (MQT). I am currently studying Daoism and am about to complete the master level of Medical Qigong, training with Sarah Cherry, DMQ-China (Body and Abode) and have also studied with Dr. J. Michael Wood (5 Virtues Medical Qigong), Janet Neely and Judy Jaya Seely-both Reiki Masters. Currently, I teach Reiki Practitioner Trainings and facilitate public Qigong classes at various venues in Nashvile, including Nashville Community Education, 50 Forward Centers, and private lessons/sessions. I have a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where I studied Philosophy and Women’s Studies.