When you cultivate and work with subtle energy, not only new doors will open for you, but also new awareness and experiences you have never imagined.
When you consistently work on cultivating Qi, something changes. When you first start to cultivate Qi, you will most likely start to have occasional moments of wonder and awe happen in your life. It starts out being an occasional event, but if you consistently put effort in cultivating Qi, those moments of wonder become more frequent. In fact, eventually, you can sense a change, and the moments of awe and wonder are not just "staccato-like" - happening now and again - but become more of a flow. It is as if you realize you are a part of the flow of Qi, and you become aware that instead of these transitory moments of wonder happening in, to, and around you, you realize you part of this interplay of energy, are connected and a part of this flow, and are indeed a spark of awe and wonder in itself.
When you cultivate and work with subtle energy, not only new doors will open for you, but also new awareness and experiences you have never imagined.
You can cultivate the energy of the first chakra and train yourself to develop the spiritual gifts associated with first chakra energy. This spiritual gift is known as personality sensing. It is the ability to not only sense subtle energy of a person or place, but to go deeper, beyond just sensing, but to KNOW. It is as if you are being given inside information about a person or place so you have a complete understanding or awareness of this person or this place. Often times, with personality sensing, you will be SHOWN and image in your mind about hidden events, or will receive the hidden conversations via a telepathic message, or even sense the actual type of energy you are in contact with in a sensing experience.
Often the personality sensing experience is triggered without warning. Because I’m more of a visual person, many of my personality sensing experiences will be displayed as visual images, showing me an actual event that happened with this person, showing me what this person is really up to.
Personality sensing may serve as a warning, to be cautious in your dealings with this person, or to just have expanded data. Other times, the personality sensing may be a type of “pull” to a person that you can not shake. When this happens, it is more than likely your Higher Self letting you know you NEED to be connected with this person because this person is part of your life path.
When the spiritual gift of Personality sensing kicks in, it often is INTENSE and IMMEDIATE. You essentially have no control over the feelings, images, thoughts, and data you are receiving in that single experience.None.
In order to develop and cultivate this skill, you begin by using the tools to cultivate the 1st chakra energy so that chakra is vibrant, available, clear, and it is aligned and balanced with the other chakras. Next, you focus on tuning into your IMPRESSIONS and FEELINGS and pay attention to what happens when you meet or interact with different people. As this skill improves, you may then start to experience images of events these people are in, or have been in - almost as if you are in a waking dream. Later, you will receive messages in your mind that are not yours, providing you with much more detail about what is really going on with this person.
In summary, personality sensing is a spiritual gift associated with the 1st chakra energy. One can cultivate this gift by using the tools associated with the 1st chakra. While one is using the tools to nourish and fortify 1st chakra energy, one practices and develops this gift by
Sensing Qi is one of the first steps in cultivating Qi. Tuning in paying attention to our feelings is one of the first steps to begin to expand our sensing skills.
Feelings are one of the first sensing tools we use because our feelings are always with us. As a result, our feelings naturally become our internal navigation device, almost like a compass or our internal GPS system to help us find our life purpose and navigate our life to satisfy that purpose.
Our feelings are the way we learn to maneuver through our life. It is the way we learn to steer which way we want to go, which decisions we should make, and the type of life we want to live. It is our feelings, and being able to tune in, and then learn to interpret and understand the feeling and the message associated with that feeling.
We have lots of different types of feelings, but when you first start to cultivate Qi and pay attention to feelings to help you learn how to sense Qi, you begin by grouping your feelings into different buckets:
Next, you notice when and why you are having that feeling. For example, “I get a feeling of dread each morning when I get off the elevator and go through the doors at work.” You then recognize you have a negative feeling, you labeled it as dread, and it happens when you go to work.
You then bring in your mental skills and begin to analyze and interpret why you are having those feelings. “Is it just in the morning? Is it just on this floor of the building? Is it associated with the type of job you have? Is it associated with someone you work with?”
As you expand your awareness and go deeper into understanding your feelings and why you are experiencing those feelings, you expand ability to sense and interpret subtle message through feelings. This process and expansion improves your ability to understand your life purpose and to get on, as well as stay on, a life path that is right for you.
When we cultivate the different chakras, we nourish, fortify, clear, and balance that chakra energy so it can be available for us to have spiritual experiences.The energy of the 6th chakra is the energy that helps us gain spiritual knowledge, insight, and wisdom. Because this is spiritual knowledge and understanding, it is easier to gain this wisdom and knowledge on the SPIRITUAL PLANE - the place where our Higher Self is located, and our Spiritual Guides.
We usually call the spiritual plane the ASTRAL plane (or heaven). We usually call the means of getting to the astral plane while we are still alive on the physical plane (or earth), astral travel or astral projection.
So, if you want to develop the spiritual gifts associated with gaining knowledge, insight, and wisdom, the best way to acquire this is to first learn how to get to the astral plane.
Steps for Astral Travel
There are three phases of learning to travel to the astral plane:
Step 1 - Getting Out of Your Body Training (Soul Expansion)
Step 2 - Train Yourself to Remember the Travel
The first step of mind training is to help you improve your ability to recall your astral travel experience and it goes like this:
Step 3 - Train yourself for Astral Projection
Experiences You Can Expect While You Develop this Skill
These are the spiritual experiences you can begin to expect when you start practicing leaving your body and going to the astral plane:
When we cultivate the different chakras, we nourish, fortify, clear, and balance that chakra energy so it can be available for us to have spiritual experiences. The energy of the 5th chakra can be used to help us receive and interpret complex VISUAL messages. These messages often are significant and meaningful dreams during sleep time, but over time and with more practice, these visual communications can expand to become waking dreams and even visions.
Because the spiritual gift development process with 5th chakra energy usually begins with "sleep-time dreams", if you want to develop the spiritual gift of learning to receive and interpret VISUAL spiritual messages, we first need to train our mind to be open to receive these types of messages. Next, we train our mind's to remember the dream message. Then we need to learn how to interpret the dream message.
Interpreting the Dream and Interpreting the Message (or Insight)
Once you have a real/significant dream, you next need to interpret it. Here is the process to help you interpret your dream.:
Interpretation is what the dream images represent. Interpretation is taking the images and translating them into a message. Sometimes the process can feel like the game of charades - taking images and clues and then piecing them together.
Insight is the lesson or the teaching to be learned. The insight can come from the mind or the Higher Self. Generally it is the subconscious trying to inform the conscious. Dreams that seem to standout vividly and have a tremendous impact are generally from your Higher Self.
In the interpretation process, maintain an open mind. Once you have thought about an interpretation and have decided that it is not complete, you must be willing to disregard that interpretation. As you explore interpretations to dreams, permit your mind to wander and explore other completely unrelated possibilities.
Once you become proficient in receiving messages through dreams in the sleeping state, you may start to have waking dreams where you care presented flashes of images during resting as well as moving meditations. This skill can then progress to experiencing seeing visual messages while awake, or even visions.
We visualize the chakras as circular orbs of colored light, in our inner energetic body, along the spine. The lower chakras are in the abdomen. The upper chakras are in the neck and head. The lower chakras are mostly associated with the skills of sensing. The upper chakras are mostly associated with mental spiritual skills.
When we cultivate the subtle energies of the UPPER chakras, the skills and abilities we develop are the ability to receive more complex messages and communication. The lower chakras are more about receiving energy and impressions, but the upper chakras include VISUALS, and CONCEPTS, and COMPLETE interactions and discussions.
These are the TYPES of interactions that can be developed when you cultivate the energies of the upper chakras:
In order for us to develop and improve our abilities to use these different types of chakra energies, and correctly receive, interpret, and send subtle messages, we would need to cultivate the energies of the upper chakras.
If we want to develop, and improve, our ability to sense subtle energy, and the messages associated with subtle messages, we need to cultivate our lower chakras. The lower chakras are the SENSING chakras, and if we focus on cultivating those chakra energies, we improve the probability of being able to receive and interpret the subtle communications associated with personality sensing, truth sensing, past life regression, and future sensing.
The tools to help cultivate the lower chakras are food, sex, or sound. And to use these tools, they all use the basic steps o focusing your attention on the tool, then focusing your mind on what you intend the energy to do with that tool, and then bring in the energy of love or gratitude within you. Essentially, the Qi Cultivation uses this process:
How to use the Qi Cultivation Process with the Tools of Food, Sex, and Sound?
Using Food as a Qi Cultivation Tool
When you are using food as a tool to help nourish your chakras, you would be mindful and present while you about to eat, and focus your thoughts on the food you are about to consume. In this moment of pause, you then think of the chakra this food is going to nourish, and as you partake and eat the food, you focus your intention on directing some of the energy of that food to a designated chakra, and direct the energy to nourish that chakra, clear it, balance it, and align it with the other chakras. You then enjoy the food by being grateful for it, or enjoy the flavor, smile, of feel that "mmmmm" sound of pleasure. You can then just enjoy the rest of your food, like you usually do. (To learn more details of which foods are connected to which chakras, you can go here.)
Using Sex as a Qi Cultivation Tool
When you are using sex as a tool to help nourish your chakras, you would be mindful and present while you going to have sex. Your thoughts would be on love and the sexual process, but for a brief moment, you can direct your thoughts of the chakra you want to nourish with sex, and then briefly direct your thoughts to create your desired intention, such as nourish a certain chakra, clear it, balance it, and align it with the other chakras. You then just enjoy the rest of the sexual experience. (To learn more details of what sexual positions help which chakras, you can go here.)
Sound as a Qi Cultivation Tool
You can use sound as a tool to help nourish your chakras. Drumming as well as music can also be used as a tool to help nourish your chakras. When you use sound as a tool to nourish your chakras, you would be mindful and present when you are listening to music (or sounds). You would focus your thoughts on the sound and then direct this energy to a designated chakra. You would then direct your thoughts to nourish that chakra, clear it, and align it with the other chakras. You then enjoy the music or sound, and add in the energy of love and gratitude as you connect with the music.(To learn more details of what sounds are associated with which chakras, you can go here.)
When you are first starting out and learning how to cultivate Qi for your chakras, focus your attention on directing the energy TO a certain chakra (or all the chakras). When you get proficient at this, after a lot of practice, you can modify your focused intention to direct the energy for other purposes, but initially, keep your focus on nourishing the subtle energies on the chakras to help them get nourished, clear, balanced, and aligned.
We visualize the lower chakras as circular orbs of colored light in the abdomen. The 1st chakra is located at the base of the spine in the lower pelvis, with the 2nd chakra above the 1st chakra and following up the spine. The 3rd chakra is located below the diaphragm, near your solar plexus.
When we cultivate the subtle energies of these lower chakras, it will enhance and improve our abilities to SENSE and RECEIVE subtle messages. The TYPES of messages these lower chakras sends us are:
There are many different reasons to cultivate subtle energy. For example, if you want your body to be healthier, or to feel as well as possible, you would want to focus on Qi cultivation activities for the body. This type of Qi cultivation is focused on keeping your Qi moving, flowing, fortifying your organs with vibrant Qi, and to maintain energetic balance and health.
If you a person who wants to have more "ahh hah" moments of wonder in your life, or personal promptings and guidance, or perhaps to experience nirvana or a kundalini, the type of Qi Cultivation for you would be to focus on the Qi cultivation of the chakra energies.
If you desire to improve or change the world, or even create miracles,the Qi cultivation you may want to consider focusing on GROUP Qi cultivation, where you bring several people with similar goals together and focus the groups intention towards a positive change or outcome.
Qi Cultivation opens your mind to an awareness beyond the physical, and with that open door, many new experiences are there to be explored and experienced. It essentially is up to you what you want to experience, explore, or use. First comes the awareness, then a desire, then creating the ability, and then having the experience.
Qi Cultivation is something available to everyone. It is just a matter of accepting what is possible, and then opening that door.
When you cultivate subtle energy to have spiritual experiences, you are cultivating and using the energies of the chakras. The chakras are depicted as 7 different types of energy located along the middle of the body and within your energetic body. Your energetic body is your spiritual self - part of your soul.
Each of those different chakras have different energy vibrations, waves, and frequencies. The 1st chakra, located at the base of the spine, is red, and it is sensing and grounding energy. The spiritual experiences created with this energy would be associated with things like being able to find an earth energy location, or being able to sense the true nature of a person.
The 2nd chakra is located near the sexual organ, is orange, and this is the energy of truth. Truth is also about creativity. It is also often seen as sexual energy, because that energy is used to create.
The 3rd chakra is located at the solar plexus and is yellow. This energy is known as emotional energy, but it really is more of the energy of time because it is the energy that is used to help move you through time.Emotional ups and downs change based on where you are in time, so you can see how the energy of emotion is related to time. This is the energy that is used if you want to sense the future, or if you want to visit the past. This is the energy that would need to be cultivated if you are interested in moving through, and experiencing time.
The 4th chakra is green and located at the center of the chest, near the heart. This energy is known as the balancing chakra, the energy of love, but what this energy does it is the energy of command projection. It is the energy that uses clear and focused thoughts to make changes in subtle energies, and it requires the energy of love to make it work.This would be the energy that Jesus used when he changed water to wine. It is also the energy Moses used when he parted the red sea. This energy requires the energy of love to make it work, and very cultivated energy of clear intent.
The 5th chakra is blue and is located near the throat. This energy is known as communication energy and will be the energy used to interpret dreams, see visions, and also see visuals in a meditation.
The 6th chakra is located at the “third eye” and is purple, or indigo. This is the energy of knowledge and wisdom, and is the energy used to see Spiritual Beings. It is also the energy used to expand outside of your physical body, and the energy used to project your spiritual self to the astral plane (or other dimension).
The 7th chakra is located at the top of the head and is a bright, white light. This is the energy of integration. This is the energy that helps you communicate telepathically with another physical Being, or your Higher Self, or your Spiritual Guide or Teacher. This is the energy that is used to be integrated with the Tao, converse with your depiction of God, as well as see the inter-connection of the entire universe.
As you begin to cultivate the energies of the chakras, you will start to have small flutters of spiritual experiences that will grow in frequency and intensity over time. The image below shows a gradation movement of how the different types of spiritual experiences may manifest for you, based on the different type of chakra energy you are cultivating.