氣 Chi - Ki - Life Energy
(PD) Japanese Garden
Copyright ©2019 August 10, 2019
In an elementary school class, some of us played with the 'spider web fingers' upon another person's palm... some students could feel it, some students could not. Some students could feel someone staring... some students could not.
Some individuals can see millions of colors... some individuals cannot. Some individuals can smell almost infinite variations of aromas... some individuals cannot. Some individuals can feel millions of different emotions... some individuals cannot.
Some individuals can feel earth's rotation... some individuals cannot. Some individuals can feel locations... some individuals cannot. Some individuals can feel heights... some individuals cannot.
Many things in life... some people can feel them... some people cannot.
Today, within western cultures, chi is said to infer a life energy that is inherent within all things. Some individuals can feel it... some individuals cannot.
A volt meter can measure voltage from point A to point B. Chi, however, is not flat, has no points, and cannot be measured with a volt meter.
Chi can be firsthand illustrated to another individual through use of a non-flat method. Nature is not flat, nor is the expression of chi flat, but the created product is real, and can be felt by everyone who is not fully numb.
The product of chi is the product of the source's ingredients. Change one ingredient... the chi product also changes. One set of ingredients, that includes a type of love that has no desires nor mental weighing of balances, creates a chi that is strong, penetrating, bright, and beneficial. Change the love to the selfishness of desire, and the chi becomes weak, dispersed, dark, and harmful.
One set of ingredients, heals... another set of ingredients, destroys.
It seems to be a plausible reason of why some forms of taoism believe in magic, alchemy, and sorcery, because someone may have acquired creative ingredients, and used them for good, but, the observers, not themselves possessing creative ingredients, selfishly desired the 'magical power', and, thus, attempted to magically create the good thing while selfishly desiring the thing for themselves. Perhaps the more plausible reason of some forms of taoism being described as 'magic', is because some individuals have indeed acquired creative self-ingredients, but observers, not knowing how the talents might be possible, the observers believe that the self-creations are alchemy, sorcery, and magic.
Selfishness destroys, always... good love heals, always.
It makes no difference what chi is, nor from it came, nor how it exists... the only thing of value is creativity, and, creativity can only exist within ingredients that harmonize. Selfishness harmonizes with nothing... creative ingredients harmonize with all things good.