The Winter Solstice occurring this Friday the 21st of December is the shortest day of the year and the time of the greatest dark. We remember that this important time contains the seed of the energy of the year to come, and is extremely potent and powerful for all that, and especially for our Hua Gong practice.
At Chinese Heritage we have had a tradition for a number of years now, of doing the Internal Alchemy meditation at the Winter Solstice.
Zhixing and all Hua Gong students from around the world join in and meditate between 11pm and 1am (Greenwich Mean Time) on this night. You are invited to join us by simply tuning in, or using the meditation DVD, wherever you are.
Please see below a Qi Calligraphy from Zhixing to meditate on this week leading up to the solstice, as well as on the night. It will also help us to understand why this meditation and this date is is so significant.
The advice on how to activate the image is to imagine that it is looking at you. Because of the information and Qi loaded nature of Qi Calligraphy some effects will become apparent. There may be a feeling of magnetic vibration or an increase in energy.
Just respond naturally and allow the image of "Medicine" to permeate your consciousness.
MEDICINE:" In the internal alchemy tradition, the vital energy - Qi is often described as medicine from which the elixir pill - Dan can be produced. The practice of concentrating and refining the Qi is therefore called 'collecting the medicine'. The best time of the day to collect the medicine is midnight ( 11- 1), and the best time of the year is the Solstice day - at midnight, of course. I Hope this image of 'medicine' will complement your meditation on the night of the solstice around 11pm - 1am on the 21st of December".
Zhixing December 2012
We trust that you will have a successful meditation, and that the seed of this energy will bring forth good results for you in 2013, the year of the Snake!
Wishing you and your family and friends a Happy Solstice and a Happy Christmas full of vitality and good cheer!
From all of us at Chinese Heritage.