The Year of the Goat
We say goodbye to the outgoing year of the Horse, and welcome the Chinese New Year of the Wooden Goat on February the 19th. This is the Lunar New Year day or Spring Festival and is a time for celebration, meeting with family and friends, and for sharing.. It falls on the 2nd new moon after the Winter Solstice and heralds the beginning of Spring, and the upthrusting long awaited Yang Qi energy.
This new year holds the promise of a greater sense of optimism, flexibility and progress and with our practice we can align ourselves to the cosmic rhythm and life signal of the universe.
Zhixing often refers to the primordial, prenatal power which gave us life as a "Life Signal"
coming from the cosmos. This "living Signal" is more powerful than anything we can do in a personal way to upgrade our energy and our health. We need to align ourselves with it and remain in a "Signal active" state in order to be nourished at the root level and be transformed. When we do our Hua Gong practice. we can activate this signal and connect to that original life energy which is inexhaustible....
When we are initiated into Hua Gong, we can activate the code for connection by doing the practice. Luckily for us the power of Hua Gong can bypass our normal mindset of uncertainty and lack, and can exert a wonderful transformative effect so long as we do our practice...
Calligraphy of the Month. Spring...
Tune in and receive the transmission.
Below is a Qi Calligraphy from Zhixing for the month of February. It is possible to tune into the embedded Transmission by looking at the image and responding naturally. You may begin to feel the energy, the rising joy, the warmth or even a change in breathing. Emotions may also arise, or a desire to move--all or any of these signal that you are connecting to the pre natal Qi energy. So tune in and see what you can experience
In deep winter the Spring is just around the corner. Preserving our Qi can help us to keep warm in the cold season. Spring is the reviving season for all lives. In the old text on Internal Alchemy practice, Spring is often used as the analogy for the revitalizing Yang Qi in our body. So Spring in this context can be explained as warm and lively Qi.
Important Dates for your Diary
London Weekend Feb 7-8, March 7-8
"Most of the discoveries through the way of Hua Gong on the human body and energy, or health and illness, or rejuvenation and longevity, and on spirituality have been shared at these weekends."
St. Charles 6th Form College, St Charles Square W10 6EY
Qi Sword practice with Zhixing
Saturday evening 5.30pm-7.30pm at St Charles 6th Form College.
March 12-15 Norway Weekend Oslo
Contact: Elisabeth Scharffenberg
March 16-22 Fundamental Forms Henley on Thames
March 28-29 Devon Weekend
Connecting to the Spiritual Signal.
Connecting to the cosmic Qi, connecting to and activating the prenatal Qi (life energy and information), which is what truly makes us alive and nourishes and strengthens our life.
Contact: Brad Richecoeur for information and booking.
That is it for now.
Do write in to Zhixing with your Qigong experiences, and let us know if you would like to share them with other students. Either way it is good to hear from you, so please stay in touch and connected!
We look forward to seeing you in the year of the Goat and wish you lots of great Qi in the month of February and the beginning of Spring.
From all of us at Chinese Heritage