M2 Class Report Oct 2015
PS. Female 40+
This is the “N” revisions of Module 2. Many felt qigong is very mysterious; Well, it has been misled by many great stories in the past. Actually, it is all about the human life science, and the discovery of the conscious mind. It is about how to build good “daode” for an individual. I would rather call it the exercises for “tapping the power of consciousness”.
This year, with the in depth and more time spent for the practices, not only I could feel the changes of the physical body, the apparent progress is within the mind itself. The experience in joining M2 for revision this time is totally different than before. As quoted “no independent body, no independent mind”.
The changes are:-
– It is no longer applying belated effort to handle an emotional eruption. Previously I was only aware after the eruption, then applied the techniques to diffuse it. The awareness of the changes of thoughts has improved.
– The strategy to handle the “chaotic” mind is no longer to find any excuses or external factors, it is all about drilling inside into what has stored into the reference system(RS).
– With that it helps in expanding and cleansing the RS; helping to remove things that were hidden inside subconsciously that were reflected whenever there is a stimulus.
– With the housekeeping of RS, the end result is the mind becomes calmer.
There were two incidents that surprised me as of how calm the mind can be regardless of what the incident is. Once, it was the car battery that went flat, and the alarm went crazy. It was a very quiet early morning, the siren from the alarm was so loud that it seems the whole neighborhood need to be evacuated. I was inside the car, very calm and quietly tried to off it…yet, it did not work anyhow, and it was a Sunday, none of the workshops were open. It is almost 2-3 minutes later, a man came to help. My mind was not having any stray thought (not panicky) throughout the whole incident. Then I realized, this is the state at the middle without any emotion.
The second incident was still related to my beloved car. I went to a mall and after having money exchanged, and a couple of window shopping, I paid the parking ticket and went to get my car. Then I realized I lost my car key. I normally keep the car key in a little pouch, but it was not there. I recalled where I went… then I went directly to the money changer’s counter. I did not see my car key there. As the staff was busy entertaining a client, I checked my state of mind again, it was still very calm and quiet….then I started to ask myself, how could you be that calm as the paid parking ticket only allowed you to be in the mall for another 15 mins, and some people may get the key and drive off…Then something flashed through the mind (emotional). Yet short while later the inner self returned to calmness. End of the story – the staff has safely kept my car key with him and I exited the mall within 15 mins with calm and quiet mind ; – )
The consciousness can be as detail as any words that we speak, and when we realized that it is not objective enough, we would have to correct it so that the mind becomes “neutral”.
M2 is mostly about cultivation of the mind, with the prerequisite that one should have practiced sufficiently and have built a relatively strong body. A person with a clear mind will create good values to oneself (first) and the surrounding community. It is worthwhile to revisit the course repeatedly until you can master the essential values of the teaching.