The Philosophy Of Chi

17th February 2020 // By Dhyan Praveshika Team // HomeArticles

Spirituality refers to the process of reaching an ultimate and immaterial reality. A journey or path that leads a person to discover their true essence, to explore their deepest values and meaning by which they live. Spiritual practices such as prayers, meditation intend to develop an individual's inner soul, and spiritual experience with a larger reality with nature, and the cosmos.

According to Chinese spirituality and its philosophy, the nature of the entire universe is connected through 'Chi', which translates to 'life force' or 'energy flow'.

Chi is the primordial that permeates everything in creation, without which life is not possible. It's a principle belief that everything in the universe vibrates at a frequency with the rate of chi that emanates from it. All humans emit different vibrational frequencies due to the generation of various levels of chi. Everybody has a different level of chi, which is determined by their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual state.

The Chinese symbol for chi translates to 'no fire' symbolizing that when the bodies chi is mastered, the body is in perfect balance and not at an extreme due to the abundance of 'yang' or 'fire energy' that causes ageing and physical deterioration. If intelligence is combined with chi then the former can be manipulated creatively, only to transmute into finer and subtle but higher levels of frequency.

According to eastern philosophy in medicine, chi is the vital energy that flows throughout every organ and system of the body, connecting it. The energy or chi is described to be found at a molecular level. Western medicine described this energy as 'electromagnetism' which holds all the atoms in orbit around the body.

Chinese medicine revolves around the construct that when your body is sick, your chi or energy is out of its natural balance and the flow of this vital energy must be restored to its balance. Keeping the energy flow throughout the body and mind is maintained by a healthy lifestyle, primarily a good, fresh, and healthy diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, and fish are all beneficial in maintaining a bright and healthy flow of energy. Refraining from unhealthy habits and diets can set the bodies flow of energy back into its rightful balance, assisting in mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

The belief behind Chi is that this energy, once retained and built up inside the body can assist one on a path to enlightenment, or achieving a higher state of consciousness, while simultaneously strengthening the body and mind, acting as the life force that connects all aspects of our existence, the body, the mind, and the soul.

Dhyan Praveshika Team