The abundance of Qi at the full moon has many powerful effects in nature - exceptional tidal variations in the oceans are one example of this. Human beings are an integral part of nature too, so no surprise that many of us notice strong Qi effects at the full moon.
At each full moon the global Ren Xue community has a coordinated theme for our practice around that time. This year we will be using the full moon Qi field to work on some of the ten fundamental patterns. Unhealthy patterns confine us in a very small space. They make us feel so 'natural' and comfortable in this small space, thinking that is all there is, just like a fish in a fishbowl. Transforming them into healthier patterns creates more freedom and space for life.
The next full moon is Tuesday 29th May and the theme is 'True Freedom', You are welcome to join us at 7.30pm at 3 York St, Opawa, for a Qi healing session. Please RSVP via text to Ollie: 027 333 9252
Yuan Tze- "True freedom comes from within; it is a manifestation of the True Self. External powers cannot take it away. What can really thwart the manifestation of true freedom is unhealthy patterns. The pattern of Hiding and Avoiding does this well. This pattern could be formed when we don’t like or accept who we really are and try to create a façade or persona we desire to be. Simply put, we pretend to be the ‘ideal’ person we want to be. When we deny and hide ourselves this way, our freedom is lost immediately because what we deny will cause deep-seated internal uneasiness - to say the least. Not to mention that life will be controlled by this new persona which constantly requires effort to build and maintain. We want to be seen as good, smart, confident, powerful or even to have the ability we don’t quite have. To regain freedom, work on this pattern and face yourself with openness, honesty and courage. Learn to live with your innermost self - good and ‘bad’, who you are and who you are not. The moment you come out from hiding is the moment of true freedom."
"Patterns Take Away our Freedom. Patterns have a knack for occupying any empty space and putting dividers and roadblocks everywhere. They establish themselves and turn any expansive, beautiful, open space into a badly designed, ugly maze with no way out.
Patterns take away our freedom by narrowing our thinking. We develop 'tunnel vision' as a result. Instead of seeing the whole picture, we take ourselves to the 'tip of the horn' and get stuck there.
Patterns want to grip and control. They won't relent until we completely yield to their restrictive ways. We lose our ability to trust and open to all the possibilities life offers, thereby confining ourselves to a very tiny space. Freedom goes out the window. Life ruled by patterns is a stream of never-ending likes, dislikes and desires.
Patterns also control how we feel. When things don't go according to the our likes and desires, we feel entitled to all sorts of negative emotions and feelings, just like a 3-year-old feeling entitled to throw a tantrum anytime and anywhere. Even worse, patterns make us fear not only that we won’t get what we want, but also that we’ll lose what we already have. This is a trick patterns play on us. They know that when we are unable to trust and be open, we will cling to them even more tightly in order to feel safe.
True understanding of how patterns take away our freedom is the first step to regaining it. When we can TRULY see the tricks of our patterns, with deep knowing from our hearts, the tricks no longer work."