We are like trees

I’ve been enjoying a wider qigong practice this past year. Often, during the practice, it is mentioned to scoop up Earth qi and offer it to the heavens and then scoop up Heaven qi and bring it down to Earth. This is done through the central channel of our body.

I’ve been loving this practice: the elements travel through me, balancing my body, mind, spirit as they move upwards, and then I pull down the energy of the sun, the moon and the stars, revitalizing my entire essence.

Connecting Heaven and Earth.

I was out for a walk in the coulee the other day. I like to stop on a skinny trail along the upper ridge through the trees to place my spine against a particular tree and breathe.

It occurred to me that day that the trees are doing qigong every moment of every day. They are pulling the energies of Heaven down into the earth and the energies of Earth up into the heavens.

I smiled.

Then I imagined every human being stopping what they are doing for a few moments while we all simultaneously connect Heaven and Earth. We stand like trees, with trees, and harmony flows so beautifully and effortlessly.

Thank you, trees. May we know your magic and how important you are to life and health. May we stop seeing you as a resource and know you as a great channel of qi.

Much love,


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