Releasing emotional/psychological blockages with energy gates qigong

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Charlie Scott
Last: 1 year 9 weeks ago
Joined: 26 May 2013

Hi,

I have been doing energy gates qigong for a few months now. I am at the stage of scanning my physical body and sinking chi, although it often seems during my practice that I may have passed onto the next stage of scanning and dissolving the energy body, as it seems difficult to distinguish what is what at times.
I have had some powerful releases of what I perceive to be negative, stuck energy. These have resulted in profuse sweating, diarreah, increased urination, nightmares at times, as well as memory flashbacks. These have not been so difficult to deal with, however, the sudden releases of pent up aggression and emotional repression have been more difficult to deal with. On occasions I have ended up shouting and swearing at people for no reason, or flying in to a rage and kicking some inanimate object. It seems to be contradictory behaviour to a spiritual practice, however, I do recall exibiting such behaviour at a certain age in the past. It seems like I may be nessecarily regressing to that period in order to deal with these issues more constructively, which, I guess, would be by dissolving them.
Has anyone else experienced similar things with this stage of energy gates qigong, and/ or does anyone have any advice on best methods to deal with such occurrences, or how to move safely onto the dissolving stage? It may be that I have been practising this and other exercises a little too intensely.

Dan Kleiman
dan.kleiman@brooklinetaichi.org's picture
Last: 19 weeks 1 day ago
Joined: 22 Sep 2010
Hi Charlie, This is the same

Hi Charlie,

This is the same advice I would give to anyone with a strong reaction physically, i.e. intense pain or discomfort: find a qualified teacher who can guide you through the process, ideally in person, or scale way back in what you're doing.

The water method isn't cathartic, but you are letting things release gradually. The danger of letting really intense releases go on like this is that you can become attached to that experience, which means it's not a true release anyway, right? You're still linked to the underlying energy of the emotion.

Good luck and remember the 70% principle!
Dan

Charlie Scott
Last: 1 year 9 weeks ago
Joined: 26 May 2013
Thanks Dan, I think there's

Thanks Dan, I think there's an instructor not far from me qualified in Energy Gates Qigong, I will look him up

Dan Kleiman
dan.kleiman@brooklinetaichi.org's picture
Last: 19 weeks 1 day ago
Joined: 22 Sep 2010
Best of luck! I think your

Best of luck! I think your experience is within normal bounds, but not knowing too much or being around you, I wanted you to be careful.

Charlie Scott
Last: 1 year 9 weeks ago
Joined: 26 May 2013
Hi Dan, your advice proved

Hi Dan, your advice proved very fruitful. I have since had a training session with an energy arts instructor, and hope to have some more sessions. I was pleased that having face to face training lived up to the immense benefits I had already found from Bruce's books. The Energy Arts methods certainly seem to be the most concise of those that I have looked into.

Grounding exercises were a very useful topic covered, as was the focus on the kwa. I was lucky enough to find myself loosing focus during the session, and being able to use some of the techniques to gently bring myself back.

Bruce mentions that those with psychological or emotional problems can have unpredictable reactions to Chi Kung. Has anyone had any experience in this regard?

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