"The ultimate aim of Taoism and traditional chinese medicine is to re-organise our consciousness and put us on a path that enables us to develop from ordinary people into cosmic beings. Chi is the secret ingredient in this and you could say that the chi cycle in the 24 hour flow of cosmic energy is the recipe. The Taoists understood the universe is a massive chi matrix, a weaving of interconnectivity and following the chi cycle is the means by which we can link into flow. Once we do this our destiny becomes clear and the impossible becomes possible" ~ Jost Sauer
I initially discovered the daily 24 hour chi-cycle through a christmas encore presentation in The Living Now Magazine distributed free of charge in health food stores around Australia. The new chi-cycle converts wrote into the magazine to prosyletise how the this ancient principle adapted for modern times had the potential to create groundbreaking change for your lifestyle and overall wellness. It promised a radical shift in your wellbeing and health by honoring your body's inherent natural rhythms on a day-to-day basis.
It picqued my interest because from my early diagnosis and hospitalisation we had the issue of "routine-routine-routine" drummed into us which of course had the opposite effect - people resisted it wondering the reasons for this insistence. Nobody understood the serious gravity of avoiding routine and it is well known amongst psychiatric circles that patients having no daily commitments, schedules or places to be became languid, passive, retiring given to irregular hours and not having a single ounce of structure to their lives.
I was then curious how this ancient cosmic routine steeped in intiquity could have lasting effect on my happiness, my state of mind and internal self regulation of chi. To understand the chi cycle you have to initially get acquainted properly with chi. You do this by following the chi cycle and live in harmony with chi as outlined in Jost Sauer's small book "The Perfect Day Plan". It is simple to learn and very easy to accomodate without any inconvenience whatsoever, you can begin implementing the practices immediately and effortlessly. Its a subtle therapeutic tool but with powerful far-reaching effects - Your life begins working for you instead of against you. As the chinese saying goes "a few oranges can move a mountain"
By tuning into chi it has the bonus of aligning you into your unique path to purpose which only intensifies over time, the messages get clearer and you gain clarity regarding what your aims and ambitions should be. The Taoist texts suggest that the chi cycle itself directs you to a state of illumination regarding your mission on earth and to realise your destiny by being a cosmic being. Which is a welcomed thing. Many folk don't always know why they are here and what they should be doing with their lives - the chi-cycle is a call to destiny to embrace your ultimate potentials and thereby fulfill your unique agenda.
Many Mental Health Conferences cite the biggest number #1 quandry people have is their unique soul purpose which can get sidelined by the devastating effects of psychiatry as well as detouring into the sub-culture because social valourisation becomes a demoralising force. The chi-cycle acts as a bridge to the non-physical planes which reveals even more to you as you continue to abide by the simple guidelines! These have been mapped out by ancient chinese sages, it is nothing new - they used to see patterns in nature, the stars and the seasons and by aligning with these natural forces you can bring your body into harmony with the rhythmic movements of nature. Chi is consciousness within itself and contains energy and movement. Its a patterning of existence not unlike that of the seasons, it is permeating every aspect of our world and can be harnessed for maximum gains.
Chi interacts with our body on a 24 hour loop and spends two hours in each organ. There are specific things you can do within those time windows which are naturally supported by the universe. By moving in accord with the cosmic flow you will be able to both effectively use and replenish your reserves and be demonstrably efficient with your daily schedule. By honoring the cycle the healthful emotional qualities which are attributable to your organs become manifest. You can start exhibiting freedom - liver, happiness - spleen, concentration - kidney, and love - heart.
By following the cycle you are supported and empowered as most people in whatever way live out of accord with their natural rhythm and as a result experience a separation from source energy. You can then go on to experience a lack of self adjustment and are hardwired for stimulants and drugs for a pick-me-up because your chi is not harmonized and you feel a sense your life isn't all that it should be. You can expect to be more productive and your energy levels improve in addition to increased stress tolerance and feeling more mentally and emotionally stable.
Many of your symptoms from your former lifestyle begin to disappear and it also embraces weightloss as an added bonus in addition to a dramatically improved outlook on life. There are many personal objections I have received from people unwilling to stick to a routine but when you make the adjustment you can expect major changes afoot in your own life such a more spontaneous and healthier lifestyle that enables you to honor your unique blueprint and fulfil your destiny as its all encoded within the chi permeating in your body. The more you work with your destiny the more contentment and happiness you will have. The more you avoid it the harsher your life will be. It will give you the kind of pleasure that goes beyond immediate gratification in all its modern guises.
The chi-cycle lifestyle is to connect to the universal matrix that always supports your aspirations and makes your endeavours possible. It will further the health of your internal organs and engage you with a more pronounced vital rhythm. Getting your intentions to do the same activities at the appropriate times will create a properly sheduled lifestyle which will be the foundation that will give you the much needed impetus that you require to feel guided and whole. The chi-cycle is easy to learn, requires minimal investment and the effects are very marked and appreciable. By closing off ourselves to this possiblility the portal "to source" remains closed. Each hour we have the choice to align with chi through these sacred time gateways and to embrace the consciousness residing within us or not.