The guard we all have to our individual prison is the fear of feeling what's happening inside of us.
The prison can take many forms: from physical ailments, to difficult emotions and circumstances we feel we can't change, to simply not enjoying being alive. Using breath and internal Chi Kung, the Chi Nei Tsang practitioner gently and deeply manipulates the receiver's belly, AKA the "Second Brain", so she or he can peacefully meet what's hiding in themselves and allow the flow of health to resume with the willingness to see what's happening inside.
Because of Chi Nei Tsang's gentle power and focus on the core, it sneaks under the radar of the rational mind so the recipient can face the root of disease with relaxation and support, making it easier to move through difficulties and find freedom from healing crises ranging from depression and addiction, to digestive issues, gallstones, infertility, painful menses, challenging transition to menopause, back pain, structural issues, fibroids, impotence, and the list goes on and on.
Because of the gentleness of Chi Nei Tsang as taught by Gilles Marin, this modality is safe enough to work with every kind of disease or injury and powerful enough to effect change. Improving our gut health improves our lives.
The key we all have to our individual prison is facing the fear of feeling what's happening inside of us.
Chi Nei Tsang is one remarkable way to find our own key because when we face old patterns in a new way, we create inroads of health and harmony, strengthening our bond with life, as shown through how the Five Elemental Forces express in our lives.
Chi Nei Tsang is more than a simple abdominal massage. Like acupuncture, it has its roots in the Five Elemental Forces, giving it the ability to take us deeper into our lives, deeper into our connection with our inner knowing.
As we go deeper, to the tenderest and most human place in ourselves, we can digest and integrate the emotional blocks from our past that we thought we couldn't tolerate. We dissemble the wall we built against various traits or memories: we dissemble the wall we built against life. We begin to enjoy simply being in a body, no matter what it's doing; understanding that having a body is a privilege given for the sake of consciousness expanding. The physical effect of relaxing and opening to ourselves is that the nutrition, oxygen, bodily communication necessary for life to continue are able to flow in a more efficient, vibrant way. We grow as human beings on the metabolic, structural, and emotional levels equally.
The choice to use the key is an act of self compassion.
Chi Nei Tsang was developed thousands of years ago by Taoist monks to prepare themselves for the highest spiritual practices. Perhaps the highest spiritual practice of our time is to make our way through the distractions of modern life, the pain of our personal histories, and the inherited traumas of our families and the world and begin to navigate life more clearly with love and self acceptance. That, my friend, is to bloom infinitely.