“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction." Einstein
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Einstein
"We rarely think of the air we breathe, yet it is in us and around us all the time. In similar fashion, the presence of God penetrates us, is all around us, is always embracing us, and it is delightful.” Eckhart Tolle.
When I look at this card I see someone who really knows how to use life energy/Chi/Qi/Kether. It’s a person who understands both the science and sacredness of energy. They know it’s the essential ingredient for creating a dream into a reality with substance. They treat and use this energy with respect and awe. They have the courage learned in the card proceeding this one (The Fool) and are willing to take a risks in using this energy. I see this person as having the wow factor.
Their foundation knowledge is the awareness that all matter is in constant vibration. That they, like everything else in this universe are made up of this life energy matter and that moves at different pulses and rhythms, but vibrating and somehow managing to stay together. They grasp that this energy is free flowing, meaning it connects all matter making us interdependent beyond the Nitrogen cycle or the Carbon cycle that everyone learned in 7th grade science (Benchmark knowledge in Ohio’s School System). They know that energy can’t be created or destroyed only transferred into another system.
Looking back at the card, the tools on the table represented the 4 elements: earth, air, fire and water. They understand that these are matter in different form. And, they practice their craft by using these different vibrational forms of energy to create based on their gifts and talents (i.e., music, visual art, cooking, organizing to end poverty, teaching, farming, cancer treatment).
Another piece of the wow factor is that this person knows that they’re co-creators. They know the life energy doesn’t come from them. They’re a liaison between the life-energy source (Motherfather Spirit) and earth/physical plane. I see them as the creative hands of Motherfather Spirit). They’ve practiced using the different energy forms and make it manifest here on earth/physical plane.
My life partner T asks: “What are the units of measurement for Chi?” He’s thinking maybe Electron Volts or Joules. He is being funny in an electrical engineering kind of way.
I tell him that this might be something he can pursue when he retires. He goes back to playing chess.
Reflecting back to the Magician image and the infinity sign, the wow factor person not only understands energy but also recognizes that our thoughts are potential energy too. In studying tarot through the Builders of the Adytum I quickly realized this. I also realized that the wow factor person just didn’t wave their wand and things happened. It took awareness and practice in using their thoughts. The 4 elements on the table took on a new meaning, a recipe for manifesting ideas into reality.
- Wand: concentration
- Cup: imagination
- Sword: action
- Coin: the finish product
There may be some of you out there thinking: “Thoughts having energy – poppycock. You’re feeding me a crock of hog wash.”
Masaru Emoto’s a Japanese researcher has proven differently. He has taken water crystal pictures of water around the world. Specifically he was looking at their crystalline form. Most startling to me were the photos of water crystals that had been exposed to thoughts of love and kindness vs. I hate you thoughts. When I wrote in analyze about questioning – the scientific evidence of Emoto convinced me this was the case.
Activities for building your awareness to your Chi
I studied meditation at Pearls of Wisdom in Columbus. My instructor Diane was a firm believer that we needed to develop an awareness of how energy works within us. If we wanted a path of peace we needed to identify what happens when we are exposed to negative energy (e.g., a driver cutting us off or being put down within the office setting).
Activity 1 – Diane's Creating a Chi ball.
Rub your hands together warming them up. Pull your hands away about 1 foot. Now bring them slowly in. Concentrating (you can close your eyes if this helps) feel the space between your hands. You may feel tingling. You may feel like you have a stress ball between your hands. Don’t worry if you feel nothing. Try it again. The object of this activity is to feel the ball there when you hold your hands away about 1 foot. This will take time.
Activity 2 – Diane’s Meditation
The purpose of this activity is to become aware of how the energy works within you. You will need 1 hour of music to meditate by. My favorites are: Andreas Vollenveider, and Carlos Nakai.
Sit comfortably in a chair. (Diane was all about being comfortable.) Lower the lights and begin the music.
Open with: May this meditation benefit me and all creation. May what I learn be gentle and healing. May this meditation be not of my will but the will of the universe.
Diane had us take three deep breaths. She would direct us to become aware of 1 foot away from our heart. We were to imagine a gentle white light and bring this light through our hearts and behind our hearts about 1 foot. We focused on this for about a minute. We next brought the ball of light up the back of our heads resting about 6 inches above our head. We then brought this down and into our third eye. And there we meditated for about 60 minutes.
At the end of our session as we came back into “reality,” she had us brush off our arms and legs. Wipe off our heads and ground. She was a very firm believer in grounding after meditation and having a glass of water or tea.