August 2, 2016 at 3:31 am #46927
So after Steven giving me some advice on inner smile a few months ago i started changing the way i did inner smile to more of a letting go and feeling the weight of the organ, instead of smiling energy which i had always used for years. The old method consisted of building the feeling of virtues a yang energy which would stretch or open up the organ through chi pressure. In this new letting go way the organ opens up from relaxation instead of the chi pressure. What i have found helps with this new way too is very shallow breathing, butyoko style. Although this new way is relaxing and grounding, there is no virtue feelings of the organs, and that’s what i thought inner smile was all about? I can imagine virtue energy around me externally, and as the organ relaxes it tends to draw this virtue energy in, but it is minimal and kind of disappears. From the inner smile mp3 i have of mantak chia it seemed the virtue feelings should be much more central to the practice… What are others thoughts?
I have actually found this new way very good and reduces desire for alcohol and improved my sleep lots, however going too far can get a bit depressing or make life just plain boring, so i guess it is a balancing act between the 2? Although they seem opposites and difficult to blend.
So now changing the way i do the smile i must change fusion and everything else too. I have just been working on this new smile for the past few months or nearly a year and not done much advanced stuff because after years of building chi pressure i wanted a more solid base of relaxation to build on otherwise my body quickly goes back to what ive been training it to for the past decade.
So doing fusion do you guys use the yang virtue energy or this relaxed letting go energy? I wouldn’t call it energy so much as a sensation, its more a heaviness and relaxed feeling than what i always felt was chi.
What is fusion to you? Not the channels, i have those all open but more the energy quality. For me it was always boosting chi pressure and increasing the intensity and frequency of the energy in the pearl, then creating balance by evenly distributing the energy through all the channels which i connected with each other internally within my body. But now with this new smiling fusion 1 seems unnecessary i can just balance with the smile and cosmic fusion or kan and li seem they would counteract the results of this new letting go style inner smile…. I don’t get it? 🙂 Any ideas? 🙂August 2, 2016 at 10:34 pm #46928
Some selections from MW’s ebook on the inner smile. My personal understanding is very much in accord with the spirit of these quotes.
The Inner Smile is a way of awakening and harmonizing our Energy Body. As the smiling wave arises within it can be guided to effortlessly float loose our deep sexual, emotional, and mental patterns, which are basically frozen energy.
Smiling can melt energy patterns that we might feel are stuck or frozen inside us. It can reach and dissolve patterns that have frustrated other forms of therapy, if done with proper focus.
Inner Smiling causes the sick energy to spontaneously shape shift. By smiling, we are really just liberating the inner will of our stuck energy to become functional and free.
The Inner Smile creates a central, positive, open inner mind space in which self-cultivation can occur. This state of smiling openness should not be confused with other Asian concepts of empty mind, which are very difficult for westerners to grasp or retain for very long. Part of this is a language problem. If we replace the notion of emptiness with that of openness or complete acceptance it will clarify the profundity of the Inner Smile practice
When our body substance feels accepted, we can then spontaneously and naturally grow into a strong healthy presence or spirit (shen).
When people ask me, what is the best way to prepare for higher levels of practice, I usually tell them to practice the Inner Smile more deeply. A state of total openness is the best way to learn something new. Smile to your rigid boundaries, open to a new level of flowing chi harmony.
The ultimate purpose of the Inner Smile is to bring this underlying tension into consciousness, embrace it, and harmonize it. Smiling is a method to smooth out this tension that is incredibly simple, powerful, profound, peaceful, effortless and FUN!August 3, 2016 at 12:52 am #46930August 3, 2016 at 5:25 pm #46932
Ok i will check out that book again thanksSeptember 8, 2016 at 3:54 am #46934
Inner Smile is about accepting what it is, without trying to impose anything on top of it (i.e. mental ideas about virtue qualities). Let the organs tell YOU how they feel, and just accept them for what is.
If there is something to process–such as a negative emotion–that can be done via different methods, e.g. Six Healing Sounds and/or Fusion 1.
Cultivating the virtue qualities is part of the Fusion 1 process, so there is nothing wrong with this, but since there already is a place for that in the curriculum, there is a benefit in the Inner Smile to not trying to have anything occur (as that is done in other practices), but simply accepting what is, and letting the organs speak for themselves without interference.
In my opinion,
StevenOctober 31, 2016 at 4:28 am #46936
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