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Here is a Qigong meditation I do to nourish my vital organs and help keep them energized so they can function smoothly. I do this Qigong meditation about once a week.
I do this meditation sitting and with my eyes closed.
I begin by taking a deep breath and visualizing an imaginary root coming from the base of my spine and going deep into the earth. I then visualize “my root” being connected with the earth and its tapping a source of life force energy. I then visualize, notice, and feel the earth’s life force energy coming into the root and being carried up into my body.
I then turn my attention on my LIVER and GALLBLADDER. I visualize the color green coming from the earth and this root connection I have with the earth. Green is the energy frequency that can energize the liver. I then visualize my liver filling with green vibrant Qi (chee) and do this until I feel it has been re-nourished.
I then turn my attention on my HEART, PERICARDIUM (the sack around the heart), SMALL INTESTINES. I visualize the color RED coming from the earth and the root connection I have with the earth. Red is the energy frequency and pattern that harmonizes with the heart. I visualize my heart filling with red vibrant Qi (chee) and do this until I feel it has been re-nourished I then visualize my small intestines being nourished and filled with Qi.
I then turn my attention on my SPLEEN, STOMACH, and PANCREAS in my abdomen. I visualize the color YELLOW coming from the earth and the root connection I have with the earth. Yellow is the color and energy frequency most closely patterned with the spleen and stomach. I visualize my spleen, stomach, and pancreas filling with yellow vibrant Qi (chee) and do this until I feel they are all nourished with life force energy.
I then turn my attention on my LUNGS and LARGE INTESTINES. I visualize the color WHITE coming from the earth and the root connection I have with the earth. White is the color most closely connected to the energy which nourishes the lungs. I visualize my lungs filling with white vibrant Qi (chee) and do this until I feel it has been re-nourished I then visualize my large intestines being nourished and filled with Qi.
I then turn my attention on my KIDNEYS, BLADDER, and SEXUAL ORGANS. I visualize the dark BLUE or BLACK coming from the earth and the root connection I have with the earth. Blue/black is the color most closely connected to the energy which nourishes the kidneys, bladder, and sexual organs (for females it is the uterus & ovaries/for males it is the testicles). I visualize my kidneys filling with dark blue/black vibrant Qi (chee) and do this until I feel the kidneys are re-nourished I then visualize my bladder and sexual organs being nourished and filled with Qi.
I am now nourished and filled with revitalized Qi and energy to help my body function smoothly.
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