So having Qigong students experience the changes that occur when a person directs and sends Qi, or experience a change when a vessel is infused with Qi, is often an important step in the learning process. When I saw this demonstration by Robert Peng on how he could infuse Qi into a glass of brandy and how it actually changed the taste of the drink, I thought this would be an excellent test to give to my Qi Cultivation students. This type of experiment could help them verify what happens when Qi is infused into a vessel.The only problem was I couldn't provide alcohol in our class, so I decided to test this using WATER.
After a couple of minutes, I stopped and we did a taste test with the two different waters; a glass of water from the plastic water jug (that had not been touched), and a glass of water that had been mentally infused with earthly Qi.
ALL of us could taste a difference in the water. ALL OF US!
The water that had been infused with Qi was fresher! It tasted like it had just come from a clear mountain spring. It felt lighter, and more slippery.
The water from the plastic jug tasted stale and 'minerally'and hard.
This class experiment gave us a physical validation of what can happen when we direct Qi into a vessel; things change and improve.
This was an effective exercise to help us physically experience what directing Qi into a vessel can do. We essentially do the same thing with Qigong - we direct vibrant Qi into our bodies or into a patient) and things improve. It at times feels like magic, but all it really is, is improving the quality of the Qi.