In Wisdom Healing Qigong, the first part of our practice is setting the chi field, grounding ourselves in 6 directions with the earth and sky vertical directions and the 4 horizontal directions. We visualize the Mother Earth, the heavens, and the mountains, valleys, oceans and horizons of the 4 directions. We imagine our human selves as the link between heaven and earth and are energetically connected to all life here on earth.
One of my favorite contemplations is the Walk in Beauty Navajo prayer. I was reading it the other day after my qigong practice and I had an aha moment. This prayer also invokes the Source Energy, the Beauty, in 6 directions as well as in time and space. If we think of energy as beauty, and what a wonderful way to think of it, then setting the chi field and invoking the Walk in Beauty prayer is basically the same. How wonderful! To see the full prayer, try this link. Walk In Beauty An excerpt:
Today I will walk out, today everything negative will leave me
I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body.
I will have a light body, I will be happy forever, nothing will hinder me.
I walk with beauty before me. I walk with beauty behind me.
I walk with beauty below me. I walk with beauty above me.
I walk with beauty around me. My words will be beautiful.
In beauty all day long may I walk.
May you walk in beauty on this day and every day, may your words be beautiful and may your beautiful energy being bring peace to our planet. Haola!* Namaste!
*Haola means All is Well, So Be It. It activates the belief in ultimate and fundamental goodness of the body, energy and all of life.