Exploring Our Chi-verse

To book a virtual meeting to talk about these workshops and evaluate whether they could meet your needs, contact Ingrid at info@sweethollows.ca or 705-229-4916.Dragon's gift

We are surrounded by and interpenetrated by chi (also known as qi, the Chinese word for life force energy, ki in Japanese). We are part of the universe, part of our planet, solar system and many other flowing systems. Chi moves within us and around us, unseen. In eastern mythology dragons were angels (or devils) who brought us loving gifts or painful lessons to learn more about ourselves. You can use your own intention and knowing to shine your chi stronger now and kindle your curiosity about yourself. As human beings we have the free will to create and exchange both our physical and non-physical (chi) gifts as we move towards more joy and harmony in our lives.

Our HEF (Human Energy Field) consists of our own chi that is both inside and outside of our body. We could think of it as being part of our subconscious or supra-conscious systems. Chi is us. It defines us and we move and work with it. With practice, we can sense, observe, and document what is happening within our HEF (and our bodies). Choose to gather and receive loving, helpful chi to nourish yourself and others.

Are you feeling over-tired, stuck, pulled-apart, angry, confused or dispirited? Perhaps some new ways of looking at yourself are called for to rekindle your happy goals and feelings. When we find out more about ourselves and how we are reacting, it can open the door to more choices in our decision-making or actions. Private, tailored instruction can help to clear your focus. Consider taking Exploring Our Chi-verse (the term “chi-verse” is being used as a short form for “chi universe”) for practical, specific experience in working with the symbols, levels and systems of your HEF in alignment with your goals. Find more joy in your life. Discard the patterns and flows that no longer serve you.

Our first meeting, termed an Orientation (in person or via distance, subject to COVID-19 requirements) is about you expressing your goals and needs. Then, together, we decide where to start.

The goals of the Exploring Our Chi-verse course are to:

  • Learn more about your HEF as a personal tool for meeting your goals while encouraging HEF joyful harmony, balance, strength, emotional management and pain management.
  • Explore what your HEF and body need to feel safe;
  • Practice discerning the difference between your own and other chi systems;
  • Activate flow in your HEF to encourage strength, harmony, resilience, wholeness and balance;
  • Practice grounding, rooting, clearing and boundary control of your chi (HEF flows);
  • Strengthen, harmonize and further activate your chi-based immune systems, and
  • Provide methods (movement, visualization, meditation, self-touch, and others) so that you can practice self-scans and work with your HEF goals.

The principles underlying the Exploring Our Chi-Verse course are:

  • This is about how you and your HEF are right now within our world;
  • To adjust or change a pattern or assumption, we need to be aware of it. We do not need to know “why” it is so. Working with our HEF provides sets of curiosity and awareness tools;
  • Information provided by our HEF may be either symbolic or literal. Corroboration and reflection help us to decide upon our actions;
  • Changes made in our HEF may or may not result in changes in thinking, behaviour or in our physical body. If changes occur, they could be slow, fast, immediate, long term, or anywhere in between;
  • There is usually more than one way to accomplish a wellness or lifestyle change or to relieve pain. Understanding more of our HEF provides more options;
  • Our work is facilitated by self-compassion, self-forgiveness, and self-acceptance while being in a safe environment;
  • Our positive intentions are vehicles for promoting change; and
  • Change is collaborative and cooperative. You are responsible for maintaining appropriate medical supervision and to continue working with your wellness and medical practitioners.

Each workshop includes:

  • Private instruction, with a scan of one or more levels of your HEF;
  • Feedback and balancing or harmonizing work relevant to the workshop and your HEF goals;
  • Written and/or verbal instruction or resources for the methods practiced;
  • Practices (such as visualization, movement, attunement) to facilitate harmony, balance, grounding, rooting, flow, or boundary management in alignment with your goals; and
  • Assistance with tuning, balancing, strengthening and clearing your HEF systems being studied.


Open heart stained glass

Who are you? What brings you joy? Are you living the type of life that is fulfilling and luxuriates in being in your body? Is there peace, love and respect in your relationships? Is there loving abundance in your life? Are these the types of goals that you would like to accomplish? What else would you like to do?

Our human energy field can and does change rapidly, in response to where we are and who we are with. That is one of the reasons why Ingrid believes it is important to have feelings and awareness of what our HEF is doing so that we can consciously decide how to respond to our feelings, our bodies, people and events.

This first session is in-person (distanced due to COVID-19) or via telephone. Contact Ingrid at info@sweethollows.ca or 705-229-4916 to book a time.

We discuss your goals, then you experience a scan and transmission of a selection of the frequencies (vibrations) of some of the types of life force energy (chi) worked with in this course, so that your system is aware of (attuned to) them. For example, we will practice connecting with or flowing from the following frequencies:

  • higher self/spiritual/solar
  • planetary
  • universal (no-thing, zero-point field or wuji in Chinese)
  • core star, seat of the soul, axiatonal stars
  • main vertical power current (spine)
  • living water
  • living air and
  • living carbon dioxide.

We practice nourishing the HEF using universal life force energy and the living breath then finalize our approach for moving forward.


Spark the living breath

Powerful living breath

Explore the safety needs of your body and HEF in the here and now. Be with the infinite nothing and spark your connection to living air. After connecting to our planetary and spiritual chakras, we will practice doing the living breath, the chi-level portion of our breathing requirements, which nourishes and cleanses our whole body. It adds strength and resiliency to the human energy field (HEF), and possibly facilitates the absorption of oxygen and the discharge of carbon dioxide by our cells.

After mastering the living breath, we will tune into the infinite everything and nothing (called Wuji in traditional Chinese medicine). We will focus on both our lungs and on the flower-of-life skin HEF fields. Finally, we will assess your external incarnation boundary and practice filling our body and HEF to that boundary with the living breath.

Practice feeling and assessing the chi vibrational edges between yourself and others. What do you feel flowing in or out? How does it affect you and how is it discernable? What does this information tell you about you now, and how can you use it to achieve your boundary-level goals in a loving, gentle way? Together we use the living breath and other vibrations to harmonize the vibrational flows that define your HEF and use our curiosity to bring more to our attention.

Two Living Breath Stories

Moving less breath

The quality and extent of our living breath seems to be related to stamina issues. Two examples show this vividly. In the first diagram (from 2015, shown beside this workshop’s description), we see that this person’s living breath pump centred at the lungs is about three times the physical width of the human body. The HEF circle is full of the living breath, as is the physical body. Power currents up and down through the body are even. This person (whom we shall call Bria) “goes” all day, working at the computer, doing chores, exercising and more. As long as she is full with the living breath, she can keep going.

In the second image, Calvin (not his real name) had a good flow of living air coming into his body at the base of his skull. His living breath pump sent the living breath throughout his physical body. There was no living breath on the outside of his skin or further out in his HEF.

During the initial assessment of the fullness of Calvin’s living air, it was found that he was flowing HEF in most of his body but less in his hands (which were blue-tinged and cold) and his head.

Practicing grounding and flow warmed hands, matching the rest of his body, but did not improve the flow in his head. Further self-assessment revealed a block in the downward flow of Calvin’s main vertical power current. Together, we cleared his block, and the next day, Calvin felt more refreshed, and there was more flow through but not in his head.

In about 2010, Calvin started getting serious headaches from bending over, sneezing, coughing, or heavy lifting. An MRI revealed that on one side of his brain, there was an abnormality in one of the lobes. The specialist had commented that “if this were on both sides, you would have had cerebral palsy.” Instead, Calvin has a small chi “gas tank” in his head.

In the last four years, Calvin has learned to ground and root his HEF, and to regulate it. His headaches are gone, and there are a few things that he does to keep his living air “gas tanks” full, based on trial and error and self-testing. Calvin rotates his tasks, spending no more than an hour at a time on head-intensive (reading or writing) or physical intensive (chores or renovation work) tasks. Computer time is handled in 20-minute intervals, as he has found that more than that depletes him rapidly. Stretching briefly and a few deep yawns gives him another 20 minutes.

What is an “optimum” quantity level of living air? It seems that this varies by individual. It also appears that we can use levels of the living air throughout our system to help us identify actions that we can take to improve the quality of our life by improving the flow of living air within and around us.

Cancer: the terror of fighting our own chi-breath

chi breath fight

Louise L. Hay, in her book “Heal your body A – Z” uses many words to describe the possible mental causes of cancer, concluding with carrying hatreds, presumably including self-hatred. How could an infant, a young child, a pregnant woman and an experienced elder — a cross-section of cancer victims — all be carrying this terrifying emotional pattern? The deep hurt of hatred comes at us in many ways: from living in a war-torn country (or having a family member that was there) to the smaller, yet equally deep wounds of sibling rivalry.

We pick up and create our patterns by copying those around us. My parents, who were in World War II held it, as did I, having precancerous cells in my uterus three times, the last one, thankfully, over twenty years ago. The hatred of others leads to patterns of rejecting the self. One way that this can  show up in the human energy field is as life force energy staying outside the body rather than flowing harmoniously inside of it (which is a pattern that occurs with other auto-immune conditions too).

A first step in working with cancer (or any life force energy dysfunction) is to practice compassion towards ourselves, tuning into the spiritual/higher self and planetary love that is always there for us. With the power of the infinite nothing (wuji) we can gently examine ourselves to find out what we need to do to feel safer in our bodies and HEF, so that we can start accepting the living breath along with planetary and spiritual love as fuel for our bodies to further activate our healing potential.

Use self-awareness of your HEF and chi flows to feel where you are storing self-hate or other negative patterns towards yourself in your body, or simply initiate detoxification methods to replace such patterns with joyful self-love.

The blue bolts in this image represent blocks in the HEF (human energy field). One at the base of the neck is preventing the living breath from entering the person’s neck base, so there is no living breath in or around the physical form. The exhale function of breathing is sending out hurtful shards of congested life force debris as part of its job of removing carbon dioxide. The main vertical power current (which belongs in the spine) is out of place, with no planetary life force (the red line) entering the body. Spinal higher self flows (the brown/gold line) are also out of place.

Persons with painful patterns can focus on claiming the right to more fully be themselves. Sing your own song in the safest place within your body, even if it starts with one toe or one finger.

It can be difficult for us to realize that past terrors are over and gone, and to find out what will make now a safe place for ourselves and our family. By using the HEF we can remove such chi-based scar tissue that is stuck, moving to harmony that clears the way to singing our own song within our body and relationships.

In addition to addressing safety, working with the living breath and the electro-magnetic flows of your own gentle self-touch can nourish establish harmonious pathways in the body for the main vertical power current (and other types of loving chi to enter and flow. With compassion we can allow higher self, earthly and universal knowing and love to flow in and around us, exploring the ways that we can re-establish more harmonious flows within us.

Unit 3: Sing your core star, retrieve Akashic records data

Akashic records meditation

Sing your core star song and update your body’s HEF holograph using your Akashic records portal. Our core star (also known as the seat of our soul) is a golden HEF star that glows from the centre of our spine just below our diaphragm. It has a flowing centre, similar to that of our sun, and lines of light that shoot from it throughout our body and HEF. It is able to shine both complex images and straight-line frequencies throughout our systems. It carries the energetic imprint of who we are in this incarnation and is a source of life force energies.
With the song of our core star, we claim the right to be ourselves more fully. This deepest level of light within our spine and main vertical power current system (covered in Units 4 and 5) vibrates with our soul song, coursing through to every system and cell of our bodies and HEF. That way, all of that which defines us is known to our entire incarnation. The straight line beams of the core star inform the axiatonal system (Unit 5) that tell each subsystem of its role within the whole.
Twisted hand in hand with the lights of our core star song is a spirally wisdom: a line of light that runs upwards and downwards through the core star. Upwards, it connects to a platter-like swirling portal an arms-length above our head that connects us to the database of the universe, the Akashic records. We use the data in our own personal Akashic records “database” to inform our decision making and to hold the decisions we have made, such as what our body would look like and what wellness means to us. The Akashic records are updated based upon changes in the world, in the environment, and in the universe. Downwards, the spiral connects to the Akashic records of our planet, which includes our physical ancestry.
We will practice tuning into our core star, cleansing our core star and broadcasting (singing) our core star song. Then, we use techniques to assess the state of our Akashic records portal, and undertake work to rebalance and realign it, if necessary. Once balanced and aligned, we practice accessing our Akashic records portal to retrieve updated information about our body and our incarnation’s HEF holograph.

Placing our Akashic records portal

Akashic winds

The image beside the Unit 4 description illustrates someone meditating deeply with a connection to both their Akashic records portal and their planetary chakra. This person is shining brightly from her abdominal power centre (lower dantian, discussed in Unit 6), as planetary life force flows into her physical body. She is also guided by the information and accumulated knowledge stored in her personal Akashic records database, which connects to the Akashic records of the universe. When faced with a problem, a fully functioning Akashic records portal automatically starts searching for possible answers, which are made available via dreams or other forms of knowing.
The optimal location for the personal Akashic records portal seems to be at arms-length above our head, near the edge of our incarnation envelope (the outer edge of our HEF that holds this physical existence). The figure here shows an enlarged Akashic records portal that has been pulled low, over the trunk. It is working rapidly and intensely, as can happen during a state of panic or crisis. However, the portal is not connected to either spiritual or planetary flows.
Although rapid decisions are enabled, this person’s sense of timing may be inaccurate, with difficulty in establishing priorities and selecting practical solutions to problems. Many issues may be considered as urgent or life-threatening. Try rocking gently on your feet, flexing your toes and massaging your heels, when you feel a deep sense of urgency that seems to be out of place.

The sad constraints of shattered dreams

Shattered dreams Akashic records

Abandonment can shatter dreams. Whether your parents have divorced, a partner has left you, or a death in the family has left a hole, your relationships may have lost their sparkle. You could also have lost that promotion you were expecting, or have a difficult boss imposed on you. All of a sudden, your choices appear to have disappeared and you are left in a sad mental box.
As part of the grief or shock process, the personal Akashic records portal has been ripped into pieces, and slid down to your feet, tangled in life force energy blocks. Yet the personal core star (seat of the soul) remains available, and spiritual supportive life force is flowing around the head, trying to help the decision-making process.
Remember that when you are down, the power of life force energy is still available to you. Take the time to talk to others that can comfort you and help you with your grief and shock. Then use spiritual and planetary life force energies to cleanse your Akashic records portal and put it back into place. Put on your favourite music, bouncing into wuiji (the infinite nothing) as you lift your Akashic records portal back up, ready for action.