Exploring Our Chi-verse

To book a virtual meeting to talk about this course and evaluate whether it 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. 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 wholeness.

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. 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 wellness 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. 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 with the assistance of an initial scan of your HEF.

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 developing 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;
  • Strengthen, harmonize and further activate your chi-based immune systems, and
  • Provide techniques (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 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 specified levels of your HEF, feedback and balancing or harmonizing work relevant to the workshop and your HEF goals;
  • Written and verbal instruction or resources for the techniques practiced;
  • Techniques (such as visualization, movement, attunement) to facilitate harmony, balance, grounding, rooting, flow, or boundary management in alignment with your goals; and
  • Practice tuning, balancing, strengthening and clearing the 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 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 the following frequencies:

  • higher self/spiritual/solar
  • planetary
  • universal (zero-point field or wuji in Chinese)
  • core star, seat of the soul, axiatonal
  • 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 and finalize our approach for moving forward.


Unit 2: 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 qi-level portion of our breathing requirements, which nourishes and cleanses our whole body. It adds strength and resiliency to the human energy field, 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.

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 the Unit 2 description), we see that the 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 (discussed in Unit 4) 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.

However, she had numerous environmental allergies and sensitivities. Exposure to these for any length of time caused exhaustion and depletion, since the quantity of her living breath plummeted. This could be because she was holding too much of her vertical power current (discussed in Unit 4) outside of her physical body.

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. Calvin does not have any allergies or environmental sensitivities.

During the initial assessment of the fullness of Calvin’s living air, it was found that he was 70% full of living breath except for his hands (at 40%) and his head (upper dantian, covered in Unit 6), which was at 10%.

Practicing grounding and flow increased his hands to 70%, 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. Calvin tuned into this, and his dowsing showed that the block had been there his whole life. Together, we cleared his block, and the next day, Calvin tested his living breath and found that he was at 100% capacity except for his upper dantian in his head, which was still at 10%. Further dowsing led him to believe that this had been the case for his entire lifetime.

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 “gas tank” at his upper dantian.

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 this 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.

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, which shows up in the human energy field as life force energy staying outside the body rather than flowing harmoniously inside of it.

A first step in working with cancer (or any life force energy dysfunction) is to practice compassion towards ourselves, tuning into the spiritual 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.

People whom I have recently been with who were diagnosed with, and have cancer, all were subconsciously rejecting life force energy at the body level. Does this indicate that everyone with cancer has this pattern? Further study is required to determine whether that is true.

If so, research would be needed to examine how rapidly the HEF pattern can be changed towards wellness for those diagnosed with cancer and the effect of such changes upon the course of the illness and upon overall health. It is also possible that not all persons with this pattern have cancer, since there are other influencing factors, such as lifestyle, diet, and exposure to environmental toxins. In that case, part of the research would be to track some of these factors and their impact upon wellness, and whether those with such patterns will eventually develop cancer (which would need to be tested for and diagnosed by a medical practitioner).

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 shards of congested life force debris as part of its job of removing carbon dioxide. The main vertical power current (discussed in Unit 4) is out of place, with no planetary life force (the red line) entering the body. Spiritual flows (the brown/gold line) are also out of place. The Akashic records portal (Unit 3) is unavailable.

Persons with such patterns can focus on claiming the right to more fully be themselves. It can be difficult for anyone to realize that past terrors are over and gone, and to find out what will make now a safe place. For children, the entire family pattern could be looked at.

In addition to addressing safety, work with the living breath to nourish and clear can begin to establish pathways in the body for the main vertical power current (and other types of life force energy) to enter and flow. With compassion we can allow spiritual, earthly and akashic life force energies to flow around us, exploring the ways that we can re-establish their flows through our spine, arms and legs.