Xing Qi – Circulating the Qi
This is the Xing Qi (Circulating the Qi) guidelines that were inscribed onto an ancient piece of Jade dated to around 400BC. It discusses many of the major stages of experience when governing Qi according to the principle of the micro-cosmic orbit.
Lead it deep and it will gather,
Gather and it will extend,
Extend it and it will lower,
Lower it and it will become stable,
Stabilise it and it will become dense,
Make it dense and it will spring forth,
From springing forth, it will grow,
It will grow and then return,
It will return and thus become as Heaven.
The pulse of Heaven is in the ascending.
The pulse of Earth is in the descending.
Following this is life. Going against this is the end.