Dragon Hand... a Gong-fu

Is it "sorcery"?...

By Corwyn R. Jones

I thought about writing a book or manual on this subject, but for many reasons I have decided not to at the present time.

Ancient Gong-fu proverb:
Technique exceeds strength...
Speed exceeds technique...
The Marvelous exceeds speed.

Dragon Hand:
Put on him what he cannot put off...
Take from him what he cannot put off or put on.



Gong-fu or Kung-fu, in simple terms, means energy practice and cultivation over-time. It is not "sorcery" in the common conception of sorcery, but it can be considered sorcery from a more primitive awareness. Energy cultivation is the science of using one's own mind-body to both produce and refine that very energy that is present. 
The consistent circulation of consciousness both refines and deepens consciousness. As consciousness is deepened and refined it becomes the tool that sharpens the mind and body as one whole energy system (synergy).



The Dragon's Path:

The: Nervous system, bones, blood, tendons, ligaments, organs, muscles and senses are all engaged in the process of cultivation.
Like a serpent (Dragon), the whole body-being and even the mind-set of the cultivator is elastic, resilient, and powerful. The "yin" energy appears mostly cultivated, but it is actually "Yang" only disguised. 

Like an iron rope, the fluidity of tension, makes no tension, energy as force is without barriers.
Breath as Spirit or life force itself, is available and abundant through the: energy channels (meridians and nadis), nervous system, organs, bones, blood, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
The brain itself is transformed by the practice and for the practice. The mere sense of crisis does not make any technique practical, practice makes real life crisis less formidable.

Energy channels and their vortexes (chakras) are intimately kinds of: "influences", mountains, caves, winds, guards, and celestial forces that meet. The human body is a kind of sacred tool for these forces (frequencies) a kind of relic used for their service. The path is deep and must be tread with reverence and caution.


As one, and not separate, the whole "matter" is calm, relaxed, centered, grounded, fully sensitive, and explosive (fa-jing).

What is transmitted defies the known boundaries of time-space matter- energy, we call it "void force" or empty force/ling kong jing. Yiquan, the mind-fist...


Breath:

The breath is Spirit, consciousness manifested.
The body should ride upon the breath, be carried by the breath, almost effortlessly. 



Effort:

If "effort" can be deeply refined, it is not only a tool, it is also a possible weapon. The fact that it is there, but without a form necessarily, makes effort formless form. Effort takes on the form of the practice and then makes practice transcendental. "Effortlessness" then becomes another evolved state.


Energy:
All matter is energy, and the human body both converts matter into usable energy and it also can convert or transition the physical body into a more refined state of energy.

By "consuming itself" symbolized by the "Ouroboros", the human being can release the dormant patterns of their DNA and also unlock alchemy mechanisms within the human body and awareness that changes the more dense cellular structure into a more refined state. 


The average martial artist or fighter, gives too much attention on strength and technique, and misses the powerful simplicity of mastering their own vital force. An inflated ego thinks that it actually wins fights, when in truth, to fight means loss. One should see that no enemy can overcome union, and so the enemy is no more in union.


The physical body is on the razor's edge of the void (infinity) and mind's manifestations (conceptualizations). The void being all things and nothing, the body is all that actually exists. This is the "Dragon body" or "Dragon hand".


Thanks of deep gratitude to my many teachers and life-lessons. 




Copyright by Author Corwyn R. Jones 2020