Ren Xue is an international community.
Over the years, its members have graciously shared personal stories of their experience practicing Ren Xue and its effects on the totality of their wellbeing.
Explore the stories below and listen to our Podcast, Chaos to Calm
Stories about Cultivating Healthy Patterns
Changing Thought Patterns
From Ren Xue, I learned how powerful thoughts can be, and that they can even determine our health condition. I started to watch my thoughts. I stopped saying ‘I am tired’ to myself. Instead, I saw myself as healthy and I told myself so. I took my focus away from the problem and tried not to worry, even when I did feel tired.
My sleep started to improve, and for the first time in many years I could sleep through the night. In a few months the tiredness lifted. The problem that had haunted me for more than ten years finally left me.
– M.K. New Zealand
At 18 I started to travel the world by myself. I was missing something and I was looking for it: Iceland, India, Australia, Europe, Asia, USA, Morocco. I was always searching for new ways to be happy – extreme sports, falling in love over and over again, spending time in monasteries and meditation camps, learning one new thing after another. By the age of 32 I was pretty unhealthy in body and mind, in pain, constantly tired and without any lust for life. I felt useless and saw no true purpose in my life.
I met Yuan Tze and he told me to ‘face my fears’, to ‘stop running away.’ I began to realize that everything in my life had been connected to my fears: my actions reactions, feelings, behavior, and relationships. I was scared because I had not known anything truly important about myself, about my own life – where do I come from, where do I go, who am I, what am I? Why is life filled with sadness and pain?
It definitely wasn’t overnight that I got rid of fear, and I know this process won’t be finished ever. Nevertheless, after only six years I am no longer unhappy, nor angry, nor in pain, nor sad, nor abused, nor a victim, nor hopeless, nor helpless, nor lonely.
I still have to work on and adjust my state on a moment-to-moment basis to be happy, to feel light and truly free, for the patterns I have inserted and exchanged for the old patterns of fear are new and need to be tended well and strengthened. But I have knowledge and tools that I can use to further establish these new patterns. I am very clear on my reason to live, the purpose of my life.
– A.H. Austria
Stories about Healing
From a Practitioner who had Chronic Illness
After a lot of Qigong and Ren Xue practice, my health today is restored. I have balanced energy, and don’t suffer from migraines or chemical sensitivities. Various unhealthy patterns of my consciousness and behavior have shifted significantly, including my capacity to meet challenges that arise with more grace and balance. Aging is unfolding naturally. My life is being transformed by the gifts of practicing Yuan Gong and Ren Xue. I’m living with a greater sense of peace and joy overall, even when there’s no specific external reason. I sleep better, and no longer live with depression. I am generally more present in my life and experience it with more internal presence, lightness and ease. Gradually life is transforming into a wiser more joyous journey. As my own path continues to unfold, I am delighted to use what I’m learning to help others. I am so grateful!
– D.L. USA
From a Practitioner who had Declining Health
It’s 10 years since I started the practice of Ren Xue and Qigong. For the most part I have my health back, and am happier on an everyday basis than I have ever been before. I am mostly free of stress and worry. I don’t overwork, and can say ‘no’ when I need to. My relationship with myself is great, and I don’t have to go outside myself to find the good. I know now that it comes from the inside, and as such is reflected to the outside, so life just gets better and better.
– J.H. New Zealand
From a Practitioner with Crohn’s Disease
Working on my patterns and dedicated practice of Qigong has led to real change in my life. I have become a lot more relaxed, and my communication has improved. I can feel relaxed and in touch with myself. And my physical health has changed so much too. I have not been on any medication for several years and at my last scan there was no evidence of any problem!
– K.G. New Zealand
Stories about Changing Perceptions
From a Scientist
Even though I am the only one at home connecting with Ren Xue, the changes I experience affect everyone. Tensions, when they arise dissipate faster […] our thoughts about life are more connected and can even coincide as if we were moving along together. Home is a happy place.
– S.G. Canada
From a Dedicated Qigong Practitioner who Began to Study Ren Xue
If we just practice without changing our unhealthy patterns, emotional disruption and unhealthy lifestyle, we will easily dissipate the Qi we have gathered. By changing my patterns I have become calmer and more relaxed, joyful, and more efficient. As I use Ren Xue to work on my life in a comprehensive way, my qigong practice becomes more effective. It truly has improved my health and my life as a whole is uplifted.
– A.N. Sweden
From Someone Experiencing Joy
For me, joy represents the ability to transform life, to take the initiative by changing the way I see things, to focus on the positive and have a deeper sense of gratitude and openness to what is. This change allows me to be open to learn from everything and so creates the opportunity to turn all situations into something nourishing. An immense level of joy and deep sense of wellbeing continues to grow in my life by following this path.
– N.M. New Zealand
From a Woman with Memory Problems After Head Injuries
But there’s more! I began to notice my clarity of mind; my recall was improving. I could remember my credit card number. Wow, I hadn’t been able to do this for years. I began to relax into letting my body heal as I practiced, giving Qi free reign. I decided I wanted my memory back. I thought this would take years, but it hasn’t.
I experienced a huge shift in my practice. Previously when I tried to learn each line, it just went in and out of my head. There was no connection to the information. Now it’s all connected and easier to learn. It’s amazing when I think back to how I couldn’t do that before.
– V.S. New Zealand
Stories from Retreat Attendees
From a Participant with Severe Knee Problems
What happened however was a real surprise. After months of sustained and often quite debilitating pain, from the moment I arrived at the retreat center I felt no pain in the knee. I learned the forms and was often on my feet for an hour or longer and felt no pain standing. Squats were a total surprise. Again no pain.
I had a difficult time at first accepting that there was a connection, but it became obvious over the two weeks that the Qifield and group energy, along with Yuan Tze’s teachings, were having a profound effect on me. This has changed my life. I cancelled the surgery the day after I got home, and now have the pleasure of working with both my mind and my body in a totally positive and accepting way. This is a profoundly different way to look at the world and my place in it.
– B.M. USA
From a Medical Doctor Determined to Heal
I started to do Qi therapy by sending Qi with positive healing information to my skin such as “my skin is totally healthy” and “all cells of my skin are healthy”. When I arrived at the retreat, there was already a strong healing Qifield, and I felt a lot of trust in the healing information. I kept sending Qi and healing information to my skin and by the end of the first week the lump had reduced to half its original size. On the last day of the retreat, there was a tiny bit left. I sent the information “Just go now, such a disease is not for me” and it was gone the next day.
– I.M. New Zealand