Though no longer considered to be a major tool in modern combat systems, the long stick continues to be an effective device in meditative and ritual practices.
Gongo practice is a major method of meditation in the School Of Heaven And Earth. Known as ” Dancing Between Two Worlds”…Fu Kiau Bunseki, the movements symbolize the constant flow of creation-preservation-destruction which governs the worlds of self-human association-universe. Seeking a balance (kinenga) between Kala and Luvemba (yin/yang), the practitioner maintains the didi (center of vitality) while executing defensive and counter-offensive motions. According to Kongo tradition, the didi is the seat (altar) of bio-genetic energy inherited from parents. This bio-genetic energy determines the health of the body-mind. In the embryo, this energy provides the basis for the formation of veins and nerves which conduct electrical impulses and nourishment to the body-mind, providing strength and power for healthy living.
It is a proven fact in holistic circles, that the more one intensifies the the body-mind, the more one connects it the space around the body and the Universe itself.
Meditation and the Energy-Body:
- The energy body also known as the etheric or vital body transforms focused mind into force.
- The energy body surrounds the physical body and is the first in a series of layers of the energy field.
- The energy body is the invisible double of the human body.
- The energy body also known as Chi or Pranic body in the Chinese and Indian systems, is the Moyo (spirit body) in Afrikan energy work.
- The Moyo-body links the Muntu (human) to the external force field, while the Ngolo (bio-genetic force) is an internal phenomenon inherited from one’s parents (lineage).
- Linking the Moyo and Ngolo provides access to Universal forces.
Disease enters the human body through the energy body. Internal practices influence the Ngolo therefore offsetting diseases:
- Meditation frees the mind of conflicting thoughts (mind chatter, incessant debating, arguing, etc.
- Meditation integrates Moyo and Ngolo…moyo flowing around the body, ngolo flowing within the body.
- Moving in moyo ( swimming in the energy field) energizes the body-mind.
- Sooth the central nervous system via the Vagus Nerve and Chakras.
Soon to come…Ulimwengu, the posture of Universal Balance.