Question: I have read that energy is everywhere and in everything. However does all energy carry its own message? If someone is suffering from mental illness, how do they sort through these messages?
A message is made up of energy. Energy, in and of itself, is just a force. The meaning of the message is different for everyone, and it will be revealed at the right time, in the right place, and with the right people. There is no such thing as a coincidence in deciphering the meaning of the message; everything happens according to a plan. Some people suffering from a mental illness such as schizophrenia, are picking up too many messages. They don’t understand what is happening to them, so they go to a therapist for help. The therapist uses medication to help them, but this only interferes with the process. The drug suppresses the energy. When the drug wears off, the power is ten times stronger, and the person picks up even more messages than before. You can see the problem with this approach. But you must understand that each person has his own path. It might be a person’s destiny to be mentally ill in this life. He, and all those involved in his illness—doctors, family, friends—have something to learn from this experience. They have to go through the process, and complete the cycle in this lifetime, or else they have to return to re-live the situation. Sometimes, the sick person comes not for himself, but for someone else to learn a lesson.
What is carried to the next life is a person’s unfinished business—something he hasn’t yet learned, some cycle he hasn’t completed. The actions you perform are related to work that your spirit needs to do. It’s all about energy. That’s why people can walk down a street and sense that a person died 20 years earlier in the very spot they are standing. You don’t need a psychic to help you understand the message you are receiving. Why is it that modern science can use infrared light to detect what was in a particular spot 20 years prior? Every action leaves an energy trail; every action accumulates energy. Energy contains a message. Long after the energy goes, the message remains. The message stays forever. So, if you’re very sensitive, you can pick up messages everywhere. Maybe some of you experience this sensory overload when you go to the malls, or go visit people in the hospital. You come home so tired, and you can’t understand what’s going on. Or maybe you find it exhausting to be around certain people. They are sucking your energy and you don’t know it, but your body and your spirit feels it. If you practice Qigong well enough and long enough, you will understand this phenomenon.