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What is Qi – for Judeo-Christians

What is Qi, really?

Many patients are asking me, “Is Qi Satanic?” While the question itself is theologically and academically problematic, as people do not understand what Satan is, historically… I understand the concern of patients as well that they don’t want to open themselves up to/be in league with the Dark One. People don’t want to be captured by the Devil (real or not). That’s totally understandable.

Fear not.

Qi literally means Breath, Vapors, or Spirit.
Genesis when it speaks about the “wind upon the waters” uses the word, Ru’ach. Taken from a wikia on teh Holy Trinity:

THE HOLY SPIRIT   In Hebrew, the original inspired language of the Tanach (Old Testament), the word ‘Ruach’ cannot be construed as a person. It is a force. It is invisible and like wind, because it can be felt or experienced, but not seen. It is the breath of God which disperses His life-force, His energy and His intentions/mind. It is Yahweh’s Spirit which is is omnipresent, but also can be directed in specific ways for specific purposes. It is not His actual Person (which remains incorporeal and outside of the physical dimension) that manifests itself in the world, or which comes to dwell in the hearts and lives of His people.

His spirit can be said to be the emanation of His life-force – i.e. breath

Definition of spirit/ruach: “The basic meaning of ruach is both ‘wind’ or ‘breath,’ but neither is understood as essence; rather it is the power encountered in the breath and the wind, whose whence and whither remains mysterious… 2. ruach as a designation for the wind is necessarily something found in motion with the power to set other things in motion…The divine designation also apparently has an intensifying function in a few passages: ruach elohim (Gen 1:2) and ruach yhwh (Isa 59:19)” (Theological Lexicon of the Old Testament, “Ruach”).

This lexicon also states that ruach (Strongs 7307) implies a power that is within the breath and wind, which is connected to the Name Yahweh. The Holy Spirit is the power emanating from Yahweh, the Heavenly Father. It is Yahweh’s power that puts all things into motion. It is Yahweh’s power through His ruach that breathes life into His creation and makes things live.

The Greek word for Spirit is pneuma (Strongs 4151), which has a similar meaning to the word ruach. “Pneuma; to breathe, blow, primarily denotes the wind. Breath; the spirit which, like the wind, is invisible, immaterial, and powerful” (The Complete Word Study New Testament, “Pneuma”).

The word for “spirit” (rucha, ruach) in Aramaic and Hebrew, is feminine whereas in Greek (pneuma), it is neuter in gender. In some occasions in the Greek text, masculine verb endings and pronouns are used with the neuter gender word “Spirit” when speaking about the holy Spirit, and sometimes it is without the definite article – i.e. just “holy Spirit”.

Although in the Aramaic text rucha [sic] is feminine, it also uses masculine grammatical forms with the word. This conveys the male/female attributes of Yahweh carried in His ‘breath’ which of itself is neuter in gender. Being often addressed as “it” and “the”, also confirms that it is not another “Person” in a trinity of ‘gods’. The term, “holy Spirit” is a descriptive title and not a name. It is a description given for a specific manifestation of the Father’s Spirit Being. The absence of a personal name indicates that the holy Spirit is not a Person in and of itself, nor is it ever addressed as a third “Person”.

Very significant also that the Holy Spirit [that is Qi] is never worshipped. “And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” Revelation 5:13

Neither is there any evidence in the scriptures that the Father or the Son communicate with the Holy Spirit. Paul never addressed the Holy Spirit in any of his greetings in his letters, as he does to the Father and the Son. There is no instance either of anyone praying to or fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit.

“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you also, that you also may have fellowship with us: yes, and our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” 1 John 1:3

However, there is a fellowship “of” the Holy Spirit.

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13:14″

essentially, “May the Force be With You”

If you want to read more, here’s a link. I hope this will dispel the idea that Qi (or Prajna in India) is of a different, blacker science than is “allowed.” It’s the same one science from the same one Lord of the Earth, which comes form a pre-Biblical era going back to Sumer and even before. When Babylon’s tower fell, people took this science and knowledge everywhere and words changed, but the meanings are still the same.

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