As an expert of meditation and energy healing, Ilchi Lee teaches people about the immense human capacity to heal themselves. Embracing and harnessing one's own self-healing properties requires concentration and a heightened sensitivity to energy, or ki, as Lee explained in "Meridian Exercise For Self Healing."
"By opening blockages in the energy pathways and reawakening our innate ability to sense energy flow, we can recover our health and natural balance," Lee wrote. "When we develop sensitivity to ki, we will be able to reach our body's potential."
Lee also discusses the way that energy awareness can help one heal in "The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart." In fact, he provides instructions to help people engage in self-healing meditation techniques amid the beautiful scenery of Sedona's Oak Creek Canyon. The method involves absorbing the sounds of nature, relaxing the mind and letting Mother Earth affect your senses in a way that promotes greater mental, physical and spiritual health.
You don't have to hike the trails of Sedona to engage in Ilchi Lee's water sound self-healing. Simply find a quiet clearing outdoors near a body of moving water, preferably a river gorge.
Sit comfortable with your back straight and close your eyes, breathing smoothly and steadily.
Imagine the water flowing through your body from the head down to your feet, unobstructed and sleekly. Take notice of certain parts of your body where the water does not seem to flow smoothly. These are energy obstructions that require better circulation of ki and should be areas of focus during the meditation exercise.
Focus your awareness on the top of your head, then to the brain. The clear, clean water continues to flow and wash away negative thoughts and emotions. Move your awareness to your inner organs, allowing the sound of vibrations to penetrate, massage and purify each one for about a minute. This is especially important, as Ilchi Lee explains the great inter-connected quality of the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and so forth.
"In the East, our organs and emotions are believed to have an intimate connection to each other."
Finally, feel the water flowing down your torso, legs and feet, washing all negative energy clean off you.