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Robert Peng: The Master Key


As a boy I was fortunate to meet my master, Xiao Yao. He guided me up the path to the summit of the most beautiful peak in the spiritual world, happiness. My master learned the way there from his master, who followed in the footsteps of his own master, and so on. Now it is your turn, if you feel inspired to allow me to guide you on this same spiritual journey.

Part 2 of this book—the section you are about to read—is entitled Awakening the Four Golden Wheels. You might be wondering what those are, so I’d like to give you a sneak peek at this next leg of our journey before we begin.

“The Four Golden Wheels” refers to an integrated network of subtle energy centers located inside the human body that are directly connected to your capacity for genuine happiness. When your wheels are awakened and packed with Life Force—or Qi, as I will refer to bioenergy from now on—your life automatically becomes a healthier, more energy-rich, enjoyable, and meaningful adventure in which you can actualize more of your dreams.

I have taught many students how to awaken and empower their Four Golden Wheels, and in this section I will show you how to do it too. I begin by teaching you some basic skills, and then I introduce a series of exercises designed to awaken and empower each of the Wheels. I refer to all these techniques as the master key to happiness, and in Part 2, I offer you this key.

In Part 3, I show you how to channel the awakened energies of the Four Golden Wheels beyond your body and out into the world where you can use them to shape your environment more consciously, like a sculptor molding a piece of amorphous clay into a discernible form. Finally, in Part 4, we consider how to manage the energies of the Four Golden Wheels in the context of everyday life, in intimate relationships, and in the expression of your highest destiny.

The goal of this entire process is to initiate your transformation into becoming a Qigong master—a genuinely happy individual. We all possess that potential within us, and we are about to set out on an exciting, life-changing adventure to discover it. By the time you reach the final page of this book, I am confident that you will experience yourself, the people in your life, and even the entire planet in a brighter, sweeter light.

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