If you are practicing Ling Yuan (the 'patterns clearing' method of Yuan Gong), either thorugh the 'formal' Ling Yuan method, or through general everyday life observation, here are a few tips for helping your Ling Yuan 'patterns transformation' practice:
When you first learn the 8 formal step Ling Yuan method, along with the 10 fundamental unhealthy patterns of human consciousness, it's good to do things 'by the book' to start with. In other words, just keep it simple. Familiarize yourself with the 10 fundamental patterns, and use them in the 8 step Ling Yuan method. This can keep you busy for years!
Then, once you feel comfortable and very au fait with both the 8 step process, and the 10 fundamental patterns, you can add in the 20 supplmentary patterns, and spend some time working with them. This can keep you busy for a few more years!
And once you have done this, or as you are doing this, you will find that you start...
"Often it is only by being completely broken that we are ready to do things differently… see things differently… act and behave differently".
Here is my simplistic birds-eye view of what is happening in the world today, and why it's happening.
It's a short-cut to all the theories and waffle:
Mankind has lost its way on the path of the 'Tao' (the natural way).
We have been pillaging the earth, abusing nature... animals... each other... causing havoc and harm, through greed… selfishness… ignorance.
When we lose balance, and cause harm, there are consequences, because we live in a universe of cause and effect ruled by universal laws.
We have been ‘breaking the laws of life’. The laws of life include the laws of health.
One of the consequences of breaking the laws of life and health is that the human ‘system’ loses balance and gets sick.
This happens individually when we lose balance personally… and then collectively once too...