Whenever I spend time with my primary teacher, don Juan Núñez del Prado, I always learn something new or refine my knowledge of our practices and cosmovision. When last with him in Peru, we talked about the energetic anatomy, particularly the chunpis and ñawis (the energetic belts and the mystical eyes), and I am now updating my past students, and others interested in this subject.
Below, I am going to call out the important clarifications for past students, providing refinements to the points we talked about in class.
♦ The chunpis, or energetic belts, are temporary unless you continually work with them, but they do not interpenetrate the physical body. They are on the surface of the poq’po, or energy body, and are not considered part of the energetic anatomy. The ñawis, in contrast, are a permanent part of our energetic anatomy. They do penetrate from the poq’po through the physical body. You know that each is a three-dimensional structure, shaped like a sideways cone, with the opening or eye at the surface of the poq’po and the root or point of the cone touching the physical body (the spine for all but the siki ñawi, where the root touches the inside of the pubic bone at the front of the body).
♦ As you know, we perform the Chunpi Away karpay to weave the belts into place and to awaken the mystical eyes, the ñawis, which is the Ñawi K’ichay karpay. However, the deeper purpose of weaving the belts is that they connect or “wire” up the ñawis so that they are all linked. This turns what were isolated perceptual centers/eyes into an interconnected system. This is the primary importance of the chunpis, as linking fields of energy so that your perception through the ñawis, if you refine it, can be more holistic and systemic.
♦ The capacities such as atiy, khuyay, rimay and qaway are associated with the the ñawis, not with the chunpis.
♦ Once you have linked up the ñawis by weaving the belts, you are able to move energy in more efficient and direct ways that can improve your ability to handle that energy, to increase your perceptual awareness, and to evolve your own consciousness more easily. For example, where previously (before weaving the belts and thus connecting up the mystical eyes) if you felt the sudden punch of an impulsive energy, you would have had to deal with it only in the realm of one eye, say the siki ñawi, which would have limited your range of possible perceptions and actions. Once you have linked up the eyes by weaving the belts, however, that impulse can be moved up through one or more of the other ñawis, thereby refining your possible responses.
Let me provide an example. Let’s say someone says something to you that triggers an unconscious response and you feel an immediate and impulsive charge to lash out verbally at the other person. If your ñawis are not connected by weaving the chunpis, then that impulse stays in the area of the lower eye and you have only the resources available at the siki ñawi to modulate your response. But if you can move that energy up to the sonqo ñawi, because the ñawis are now all wired up together and so there is a pathway through which that energy can move up, you can modulate your response through your feelings, especially through munay, the choice for love. As the energy of the impulse rises to the sonqo ñawi and you give yourself a few milliseconds to realize that you can have some control (make a choice) about how to respond to the punch of the impulse’s energy, you can use the perception of this ñawi to refine your response. Instead of lashing out verbally, in an eye-for-an-eye kind of energy (no pun intended!) toward the person you feel has verbally offended you, you can choose to bring a measure of love, peace, and calm to your response. This prevents the creation of hucha.
You can move the energy up further, from the sonqo ñawi to the kunka ñawi at the throat and put rimay into play, choosing now to actually reply verbally with less rancor and more reason, in a way that won’t cause hucha. You can even choose to not use this rimay capacity: to let the impulse to lash out pass and not respond verbally at all.
As you can see, by having a perceptual system that is fully wired together, you have all kinds of perceptual options and actions available to you that you do not have when your ñawis remain more isolated or unconnected.
♦ The pukyu not only is the point at which your spirit and soul leave your body upon physical death, but is the energy point through which you are always connected to Taytanchis (God) and the flow of kawsay. Kawsay/Sami is always flowing into you through the pukyu and down to our Inka Seed, empowering you.
♦ The teqse apukuna (universal spirit beings) are not associated with the chunpis themselves, but with the ñawis. They are not elements, but universal spirit beings.
♦ There are a few refinements to the Chunpi Away and Ñawi K’ichay karpays, but this is not the place to try to detail them. Generally however, the chunpi paqo does most of the work. When I teach online, I have students participate more fully to more deeply engage them in the process since we not physically together to experience the karpays. However, one point I do want to stress is that when you move from weaving one belt to the next, you pull a seqe (cord) of the energy of the lower belt up to the higher center. Then you change the khuya, and it is the khuya itself that is emitting the color/energy to make the next belt.
For example, after making the yana chunpi (black belt), you would move the “two” khuya (yanantin khuya) up to the qosqo, but as you do, you pull up a stream of the black energy to the the qosqo ñawi. Then you change to the “three” khuya (kinsantin khuya) and that khuya itself is emitting the energy (color/frequency) by which you as chunpi paqo weave the belt. So the “three” khuya would be placed on the qosqo ñawi, emitting the red energy, and you would use that red energy to weave the puka chunpi (red belt). And so on with the same type of process to weave the remaining belts.
I suggest that those of you who have studied with me make notes on your handouts to reflect these important refinements to your knowledge.
3 thoughts on “Update on the Chunpis and Ñawis”
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Joan! Your teachings and their refinements are absolutely invaluable to reanimating and retaining this valuable and very nearly lost, ancient work of the Q’ero!
Your recent blog brought me an interesting insight into my current situation. I have been bothered by panic feelings and thoughts for several weeks. This correlated with my Rt eye cataract worsening. I’m hoping that these “irrational” feelings will clear as I have my cataract removed next month. Hoping that these 3 Nawis will then be able to process together in balance. Will let you know if this makes a difference.😃……Rona Giese
Thanks so much Joan! This is exciting and a lovely refinement indeed. Much to integrate here and it feels so resonant! ❤️🙏✨Eva Tree