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Advanced Concepts in Human Potentials
OAK 2st Degree Study Materials
2 In Print Anarchist Knight:Apprentice Magister Templi Modern Survivalism Coming Soon! Anarchist Knight:Journeyman OAK:Tarot of Love and Romance Alligator Alley Magick, Mystery and Madness
Copyright 2007 by Anarchistbanjo First Edition Published by Order of Anarchistic Knights
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Table of Contents
PART ONE-COMMENTARY ON LIBER CCXX THE BOOK OF THE LAW THE PRESENT MOMENT FREE LIVING SEXUALITY,SOUL DEVELOPMENT AND THE INTELLIGENCE OF LIFE THE PATH OF LOVE WE TEACH EACH OTHER ALL OF LIFE IS A CELEBRATION BE A GOD OR GODESS SHOULD WE BE ASHAMED OF OURSELVES GENERATION OF SEXUAL ENERGY THIS IS WAR! THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR THIS IS NOT A GAME PART TWO-MYSTERY SCHOOLS MODERN SURVIVALISM EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM INTERNET-THE FINAL FRONTIER WE CAN’T CHANGE BY OURSELVES INTERNAL AUTHORITY VS EXTERNAL AUTHORITY THERE IS A SICKNESS IN THE WORLD CONCEPTUAL INITIATION PART THREE-DEVELOPING CHARISMA DEVELOPING CHARISMA ABSTRACT SPIRITUAL ENERGY CONCRETE SPIRITUAL ENERGY ABSTRACT MENTAL ENERGY CONCRETE MENTAL ENERGY UPPER EMOTIONAL ENERGY SEXUAL ENERGY 59 61 63 65 67 69 71 43 45 47 49 53 55 57 15 17 19 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39
6 LOWER EMOTIONAL ENERGY ETHERIC ENERGY INTENSE LIVING THE SHOCK ABSORBER METHOD THE SPONGE METHOD PART FOUR-TAKING RISKS TAKING RISKS SPIRITUAL CRISIS MENTAL CRISIS EMOTIONAL CRISIS PHYSICAL MASTERY PART FIVE-DREAMS DREAMS FUELING OUR DREAMS DREAM WORK DREAM VEHICLES AND WEAPONS PART SIX-SELF EMPOWERMENT THE WILL TO LIVE OUR PUBLIC IMAGE CREATIVE POWER SELF ESTEEM DO IT! SOCIAL PRESSURE WINNING FAMILY AND LOVE FREEDOM DEATH LIKE A ROCK THE GIFT OF LIFE MIRACLES YOUTH AND INNOCENCE ROMANTIC LOVE THE BALANCE OF LIFE LIVING A BALANCED LIFE 113 117 125 129 133 137 141 143 147 151 155 159 163 167 171 173 97 101 103 107 85 87 89 91 93 73 75 77 79 81
7 ACTUALITY VS REALITY OUR INNER CHILD CARVING OUR DESTINY MORAL ABSOLUTES GIVING OUR POWER AWAY LIFE IS SHORT AND SACRED PERSONAL HAPPINESS SUCCESS COUNTS FOR EVERYTHING EMOTIONS CAN’T REASON TURN EMOTIONS INTO ACTIONS FREE WILL AND PHYSICAL ACTIONS CHANGE ATTITUDE BY CHANGING BEHAVIOR CONFRONTING FEAR BE TRUE TO YOURSELF YOU CAN’T CHANGE WHAT YOU DON’T RECOGNIZE LEARN YOUR FALSE RESPONSES WHAT YOU SAY VS WHAT YOU DO MAKE YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIONS COUNT CHOOSE FREEDOM FROM SELF-DEFEAT BEING AFFECTED BY NEGATIVITY NEGATIVITY ATTRACTS NEGATIVITY WHAT YOU RESIST YOU BECOME DON’T RELATE YOUR SOAP OPERA TO OTHERS DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT AND GO FOR IT WHERE YOUR ATTENTION GOES YOUR ENERGY FLOWS IDEAS BECOME EMOTIONS; EMOTIONS BECOME ACTIONS THE WORLD DOESN’T CHANGE, YOU DO PART SEVEN-MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING ANGER MANAGEMENT OAK ENERGY BALL MEDITATION PART EIGHT-ADDENDUM SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 271 235 245 257 177 179 181 183 185 187 189 191 193 195 197 199 201 203 205 207 209 213 215 217 219 221 223 225 227 229 231
Introduction to the Order of Anarchistic Knights
OAK is a modern day mystery school that has teachings adapted and appropriate for modern humanity. It is a magickal Order devoted to the empowerment of the human race and to the advancement of magick in it’s most simple and primal form, pure energy and pure power. OAK is based on “Chaos” theory and results. This knowledge and power is freely given to all and is believed to be the fastest and safest way of magickal development possible at this time. As a person works through all three degrees of self empowerment they will learn to understand the benefits of physical initiation and it is hoped that all “Anarchistic Knights” will choose to link energies when possible through physical initiations. There are striking similarities between this tradition and the commonly observed “Wiccan” tradition. Any student of the Wiccan or Pagan path will find much of interest here. Magister Templi has been reorganized into a 260-page book that is available as an ebook download or a quality paperback. The entire book will continue to be published online as a blog with weekly installments. Essays will be presented in their entirety unless they are over six pages in length. There will be more information than ever before and it will be presented in a more organized manner for ease of understanding. This represents the OAK 1st Degree study material and will provide conceptual initiation into advanced metaphysical topics. It will also provide a solid framework on which to build your own paradigm or belief system. Compare to a software upgrade on your computer that is more suitable for today’s world. It integrates hard science, religion, psychology, metaphysics and objectivism into a working system that gets results. The work of the 1st Degree is purification, development of a personal belief system and integration of the ego with the Super Ego, Christ Consciousness, Collective, Holy Guardian Angel or Deity. Different paths use different words for the same thing. Magister Templi is meant to complement the OAK 1st Degree Initiation. The 1st Degree initiation is a physical initiation that creates a magickal link and energy exchange between members. Physical
10 initiation and membership in a community is an important part of selfempowerment. It is also a life choice. Modern Survivalism has been reorganized into a 260-page book that is available as an ebook download or a quality paperback. The entire book will continue to be published online as a blog with weekly installments. Essays will be presented in their entirety unless they are over six pages in length. There will be more information than ever before and it will be presented in a more organized manner for ease of understanding. This represents the OAK 2nd Degree study material and will provide conceptual initiation into advanced self-empowerment topics. It will also provide a solid framework on which to build competency and success in your daily life. Compare Foundations to a brand new computer system that is more suitable for today’s world. It integrates physical reality, hard work and personal effort into a working system that gets results. This is the ultimate self-help book. The work of the 2nd Degree is physical empowerment, assertiveness and integration of the ego with the Shadow, Power Animal, Id, or instinctual self. Different paths use different words for the same thing. Modern Survivalism is meant to complement the OAK 2nd Degree Initiation. The 2nd Degree initiation is a physical initiation that creates a magickal link and energy exchange between members. Physical initiation and membership in a community is an important part of self-empowerment. It is also a life choice. Alligator Alley is being organized into a book that will be available as an ebook download or a quality paperback. The entire book will be published online as a blog with weekly installments. Essays will be presented in their entirety unless they are over six pages in length. There will be more information than ever before and it will be presented in a more organized manner for ease of understanding. This is currently under development. This represents the OAK 3rd Degree study material and will provide conceptual initiation into advanced Rosicrucian and Freemasonry topics. It will also provide a solid framework on which to build community and brotherhood in daily life. Compare Alligator Alley to an internet connection that connects you not only with the rest of the world but with those that share your values and interests. It integrates the 32-Degree of Scottish
11 Freemasonry with the latest in human potentials and community resources. The goal of this work is to teach how important collective action and human brotherhood really is. Many people can get more done than what one person can. The human collective is an important source of empowerment. The work of the 3rd Degree is to find others of like mind that share your personal values and beliefs. Family, community and support are important and life is not worth living without them. Different paths use different words for the same thing. Alligator Alley is meant to complement the OAK 3rd Degree Initiation. The 3rd Degree initiation is a physical initiation that creates a magickal link and energy exchange between members. Physical initiation and membership in a community is an important part of selfempowerment. It is also a life choice. Magick, Mystery and Madness is being reorganized into a book that will be available as an ebook download or a quality paperback. The entire book will continue to be published online as a blog with weekly installments. Essays will be presented in their entirety unless they are over six pages in length. There will be more information than ever before and it will be presented in a more organized manner for ease of understanding. This information is currently under development. This represents the OAK 4th Degree study material and will provide information for those wishing formal membership into the Order of Anarchistic Knights. Each living person is entitled to the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical benefits provided through the teachings of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degrees. These are considered the outer circle of the Order. The 4th Degree is for those wishing to build the OAK community around the world by offering study groups and local initiations. Compare Magick, Mystery and Madness to beginning your own local OAK chapter as a representative of a way of living that brings results and success in life. This is the establishment of a formal brotherhood and family on a local level. The work of the 4th Degree is the establishment of local OAK centers around the world and the establishment of OAK as community with its rewards and challenges. It requires personal commitment to the Order and taking a leadership position. Different paths use different words for the same thing. Magick, Mystery and Madness is meant to complement the OAK 4th Degree Initiation. The 4th Degree initiation is a physical initiation
12 that creates a magickal link and energy exchange between members. Physical initiation and membership in a community is an important part of self-empowerment. It is also a life choice.
Commentary on the Book of the Law, Liber CCXX. Apologies to Aleister Crowley.
There is a point in time called the present moment. We are called to live with our awareness continuously within the present moment as it moves through the infinite possibilities that are available to it and to us. Each one of us is a point of awareness living in our own present moments with individual possibilities available to us at any given point in time. What is available to us is unique and not available to anyone else. It consists of our personal beliefs, experiences and memories as well as our distinct physical and genetic makeup. We do not share these things with anyone else. We are all living in the same universe and it is very much as if each point of individual awareness were a star in the night sky with it’s own location and orbit. Each one of us can see a portion of the universe from a totally unique perspective that can never be seen or understood by anyone else no matter how similar his or her own view is. They are simply not us. We are not them. The present moment is our time. Tomorrow will always be tomorrow and yesterday will always be yesterday. The ghosts of the past and the ghosts of the future can never be reached or experienced. If we don't have the ability to live in the present moment and take joy in it we never will find joy. Any answer we ever seek will only be found in the present moment. Any action that will lead to success will only be taken in the present moment. If we don't act in the present moment we have already lost.
The Present Moment
This involves a life style in which a person consciously chooses to live in the present moment as deeply and richly as possible experiencing as much of life as they can. They know they can not be or follow anyone else. They can only be themselves and experience life in their own unique manner and their own unique way. It is time to become a true individual. It is time to become a God or a Goddess living in a free world. From your own unique perspective in this present moment behold the infinite opportunities that lie around you waiting to be chosen. It doesn't matter who or what you are. This message is the same for everyone. In essence at our cores we are all simply photons or sparks of light that have evolved. We are all part of the same photon or spark of light as it manifests in different places and in different times throughout the universe. The unity of light binds us together. Call upon your primal instinct and will to live in order to understand this message. It is the message of a warrior. Embrace the present moment as a sacred moment of infinite possibilities with all of your heart, mind and soul. Listen to this message and these words. It is the "infinite possibilities" that are important, not the "present moment". Worship the "infinite possibilities" and they will open to you. Those that seek the "infinite possibilities" within the present moment rule over those that do not. Most people are falsely trapped within the present moment. They are fools! Come out and play as a child in the delights of the present moment as it unfolds before you in all it's wonder and glory! Love, Joy, Rapture and ecstasy are infectious. Your happiness as you do this will be felt and shared by all things. Love the spirit of life that flows through your veins and that flows through every moment of your life. Live and rejoice! You and your true mate will stand as God and Goddess. Rulers of the spirit and of the animal nature embracing each other as you embrace life in all it's manifestations and levels. You will be an example and in sharing your joy with others the human race will rejoice. For the two of you are true opposites joined in love.
Sexuality, Soul Development and the Intelligence of Life
Jungian psychology teaches that in addition to the Shadow and Collective we each have a male and female part. These are the anima and animus. An important part of the balancing of the human ego is the integration of the male and female parts of our soul. The core of sex magickal practice is described below. As male and female energy combine a new energy is formed that gives birth to enhanced psychic abilities. Through the generation of sexual energy the soul grows one astral body at a time until our soul is balanced. We give the needed opposite sex energy to our partner and they in turn give us the energy we need. There are important differences between energy generated by males and energy generated by females. It exists at the cellular level where an XY chromosome creates a different energy than a XX chromosome. To the male belongs the sperm and to the female belongs the egg. Generate this energy and raise the sexual/bio-electrical energy to the crown and third eye centers. This is a form of tantric sex that will open the infinite possibilities unto those that practice these ways. The secret is in the continued sacred generation of sexual/bioelectrical energy through foreplay as long as possible and causing it to flood the body. It is this sacred sexual/bio-electrical energy that will find the proper pathway. It can not be found in a conscious way through conscious awareness but remains secret and hidden from awareness. There are no formulas or techniques. It is through our sexuality that we discover who we are and what we are meant to do in life. In searching for the “infinite possibilities” within the present moment, all things are possible. Be open to all things and all experiences. Don’t refuse opportunities. Whoever is open to all experience becomes a leader! All things are possible! The living life force within our bodies does not lie to us. Sexuality and the sharing of sexual love is divine in every way. It is this energy that causes our souls to grow and our psychic senses to develop. Love opens our hearts. The intelligence of the life force and sexual/bio-electrical energy will find the proper path when your physical body is in ecstasy and fills to over flowing. Let this moment never end! Live forever in the
20 present moment! Leave it only to find it again and come back to it once more in its sweetness. There are undreamed of things to experience if we allow it. It is in the creation of the new secret path that joy is found. The great pain of its creation in aloneness is matched by an even greater joy in being together! Make your own path and don’t worry about any one else. Nobody has the same path. Have courage! Seek out the “infinite possibilities” within the present moment through the sacred generation of sexual/bio-electrical energy above all other things. The joys it will bring are far more than the pain it will cause. This sacred energy will seek out what it is you truly desire and manifest it to you. This is a sacred promise. The sexual/bio-electrical energy must find it’s own way within each person. We can only say the generation of sexual/bio-electrical energy is required. This gift is freely given to all. The sexual/bio-electrical energy will find it’s true path for your inner happiness and joy. Don’t try to force it consciously or it will become a curse. Learn to trust and go with the flow. Follow the magnetic attraction of love in all its ways. Believe in your body and trust it. Any other path and restriction will make your life a living hell. This practice is a form of chaos theory and will not be restricted. All inputs a valid and all energy is cumulative. You will only have one "soul mate" at a time. Choose no other. Most people are bound together and hating each other. Don’t let this happen to you. When you follow the sexual/bio-electrical energy and the possibilities that open to it, there is nothing that can stop you or stand in your way. The generation of the sexual/bio-electrical energy or pure life force has it’s own intelligence and will to live. It represents pure will not consciously directed toward any goal. You will be drawn to the right person and will teach each other what is needed. Each relationship has a beginning and an end. When the growth is gone the spark is gone as well. There is no more to teach each other. When you follow this perfect path and your true mate follows this perfect path you will magnetically find each other and your lives will be as one. You are both opposites and can never know each other but you can allow each other full blossom and love and ecstasy by this path of perfect balance. This is not a path of casual sex or one night stands. They are an abomination. This is a path for the one that is right for you in the present moment.
21 The secret key of this law is the yin/yang symbol. You are only one half of that symbol and can only ever be one half of it. The other half belongs to your true mate. You may never know each other but you can live, love, and have awareness of each other without conflict if you follow this path of balancing out to nothing. Nothing is perfect and makes everything fit together. Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus is saying much the same thing. You and your mate are growing in opposite directions but meeting at this point in time. Rejoice in the time that you do have. It is sacred. It will not stay the same and it will not last beyond its allotted time. Your true mate has one half of what you need and desire. Your need and desire is countered in your true mate by an equal need and desire in the opposite direction. When you need and desire nothing you can stand side by side as true mates experiencing the fullness of each other. Each person must find their own way through the generation of their own sexual/bio-electrical energy. Each must fulfill their own law. Each must find their own true mate. Each must decide how long they choose to be together.
The Path of Love
There are three ordeals that must be passed before becoming a God or Goddess and finding your true mate. The first is connection to the Spiritual Light. The second is connection to the energy of the earth and the third is the development and creation of the seven astral sheaths, which must be formed before the creation of the “Immortal body”. Each of these has their own methods of attainment. The first and third are discussed in “Magister Templi” and the second is discussed in “Foundations”. In the first two degrees you are given all the information you need. It does not matter where you start because you must always start in the present moment and continue by living in the present moment. Your present moment is unique and different from that of anyone else. There will never be a better time or place for you to begin…Start Now! Start anywhere you desire. The process works according to chaos theory and all effort is cumulative. You will draw a suitable partner to yourself through magnetic attraction. If you do this wrong and use the generation of sexual/bio-electrical energy in a conscious manner such as directed through sex magick practices expect dire results. You can not choose your true mate. Only the sexual/bio-electrical energy given total freedom can choose your true mate. Working with sexual energy is not about having sex with anyone indiscriminately. The universe will choose those partners whose energy will combine with your own and allow both of your souls to grow. This path of love shall regenerate the world and it shall rejoice in true living. Each one of us has a vision of the true that belongs only to us. Thus we all have some small portion of the truth. Remember there is a half we may never know because it belongs to our true mate. This is true even in the understanding of this message. The true implications may only be guessed at. You will recognize the true when you meet it. Generate sexual/bio-electrical energy often. Realize there are two paths of love. The path of the serpent is when the sexual/bio-electrical energy does not rise within you. This is the path of nature that produces physical children and family. The path of the Dove does not produce physical children but astral children instead. The sexual/bioelectrical energy is forced up the spine. Both paths are different and both paths will bring the final result but both paths will not bring the
24 same experiences. Choose well. There are infinite possibilities within the present moment. Both are worthy. Joy and ecstasy are within your grasp. I ask only that you truly live and experience life in its fullness! In following this path there is also a way to love the ordeals as well as the rewards. All of life is meant to be experienced. Drink deeply. It is when this finally happens that you are truly alive! Then all is love and all is ecstasy. This is the love of life loving itself. Breathe deeply and drink deeply of love and life and explore all of its possibilities. Love every minute! All things are possible! Seek them, always seek them! Remember that possibilities and opportunities both come and go. Teachers come and go. Do not seek to hold on to the past. Do not destroy that which has been built through love.
We Teach Each Other
This is the present moment. Where shall I go from here? Come and learn the secret of living in the present moment. One must live in the present moment to be aware of the infinite possibilities within it! Everywhere I look there are directions I can go and things I can do. How shall I choose? I am only aware of what is around me. I am always leaving what I know and moving into uncertainty. No one ever wants me. Instead they want what is not me. This is the old way of thinking! Cast it away forever! The present moment is meant to be lived, experienced and rejoiced in! The sexual/bio-electrical energy exists only within the present moment. Life itself exists only in the present moment. The generation of the sexual/bio-electrical energy must happen within the present moment or it will never happen. This sexual/bio-electrical energy is like water capable of going anywhere but following always the path of opportunity and leading always into the ocean. The wanderings of this energy are not knowable but its conclusion is inevitable. Those that worship Deity do injustice for it is the experience of life as it unfolds that is to be worshiped one moment to the next. To be alive and aware is pure joy, the experience of one moment gives way to the experience of another and even the painful moments become memories without the power to hurt. Our hearts leap as a new joy unfolds or tremble as a new terror confronts us. Like water that always seeks to flow downhill, people will continue to build dams and diversions seeking to make use of the sexual/bioelectrical energy in a conscious manner but they will remain blind to its true nature. Only when the water reaches the ocean is it fulfilled and at rest. Only when the sexual/bio-electrical energy reaches your true mate will you find fulfillment together. Before you can find your true mate, you must develop the sheathes of the astral body or the various astral bodies. There are seven brides/scarlet women or perhaps eight, this is a mystery and one of them may be your true mate. This is true for both of us, the God and the Goddess. Do not fear to love the wrong person. Do not destroy the love you have given. Find the love that is in front of you and through that experience you will grow closer to your true mate. We are all teachers of each other and helpers of each other. Let us teach each other how to love and
26 how to live.
All of Life Is A Celebration
This point of awareness that is I must be forever alone in the present moment. I can never leave the present moment but I can make the present moment large enough to encompass all that exists. To do something well is a great achievement. To be a God or Goddess is to do life well. Don’t think to find us failures in what we do. There is both glory in the fight and glory in the victory. It is only the lost, the slaves, that fail or give up. The competent will scamper out of your way unhurt just as you will scamper out of their way unhurt. Effort and hard work is cumulative in nature and will lead to success. This is always in opposition to the will of the masses that seek an effortless way and demand unearned rewards. The sexual/bio-electrical energy transforms us into a God or Goddess. When we choose we rule the astral planes and when we choose we rule the physical world as well. We are life giving and receiving life all within the present moment of our eternal existence. The logical and rational mind can not understand our ways and will be led to ruin. Like water we am not logical or rational. We simply flow to the ocean, our true mate. Place a curse upon Logic and Reason. May they be cursed forever. They have no place in our existence. Logic and Reason divert us from reaching our beloved. They make the pathway harder and more difficult. We can logically prove or disprove anything so what does logic matter? When we need to know we falter. Blessing to those that move forward without knowing. Logic and Reason lead only to paradox. They confound themselves and distort truth. Be damned to those that feel they must follow a conscious path of logic and reason. They are lost. Feel the sexual/bio-electrical energy stir within your loins and rejoice in the life you have been given. Live with joy and beauty. Become a God or Goddess! Transcend ordinary humanity! There are many reasons to celebrate life in all its phases and glory. All of life is a celebration!
Be A God or Goddess
There is only the celebration of life within the present moment. This celebration of the present moment continues even after the death of the physical body and the eventual rebirth into another one. Ever forward! There is death only for those that refuse to live in the present moment. But they are already dead and don’t know it. Failure, regret and fear are not options. Continued generation of sexual/bio-electrical energy will ensure eventual success. This involves a reversal of the life force within you until you are complete. This is a mechanical process in which gains can be discerned on a daily basis as one develops and grows in strength. The end result is inevitable if enough sexual/bio-electrical energy is generated over a long enough period of time. Everyone has the same opportunity and the same ability to become a God or Goddess regardless of their circumstances in life. The only requirement is a steady generation of sexual/bio-electrical energy. Those that choose to be weak or to fail or to follow another path deserve no pity or support. There is no excuse for not following this path once one knows of it and how natural and simple it really is. The only force that can stop you and contain you is your own true mate. This is how you will know your true mate. Virility, sexuality and the generation of sexual/bio-electrical energy is the key. It is not something to be ashamed of. The morality and anti-sexual programming of centuries must fall away. This path is a sacred path. Those that mock and laugh at this path and the truth it contains will not laugh when the backlash of this energy hits them and affects their lives. Understand this! If I could change anything in this world I would not change anything because it is already perfect. As a God or Goddess I will only do better those things that I already do. As a God or Goddess I have options that a slave does not have. There will always be options for me to explore. I will not and can not be trapped. Not even by another God or Goddess. Never hold back! You can not hurt another God or Goddess. They are as adaptable and flexible as you are. They are using the same sexual/bio-electrical energy. A win-win situation will eventually result. Never give in or give up! Follow your own conscience and go
30 by your own rules! The hell with everyone else! You can’t hurt another God or Goddess and your true mate will be able to stop you. Who else matters? Those that won’t even try? The slaves?
Should We Be Ashamed of Ourselves
Those that lock themselves away from life and experience are already dead but they don’t know it. Perfect life and perfect love only come through the transmuting of the imperfect into the perfect. We begin with the imperfect. Are we to live as beasts? No, but the highest expression of Godhood is to be found within our physical bodies and within the present moment. Physical life and our bodies are sacred and all that we can experience is sacred including sexuality. We are those that survive! We are those that have found our true mates and the joy of living as Gods and Goddesses within the physical world. We take joy in our survival. Our restrictions have not prevented us from living as we choose! The present moment is not a burden to us but a blessing. Everyone has the same chance and the same present moment. Everyone has unlimited possibilities and opportunities within that present moment. If they choose to die, let them die! Living is for the strong! This message is for the strong! There is no way to help those that will not help themselves! The present moment exists even after the physical body dies and another replaces it! Do not fear death and do not fear life! Embrace both with all your might for they are continuous. Sensuality, sexuality and the generation of the sexual/bio-electrical energy are the most sacred things in life. Rejoice in them. We are the God and Goddess, should we be ashamed of ourselves?
Generation of Sexual Energy
There are many ways to prolong sexual arousal and orgasm. Much practice, study and refinement of technique is needed. But above all, Exceed! Be excessive in the generation of sexual/bio-electrical energy and you will manifest tangible results. Always push for more and when death finally comes it will be the greatest reward of all because you will find you have become a God or Goddess! You will have developed the “immortal physical body”. Then you may even long for death and it will not come. Therefore live richly and fear not the death of the physical body. Develop the powers of your soul and experience all that life has to offer you without end. The study of the Kabbalah is “associative” in nature. “Associations” are found between various words and letters creating a “link” between them. This is needed because a “link” is needed for the mental awareness to get from one concept or idea to another. Awareness travels across these “links” and uses them as bridges. The OAK system is not Kabalistic in nature and does not require or use such links. It makes use of the quantum leap in chaos theory. In the OAK System everything that exists is reducible to the photon /electricity as suggested by the General Field Theory of Dewey Larson. Thus 4638ABK24ALGMOR3YX24 89 RPSTOVAL is simply the photon/electricity or literally anything else including OAK! It is everything and nothing at the same time! Fear not success in life! Don’t be afraid to live life to its fullest! All things are possible to experience so generate sexual/bio-electrical energy. Grasp the infinite possibilities within the present moment!
This is War!
The reward of becoming a God or Goddess is magickal. Understand! This manuscript is not perfect! This path is not perfect! No one path can be perfect for all people. There is always the half that is not known that belongs to your true mate! This is merely a guide. Each must follow their own true path. Understand that I am a warrior and this is a warrior’s path! If you seek the path of the slave you will not find it here! You must have a safe place for you awareness to go when it is in danger and attacked magickally. The OAK energy ball meditation creates a safe place for your awareness and your Holy Guardian Angel. This is important. Working with sexual/bio-electrical energy can result in insanity or death otherwise. Develop and strengthen your soul and its powers through the generation of sexual/bio-electrical energy. As you begin the process of reversing the sexual/bio-electrical energy within the body you will attract negative energy. The dark is attracted to the light. This is not easy. This is war! The generation of sexual/bio-electrical energy is a weapon more powerful than any other weapon in the astral/magickal planes. Nothing can stand in the way of this energy as it accumulates within you. As it meets other energy it will strengthen through the contact or both energies will be destroyed. If both energies are destroyed yours can be renewed the next time you generate sexual/bio-electrical energy. In this manner you wear down all opposing energy, first by destroying it and then by generating it faster than the opposition. There will be astral battles. The proof is that you shall win them! You will become stronger! This is the work of the Magus, to fight the wrong-minded masses to a stand still until they allow you to exist in peace. You do not need to attack. They will attack you because you represent a danger to their way of living as slaves. You do need to win! Even to the last breathe of your life. Nothing matters except this battle. You will loose everything but your true self…hold not to material possessions or material relationships if they compromise you in any way. But this is the battle of the Magus. This will not happen at first. You will be led to that hour as you develop the seven sheathes or astral bodies created through your nuptials with the seven brides/scarlet women.
36 The ordeal is very severe and will tear your soul but do not despair! Don’t be too eager because what you win is not what you think it is. At the same time don’t fear the ordeal because it will allow you to find and love yourself.
The Way of the Warrior
Fear nothing! Infinite possibilities lie before you in this present moment. Grasp them as a warrior! Do not let anything stand in your way! This is speaking of astral battles. When you are magickally attacked simply because your generation of sexual/bio-electrical energy is creating havoc on the astral planes and someone is pissed at you…be damned to them! Attack and hold nothing back! You are only trying to exist as you were meant to exist. As a God or Goddess! Understand that by becoming a God or Goddess you are interfering in the magical work of other Gods and Goddesses. Put them in their place so they respect you as a peer. You can not hurt them. They will not have mercy on you if you give in to them. In magickal duels you must win or receive your own energy back threefold in a negative manner. This is what happens when you seek to reverse the sexual/bio-electrical energy within your physical body. Collect power objects that support you and store energy for you. In reality there are no short cuts, only the illusion of short cuts. The generation and accumulation of sexual/bio-electrical energy is a mechanical process that delivers results simply when enough is accumulated. The amount of practice or what you practice does not matter. The generation of this energy and its accumulation is all that is needed without any magick or ritual of any type whatsoever. Follow this path and you will become strong in war. Each new God or Goddess creates a new Aeon. Although the Old Gods and Goddesses must submit to the new ones, they remain Gods and Goddesses and retain their power. This is only half of what is known. What my true mate knows of this path is hidden from me. This way of the warrior and the battles that must be fought are of the magickal and astral planes. While these battles are taking place there will not be much happening in the physical world. It will seem stagnant. Welcome all into your energy. Those not compatible with it will be destroyed or leave. Your energy will act as a catalyst and as a toxin to others. They will learn to transmute the energy and work with it or they will suffer. The true warrior is able to transmute all toxins so they are harmless. You will learn to do this and will teach others to do this. It is part of the ordeal.
38 In these nuptials both partners are empowered and fulfilled with the creation of an astral sheathe or astral body created out of a specific chakra’s energy. There is no turning back…go on, go on. This message of the warrior is done. It is time to fight! That which denies the generation of sexual/bio-electrical energy is blasphemy against life, against God and against Goddess! Curse all those that deny this path to Godhood! Christians have it all wrong! Moslem’s have it all wrong! All religions not of this path are wrong! Spit upon logic and reason. They will not lead to Godhood.
This Is Not A Game
The human body is made to have sex and be sexual. The sexual/bio-electrical energy will find its own way and choose a suitable wife/scarlet woman with or without physical sexual relations. This is not a game. Fools and cowards are warned not to play with this. To play is to get hurt. Those that believe and commit to this path are true brothers and sisters that will become Gods and Goddesses. Fight each other but respect each other. There is a place in the universe for everyone. There is no law or nothing to do other than generate sexual/bioelectrical energy. The process is mechanical depending only upon the accumulation of this energy over a period of time. You can greatly speed the process or have it take lifetimes. Do this and you will become a God or Goddess! After going through the tribulation you will rejoice! The fool does not understand this book or its simple message. This path is the most precious and beautiful of all paths. It is also the most sacred path! Success is inevitable as the accumulation of water until it finally reaches the ocean or sea. This is the way of the Warrior. I can not speak for my true mate. She is the half that I know not. With this message the time of the warrior is at hand! My true mate allows this and does not stop me. We each have our secret splendor and will one day be Gods or Goddesses. This message is written and concealed. People will still get it wrong thinking it is much more than what it is. My thanks to Aleister Crowley and brightest blessings upon those that read these words, my comment on his work. -anarchistbanjo
Survivalism is an interesting word that is gaining acceptance and popularity today in response to its anti-thesis “corporate conformity”. As the world moves toward big brother and corporate conformity we find this equal and opposite movement within society as well. In the computer industry and the Internet community we can find examples in the contrast between open source software and material like Linux and corporate giants like Microsoft. The web browser Firefox uses open source material that is freely shared and Internet explorer uses closed source material that is highly protected. The debate about keeping the Internet free and the need to regulate it rages in political debates around the world. Both sides have their reasoning and valid concerns. The real issue is about internal authority Vs external authority. Do we need external authority with laws and regulations to restrict and control our lives? Can we be trusted to act upon our own internal authority being guided solely by the voice of our conscience? These are hard questions and the real answer is that some people need to follow internal authority and others need external authority to feel safe. Humanity is divided along these lines and it always has been. There is no easy solution. The Modern Survivalism movement is created out of a need for personal freedom, independence and self-competence in living. Free individuals are uniting as a political force in expressing and making room for these values. These are largely the values the United States of America was founded upon. Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry were the principle vehicles expressing these survivalist values. In colonial America Benjamin Franklin founded a Rosicrucian Settlement as a Utopian community. The Boston Tea Party was a Masonic Lodge activity. In Germany Martin Luther was the head of the Rosicrucian movement and the leader of the entire protestant movement away from the Catholic Church. This led to the Jacobite rebellion and the creation of many variants of Christianity. In England Sir Francis Bacon was the head of the Rosicrucian movement and created the daring social experiment known as Freemasonry. Today Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry are largely forgotten and devalued. They no longer apply to our modern world. Membership has faltered and they are not attracting the new blood of younger
44 generations. Their time is over but the values and ethics of personal freedom live on within the survivalism movement and within the Internet itself. Every generation has its own frontier and the Internet is the frontier for our generation. The spirit of freedom is alive and well even if the names and terms have been changed. At one time is was the Catholic Church that needed to be challenged. In today’s world the universities and corporations need to be challenged. The need for a college education and corporate conformity are buzzwords that threaten personal freedom for generations to come. Like the free Internet and open source material there needs to be alternatives for the portion of society that can not flourish in a restrictive environment. There needs to be a vehicle for the expression of morals, values and self-empowerment techniques that is available to everyone regardless of social position. All it takes is access to the Internet. That is what the OAK material is. It is an expression of timeless values and concepts placed within the framework of modern society and its needs. I am a Rosicrucian and a Freemason. Both vehicles are dying. They no longer appeal to the younger generation. Modern Survivalism is taking their place. Modern Survivalism is where we need to be going to ensure personal freedom and independence for future generations. This will happen through a free Internet.
Imagine a world that is illiterate. For most of the past 2000 years education of any kind was not offered to the public. In Europe the Greek philosophers were an exception and a high point of literacy and deep thinking. Much of these concepts found their way into the Roman Republic and influenced the entire world. Other European cultures that embraced literacy were the Irish and of course the Jews. It is interesting that both of these highly educated cultures were also highly persecuted. Apparently it is dangerous to know too much. Christianity and the Roman Catholic Church plunged Europe into the Dark Ages and much knowledge was lost forever. It is during the rulership of the Roman Catholic Church that the story of Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry begins. But perhaps first a little insight into Christianity itself and the Old Testament that it shares with Judaism and Islam. Our story begins in ancient Egypt with the pharaoh Aknaten. This pharaoh brought the concept of monotheism into the world for the first time. It was not the Jewish religion that believed this. It was the Egyptian mystery school at Heliopolis. The Jewish people were still worshiping idols such as the golden calf. The name of the one and only true God was "Ra" and much of the surviving literature about "Ra" and his worship is very beautiful. To make a long story short, The Jewish people were living in Egypt at this time. It was when Moses was born. The Jewish people were being persecuted and Mose's mother hid him in a basket and floated him down the Nile to where the daughter of the Pharaoh found him. This princess raised Moses as her own child and he was taught in the ancient mystery schools where he learned about monotheism and the one God. He also learned about magick and healing. Later Moses led the Jewish people out of Egypt and into the wilderness. He went up into the mountain and came down with the 10 commandments that "Yahweh" had given him. The Jewish people were not interested and still worshiped the idol of a golden calf. The Old Testament tells us that this was a major turning point for the Jewish people. It was when they began to believe in the "one" God. My point here is that both the Rosicrucians and Freemasons trace their history back to ancient Egypt and it's mystery school at Heliopolis. Freemasonry traces it through the Jewish religion as well and claims to retain the teachings of "King Solomon’s Temple". This
46 is further traced through the Jewish Essene Community that was known as the "Brethren in White" or the White Brotherhood. The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is openly Kabalistic and draws upon Old Testament material and Jewish mysticism. It is not considered Christian but pre-Christian. The York Rite of Freemasonry traces its history through an Egyptian High priest that was converted to Christianity. The Rosicrucians trace their own history through related channels as well as through the alchemists and early scientists and philosophers. They were also heavily influenced by Gnostic Christianity and condemned by the Roman Catholic Church. It is important to realize that certain philosophical concepts can not be grasped without a foundation being laid. Other philosophical concepts must first be encountered and assimilated. This can only happen through the process of "Higher Education". For most of Europe in the dark ages the Holy Roman Catholic Church was the only source of literacy unless you were rich enough to have a personal tutor. The common person was never exposed to philosophical concepts that might have made his or her life richer and more rewarding. Instead, the external authority of the Church told them what to believe and how to live.
In my last post I spoke about educational freedom and how the Holy Catholic Church was the sole “authorized” distributor of knowledge and literacy from the dark ages into the advent of the modern scientific age. This was true for Western Europe. The church no longer holds that absolute position thanks to the protestant rebellion and movements like Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry. These organizations taught higher philosophical concepts and universal truths to the common person through a series of dramas or initiations and oral learning. The candidate did not need to be literate. At its height Freemasonry could claim a lodge in almost every community in the western world. This held true even when the Holy Catholic Church as heresy persecuted it. There was an alternative voice in the world that offered freedom and personal expression. What they created became known as scientific method and led to our public educational system. They were always strong advocates of public education. Times have changed and today's universities and publishing empires hold the power the church once had. In a burst of irony what once brought freedom now strangles freedom and independent thought. Anyone that has tried to succeed in life without a college education or get a book published knows what I mean. Being successful in today's world has become more about who you know than how good you are. Still, throughout history as power is accumulated in the hands of a few and becomes abused there is always a frontier of unregulated freedom where people can go to seek their fortunes. As Europe became too oppressive America became the place of personal freedom and opportunity for many seeking religious and philosophical freedom. Now Big Brother tightens his unrelenting technological fist around our personal lives and the Internet has become the alternative. College degrees are becoming increasingly worthless and people are searching for alternatives. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on college classes and a lifetime of debt people are learning for free on the Internet. Instead of paying $8.50 for a paperback book, people are finding alternative literature for free on the Internet. This is still in a transitional phase but its effects are being felt around the world.
Internet-The Final Frontier
48 Advocates of a free Internet have become the Rosicrucians and Freemasons of today's world. They are still largely unorganized but in the process of drawing together under the umbrella of something called "Modern Survivalism". Modern Survivalism is hard core reality in a technological world in combination with spiritual values and global ideals. Its initiations include surfing the Internet and learning how to create blogs and personal web pages. Its social element includes chat rooms that include people of like interests from around the world. This is truly an international community and a political power.
While carving out our individual destinies it might be wise to reflect upon our present circumstances. We are where we are because of our past actions and beliefs. In many instances we have trapped ourselves in circumstances due to past actions and there is no way out except through the experience. There might not be a “magickal” cure for our situation. The universe has it’s own momentum and seeks to keep things the way they are. It seeks to keep us right where we are, at least until the next critical point in time or crisis when it is forced to change. Combine that with our own self defeating behaviors and it is a wonder we can carve anything. There are several ways of working around these obstacles. The first is to develop our personal power through extreme effort daily and injecting that energy into the astral during the evening as we sleep. We will notice more vivid and empowering dreams. If we are not having at least three vivid and empowering dreams a week, we are not putting out enough energy to make any difference. If our dreams are frightening or indicate loss of power we are in even greater trouble. This acts upon the principle that we can’t change without the help of external forces. If we could, we wouldn’t be where we are. We use the pressure of external forces to “crack” open the walls that imprison us. The ancient Egyptians would cut a shallow groove in limestone and pound a dry rope into the groove. Then they would add water and force the rope to expand and split the rock. We are the rope and the intense energy we create is the water that expands until the environment around us cracks. One of the “Grand Illusions”, is that we can change through our own efforts without the use of external supports and forces. It doesn’t work that way. We have the choice of picking the train we stand in front of, but it is the train that does the damage or makes the change, not us. The astral layers expand and compress with the daily and lunar cycles. By injecting energy forcibly into the astral during the day our astral “self” inflates and takes up more astral space. As the astral layers compress they work like a giant nutcracker and break open areas in our lives by finding the weakest links. My point is if we are not getting results quickly enough, we are not generating enough energy or we are in the wrong program. We
We Can’t Change By Ourselves
50 monitor results through dream activity or the development of some special skill. Our personal development should be progressing at a pace we are satisfied with. We should be excited about weekly gains and successes.
There has always been a lot of secrecy and controversy surrounding secret organizations like the Rosicrucians and Freemasons. This is especially true concerning the nature of their initiations. In a mostly illiterate world secret societies used theatrical drama and oral teaching methods to transmit advanced philosophical concepts. Many of the concepts were political dynamite and considered heresy by the church, I will give a few examples to illustrate just what I mean. Early Roscrucians and Freemasons believed that a mystical experience was possible for anyone. Personal contact with God or Divinity did not require the intercession of the Pope. The implication was that salvation did not require the Pope either. What was required was surrender to the Christ Spirit within our hearts. The still small voice that spoke as our conscience. The bible is highly symbolic in nature and not to be taken literally. The world was not really created in seven days. It was a symbolism describing seven stages of creation. This conflict came to a head with the rise of evolution and Darwinism. The early mystery schools taught reincarnation and karma. This was highly at odds with the one soul, one life, one heaven, and one hell approach. We can not run from our problems because we will keep encountering them in future lifetimes. It is better to confront these painful lessons and deal with them squarely and honestly. The Mark Master mason degree taught the importance of fraternity and helping each other. Masons were sworn to come to the assistance of a brother in need and to keep their word with each other. This was the root of doing business on a handshake. It was a value that was once much stronger than it is today. There is only one God or Deity and He/She has been recognized by the holy men and women of all ages and all nationalities. He/She has been known by many names under many religions but has always been the same. This means Allah, Jehovah, Goddess and others all refer to the "Grand Architect of the Universe". The guiding intelligence behind creation. While these initiations were physical and emotional, they were at the very core conceptual and life altering. The human mind once expanded out of its narrow box can never again return to such restricted thinking. These initiations were the path to personal freedom and empowerment.
The first concept to discuss is that anyone and everyone has it within themselves to find happiness by fulfilling their own individual needs. This means you are competent to fill your own needs and I am competent to fill my own needs. The spark of the divine is within our hearts and can guide us in the fulfillment of our needs if we will listen to it. This spark of the divine has been called the Christ Spirit, God/dess of our hearts, the Master Within, our conscience or even the still small voice. It is an internal authority and not an external authority. The true path to mystic power and enlightenment is when we follow our “inner authority” above all others. This inner authority knows and understands our “True Will” and reason for living in this lifetime. By being free to act according to our own true nature we will do what is best for ourselves and by doing the best for ourselves, we will at the same time benefit the rest of humanity. In becoming who we are truly meant to be, the entire world benefits. There is no need to conform to the demands of any “external authority”. We must be free to act according to our own nature. Turning to an external authority such as government or religion or the law to solve our problems and fulfill our needs will never work. We can’t allow ourselves to be forced or intimidated by any external authority. We must remain true to our own “Inner Self” at all cost. We must not give our power away to others. This is what it means to be an Anarchistic Knight. We have each made a personal choice to follow our own “inner authority” above all others. The Order of Anarchistic Knights is Today’s Leader in Modern Survivalism. Who knows why one person gives up and dies while another struggles on through overwhelming odds and comes out on top? We all want to survive. But are we willing to do what needs to be done?
Internal Authority vs. External Authority
The Highest cause is the happiness and well being of the individual. When I am happy and in good health I am in a position to offer the most to those I love, to my neighbors and to my country. I have a surplus of energy and well being that overflows into the entire universe. My success is an inspiration for others to follow their own dreams and manifest them by getting results through their own focused effort. Out of strength I will be able to carry others in time of weakness until they can get on their own feet once more. I am inspired by the success of others knowing that if they can do it so can I. Seeing others make it helps me to try harder and not give up. If each individual looked out for their own interests and applied themselves in a realistic and productive manner that got results they would be able to find their own happiness. This is because each individual is by nature trying the best they can to get through life or they are trying to end it. Each individual is seeking happiness and positive self-esteem or they are seeking to die. I never believed people could really be self-destructive until a few years ago. Some people have reached a point where they believe the only resolution is to let things die, to let things fall apart and hit bottom. Letting things die, letting things hit bottom and fall apart is needed at times in life. But it usually comes when something is artificially kept alive long after nature intended it be gone. This includes relationships and financial or health issues. Like tooth decay the solution is to drill out the rot and fill in the cavity, not let all of the rest of your teeth decay as well. People that are trying to die or end things are in the process of going down and they will try taking as many down with them as possible. When you try to save them they will work against you because they “want” to hit bottom. There is a need to hit bottom. It is morally wrong to force people into conforming against their will. It is morally wrong to try saving someone that doesn’t want to be saved, someone that is not willing to put out effort. The willingness to put out effort is the key. Save those that are trying and let those that are not trying go. In the long run it is the kindest thing you can do for them. It is morally wrong to encourage someone to give their time and energy and money to an altruistic “Higher Cause” in the name of “self sacrifice”. “Why should I?” or “What is in it for me?” are entirely
There is a Sickness in the World
56 ethical questions that should be asked. There is a sickness in our world that insists sacrifice is a virtue, altruism is good, pride is a sin, and obedience to authority is an obligation. There is a sickness in this world that will try all means available to get us to turn away from what we are meant to do and waste our time, energy, money and health doing something that goes against our “True Will”. These sick people will tell us there are more important things to do, higher and more noble things to devote our time and energy to and they can tell us what that is. It will involve trying to help those that don’t want to be helped and placing energy and resources where they will be drained away and wasted. Isn’t this the intention behind much current legislation? Wellintentioned legislation is thwarted in real life because people that don’t want to be helped find loop holes and ways to get around the laws. This happens while the law abiding take on the added burden and loose personal rights and freedom. We must constantly affirm and realize that by doing our “True Will”, we are doing what the Cosmic intends us to do and in fulfilling our personal destiny we are at the same time doing the most in our power to make our world a better place to live in. At the same time we are setting healthy examples for others to follow. We can only know our own “True Will” by uncompromising loyalty to our own “inner authority”. Living by example is the highest gift we can give.
One of the goals in personal development is to acquire a special magnetic charm or appeal commonly known as charisma. I'm sure we all would like to do this. The good news is that it is strictly a mechanical process. To understand the process we must first understand the connection between the "physical" body and the "non physical" body, soul or astral body. The physical body is made up of atoms and molecules and is capacitive in nature like a battery. By capacitive I mean it has the ability to generate energy, store energy, and discharge energy in a similar manner to the capacitors used in electronic circuitry. I will be using examples from basic electrical theory to explain some important but subjective areas. Please bear with me and keep an open mind. You might even consider studying some basic electrical theory. (chuckle) The "nonphysical" body is inductive in nature and is formed of magnetic fields and flux lines. Occultists call this the "astral body" or "aura". It has the ability to repel or attract. Its main function is a simple conductor of energy. The electrical type of energy we are most familiar with is "nerve" energy. This "astral body" operates in a manner similar to electrical coils found in electronic circuitry. It is the development of this "astral" body that gives a person charisma. Throughout this book we will explore ways of progressively developing this "astral" body and in the process developing our special magnetic charm and appeal to others. This "astral" body is also the body we have in our dreams. As we develop the power of this "astral" body our dreams will reflect our personal growth. That is why it is very important to monitor our dreams if we are serious about personal development. We need to learn the language of our dreams so we can understand what they are saying to us. When we are progressing in the proper way our dreams will become more powerful and more resourceful. Instead of having dreams where we are helpless and powerless, we will have dreams of successfully dealing with adverse situations. Our goal is to gradually gain conscious control of our dream life. The dream world is also known as the astral world. There are seven main types of energy that form astral bodies and astral worlds. They are Abstract Spiritual, Concrete Spiritual, Abstract Mental, Concrete Mental, Upper Emotional, Lower Emotional and Etheric.
60 These terms were first developed by famed occultist Dion Fortune to describe the various types of energy the physical body produces. The human body produces many more than seven different energies but they fall into seven categories also known as chakra energies located at the pineal gland, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, heart, solar plexus, spleen/ovaries or testes, and perenium or tail bone.
Abstract Spiritual energy is the energy of “unity” and the resolution of paradox. We are all part of planet earth, we are all part of the collective soul of humanity. When we hurt someone else we are also hurting ourselves. This type of energy has no real form and is responsible for the “illumination” that is associated with “mystical” experiences and spiritual “love”. Another term for this is “spiritual light”. An example of this type of energy in our lives is the “light-bulb” effect when we suddenly have a brilliant mystical experience of being surrounded or bathed in spiritual light, love and peace. Light is a characteristic of experiences with this energy. We generate it through meditation, prayer, devotion, and creative or inspirational pursuits. In developing this energy we develop spiritual power and spiritual creativity. Our experiences are intensely personal and sacred and we feel at one with the Cosmic or Higher Power. The development of this "astral" body gives a glow or halo of "spiritual light" around the physical body. Divine persons, saints and other highly spiritual people are often depicted in religious art with this spiritual light around them. The developed magnetic charm or appeal is spiritual in nature and gives the ability to resolve paradox in our lives and in the lives of others. Abstract Spiritual energy marks the pinnacle that human consciousness can achieve. It is that mystical place where everything merges into one vast unity and our spirits return to source momentarily. The development of this energy gives the ability to make "quantum leaps" of awareness giving us the miracle of finding opportunities or escape routes where none seem to exist. It is here we can literally create something out of nothing!
Abstract Spiritual Energy
This energy forms our "soul" body. While Abstract Spiritual energy is concerned with experiences of "Unity" this energy is associated with intuitive insights and answers to questions that go beyond what is possible with the mind alone. In meditation we perceive "Truth". In addition to forming the "soul" body this energy forms archetypal concepts. Anything a person can envision or experience and remember as an ideal is created with this energy. The characteristic that marks experiences with this energy is the perfect solution that intuitively and suddenly presents itself. An answer spontaneously comes to us and it is the perfect answer in every way imaginable. It is possible to train ourselves to be strong in this type of perception. Its also called "thinking outside of the box! As we develop this energy we gain intuitive knowledge of our true mission in life. We understand why we are living the way we are and how we can change our lives to achieve our goals. The intuitive insights and answers that come to us as we develop this energy are commonly called communications from our higher self or soul. They are inspired answers and insights to our problems that come at exactly the right time and place. They are the "hunches" that we follow and somehow they just feel right for us. We generate this energy through creative problem solving that forces us time and again to come up with intuitive answers. Each "aha" experience becomes easier for us with experience and we develop an intuitive understanding of ourselves, our world, and the entire universe. This is a form of "cosmic awareness" that has also been called "Christ Consciousness". When we develop this ability we become "Christ’s". Jesus attained this level of consciousness and was called a "Christ". There are currently thousands of individuals in the world that have developed this ability in themselves. It is attained when our personal belief system or paradigm is entirely individual and integrated. As this energy is developed we resolve conflicting areas of our lives and integrate them into a harmonious whole. When we do this we find alternate ways of doing things and often are persecuted by others that insist upon corporate and social conformity. They fear personal freedom and call upon external authority to curb and control us. They don't want anyone rocking the boat!
Concrete Spiritual Energy
64 The development of this energy gives "luck" to the person that has it. The developed magnetic charm and appeal appear as a person extremely lucky in whatever they do. By responding to intuitive hunches they act in creative non-traditional ways and avoid many of the harmful things in life that afflict others. The troubles and sorrows in life seem to slide off this person like water off a duck's back. These people lead a charmed life and are highly likable. They are very curious and get into a lot of trouble but always seem to find a way to get themselves out of it unscathed.
This is mental energy and the astral body it creates forms our “ego”. In normal awareness and in our dreams this energy creates the “I” we think we really are. It is associated with logic and reasoning in a creative manner. Developing this energy gives us the ability to focus and direct our thought processes in the direction we want to go. Normally our thoughts are random or follow a “flow of consciousness” pattern where one thought is connected through association to another thought which is connected to another thought ...etc. This is a foundation of the “free association” school of psychology. We can mentally return to the goal whenever we get distracted. We can focus on a particular subject. The way to develop this is participation in philosophical debates with other people. In these debates we are constantly trying to make a specific point and need to keep coming back to the subject at hand until our point has been made and clearly understood. At the same time the other person is trying to direct the debate in a way that will allow his point to be clearly understood. The mental agility and stamina needed in debates is very great. The development of this energy helps us to become strong minded and strong willed. We are not easily swayed by another’s opinion or distracted from our goal. We use this energy to think for ourselves. The magnetic charm and appeal of this energy is to become highly opinionated and strong willed. This type of person has a very strong ego and insists upon learning and doing things his own way. Through force of will this person can change the outcome of “bad” dreams into “good” dreams. This person can stick with a project and see it through to conclusion. This ability is vital in getting the things we want in life. People see this type of person as being confident and sure of themselves. The development of this power is also termed the development of magickal power in occult schools through the development of the "Will".
Abstract Mental Energy
One of the greatest joys in life is to learn new things and gain increased awareness of our world. Being conscious and aware is what this mental energy is all about. We use this energy when we absorb and learn from our environment. We develop it by becoming walking question marks. We are curious and listen to others learning all we can. At first we are accepting of what others say without question. Authorities tell us what to do and we do it. Each human is highly suggestible and responds to external authorities. Mental energy is developed as we make mistakes and learn from those mistakes. This energy is not creative except in the ability to learn. At first we make mistakes and don't learn from them. As we acquire more of this energy we learn and don't repeat them. As life experience accumulates we devise strategies and systems that get us through each situation. These are mental programming tasks like how to drive a car or ride a bicycle. The more mental energy we have, the more complex our mental programs. The human brain works like a computer program. Instead of treating each situation as unique we devise "formulas" to get the things we want. At first we try old behavior patterns to see if they will work in new situations. Later we take "formulas" from successful people and try to make the "formulas" work for us. When they don't work we learn from the mistakes and alter the "formula" until it works. We all have a tendency to use old behaviors in new situations. A truly successful "formula" will get a person what he wants. The magnetic charm or appeal this person has comes from a well-polished and perfected "formula" that allows him to be the best at whatever he does. This is the smooth talker that can charm the opposite sex and break hearts. This is the businessperson that is highly proficient and productive in his job or skill. This person uses a "formula" to become an expert and is highly predictable. He can not easily deviate from his "formula" and may become "trapped" in it when it doesn't work. The more developed this astral body is; the more adaptive, resourceful and universal our "formula" becomes. In summary first we absorb and learn from our environment. After we understand what is expected we try doing things and fall flat on our faces because of inexperience. We are easily influenced by
Concrete Mental Energy
68 "Authority figures". Ultimately we find doing what other people tell us to do is not rewarding and does not bring us closer to our hopes and dreams. That is when we begin the slow and hard task to devise "programs" that work for us. It’s easy to admire the person that is talented and "slick". We want to become like them because they make it look so easy. The danger lies in becoming stuck in behavior patterns that no longer work. A good goal is to become highly skilled and adaptable at the same time. A well rounded education and general knowledge gives a solid foundation for specialized knowledge.
It is the happy emotions that really make lives worth living! Without emotions, life is very sterile. We live for emotional satisfaction and pleasure. The most familiar forms of this energy are joy, love, and excitement. With this energy we feel alive and vital in the most positive ways. The development of these emotional energies includes honor, pride and a sense of fairness. This is the energy responsible for the enjoyment of the fine arts, music and nature. This emotional energy allows us to experience and feel the beauty of life in all its forms. It can fill us with profound feelings of bliss and satisfaction. We develop this energy by taking risks, doing new things and being successful at them. It is the joy of winning and the joy of attainment that develops this emotion within us. When we try something new and discover we like it our world expands and we feel free and joyous. We create this energy by doing things we enjoy and love. Curiosity, pleasure seeking, sensuality, excitement and thrills all help to bring emotional richness. If we don’t do new things we can’t develop this energy properly. It is in the joy of discovery and going on exciting adventures that we rediscover our "inner child". The world really is an exciting adventure and we never know what surprises await around the corner. As children we had an abundance of this energy. As we grew older we forgot to do fun things and gradually lost the ability to treat life as an exciting adventure. Fortunately we have the ability to reclaim this excitement by doing things we love. We can tell when someone has developed this aspect of themselves because they radiate a love and enjoyment of life everyone can sense. They make us feel alive and vital as well. This is the magnetic charm and attraction of this energy when it is fully developed. We all want to be around this person because they are fun and we are boring. In social circles they are the life of the party and extremely popular. They laugh a lot and have a highly developed sense of humor. These people can show us how to enjoy life!
Upper Emotional Energy
Sexual charisma and magnetism is something all of us would like to have more of. No matter how much we have it is not enough. We want to be sexually attractive to the opposite sex and to our partner. Sexual energy and sexual magnetism is developed through orgasm. More correctly it is developed through the pleasurable waves that flood the body prior to orgasm. This energy floods the body and escapes into the astral to create an astral body out of sexual energy. Like each type of astral energy generated by the physical body, sexual energy is cumulative in nature. The creation of an astral body and development of sexual magnetism requires many orgasms or near orgasms. For the male this involves prolonged sexual tension without orgasm as long as possible. For the female this involves riding the peak of the orgasm and making it last as long as possible. Those serious about developing sexual magnetism will generate this energy on a daily basis over long periods of time. Often several years go by before this astral body is fully formed and functional. There are dangers involved with generating massive amounts of sexual energy. The most important is that it will stir up deeply buried and repressed emotional baggage as it circulates throughout the physical body. This will cause emotional releases or outbursts. In more serious cases it may cause psychotic episodes where the repressed emotions are released and take over the body without conscious control. I personally experienced an episode where I relived every memory of being physically punished as a child. This was followed with two hours of uncontrollable weeping as the repressed energy was released. It was not a pleasant experience but it was a healthy one!
Anger, fear, pain and anguish are all lower emotional energies. Determination and resolve are the traits we acquire as we develop these energies. The development of these energies is not easy. There is often a gap between the way we wish things were and the way things really are. The lower emotional energies fill that gap. At first we are confronted with negative or harmful physical circumstances that we have no control over. We are "victims" and feel the paralyzing despair of helplessness as events damage our lives and the lives of those we love. That is until we get fed up and decide to do something about the mess we are in. We develop these energies by deliberately and methodically confronting our deepest fears and bringing them into full awareness. As we develop these energies we still feel fear but force ourselves into physical action to defend and protect ourselves from further damage and suffering. We learn to physically respond in an appropriate manner in spite of our fear. In the jungle the roar of a lion makes some animals freeze with fear and the lion eats them. It makes other animals run like hell and they get away. How we deal with our own fear is quite similar. We can freeze and not do anything or we can move in spite of our fear becoming free to move forward toward our dreams. Through repeated frustrated experiences we become angry instead of fearful. We physically lash out in pain and rage at what is hurting us. We gain the ability to defend ourselves and are no longer "victims". A point is reached where we use our anger in creative ways to propel us toward the fulfillment of our dreams. This is the development of courage, determination and resolve. "I'll be damned if I am going to let that stop me", is an example of using anger by turning it into resolve and determination. The person that develops these traits has a magnetic charm and attraction that is emotionally powerful and overwhelming. He is a natural leader and takes control in emergency situations. This person overwhelms the opposition through shear force of will and personality. The aura radiates from this person and dominates all others in the room. When he walks in a room heads turn and notice. This is a variant of raw sexual magnetism. Sexual magnetism is developed in the same manner through confronting and dealing with our own fears about human sexuality and closeness in relationships.
Lower Emotional Energy
Etheric energy is physical based energy. It comes through our physical connections with others and through physical exertion. This is the energy that forms bonds between our parents, our siblings and others we love deeply. We form bonds that are so strong we couldn't break them if we tried. When these bonds are supportive and positive nothing in the world can prevent us from achieving our goals in life. Those that love us give us support and encouragement through the tough times and rejoice with us when we succeed. They share in our joy and we share in their joy. They share in our sorrow and we share in their sorrow. As a united force working collectively toward a common goal we are able to overcome all obstacles and achieve great things. That at least is the ideal situation. This is what family can do for us! When these bonds are abusive and negative it is impossible to achieve permanent happiness and satisfaction in life. These same people and bonds drain us of our will and lower our self-esteem. We become ineffective in our lives and doomed to struggle much harder than others. Our every effort toward happiness is sabotaged by self-defeating tendencies within us and within those we love. There is a paradox at work here because we need supportive family when we are young and still maturing. As we mature and it becomes time to leave the nest we need to leave family behind to start new families of our own. This is true in the animal kingdom and also true in human society. We find this same dynamic within other "families" that we may belong to. As an example we may aspire to become a professional writer and join the local writers group. This family will support us as we mature in our writing ability but it will never allow us to become professional. When our writing skills are mature we need to leave the local family and enter into the professional writing world seeking our own readership on our own merits. Etheric energy involves competency and the ability to manifest things in the physical world through personal effort. This energy is never free. We need to earn it. There are two ways we can develop this energy and use it to achieve positive results. The first is through hard physical work. Hard physical work generates etheric energy and creates a powerful body that can withstand the abuses we subject it to.
76 The physical act of "doing" successfully overwhelms those influences that say "you can't do". In this manner we physically prove to those that don't believe in us that we have the ability to achieve. Their resistance is overcome through the sheer intensity of our physical effort. By trial and error we develop competency through personal effort. We earn our rewards. The second way to develop etheric energy is by going through psychotherapy or counseling to explore and bring into awareness the self-destructive aspects we all have. In this manner we confront those issues and come to terms with them. We learn to act in a more appropriate manner. Doing this releases trapped and repressed energy allowing us to make productive use of it. The first method is to generate new energy through physical effort. This second method is to reclaim energy that we already have but can't use because it has been repressed. Both are important in the process of self-empowerment. The person that has highly developed etheric energy forms deep bonds of attachment everywhere he goes and is deeply loved by close personal friends. He is able to physically manifest things in life through hard work. His friends are highly supportive of him and he is highly supportive of them. The magnetic charm and attraction he possesses lets others know he will always be there if they need him. This is a person that can be counted on. This is a person strong in themselves and their ability to live a productive life. They are highly competent.
As you can see there are several types of charisma that can be developed. Each type has its own characteristics and brings its own rewards. Our goal should be to develop each type of energy by doing activities that develop those energies on a daily basis. All of our personal efforts are progressive and cumulative. Energy that we physically generate belongs only to us and can be used only by us. The goal should be putting out intense effort for at least 1/2 hour every day if possible. More than two hours of intense effort is too much. This should be done with each type of energy. For developing etheric energy we should do some type of aerobic exercise. Do something you really enjoy. Ideally you will stress the body until you get the "second wind" sensation. When this happens the generated energy bursts free of the physical body and is going into the astral planes. You can also stress the physical body by doing breathing exercises but this should be done with extreme care. Sexual energy is developed through the control and exploration of human sexuality and orgasm. Learning to control orgasm and make sexual pleasure last brings great pleasure to both partners and is worth learning. The time spent brings great rewards and personal satisfaction. Too many people do not enjoy their own sexuality. Confronting anger, fear and depression and transforming them into determination and resolve best develops lower emotional energy. Find a way to use them in a creative and constructive manner. Take some risks and do some thrill seeking to develop the upper emotional energies. We create crisis in our lives if we do not have enough excitement. By deliberately planning for excitement we take away the need for much of the crisis we face daily. Love, honor, patriotism, these are not things to laugh at. They are very important upper emotional energies as well. Find a cause to believe in and act upon it! Stand up for what you believe. One of the greatest pleasures in life is to learn new things. Everyday if possible we should make a point to expand the world we live in by learning something new that we didn't know before. This type of learning develops the awareness of our environment and strengthens our mental concrete energy. Debate and philosophical argument strengthens our minds and our wills. Through practice we develop persistence and the ability to return our focus to what we are doing. If we allow ourselves to be side
78 tracked we will never achieve the things we want in life. Mental discipline and will power is vital. The resolution of paradox and problem solving allows us to think outside the box and make quantum leaps in awareness. These leaps in awareness are what breaks us out of old non-productive programming. Many people enjoy working puzzles and finding solutions. Prayer and mediation every day can center us and bring us health and peace of mind. As we listen to the still small voice of our conscience we learn the all-important task of loving ourselves. If we can't love ourselves how can we love others? Lastly, we are all part of the great collective soul of humanity and part of the earth as well. How can we harm someone else without harming ourselves? In truth we are all in this together. We monitor the development of these energies through our dreams. Our dream life is a form of astral work that reflects physical life. When we are happy and empowered in our dreams we are happy and empowered in our physical lives. Each dream involves a specific type of astral energy and represents our stage of development with that particular energy.
In reading through Pavel Tsatsouline's books on flexibility and health I was struck by a powerful integration! He claimed we already have all the muscle we need but we only use 5 or 10 % of what is available to us. Does that sound familiar? He goes on to say the mother that lifts a car to save the life of her baby is not doing it through emotional strength or magickal levitation. She is simply using "all" of her muscle strength. Apparently only 5 or 10% of the muscles we use have nerves firing and making them work. The trick is to get the nerves firing on the other 90-95%! The Russian Kettlebell acts to do this through the process of "ballistic shock". The entire body absorbs the shock during a kettlebell workout and by spreading the impact throughout the body helps more of the nerves to fire. In my opinion this is why kettlebells are so effective. If we apply the same concept to our mind and thought processes it's pretty clear that the analogy still holds true. If we want to use more of our mental ability we need to fire those nerves through some form of "ballistic shock". Perhaps it might be the exposure to a radical new idea? This shock absorber method is unique in that just a few "shocks" a day get better results than a steady "grind". The trick is to get more nerves to fire and then let them rest and recuperate till next time. We can apply this concept to all the energies generated by the physical body. Living intensely means to create "spikes" or "shocks" throughout the day with each of the energies. This involves planning and living a balanced life that has a bit of everything in it. What happens is that the physical body becomes filled to overflowing with energy and can no longer contain it. The energy is then released into the astral through one of the bodies "energy centers" or "chakras". We can feel the energy release when it happens. In athletics this is called getting the "second wind". But we can experience it with all of the other energies generated by the physical body.
The Shock Absorber Method
Living intensely means to drain out every drop of vitality during the day and recharge at night while we are sleeping. This is like a sponge that soaks up water and then releases it when it is squeezed. At first we are like dirty sponges that are so clogged with toxins and debris that we can't hold much water. Maybe we can only contain 5% of our true potential. Through repeated emptying and absorbing these toxins and debris are flushed out and we can hold more energy. This is the function of our physical bodies. Our physical bodies can both generate energy and store it. Even more exciting is when we reach the point of clarity where we can absorb energy from the universe and from our environment! This happens when we have worked with a particular energy long enough to master it. We have created a permanent astral body out of that energy and it will sustain itself by drawing on its own resources. Having the solitude and safe harbor to regenerate is just as important as the need to completely empty ourselves. We need to protect ourselves from people and events that drain our energy. At least until we are recharged again. This cycle of ebb and flow is natural and found in nature as well as magikal practices. When we are fully charged we focus that energy on the desired project or goal and release it. If we are strong enough the desired outcome will manifest. If we are not strong enough we will simply have removed some of the obstacles making it easier for us to progress next time.
The Sponge Method
The concept of trial by fire, alchemy, turning lead into gold, and choosing the harder path because of the reward it brings is an old one. Taking risks is a difficult path to understand and a difficult path to walk. Who wants to believe the “no pain, no gain” approach applies equally to spiritual life as it does to physical life? When we express desire to have mastery over our own lives what do we really mean? The chances are that our vision of mastery includes the ability to accomplish physical goals we were born to do. We feel spiritual strength should overcome barriers that block us. For this reason we concentrate on spiritual things to the exclusion of physical realities and limitations. We attempt to build reserves of spiritual strength to help us in our times of need. We have been taught and we believe to the point we no longer question. We are taught the superiority of spirit over physical and taught to deny the physical in favor of the spiritual. Perhaps you have heard the phrase “So heavenly bound they are no earthly good”. Let’s take a closer look and see what is really happening. We will find the physical and spiritual are not to be so easily separated and each one has need of the other. Each of us has individual past memories and experiences we draw upon. Each of us has a system of beliefs tailored to us individually. They may not be appropriate for someone else. We all walk individual paths. These memories , experiences, and beliefs create a web or network within our psyche that allows us to travel consciously from point A to point B. We solve problems that confront us by reasoning or traveling this web or network until we arrive at the desired destination and solution. This web or network is our “computer program” that we can not deviate from or ever leave. One thought is connected to the next, connected to the next and so forth. This is the nature of associated thought and mental reasoning. It is not possible to jump from point A to point B unless a mental connection of some type exists, an association of some type. We are imprisoned within the web or network of our personal memories, experiences and beliefs. That is why it is so hard for us to move forward when we are stuck in a rut of old thinking and behavior.
Taking risks happens at many levels. It means going outside of what is safe and exposing ourselves to something strange and unfamiliar. Most of the time we don't do this of our own free will. Life has a way of forcing us into new and difficult situations. Once we are in those situations we try to find our center and stabilize so we are not in crisis. When we first tap into creative power and spiritual energy it does the best it can but is not able to alter physical events. This first contact with the Master Within involves abstract spiritual energy and in times of peace and relaxation offers us a feeling of peace and love. It also comforts us in our time of need. This is where we find calmness and center ourselves. In times of crisis such as physical abuse, rape, robbery, or accident this same contact takes our mind and awareness away from our physical body as an act of mercy and it seems what is happening to our physical body is happening to someone else, to a stranger and not to us. Our awareness retreats far back into a safe place provided by the Master Within. We are physically passive and defenseless; we are a victim and can only watch helplessly at things we can do nothing about. Later we tap into concrete spiritual energy and experience intuitive illuminations and "hunches" on the best way to tackle problem or situations. This is a type of intuitive knowing. Our culture has chosen to give importance to the "illumination" aspect and minimize or ignore the "victim" aspect of these first contacts with the inner creative power. The important point is we all start with a zero balance of this creative power and as we reach in and tap our own source we accumulate a reserve. We accumulate more of this creative power by successfully confronting obstacles and by spiritual "disciplines" such as meditation. Spiritual Energy is that level of awareness where everything works and the world is alright. It is where we feel in control of our lives at the highest level. The Rosicrucians call this awareness "The Master Within". "The Master Within" speaks to us through the still small voice of our conscience if we will listen to it and trust it. The more we listen to it, the more it will speak. The more we trust it, the more it can be trusted. When we refuse to listen to the voice of our conscience it will quit trying to contact us.
Crisis is an important aspect of development and natural competency. It is only through crisis that mastery can be developed in life situations. The more issues we confront and deal with successfully, the more competent we are in life. Seen this way crisis is not something to be avoided but something to be confronted. Crisis is simply an inability to cope with an existing situation. In learning to cope with the existing situation we develop competency and develop personal power. At this stage of working with mental energy we learn from past experiences and are able to mentally remain in the situation. Our awareness has enough power and flexibility to understand how our physical actions have brought us to where we are. We understand our part in being responsible for what happens to us. There is no longer the need to "remove" ourselves from the situation even if it is unpleasant. This is an important part of the law of cause and effect. Our every action brings some type of result and natural consequence. This is what most understand as mastery of life. Our mental web of associated thoughts has become sophisticated enough that we adapt it successfully to a wide variety of physical situations. We develop a lifestyle that appears to get us the things we want in life. Few people ever go beyond this stage. If it works, don't fix it, seems to be the motto. Increased contact with the Master Within and the voice of our conscience allows us to learn from our successes and our mistakes. In the beginning we can't foresee and avoid mistakes but we can learn from the final outcome. Each failure brings greater knowledge and awareness of the issues involved and the realities behind them. Each attempt is the result of our dreams and desires confronting physical reality. For things to manifest in life they must be in harmony with physical reality. We understand the importance of risk taking. If we do not take risks and try new things we remain where we are. Many people are afraid and attempt only things they have a proven ability to do. It is easy to play it safe except when nature or God/dess decides to interfere in our placid, boring life and liven it up a bit. Both God/dess and nature intend life to be an exploration and adventure. This includes experiencing as many things as possible both good and bad. The struggle to adapt to new life conditions and the satisfaction of personal achievement is rewarded by both nature and physical life.
90 The rewards go to those that take the risks and succeed. The human condition will not accept unrelenting boredom and will create crisis just to make life interesting. Consider how important choosing an exciting and interesting life can be. Our days can be full of excitement, not crisis. To do this we must take the risks involved in making our dreams come true.
Emotional crisis is painful. The worst experiences of my life have dealt with emotional pain and not physical pain. I'm sure others can relate to what I'm saying. On the flip side emotional pleasure and satisfaction is what makes life worth living. Life without emotions would not be worth living. We take risks and experience the joy, pleasure and satisfaction success brings. We work hard and earn the rewards we receive. We are competent in life and enjoy competition. We enjoy the struggle and the reward. We have no interest in getting something we have not earned through our own physical labors. This is the viewpoint of a person that takes risks. Perhaps we risk by asking someone out for a date. After many rejections we are accepted and dating someone we really like. Perhaps we even fall in love. Without the first risks and the first failures chances are we would never have been successful. Emotional rejections are very painful but they are also instructive if we can learn from them. The negative aspect of this stage is powerful. We are confronted or placed in situations where our feet feel like lead weights, our heart is in our throats and we can't breathe. We feel fear to the point of being frozen. Despite this awkwardness of fear and discomfort we force ourselves to move forward, whether it be a task we fear or asking someone to marry us. The important point is we do not allow our fear to prevent us from doing the things required. I like to think of a hungry lion stalking its prey. It is crouching in the tall grass and lying very still. Suddenly there is a deafening roar. Will the prey freeze with terror and make an easy meal or will the terror cause the prey to bolt for safety with a life saving burst of speed? More to the point, what do we do with our terror? I once worked security at a place where an infant fell into a swimming pool and couldn't swim. The mother was froze in terror and could not do anything. Fortunately another security guard immediately jumped in the pool and rescued the infant. Life places us in situations where we will feel terror. It might not happen often but it will happen and how we react will depend upon our past habits, training and activities. The military has proven time after time that when the brain shuts down the physical body reverts to training. We need to seriously think about what kind of training we have.
92 By taking risks we develop the heart and will power to achieve in life. Working with emotional crisis develops what it takes to succeed in life. We can only achieve joy, pleasure, and satisfaction by risking and acting in spite of personal fears and limitations. This is not being passive. In the first stage we were victims, in the second stage we learned from our mistakes. In this stage we deliberately go after what we want. We do this in spite of our inexperience, lack of knowledge and fears. We are clumsy and crude in our attempts. We may or may not succeed but we have the heart and will power that allows us to eventually succeed. We believe in ourselves enough to overcome whatever obstacles may occur in time. It is our faith in ourselves and our connection to the Master Within that allows us to go forward into new and strange situations with confidence and determination. Our desire is stronger than our fear. Earlier parts of this chapter dealt with spiritual and mental crisis. What I was trying to show is how we begin as observers and gradually try things our for ourselves. We are observers simply because we don't have any control of the situation or experience and are stuck in it. Think of the newborn baby that has no physical control over his or her body yet. All they can do is observe. Think of the frustration young children feel when they can't do something they want to do. Our contact with the Master Within and our creative power started at the spiritual level and then transferred to the mental level. That is where we learned what we wanted to do. The emotional part comes when we try to act upon our desires. Desire meets physical reality! What an exciting place to be if we can make it work.
Physical competency or Mastery is no big secret. It's like changing dirty diapers on a new born baby. Everyone makes a mess of it the first few times and through practice and experience get good at it. Instead of being emotionally distasteful it simply becomes an action or a chore that is done mechanically and efficiently. In fact, doing something well feels very good! It makes us feel good about ourselves and who we are. In the final stage of risk taking our actions are no longer hindered by emotions. We are skilled at encountering and creatively resolving challenging situations. Through the long and difficult process of trial and error we become resourceful and even look forward to the next challenge and the rewards it may bring. This is the stage of personal mastery. In moments of crisis our reserves of creative power automatically take over and do what is needed. This is seen time after time. When our brains shut down our training takes over. Have we been given the training that we need? How do we become trained? We learn by doing and taking risks. Trying things we have never done before is both exciting and frightening. We don't know if we will be successful or not. When we first try something we are not successful unless we are very lucky. The key is to have small successes. Small successes teach us the feeling that comes with being successful and develops habit patterns that promote larger successes. You need to have successes to be successful. Small successes are the stepping stones that we can measure our progress with. Each day contains a small gain or success we have earned, something we have done right that brought a reward. Take a few minutes to think back on the day and remember something that turned out right for you. What was it you did that allowed the experience to be successful? Being successful can be just as much of a habit as failing can. The voice of our conscience will instinctively guide our physical actions in ways that keep negative situations from arising if we learn to trust it. First we must learn to listen to it. Are we being true to our inner nature? Are we listening to our "inner authority" or blindly following some "external authority" because that is what we are supposed to do? Physical empowerment comes from having a keen awareness of our physical environment and being deeply sensitive to the possibilities that exist within each moment. Every day is filled with natural closure points and natural beginning points. Are we sensitive enough to sense
94 them or do we push blindly ahead when all the signs say to wait for an hour or two. The voice of our conscience will tells us these things. When you are in a conversation and realize someone is not paying attention should you continue pouring your heart out? Or would it be better to wait until they are in a more receptive state? Forcing things never works well. Just ask yourself, "is this a good time to do this"? and listen to your gut feelings and what comes from inside. For the Master not one moment is wasted or spent uselessly in counterproductive efforts. They are sensitive to the feedback others are giving them and let things go when the time is not right. When things are going well they take advantage of the natural timing and find ways to advance their position. The Master first passed through each of the previous stages like you and I. They have risked and risked again. They have been a victim; learned from repeated mistakes; became friends with lead feet, pounding heart and the inability to breathe and resolutely gone forward to physical mastery. This is a natural process and they gladly follow it. Let us ask again if the phrase "no pain, no gain" applies to the spiritual path and the path of self-mastery. Do things need to be effortless and handed over on a silver plate or is it worth personal discomfort to take the harder path? Is the reward worth the greater effort? Does it feel good to "earn" things? I guess each one of us must answer this question individually as we come to it. If I haven't earned something I don't want it. We value the most those things that we have fought and struggled the most for. We take for granted those things that have been given to us and not earned.
The world of our dreams is as real and physical as the physical world. By saying the world of dreams is physical I mean it is physically created out of the magnetic field energies that surround the earth. The danger is to fall into the trap of assuming the physical world of every day life is separate from the more subjective and seemingly invisible world of dreams. It is too easy to say the world of dreams and imagination has no basis in physical reality and thus does not exist. It is too easy to create a spiritual world spun out of fantasy that doesn't follow the scientific laws of physical reality and call that illusory world the world of dreams. It is difficult to state with conviction that the dream world exists as a magnetic field that surrounds the physical world and also follows the same physical laws. We each have a dual awareness. We have an awareness of the capacitive physical world that exists around us and also an awareness of the inductive non-physical world of dreams that has a subjective quality to it. Both are real and in their own ways both are physical. When we think of a past memory, that image or remembrance exists not in our minds but in this dream world. When we envision a project or plan for the future our thought processes take place within the world of dreams and are fashioned out of the substance of dreams. The process of rational thought and deductive reasoning exists entirely within this world of dreams. The illusion is that this somehow takes place within our own minds or bodies and not external to us. When we close our eyes and visualize something we think it is in our minds. We do not realize our awareness is in another world external to our physical bodies. Our awareness of our capacitive physical body places us as individuals with not self, everything external to our physical bodies and self, identified with our physical bodies. We do not share our physical bodies with others. We share the external world with others. Careful analysis of the world of dreams shows an entirely different type of awareness exists within that inductive world of magnetic field energies. In that world our awareness changes with whatever we identify ourselves with. In that world we have no center of being. Our sense of self is restricted to a point of awareness as it flows through images, objects and persons, each of which may temporarily represent us at that moment in time.
98 Put simply we are wherever our attention is currently focused. We are what we identify with. This awareness is external to our capacitive physical bodies and is a global awareness. Our awareness in the dream world encircles the entire world at once and includes every living and non-living thing within the world. In the dream world we are everything that exists but the focus of our awareness limits us to experiencing only a small segment at a time. Said in another way each one of us is that same dream world. That dream world is my universe and it is also your universe. We are each aware of different parts of "our" universe at different times. When we let go of a thought or vision anyone else is free to pick it up and add to it or take from it as they see fit. When we first had that thought or vision it did not originate within us but existed external to us and we turned our attention toward it. We momentarily became that thought or vision as our awareness passed through its dream structure. When we were done with it the thought or vision passed on to someone else with similar interests. In the dream world nothing belongs to us as individuals because everything belongs to us and everything is shared at the same time. We are simply the point of awareness reading the data. The data belong to everyone. The world of dreams and awareness within it are a paradox when compared to awareness within the capacitive physical world. To begin with our dream world is not individual but collective. It is not internal to us but external to us. Others are active within our dream world even as we are active in their dream world because they are all one and the same. When we dream or think about a certain individual a portion of that person actually takes part in our dream or thoughts. There have been several times when I have felt the pressure of someone else's thought and knew the person was thinking about me. Later inquiry validated my impression. It is common for wild animals to feel the weight of someone’s glance and grow uncomfortable. When we study our dreams and thoughts we should develop the habit of considering each dream as if it were completely internal to us and dealing with only our own personal issues. We should also consider each dream or thought as being external to us and involving issues with other people. In a type of paradox both interpretations are true and valid. We may choose certain people as dream images because they
99 subconsciously represent important issues in our life. In choosing these people as dream images they draw life and vitality from their physical counterparts and will react in a manner reflective of that person. This interaction gives a dynamic quality to our dreams. If we battle that person in a dream and win, that person will have less energy and vitality in the morning even if they have no memory of the dream. If we battle that person and loose, that person will have increased energy and vitality in the morning and we will feel drained. Each dream represents the connection or removal of an astral cord or magnetic flux line. Each dream reflects an alteration of the circuitry that exists within the dream world and a shifting of our own place within that world. A dream will never repeat itself under normal circumstances. If related to a previous dream it will be a continuation or development of that previous dream. Under abnormal conditions a dream may repeat itself if tremendous forces are in conflict with each other. This dream will repeat until a permanent resolution is established. After resolution the dream will follow the normal pattern. These connections of magnetic flux lines or astral cords are permanent in nature and become "invisible" after they are made. This means we may form a link or connection to someone in our childhood dreams and later in life dream about this person we haven't seen for years. Typically this type of dream is a severance of the connection formed so long ago and not a development into a new issue. Dreams are the most common means we have of monitoring our positions within the circuitry of the dream world. When we are empowered in dreams we become empowered in life. When we are ineffective in dreams we are ineffective in life. With each dream our potential for action is subtly altered for the better or for the worse. Each dream is an accurate assessment of the current non-physical conditions surrounding the issue. It is common for several small dreams to occur that establish small connections to particular issues. Later these small connections are replaced by a powerful dream that involves massive connections. The terms circuitry and connections are used because energy is always flowing through the dream world. The inductive dream world forms a resonant circuit with the capacitive physical world and a tremendous perpetual current is constantly flowing through both. This current focuses and impels physical events to happen at critical time periods in history.
100 Even as matter gravitates toward matter in the capacitive world, events gravitate toward events in the inductive or dream world. Our participation in these events is determined by our connections or lack of connections to these events in the dream world. In this manner events in the dream world do predict future events in the physical world before they really happen. In the dream world the consequences and probabilities of certain actions are worked out before the physical event is actually allowed to take place. Each dream as it happens represents a true reflection of the forces and energies that surround an issue at any given time. It is not right to say "I dreamed this so it will happen as I dreamed it". It is right to say "I dreamed this and it reflects accurately the energies that presently surround this issue". Typically the issue is either empowered or endangered and the dream can be recognized as an empowering one or a weakening one. In some cases new forces may enter into the situation and it is not possible to recognize what is happening until further development in later dreams. In all cases our experiences in the dream world are as real as our experiences in the physical world. They are in fact, an extension of the physical world. Their symbolism holds individual meaning that is true only for ourselves.
Each dream involves a specific type of astral energy and represents our development in that particular energy.101 We monitor the development of these energies through our dreams. If we are living intensely enough our dreams will be vivid and empowering. The release of this energy creates the movement within the dream itself. During each dream the energy generated during the day flows through astral cords and is released. This empowerment will be reflected in our physical lives. When something is wrong or threatening there is a weakness we must confront or it will act to destroy us. If we gained energy the dream will be empowering. Fueling Our Dreams . Dream dictionaries are not helpful. Dream life is a form of astral work that reflects physical life. This symbolic language is personal and one dream image will mean different things to different people. When we are happy and empowered in our dreams we are happy and empowered in our physical lives. Each dream is either the creation of a new energy connection between people and issues or the severance of an old connection. If we loose energy the dream will be threatening. If we are not living intensely our dreams will reflect a weakening as we loose ground. By living an intense life we can ensure that our dreams will be empowered ones. It is important we remember our dreams and learn the symbolic language that our “inner self” uses to communicate with us. By this I mean this connects each dream episode to the next in the same way our thoughts are connected to each other.
In these situations our energy is destroyed as it contacts the Dream Work . to alter the circuit that exists in the astral world in a subtle way. If I appear in someone else's dream I will retain a connection with my physical body even if I am not aware of being in the dream. He calls them the space/time universe and the time/space universe. In the physical world we have individual physical bodies. It is created from the inductive portion of a huge resonant circuit with the physical earth itself forming the capacitive portion of the circuit. Dewey Larson's reciprocal theory is a general field theory that explains these two interconnected universes. An astral body of mine can be in someone else's dreams without my being aware of it. Dreams alter a circuit and then allow energy to pass through the dream. The dream world or astral world is a counterpart to the physical and functions in an inverse manner. My physical body stores the energy charge that has been built up throughout the day. Because of the energy transfer that occurs in dreams my physical body will either have more energy in the morning or it will have less energy. In the astral world we are all a part of each other and a part of all that exists. In dreams bits of our awareness leave our sleeping bodies and travel the magnetic ley lines or astral worlds surrounding the earth. It reflects a serious physical situation that is not in our control and an area that we are trying to repress or avoid dealing with. That is the purpose of the dream. This energy is discharged through astral cords or magnetic flux lines. Nightmare dreams reflect situations in which the energy flow is going against us and where it is stronger than our own reserves. In our dreams an energy cord is connected or severed. Physical bodies generate and store energy like batteries. My physical body acts as a battery that stores energy. When the energy ceases to flow the dream ends. What I am saying is that dreams are real and reflect an actual energy transfer and alteration of the circuitry that exists within the astral world. A dream is a discharge of energy between two physical things that are connected through astral cords.103 The dream world or astral world is physically real and created from the earth's magnetic field energy. Someone else may be in my dream and not be aware of it.
That was the end of the dream. The severity of my physical situation was somehow lessened and I was empowered. In the astral world events gravitate together. I will give two examples from my own experience. The fact that my feet would not move indicated a serious obstacle at near physical levels within the astral. Both of these dreams were accurate reflections of my physical position in life and the legal obstacles that confronted me in relation to my divorce and its legal settlement. Issues are worked out in the astral prior to becoming physical events. In this dream I grabbed a doorway structure with my hands and virtually pulled myself across the threshold to safety. Our dreaming of these events indicate they will somehow have an effect in our lives when they become physical reality. In pulling myself across the threshold my feet acted as if a magnet held them as they dragged across the floor. In this respect there are no coincidences in life. At the time of those dreams I was in a bad situation that almost miraculously turned out fair instead of overwhelmingly against me. In one dream my feet would not move. What physically happens to us is worked out in the astral before it becomes real to us. In another dream my feet would not move. Pulling myself to safety was an example of using spiritual or higher power to affect the lower levels in a positive way. My ex-wife was using all the legal maneuvers she could against me and I left myself totally to the mercy of the cosmic without defense. I am certain that some physical crisis was averted by my actions within that dream. one that is . One that held me powerless and unable to move. In the act of pulling myself forward a new connection was made. The astral always works out two possible futures.104 opposing energy and we have a dream that is out of control and frightening. I fell to the ground and in an act of will grabbed handfuls of grass and pulled myself forward. They were stuck to the floor. The power of will overcame physical obstacles. This has held true for several years now but was not always the case. We experience weakness loss of energy and a draining of vitality. I routinely dream about significant events before they happen during the day. Again I was able to use higher energies to affect change at lower levels where I was powerless. These events form possible and later even probable future physical events as they gather a mass and momentum of their own. In some way I was empowered and gained energy.
The situation is set up and the current will flow from the highest voltage to the lowest voltage. That my car was pulled backward and into the ditch indicated that the forces against me were even stronger. My 500 volts was lost and destroyed. Each dream is a subtle alteration of the circuitry and changes the direction of the flow in some manner large or small. If the energy flow is one way we will benefit and if it flows the other way we will suffer. One outcome will have more energy than the other and the energy will flow from the greatest power to the lesser. It is very important we have as much energy in reserve as possible to influence these critical events when we can. As a result only 100 volts worth of damage could be done to me. This is an interesting type of example because the fact that I had a car and was driving it indicated that I was very powerful in energy. In a few weeks I was driving down the road without any problem. If I was naked without any clothes it would have indicated I had very little energy in reserve. 500 volts of the opposition was also destroyed and lost. In the dream a connection was made and created a short circuit between us.105 favorable to us and one that works against us. Many times one person must suffer so that many others do not have to suffer. Suppose my energy reserve was at 500 volts and the opposing force was at 600 volts. An example of a dream in which the energy flow went against me is when I was driving in a car down a road. This is not a matter of fairness but a matter of energy dynamics. Sometimes it will flow one way and sometimes it will flow the other. If my car had been wrecked or my astral body injured it would have meant a serious loss of energy to me. I was pulled of the road and into the ditch. This is what dreams are about. Also of prime importance is how quickly one can recharge themselves after their reserves have been depleted by an energy flow the wrong way. Only at the final stages is it determined if the outcome will be for us or against us. Suddenly the car started going backwards and the brakes would not work. Also much depends on how important one type of outcome is to the collective of humanity. enough to pull my car into the ditch. When my car was pulled into the ditch the . As it was my car remained intact and the setback was only temporary. Much depends on our own inner strength and how anchored we are in physical reality. They were able to stop me and temporarily block my progress. the direction that the energy will flow.
I have used my own dreams as examples but everyone's dreams work in the same fashion and determine how future events will affect us and our lives. When my car was pulled backwards I lost energy but so did the opposition. Then we were both equal. It does not matter if the collective will benefit from something good happening to me. it was a stalemate situation. It becomes a matter of who has the most energy available over a long period of time. . The opposing force could only pull me back so far.106 opposition was at 100 volts and the dream ended. The collective always resists change. The opposition had to accept some future physical event that would be in my favor. 100 Volts could not do much damage and I was able to recharge more quickly. one that would somehow effect the lives of others. it simply does not want to change the status quo and the change in astral circuitry forced a change that must affect some future physical event. I could do nothing but they could not do any further harm to me either. This type of dream work is exhausting because one's energy reserves are destroyed time after time in some type of confrontation until a suitable compromise is worked out and all conflicts neutralized. In this case I was able regain my energy reserves more quickly than the opposing force and I was able continue forward within weeks.
Dammed up energy will be released as an energy exchange within the dream. In the end it matters just as much what is in the heart of a person. and will to live the person has. character and determination. This energy will either flow for us or against us depending upon our own level of energy.107 In the physical world it is difficult to accurately judge all of the important factors in a situation. How much resolve. In our dreams we find ourselves in situations that relate to significant areas in our physical life. These factors do not express themselves within the physical world but they do express themselves in the dream world or the astral world. At the time of the dream a new astral connection is made or an old one is severed. By monitoring our dreams we can determine if we are gaining power or loosing power. Negative outcomes are restrictive and confining in nature. This is because of the hidden factors that are hard to determine as well as the human factors of strength of will. Our dream bodies or astral bodies indicate in a general way the level of power we have at the time. Each dream involves a particular type of energy and weakens us or strengthens us in that type of energy. At waking hours the situation may have altered in some fashion but probably not significantly. We are loosing power in this type of dream. Positive outcomes are liberating and expansive in nature. It may take twenty dreams over the space of one year to resolve a contested astral situation and determine a final outcome. There is an area in life where we are not as effective as we were before. They indicate the flow of energy is against us and the final outcome will be less than we hope it to be. determination. Dreams are very symbolic and individual but certain things are fairly standard in the way they appear Dream Vehicles and Weapons . They indicate the flow of energy is favorable to us and we are gaining in personal power over that energy or situation. When the energy flow stops the dream ends. Some things never go as planned and a few things defy rational explanation. This alters the circuitry within the astral and a current will flow through the dream until a new point of equilibrium is established. Continued conflict leads to recurring dreams. We can be as objective and materialistic as possible and entirely misjudge a person or a situation. Each dream is an accurate reflection of the situation as it exists exactly at the time of the dream.
This means using our energy reserve and attempting to make the energy flow in a manner favorable to us. It does not mean anything sexually in the generally understood manner.. We are acted upon or reactive instead of acting on others..108 in dreams. The actions in these dreams are compulsive. It means a going backwards. being inappropriate for our current lifestyle it indicates we are working on unresolved issues from out of the past that were repressed long ago. wounded or distorted within the dream it indicates a serious loss of energy and lack of control within a particular situation in life. When we appear naked in a dream we have enough energy reserves to function and survive but not enough to alter events within the dream or in the life situations they represent. The type of clothing is symbolic of the energy within the dream and of the situation in life it reflects. This includes dreams in which people appear as animals like cows. We are able to barely hold on to our humanity. instinctual and generally beyond our conscious awareness. If the clothing is out of place. To have clothing is a sign of empowerment and of energy reserves. To become weakened in this type of dream is to withdraw even more in physical life. If we have a weapon we will also have clothing. A knife seems to be quite common in my own experience. If we appear grotesque. To become empowered means a form of healing is taking place. We have no control in these dreams and in the areas of life that they represent.etc. In this type of dream it is important we are getting empowered within the dream and not being weakened. We can exist and modify our environment to a degree. horses. A weapon like a knife indicates the ability to manipulate the outcome of the dream in some manner. Put in other terms we might find ourselves in some type of astral battle or duel and using our knife or weapon to defend ourselves. We are merely participants or machines. In a general way the closer the clothing matches what we currently wear the more power and influence we have in the situation it reflects. A knife in a dream indicates a surplus of energy. The next empowerment step beyond clothing is to have a weapon or tool of some sort. To have clothing indicates we have risen above the purely instinctual level of energy and that a certain amount of awareness is available. We need to defend ourselves to keep the energy flowing in . wolves. Our nakedness indicates we are weak and vulnerable.
My ability to heal proved the energy would continue to flow as I intended it. Are we being healed or victimized in the dream experience? Weapons such as guns. This causes an astral duel or confrontation. often someone close to us or perhaps even ourselves. As a person's power increases these duels can become more frightening because of the intensity of the forces involved. They desire what we desire. In dreams we do not fight inanimate objects. The monster we fight in dreams is either someone else functioning in a very distorted manner and affecting our physical lives or it is a part of our own inner self that we are in denial about. While it is a sign of empowerment to have a weapon in a dream the natural consequence is to find ourselves in situations where we need to use it. By using our energy reserves to make the current flow in a favorable direction someone else is suffering an energy reversal and they will astrally come to discover what the problem is and try to correct it. There is a threat the energy flow will be reversed. Whoever this person was they had a tremendous energy reserve available. a part that is also affecting our physical life. broke the blade and handed the knife back.109 the same direction. My own reserves were even greater because I merely healed myself and didn't even bother to attack the other person. Is the dream empowering and expansive or is it restrictive and making us helpless victims. Inanimate objects reflect physical obstacles that we must somehow get around. A knife battle involves hand to hand combat that is more desperate. With that shot he had expended his energy reserves and was no threat to me. grenades and bombs represent very large energy reserves that can be tapped to influence the direction of energy flow within the dream. Anything we end up fighting is animate and indicates the opposing force of another individual. In one dream I took someone's knife away from them. What this tells me is my ability to act and influence astral events is . There was a time for about two years when I was constantly being challenged in some type of astral duel and having to fight. In later years as my reserve of power has grown such encounters have become very rare. There was no need to. In the dream we can shoot someone or something without being close to it. These dream weapons are so powerful they can even be projected and used at a distance. In life there is a competition for things. In a recent dream someone shot me in the chest and blew my chest wide open. In any case it is an accurate reflection of a certain energy and situation in our physical life.
We are no longer moving toward our goal. It symbolizes that we are in control and moving toward our goals. Occasionally I am riding in someone else's vehicle as a passenger or perhaps even driving. I believe this type of dream represents a joining of forces and a cooperative effort with someone else to achieve some mutual goal we both wish for. Each vehicle reflected an issue of my past that I had repressed. These are often of an empowering nature and reflect personal growth and empowerment. . With a weapon we confront the opposition of individuals in our lives. the power to influence the environment. Loss or damage to our dream vehicle indicates a threat or loss of control in a situation we were previously strong in. The physical realities of the situation have somehow changed and the dream reflects the new dynamics of the situation.110 not really challenged by many people and is in fact supported by many that do believe in me and what I am trying to do in my life. I had overcome the obstacles of the past and was now ready to confront the obstacles of the present. It seemed that once I had developed such a vehicle it was quite easy to modernize it. A dream vehicle indicates personal power over the physical obstacles that confront us. Some sexual types of dreams are variations of cooperative efforts at the astral level. Each day brings me a little closer to my goals in life and that progress makes me happy. This empowerment is reflected in physical life as a growing sense of accomplishment and recognition from others. Vehicles indicate another type of power. The joining of forces in the most empowering type of dream there is. With vehicles we gain mobility within the environment itself. This indicates the issues in my dreams reflect current issues and not issues from the past returning to haunt me. I've noticed some of my dream vehicles were from past periods of my life as I worked through repressed issues and gained control over them. I am a truck driver and current dreams of vehicles tend to be of my own truck.
111 Part Six Self Empowerment .
That something is the WILL TO LIVE. There is within us something that wants the human race to expand beyond planet earth. we have a soul or astral body and awareness. How can we achieve this strength of will? There is an instinct or primal will to live deep within each of us. Rules and regulations are constantly eroding our personal freedoms while we say and do nothing. We are a part of the human race and there is within us something that wishes the human race to physically survive. There is something within us that delights in healthy bodies with fine athletic ability. We allow the few "doers" to dominate and control our lives. We have learned to value our "spiritual" selves over our "physical" selves and been taught that physical life is not spiritual life. Because we have no "self discipline" we submit to "external discipline". Not everyone has it. Spiritual and mental pursuits are what have become important in our society. Something that wants humanity to build miraculous cities beneath the oceans and on top of the highest mountains. Why is this will to live so strong in some people and weak in others? When confronted with obstacles and strong adversities why do so many people give up? More important why do those few not give up? Most of us have learned we are more than physical bodies. to explore the stars and other galaxies. We have become a society of "watchers" and not "doers". Has anyone ever thought it strange that people become more emotional about watching sports than actually playing sports? Perhaps the only way some people can become emotional in today's world is by watching someone else do something. There is something that wants the human race to be alive billions of years into the future when our sun goes nova and dies out. It is the collective will of the human species to survive into the future. Something that delights in competence. Something that wants the human race to take the next evolutionary step toward physical perfection. Even watching football or basketball on television is a passive pursuit! It isn't a physical one. Our sense of personal responsibility has been lost. Each new law places a restriction on our lives that was not The Will to Live .113 Acquiring the will to live is an important step toward selfempowerment and mastery of our physical lives. to grow and expand. problem solving and new challenges. Something that wants us to go ever onward in the face of overwhelming opposition.
We NEED BOTH! The concept of reincarnation is valuable because it helps us realize the importance of a life of growth and learning from one life to the next. Sell everyone the easy route to success that never works. We are encouraged to remain passive and let others do our thinking and our living for us. Show people great heroes and tell them. We are told we no longer have instincts. Each world is valid and has its own laws. We do not need just one. our soul is immortal. Don't tell people they must take baby steps before they can run. you can do that too!" But forget to tell them hard work is involved. Our society wants us to remain right where we are in life. Our society does these things and our society is seriously flawed. Yet when we try to entertain others. Life and awareness require both. do not let us actively and physically take steps toward making our world a better place. It helps us realize the situations we find ourselves in are the . Encourage us to give our personal power away to external authorities. the spiritual life and mental life are not more important than the physical and emotional life. when we feel we have something of importance to share. Saturate our minds with words and ideas until our heads spin. We are told there is no need for a will to live. Yes. Our society encourages reliance on "outside" help and discourages self-reliance. No.114 there before. Our society is trying to die! This over valuing of the spiritual and mental life prevents us from acquiring mastery of our physical lives. When we try to "do" something we are blocked. Everywhere someone is trying to entertain us and direct our thoughts. Each side is equal in importance for life. "Look. Tell us how important the next political election is going to be. we have outgrown the need for them. the Christ spirit is within us if we will reach out to it and listen to the still small voice of our conscience. Our society is falling apart and all we are doing is watching! We are watching because we have been taught to. no one listens or is interested. But at any cost. Seduce us into living fantasy lives that have little to do with physical reality. The vital life force and awareness that flows through us are the result of a resonant circuit formed from equal parts of physical and spiritual material. Yes. Give us noble spiritual goals and ideals. Don't tell people a goal must be small and attainable at first.
that awareness and life itself demands both a physical body and a spiritual body. comes around. both good consequences and bad consequences. Believe that if we want a world of peace. traditional Christianity teaches if we believe in the teachings of Jesus and accept him as the Christ spirit within our heart we will be saved. IT IS NO LONGER IMPORTANT TO THEM. It tells us the things we run and hide from will still be waiting for us in a future lifetime. If we want to live in heaven and reign with Jesus we must create heaven right here . The concept of reincarnation helps us become responsible for our physical actions on a day to day basis. It tells us there is no escape from the consequences of our actions. Believe they are equal in value. a non-physical place. There are consequences to everything we do. In this way we realize what it is like to be treated unfairly. What goes around. Our immortal soul will be living in a physical human body. They believe someday we will live in a spiritual world and have a spiritual body. They believe we can learn all the lessons a physical body can give and earthly life can be outgrown with no more to offer. By over valuing the spiritual body and awareness we lose contact with our own WILL TO LIVE and are less effective in our physical lives. Our life situations are lessons we need in order to grow. Believe with conviction that a billion years from now we will still require both a physical body and a spiritual body. love and beauty we must somehow fashion it out of the one we physically live in. THEY NO LONGER IDENTIFY WITH THE PHYSICAL WORLD. We chose to experience these major lessons before we were born. If we do not treat others fairly we will someday be treated unfairly by others. We will have a spiritual body and reign with him in heaven. Many that believe in reincarnation also believe a point is reached when it is no longer needed to be born in a physical body. IT IS NO LONGER IMPORTANT! Traditional Christianity has led the human race to the bring of death and extinction. Believe with conviction that physical life and a physical body are as much a requirement as spiritual life and a spiritual body. These consequences are called karma. In my opinion there is only one way for us to regain our WILL TO LIVE . It is a tragedy that this concept of reincarnation is misused in a way that destroys the WILL TO LIVE within each of us. THEY NO LONGER IDENTIFY WITH THE PHYSICAL WORLD.115 result of things we have done in the past.
116 in the physical world. It is right before us and it is good. God/dess created the world and it was good! God/dess looked at his creation and it was good! God/dess created man and woman in his image and it was good! The Kingdom of Heaven is here and now. Find a way to bring our visions of a spiritual life into practical and livable physical reality. Physically act and do those things needed to bring the Kingdom of God/dess into physical reality. See the Christ that is within each one of us. We can turn our physical world into the heaven God/dess intended it to be. Work with the materials in front of us and use them to form the materials that will achieve our goals. "We are all the sons and daughters of the Gods". Develop strong emotions about the beauty of the world we live in. Only this belief will give us the will power to roll up our sleeves and do the physical WORK needed to achieve mastery of our physical lives and world. To make our world a heaven and not a hell we need THE WILL TO LIVE. By example we can inspire others to take responsibility for their own lives. . Accept the Christ spirit into our physical hearts every day of the week and by our actions show what type of spiritual being we are. Physically and emotionally struggle and master our own lives.
If we have no one to share with our victory in life becomes meaningless. There is a way to creatively unite what others demand of us and those things we want in life. Without support even if we achieve our physical goal we will not enjoy it. family and society expect us to act and perform in certain ways.117 Self mastery and mastery of our physical lives means to constantly act in an appropriate manner for any given situation. It is up to us to find that win-win situation. We have all experienced peer pressure to some degree in our lives. They can only go by our actions. No one understands us like we understand ourselves. Our joy comes from sharing with others things we have truly earned. We should not drive away those that could become our friends. family and society we can not physically achieve the goals we desire. If we can gain any kind of support from others we should try to do it. Friends. When we act in ways that are expected of us we receive support and approval. It is difficult enough to achieve our personal goals without deliberately alienating people that could become our allies and supporters. It is vital to realize the importance of the support other people give us or can give us. family and society will only support us after they understand our personal goals are in harmony with what they expect of us. Without the support and approval of friends. Self mastery means having the adaptability and self esteem to do what is expected and by putting our own creative slant on things go in the direction we wish to go. It is a very powerful force. By acting in an appropriate manner we can achieve much more with less effort. When we act in a manner that is unconventional or surprising our friends. There will always be enemies. If our actions are too extreme we are rejected or punished in subtle ways meant to bring us back in line. When we are successful they will understand how the achieving of our personal goal has helped everyone. We become as a child that refuses to share its toys with anyone else. Our friends. what they see and what we tell them about ourselves. Until that time we will stand alone against terrible opposition with very little support. family and society withdraw their support. Even our families and closest friends don't really understand us at times. Everyone takes the limited information they receive about us and Our Public Image .
When they act in unfamiliar ways we no longer know what is appropriate and that makes us uncomfortable. The support of others validates us and helps us get through difficult times. We do the same thing. We look at our best friend and think we understand him or her. They come to believe we have the right to the goals we are seeking. We must act as if we have already achieved the goal we want to achieve. We want them to act in a stereotyped way. They use this image or stereotype in all future dealings with us unless we for some reason force them to re-evaluate who we are. Through repeated exposure to the image we are projecting others will stereotype us in a manner consistent with the goal we want. One of the most powerful ways to achieve our physical goals is to act. We want to be comfortable. If you are labeled as a loser or a flake . We try to get them to act in a way we have grown accustomed to. People will fit us within a certain category and then create a special sub-category especially for us. When they act in the accustomed way we know how to deal with them. We believe we can predict how our friend will act in certain situations. Then we can create a sub-category that is unique and individual. We must deliberately choose the image we wish and be consistent in projecting that image. People will begin to support our efforts because it seems right we have those goals.118 create an image or impression of us. Others want to be comfortable around us too. This image or impression is their own understanding of who we are. The key is to first create a general stereotype recognizable to others. They want us to act in predictable ways. We get feedback that others would like us to succeed. When our friend doesn't act the way we expect we suspect something is wrong. The powerful thing about deliberately creating stereotypes is we can customize our image in a way that is one of a kind and unforgettable. This is especially true when our loved ones are supportive of us. dress and live in a manner that will create the image or stereotype appropriate for achieving our goals. When people don't recognize the image we project they will create one of their own that is not one we would like to have. This image is a label or stereotype. They will treat you and interact with you in a manner that will perpetuate their image of you. We must look and act as if we are already the type of person we wish to be. We feel good about ourselves and our goals.
These negative stereotypes are some of the hardest obstacles we must overcome in physically achieving our goals in life. If we want to be a farmer we should look and act like a farmer. Give others clues as to the best ways to interact with us. Be true to the stereotype we project while also being true to ourselves. dress and live according to stereotype but also add so much open honesty and integrity that you as an individual become more important and interesting than the stereotype itself. What do you see? What do others see? Do others see what we want them to see? How can we improve the image we project? Is the sexual stereotype you project going to help you achieve your personal goals in life? Is your sexual stereotype supportive of who you really want to be in life? Once accepted a stereotype tends toward self-fulfillment because both you and those you interact with constantly reinforce it. It is much better to project the image of your choice than to allow others to choose for you. If the image we project is too complex others will not understand us and be uncomfortable around us. We have a duty to ourselves to look and act in a manner consistent with the achievement of the goals we want. Are we to remain passive victims in life or are we going to do whatever must be done to achieve our goals? Are we going to take risks and project ourselves as winners? . The most important stereotype we project is a sexual one. We want to act in predictable ways and make it easy for others to be comfortable with us. You are rewarded for acting in a manner consistent with the stereotype and punished for deviating from it. The way to earn this special sub-category in to act. Let people know how we want to be treated so they can treat us in the way we ask. What kind of man or woman am I? Do I take care of myself? Am I attractive and physically fit? What is my attitude and my outlook on life? Think of yourself. If we want to be a doctor we should look and act like a doctor. We want people to feel comfortable around us. Look in a mirror.119 you will be treated like a loser or a flake.
The key to finding creative solutions is to take ourselves out of the situation and perceive it differently. We must train ourselves in the ability to find these solutions. A draw back of this approach is that it involves admitting our own inability to deal with the situation. In the novel. We do this naturally when we ask ourselves. "What would Dad do in this situation. what would Mom do? What would John Wayne or Clint Eastwood do?" We try to see the situation from the eyes and viewpoint of someone we respect. Tarot cards and daily prayer books are more effective. Each of us is doing the best we can in life. Still. We each act in accordance to what we have learned through past experiences and in accordance with our current beliefs. fortune cookies. In the very worst situation it may cost us our life. These devices are more effective because they give information Creative Power . it is always possible to find a way to die with honor and self-esteem intact. This training helps us to be resourceful and adept at dealing with recurring crisis situations. I was deeply moved as I read about these diseases. It reinforces the weakness of our own chosen belief system. As strange as it sounds. There is always a creative solution to even the worst situation. Why should our world be this way? True genius and creativity come from developing the ability to discover and use solutions previously unknown or unrecognized. In time crisis situations are no longer emotionally crippling to us. I know some people that suffer from Alzheimer's but I did not know how badly they and those they loved suffered. We must change our way of looking at the situation because our normal way offers no solution. it is up to us to find that solution and discard those that are not acceptable. the use of divinatory devices such as horoscopes. The novel still haunts me. No matter how successful we are things will occasionally erupt in our faces and attempt to smash us. I recently read a novel that dealt with the horrors of Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease. We feel trapped and helpless. He was able to die with dignity at the moment of his choice and under his terms.121 Crippling depression comes when we can't find any way out of a bad situation. Every situation has a solution. one person in a lucid moment beat the disease through suicide. We gain the ability to deal with them rationally and competently.
122 that is so vague and general we must generate creative energy to make the information even apply to us. One of the great enjoyments in life is finding the correct solution to a problem or situation. a stop sign and your mother-in-law all have in common?" There is only one correct answer and it is highly personal and individual. Most people enjoy horoscopes and other divinatory aids because of the joy of discovering possible interpretations to what would otherwise be nonsense. Eureka! A light bulb goes off in our brain and we are overjoyed. As always. "How in the world can that ever apply to me?" After a few minutes of thought we arrive at possible interpretations that could apply to our own situation. In addition to added creative power this also develops the analytical and reasoning skills. The next stage is much more rigid and demanding. It is important we try for solutions that are within our ability to resolve. Do you see what is happening? At the last level we approached the problem not as ourselves but as someone else. You will feel the correctness . Thousands of people enjoy crossword puzzles and other mental challenges simply because of the joy in finding the correct solutions. The more you do. months or years making his or her thoughts conform to a specific pattern. At this stage we are able to expand our options in creative ways with the help of these aids. "What do an ice cube. The key is to start at lower levels and not attempt the highest levels until we are familiar with the lower ones. Likewise a person may spend days. At least we do when chaos and discord do not overwhelm us. In this stage we use divinatory devices to get our own creative juices flowing. A writing instructor may tell a student to take a list of 25 words and create a poem or a story containing those words. The art and discipline of pen and ink drawing is an example. the better you get. The next level is illustrated by the concept of a Zen koan. the more experience you have in problem solving the greater your ability to find solutions becomes. These devices are crutches or aids and have no power in themselves. We enjoy creating meaning out of chaos and discord. This is also the level of active problem solving. The artist is restricted to work in a specific medium and still expected to produce brilliant creative and original work. A Zen master may ask a pupil.
"Whenever I see my mother-in-law she stops me cold!" The master congratulates the student and then gives him another more difficult koan. "I know the answer. You can add more and more salt and nothing happens." he shouts. With experience the difficulty goes away and the solution readily appears. The creative ability is like a muscle that must be flexed many times for it to grow strong. In time our ability to focus and generate this creative energy can . try harder." After perhaps two years the student runs up to the master laughing and with tears in his eyes. With each success the student is able to find the correct answer more easily and swiftly. Of course the correct answer is always individual and personal but the master and student both can tell when the answer is the correct one by the emotional rightness it has. He is overcome with emotion and radiates intense excitement. At a critical point the water can contain no more salt and the salt crystallizes out of the water. months or even years pondering this question. As before each effort builds upon the successes of previous efforts. Mastery of each of the lower levels is an important and easy way to get a great number of personal successes under one's belt. With experience we become familiar with the process and it becomes easier and swifter to accomplish. They reject "possible" solutions because they are familiar with the euphoria and inner joy that comes from the truly "correct" solution. It is like dissolving salt in a glass of water. Whenever he approaches the master with a possible solution the master merely says.123 of the solution deep in your soul when you find it. This is a very high degree of problem solving where only a few simple words are used as a key to unlock the creative power within us. The highest level of creative problem solving is when a person blanks their mind and deliberately tries to be open to all possibilities. This assists in strengthening personal confidence and self-esteem. The exciting news is that this level of creative ability can be developed by anyone with practice and hard work. The student or disciple may spend days. In the same manner when we focus our attention fully on our problem and give it our energy and effort a point will eventually be reached where the proper solution crystallizes into our awareness. Each success makes the next one easier and we learn to trust ourselves more. But they must first master the lower levels of creative problem solving. "That is not the correct solution.
.124 become spontaneous and happen without effort on our part. We actually look forward to the next challenge from the unknown. It is at this point we are competent and resilient in life. Our ability to deal with life becomes an enjoyable challenge and not a burden.
You may use that knowledge to save the life of someone you love. Self Esteem . As a goal in life EMT training should be attainable by almost anyone. He had been doing CPR for fifteen minutes until the paramedics arrived. If we can reach a competency level in each area we will have a healthy self-esteem. mental and physical health than any other goals we may pursue. In my personal opinion there are three supreme goals we should strive for in life. Competency in these three areas will do more toward spiritual. The second lifetime goal should be to acquire survival skills. One of my children once choked on an ice cube. The ability to find or create shelter from the elements and start a campfire is another. The first goal is completion of a basic first aid or paramedic course. That does not mean these goals are easily achieved. EMT training is also available but takes a little longer. The reward may be much more than self esteem. Many places offer basic first aid courses throughout the year. My uncle died that day on our doorstep. Having the ability to swim is an example.125 Good self-esteem is vital in life. I remember mechanically picking her up. When we feel good about ourselves it is easier to feel good about others too. Without it we remain victims and unable to achieve the things we really want. There is no feeling worse than standing by helpless when someone else is dying or in desperate need of emergency medical attention. What if my father had not tried to keep him alive with CPR? In times of emergencies if something can be done it must be done. These are all skills that are easily attainable through local courses almost anywhere. slapping her on the back to dislodge the object and reaching down her throat to scoop out the ice cube. They aid tremendously in developing confidence and self-esteem. Some type of course that trains a person in dealing with medical emergencies. This means the ability to stay alive in survival conditions. Other obvious examples would be knowing what to do when you are lost or when you need to go someplace for help. What can I say? What if I had been unable to do anything and remained frozen with fear? I drove into my parents yard one day and my father was giving CPR to my uncle on the steps leading into our house. She was turning blue and couldn't breathe. emotional.
Courses are also taught on how to find food in nature and how to create emergency shelters. The physical body needs to be taught step by step by actually going through the motions and experiences. This applies equally to the rules. and any outdoor sport can be valuable in providing this survival type experience. But remember we are talking about lifetime goals here. The sad truth is that we may have our hard-earned goal within our hands and through threat of force or violence someone can take it away from us.126 Those that wish to master these skills could learn how to live off the land for days at a time. camping. Sure this type of training is difficult. Increasingly there are frivolous laws being passed that infringe on our personal freedoms. The more experience we have the better our survival ability becomes and the better we feel about ourselves. Whether it is a physical assault upon your person or a legal assault on your individual rights there is a line that must be drawn. It means that you don't have to back down or run just because someone threatens you or a loved one with physical violence. Survival skills are learned by physically going through the actions required and not by intellectual knowledge. Hiking. regulations and laws that strangle our personal freedoms at an ever-increasing rate. This knowledge is very empowering and helps us to believe in ourselves. The ability to defend ourselves or our loved ones is vital to our well being. We are told it is the law. The ability for self-defense is a mind set as well as a physical skill. Many things can be learned and experienced a little at a time and not all at once. This does not mean picking a fight with someone. We have been brain washed into thinking it is better to offer no resistance when confronted by force or threat of force. Some of these laws are blatantly unconstitutional and revoked by the Supreme Court. The third life time goal is the ability for self-defense. Others have not yet been ruled upon by the Supreme Court. rock climbing. In acquiring these skills we know with conviction that we can take care of ourselves and those we love in emergencies. There must be a point where a person says "I will take no more abuse. This . we must not resist. It helps us to reach out with confidence for those things we want in life for both ourselves and for those we love. There are people that prey upon weaker people and take advantage of the weakness of their victims.
Become highly competent at this one physical skill whatever it is. Too many people refuse to do new things in life because they are afraid of looking foolish and awkward in front of others.127 type of abuse must stop and it must stop here and now. We have physical knowledge of what it is like. Each individual is unique. When we understand the cycle we no longer fear the awkward stage of being a beginner because we know that as we gain experience it will become easier. Find that one thing and hone it to perfection. In the beginning it is vital we become highly skilled at what we find easy to do even if we are not that interested in doing it. one thing others will come to us to learn about. When we stand up to defend ourselves and our loved ones we are no longer victims regardless of the outcome of the situation. we become able to recognize those same stages of competency as we try gaining skills that are not so easy. our nation suffers and the entire human race suffers. awkward stage into proficiency and finally into professional level competency. We have at least one skill. Someone must be the first to stand up and fight back. There must be at least one thing we are known and respected for. We each have certain things we find easy to do and other things we find difficult to do. These same people have probably never reached true competence in a skill and don't understand how the learning cycle really works. . We are able to recognize it in other areas. When we have succeeded in one area we know success is possible and we know what it feels like. our community suffers. Each small success is accumulative and will lead us through the clumsy. Some things appeal to one person and not to another. Why must it always be the other person that fights for the injustice in our world? Why can’t it once in a while be us? These are the three important lifetime goals I believe will do the most to develop self-esteem within a person. When we are victims we suffer. We have at least done something. one thing we are good at. We must be good at this one personal skill to have a healthy self-esteem. By achieving professional level competence in those areas that are easy for us." We must refuse to be victims. We must become familiar with both the awkwardness of the beginner and the competence of the professional. our loved ones suffer. There are other smaller goals that will assist this process. taken what action we could to make the situation right.
They should acquire not only easily developed skills but at least one extremely difficult skill. . Mastery comes when one looks back at a wide range of hard won efforts and skills and realizes that compared to many other people his or her life is relatively problem free.128 Each person should eventually acquire many skills at the professional level. In fact. It will require hard grueling effort against terrible resistance to prepare us for self-mastery of our physical lives and our physical world. the only way to achieve mastery of our physical lives is by mastering one physical skill at a time. This person is able to realize that he or she is free.
It is not saying we can’t win. Begin each day with a new resolve and eventually we will gain physical control over the destructive habit. Each new resolve is accumulative and deals a blow to that destructive aspect controlling the negative action. When we are overpowered and forced against our wills into some action we should never give in. If a person decides to quit smoking or any other destructive habit he or she is working against a destructive aspect of his or her inner self. We must persist in our efforts to achieve success. Each day our resistance must be as real as the day before even if each day we are forced to do things that are not right or things we don’t like to do. In the face of crushing defeat physical reality is trying to tell us something and we should listen. When we give up we create wounds that never heal. When we give up our self-esteem is seriously wounded and we hate ourselves for our inability to act in a proper manner. These wounds continue to destroy our vitality until we come back and finish whatever task we failed at. Selfesteem means to feel good about who we are and what our physical actions are.129 Taking physical action is the most powerful thing we can do in life. It is vitally important our physical actions be appropriate and supportive of our personal goals. The required action is the same. Instead Do It! . We must never act blindly or be forced into taking inappropriate actions. The personal failures do not count. The only way to develop self-esteem is through continued resolve to do actions that are personally right for us. Each new resolve increases our self-esteem. When we give up we will persist in doing the wrong actions even when we are not forced into doing them. Physical action always brings some type of physical result. It is the continued resolve to alter our behavior that will eventually win against all odds. The danger lies in giving up and with no resistance cooperating and persisting in actions that lead to our own destruction. Never give up no matter how many times we fail. Self-esteem is the knowledge we as individuals have the right and ability to get the things we want in life. These wounds drain our vitality and belief in ourselves. Our continued self-esteem requires that our resistance be renewed each day no matter how badly we were beaten yesterday. It is the most powerful thing we can do to achieve our goals and at the same time the most powerful thing we can do to avoid achieving our goals.
Physical activities undertaken through curiosity . This means to be more aware of the physical conditions that surround us. It is not as strong as persistence but still a valuable tool. Only by changing our physical actions in the present can we hope to change the physical conditions of our future. Thus the most important physical action is persistence toward a desired goal. Only by being curious about new things will we be drawn into new physical activities. Through curiosity we learn about the object of our interest. In addition to persistence curiosity helps us achieve our goals. We learn from our past mistakes and never repeat the same mistake twice. Risk taking should include elements of both curiosity and persistence if it is to succeed.130 it is saying we can’t win by continuing our present course of action. When we persist in actions that hold no desire for us we are killing ourselves. These situations often require creative solutions and expand our options and experiences in life. We should always encourage curiosity in ourselves and in others. To be curious is to be interested in our environment. Without the ability to persist no goals will ever be reached. We must discover what we are overlooking so we can try again more effectively. Curiosity has ties to joy and to the creative urge. Crushing defeat tells us we are overlooking something extremely important. When we persist in actions that hold no interest for us we are killing ourselves. If we do the same physical actions today that we did yesterday we will get the same physical results tomorrow that we experienced today. Curiosity is a powerful way to work toward our goals. Persistence is a gut level determination to achieve the desired goal at any cost. Crushing defeat is a useful tool in discovering actions that can be eliminated as unworkable. Often curiosity can get us into trouble or place us in unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations. When one approach doesn’t work we don’t try the same approach next time. Curiosity is an emotional interest in a desired goal. Our persistence must be directed toward things we wish and not toward things we don’t wish. The ability to persist is one of the greatest abilities a person can have. Personal goals in life should be those goals we are curious about and have the persistence to achieve. We always use what we have learned from past failures in the selection of a new course of action.
Our awareness will change. Mental and spiritual work will not alter our physical environment. Each small effort is accumulative and will lead us into the physical reality we wish to someday experience. Change those physical elements within our power to change and adapt to those physical elements we can not change. This physical effort is in addition to those physical efforts directed toward spiritual and mental growth. It is important each day some persistent physical effort is devoted to achieving a physical goal and also devoted toward the satisfaction of some curiosity and interest. Others ignore spiritual and mental work and experience defeat after defeat because they are attempting something that is not physically possible to achieve. We must create the time we need for this physical activity. the world will not. Mental and spiritual work allows us to adapt to a reality we can not change. If there is something that we wish to experience in life we must DO IT! . Mental and spiritual work will alter our awareness of our physical environment. These people are living in a fantasy world not related to reality and never will be. Physical and emotional work allows us to change our environment into the reality we wish to experience. We must do each type of work and strive to integrate the results.131 bring us to the life we wish if we persist. Too often people will concentrate on spiritual and mental work without the balance of emotional and physical work. This type of work is passive. Each day we must do something no matter how small. They are so heavenly bound they are no earthly good. something we are curious about and enjoy doing. These people never achieve the physical goals in life they want.
We feel we have the right to use our toes. never. If a conflict exists it is our thinking that must be altered. fingers and eyes for our own purposes. In the same manner society feels it has the right to use us for its own purposes. Even as we are more powerful than our toes. There is always a solution that benefits both society and us if we can only find it. The ability of society to enforce the directive will decrease as time goes on. The first choice is to do nothing. A defensive position requires less energy than an offensive position. fingers and eyes. If society says we must act in a certain way and tries to force us into those actions we have two choices. In an open dispute with society we as individuals can never win. When we disagree we can establish boundaries of non-action and take a defensive position. we in turn serve humanity. This single organism or collective is greater than any single individual and always will be. If we can resist long enough a solution will present itself that is favorable to us and agreeable to society.133 In a way the human race is a single organism. The consequences of continued non-compliance will also grow more severe. As time goes on the pressures of this unresolved conflict will grow more and more serious. society is more powerful than we are. fingers and eyes serve us. We can alter our personal lives in such a way we are not in open defiance of the directive but in a way we are not in compliance either. When we believe society's wishes for us are in conflict with our own goals our thinking is too restrictive and narrow. We will not achieve our goals in direct opposition to society's wishes. The best we can ever hope for is a win-win situation in which we win and society also wins. This is a passive-aggressive position and will result in a standoff or stalemate in which neither side wins. The trick is to never directly oppose society in open conflict because we can never win. We don't need to give up our dreams and goals in life. This stance is of conscientious objectors that refuse to act physically in a way they feel is destructive. You and I are a small part of the body of humanity. Even as our toes. This solution will only come if it is forced through non-compliance and non-action. During the days of prohibition the manufacture and consumption of Social Pressure . We do need to make those dreams and goals compatible and congruent with what society expects of us.
Never allow someone to make a decision that should have been yours to make. Many people suffered as attempts to enforce this law were made. They were after the ones that tried to sell directly to the public. Each time we successfully confront situations and individuals about personal concerns we become empowered through those actions. They did not try to sell or market the product to the public. To rebel and fight openly against society places one outside the law.134 alcohol were against the law. Some people made their own alcoholic beverages and kept it quiet. Never give away your power to . Law enforcement was directed at those individuals in open defiance of the law. This law was not enforceable. It will weaken our position in life. Some people acted in open defiance of the law and others altered their life styles in a way that was not in open defiance. They were after the bootleggers. Each time we act in open defiance of social directives our position is weakened. It makes them criminals in the eyes of society. Let others prove to society the laws are unjust and un-enforceable. This is the power of the passiveaggressive position. Do not become involved because it will severely weaken your position in life and your ability to attain your goals. Many good people lost their lives because of the enforcement of this law. A passive-aggressive position is powerful when dealing with social pressures but is not effective in dealing with individuals. In the same manner never use passive-aggressive behaviors when dealing with individuals. A passiveaggressive position taken with individuals will increase the likelihood of more struggle and personal abuse. It was finally realized this law was not enforceable and it was repealed. These people were for the most part ignored by those trying to enforce the law. What they made was for their own personal consumption. The person that rebels in open defiance of society's directives runs the risk of crossing that line. There is an invisible line that must never be crossed. If the line is crossed the person becomes an outlaw and will never be able to regain the support of society. This may sound cruel and heartless but let others act in open defiance of unjust laws and social pressures. A confrontational and openly defiant position is powerful in dealing with individuals but not in dealing with society. The person that uses non-action and quiet defiance does not run that risk.
popularity and fame are bestowed on those that have harmonized personal goals with society's goals. When we do this society also benefits. Respect and self-esteem are lost when unsatisfactory conditions are allowed to exist for any length of time.135 another individual and expect that individual to use that power in your own best interests. Strive to do this while retaining personal self-esteem and respect for the individual rights of others. Self esteem and respect for each individual are maintained at their highest when difficulties are confronted as soon as possible. Disagreements with individuals should be clear and definite. Learn to do what works and give up doing what doesn't work. Everyone remains honest and true to both personal values and social values. There are social consequences to every action in our lives. It will at some point be forced into a resolution. Only then can we adjust our behavior in ways that will still achieve our goals but not make us outlaws. In this manner everyone wins and everyone remains true to their own inner nature. . Confront each situation squarely and consistently as it arises. The longer interpersonal disagreements last the more personal energy and power you lose. Fit into our social structure in a harmonious way that is a win-win situation. With the passing of time your position is weakened and respect is lost. Realize society is stronger than we are. With the passing of time your position will become stronger when the situation is finally forced into a resolution. The support of society is tremendous when taken advantage of and should not be lightly thrown away or ignored. Each person should know exactly where the other stands. Your disagreements with society and its social pressures should retain a hazy and nebulous quality that will prevent society from making an example out of you by centering all of its negative force on you as an individual. Society gradually rewards us with positions of increasing influence and our ability to achieve personal goals gradually increases. In all cases we are rewarded for appropriate behavior and punished for inappropriate behavior. Each personal conflict should be resolved as soon as it is humanly possible. Be able to alter your behavior and use the techniques appropriate for your personal position at any given time. Social approval. Deliberately draw those situations out indefinitely because you can not win.
fingers or eyes.136 When we do this we will gradually be given our true and proper place within the body of humanity whether it be toes. .
Only those things that we struggle and fight for hold a lasting value to us. everything is changing. In our relationships with others we are either growing closer together or we are growing farther apart. It is not right to take a relationship for granted. There is a natural hierarchy in nature and those life forms with the greatest ability to adapt offer the most to each individual species and rise within the hierarchy. Nothing in life stays the same. They are also the greatest potential for joy in our lives. In contrast there is no shame in loosing if we have truly tried our best. Through reproduction it too disseminates successful adaptive genetic qualities that allow the species to live under varying physical environments. we do it well and to the best of our ability. There is no room in life for half-hearted attempts. If we are given something or it is too easy to achieve we do not value it properly and take it for granted. Only in winning do we find the satisfaction we crave. We must strive to win in life. Even in nature each blade of grass struggles and extends its roots against its neighbors for the nutrients in the soil and reaches upward for the life giving rays of the sun. The outcome doesn't even matter. It is not right to take for granted that the closeness we feel today for someone will be there tomorrow. Winning is a very important concept to understand. This is not an act of hatred or malice toward its neighbors but an act of life and of joy. It requires continuous effort. What of the mediocre blades of grass that are subdued and only Winning . It is hard work to maintain a healthy relationship with someone else. In the same manner the blade of grass that grows in soil where nothing else can grow expands the range of the physical environment where grass can grow. If we do to the best of our ability we will win.137 True joy in life comes from struggling against opposition and finally achieving a hard won goal that is valued and cherished. It is vital that whatever we decide to do. There is also a great difference between winning a goal and keeping a goal. This is equally true in personal relationships. The blade of grass that out competes its neighbors grows stronger and taller and through reproduction disseminates its genetic structure throughout the species. Relationships are dynamic and the greatest challenge in our lives. There is a great difference between winning a friend and keeping a friend.
If there is fault to blame within the human race it is not in these people but in those that refuse to try. A simple blade of grass is not able to try in a half-hearted manner.138 manage to hold their own in a stagnant manner? They too are successful. Each one of us is in our proper place within the hierarchy of humanity right now. By its very nature it gives in life all that it is capable of giving. There are those that rise to the top by crowding out their neighbors. It has tried to exist with every bit of vitality and life available to it and the manner of its struggle is also passed on to the species. There are also those that rise to the top by expanding our physical world through individual discoveries and products. There is also a natural hierarchy within the human race. The blade of grass that dies in a harsh or unfavorable environment or dies because it is crowded out by other blades of grass does not die in vain. It has a duty to try to win in life and through winning make the world a better place for every living thing. The species then tends to avoid those and similar conditions that are harmful to it. We all serve a valuable purpose if we intend it or not. In fact we already have. Each plant performs a valuable function not only to its own species but in the releasing of oxygen contributes to our own lives as well. Still even those serve a purpose. The conditions it faces are unique and contribute to the survival of the species. Each blade of grass exists in an environment that is slightly different from its neighbors. The added burden they inflict on society has the effect of bringing out even greater effort on the parts of those that are able. In its death a message is made that life can not exist under these conditions. those that can't even summon the strength for a half-hearted attempt at living. Each of us has our proper place within the hierarchy of the human race and each of us will achieve that proper place. Our position in life is determined by our effort and by our productivity and not by right of birth. Those in positions of power through chance or birth can not withstand the advances of those that struggle for a better world . In a like manner the human race has a duty to itself and to the rest of the world to do the best it can. If we don't like the position we currently hold we are always able to win a better position through personal struggle.
139 through personal effort. At a critical point we attempt to put into our own words and understanding those things we have learned from outside sources. We become aware of behaviors and activities that will lead us toward our goal. It is always possible to win a better life. someone that puts out more effort. Things are much more complex. Our longing takes on the importance of a spiritual quest. At first we don't know how to get the things we want in life. As beginners we try in our first attempts to achieve our goal and discover that the achievement of the goal is not as easy as we had first thought. individually suited to our personal situation in life. We attempt to plan a course of action that will allow us to achieve our goal. Only pure desire and truly wanting to win will give us the emotional energy to physically go onward in spite of personal fears. We learn as much as we can about the achievement of our goal from as many sources as possible. We go from awkward beginner to basic familiarity to high competence in the area of . Winning is a learning process and a cycle. We will have enough confidence in our plan that our emotions will force us to take risks in a beginner fashion. In our efforts we are achieving first hand experience relating both to our personal situation and toward the achievement of our goal. As we hold this desire within us it gradually gains strength and will subconsciously lead us toward ways of achieving our goal. The time will come when mental thinking is not enough. We attempt to make this knowledge our own. The development of spiritual energies is passive and we don't realize any volition on our part. we have not found our goal. We also become aware of behaviors that lead us away from our goal. We can only work within our programming and our programming doesn't include how to attain our goal. All we have in the beginning is a strong desire to achieve our goal. It is also possible to lose your position in life to someone that is more qualified. Life is dynamic and each position within the hierarchy is open to the competitive newcomer. One day apparently by accident we talk to someone or see a book about our goal. lead feet. We have no experience and our "computer program" doesn't include the proper steps for us to take. This spiritual longing develops into a mental study of how to achieve our goal. weak knees and get through this difficult novice stage. This subconscious behavior occurs during the development of spiritual energies within us. Our goal has found us.
When we are confronted by a challenge that is too big for us it can shatter our lives. When we do this any goal is achievable. We enjoy challenges to the extent that we can solve the challenges. . We must be able to break any challenge up into small goals that are achievable. Each step or stage must take place as an easy gradient. The final end result is always the same.140 winning our goal. When we do this we can win. Set a realistic goal for ourselves within a realistic time frame. That which is truly earned gives more joy and satisfaction than that which is no challenge at all.
The love. One of the greatest liabilities a person can have is the disbelief or skepticism of those closest to him. When we are in conflict with members of our family it is almost impossible to achieve our goals in life. spouse. We must have the support of those closest to us or we will fail. This support is the most powerful force for success there is. It may be possible to get them even more involved. If our loved ones are not supportive of our goals we have a very serious problem. To achieve our goals when those around us are not supportive we must work much harder and with much more resolve to achieve any tangible result. The problem is even more serious than many suppose. when family members don't believe in us it drains our energy and vitality. In the long run our success may cost us our relationship with our loved ones. It may turn into an issue of keeping our goals or keeping our family. The family business is an example of this principle. It is possible to achieve our goals but requires tremendous effort that others with support will not have to put out. If we can gain the support of our loved ones we are extremely blessed and fortunate. Once we have achieved our goals and our loved ones see we are successful they may become supportive of us in the achievement of future goals. children and relatives are supportive of us we have the energy and strength that it takes to win in life. Jesus said he was able to heal the sick and perform other miracles because the people had faith and believed in him. These people create dynasties and involve family members in their achievements. With the support of those we love. The opposite is also true. We need to demonstrate we have an ability to achieve our goals. This is quite common. When our parents. These people have the ability to make their personal goals also family goals. support and energy that we receive from loved ones can get us through any troubles life might send our way. Most successful people have the support of family and loved ones. One of the greatest assets a person can have is the support of those he loves.141 The bonds of family and the bonds of love are the strongest bonds possible. we can do miracles. Family and Love .
Without the support of others that rose will remain stunted and wilted in a hostile environment. These new friends may enter into our lives in permanent ways. Do we know what that goal is? Are we supportive of their efforts to achieve that goal? What actions can we take to be more supportive to the individuals we love? Can we give them the space and time they require if we don't agree with them? Are we doing our share and holding up our end of each individual relationship? Are we creating an environment that those we love can grow and flourish in? . We can share our goals and frustrations with these new people and they will be supportive of us. It will remain alive but its life will be a struggle and its beauty will be fragile. Each individual close to us has an individual goal he or she is trying to reach. We need to find people trying to achieve the same type of goals we are trying to achieve. We will need to demand it for ourselves. It may cause conflict within relationships until they can accept it. The bottom line is we can't achieve our goals totally alone and by ourselves. There must be people that offer support and encouragement when they are needed. We in turn must learn to listen to them and be supportive of their goals. We will need to find others that are supportive of us and the achievement of our goals. Once they see how important these goals are to us they may become more supportive of us. We can create the flower but it is the support of others that will allow that flower to grow into the beautiful rose it is meant to be. We should take an interest in what they are doing and if possible contribute or get involved in a supportive way. They might not understand this need.142 We will need quite a bit of time and space away from nonsupportive loved ones. We can hold the vision and perform the actions needed to achieve our goals but it is the energy of others that will give life to our creations. There must be some people that believe in us. That time and energy will be returned many times over what we have given. It is important we realize how to be supportive of the goals of the ones we love. We must create a second family and invest time and energy into it. When we are totally alone we must reach out and find others if we want to achieve our goals. They may even become more important to us than our own family. These people will become a second family to us.
We also acknowledge we have a need to act in the manner of our choosing. To each of us freedom may be something different. There is a great difference between the concept of live and let live and this concept. Nature has ordained all paths must be walked so we may discover which paths are the best. Freedom may be expressed as: The need to be free as a falcon. Freedom . This concept is one of withdrawal and isolation. In the use of this concept we avoid the need of giving our support to others. The need to live according to our conscience. We each have personally experienced things others have not experienced. The need to hunt. Each one of us is a unique individual. This is especially true when someone's path is in conflict with our own. The people and environment in my life are different from those in anyone else's life. Live and let live does not work. The need to fly and soar. The need to live and die with honor. Everyone must walk a unique and individual path in life. Most importantly we acknowledge the dynamic necessity of each of us living in the same world. We know some things from first hand experience others only speculate about. Freedom is a need and it may express itself in many ways to many forms of life. We must be able to be supportive of those that walk a path different from ours.143 Freedom is a powerful word and it evokes powerful images within each of us. When we grant others personal freedom and respect we have the right to demand the same freedom and respect be granted to us. In the freedom concept we acknowledge that others have a need to act in the manner they choose. The concept of live and let live is passive and carefully avoids the placing of value or morality on any type of life. The need to find our own true will. One person's weakness may be another person's strength. The concept of allowing each to have personal freedom does allow this. The need to be true to ourselves at all cost. The differences exist even to those closest to me because my world is seen through my eyes and their world in seen through their eyes. The need to kill or be killed. There is no way to say that any one path is better than any other path. The concept of live and let live does not allow or encourage this support of others. It denies the need for any conflict in life. The need for family. The need to find the Master Within. not only human life.
This is having the effrontery to dare to contribute anything of value to the human race. This is not live and let live. This is the opposite of live and let live and it is vital if humanity is to progress. We must each know we will kill if needed to protect those persons. There is a need to become involved in the lives of others and in community. There is at times a need to fight for what we believe in. Each path is difficult.144 There is a need to acknowledge the rightness of competition. We must be allowed to do the wrong things or attempt to do the wrong things and be smashed down in consequence. If we make an important discovery. It does this through passiveness and through the withdrawal and isolation it encourages. There is a need to be able to say "may the best man." There is a need to acknowledge the dynamic vitality of life. woman or team win. The concept of live and let live is a subtle erosion of our personal freedoms. . We must be allowed to smash those that would harm us or our loved ones. Finding our true path is often the hardest thing we have to do in life. We must allow others the right to assert their desires and beliefs so we can interact with them in appropriate ways. At times there is a need to confront others. This is caring enough to try making a difference in human affairs. Each person must be allowed the freedom to go after what he or she wants in life. Support each other in the fulfillment of our individual needs. We must be allowed the freedom to experience our own failures as well as our victories. We must be allowed to assert our desires and our beliefs so that others can interact with us in appropriate ways. There is a need to be united in the mutual need for freedom as opposed to just passively letting everyone do their own thing. We must be allowed to compete against others in open competition. Often we learn through the process of trial and error and our failures in life. This is actual impingement into the private lives of others. ideals and things we love. develop an important product or have a talent we wish to share with others we must project ourselves outward into the rest of humanity and let our voice be heard. We must each know we have the right to change our world for better or for worse through the choices and actions we choose. There is also at times a need to tell others to back off and alter certain behaviors that are disruptive. There is a need to create an environment where others can flourish in a supportive atmosphere.
It is stronger than the individual and always will be.145 In the open acknowledgment of this we will grant each other respect and tolerance and if the time comes when we must fight we will fight as brothers or sisters. anything outside ourselves that we submit to. It is in the fighting of a battle we know we can't win that we truly become Masters in life. When we demand obedience to the collective everyone is enslaved. mental and spiritual growth and evolvement of the human race. The great enemy of freedom is external authority. We must never allow ourselves to believe the collective will of humanity is in our own personal best interests. When we demand to be free the human race becomes free. This is the appropriate goal of the Master. Its only purpose is the best interests of humanity as a whole and it will always sacrifice individuals for the greater good of the whole if it is allowed to do so. We can resist the collective with all our will and all our might and the best we can hope for is a win-win situation. Freedom comes from within us. or the voice of our conscience. We each have the sacred right to live according to the voice of our conscience and not according to external authority. We become Masters when we make a difference in the world. This force is our social obligation we must pay simply by being a part of humanity. There is a major force in our lives that always attempts to control our lives and destinies. When we die it will be with honor and dignity knowing that our voice has been heard and that we have made a difference. The collective will of humanity is an enemy to personal freedom and it always will be. the Master Within. By resisting the collective we can force a win-win situation and force the physical. This force is not in our best interests. External authority is any person or thing we surrender our own power to. We will know we have given our best and we have died free. humanity advances. emotional. Our lives and our efforts can count toward the advancement of humanity . In this manner the human race evolves into new stages of awareness and being. This force is known as the will of the collective and is an external authority. This is the main external authority in our lives. We become sacrifices for the good of the people. When we follow our inner authority. We must force a compromise with this tyrant that is a win-win situation. In a form of paradox we contribute the most to the advancement of the human race by being individuals to the greatest of our ability.
It can do this only if we are free! .146 and the advancement of all life on earth.
It is this bittersweet that teaches compassion and wisdom. There will always be a need to create "Heaven" here on earth. Christians call this after life "Heaven" and believe there is no need to return to physical bodies. Put simply we have lived many lifetimes before our present one and a million years from now we will still require both physical and non-physical bodies. With this understanding death has nothing to be afraid of. Nothing in life is to be feared in the sense of becoming so paralyzed with fear that we are unable to function. These souls exist in a type of purgatory existence neither alive nor dead. The combination of these two bodies working together forms a resonant circuit that brings life and awareness.147 To be born into a physical body is to know that someday we must also face death. There is a bittersweet to life that brings vitality and vigor into our days. Egyptian mummies are examples of souls still tied to the physical corpses they once had. I believe the non-physical part leaves our physical body at death and upon the disintegration of our old physical body our soul is released to be reincarnated into a physical body more suited to our growing needs. They simply take up space within the earth’s magnetic field where they wait for their mummies to slowly crumble into dust so they can once more live. My belief is that there will always be a need to return to a physical body. Others believing in reincarnation believe a point is reached when the soul no longer needs to return into a physical body. Death . I also believe life requires both a capacitive physical body and an inductive non-physical body. These souls are unable to break the link still holding them to their old physical bodies after thousands of years. This resistance to decomposition in a few cases extended for several years. Embrace the good with the bad and drink the cup of life in its fullness. The cycle of life. In the past people with highly developed souls and charisma often had physical bodies that resisted the decomposition process after death. We do have a responsibility to make our world of experience into the heaven it was intended to be and not into the hell it has at times become. death and rebirth is everywhere.
I personally feel it is wrong to establish contact with these trapped souls and allow them to feed on us in a parasite fashion. It is time to forget the wisdom of the ancients and discover an even greater new wisdom gained through living in the present living moment. Even worse. As soon as the contact is dropped these trapped souls once more become inactive.148 We as living individuals can project our awareness out to those trapped between lives and make contact with them. This illusion is the basis for much of the so-called contact with the dead. Valuable property and money is invested in what amounts to a worship of the dead. If we are not protected these souls will attempt to possess our physical bodies and use them. Our beautiful physical world is littered with the remains of corpses that refuse to return back to the elements they came from. The current popular practice of embalming the physical corpse before burial in a vault is an abomination. An even greater tragedy is that this non-living existence clutters and impedes the flow of living energies within both the capacitive physical earth and the inductive non-physical earth. The appropriate solution is that the physical body be cremated after death and the ashes allowed mingle back into the earth where they originally came from. They are only alive and aware through us. The illusion is created by these trapped souls gaining temporary access to our own physical bodies in the fashion of a parasite. this worship of embalmed corpses traps souls within the earth’s magnetic field in a type of purgatory existence unable to live and unable to die. We call these magnetic fields the astral planes. . This contact gives the illusion that these souls are alive and aware. These trapped souls are left with only the option of a parasite type of existence that feeds on living souls until the destruction of their own physical corpse allows them to move on into a physical life of their own. the magnetic fields that surround the physical earth. This is necromancy of the foulest sort in my opinion. It impedes the flow of living energies by diverting the flow of living energies into ways long dead and forgotten. This allows the soul the freedom to once more experience life in a more appropriate physical body through the process of rebirth. If possible they can be helped to move on and release from the lower levels. It turns our love of life into a love of death.
A position in life that holds more options for us and more chances for fulfillment. It also shows the wisdom of caution and non-aggression while remaining true to who we really are. At such times we are like a rock in our faith and it is a source of strength to us.151 There are times in life when we need to stand fast. This concept of standing like a rock has a very solid foundation on physical reality and draws strength from physical reality. It is easier to take a defensive position and resist all attacks rather than attack a superior force or opponent. Due to the hierarchical nature of life as we develop our own personal power we earn the right to a better position in life. The opposite is also true. not out of malice toward us but in the interests of self-preservation. When someone somewhere looses a little bit there is an opening we can advance into. resolute. The difference between these two methods is profound. This is a sound defensive strategy. invulnerable like a rock. In times of assault and trial we feel the need to stand true to our inner convictions. All positions within the hierarchy are always filled. The individual attempts to force his or her will on others. When we advance someone somewhere looses a little space. This means we may eventually take over a position that someone else already holds. As soon as a position becomes vacant the proper person fills it. They wish to retain the position they currently hold. This happens naturally as people in the work force age and retire leaving empty positions to be filled by younger people. The truth is that nature is always filled to capacity and the finite world we live in will not grow larger. true to what we believe even in the face of death itself. In the second method a person stays at his or her current position Like a Rock . The first is aggression and open attack for power and position in life. It is sound judgment to let the opposition wear itself out and deplete its energy while we retain ours through a tight defensive position. It is currently popular to believe the advancement of our own interests and pursuit of happiness should not be a threat to anyone else. Our struggle to advance becomes a threat to those that currently hold the position we are striving for and they will resist fiercely.
In this method there is no fighting for position and power because it is naturally recognized which person is proper for the new position. We do not need to back down. Often those that attack us once earned the position they now hold. There is a conflict of interest in even the most innocent of goals at times. Our efforts toward selffulfillment are making it more difficult for others to achieve their own personal goals. When we desire personal growth in life our actions will often result in others attacking us at some point. We stand firm to what we believe in the face of death itself. There is no need to attack them.152 slowly and gradually gaining personal power as little openings present themselves and at the proper moment in time the person in a higher position retires or withdraws and that newly vacated position is offered to the proper person. Many times they feel trapped in positions that are becoming too much for them to handle and they want a way out. If others choose to fight us in battle we have the sacred trust to respect their right in this choice and also the sacred trust to fight back with every ounce of power and energy available to us. To believe otherwise is to bury one's head in the sand and refuse to see the world as it exists. Attacking us is often a way to hasten their own retirement in an honorable way. In taking a defensive position and asserting ourselves a little at a time as the opportunity presents we can advance without loosing our respect for human life and dignity. There is no need to attack people that hold positions we aspire to. We can respect those we battle with as fellow warriors that wish to die in battle or go down fighting. Such people feel it is better to die fighting for something than to be confined for the rest of their living years in an old folks home as they die from a degenerative disease. Our position is rightfully earned through the honest development of personal power and the accumulated energy of physical work. We might want what others want and they might want what we want. When others attack it is vital we hold our own against them. . In the fullness of time and when it is appropriate that position will become ours if it is meant to be. To admit the realities of life is to come to terms with them in a way that treats others with respect and dignity. They may even at some point attack us simply because our increased energy is becoming a threat to them. It is wise to be content with our own growth and personal evolution and not threaten people.
Our enemies will have destroyed themselves by battering themselves against the solid rock of our defense. It may be morally wrong to aggressively force our way into positions of power and influence but it is equally wrong to avoid those positions if they are offered to us either as a gift or through the aggressions of others. When we refuse to attack they have no means of diverting us and drawing us into unprofitable activities. Openings for advancement will appear. These people seek to hold their position through fear and intimidation and not through personal ability. Life situations can take on the quality of opening a can of worms. Establish a boundary and don't let an opponent cross that boundary. It is a moral wrong to surrender to these people when it is within our power to advance into a position that is rightfully one we have earned. In this way even our weaknesses turn into strengths as we gain awareness of them and are forced to deal with them in an appropriate manner. It is not morally wrong to take the power away from a bully that uses intimidation and terror to achieve his or her goals.153 They no longer have the right to that position because they have abused it or have become unfit for it in some manner. Often our greatest weaknesses when honestly confronted and owned become our greatest strengths and assets. Those in the superior positions will hold the advantage and often turn our own efforts against us. When the storm is over we will be free to assume the positions in life we have earned through our own hard effort. They can do nothing and we can quietly continue our efforts at personal growth in peace and tranquility. These people are adept at finding any weak spots we may have and use them against us. By remaining in a tightly focused defensive position we can wait out any attack and weather the storm. An action that seems very simple and straightforward can entangle us in a hopeless mess that will drain away our energy reserves. They have the ability to twist and distort our own efforts in a way that will advance their own position. The key to dealing with these situations is to remain purely defensive. Those in higher positions will attempt to draw us into situations that will entangle us. Do not aggressively attack for positions of power and influence. . Remain true to our own interests and keep our efforts and energies away from entanglements and lost causes.
Because of our lack of awareness we failed those that loved us at the time they needed us most. There is no escape and we are stabbed. The mother of the child is the bringer of life. We were so paralyzed with fear we were unable to make one move to defend ourselves. We were frozen with fear. There is a difference in fighting to defend our selves and in the violence of war. There is no need to fear allowing others freedom and space. We are pushing a cart of groceries before us. But what about our loved ones? Our spouse. when a conflict is inevitable the first blow should be ours and that blow should be decisive. We lived and we died a helpless victim. The policeman around the corner arrived too late to save us. It is wrong to waste that time in self-destructive or non-productive activities. beaten and die in that dark parking lot because someone wanted our money to buy drugs. We are given the limited time we have to advance humanity's position on planet Earth. As we enter the parking lot and near our car a suspicious and threatening person advances toward us. rape. When we die our death affects the lives of many other people and they become victims also. It is important we have respect for the lives of others and allow them the space and freedom to live and grow. To all of us the gift of life is sacred. pillage and murder. We can regain the joy of living we once had as children. Each child is a treasure and sacred. The innocence of childhood with its joy of living does not need to be lost as we grow older. We have an obligation to those we love and those that love us. The gift of life is not simple. When unprovoked never strike the first blow that harms another. We have an obligation to choose the manner and time of our own death as The Gift of life . our children. It is also wrong to destroy the life of another in an act of aggression for personal gain. However. siblings and parents are suddenly also victims. Imagine that we drive to a shopping center late one evening for some last minute shopping and leave the store to return to our car. Looking wildly around for an escape route we see another person coming up behind us. With our death an important part of their lives is gone forever and we did not lift a finger to prevent it.155 Deep within us something rejoices at the sight of a newborn baby. Because of our inability to act our loved ones will spend the rest of their lives with any empty space we could have filled.
They will know we inflicted damage on those that destroyed us. Our children will know and have comfort in the knowledge that we will do anything in our power to protect and save them from threatening situations. Our parents need not fear old age because we will be there to take care of them when they need us. Be aware enough to recognize and avoid dangerous situations. It is not right to deny and suppress this aspect of who we are. Our parents can know we have the ability and the strength to take care of them. We are obligated to die with dignity and honor if it is within our power to do so. It will work for our survival in such desperate times of need. They can count on us to do our part and we will support them in doing their part. Have the knowledge and ability to fight with teeth and fingernails if those are the only weapons we have. There is within each one of us the capacity for fearful violence and we need to make it our friend. We can strive to be living examples so in our death our lives will be remembered. It is there to save our lives and the lives of those we love. . The family bonds in life are most sacred. It is not wrong to fight for those we love. make sure we strike the first blow and it causes damage. Our capacity for physical violence is our friend. Think of the joy and happiness of our loved ones if we live through such an encounter because we fought back in self-defense. Our loved ones will still mourn our deaths but they will gain comfort in knowing we fought and we never compromised. We now have the rest of our lives to share with them. When it is not possible to avoid a situation have the awareness and competence to initiate appropriate action and control the outcome of the situation.156 much as humanly possible. They can feel our home is a place of safety and refuge. We will even give our lives for them if necessary. Hopefully it will cause enough damage to end the fight before there even is a fight. it is an obligation. Our siblings can see us as examples and draw encouragement from our own successes in life. It is a part of being human. If we die in such a battle we die with dignity and honor. We never know when we may need to fight for survival. If we need to fight. It is important we can fight for the safety and protection of those we love. Our spouse can feel safe knowing we will always give our support when they need it.
Never expect the policeman to do what we can't do for ourselves and for each other. we benefit others in the community at the same time. It is your life. It will never be in our best interests to do so. The policeman will always be around the corner and out of earshot when we need him. We can provide the safety and protection for ourselves and for those we love.157 Care about neighborhood and town and do your part to see it is a safe place to live in. The key to a safe community is to be capable of doing what is needed. By caring about the safety and welfare of those we love. It is wrong to give away power and responsibility to a policeman that we should keep for ourselves. Keep it in your hands! .
The mother that lifts a car to save a child is one type of this experience. Such warriors were thought to be touched by the gods and unbeatable in battle. These events are awesome and fearsome displays of physical power and endurance that seem superhuman to us or unnatural. and taking plumbing fixtures off walls without tools.159 Occasionally something happens in life that most would consider a miracle. Miracles . The thought never crosses their mind and they are very difficult to stop. There are variations of this where people are saved from drowning or from burning buildings. A variation of this is anytime a person gets their way by overwhelming all opposition through force of personality. In this type of experience thought does not enter. They are constantly doing what has never been done before. Others can perform strange feats of cunning like picking locks or knowing the birthdays of hundreds of people and not even be able to dress themselves. Another type of miracle is the "berserker rage" where some invincible power comes upon a person in the middle of a fight or battle. These are the idiot savants. Still another type of miracle is the type of performance expressed by professional athletes and martial artists. In each variation people risk their own life and health without thought of personal safety. These people are so sure of themselves that they never doubt or think about whether they are right or not. Somehow these otherwise handicapped individuals are able to focus effort and will long enough and with enough force to perform things we think of as superhuman. The martial artist can break blocks of wood or bricks bare handed by striking them in a special way with a special force. They are able to overwhelm the opposition with the fury of their attack. They know they are right and that rightness fuels their actions. Some institutionalized people with mental and/or emotional disorders show another type of miracle. There is only the child and the need to save the child. At times these people can perform feats of superhuman strength like kicking out a 10 foot high window. Their concern is totally focused on the person they need to save. ripping leather work shoes apart barehanded. The Olympic athlete is continuously breaking new records in what it is possible for the human body to achieve.
Become trained and then stop thinking and let our training carry us through to the final goal. If there are three things to do. At the very least have separate distinct efforts and actions for each goal and keep these efforts and actions separate from each other. the proper technique is to concentrate only on one action and bring that action to some type of closure. When the brain shuts down training takes over. Master one skill until it becomes automatic and only then attempt to master another skill. Energy and efforts must not be diverted but contained. In each case the action is performed without conscious thought or awareness but instead with a type of instinctive body awareness. In these actions the entire being is directed into the physical activity. We perform the physical actions automatically without even thinking about them. In each case there is a terrific intent and focus of energies toward a very specific goal. Driving a car might be one example and doing our job might be another. The body performs the action without conscious thought and awareness or rather by a special type of awareness and focus that has been developed. As an example one hour of the day might be reserved exclusively for making business calls. Proper habits and behaviors will lead us toward our goal even when we are not thinking about our goal. This is an unthinking focus. These are tasks become so routine our body does them without our full attention or awareness. Be tightly focused toward one goal and only one goal at a time. What do all of these "miracles" have in common? They all exhibit some type of action we consider superhuman. There is no room for doubt or hesitation of any kind. To achieve a physical goal we not only physically perform the needed actions but we perform those actions until they become automatic for us. agility or resourcefulness. Another hour might be reserved for reading and answering incoming mail. The behavior becomes automatic for us. stamina. Yet another couple hours might be . From this we learn it is possible to perform physical action without conscious thought. Nothing is held back.160 These people repeat a series of actions over and over until the action is automatic. Only then go to the next action and concentrate exclusively on that physical action and bring it to some type of closure. Finish what we start and put closure on those things we have finished. some superhuman strength.
If a person writes three pages of a book every day they will have written three books in a year's time. The last factor toward achieving miracles is to put everything we have into what we are doing. Work is not the time to think of family and don't bring work home to family. The person without momentum and habit will rarely accomplish the goals they want because they never have enough time or energy to work toward those goals. Resolve to a course of physical action that will lead to the achievement of our goal. When we are done with it we leave it completely. If a person writes twenty pages one day and five the next and nothing else for a week no momentum is built up and each effort to restart takes added effort and energy.161 spent on project development and design. By keeping these things in mind we can achieve miracles in our own lives. Time must be made and set aside for hobbies and special interests. Each week include a social activity and a family activity that is planned and followed through on. Believe intensely and follow through until a conclusion is reached. Last break away from each task after the allotted amount of time and bring a closure to concentrate totally on the next task. If we have several goals we must make certain a portion of each day or each week is devoted toward the achievement of that goal and a momentum established. only physical actions count. No halfway or halfhearted measures will ever work. These actions must become habit. Be tightly focused on each goal and give that goal everything while working on it. Then we let ourselves do it. By doing only one physical action and skill at a time and bringing each to a proper closure a miraculous amount of work can be accomplished in a short period of time with a minimum of wasted time and energy. Put everything into the achievement of our goal. List those goals that we believe in and resolve to achieve them. It must become habitual and automatic to devote time and energy toward each goal in life. We train to do what needs to be done. Good intentions do not count. We should not be thinking about some other task. Time must be made and set aside for family and social life. By breaking each action down into small specific physical tasks and setting aside a specific time for doing these tasks they will get done in a timely manner. All of these goals must be attended to separately and habitually until life and success become automatic . In doing a task our full effort must be on the accomplishment of that task.
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They both wish to keep us alive and healthy. Feel it. At the moment of birth we are more alive and vital than we will be at any time in our lives. They flow through the entire body in an Youth and Innocence . We choose our parents and they choose us. In seconds they assimilate the usefulness of an object and become bored with it. A child learns as much or more within the first six years of life as in the entire rest of his or her life altogether. We bring into this life the energy we carry with us from past lives. Most babies are surrounded with spiritual love and light. Life is a joyous exploration as the world unfolds in all of its splendor. Babies are very intuitive and capable of psychically knowing things about the environment. Smell it. Lower emotional energy is strong also. What else is there to do with it? Concrete mental energies are awesome. See it. Upper emotional energies make the lives of most children lives of happiness and adventure as new horizon after horizon opens before them in beauty and wonder. Etheric energies are very powerful in children. Our abstract spiritual and concrete spiritual bodies are developed and very active. They become adept at getting the things they want from other people. There are genetic and etheric bonds that link us to our future parents. especially the bond with the mother. At birth all of these energies are at a maximum within the newborn and only the parental bonds have been established. Some call these bonds karmic bonds. Babies have an intense ability to focus all of their energy on one thing at a time. In giving us life part of both parents has united genetically and etherically to fashion a physical vehicle that can contain the energies making up our soul. Taste it. Family ties are very strong and a child's love for parents and siblings is unconditional. This energy supplements all areas of living as a form of grace or protection. The ability to focus is so complete the need seldom lasts a long time. Break it. Our Holy Guardian Angel is functioning in harmony with our Shadow. Children get angry and stubborn when they don't get what they want.163 Before we are born we exist in the astral with the total accumulation of energies we have acquired during our past lifetimes. They have strong auras. Hear it. It is the opposite of a short attention span. Their abstract mental energies are high.
The natural energy reserve is like money that is gradually spent through experiences with others. 6 With difficulty we work and generate more energy. This reversal of polarity occurs normally in the troubled teenage years and marks what we have come to call the loss of innocence. 7 We just feel a drain on us that is a mild irritation. Most are able to generate a few of them and they remain young in the areas that they have learned to generate energy. The world expands before the child and absorbs the child's energy. As the child interacts with others and gains experience he or she establishes astral connections that draw this energy away in an expansive manner. This energy represents the energies carried over from past lifetimes. The energy of love flows through these bonds as well as others. Our grace period has run out and we need to generate our own energy to stay alive. 5 we painfully are forced to generate more energy. This happens with each form of energy and represents the expansiveness and innocence of youth. When this happens the energy flow reverses and what was an expansive experience becomes a restrictive experience. They continue to age in the areas of those energies they don't generate. A point is reached when the child has given out his or her ready supply of energy. 3 Energy is taken from us. 8 It becomes effortless to generate the energy and we once more have a surplus and the world expands before us. 4 Energy is painfully taken from us.164 unrestricted manner. 2 It is difficult to give away energy. This loss of innocence is very painful and will happen sooner or later at every level as our energy reserves run out. The physical body can learn to generate these energies and slow or even reverse the aging process. The child absorbs the experience. It is extremely difficult for most people to generate all seven types of energy. The process is as follows: 1 It is easy to give away energy. This process can be followed with any of the seven energy types. Abstract Spiritual .
165 1 Easy to love 2 difficult to love 3 love is withheld 4 love is lost 5 love in face of rejection 6 love in spite of rejection 7 love without expectation of return 8 love unconditionally Concrete Spiritual 1 easy to intuit 2 difficult to intuit 3 extremely difficult to intuit 4 impossible to intuit 5 intuit through trial and error-process of elimination 6 intuit from what is missing or not there 7 intuit shadow self 8 intuit true self Abstract Mental 1 easy to focus 2 difficult to focus 3 extremely difficult to focus 4 impossible to focus 5 many fragments click together 6 refine big picture 7 broad paradigm 8 integrated personal philosophy Concrete Mental 1 easy to learn 2 difficult to learn 3 extremely difficult to learn 4 impossible to learn 5 learn through hard work 6 learn through hobbies 7 learn from life's experiences 8 Each moment is a learning process .
166 Upper Emotional 1 easy to experience joy and happiness 2 not so easy to experience joy and happiness 3 extremely difficult to experience joy and happiness 4 joy and happiness seem impossible 5 irony and dry humor 6 a bitter-sweet joy in life 7 easy humor 8 regain joy and happiness doing things we love doing Lower Emotional 1 use anger to achieve goals 2 anger doesn't work as well to achieve goals 3 anger only helps occasionally to get goal 4 anger won't get us our goal 5 anger works against us 6 anger creates problems for us 7 anger and frustration while achieving goal 8 anger in form of determination and stamina is used to achieve goal Etheric 1 unconditional love of family 2 difficulty with family 3 extremely hard times with family 4 impossible family-leave home 5 impossible family-return home 6 new family-difficult adjustment period 7 difficult to accept new family roles 8 new family roles and stations accepted In each case we can regain the ease and vitality we once had as children by learning to generate our own surplus of that type of energy. .
family and job often suffer and take a lower priority and importance than the romantic partner. our political party. Women are from Venus" touches upon these striking differences. There are marked differences between the sexes that need to be openly stated and discussed. To aspire to this type of romantic love relationship is one of the most selfish things possible. We don't have time any more for our friends. favorite charity. Males and females each follow different paths of ego development. Our society and culture actively encourage us to think of others. to think of national interests. Family is at least as important as the security of our nation. job and community. Being selfish and wanting love and a romantic partner is a good thing and not a bad thing. It is not surprising so few romantic love relationships ever last.167 Why do people fall in love? Why do people fall out of love? These are questions that have been asked for as long as people have fallen in love. Society and culture are constantly trying to find new ways to separate us from our romantic partner. There are so many powerful forces in each of our lives working against it from the very start. Society and community will benefit from romantic love relationships. Should we deny ourselves happiness in life and suffer for other people or should we live for our own happiness and share that happiness with those around us? To experience romantic love we live for our own happiness and follow a course of action that Romantic Love . someone that would complete us in all ways. Just about everyone would like that experience. Love is a symbiotic relationship that goes to our core. The book "Men are from Mars. We are taught being selfish is wrong and this is the fundamental point we must come to terms with if we ever want romantic love and have it last. The collective suffers. We each create what the other craves and needs. Most of us dream of a soul mate relationship with a partner ideally suited for us. To become too involved in love threatens the social structure and the survival of the community. Friends. We fall in love because there is a need for what our partner provides. Such a relationship would contain only two people and leave out the rest of the world wouldn't it? At least that is the fear of many people when they see two lovers caught up in each other.
We develop the capacity for self esteem and love with our entire being. This defines a co-dependent relationship fairly well. The only way to do this is to find someone to interact with us and teach us. Most of us have experienced that intense emotional experience called "puppy love". In this feeling of completeness we feel that we have a self. We use each other to become complete. This means we can be attracted to someone spiritually. We have become complete in that area and don't need them anymore.168 will find us an appropriate partner. It is more probable that we fall in love at different times with different people and learn the lessons they each have to teach us. To find love we first find self esteem and learn to love our own self. These relationships end when our capacity for self-esteem and love has been established and we are ready to move on to other areas. someone that will give us experience that we need. We feel complete and it feels good! We feel important and loved as much as we love. Each type of love relationship is valid and causes our souls to grow as we share with this other person. It is very rare that one person will be able to teach us and develop us in each of the energies. We in turn will be helping them to learn and develop in a mutual relationship of growth and development. mentally. someone of the opposite sex that will teach us the mysteries of that energy. What is it that makes romantic love so special? Why do we feel alive and vibrant when we are with the person that we love? Why does that person make us feel complete? It is this feeling of completeness that really defines romantic love. Love and respect exist on every level. This is a soul level experience and involves our capacity for love. sexually or physically. like an individual. This feeling of completeness makes us feel like a person. We also feel all we need is the love of our partner and that is the danger. Somehow we find a teacher for each type of energy.emotionally. At the same time we are teaching them and giving them experiences they need to become complete. We expect that same intensity of love in return and when it is not returned we are no longer as young and innocent as we were before. From this point on we earn the love and respect of any potential romantic partner and it is not an easy road to follow. In "puppy love" we have a giant crush on somebody and give all of ourself to this person gladly and willingly. When we fall in love with someone of the opposite sex the energy dynamics will help each partner develop an astral body and sense of .
It was as if something was created within me and reached fulfillment. . Each relationship was healthier because I was able to use my growing relationship skills to sustain it for as long as possible. These some of these relationships would be considered platonic and non-physical in nature. It is this feeling of growth and completeness that makes love so exhilarating. My experiences were all positive and healing. It was these relationships that allowed me to find my current wife. Because of these experiences I feel it is natural for different people to come into our lives at times and then leave when they are no longer needed. When personal growth spilled over into other levels the relationship was terminated. Through the healing process I was attracted and fell in love with other women that were teachers and taught me different growth experiences and relationship skills. love at a distance. There are many ways to fall in love with someone. Not one of my experiences in a relationship was repeated in another one. respect and peace as possible. We could not give each other what we needed for continued soul growth.169 self. The important thing is to be able to let go when we must let go and be able to do so with as much love as possible. Each woman gave me experiences that I badly needed to learn. They involved minimal physical contact with each other but major contact with each other in dreams of great intensity. Each relationship involved new energies and new issues in my life. Because of these experiences I am more able to do my part in making a relationship work over long periods of time. We simply grew away from each other and were healthy enough to let go when we needed to. This all sounds so complex and impersonal that I would like to share my own story. At the conclusion of each relationship we managed to part with as much love. This dream contact always led to an alchemical marriage type of experience in which our astral bodies were bonded together at every level possible. When we are with this person we feel alive and vibrant. The relationship may even be only a casual friendship or acquaintance. In each instance there is a mutual attraction of energy. I have experienced devastating "puppy love" in my youth and then later a broken marriage that taught me many karmic lessons about living with someone else. Each relationship gave the impression of being a soul mate relationship but only on the level it existed on. Such relationships encourage and develop our inner selves and bring needed communication and relationship experience.
. By now I have become convinced a lasting love relationship is one of the most difficult things possible but also one of the most rewarding.170 Each relationship made new demands on me that increasingly involved effort on my part to make the relationship work.
At first perhaps very little can be done. This reluctance to deal with the day to day realities of life has held me back for years. There is an action we can take that will alter our life.171 There should be a balance to our lives. Completing brings energy back into our lives. When we do the wrong actions we don't get anywhere. That action is a new action we have not taken before and we probably don't know what that action is. in time more and more can be accomplished. When we do the right actions our lives are changed forever. That action might be a small simple action but it will have tremendous consequences on the rest of our life. Effort toward goals is cumulative and will grow in time. One secret is closure. We progress in life through modest accumulated effort and not through heroic one time efforts. our starting point is in the same room we are in right now. Completing something gives us energy to start new projects. This has been one of the most difficult lessons I have had to learn. When we start something we must finish it or the energy we have already spent remains unfocused and acts as a drain on our energy reserves. I have always wanted to do the heroic and not deal with the day to day realities. Correct actions are accumulative and empower us over time. In performing these tasks our efforts take on added power and momentum. I am only now starting to come to terms with this issue. Modest accumulations over long periods of time have brought the most important and lasting changes into my life. Good friends can see the things we can't. They will help us if we let them. The door we must open lies within our reach if we can only discover where it is. During each day set aside a portion of time to work for specific future goals. As an example I got married and joined the military in a heroic The Balance of Life . Most of the time it comes out of our blind spot and we only stumble upon it by accident. Many actions are like walking on a treadmill. Whereever it is we want to go. We put out effort and energy but don't get any place. All out heroic efforts have not gotten me anyplace except out of the frying pan and into the fire. If we don't finish we never get the energy back. Instead of walking on an endless treadmill we can break our actions down into specific physical tasks that can be completed with closure. Everything is where it should be within our environment.
Everything has its own season. This balance is only possible by working through and with the conditions of my life as they currently are and not as I wish them to be. If we don't have something it is because we are not ready to have it. . This is especially effective when combined with the closure concept. I got the marriage and the family but I also got the divorce and the separation from my children. the universe and nature will not be rushed. Modest forward progress has been constant and over the years the thing that has been most empowering in my life. At this point my progress seems to be increasing at an exponential rate. It seems to be an unbeatable combination. When enough skill has been gained I have advanced. Slow and steady does win the race. gain experience and then gain skill. It didn't work. We don't know enough about what we want. Like a fine wine. Break things down into small chunks that are easy to do and put closure on them. The progress I have made toward personal goals in the past year alone is more than I have made in the ten previous years combined. Slow and steady bring true results.172 effort at raising a family. I've got to conclude that long term planning and working toward long term goals are two of the key ingredients for personal empowerment and goal achievement. The pattern seems to be take a risk. Heroic efforts seem in my life to be like a two edged sword take gives and takes.
It is Living a Balanced Life . It also deals with the ability to stay alive. Anarchist World. dreams and wishes Our restrictions My apologies to any astrologers for mistakes I might make in this. Our physical and etheric bodies require nutrition and exercise to remain strong and healthy. It is simply a map or grouping of life’s major areas. the areas we have neglected will create problems for us. the new online community has forums for these 12 areas to offer a well-rounded experience and place to visit. This helps to ensure vital areas are covered for a balance approach to living. The ancients used astrology and the twelve houses to categorize our individual needs. our ability to live in the moment. There is a requirement to "live in the present moment" and develop these needs to the fullest capacity. This includes body awareness. In addition to devoting time to each of these areas there are seven other personal areas to be developed.173 Our individual needs are complex and each person is different from their neighbor. awareness of the environment through the physical senses. We need to pay attention to each area in a balanced way if we want to be successful in life. Still we can simplify our needs into broad general categories. giving attention to each major area. The most obvious deals with our physical need to stay alive in physical bodies. If we devote too much time and energy to one area. They are: Ego and self Money and possessions Travel Family Romance and Love Work Partnership and marriage The Occult and death Higher Education and Law Our public image Our hopes. The important concept is to live “balanced” lives.
Feelings of guilt and shame have made something beautiful and sacred seem dirty and ugly. It helps to remember we are all brothers and sisters. We learn from others what we need as well. What concepts and values define us and how others to see us. the more we will do the right thing. There can be no compromise because we need to live with ourselves and the voice of our own conscience. Joy. do or read something inspiring. This requires us to openly confront our sexual needs and interact with a partner in order to fulfill them. In communicating with others we learn we are not alone in our experience. Meditate and commune with our inner authority and lastly. These intuitive "flashes" form our personal paradigm or view of reality if we have enough of them and trust in them. We all have glimpses of insight that involve a "knowing" and perceiving of "archetypal" reality. Each and every day we should exercise our physical body. We need to believe in ourselves and in our ability to achieve personal happiness. The more we listen to our internal authority. We are a part of the earth and what we do has purpose and is important. music and creativity are emotions that make life rich and rewarding. There is nothing magickal about this. We do what we think is right. It is through these intuitive "flashes" that our internal authority will reveal personal truth. Repression of the sexual drive has caused death and perversion. These are feelings that make life worthwhile.174 through aerobic exercise we develop our ability to manifest our dreams in physical reality. play and have fun. even if it is wrong. What do we stand for? What things are sacred and make us who we are. We can challenge our intellect by learning something new. devote time to our primary relationships. We need to cultivate healthy attitudes about sexuality by finding an appropriate partner. We can't hurt someone else without hurting ourselves. It is our personal view of reality that determines our physical actions and how we attempt to fulfill our needs. laughter. reflect on the unity of all things and how each has it's own . We need to believe in who we are and what we stand for. It's good to learn social skills and teach others what we know. Have we set aside time to play each day? Follow the way of our heart. Our ability to learn from others and to learn from our own mistakes allows us to progress and develop in life. common members of the human race. We have our sexual needs and instinctual drive to perpetuate the human race through reproduction.
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For example we agree to drive on the right side of the road if we live in the United States. The close minded person has no doubt about what is right and what is wrong. The honeybee can see colors we are not aware of. Another aspect of this issue is that a "close minded" person will achieve much more than an "open minded" person. We are interested in results and in fulfillment of our needs.throw it away. If we believe in a fantasy that is make believe it will never manifest results in physical life. When we find our "true path" and "True Will" we know what is real for us. Reality .177 Defining terms is important in communicating with others. There is also a "collective reality" we agree on most of the time. What exists might be so complex the human mind might not be able to perceive or understand it. In following our "inner authority" we get flashes of insight and personal "truths" that gradually become our "reality". He or she does not hesitate to do what he or she feels is needed.. This will grant us certainty and keep us tightly focused on our goal. The trick is to be "close minded" in a healthy way. The closer our "reality" approximates "actuality". There are many life forms living in our world that sense things we do not. We become "close minded" in confidence that we are doing what is best for both ourselves and we are also helping the entire human race. Actuality vs. We do this by perfecting our personal view of reality or our "paradigm". If it does not work. If it works use it. the more successful our efforts will be. The following concept is about "actuality Vs reality". It is our subjective view of "Reality" that we live and act in.. Consider that animals are able to smell scents we are not aware of. We might never know it because it is so complex and based in chaos theory. We are limited by what our outer and inner "senses" tell us and we call that "reality". Actuality is what exists in the universe. We are not interested in perpetuating illusion and superstition. It is almost as if they are living in a different world. There is a paradoxical element about actuality and reality. For personal empowerment we need to be "close minded". The scents we can't smell and the colors we can't see are not "real" to us and are not part of our "reality".
the adventure and the energy we had as children.Movement-We sense our lack and move toward energy we can't produce ourselves.The other person invites us into their sphere of energy and gives us the energy we crave. It is energy they have earned and brought to use as they wish. Not knowing where to turn. 6. 4.179 Our "inner child" knows how to live a balanced life.we have enough energy as children and freely give it away to others. That is why the relationship between us and our parents is so important in modern psychology. This link is an etheric link that exists throughout our lives. This produces the stress and angst teenagers experience.Entrapment-We realize the other person is feeding off our energies the same way we are feeding off theirs. the chances are at least one type of energy comes naturally and easy to us. we begin to explore our environment. We hang out with people that give us the energy we require. Producing our own energy is difficult at first and instead we get energy from other people.Exploitation. We use our "friends" as crutches to balance our lives and provide us with those hard to get energies. In like manner. The excess energy children have comes into this life with them from past lives. There are some important differences between the child and the adult we can explore. they get energy from us. Other types comes very hard. 5. We can recapture the excitement. This will help us live a balanced life. Of the seven types of shared energies. especially as teenagers.Seduction.We are taken for granted as the other person gets Our Inner Child . There is a reversal of energy flow as the child hits adolescence and the free energy is no longer available. This is mutually beneficial. At first most of the energy comes from our parents through our genetic link. The energy cycle of relationships is like this: 1.Attraction-We are increasingly drawn toward another person and have identified our energy goals. 2. This surplus energy is used up by puberty and its absence triggers the need for the body to produce its own energy. We are locked in codependency.Union. 3.
The spark-A new type of attraction is born out of competency as we become successful. At the same time we drain energy from others in a vicious cycle. We develop the ability to generate each energy easily and once more have a surplus of it. 8. We no longer need the other person or their energy but choose to be with them out of friendship. This surplus energy allows us to reclaim our "inner child". We give less in return and take them for granted or turn to others and exploit them. This cycle of energy dynamics within relationships is further explored in OAK:Tarot of Love and Romance.Join forces-We use cooperative communication and supportive effort to move toward mutual goals and needs even though the spark and the attraction are gone. We get less energy than we are giving out.180 their own energy needs met. This is important because most of the things we lack in life are the result of not having enough energy to go out and get them. Energy we can't spare is being taken from us and we are emotionally drained. We have earned the respect of our partner and in turn we respect them. Through work we train ourselves to generate the energy we need. We realize our own strengths and weaknesses as well as those of our partner and value our relationship with each other.Loss of innocence-We have trapped ourselves in a relationship that is not healthy and we can't get out of it. 9. We realize mutually using each other can achieve positive results even if it is not exactly what we would like. 10. . 7.Realization-We understand each other as true equal partners in the giving and receiving of energy within the relationship.
To live and act in the present moment is to reap the full benefits of past actions and make choices affecting our future in a positive way. This is a natural phenomenon that astrology has tried to understand and master. This is a waste of precious time. Each year new events enter into the akashic records. events gravitate toward each other in the astral universe. The Akashic records are etheric in nature. This is a metaphysical truth. This means the main events we experience were placed into the akashic record some time during the last year. There are critical time periods where everything happens at once and long periods where nothing significant happens. "I will write my book next year" or start exercising after the holidays. A long-range goal is like an abstract thought that is too difficult to take seriously. Our physical body lives in the (physical) universe and our soul lives in the (astral) universe. As physical matter gravitates toward each other in the physical universe. We do this by living fully in the present moment. They have plan after plan but never get started because a new plan comes along and takes its place. The net result is nothing substantial ever gets done. It is possible to dream about future events that will come true. The important point is there are periods of time that are Carving Our Destiny . most people live for immediate gratification and won't put effort out for long range goals. Others say. They reflect things that will happen in the future and things that have happened in the past. They are potential events ready to manifest physically. Each universe has different rules. Even more interesting. The main events of our lives are preordained. Minor alterations in our physical life can be filled using the lunar cycle as well. It is a balancing act to learn from our past and make choices affecting our future. The end point for putting new events into the akashic records is the autumn equinox of each year. There is lag time between when they enter and when they physically manifest. Long range goals are simply too unreal for them. It is important to live in harmony with both the solar and lunar cycles of nature.181 We can carve our own destiny. Too many people dwell on the past and spend their energy wishing things were different or like they used to be. It might help to realize the major events of our lives are locked into place a year ahead of time. not before we were born but at least a year ahead of time. The point of power is in the present moment but not in the way some might suppose.
If the timing is right the entire universe works with us and supports our efforts. .182 more important than others and we must take advantage of them to be successful in life. We can learn to recognize the natural closing points and opportunities that surround us by living in the present moment. Trying to force things at the wrong time leads to nothing but pain and heartache. don't attempt something when the time is wrong because the entire effort might be put at risk. If we try the entire universe works against us. Our "inner authority" will guide us into action at the proper time when we learn to listen to it. By the same token. Paying attention to the natural closure points and opportunity points as they occur is what mastery of life is all about. Proper timing is the key to everything in life.
They are intended to make you think and decide for yourself. Without personal effort we will not get anywhere. Each of these require we be entirely honest with ourselves and with each other. Moral Absolutes . Each will be different from everyone else's. This includes the use of force against individuals.183 In the gray murkiness of what is right and what is wrong. Giving personal power away to some higher cause or person is never in our best interests and is never justified. This is especially true for laws and government authorities that try to control people through legal legislation. there are some absolutes a person can count on: The importance of knowing your "True Will" and the perfection of your personal paradigm or view of reality. All personal effort is cumulative in nature. Always remember we find our "True Will" by listening to our "internal authority" and not some teacher or Guru. but will be in harmony with the universe. Denying individual rights or controlling others simply because they are not doing what you want them to do or controlling them for the "higher good". We must apply ourselves and not look to others to fulfill our needs for us. That includes these teachings as well. Destructive actions or activity intended simply to destroy without replacing what exists with something better. They represent your particular place in the universe and the reason for your existence. They are not to be accepted blindly or followed blindly. We must be true to ourselves at all costs and allow others the same respect. There are some things unconditionally bad: Habitual dishonesty and laziness. The use of force is never justified except in self-defense or the defense of loved ones. Those in power will always act in their own best interest and not in ours.
It’s time we asked the question of whether it is correct to artificially support actions and behaviors that left unsupported would collapse. Any external authority will be destructive and restrictive. To support things artificially goes against nature and sucks resources away from healthy enterprise. There needs to be an ending with closure and consequence. When we blindly follow external authorities and expect them to fix our problems.185 Being a victim and giving our power away go hand in hand. Each and every time we turn to an external authority we give a portion of our personal power away and become more of a victim. Sometimes people need to hit bottom before things can get better for them. If we refused to turn our power over to external authorities and lived according to our “True Will” the world would be a much better and safer place and we would treat each other as equals. They will not have our best interests in mind. There is an evolutionary principle at work here. we have given them power over us. Why does our society feel that it is so important to take care of people that can’t or won’t take care of themselves? Is there a place for tough love in this confusion of co-dependency? Giving Our Power Away . Are we to be like the soldier that murders civilians because he was ordered to or are we going to think for ourselves and act for ourselves? There is something inside us that is weak and wants to turn power and responsibility over to external authority like the government. They will have their best interests in mind. Each time we wait for someone to teach or empower us we loose valuable time in our lives that could be spend in active effort.
This means eating right. This includes the understanding that each person has an individual path and an individual "reality" that they must follow. breathing right and getting enough physical exercise. First we need to take care of our physical bodies. Second. we need a healthy self-esteem. We need to believe in ourselves and our ability to produce change in our lives. There are three requirements that will allow us to achieve our personal goals in life. Just because one thing is true for me does not mean that it must be true for the next person. we can act with conviction and certainty. Thirdly. we need to have a clear understanding of what we believe and act in accordance with our own personal "Truth" or paradigm. This causes us to act indecisive and weak. Each one of us should be allowed happiness and prosperity according to our own individual needs.187 Life is short and sacred. we are hesitant and filled with doubt. A healthy self esteem will allow us to be confident in our own ability to overcome any obstacles and to get our individual needs met. We need to be true to our inner voice and our conscience. When we understand our reason for being alive. When we doubt ourselves and turn to external authorities for the answers that are inside of us. Our physical bodies are temples and should be as clean and healthy as possible inside and out. Life is Short and Sacred .
When we work hard toward a goal and get many positive results our happiness and self esteem grow. Continuing to put out effort and energy in efforts that return a poor or negative yield destroys both self-esteem and happiness. It is time to consider we are wrong in our thinking on this particular issue. When we find ourselves not getting results from our efforts it means there is something we believe in or something we are doing that is not realistic or in agreement with the way things actually are. It happens when we can see the positive results of our efforts. Understanding our True Will and being clear in what we believe and stand for helps us to act in a confident and decisive manner. Personal Happiness . When we are not getting results it is time to try something else. it will not lead to long term happiness and positive self-esteem. We continually test our individual version of reality by keeping those things that bring results and getting rid of those things that do not bring results. When things come too easily or are given to us we tend to take them for granted and take advantage of the situation. Happiness is a deeply personal inner matter that is a product of our personal choices in life and the consequences of our actions. Either that or we must work harder to break through the resistance we are encountering. While this may result in short term happiness.189 Happiness can not be found in material possessions or in another person. When we work hard toward a goal and get few or negative results there is a loss of happiness and self-esteem.
We learn by successfully doing. The simple truth is that the system is fixed or rigged and the only people that are successful are those that play outside the system and take unfair advantage. There is a double standard at work and we loose! All that I am trying to say is stop and take a real honest assessment of what is happening in your life. Self-esteem allows us to feel we have earned these things and we deserve them because of our competence. Self-esteem is dependent on our ability to get results from our efforts. We feel good about what we have. When our efforts do not produce satisfactory results we must ruthlessly throw out those things that do not work and replace them with things that will work. A high level of self-esteem requires total honesty and objectivity. Seriously consider getting rid of the dead wood. This means having the ability to constantly try new things and improve upon old ones.” This is the sick mindset that prevails in our world today. Much of the time this is because they are busy doing things that external authorities are telling them to do. I will get rewarded. External authorities will tell you what rules to follow but they will not follow those same rules in the same manner that you are expected to. What brings results one day will not always bring the same results the next day. When we get positive results from our efforts our self-esteem increases. That is when we feel the happiest and most content. Self-esteem is related to our ability to survive and prosper physically and independently in the real world. Do not throw away your life’s blood on things that do not bring results.191 Happiness. prosperity. Success Counts for Everything! . Are you moving toward your goals? Are you making gains every day no matter how small? Find those things you are successful in and explore them to find how they can grow even more. The main point here is that so many people choose to throw their lives away getting poor or no results for their efforts. Self-esteem comes from taking our own power and using it through focused effort to achieve our goals in life. It happens when we have that feeling of being in control of our life and able to deal with anything. health and romantic love are the rewards of a competent productive and honest life. “If I do what I am told. These things are all based on self-esteem. It also involves problem solving to discover why you are not getting the results you want.
Instead listen to our emotions and try to determine why we feel the way we do. In learning to follow our “inner authority” we need to understand our emotions. When I work extra hard at the gym and don’t feel like getting up the next morning it is important for me to realize why I don’t feel like getting up and then consciously make the decision to get up anyway. we are not responsible for our emotions. There is a big difference. We are responsible for our actions. It is very important that our conscious mind rules physical actions and that our emotions do not rule physical actions. Emotions Can’t Reason . They are like having extra senses. they do not have reasoning ability. Only personal actions can be taken into account. In magick and in physical life emotional energy must be directed and controlled by conscious intent or it will turn destructive. That is a signal for us to be alert and cautious in what we are doing.193 Emotions are intensely personal and not under conscious control. In magickal practice mental energy “contains” emotional energy and directs it to the appropriate target. No body should ever feel guilty or ashamed about how they feel emotionally. Often our “inner voice” or “inner authority” speaks to us through our emotions. There is nothing wrong with feeling like you want to kill somebody. In many cases our emotions are trying to tell us that something is wrong or that something is right. This is a hard concept to understand because our conscious awareness must be very sensitive to our emotions and work with them in a supportive and positive way. We can use our emotions as extra-sensory input to assist us in consciously deciding what physical actions to take. It is wrong for you to act upon that emotion and physically go out and kill someone. Feeling can be rational or irrational but they can never be “right” or “wrong” in the sense that it is “right” to feel this way and it is “wrong” to feel this way. Emotional energy must be channeled and directed in a way that will bring positive results. Emotions have extra sensory ability. That is an emotion you feel. Above all else emotions do not have reasoning ability and we can not trust our physical actions to guided by our emotions.
Your mind and emotions can be completely elsewhere and your body will carry on and get you through. The point is reached when you will not feel right about going to sleep if you haven’t brushed your teeth.195 Changing what you do is much more powerful than changing how you feel! Can’t break out of the emotional rut? Get out and do something. Habit will get you through the tough spots if your habits are constructive and well established. Turn Emotions into Actions . I no longer feel the need for extreme bursts of energized activity to get through the posting material. Take that anger and say “I won’t let this stop me!” Turn anger into grit and determination. These posts have become a comforting routine of steady accumulative effort. The habit of work is a comfort to me in times of stress. The choice is to continue putting forth physical effort and break through those barriers to achieve the goal. There are always struggles and barriers. Let’s use the example of brushing your teeth daily until it becomes a habit. Physical action is the key to getting through tough emotional times. physical activity can bring unruly emotions back under control. In my own life making daily posts on the Internet has become a habit so strong it is easier to do it than not do it. Some run up to the stage and podium because it jump-starts them. Bad habits will have just the opposite effect and stall any progress bringing your life to a screeching standstill. It feels good to see progress at the end of a day where the only good thing that came out of it was posting a new episode! For me. Fake it till you make it! Talk to the experts and public speakers about getting psyched up before performances. Even more exciting. When you are angry chop wood or go for a run and use up that excess emotional energy. Don’t let it slide into depression and apathy. even a bad day is a good day in that respect. In the beginning I did. It does what it has been trained to do. I can’t stress enough the importance of training your body to do what you want it to. That’s when you slide into crippling depression and passive inactivity. It is a fuel that your physical body can take advantage of. Time after time the military has proven that when the brain shuts down the body goes on autopilot. I look forward to the 1 ½ or 2 hours I spend as a time of relaxation and work that I love. Turn emotions into actions.
I used to drive a big rig and haul cars. Perhaps there never will be a correct answer but as time goes on we can get closer and closer to the truth. Lucid dreaming has shown me it is possible to affect change within the astral planes with a resulting change of physical outcome. The next day I narrowly avoided an accident with a car in a situation exactly as the dream had foretold. Like it or not society is greater than any individual and always will be. so below” is a metaphysical axiom that describes how the normal flow of physical events is determined by astral events. In this respect free will is tied very closely to the consequences that it brings into our lives. “As above. One night on the road I dreamed about narrowly avoiding a car by hitting the brake and turning the steering wheel. An individual can fight the collective will of society to a draw but they can never win. it was work and will being directed within the dream itself. In my own life I have experienced this through precognitive dreams to the extent that I will dream about anything significant the night before it really happens to me. In the long run free will needs to be socially acceptable or it will encounter severe restrictions. Through an act of will I fell over and by grabbing fistfuls of grass pulled myself along dragging my body and Free Will and Physical Actions . This shows that astral events precede physical events but does not deal directly with the question of free will. Put more simply things happen in the astral planes first before they happen at the physical level. I will give two examples from personal experience. There are good arguments on both sides. In another lucid dream my feet were frozen or stuck to the ground and I could not move them. so below” is a valid truth in my own life. I do have precognitive dreams. The first is the power of the human collective will and social structure.197 Does free will really exist? Are we slaves to a preordained destiny? These are questions that have occupied some of the greatest minds that ever lived. Sometimes this is not possible. I can think of at least four important factors that can be considered in this issue. We would like free will without negative consequences. If I had not saved myself within the dream I would not have been able to save myself in the physical world. “As above. It took an act of will to do this in the dream and there was considerable resistance. It was not something I just dreamed about. We can't just do whatever we want without accepting the consequences of our actions.
so below” is a cosmic law. The astral or nonphysical planes correspond to the inductive portion of the circuit. not in the physical world. Force of will can alter these things. Physical reality corresponds to the capacitive portion of the electronic circuit. If we wait until they are happening in the physical world it is too late to change them! They need to be changed in the astral. The physical body and physical world can generate and store energy. Events will happen in the astral before they happen in the physical world. Lastly and most interesting is the power of physical activity and free will. Physical activity can also change astral events before they become physical events. “As above. Physical activity is closely tied to free will. This is one type of free will. Hard physical effort and the generation of massive amounts of energy can alter events in the astral and change the outcome but if you wait too long no amount of physical effort is enough. An act of will and determination can change personal destiny. This is clear evidence that physical activity can make a powerful difference in the outcome. The metaphor of a resonant circuit in electronics is very helpful in this illustration.198 my feet into a new location. . When you encounter resistance within dreams you are dealing with something that is very real and has force and energy behind it. Electronic theory tells us that altering either the capacitance or inductance will change the physical characteristics of the circuit. It does this through the generation of energy and injecting it into the astral where it works to alter pre-existing conditions.
Let’s take a newborn infant as an example. When our expectations are realistic and positive our attitude is positive. Using the metaphor of a robot there are two ways of programming a robot to do a task. The newborn child has no ability to move its arms or legs in a conscious or deliberate manner. The mother or father plays with the infant moving its arms and legs. The problem is that sometimes we get stuck mentally or emotionally. The computer will read the program and take the robot through the task one step at a time. The movement is recorded through the device and the robot is instantly able to repeat and perform the desired activity. Said another way attitude is how our emotions and thoughts meet physical reality. Our mind and emotions are not in accord with physical reality and our attitude sucks. This way of programming a robot is roughly equivalent to mentally thinking a project or problem through before physically acting on it. Thinking before acting is a useful way of describing this way of dealing with things. mind and spirit in a unified way at any given time. When we are stuck in life and can't find our way out of a situation mentally or emotionally raw physical activity will burn a new neural Change Attitude by Changing Behavior . Physical movement created the neural pathway. One way is to write a computer program line by line and step by step. The second way of programming a robot is to place a programming device or sensor in the robot’s hand and physically move the robot’s arm through the cycle that is desired. It reflects our true intelligence and will to live. What I’m trying to get at here is the idea that attitude embraces the completeness of us at one time. This movement causes nerves to fire within the brain and nervous system and soon the infant learns to control its arms and legs by using the same circuitry within the brain. Because our thinking is wrong or our emotions are clouding our judgment we are not able to function as well and we become frustrated. When our expectations are unrealistic or negative our attitude becomes negative as well.199 Sometimes our attitude sucks! Attitude is a mix of emotions and thinking. Attitude is a reflection of who we are body. No neural pathways have been developing within the brain for such movement. Conscious intent used the neural pathway once it was created.
200 pathway we can use. This new knowledge and these new skills are what allow him or her to find continuing satisfaction and enjoyment in life. The next time you find yourself stuck in a rut go out and try doing something new. A healthy individual finds joy and excitement in physically doing new things and learning new skills. That physical activity allows a fresh start into new neural pathways. We don't need to hit bottom to change our attitude. Hitting bottom will either kill us or force us to change our attitude! An even better solution is raw physical activity without hitting bottom. something physical! Burn new neural pathways into your brain. All we need is to physically doing new things and grow through those experiences. pathways that work! . Hitting bottom forces raw physical activity just to stay alive. This is why people need to hit bottom when they are stuck.
This is something the military knows very well. Several years ago I was working a job in a casino as a security guard. If it bolts in terror it might have a chance to live another day.201 Fear is a natural and healthy emotion that lets us know something is dangerous. The interesting thing is that in mid air I managed to turn around to face the sound and came down crouching in a martial arts fighting stance. I am afraid of water but I have learned how to swim enough that I can save myself in most situations. I was terrified and jumped almost two feet into the air. Several years ago I studied the martial arts and some of the behavior patterns were sinking into my subconscious. We will at times experience fear. There are two distinct ways we can respond to fearful situations. The mother froze. Training to escape. When the brain goes numb the body reverts to training. It is also one of the most rewarding things a person can do. Right before the lion pounces for the kill it lets out a fearful roar. All she could do was scream. In my terror my body responded the way it had been trained. The victim either freezes in terror or bolts like lightning. If it freezes in terror its dead. Again the body reverts to training. She couldn't even make an attempt to save her baby. Confronting these types of fears becomes the work of a lifetime. I would walk along the road next to a creek. This was a good thing. This is the training that allows our body to function when our minds freeze. In the jungle a lion stalks its prey. My co-worker dived into the pool and rescued the baby without even thinking about it. I liked going for walks in the country. Confronting Fear . training to rescue or even training in self-defense are vital. especially at night. One of my co-workers was making her rounds in the pool area when a baby fell into the pool. A very powerful type of self-empowerment is to confront our personal fears and learn to deal with them so they loose their ability to harm us. There will always be fearful situations in life. Now another example. We don't need to become paralyzed by it. I am afraid of heights but I can go up on roofs if I need to. It sounded like a shotgun going off. I have been afraid of intimacy within relationships but I am learning how to cope with that as well. One night I was walking along the road when a beaver slapped its tail in the water about six feet away from me. We patrolled the entire casino and kept an eye on things.
In a small way I lied and I stole things. One traumatic night I couldn’t stand it any longer. Forget the fact that I was sitting in class munching on candy. I remember going to confirmation class at church. That was not the case for most of the other kids in class and they were having a hard time of it. This was my first exposure to the concept of internal authority vs. That night in the darkness I prayed to God and the Cosmic to help me and guide me in all things. They called this voice the “Master Within”. Like I said. Perhaps this was the typical “born again” experience. I just took things. Leading two lives was stressful but I could handle it. It was a joke because I already knew all of the bible stories by heart. It didn’t matter if God forgave me or not because I couldn’t stand to live with myself. At home around my parents I was one person and in school and around friends I was someone totally different. The problem was the standards were so high no human could live them. My own personal standards were higher than what I was living and it was killing me. I was easily the star student and favorite. We were poor and I never had any money to buy what I wanted. I was smart and able to get away with it. Being True to Yourself .203 I had my first major spiritual experience at fourteen. It is not always easy but it is the most powerful thing a person can do. I vowed never to lie or steal again and I never have. Later the Rosicrucians taught me that God or the Cosmic speaks through the heart and through the still small voice of the conscience. I was not being true to myself and it led to a crisis and spiritual conversion. I needed to feel good about myself. Since that night thirty six years ago my conscience has been clean and I have remained true to myself. I had stolen money from the good will box and used it to buy candy to eat during class. They had been read to us so much that I was sick of them. I found myself living a split life. But the stress of living two lives kept building and my spiritual training kept putting more pressure on me to change. All I knew was that I could not live with myself the way I was. I needed to change. my conscience had not kicked in yet. They say your conscience kicks in around the age of twelve but at fourteen mine was still not bothering me. I came from a strongly religious home with high standards. external authority.
I scored an 80%. I am not stupid but I was appearing stupid and couldn't understand why I kept having problems. These evaluations showed that I had an auditory learning disability. Both were fairly severe. It was not bad but where the normal person can hold five items in short term memory I struggle to hold four. My fine motor skills are also lower than average. They helped me understand why I was having troubles and also what my strengths were as well. I had trouble processing too much verbal material at one time. If we knew what they were it would be easier to build defenses against them. Let's take physical health as another example. As I get older I need to write things down even more than ever. I am very good at outside the box thinking and administrative tasks. Several years ago I learned I had disabilities that were affecting my life. Another issue was short-term memory loss due to a head injury as a teenager. I wouldn't ask for help or clarification because I didn't want to appear stupid.205 We are completely unaware of most of our self-defeating behaviors. It also seemed like I was working too slowly even though I couldn't work any faster. I will need to be on blood pressure medication and You can not change what you do not recognize . Do you know just how healthy or unhealthy you are? Last year I discovered I have high blood pressure and sleep apnea. Memories flash of an employer getting angry at me because I didn't understand what I was supposed to do and I would forget things that I was told. I take tests well. I have very good communication skills and high mechanical aptitude. I couldn't remember them all. Now let's combine this with a personality that has trouble with authority figures and a slight tendency toward passive aggressive behavior and see what we get. I went to Vocational Rehab and took some tests and evaluations to find out why I was over forty years old and still having trouble making my life work. I have a genius IQ and a near photographic memory for visual things. Once the material was learned I was fine but learning through listening did not work well for me. Some of these come out or our blind spots. Getting these evaluations were a lifesaver for me. I have a good understanding of human nature and people trust me. Why was I always attracted to jobs that needed nimble fingers? I was sinking my own ship.
talk to some friends and experts. When you continue doing what you are doing you will continue to get the results that you are getting. both people need to want it. Discover what your blind spots are. In the area of relationships realize that no matter how much one person might want things to work out. I assumed other people had many of the same problems and issues.206 a CPAP machine for sleeping the rest of my life. If you are running into a brick wall perhaps you are going in the wrong direction even if you feel it is the right direction. I was not really aware of any of these things. I did not recognize my own limitations. When you are refreshed and full of successful energy tackle those old issues and interests from positions of strength and not weakness. If you are not getting some type of reward or gain from the effort you put out something is wrong. We all have them. Take a few examinations. Both people need to work at it. Get second opinions. One of the great secrets in life is to take what works and turn it into the things you want. The trouble was that my life was not working and I was into middle age. I didn't want to believe there was something wrong with me. The biggest thing anyone can recognize is when they are putting out tremendous effort and it is not working. I wanted to be just a good as the next person. If only one person is trying the relationship is already lost. The things that don't work will never turn into anything except more failures. What about your life? If it is working great! If it is not working it might be wise to take a few minutes and think about why. . I thought it was just as hard for them as it was for me. Let go of the things that don't work and focus on the things that do work. Evaluate the results you are getting and determine if they are enough. This is a red flag that you need to recognize.
We live with someone we don’t love for the sake of the children or stay at a job where we are not treated like a human being because we fear unemployment. Rationalizations and lies are mental in nature. In most cases our false responses are protection mechanisms created to avoid unpleasant situations. Someone might ask if we are ok and we tell them we are when we really are not ok. Other examples of false responses are never completing things we start. When we want something and can’t get it there are two paths we can follow. As long as the cause of our personal failure lies external to us we have no reason to change or try harder. We just don’t fully understand them.207 We all have false responses. We have to own up to the fact that our own actions have brought us to our current situation and our own actions must carry us forward out of them. Our physical human bodies are fully integrated and functional. That’s when we feel one way and act another way. When we hit the brick wall we need to realize that it usually manifests when we are going in the wrong direction. At least they try to be unless we frustrate and block them with our false responses. Over and over again our false responses get in our way and cause us to trip and fall right before we reach the finish line. False responses are rationalizations and lies that we tell ourselves to avoid confronting the things that need to be owned and accepted before we can move closer toward our goals. It does no good to tell ourselves that our body is wrong or that our emotions are wrong. They make us feel divided and lead to stress and perhaps mental or emotional illness. The mental nature needs to be in harmony with the physical body Learn Your False Responses . never asking someone out on a date because we fear rejection. Those are true things. We are all blessed with a wide range of sensory awareness and life experience. This means that mentally we can’t find a way that will reach our goal. We sense what we sense and we feel what we feel. feeling the grass is always greener somewhere else. The second path is much harder. The reason we can’t achieve our goal is because we are either doing something wrong or are not ready yet. The easiest option is to rationalize and lie to ourselves that someone or something is preventing us from the achievement of that goal. What I’m trying to say here is that our false responses divide and separate who we are and what we feel.
I had no idea that material needed to be re-written up to ten times before it was presentable as a book. Being a writer is much more hard work than I ever imagined it to be. Learning by doing and having a gentle gradient are the most powerful ways of breaking through false responses. . We can either stop trying and rationalize why we can’t have what we want or we can research and learn to have more realistic expectations. This is much better than wanting too much too fast and then crashing and burning. Our expectations are not realistic. Taking things by baby steps and mastering each small step at a time will break through any false response and replace it with a true success. It’s ok to look as long as you don’t touch. Having a loving and sexual relationship with a partner has been nothing at all like I thought it would be. When we first try to achieve a goal we don’t know what it takes to reach that goal. It’s much more work than I ever dreamed but it is also much more satisfying. Our expectations become more realistic and we might even find we only thought we wanted that goal. What we really want is something else entirely. This does not mean to give in to every stray whim and fancy. That is what our mental natures are for. False responses are when our mental nature gives up. Our mental natures discern harmful or negative possibilities and steer us around bad experiences while affirming those feelings and impressions. This is obvious but how can we do this? Research and exploration. Research the goal and study how others go about achieving it. sensory data and impressions.208 and the emotions. An in depth study of any subject will show that it is not exactly what we imagined it to be. When fully integrated they recognize these physical and emotional impulses and understand them for what they are. You’ve got your own at home. We can’t even discover that deeper truth until our curiosity is satisfied about the first one. At the completion of each baby step we learn more about our goal. Learning and satisfying our curiosity clear the way for advancement to what really matters.
I was only interested in physical actions and physical results.209 During part of my life I worked as an in-home crisis counselor. In retrospect I will talk a lot about what I am going to do. There are ways to fight fairly and maintain self-respect and self-esteem. Listening to family members tell their own side of the story made no sense at all. Since high school I said I was a writer and wanted to write books. Sometimes things were so bad that I couldn’t tell who was lying and who was telling the truth. What You Say Vs What You Do . There are ways to create win-win situations. Anyone working in this area knows that to be effective it works best if you have gone through similar situations successfully. The other factor was when family members would say one thing and their physical actions said another. Who did what to who? I didn’t need to know why. I talk a good show and my actions are not always backing up what I say. perhaps more than I should until people think I’m a windbag. Every family member could justify their own position and say why other family members were at fault. People resent being manipulated. But I reach a point where I will actually do it. There are ways to get what you want without being abusive. Everyone was very convincing. In my own life I confronted the same weakness. I would visit families in crisis and try helping them sort the chaos out and find solutions the crisis. Educating the family on unfair manipulations and teaching them healthy alternatives was an important part of resolving crisis. I was not interested in hearing reasons why things went wrong. Writing is a perfect example. especially when it is unfairly done. This means you can offer insights and suggestions from personal experience and not theory from some book. Fortunately or unfortunately I have struggled through a lot of dysfunction in my life and learned a lot the hard way. Time after time the situation would boil down to family members taking unfair advantage and manipulating other family members. I got into arguments and debates with other friends that wanted to be writers too. Abuse is abuse and needs to be confronted. It can never be justified. I wanted to be a writer but I was not writing anything. Child abuse or Parent abuse both happen. When I experienced my first heartbreak I did write some teenage angst poetry but that was it. That’s when I told people to shut up.
They were saying one thing and not following through on their promises or agreements. What are you doing to make your life better and richer? What are you doing to make your relationships with loved ones better? What are you doing that makes life meaningful and worthwhile? Are you taking the physical actions needed or are you lying to yourself? . I finished them as rough drafts and called it good enough. Consider Stephen King. It was only when I turned forty eight and took three months off to write Anarchist Knight:Apprentice that I finally understood. He began writing as a teenager and continued all through his life. This means confronting us and making us confront ourselves. They also needed to learn about being fair and allow win-win situations without trying to manipulate each other to get their own way. Several years later I realized my wife was right. It sounds so simple but these families simply needed to be reminded to keep their promises and agreements. Almost two years later I was holding the first copy in my hands. Many family members were kidding themselves as well. I remained a writer that would not write. For forty some years I was kidding myself about being a writer. There is a big difference between saying you are a writer and actually being a writer. Today for the first time I can say with honesty that I am a writer. Was I lying to myself? In a way yes and in a way no. It was the same in families I was working with. I still was not writing other stuff. Many people think you need to begin when you are young or it won’t work. At the age of forty I seriously tried writing my first two books.210 The desire to write would come and go in spurts. I was getting old and still hadn’t produced much of anything. They were not readable. OAK:Foundations and OAK:Magister Templi. Sometimes it helps to have someone tell us that we are not doing the things we say we are doing. At the age of thirty I took some writing courses and completed the assignments graduating from the courses with honors but still not writing on my own. It is only now that I understand the easy competence of writing something every day. They forget Edgar Rice Burroughs was forty when he began writing the Tarzan books. In this respect I was lying to myself. I never dreamed how much work it was to write a book and I never knew how rewarding it was. I thought I knew what writing was about but I really didn’t. It is better not to make a promise or agreement then to break it.
Local community is going to take care of local community. Family is going to take care of family. Politics and social institutions still exist but as dinosaurs that are fast on their way to extinction. We don’t need to keep spinning our wheels through ineffective actions. Study the experts and champions to find out how they do it. With the Internet things have changed. This meant holding some people back until the rest of us could catch up. Those waiting for government bailouts are going to be hurting. Are we enjoying a rich and rewarding lifestyle that we are comfortable with? Or do we live in stunted and abnormal living situations that are slowly choking our spirit and will to live? For thousands of years the “Collective Soul” of the human race has worked for the good of the entire human race. There is a level playing field now and everyone has the same chance to make their mark in the world.213 We all know the feeling of working hard all day and not getting anything done. The human race has gone global! For the first time ever you don’t need to have the support of local community to become successful. The policeman is never there when you need him. but he is there to fill out the paperwork after the fact. It means being secure in your ability to feed and clothe your family and keep a roof over their heads in the winter. We can apply this to our own lives as well. It means having a job that is not going away to China or Mexico. At least it seems that way. Everything is explored and success is rewarded. There are no good and evil choices in nature. Self-sufficiency and survivalism on an individual basis are going to replace wasteful government handouts. Nature in the evolutionary process explores all possible options. This is the research part of any goal. Society and culture had the final word on how far a person could go in life. People will loose interest in them as they increasingly prove incapable of coping with today’s social problems. It means being able to find a Make Your Physical Actions Count . You can gather the support you need from the far corners of the earth and you can support others as well. Failure to thrive leads to stunted and abnormal living situations. Survivalism doesn’t mean being able to live off the land. The solutions to humanities problems are going to appear at the grass roots level or not at all. We can’t even begin to comprehend just what this means. Before you can do it your way you need to understand how other people have done it in other ways.
Everyone has an area in life that is working for them. My focus is on getting readers.214 different job if your current one does. This is not selfishness. This is a time to put down roots so you can be strong and support others when they need you. My long-term goals are to make a living as a writer. Survivalism means physically doing whatever it takes to survive. Success grows out of success not out of failure. Long term goals might not bring in immediate money but they should bring in something. Each small success leads to deeper understanding and insight into what changes need to be done next. Putting effort out and not getting anything back is a waste of time and energy. I’m not making much money now and I’m not trying to. Expand that area to include others and see what happens. Study the results you do get and refine the process to get even better results. Keeping yourself strong allows you to be there for others. If I was not getting readers I would not continue producing this material. It is staying alive! Cautiously explore every opportunity that comes your way and test it for response. Make your physical actions count! .
We remain in denial about the situation and never move forward.215 I think we all know what self-defeat is. relationships. Now it’s too late for that. My wife. I’ve been refusing to believe that it needs to be replaced even after I’ve been stranded with it four times in the last two weeks. I would have put up with pure hell for the rest of my life just to do the “right thing” for my children. She said I didn’t need to put up with high stress and low paying jobs. It was not something I would have done on my own. I need to listen and I need to move forward. Still. It still won’t run and never will. What I can say is that if you are putting out tremendous effort and not getting back anything in return something is wrong. She did her best to tell Choose Freedom from Self Defeat . If nothing is coming back we need to seriously evaluate the wisdom of continuing the present course of action. Still I was forced into it. It turns out that getting a divorce was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. It is when we persist in doing something that not only is not working but can not work or will not work in the future. If I had been willing to let go of the truck as soon as it started giving me trouble I could have saved myself almost $400. money or even health issues. That is a big red flag that needs to be paid attention to. I put money into it that I shouldn’t have. This can be about jobs. in the past I have always worked at jobs that were physically and emotionally draining to the point where I would not have the energy to do anything on my days off. I am a hard worker and often work two jobs to make ends meet. Currently it’s about my truck. Jobs and employment have always been a weak area in my life. Perhaps the better question is why? Why do we stay on the boat until it is sinking? Does some misplaced loyalty demand we go down with the ship? My first marriage was the same way. I would never have left if she hadn’t. Maybe there isn’t one. I’ve also always been drawn to jobs where I was over qualified for the work I was doing. It doesn’t matter how emotionally attached or invested we are. The mechanic says the truck is not worth fixing and I’m in a tight spot. How can we choose freedom from self-defeat? I don’t have a good answer. Annie told me there are good jobs. Sound familiar? I’m sure something like this happens to everyone sooner or later. We are so personally invested in the situation that we refuse to cut our losses and free our selves.
In the evenings when I get home I have enough energy to do things I want to do. I’m good at what I do and respected. I am not currently a victim of self-defeat. Life is still hard but I am doing many of the things I love to do. Things may not be entirely the way I would like them but I am certainly moving toward some important goals.216 me that I was putting up with things I didn’t need to put up with. I also have good relationships with co-workers. I like my recent job or rather both of my current jobs even though the pay is modest. . I also have the freedom to do what I love the most. This is a blessing that I had forgotten existed. That is the highest freedom of all. writing on the Internet! This is actually a third job for me.
She wanted me to stay and confront the issues so we could work them out. When I let my wife discharge her frustration she felt better. This is following old behavior patterns unconsciously even when we don’t want to. A side effect was that I started expressing more of my frustration as well. At soon as things got bad I would emotionally leave the relationship. People tried harder to push my buttons. Imagine being in a restaurant or public place and someone butts in line and starts screaming at you. I put more armor around myself. When someone pushed my buttons I used to mentally tell myself that I would not loose control of myself to someone else. I didn’t try running from it. After I centered myself and calmed down I was ready to start relating with people again. I was a lot better off just getting it over with and moving on. Try to understand it instead. This was an important step. I was not going to allow this. Don’t block the negativity from your loved ones. When someone is pushing your buttons to get a reaction they know exactly what they are doing and we fall right into it. It was not so easy. Gradually I learned that being affected by negativity happened by not confronting it when it occurred. It seemed that I was caught up in a vicious circle where I was withdrawing from human interaction. People sensed that I was blocking their attempts and tried harder. She complained that I would only relate with her when things were going well. This is the type of negativity you can block with your armor.217 You have the choice of being affected by negativity or not being affected by it. Being free to express small frustrations and negativity prevented the build up of anger and resentment that produced many of the big blow-ups. I was very uncomfortable doing this. It was an emotional charge and if I confronted it right away I lost energy but felt better. We were at a stand still. The result was a tough armor that I needed to call upon time after time. She would try to pull me into arguments. Being able to armor myself was just as important. Being Affected by Negativity . I reasoned that if they could yank my chain that meant they had a certain amount of control over me. Not exactly what I wanted but it was at least peaceful. I would not allow someone else to yank my chain. Sometimes it’s hard to believe we do have this choice. The final result was I was left alone and lonely. I noticed it most with my wife.
218 The only way you can choose is if you are capable of both options. Knowing when to accept negativity is as important as blocking it. The sharing of pain and sorrow is an important part of our important relationships. We need to be supportive of others if we want them to be supportive of us. At times this means accepting their anger and resentment. .
Life is an interactive game not a solitary one. This is obvious when we think about it. When we suffer we can remember it makes us deeper and more sensitive to the suffering of others. That emotional high or low can not be sustained over long periods of time. It takes more energy than we are capable of generating and leaves us exhausted. Being aware of the bittersweet can stall this confrontation or side step it for awhile but at some point negativity must be confronted and dealt with. Things become more dangerous and a violent confrontation more likely. They are both dangerous forms of self-absorption that weaken our bonds with the environment and those we love. We can understand more of what it is like for them. When confronted with negativity we grow if we resist falling under its influence. When we get angry at someone it provokes anger back in return. When we are happy we can remember that there are people suffering and feel compassion for them. It is as important to accept help as it is to give help. When negative energy meets negative energy it grows and there is more negative energy than before. Stalling or putting off the inevitable confrontation until we are Negativity Attracts Negativity . Our final consideration is that emotional energy feeds upon itself. This means remaining open to both energies at times when one is dominant. They use dangerous amounts of energy and leave us barely functioning. There is a magnetic quality to emotions that pull us into their own polarity. Emotional events in life can really cause extreme highs and extreme lows if we are not careful. Allowing the bittersweet in life is one way to neutralize these extreme mood swings and use less energy. When people smile and greet us in a friendly manner we feel good and inclined to smile and be friendly in return. In reaching out to help others when we are riding high we learn to reach out to others when we are at the bottom as well. The problem with emotional energy is that it burns out so fast. In sharing our joy we bring happiness to those that could really use it. Indulging in excess emotional pleasure or pain causes harmful burnout when carried to extremes. When someone yells at us in anger we struggle with an instinctive impulse to yell back. There is a magnetic component to both negative behavior and positive behavior that is worth consideration. No good can come of it.219 Negativity attracts negativity.
Let me be blunt and say that obstacles are obstacles. To the victor belong the spoils! It is unresolved conflict that causes stress. At such times our physical health becomes vulnerable as well. There is only the universal hope of creating a win-win situation where all parties are happy. There is nothing in life that we can run from or evade in the long term. Win-win situations create quantum leaps that propel us into new ways of being never before experienced. But for it to work we must become stronger.220 stronger is sound wisdom. As our energy reserves grow we can joyously confront our opponents in open conflict without fear of losing too much. They also bring new challenges. We can remove small pieces at a time or tackle the entire thing in one huge confrontation. There is no universal right way or wrong way of resolving conflict and dealing with negativity. Building bridges of understanding can help us to relate to our opponent and cope better with the situation. . We gamble in the hopes that with time we will become stronger than our opponent does. Those things that block our success must be removed. In the game of life these are the risks we take in confrontation and avoidance. Open conflict does resolve issues much more quickly and brings peace much more quickly in its wake. That happens when our energy reserves are depleted. The main danger is in loosing such a confrontation and being set back into an even more vulnerable condition.
You can love a child to the point they never grow up as self-supporting individuals. We each contain within us the capacity for enormous good and evil. We take a stand and then later find ourselves in a situation where we are on the opposite side. “When you point one finger at someone else you have three others pointing right back at you”. The What You Resist You Become . At least they can if we let them. How many have done the pendulum swing reacting against going to church like their parents and later in life finding peace and solace in being born again? My father told me he would never have a black dog or own a Ford. Tough love is a very hard thing for a parent to learn and to appreciate. He has owned both. How can this be? The simple answer is that nothing is really true unless its opposite is equally true. There is an old saying. Still we benefit from limb and organ transplants and other scientific discoveries pioneered in Nazi Germany.221 In a twist of irony life seems to mandate that we become what we most resist. If we want to be treated well by others we need to be decent to them as well. In like manner when we are too self centered and self absorbed people will turn away from us. His subjects were taxed very lightly. As we mature we realize that if we give too much to others we become too weak to survive on our own and become a burden to others. This is part of the paradoxical nature of life itself as we mature and experience more. This paradox goes on and on. There is great risk when you neglect either one. There is an old proverb about a King that was known for his kindness and generosity. Love of self must compete daily with love of others and both are important. especially watching our children make mistakes. We become a burden because we gave too much and couldn’t take care of our own needs. When you do everything for a child they do not learn to do things for themselves. Try it and you will see how true it is. The truth is we learn from our mistakes and they make us stronger. How many people have said they resisted becoming like their parents only to find themselves treating their own children in the same manner they were treated. I hate to think of the times I have eaten my own words. It is easy to condemn Hitler for his inhuman treatment of Jewish prisoners in the death camps. Failure and making mistakes is a painful process.
What he didn’t use he placed in warehouses to sell. Overnight he became a hero and lived a long and respected life. If we overextend and give until we are at risk we fail ourselves and those we love in times of crisis and disaster. The moral to this story is that it is easier for a mean and cruel tyrant to become loved than it is for a kind and gentle ruler to save his own life in times of disaster. He was universally hated and despised. A mean and cruel king that taxed his subjects heavily and took much more than he needed to keep the palace in luxury ruled the neighboring kingdom. When our position is secure and our cup overflowing we can give the surplus to others and they can share in our bounty. They rebelled against him and had him executed. He had no food put away in storehouses for insurance against hard times. . In this manner we can support them through hard times until they get on their own feet once more. There will always be times of crisis and disaster. If we are prepared we can confront the crisis and be strong enough to help others when they need us most. He was forced to open his warehouses and distribute food for his subjects to eat. The same seven-year drought ruined the crops in his kingdom as well.222 king required only what he needed to run the palace. Take care of yourself so you are strong enough to take care of those that love you and depend on you. A sevenyear drought ruined the crops in his kingdom and he was forced to take food from his own starving subjects.
By telling stories our friends form wrong impressions based upon false data. In telling our soap opera many small innocent things can get blown up and take on different meanings until we become convinced that our wife is cheating on us or our husband is abusing the children. It is a lot different than sitting down and asking someone to listen and help. Everyone wants bigger than life experiences so we tend to exaggerate and embellish. Forget about what they want. Telling dramatic stories about how we have been wronged or misunderstood actually strengthens the soap opera. Everyone has opinions and loves a good story. friends or family members.223 Relating our personal soap opera to others might be enjoyable but it does not help. Indiscriminate sharing just provides gossip and prevents us from letting go and healing from the injury or injustice. There are two sides to every story. We become more vested in the drama than we are in finding support or a solution. This is especially true when we are telling negative stories about our partners. Others will bring it up again long after the fact just to see how you are doing and what the news is. Most of our stories are about things that bother us or people that bother us. Our listeners add their own drama to ours and soon grandma and grandpa need to sell their home and move into a nursing home where they can be taken care of properly. Soon the story is not even ours any more. It also means that we are talking negatively about those we love and care about behind their back. how can we be trusted? Don’t Relate Your Soap Opera to Others . they might be supportive and on our side but we might be in the wrong. If we do that to those we love. We get all worked up again and don't let things drop or die away naturally. Grandma isn't strong enough to take care of him. "Guess what my wife did last night?" "You know what my husband told me when I asked for a new refrigerator?" These are stories told to entertain others with the ongoing drama that proves our life is interesting. False impressions can be very harmful in the long run. Sure. All you know is grandpa fell and broke his hip.
Even more important getting something is so much different than wanting something. Wanting something takes place on the intellectual or emotional levels only and is very incomplete. Only a handful of people achieve a prototype or working model of their idea. We all have things that work for us. That means they will never become competent at life or goal achievement. They are worthless. Millions of people have good ideas every day. Build from success not from failure. Stop and think about this for a minute. Goal achievement is related to competence. Achieving or receiving something takes place on all sensory levels of physical experience. Develop those things that work and discard those things that don’t. They want things to be easy and given to them. Nature does not work that way and it never will. That means bursting a few idealistic bubbles. The more we try the harder it is and it seems like we don’t make any progress at all. It is like the difference between thinking about an orgasm and having an orgasm. Only a perverted social system will reward sloth and helplessness. How can we know if what we want is even possible if we don’t give it a try? The world is filled with people too timid to even ask directly for what they want from others. The first step is to bring our wishes into step with physical reality if that is possible. After being hit with the harsh reality of things we need to consider if we still want to pursue our goal. When we decide on something and set out to get it the first thing we encounter are obstacles. Are we willing to do what it takes to become competent? Too many people are unwilling to do something that takes a lot of effort. Find out how other people have achieved similar goals and try some of the things they have done. Find out what works for you and what doesn’t work. They wait for people to give it to them as if others could read their minds and know what they wanted. Brilliant ideas are a dime a dozen. They don’t realize how powerful simply asking for what you want can be. Even fewer can make their Decide What You Want and Go For It . That’s because the reality of what we want is so different than our conception of what we want. This is an important and necessary part of goal achievement. Even the memory is never like the experience. Use those things as a springboard into new activities. When we achieve competence we achieve our goal.225 Decide what you want and go for it! We learn by doing and not by wishing or thinking.
Getting what you want is not about having the idea. It is about bringing your idea into physical reality where it can work for you as you intend it to.226 idea into a successful commercial venture. Again this takes simple competency. Competency is possible through small step by step successes over a period of time. You will know when competency is reached because things that once were hard will seem easy and almost effortless. Both are needed for goal achievement. you won’t move from where you are right now. . Each small success adds skill and increases selfesteem. The bottom line is that if you don’t even try. You can do them without thinking about them even.
In the morning we wake up fresh and with more energy. Everywhere we turn there is something that is trying to get our attention. Perhaps we want to take a new class and learn something or read a book. In the matter of energy conservation being open-minded does not work. One of the great obstacles in life is not having enough energy to do the things we want to do. Commercials and promotional ads are doing the same thing. At night our bodies sleep and we rest. The main purpose of this post is to share how important time and attention really are and how your energy does flow toward those things you give your attention to. Don't let other people choose for you. Where Your Attention Goes Your Energy Flows . They are attracting your attention in the hopes you will buy things. We need to choose which things deserve our attention and which things don't. That is because we have a limited amount of energy that we can spend on things daily. Then we turn our attention to things we are interested in. Money is a form of energy as well. When we listen to some one with problems that they are not interested in solving our energy is drained uselessly. During the day we spend that energy until it is gone. We turn our attention to things that demand our attention like work or children and they drain us of energy. Maybe we get on the Internet or watch our favorite TV shows. The main thing to identify is if something is a waste of time and an energy drain and then avoid it. Where your attention goes your energy flows. Be as conscious of this as possible and make your choices as to what gets your energy. When we tackle a problem that is over our head and we fail our energy is again wasted. When possible stick with things that produce some type of results so the time and energy count for something. Any surplus energy we might have drains itself through our dreams.227 This point is so simple but so profound at the same time.
They support us when we have no other support and they inspire others as well. This principle can be used in a self-empowering manner as well. We are building our mental muscles up and finding new ways to use them. Thinking about something is both time investment and work. When our emotions get to high we are literally driven to physical action to get some type of relief from unbearable stress and pressure. As we become more sure of ourselves and our abilities we express our emotions more. With practice we can study longer and harder than we used to.229 When you think about something long enough and hard enough you begin to get emotional about it. This means that we are becoming competent and things that used to wear us out don't bother us any more. It uses energy and we become fatigued. It becomes obvious that we need to think about our goals. It might simply be because we are not so drained and have the emotional energy now or it might be because our thoughts and mental activity are taking on a more solid and earthy basis. The last point is making our physical actions count. Going to college or trying to figure out the taxes are examples of how draining hard mental work can be. When you get emotional enough about something you will be driven to act on it. When we understand that thoughts become emotions and emotions become actions we gain insight into how to achieve personal goals. Our emotions carry us through dry spots and difficult times. Becoming competent develops good self-esteem and confidence in our mental abilities. The "Fight or Flight" instinct takes over in extreme emotional crisis. Strong emotions are linked to physical responses. Emotions Become Actions . If we have a goal and we are not emotional about it we will never achieve it. We can see the same things happen with emotions. Think of a Ideas Become Emotions. The more we do the easier it gets for us. This might not be true in the literal sense but it certainly seems to be true in the experiential sense. We need to think about them so much that they take on an life of their own and we become emotional enough to go out and physically achieve them.
. It is not easy and they fall down time after time but never give up. When they have physically tried enough times they gain the muscular coordination to walk and even run.230 toddler learning how to walk. Can goal achievement and being successful be any different? I don't think so. Our first physical actions toward goal achievement will be failures because we don't know what it takes to succeed. We need lots of physical actions toward our goal until we gain competence and it becomes easy.
The next part is to build a bridge between your path and societies path so you are not in conflict. As soon as we remove the block the world cooperates and we get what we wanted. You Do .231 Have you ever noticed when you are blocked and frustrated that nothing seems to go right? It’s not just what you are working on. If you do not have the support of society you will never have more than a modest success. But building to that point takes a long time. Once more we are talking about a type of paradox resolution that creates a win-win situation. We gain an important insight or understand something new. The main concept here is that when the stress hits. Many times our belief system can’t find a solution and we are trapped in a situation. This is becoming increasingly true in the technology age. There will always be hoops to jump through. An important part of personal empowerment is to find your own truth and your own path. We write a check out at the gas station and they scan it electronically. But that is only the first part of the task. This is the way life is as well. The collective force of society seems to find comfort in living a collective reality complete with its own rules and regulations. Paradox resolution is the quantum leap of the chaos energy system. No one will ever reach the point where things are always easy for them because once they master one thing they will move on to the The World Doesn’t Change. Before you are out the door the station attendant knows if your check is good. The world doesn't change and adapt to us. In many ways it is like working a computer program. You have to follow the program or it will not work. When things snap together they snap fast. What if you don't like jumping through hoops? Well Houston. we are the ones that alter and adapt to the world. we have a problem. Before it can happen the energy needs to build and the chaos needs to become unbearable. That is why life seems so difficult so much of the time and takes so much energy. Maybe someone helps us out and we learn a better way of doing things. Other things seem to take on a contrary quality as well. If you jump through the hoops life will work. Our resistance to what “is” makes things difficult for us. If life is not working for you it means that you are not following the program. Things don't seem to get much better until something changes in us.
232 next more ambitious goal. By learning to embrace change we alter and adapt to new life situations more easily. Not knowing the hoops they need to jump through they will make a mess of things and become frustrated. If we understand life is this way we might find a way to enjoy the journey and the hard work. Reaching the goal is still a pleasure but only lasts a short time. . Survivalism requires change and adaptation.
233 Part Seven Mental and Emotional Health .
" When the subject is closed it becomes the listener’s turn to begin a new subject as speaker and the cycle is continued. The listener acknowledges by nodding. With time and experience we become skilled and resourceful in awkward situations. Hard work will earn rewards and in time the struggle and competition can become enjoyable. The Communication Cycle There is a normal cycle that should be followed in communications: First the speaker brings up a subject. fear. Everyone experiences lead feet. "Is this what you mean?" "I agree. then we learn. When confronted with anger. and being paralyzed with fear. Being assertive is to take risks. By being assertive we move past these things with will and determination. At first we are victims. confronting it and reaching the joy and success on the other side. and anguish or when we feel these emotions we need determination and resolve to continue doing those things we want to do. The listener gives feedback or acknowledges. After many attempts we learn and become more skilled.235 Being assertive is reclaiming our own personal power to live as we choose to live. "Yes. listens and gives feedback on the listener’s feedback. From our mistakes and successes we gradually gain faith in our ability to meet obstacles and situations creatively. The most powerful form of learning is learning by doing." "No. Assertiveness Training . There is no way to avoid those first baby steps and the discomfort of being vulnerable. This chapter shows how to learn by doing. pain. lump in the throat. Practice them until you can to each of them at will. This means physically going through the unpleasantness. and be successful at them. The speaker pauses or stops. I was really trying to say this." The speaker acknowledges. Perhaps by rephrasing in their own words. do new things. Energy is created by physically doing things. If possible find a partner to practice these techniques with. that is what I was trying to say." or "I disagree. saying yes or in some manner indicating they are listening. Have some fun with it. Being assertive takes energy.
It will make the communication better." "Hey you in the red shirt." are not good practice even though we hear them all the time. my name is." "Get a grip on things. Better yet practice all of these skills and keep them handy just in case you need them. When we use the same type of verbs we feel like we are in tune with each other.236 Verb Matching We each process information differently. Some people use visual verbs." "It is not very clear to me yet. We miss out on making good friends simply by not being able to introduce ourselves." Obviously phrases like: "I see what you are saying." "Hello." . Beginning Conversations/Ending Conversations As strange as it may sound many of us don't know how to begin or end conversations. Find out what kind of verbs you like to use and learn to use other types as well. "Excuse me. One of you try to force the conversation and the other try to avoid it. Listen to others and learn to match the verbs they are using." "I hear what you are saying. may I help you?" "I would really like to hear more later when I have time. We hear what they are saying. See who wins and why." Kinesthetic: "That doesn't feel right to me. We can't see what someone is saying." "Can we talk again sometime?" Forcing Conversations/Avoiding Conversations With a partner take turns playing each role and have some fun with it. At other times we become trapped in conversations that we don't want." Auditory: "That rings a bell. Visual: "I see what you mean. I need to talk to you for a minute. "Hello. some use auditory verbs and some use kinesthetic verbs or feeling verbs.. Practice beginning conversations and ending conversations with a partner until it becomes natural and smooth..
. Most people talk in a random manner with one unrelated thought leading into another. This is perhaps the most powerful technique available." "Do you have anyone to talk to?" Expressing Anger/Dealing with Anger "I'm warning you.237 "I don't have time right now.. "Don't you have a car like that one?" "But what about ." "Let me finish what I'm trying to say first. "Excuse me." Interrupting the conversation/not being interrupted." Changing the subject/Returning to the subject. perhaps we can talk later." Expressing Sadness/dealing with sadness “My car just broke down and I don't know how to get home." "I'm busy right now.." Expressing Joy/Dealing with joy "I'm so happy I could scream!" "We could have so much fun!" "Let's do it!" "You look really great today. Practice these with someone until you get good at them and see how fun communication can be." "This will only take a minute." "What are you so mad about?" "Did I do something to offend you?" . When someone avoids talking about your subject keep returning to it.. By deliberately choosing the subject you control the conversation." "Here's a Kleenex." "I don't see what this has to do with .." "I just can't seem to stop crying." “I've got to go to the bathroom. Random association is the rule.." "I've about had it with the people around here." "Weren't we talking about . I have a 2:00 appointment. Learn how to change the subject to one that you want.
Practice some of these with a partner and get good enough at them to use them in conversations at will.238 I've given some sample ideas to get your thoughts moving. Because of these images or stereotypes we are sometimes surprised when people don’t respond the way we are expecting them to. Then we can create a sub-category that is unique and individual that reveals more of our true inner self. When we see a person at work or on the street do we know if they act that way at home? Do we always know how our kids act away from home? Do we act differently at home and when we are away from home? Each individual is very complex with many hobbies. One of the most powerful ways to achieve our goals and to experience the things we want in life is to act. First we create a general image or stereotype that is recognizable to others. Each one will be a valuable tool that you can take with you. Body Language Body language communicates far more than we ever do with . interests and life experiences. Remember an image or stereotype tends toward self-fulfillment because everyone else constantly reinforces it. When people don’t recognize the image we project the will create one of their own and we probably won’t like it. Who wants to be labeled as a loser or a freak? We have to give people clues about how we want to be treated. It will be there when you need it. It is up to us to choose what we want to be in life. Even if we know someone very well we can still be surprised at the things they do. We use the limited knowledge that we have about people and form images or stereotypes. dress and live in a manner that will create the image or stereotype appropriate for achieving our goals. Through repeated exposure to the image we are projecting others will stereotype us in a manner that is consistent with our goals and treat us the way we want to be treated. We must be true to the stereotype that we project and at the same time be true to ourselves. We may even need to re-evaluate others and treat them differently as we learn more about them. We use these images to help us understand and deal with every person in our lives.
What things are uncomfortable? Are they things you can’t do? Eye Contact/No eye contact One person tries to maintain eye contact and the other person tries to avoid eye contact while having a conversation. ill at ease. Here are some simple things to notice when you are around other people. Relaxed or tense. These simple things will tell you a lot about a person and what is going on with them. smoothing shirt or dress. Ankles locked. Some estimate that as much as 90% of all communication is non-verbal. Arms crossed on chest. Proximity Boundary/Too Close One person moves in too close to the other person deliberately . Take turns doing each position and become aware of how they make you feel. is not giving you their full attention. Are the legs crossed? (Is there tension?) Preening-patting hair. moving leg. in pockets or hidden. Movement toward or away from you. Firm handshake Finger handshake Two-handed hand shake Limp handshake Hand Shake Slumped shoulders/Erect posture One person tries to maintain a slumped posture while talking and the other an erect posture. Hand movements-what are the hands doing. Anyone interested in true self-empowerment should have a basic understanding of their own body language and the body language of others. straightening tie. We learn by doing. Practice some of these things with a partner to see how they feel. Constant movement-can’t sit still. clenched or open.239 words. Nervous movements-tapping pencil.
See if the other person moves closer. We need to believe in both the human race and in ourselves and in our right to live the type of life we each desire. We choose to create the type of world we want to live in and we believe in our ability to make a difference. Practice them and use them consciously and deliberately to be more effective in your communications with others. It is the collective will of the human species to survive into the future. Manipulation Traps Manipulation traps are unfair ways we try to take advantage of personal relationships and force people into giving us what we desire. Standing/Sitting One person is standing and the other remains sitting in a chair. .240 while talking. Assertiveness is the taking back of personal power. The Will to live There is an instinct or primal will to live deep within each one of us. Learn how they make you feel and learn how they make others feel. The object of these exercises is self-discovery. Turned Away One person remains turned 45 degrees away from the other person while talking. build cities beneath the oceans and on top of the highest mountains. Proximity Boundary/Too far away One person moves too far away from the other person deliberately while they are talking. Some people find this very disturbing. to grow and to expand. There is something within us that wants the human race to be alive billions of years into the future when our sun goes nova or dies out. Standing/Sitting at desk One person is standing and the other is sitting behind a desk. This something wants us to go ever onward in the face of overwhelming opposition. There is something within us that wants the human race to explore the stars. This is the force that we need to tap into when we wish to assert ourselves in life.
This is a variant of the guilt trip manipulation. People that yell and throw temper tantrums to get their own way are deliberately being rude and disrespectful to cause discomfort. No matter how upset you are with someone or their behavior you don’t need to make them feel guilt. Unfortunately making a scene in public does work for many people. Guilt destroys our sense of who we are. You go play bingo.” “Our argument got me upset and I can’t sleep. asking her to calm down and stop yelling. Your spouse accuses you of never wanting to do what he or she wants to do. Col. Being considerate and respectful is expected public behavior.” “It’s your fault that I’m upset and can’t get to sleep. Anger Yelling and intimidation to your face. . Instead of making a person feel guilty focus on the behaviors instead.” Making someone feel guilty is a common manipulation technique. When a person feels guilty they feel attacked and hurt.” These responses communicate the same feelings or information without making the other person feel guilty. It makes people back down simply because they are uncomfortable. Guilt “How can you treat me like that?” “I’ve been waiting all week for you to call. They are also put on the defensive and may fight back in self-defense. I’ve seen a Lt. There is no reason someone should make you feel guilty.241 Understanding manipulation traps and how to avoid them is vital in reclaiming our personal power and being assertive. It weakens and destroys a person’s self-esteem. This is unfair.” “I have been hoping to hear from you all week. Compromise is an important part of any relationship. “I don’t like it when you treat me like that. Once you give in they will constantly take advantage of you in the future. Criticism/Insecurity You don’t want to play bingo. Plead with an outraged Sgt. You can not let someone get their way by intimidation.
The least you can do is take out the garbage.” These are obvious strong-arm tactics to get what you want at any cost.” The problem is that solutions are not negotiated. the way the manipulator desires. Let their opinions count and their feelings be heard.242 “If we go to bingo this week can we go bowling next week?” Obligation If I do this for him. Helplessness “You’re the only one that can help me. What is wrong with: “I’m going to do the cooking. he’ll have to do something for me. What are you going to do to help?” “Can we take turns cooking and cleaning?” Give the other person a chance to take part in the decision making process. can I have a minute of your time?” In my mind this is one of the worst manipulation traps.” “How do you expect me to wash the dishes and still get my homework done?” Pretending to be helpless when you are not is all too easy. Learning to do things and becoming competent is one of the greatest joys in life even . Someone does something for us that we are not asking for or perhaps even expecting and they demand some type of payment or response for what they have done. This is totally one way and grossly unfair. At first people are willing to help but later this behavior builds deep resentments and may even cause people to avoid you. You have raised the stakes so high that there is no negotiation or discussion at all. Everything is one way.” “If you are going to do that you might as well never come back. “Here is a free sample. “Well I do all the cooking and cleaning around here. Such extremist behavior can not allow relationships to grow. Withholding “If you do that I’ll never talk to you again.
and check the oil. start the lawn mower. When things are unfair talk about them and find solutions that work for both of you. Getting even is a form of revenge. One person can not be making all of the choices in a healthy relationship.) Double bind “Are you still driving that old wreck?” “Have you stopped beating your wife yet?” This manipulation can be very frustrating because either way you answer the question puts you in a bad light.” (The idea is that the teasing hits too close to home and is hurtful not playful. Replace getting even with justice and fairness. “Will you show me how to do this?” is a lot better. Solutions Manipulation traps are not fair. clean the bathroom.) Questions “Why did you stop at the bar last night?” (You already know the answer but just want to watch him or her squirm and try to get out of it. They are win-win solutions that allow personal growth and respect for each other at all times. It doesn’t belong in relationships.” “You must be related. Teach each other how to cook a meal. Allow each other to become successful in more areas and take joy in their successes. All to often the helpless manipulation comes up. There are healthy ways of getting your needs met within relationships. Instead of needing to be in control ensure both of you have choices and that the choices are mutual. This is the kind of manipulation that makes people look like fools and no one likes that. Hurtful Teasing “That looks like you.243 if it is hard at times. Antidotes to manipulation traps Repeat Technique Ignore trap and repeat what you want in a calm voice until they give .
Don’t apologize-continue to do what you want. I don’t want to move closer to your parents. I Statement Without putting yourself down or apologizing state what it is that you want. I will do it as soon as I am done with the paper. Don’t get drawn into the trap. “I said I would take out the garbage and I forgot.” can derail most unpleasant discussions. Stay focused and repeat the same words. “Is that your dog?” or “I need to go to the bathroom. At times it is important to give in as well. Is there anything else you are angry about?” Compromise without loss of self-respect Relationships are two way things. Admit a mistake or fault without apologizing for it. . They understand. I like the one I have.244 up. Which is more important that tie or the relationship? Side tracking changing the subject to something more interesting. acknowledge there may be some truth yet you still will continue to do what you believe is best. This may take 4 or 5 repetitions. “I want to stay at my current job.” Clouding Respond calmly. This is a lot easier to do than most people would think. “I understand that I could find a better paying job. Money is not everything that is important to me. you don’t need to say it several ways. Both people have needs to be met and they are not always the same needs. It is important to finds ways to be supportive of each other’s needs and allow compromises when needed.” Negative Declarations Ask questions about the problem until the complaints are exhausted.
When it came upon a warrior in the midst of a battle as a berserker rage the warrior was invincible. I remember reading about a study done on Vietnam veterans with spinal injuries and anger.245 What is anger? Is anger good or bad? There are a lot of people that would say anger is bad and they would be wrong. Only volitional or willful actions can be wrong or associated with guilt not anger itself. loss or sadness. They are a sign that we need to take some type of action to make things better. It needs a pathway and it needs to be released. Anger is related to pain. It is an energy that travels through the nervous system and does build to explosive force within us at times. Pain in the past is anger. In life of death situations it still might be. The Vikings felt anger was a gift of the gods. What kind of body language expresses anger? Anger Management . Anger is a healthy emotion that needs to be recognized. Pain in the present is hurt. After the spinal injury anger was experienced more like a tempest in a teapot. We can get angry with a friend or loved one without fearing they will leave us. According to the study veterans with spinal injuries that left them paralyzed below the waist did not experience anger in the same manner as they used to before the spine injury. An interesting thing about anger is that as anger goes up our reasoning ability seems to go down. Prior to the spinal injury anger welled up from deep inside and exploded like a volcano. Negative emotions like anger are warning signs that something is wrong in our lives. This is important evidence that anger is substantial. No one can control their emotions. Real love requires being real with our partner. Our body responds to anger in different ways. Pain in the future is anxiety. Suppressing one emotion weakens our ability to share all the others. We can not control how we feel and we should not associate guilt with anger. We need to experience all of our emotions for real intimacy with others. In modern society a berserker rage is not seen as a good thing. Anger is about something that has already happened. Anger causes somatic responses. It is a physical energy with a physical basis. We can control our physical actions. It did not have the explosive force anymore. acknowledged and guiltlessly accepted.
cynical or flip in conversation? Do you sigh frequently? Are you over polite or "Nice"? Do you smile when hurting? Do you have bad dreams? Do you have trouble sleeping? Are you bored with things that are usually fun? Are you more tired than usual? Do you get really picky and irritable with others? Do you get tired when you shouldn't? Does your anger make you feel guilty? Do you feel anxious? Do you feel ashamed? Do you feel withdrawn from others? Do you know when you are angry? What is your anger like? Does it last to long? Does it flare up frequently? Does it express itself even when you are trying to suppress it? Does it go away quickly? .246 Do you clench your jaw? Get a stomachache? Raise your voice? Refuse to speak? Want to hurt someone? Want to get away? Become verbally or physically abusive? Sweat or turn red? Get sarcastic? Does your tone of voice change? Do you cry? Do you shake? How does anger make you feel? Do you procrastinate in doing things? Are you always late for things? Do you have a sadistic or ironic humor? Are you sarcastic.
They are people that will avoid conflict and confrontation at all cost. They give others the silent treatment. They don't address the issue or problem directly. They often feel guilty and responsible for things that are not in their control. This makes them easy targets for more aggressive people. Instead they might spread rumors or gossip. People that stuff their anger may become depressed or physically sick with stomachaches or headaches. Take a few minutes going through this list and determine if any of them apply to you. You need to know when you are angry so you can safely do something about it. Withdrawers: Withdrawers are passive-aggressive in dealing with anger. They feel they don't . These are subtle and not obvious ways of showing anger. They have a lot of stress under the surface and never really confront the issue or problem. They might become ill or anxious.247 What does your anger do? Does it interfere with your jobs or relationships? Does it contribute to physical problems? Does it lead to accidents? Does it get you into legal problems? Knowing your own anger and how you respond to it is very important. These people withdraw emotionally. People who withdraw miss out on the power of having their anger work for them. The only way they know to find relief is to let things get so bad everything falls apart. There is a need to use up anger and get rid of it. Often these people hurt themselves the most by missing out on closer relationships or being misunderstood by others. Then they can start over. One is left feeling purified: Unsafe ways to use up anger: Stuffers: Stuffers are conflict avoiders. Try to decide if you have a problem with anger or not.
They are afraid of getting close to others. They might also become blamers and never take responsibility for their own problems either. They are afraid of losing a job or a friend. They often have self-esteem problems and think the exploder might be right in treating them the way they do. People that live with expoders are often hyper vigilant. beat or even kill someone. They feel anger is not appropriate. slap. or by putting other people down. The exploder is often unpredictable and no one really knows what will set him off. Blamers blow up at people and use intimidation to get what they want in life. It is very easy to get sucked into a vicious circle of negative behavior around a blamer. Trianglers: Instead of dealing with their anger directly trianglers get someone else mad at the same person so they can be mad together. Displaced and distorted anger often causes: . They can't stand to be wrong and don't know how to communicate calmly when they are angry. They think people will dislike them if they show anger. They may push. They might fly off the handle at small things or keep bringing up old grievances. They don't want to hurt or offend anyone. This creates a lot of tension and the victim knows something is wrong but doesn't really know what it is. wondering when it is a safe time to do something or bring something up.248 have the right to become angry. shove. They might break things. They need to be the boss. attacking. Exploders: Exploders use violence to express anger. This may cause the people that live with them to have low self-esteem if they believe what the blamer is saying about them. It is not safe to be around an exploder because it is only a matter of time before someone gets hurt. They never take responsibility for their own problems. They fear they might lose control of their anger and hurt somebody. Blamers: Blamers express their anger by name calling. kick. They can't cope with strong feelings and avoid them whenever they can. These are all harmful behaviors.
. bury it. Write the person’s name in big letters on a piece of paper and then rip the paper to shreds as quickly as possible releasing the anger as you destroy the paper. prettying up difficulty/guilt accepting anger rationalizes. disguising. justifies all the time delayed response-suppressed or diluted too intense not intense enough destructive/manipulative intent long lasting and corrosive anger drug abuse over eating depression criticalness gossiping anxiety over exercising/sports pursuit of perfection physical ailment/over working Safe ways to use up anger: Expressing anger directly: Write an angry letter. Keep it for a week and then burn it. or shred it up releasing the anger as you destroy the letter.249 aggressive/overactive sexual activity violent dreams/misfortune to others identify self as aggressive victims/getting even tiredness/tenseness/pains over aggression/bullying over sweet “nice guy” self-destructive behaviors subtle sabotage to others Unhealthy Anger Components: confused awareness denying.
or beat your pillow until the energy is released and you feel better. paint the house and scrub the floor. scream. Imagine them in a rubber duck suit or something. Go to the gym and exercise. Only you can make you feel angry. Pick up the phone and dial the person that you are angry with. Take a walk in the cool air or take a cold shower. Go to a closed room and yell. When they answer the phone disconnect the phone but continue talking into it about what you are mad about. Imagine the punching bag as the source of your anger and let go of it wit each punch. stand back up and really discredit them. Don’t blame your anger on another person. Express your angry feelings honestly and assertively so that no one is hurt in the process. clean the attic. When you are exhausted you will have a feeling of being purified. cry. Split wood. . Let them know exactly how you feel. clean the garage.250 Write the person’s name on the bottom of your shoe and grind the name into the floor with every step you take until the energy is released and you feel better. Tell them how they are completely wrong. Often hearing the other person’s voice will help provoke your anger and you can release it completely. Let the energy out and you will feel better. Imagine the other person is sitting in a chair in front of you and really tell them off. Finally. Then sit in the chair and pretend to hear their response or lame excuse. Ridiculous imagery. Don’t put the other person on the defensive if possible.
Don’t make mountains out of molehills. “I am getting angry. Fight Rules: Learn to speak up when you are angry.” Dealing with the anger of others The louder and more angry they become the quieter and calmer you should try to become. express all of it. They put thinking between their feelings and their behavior. Healthy Anger: Be aware of and in touch with your own anger. It is your right to have angry feelings and to get angry when something is not right. I would really appreciate your being on time from now on. . Let the other person know that you are angry. They use their anger creatively to solve the problem or to make needed changes. People around problem solvers feel safe and learn to make their own anger work for them. If they can’t use their anger to solve the problem they will express the anger safely and then let it go. Try to use your anger constructively. Think about your anger later. Problems Solvers: Problem solvers can admit they are angry and then look at why they are angry. Don’t let it build up.251 Use “I” statements so others don’t feel attacked.” “I get mad when you do that. You will feel better and clean. It is all right to be wrong. Only get real mad over important things.” “I really don’t like what you are doing. Accept your anger as a natural thing. Express your anger when you feel it. Admit your anger to yourself and to others.” “I am getting very upset. Your anger is energy.” “I get angry when you are fifteen minutes late every time we get together.
Make a list of the things that make you angry. Write down what you would tell them.252 Fighting between husbands and wives is natural. drunk or unstable. Maintain eye contact and keep a calm voice when talking. Choose a time to talk with the other person that is good for both of you. Don’t tease them or make them feel worse. Don’t say things you can’t take back. Learn to recognize when you are letting off steam. Don’t be afraid or run away. So is fighting between parents and children. Don’t keep reminding people of how bad they have been to you. Be certain the reason you are fighting is a good one. Visualize yourself in the same room with the person you are angry with. It is needed for personal growth. . Don’t take things so personal. Attack the behavior or problem and not the person. Learn when the other person is letting off steam. things shared in trust or past mistakes. Don’t attack the other person. Don’t fight or try to solve problems when you are tired. Don’t be ashamed of fighting. hungry. Attacking the other person will hurt and make them more defensive and harder to reach. If someone is angry respect his or her right to be angry. Listen to what the angry person is saying to you and make sure you understand. Be able to admit to the other person that you are wrong when you are wrong even if saying so will be embarrassing or painful. Don’t get into a fight unless you need to. Anger Management Study your anger.
attacking or bringing up old problems. Only actions can be right or wrong. . Use “I” statements. Let yourself be wrong some of the time. Negative emotions are a warning that something is not right and we are acting contrary to our well being. Know your limits. for understanding it and dealing honestly with reality. happiness and true nature. Recognize your own mood swings and take responsibility for them. Can this situation be changed or avoided in the future? What has been learned? Remember you can’t control how other people will act but you can control how you respond.253 Put yourself in the other person’s shoes. Tell others you are not in a good mood and maintain a low profile. By working through anger we develop competence and gain selfesteem. Importance of recognizing anger and owning it: All pleasure and happiness are expressed through emotions. Focus on a peaceful place or thought. Emotions are natural. We must accept sole responsibility for our anger. Use relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or slowly counting to 20. I’m angry but I can leave it and get on with my job or my life. Use positive self-talk. Seek counseling if anger continues to be a big problem in your life. Avoid blaming.
Explore why you are angry with someone else. We act upon what we believe. We must befriend change. Using anger creatively or constructively: Dealing with anger: Learn to recognize feelings of anger. You may be “over reacting” because of something that happened in the past. We get angry when we want things to stay the same. Find alternatives. The consequence of our actions is reality. Everyone feels angry at times. All things change. If you are angry with any part of your life your beliefs must change because a belief or expectation is not in accord with reality. Your mind will refuse a boring life and create a crisis unless you create something more exciting instead. It’s ok to feel angry. Accept them. Explore when you are angry for no apparent reason and try to discover the hidden reason certain behaviors make you angry. Are your expectations realistic? Risks involved in expressing anger: Fear of rejection Fear of losing control Fear of being counter attacked Fear of hurting others Fear of being hurt by others Fear of repeating bad experiences Fear that the anger is not acceptable to others Fear of feeling guilty after expressing anger .254 Remember it is your resistance to what “IS” that is causing your anger.
Focus on things you can change. not on other people. structured environment in which expectations are clear. There is not a lot of uncertainty. Your viewpoint determines if your life is hostile or pleasant. Be matter of fact when correcting others. . Give frequent compliments to others when they do a job well. Don’t waste energy on things you can’t change. Don’t rub it in. Don’t tease or mock people when they are angry. Do something you can get excited and feel joy about.255 Fear that others will see us as weak if we express anger Solutions Understand what anger habits and patterns prevent you from getting what you want in life. Is the glass half empty or half full? Many people work best in a well defined.
Development of lower energies tend to activate these pockets of "black" repressed energy sometimes resulting in "knee jerk" behavior where we do and say things impulsively without even OAK Energy Ball Meditation . Rieki or massage can do it and so can yoga or other types of physical exercise. When these circuits are fully open a form of alternating bio-electrical energy is allowed to pass through that is responsible for most psychic phenomenon and conscious awareness experiences. The OAK Energy Ball Meditation does this even more effectively. Dianetics Book One processing does this in an even more effective manner. It is ironic that the development of these same energies in a free flowing and healthy state bring the most power to manifest things in life. pain. This includes brain waves. This circuitry is often blocked with repressed emotional energy that is trapped within the physical body and stored there. These energies flow through circuitry that occurs naturally within the body. Freud's method of free association does this. When the current is allowed to flow only one way as in direct current these psychic phenomena are not likely to occur. sexual energy and anger that block these pathways and accumulate to dangerous quantities within the physical body. They are the energies that most people regard as charismatic. Training in the martial arts is an example of a method of generating and developing these powers. The alternating current or sinus rhythm is pervasive within the human body. The development and accumulation of physical or sexual energies is not safe until the psyche has been purged of all past repressions and "buried" traumas that form black pockets of negative energy within the body. There are many ways to release these pockets of trapped and repressed emotional energy. A more gentle approach is through some type of meditation that safely brings this energy into awareness. nerve energy and heart beat. The development of charisma and personal magnetism depends upon the generation and accumulation of these energies and there healthy use. Radio and Television are examples of modern applications using alternating current. It is the lower energies of fear.257 Vital life energies need to circulate freely within both the physical and non-physical body before they can become integrated and function as one complete unit.
. though. In a matter of days we gain an increasing number of "insights" into our personal affairs. This happens when the repressed and trapped emotional energy breaks free and travels through the nervous system. At first these will be "insights" into our personal philosophy of life as our mental outlook begins to clarify and complete itself. Our ego will be centered at the mental level where it is safe and in control. As a precaution. THIS IS THE REAL THING! This meditation purifies both the physical body and psyche so it can handle the more powerful and intense sexual and physical energies. In the medical profession this is called "psychotic" behavior and is not what we really want to be doing! Instead we have to purge these repressed energies out of our system one at a time. people in poor physical. This happens through working with mental energies. or emotional health should not follow any of these procedures without their doctor's consent. I must stress the incredible power of this method. The safest way of doing this is working from the "top" downward. This is very important because releasing this "black" energy into awareness is very traumatic. mental. I am not a doctor. The OAK process is in my opinion safe enough for anyone to use. The gains and personal insights I was making at that time were so remarkable my psychologist described my personality as "fluid"! At the same time my ego was very strong and plastic and in no danger of being fragmented in any way. Most of the time we will be joyous at the chance to rid ourselves of these "ghosts" from the past that prevent us from living the type of life we really want. It also opens one up to the lunar and solar cycles whereby monthly and seasonal energies are added to your own personal efforts and personal development is greatly accelerated. When our belief system is complete enough our awareness will transfer itself to the mental level permanently. We do this by generating "mental" or "spiritual" energy and forcing increased bioelectrical energy flow within our bodies. Anyone can experience the same rapid personal growth and may at times be alarmed.258 knowing that we are doing or saying them. As I went through this process I was seeing a psychologist as a precaution to ensure that I was in no danger of "losing it". From this mental level we will be able to objectively deal with the "repressed" emotional pain and trauma from the past. The following expresses my opinion about what is happening and why it happens.
The action of visualizing a ball of energy "outside" of the body is a very complex action. This is the first step in increased health benefits. This is not serious unless it persists. It involves a high degree of abstract thought and is at first very difficult to do. Close your eyes and visualize a ball of energy about four inches above your head. Keep trying until you can visualize this ball of energy easily and vividly. The entire exercise lasts only about ten minutes but its effects are felt throughout the day and the night in spontaneous "insights".259 MEDITATION EXERCISE This exercise should be done at least once a day and if possible twice a day. Take a few deep breaths to relax and get into the right frame of mind. The most important suggestion here is that practice makes perfect. Rather than clockwise or counter clockwise I always felt better rolling it like a snowball with the energy going up the back and down the front. They are the master glands of the body and control other endocrine gland activity. STEP ONE Seat yourself comfortably with your spine straight and your hands resting comfortably on your lap. and a marked increase in psychic abilities in general. It requires a lot of energy in the head area as well as the ability to focus this energy. Simply forget about the first ball of energy and let it be. This is similar to the way kundalini energy goes up the spine and then flows down the front of the body. A few days of not doing the exercise should correct the problem. A headache may result from this exercise if a person is not used to abstract thought of any kind. The idea of step one is to gradually strengthen these glands and increase their hormone activity. Visualizing the energy ball as a rotating ball of energy helps to stabilize the visualization. This exercise causes increased blood flow and oxygen to the brain and to the pituitary and pineal glands stimulating them to increased activity. begin to visualize a second ball of energy surrounding the pineal gland in the center of the brain. STEP TWO After visualizing a stable rotating ball of energy about four inches above your head. Turn your . lucid dreaming. This will directly stimulate the pineal gland.
When the energy balls do finally merge together into one big energy ball there will be a definite shift of awareness that can be felt. STEP THREE With both energy balls clearly visualized try to mentally force them together into one big energy ball. At first it will be difficult to visualize two energy balls at the same time.260 focus on creating a ball of energy right in the center of the brain. When this ball of energy is stabilized go back to the first ball of energy that is above your head and refresh it. It will seem like trying to push two balloons together. Try to maintain this "locked together" visualization as long as possible. "Spiritual" energy is directing and fusing with pineal gland energy and stimulating all of the endocrine glands in a beneficial way. You will sense the resistance. At first they will resist going together because the energy is not "synchronized". Two types of energy are now synchronized together and working as "one" energy. This feeling will be very pronounced and definite. visualize a . The pineal gland is the master gland of the body and will begin to work with the spiritual energy and distribute it throughout the physical body. Increased blood flow is going to your brain. You may feel a strange sensation in your head as you are doing this. Before this both balls were centered on and over the middle of the head. The center of the big energy ball will have shifted toward the back of the head and it will feel as if half of it is protruding from the top and back of the head. Each ball of energy is created out of a different type of energy. STEP FOUR After successfully visualizing the big energy ball. Do the same thing as before mentally rotating it to help the energy stabilize. Rapidly switch awareness from one to the other until both are visualized at the same time. Now it will feel like a basketball sized energy ball is half in your head and half outside the back of your head. This begins the process of physical rejuvenation and increased health with all of the glands "synchronized" and working together. Continue this until both energy balls can be visualized quickly and easily. Be persistent and keep trying until both energy balls merge together into one larger energy ball.
Now visualize a second energy ball located on the thyroid glands in the center of the throat. When this is clearly visualized try to merge the two energy balls together. Forget about the big energy ball and focus on the new energy ball rotating it as before until it is stable. At first it was hard to merge them. This is more difficult than the earlier steps because of the sheer size of the visualization. A distinct awareness of a very large energy ball that extends around the head will result. As before merge this second energy ball with the large one to create an even larger energy ball. Spin the energy ball to help stabilize it. This alters the operation of the endocrine glands in a more harmonious way causing subtle changes throughout the entire body and releasing trapped "black" energy. STEP FIVE This step completes the construction of the basic "energy ball" used in the remaining steps. Now it will be hard to separate them from each other.261 second energy ball centered directly behind the eyebrows where the pituitary gland or "third eye" is located. The finished ball extends above the head a little and includes the throat area. This is the formation of a resonant circuit within the brain itself! It will try to maintain itself through the day. The "phase locked" condition also causes the "master glands" to work together more closely than ever before. After visualizing the energy ball as described in the first four steps you have integrated the energy of the crown chakra and third eye chakra. This may even seem like a fog of energy that surrounds you. Keep working at it until you sense all of the energies blending together. The combined energy ball will be much larger and fit around the head like a fishbowl. As before they will resist at first but when they do merge there will be a definite shift of awareness toward the center of the head. A few successful attempts will result in a permanent change with all three types of energy "phase locked" together. This is the reason for the incredible gains of this method. The "phase locking" sensation may be more difficult to sense. These have formed a large ball of energy that is surrounding the entire head. With this experience will come the absolute certainty that the pituitary and pineal glands are "phase locked" together with the third "spiritual" energy. .
Your mental processes are going through a complete overhaul as you fine-tune and perfect your personal belief system. After forming the energy ball try to raise it as high into the spiritual light as you can.262 After the ability is gained to easily create this large "phase locked" energy ball there are several ways to strengthen it. From this point on always attempt this contact with the "light" because it is your energy source. They are locked together in a "phase locked" circuit that resists change and seeks to maintain itself. Your awareness can reside in this energy ball. STEP SIX After you have perfected the basic energy ball it is time to start working with it in a deliberate and conscious manner. . This "locking" together of these energies is a wonderful thing and will begin the process of regeneration within your physical body. Move the energy ball up and down and feel your awareness move up and down with it. This helps to stabilize and strengthen it. Parts of your psyche will begin to fit together as never before. My choice is to mentally rotate it from the top of the head forward like a ball rolling in front of me. Your entire day will be filled with one "insight" after another in a way that is truly incredible. These energies will begin to bleed through into each other and open blocked energy pathways. At this point you have an energy ball made up of four different energies that have "synchronized" together as harmonics or octaves of each other. Illuminations will fill in the missing pieces for you and you will gain many useful understandings. You begin by working from the top downward one layer at a time. In a way this energy ball is a type of astral vehicle for your awareness. In this safe area you bring this "black" energy under conscious control. Your point of awareness should be able to easily move anywhere within this ball moving from one type of energy to another. Feel your mind and awareness rise as if it is in an elevator as you raise the energy ball into the light. We are going to use it to open the blocked energy pathways within the body. When this point is reached there will be a permanent change taking place in your awareness. This energy ball is your "safe" area where you can safely come to terms with "buried" and repressed emotional baggage and trapped "black" energy.
They had their own method of releasing this trapped emotional energy. As I was working through some of my "black" energy I felt what I was doing was the most important thing I had ever done in my life. The spiritual or light energy helps to dissolve and neutralize the "black" energy keeping you soundly in control of those waves of emotion that will begin to wash over you. This black energy will cling to the energy ball. I could feel the power that was flowing through me! Early Christians called this type of experience taking away your sins or freeing yourself from your sins. Try it first without holding your breath. . The method I used was to inhale. This is important because your downward efforts have loosened quite a bit of "black" energy and brought it to your awareness in a shocking manner. This practice of holding the breath as long as comfortable is extremely powerful because it forces oxygen into the blood and then into the brain. Only moving the energy ball back up into the light will release the black energy. hold my breath and mentally push the energy ball downward. Even if done only once a day this exercise will release "trapped" emotional energy throughout the entire day as spontaneous waves that suddenly wash over you. This simple practice will release incredible amounts of trapped emotional energy allowing it to be used for other purposes. Make this attempt at least three times before quitting. This may take several sessions. Your energy ball will have accumulated "dark" energy and need to be purified in the light. I was freeing myself from past karma that had held me back my entire life. It will be a highly disruptive period but a very productive one. As a result you will be very preoccupied with your personal growth and healing process. When you have done as much as you can move to this next step. As the energy ball comes in contact with repressed "black" energy it grabs the black energy like a magnet. Take your time. After the third try raise the ball as high as it will go toward your "energy source". It is possible to intensify the experience by taking a deep breath and holding it while both raising the ball and forcing it downward against the resistance. It can easily cause dizziness and should only be used with caution by those in excellent health. Then I would exhale and inhale and exhale normally before repeating. It was also the most exciting thing I had ever done and was very intense. Because the rest of the body is not "synchronized" there will be resistance and it will not want to go very far.263 Next try forcing the energy ball down the spine.
That toxic energy had been trapped in my physical body since I was a child. Each time the energy ball rises up the spine little slivers or splinters of "black" energy will be released. This indicates a deeply rooted emotional trauma that is not easily released. This also stresses the importance of developing the energy ball as a safe area for your awareness to retreat to if it has to.264 STEP SEVEN By the time you are able to move the energy ball down into the solar plexus area you will notice something very disturbing. It had been released. It is like a time bomb of toxic energy inside us waiting to go off. The best thing to do is to not force things and gently work the energy ball up and down the spine several times. "Spiritual energy" can now circulate freely throughout your entire . From the mental perspective it is easier to deal with these emotional time bombs we all have within us. STEP EIGHT Continue moving the energy ball downward until it can move freely from the base of the spine to the top of the head without any restrictions or releases of "black" energy. As an example I was working through some childhood issues when suddenly I was overwhelmed by feelings of emotional abandonment I had experienced as a child and repressed as too painful to remember. Something bad in my life was no longer there. This is what I mean by safely releasing the energy and working the energy ball from the top down. When this has been accomplished your entire body will be phase locked with the spiritual energy source above your head. It allows us to remain in control and "safely" experience and release that which must be experienced and released. The energy ball will go down quite easily but will tend to get "stuck" when you try to raise it back up! Some people have noticed this at the throat chakra. This will probably happen as a spontaneous release of emotional weeping. If this energy had not been released it would have been released in knee-jerk psychotic behaviors beyond my conscious control. After two hours of emotional sobbing and releasing the energy I felt better than I ever had in my life. Work past the deeply buried problem area and the energy will release itself.
As long as your energy ball is "phase locked" with the spiritual power source all released "black" energy will go upward until it comes into conscious awareness where it can be dealt with safely and harmlessly. It took . We are using the energy ball to do this in a more mechanical way. and physical energy still can't circulate freely because they are denser and much slower.265 body making small adjustments to increase your health and vitality. Seven are within the body. This will tap into more "black" energy that is surrounding your environment. At some point you will be able to effortlessly move the energy ball deep within the earth and raise it upward as high as possible until it disappears into the "spiritual" light. Emotional. Doing this will draw earth energy up into your body as a second power source. Create an energy ball at this point and work with it as before. STEP NINE After moving the energy ball completely up and down the spine without resistance try forcing it downward toward the center of the earth. This earth energy will activate more "black" energy within your body and shake it loose so you can get rid of it. There is a power point where your feet touch the earth. It will also create a column of light that goes from your spiritual power source down into the center of the earth to connect with your earth power source. In AA this is termed turning things over to a "Higher Power". For all practical purposes this completes the "lesser" work and begins the work of working with the dense earth energies. Only at this point is it safe to work will the strong physical and sexual energies in any serious manner. Still. This ensures rapid growth and development as all parts of your body and psyche begin to "phase lock" together. now this can be safely done. sexual. This will establish a strong two way current within your physical body and anchor both power sources in a way that will make them constantly open and active. One is just above the top of the head and one is where the feet touch the earth. There are nine chakra points. By releasing this energy into your awareness you are defusing potentially dangerous situations by gaining awareness of them and neutralizing the charge they carry. The inner circuits already opened will act as emergency relief valves when pockets of denser "black" energy are activated and released. They require much more purification.
With the opening of these channels added energy flows through the body as the result of both solar and lunar influences. We draw that up into our lives for increased health and empowerment. The mason is searching for the lost word and treasure. The second source of cosmic power lies at the center of the earth. We lift the energy ball into the light until the toxic energy it carries is released. It connects these chambers with two sources of cosmic power. When completed this meditation creates a permanent change within the energy channels of the physical body. It opens and releases blocked areas. one above the body and one beneath the body. the seven within the physical body. Working as a group makes the process much easier because you are able to draw on other group’s members for help through the tough spots. Among the ruins of an old building they excavate and find a hidden chamber. It is also the fastest and safest. Beneath that chamber lies another chamber and beneath that yet another. I have done this with over thirty people in different group settings with the same results and feedback. Now these powerful cycles are adding their energy with yours and individual progress is greatly accelerated. Depending upon the variation of masonry there are seven or nine chambers that must be excavated to reach the bottom and find the lost word. It is the most powerful way that I know of to open the major energy channels within the body. This meditation uses nine chambers. I have done it with groups of people in two hours. Spiritual Light is tapped into as high into the light as possible to reach. . In Masonry the "Royal Arch Degree" symbolizes what this meditation does.266 about six months for me to do.
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