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Awaken Your Inner Power!
A Simple Path to Personal Mastery
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Mystic Wolf Media
Copyright © 2011 by Robert Morgen. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, or any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission of the author. ISBN 13: 978-0-9790400-7-8 ISBN 10: 0-9790400-7-8 Library of Congress Control Number: 2010929526
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About the Author
Robert Morgen experienced a near-death kundalini awakening in 1992 and spent over a decade discovering what happened and how to adapt to the changes in his life. He’s the author of “Awaken Your inner Power!” and “The Spiritual Entrepreneur”. He’s a Reiki Master who holds a Black Belt in Hoshinjutsu and a Deputy Black Belt in Combat Hapkido. He’s the founder of The Inner Power Online Community, the Inner Power Meditation Meetup Group, host of The Inner Power Radio Show and creator of 4 CDs on meditation and energy work. You can download over an hour of free Guided Meditation MP3’s at his website. www.Inner-Power.net The Inner Power Podcast Robert Morgen produces a FREE Podcast in which you may download many of the exercises from this book as guided meditations. You may access this Podcast, The Inner Power Online Community, The Inner Power Radio Show and see Robert's workshop and seminar schedule at the Inner Power Blog at: www.Inner-Power.net
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For Anya, for standing by me when it didn’t make any sense. For Jake for being so much fun. For my sister Karen, for all the years of wondering what was wrong with me. ☺ For Andy for being so cool. For Jeff, Lynda, Jan, Doug Bueckert and Jen Brown-Cutrell because good friends are nice to have and when you can list them all that easily then you should. For Glenn Morris for making things make sense, even when it hurt (a lot ☺).
An unexpected side effect to writing a book has been the interesting people who've looked me up after reading it. Thanks to Scott Malone, Robert Weiland, Tom Lux, Brad Feaster, Brian Earnest and all the others who've come along to lend a hand and offer support. A special thanks to Margie Casados! Margie did a great job helping me get my radio show and some other projects going.
........................................ 144 Damo’s Cave ......................................................................... 92 Finding your ‘Inner Gods’ ........................... 74 Feeling and Seeing Energy ................... 154 Becoming Your True Self ........... 157 Living in Abundance ................................................................................. 9 Creating Your World .............. 134 Opening the Chakras ..................................................... 105 The Chakras .................................................................................................................................................................. 108 Healing ........ 180 Death and Reincarnation ........... 189 Becoming who we’re Supposed to Be ............................................................. 150 Travels in the Void ...... 193 Setting Boundaries for the Universe .................................................................................................. 1 In a Perfect World ............................................... 16 Closer to Bliss ......................................................................................... vii What is Inner Power? ............................................ 64 Basic Exercises........................ 30 Intro to Meditation .....................................................................................................Table of Contents WHO are You? ................................................................................................................................................... 97 Complete Self Acceptance .............................................................. 199 ........
...........vi Awaken Your Inner Power 1% for Inner Peace .................................................. 203 How to Achieve Inner Peace ................ 213 ...... 211 Resource List for Inner Power .................................. 206 Epilogue: The Beginning .......................................................................................
I occasionally use the phrase 'when your Inner Power awakens' and I mean it exactly that way. The exercises and principles in this book are all designed .Introduction: WHO are You? Inner Power is the combination of your basic energy and what you can do with that energy to accomplish your goals in life. like smashing the onion with a sledgehammer. Human beings have a pool of dormant energy that lies at the base of the spine. mental inflexibility and poor physical fitness of the average person but with a little training and a lot of practice anyone can access this pool of energy. When your Inner Power awakens it travels up the spine and sends a blast of energy throughout your system and this event can alter the way you look at the Universe and everything in it. clean it up and balance it one layer at a time or this energy cleansing will do it all at once. Of course it’s not just about having more energy. Known as Kundalini in Sanskrit. and how many people do you know who do all they can to avoid just that? My experience has shown that you can take the time to cleanse and balance your life on your own terms. Your physical/mental/spiritual self is like an onion. this energy is blocked by the stress. but rather it’s about using the energy you have more effectively. the more energy you have available to focus on your goals. The more energy you can generate. This awakening will cause you to deal with every aspect of your life. or this energy awakening will force you to do it. I’ve laid this book out in a simple progression of concepts and exercises that would’ve helped me immensely when I started meditation and energy work. I'm going to refer to the Kundalini as Inner Power or energy from this point on. You can peel it back.
The meditation exercises will help you learn to see and feel energy as well as move it around in your body and even in other people. This section will help you develop and increase your energy levels. Like any computer it gives you what you ask for. Take your time with the meditation exercises. Like many programs. or what you’ve programmed it for. primarily by showing you how to get out of your own way. The goal with meditation is to help you reduce the internal and external resistance to your energy by reducing stress and toxicity. in many ways. Some of these took me years to learn on my own and I’ve included links to some free Guided Meditation MP3’s of some of these exercises that you can download and share with friends. The concepts in the first part of the book will help you get your head around what this means to you on a personal level. yours can run automatically once you know how the system works and what you want to accomplish. Many of the principles in this book will help you take control of that programming. After that we move into meditation and energy work. like a vast computer. The Universe functions. The Human Energy System is a fascinating piece of biotechnology and we’re fortunate to live in a time when science and spirituality are becoming sister sciences.viii Awaken Your Inner Power to help you make gradual. The less resistance you have the more energy you can use. incremental changes to your life rather than a shocking spiritual awakening that completely changes who you think you are. Scientists have now proven beyond a doubt that everything in the universe is connected and we as observers/participators have much more control over our lives than we ever believed possible. The Chakra chapter introduces some of the energy vortexes on . rather than what you want.
The attunements give you a jump start but if you use it consistently your body will attune itself. The Reiki exercises here will help you cleanse and balance your body and energy fields. This means it’s a technology that’s available to everyone with a biology.your body. The latter part of the book includes more concepts and lessons I’ve learned the hard way. The Healing chapter that follows will help you balance your energy and clear more energy blocks. but this chapter isn’t meant to be a comprehensive training course. I’ve proven this repeatedly with my own students and in classes and seminars. While much of what I cover in this book could be called ‘spiritual’ in the sense of ‘dealing with the spirit’ I want to make a point that this is a bio-technology. personality and emotions. Much of the bio-technology in this book is based in Eastern sources because that’s what survived the religious purges of the Dark Ages. feelings and especially emotions can give you much more control over your life. We’re all a collection of thoughts. refers to an interface for aspects of your energy. regardless of religion or spiritual path. an ancient Sanskrit word for wheel. Chakra. Learning to take control of those thoughts. I’ve included enough about chakras to get you started. The concepts and exercises here can be used by anyone who wants to develop a better mind/body/spirit connection and done properly will enhance any spiritual path. I’ve included instructions for Reiki and contrary to popular belief you DO NOT need to be ‘attuned’ to Reiki in order to use it. I’ve included references to some good books for further study. When working with the chakras we can take much more control over our lives while healing deep mental and emotional trauma and even wounds from past lives. . I’ve tried to minimize the Eastern terminology as much as possible but in some cases there are no Western words for the concepts. feelings and emotions that may have piled up for years without any cleansing or direction.
but I’m confident that if . hurt. As your energy awakens you’ll see that we tend to come back to the same concepts repeatedly. confused. I'm not a guru or an expert or any type of 'Master'. dedication and the courage to face your most dangerous opponent head on. Usually this happens in a spiral. Frequently I’ll mention a concept and say a few words about it and then get into it more deeply later on. No book can be everything to everyone. depressed and angry. I stress safety in this manual and made it a point to provide several exercises and principles that can make your journey significantly safer. This type of training should definitely be considered a ‘warrior path’ and it’s not at all what many people think of when you mention meditation. I’ve used that idea in the layout of this book. One side effect of intense meditation and energy work can be extreme changes to your perceptions. but I also promise that if you pay attention to the principles and do the exercises in this book you'll have all the tools you need to handle those moments. New Age version of sitting and staring at the wall are in for a shock. You’ll learn something and later you’ll come back to that subject at a higher level and learn more about it. When you embark on this path I assure you that you will be afraid. Those who think of meditation as a fluffy. Like any warrior path this one requires discipline. I'm just a guy who has screwed all of this stuff up for long enough that I can now share some things that will help and maybe give you some examples of what not to do. These changes can affect all aspects of your life. I also repeat some concepts because the human mind can’t store a new concept the first time it’s encountered.x Awaken Your Inner Power You’ll notice that I repeat some of the concepts throughout the book because some of these concepts are extremely important and can’t be stressed enough.
you approach this one with an open mind and a willingness to go somewhere new you'll find that this book can take you there… and you’ll probably be someone new when you get there. .
experience or imagine. You can be extremely energetic and go. the environmental toxins we come in contact with and especially our emotions can add resistance to . the more energy you have to focus on your goals. however. There is a difference. In order to use your energy most effectively you have to reduce the amount of resistance that has to be overcome. feel. When we look at a piece of electrical wire we see that it has a rating that allows electricians to know how much energy it can carry and how much resistance is on the line. This energy is in everything that we see. Hence my definition of Power is ‘The ability to use what you have to accomplish your goals’. but rather about using the energy you have more It’s not about having more energy.Robert Morgen 1 Chapter 1 What is Inner Power? Think of the human body as a piece of electrical wire. The more energy you can generate. The food we eat. go all the time and still not get anything done. At the same time it’s not just about having more energy. between energy and Power. When we look at our body we can see a lot of ways we add resistance to our energy. but using the energy you effectively have more effectively. go. Our body has a measurable field of bioelectrical energy that flows through it.
Your brain handles this information overload by using various filters or triggers that are your basic programming for how you handle certain situations or events. I’ve tried as much as possible to replace the Eastern terminology.2 Awaken Your Inner Power our energy leaving us drained and powerless. and like a computer it will give you exactly what you program it to give. There are many paths to increasing your Inner Power and the methods and tools in this book are by no means the only way. I’ve laid them out in a progression that would have helped me greatly in my own studies in the hopes that it can trim some years or trials off your journey. I’ve used what I’ve learned from studying the Eastern methodologies primarily because those methodologies survived the religious persecution suffered by Western energy workers over the last couple of thousand years. . Learning to take control of that programming can allow you to put much of your growth process on autopilot. deleted or reprogrammed to help you get the results you want from your life. Many of these filters can be adjusted. Even if you wanted to you couldn’t focus on each bit of information you process. Programming Your System The Universe works like a huge computer. Take your time with the concepts and exercises that follow. The human brain processes billions of pieces of information per second. The principles. but in some cases there is no good Western counterpart. rather than what you think you want. rather than trying to think about every piece of information that comes to you each moment.
Many people get wrapped up in the feeling of what they don’t want and therefore send out a message ‘bring this’ to the Universe. Learning to use the language of emotion allows you to get better results more quickly. I was consistently asking and feeling for what I didn’t want because I didn’t have good control over my programming. Contrast – You have to know what you want in order to get it. so as long as you believe that rich people are bad. Emotion – Your body is your interface between the ‘real’ world and the Universe. One of our primary problems is that our physical language. but for right now I’m going to give you some simple keys to how your programming works. The Universe speaks emotion. Your subconscious will never let you become that which you despise. and that’s how we communicate directly with it. Jack Canfield points out that “The Universe is like a giant lock. . Your subconscious can’t manifest what you don’t believe. Whenever you experience an event you can look at that event and break it into what you want and what you don’t. but who also hates ‘rich people’ and uses words like ‘Eat the Rich’. is not what the Universe speaks. you’ll always be poor. it brings you what you feel. the lock has to open”. Belief – Your beliefs are some of your most basic and powerful programming. Some Keys to the Program I’m going to get into much more detail as we go along. a primitive version of English in my case. I came to a shocking realization a few years ago that I always get what I ask (feel) for. A good example might be a person living in poverty who wants to be rich. The Universe doesn’t bring you what you ask for. However. If you have the key.Robert Morgen 3 concepts and exercises in this book will help you take control of that programming.
Your energy can be affected by many things including diet. all you have to do is know that it’s on the way and allow it to come. acupuncture and Reiki as well as martial modalities such as Dim Mak.4 Awaken Your Inner Power Doubt – You can ask for anything you want. Chakra is a Sanskrit word for ‘wheel’ and these energy centers correlate to the physical. do we ask for things that are bad for us? Once you decide what you want. I’ll cover these keys in more detail later on in the book. With training and practice you can have a large amount of control over the energy in your body and even affect the energy in other people. ki or prana in various cultures. This is both a pain in the butt and a safety. but if you doubt your ability to get it then you block the manifestation of it. Your energy can be felt with the bare hand and seen with the naked eye. environment and stress. For now just keep them in mind. spiritual and emotional aspects of your being. There are energy centers on your body called chakras. I get into a better description of the chakras in a later chapter. flows through long channels called meridians. This electrical energy can be measured with modern medical equipment and influenced by healing modalities such as qi qong (chi kung). From the meridians your energy flows into all the parts of your body. decide that it’s good for you and that you should have it. Working with your chakras can directly affect your energy and the various parts of your life. . also called chi. The feeling of doubt is also the feeling of NOT having what you want. exercise. The Human Energy System Energy. through bad programming. How often.
Exercise is one of the best but it has to be something you love. in our body can become blocked or stagnated. which is why I’m giving you exercises on how to keep your energy moving and release these blocks. with the same type of results. Energy follows thought – Energy will go to whatever you are thinking about. it doesn’t know the difference between ‘want’ and ‘don’t want’. physical. hence the concept of contrast. Many of us however. If you love to dance and . The energy pathways or meridians. When your energy backs up behind a block what develops is a pool of stagnant energy. emotional and spiritual health problems. Energy blocks can have an extreme effect on your entire being.Robert Morgen 5 There are a few simple things to remember when it comes to energy work. Think about where you send your energy. What you focus on is what you get. This is one of the reasons I stress keeping a positive attitude and having faith. fall into patterns of focusing on what we don’t want when presented with contrast. When that happens your energy is impeded in the same way that a dam impedes a river. Your subconscious only sees what you focus on and tries to bring that into reality. How much of your energy goes either into the past or into the future? A lot of people spend their time thinking about what they wish they had done differently in the past or thinking about what they would like to do in the future. There are a lot of ways to release energy blocks. Energy will go wherever you send it and the more intentional you can be the better your results will be. Depending on where it blocks this can manifest in mental. Energy flows like water – Energy always takes the path of least resistance. How much of your energy is spent thinking about what you don’t want? It’s important to know what you want and what you don’t.
Just as energy can block up in your meridians. Exercise you love can relieve stress. . has to be a part of your lifestyle. Exercise can also do wonders to help your body eliminate toxins. Yoga and Qi Qong are forms of exercise which help energize and cleanse your meridians slowly. make more or use less – For now think of your energy levels as you would a bank account. There’s 2 ways to have more energy. Acupuncture. The more loose and relaxed you can be the faster and more easily you’ll be able to move. it can be blocked by tight muscles. If you start off by spending part of your energy thinking about the past. If you have $100 worth of energy budgeted throughout your day then the more efficient you can be the more you’ll have left over at the end of the day. to be effective. Exercise. which is why so many people buy gym memberships that never get used. and then blow some more thinking about what you don’t want. both organic and environmental.6 Awaken Your Inner Power hate the gym then an hour of dancing will do more for you than 2 hours in the gym. think about the future or indulge your imagination. active body will more efficiently eliminate them from your system. get your lymph moving and increase the amount of energy you have available. and then spend another chunk daydreaming about the future or your fantasy world then how much is left for the present? Don’t misunderstand me and think that it’s never ok to remember the past. When a muscle is tight it can’t move and you have to relax it before you can do anything with it. Energy doesn’t flow through tight muscles . Chiropractic and Reiki can do wonders for helping to cleanse them more rapidly as part of an overall health plan. In the modern world it’s impossible to avoid the toxins in our food and environment and a healthy. Stretching and flexibility are about more than being able to kick high.
An interesting side effect of this technique is that it keeps you focused in a compassionate stance while dealing with conflict. Energy flows best through a happy body – One reason I stress guided meditation exercises like The Secret Smile is because these exercises let you take more control over the movement and feel of your energy. competent.Robert Morgen 7 My point is simply to do those things in a more mindful and purposeful way. Play with this. happy and sexy. rather than mirroring the anger and frustration of the person you are dealing with. green energy straight out from his heart chakra it drastically cut down on the number of conflicts he had with the people he dealt with. allowing you that split second of warning when it’s needed. Invest rather than splurge. If you have a training buddy then practice sending energy out this way and see what you can both feel. If you can develop a lifestyle of being happy and relaxed then many of the common energy blocks will be avoided and your energy will flow easily and unencumbered. Using Your Energy We’ll get into a lot of different tools and ways to develop and use chi. which is opposite of how many of us feel throughout the day. My best friend is a former street cop for a small town in Colorado. but here’s an example. . It also keeps you more relaxed and in tune with people. He began experimenting with people while he was on duty and discovered that when he opened up and sent loving. The goal of The Secret Smile is to make you feel relaxed.
8 Awaken Your Inner Power Energy is all around you and a part of everything you do. . The more you learn about it and how to use it the more you’ll be able to relax and allow your will to direct the course of your life. That’s Inner Power.
etc ad Your reality is the sum of every moment of your life. Come along and prove it for yourself. Reality as you know it is the result of everything you've done up until now. you have a list of things that you’d change about your life. you do have the ability right now to take charge of your life and turn every moment of every day into a miraculous journey beyond anything you've ever dreamed of. smart. Here's the key. "Holy Crap!" you might think. rich. if you only had the ability. You can put this process on autopilot just by integrating a few simple principles. It's ok if you don't believe me. male.”? Insert whatever you want. take control of . "You mean that I have to be constantly aware of every single thing that happens all the time?" Fortunately it's easier than that. so if you want to change the reality of your life then you have to those moments.Robert Morgen 9 Chapter 2 In a Perfect World If you’re like a lot of people. Well. How often have you heard someone say “In a perfect world I’d be ______. Your reality is the sum of every moment of your life. all you need is a shift in perspective. so if you want to change the reality of your life then you have to take control of those moments. female.
I’m sure there are a couple of galaxies hanging crookedly in the cosmic distance and folks who would straighten them the way you’d adjust a picture on the wall. rape. All you have to do is accept that as fact and it will be so.10 Awaken Your Inner Power infinitum. in perfection. I’m sure there are those who’d clean up the Asteroid Belt or get rid of that red spot on Jupiter. It will exist. Recognizing Perfection The universe. It existed in perfection for billions of years before our earliest ancestor crawled out of the primordial ooze. violence. for untold eons after our last descendant fades into memory. are absolutely perfect! Everything about YOU. as will those who look for love and beauty. every pimple or blob of fat or unwanted hair. We see what we look for. Here’s a curve ball for you. One of my big realizations is that we do live in a Perfect World in this moment. Blues Traveler. right now in this moment. I have some exercises and meditations that can help you along. For those seeking love and beauty and who have an open mind and heart. . taxes. If everything in the universe is perfect then YOU at this moment. Those who look for strife and conflict will find it. War. is absolutely perfect. HMO’s and so on. is exactly as it’s meant to be in this exact moment! You are a living example of the perfection of the Universe. Whenever I bring that up I get a plethora of imperfections that people are currently experiencing. planned obsolescence. If the Universe is perfect then everything in it is also perfect.
our most heroic deeds and our most inspiring examples of compassion and teamwork. Meditation.Robert Morgen 11 Part of the Process Many people believe in reincarnation. thoughts and actions can allow you to feel the perfection in every moment. Often these feelings are moving us towards the realizations that we came here. Learning to take control of your attitudes. I didn't say the positive in each event. Everything that happens in this universe is part of someone’s growth process. Simply see the moment from the perspective of acceptance without any . in this life. Along the way we’re learning lessons in harsh conditions and in pleasant conditions. develop and grow into who we’re supposed to become. For every outrage there is an inspiration. and we each have different comfort zones and growth lessons. Positive/negative. feelings. to learn. ‘Awakening’ is simply adapting your perceptions to see the perfection in each event. It's a way to classify something that happens. self-awareness and a willingness to listen to your internal voices are the keys here. The horrible events that occur daily give rise to some of our greatest discoveries. good/bad and right/wrong are all subjective qualifiers that we place on a moment or event. Every negative feeling is a call to action and a chance to get involved at some level and you can get involved in any way you are guided. The area between comfort and effectiveness is called growth. You’re limited only by your willingness to go inside and seek your own answers. My experience shows me that we’re here to learn specific lessons and there are simply too many lessons for any one lifetime. Every breath brings a lesson in how to live in higher awareness. That’s not meant to demean anyone’s suffering or victimization. Each life we live is an incremental process as we learn.
throughout our entire lives we’re constantly indoctrinated into one system of answers or another. you’re restricting your perceptions of the event. One of the things I notice is that most of the systems that provide answers tend to require you to accept the external answers provided rather than going into yourself and looking for your own answers.12 Awaken Your Inner Power judgment or classification. It's only big or small when we compare it to something else. like Jupiter or your left foot. a moment that simply IS. My feeling is that there are over 6 billion people on this planet and there seems to be a different correct answer for each of us. . With that in mind I’m not going to write about ‘truth’ in this book. I’m simply going to expound on some of the things that I’ve learned and been shown and let you make up your own truth. philosophies and political organizations willing to supply the answers. isn't good or bad. When you judge. Mars for example. In fact. With a little training and a lot of practice anyone can learn to live in a perfect moment. Take away the judgment and you'll see that Mars simply IS. Looking for Answers An interesting aspect of being human is that we constantly search for answers. We each have to find our own. Why are we here? What’s it all about? Where do we go when we die? You’ll find there’s no shortage of religions. Once you’ve experienced that perfect moment then you can start to string those moments together to create your perfect life.
– Krish Dhanam For many of us growth comes with experience. What a wonderful perfection. You can’t see the ultimate cause and effect of what’s happening. and growth is uncomfortable. and frequently our experience tends to be labeled either ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Maybe the nun volunteered to live this moment because it's a turning point in the soldier's life and he's going to change and spend the rest of his life helping people. do the best you can in any situation and . try to find help or take photos for your Pulitzer and ALL of those will be the right answer depending on what you’re here to learn. "Sure" you might respond. "So a Chinese soldier is beating and raping a Tibetan Buddhist nun. The difference between comfort and effectiveness is called growth. You can grab the soldiers AK-47 and send him back to Start and hope he wants to learn something else in his next life. You can wait until he leaves and do what you can for the nun. I'm not condoning rape. Chinese soldiers or Buddhist nuns when I say that every event is a lesson. 3% of the people in this world operate in the effective zone. condone or agree with any events you experience.Robert Morgen 13 Acceptance and Growth 97% of the people in this world operate in the comfort zone. you just have to accept them as they are at that moment and realize those events are exactly perfect." We’re here to learn lessons that develop us into who we’re meant to be. brutality. take up the pen and enlighten the world on the struggles of the Tibetan people. All you can do is have faith. Maybe the soldier and the nun both volunteered to come back to this life and live this moment just so you could be outraged. as is your response to that event. You don't have to like.
and you’ll be able to figure out your purpose. It Just Doesn’t Matter Once you’re comfortable with the Perfection of the Universe then you’ll realize you’re completely free. Good and Evil The more I'm shown about concepts like Good and Evil.14 Awaken Your Inner Power realize that every moment is a perfect lesson in itself. If you are led in that direction then by all means embrace your lessons and empower yourself in every way possible. You can't do anything about that. although you can step up and do your best to eradicate those issues. There will be for awhile yet. hunger and war. Some of us are here to learn the lessons of peace. with whomever I want and do whatever I want for as long as I want". love. knowing oneself is what the journey is about. Since you ARE perfect you can follow your voices in any direction that you’re led. Many of us see Freedom as the ability to. In fact. Maybe you feel called to be a relief worker or a soldier or a tyrant or a martyr. . Go for it. what we have is Freedom and Restriction. those who need to come back to this plane of existence and learn the lessons of poverty. You’re free to jump off a building but be aware that the Law of Gravity comes into play and you are going to hit the ground. when I want. as Anthony Robbins says. self worth. “Know thyself” as Socrates said. the more strongly I believe they don't exist the way we think. However. loving one’s self and embracing the infinite abundance of the universe. with Freedom we have responsibility and the realization that even when we are totally free we are still subject to certain Natural Laws. "Go where I want. Rather.
Your ability to accept your situation exactly as it is. can be the deciding factor between growth and misery. When you can feel better about all of your experiences you have the ability to prevent the manifestation of the ‘bad’ energy that many people feel all the time.Robert Morgen 15 You’re free to treat others badly. . So the idea of BALANCE becomes important. My suggestion is that you spend some time looking at the events in your life from the perspective of freedom or restriction. You’re free to live your life with a negative attitude. Learning to integrate these concepts into your life on a moment to moment basis can help you put much of what you want to create on autopilot. You have a great degree of Freedom. but be aware that the Law of Reciprocity comes into play and the Universe returns exactly what you send out. You won’t have to think about it. in this moment. This is about changing your programming for how you feel about everything that happens to you. love or fear. but also a responsibility to yourself and those around you. To experience true growth always requires one to get out of ‘the comfort zone’. Learning to feel Perfection on a moment to moment basis allows you to make that Perfection part of your reality. but discomfort isn’t the same as pain and suffering. but not how you see yourself. you can just DO it. or more restriction?" How you answer that question determines how the people around see you. but be aware that the Law of Attraction comes into play and you’ll attract exactly what you think and feel. With the above Universal Laws in mind the question becomes "When I exercise my freedoms am I creating more freedom for myself and others.
is why I subscribe to this belief.16 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 3 Creating Your World I believe each of us has the ability to create the world we live in and change it as we see fit. I’ve seen nothing at all in the Bible to make me think I’m wrong and quite a handful of references that make me think I’m right. If I’m NOT creating my world. If I’m creating my world then I have the ultimate responsibility for it and I can change it and adapt it as I wish. and I never argue with that. the dog. No matter how you feel about responsibility. 1. I believe we create our world for 2 simple reasons. then I don’t have the ability to change it! Reason #2. the judge or the weather. the car. in order to create your world you are going to have to accept 100% of the responsibility for everything you create. There go all your excuses! You can't blame the system. I do point out that when you look to an external source for creation and validation you are giving away all of your power and ability. 2. If I’m not creating my world and my reality then who is? People frequently give the answer “God”. I base that belief on my personal experience as well as a growing volume of modern scientific evidence. more than anything else. Who cares if the sun was in your eyes? .
No matter what you are unhappy about. This is not pseudo-science or New Age fluffiness. This came about through my actions and the decisions and choices that I made. this lousy job. I take complete responsibility for my life from this moment on. you have the power to change it and make it better. my parents. Acknowledging that you created your life is the first step. You are going to have to say "I created this debt. the system." Have you ever heard that thoughts have power? There are several ways that you can begin to use the power of thought and harness that energy. Concept – Energy Follows Thought Your energy flows directly to whatever you think about. this miserable lifestyle or this depressing day. We have the ability to take 100% of the control over what happens to us and it’s all built into the system.Robert Morgen 17 Until you can accept 100% responsibility for everything that you do then you are always. Later on I've shown exercises for how you can project your energy and move it around your body. always going to be giving away your power to anyone else who wants to take that responsibility away from you! We live in a world where we have far more power than we think. If you don't admit to yourself that you created whatever situation you want to change then you are never going to be able to give yourself the power to rearrange it the way you want it to be. Before you can do that however. This is scientific fact and all you have to do is experiment with it and . you have to take responsibility for it. It wasn't the government. my spouse or my school teachers fault. always.
The only differences are perceptual. so therefore you are.18 Awaken Your Inner Power you'll probably be able to do it. You get out on the street and someone cuts you off and you get mad and BANG! There goes $10 out of your bank. As you begin working with your ego and taking more control over your life you'll find there is a radical shift in perception in which the blocks and separations between you and the Universe begin to disappear. Another scientific fact is that you and the Universe are made of exactly the same energy. How much time do you spend thinking about events in your childhood that angered or frightened you? How much time do you spend mentally arguing with or telling off someone at work? How much time do you spend worrying about other aspects of your life. You just sent part of your energy to that person! If you stay mad at them you are sending a constant stream of energy and the energy in your account just keeps draining. You perceive your Self to be separate from the Universe. We're fortunate that we live in a time when pretty much all of this information is available. For a long time much of this process has been kept in the realms of the esoteric and mystical. Most people can learn it in just a few minutes. you have $100 in your energetic bank account from Chapter 2 and you are doing just fine as you get ready to go to work and head out the driveway. with the caveat that the less you know about what you’re getting into the more drastic the changes you’ll experience may be. Teachers have doled out the information piecemeal over a long period of time partly as a safety measure for their students. that court date or . All you have to do is find a source you like and start to use the information. So with that thought.
All too often we want to put off making changes. the question at this point is how to use that power. If you send all your energy to the things that make you angry. When you send energy to something you are in fact. or into your past or into your worries. or have more money or more time. We want to wait until we’re in better shape. what do you have left over to use to create CHANGE? Empowering Your Life We use the word empower a lot. creating it! You are providing the building blocks for the You already have all the power you can ever take it away from you! need. and no one manifestation of that which you think about. . I want to emphasize that you have all the power you need to begin making that change right now. This book is about how to make changes in your life and you wouldn't have started reading it if you didn't have something you wanted to change.Robert Morgen 19 those bills? What you think about and feel about is what you create simply because you are sending the energy for it to manifest! You've heard that you can't create something out of nothing. Personal Empowerment is all about finding the power to make the changes in your life. You have everything you need right now! This is a key point. I believe you already have all the power you need.
All you have to do is give yourself permission to do something different. Pick something small and give it a try.20 Awaken Your Inner Power Giving Yourself Permission You are the ultimate authority on your life." . You must be if you are going to take responsibility for it. A vow is a good tool. Therefore the first step to making change is to give yourself permission to make that change. "I give myself permission to receive every good thing that comes my way today. Grab an index card and write. It's possible for a vow from another life to still affect you in this one. Maybe you took a vow of poverty. Just because you started building a house with a hammer doesn't meant you have to use the hammer all the time. a shovel or a beer when you are building a house. I'm saying that a vow is a good tool and when you're done using the tool it's ok to put it down and pick up another one. "I give myself permission to forgive every person who makes me angry today. or accomplish anything you want to accomplish as long as you let yourself do it. It's a way to give energy to your intent and a great tool to help you manifest whatever change you needed at the time you took the vow. or a vow of celibacy (shudder)." Or maybe. Giving Yourself Permission is a tool that lets you break out of subconscious ruts and start over. It’s not that you shouldn't take a vow seriously. Sometimes you need a saw. YOU can do anything that you want to do. Use the right tool at the right time. It's like shaking up the Etch-A-Sketch in your subconscious. Many of us are operating under old vows we've taken in this life or another.
You need a license to drive. . For some people the ism's are great tools and exactly what is needed at that point. YOU have the power to take the ultimate responsibility for your actions. It only matters that you start doing it. YOU have the power to change. You even need permission to marry the person you love and there are laws that restrict your choices! YOU are your own ultimate authority. We’re told we must do this or that and believe this or that otherwise we face eternal damnation. or Islam. I'm NOT against Christianity. or Zoroastrianism or Corn Tortillaism or any other ism. a permit to hold a parade or add on to your house. Punishment and Rewards Many of us grew up in a restrictive religion using the carrot and stick method. When you are constantly told something by people you trust and you have it drummed into you repeatedly of course you are going to believe it. One of the most amazing tools that humans can use for good or ill is the concept of belief. WHY would any person. In the sections on Abundance and Law of Attraction I'll get into much more detail about this as we'll be using it a lot more. if given a choice. just get started with it. desires and dreams and no one can take that away from you unless you let them.Robert Morgen 21 It doesn't matter what you give yourself permission for. thoughts. In Western culture we are taught that we need someone's permission for almost anything. For now. create and develop your life in any direction you wish. manage. choose to live in that sort of a system? Most people are never given the choice! They are indoctrinated into it from birth and it becomes the only system they know. Giving Yourself Permission is also a tool for erasing the doubt that blocks our manifestation.
otherwise what are we getting punished for? It's a bit like the Income Tax in the US. However. You'll know fairly quickly whether what you are doing is working and then you can continue developing your Self in the ways that work best. This is relatively easy to prove and a slight bit of research on your part will turn up a ton of information on the 16th Amendment and the creation of the Federal Reserve. who are trying to break out of that restrictive paradigm. and you may be one of them. When you start giving yourself permission to delete and remove old vows one of the first things that pops up is the thought 'If I do this is God going to be angry with me? Am I going to get punished or blackballed or struck by lightning?' Sin If we're going to talk about punishment we have to get into the subject of sin. I spent the best part of a decade struggling with this after I realized there were other ways and other paths I could take. except you create your own prison and you judge and convict yourself. There is no Law (let me repeat that!) there is no Law that says you have to pay income tax. . The concept of sin is a bit like that. One of the advantages to connecting to the Universe and creating your life is that you get feedback. if you don't pay your taxes the IRS will take everything you own and put you in prison (welcome to the Land of the Free).22 Awaken Your Inner Power There are other people.
Robert Morgen 23 You can find the word 'sin' used in various contexts going back nearly 10. or you've missed your You get what you focus on so if you’re going to make sure it’s one you enjoy! focus on a sin goal of not sinning.000 years. The word translated from Greek versions of the Christian Bible to mean 'sin' means 'to miss the mark or target'. You need the priests/middle men in order to be saved and without them you’ll burn in eternal damnation. Documents from Jesus’ time (as opposed to the modern Bible which was created hundreds of years later) show He taught “The Kingdom of Heaven is within you” and you are responsible for your own salvation. the result of that feeling is what you get. guns. Most forms of the word have to do with guilt. so when you think of sin and you have a feeling either good or bad. Various religions have interesting lists of sins in order to free their converts from having to think too much about this. If you sin you are without the grace of God. abortion. politicians or anything else you focus on. That’s why it’s impossible to stamp out sin. My early research on sin was experiential. You get what you focus on so if you’re going to focus on a sin make sure it’s one you enjoy! A key concept in many religions is salvation. The Universe brings what you focus on and it doesn’t understand words. This was a big controversy in the early days of Christianity. but a bit of academic research turns up the word in Hinduism where sin or pāpa is used to describe actions that create negative karma. .
only you” – Esther Hicks When you take responsibility for creating your world you may think you have to give up the ability to go to the outside sources when times get hard. So many people stick with religion because it answers all the questions and gives firm guidelines. The Universe is filled with unlimited energy and you can allow that energy to flow into your physical self simply by willing it to be so. It would be so nice at that point to stop and pray to some outside authority for help. Michael Beckwith says in the movie 'The Secret'. When times get bad you realize YOU have created the trials you’re going through. We're taught about the Law of Gravity in school. As Dr. . The route is inside you rather than ‘out there’. but there is a form of higher energy you can connect with. If you’re having a tough time remember that all the energy you’ll ever need is available and you can just ask for it. It may sound contradictory after some of my rants on religion. In hard times you can wrap religion around you like a warm blanket on a winter night and be comforted. Many of us are familiar with these Laws in a general sense. Everything in the Universe IS you. The Universal Laws We are subject to number of Laws until we develop the internal power to break them (Google Milarepa). for instance. When we say it’s ALL you we mean it exactly that way.24 Awaken Your Inner Power Creating Your World (the way you want it) “It’s all YOU. Our physical form gives us limits we have to overcome and can make us feel cut off from the larger energy of the Universe.
You have the ability to attract anything that you want if you take conscious control of the process and develop the ability to control what you are thinking and feeling. In his excellent book 'Rich Dad. The moment you say "I can't afford to give because I don't have enough" you are restricting yourself and cutting yourself off from the same flow of energy you are looking for. In his book 'Shadow Strategies of an American Ninja Master' Dr. Poor Dad' Robert Kiyosaki points out that you have to give that which you want to receive. Comes Around". Unfortunately most people spend a lot of time thinking about what they don't want and feeling things that they don't want to feel. you're gonna hit the ground.Robert Morgen 25 "I don't care if you're a good person or a bad person. Glenn Morris lists about 20 different versions of this Law from almost every major religion and philosophical path. . If you want more time then give freely of your own. The Law of Attraction – The short version is that what you think about. and then wondering why they keep getting more of that. If you fall off a building. If you want money then you have to give money. This leads us right into the next Law. what you feel. and more importantly. is what you are going to get. I can assure you that these Laws are even more influential on your life than gravity. The Law of Reciprocity – "What Goes Around. When you integrate the fact that you will receive exactly what you give you have a much greater degree of control over your life." There are other Laws you may be familiar with that you haven't seen put into this same perspective.
Some of the controversy also comes from some of the people from the movie selling their programs giving you ‘the missing parts’ of The Secret.26 Awaken Your Inner Power In the 2006 movie 'The Secret' Bob Proctor says it this way. Ask for what you want. Jack Canfield points out that the Universe is like a lock and all you need is the right combination. you’ll find a penny on the sidewalk. Remember that the Universe is you! You are creating this as you go and you can open up to unlimited streams of wellbeing if you have a few simple rules. 3. if you're thinking about debt that's what you're going to get". We’ve been cut off from using this part of the combination by beliefs like . but leave yourself open to get more. You can complicate this as much as you want beyond this. be specific but also leave room to get more than you asked for – You can say “I want more money” and the Universe will bring it to you. If you want $10. 1. Know what you want – contrast exists to show you the difference between what you want and what you don’t. "I don't care if you're thinking 'get out of debt' or 'get into debt'. How often do we ask for things we know we can’t get only to say “This stuff doesn’t work!”? You have to take the time to build up your belief patterns. 2. Here are the parts of The Law of Attraction. 4. Start small and take little victories on a consistent basis. Believe you can have it! – This may be the most important part of the combination.000 then ask for it. I’ve been shocked by the way people hate this movie. Be open to receiving – I see so many people who give all the time but can’t allow themselves to receive. although I’ve only seen the version with Esther Hicks and I realize that some of that hatred may be political.
. Part of what you receive will be the how that makes your desire possible. Get into alignment with what you want – You must take steps to achieve what you want. Be open to receiving this guidance and then make a commitment to following it. You can put out the intention to be the world’s greatest actress. You must be 100% sure that what you want is on the way otherwise you are blocking it. Take the time to explore your doubts and you'll probably find some programming that you can change or delete. but if you don’t take acting classes or get a sex change then it’s never going to happen. You can be wide open to 'receiving' but simultaneously block your manifestation with doubt. Those feelings of doubt are telling you that you have something to think about or resolve concerning whatever you are asking for. Once you receive the how from step 4 you can get on with getting into alignment. 5. When you open to receiving you are allowing others to give and it’s equally as important to be able to receive as to give. The key here is to hold that emotion of gratitude consistently until after what you want arrives. 6. no matter how much you apply all the other keys. a. Be Grateful – Once you put the above parts of the combination into play then just know that what you asked for is already on the way.Robert Morgen 27 “It’s better to give than receive”. b.
This is to prevent you from having random thoughts and having those random thoughts manifest instantly. if you hate rich people. Many . but if it doesn’t show up quickly enough then you change your want and ask for something else. Gregg Braden points out that the Universe is like a computer. Belief Belief plays a huge part in manifestation. Just like a computer what you want takes time to get here and it may not show up in the form you expected. called time.28 Awaken Your Inner Power The Safety is built into the System The word consistent might be the single most important word I use in this manual. If you hold what you’re asking for in your focus then the Universe has its clarification and can bring it. You simply cannot become that which you despise at a soul level. your subconscious won’t let it happen. Like a computer. your subconscious will never let you win the lottery or have a lot of money. The Universe starts lining up this new want and since you’ve stopped focusing on the old one it stops bringing it to you. You cannot manifest something that you don’t believe you should have. You have to believe in what you ask for and believe that you can have it and deserve it. You can know what you want and put it out there. the Universe also gives you an ‘Are you sure you really want this?” window. There is a safety built into at this level also. it gives you what you ask for. It doesn’t give you what you want. You have to be consistent with what you want and the more steps you can take to get into alignment with what you want the more feedback you are sending the Universe. For example.
Holy Guardian Angel and the Great Spirit. God-Consciousness Each of us has a spark of Divinity within.Robert Morgen 29 times we ask for the right thing at the wrong time and we know this subconsciously. Looking externally for your Divinity is like going to your next door neighbor and asking if they’ve seen your liver lying around anywhere. or at least a burning bush. At the universal level it's all the same thing! It's that little bit of Divine Energy that propels us through the myriad lifetimes that we spend trying to learn why we came here when all the time the answers are right there within us. the God-Force that we all have within that we simply need to learn to listen to. I'm not against these religions. Judaism and Islam) all of which share a common root and all of which have been perverted to teach people to look externally for their answers. There are a lot of names for that spark including God. hence the non-manifesting. At a spiritual level this book is about helping people learn to connect to that internal Divinity. but those of us who were heavily indoctrinated into them usually have to spend quite some time just cleaning that stuff out in order to get on with finding the real divinity that exists within us rather than worshipping the power structures that have been created externally. Most of us have been influenced in one way or another by the Big 3 religions (Christianity. The route to your Divinity can only be internal. or any others for that matter. just waiting for us to knock on the door and ask. It's that spark that we are trying to fan into a larger flame and eventually into a bonfire. the Goddess. . There are a lot of routes to your specific Divinity and all of them will teach you something so take time and explore.
Take the above example which I found at www. from bl ths. ‘cause if a little bliss is good then twice as much is better. sign me up. In the metaphysical arena we tend to throw around words like bliss and enlightenment. from bl the. Not necessarily because I’m a good speaker. The ecstasy of salvation. ecstasy. from Old English bliss. Extreme happiness. [Middle English blisse.com/bliss. but because they want to know more about it.] Bliss is a concept that people bring up during my classes and presentations. see blithe. joyful.thefreedictionary.30 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 4 Closer to Bliss bliss (bl s) n. 2. Phrasal Verb: bliss out Slang To go into a state of ecstasy. “The ecstasy of salvation” sounds good. OK. . spiritual joy. 1. yet these concepts tend to be ill-defined and abstract more often than not. Oh yeah and give me a side order of “Extreme happiness” also. right? My personal definition that I like to use is simpler and easier to grasp.
. If I haven’t lost you by this point the come along and I’ll see if I can explain it in a way that makes sense. I must have missed a memo). completely paralyzed.Becoming less judgmental Events in and of themselves are rarely good or bad. I remember lying face down in the ocean. One person might look at an event and think “Wow. Other dualities are less solid and much more subjective. Rather it’s our judgmental position that assigns the value to it. this really sucks!” Yet I look back and see that event as a pivotal point in my life and realize I learned much more from it than the obvious “Don’t dive into shallow water” (Apparently most people already knew that. Light/Dark and Male/Female tend to be relatively stable as far as abstracts go and we all have those energies in some combination. that’s great!” while another may look at the same event and think “Man. this really sucks!” Step 2 . I was holding my breath and wondering if I was ever going to get another and thinking “Man. which is why living here is so interesting. The combinations vary with each of us.Dealing with the dualities Yin/Yang. such as Good and Evil or even Good and Bad. Step 1 . With just a few subtle shifts in our consciousness it becomes easily attainable. These tend to be much more judgmental and subjective. ever happen to you.” Does that sound silly and improbable? I don’t think so.Robert Morgen 31 ”The ability to live each moment with a sense of gratitude and tranquility and enter into a state in which you’re always happy and bad things never.
It’s the way we respond to them that make them good or bad.Developing a positive attitude Once you cease judging each event as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ you can begin to look for the positive lessons. From that moment on you’ll be moving with more positive energy and drawing more positive energy to yourself. Once again I have to mention the concept of Faith. The moment's good events side may of not this be The good side of this moment's events may not be immediately obvious. How many times have you gotten stuck behind an annoyingly slow driver only to discover the Highway Patrol speed trap up ahead? Events are simply events. Living a period of tragedy is hard no matter who you are or how well trained and experienced in these mystery schools. Learning to look for the good side effect or positive lesson in everything that happens is a major step to developing a sense of tranquility.32 Awaken Your Inner Power Often the events that happen to us are much less extreme. Sometimes it's only years later that events make sense and we're in perspective. Sometimes it's only years later that events make sense and we're able to see them in perspective. The ability to step outside of your judgment of the situation is a very important skill and it doesn't come easy for most people. positive or negative. able to see them immediately obvious. Step 3 . . This will have an immediate effect on your life.
Few feelings are more powerful than looking around and thinking “This is really Great! My life has never been this good before. that’s when the corners of your mouth turn upwards. sincere smile to the next 10 people you meet. The universe will agree with anything you tell it. It also affects and tightens the muscles of the cheeks and studies have shown that the mere act of smiling releases chemicals into the brain that make you feel better and happier.The Joy of Gratitude Now that you feel good. say it to your friends. making it easier to continue doing so. mistrustful? What does that tell you about the person you’re smiling at (or about the way you’re smiling)? Do this exercise with regularity as it really can help build your awareness of the energy. Step 4 . This is a meditation exercise and it’s homework so let go of your normal daily worries and stresses and give an honest. be thankful. Can you feel the energy between you and the person you’re smiling at? Does it feel good.” It’s OK if that sentence is not exactly true. (For you grumpy buggers out there. Now use that smile on the next 10 people you meet.Robert Morgen 33 Here’s an exercise for you. you’ll find that life really is getting better. bad.) Feel the energy within you change as you smile. If you don’t feel good then you should also be thankful as the feelings of dis-ease are really warning signs that we need to make some changes. as well as brighten the world a bit. so if you constantly reaffirm how good your life is you might be surprised to find that it really is improving a bit each day. possibly even revealing the teeth and part of the gums. Smile. How many people have . but as you consistently think it to yourself or even better.
Our lives aren’t made up of days or years.34 Awaken Your Inner Power thought “I’d change if I just had a sign”. It’s how we approach each moment that determines whether we can. smile and be happy. Someday when you try to write a book to explain how you got to be the way you are (or at least the way you’ll be then). as I look back on all that's happened and the places I’ve been. Journaling can be a good way to release stress. but learning to look beyond the judgmental reactions and find the positive lessons will allow you to smile (or at least grimace) through the pain and see that the events had a different meaning. you’ll wish you had. I realize that as usual. that energy will build up in your muscles as well as your brain. judge our lives as having been ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Just because you . In the meantime. Two decades later. he’s exactly right. I didn’t keep a journal however. Glenn Morris states that you’re going to be making extreme changes to your life and therefore should keep a journal. Depending upon the strength of the emotions you've experienced. so when I urge you to begin keeping one right now it’s through my own bad example. In this moment. at the end. Another reason to keep a journal is because our thoughts are energy! When someone ticks us off we tend to walk around with that energy for awhile before it finally clears. Dr. but rather a collection of individual moments. You’ll see many instances where I learned the hard way rather than just following the advice of someone who’s already been where I’m trying to go. while the signs for change were all around them and they just didn’t understand? It can be really difficult to be thankful and express gratitude when life deals you pain and heartache. Keeping a Journal In Path Notes of an American Ninja Master.
Thinking about something creates it at a small level. but this is what I felt…” After about the third or fourth time I stopped him and said “Look. Writing something down is an act of creation that goes beyond merely thinking it. Nobody has the right to say you didn’t. . if you experienced it that makes it real. Write about what you want. Once it's written down the mind can release the thought and let new stuff flow in.” Many of these exercises and concepts are about helping you access and learn to use your internal energies. Journaling can also open up your creative process and help develop a flow of information. recognize what’s going on and understand what’s happening to you. When I work with writers I advise them to journal for exactly this reason. This is about building your own personal catalog of experiences. There IS NO external validation for a lot of this stuff! It’s all about learning to feel things and then trust your feelings. what you love and what you'd like to see happen. writing it down adds more energy and creates it at a larger level. You are the only person who can decide what you’re feeling and categorize it properly. When we write we are opening up to a flow of energy and often we'll have an idea that floats around in our heads for awhile before we write it down. Acting on it adds even more energy and helps to ensure that it manifests in your life. this may just be bullshit. and say “Well.Robert Morgen 35 journal something doesn't mean that you can't immediately shred it. by the way. Creating your Personal Catalog of Experiences I was at a Reiki Share where a young man was clearly experiencing some awakening energy. As we talked about his experiences he’d start to describe them and stop slightly embarrassed.
with this stuff. I can tell you what something feels like for me. but I can’t tell you what it should feel like for you.36 Awaken Your Inner Power What makes teaching subtle energy difficult (and so easy for the charlatan) is that the energies are subtle. I'll be writing extensively later on about feeling and seeing energy and you'll have a lot of exercises that will help you build up your catalog. but may not have recognized the energy for what it was because you had nothing to compare it to. energies your entire life. It’s the only way to discover what it feels like. It's a tool to help you with your moment to moment awareness of how you're treating yourself and others. I did the Microcosmic Orbit for over 2 years before I felt the connection and began to figure it out. Once you begin to . You have been surrounded by amazing and miraculous If you have an awareness of karma what you really have is a form of balance. Often it takes a long time to feel your connection to the energy and understand that connection. That’s why I repeatedly stress keeping a positive attitude and playing rather than working. This is something that you will be doing for the rest of your life and you'll be amazed at how much attention you'll be able to give a pine cone or a flower or to your mate while making love.
develop your inner catalog then you'll never be bored again as there is always something new to discover or experience.
Karma We hear a lot about Karma. This is good karma, you have bad karma. People think karma is the result of your last life coming back to bite you in this one. I only partially agree. I also think we make our own karma as we go and have to deal with it during this life. Karma is simply the result of our actions. If you frequently use anger as a tool you have to expect to be put in positions where anger is necessary. You create that circle and then perpetuate it. In part it goes back to the Laws of Reciprocity and Attraction and in part it has to do with our subconscious. Awakening your Inner Power breaks the wheel of karma in that it forces you to examine yourself in such detail that you’ll have to clean up your messes, even those carried over from past lives. I don’t see Inner Power as some karmic ‘get out of hell free’ card. Rather it’s like a huge mirror that doesn’t lie to you and won’t let you lie to yourself. As you cleanse and balance your chakras you’ll have the opportunity to look at yourself and your life very closely. Make the time to do this on your on and begin the process yourself rather than having it dumped on you all at once. It’s part of the self-awareness training that you’ll be doing for the rest of your life. As you develop the level of self-awareness that allows you be in constant control of your actions you’ll be able to move your karma in positive directions. To use the earlier example of anger, by showing more compassion to angry people you’ll be given more compassion on those occasions you slip off the wagon and become angry yourself.
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If you have an awareness of karma what you really have is a form of balance. It's a tool to help you with your moment to moment awareness of how you're treating yourself and others. Karma gets a little deeper on a subconscious level and it builds up an energy that you have to address and balance out.
The Transition to Awakening There are things you can do to make this entire process easier. You’ll see these mentioned repeatedly primarily because they work. Inner Power doesn’t have to be a huge, dramatic, life altering shock to your system. The following concepts can make it much easier.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Faith is important in awakening Inner Power because you have to surrender your egoic sense of control and be willing to go where you’re sent. You have to believe that you’re doing the right thing. You can have faith in a limitless number of Gods both modern and ancient or you can make up your own. They’re all just symbols of the eternal energy of creation and you can personify them to your hearts content, just as long as you truly have faith. Personally I don’t bother with any of the common deities. I think we humans have such a small viewpoint that we wouldn’t recognize a real god if we got into bed with it. For me it’s enough to feel the “universal energy” of creation that I can feel within and just believe in that. Inner Divinity is what is important and learning to interface with it and trust it
is what having faith is all about. To have faith you have to believe that the energy is intelligent and directed, otherwise why would it matter if you had faith in it or not? I do believe that, but that’s as far as I’ve bothered to think about it, because beyond that it doesn’t matter. It’s enough to accept it at a soul level and trust it. Jack Canfield gives a great example of faith in 'The Secret' when he points out that when you drive at night your headlights only shine a couple hundred feet out in front of you. "…and you can make it all the way from California to New York, driving through the dark, 'cause all you have to see is the next 200 feet". So take that first step. Listen to your inner voices and just go and trust that everything else will be revealed to you.
Keeping a Positive Attitude On this path you’ll experience emotions, feelings and in some cases pain. Sometimes it’ll only make sense years later when you look back and realize what was happening. In many cases awakening your Inner Power is like trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle without having any kind of picture to go by. No matter what happens, or where you feel drawn to go, a positive attitude will make the whole thing easier. I try to look at everything as a test, and that works for my personality. Each individual moment I have choices that I can make. I can be enlightened or ignorant, loving or afraid, loud or quiet and it depends on my willingness to listen to the inner voices that we all have. The inner voices are an amazing asset to keeping you on the right path and helping you become the person you came here to be. This is where you want to remember the Universal Laws as well.
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Remember that what you send out is what you are going to get. What you think about and feel is what you are going to attract. Take the time right now to develop these skills and put them into practice in your life. Many people have grown up with the attitude that they have to work hard and suffer for every lesson life gives them. If you have this attitude then you can change it! You have the ability right now to start redirecting your life so it flows smoothly, just by changing your attitudes about the things that go on around you. You don't have to agree with or like everything that you see, but awakening is about your perceptions of everything that happens to you. If you can perceive an event as positive you can learn a lesson from it and integrate it into your life.
Developing Your Self-Awareness
“Asking good questions is half of learning.” Muhammad - Essential Sufism
Inner Power begins with the process of learning exactly who you are, with all your warts, wonders and blemishes. Once you’ve done that and become completely at ease with your self-acceptance you can promptly just forget all of it and disappear into the ether. Literally. Your self is like a blanket you cover up with or a jacket you put on. Spend some time becoming comfortable with yourself and you’ll begin to see that you can put it on and take it off at will. It’s just an external way to identify which self is yours. Once you get beyond that and see that you don’t really exist, then you can really start having fun with this stuff. Developing your self-awareness is a multi-faceted exercise that
Remember that the past is gone and the future may not get here. I want to reinforce some principles that will help you literally direct more energy into the creation of your life. Every time a wave hit it turned my face up out of the water and I took a deep breath and held it and waited to see if I was going to get another. Energy follows thought – Most people are usually thinking about what they've done in the past or what they want to do in the future. or you can use less. You can make more. right now. THIS BREATH is the one that counts. A lot of this book is about learning to take control of your energy and by extension. At the elementary levels of this book we’ll look at your physical self. Building Energy There are 2 ways to have more energy. In the process they are sending a huge part of their energy away from them and away from the present. One of the big realizations that came to me right then is that this breath is . your life. your mental self and your spiritual self and see how you can integrate them into your total being. right now. 1. Following the breath – I once spent a lifetime lying paralyzed face down in the ocean. 2.Robert Morgen 41 encompasses all parts of your being. No matter how good you become at it there will always be new layers to uncover and new things to learn. Stay focused.
Take control of your finances and you will have greater control over your life. When you learn to take control of your mind and your thoughts you can take control of your life. Yoga. 3.42 Awaken Your Inner Power literally the only one that matters. Martial Arts and Physical Fitness You don’t have to be in excellent physical condition to awaken your Inner Power. Dave Ramsey. MSG is a neurotoxin which means it decreases brain function. but it helps. 4. Your body is what you live in while you’re . Suze Orman and Robert Kiyosaki all have great tools to help you learn more about budgets and business. Keeping an open mind and learning to relax and surrender to the awakening process will allow more energy to flow through your system. the lack of exercise. the mental inflexibility and the unwillingness to surrender to the process all create resistance. Yoga and physical fitness help cleanse and rejuvenate the body. but a vast amount of the stress and fear generated in the world today is based around money. We’ll get into this more in an upcoming chapter. Increase the amount of energy you have to work with – Meditation is the single greatest tool you can use to take control of your life. 5. Take control of your finances – This may sound like a weird topic for a meditation book. literally. It's what you do right now in the space of this breath that makes the difference. The food you eat. Decrease the resistance to your energy – You'll be shocked at how much energy you're blocking.
allows you to move more easily and freely and adds a much better quality of life. Some forms of the martial arts such as Tai Chi. You'll feel better intellectually and . Yoga helps release those in a relaxed. The relaxing effects of a good yoga practice help prevent muscle tightness that can impede your energy flow. gradual manner. lungs and muscles work more efficiently.Robert Morgen 43 here. Our bodies store memories. fancy car. In my Hoshin classes we used the martial arts as a test to see how your energy work is progressing. feelings and stresses within our muscles and organs. A regular physical fitness regimen will help your heart. 1. I always advise people to get into a good yoga practice for several reasons. When you breathe properly during the yoga positions (asanas) you’re massaging your internal organs as well as stretching your muscles. They also help you become more confident and comfortable in your surroundings. 2. 3. Tai Jutsu and Hoshinjutsu help build remarkable energy awareness and strength. This provides an immediate health benefit as well as helping to release stored toxins and feelings. “Energy doesn’t flow through tight muscles” (you’ll hear that over and over again). Chi Kung. yet ignore the one vehicle they can’t live without. I’m always amazed by the people who insist on having a nice house or a big. 4. rather than as a violent sport. Yoga lubricates and relaxes the spine. A relaxed healthy spine is also a better conduit for chi. rather than all at once through a chakra-ic cleansing.
As your self-awareness and meditation skills increase you’ll begin moving in a constant state of light meditation. No Gain" was popular around the gym and it's funny how many other areas of our lives that mindset tends to creep into. however. like peeling away the layers of an onion. You can do that gradually.44 Awaken Your Inner Power emotionally as well as physically. If you have stress knots and tight muscles they are adding a level of unnecessary PAIN into your spiritual practice because those stress knots and tight muscles are going to block your energy. but it refers to a specific type of pain that is beneficial for the muscle growth process. A regular fitness plan helps develop your moving meditation skills in addition to making you more fit. I’m a huge fan of . Fortunately we get to choose how to do it. You can also do it all at once when your Inner Power awakens. and if we repress it we build up stress knots in our organs and muscles. Reiki and Acupuncture When the stress knots begin to release out of your system you may find it necessary to have some bodywork done. like smashing the onion with a big sledgehammer. Energy flows more easily through a healthy and relaxed body. If you have to wear this meatsuit then you may as well feel good while you're here. In the 80's the saying "No Pain. The gym saying is true within that context. Many of these knots will connect to a specific energy or memory and when they’re released you may find yourself having to deal with that problem or memory again. Part of life is dealing with stress. In most other areas of your life. If you're tense and out of shape and feeling badly then you're just adding more levels of resistance and making things harder on yourself. pain is a sign that you are doing something wrong and your body is going to take some action to alleviate that pain. Massage.
Reiki is a form of channeling universal energy. it’s the literal act of becoming the universe and realizing that the universe is you. Stress knots are energy. The Law of Reciprocity When you can feel the total interconnectedness of everything old sayings like “What goes around. It can be extremely powerful for healing at all levels and it’s an amazing aid to Inner Power as it helps open up and cleanse the chakras. The Interconnectivity of Everything A truly amazing experience is the feeling of having your self disappear and of connecting to everything else. When that energy releases it has to manifest in some way and sometimes it helps to have it massaged out. It’s why people who’ve done it have no fear of death. words and actions have their own energy. What you send out will be . It’s just the energy releasing and draining out of your system. comes around” take on a whole new meaning. This is much more than just feeling the universe. reiki and acupuncture as well as chiropractic. You’ll find directions for how to perform a basic Reiki treatment on yourself in a later chapter. You’ll often experience emotional releases like crying or laughing during these treatments. They’ve experienced the reality of the (im)permanence of the universe. or to have an acupuncturist go through and balance your energy manually. When you can feel everything at an energetic level you realize that thoughts.Robert Morgen 45 massage. We call it The Law of Reciprocity. To call it a defining moment in a person’s life doesn’t do it justice as it literally changes the way you look at and react with everyone and everything around you.
so where the hell is it.” The simple way to use affirmations is to identify some part of your life where you feel a lack. It’s ok. Instead I’m going to leave a blank place here and as one of your first exercises you can identify 10 areas of your life that you’d like to improve and create your own affirmation for each. Let’s make that happen right now. I’m not going to bother giving you a list of affirmations as you know yourself much better than I do.____________________________________ I deserve/am worthy of_______________________________ . so if you want to be treated with love and compassion you have to start by treating others with love and compassion. so if you send out negative. The energy you put out is the energy that comes back to you. When you use an affirmation you are literally making something firm or real for yourself. we do. Go ahead and write in the book. harmful thoughts or actions guess what you get back? It becomes a constant reminder to pay attention to your thoughts and actions. Using Affirmations One of the most powerful tools in the universe is one you can begin using immediately! Affirmations are simple. so when you make a positive affirmation like “I deserve LOVE” the subconscious is there in the background going “Yeah.46 Awaken Your Inner Power returned to you. I’d like to improve. you can do them anywhere and they don’t cost anything. and create the affirmation to convert that lack to abundance. The subconscious mind (the Id) can’t discern between what’s real and what isn’t.
____________________________________ I deserve/am worthy of_______________________________ I’d like to improve.____________________________________ I deserve/am worthy of_______________________________ I’d like to improve.____________________________________ I deserve/am worthy of_______________________________ I’d like to improve.Robert Morgen 47 I’d like to improve.____________________________________ I deserve/am worthy of_______________________________ I’d like to improve.____________________________________ I deserve/am worthy of_______________________________ I’d like to improve.____________________________________ I deserve/am worthy of_______________________________ I’d like to improve.___________________________________ I deserve/am worthy of_______________________________ .
Once again we see the Law of Attraction at work. or some other wussification the subconscious is right there in the background going “Yeah you loser. Slow words such it" insure that you are right and that you really can't Fast words such as "How can I afford it?" open you up to the unlimited abundance of the Universe and help you to find a way to manifest what you want. I’m not good enough”. negative affirmations can take it away. What you . afford it.48 Awaken Your Inner Power I’d like to improve. When you say things like “I can’t do this.___________________________________ I deserve/am worthy of_______________________________ Several times a day you should take a few moments and repeat these affirmations to yourself until you’ve created your abundance in these areas. Once again the subconscious mind will create whatever you tell it. what were you thinking to even try?” It’s just as important to break your old negative habits as it is to replace them with new positive habits. as "I can't afford Avoiding negativity "Is it possible to have knowledge and yet learn to be free from fear?" Jiddu Krishnamurti Just as positive affirmations can bring you abundance. it’s too hard. Then come up with some new ones and start all over again.
Is true enlightenment simply recognizing the connections we all have to one another and really treating others as we'd want to be treated.Robert Morgen 49 think about and feel is what you create and manifest. loving others as we should love ourselves? Awakening your Inner Power or spending a decade in a cave on a mountain doesn't necessarily make one enlightened. Spending every moment in the moment and responding to the same divine spark in others that we also have within us possibly does. I find that to be extremely amusing since enlightenment doesn’t really exist in and of itself! Enlightenment only exists as a relative term. There's complete ignorance and lack of awareness on one end of the scale. Inner Power and Enlightenment We always hear about the “Enlightened Master”. There will always be things that are perceived as bad or negative. and Enlightenment on the other. but a part of a greater perfection that exists throughout the Universe. Enlightenment cannot exist without ignorance. . Fast words such as "How can I afford it?" open you up to the unlimited abundance of the Universe and help you to find a way to manifest what you want. Those things are not only necessary. Neither exists independently. Poor Dad' Robert Kiyosaki talks about using "fast words and slow words". In 'Rich Dad. At the same time you can't spend your life identifying ignorance just to make yourself feel enlightened. but rather as a moment to moment reaction to what's going on around us. Slow words such as "I can't afford it" insure that you are right and that you really can't afford it.
in my perception. That’s the person you have been taught to be. Attachments are part of your ego.) As you get deeper into your self-awareness process you’ll occasionally find these attachments and have to deal with them.just trust me on this. If you've paid attention to what I wrote earlier about giving yourself permission then you'll have a big tool to help you. So don’t feel like you have to get rid of the wife or the family pet or sell your favorite putter. primarily ideas about yourself and others that you hold on to. Attachments are. Unfortunately there’s not much I can tell you that will help with this. so you feel lessened or diminished because you aren’t. You could become attached to the idea that once you become slim then everything will be ok in your life. Sometimes they may be a part of your learned ego. Maybe one of your attachments is to the thought that you should be an Executive in your company by now. the Social Security Administration will NOT accept how screwed up you were in a past life as justification for putting you on a disability pension in this one . As part of your process you have to develop the self-awareness to find your attachments and deal with them. . Maybe you don’t fit Hollywood’s idea of the ideal weight and you continually feel lessened by your “weight problem”. Other attachments may be a part of your subconscious or Id. the super-ego. Part of the process is to divest yourself of your attachments so let’s take a look at what that means.50 Awaken Your Inner Power Dealing with Attachments You’ll hear a lot about attachments as you begin working with the Meditation. This is a different process for everyone. You can even have attachments that are holdovers from past lives! (A note here.
One of the funny (and sometimes annoying) side effects to Inner Power is that you can develop abilities others don’t have and probably don’t believe in as the average Westerner doesn’t have much first-hand experience with this stuff. you’re going to see. or whatever you want to call it). partly as a side effect of the release of stress knots and muscle tightness. feel and experience things most people don't. “DON’T TALK ABOUT IT!” Rule #1 – You don’t talk about Inner Power. Many Meditation adepts report an increase in psychic abilities and the tendency to just know things (usually seen by non-adepts as being a smart-ass).Robert Morgen 51 The Siddhis “Those who dance are often thought insane by those who can’t hear the music” . such as vastly improved health and better balance. In some cases you may find that you channel spirit guides (or ancient wisdom. Other siddhis may touch on the spiritual or psychic realms. The reason is simple.George Carlin 'Siddhi' is an ancient Sanskrit word that means magic. As you get deeper into your selfawareness and deeper into the awareness of your interconnectivity. In my case I’ve had huge improvements in my eyesight and my hearing. If you talk about it people will think you’re seeing and hearing things that they . Rule #2 – You don’t talk about Inner Power. One of the first things that a good meditation teacher should tell a student about the siddhis is. Some of the siddhis will be physical. My balance also improved immensely.
Go for walks and get into a meditative state while walking and pay attention to the different energies all around you. that's true. thanks to the internet. it’s possible to get onto a discussion group and ask questions and talk about experiences and just lurk and learn. You may be able to see energy and interact with it visually. most of us tend to talk about it anyway. I’ve listed several good groups (including mine) in the Resource Section at the end of the book. Having said that. Take some time and play with the siddhis. Usually. One of the amazing things about the internet is the ability to form online communities. in which case I'd recommend some good books on Symbology and an extremely open mind. and this has been a major boon for meditation practitioners. Spend a LOT of time just playing with it and seeing how different things feel.52 Awaken Your Inner Power don’t and of course. Now. but don't be distracted by them. A simple way I explain my view of these little magics is that each of them has its own frequency and you'll be able to tune in to some more easily than others. by the time you know enough about it to really talk about it then you have such a strange energy and probably dress weirdly enough that most of the ‘normal’ people don’t really see you. You may be able to feel energy and interact with it that way. The usual response is to give you mind altering drugs and electro-shock therapy to make you ‘normal’ again. From 1992 until 2002 I never talked to another human who’d experienced the things I was going through. The mall can be a bit overwhelming at first and if it is . A lot of things have meanings other than what we've come to commonly accept and you definitely want to know what you are playing with. I like walking around the mall because there are so many colors and feelings and different types of energy.
It just becomes a question of opening up to that particular frequency.Robert Morgen 53 then start in your backyard and just open up your awareness and see what you feel. Have fun with this and don't be afraid of it. a high level Ninjutsu practitioner. knock an attacker’s leg out from under him using a secret sword technique. great tools or an ego trip that can totally derail your development. One of the things I teach in my Hoshin classes is how to use energy as a tool and send it into various chakras and pressure points. You may develop abilities with divination. There are some real energy attacks and ways to defend against them. however. You may be able to channel wisdom from the Universe. Energy Attacks and Defense Some recent cartoons have given rise to the ‘chi ball’ and now people talk about this as if it were real. and even worse. As the attacker ran in. The siddhis can be fun toys. It’s also not something you really need to worry about as the average person can’t muster enough concentrated energy to still their own mind. so why worry that they might still your heart? When I was visiting the San Francisco Bujinkan dojo with Glenn Morris and Doug Beuckert I once saw Master Dale Seago. If this world is an illusion then EVERYTHING is equally unreal. telepathy or any number of other things most people won't believe. Stay positive and humble. Remember what I said about distractions. Master Seago directed a burst of chi into his opponent’s leg and the leg just stopped working! What made this really interesting is that the attacker was about 10 feet . You may be able to occasionally tell what others are thinking or feeling. It’s not the sort of thing that should be learned from a book or a video. spend a lot of effort trying to protect themselves from it.
. That’s right. If you are nothing there is nothing to defend. If you have the ability to connect to and become the Universe you have an unlimited number of options. I've included both books in the Resource section at the back of this book. If you are actively creating your life you have the ability to avoid this issue entirely. The vast majority of the people in the world can't concentrate well enough to still much less attack you with their energy. and yes this sounds hokey. purposefully their own mind. if you are spending your life in a defensive posture then you have some definite issues with fear that need to be worked through. Mantak Chia's "Tan Tien Chi Kung". Anyone who can use these techniques will be able to do so against anyone who doesn’t have a high degree of awareness. is to be completely open and at One. If you have to defend yourself.54 Awaken Your Inner Power away and Master Seago never physically touched him. Keep reading. If developing these sorts of abilities interests you then check out Paul Dong's book "Empty Force" and Dr. awareness! The other good thing is that by the time a person develops that much energy they’ve usually found so many ways to use it more productively that you really don’t have to worry about being attacked by them. There are also some very simple and safe ways to steal an opponent’s energy and strength. Remember. so guess what your best defense is. let your self blend into the rest of the universe. The best defense that I can think of.
What you send out is what you get back. There are those who unconsciously draw energy from the people around them. Every form of energy is based on one of those! Attacking someone with energy is a Fear-based action. In his excellent book The Celestine Prophecy James Redfield points out that many people use a variety of tactics to draw energy from the people around them and often these tactics are learned in childhood and are completely unconscious. The Law of Reciprocity The Law of Reciprocity is very simple and easy. Have you ever run into an otherwise wonderful person who constantly bemoans their fate? Everything they do is a chore and the world tends to be very heavy. Using energy as a tool for someone’s benefit is a Love-based action. The vast majority of the unconscious Energy Sucker Zombies are usually untrained and are simply the normal people we run into every day. What goes around comes around. so shall ye reap. dreams desires and actions all carry their own energy and we get to decide on a moment to moment basis whether that energy is positive and based in Love or negative and based in Fear. This is obviously not a new concept. Whenever you meet they talk about how . Most people who have the ability to use energy in either fashion will also have enough of an understanding of how energy works to avoid sending out the negative. Notice I said most people. we give it away unconsciously to those around us.Robert Morgen 55 3 Reasons Not to Worry about Energy Attacks 1. Everything is made of energy. Most of our energy doesn’t get lost to ‘attacks’. Fear-based energy. As ye sow. And on and on. Our thoughts. 2.
3.56 Awaken Your Inner Power bad things are going and how much pain/despair/trouble/heartache/etc. the simple fact is by the time a person can use their . in some of the esoteric martial arts. By the end of this section you should be able to use this energy easily. energy techniques that can be used against an attacker. Throughout the years it’s become the norm for them to use their problems to draw energy from the people around them and they probably truly don’t realize that they are Energy Suckers. It’s a different tactic. hit by a bus and winning the lottery than you do of being purposefully attacked. Most people don’t have the ability to attack you The vast majority of the people in the world can't concentrate well enough to still their own mind. While there are. we’re constantly besieged by the legions of Energy Sucker Zombies that we come in contact with every day. Did you ever see someone who tends to be aggressive and pushy. How many other tactics do the people around you use to draw energy? Rather than being attacked by “Psychic Vampires”. and usually slightly angry? These folks have learned to use intimidation to draw energy. Statistically you have a better chance of simultaneously being struck by lightning. but still gets the same effect. they are experiencing. So how do you defend against them? By tapping into an unlimited source of energy that we all have access to. much less purposefully attack you with their energy. Do you ever want to just bitch-slap this otherwise wonderful person and tell them to Cowboy Up? (I’m coming to the conclusion that the Compassionate Bitch-Slap may be a useful tool for some folks) These folks have been taught that when they begin their litany of problems other people will go “Oh you poor thing!” and send them some energy.
With practice one can learn to identify negative stresses and . Hoshinjutsu and Taijutsu can be extremely helpful in loosening up the muscles and joints and allowing you to move more freely. Let’s look at how to use less. Relaxing your muscles allows your energy to flow unimpeded. Stress is a Fear-based reaction to external/internal stimuli. You can make more. Cleanse your body and mind of stress Most of the above exercises will also help with this. Learning to identify the stress in our life requires a certain amount of introspection and selfawareness. 2. or you can use less.Robert Morgen 57 energy well enough to accomplish such a response (to a physical attack). Protecting Yourself from Energy Drain There’s 2 ways to have more energy. Certain Martial Arts such as Tai Chi. How often have you heard the comment that “Energy doesn’t flow through tight muscles”? One of the side effects of a good Yoga practice is that it relaxes and loosens your muscles. and it is. It is in fact a conduit in much the same way. they’ve found far too many good and positive ways to use that energy. Relax your muscles This sounds simple. 3 Ways to Lower Your Own Resistance 1. A good meditation practice also helps you develop better posture in which your body is supported by your skeleton rather than being held up by your muscles. If you lower the Resistance in the cable then the cable can carry much more energy. Think of your body’s energy system as a piece of electrical cable. A piece of electrical cable can carry a certain amount of energy and has a certain amount of Resistance. When you lower the Resistance in your body you instantly have more energy to use for other purposes.
58 Awaken Your Inner Power learn to channel that energy in positive ways. It’s simply the energy (NOT the emotion) of Love. but to say that one should never let anger take control is not. Compassion is the art of being Empathetic (NOT Sympathetic!) for the plight of another. 3. The English . Conserving your energy Whenever someone gives you a sob story and you say “Oh you poor thing!” you’ve just given away part of your energy. To say one should never get angry is unrealistic. Your energy is a tool and you should make a point of using it on behalf of others (go back and see the Law of Reciprocity). Events are simply events and it’s the external value that we place on those events that causes us to see them as “good” or “bad”. which may not make them feel better at all in the short term. but rather you should do whatever is in that persons best interest. The same goes for anger. That’s why I say “nothing bad should ever happen to you” once you learn to walk this path. which gives them positive reinforcement to continue whining. but you also have to be aware of those who’d just drain it in order to continue on with their “Poor Me” attitudes. Tapping into an Unlimited Pool of Energy There’s an unlimited pool of energy everyone can tap into very easily. It’s important at this point to look at the difference between ‘Compassion’ and ‘Enabling behavior’ as these two often get confused. Enabling behavior is what happens when someone whines a little and you say “Oh you poor thing!”. It doesn’t mean you should do whatever it takes to make that person feel better. Whenever you are angry you are sending that person part of your daily allotment of energy. Those external values also create the stress that goes with the event.
(Side note: Hey guys. did you know that you CAN have an orgasm without ejaculation? Read Mantak Chia’s “The MultiOrgasmic Man” for some interesting and really fun experiments with this. feel. It’s the primal energy that connects everything we do. Sensing Intention A mystical aspect of the martial arts is the ability to feel another person’s intention.) You don’t have to love someone emotionally to send them the energy of love just like a man can have an orgasm without an ejaculation. Sensing intention allows you to be in instant control of a potentially violent encounter. see. The energy of Love has been referred to for thousands of years as chi. taste or think of.Robert Morgen 59 word ‘Love’ has both an Energy and an Emotion. It’s easy to learn and can bring new depth to the non-violence of your life as it can make you safer and more confident. and it's one of the ways we use the martial arts to test our energy work and meditation skills in my classes. hear. ki and prana. It’s why such sayings as “thoughts have energy” and “Energy follows thought” are true and taught in so many different cultures. It’s just like the difference between orgasm and ejaculation for men. Most people don’t realize it because without some deep thought or some real training they just never know to try to separate the two. A Simple Explanation of Intention When a person intends to hit you. Since most people are unaware of this they put off . I’m including it in this book because sensing intention is all about awareness and being in the moment. It’s commonly referred to by the emotion. that intention carries with it a very subtle vibration.
Depending on the situation you can leave. It's fun to see the look of shock on someone's face when they realize what happened and what they felt. seemingly of its own accord. While some of these solutions are better than others (Chair Fu should always be the absolute last resort) what's important here is that because of your heightened awareness you weren't taken by surprise when someone attacked you. . You can vary this by thinking angry thoughts and happy thoughts and watch the distance at which you become noticed by the student. When you know another person has ill intentions towards you. Have you ever come home to an angry spouse and felt the entire house vibrate with the angry energy? This is exactly the same. In Hoshinjutsu we have a student stand with their eyes closed and then. The purpose of teaching a student to feel intention is to empower them in situations most people find daunting. even with your eyes closed. you can seek a diplomatic solution or you can wait till the future attackers back is turned and hit him with a chair. send a punch towards their face with the full intention to make contact.60 Awaken Your Inner Power a variety of these subtle vibrations constantly. With training a person can distinguish between the intent to strike and the strike itself as there are subtle differences in the feel of the energy vibrations emanating from the attacker. Almost invariably the student will feel the difference in the subtle energies that surround them and their body. will dodge out of the way. very slowly. Another exercise is to have a student stand with his back to you. you are in control. then you walk slowly (and silently) toward them. When a person tries to hit you they put off a vibration you can feel. The student is to raise a hand when they feel you coming up behind them.
Most people have to take some time and start small and work up to the big stuff in order to learn to have faith in the process. Take some time here and play with this. Intention is the act of giving a form to what you want to achieve or acquire. Using Intention in Your Life Just as you can sense intention when it comes from other people. I'm a big fan of Esther and Jerry Hicks' Abraham books and even some of the tools in financial books such as Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad. Maybe you write it down and affirm it. Once you do that then you can sit in a cave and . Poor Dad can be extremely useful. Wayne Dyer has a wonderful CD set called 'The Power of Intention'. A Christian might pray for it. You can sit in a cave and intend to make a million dollars all you want to. If you are a Wiccan and you want to project your intention you may cast a spell and light a candle. you can also project your intention out into the world. Dr. Glenn Morris' book Pathnotes of an American Ninja Master in which he talks about his experience with the Bujinkan Sword Test.Robert Morgen 61 For an interesting illustration of using intention and feeling the difference between the intent to strike and the actual strike read Chapter 6 of Dr. or sit and meditate on it. There are a lot of ways to project your intention. A key point to intention is that you must be able to believe you can get whatever it is you want to attract. It's projecting the energy of attraction in order to bring about a desired result. or sing songs about it or write stories about it or any of a million other ways you can project your thoughts and give them physical form. The key here is that you take some form of action. but unless you are projecting your intention and doing something that brings you into alignment with that intention nothing is going to happen.
it can be pretty easy for the opposite sex to feel attracted to it. Inner Power is. Inner Power can have a downside for the seeker who doesn’t pay attention and follow some simple rules. depression and paranoia are victims not only of unbalanced Inner Power. can cause paranoia. although I go a bit differently with it. I firmly believe that many of the folks in our culture who suffer from schizophrenia. sexual energy. Don’t buy. sell or give away anything and don’t dump all of your stuff and decide to follow a spiritual path. Other side effects that can be annoying (besides insanity) include an increased sexual attraction by the opposite. unfortunately. . sex. Some teachers advise their students not to make any major changes for at least 6 months after the Inner Power rises. Some of the siddhis. but of a society that doesn’t recognize it and has no reality into which Inner Power fits. increased physical strength and better health. As you balance your chakras (which can be quite a process) you’ll possibly go through periods that can only be described as a form of spiritual superiority as you’re experiencing events and deities that the average person no longer gets to interact with. That’s not bad advice. It’s the primordial energy from which we were all created and once you start boosting it. depression and even worse in the unprepared and unknowing. Giving Away Your Stuff One of the things to remember when your Inner Power awakens is you’ll probably go through some extremely life altering periods.62 Awaken Your Inner Power manifest a million dollars. by definition. epilepsy. The Downside of Inner Power It’s not all about cool abilities. especially those in the psychic realms. and even the same. but not before.
Explain to your loved ones that you are going to take some time and 'find yourself' and then get on with it.Robert Morgen 63 My advice (coming from someone who had a particularly hard time in this period. Go where the energy takes you and talk to whomever it leads you to. Give away all your stuff. wear funny clothes and ride the shakti-coaster til the gods all get together and throw you off it. so you can take time out from lying under a Volkswagen talking to god and go into the library and use the internet. Don't be afraid of the process. but I also didn’t know anyone else who’d been through it) is to embrace the insanity and roll with it. . Fortunately today there are relatively easy ways to communicate with others who may be experiencing something similar to you. It gives you a bit more freedom to explore.
In the beginning you may have to really focus and concentrate to be able to hear the Divine Voice within you. See my website at www.Inner-Power. As you continue to meditate and cleanse and balance you'll find the voice gets louder (and more insistent) and much easier to follow. but when I began teaching it and sitting through the sessions with my students I found going back to the basics allowed me to get even deeper into the more advanced exercises. I remember the time before I began teaching when I hardly ever sat through a Brain Scrub session.net for You may feel you’ve progressed beyond some of is to take some time through the basics. and I can’t tell you how helpful that can be. but my advice is to take some time and go back through the basics. but my advice . and go back this. We have some great tools to help with these including some free audio and video lessons. One of the benefits of teaching meditation is that I’m constantly running through these basic exercises as I teach them to others. This section is all about doing your meditations.64 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 5 Introduction to Meditation Meditation is how you learn to connect to your Inner Divinity. The meditations here range from very basic to relatively advanced. You may feel you’ve progressed beyond some of this.
just get into the habit of doing it. simply because we all have the temptation to jump in over our heads (which can also be a good thing) and overload ourselves. Set aside a few minutes each day and begin working through the meditation exercises. Start with the basic exercises and devote 10-20 minutes a day as you develop your physical and mental abilities. Once you’ve created your sacred space all you have to do is use it. so 5 minutes a day everyday is better than 35 minutes once a week. Many people overload themselves and expect too much too soon. Have cushions. In this section are some exercises. as there’s no right or wrong at this point. Seneca It’s important to establish a daily practice and stick to it. Do them in that order. You can stock it with whatever accoutrement you wish. then get discouraged if they don’t see the results they think they should. ranging from the very basic to the moderately advanced. This doesn’t mean dedicating 12 hours a day to meditation. Use whatever tools and accessories you want. Don’t worry about how long you meditate. candles. it just means creating a space in your home where you can take a few minutes and meditate and do the exercises. The effects of meditation are cumulative.Robert Morgen 65 more details. Establishing a Daily Practice "No man ever became wise by chance". Getting Started Set aside a corner in one of your rooms. Eventually you won’t need any accessories and you can clear . incense and a small CD player for music or guided meditation CD’s. especially in the beginning.
When we let go of expectations and learn to relax in the moment and just BE. just cross your legs comfortably and let your knees relax. or feel other people’s chi. Don’t worry about specific positions such as the full lotus or half lotus. sacred atmosphere and get started. zafu or a pillow with your spine straight. but frequently the cumulative effects of meditation aren’t noticeable until much later. or to see auras. The important thing with a regular practice is to just do it. rather than about who you’ll be when you’ve become a good meditator. about BEing totally in this moment. stand in various positions or even move and walk around. . If it doesn’t happen quickly we become disappointed and confused. Seated Meditation Sit on a cushion. Meditation Positions There are several ways to meditate and depending on your goals you may sit in various positions. We expect to be able to sit for an hour and meditate. but for now don’t worry about that. The effects are cumulative and one day you’ll look back and see that all those short meditation sessions really added up. we are making progress of the most important kind. We expect to be able to clear our minds and access our deeper abilities. In the West we tend to be goal oriented and need to see quick results. just create a pleasant. On Expectation When we begin meditation we often feel that we should be able to do certain things within a certain time frame. at any time.66 Awaken Your Inner Power your mind and meditate anywhere. Meditation is about this moment. I can’t tell you how important it is to break free of these expectations.
Close your eyes and look up towards your third eye (the chakra in your forehead right between your eyes). neck straight and let your hands relax in your lap. Close your eyes and look up towards your third eye. Touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth. your hips tucked and your spine straight.Robert Morgen 67 The purpose of sitting on the cushion is to keep your hips higher than your knees. Keep your feet comfortably flat on the floor. Let your hands rest in your lap. you don’t have to be a human pretzel to meditate. Keep the spine erect. It’ll take awhile to get used to sitting this way. You can use this position if you wish. allowing your muscles to relax completely. but most people find it extremely uncomfortable for more than a few minutes. which helps take the pressure off the muscles that run up through your hips. Some methods require certain hand positions or mudras. so just relax and grow into it. Standing Stake . shoulders back. Touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth. In this position your skeletal system should be supporting your body. Grab a straight-backed chair and sit toward the front of it with your genitals out over the front edge. Sitting in a Chair Contrary to popular belief. but for now just let your hands relax in a comfortable position in your lap. Seiza Seiza is the kneeling position used in many of the Zen temples.
Close your eyes and look up towards your third eye. Flex your knees slightly. Tai Chi or yoga. It’s extremely important to remember because when you keep your tongue up you’re completing the energy circuit between the Governing and Conception Meridians. your arms hanging loosely at your sides. The doubtful among you can read .68 Awaken Your Inner Power When we get into the Chakra exercises we’ll be doing some standing meditations using the “Standing Stake” (also known as the Mountain) pose from Chi Kung (Qi Qong). Relax your ankles. As usual. You may already be practicing some of the more formalized forms of moving meditation such as Chi Kung. Tuck your hips under slightly and feel your lower spine straighten. Failure to do this can cause energy overloads and create some very interesting medical conditions you’d be better off not experiencing. dancing or just playing. Keeping the Tongue Up You’ll frequently hear about keeping your tongue on the roof of your mouth. including martial arts. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Moving As you become more adept at meditation you’ll be able to do it while moving. What makes it a meditation is your state of mindfulness and your awareness of the moment. touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth. then your buttocks. In fact. Let that sense of relaxation flow up your back and across your shoulders and up your neck and out through the top of your head. then your calves. you’ll get to a point where you’re in a constant state of light meditation once you learn to access the energy and open up to it. Anything can be a form of moving meditation. then your thighs.
even color and sound. so you can use color to get in touch with your chakras (more on this in the chakra chapters) or you can just relax and look at the colors that appear in your third eye. The Healer’s Manual by Ted Andrews has some great exercises for using colors and sounds. Glenn Morris’ experiences with this in Pathnotes of an American Ninja Master.net for download locations) . Your tongue should always be in this position. Music can have many different effects on us and as you get deeper into the meditations then you’ll be able to really enhance your practice with different types of music. The basic position for these exercises is to touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth. Each chakra has a color associated with it. especially when you begin meditating constantly during your daily life. Check the website at www.Inner-Power. Color and Sound Everything is vibration. As you build your sensitivity you’ll be able to use and adapt your environment more easily for the energy that you want. Color can have varying effects. As you begin these meditation exercises you may find it helpful to choose some light.Robert Morgen 69 Dr. There are a lot of subliminal programs out there that can help reprogram some of your subconscious issues. relaxing music that isn’t distracting. Keep your jaw relaxed and your teeth slightly apart. Breathing (This exercise is available online as a FREE Guided Meditation.
As you inhale and draw your breath down. Don’t think about anything or do anything other than just breathe. Do you feel the bones of your ribcage expanding and opening with each breath? For most people the answer to 1 is YES and the answers to 2 and 3 are NO so let's expand the exercise. From our birth until death we breathe more or less continually. it also has numerous health benefits. Most westerners keep their stomach pulled in and their chest out. allowing your stomach to expand as you breathe (Baby Breath) and filling your lungs entirely with each breath before exhaling through your nose. Does your stomach move out as you breathe? 3. Learning to breathe properly not only helps develop your awareness. and believe it or not most people in the western world do it wrong! Breathe in through your nose and draw your breath down into the area just below your navel. so if you do you’ll have to relax your abdomen. Are you taking a relatively shallow breath and just filling the upper lobes of your lungs? 2. Take a moment and feel your breath. 1. Just take a moment and be aware of your breath as it flows down into your center.70 Awaken Your Inner Power Breathing is the most important part of meditation and Inner power. Pay attention to the air as it flows in through your nostrils and down into your lungs. yet for the most part we do it without any awareness of our breath and its effects on us. Draw your breath down to a point about 2 inches below your navel (the body’s center of gravity). let your ribcage . When you do you’ll feel your stomach expand and push out in front of you.
The extra oxygen in your system means your heart doesn’t have to beat as fast.net for download locations) . just breathe. If you’ve never meditated before then congratulations. You’ll feel your floating ribs at the bottom of your ribcage spread and move. If you have to dedicate your meditation time to breathwork for awhile then that’s good. which lowers your pulse and your blood pressure. and you may get a few pops out of your spine also. Paying attention to the breath is the beginning of opening up your awareness. There are many benefits to proper breathing. I once read a translation of some of Jesus’ teachings from the original Aramaic (the language he spoke. you just did! It’s exactly that simple. as it’s the foundation for everything that comes next. Those with a Chi Kung background might find it interesting to take another look at the New Testament and insert the word breath every time you see the word spirit. providing more oxygen to them as well as helping to release the accumulated stress and toxins that build up there. although he apparently wasn’t literate) and it was very interesting to me that in Aramaic they used the same word for wind. Drawing the breath down into your center also helps to massage your internal organs. Don’t think or let your mind wander. so take some time to practice this. Full Body Awareness (This exercise is available online as a FREE Guided Meditation. breath and spirit. Just take a few moments and breathe this way. although it sounds so simple. Check the website at www. The long term health benefits have been proven for thousands of years.Inner-Power. Breathing is by far the most important meditation exercise. as we all proceed at our own pace.Robert Morgen 71 expand.
72 Awaken Your Inner Power Once you’re comfortable working with your breath it’s time to bring in the rest of the body. When you draw in the energy can you feel it pooling at your center of gravity just below your belly button? As you breathe just let that pool of energy expand throughout your body. but for now just let it flow. our actions. Intention is what we do with that energy. Ki or Prana in some circles. Awareness and Intention EVERYTHING is about Awareness and Intention. hear. It’s a habit you have to grow into. Do this exercise whenever you’re depressed or down. called Chi. It may feel different for you so take some time and open up and feel the energy. In addition to feeling your breath flow and your stomach and ribs expand. you’ll be able to do things with it and move it around in your (and other peoples) body. Now that you’ve begun to build an awareness of the energy. our beliefs and everything we see. Continue breathing as I’ve outlined above. We move energy with Intention. We are all connected in a vast energy pool that encompasses . think and do is energy. and eventually as you progress you’ll learn to do it all the time. EVERYTHING is energy! Our thoughts. I want you to feel the energy that flows into your body with each breath. feel. For me it feels like a very light feeling. This exercise should help you to feel rejuvenated and refreshed as you’re drawing energy from an infinite pool. Later we’ll expand it out even further. and this is a very important fact. Can you feel it flowing down through your legs and up your back and down your arms? Take some time and practice feeling that energy pool expand through your whole body.
or impatiently waiting in line at the Motor Vehicles Office. The next time you’re stuck in traffic. just let it flow. was and will be. drawing in all the negative feelings and emotions and experiences.Robert Morgen 73 everything that is. You can also play with this a bit. Energy follows thought. now bring it back to your center and this time just send it down to your left foot. and this time feel the energy go where you send it. but if you watch you’ll see that even the bad times provide fuel for his growth and he tries to take every bad experience as a lesson to help improve himself. The important thing here is to stay out of its way. so don’t try to micro-manage it. now your right. Just as our thoughts can influence Chi subconsciously. Now send it up to your head. Isn’t this a neat toy? . so can they move it around in our body's. Energy moves in a spiral and at its own speed. just relax and start to play with this. It doesn’t matter whether a person believes in it or can feel it. Send it down to your feet. so when you think about moving energy then it will go where you send it. The other side of this is the continually positive person who always approaches everything from a positive attitude. How many times have you seen a person with a negative attitude who continually draws more negative reactions to himself? He’s broadcasting his intentions through his attitudes with the result that he becomes a human crap magnet. and down to your left elbow. This doesn’t mean everything always goes the way he wants it. Do the Full Body Awareness exercise again. they still have the ability to affect it.
so remember expectations. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few years to develop this ability.Inner-Power.74 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 6 Basic Exercises Now that you’ve begun to develop the ability to move energy around in your body there are some things you can do with it. The following exercises range from pretty simple to pretty complicated. and after that you’ll get to you just do them without having to think about them. In the beginning it may be helpful to have a partner read the exercises to you or you can order the MP3 Instant Meditation Course that goes with this book at www.net what I said about Eventually you'll be able to remember how to exercises by memory. Eventually you'll be able to remember how to do these exercises by memory. the point where do these Grounding . and after that you’ll get to the point where you just do them without having to think about them. but as you develop your abilities you’ll eventually find you can do them all at once and effortlessly.
angers and feelings of inadequacy. just like a tree. Repeat this exercise for awhile. Progressive Relaxation . as many times as necessary to clean yourself out. no matter how advanced you become. fears. If you wish you can do more sets (groups of repetitions) as needed. Visualize roots growing from your feet down through the core of the earth. Depending on the effect you want you can vary the crystals and access different energies. There’s nothing wrong (and a lot of benefit) to stopping at this point and just doing the exercises I’ve gone over up to this point until they become completely effortless. A repetition is 1 breath cycle. let that energy drop back down through your body and feel all the accumulated stress of your life flow out with it and back down through your roots and into the earth. Grounding is a good way to release all your stresses. For best effect do 9 repetitions of this exercise.Robert Morgen 75 Grounding will always be an important skill. Stand in the “Standing Stake” pose described above. or inhale and exhale. On your exhale. Go through the Breathing and Full Body Awareness exercises. As you inhale feel the energy of the earth being drawn up through your roots and up through your body and out through the top of your head. In later meditations you can add some variety by seeing the roots flow down to a large crystal at the earth’s core. Whenever you feel yourself becoming stressed or angry learn to take a moment and ground yourself and let those feelings just flow out. so take the time to learn this now and to be able to do it effortlessly. but that's obviously beyond the scope of the exercise at this point. Feel your muscles relax as the stress flows out.
Make fists with your feet by curling your toes in as far as you can until it hurts. They’re the biggest muscles in the body. We store a lot of stress here. Draw the feeling of relaxation up over your shoulders and neck. As you inhale feel that relaxed feeling flow up over your hips and buttocks. Feel your heart area expand with the relaxed energy and feel all the accumulated stress in between your shoulder blades release and flow out and back down with your exhale. On your next inhale draw that relaxed feeling back up over your calves. so take a moment and let this area relax. Draw that relaxed feeling up over your stomach and lower back. Bring the energy up over your chest and the middle of your back. Let that relaxed feeling flow from your toes back over your feet and feel them relax. letting them relax after walking all day. As you inhale draw that relaxed feeling up over your ankles and feel them relax completely. Feel the energy that flows up through your roots and into your feet. . Feel the stress bleed away. Draw that relaxed energy up over your thighs with the next inhale.76 Awaken Your Inner Power Progressive Relaxation is easy to do and you can do it anywhere and anytime. Just take a moment and feel the relaxed energy you should have after grounding and releasing your stress. Assume your meditation position of choice (I like the half-lotus on a zafu) and go through all the exercises I’ve covered up to this point. Feel the muscles in your back relax and feel your stomach move with your inhale. On the exhale let any residual stress flow back out and down through the earth. so let them relax and rest now. then relax.
leaving you feeling much lighter and more refreshed. Let that relaxed energy flow up and over your head. When your muscles are relaxed your energy flows unimpeded and is continually renewed. Just sit here and feel this relaxed body you have. Take a moment to relax and let your breathing soften. DO NOT beat yourself up with this exercise! Our minds are constantly at work and the untrained mind will bounce from thought to thought continually (monkey mind) and even during this exercise you’ll have other thoughts arise. On the next inhale focus on the number 2 and so on until you get to 10. . Hold your focus and exhale. The purpose here is to focus entirely on the numbers and not allow any other thoughts to intrude. allowing you to focus completely on any subject. The Brain Scrub The Brain Scrub is designed to help you overcome the “monkey mind” which leaps and bounces around from subject to subject in an uncontrolled manner. After mastering this exercise you’ll be able to instantly clear and calm your mind in any situation. which means your energy isn’t flowing through you. As you inhale focus on the number 1. Let the muscles of your face and those at the base of your skull relax. Tense muscles store energy.Robert Morgen 77 Feel any residual tension flow out with your exhale. First hit the meditation position of choice. Remember this feeling as it's how you should feel all the time. but rather sticking in certain places in your body.
so don’t be worried if it doesn’t seem to come easily. When other thoughts arise just let them evaporate like a wisp of smoke. Practice ‘inhaling’ energy this way. Drawing Energy During various exercises we’ll be drawing in energy through our chakras. To begin drawing energy take a moment and focus on your breathing. Your goal is to count from 1 to 10 without attaching to any intruding thoughts. just over your sternum.78 Awaken Your Inner Power The key is not to attach to any of those thoughts. Now. and even seasoned meditators will find it useful to go back and practice occasionally. as silly as it sounds. It may take awhile to really feel this. into our organs and even through the entire area of our skin. Drawing energy into yourself is fairly easy to do and simply requires a heightened sense of self-awareness to feel. Take a few breaths and let the energy build up and spread through your body. Feel your breath as it flows in through your nostrils and down to your Dan Tien. the area two finger-widths below your belly button. and if you do find yourself thinking of anything other than your target number then go back to one and start over. Feel the chi as it flows in with your breath down to your Dan Tien. As you exhale let any stress or unhappiness in your heart chakra flow down through your legs and deep into the earth. passing unheeded through your consciousness and on out of your head. Remember what it feels like when you draw the chi in through your nostrils? As you inhale let the ‘nose’ over your heart chakra ‘inhale’ chi directly into your heart. . This exercise is invaluable for learning to control your mind. As you get comfortable with it you’ll be able to draw chi into yourself in many different ways. imagine a nose or an opening that covers your heart chakra.
On your exhale let the stresses and built up energies flow out of your liver and down into the earth. Chakra Breathing– We’ll get deeper into this in the Chakra Chapters. Relaxing Stress Knots out of your muscles– Whenever you feel a stress knot building up in your muscles just draw energy directly into the knot on the inhale and let the stress flow down into the earth on your exhale. You’ll probably come up with some others on your own as the possibilities here are literally endless. On your inhale draw chi into your Liver. . Energizing your organs– This can be a lot of fun and really help strengthen your immune system and improve your overall health. but you can draw energy into any of your chakras at any time just like we did for the heart chakra. It’s also an exercise in using intention to send energy where you want it to go. As an exercise in awareness you can take some time and just choose a body part at random and draw energy into it. and then draw it in. Don’t worry if you don’t know exactly where your liver is.Robert Morgen 79 Below are some sample exercises that you can experiment with. healing energy to flow into your liver as you inhale. Just intend for relaxing. You may find yourself having some unexpected emotional releases as that energy has to go somewhere once it’s released. The infusion of energy will help cleanse your organs and release bound stresses and memories. You can run chi into any of your organs exactly the same way. you don’t have to. Can you feel the lightness and relaxation? The next time you find yourself becoming angry do this exercise. Take a moment and relax as we did above.
Let your friends who haven’t experienced this laugh at you for being a ‘tree hugger’. Expand your awareness to the tree. As you get better at it and more comfortable with it you’ll also be able to develop more control over your emotions and your physical responses by using variations on the exercises above. rocks and plants– Sit with your back to a tree or better yet face it and wrap your arms around it. Can you feel the rough bark against your skin and hear the rustle of wind in the leaves and branches. any place. The Secret Smile The Secret Smile is one of Dr. Glenn Morris’ exercises and he . Do they all feel the same? Can you tell the difference between tree species based on the feel of their energy? Can you differentiate between different crystals based on their energy? You could keep yourself occupied indefinitely in the backyard with this exercise. At an age when my eyes should be getting worse I have gotten to the point where I only wear my glasses when I’m working on the computer or watching a movie. Experiment with this with other plants as well as rocks and crystals. Drawing energy from trees. Don’t be afraid to play with this and experiment with the healing energies as this is all about building up your personal catalog of feelings and experiences. Drawing energy is something that you can do at any time. As you inhale feel the energy from the tree flow into you. As you exhale let your energy flow into the tree.80 Awaken Your Inner Power Improve your eyesight and hearing– I’ve personally experienced some radical healing in both my eyesight and hearing by drawing more chi into my eyes and ears. Can you smell it? Can you feel the energy from it? Create a circuit with the tree. Relax and spend a few moments practicing feeling your own energy.
also teach this regularly in our classes. then up your ankles and up along your calves. It can be any event you wish. Put a smile on your face and keep it there. Take some time to do the grounding exercise and relax your breathing. Take out the event and just keep the feeling of it. until it begins to hurt. competent feeling with the saliva in your . Hoshinjutsu. This is a fairly easy exercise and I can’t recommend it strongly enough. Hit the meditation position of choice. but think of a time when you did something really right and everyone knew it. Relax them and feel the feeling that follows a kind of relaxed. Those of us who teach his martial art form. then up your ankles and up along your calves. On your inhale pull that feeling up across your feet.Robert Morgen 81 wrote about it in his book Pathnotes of an American Ninja Master. On your inhales feel it rise up across your knees. then over your thighs and across your hips. happy. Feel the muscles relax as you do this. Energy flows better through a relaxed and happy body and you should get in the habit of making this a regular part of your practice. Draw the feeling up your spine and up over your head and down to the point where your tongue touches the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth. To start the Secret Smile first clench your toes as tightly as possible. Mix the relaxed feeling with the saliva in your mouth. Think about a time when you did something well. Take that feeling down to your toes and on your inhales pull that feeling up across your feet. swallow it down and feel it drop down through your body relaxing it as it goes. glad not to be tightly clenched feeling. Mix the good. then over your thighs and across your hips. Draw the feeling up your spine and up over your head and down to the point where your tongue touches the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth. Feel it rise up across your knees.
unconditional love. then over your thighs and across your hips. Think about a time when you were in love. Draw the feeling up your spine and up over your head and down to the point where your tongue touches the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth. then up your ankles and up along your calves. Feel it rise up across your knees. Draw the feeling up your spine and up over your head and down to the point where your tongue touches the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth. swept off your feet in love. Now take out the reason for the laughter. Take that laughing feeling down to your toes and on your inhales pull that laughter up across your feet. Take out the person or people. swallow it down and feel it drop down through your body feeling your body laughing it as it goes. laughing feeling with the saliva in your mouth. Feel it rise up across your knees. swallow it down and feel it drop down through your body charging it with the good feeling it as it goes. swallow it down and feel it drop down through your body charging it with complete. 100%. Mix the loving feeling with the saliva in your mouth. then up your ankles and up along your calves. Draw the feeling up your spine and up over your head and down to the point where your . truly. Let it mix with the first. Mix the happy. Think about the best orgasm you ever had. a good deep belly laugh that you couldn’t control or stop. then over your thighs and across your hips. then over your thighs and across your hips. Let it mix with the others.82 Awaken Your Inner Power mouth. then up your ankles and up along your calves. Think about a time when you laughed. but keep the feeling of it. Take that feeling down to your toes and on your inhales pull it up across your feet. head over heels. Let it mix with the others. completely. Take that feeling down to your toes and on your inhales pull that feeling up across your feet. Take out the person or people and just keep the feeling of the orgasm. Feel it rise up across your knees.
relaxed. All we’re doing at this basic level is drawing the . relaxed. Mantak Chia goes into great detail on the Microcosmic Orbit. Play with this awhile. Mix the combined feelings with the saliva in your mouth. Take the feelings down to your toes and on your inhales pull that feeling up across your feet. Mix the feeling with the saliva in your mouth. then up your ankles and up along your calves. competent.Robert Morgen 83 tongue touches the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth. swallow it down and feel it drop down through your body and then let it flow up again to the top of your head. The Microcosmic Orbit In his excellent book Awaken Healing Energy through the Tao. As you get better at this you’ll be able to run it continuously. happy. Use this exercise to get started. Feel the happy. loved and sexy. run it as often as you can. loving. This is how you should feel all the time. We teach it in Hoshinjutsu also. The purpose with this deceptively simple exercise is to begin drawing your chi up your spine and back down the front of your body. When you do this you energize your entire body and your internal organs. sexual energy as it flows up your spine and up over your head and down to the point where your tongue touches the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth. increasing your health and building up your ability to move more and more energy. Let it mix with the others. and then drop down to your feet. Feel the combination of the energies now and feel the combined energies swirling around down at your feet. swallow it down and feel it drop down through your body charging it with the good feeling it as it goes. then over your thighs and across your hips. but get his book and get deeper into it. Feel it rise up across your knees.
even while at work and during the day as you go about your life. go through the grounding and the Secret Smile. This part can take a bit of practice. As you inhale contract your PC muscles and your sphincter and feel the rush of energy up your spine. Let it flow over the top of your head and drop down the front of your body to your perineum on the exhale. Basic Practice Sitting in a chair or on a cushion. As you begin to play with this and experiment then you can try running the orbit between various chakras also. This gets easier as you become more comfortable.84 Awaken Your Inner Power energy up from the perineum up the spine to the top of the head and then letting it fall back down the front of our body to the perineum again. If you feel like you’re building up too much heat in your head (headaches. learn to stay out of the way of the energy and just let it flow. Get into the habit of running the orbit all the time. Going from the Microcosmic Orbit to the Macrocosmic . hot forehead) then you can reverse the flow and just run the orbit backwards. Begin by only doing a few contractions at a time and then building up the number of contractions as you practice. Be sure to keep your tongue up to connect the meridians. drowsiness. As you inhale clench the PC muscle in your perineum (kegels) and let the energy flow up your spine to the top of your head. You should be to the point where you can run the basic orbit at any time. At the most basic level that’s all there is to it. Intermediate Practice The next stage is called the Macrocosmic Orbit and it includes your arms and legs.
Skin Breathing . Keep at it til you can get out of the way of the process and just let it flow all the time. You’ll reach a point where you can stop trying to do it and just let it happen. into the earth. This is a good exercise for clearing stagnant energy out of your arms and legs and energizing your entire body. It’s perfectly fine if you practice these separately and just draw up your legs for awhile before adding in your arms. It may take awhile to build your coordination so don’t get discouraged. then up your spine on the inhale while doing your sphincter contractions. Let the energy flowing down the front of your body go through the perineum and then down the back of your legs. Draw earth energy up the front of your legs as far as the first chakra. When it reaches your heart chakra let it split and let the energy run down the front of your arms as well as the front of your body. After you pull the energy over the top of your head let it drop back down the front of your body to the perineum and down the back of your legs into the earth. Let it flow out your fingers and down to the earth. At this point it combines with the energy coming up your spine and then rises up over your head.Robert Morgen 85 Orbit is simple because by now you’ve figured out the hard parts and just need to expand your orbit. It can take some practice to coordinate your breathing with drawing the energy up your arms and legs. On the exhale let your energy drop down the front of your body. Seen from the side this looks like a figure 8 with an open bottom. As you draw up the front of your legs also pull energy up the back of your arms to the midpoint of your back between your shoulder blades.
Taoist Yoga floor postures stretch the . Practice this until you can feel the energy flowing into every square inch of skin over your entire body. Exercises to Open the Meridians My buddy Brian Earnest sent me these exercises to use in my Hoshinjutsu class. On the inhale draw energy into your body as described in the ‘Drawing Energy’ section. attuning. All the Tao-Yin movements are based on ancient spiritual development. Pay attention to your breathing. On your exhale feel any stresses or problems flow down through your arms and legs and deep into the earth. for the purpose of refreshing. As you inhale feel the chi flow in through your skin and deep into your bones. among other things. It’s out of the “Marrow Washing and Tendon Changing” school of Chi Kung. and I really liked them a lot.86 Awaken Your Inner Power Skin Breathing is an excellent full body awareness exercise that also helps strengthen your bones. This is a relatively advanced exercise. first take a moment to do the grounding exercise and progressive relaxation exercises. adjusting and regenerating your personal energy. or Chi. except that instead of drawing chi into a specific organ or muscle we’re going to draw it in through the entire surface area of our skin. If you have trouble feeling the surface of your skin over your entire body all at once just take a more manageable chunk such as your head or hands to start with. Tao Yin (Taoist Yoga) By Brian Earnest Tao-Yin exercises help your internal life force. To begin. circulate more freely.
there are 8 extra meridians which are special pathways for the Qi travel. Most Tao Yin (or Do-In in Japanese) or Meridian exercises are directly or indirectly related to energizing the flow of electromagnetic currents through the meridians. or various unnatural daily activities. An important aspect of Tao-Yin is that it has alternating phases of activity and relaxation. You will learn to absorb the nutrition from the air and the surrounding energy so you can open each cell to the fresh vitality of the universal force. During the relaxation phase you will learn to feel and gently guide the Chi flow to specific areas of your body.Robert Morgen 87 difficult-to-reach psoas muscle. In addition to the 12 major meridians. but most of the extra meridians do . improper posture. and relieve stress. and in that sense it is not necessary to put special emphasis on exercises for the meridians alone. The Conception Vessel and the Governor Vessel are exceptional among the extra meridians in that they also have independent functions and points which are located on the center line in the front and along the back of the body’s centerline (independent points are acupuncture points which belong to one meridian. calm the mind. All the regular meridians have independent points. MERIDIAN EXERCISES: There are 12 major meridians for the circulation of Qi on each side of the body in the “traditional meridian system. However. in traditional Chinese Medicine. we can use certain exercises especially for the purposes of extending the meridians to activate and release energy flow from any stagnation which may be caused by improper diet.” These 12 meridians are grouped into 6 Yin/Yang pairs in relation to basic life functions. This practice will help you relieve any energy stagnancy. open energy channels.
The lines of tension produced along the center line of the abdomen are the Conception Vessel. The Conception and Governor Vessels are said to respectively serve as reservoirs of Qi for the Yin/Yang meridians. For best results. This is the flow of Qi which regulates all the Yin meridians. The tension along the Governor vessel is felt most strongly when you inhale. The line of tension which forms down the center of your back is the Governor vessel. Open CV (Conception Vessel) While bending back. during these 6 Meridian exercises we should hold the postures at their extreme extended point for the duration of at . holding behind bottom. The Governor vessel has at least 28 main independent points and begins at the tip of the tailbone and goes up and around the crown of the head to the end up at the midpoint of the upper jaw. There are 12 major meridians which can be divided into 6 pairs according to Yin (quiet energies) and Yang (active energies).88 Awaken Your Inner Power not. The conception vessel is a meridian running along the center line on the front of the body which has at least 24 main independent points beginning at the perineum and ending right in the middle of the lower jaw. Open GV (Governing Vessel) Bend forward holding behind bottom at top of thighs. The most exceptional feature of these 2 meridians is that they regulate the flow of energy in all of the regular meridians. Meridians without independent points share points which belong to other meridians).
1. Stomach / Spleen “B” (Lean back from Seiza) 3. Spread out as far as comfortable. This serves for the extension of the meridians as well as the acceleration of energy flow. Heart / Small Intestine “C” (Pull forehead towards the floor and try to touch Toes while holding them with the hands and opening the “Gau” groin. push hands over head and up) 2. bend forward and reach) 5. Start out doing only two reps for each exercise and one or two complete breath . Important Points: The real purpose of these Six Basic Meridian Exercises is not to attain the flexibility of a gymnast or ballerina. Keep knees straight so that backs of legs touch the floor. Reach up and then out to either side and lean to one side and then the other). Gallbladder / Liver “F” (Both Legs are stretched/extended out to either side. look to the heels. bend over and touch forehead to center at crease of arm) 6. feet and heels pressing together) 4. The most important goal is to find the best position in which you can feel the resistance or a tingling sensation coming from the line of tension forming along the meridians. Bladder / Kidney “D” (Legs stretched out heels touching. resulting in the release of stagnation and disorders along the meridians and muscles. Lung/Large Intestine “A” (bend over.Robert Morgen 89 least two breath cycles. The main objective here is to get a feeling for what it really is like to relax by releasing Qi and allowing tension to dissipate. Heart Constrictor (Governor) / Triple Heater Meridians “E” (Sit in ¼ or ½ Lotus position and cross arms one over the other so hands are cupping over opposite knees.
These exercises would serve as a form of physical expression to release. eyes or along the course of the meridians which can be regarded as “Energy Flow. Increase the reps and breath cycles over time. You may begin feeling various sensations like tingling or buzzing in the ears.” These sensations. your mind will begin to tune in to any internal events of your body. . also called the “Corpse” position in Yoga. These exercises are an opportunity to get in touch with your body and give expression to your inner being through movement.90 Awaken Your Inner Power cycles while in each posture. Stretching in this context does not refer just o lengthening or pulling something apart. but is rather an act of extending or expanding which liberates the energy lying latent within you. through the act of stretching. When you do this. Become entirely detached from the external world. instead of issuing from conscious awareness. Always keep your attention on your breathing and be sensitive to how your body is responding to each exercise. those things which you have been holding inside. Just relax after completion. Use slow and deliberate breath patterns. These meridian exercises should not be viewed merely as a way of stretching and limbering muscles and joints. have their origins in the inner workings of your body. Keep the eyes closed and feel for any bodily sensations. Relax for a while on your back with your eyes closed in an “X” position (the kind of position we got into when lying in the snow to make snow angels.
. Meridian exercises for wholesome living By Shizuto Masunaga The Book of Do In By Michio Kushi The Book of Shiatsu By Paul Lundbreg Attune your Body with Dao-In By Master Hua-Ching Ni Other Exercises to Open and Balance Your Meridians A couple of other exercises that you can look up are ‘The 8 Pieces of Brocade’ and ‘The 5 Tibetans’. A Google search will turn up videos and a variety of websites with these exercises.Robert Morgen 91 Bibliography for Tao Yin: Zen Imagery Exercises. I do both and can recommend them highly.
. and then move them back to 2-3 inches apart. the external energy field that surrounds everything. As you progress you’ll not only be able to feel your own energy. Hold your hands in front of you about 6 inches apart. and you can feel and even manipulate that energy with practice. Now we’re going to work with feeling external energy. The following exercises will help you feel your aura. Doing this increases the sensitivity. or a pressure between them. Everything on the planet is made up of various particles held together by energy. but the energy of the people and things around you. Now move them away from each other until they are about 8-12 inches apart.92 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 7 Feeling and Seeing Energy If you’ve been doing the exercises I’ve described by now you’ve probably had some interesting experiences with feeling your own internal energy and drawing energy into your body. Exercise 1 – Building an Energy Ball Rub your hands together briskly as if trying to warm them on a cold day. As you continue doing this can you feel a ball or energy building up between your hands? It feels like a thickness in the air between your hands. just like a fisherman describing the sizes of the fish he caught.
See how big you can make the energy ball. Remember the way it felt when you made the energy ball between your palms? Can you feel the same sort of thickness or pressure as your palms move in towards your body? With a partner. but without touching it. . Wave your right fingertips slowly up and down in front of your left hand. but for now just concentrate on feeling the aura. practice moving your hands slowly towards them. Does it feel different with the other hand? Is one hand more sensitive? Exercise 3 – Feeling the Aura Hold your hands out in front of you at arms length. Now move your awareness down to your palms and slowly move your palms in towards your body. palms in. Is one hand more sensitive than the other? Can you turn your hands over and do it with the backs of your hands? Exercise 2 – Waving the Energy Hold your left hand upright in front of you with your palm facing to the right. Walk slowly towards them. Can you feel the motion of your right hand across the surface of your left palm? Switch hands and do it again. Can you sense their aura as you walk up to them? Can they feel you? As you get deeper into this you’ll be able to play with intention and emotions also. Can you feel their aura? Can your partner feel your hands as you move towards them? Have your partner stand about 12-15 feet away.Robert Morgen 93 Play with this exercise a bit.
Move your hands out and slowly back towards them until you can sense the energy of their chakra. Did you feel a difference between the front and back? Did you sense the front and back at different distances. Slowly bring your hands down until you can feel the thickness or pressure of their crown chakra. Stand with both your hands held above their head. As usual this is all about building up your own personal When you learn about the chakras what you sense useful for learning about who you’re dealing with and give you insights into their personalities and their possible actions/reactions can be extremely catalog and learning how things feel. Can you feel a difference in their energy? How about when they think happy thoughts? Some people have no trouble at all with this while others aren’t as empathic and take awhile to learn to feel it. Have your partner stand a few feet away and think angry thoughts. was one of them noticeably further out than the other? Did it feel like your hands were pushed out away from the chakra? .94 Awaken Your Inner Power Here's a game you can play with this. Chakra Diagnosis Have your partner stand upright but relaxed. How far above their head did you feel it? Move your hands down to their 3rd eye with one hand in front of their forehead and one hand behind their head. This can vary on everyone.
Robert Morgen 95 Do this again at the Throat Chakra. I’ve known healers who could look at you and say things like “Oh you’re blocking some energy here” just because of what they see in your aura while others can just barely see it. Don’t touch them physically. This exercise can be a lot of fun. This is something that you can . but it can be extremely amusing to sit in public (bookstores are good for this) and feel the people that walk by. Personally I’m more of an empath and while I can feel energy from across the room I don’t see it that well. then at the Heart Chakra. It’s extremely easy to do and anyone with a basic level of awareness can do it fairly quickly as it’s just feeling energy. It sounds weird. When you learn about the chakras what you sense can be extremely useful for learning about who you’re dealing with and give you insights into their personalities and their possible actions/reactions. just feel the energy of their chakras. With practice you can build up the sensitivity to be able to sense another person's chakras without going through the whole diagnosis. This can be somewhat akin to magic as these abilities are not only misunderstood. especially as you learn more about the Chakra system and what it means when you can feel the energy. but scoffed at and disbelieved by most of western society. Seeing the aura doesn’t seem to be something everyone can do and those who do seem to have wildly varying abilities. and Dan Tien. Seeing the Aura Just as you can feel energy. For the Root Chakra let your hands go down to just above your partners knees and feel the energy over that entire area. Solar Plexus. When you build up the sensitivity you may even be able to use your own chakras as antennae to feel other people’s chakras. a lot of people can also see it.
Have them remove their finger but keep looking at the same spot. Don’t be too put out if it takes awhile. Does their aura change when they think happy thoughts? Sad thoughts? Angry thoughts? Some people can see auras instantly and others have to work at it. . If you’ve ever been able to see those holographic picture-in-a-picture things you shouldn’t have any trouble seeing auras as you do exactly the same thing with your eyes. Have your training partner stand in front of a light-colored wall in a dimly lit room. The next layer out is even more faint and may have colors associated with it. Using that same relaxed vision. you’ll have to relax your eyes a bit to do this. Seeing the aura is a matter of taking your eyes slightly out of focus. The first time I was at a seminar and this topic came up I had no luck whatsoever with seeing the auras of the others in the seminar.96 Awaken Your Inner Power play with and if you can do it then it’s just another cool tool in the toolbox. not their face. Now focus your eyes on their finger. My advice in this area is to open up your awareness and see for yourself which colors seem to be associated most often with which types of people and their behaviors. if you look at them you should be able to see what looks like a little line that runs all around them a couple of inches out from their body. That night I went over to the bookstore and grabbed a bunch of the holograph picture books and sat there til I could relax my eyes and see them. Play with this a bit. The different meanings of the colors vary widely depending on who you’re talking to. Have your partner hold one finger in front of their face about 6 inches out from their chin. The next day when I went back for the rest of the seminar I didn’t have any trouble at all seeing the auras of the other attendees.
days of the week.Robert Morgen 97 Chapter 8 Finding your ‘Inner Gods’ I like the idea of Gods but personally don’t put much effort or work into worshiping any I’ve heard of so far. televangelists or other middle men. clerics. Your mind can bring reality to any thought or concept. popes. Mohammed. causes. Your mind can bring to reality any thought or concept. Some people feel the need to personify their deities and even have different deities for different actions. This goes along with the commonly heard “Everything you need is already inside you” attitude I’ve learned to believe in. Hence the vast pantheons in some of the religions.) have been adamant that the Divine or Holy Spirit lives within each of us and that we can all access it without the need for priests. pastors. Our Lady of the Krishna. Most of the Great Teachers (Christ. Buddha. so if you . I frequently see the word Namaste tossed around (“the Divine in me recognizes and honors the Divine in you”) and I really like that even though I don’t use it much. etc. etc. so if you want to worship Dirty Laundry then by all means feel free and don’t ever let anyone tell you she isn’t real. I think that’s great also.
The simplest way to say it is that Religion is external (outside of you) and Spirituality is internal. in other words. idolize and worship them in any way you see fit as it’s extremely important to have FAITH when you’re on the Meditation road. I tend to argue that some of the strictures placed on women in the larger religions go back to men who are afraid of their feminine energies and represents an imbalance in their basic dualities. Your inner deities are part of the same energy that everyone else’s inner deities are made of.98 Awaken Your Inner Power want to worship Our Lady of the Dirty Laundry then by all means feel free and don’t ever let anyone tell you she isn’t real. so by honoring yourself you should also be honoring them and vice versa. You should identify with the happy. In Western Culture we’re taught to look to external sources for almost everything. positive and beautiful aspects of your inner deities and always strive to remember and honor them in every moment of your life. We’re indoctrinated into the belief that we must have someone else’s permission for anything we want to do. The two are neither identical nor mutually exclusive. I personally really enjoy some of the ‘honoring the sacred feminine’ rituals. It doesn’t matter what you choose to have faith in. sanctify. Spirituality and Religion One of the big conflicts that I see people having is between Spirituality and Religion. You should see your inner deities from any viewpoint you wish. just as long as you’re able to relax and listen to the inner voices and trust that they are taking you in the directions in which you’re supposed to go. This includes our relationship with God. Feel free to ritualize. That’s a bit too simple. .
saying your prayers and eating your veggies and all that. When we have to go outside of ourselves for everything we lose our autonomy and independence. I don’t want to seem like I’m denigrating the middle men. so of course they should get paid for their time. We now have huge industries built around the middle men. The ability to point the blame somewhere else can be a pretty big draw for some people. It also makes it easy for us to look at someone or something else and say “This is YOUR fault”. The Purpose of Religion When I talk about religion I’m not referring to Christianity. In fact. and hey. There is a lot of Power in externalizing God. they’ve got mortgages and kids in school also. How many people do you know right now who are unhappy with their lives? How many of them can point to someone else and say “They ruined my life!”? If God is external you have the ability to take NO RESPONSIBILITY at all for your own life. Islam or any of the other ‘isms’. you were trying your best and living right. These middle men always come with their own price.Robert Morgen 99 This external focus is one of our biggest problems. I consider religion to be extremely important and I really don’t believe that our world would function without it. I’m referring to the study of and subscription to a broad form of spiritual belief held in consensus among any particular group. Anything can be a religion if you approach it . right? The source of your problem must be ‘out there’. in my opinion. After all. When God is ‘out there’ it only stands to reason that there must be certain people who are better at communicating with Him or understanding Him. Whenever something bad happens it must be “God’s Will”.
even if you and your friends decide to worship linoleum. 2. internal problem is just exacerbated when we begin to reach for and learn about our own spirituality. It gives us a cultural basis for our morals and our laws. rituals. Don’t take my word for it. This can be an . This external v. 1. do some research. and having a solid set of guidelines and beliefs can be extremely comforting. pretty much has to be a solitary pursuit in the beginning. It provides answers to questions we can’t otherwise answer. chalices or bodily fluids in the name of a deity or spiritual path. The only way to do that is to go within and start getting to know your Self. No one escapes dealing with death. For a long time religion was the only place to turn if you wanted an explanation for where we came from and why the crops grow and just what is that big yellow ball in the sky anyway? 3. This doesn’t mean you can’t share beliefs. The conflicts begin to arise when we have the feeling that God is ‘in here’! The concept that God is within us changes everything. Religion in this broader sense has 3 purposes. In every country on Earth the major laws come straight from the dominant religion. It just means that at the most basic level you are dealing with your spirit. And it causes a lot of problems. Going Within Spirituality. It gives us an outlet for dealing with death and loss. Many of us have been indoctrinated from birth to believe God is ‘out there’ or ‘up there’. This sounds simple but it should never be underestimated.100 Awaken Your Inner Power religiously. or the study and search for one’s spiritual essence (my definition).
Ayurveda. which we’ll do away with later on. That’s why we see so many people who are so influenced by peer pressure. Building one’s SelfAwareness and learning to use Intention and the Universal Laws also become major stepping stones. or political pressure or religious pressure. In the beginning we are all products of our culture and we exist as a series of reactions to the various stimuli around us. art. The Ego is a combination of our conscious self (the Super-Ego) and our subconscious self (the Id). As you begin developing your awareness it becomes easier to see where your culture ends and where you begin. but that’s further on. complicated and even dangerous journey. We have a lot of great tools in our modern world. so you may as well get comfortable with that.Robert Morgen 101 extremely long. My definition of the Ego is “That which defines us and separates us from all the other Egos out there and provides The Ego is a combination of our conscious self (the Super-Ego) and our subconscious self (the Id) . yoga. because at certain levels you’ll begin to see they are us anyway. Right now I’m just laying some groundwork. I’m not knocking average people. It’s pretty much guaranteed to kill you. Meditation. I define the average person as someone with little or no true Self Awareness. dance and pretty much any other form of personal expression can be a spiritual tool if used properly. As you begin to open up your spiritual toolbox you’ll begin to see that everything you need is already inside you. When I talk about the ‘average person’ what I’m really referring to is an Ego.
dream of. because what you reinforce is what you create. for instance. whether you are a billionaire like Donald Trump or a dozenaire like me. Fight or Flight developed as a survival mechanism back in the days when we didn’t want to wait around to see if the Saber-toothed tiger was really hungry or just out for a casual stroll.102 Awaken Your Inner Power us with a framework for our reactions and responses to external and internal stimuli”. To the Id your imagination and the world you see through your eyes are one and the same! Therefore. fear. Most of the training we give it tends to be undirected. The Ego is developed as we grow up. The Id can be an amazing tool on your quest for Self Mastery. when you give yourself a lot of negative reinforcement like “I’m broke and I don’t have any money” that is exactly what the Id believes. Whether we run or choose to stand and fight depends on the way we’ve been programmed. or at least not really consciously directed. For example. The Id can be trained to respond in any way we wish. What are you training it to do? What do you think about. Some of the Id’s programming has evolved in humans for hundreds of thousands of years. wish for. The ‘Fight or Flight’ response. How many of us have knee-jerk responses to various words? How do you feel when I say Birth Control or Gun Control? These are learned responses that have been trained into our Id. That’s why I write and teach so much about keeping a positive attitude. It’s a deeply ingrained response and everyone has it in one form or another. It will create whatever you tell it to! One of the first steps in getting to know your Self is to look at the things you tell your Id. love or desire? How many of those things enhance the journey you think you . the Id has no concept of reality. but we react automatically. In most cases we no longer make a conscious decision when those words come up.
Creating Your Reality The Super-Ego is your tool for training the Id. Why is that? Didn’t they both just experience the same event? Apparently not! Our reality is simply our view of the world around us filtered through our perceptions. has repeatedly proven we can change our programming for just about any physiological reaction. How many times have you met someone who always looked at the bad side of any situation? Did it seem like that person is having a good life? Were they fun to be around? . It’s just a matter of training our Id and changing our perceptions. If you consistently take a positive viewpoint you will gradually train your Id to react in a positive manner. That’s just a scientific fact. as well as very ancient science. What you think and do on a conscious level filters directly down to your subconscious.Robert Morgen 103 are on? How many of those things create conflict and confusion? That’s why learning to look inward and live consciously is so important. and why it creates such huge perceptual shifts! Perception = Reality What exactly. However. Some of this is biological. Our body puts out certain chemicals that cause certain reactions at a physiological level that may be beyond our conscious control. is reality? Is anything real? How can different people experience exactly the same event and have different reactions such as pain and pleasure or fear and excitement? You can put two people in the same seat on a roller coaster and one of them may love every minute of it and the other might throw up from fear. modern science.
. but statistics show the vast majority of lottery winners are broke again within a very short time. even though that tends to not be The American Way. I like to point out that making small. Tools like affirmations. Statistics also show many self-made millionaires went through a process of learning about money management and financial education that allowed them to create an entirely new reality. What it all comes down to is that it’s ok to feel good about taking things slow and making small changes. For instance. Some of these tools can be very fast and some of them can take awhile and there are arguments and benefits for both. but in a much more incremental fashion. hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming allow us to directly interface with our Id and take charge of our programming. incremental changes tends to be easier because it disrupts your life a lot less.104 Awaken Your Inner Power That was a loaded question. The changes tend to be more sustainable since you are making a lifestyle change rather than just changing an aspect of yourself. because if you’ve been programmed to be either sadistic or masochistic you might enjoy that person a lot. It all depends on your perception! We all have the ability to consciously change the way we look at and interact with the world around us. you can win the lottery and instantly change an aspect of yourself.
and we shouldn’t feel satisfied with who we are until we’ve done so. How often have you seen an ad and thought “I really need to update my style”. are we supposed to feel good about ourselves? Popular culture would have you believe all you need to feel good about yourself is the right car. although that’s a part of it. maybe sometimes we do. This is much more than the usual self esteem issues we hear about. exactly. We’ve been taught that we have to achieve certain things or be certain things. Self Acceptance is about accepting yourself completely.Robert Morgen 105 Chapter 9 Complete Self Acceptance One of the most important parts of Personal Mastery is Self Acceptance. I have to admit my habit of wearing sweatpants. In reality we’re NEVER finished as there will hopefully always be more to learn and new ways to grow. For most of us this isn’t as easy as it should be. In fact many of our culture’s self-esteem problems are intentionally created by the media and the businesses that advertise there. So when. or the right beer. or “I really need a new car”? Do you really? Hey. t-shirts and sandals wouldn’t go . or the right clothes. exactly as you are RIGHT NOW.
and that’s the key issue.106 Awaken Your Inner Power over well when making advertising sales calls for the videos or books. and I do in fact. I don’t care if you buy a new Mercedes 3 times a week if that’s what you want to do and you can afford it. and now you can start moving in the positive directions needed for your life. It doesn’t mean there aren’t things you’d like to change. We’re taught we need certain things to feel good about In reality we’re NEVER finished as there will hopefully always be more to learn and new ways to grow. It means you’ve accepted yourself. are we supposed to feel good about ourselves? ourselves. As usual the question in our society is ‘how much do we really need’? The difference here is the word need versus the word want. if you feel like you need to buy or do anything in order to feel good about yourself that’s an issue that needs to be addressed. However. So when. Self Acceptance is about FREEDOM. . It’s the freedom to look at yourself in the mirror and love and accept the person you see looking back and the freedom to be happy to be in your own skin. really need a good car. with all your warts and ugly spots. exactly. It’s the freedom to be happy with who you are and not be a slave to the needs we’re taught to believe in. True self acceptance is one of the transformational moments in our lives. or have new directions you’d like to grow.
Robert Morgen 107 It’s also the key to having the freedom to accept others exactly as they are. which means anything you can see. . It’s the Law of Reciprocity again. They need to help others to make up for their own inadequacies. is the word NEED. Yet if they truly accepted themselves then would they feel the need to sacrifice themselves in order to help others? Wouldn’t they see helping others as an extension of helping themselves. It’s all about the motivation that drives them. is no less imbalanced than someone who devotes his entire life to care for others at the expense of himself. The key here. by encouraging others to grow we also grow in the process. a person who only takes care of himself. we can also accept others exactly as they are. with all the balances that apply. rather than as a way to make themselves feel better about who they are? A balanced person sees helping others as a normal. and that’s the beginning of unity. feel or imagine is a part of you also. yet destroys their own health and welfare in the process? Everything is connected and One. or to make up for the bad things they feel they’ve done. once again. The most important person you can love is yourself. by helping others we help ourselves. or whatever other reasons drive them. with no regard for others. compassionate thing to do. For instance. Some of those so intent on self-sacrifice are driven by need. rather than as something to do to make up for their own lack in some area. Have you ever seen someone who gives up their entire lives to help others. By accepting ourselves exactly as we are.
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Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means ‘wheel’ and it refers to the spinning energy centers on our body. A chakra isn’t really a physical part of our body although with practice you can feel them pretty easily. These energy centers affect the way our body functions on all planes as well as store memories and feelings. There is some pretty persuasive evidence that we can even store ‘left-over’ feelings and memories from former lives. Occasionally these hold-overs can have adverse effects on our current lives. When your Inner Power awakens you’ll go through a period of chakra cleansing and balancing. This period can (as in my case) last for years, although that obviously varies from person to person. This cleansing is part of what many Meditation teachers refer to when they say that the Meditation “breaks the wheel of Karma”. Many volumes have been written on the study of chakras and I’m not going to try to recreate that here. Rather than an exhaustive study I’m going to give you enough to get you started and to begin exploring your chakra system. Those of you who wish to get deeper into the study of chakras (and it’s pretty fundamental) are advised to find a copy of Cyndi Dale’s excellent book New Chakra Healing.
When most people mention chakras they're talking about the seven primary chakras that run up a person’s center line. These seven primary chakras affect our lives on many different levels and a clear understanding of them and what they do is extremely helpful on your quest for self-awareness. The Japanese based martial arts usually have only 5 chakras; Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and the Void. The Void encompasses the top three
This process will never end, by the way. Don't think of it as something that you're going to work through once and then be done with.
chakras seen in other systems. In order to avoid too much confusion I’ve avoided giving all the names from all the various languages usually
associated with chakras. The chakras have both a front side and a back side. Each side deals
with different aspects of your life. The simple charts below will give you some specifics about it. Most of the information in the charts came from New Chakra Healing and deal with the front side of the chakra. As the energy starts rising through the chakra you'll experience a huge range of side effects and experiences. Any time an energy block is encountered extra energy is going to be applied to help break up the block. This means you can experience extremes in any aspect of your life. One of the lessons that I learned the hard way is that the energy will keep pumping into that block and the issue can continue to get more extreme until you develop your awareness of it and balance it out. This process will never end, by the way. Don't think of it as something that you're going to work through once and then be done with. You will always be bouncing back and forth through your chakras and
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balancing and fine tuning them, so get used to working with them and take the time to learn about them. 1st Chakra The First Chakra is also known as the Root or Earth Chakra. Location Color Key Word Descriptors Source Of Perineum, groin Red Awareness Images of a snake, dragon or “holy fire”. Passion; raw, primal feelings, rage, terror, joy, survival energy The will to live Root of addictions, compulsions, sexual dysfunction, nervous disorders, money, career and finance issues Roots, family values, heritage. Programming affecting basic needs such as sex, money, love, food, air, housing, etc. Communicates physical/emotional needs through aches and pains, physical awareness, touch, smell, vibration Meditation, raw earth energy
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Physical Communication Style
In the meditation position of choice; first ground and then do the Secret Smile. Let your awareness drop down to your perineum. As you inhale feel the energy flow in through your perineum and up your spine. Watch
the phosphenes behind your eyes as when you do this they tend to turn red. Associated with the large intestine, feet and legs, the 1st Chakra is your foundation. In this chakra you'll deal with security, stability, money, housing, and other basic survival needs. Imbalances in this chakra can result in angry, violent, fear-based reactions. Often this is the hallmark of those who are insecure and unsure of their place in the world. The trap for the unaware is the fact that so much of our pop culture is targeted directly towards this chakra. This is not a coincidence; insecure people make good consumers and are willing to pay for solutions. As with the other chakras, working with the Muladhara is an incremental process. As you balance this chakra you'll find the other chakras become more supported and easier to balance. This creates the 'Chakra Shuffle' in which you'll find your energy bouncing back and forth between your chakras as the fine tuning process begins. Learn to be aware of where your energy is, chakra-wise, and you'll be able to respond to and eventually take control of the creation of your life.
Female power. Chi energy Seat of Problems Contains Physical Communication Style Energy Type In the meditation position of choice. awareness of feelings Appendix disorders. creative blocks Feelings of self and others Expressing feelings through the appropriate physical medium such as laughing. creative energy. PMS. Some spiritual teachers advise abstinence and there are probably some cases (such as prison) where I'd . first ground and then do the Secret Smile. projects. As you inhale feel the energy flow in through your hara and up your spine. Watch the phosphenes behind your eyes as when you do this they tend to turn orange. Creativity Water elements and animals. feelings. small intestine Orange Feeling. issues from stored stuck or unexpressed emotions. Working with the 2nd chakra can often bring about extremes in sexuality which can be difficult to handle. etc. screaming. kidney problems (childhood issues). Female identity. etc. birth and gestation activity for babies. crying.112 Awaken Your Inner Power 2nd Chakra The Second or Water Chakra is the center for our feelings and creativity. Let your awareness drop down to the area about 2 inches below your beltline (the Hara or dan tien). ovarian disorders. ideas. Location Color Key Word Descriptors Source Of Abdomen.
If you are in a steady relationship you'd better be able to communicate with your partner about all of this. These days there is a lot more support and information available and you really don't have to reinvent the wheel the way Glenn and I did. This energy tends to balance out and shift and you should always maintain your awareness and communications. When you are balancing out your light and dark or Yin and Yang energies you can also develop fetishes or sexual inclinations that would seem unusual when compared to the things that used to attract you. but generally I see abstinence as an easily avoidable perversion. Once of my first questions when I met Dr. and feel free to experiment within any consensual relationship that appeals to you. I was single for much of the process because I had an instinctive realization that I was simply too screwed up to get involved with anyone I really cared about. Abstinence In all seriousness. Be sure to take advantage of the various forums and discussion groups.Robert Morgen 113 agree. Glenn Morris was "How do you handle all of these changes and all of this energy while maintaining a good relationship?" His instant answer of "Apparently not very well!" was only half joking. so to speak. Ride this out. Depending upon your energy practices there are times when you'll want to recycle that sexual energy and use it for other things. spontaneous orgasms and even extreme sexual reactions to various stimuli you'd not ordinarily be affected by. excessive desire or a lack thereof. It's possible to experience extremes in sexual sensitivity. Those practices go beyond the scope of this book but spend some time . there are advantages to periods of abstinence while working through the meditation process.
metabolic disorders. birds Masculine power.114 Awaken Your Inner Power digging through a list of Dr. intellectual Seat of Problems Contains Physical Communication Style Energy Type In the meditation position of choice. Your Power Chakra is the seat of your ability to project your energy and manifest your desires. 3rd Chakra The Third or Fire Chakra is the power center and is where we store our judgments. intellectual understanding of the physical/worldly existence Male identity. Differentiated beliefs Intellectual understandings at the ‘gut’ level Mental. opinions and beliefs about the world and ourselves. the tendency to be judgmental and strong opinions and beliefs are all centered here. Let your awareness drop down to your Solar Plexus. It's one of the areas so many people have trouble with. directed will Digestive. . Mantak Chia's books and you'll see a number of extremely good references. weight problems Opinions. self esteem. Self esteem issues. first ground and do the Secret Smile. As you inhale feel the energy flow in through your solar plexus and up your spine. Location Color Key Word Descriptors Source Of Solar Plexus Yellow Power Air elements. Watch the phosphenes behind your eyes as when you do this they tend to turn yellow.
relationships Circulatory disorders. heart pangs. sleep disorders. loving. mammals Healing energy. Location Color Key Word Descriptors Source Of Seat of Problems Heart. healing Earth elements. sternum Green Love. Maintaining a healthy balance allows us to have more power to work on all the other aspects of our lives. dreams. innermost desires Compassion. 4th Chakra The Heart or Wind Chakra is the melting pot for the divine energy coming down from the crown and the earth energy coming up from the root. relationship problems The ability to relate Communicates physical/emotional needs through pain. tugs Astral (connects to dream world and astral plane) Contains Physical Communication Style Energy Type .Robert Morgen 115 When the 3rd Chakra is balanced we can call up the secure. When it's unbalanced we fall into dogma and strong belief as a way to try to maintain power in a world that overwhelms us. relaxed energy of the first two chakras and project it out into the Universe as a helpful energy for those who need it. Digestive disorders and weight gain can be signs of an unbalanced power center and the concept of 'comfort food' begins to make more sense. The 3rd Chakra also helps regulate the flow of energy into the other chakras. blood pressure problems.
first ground and do the Secret Smile. They may have been more correct than modern science gives them credit for. A balanced heart chakra allows you to give freely and in doing so it helps to activate the Universal Laws of Attraction and Reciprocity. but the Energy of Love is different from the emotion of love and learning to tap into this source gives you literally unlimited energy and resources.116 Awaken Your Inner Power In the meditation position of choice. the more money I make. Robert Kiyosaki points out in his books that "The more I help others." And this becomes a recurring theme in many marketing manuals and business books as well. Don't take my word for it. Let your awareness drop down to your heart. It also allows one to use the Energy of Love. . I go into this in greater detail later in the book. As you inhale feel the energy flow in through your heart and up your spine. Watch the phosphenes behind your eyes as when you do this they tend to turn green. The heart chakra is where we begin to combine the energy flowing down from the Universe and up from the Earth. The ancient Greeks thought the body was controlled from the heart and the brain was just a useless mass up in your head.
singing. The 5th Chakra governs higher communication. We express what we see. reading aloud and speaking are some of the ways you project your intent through this chakra. first ground and do the Secret Smile. Those with deficient energy in the throat chakra can have a hard time expressing . Let your awareness drop down to your throat. humanity Truth Wisdom. singing. toning Etheric (emotional energy charged with spiritual awareness) Contains Physical Communication Style Energy Type In the meditation position of choice. speaking.Robert Morgen 117 5th Chakra The Throat or 5th Chakra is our communication center. feel. responsibility Inability to say ‘no’ or ‘yes’. Location Color Key Word Descriptors Source Of Seat of Problems Throat Blue Expression Etheric elements. so chanting. think. desire and detest. any disorders relating to the throat or mouth The ability to define ourselves in the world Language. listening. All energy is vibration. sounding. The throat chakra is your connection to the physical world around you as it lets you relate and communicate with others. As you inhale feel the energy flow in through your throat and up your spine. hearing and more importantly. Watch the phosphenes behind your eyes as when you do this they tend to turn blue.
glandular problems. 6th Chakra The “3rd Eye” or 6th Chakra is our inner/outer visual center. Those with too much energy can have a hard time listening and have hearing problems and talk excessively. saints. first ground and do the Secret Smile. draw or project images to communicate Cerebral (draws energy from the brain and 7th chakra) Contains Physical Communication Style Energy Type In the meditation position of choice. Location Color Key Word Descriptors Source Of Seat of Problems Forehead Purple Vision Spiritualized humans. mouth and thyroid problems. spirits. Neck and shoulder stretches are good for this chakra and help to release the energy blocks. visioning Adolescent issues. .118 Awaken Your Inner Power themselves. gurus Insight Visions. growth or development issues. problems planning for the future Self image and means of shaping/correcting ones view of self and the world Uses ability to see. have a fear of speaking and show throat. eye problems.
Intuition. Watch the phosphenes behind your eyes as when you do this they tend to turn purple. When the 3rd Eye is balanced it's easier to move into a meditative state and it's easier to ignore distractions. The increased intuition can save your life. so I have to say that it really hasn't been properly tested. It's pretty easy to learn and I give details later on. So far it hasn't been very good for Lottery numbers but I never buy a ticket either. rather than what you don't.Robert Morgen 119 Let your awareness go to your third eye. . As you inhale feel the energy flow in through your third eye and up through your crown and out the top of your head. The 3rd Eye is also a channel for projecting energy and as you continue with the meditation exercises in this book you should be able to begin developing that ability. the ability to just 'know' something is an interesting ability that can be developed as you work with this chakra. As you get better at projecting your energy you'll find that it does aid in manifesting. Just remember to manifest what you want. I teach this in my martial arts classes and show how one can project love and compassion and still use it to help you have a balanced response to an attacker (a side advantage here is that if you are projecting love then you are NOT responding through fear or anger). your marriage or both when used properly.
Now start over and run the energy through each chakra at a time in order. schizophrenia. ungrounded-ness. depression. bone disorders. You can do this for as long as you like. lack of direction The receptive means for understanding our path and purpose Describes physical needs through our thoughts Ketheric. first ground and do the Secret Smile. Location Color Key Word Descriptors Source Of Seat of Problems Crown of the head White/clear Divinity Spirits. Let your awareness go to your crown chakra. a form of spiritual energy from beyond earths space/time Contains Physical Communication Style Energy Type In the meditation position of choice.120 Awaken Your Inner Power 7th Chakra The Crown or 7th Chakra is the “psychic center” for higher knowing and it receives the spiritual energies and guidance necessary to activate our purpose. As you inhale feel the energy flow in through your crown and back down to your heart. . powers Divine awareness Our oneness with all Cancers. God forms. Watch the phosphenes behind your eyes as when you do this they tend to turn white. angels. I like to do it while driving on long trips.
Robert Morgen 121 In many old paintings of Christ you'll see the halo effect which denotes a deeper connection to God and the spiritual realms. spiritual skepticism and materialism. I tend to use the example of a pyramid when I teach about the chakras. The broader and more solid your base the higher you can build it. You don't need that crap anyway. That's ok because if you've balanced out your chakras you shouldn't have any problem manifesting exactly what you need to get the job done." I encourage people to go along with the give-away-all-your-stuff mentality and ride it out. I like to combine that with the energy of the 2nd Chakra and be a 'Sexual Intellectual' (a fucking know-it-all). You may find that your energy jumps around seemingly at random . Too much energy in the crown can manifest as being overly intellectual. It's important to understand your journey through the chakras is going to be a continual process for the rest of your life. Too little energy can manifest as apathy or indifference. So what? It's like breathing. It's not uncommon to give away all your stuff when you hit this point as you begin to see that all 'things' are just impermanent doodads and for awhile personal objects may feel like a lot to drag around. however. as you begin to see your true place and mission in this life you may have to buy some of that stuff again. Realize. As Jimmy Buffet says "It might come as quite a shock. tingling or a crawling feeling around the top of your head as the chakra is opening. It feels a bit like wearing a very light hat. How well this works for you depends on your ability to surrender to the process and go where you're supposed to go. but you can't really own that rock. Once your Crown Chakra opens you can feel the energy at the top of your head. just another thing that's happening in your system. You may also go through a period of intense itching.
I've also included some other energy work to help you manage your practice and hopefully avoid some of the nastier side effects that can come from working with your chakras. The next section of this book outlines a number of exercises to help cleanse and balance your chakras. There may be some side effects that you can use in your life and in your practice and there may be side effects that exist merely to help get you onto the right path. I've included a Reiki Chakra Balance and I encourage everyone to spend some time on that. side effects are simply symptoms of your energy work and they are neither good nor bad. Remember what I said at the beginning of the book. Chakras are the diagnostic tools that help you maintain the energy balance in your meatsuit and keep it working properly. The more you understand about your chakras the better you'll be able to identify the things you are doing right in your practice and the easier it'll be to keep everything balanced and functioning. Your physical body is the vehicle that lets your spirit interact with the world around you. most of the side effects that will be experienced during energy work are based around the chakras.122 Awaken Your Inner Power when your chakras are balancing. . Taking the time to do the work and balance your chakras will help you avoid some of these and give you the tools to manage others. Side Effects Speaking of side effects. Understanding your chakra system will help you identify what would appear to be random pain and recognize that a new stress knot or energy block is forming in your system.
You’ll notice I didn’t even get into the back side of the chakras in the chart above. The Root chakra and the Crown chakra will both be affected when you work with either one of them as will the 2nd chakra and the 3rd eye and so on. curious person could spend a lot of time just researching the various possibilities of the chakras and how they affect us. As you begin doing the following exercises you’ll see that working with the chakras can have a synergistic effect. When you follow this up with the chakra balancing exercises I’ve put into the next chapters then you’ll find that even though you’re working with one certain chakra. . We even have chakras outside our body. the energy in all of the others is also affected. In all we have 32 chakras which act in various ways and have various effects on our spiritual. Chakras Balance Each Other It’s important to remember that the chakras balance each other. below our feet and above our heads. Your success when working with your chakras depends on your level of self awareness and your willingness to listen to and trust yourself. mental and emotional selves. Pay attention to what you see on the phosphenes behind your eyes as well as what you feel and experience emotionally. We have other chakras in our palms and the soles of our feet as well as throughout our organs and the rest of our body. physical.Robert Morgen 123 Other Chakras You’ll notice I keep referring to the 7 primary chakras. A smart. As you begin cleansing and clearing the root chakra you’ll also be activating the crown on a lesser level. I strongly advise anyone who wants a real understanding of themselves to devote some time to this.
As you inhale draw the energy in through the chakra. so don’t feel like you have to be in a hurry to get it done. Begin the Drawing Energy meditation but rather than begin at the heart chakra begin at the Root or first chakra. Drawing Energy into the Chakras There are some very simple exercises you can do for your chakras. by extension. In the meditation chapters I went over how to ‘draw energy’ into yourself. Draw energy into it on the inhale and send energy back out of it on the exhale. Warning! It’s imperative that you’ve developed the ability to have a positive outlook before you start working with the chakras.124 Awaken Your Inner Power As you balance. You are NOT alone with this stuff. . cleanse and open up your primary chakras you’ll also. no matter how it feels sometimes. In the meditation position of choice (even moving). be opening up all the lesser chakras throughout your body. As you begin the cleansing process you’re going to experience old. repressed emotions and memories. This is where the support groups and internet discussion groups can really help. As you get used to using the ones below you may discover variations and experiments you can do with them also. This works very well as a chakra strengthening exercise. Don’t try to control the wheel or do anything with it. This process will continue for the rest of your life. just let it spin as you energize it. go through the grounding and relaxation meditations. If you haven’t learned to remain positive and release the energy then you can possibly get yourself into a lot of trouble here.
. Continue this exercise up through the rest of the chakras. You might feel the spinning of the chakras. Right now just let the energy flow and practice drawing it into your chakras and learn what that feels like. As you practice this you’ll develop the ability to just feel when you should move your hands to the next chakra. You can also use Universal energy and let it flow downward through your head until it fills your entire body and spills down your arms. or just a light area at the chakra as the energy flows in and out. Turn your palms inward and just let the energy flow where it needs to go. Continue this with each chakra. After a few minutes let your hands rise gently until they’re in front of the second chakra.Robert Morgen 125 You may feel a variety of things with this exercise. Let the energy continue to flow into the chakra as you exhale. Don't be distracted or even concerned with the images that come up relating to the chakras. For the crown chakra hold your hands straight up at arm's length above your head. As you inhale feel the Earth energy rise up through your legs and fill your body. We'll deal with those later in another exercise. . overflowing down your arms and out through your hands into the chakra. Variations You can do this using Earth energy as I just described. Hugging the Tree Stand in the ‘mountain’ or ‘standing stake’ pose described earlier with your hands held about 8-12 inches out in front of your first chakra.
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For the especially fun-loving you can combine this with the Yin/Yang meditation shown later in the book and combine both energies while visualizing the Yin/Yang symbol.
Releasing Old Energies Our chakras store memories and emotions as do our organs and muscles. Hopefully by now you’ve begun a steady yoga (or other moving meditative practice) and started cleaning some of that out manually. You should also be able to ground yourself properly and move your energy around. As you pull energy into your chakras you’ll occasionally come across memories or an emotion that’s painful. In many cases it’s good to take a moment and study the energy and see if there are any lessons to be learned from it, and then just let it go. Just release the energy and let it flow down into the earth like any other stress. If it seems to stick and develop a stress knot find a good massage therapist, Reiki healer or acupuncturist (preferably all 3) to help manually release it. You’ll find you have a tendency to laugh or cry much more easily. This is also one of the ways the energy releases itself. I used to spend hours just driving through the mountains (and sometimes still do) just crying and laughing as this energy worked itself out. If you’re married or involved with someone who isn’t following the same path then it’s imperative to have good lines of communication during this process also.
A Special Note for Those in Relationships You’re involved in a process that changes the way your energy flows, and the frequencies with which it flows. As your energy becomes
stronger the energy levels of your mate will also begin to increase, just by the constant contact with you. What you do to yourself can easily affect those you’re close to, so don’t be surprised if your mate also begins to experience some clean outs. This can frequently happen after or during sex as this is all sexual energy and when you begin to crank it up then it can easily affect others. Fortunately, I was aware of this fairly early on as I’ve had issues with several girlfriends who’ve experienced emotional cleanouts while having sex. If you’re not really well attuned to your own process it can be really disheartening when the object of your affections bursts into tears after making love. As usual communication is the key. You’ll probably also begin to gravitate more towards sexual partners who are involved in metaphysics and energy work, or at least open to it. It can take a long time for a non-energy worker to get used to your energy and intensity. If you’re fortunate enough to be in a relationship with someone who can handle your energy the practice of Tantra can open up some fun new areas of study. “The Big Red Book” can bring you and your partner hours of practice and exploration. This is another area where the discussion groups can be extremely helpful.
Seeking Help You may stumble across a repressed emotion or memory that requires some professional help and counseling to cope with. If that happens take your therapist a copy of this book in the hopes it’ll help them understand the process that you’re involved with and why you’re delving into these areas. If you can't afford to take them a copy then
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email me with their name and address and I will send your therapist a free copy. It’s important to remember that you are NOT alone with this process. There are some good resources available today in the form of support and discussion groups that can really help with your process. Take advantage of them and don’t be afraid to get on and talk about what’s going on with your practice. I can’t tell you how many times someone has made some offhand comment that unlocked doors for me. I spent a decade completely alone, just stumbling through this. I see people today that effortlessly flow through things that took me years to work out, simply because there are so many easily available resources now.
Dealing with Fear Learning to deal with your fears is a vital part of this process and not to be taken lightly. As you can see from what I’ve written so far there are some very real dangers for the careless and un-aware. In the early chapters of this book I addressed “Keeping a Positive Attitude” and “Having Faith”. I can’t stress the importance of these concepts enough at this point. When you break all your emotions down you’ll see that they all stem from either LOVE or FEAR. On a moment to moment basis you have the ability to choose which of these you’ll react from. Choose wisely. Fear is much more than just the mindkiller. When you react from fear you are reacting with a completely Id based response. It’s why I stress the necessity for a good martial arts regimen. Not to allow you to fight well, but to build your confidence and give you the ability to keep from fighting and remain calm in desperate situations.
Much of what you’re learning in this book will stretch your comfort zones physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Fools do indeed rush in where Angels fear to tread. If you haven’t developed the ability to calm your mind and your energy, as well as create a body and spirit that resonates with a loving, happy, compassionate energy, you are setting yourself up for a trip through a paranoid, hellish, vitriolic existence. To be afraid of your own energy is to be afraid of dealing with the most basic part of your self. To be afraid of another’s energy is to fear the reflection of yourself. Exercises like the Secret Smile and the Inner Smile can be a good defense against fear, as can good training and lots of practice. It’s completely natural to get in over our heads and become afraid sometimes. When that happens then remember there really is an infinite pool of loving, relaxed energy you can tap into at any time. I’ve also seen some otherwise excellent Chi Kung practitioners who caution against being “open” with your energy. Some of the reasons I’ve seen for this include the possibility of being attacked and also the fact that when your energy is open then you are “leaking” energy away from your body. My usual response is “So what?” I’m not leaking it, I’m giving it away as it comes from a literally limitless pool. I don’t have to hoard it or hide it. I’m so utterly unconcerned about being attacked I won’t even bother to address that, other than to point out that living in an armored existence also limits you. There are times when it’s good to pull your energy in and in effect disappear, but those applications are usually used in combat and intelligence gathering and aren’t really useful here. Those applications are also NOT based in fear, but are purposeful.
The best thing I can tell you here is that love and compassion are the best armor that you can have.130 Awaken Your Inner Power There are dangers involved with energy work. Chakra Cleansing Meditation This is IMPORTANT so pay attention! When you start working with the chakras you are directing energy and intention into some parts of your life you've possibly been avoiding. In my experience this rarely happens when you aren't open to it. childhood traumas and even past life or subconscious traumas that are buried so deeply in your system you may not even know they exist. just as there are dangers involved in any other facet of life. feelings and traumas boil up out of your system and you are going to have to address them and then let them go. With very little effort or reflection I was able to release those old angers and hurts and just let them go. thoughts. When you start cleansing your system you WILL have to face and deal with these issues. Does that always work? Of course not. When I was going through this process I had memories come up and realized that there were things in my childhood that I was angry about that I didn't even consciously remember. but neither does anything else. Training and self awareness are how to deal with those dangers. acupuncture . It's very possible to have memories. This tends to be the #1 reason why some people are scared off of energy work. During the cleansing and rewiring process you are going to have emotions. such as when you are at work or out on a date. I had other instances where I had to get a massage. If you've taken the time to work on your intention and awareness you should be able to handle all of this with very little problem.
These are available on the CD Set that I offer and the guided meditations make it much easier to get started. Pay attention to the colors and other visions behind your eyelids but don't try to direct them. but NOT to be distracted by them and start thinking about them. Once you get cleaned out it can be relatively easy and enjoyable to maintain your newer. Let it flow. The big challenge here is to be able to see the thoughts and images. Part 1 Start in the meditation position of choice and go through the grounding and Secret Smile exercises. but with a little practice it shouldn't be too hard. Here is where it gets a little tougher.Robert Morgen 131 or a Reiki treatment to break up the energy and move it out. Relax and feel the energy flowing into the chakra. Don't put a lot of thought into which one to choose. Simply be aware of what IS. As we go into step 2 of this exercise we're going to allow thoughts to come through so we can see them. This should be very easy if you've been doing the exercises covered so far. the challenge has been to overcome the 'monkey mind' and learn to ignore the distracting thoughts that arise whenever you try to clear your mind. I developed the flowing exercise in the hopes it would give some people a little more control over this process. It's a fairly advanced exercise. Don't try to draw more energy into the chakra or do anything special. just let your intuition be your guide. just let your awareness rest in your chakra and see what's there. After the Secret Smile choose one chakra to work on. cleaner self. This may take a lot of work . As you've noticed. I still frequently have uncontrollable laughter happen when getting a massage or acupuncture.
You may find and identify a variety of different energy blocks by doing this. Here is the hard part. Say this to yourself as you begin the exercise. As you exhale let all the stress. emotions and pent up energy flow out of the chakra and down into the earth. Ignore those. Just open up and 'inhale' the energy into your chakra as you inhale. As you breathe energy in and stress out pay attention to the thoughts that are passing through your mind. especially the one about this being a dumb exercise and try to pay attention to the thoughts that would seem to be related to the chakra you are working with. You may find karmic debts that have to be repaid and apologies that have to be made. Depending on which chakra you are working with you may have childhood issues or angers that arise. negative energy. You may have emotional outbursts of laughing or crying as energy releases and flows out of your system. Don't put a lot of effort into this or beat yourself up with it. In the beginning this can be a little bit like juggling cats because you are combining several different exercises into one very powerful and relatively advanced workout. it also removes some subconscious blocks to working with the chakra. Focus on the chakra with which you are working and begin to let more energy flow into it as you inhale just as we did in the 'Drawing Energy into Your Chakras' exercise. This is important because it not only defines your intent. . Give yourself permission to cleanse and balance your chakra and to let go of old.132 Awaken Your Inner Power Part 2 After you've had a few minutes to relax into Part 1 and calmed and cleared your mind it'll be time to start working with the chakra. You'll have occasional thoughts that are not related to the chakra you are working on such as 'this is a dumb exercise' or 'my butt hurts from sitting here'.
Spend a few minutes in Part 2 and then finish off with the Secret Smile again. happy. steady progress that gets results without turning you into an epileptic. In my opinion it's better to spend 5 or 10 minutes at a time on each chakra. The Secret Smile is the way for you to regain control of your system if you start feeling overwhelmed. but it's very powerful and effective and you can spend some time doing it and regain control of your emotions and energy. For an added boost you can do the 'Reiki Energy Balance' exercise described in the next chapter. Don't feel like you have to spend a lot of time on each chakra. and humans have the capacity to store an immense amount of pain within our bodies. forgotten or even subconscious mental and emotional traumas arise when working with the chakras. healthy and comfortable your body is the easier it is to cleanse and maintain it. Remember that you started this exercise and if it gets to be too much to handle then you can stop it and go back into the Secret Smile. Cleansing and balancing the chakras is about healing. it's about making safe. This is a simple exercise. Safety Note It IS possible to have old. . The more relaxed.Robert Morgen 133 When a memory or a trauma arises simply acknowledge it and let it go. Remember what I say about this being an incremental process! This isn't about blowing yourself open.
It's intended as a basic lesson to help you start channeling the energy. Reiki is out there and . I’ve proven repeatedly in my own classes that this is NOT true and the average person has the ability to use Reiki instantly. The attunements make the connection to the energy stronger and cause a rapid cleansing of the body and the chakras. It’s not a certification course.134 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 11 Healing Reiki is an extremely useful tool for cleansing and balancing the chakras. I’ve used it for years and found innumerable benefits to it. Basic Reiki This is a very simplified primer on basic Reiki. The Attunement Process One of the major myths in Reiki is that you must be attuned to Reiki by a ‘master’ to be able to use it. Clearing up some Reiki Myths There are a few old myths and misunderstandings about Reiki that I’ll address. but this will happen gradually over time if you just keep using Reiki.
Robert Morgen 135 available to everyone. No The energy will go wherever it’s needed and do required of it. legend and parable. friends and family. The Energy Exchange Myth A former Grandmaster of Reiki instituted the concept of energy exchange to validate charging extraordinarily high fees for master level attunements. if you remember the Law of Reciprocity I mentioned at the beginning of the book. Reiki is simply the process of channeling Universal Energy through oneself and into someone (or something) else. Her position was that people wouldn’t value something offered freely and I tend to agree with her. I have no qualms with a professional healer charging for services. Its history is enshrouded in myth. it works. You don’t have to send it anywhere in particular or try to control it. The vast range of uses for Reiki range from healing oneself to opening and balancing the Chakras and even charging objects and food with the energy. but the simple fact is. However. You don’t need anyone’s permission or certificates to be able to use it to heal yourself. you’ll also realize that merely by giving healing energy to another person you’re making the world a better place. whatever is exchange is necessary. just don’t mislead anyone in the process. You get back what you send out. What is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese phrase which means “Universal Energy”. .
massage therapist. I hope this simple exercise helps some of you who’ve been interested in Reiki. but just haven’t made the leap into studying it yet. As you inhale open up and feel the energy flow down through the top of your head and down to your heart chakra. Your hands or the part of your body covered by your hands may get hot. The simplest explanation I’ve found is to think of what the emotion Love feels like. healer. and then just relax and let it flow. You just have to intend to open up to it and you’ll find it readily available.136 Awaken Your Inner Power Getting Started Reiki is safe and simple to use. Everyone should study Reiki. Getting Deeper Reiki flows through you simply by your intent. The energy will go wherever it’s needed and do whatever is required of it. Touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth with the tip of your tongue just behind your front teeth. To get started sit or lie down in a comfortable position. You don’t have to send it anywhere in particular or try to control it. At the simplest level that’s ALL you have to do. as many of us try to make it as easily accessible as possible to anyone who wants it. . martial artist or metaphysician can greatly benefit from Reiki. Put on the music of your choice and relax. cold or tingly. and there are many FREE Reiki classes and sources of training available. I think that Reiki and money management should be required courses in public school! Any energy worker. Some people feel it very easily and others take awhile to open up to it. You may feel many different things while giving yourself a Reiki treatment. feel it flow out along your arms and out through your hands and into your face. Place your hands over your face with your palms over your eyes.
Chakra Balancing Here’s a simple exercise anyone can do using Reiki. It’s simple and easy and you can do it even if you haven’t been attuned to Reiki. It requires a basic knowledge of channeling Reiki energy, the positions of the 7 primary chakras and a willingness to spend some time making someone else feel good. Everything else is optional.
Setting the tone I like to create a nice atmosphere when doing Reiki. I usually light up some nice incense and for music I usually use Nik Tyndall’s Reiki-Healing Hands CD as it’s also designed to help open the heart chakra.
Getting Started Lie down in a comfortable position and put a pillow under your knees to help take the strain off your lower back. Place one hand over your crown and the other over your 1st chakra. Relax and open up to the energy and let it flow down through the top of your head, through your heart chakra and out through your hands. Spent several minutes here, or until you feel like it’s time to change. Next move one hand up to your 2nd Chakra and the other down to your third eye. Spend as much time as you need here, and then move one hand down to your Throat Chakra and the other up to your Solar Plexus Chakra. Spend as much time as you need here, and then move both hands to your Heart Chakra. After you finish here just switch your hands around to your chakras at random (including the Heart Chakra) and continue tuning them up for as long as you desire.
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Getting Deeper These exercises can obviously be enhanced by using the Reiki Symbols and by having the Attunements, but neither is really necessary. Over time your body will attune itself if you keep running the energy. These exercises can also be enhanced by regularly practicing ‘The 5 Tibetans’ exercises, as they help tune and rejuvenate your chakras. There are so many things that can be done, both with Reiki and your Chakra System, and the point of this exercise is to help you balance your energy and feel better. It’s also about building up your own catalog of experience, as it’s pretty hard for any teacher to tell you what a certain exercise should feel like when you do it. I can tell you how it feels to me when I do it, but it may feel different to you when you do it yourself, so play with it and see how it feels. This is also about learning to trust yourself and your own feelings and the only way to do that is play with your energy and have fun with it. Healing I've already written about several healing methods in the chakra section. I'm going to write more about this because some of us take more healing than others. When I went through the awakening I needed a lot of work in this area and I remember how damaged I felt during the process. I think the entire process was a lot harder and longer than it had to be because I just didn't have very many resources to work with. I'm also one of those guys who tend to crawl off into the rocks like a wounded grizzly rather than getting out and looking for help. Another factor during my process was the fact that I grew up with a very bad money consciousness and I simply couldn't afford to go take the seminars and learn from the healers, even if I'd known they existed. One of the reasons I'm writing books now is because I've learned
a lot that can be passed on and hopefully help others avoid some of the mistakes I made.
Making Mistakes I think it's especially appropriate to put this section under 'Healing'. I tend to be a fairly active guy and mistakes usually hurt. It’s important to remember however, that making mistakes is one of the ways that we learn. Making mistakes also helps us learn to deal more effectively with our ego. Think about that for a moment. How often do we come up with wildly interesting excuses, oh sorry, reasons, for the utterly stupid things we do? I once ran out across the beach and got distracted by a hot girl in a string bikini and dove into shallow water and broke my neck! That is Darwinism in Action. We all screw up and we all do stupid things. So why is it so hard to admit that? Think about it. We also live in a culture that begins teaching us from an early age that it’s bad to make mistakes. I’m not saying it’s ok to not pay attention to what you are doing. If you’re sky diving or ice climbing or scuba diving you probably only get one mistake, so make it spectacular. However, it’s very easy to get so caught up in trying to not make a mistake that we often don’t take action in the first place! Robert Kiyosaki wrote a great book called “Before You Quit Your Job” in which he gives some great insights on why it’s important to make mistakes. The reason that I put this into a chapter on healing is because we frequently block our access to healing energies by creating inner conflicts within ourselves over the mistakes or learning opportunities we make. If your ego won’t allow you to admit to other people that you had a temporary case of the dumb-ass then you are going to be putting a lot of energy into making excuses. The Sun Was In My Eyes, It Was Windy,
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The Dog, Cat, Baby, Horse, Chickens, Aliens, Angels, Demons, Government, He, She, They, It Did It, Insert your favorite excuse here _____________________, etc. ad bloody nauseum. Every time you make an excuse you are creating a little stress knot in your muscles somewhere. That little stress knot is just something else you’re going to have to clean out again later. It’s like spitting your Copenhagen on the floor of the mobile home instead of using the NASCAR Commemorative spittoon you got for Father’s Day.
Life, Pain and Understanding
“Life is pain, Princess. Anyone who says differently is selling something” – the Princess Bride
PAIN is unavoidable, SUFFERING is not. If you’ve spent any time at all living in a human body then you’ve discovered it gets issued to you with an amazing variety of aches and pains starting with birth. We welcome a newborn young man into western culture by pulling him out a warm, comfortable, hopefully loving environment, smacking him on the bottom and then chopping a third of his penis off. Then we wonder why guys spend the rest of their lives trying to get back in! Holy Crap! Then there is public school, college, the military and the job world to look forward to, not to mention dating. It’s amazing to me that the modern American male is as well adjusted as he is. It also explains why football is a more popular spectator sport than women’s gymnastics. Guys would prefer watching overpaid, hulking brutes roll each other around in the mud rather than watch beautiful, athletic, highly dedicated young women demonstrate the utterly amazing things that can be done with a human body because men have been so mentally battered and sexually confused
hence the capital letters in Big Deal. A lot of people simply aren’t aware they can start the healing process themselves by simply asking for healing and then being willing to receive it. Giving Yourself Permission to Heal You can give yourself an excellent head start on your healing process simply by giving yourself permission to heal. energy work or spells to make your intention known to the Universe/God/Goddess/Great Spirit etc. If 51% of the people wore chickens as hats then the Chicken Hat would become normal. Others may have guilt or low self-esteem and may believe they don’t deserve healing or health. You can ASK for healing. I realize this sounds simple to the point of stupidity. I was going to use italics again but I thought that this point was worth going a little further for. by the way. I’m not being totally tongue-in-cheek here. meditation. Some people have been so brainwashed by modern medicine that they believe they need pills for any kind of healing. It simply means that enough people accept the same aberration as an everyday part of their lives.Robert Morgen 141 by the process of just being alive! It can take a huge amount of intentional effort to overcome this sexual disorientation. The world we live in can inflict a lot of subconscious damage that really requires some specific work to repair. we can use the eggs. When you grow up with a preexisting condition then that condition becomes normal. You can use prayer. yet many people subconsciously block their body/mind/spirit’s natural ability to heal for a lot of different reasons. Normal doesn’t mean right or correct. Then you have to be WILLING . What the hell. This is exacerbated by the fact that many of us aren’t even aware we’ve been damaged. It’s important. This is a Big Deal.
GIVING YOURSELF PERMISSION to heal is an important part of this process. your God or some other authority for whatever it is you want. Turn off the OneEyed Plastic God. MOVE ENERGY in some way or form (“Objects in motion tend to stay in motion" – Isaac Newton).142 Awaken Your Inner Power to be healed. You must also put yourself into ALIGNMENT with your healing. your teachers. you get from those attachments. It just means you have to be willing to release them and let go of whatever effect. . your government. This doesn’t mean you have to mentally dissect yourself to inspect and observe all of your attachments. Meditate on that until it makes sense. if everything is ONE then you ARE a God or a Goddess. Give thanks to the Universe and your Self/Deities and do that every day for the rest of your unnaturally long life. However. Living in gratitude can not only speed your healing. it can empower you to remember that EVERY moment of your life brings something you can be thankful for. You can’t ask for healing for a body that's chronically weak and overweight and then sit on the couch eating bon bons and watching Judge Judy and expect it to manifest all on its own. get your fat butt up and go for a walk! TAKE ACTION to get what you want. You have to get rid of any mental/spiritual/physical attachments you may have to your ailment. You must be willing to ACCEPT or RECEIVE your healing and recognize you're making a small yet important life/lifestyle change and you're going to be doing some things differently from now on. or affect. BE THANKFUL for your healing. YOU then have the ultimate authority in your life and YOU can create a life in which YOU can give your Self whatever permissions it requires to accomplish what you came here for. We're taught from birth that we must look to some external source for everything in our lives. You have to ask your parents.
Robert Morgen 143 These healing concepts are going to become more and more important the more you work with your chakras. It’s a process that will last the rest of your life and if you can consistently dedicate 5 or 10 minutes a day to the process then you’ll find that your abilities will increase dramatically. . As you begin cleansing and balancing your chakras you're also going to be cleansing and balancing the corresponding areas of your life.
The sudden eruption stories all sound cool when the survivor tells them years You could go faster and get more dramatic results. You do not want a blast of hot energy rocketing up your spine into the base of your brain.144 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 12 Opening the Chakras By this point (if you’ve been doing the exercises) you should be in the process of opening and balancing your chakras in a very gentle and safe manner. Take your time with this. Doing it this way helps cool the energy as you work up through the chakras. Do the Grounding and Secret Smile exercises first as you really want a happy. For the first few weeks do the chakras one per night. The goal is slow steady progress that doesn’t turn your life upside down rather than a sudden eruption of energy up your spine. The following exercises should be done one chakra at a time in the beginning. everything balances . Root through Heart. but remember between the dualities. relaxed body for this. You could go faster and get more dramatic results. The more dramatic your experience on one end of the scale the more dramatic the aftershock will be on the other polarity. Give it a few weeks and then practice opening the first four. but remember everything balances between the dualities.
so take it slow and easy. . Allow the earth energy to flow through the four petalled lotus and gently up your spine. Allow the earth energy to flow through the six petalled lotus and gently up your spine. It has a root. Visualize the first chakra as a red lotus flower with 4 petals. Second Chakra After Grounding and the Secret Smile. but there’s a long process in between. relax and let your senses fall down to your first chakra. First Chakra After Grounding and the Secret Smile. a stem and the flower itself. Each Chakra also represents the flower and each chakra has a certain number of petals which correspond to the wavelength of the energy. Do this for about 20-30 minutes and then give yourself the Reiki energy balance as described earlier. Gently squeeze your sphincter and PC muscles on the inhale. relax and let your senses fall down to your second chakra. changing colors as it goes through the other chakras and out through the top of your head. Allow the face of the flower to turn slowly and gently until it faces directly up your spine. The simple secret to opening the chakras is the lotus flower. Visualize the second chakra as an orange lotus flower with six petals. Gently squeeze your sphincter and PC muscles on the inhale. Don’t skip this step as it helps to equalize all your chakras to your growing energy levels.Robert Morgen 145 later at parties. Allow the face of the flower to turn slowly and gently until it faces directly up your spine. changing colors as it goes through the other chakras and out through the top of your head.
Do this for about 20-30 minutes and then give yourself the Reiki energy balance as described earlier. Do this for about 20-30 minutes and then give yourself the Reiki energy balance as described earlier. Visualize the fourth chakra as a green lotus flower with twelve petals. Allow the earth energy to flow through the ten petalled lotus and gently up your spine. Third Chakra After Grounding and the Secret Smile. relax and let your senses fall down to your third chakra. Allow the face of the flower to turn slowly and gently until it faces directly up your spine. Don’t skip this step as it helps to equalize all your chakras to your growing energy levels. . Allow the face of the flower to turn slowly and gently until it faces directly up your spine.146 Awaken Your Inner Power Do this for about 20-30 minutes and then give yourself the Reiki energy balance as described earlier. Gently squeeze your sphincter and PC muscles on the inhale. Gently squeeze your sphincter and PC muscles on the inhale. Visualize the third chakra as a yellow lotus flower with ten petals. relax and let your senses go to your fourth chakra. Don’t skip this step as it helps to equalize all your chakras to your growing energy levels. Don’t skip this step as it helps to equalize all your chakras to your growing energy levels. Allow the earth energy to flow through the twelve petalled lotus and gently up your spine. changing colors as it goes through the other chakras and out through the top of your head. Fourth Chakra After Grounding and the Secret Smile. changing colors as it goes through the other chakras and out through the top of your head.
Robert Morgen 147 Fifth Chakra After Grounding and the Secret Smile. relax and let your senses go to your fifth chakra. Visualize the fifth chakra as a blue lotus flower with sixteen petals. Do this for about 20-30 minutes and then give yourself the Reiki energy balance as described earlier. changing colors as it goes through the other chakras and out through the top of your head. Sixth Chakra After Grounding and the Secret Smile. Visualize the sixth chakra as an indigo lotus flower with two petals. Do this for about 20-30 minutes and then give yourself the Reiki energy balance as described earlier. Gently squeeze your sphincter and PC muscles on the inhale. Seventh Chakra After Grounding and the Secret Smile. Allow the earth energy to flow through the double petalled lotus and up through your crown and out to the universe. Visualize the seventh chakra as a violet lotus . Allow the face of the flower to turn slowly and gently until it faces directly up your spine. relax and let your senses go to your sixth chakra. Don’t skip this step as it helps to equalize all your chakras to your growing energy levels. relax and let your senses go to your seventh chakra. Gently squeeze your sphincter and PC muscles on the inhale. Allow the face of the flower to turn slowly and gently until it faces directly up your spine. Allow the earth energy to flow through the sixteen petalled lotus and gently up your spine. Don’t skip this step as it helps to equalize all your chakras to your growing energy levels.
Gently squeeze your sphincter and PC muscles on the inhale. but without any directions. Remember the sphincter squeezes also. Things can get crazy here and they can also get dangerous. The Lesser Kan and Li is a practice that combines the energy of your lower chakras. Remember that while you might be on your own as far as the process goes. Don’t skip this step as it helps to equalize all your chakras to your growing energy levels. The Lesser Kan and Li After a few weeks of practicing one chakra at a time you can try the following exercise. You'll notice some places from here on where I give reference to how to do a skill or a technique. there are other people who are experiencing the same things. .148 Awaken Your Inner Power flower with a thousand petals. Do this for about 20-30 minutes and then give yourself the Reiki energy balance as described earlier. Don't be shy about getting online on the discussion boards and asking questions. If you're doing the practices I've shown so far then you won't need more detail and if you aren't doing the practices more detail won't help. Allow the face of the flower to turn slowly and gently until it faces directly up your spine. Allow the earth energy to flow through the thousand petalled lotus and up into the universe. At this point I'm not going to be giving as much detail. That's because the reference itself should be enough to get you started and you'll have to find the specific tools that work for you. There comes a point where you have to chart your own course and this is it. By now you should be in the habit of Grounding and doing the Secret Smile.
rising towards the sun. firmly rooted. Third Week Practice drawing the energy up through the first four chakras. See the energy flow up through the yellow lotus and change colors as it flows through the other chakras and out the crown and into the universe. By this point you should be developing the depth and experience to chart your own course with completing the cycle through the other chakras. its orange six petalled face rising towards the sun. rising towards the sun. firmly rooted. firmly rooted. . No one is on a schedule here and this is not something to rush into. Visualize the lotus flower growing up out of the mud. with a stem holding its yellow ten petalled face. with a stem holding its green twelve petalled face. See the energy flow up through the orange lotus and change colors as it flows through the other chakras and out the crown and into the universe.Robert Morgen 149 First Week Practice drawing the energy up through the first two chakras. If the path isn’t obvious by now then start over and take your time. At this point you’ll probably go through a period of feeling very spiritually superior. See the energy flow up through the green lotus and change colors as it flows through the other chakras and out the crown and into the universe. Visualize the lotus flower rowing up out of the mud. Let it go to your head and then get over it. Be sure to balance your chakras afterwards. Second Week Practice drawing the energy up through the first three chakras. Visualize the lotus flower rowing up out of the mud.
creating the world meditation for learning to visualize and fantasize. Hit the meditation position of choice and do the Grounding and Secret Smile exercises. It’s an interesting and fun exercise that can teach you a lot about yourself. Damo was the Hindu monk who traveled to China and taught the Shaolin Monks Kung Fu. depending on which version of the tales you read. It’s a fun legend that may even be true. By now you should be able to do those pretty effortlessly. . It’s a great It’s a great meditation for learning to visualize and fantasize. Damo is also known as the Bodhidharma or Daruma. Feel your body becoming lighter and filled with relaxed. You can either have someone read this to you or you can order the CD Set that accompanies this book.150 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 13 Damo’s Cave Damo’s Cave is an ancient Shamanic Journey in which the seeker travels internally. happy energy. both of which are important skills for creating the world you want to live in. both of which are important skills for you want to live in. This works better as a guided meditation as it allows you to concentrate on the imagery rather than trying to remember what comes next.
all you have to do is relax and let the island come to you as you ride the ocean’s currents toward it. There are also a couple of pools nearby. The climb becomes steeper and harder as you go and you feel yourself getting tired. You don’t have to swim for it. You can feel a strong sense of acceptance and the guardian bows to you. Inside the cave is a long. As you walk across the sand you can feel yourself drawing energy from the ground up through your feet. see yourself floating in a calm sea. making you feel a bit like a king or a queen. You lean against the trees and rocks and discover that you can draw energy in through your hands. You get closer to the cave and the guardian motions for you to enter. You become stronger and more confident as you begin to walk up the trail through the trees. A trail leads from the beach up through the trees and up the side of the mountain. The tunnel opens out into a large cavern with a faint glow of hot lava far back towards the rear. You go around these and continue up the trail. Try to make this as realistic as possible. and this revitalizes you and gives you the strength to keep climbing. sandy beach and a forest of palm trees up the side of a huge volcanic mountain. On your left is a podium upon which rests . Off to the left you can see the abandoned ruins of an old temple and a graveyard. downward spiraling tunnel. As you get to the shore you can see the bright. The walls glow with a slight phosphorescence that allows you to see as you descend. There’s a guardian at the entrance of the cave who wears a long cloak and a cowl that masks its identity. Can you feel the warm water supporting you and smell the salt air? In the distance is an island.Robert Morgen 151 With your eyes closed and looking up into the third eye. Ahead of you the trail forks and you see that one fork leads around to a large cave.
You can see a bird floating gracefully on the updrafts outside. Beyond is a city that’s both ancient and modern and which shelters a wide variety of people. You don’t explore either at this time as they are . In the distance is a ship coming in to the harbor. In the center of the cave are your living quarters. In one room you find a hidden doorway and in another is a trapdoor under the rug. The first step is red and the door is massive. You see a series of rooms that house your bedroom. There are three very comfortable looking captain’s chairs in the room and a young man and woman working there. The third step is yellow with an intricately carved door. cloudless sky. The next step is green and opens out onto a bright blue. The second step is orange and the door is built like double Dutch doors. a personal dojo and instructor. gardens. bath. stables.” Behind the podium is a room with a huge array of computers and electronics. The last step is tilted and spirals off into the distance fading through shades of violet and white. gear lockers. You can hear the faint tinkle of glassware and laughter if you listen. They don’t see you yet. You can see past it into a desert with a large stone city in the distance. a library and a kitchen. At each step is a door. including some who look like elves. It seems to penetrate through the rock of the cave in the far distance.152 Awaken Your Inner Power a large leather bound book. First Look Ye Here. To the right is a great stairway with five wide steps of different colors. Beyond this door you can see a small stream that leads down to a huge lake or an ocean. On the cover in gold letters is written “All Knowledge Is Power! Seeking Truth. machine shops. laboratory.
Get as wild and crazy as you want to also. but it’s gradually taken on a very Oriental/Native American look as I’ve explored it and begun to furnish it more to my liking. Open up the book and see what’s in it. Try to smell the fragrances and feel the wind on your skin. You’ll find the gear lockers fully stocked with climbing gear. This is your space and you can do anything you like with it.Robert Morgen 153 both dark. My cave was bare when I first got into it. As I’ve begun to trim down my possessions and build up my connections to the universal energy I’ve found I need less gear for my explorations so I’m turning that space into a hydroponics greenhouse. interact with the people and animals. scuba gear. In a room towards the back of the cave is an animal that seems to regard you as its master. Explore through the doors. Get as real as you possibly can with this exercise. etc. . This is your space and anything goes.
while frightening. so when you give it to them they like it and they’ll come back for more. Occasionally one may decide to test you and when that happens there are a couple of different strategies you can use. Some of these critters feed off of fear. they don’t have any corporeal form. aliens and representatives of human evil. You can see them as spirits. and often does. You can look at these beings as anything you want. demons. powerful than traveling in the void. Eventually you’ll run into something malignant while You are more anything you’ll run into in the Void.154 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 14 Travels in the Void When you look up into your third eye and clear your mind completely you can enter a space that goes beyond the normal mundane world. You can avoid most of the beasties in the Void simply by not showing fear. You are more powerful than anything you’ll run into in the Void. happen. . The Void is a place completely outside of space and time where anything can. The important thing to remember at this point is that.
Hang it with the shield. attach a piece of rawhide. Once again this can be summoned. If you are nothing then there is nothing to attack in other . rabbit hide. When you’re in the void and something wants a taste you can just summon these and they’ll appear in your hands. Disappear into the Void Another thing to remember is you can just disappear and merge with the void. Make a hoop using a green sapling or tree branch. I don’t advise carrying them with you as it strikes a very defensive posture. These don’t have to be full-sized as they are just symbolic. buckskin. A Medicine Spear can be as simple as a stick that you consecrate and use to symbolize a spear.Robert Morgen 155 Medicine shields and spears If you go for the Native American style you can easily make a Medicine Shield and a Medicine Spear. It’s only energy so just inhale it and get on with your trip. You can consecrate it if you desire by smudging it with a bit of sage and some sweetgrass and then offering it for service to whatever directions or deities appeal to you. literally. so you don’t have to go around feeling like you’re on the defensive. Just Eat It If you don’t want to bother with either of those you can just swallow the beast. and then paint it with your own personal symbols. etc. Armor of Light Another defensive tactic is to see yourself armored in strong bright light. Hang it on the wall.
These tactics all sound pretty weird. especially if you’ve never been in the Void.156 Awaken Your Inner Power words. It's a good place to practice being compassionate to the things that scare us. The Void is an amplification of whatever you bring to it. If you have enough confidence you really don’t have to worry about using them. Think about it for awhile. Love Another tactic that works for me when I run into something that would ordinarily be considered a nightmare. I haven't given very specific directions in this chapter because at this point you shouldn't need them. There is a lot more to this than originally comes to mind. If something bothers you and you have the confidence you can just wave it away and it’ll go. . everything there is YOU. I only included this section because people occasionally ask about what to do if they are attacked. but really they’re just confidence builders. Just relax and send it all the unconditional love you can. Remember that some experiences or beings will show up to test you so keep the Universal Laws in mind and treat them the way you'd want to be treated. Love.
Sometimes this is caused by the changes that come from cleansing and balancing the chakras.Robert Morgen 157 Chapter 15 Becoming Your True Self Awakening your Inner Power is a fairly simple process. called kriyas. The brain and nervous system go through a rewiring process as the body becomes used to running higher energies. it’s about living with the person who has awakened the energy and BEing that person. it’s about living with the person who has awakened the energy and BE-ing that person. The hard part of personalities and lifestyles after an awakening. Many people experience dramatic changes in their awakening doesn’t have anything to do with connecting the energy. just in the course of their lives. People do it all the time without even meaning to. As all the accumulated stresses and memories dissipate and are dealt with the seeker finds that things that used to be earthshakingly important just don’t matter anymore. which run through their muscles. Frequently the person in the midst of this rewiring process will experience shudders. . The hard part of awakening doesn’t have anything to do with connecting the energy.
Don’t be afraid to get onto the discussion groups and talk about this either. Did our lives change because our Inner Power awakened or did our Inner Power awaken because we changed our lives? Many people pursue meditation. “BE” in the Moment An interesting aspect of Inner Power is its inherent chicken/egg quality.158 Awaken Your Inner Power During this process the seeker often begins to see their life and their purpose much differently. I remember making the comment to Dr. that they’ll have this amazing experience and just suddenly be enlightened. martial arts and other pathways to personal mastery because they sense the need for change in themselves. This. I stress the positive attitude and doing exercises like the Secret Smile because this can be a pretty rough time. They know they need to become more. Sometimes the answer is simply that they were already living their intended life and the dramatic changes just weren’t necessary. On the other hand some people just hit the awakening like a speed bump and don’t seem to make the same extreme changes to their life. so they begin the process of becoming. healing. Glenn Morris when I first met him . That seems to be one of the misleading expectations about Inner power. Most likely there will be someone else on there going through the same thing but doesn’t recognize it. unfortunately. Many people have the expectation that something will happen suddenly and they’ll immediately just be the person they want to be. especially for those who tend to be negatively oriented. combined with the process of letting go of attachments and dropping the ego-based masks we’re all taught to wear can cause some pretty radical changes in a person’s behavior. For the most part it just doesn’t work that way.
Such a simple lesson that took so long to sink in. The last moment has faded into some abstract. If you see enlightenment as being nicer to others and treating them the way you want to be treated and loving them as you love yourself then do it. instinctive Id and the overly intellectual Super-Ego and the need for balance. paralyzed and unable to move. male/female or light/dark side. . and the next moment is part of a future that may never arrive.Robert Morgen 159 that “rather than becoming Enlightened. wondering if I was ever going to get another. is the only real breath. Inner Power makes me aware on a moment to moment basis just how Un-enlightened I really am”. as the last one is gone and the next one isn’t guaranteed. but even deeper to the Id and Super-Ego. I once spent several minutes face down in the ocean. subjective past that only exists in our individual memories. This breath. Balancing the Dualities Many of our issues with duality go back to our very basic nature. right now. Here’s your Wakeup Call then. Each time a wave hit me and turned my face up out of the water I took as big a breath as I could get and then held it. It’s extremely easy to see these as the basis for all of the others with the battle being between the untrained. ☺ So the question becomes “What am I doing right now?” “Am I living the way I want to live right now. Start BE-ing that person right now! If you want to be like a Buddha then BE like a Buddha. Some of us need harsher lessons than others apparently. is the only one that really exists. right now. This moment. not our good/bad. right now. and if not what can I do to make that happen?” Most of us have at least a vague idea of who we think we want to be when we awaken to our true selves.
What you’re seeing in many cases is the level of individual discomfort with their own internal energies. and over here you have chaos and disorder and acting intuitively on your baser instincts. a non-acceptance of that part of themselves manifested in some sort of external sexual inequity. just like any other form of fasting. “Look at it this way” he might have told them. We all have a masculine and a feminine side. “On this side you have Order and Law and Creation. Some of the heinous acts of our major religions are designed to keep the feminine energies in check. sexual energy. Inner Power is by definition. let’s call that side God. or the domination of men or women.160 Awaken Your Inner Power I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that all of this started with some old shaman sitting around the campfire trying to put it into terms that his people could understand. I won’t argue that there are times when abstinence can be used to strengthen a spiritual journey. Everything that lives is created through a sexual act of some sort and it’s that very energy we seek to elevate and awaken. Having occasionally experienced periods of abstinence for a variety of reasons (primarily by . clitorectomies. Pick almost any major religion or path and you’ll see some sort of sexual dysfunction displayed as celibacy. let’s call that side Satan…” Balancing the Masculine/Feminine The Battle of the Sexes has raged for hundreds of years and in my opinion it’s really beginning to screw up the planet. I will point out that it’s also frequently used as an escape that can leave the practitioner in a severely unbalanced state. and apparently most of us are severely unbalanced towards one or the other.
I believe the human body was intended to operate with a certain balance of male/female energies and these energies are meant to balance one another just as in any of the other dualities. “The Big Red Book” officially known as Sexual Secrets (Douglas and Slinger) goes into a lot of detail on the various sexual energies and it’s a lot of fun to read also. For example. I also believe it’s possible to draw these energies from the world around us without the need for an actual sexual partner. Balancing the Light and Dark Integrating my dark side was a fairly torturous process for me. Apparently I do that a lot. a lot of healers tend to shy away from their dark side. As with some of Mantak Chia’s books on sexual techniques I can’t recommend it strongly enough. Many of us spend a long time trying to suppress the various elements of our light and dark sides partially because we're taught to believe light is good and dark is evil. When it does manifest it's usually in some context that the healer . I think the world would probably be a much better place if it was issued to everyone and we were tested on it regularly. as if the 2 extremes didn't exist in all of us. One of the problems at the time was my inability to get out of my own way and I continually tried to micro-manage the process rather than giving in to it and going where it wanted to take me. I’m just not very good at it.Robert Morgen 161 using my personality as a means of birth control) I can definitely say it leaves one unbalanced and reactionary. Part of that was from my own misconceptions about the light and dark and my reactions to them. partly because I made it harder than it had to be.
It's important to find examples of the dark and light that can be manifested positively and enjoyably as everything has to balance. and to find creative ways to balance your proclivities. dance. In reality you can find positive examples anywhere. Music. Sometimes these connotations can come from events that happen when we're small children or even be hold-overs from past lives. What’s important here is to learn to be comfortable with your dualities. You might be surprised at what you’re able to clean out of your system this way. martial arts and sexuality are some of the ways you can find positive examples of both the dark and the light. If you choose music as your balancing catalyst then turn off the lights. Dealing with Negativity Once you start to become comfortable with your dualities you can begin to associate with the positive (good for you) light and dark traits and abilities. movies. theatre. It’s unnatural for us to always be one or the other.162 Awaken Your Inner Power may be shocked by or ashamed of. If you spend all day giving Reiki treatments and listening to soothing new age music take some time in the evening and pop in a suitably dark movie or some nice dark music on the stereo. This can be a journey of self discovery that can take you places you didn’t know you could go. those are just some that I personally enjoy. We usually lump . You have to know yourself well enough to become comfortable with all the aspects of your personality. Thereafter the healer may have a negative connotation with the dark side of their being. This is where the self awareness part of Inner Power comes in. close your eyes and do some moving meditation and ecstatic dancing. and then get beyond them. Keeping a positive mindset is extremely important as you’re pushing your comfort levels to new extremes.
Feel yourself expand beyond your usual physical . Continue at this level til you can do that with one breath comfortably. You do this by letting your energetic roots grow down into the earth and feel the earth energy flow up into you on the inhale. feel the dark earth energy flow up the back side of your body. but having a negative attitude isn’t a positive dark trait. When you give in to negative feelings and emotions then you are giving away your personal power. Do this as long as necessary to become relaxed and feel a good connection to the energy. it’s just something that came to me. all the way up over your head. Pick the meditation position you prefer and take a moment to ground yourself. Feel your muscles relax as this stress bleeds out of your body and feel your connection to the earth increase as you draw in each breath. The next step is to let loose of your perceptions and become the yin/yang symbol. It’s all been done before. I can say however.Robert Morgen 163 negativity into the ‘Dark’ category. ☺ Remember that this is all about developing your own personal mastery. I didn’t learn this from any external source. while simultaneously opening up and feeling the light universal energy flow down through the crown of your head and down the front of your body. As you exhale see the 2 bands of energy swirl through you and into a yin/yang symbol that encompasses you. As you exhale release all your stress and tension and let it flow back down into the earth to be recycled. Now as you inhale. I won’t say that I invented it because when it comes to meditation there really is nothing new. Yin/Yang Exercise Here’s an exercise I’ve been playing with.
If the energy wants to continue spiraling let it. We’re as much a part of it as it’s a part of us. then the universe. “For every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction” is not just a good idea. See the little yin/yangs rotating around a larger one in the center. As you fall into this swirling galaxy you can see it’s made up of billions of swirling little solar systems all made up of little yin/yangs. We/it encompass everything and we’re/it’s the basic building blocks for everything that ever was or is. your state. your city. Choose one of the swirling yin/yangs at random and let yourself fall into it.164 Awaken Your Inner Power boundaries with the light and dark energies swirling through you in perfect balance. When you . feeling the connectivity to the light/dark energy in everything around you. good/bad and positive/negative that holds everything together. masculine/feminine. and in reality there’s no difference between it and us. Choose one at random and flow into it. Now begin to expand yourself. Feel the swirl of the galaxies within you and visualize them as tiny yin/yangs all swirling together inside a larger yin/yang which is also just another swirl and realize (make REAL) that the dualities don’t really exist. Continue expanding out through the solar system. It’s the proper balance of the light/dark. Choose one of these at random and flow down to it. they are just perceptions of the same reality. Feel your energy expand til it fills (feels) the room. This is the energy that’s all around us all the time. Feel the connections to the universe within and without. It’s all the same energy and the parts of it that are in you are also the parts of you that are in it. This should be easy since (sense?) your connection to everything also gives you unlimited abilities. it’s the law. now let it expand to fill your house.
Choose one of these and flow into it. and functions to reward and punish through a system of moral attitudes. Dealing with the Ego We spend a lot of time dealing with self awareness and self consciousness and self esteem. which is a . can you open your eyes and feel the light/dark energies swirling all around you? Did you come back down to the same room and body and mindset that you left? Does it matter? Play with this as there are infinite possibilities and energies to explore. and the Ego. and a sense of guilt” The Id is defined as “one of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that is completely unconscious and is the source of psychic energy derived from instinctual needs and drives” Great. especially as contrasted with another self or the world” The Super-ego is defined as “one of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that is only partly conscious. just when I was feeling better.Robert Morgen 165 look more closely at it you can see it's also made up of billions of swirling. conscience. Everything is smooth and safe and relaxed. Feel yourself settling down on the yin/yang and relaxing into a meditation position. so who exactly is this self and why does it matter? Webster’s defines the Ego as “the self. represents internalization of parental conscience and the rules of society. Without letting go of your connection to the universe. now I discover I’ve got a divided consciousness. So what does it all mean exactly? When Webster’s mentions “the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory” what they're talking about is the Conscious self or Super-ego. and the Subconscious self or Id. individual yin/yangs.
We seek to access more of our subconscious abilities and break self and why does it free of the restraints that tie us down. . One of the challenges We spend a lot of time dealing with self awareness and and self esteem. depending on the culture we grew up in. We spend our lives learning how to be the people we become. So in short. our ego is that which defines us and separates us from all the other egos out there and provides us with the framework for our reactions and responses to external and internal stimuli. but there are many others. One of the problems many of us have is we are programmed from birth to believe various things. It’s both who we’ve learned to be and who we always were combined into who we think we are now. I learned early NOT to point out the similarities and when I was older I went through a fairly lengthy process of deciding which parts of the programming were useful and which could be discarded. I grew up in a staunch Methodist community that firmly believed in an omniscient God and the miracles of the Bible while simultaneously scoffing at the metaphysical and supernatural.166 Awaken Your Inner Power combination of both. to bypass the mental/emotional boundaries and experience the oneness of the universe and everything in it…you get the picture. We learn various mores and norms according to the society we live in. Religion is just the easiest example. so self consciousness who exactly is this matter? many of us face is learning to release the programming in our super-ego and let the natural expression of our id have more control.
Many of us have very unbalanced responses that are based in the Id rather than the Super-ego. In contrast the Id (or maybe just my Id) tends to be untrained to function in society and has very little worry about what’s ‘normal’ or even polite. When I see someone abuse an animal or a child my first response is to do to the abuser exactly whatever they are doing to the victim. but is that the correct response according to the laws we live under? Is it the correct response according to the laws of compassion and reciprocity? Sometimes a thoughtful solution can be better for everyone. economic. Some of this programming is useful and it lets us move through and function within our society. Rising above the Id is just as important as overcoming the Super-ego. Just because something is an instinctive reaction doesn’t necessarily mean it’s correct within the social context. Did you ever meet someone who tended to be very paranoid and reacted with violence as a first solution? In many cases the ‘warrior’ mentality is very Id based.Robert Morgen 167 Since most of us are already outside what’s ‘normal’ for our societies I probably don’t have to spend much time with this. social order that happens to dominate at the moment. The Super-ego and the Id So what is the correct balance? The challenge is to develop enough internal and external awareness to be able to go through and keep . I’m very Old Testament that way sometimes. Some of it is useless and exists merely to keep us in line with whichever religious. as is the ‘nurturer’ and the ‘shaman’. tough 6 year old kid. political. It’s like a big. Some of it is destructive and designed specifically to prevent you from accessing your subconscious energies. preventing you from really thinking on your own and developing your Self in the directions you think it should go.
the Environment. through LOVE or through FEAR. Animal Rights. Some easy words to use for examples are Abortion. How about hypocrite. much like the Yin/Yang. purposefully think about what’s important and how we should react to the various stimuli that bombard us constantly. Child Abuse and Summer Camp. but fortunately your Ego is also the defining factor of the Super-ego and the Id. phrase. dipshit. Personally I try to keep in mind there are only two ways to respond to any given moment. chauvinist. Gun Control. idiot. Most religions are liberally sprinkled with these and if you apply them they’ll help act as a filter between the Id and Superego. If none of these words elicited a response in you you are probably a rare human indeed. There are a few guidelines you can go by that will help the process. Ego Triggers We all have ego triggers. moron. unthinking response within us. thought or feeling that causes an unintentional. An ego trigger is any word.168 Awaken Your Inner Power or discard the programming as we see fit. Human Rights. Through study and meditation you begin the process of shaping the Id and Super-ego and therefore the Ego. The Super-ego and the Id will always be the defining factors of your ego. We have to thoughtfully. fat or slut? . but you can address them more specifically. I used some politically oriented words. for instance. Hopefully someday I’ll be good at it. creating a single balanced entity. I’ve seen about 20 different translations of “Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you”. On a moment by moment basis I always try to be aware of my responses and see which of those is dominant.
Forgive . but rather to develop a level of awareness that allows you to remain in control of yourself. Just pay attention to words. When you begin working through your triggers you may find you are no longer as easily manipulated by preachers. Working with your ego triggers can be a very long process but also a relatively easy one to start. spouse.Robert Morgen 169 Our culture tends to purposefully build in these ego triggers because when you're susceptible to them you are more easily controlled. You may also find it becomes much easier to find real solutions to the issues that caused the trigger in the first place. Learn to be aware of the feelings created by the words used around you. coworkers. feelings or concepts that make you angry or uncomfortable. Look at the trigger and see why it elicits a response. Using an ego trigger elicits a definite response and if that response is beyond your control you are being used rather than making a rational response. thoughts. The goal here is not to do away with the feelings caused by ego triggers. Pick a word from the list and meditate on it. When possible look and see if that response can be changed to include love and compassion. Examine that and see if you can discover why. your parents. memories or feelings that arise in your mind around the word. or fear or shame. Often ego triggers will instantly elicit anger. Take a few minutes and go through the Breathing and Secret Smile exercises. etc. Ego Trigger Exercise Make a list of words that elicit feelings within you. politicians. Just keep the word in your mind and pay attention to thoughts. Give yourself permission to heal any issues that may arise and to forgive anyone who has ever inflicted this word upon you.
Allow any emotions that need to come forth as you release your attachment to the word. If you feel you need professional help with counseling. They’re an amalgam of everything we’ve done. Do you act differently around certain people. You may laugh or cry. massage or healing then by all means get it. scream or shout. It’s almost impossible to get rid of every ego trigger you may have. as well as our views of ourselves.170 Awaken Your Inner Power yourself for any actions. Dropping our Masks In a sense it’s like we’re each wearing a mask. but you can definitely replace the negative effects with something more positive. Once you’ve begun to release the stresses from the ego trigger you can begin to look at compassionate and loving ways to respond to that trigger from now on. jump up and down or dance or anything else you need to do to get the feelings out of your system. or in certain places? Are those actions the result of self-awareness on your part or simply pre-programmed responses that you do automatically? . deeds or words you used in conjunction with the ego trigger. It’s also possible to have an entire series of masks you wear at different times and places. other people rarely see us as we see ourselves. the masks we wear are also programmed with our memories and likes/dislikes at a personal level. If you start feeling overwhelmed remember to use the Secret Smile to pull yourself out of the stresses. These masks are the external personalities we show others. and believe it or not. We each have a set of pre-programmed responses to just about any external/internal stimuli and it’s these programmed responses that make it so easy to occasionally bend and twist entire societies. Beyond that. both good and bad.
turn to yourself and study your own failings. Dealing with Anger "When you are offended at any man's fault." Epictetus .Robert Morgen 171 One of the things that happen with Meditation is that all the masks are stripped away. It’s one of the reasons why some people have such radical changes to their personality after an awakening. Then you will forget your anger. Suddenly you’re left with a completely blank slate and it’s up to you to decide what should be there. The good news is that you don’t have to experience an awakening to begin the process of dropping the masks. As you get deeper into the self-awareness process you’ll begin to question some of the things you do and the reasons you do them. Do you respond primarily from the Super-ego (conscious) or the Id (subconscious) parts of your ego? How’s that working out for you? Are there times when you’d like to respond more consciously and other times when you feel like your intellect gets in the way? As you journey through your own self-awareness you’ll find that you can begin changing your responses. A lot of people also hide behind their masks and it can be extremely frightening when those masks no longer hide them from themselves. The simplest way to begin stripping these masks away is to look at your responses to external/internal stimuli. It’s one of the reasons I’m constantly prattling on about intention and awareness and having a positive attitude. As you expand your awareness you’ll be able to have different views of your own actions as well. and therefore changing your masks.
It’s very easy to become stressed and lose our tempers. For example I was recently filling out my financial aid paperwork to go back to college and take some classes. It’s incredibly hard at first to deal with some of the unfairness of life without getting angry and upset. but that’s exactly what you have to learn to do.172 Awaken Your Inner Power As humans we have to deal with anger on a fairly constant basis. I still showed a marked improvement over how things would have been even a few years ago. Some of us tend to be a little quicker to anger than others. Like any other real change in our lives. As humans we’ll probably never eradicate anger. While I probably could have handled it better. During the entire ordeal (about 20 hours worth of phone calls. wrong instructions and outright ineptitude from the bureaucracy). namely awareness. Only a few months ago this would have sent me into a rage (and a righteous one too!) yet this time I tried to remember I was supposed to be handling this properly. In the process I discovered the IRS had apparently lost every one of my tax returns since 1999. It’s all about winning the little victory right now rather than worrying about winning the war on anger. dealing with anger is an incremental process. but we can develop better strategies for dealing with it. . but in general anger is one of the daily trials we all have to work towards overcoming. I tried to remember to make things as pleasant as possible for the person on the other end of the conversation. Dealing with anger brings us to some of the core principles of Inner power. This was (and still is) a very long journey for me and I’m still being tested fairly regularly with no reason to believe the tests will ever stop.
I find incompetence and ineptitude to be one of the most amazingly rude things imaginable and a symbol of a business owner’s lack of respect for their customers. We all have a list like this. To do the “Sacred Space’ test first you have to understand that you can’t change the world. but give this a try and see. Another tactic that I use in general and I have pretty good results with is to view everything as a test. Solution – Lighten up.Robert Morgen 173 Identifying the Causes Here are a couple of examples of things that make me angry. This works well for my personality type and may not work at all for others. Old Man! We’ve all been new on the job or thrown out to the wolves without proper training. As your awareness increases you may . no matter what’s going on. Take a minute and try to view things from the stupid-ees point of view and it may turn out that the situation isn’t really anyone’s ‘fault’. While this necessity can still make me unhappy. Cause #2 – I have a very low Stupidity Tolerance. Try the ‘Sacred Space’ test and let me know how it works for you. I try to call ahead and make other arrangements for my appointments. Cause #1 . Solution – If it turns out I’m running out of time.I’ve found I’m most likely to get angry when I feel like I’m running late or short of time. The test is to always have a bubble of happy sacred space around you. your bubble of influence. it’s at least a positive step and keeps me from being any ruder than I can help to the people waiting on me. Try to see the humor in it and see if it can all be turned into a joke. but you can change the area directly around you. and my advice here is to write it out and then write out the solutions for it. for whatever reason.
rude inept or downright mean they act. Have fun with it. Judging them as a perpetual jerk may be as utterly unfair as the times when others judged you as a perpetual asshole. and sometimes in the case of a potentially violent situation this tactic may still not be enough to avoid the confrontation. Another thing to remember about anger is that the usual response to it is more anger. Get beyond your own ego and the attitudes of “How dare they treat ME that way” and see if you can help break them out of their bad mood. no matter how they’ve treated you. Sometimes the other person is still going to be a jerk. Just as we’ve accidentally shown our bad sides to others. then others will show their bad sides to us. It develops into a circle and keeps growing until it either spills over or sanity prevails. breathing sacred space generator and everyone who comes in contact with you enters your area of sacred space and therefore should pass out the other side of it feeling better than when they went in to it. It’s entirely possible the one bad moment you witness from your adversary may be the only bad moment that person has ever shown. We all have the ability to be total jerks. fold and spindle an attacker. . You are a living.174 Awaken Your Inner Power find this easier to do. The challenge with this is to feel that way about everyone. As I often point out in my martial arts classes “You may still find it necessary to bend. but at least this method keeps you from doing it in anger or hatred”. or how stupid. Look at it like a game. When you bring the jerk into your bubble of sacred space your goal is to make their day better. What’s the first thing you feel when someone becomes angry with you? If you’re like most of us you also begin to get angry. Does this always work? Of course not.
Experiment and play with this. If your concentration is good if nothing else it may take your mind off whatever you’re angry about. Forgiveness Since none of us are perfect it’s important to remember about forgiveness. If someone offers you anger and you refuse it then whose anger is it? The next time you feel yourself becoming angry try this: Begin your belly breathing drawing your breath deep into your hara. Remember that the Law of Reciprocity applies here also so if you send out anger then you’ll receive anger in return. Begin drawing chi in through your liver. On your exhales continue to let stress and tension flow out. When someone ticks you off the first thing to remember once you cool down is to forgive them for whatever they did to make you angry. Take a moment to . Of course. if someone offers you a cup of tea and you refuse it then whose tea is it? It still belongs to them. you also have to remember to forgive yourself. but it’s up to you to accept it. Let your muscles relax and let any tension flow out and down into the earth. Don’t worry if you don’t know where your liver is. Like the old example the monks use. Someone can give you all of it that they want to. just open up and intend for the energy to flow into it and you’ll eventually be able to feel your liver as you do this. As you inhale feel the earth energy flow up into you until it fills your entire body. This is extremely important because until you do this you’re still carrying the seeds of that anger around with you.Robert Morgen 175 Remember with anger that it’s just like love.
Human Rights abuses. You may feel justified at being angry at the person who screwed up. Personally I’d prefer to give compassion rather than anger (and I eventually hope to get good at it). Even righteous anger is subject to the Law of Reciprocity. etc. Of course no matter how angry you get you can never stamp out injustice or abuse. and then forget about it. If you’re amazingly effective (more so than anyone has ever been) you’ll single handedly make the world a better place. Those things are part of our basic nature and you can’t be angry about our basic nature. you’ll reach a point where you’ve cleaned up the entire planet and you begin to vent your righteous anger on some guy who spits on the sidewalk because that’s the worst thing that’s left. Look at the lessons learned and see what you could have done better and then forgive everyone involved and get on with your life. When you react out . However. utterly imbecilic action they committed. Once you accept it you can get beyond it. Of course. injustice. When you start getting mad about those things where do you stop? It might sound perfectly reasonable if you say “I’m only going to be righteously angry about the worst injustices and then stamp them out”. starvation. you can only accept it. Take a moment to critique the incident without assigning blame to either party. but we all screw up occasionally. Most of us get just as annoyed with ourselves for losing control and giving in to the anger as we do at the person who inspired it. Righteous Anger Looking at the world today makes you think there are times when we should be angry. you also have to remember to forgive yourself.176 Awaken Your Inner Power forgive them for whatever moronic. This is one more area where keeping a positive attitude can be helpful.
The point is not to hurt the person who attacks you. We can respond through fear. Of course this is the point where the little devil on my shoulder points out that the best thing for some people is a good swift kick in the ass. So how do you temper compassion and mercy with reality? In my martial art classes I always teach the non-lethal. send your awareness down to your heart chakra and draw energy into it. The next time you’re in a ‘discussion’ with someone who wants to be argumentative try this. Using Compassion in Everyday Life Compassion is simply the way we feel towards others. This is one of the areas I have to constantly struggle with. In any given moment we have two ways to respond to whatever happens. The goal is to develop our awareness until we can decide in an instant which way we want to respond. Of course if you get to the point of physical violence odds are you’ve screwed up at the other levels. but merely to redirect them and get the point across to them that you’re someone who shouldn’t be attacked in the first place. letting it overflow down into your arms and hands. Relax your muscles and let all the tension drain out. for instance. non-damaging techniques first. I try to remember on a moment to moment basis that it should be a pleasure for another person to interact with me because I should always be relating to them from a loving and compassionate viewpoint.Robert Morgen 177 of compassion at least you don’t have to worry about anger degenerating into hate. or we can respond through love. It’s exactly that simple. Slow your breathing and remember to breathe down into your hara. then allow the grounding earth energy to flow up from your feet and let your entire body fill up with it. Keep your mind as clear as possible. Feel it relax and expand as .
Developing our spirituality is what it’s about for most of us. Spiritual Integration "Soul development should take precedence over all things. You can also play with other colors and try various colors in different situations." Edgar Cayce Are we spiritual beings having an earthly experience or are we earthly beings having a spiritual experience? Who said we have to be one or the other? Are the two mutually exclusive? The thing that’s most interesting to me about the Inner Power process is that I’m much closer to my true spiritual self now than ever before.178 Awaken Your Inner Power it energizes and let your awareness expand outwards carrying with it a solid green wave of compassion. It’s astounding to me to be able to feel past my physical body and connect to something larger and more ancient. If you want you can let that green light expand until you are both inside a huge circle of compassion. If we look at the overall picture and get beyond the shortness of lifespan for our physical beings we can see the longevity of our spirit. although for a long time I never thought about exactly what that means. As with anything else the more you use it the better you’ll be at it. I like the idea that we come back over and over and learn lessons at the soul level. You can visualize this by seeing a bright green bar of light extend out from your chest to the chest of the person you’re talking to. Experiment with this. . From that perspective the life we live has far reaching consequences for the hard headed as I can think of several parts of this life I wouldn’t want to have to repeat just to get the proper remedial training. As usual this is part of a larger process and it’s one that’s continually ongoing as I learn more and loosen up more.
Robert Morgen 179 The process of integrating yourself spiritually. . As usual many of us in Western society are at a disadvantage because we expect to see instant results. There isn’t much that I can tell you beyond that as you’ll have to just put the time into it and do the work. It requires a lot of self awareness and it’s probably a different process for everybody. mentally and physically can be a very long process.
however. When you have the ability to connect to the universe at its core and become one with it there just isn’t room for the attitudes of deprivation or poverty. just that some forms of poverty are symptoms of imbalance.180 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 16 Living in Abundance "Every person." Illusions .Richard Bach “Poverty is God’s way of saying ‘you’re a failure’” Anonymous (an ancient Greek philosopher) The natural attitude of the awakened. For the seeker who lives with constant self-awareness. are there because you have drawn them there. rather than the lack of stuff or money. all the events of your life. wondrous. amazing When I talk about poverty I mean the impoverished mindset. We as spiritual beings. have the ability to interact with it and connect to it and take part in it. it’s full of fantastic. The universe isn’t deprived or impoverished. balanced. What you choose to do with them is up to you. It’s huge. . That’s not to say that those who suffer poverty are unenlightened. creations we as humans aren’t big enough to understand. deprivation and lack are symptoms of imbalance. sentient being is one of abundance and plenty.
rather than the lack of stuff or money. Of course growing up the way I did also ‘programmed’ some attitudes into me. That’s where your self-awareness comes in and allows you to get past it and begin living the life of abundance. While my parents would worry about money. If you decide to get rid of everything you own and live free of the attachments and wander the Earth as a spiritual being in human form that’s also a choice. We usually raised a garden and kept animals for the freezer. It never occurred to us that we didn’t live in a time of abundance. It’s this impoverished mindset that makes people poor and keeps them there.Robert Morgen 181 I should clarify a few things at this point. . they always made sure my sister and I had shoes and decent clothes to wear to school. The section that comes next is a posting I made on the Inner Power Discussion Group about that and the process I was going through at the time. as some of the lessons were pretty profound (at least for me). The times when we felt a lack of money were times when we wanted some external luxury. If you want to be a monk and shave your head and be celibate and not own anything that’s a choice. Even when times were hard we had everything we needed. and terms like lack and poverty don’t apply. Another good point is that often people may have some holdover from a past life. In the summer mom would can the vegetables from the garden so we’d have something for the winter. such as a vow of poverty they still live up to. When I was a kid growing up in the foothills of North Carolina we hardly ever had money. When I talk about poverty I mean the impoverished mindset. Lessons about Money I've been going through an interesting growth period lately that I thought I'd share.
Most of what I'm learning now is probably old hat to those of you who've led stable.182 Awaken Your Inner Power I've written before about my Awakening and the joys and tribulations since. Living with her (and my step-son Jake) has opened up new areas and forced me to deal with things I was always able to avoid before. but it's a hell of an adventure for me. and then realizing how badly I was doing in this other area. It was a big shock for me to realize how much my attitudes were limiting me. even at my age. and I've also mentioned that it's an ongoing process which. I've recently come to an interesting new period in my life. but in the last few months I've come to realize that I've always had bad attitudes about it. settled down lives. The primary things I'm dealing with lately are financial. partly through the guidance and help from both Dr. . Then you get to come back and start over. It was shocking because most of what I do is about rising above limitations and creating my own realities. and I see the same attitudes reflected over and over from the people around me. and it's interesting how much progress I've made and how far I still have to go. When you're a modern day gypsy bouncing around in an old RV it's really easy to have a casual attitude about living in our society. Anya. The last couple of years or so have been a really interesting period. doesn't really end til you shuffle off this mortal coil. thanks mostly to my other half. Glenn Morris and Susan Carlson. I've always been able to make money. but settling down really brings on the new challenges. as far as I can tell.
so in the hopes that some of you learn easier than I do I'll pass on some new revelations (apparently only new to me. even though it was consistently one of the factors that prevented me from doing the things I needed to do. Many of my attitudes came from the fact that I'm just not interested in money for its own sake. While the concept of abundance was nothing new to us. and while those skills are definitely valuable. it's a very limiting attitude to have. . we saw our abundance in what we could grow and make rather than what we could buy. It's a tool too many of us are taught to ignore or misuse. So within my 'reality' money wasn't really a tool that was very prominent in my toolbox.Robert Morgen 183 Susan Carlson mentioned to me several times last year that I could learn a lot from Stuart Wilde's books. It’s also easy to develop bad attitudes when we see the evils done in the name of money. so for a long time my reality remained that I was working to have 'enough to survive'. and I finally got around to reading The Trick to Money is Having Some. Our "reality" was that we had to struggle just to have enough to survive. I have to admit she was exactly right! I followed that up with Rich Dad. I'm pretty unimpressed by the people I've met who's primary characteristic seems to be that they have lots of money. Poor Dad and what I learned there was just as shocking. Money is a fact of life in our modern world. I grew up in the foothills of North Carolina as a poor country boy and most of the time money was a tool we just didn't have. but what the hell).
so I thought I'd bring this up here.184 Awaken Your Inner Power Another interesting factor is that many of us in western society are taught to believe we don’t deserve a lot of money. I expect the next few months to be a very interesting and rewarding period as I learn more about this 'new' tool and how to effectively use it. It's a tool too many of us are taught to ignore and misuse. If you haven’t done so I strongly urge you to read Stuart Wilde’s The Trick to Money is Having Some and Robert Kyosaki’s Rich Dad. . I'm sure that many of you may have some interesting feedback. but not to believe we deserve it. Cash Flow 101 is a great way to learn more about using money as a tool and for developing a new money consciousness. I’ve been playing Cash Flow 101 pretty steadily for a couple of years and even running a weekly game at a local bookstore. I finally realized I have to expand my reality and shake off the bad attitudes. The period since I wrote that posting has indeed been very interesting as I learn more about living with the attitude of abundance. Kiyosaki wrote Rich Dad. and just because many of the world's ills and evils are conceived to get it doesn't mean we should ignore the fact that many of the modern world’s good things are caused by it also. If you live in the Denver area then by all means come out and play with us. which only seems like a paradox til you think about how our consumer culture is driven by desire and want. The fact that I can write this article and instantly send it out to hundreds of people all over the world is just one example. Many of the healers and new agers I know also have similar attitudes to those I always had. Poor Dad as a manual for his board game Cash Flow 101. We're taught to want it. rather than need. I really can’t recommend it enough. Poor Dad. Money is a fact of life in our modern world.
Robert Morgen 185 Balancing Money and Spirituality I'm running into a lot of deeply spiritual people who are having an extremely bad time balancing spirituality and money. It's how you use the energy that decides whether your ultimate result is good or bad. 2. If those around you are creating a lack-based reality then by your very success you can establish the credibility to be able to help them break out of the lack-based consciousness that entraps them. There are some points I want to make here. abundant and constantly expanding universe – it is not only possible. This means you have the ability to create an abundant reality and you have the ability right now to allow that reality to come into place. but proper. We live in an unlimited. you could get a lot more done if you weren't spending so much of your life trading time for money. Money is a form of energy – Like any other form of energy money is completely inert. We create our own realities – Through our thoughts. 3. It's OK to be rich and use your wealth and resources to help others – Face it. 4. speech and actions we create our own realities on a moment to moment basis. 1. that you should partake of the unlimited abundance of the universe and do so in the sure knowledge that you are not taking anything away from anyone else in doing so. I could go on and on with reasons and rationalizations for how you could positively influence the people around you by being financially .
If you don't control your finances.186 Awaken Your Inner Power successful and philanthropic. but I think you probably get the idea. I've also been around an equal number of business people and I know what the attitudes are. I can't stress this enough. I don't have to be psychic. You've been TAUGHT to think that way! . But the fact remains that money is a form of energy and you simply cannot be One with the Universe while cutting yourself off from the abundance and wealth that surrounds you. You can choose to live in Voluntary Simplicity and grow all of your own food and make all of your own clothes and so on. you do not control your life in this modern culture. So many spiritually oriented people have trouble balancing money and spirituality because we've been indoctrinated into being poor for a very long time. I've been around thousands of spiritual people for a very long time. Money as Energy I know what you're thinking right now. To say I'm a huge fan of these revolutionary teachings would be a massive understatement. Depending on the level of indoctrination you've been subjected to these teachings can require some major work and attitude shifts. I really dig that type of lifestyle and I've got the chickens in the backyard to prove it. Some of the best and most helpful resources I've found for balancing wealth and spirituality have come from the Teachings of Abraham and Esther Hicks. You're thinking "Money is not important and I don't care about money".
We're not talking about greed here. to help the people you need to help and get the job done. The Haves and Have Not's. and the absence of gradations in between”. It seems that many people who focus on their spirituality also believe that in order to be spiritual one must live in abject poverty. This manual is about learning to tap into Infinite Abundance through personal development and financial education. we're talking about having the tools you need to get your message out. As the gap between the Haves and Have Not's continues to widen it's become apparent to me that one must make a conscious choice about which of these they want to be.Robert Morgen 187 Money is ENERGY! It's a representation of the common agreement of value in this culture and when you cut yourself off from it you disempower yourself. In the late 90’s Robert Reich. I've noticed we tend to create a . In an infinite Universe there must exist both Infinite Abundance and Infinite Lack. I disagree. the fast track and the slow track. made the comment that “2 tracks are emerging. Secretary of Labor under the Clinton Administration. Money is a tool. The moment you cut yourself off from abundance and energy from the Universe you cut yourself off from your SOURCE. This is NOT accidental! When the spiritual leaders were convinced to disempower themselves the flock the spiritual leaders were supposed to be protecting was left completely defenseless.
188 Awaken Your Inner Power paradox for ourselves when it comes to money and financial education. but feel we are already at the limit of what we can afford to give? How many good things are NOT being accomplished because good people can't muster the resources to bring them to fruition? . This paradox tends to spill over into every other part of our lives. wealthy. affluent. The Paradox. For many people money still tends to be the deciding factor in almost every part of their lives.) tend to have bad morals and be spiritually unhealthy. We must be materially successful (to a certain point at least) in order to accomplish our goals. How often do we forego training and charitable opportunities because we feel we "can't afford" to spend the money? How often would we like to do more to help with the various social issues that concern us. etc. This paradox creates a certain push-pull effect on our financial lives. But in many people's opinion successful people (rich.
Robert Morgen 189 Chapter 17 Death and Reincarnation "You're going to die a horrible death. and you'll enjoy it more if you keep the facts in mind. She’ll say ‘Look what I had to overcome from my last life. It’s more a recognition that the soul is immortal and we come back here on a quest for further development on a larger level. . An interesting side effect that I’ve seen in the handful of people I’ve met who’ve awakened their Inner Power seems to be a complete lack of fear concerning death as well as a firm belief in reincarnation.Richard Bach “I offer thanks to those before me. remember." Illusions . to let the next life off the hook. and now I’ve got to pay. however. I think I’ll write a book. It's all good training.’” Galileo . Then again it feels like some sort of inspiration.The Indigo Girls One of the perennial questions when it comes to spirituality is “Where do we go when we die?” All the major religions have ways of dealing with this. Laughing on the way to your execution is not generally understood by less advanced life forms. This isn’t reincarnation in the sense that the exact same person we are now will return to live again. Maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime. and they'll call you crazy. Take your dying with some seriousness. that’s all I’ve got to say. In fact that’s one of the purposes of religion.
It makes perfect sense to me that this plan could also include who our parents are and the part of the world we’ll be born into It’s more a recognition that the soul is immortal and we come back here on a quest for further development on a larger level.190 Awaken Your Inner Power Of all the philosophies I’ve seen so far. We come here (Earth) over and over until we’ve finally learned enough to move on to whatever the next level of existence may be. Tibetan Buddhism seems to make the most sense. I find the usual “It’s not true because God said so in the Bible” argument to be exceptionally weak to the point of becoming boring. It’s like an eternal cosmic video game where you have to keep going back to the beginning of each level and doing it over until you learn how to beat it. is we as a spiritual beings have certain things we need to learn. . my feeling. The idea that we come back to achieve and learn certain things during our limited human lifetime is the only idea that’s ever made sense to me intuitively. Some of this is borne out through the study of the chakras and their ability to hold onto memories and contracts from past lives. (Who said XBox was useless? ☺) My feeling is that before our re-birth we devise a plan and leave ourselves clues about where we’re supposed to go and what we’re supposed to learn. which doesn’t negate it as a historical and spiritual document and a lot of fun to read and debate. and it’s just that. Apparently a lot of things aren’t mentioned in the Bible. There’s a mounting pile of evidence from hypnotic past life regressions that’s hard to ignore without some deeply ingrained programming that lets you argue against it. The feeling I’ve developed over the past few years.
from past lives. As he points out. the Hell Realm. the Demi-God Realm. It’s as good a reason as any for why humans can feel so out of place and looking for something ‘more’ from their lives.H. At that point it’s up to us to develop the awareness to follow the clues and learn to listen to our inner voices. As you get deeper into your chakra studies and begin to learn more about yourself keep this in mind. I’ve occasionally talked to some of the Buddhists who seem to echo that theory almost exactly. It’s fun to debate it in either direction. it’s hard to tell whether the ancient Tibetans were referring to other planes of existence. in reverse order of comfort. Contracts from Past Lives? An interesting idea in chakra studies is that apparently we can carry over firmly held beliefs. There may be areas in your life . each one the result of your particular karmic trace. the Animal Realm. These are. and the God Realm”. the Hungry Ghost Realm. the Human Realm. or whether all the realms coexist here on Earth. both positive and negative.Robert Morgen 191 as the lessons there can be extremely strong. In some cases the past programming is held in the chakras and causes the victim to continuously act out whatever the contract may have been. I find that interesting since I’m not devoted to any of the isms. In Occult Tibet J. Brennan points out that “According to Tibetan doctrines there are six possible “realms” into which you could be born. In effect we’re still honoring a contract we made in a past life. Given the fact the chakras can store information about every aspect of our lives it stands to reason these contracts could be anything from a vow of poverty to a reluctance to eat green beans.
Sometimes it’s hard to break out of that. Many of those who travel in the metaphysical circles today were probably healers. . I think a lot of the attitudes about money can be attributed to past life vows of poverty. we no longer live in a world where the ‘tribe’ takes care of us. yet they remember. At the same time. the times when money and material possessions weren’t necessary. at a soul level. Just something to think about. So many people in the metaphysical circles have bad attitudes about money and seem to be constantly working through it. With that in mind it’s no surprise so many of us have problems in thinking positively about money. Today the average healer or shaman has to have a day job and do their life’s work after hours. especially when so many of us tend to travel to other cities and teach seminars and workshops. We especially seem to have problems anytime we’re mixing money and spirituality. Often we feel we shouldn’t be charging money for anything related to our spiritual teachings and pathways. priests and shamans in past lives and still have the memories of the tribe taking care of them. so it becomes necessary to have a way to defray expenses.192 Awaken Your Inner Power that require you to put some real effort into sorting out and it could be caused in part by these past life vows.
. In my personal experience. My awareness was one of negativities couldn’t see the the im-possibilities. Some people are fortunate and don’t have to deal awareness is the key to learning about our true selves. I’ve met people who seemed to always know exactly why they were here and what they were supposed to do with this lifetime in order to develop their souls for the next level. with this. possibilities.Robert Morgen 193 Chapter 18 Becoming who We’re Supposed to Be Our place in the world It’s not unusual for humans to spend a lot of time wondering why we’re here and where is here and what does it all mean? It’s part of our natural curiosity of life but it’s also part of a deeper drive to follow the plan we made for ourselves before our re-birth. one of the important effects of my awakening was that I was finally able to figure out why I’m here and begin putting my life into some sort of perspective. as I As usual. One of the great advantages with energy work is that once the chakras begin the process of cleansing and balancing it’s possible to get a much clearer view of life’s purpose. only though.
like usual) I was able to see a larger picture and have it make sense. For a long time I felt like I was on the outside of our society looking in. driven by something that I was unaware of. trying to figure out why I couldn’t just settle down and get a good job and raise a family the way we’re taught we should. For instance. only the im-possibilities. all the stress and angst about my ‘place in society’ just went away and I was able to really make some progress internally. I spent decades wandering around learning different skills and having a wide variety of experiences. My awareness was one of negativities though. but fortunate in the fact that I went where I was led nonetheless. It was only after I met other people who’d also had awakenings and began learning from them that I was able to open up my awareness and see the bigger picture. Once I began to expand my awareness (starting with the breath. I knew I couldn’t settle down and raise a family. but couldn’t understand why. but couldn’t see the point to pursuing the usual career paths. I stumbled around in the dark for a long time. For over a decade after I experienced the awakening I literally felt driven to go places and learn a strange group of skills. As I look back on it now I can see I was always doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing and all of a sudden I’ve arrived at a point where I have enough grey hair to be taken seriously. awareness is the key to learning about our true selves. It’s out of focus and just a jumble of colors. As usual. but as you move back slightly and expand your . enough experience to back it up and a unique skill-set to bring it all together and make it work. Once I figured out that I should just have a little faith and go where I’m supposed to go and do what I’m supposed to do. as I couldn’t see the possibilities. I knew I wanted to go to college and learn. It’s a little like standing too close to a painting.194 Awaken Your Inner Power My path was much different.
perhaps sooner than all the other tribes. Expand it a little more and the painting is hanging on a wall. but you cannot. and so on. and his compassion is equal for the red man and the white. Now apply that same exercise to your own life. You may think now that you own Him as you wish to own our land. The whites too shall pass. You can learn to pull back and expand your awareness of yourself and everything around you. Inner Power and Ecology “One thing we know. which the white man may one day discover our God is the same God.Robert Morgen 195 awareness the colors transform into shapes. If you’ve followed the exercises I’ve outlined so far you should be well on your way to making this happen. Continue to contaminate your bed and you will one night suffocate in your own wastes. He is the God of man. You can do this as a meditation and keep ‘moving back’ and expanding your awareness until your awareness isn’t of the painting at all. This earth is precious to him and to harm the earth is to heap contempt on its Creator. but of the entire universe. Expand your awareness and little more and the shapes come together as a painting. and the wall is in a museum.” From the Letter of Chief Seathl (Seattle) to the President of the United States. As we become more aware of our deeper connections to the world around us it makes it hard to ignore how rapidly that world is being raped and plundered by those whose only connection is to their wallet. . 1854 Once the energy begins to awaken many people develop a much closer affinity to the environment and environmental causes. Franklin Pierce.
Mother Earth Spirituality and The Rainbow Tribe. most people simply aren’t meant to at this time.196 Awaken Your Inner Power Working with Shakti. It’s important to remember that they are also a part of the natural order and they’re even vital to our success. That’s one reason I don’t spend a lot of time trying .) are also side effects of that culture. In my case I was so attuned to those energies for a very long time that I had an extremely hard time living in the city. I had problems with this until I learned how to cleanse my energy and metabolize the bad energy that’s so prevalent in most ‘developed’ areas. A lot of people today are beginning to look towards Native American spirituality. The challenge is to find ways to keep the benefits while creating a more sustainable lifestyle. easily available books and music. Us and Them Once you open up your awareness you may begin to develop an “Us” and “Them” complex. It’s hard to ignore the utter malignancy of Western Culture. can be extremely helpful when you’re trying to put some of your new energy into an ecological perspective. both by Ed McGaa. It’s also important to realize that many of the benefits to the modern spiritual seeker (the internet. It’s funny that those who do are so few and far between. Even though everyone could do it. Every human has the ability to awaken their Inner Power and become their true selves. Celtic and Tibetan shamanism and other paths that tend to have a closer connection to the energies and elements. chakras and chi is to work with the energies that surround us and that we’re created from. etc. The realization that energy is just energy made this much easier. There are some really good resources out there and the internet has made finding them so much easier.
“I’m fat” or “My hair won’t do what I want it to” or “All my teef fell out overnight and thith ith really gonna thcrew up the speeth I have to give today and I’m gonna look thupid”. It doesn’t bother me at all if others don’t believe me. We respond negatively to those aspects of other people we don’t like in ourselves. The ‘normal’ people are just being normal and you have to love them because of that. If you’ve ever met someone you instantly disliked go back and think about that encounter and see what caused it. If you make a judgment on any one else you are literally judging that part of your Self. I’d rather put my time into empowering those who are looking for it. rather than in spite of it. This doesn’t mean you have to . When we have a negative reaction to an aspect of our self it’s just an indication that we still have to spend some time on our self acceptance. So many of the issues that plague our unenlightened society could be solved easily through meditation and intentional living. Even though there are differences in perceptions of the world and life in general. I know it’s real because I’ve experienced it firsthand. it’ll become easier for ‘them’ to find the path and get onto it. When you look into a mirror and see a blemish or an aspect of yourself you don’t like you’ll make a judgment. there’s really no such thing as ‘better’ or ‘worse’. It’s like looking into a mirror. The mirror effect also applies to other people. Hopefully as the numbers of those who live intentionally increase. Breaking out of Judgementalism Any time you make a distinction between you and anyone else then you are also separating yourself from them.Robert Morgen 197 to convince the skeptical about Inner Power. We are all ONE at a very literal level and what you see reflected back at you from across the room is still YOU.
Just take some time and see if you can recognize those same qualities about yourself that annoy you in others and see if there might be a way to approach them from a position of love and compassion.198 Awaken Your Inner Power spend a lot of time with those people or have them as houseguests. They are a reminder that you are divine and within your divinity there must be infinite variation and diversity. Take some time and work through this. If you don’t put some thought and intention into your life it’s very easy to be entrapped in some of the political bickering that goes on. Everyone we meet is a guru or a teacher. Remember what I said earlier about ego triggers? Glenn Morris used to talk about the ego and say “You control it or IT controls you”. How often have you heard a liberal say “All conservatives are stupid and unrealistic” or vice versa. Our culture isn’t helping us with this either. . Whenever you see someone who causes a judgmental thought just remember that person is a catalyst for you.
It wasn't You can ask for anything you want. Some of these concepts were so big and mind blowing that I know they didn't come from this human brain I'm carrying around. After my first book came out it seems like the floodgates of the Universe opened up and I was deluged with ideas and concepts. It can be an exciting and rewarding time as well as a strain on your physicality." — Susan Sontag When you awaken your Inner Power and start to get balanced out you're going to discover you have unlimited energy as well as the ability to tap into the unlimited creativity of the Universe. family life and career. so ask for a plan! unusual to awaken at 3 am and work until midnight during these periods. I'm just not that smart. My wife calls them 'the 3 o'clock downloads' and I'd wake up with a concept and so much energy that I literally couldn't stay in bed.Robert Morgen 199 Chapter 19 Setting Boundaries for the Universe "Time exists in order that everything doesn't happen all at once…and space exists so that it doesn't all happen to you. . It's important to remember that you literally have all the time in the world to get things done. Therefore I knew it must have been something from the Universe that I was supposed to be working on. If you haven't experienced this or something like it then you probably will.
Tom Lux and Margie D. especially when those projects come with a massive blast of energy. Both of them ran into the same problem. were both helping me on various projects.200 Awaken Your Inner Power Remember that time is not linear the way most people think of it and remember that just because you're given an amazing idea doesn't mean you're supposed to jump on that idea right now. however. By the time we realized what needed to be done you were already two projects ahead and still picking up speed". These were lessons I learned the hard way so pay attention. It's easy to fall into the trap of being too close to what you're working on. However. and by extension. everything else. As Tom puts it. Margie was doing a spectacular job pulling together The Spiritual Entrepreneur Radio Show and some other jobs. Some of my friends and assistants who were with me during this period have given me some valuable feedback that I'm going to pass on to you in hopes it helps you avoid the same mistakes. a full-time job and a wonderful family life so something had to give. here's everything you . Here are some of the lessons in a nutshell. That something ended up being me. I was already up to my neck in a publishing business. Tom was helping me set up classes and workshops at local healing clinics. During this period I had concepts such as 'The Spiritual Entrepreneur' that were so big that it was clear I was supposed to pursue them. so ask for a plan! o I got all of this stuff downloaded at once and it was like being shown a picture of a house and being told "Build that. After about 3 years of 20 hour days I had gotten to a point where I was just burning out physically. • You can ask for anything you want. "You were just moving so fast that we couldn't keep up with you.
Remember all of this stuff is coming from YOU. Don't fall into this mystical trap that we're supposed to work hard and sacrifice. Being a visual guy I started building the walls and the roof first because that's what I could see. but you actually have to start with the foundation. . What we're supposed to do is get things done! o Put your plan on a vision board and keep looking at it. Learn to write a business plan and make a written plan for what you're doing. o If the instructions aren't clear go back and ask for more. The more solid you make your plan the easier it will be to put new ideas in the proper perspective.Robert Morgen 201 need". Say "Thank you" to the Universe and put it into your plan for next year or whenever. but not given the blueprints or instructions. o Time is a human concept. help or tools that you'll need for it. • Just because you are given a project doesn't mean you have to drop everything and work on that project right now. Put it in your plan along with a list of the experience. so be easy on yourself. therefore the project you get may not be something you're supposed to work on right now. o Sometimes you'll download something that you simply don't have the experience to do yet.
o I finally told my 'guides' to just shut the hell up! If you want to talk to me then send it in a more easily understandable manner and at a time when I'm not cuddling with my wife. .202 Awaken Your Inner Power • You can control when and where you get your 'downloads'. resources and ideas that you'll ever need. You also have the ability to manage those resources simply by using your intention. attend the seminars or take the classes in order to learn what you need to bring the project to completion. Listen to your inner voices and take the time to read the books. Most likely you'll be given projects that force you out of your comfort zone and force you to grow. The lesson here is that you have all the time. When I came back to work everything started to line up much more easily and I didn't feel like I had to do it all this afternoon. Then I took a year off and got re-grounded.
This is the idea that when a certain number of people learn how to do something a tipping point will be reached and everyone else will be able to do it as well. Learning to find and feel that Inner Peace is easy and anyone can do it with a little bit of training and an appropriate amount of practice. Campaign Goals The goals are simple: 1. The goal is to have 1% of the planet meditating on Inner Peace all at the same time. but rather a joint meditation where we all just relax and let ourselves feel our own Inner Peace. Introduce more people to meditation and the feeling of Inner Peace A. This is not a protest against violence. As more people develop and begin to move in Inner Peace then outer peace will take care of itself. . Inner Peace exists in each of us regardless of any external factors.Robert Morgen 203 Chapter 20 1% for Inner Peace The One Percent for Inner Peace Campaign is an annual meditation on the Summer Solstice. For those who don’t know how to meditate or who just want to join in I’ll have a free Guided Meditation in which I show how to clear and calm the mind. The 100th Monkey . Then we’ll go into an Inner Peace Meditation. There is a significant amount of evidence for this.
I’ll be broadcasting my Inner Peace Meditation on my Inner Power Radio Show. Learning to find and feel that Inner Peace is easy and anyone 2. Group meditations can be VERY powerful. Inner Peace exists in each of us regardless of any external factors. * Add a link to your website or blog . * HOST a 1% for Inner Peace party – invite friends over and listen to the online meditation and meditate together. blog or radio show. also going to prerecord the meditation and post it on blogs and podcasts around the internet. I’m can do it with a little bit of training and an appropriate amount of practice. Contact me using the form below if you’d like to host one of these recordings on your podcast. The point here is that as long as everyone knows it can’t be done then it won’t be. The 4 Minute Mile – For years it was believed that it was impossible to run a mile in less than 4 minutes. Once enough people change a belief then what we knew to be impossible becomes normal. In 1954 Roger Bannister broke the 4 Minute Mile and within months several more people had also run sub 4 minute miles.204 Awaken Your Inner Power B. Get Involved! Here are some things you can do to help. Provide a FREE interface for those who don’t know how to meditate and want to learn A.
Just send me the winners email address and I’ll send them their 5 1/2 hours of Guided Meditation Exercises.com/zuvr * Digg It! – www.com/b7a9 Please take 5 minutes and help get the word out! Go to www.com/d31QHqQ * Mixx It! – www.Robert Morgen 205 * Add this article to your website or blog (please keep all the links intact and write a short introduction to the article.alturl. metaphysical bookstores.com/perq to stay updated on the latest details. . Look for bulletin boards at coffee shops.alturl.digg. * Take a moment and send an email to everyone on your email list asking them to forward it on * Make a Tweet * Make a Facebook Share * Invite your friends to stay updated at the 1% for Inner Peace Facebook Page * Send a Care2 Network Message to everyone in your network alerting them to this free event * Stumble It! – www. * Print off and distribute the 1% for Inner Peace flyers and cards around your neighborhood. * Have a contest! – See who can invite the most people to the event (or make up your own contest that gets people to meditate). etc. organic grocery stores.alturl. I’ll make a free digital download of my Easy Meditation Course available to anyone who wants to use this idea. Use the form below to register your contest.
it stops. Energy exists in two ways – On and Off. when you block it you have shadow or less illumination. When you allow it. When you allow light to shine you have illumination. In this chapter I’m going to go over some of the ways we cut ourselves off from Inner Peace and how to reconnect to that feeling. it flows. the interface between this world and the Universe. some physical and some may even be spiritual. Some of these blocks may be mental or emotional. It’s Already There! The first point I want to make is that you already HAVE Inner Peace. The simplest way to find your own Inner Peace is to learn to let go of the distractions. Esther Hicks continually states “There is only a stream of wellbeing” and I agree. everyone does! The problem is that our human body. tends to provide us with a lot of distractions. For the most part getting rid of these blocks can be very easy. It’s like light. Darkness is simply the absence of light.206 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 21 How to Achieve Inner Peace "You must be the change you want to see in the world. Energy works the same way. With a little bit of training and a lot of practice . there isn’t a natural force called Dark. The distractions that block Inner Peace are simply blocks to your energy." Mahatma Gandhi ‘Inner Peace’ is a concept you hear about in certain circles. When you block it.
and energy can’t be created or destroyed. Generally it takes some consistent effort to release these blocks and when you make that effort through meditation then frequently you’ll have the guidance to manage the effects of the energy release.Robert Morgen 207 just about anyone can release their energy blocks and find deeper levels of Inner Peace. joy. relationships or just about any other part of life. Releasing energy blocks can be a very gradual process for some people and fairly explosive for others. Energy blocks are energy. pain. When you release those blocks from your system that energy has to go somewhere and it may manifest as anger. happiness or any other emotion. . home life. In many cases the client had no idea why they were having this emotional outburst. simply that the feeling came on so strongly and they couldn’t resist it. Fortunately there is a safety mechanism built in to our bodies. training and a lot of anyone can release their energy blocks and find deeper levels of Inner Peace. With a little bit of practice just about acupuncturist or healer and they’ll regale you with stories of clients who had uncontrollable fits of laughter or bouts of inconsolable crying during healing session. Ask any massage therapist. The release of an energy block can affect every part of your life and in many cases has provided the catalyst for people to make life altering steps in jobs. This is why I caution people who are new to meditation or energy work.
You could put any word there. TIME – If there is ever a distraction that seems to affect humans on a universal level it’s this abstract concept of Time. Anything can be a distraction if you let it. I’ve seen people distracted in some fairly interesting ways by their very quest to awaken their energy. car house. girlfriend. . Remember energy doesn’t flow through tight muscles. ENVY – Have you ever looked at another person or their possessions and thought “Why do they have a __________ (Insert object here) like that and I don’t? What did they do. or what did I NOT do that let them get to have that thing?” It really doesn’t matter what that thing is. boyfriend. zombie and it would still signify your feelings of inadequacy or loss. ANGER – There are times when Anger is probably the appropriate emotion. Albuquerque. snorkel. This is a big energy block for most people and it’s also one of the tools that gets used against us the most by advertising.208 Awaken Your Inner Power Some Common Distractions that Block Our Energy Here are a few of the common distractions that can block our energy and after the list I’ll talk about what they all have in common. How often do you get angry (or frustrated. or annoyed or whatever you want to call it) at someone and walk around for hours with that anger still seething? You are sending that person part of your energy as long as you are angry with them. body. politicians and the media. As long as you hold on to the anger then your body will have higher levels of tension or stress. if for no other reason than to get your attention. How much of the stress that you feel on any given day is caused by your scheduling or lack thereof? Too much control of your schedule can be as stressful as too little.
Clearing Energy Blocks I can give you an overview. birth control. but it’s also possible for fears to be planted from seeds and cultivated. For instance. What Most Energy Blocks Have In Common I can sum this up very easily in one word. If you’ve built up any energy sensitivity through your meditation practice you’ll feel your energy shift when you do this. automatic reaction you have to anything. liberal or conservative it’s very likely you could feel your energy shift around with each word or phrase. if I say gun control. Some people can become extremely angry or agitated simply by mentioning various words. to keep us from doing something stupid or getting out of control.Robert Morgen 209 EGO TRIGGERS – An Ego Trigger is a strong. Some energy blocks can be released simply through intention. In many cases our fears exist for a good reason. That strong reaction is an energy block. Get into a light meditative state and simply say to yourself “I’m releasing anything I don’t need and anything holding me back”. Learning to let go of our fears is a major step on the path to Inner Peace. In fact. but be aware this is a subject you can study for the rest of your life and still not learn it all. It’s part of an ‘Us or Them’ mindset that once again becomes a tool for anyone who wants to use it. Volumes have been written about this and some of them were mine. It’s FEAR. I challenge you to find one single energy block or distraction that is not caused by fear. unthinking. usually to be harvested on Election Day. .
.210 Awaken Your Inner Power Forgiveness is another powerful tool and once again. in meditation.” Don’t forget that last part. Self Forgiveness is a very big deal. you can just say (and you have to mean it!) “I forgive everyone who has ever wronged me. so be consistent and you’ll find yourself well on the way to achieving your own Inner Peace. Remember you have a built in safety mechanism to assure that what you ask for is really what you want. I went through this process a few times and was shocked that I had felt bad for years over some things the people I thought I hurt didn’t even remember! It can take awhile for some of the concepts I’ve written about here to feel like they are working so don’t be discouraged if you don’t experience much instant gratification. I also forgive myself for all the wrongs I’ve committed or the people I’ve hurt. made me angry. hurt me or hurt my feelings. _____________ (add your own here). If you’re looking for McPeace (with a side order of Enlightenment) you’re in the wrong place. You may have the urge to contact people and apologize after doing this meditation. Go with it.
Rajaistic knowledge sees all things and creatures as separate and distinct. So where do you go from here? The answer to that is completely up to you. Tamasic knowledge. If you've read through the book without doing the exercises most likely you ran into some principles and subjects that just didn't make a lot of sense or seemed outlandish and 'new agey'. lacking any sense of perspective. .Robert Morgen 211 Chapter 22 Epilogue: The Beginning “Sattvic knowledge sees the one indestructible Being in all beings. That’s certainly been the case with me. If you take the time and work through the exercises you'll be able to develop your own connections to the power of the Universe. The journey to personal mastery is an unending saga in which we each play the starring role.Bhagavad Gita 18:20-22 Excerpted from The Bhagavad Gita.” . sees one small part and mistakes it for the whole. It's up to you whether your journey is frightening or joyous. the unity underlying the multiplicity of creation. As your self-awareness grows and deepens and you become comfortable with the abilities you develop you may find your life going in directions you never imagined. Since you've done the exercises you'll know that power is part of you anyway and all you've done is learn to let go of your resistance to it. Every human has a pool of energy that can be accessed and the journey to awakening can be long and fraught with peril and joy. translated by Eknath Easwaran Awakening your Inner Power is not a metaphor or a catch phrase.
If you've taken the time to do the exercises then you will no doubt have had some interesting experiences of your own. So much of this process can be put on autopilot and even though it may take years to learn. If you liked this book get on there and tell me so. what else are you going to be doing anyway? Feel free to follow the links in the back of the book of the basic principles from this book at the very least you’ll enjoy life and see it as a grand adventure. . rather than just something to survive as best you can. In later editions I’ll include some questions from readers. If you remember some and check out the Discussion Groups and resources I host. have fun with your life. Hopefully by this point you have taken control of your internal programming or are in the process.Inner-Power. If you didn’t like it or didn’t understand it feel free to get on there and let me know that also. Most of the resources are free and the whole purpose is to give people a place to ask questions and talk about their experiences.212 Awaken Your Inner Power If you remember some of the basic principles from this book at the very least you’ll enjoy life and see it as a grand adventure. Please visit my blog at www. rather than just something to survive as best you can. In the meantime.net and leave comments and ask questions. it’s the best one you have at the moment.
K. Blessings. and Hurt Gregg Braden Ask & It Is Given Jerry Hicks and Esther Hicks The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent: Living the Art of Allowing Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks Pathnotes of an American Ninja Master Dr. Frantzis . and Belief Gregg Braden Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer: The Hidden Power of Beauty. Space. Glenn Morris Martial Arts Madness Dr. Miracles. Glenn Morris Shadow Strategies of an American Ninja Master Dr. Wisdom. Glenn Morris New Chakra Healing Cyndi Dale Sexual Secrets (“The Big Red Book”) Nik Douglas & Penny Slinger Mother Earth Spirituality Ed McGaa The Trick to Money is Having Some Stuart Wilde Relaxing into Your Being B.Robert Morgen 213 Resource List for Inner Power (These are some of the books I use on a regular basis) Books The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits Gregg Braden The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time.
universal-tao.M.com/ Mantak Chia’s Universal Tao Website www.com/c2c/group/1PercentforInnerPeace The Inner Power Radio Show www.com/ 1% for Inner Peace Discussion Group www.care2.blogtalkradio.inner-power.Inner-Power. Brennan Empty Force: The Power of Chi for Self-Defense and Energy Healing Paul Dong and Thomas Raffill Tan Tien Chi Kung: Foundational Exercises for Empty Force and Perineum Power Mantak Chia Websites The Inner Power Blog www.net Inner Power Online Community www.spruz.com/inner-power .214 Awaken Your Inner Power The Way of the Shaman Michael Harner Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao Mantak Chia Iron Shirt Chi Kung 1 Mantak Chia The Healers Manual Ted Andrews Inner power John Selby Occult Tibet J.
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