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Awaken Your Inner Power!
A Simple Path to Personal Mastery

Robert Morgen

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Mystic Wolf Media
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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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Dedication
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.

134 Opening the Chakras ....................... 189 Becoming who we’re Supposed to Be ................. 74 Feeling and Seeing Energy ...................................................................................................................................................................... 144 Damo’s Cave ........................... 105 The Chakras ........................... 97 Complete Self Acceptance ...... 64 Basic Exercises....................................................... 16 Closer to Bliss ...................................................... 92 Finding your ‘Inner Gods’ ........................................... 180 Death and Reincarnation ........... 157 Living in Abundance ....................................................... 108 Healing ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 150 Travels in the Void ..... 154 Becoming Your True Self ......................... 9 Creating Your World ................. vii What is Inner Power? .......................................................................... 199 ........................................................................................................... 1 In a Perfect World ........................................................................................ 30 Intro to Meditation ........................................................ 193 Setting Boundaries for the Universe ..................................................................................................................Table of Contents   WHO are You? ...........................

...................................................................vi Awaken Your Inner Power 1% for Inner Peace ...................................... 203 How to Achieve Inner Peace ....................... 211 Resource List for Inner Power ............... 206 Epilogue: The Beginning ..................................................... 213 ........

Your physical/mental/spiritual self is like an onion. 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. but rather it’s about using the energy you have more effectively. The more energy you can generate. clean it up and balance it one layer at a time or this energy cleansing will do it all at once. I occasionally use the phrase 'when your Inner Power awakens' and I mean it exactly that way. like smashing the onion with a sledgehammer. the more energy you have available to focus on your goals. Of course it’s not just about having more energy. or this energy awakening will force you to do it. You can peel it back. 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.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. This awakening will cause you to deal with every aspect of your life. 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. Known as Kundalini in Sanskrit. The exercises and principles in this book are all designed . I'm going to refer to the Kundalini as Inner Power or energy from this point on. 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. this energy is blocked by the stress.

Like many programs. After that we move into meditation and energy work. The Chakra chapter introduces some of the energy vortexes on . 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. in many ways. This section will help you develop and increase your energy levels. 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 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. The Universe functions. Like any computer it gives you what you ask for. The goal with meditation is to help you reduce the internal and external resistance to your energy by reducing stress and toxicity. 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. like a vast computer. incremental changes to your life rather than a shocking spiritual awakening that completely changes who you think you are. The less resistance you have the more energy you can use. Many of the principles in this book will help you take control of that programming. 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. Take your time with the meditation exercises. rather than what you want. primarily by showing you how to get out of your own way.viii Awaken Your Inner Power to help you make gradual. or what you’ve programmed it for. yours can run automatically once you know how the system works and what you want to accomplish.

personality and emotions. 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. This means it’s a technology that’s available to everyone with a biology. . The latter part of the book includes more concepts and lessons I’ve learned the hard way. I’ve included references to some good books for further study. I’ve included enough about chakras to get you started. I’ve proven this repeatedly with my own students and in classes and seminars. 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. 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. regardless of religion or spiritual path. The Healing chapter that follows will help you balance your energy and clear more energy blocks. I’ve tried to minimize the Eastern terminology as much as possible but in some cases there are no Western words for the concepts. 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. an ancient Sanskrit word for wheel.your body. We’re all a collection of thoughts. Chakra. 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. feelings and emotions that may have piled up for years without any cleansing or direction. but this chapter isn’t meant to be a comprehensive training course. The Reiki exercises here will help you cleanse and balance your body and energy fields. Learning to take control of those thoughts. The attunements give you a jump start but if you use it consistently your body will attune itself. refers to an interface for aspects of your energy. feelings and especially emotions can give you much more control over your life.

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.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. Those who think of meditation as a fluffy. Usually this happens in a spiral. One side effect of intense meditation and energy work can be extreme changes to your perceptions. Like any warrior path this one requires discipline. but I’m confident that if . Frequently I’ll mention a concept and say a few words about it and then get into it more deeply later on. dedication and the courage to face your most dangerous opponent head on. I stress safety in this manual and made it a point to provide several exercises and principles that can make your journey significantly safer. I'm not a guru or an expert or any type of 'Master'. hurt. You’ll learn something and later you’ll come back to that subject at a higher level and learn more about it. New Age version of sitting and staring at the wall are in for a shock. 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. 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. I also repeat some concepts because the human mind can’t store a new concept the first time it’s encountered. These changes can affect all aspects of your life. When you embark on this path I assure you that you will be afraid. confused. depressed and angry. I’ve used that idea in the layout of this book. As your energy awakens you’ll see that we tend to come back to the same concepts repeatedly. No book can be everything to everyone.

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. .

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go. the environmental toxins we come in contact with and especially our emotions can add resistance to . Hence my definition of Power is ‘The ability to use what you have to accomplish your goals’. however. The food we eat. 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.Robert Morgen 1 Chapter 1 What is Inner Power? Think of the human body as a piece of electrical wire. between energy and Power. There is a difference. At the same time it’s not just about having more energy. This energy is in everything that we see. feel. You can be extremely energetic and go. In order to use your energy most effectively you have to reduce the amount of resistance that has to be overcome. When we look at our body we can see a lot of ways we add resistance to our energy. but rather about using the energy you have more It’s not about having more energy. Our body has a measurable field of bioelectrical energy that flows through it. experience or imagine. The more energy you can generate. the more energy you have to focus on your goals. but using the energy you effectively have more effectively. go all the time and still not get anything done.

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. I’ve tried as much as possible to replace the Eastern terminology. Take your time with the concepts and exercises that follow. The principles. The human brain processes billions of pieces of information per second. Many of these filters can be adjusted. deleted or reprogrammed to help you get the results you want from your life. . Learning to take control of that programming can allow you to put much of your growth process on autopilot. Programming Your System The Universe works like a huge computer. There are many paths to increasing your Inner Power and the methods and tools in this book are by no means the only way. rather than what you think you want. and like a computer it will give you exactly what you program it to give. rather than trying to think about every piece of information that comes to you each moment. 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.2 Awaken Your Inner Power our energy leaving us drained and powerless. 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. but in some cases there is no good Western counterpart. Even if you wanted to you couldn’t focus on each bit of information you process.

Your subconscious can’t manifest what you don’t believe. 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. so as long as you believe that rich people are bad. the lock has to open”. The Universe doesn’t bring you what you ask for. is not what the Universe speaks. but who also hates ‘rich people’ and uses words like ‘Eat the Rich’. . One of our primary problems is that our physical language. you’ll always be poor. but for right now I’m going to give you some simple keys to how your programming works. Your subconscious will never let you become that which you despise. Belief – Your beliefs are some of your most basic and powerful programming. A good example might be a person living in poverty who wants to be rich. Jack Canfield points out that “The Universe is like a giant lock. and that’s how we communicate directly with it.Robert Morgen 3 concepts and exercises in this book will help you take control of that programming. Contrast – You have to know what you want in order to get it. Learning to use the language of emotion allows you to get better results more quickly. Emotion – Your body is your interface between the ‘real’ world and the Universe. 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. it brings you what you feel. However. If you have the key. Whenever you experience an event you can look at that event and break it into what you want and what you don’t. Some Keys to the Program I’m going to get into much more detail as we go along. The Universe speaks emotion. I was consistently asking and feeling for what I didn’t want because I didn’t have good control over my programming.

I get into a better description of the chakras in a later chapter. but if you doubt your ability to get it then you block the manifestation of it. There are energy centers on your body called chakras. decide that it’s good for you and that you should have it. 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. Your energy can be felt with the bare hand and seen with the naked eye. through bad programming. flows through long channels called meridians. 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. I’ll cover these keys in more detail later on in the book. For now just keep them in mind. ki or prana in various cultures. This is both a pain in the butt and a safety. environment and stress. Working with your chakras can directly affect your energy and the various parts of your life. . How often. exercise. The Human Energy System Energy. spiritual and emotional aspects of your being. The feeling of doubt is also the feeling of NOT having what you want. Chakra is a Sanskrit word for ‘wheel’ and these energy centers correlate to the physical. acupuncture and Reiki as well as martial modalities such as Dim Mak. also called chi.4 Awaken Your Inner Power Doubt – You can ask for anything you want. 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. do we ask for things that are bad for us? Once you decide what you want.

Your subconscious only sees what you focus on and tries to bring that into reality. which is why I’m giving you exercises on how to keep your energy moving and release these blocks.Robert Morgen 5 There are a few simple things to remember when it comes to energy work. If you love to dance and . 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. What you focus on is what you get. Many of us however. Energy flows like water – Energy always takes the path of least resistance. physical. Energy follows thought – Energy will go to whatever you are thinking about. Think about where you send your energy. hence the concept of contrast. 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. emotional and spiritual health problems. Depending on where it blocks this can manifest in mental. When that happens your energy is impeded in the same way that a dam impedes a river. it doesn’t know the difference between ‘want’ and ‘don’t want’. 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. The energy pathways or meridians. Exercise is one of the best but it has to be something you love. Energy will go wherever you send it and the more intentional you can be the better your results will be. Energy blocks can have an extreme effect on your entire being. with the same type of results. in our body can become blocked or stagnated. There are a lot of ways to release energy blocks. When your energy backs up behind a block what develops is a pool of stagnant energy.

make more or use less – For now think of your energy levels as you would a bank account. Acupuncture. to be effective. In the modern world it’s impossible to avoid the toxins in our food and environment and a healthy. both organic and environmental. active body will more efficiently eliminate them from your system. . Stretching and flexibility are about more than being able to kick high.6 Awaken Your Inner Power hate the gym then an hour of dancing will do more for you than 2 hours in the gym. and then blow some more thinking about what you don’t want. Yoga and Qi Qong are forms of exercise which help energize and cleanse your meridians slowly. Exercise can also do wonders to help your body eliminate toxins. get your lymph moving and increase the amount of energy you have available. 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. it can be blocked by tight muscles.Just as energy can block up in your meridians. When a muscle is tight it can’t move and you have to relax it before you can do anything with it. which is why so many people buy gym memberships that never get used. 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. There’s 2 ways to have more energy. Chiropractic and Reiki can do wonders for helping to cleanse them more rapidly as part of an overall health plan. Energy doesn’t flow through tight muscles . think about the future or indulge your imagination. Exercise you love can relieve stress. Exercise. If you start off by spending part of your energy thinking about the past. The more loose and relaxed you can be the faster and more easily you’ll be able to move. has to be a part of your lifestyle.

competent. 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. The goal of The Secret Smile is to make you feel relaxed. allowing you that split second of warning when it’s needed. It also keeps you more relaxed and in tune with people. Play with this. 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. rather than mirroring the anger and frustration of the person you are dealing with.Robert Morgen 7 My point is simply to do those things in a more mindful and purposeful way. An interesting side effect of this technique is that it keeps you focused in a compassionate stance while dealing with conflict. He began experimenting with people while he was on duty and discovered that when he opened up and sent loving. My best friend is a former street cop for a small town in Colorado. Invest rather than splurge. Using Your Energy We’ll get into a lot of different tools and ways to develop and use chi. . If you have a training buddy then practice sending energy out this way and see what you can both feel. 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. which is opposite of how many of us feel throughout the day. happy and sexy. but here’s an example.

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. .

Your reality is the sum of every moment of your life. You can put this process on autopilot just by integrating a few simple principles. if you only had the ability. It's ok if you don't believe me. rich. so if you want to change the reality of your life then you have to those moments. Reality as you know it is the result of everything you've done up until now. take control of . etc ad Your reality is the sum of every moment of your life. smart. you have a list of things that you’d change about your life.”? Insert whatever you want. 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. all you need is a shift in perspective. Well. Come along and prove it for yourself.Robert Morgen 9 Chapter 2 In a Perfect World If you’re like a lot of people. so if you want to change the reality of your life then you have to take control of those moments. "Holy Crap!" you might think. Here's the key. female. How often have you heard someone say “In a perfect world I’d be ______. "You mean that I have to be constantly aware of every single thing that happens all the time?" Fortunately it's easier than that. male.

in perfection. is exactly as it’s meant to be in this exact moment! You are a living example of the perfection of the Universe. Recognizing Perfection The universe. It will exist. 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. are absolutely perfect! Everything about YOU.10 Awaken Your Inner Power infinitum. It existed in perfection for billions of years before our earliest ancestor crawled out of the primordial ooze. For those seeking love and beauty and who have an open mind and heart. One of my big realizations is that we do live in a Perfect World in this moment. Blues Traveler. We see what we look for. HMO’s and so on. All you have to do is accept that as fact and it will be so. I’m sure there are those who’d clean up the Asteroid Belt or get rid of that red spot on Jupiter. violence. planned obsolescence. Whenever I bring that up I get a plethora of imperfections that people are currently experiencing. as will those who look for love and beauty. If everything in the universe is perfect then YOU at this moment. Those who look for strife and conflict will find it. . I have some exercises and meditations that can help you along. rape. for untold eons after our last descendant fades into memory. Here’s a curve ball for you. is absolutely perfect. every pimple or blob of fat or unwanted hair. War. taxes. If the Universe is perfect then everything in it is also perfect. right now in this moment.

Meditation. ‘Awakening’ is simply adapting your perceptions to see the perfection in each event. Often these feelings are moving us towards the realizations that we came here. in this life.Robert Morgen 11 Part of the Process Many people believe in reincarnation. The horrible events that occur daily give rise to some of our greatest discoveries. Learning to take control of your attitudes. That’s not meant to demean anyone’s suffering or victimization. Along the way we’re learning lessons in harsh conditions and in pleasant conditions. It's a way to classify something that happens. good/bad and right/wrong are all subjective qualifiers that we place on a moment or event. to learn. I didn't say the positive in each event. feelings. 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. develop and grow into who we’re supposed to become. thoughts and actions can allow you to feel the perfection in every moment. self-awareness and a willingness to listen to your internal voices are the keys here. The area between comfort and effectiveness is called growth. our most heroic deeds and our most inspiring examples of compassion and teamwork. Simply see the moment from the perspective of acceptance without any . Each life we live is an incremental process as we learn. Everything that happens in this universe is part of someone’s growth process. You’re limited only by your willingness to go inside and seek your own answers. For every outrage there is an inspiration. My experience shows me that we’re here to learn specific lessons and there are simply too many lessons for any one lifetime. Positive/negative. and we each have different comfort zones and growth lessons. Every breath brings a lesson in how to live in higher awareness.

Mars for example. Once you’ve experienced that perfect moment then you can start to string those moments together to create your perfect life. . 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. With that in mind I’m not going to write about ‘truth’ in this book. 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. like Jupiter or your left foot. Take away the judgment and you'll see that Mars simply IS.12 Awaken Your Inner Power judgment or classification. 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. With a little training and a lot of practice anyone can learn to live in a perfect moment. When you judge. philosophies and political organizations willing to supply the answers. you’re restricting your perceptions of the event. We each have to find our own. Looking for Answers An interesting aspect of being human is that we constantly search for answers. 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. It's only big or small when we compare it to something else. a moment that simply IS. throughout our entire lives we’re constantly indoctrinated into one system of answers or another. In fact. isn't good or bad.

You don't have to like. take up the pen and enlighten the world on the struggles of the Tibetan people. "So a Chinese soldier is beating and raping a Tibetan Buddhist nun. condone or agree with any events you experience." We’re here to learn lessons that develop us into who we’re meant to be. – Krish Dhanam For many of us growth comes with experience. you just have to accept them as they are at that moment and realize those events are exactly perfect. You can’t see the ultimate cause and effect of what’s happening. All you can do is have faith. I'm not condoning rape. 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. and frequently our experience tends to be labeled either ‘good’ or ‘bad’. brutality. do the best you can in any situation and . 3% of the people in this world operate in the effective zone. 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. Chinese soldiers or Buddhist nuns when I say that every event is a lesson. "Sure" you might respond. You can wait until he leaves and do what you can for the nun. as is your response to that event. Maybe the soldier and the nun both volunteered to come back to this life and live this moment just so you could be outraged. The difference between comfort and effectiveness is called growth. and growth is uncomfortable. 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.Robert Morgen 13 Acceptance and Growth 97% of the people in this world operate in the comfort zone. What a wonderful perfection.

Many of us see Freedom as the ability to. 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. Good and Evil The more I'm shown about concepts like Good and Evil. with whomever I want and do whatever I want for as long as I want". self worth. There will be for awhile yet. with Freedom we have responsibility and the realization that even when we are totally free we are still subject to certain Natural Laws. In fact. You can't do anything about that. Maybe you feel called to be a relief worker or a soldier or a tyrant or a martyr. "Go where I want. hunger and war.14 Awaken Your Inner Power realize that every moment is a perfect lesson in itself. Some of us are here to learn the lessons of peace. If you are led in that direction then by all means embrace your lessons and empower yourself in every way possible. Go for it. love. although you can step up and do your best to eradicate those issues. Since you ARE perfect you can follow your voices in any direction that you’re led. loving one’s self and embracing the infinite abundance of the universe. Rather. and you’ll be able to figure out your purpose. knowing oneself is what the journey is about. the more strongly I believe they don't exist the way we think. However. “Know thyself” as Socrates said. . It Just Doesn’t Matter Once you’re comfortable with the Perfection of the Universe then you’ll realize you’re completely free. what we have is Freedom and Restriction. as Anthony Robbins says. those who need to come back to this plane of existence and learn the lessons of poverty. when I want.

but not how you see yourself. With the above Universal Laws in mind the question becomes "When I exercise my freedoms am I creating more freedom for myself and others. you can just DO it. Your ability to accept your situation exactly as it is. You’re free to live your life with a negative attitude. 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.Robert Morgen 15 You’re free to treat others badly. or more restriction?" How you answer that question determines how the people around see you. but also a responsibility to yourself and those around you. You won’t have to think about it. This is about changing your programming for how you feel about everything that happens to you. but be aware that the Law of Attraction comes into play and you’ll attract exactly what you think and feel. You have a great degree of Freedom. So the idea of BALANCE becomes important. To experience true growth always requires one to get out of ‘the comfort zone’. in this moment. but be aware that the Law of Reciprocity comes into play and the Universe returns exactly what you send out. love or fear. My suggestion is that you spend some time looking at the events in your life from the perspective of freedom or restriction. 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. 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.

the judge or the weather. 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. There go all your excuses! You can't blame the system. is why I subscribe to this belief. 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. the car. in order to create your world you are going to have to accept 100% of the responsibility for everything you create. the dog. If I’m not creating my world and my reality then who is? People frequently give the answer “God”. I believe we create our world for 2 simple reasons. Who cares if the sun was in your eyes? . No matter how you feel about responsibility. more than anything else.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. 2. If I’m NOT creating my world. and I never argue with that. 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. I base that belief on my personal experience as well as a growing volume of modern scientific evidence. then I don’t have the ability to change it! Reason #2. 1.

This came about through my actions and the decisions and choices that I made. this lousy job. always. 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. No matter what you are unhappy about. the system. Later on I've shown exercises for how you can project your energy and move it around your body. you have to take responsibility for it. Concept – Energy Follows Thought Your energy flows directly to whatever you think about. you have the power to change it and make it better." 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. Before you can do that however. I take complete responsibility for my life from this moment on. my parents. You are going to have to say "I created this debt. It wasn't the government. This is not pseudo-science or New Age fluffiness. 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. This is scientific fact and all you have to do is experiment with it and . 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. Acknowledging that you created your life is the first step.Robert Morgen 17 Until you can accept 100% responsibility for everything that you do then you are always. my spouse or my school teachers fault.

You perceive your Self to be separate from the Universe. So with that thought. For a long time much of this process has been kept in the realms of the esoteric and mystical. Teachers have doled out the information piecemeal over a long period of time partly as a safety measure for their students. The only differences are perceptual. You get out on the street and someone cuts you off and you get mad and BANG! There goes $10 out of your bank. Another scientific fact is that you and the Universe are made of exactly the same energy. Most people can learn it in just a few minutes. 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. 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. that court date or . All you have to do is find a source you like and start to use the information. so therefore you are. with the caveat that the less you know about what you’re getting into the more drastic the changes you’ll experience may be. We're fortunate that we live in a time when pretty much all of this information is available. 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. 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.18 Awaken Your Inner Power you'll probably be able to do it.

what do you have left over to use to create CHANGE? Empowering Your Life We use the word empower a lot. When you send energy to something you are in fact. the question at this point is how to use that power. 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. All too often we want to put off making changes. or have more money or more time. or into your past or into your worries. You have everything you need right now! This is a key point.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. 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. and no one manifestation of that which you think about. I believe you already have all the power you need. I want to emphasize that you have all the power you need to begin making that change right now. We want to wait until we’re in better shape. Personal Empowerment is all about finding the power to make the changes in your life. If you send all your energy to the things that make you angry. .

" Or maybe. It’s not that you shouldn't take a vow seriously. Just because you started building a house with a hammer doesn't meant you have to use the hammer all the time. Use the right tool at the right time. 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. Maybe you took a vow of poverty. You must be if you are going to take responsibility for it. It's like shaking up the Etch-A-Sketch in your subconscious.20 Awaken Your Inner Power Giving Yourself Permission You are the ultimate authority on your life. Therefore the first step to making change is to give yourself permission to make that change. or a vow of celibacy (shudder). or accomplish anything you want to accomplish as long as you let yourself do it. It's possible for a vow from another life to still affect you in this one. Pick something small and give it a try. Sometimes you need a saw. Many of us are operating under old vows we've taken in this life or another. A vow is a good tool." . Giving Yourself Permission is a tool that lets you break out of subconscious ruts and start over. a shovel or a beer when you are building a house. Grab an index card and write. YOU can do anything that you want to do. 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. "I give myself permission to receive every good thing that comes my way today. "I give myself permission to forgive every person who makes me angry today. All you have to do is give yourself permission to do something different.

thoughts. . if given a choice. 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.Robert Morgen 21 It doesn't matter what you give yourself permission for. 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. One of the most amazing tools that humans can use for good or ill is the concept of belief. manage. Giving Yourself Permission is also a tool for erasing the doubt that blocks our manifestation. YOU have the power to take the ultimate responsibility for your actions. WHY would any person. Punishment and Rewards Many of us grew up in a restrictive religion using the carrot and stick method. or Islam. YOU have the power to change. desires and dreams and no one can take that away from you unless you let them. It only matters that you start doing it. or Zoroastrianism or Corn Tortillaism or any other ism. In Western culture we are taught that we need someone's permission for almost anything. 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. a permit to hold a parade or add on to your house. create and develop your life in any direction you wish. We’re told we must do this or that and believe this or that otherwise we face eternal damnation. For some people the ism's are great tools and exactly what is needed at that point. For now. I'm NOT against Christianity. You even need permission to marry the person you love and there are laws that restrict your choices! YOU are your own ultimate authority. just get started with it. You need a license to drive.

. 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.22 Awaken Your Inner Power There are other people. except you create your own prison and you judge and convict yourself. 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). One of the advantages to connecting to the Universe and creating your life is that you get feedback. otherwise what are we getting punished for? It's a bit like the Income Tax in the US. 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. The concept of sin is a bit like that. There is no Law (let me repeat that!) there is no Law that says you have to pay income tax. I spent the best part of a decade struggling with this after I realized there were other ways and other paths I could take. 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. However. who are trying to break out of that restrictive paradigm.

That’s why it’s impossible to stamp out sin. Most forms of the word have to do with guilt. guns. . politicians or anything else you focus on. The word translated from Greek versions of the Christian Bible to mean 'sin' means 'to miss the mark or target'. The Universe brings what you focus on and it doesn’t understand words. 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 result of that feeling is what you get. You need the priests/middle men in order to be saved and without them you’ll burn in eternal damnation. 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. My early research on sin was experiential.Robert Morgen 23 You can find the word 'sin' used in various contexts going back nearly 10.000 years. 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. 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. If you sin you are without the grace of God. abortion. 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. This was a big controversy in the early days of Christianity.

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. but there is a form of higher energy you can connect with. Many of us are familiar with these Laws in a general sense. As Dr. It may sound contradictory after some of my rants on religion. Everything in the Universe IS you. . When we say it’s ALL you we mean it exactly that way. Our physical form gives us limits we have to overcome and can make us feel cut off from the larger energy of the Universe. We're taught about the Law of Gravity in school. In hard times you can wrap religion around you like a warm blanket on a winter night and be comforted. 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. for instance. Michael Beckwith says in the movie 'The Secret'. So many people stick with religion because it answers all the questions and gives firm guidelines. When times get bad you realize YOU have created the trials you’re going through.24 Awaken Your Inner Power Creating Your World (the way you want it) “It’s all YOU. It would be so nice at that point to stop and pray to some outside authority for help. 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. The route is inside you rather than ‘out there’. The Universal Laws We are subject to number of Laws until we develop the internal power to break them (Google Milarepa).

and then wondering why they keep getting more of that.Robert Morgen 25 "I don't care if you're a good person or a bad person. what you feel. is what you are going to get. 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 book 'Shadow Strategies of an American Ninja Master' Dr. The Law of Reciprocity – "What Goes Around. 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 excellent book 'Rich Dad. When you integrate the fact that you will receive exactly what you give you have a much greater degree of control over your life. This leads us right into the next Law." There are other Laws you may be familiar with that you haven't seen put into this same perspective. 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. I can assure you that these Laws are even more influential on your life than gravity. If you want more time then give freely of your own. and more importantly. If you want money then you have to give money. Poor Dad' Robert Kiyosaki points out that you have to give that which you want to receive. If you fall off a building. Comes Around". Glenn Morris lists about 20 different versions of this Law from almost every major religion and philosophical path. you're gonna hit the ground. The Law of Attraction – The short version is that what you think about.

if you're thinking about debt that's what you're going to get". Start small and take little victories on a consistent basis.000 then ask for it. 4. although I’ve only seen the version with Esther Hicks and I realize that some of that hatred may be political. Jack Canfield points out that the Universe is like a lock and all you need is the right combination.26 Awaken Your Inner Power In the 2006 movie 'The Secret' Bob Proctor says it this way. 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. 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. 2. Believe you can have it! – This may be the most important part of the combination. "I don't care if you're thinking 'get out of debt' or 'get into debt'. Be open to receiving – I see so many people who give all the time but can’t allow themselves to receive. We’ve been cut off from using this part of the combination by beliefs like . you’ll find a penny on the sidewalk. Ask for what you want. Here are the parts of The Law of Attraction. 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. but leave yourself open to get more. You can complicate this as much as you want beyond this. 1. 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. If you want $10. I’ve been shocked by the way people hate this movie. Know what you want – contrast exists to show you the difference between what you want and what you don’t. 3.

. Those feelings of doubt are telling you that you have something to think about or resolve concerning whatever you are asking for. 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. 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. You must be 100% sure that what you want is on the way otherwise you are blocking it. Get into alignment with what you want – You must take steps to achieve what you want. The key here is to hold that emotion of gratitude consistently until after what you want arrives.Robert Morgen 27 “It’s better to give than receive”. no matter how much you apply all the other keys. a. b. Once you receive the how from step 4 you can get on with getting into alignment. 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. Take the time to explore your doubts and you'll probably find some programming that you can change or delete. You can put out the intention to be the world’s greatest actress. Be open to receiving this guidance and then make a commitment to following it. 6. Part of what you receive will be the how that makes your desire possible.

Like a computer. If you hold what you’re asking for in your focus then the Universe has its clarification and can bring it. The Universe starts lining up this new want and since you’ve stopped focusing on the old one it stops bringing it to you. if you hate rich people. your subconscious will never let you win the lottery or have a lot of money. It doesn’t give you what you want. You can know what you want and put it out there. 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. For example. it gives you what you ask for. the Universe also gives you an ‘Are you sure you really want this?” window. Gregg Braden points out that the Universe is like a computer.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. Many . but if it doesn’t show up quickly enough then you change your want and ask for something else. your subconscious won’t let it happen. called time. You have to believe in what you ask for and believe that you can have it and deserve it. This is to prevent you from having random thoughts and having those random thoughts manifest instantly. 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. You cannot manifest something that you don’t believe you should have. You simply cannot become that which you despise at a soul level. There is a safety built into at this level also.

hence the non-manifesting. God-Consciousness Each of us has a spark of Divinity within. It's that spark that we are trying to fan into a larger flame and eventually into a bonfire. Holy Guardian Angel and the Great Spirit. 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. Most of us have been influenced in one way or another by the Big 3 religions (Christianity. 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. 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. There are a lot of routes to your specific Divinity and all of them will teach you something so take time and explore. the Goddess. There are a lot of names for that spark including God. 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 any others for that matter. . I'm not against these religions.Robert Morgen 29 times we ask for the right thing at the wrong time and we know this subconsciously. The route to your Divinity can only be internal. or at least a burning bush. At a spiritual level this book is about helping people learn to connect to that internal Divinity. the God-Force that we all have within that we simply need to learn to listen to. just waiting for us to knock on the door and ask.

yet these concepts tend to be ill-defined and abstract more often than not. right? My personal definition that I like to use is simpler and easier to grasp. but because they want to know more about it. 2. Take the above example which I found at www. see blithe. OK. ‘cause if a little bliss is good then twice as much is better. Not necessarily because I’m a good speaker. Extreme happiness. joyful. from Old English bliss. “The ecstasy of salvation” sounds good. 1. [Middle English blisse.] Bliss is a concept that people bring up during my classes and presentations. ecstasy. The ecstasy of salvation. spiritual joy.30 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 4 Closer to Bliss bliss (bl s) n.com/bliss. In the metaphysical arena we tend to throw around words like bliss and enlightenment. sign me up. . Oh yeah and give me a side order of “Extreme happiness” also.thefreedictionary. from bl ths. Phrasal Verb: bliss out Slang To go into a state of ecstasy. from bl the.

Light/Dark and Male/Female tend to be relatively stable as far as abstracts go and we all have those energies in some combination. 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. such as Good and Evil or even Good and Bad.” Does that sound silly and improbable? I don’t think so.Dealing with the dualities Yin/Yang. . that’s great!” while another may look at the same event and think “Man.Becoming less judgmental Events in and of themselves are rarely good or bad. One person might look at an event and think “Wow. I remember lying face down in the ocean. 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. Step 1 . Other dualities are less solid and much more subjective. I must have missed a memo). Rather it’s our judgmental position that assigns the value to it.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. this really sucks!” Step 2 . These tend to be much more judgmental and subjective. completely paralyzed. I was holding my breath and wondering if I was ever going to get another and thinking “Man. With just a few subtle shifts in our consciousness it becomes easily attainable. ever happen to you. which is why living here is so interesting. The combinations vary with each of us.

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. .32 Awaken Your Inner Power Often the events that happen to us are much less extreme. Once again I have to mention the concept of Faith. positive or negative. 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. This will have an immediate effect on your life. From that moment on you’ll be moving with more positive energy and drawing more positive energy to yourself. It’s the way we respond to them that make them good or bad. able to see them immediately obvious.Developing a positive attitude Once you cease judging each event as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ you can begin to look for the positive lessons. 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. Step 3 . Living a period of tragedy is hard no matter who you are or how well trained and experienced in these mystery schools. 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.

making it easier to continue doing so. say it to your friends. that’s when the corners of your mouth turn upwards. (For you grumpy buggers out there. 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.The Joy of Gratitude Now that you feel good.Robert Morgen 33 Here’s an exercise for you. 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. Smile. possibly even revealing the teeth and part of the gums. This is a meditation exercise and it’s homework so let go of your normal daily worries and stresses and give an honest. Few feelings are more powerful than looking around and thinking “This is really Great! My life has never been this good before. 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. The universe will agree with anything you tell it. you’ll find that life really is getting better.” It’s OK if that sentence is not exactly true. Can you feel the energy between you and the person you’re smiling at? Does it feel good. Now use that smile on the next 10 people you meet. Step 4 . How many people have . as well as brighten the world a bit. be thankful. bad.) Feel the energy within you change as you smile. sincere smile to the next 10 people you meet. but as you consistently think it to yourself or even better. 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.

he’s exactly right. Dr. 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. Glenn Morris states that you’re going to be making extreme changes to your life and therefore should keep a journal.34 Awaken Your Inner Power thought “I’d change if I just had a sign”. Our lives aren’t made up of days or years. but rather a collection of individual moments. judge our lives as having been ‘good’ or ‘bad’. at the end. Two decades later. Keeping a Journal In Path Notes of an American Ninja Master. It’s how we approach each moment that determines whether we can. 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. you’ll wish you had. 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. 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). that energy will build up in your muscles as well as your brain. so when I urge you to begin keeping one right now it’s through my own bad example. as I look back on all that's happened and the places I’ve been. In this moment. In the meantime. Depending upon the strength of the emotions you've experienced. Just because you . 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. smile and be happy. I didn’t keep a journal however. Journaling can be a good way to release stress. I realize that as usual.

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. There IS NO external validation for a lot of this stuff! It’s all about learning to feel things and then trust your feelings. Writing something down is an act of creation that goes beyond merely thinking it. Thinking about something creates it at a small level. Creating your Personal Catalog of Experiences I was at a Reiki Share where a young man was clearly experiencing some awakening energy.” Many of these exercises and concepts are about helping you access and learn to use your internal energies. Acting on it adds even more energy and helps to ensure that it manifests in your life. Nobody has the right to say you didn’t. writing it down adds more energy and creates it at a larger level. As we talked about his experiences he’d start to describe them and stop slightly embarrassed. and say “Well. what you love and what you'd like to see happen. Once it's written down the mind can release the thought and let new stuff flow in. but this is what I felt…” After about the third or fourth time I stopped him and said “Look. When I work with writers I advise them to journal for exactly this reason. by the way. if you experienced it that makes it real. Write about what you want. recognize what’s going on and understand what’s happening to you. . This is about building your own personal catalog of experiences. You are the only person who can decide what you’re feeling and categorize it properly.Robert Morgen 35 journal something doesn't mean that you can't immediately shred it. Journaling can also open up your creative process and help develop a flow of information. this may just be bullshit.

but I can’t tell you what it should feel like for you. energies your entire life. I can tell you what something feels like for me.36 Awaken Your Inner Power What makes teaching subtle energy difficult (and so easy for the charlatan) is that the energies are subtle. You have been surrounded by amazing and miraculous If you have an awareness of karma what you really have is a form of balance. 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. with this stuff. Often it takes a long time to feel your connection to the energy and understand that connection. I did the Microcosmic Orbit for over 2 years before I felt the connection and began to figure it out. 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. It’s the only way to discover what it feels like. Once you begin to . That’s why I repeatedly stress keeping a positive attitude and playing rather than working. It's a tool to help you with your moment to moment awareness of how you're treating yourself and others.

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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.

Have Faith

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

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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

You can make more. No matter how good you become at it there will always be new layers to uncover and new things to learn. I want to reinforce some principles that will help you literally direct more energy into the creation of your life. Building Energy There are 2 ways to have more energy. A lot of this book is about learning to take control of your energy and by extension. 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. 2. One of the big realizations that came to me right then is that this breath is . your mental self and your spiritual self and see how you can integrate them into your total being. right now. 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. right now. or you can use less. Stay focused. In the process they are sending a huge part of their energy away from them and away from the present. 1.Robert Morgen 41 encompasses all parts of your being. Following the breath – I once spent a lifetime lying paralyzed face down in the ocean. Remember that the past is gone and the future may not get here. At the elementary levels of this book we’ll look at your physical self. THIS BREATH is the one that counts. your life.

Take control of your finances – This may sound like a weird topic for a meditation book. Take control of your finances and you will have greater control over your life. the mental inflexibility and the unwillingness to surrender to the process all create resistance. literally. Dave Ramsey. 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.42 Awaken Your Inner Power literally the only one that matters. 3. MSG is a neurotoxin which means it decreases brain function. 4. Suze Orman and Robert Kiyosaki all have great tools to help you learn more about budgets and business. Yoga and physical fitness help cleanse and rejuvenate the body. Keeping an open mind and learning to relax and surrender to the awakening process will allow more energy to flow through your system. When you learn to take control of your mind and your thoughts you can take control of your life. We’ll get into this more in an upcoming chapter. 5. but it helps. It's what you do right now in the space of this breath that makes the difference. Decrease the resistance to your energy – You'll be shocked at how much energy you're blocking. Martial Arts and Physical Fitness You don’t have to be in excellent physical condition to awaken your Inner Power. Your body is what you live in while you’re . Yoga. but a vast amount of the stress and fear generated in the world today is based around money. the lack of exercise. The food you eat.

feelings and stresses within our muscles and organs. Some forms of the martial arts such as Tai Chi. They also help you become more confident and comfortable in your surroundings. rather than all at once through a chakra-ic cleansing. You'll feel better intellectually and . Our bodies store memories. I’m always amazed by the people who insist on having a nice house or a big. 4. fancy car. gradual manner. Tai Jutsu and Hoshinjutsu help build remarkable energy awareness and strength. allows you to move more easily and freely and adds a much better quality of life. I always advise people to get into a good yoga practice for several reasons. Chi Kung. 1. yet ignore the one vehicle they can’t live without. When you breathe properly during the yoga positions (asanas) you’re massaging your internal organs as well as stretching your muscles. A relaxed healthy spine is also a better conduit for chi.Robert Morgen 43 here. This provides an immediate health benefit as well as helping to release stored toxins and feelings. rather than as a violent sport. Yoga lubricates and relaxes the spine. “Energy doesn’t flow through tight muscles” (you’ll hear that over and over again). A regular physical fitness regimen will help your heart. Yoga helps release those in a relaxed. 3. lungs and muscles work more efficiently. In my Hoshin classes we used the martial arts as a test to see how your energy work is progressing. The relaxing effects of a good yoga practice help prevent muscle tightness that can impede your energy flow. 2.

but it refers to a specific type of pain that is beneficial for the muscle growth process. In most other areas of your life. and if we repress it we build up stress knots in our organs and muscles. No Gain" was popular around the gym and it's funny how many other areas of our lives that mindset tends to creep into. 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. As your self-awareness and meditation skills increase you’ll begin moving in a constant state of light meditation. however. 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. Energy flows more easily through a healthy and relaxed body. Part of life is dealing with stress.44 Awaken Your Inner Power emotionally as well as physically. like peeling away the layers of an onion. 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. The gym saying is true within that context. I’m a huge fan of . like smashing the onion with a big sledgehammer. If you have to wear this meatsuit then you may as well feel good while you're here. pain is a sign that you are doing something wrong and your body is going to take some action to alleviate that pain. You can also do it all at once when your Inner Power awakens. Reiki and Acupuncture When the stress knots begin to release out of your system you may find it necessary to have some bodywork done. Fortunately we get to choose how to do it. A regular fitness plan helps develop your moving meditation skills in addition to making you more fit. Massage. You can do that gradually. In the 80's the saying "No Pain.

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.Robert Morgen 45 massage. They’ve experienced the reality of the (im)permanence of the universe. comes around” take on a whole new meaning. The Law of Reciprocity When you can feel the total interconnectedness of everything old sayings like “What goes around. words and actions have their own energy. When that energy releases it has to manifest in some way and sometimes it helps to have it massaged out. The Interconnectivity of Everything A truly amazing experience is the feeling of having your self disappear and of connecting to everything else. It’s why people who’ve done it have no fear of death. You’ll often experience emotional releases like crying or laughing during these treatments. We call it The Law of Reciprocity. Stress knots are energy. Reiki is a form of channeling universal energy. 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. it’s the literal act of becoming the universe and realizing that the universe is you. reiki and acupuncture as well as chiropractic. This is much more than just feeling the universe. or to have an acupuncturist go through and balance your energy manually. What you send out will be . It’s just the energy releasing and draining out of your system. You’ll find directions for how to perform a basic Reiki treatment on yourself in a later chapter. When you can feel everything at an energetic level you realize that thoughts.

It’s ok. Let’s make that happen right now. so if you send out negative. 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. Using Affirmations One of the most powerful tools in the universe is one you can begin using immediately! Affirmations are simple. so where the hell is it. so when you make a positive affirmation like “I deserve LOVE” the subconscious is there in the background going “Yeah. The energy you put out is the energy that comes back to you.” The simple way to use affirmations is to identify some part of your life where you feel a lack.____________________________________ I deserve/am worthy of_______________________________ . When you use an affirmation you are literally making something firm or real for yourself. I’d like to improve. I’m not going to bother giving you a list of affirmations as you know yourself much better than I do. we do. The subconscious mind (the Id) can’t discern between what’s real and what isn’t. harmful thoughts or actions guess what you get back? It becomes a constant reminder to pay attention to your thoughts and actions. you can do them anywhere and they don’t cost anything. so if you want to be treated with love and compassion you have to start by treating others with love and compassion. Go ahead and write in the book. and create the affirmation to convert that lack to abundance.46 Awaken Your Inner Power returned to you.

____________________________________ 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_______________________________ I’d like to improve.___________________________________ I deserve/am worthy of_______________________________ .____________________________________ I deserve/am worthy of_______________________________ I’d like to improve.

it’s too hard. Once again we see the Law of Attraction at work. 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.48 Awaken Your Inner Power I’d like to improve. 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. Once again the subconscious mind will create whatever you tell it. afford it. I’m not good enough”. negative affirmations can take it away.___________________________________ 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. What you . When you say things like “I can’t do this. 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. or some other wussification the subconscious is right there in the background going “Yeah you loser. Then come up with some new ones and start all over again.

There will always be things that are perceived as bad or negative. . 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. Poor Dad' Robert Kiyosaki talks about using "fast words and slow words". At the same time you can't spend your life identifying ignorance just to make yourself feel enlightened. Inner Power and Enlightenment We always hear about the “Enlightened Master”. and Enlightenment on the other. Slow words such as "I can't afford it" insure that you are right and that you really can't afford it. There's complete ignorance and lack of awareness on one end of the scale. I find that to be extremely amusing since enlightenment doesn’t really exist in and of itself! Enlightenment only exists as a relative term. Those things are not only necessary. Enlightenment cannot exist without ignorance. Neither exists independently. Is true enlightenment simply recognizing the connections we all have to one another and really treating others as we'd want to be treated. 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. but a part of a greater perfection that exists throughout the Universe. Spending every moment in the moment and responding to the same divine spark in others that we also have within us possibly does. In 'Rich Dad. but rather as a moment to moment reaction to what's going on around us.Robert Morgen 49 think about and feel is what you create and manifest.

This is a different process for everyone. As part of your process you have to develop the self-awareness to find your attachments and deal with them. in my perception. That’s the person you have been taught to be. Maybe you don’t fit Hollywood’s idea of the ideal weight and you continually feel lessened by your “weight problem”. primarily ideas about yourself and others that you hold on to. Part of the process is to divest yourself of your attachments so let’s take a look at what that means. You can even have attachments that are holdovers from past lives! (A note here.just trust me on this. You could become attached to the idea that once you become slim then everything will be ok in your life. . Attachments are. Unfortunately there’s not much I can tell you that will help with this. Sometimes they may be a part of your learned ego. the super-ego.) As you get deeper into your self-awareness process you’ll occasionally find these attachments and have to deal with them. 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 .50 Awaken Your Inner Power Dealing with Attachments You’ll hear a lot about attachments as you begin working with the Meditation. So don’t feel like you have to get rid of the wife or the family pet or sell your favorite putter. Attachments are part of your ego. so you feel lessened or diminished because you aren’t. Other attachments may be a part of your subconscious or Id. Maybe one of your attachments is to the thought that you should be an Executive in your company by now. If you've paid attention to what I wrote earlier about giving yourself permission then you'll have a big tool to help you.

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). Rule #2 – You don’t talk about Inner Power. 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.Robert Morgen 51 The Siddhis “Those who dance are often thought insane by those who can’t hear the music” . As you get deeper into your selfawareness and deeper into the awareness of your interconnectivity. “DON’T TALK ABOUT IT!” Rule #1 – You don’t talk about Inner Power.George Carlin 'Siddhi' is an ancient Sanskrit word that means magic. In my case I’ve had huge improvements in my eyesight and my hearing. The reason is simple. In some cases you may find that you channel spirit guides (or ancient wisdom. Some of the siddhis will be physical. such as vastly improved health and better balance. or whatever you want to call it). partly as a side effect of the release of stress knots and muscle tightness. If you talk about it people will think you’re seeing and hearing things that they . Other siddhis may touch on the spiritual or psychic realms. feel and experience things most people don't. One of the first things that a good meditation teacher should tell a student about the siddhis is. My balance also improved immensely. you’re going to see.

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. The mall can be a bit overwhelming at first and if it is . thanks to the internet. Usually. and this has been a major boon for meditation practitioners. that's true. I’ve listed several good groups (including mine) in the Resource Section at the end of the book. You may be able to feel energy and interact with it that way. it’s possible to get onto a discussion group and ask questions and talk about experiences and just lurk and learn. most of us tend to talk about it anyway. From 1992 until 2002 I never talked to another human who’d experienced the things I was going through. 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. but don't be distracted by them. 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. in which case I'd recommend some good books on Symbology and an extremely open mind. I like walking around the mall because there are so many colors and feelings and different types of energy. You may be able to see energy and interact with it visually. Now. Having said that. One of the amazing things about the internet is the ability to form online communities. The usual response is to give you mind altering drugs and electro-shock therapy to make you ‘normal’ again. Go for walks and get into a meditative state while walking and pay attention to the different energies all around you. Take some time and play with the siddhis.

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. 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. 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. however. As the attacker ran in. You may be able to occasionally tell what others are thinking or feeling.Robert Morgen 53 then start in your backyard and just open up your awareness and see what you feel. knock an attacker’s leg out from under him using a secret sword technique. telepathy or any number of other things most people won't believe. You may develop abilities with divination. The siddhis can be fun toys. Remember what I said about distractions. and even worse. spend a lot of effort trying to protect themselves from it. There are some real energy attacks and ways to defend against them. Stay positive and humble. Have fun with this and don't be afraid of it. If this world is an illusion then EVERYTHING is equally unreal. 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 . It just becomes a question of opening up to that particular frequency. You may be able to channel wisdom from the Universe. a high level Ninjutsu practitioner. great tools or an ego trip that can totally derail your development. It’s not the sort of thing that should be learned from a book or a video. 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.

54 Awaken Your Inner Power away and Master Seago never physically touched him. 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. Anyone who can use these techniques will be able to do so against anyone who doesn’t have a high degree of awareness. That’s right. so guess what your best defense is. If you have the ability to connect to and become the Universe you have an unlimited number of options. Remember. . There are also some very simple and safe ways to steal an opponent’s energy and strength. If you have to defend yourself. let your self blend into the rest of the universe. Keep reading. purposefully their own mind. Mantak Chia's "Tan Tien Chi Kung". The vast majority of the people in the world can't concentrate well enough to still much less attack you with their energy. The best defense that I can think of. if you are spending your life in a defensive posture then you have some definite issues with fear that need to be worked through. and yes this sounds hokey. is to be completely open and at One. If developing these sorts of abilities interests you then check out Paul Dong's book "Empty Force" and Dr. If you are actively creating your life you have the ability to avoid this issue entirely. I've included both books in the Resource section at the back of this book. If you are nothing there is nothing to defend.

so shall ye reap. The Law of Reciprocity The Law of Reciprocity is very simple and easy. 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. Our thoughts.Robert Morgen 55 3 Reasons Not to Worry about Energy Attacks 1. Notice I said most people. 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. 2. Everything is made of energy. 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. This is obviously not a new concept. And on and on. 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. Fear-based energy. Every form of energy is based on one of those! Attacking someone with energy is a Fear-based action. Most of our energy doesn’t get lost to ‘attacks’. What you send out is what you get back. Whenever you meet they talk about how . we give it away unconsciously to those around us. As ye sow. What goes around comes around. The vast majority of the unconscious Energy Sucker Zombies are usually untrained and are simply the normal people we run into every day. There are those who unconsciously draw energy from the people around them.

56 Awaken Your Inner Power bad things are going and how much pain/despair/trouble/heartache/etc. and usually slightly angry? These folks have learned to use intimidation to draw energy. much less purposefully attack you with their energy. we’re constantly besieged by the legions of Energy Sucker Zombies that we come in contact with every day. but still gets the same effect. It’s a different tactic. in some of the esoteric martial arts. hit by a bus and winning the lottery than you do of being purposefully attacked. energy techniques that can be used against an attacker. By the end of this section you should be able to use this energy easily. Did you ever see someone who tends to be aggressive and pushy. 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. How many other tactics do the people around you use to draw energy? Rather than being attacked by “Psychic Vampires”. While there are. 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. they are experiencing. Statistically you have a better chance of simultaneously being struck by lightning. the simple fact is by the time a person can use their . 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. 3. So how do you defend against them? By tapping into an unlimited source of energy that we all have access to.

It is in fact a conduit in much the same way. Let’s look at how to use less. Stress is a Fear-based reaction to external/internal stimuli. Protecting Yourself from Energy Drain There’s 2 ways to have more energy. 3 Ways to Lower Your Own Resistance 1. Think of your body’s energy system as a piece of electrical cable. Learning to identify the stress in our life requires a certain amount of introspection and selfawareness. Hoshinjutsu and Taijutsu can be extremely helpful in loosening up the muscles and joints and allowing you to move more freely. or you can use less. With practice one can learn to identify negative stresses and . If you lower the Resistance in the cable then the cable can carry much more energy. Cleanse your body and mind of stress Most of the above exercises will also help with this. Relax your muscles This sounds simple. A piece of electrical cable can carry a certain amount of energy and has a certain amount of Resistance. and it is. Relaxing your muscles allows your energy to flow unimpeded. Certain Martial Arts such as Tai Chi. 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. When you lower the Resistance in your body you instantly have more energy to use for other purposes. You can make more. 2.Robert Morgen 57 energy well enough to accomplish such a response (to a physical attack). they’ve found far too many good and positive ways to use that energy. 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.

Those external values also create the stress that goes with the event. To say one should never get angry is unrealistic. Whenever you are angry you are sending that person part of your daily allotment of energy. which gives them positive reinforcement to continue whining. Compassion is the art of being Empathetic (NOT Sympathetic!) for the plight of another. 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).58 Awaken Your Inner Power learn to channel that energy in positive ways. 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 simply the energy (NOT the emotion) of Love. but rather you should do whatever is in that persons best interest. The same goes for anger. 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. 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!”. which may not make them feel better at all in the short term. 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”. The English . but to say that one should never let anger take control is not. That’s why I say “nothing bad should ever happen to you” once you learn to walk this path. 3. It doesn’t mean you should do whatever it takes to make that person feel better.

(Side note: Hey guys. Sensing intention allows you to be in instant control of a potentially violent encounter. and it's one of the ways we use the martial arts to test our energy work and meditation skills in my classes. 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. It’s why such sayings as “thoughts have energy” and “Energy follows thought” are true and taught in so many different cultures.) 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. A Simple Explanation of Intention When a person intends to hit you. taste or think of. Since most people are unaware of this they put off . 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. It’s just like the difference between orgasm and ejaculation for men. Sensing Intention A mystical aspect of the martial arts is the ability to feel another person’s intention. It’s the primal energy that connects everything we do. It’s commonly referred to by the emotion. hear. see. feel. I’m including it in this book because sensing intention is all about awareness and being in the moment.Robert Morgen 59 word ‘Love’ has both an Energy and an Emotion. ki and prana. The energy of Love has been referred to for thousands of years as chi. that intention carries with it a very subtle vibration. 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.

It's fun to see the look of shock on someone's face when they realize what happened and what they felt. Another exercise is to have a student stand with his back to you. The purpose of teaching a student to feel intention is to empower them in situations most people find daunting. When you know another person has ill intentions towards you.60 Awaken Your Inner Power a variety of these subtle vibrations constantly. even with your eyes closed. The student is to raise a hand when they feel you coming up behind them. Have you ever come home to an angry spouse and felt the entire house vibrate with the angry energy? This is exactly the same. you can seek a diplomatic solution or you can wait till the future attackers back is turned and hit him with a chair. will dodge out of the way. Almost invariably the student will feel the difference in the subtle energies that surround them and their body. When a person tries to hit you they put off a vibration you can feel. 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. In Hoshinjutsu we have a student stand with their eyes closed and then. you are in control. send a punch towards their face with the full intention to make contact. very slowly. 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. Depending on the situation you can leave. then you walk slowly (and silently) toward them. seemingly of its own accord. .

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. Wayne Dyer has a wonderful CD set called 'The Power of Intention'. Using Intention in Your Life Just as you can sense intention when it comes from other people. Poor Dad can be extremely useful. If you are a Wiccan and you want to project your intention you may cast a spell and light a candle. Take some time here and play with this. Intention is the act of giving a form to what you want to achieve or acquire. It's projecting the energy of attraction in order to bring about a desired result. you can also project your intention out into the world. There are a lot of ways to project your intention. or sit and meditate on it.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. but unless you are projecting your intention and doing something that brings you into alignment with that intention nothing is going to happen. Glenn Morris' book Pathnotes of an American Ninja Master in which he talks about his experience with the Bujinkan Sword Test. 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. Once you do that then you can sit in a cave and . Dr. A key point to intention is that you must be able to believe you can get whatever it is you want to attract. 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. A Christian might pray for it. You can sit in a cave and intend to make a million dollars all you want to. The key here is that you take some form of action. Maybe you write it down and affirm it.

I firmly believe that many of the folks in our culture who suffer from schizophrenia. That’s not bad advice. . increased physical strength and better health. depression and even worse in the unprepared and unknowing. but of a society that doesn’t recognize it and has no reality into which Inner Power fits. sex. unfortunately. Some teachers advise their students not to make any major changes for at least 6 months after the Inner Power rises. it can be pretty easy for the opposite sex to feel attracted to it. Inner Power is. but not before. depression and paranoia are victims not only of unbalanced Inner Power. The Downside of Inner Power It’s not all about cool abilities.62 Awaken Your Inner Power manifest a million dollars. Some of the siddhis. 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. Inner Power can have a downside for the seeker who doesn’t pay attention and follow some simple rules. sexual energy. epilepsy. although I go a bit differently with it. can cause paranoia. It’s the primordial energy from which we were all created and once you start boosting it. by definition. 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. and even the same. sell or give away anything and don’t dump all of your stuff and decide to follow a spiritual path. Don’t buy. Other side effects that can be annoying (besides insanity) include an increased sexual attraction by the opposite. especially those in the psychic realms.

but I also didn’t know anyone else who’d been through it) is to embrace the insanity and roll with it. Go where the energy takes you and talk to whomever it leads you to. Explain to your loved ones that you are going to take some time and 'find yourself' and then get on with it. It gives you a bit more freedom to explore. .Robert Morgen 63 My advice (coming from someone who had a particularly hard time in this period. Don't be afraid of the process. wear funny clothes and ride the shakti-coaster til the gods all get together and throw you off it. Fortunately today there are relatively easy ways to communicate with others who may be experiencing something similar to you. Give away all your stuff. so you can take time out from lying under a Volkswagen talking to god and go into the library and use the internet.

but my advice is to take some time and go back through the basics. The meditations here range from very basic to relatively advanced. but my advice .64 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 5 Introduction to Meditation Meditation is how you learn to connect to your Inner Divinity. This section is all about doing your meditations. I remember the time before I began teaching when I hardly ever sat through a Brain Scrub session. You may feel you’ve progressed beyond some of this.net for You may feel you’ve progressed beyond some of is to take some time through the basics. One of the benefits of teaching meditation is that I’m constantly running through these basic exercises as I teach them to others. See my website at www. In the beginning you may have to really focus and concentrate to be able to hear the Divine Voice within you. We have some great tools to help with these including some free audio and video lessons. and I can’t tell you how helpful that can be. and go back this. 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.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.

Robert Morgen 65 more details. candles. so 5 minutes a day everyday is better than 35 minutes once a week. Getting Started Set aside a corner in one of your rooms. In this section are some exercises. ranging from the very basic to the moderately advanced. Have cushions. Do them in that order. Start with the basic exercises and devote 10-20 minutes a day as you develop your physical and mental abilities. This doesn’t mean dedicating 12 hours a day to meditation. The effects of meditation are cumulative. Eventually you won’t need any accessories and you can clear . You can stock it with whatever accoutrement you wish. Many people overload themselves and expect too much too soon. just get into the habit of doing it. Once you’ve created your sacred space all you have to do is use it. especially in the beginning. it just means creating a space in your home where you can take a few minutes and meditate and do the exercises. Seneca It’s important to establish a daily practice and stick to it. as there’s no right or wrong at this point. incense and a small CD player for music or guided meditation CD’s. Use whatever tools and accessories you want. then get discouraged if they don’t see the results they think they should. Establishing a Daily Practice "No man ever became wise by chance". Don’t worry about how long you meditate. 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.

at any time. The important thing with a regular practice is to just do it. Seated Meditation Sit on a cushion. If it doesn’t happen quickly we become disappointed and confused. sacred atmosphere and get started. but for now don’t worry about that. stand in various positions or even move and walk around. or feel other people’s chi.66 Awaken Your Inner Power your mind and meditate anywhere. The effects are cumulative and one day you’ll look back and see that all those short meditation sessions really added up. We expect to be able to sit for an hour and meditate. On Expectation When we begin meditation we often feel that we should be able to do certain things within a certain time frame. Meditation Positions There are several ways to meditate and depending on your goals you may sit in various positions. but frequently the cumulative effects of meditation aren’t noticeable until much later. Don’t worry about specific positions such as the full lotus or half lotus. we are making progress of the most important kind. In the West we tend to be goal oriented and need to see quick results. about BEing totally in this moment. just create a pleasant. zafu or a pillow with your spine straight. . or to see auras. just cross your legs comfortably and let your knees relax. We expect to be able to clear our minds and access our deeper abilities. I can’t tell you how important it is to break free of these expectations. rather than about who you’ll be when you’ve become a good meditator. Meditation is about this moment. When we let go of expectations and learn to relax in the moment and just BE.

Some methods require certain hand positions or mudras. Sitting in a Chair Contrary to popular belief. It’ll take awhile to get used to sitting this way. so just relax and grow into it. You can use this position if you wish. Grab a straight-backed chair and sit toward the front of it with your genitals out over the front edge. In this position your skeletal system should be supporting your body. Keep the spine erect. your hips tucked and your spine straight. you don’t have to be a human pretzel to meditate. Close your eyes and look up towards your third eye. but most people find it extremely uncomfortable for more than a few minutes. Touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Standing Stake .Robert Morgen 67 The purpose of sitting on the cushion is to keep your hips higher than your knees. which helps take the pressure off the muscles that run up through your hips. Touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Close your eyes and look up towards your third eye (the chakra in your forehead right between your eyes). Seiza Seiza is the kneeling position used in many of the Zen temples. Keep your feet comfortably flat on the floor. Let your hands rest in your lap. shoulders back. but for now just let your hands relax in a comfortable position in your lap. allowing your muscles to relax completely. neck straight and let your hands relax in your lap.

Flex your knees slightly. The doubtful among you can read . then your thighs. Close your eyes and look up towards your third eye.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). 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. Keeping the Tongue Up You’ll frequently hear about keeping your tongue on the roof of your mouth. including martial arts. 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. What makes it a meditation is your state of mindfulness and your awareness of the moment. then your calves. Anything can be a form of moving meditation. Moving As you become more adept at meditation you’ll be able to do it while moving. Tai Chi or yoga. then your buttocks. In fact. As usual. 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. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Failure to do this can cause energy overloads and create some very interesting medical conditions you’d be better off not experiencing. your arms hanging loosely at your sides. Relax your ankles. 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. dancing or just playing. touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth.

Keep your jaw relaxed and your teeth slightly apart. The basic position for these exercises is to touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth. relaxing music that isn’t distracting.Inner-Power. There are a lot of subliminal programs out there that can help reprogram some of your subconscious issues. 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. Your tongue should always be in this position. Each chakra has a color associated with it.Robert Morgen 69 Dr. Color and Sound Everything is vibration. Color can have varying effects. Breathing (This exercise is available online as a FREE Guided Meditation. As you begin these meditation exercises you may find it helpful to choose some light. Glenn Morris’ experiences with this in Pathnotes of an American Ninja Master. 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 Healer’s Manual by Ted Andrews has some great exercises for using colors and sounds. As you build your sensitivity you’ll be able to use and adapt your environment more easily for the energy that you want.net for download locations) . especially when you begin meditating constantly during your daily life. Check the website at www.

Are you taking a relatively shallow breath and just filling the upper lobes of your lungs? 2. let your ribcage . 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. Don’t think about anything or do anything other than just breathe. yet for the most part we do it without any awareness of our breath and its effects on us. Does your stomach move out as you breathe? 3. As you inhale and draw your breath down. 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. 1. Take a moment and feel your breath.70 Awaken Your Inner Power Breathing is the most important part of meditation and Inner power. Just take a moment and be aware of your breath as it flows down into your center. When you do you’ll feel your stomach expand and push out in front of you. it also has numerous health benefits. Pay attention to the air as it flows in through your nostrils and down into your lungs. 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. Draw your breath down to a point about 2 inches below your navel (the body’s center of gravity). From our birth until death we breathe more or less continually. Learning to breathe properly not only helps develop your awareness.

There are many benefits to proper breathing. which lowers your pulse and your blood pressure. You’ll feel your floating ribs at the bottom of your ribcage spread and move. as it’s the foundation for everything that comes next. Check the website at www. I once read a translation of some of Jesus’ teachings from the original Aramaic (the language he spoke. If you’ve never meditated before then congratulations. If you have to dedicate your meditation time to breathwork for awhile then that’s good. providing more oxygen to them as well as helping to release the accumulated stress and toxins that build up there.Robert Morgen 71 expand. just breathe. The long term health benefits have been proven for thousands of years. Paying attention to the breath is the beginning of opening up your awareness. breath and spirit. 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. Don’t think or let your mind wander. 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.net for download locations) . although it sounds so simple. Breathing is by far the most important meditation exercise. Just take a few moments and breathe this way.Inner-Power. and you may get a few pops out of your spine also. Full Body Awareness (This exercise is available online as a FREE Guided Meditation. The extra oxygen in your system means your heart doesn’t have to beat as fast. as we all proceed at our own pace. you just did! It’s exactly that simple. so take some time to practice this.

and eventually as you progress you’ll learn to do it all the time.72 Awaken Your Inner Power Once you’re comfortable working with your breath it’s time to bring in the rest of the body. our actions. For me it feels like a very light feeling. 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. In addition to feeling your breath flow and your stomach and ribs expand. We are all connected in a vast energy pool that encompasses . and this is a very important fact. It’s a habit you have to grow into. feel. It may feel different for you so take some time and open up and feel the energy. but for now just let it flow. EVERYTHING is energy! Our thoughts. Awareness and Intention EVERYTHING is about Awareness and Intention. Later we’ll expand it out even further. We move energy with Intention. I want you to feel the energy that flows into your body with each breath. Continue breathing as I’ve outlined above. Intention is what we do with that energy. Do this exercise whenever you’re depressed or down. Ki or Prana in some circles. hear. our beliefs and everything we see. called Chi. think and do is energy. you’ll be able to do things with it and move it around in your (and other peoples) body. This exercise should help you to feel rejuvenated and refreshed as you’re drawing energy from an infinite pool. 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. Now that you’ve begun to build an awareness of the energy.

and this time feel the energy go where you send it. drawing in all the negative feelings and emotions and experiences. You can also play with this a bit. just let it flow. The other side of this is the continually positive person who always approaches everything from a positive attitude. they still have the ability to affect it. The important thing here is to stay out of its way. The next time you’re stuck in traffic. or impatiently waiting in line at the Motor Vehicles Office. now bring it back to your center and this time just send it down to your left foot.Robert Morgen 73 everything that is. Do the Full Body Awareness exercise again. Send it down to your feet. and down to your left elbow. Isn’t this a neat toy? . 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. It doesn’t matter whether a person believes in it or can feel it. Energy moves in a spiral and at its own speed. so can they move it around in our body's. 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. This doesn’t mean everything always goes the way he wants it. Energy follows thought. Now send it up to your head. so when you think about moving energy then it will go where you send it. so don’t try to micro-manage it. now your right. just relax and start to play with this. Just as our thoughts can influence Chi subconsciously. was and will be.

The following exercises range from pretty simple to pretty complicated. 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. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few years to develop this ability. and after that you’ll get to you just do them without having to think about them. and after that you’ll get to the point where you just do them without having to think about them. so remember expectations. Eventually you'll be able to remember how to do these exercises by memory.net what I said about Eventually you'll be able to remember how to exercises by memory. but as you develop your abilities you’ll eventually find you can do them all at once and effortlessly. the point where do these Grounding .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.

Robert Morgen 75 Grounding will always be an important skill. Visualize roots growing from your feet down through the core of the earth. Progressive Relaxation . On your exhale. 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. Stand in the “Standing Stake” pose described above. so take the time to learn this now and to be able to do it effortlessly. as many times as necessary to clean yourself out. Depending on the effect you want you can vary the crystals and access different energies. but that's obviously beyond the scope of the exercise at this point. For best effect do 9 repetitions of this exercise. 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. Whenever you feel yourself becoming stressed or angry learn to take a moment and ground yourself and let those feelings just flow out. Grounding is a good way to release all your stresses. Feel your muscles relax as the stress flows out. no matter how advanced you become. If you wish you can do more sets (groups of repetitions) as needed. 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. fears. Go through the Breathing and Full Body Awareness exercises. angers and feelings of inadequacy. just like a tree. In later meditations you can add some variety by seeing the roots flow down to a large crystal at the earth’s core. or inhale and exhale. Repeat this exercise for awhile. A repetition is 1 breath cycle.

Feel the energy that flows up through your roots and into your feet. so let them relax and rest now. On the exhale let any residual stress flow back out and down through the earth. On your next inhale draw that relaxed feeling back up over your calves. As you inhale feel that relaxed feeling flow up over your hips and buttocks. Feel the stress bleed away. then relax. Draw that relaxed energy up over your thighs with the next inhale. Bring the energy up over your chest and the middle of your back. 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. so take a moment and let this area relax. As you inhale draw that relaxed feeling up over your ankles and feel them relax completely.76 Awaken Your Inner Power Progressive Relaxation is easy to do and you can do it anywhere and anytime. Make fists with your feet by curling your toes in as far as you can until it hurts. We store a lot of stress here. . They’re the biggest muscles in the body. Draw the feeling of relaxation up over your shoulders and neck. Draw that relaxed feeling up over your stomach and lower back. letting them relax after walking all day. 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. Let that relaxed feeling flow from your toes back over your feet and feel them relax. Feel the muscles in your back relax and feel your stomach move with your inhale. Just take a moment and feel the relaxed energy you should have after grounding and releasing your stress.

Let the muscles of your face and those at the base of your skull relax. leaving you feeling much lighter and more refreshed. When your muscles are relaxed your energy flows unimpeded and is continually renewed. Tense muscles store energy. Let that relaxed energy flow up and over your head. 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. As you inhale focus on the number 1. 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. Take a moment to relax and let your breathing soften. which means your energy isn’t flowing through you. . First hit the meditation position of choice. allowing you to focus completely on any subject. Remember this feeling as it's how you should feel all the time. After mastering this exercise you’ll be able to instantly clear and calm your mind in any situation. Hold your focus and exhale. but rather sticking in certain places in your body. The purpose here is to focus entirely on the numbers and not allow any other thoughts to intrude. Just sit here and feel this relaxed body you have. On the next inhale focus on the number 2 and so on until you get to 10.Robert Morgen 77 Feel any residual tension flow out with your exhale.

just over your sternum. When other thoughts arise just let them evaporate like a wisp of smoke. 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. . and even seasoned meditators will find it useful to go back and practice occasionally. 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. 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. As you exhale let any stress or unhappiness in your heart chakra flow down through your legs and deep into the earth. It may take awhile to really feel this. so don’t be worried if it doesn’t seem to come easily. and if you do find yourself thinking of anything other than your target number then go back to one and start over. This exercise is invaluable for learning to control your mind. Feel the chi as it flows in with your breath down to your Dan Tien. Take a few breaths and let the energy build up and spread through your body. Your goal is to count from 1 to 10 without attaching to any intruding thoughts. as silly as it sounds. passing unheeded through your consciousness and on out of your head. Feel your breath as it flows in through your nostrils and down to your Dan Tien. Drawing Energy During various exercises we’ll be drawing in energy through our chakras.78 Awaken Your Inner Power The key is not to attach to any of those thoughts. Now. To begin drawing energy take a moment and focus on your breathing. the area two finger-widths below your belly button. Practice ‘inhaling’ energy this way.

It’s also an exercise in using intention to send energy where you want it to go. Just intend for relaxing. The infusion of energy will help cleanse your organs and release bound stresses and memories. You’ll probably come up with some others on your own as the possibilities here are literally endless. Don’t worry if you don’t know exactly where your liver is. 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. but you can draw energy into any of your chakras at any time just like we did for the heart chakra. . As an exercise in awareness you can take some time and just choose a body part at random and draw energy into it. Energizing your organs– This can be a lot of fun and really help strengthen your immune system and improve your overall health. Take a moment and relax as we did above. On your inhale draw chi into your Liver. you don’t have to. healing energy to flow into your liver as you inhale. On your exhale let the stresses and built up energies flow out of your liver and down into the earth. You can run chi into any of your organs exactly the same way. You may find yourself having some unexpected emotional releases as that energy has to go somewhere once it’s released.Robert Morgen 79 Below are some sample exercises that you can experiment with. and then draw it in. Can you feel the lightness and relaxation? The next time you find yourself becoming angry do this exercise.

Can you feel the rough bark against your skin and hear the rustle of wind in the leaves and branches. Can you smell it? Can you feel the energy from it? Create a circuit with 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. Let your friends who haven’t experienced this laugh at you for being a ‘tree hugger’. As you exhale let your energy flow into the tree. Experiment with this with other plants as well as rocks and crystals. rocks and plants– Sit with your back to a tree or better yet face it and wrap your arms around it. As you inhale feel the energy from the tree flow into you. Drawing energy from trees. Relax and spend a few moments practicing feeling your own energy.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. Drawing energy is something that you can do at any time. Glenn Morris’ exercises and he . 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. any place. Expand your awareness to the tree. 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. 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. The Secret Smile The Secret Smile is one of Dr.

Feel the muscles relax as you do this. Put a smile on your face and keep it there. until it begins to hurt. also teach this regularly in our classes. but think of a time when you did something really right and everyone knew it. competent feeling with the saliva in your . Hoshinjutsu. It can be any event you wish. Hit the meditation position of choice. On your inhales feel it rise up across your knees. swallow it down and feel it drop down through your body relaxing it as it goes. Feel it rise up across your knees. happy. Take out the event and just keep the feeling of it. then up your ankles and up along your calves. then up your ankles and up along your calves. Relax them and feel the feeling that follows a kind of relaxed. glad not to be tightly clenched feeling. Take that feeling down to your toes and on your inhales pull that feeling up across your feet. then over your thighs and across your hips. Those of us who teach his martial art form. Mix the relaxed feeling with the saliva in your mouth. This is a fairly easy exercise and I can’t recommend it strongly enough. 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. 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 over your thighs and across your hips. On your inhale pull that feeling up across your feet. Think about a time when you did something well. 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. Mix the good. To start the Secret Smile first clench your toes as tightly as possible.Robert Morgen 81 wrote about it in his book Pathnotes of an American Ninja Master. Take some time to do the grounding exercise and relax your breathing.

unconditional love. Let it mix with the others. Let it mix with the first. then up your ankles and up along your calves. but keep the feeling of it. Feel it rise up across your knees. Let it mix with the others. Feel it rise up across your knees. swallow it down and feel it drop down through your body feeling your body laughing it as it goes. Take that laughing feeling down to your toes and on your inhales pull that laughter up across your feet. Feel it rise up across your knees. then over your thighs and across your hips. then over your thighs and across your hips. swallow it down and feel it drop down through your body charging it with complete. Think about a time when you were in love. laughing feeling with the saliva in your mouth. 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. Draw the feeling up your spine and up over your head and down to the point where your . Take that feeling down to your toes and on your inhales pull that feeling up across your feet. 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. Take out the person or people and just keep the feeling of the orgasm. Mix the happy. a good deep belly laugh that you couldn’t control or stop.82 Awaken Your Inner Power mouth. Mix the loving feeling with the saliva in your mouth. then up your ankles and up along your calves. Now take out the reason for the laughter. Take out the person or people. truly. swallow it down and feel it drop down through your body charging it with the good feeling it as it goes. Think about the best orgasm you ever had. swept off your feet in love. 100%. head over heels. Take that feeling down to your toes and on your inhales pull it up across your feet. then over your thighs and across your hips. then up your ankles and up along your calves. completely. Think about a time when you laughed.

Let it mix with the others. and then drop down to your feet. Mix the combined feelings with the saliva in your mouth. As you get better at this you’ll be able to run it continuously. loved and sexy. All we’re doing at this basic level is drawing the . Mantak Chia goes into great detail on the Microcosmic Orbit. When you do this you energize your entire body and your internal organs. The Microcosmic Orbit In his excellent book Awaken Healing Energy through the Tao. We teach it in Hoshinjutsu also. Feel the happy. swallow it down and feel it drop down through your body charging it with the good feeling it as it goes. happy. Use this exercise to get started. relaxed. Take the feelings down to your toes and on your inhales pull that feeling up across your feet. 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. Mix the feeling with the saliva in your mouth. swallow it down and feel it drop down through your body and then let it flow up again to the top of your head. competent.Robert Morgen 83 tongue touches the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth. loving. This is how you should feel all the time. run it as often as you can. Play with this awhile. then over your thighs and across your hips. then up your ankles and up along your calves. Feel it rise up across your knees. The purpose with this deceptively simple exercise is to begin drawing your chi up your spine and back down the front of your body. Feel the combination of the energies now and feel the combined energies swirling around down at your feet. relaxed. increasing your health and building up your ability to move more and more energy. but get his book and get deeper into it.

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. Get into the habit of running the orbit all the time. 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. drowsiness. go through the grounding and the Secret Smile. Going from the Microcosmic Orbit to the Macrocosmic . This part can take a bit of practice. even while at work and during the day as you go about your life. If you feel like you’re building up too much heat in your head (headaches. Intermediate Practice The next stage is called the Macrocosmic Orbit and it includes your arms and legs. Begin by only doing a few contractions at a time and then building up the number of contractions as you practice. learn to stay out of the way of the energy and just let it flow. As you inhale contract your PC muscles and your sphincter and feel the rush of energy up your spine. hot forehead) then you can reverse the flow and just run the orbit backwards. This gets easier as you become more comfortable. You should be to the point where you can run the basic orbit at any time. 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. At the most basic level that’s all there is to it. Be sure to keep your tongue up to connect the meridians. Let it flow over the top of your head and drop down the front of your body to your perineum on the exhale.

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. 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. Draw earth energy up the front of your legs as far as the first chakra. At this point it combines with the energy coming up your spine and then rises up over your head. Skin Breathing . You’ll reach a point where you can stop trying to do it and just let it happen. Seen from the side this looks like a figure 8 with an open bottom. On the exhale let your energy drop down the front of your body. It can take some practice to coordinate your breathing with drawing the energy up your arms and legs. then up your spine on the inhale while doing your sphincter contractions. 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.Robert Morgen 85 Orbit is simple because by now you’ve figured out the hard parts and just need to expand your orbit. 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. Keep at it til you can get out of the way of the process and just let it flow all the time. It may take awhile to build your coordination so don’t get discouraged. Let the energy flowing down the front of your body go through the perineum and then down the back of your legs. into the earth. Let it flow out your fingers and down to the earth.

To begin.86 Awaken Your Inner Power Skin Breathing is an excellent full body awareness exercise that also helps strengthen your bones. circulate more freely. On the inhale draw energy into your body as described in the ‘Drawing Energy’ section. first take a moment to do the grounding exercise and progressive relaxation exercises. It’s out of the “Marrow Washing and Tendon Changing” school of Chi Kung. On your exhale feel any stresses or problems flow down through your arms and legs and deep into the earth. among other things. 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. or Chi. Taoist Yoga floor postures stretch the . As you inhale feel the chi flow in through your skin and deep into your bones. 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. Exercises to Open the Meridians My buddy Brian Earnest sent me these exercises to use in my Hoshinjutsu class. adjusting and regenerating your personal energy. All the Tao-Yin movements are based on ancient spiritual development. Pay attention to your breathing. attuning. for the purpose of refreshing. This is a relatively advanced exercise. and I really liked them a lot. Practice this until you can feel the energy flowing into every square inch of skin over your entire body.

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. However. All the regular meridians have independent points.Robert Morgen 87 difficult-to-reach psoas muscle. This practice will help you relieve any energy stagnancy. MERIDIAN EXERCISES: There are 12 major meridians for the circulation of Qi on each side of the body in the “traditional meridian system.” These 12 meridians are grouped into 6 Yin/Yang pairs in relation to basic life functions. An important aspect of Tao-Yin is that it has alternating phases of activity and relaxation. open energy channels. calm the mind. During the relaxation phase you will learn to feel and gently guide the Chi flow to specific areas of your body. but most of the extra meridians do . or various unnatural daily activities. In addition to the 12 major meridians. and relieve stress. there are 8 extra meridians which are special pathways for the Qi travel. 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. 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. improper posture. in traditional Chinese Medicine. 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. and in that sense it is not necessary to put special emphasis on exercises for the meridians alone.

The lines of tension produced along the center line of the abdomen are the Conception Vessel. Open CV (Conception Vessel) While bending back. There are 12 major meridians which can be divided into 6 pairs according to Yin (quiet energies) and Yang (active energies). The line of tension which forms down the center of your back is the Governor vessel. during these 6 Meridian exercises we should hold the postures at their extreme extended point for the duration of at . 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. The tension along the Governor vessel is felt most strongly when you inhale. The Conception and Governor Vessels are said to respectively serve as reservoirs of Qi for the Yin/Yang meridians. Open GV (Governing Vessel) Bend forward holding behind bottom at top of thighs. Meridians without independent points share points which belong to other meridians). 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. The most exceptional feature of these 2 meridians is that they regulate the flow of energy in all of the regular meridians.88 Awaken Your Inner Power not. This is the flow of Qi which regulates all the Yin meridians. holding behind bottom. For best results.

Robert Morgen 89 least two breath cycles. Reach up and then out to either side and lean to one side and then the other). Important Points: The real purpose of these Six Basic Meridian Exercises is not to attain the flexibility of a gymnast or ballerina. 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. Keep knees straight so that backs of legs touch the floor. 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. 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. Start out doing only two reps for each exercise and one or two complete breath . Gallbladder / Liver “F” (Both Legs are stretched/extended out to either side. Bladder / Kidney “D” (Legs stretched out heels touching. 1. Lung/Large Intestine “A” (bend over. Stomach / Spleen “B” (Lean back from Seiza) 3. push hands over head and up) 2. bend over and touch forehead to center at crease of arm) 6. feet and heels pressing together) 4. look to the heels. 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. bend forward and reach) 5. This serves for the extension of the meridians as well as the acceleration of energy flow. Spread out as far as comfortable. resulting in the release of stagnation and disorders along the meridians and muscles.

Always keep your attention on your breathing and be sensitive to how your body is responding to each exercise. instead of issuing from conscious awareness. Use slow and deliberate breath patterns. .90 Awaken Your Inner Power cycles while in each posture. Just relax after completion. These exercises would serve as a form of physical expression to release. your mind will begin to tune in to any internal events of your body. Keep the eyes closed and feel for any bodily sensations. those things which you have been holding inside. You may begin feeling various sensations like tingling or buzzing in the ears. 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. When you do this. Stretching in this context does not refer just o lengthening or pulling something apart. have their origins in the inner workings of your body.” These sensations. Become entirely detached from the external world. eyes or along the course of the meridians which can be regarded as “Energy Flow. but is rather an act of extending or expanding which liberates the energy lying latent within you. through the act of stretching. These exercises are an opportunity to get in touch with your body and give expression to your inner being through movement. These meridian exercises should not be viewed merely as a way of stretching and limbering muscles and joints. also called the “Corpse” position in Yoga. Increase the reps and breath cycles over time.

I do both and can recommend them highly.Robert Morgen 91 Bibliography for Tao Yin: Zen Imagery Exercises. . 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.

Now move them away from each other until they are about 8-12 inches apart. Doing this increases the sensitivity. and you can feel and even manipulate that energy with practice. or a pressure between them. but the energy of the people and things around you. the external energy field that surrounds everything. Now we’re going to work with feeling external energy. The following exercises will help you feel your aura. . 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. and then move them back to 2-3 inches apart. Everything on the planet is made up of various particles held together by energy. just like a fisherman describing the sizes of the fish he caught. As you progress you’ll not only be able to feel your own energy. Exercise 1 – Building an Energy Ball Rub your hands together briskly as if trying to warm them on a cold day. Hold your hands in front of you about 6 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.

palms in.Robert Morgen 93 Play with this exercise a bit. See how big you can make the energy ball. Wave your right fingertips slowly up and down in front of your left hand. 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. Walk slowly towards them. 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. but without touching it. Now move your awareness down to your palms and slowly move your palms in towards your body. 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. . practice moving your hands slowly towards them. 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 the motion of your right hand across the surface of your left palm? Switch hands and do it again. but for now just concentrate on feeling the aura. 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.

94 Awaken Your Inner Power Here's a game you can play with this. Have your partner stand a few feet away and think angry thoughts. Move your hands out and slowly back towards them until you can sense the energy of their chakra. 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. This can vary on everyone. Stand with both your hands held above their head. was one of them noticeably further out than the other? Did it feel like your hands were pushed out away from the chakra? . Did you feel a difference between the front and back? Did you sense the front and back at different distances. Chakra Diagnosis Have your partner stand upright but relaxed. Slowly bring your hands down until you can feel the thickness or pressure of their crown chakra. 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. 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.

and Dan Tien. Seeing the aura doesn’t seem to be something everyone can do and those who do seem to have wildly varying abilities. Don’t touch them physically. Personally I’m more of an empath and while I can feel energy from across the room I don’t see it that well. It sounds weird.Robert Morgen 95 Do this again at the Throat Chakra. but scoffed at and disbelieved by most of western society. 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. For the Root Chakra let your hands go down to just above your partners knees and feel the energy over that entire area. This exercise can be a lot of fun. then at the Heart Chakra. This can be somewhat akin to magic as these abilities are not only misunderstood. With practice you can build up the sensitivity to be able to sense another person's chakras without going through the whole diagnosis. but it can be extremely amusing to sit in public (bookstores are good for this) and feel the people that walk by. Seeing the Aura Just as you can feel energy. 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. a lot of people can also see it. When you build up the sensitivity you may even be able to use your own chakras as antennae to feel other people’s chakras. 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. just feel the energy of their chakras. This is something that you can . especially as you learn more about the Chakra system and what it means when you can feel the energy. Solar Plexus.

Now focus your eyes on their finger. Seeing the aura is a matter of taking your eyes slightly out of focus. 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. Have them remove their finger but keep looking at the same spot. 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. 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. Using that same relaxed vision. 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. . Have your partner hold one finger in front of their face about 6 inches out from their chin. 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. The next layer out is even more faint and may have colors associated with it. not their face. 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. you’ll have to relax your eyes a bit to do this. The different meanings of the colors vary widely depending on who you’re talking to. 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.96 Awaken Your Inner Power play with and if you can do it then it’s just another cool tool in the toolbox. Have your training partner stand in front of a light-colored wall in a dimly lit room. Play with this a bit. Don’t be too put out if it takes awhile.

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. clerics. days of the week. pastors. This goes along with the commonly heard “Everything you need is already inside you” attitude I’ve learned to believe in.) 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. Your mind can bring reality to any thought or concept. I think that’s great also. Most of the Great Teachers (Christ. etc. 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. 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. popes. televangelists or other middle men. Buddha. Hence the vast pantheons in some of the religions. so if you . Our Lady of the Krishna. Mohammed. causes. etc.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.

You should identify with the happy. The two are neither identical nor mutually exclusive. It doesn’t matter what you choose to have faith in. 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. You should see your inner deities from any viewpoint you wish.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. 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. in other words. I personally really enjoy some of the ‘honoring the sacred feminine’ rituals. positive and beautiful aspects of your inner deities and always strive to remember and honor them in every moment of your life. . This includes our relationship with God. 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. The simplest way to say it is that Religion is external (outside of you) and Spirituality is internal. sanctify. We’re indoctrinated into the belief that we must have someone else’s permission for anything we want to do. In Western Culture we’re taught to look to external sources for almost everything. Your inner deities are part of the same energy that everyone else’s inner deities are made of. Feel free to ritualize. so by honoring yourself you should also be honoring them and vice versa. Spirituality and Religion One of the big conflicts that I see people having is between Spirituality and Religion. That’s a bit too simple.

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. Whenever something bad happens it must be “God’s Will”. I consider religion to be extremely important and I really don’t believe that our world would function without it. Islam or any of the other ‘isms’. When we have to go outside of ourselves for everything we lose our autonomy and independence. In fact. you were trying your best and living right. Anything can be a religion if you approach it . I’m referring to the study of and subscription to a broad form of spiritual belief held in consensus among any particular group. After all. saying your prayers and eating your veggies and all that. It also makes it easy for us to look at someone or something else and say “This is YOUR fault”. I don’t want to seem like I’m denigrating the middle men. right? The source of your problem must be ‘out there’. There is a lot of Power in externalizing God. 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.Robert Morgen 99 This external focus is one of our biggest problems. and hey. The Purpose of Religion When I talk about religion I’m not referring to Christianity. These middle men always come with their own price. The ability to point the blame somewhere else can be a pretty big draw for some people. so of course they should get paid for their time. they’ve got mortgages and kids in school also. We now have huge industries built around the middle men. in my opinion.

internal problem is just exacerbated when we begin to reach for and learn about our own spirituality. This sounds simple but it should never be underestimated. It gives us a cultural basis for our morals and our laws. 1.100 Awaken Your Inner Power religiously. Going Within Spirituality. This external v. Religion in this broader sense has 3 purposes. This doesn’t mean you can’t share beliefs. chalices or bodily fluids in the name of a deity or spiritual path. 2. rituals. even if you and your friends decide to worship linoleum. This can be an . 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. Many of us have been indoctrinated from birth to believe God is ‘out there’ or ‘up there’. pretty much has to be a solitary pursuit in the beginning. It just means that at the most basic level you are dealing with your spirit. And it causes a lot of problems. do some research. or the study and search for one’s spiritual essence (my definition). and having a solid set of guidelines and beliefs can be extremely comforting. The conflicts begin to arise when we have the feeling that God is ‘in here’! The concept that God is within us changes everything. Don’t take my word for it. It gives us an outlet for dealing with death and loss. The only way to do that is to go within and start getting to know your Self. It provides answers to questions we can’t otherwise answer. In every country on Earth the major laws come straight from the dominant religion.

Robert Morgen 101 extremely long. or political pressure or religious pressure. We have a lot of great tools in our modern world. When I talk about the ‘average person’ what I’m really referring to is an Ego. As you begin to open up your spiritual toolbox you’ll begin to see that everything you need is already inside you. I define the average person as someone with little or no true Self Awareness. That’s why we see so many people who are so influenced by peer pressure. It’s pretty much guaranteed to kill you. complicated and even dangerous journey. because at certain levels you’ll begin to see they are us anyway. so you may as well get comfortable with that. 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) . art. yoga. Right now I’m just laying some groundwork. dance and pretty much any other form of personal expression can be a spiritual tool if used properly. Meditation. but that’s further on. Ayurveda. As you begin developing your awareness it becomes easier to see where your culture ends and where you begin. I’m not knocking average people. The Ego is a combination of our conscious self (the Super-Ego) and our subconscious self (the Id). which we’ll do away with later on. Building one’s SelfAwareness and learning to use Intention and the Universal Laws also become major stepping stones. In the beginning we are all products of our culture and we exist as a series of reactions to the various stimuli around us.

The Ego is developed as we grow up. 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. dream of.102 Awaken Your Inner Power us with a framework for our reactions and responses to external and internal stimuli”. 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. The Id can be trained to respond in any way we wish. It’s a deeply ingrained response and everyone has it in one form or another. love or desire? How many of those things enhance the journey you think you . That’s why I write and teach so much about keeping a positive attitude. wish for. The ‘Fight or Flight’ response. Most of the training we give it tends to be undirected. the Id has no concept of reality. whether you are a billionaire like Donald Trump or a dozenaire like me. For example. What are you training it to do? What do you think about. In most cases we no longer make a conscious decision when those words come up. 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. Some of the Id’s programming has evolved in humans for hundreds of thousands of years. 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. or at least not really consciously directed. To the Id your imagination and the world you see through your eyes are one and the same! Therefore. for instance. Whether we run or choose to stand and fight depends on the way we’ve been programmed. fear. because what you reinforce is what you create. but we react automatically.

What you think and do on a conscious level filters directly down to your subconscious. as well as very ancient science.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. Creating Your Reality The Super-Ego is your tool for training the Id. has repeatedly proven we can change our programming for just about any physiological reaction. modern science. 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? . However. It’s just a matter of training our Id and changing our perceptions. 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. That’s just a scientific fact. and why it creates such huge perceptual shifts! Perception = Reality What exactly. 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. 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. If you consistently take a positive viewpoint you will gradually train your Id to react in a positive manner.

you can win the lottery and instantly change an aspect of yourself. incremental changes tends to be easier because it disrupts your life a lot less. Some of these tools can be very fast and some of them can take awhile and there are arguments and benefits for both. .104 Awaken Your Inner Power That was a loaded question. Tools like affirmations. What it all comes down to is that it’s ok to feel good about taking things slow and making small changes. because if you’ve been programmed to be either sadistic or masochistic you might enjoy that person a lot. hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming allow us to directly interface with our Id and take charge of our programming. For instance. The changes tend to be more sustainable since you are making a lifestyle change rather than just changing an aspect of yourself. I like to point out that making small. but statistics show the vast majority of lottery winners are broke again within a very short time. 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. even though that tends to not be The American Way. but in a much more incremental fashion. 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.

maybe sometimes we do. and we shouldn’t feel satisfied with who we are until we’ve done so. or “I really need a new car”? Do you really? Hey. How often have you seen an ad and thought “I really need to update my style”.Robert Morgen 105 Chapter 9 Complete Self Acceptance One of the most important parts of Personal Mastery is Self Acceptance. This is much more than the usual self esteem issues we hear about. 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. t-shirts and sandals wouldn’t go . Self Acceptance is about accepting yourself completely. I have to admit my habit of wearing sweatpants. In fact many of our culture’s self-esteem problems are intentionally created by the media and the businesses that advertise there. exactly as you are RIGHT NOW. or the right beer. exactly. or the right clothes. So when. For most of us this isn’t as easy as it should be. although that’s a part of it. We’ve been taught that we have to achieve certain things or be certain things. In reality we’re NEVER finished as there will hopefully always be more to learn and new ways to grow.

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. True self acceptance is one of the transformational moments in our lives. 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. 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. and that’s the key issue. are we supposed to feel good about ourselves? ourselves. 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. However. It doesn’t mean there aren’t things you’d like to change. 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. and now you can start moving in the positive directions needed for your life. really need a good car. 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.106 Awaken Your Inner Power over well when making advertising sales calls for the videos or books. So when. It means you’ve accepted yourself. exactly. Self Acceptance is about FREEDOM. . with all your warts and ugly spots. or have new directions you’d like to grow. and I do in fact.

. is the word NEED. feel or imagine is a part of you also. by encouraging others to grow we also grow in the process. or whatever other reasons drive them. It’s all about the motivation that drives them. For instance. rather than as a way to make themselves feel better about who they are? A balanced person sees helping others as a normal. The most important person you can love is yourself. compassionate thing to do. 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. is no less imbalanced than someone who devotes his entire life to care for others at the expense of himself. with all the balances that apply. or to make up for the bad things they feel they’ve done. yet destroys their own health and welfare in the process? Everything is connected and One. and that’s the beginning of unity. They need to help others to make up for their own inadequacies. Some of those so intent on self-sacrifice are driven by 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. once again. a person who only takes care of himself. with no regard for others. which means anything you can see. It’s the Law of Reciprocity again. By accepting ourselves exactly as we are.Robert Morgen 107 It’s also the key to having the freedom to accept others exactly as they are. The key here. we can also accept others exactly as they are. by helping others we help ourselves.

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Chapter 10
The Chakras
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.

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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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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.

creative blocks Feelings of self and others Expressing feelings through the appropriate physical medium such as laughing. issues from stored stuck or unexpressed emotions. ideas. Location Color Key Word Descriptors Source Of Abdomen. projects. kidney problems (childhood issues). birth and gestation activity for babies. PMS. ovarian disorders. Working with the 2nd chakra can often bring about extremes in sexuality which can be difficult to handle. first ground and then do the Secret Smile. Watch the phosphenes behind your eyes as when you do this they tend to turn orange. Let your awareness drop down to the area about 2 inches below your beltline (the Hara or dan tien). etc. Chi energy Seat of Problems Contains Physical Communication Style Energy Type In the meditation position of choice. crying. feelings. creative energy. Some spiritual teachers advise abstinence and there are probably some cases (such as prison) where I'd . Creativity Water elements and animals. screaming. etc. small intestine Orange Feeling. Female power.112 Awaken Your Inner Power 2nd Chakra The Second or Water Chakra is the center for our feelings and creativity. awareness of feelings Appendix disorders. As you inhale feel the energy flow in through your hara and up your spine. Female identity.

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. there are advantages to periods of abstinence while working through the meditation process. and feel free to experiment within any consensual relationship that appeals to you.Robert Morgen 113 agree. Be sure to take advantage of the various forums and discussion groups. Those practices go beyond the scope of this book but spend some time . so to speak. 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. spontaneous orgasms and even extreme sexual reactions to various stimuli you'd not ordinarily be affected by. Depending upon your energy practices there are times when you'll want to recycle that sexual energy and use it for other things. 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. This energy tends to balance out and shift and you should always maintain your awareness and communications. Once of my first questions when I met Dr. excessive desire or a lack thereof. 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. but generally I see abstinence as an easily avoidable perversion. Ride this out. If you are in a steady relationship you'd better be able to communicate with your partner about all of this. Abstinence In all seriousness. It's possible to experience extremes in sexual sensitivity.

birds Masculine power. . directed will Digestive. Watch the phosphenes behind your eyes as when you do this they tend to turn yellow.114 Awaken Your Inner Power digging through a list of Dr. Mantak Chia's books and you'll see a number of extremely good references. intellectual understanding of the physical/worldly existence Male identity. metabolic disorders. intellectual Seat of Problems Contains Physical Communication Style Energy Type In the meditation position of choice. Let your awareness drop down to your Solar Plexus. As you inhale feel the energy flow in through your solar plexus and up your spine. Differentiated beliefs Intellectual understandings at the ‘gut’ level Mental. Location Color Key Word Descriptors Source Of Solar Plexus Yellow Power Air elements. It's one of the areas so many people have trouble with. first ground and do the Secret Smile. Your Power Chakra is the seat of your ability to project your energy and manifest your desires. Self esteem issues. self esteem. weight problems Opinions. 3rd Chakra The Third or Fire Chakra is the power center and is where we store our judgments. opinions and beliefs about the world and ourselves. the tendency to be judgmental and strong opinions and beliefs are all centered here.

relationships Circulatory disorders.Robert Morgen 115 When the 3rd Chakra is balanced we can call up the secure. sternum Green Love. tugs Astral (connects to dream world and astral plane) Contains Physical Communication Style Energy Type . loving. sleep disorders. mammals Healing energy. Maintaining a healthy balance allows us to have more power to work on all the other aspects of our lives. blood pressure problems. relationship problems The ability to relate Communicates physical/emotional needs through pain. dreams. innermost desires Compassion. The 3rd Chakra also helps regulate the flow of energy into the other chakras. relaxed energy of the first two chakras and project it out into the Universe as a helpful energy for those who need it. 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. healing Earth elements. 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. Location Color Key Word Descriptors Source Of Seat of Problems Heart. Digestive disorders and weight gain can be signs of an unbalanced power center and the concept of 'comfort food' begins to make more sense. heart pangs.

The heart chakra is where we begin to combine the energy flowing down from the Universe and up from the Earth. first ground and do the Secret Smile. Don't take my word for it. . Let your awareness drop down to your heart. the more money I make. The ancient Greeks thought the body was controlled from the heart and the brain was just a useless mass up in your head. I go into this in greater detail later in the book. A balanced heart chakra allows you to give freely and in doing so it helps to activate the Universal Laws of Attraction and Reciprocity." And this becomes a recurring theme in many marketing manuals and business books as well. It also allows one to use the Energy of Love. Robert Kiyosaki points out in his books that "The more I help others. As you inhale feel the energy flow in through your heart and up your spine. They may have been more correct than modern science gives them credit for.116 Awaken Your Inner Power In the meditation position of choice. Watch the phosphenes behind your eyes as when you do this they tend to turn green. 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.

reading aloud and speaking are some of the ways you project your intent through this chakra. The 5th Chakra governs higher communication. sounding. We express what we see.Robert Morgen 117 5th Chakra The Throat or 5th Chakra is our communication center. toning Etheric (emotional energy charged with spiritual awareness) Contains Physical Communication Style Energy Type In the meditation position of choice. hearing and more importantly. singing. The throat chakra is your connection to the physical world around you as it lets you relate and communicate with others. Location Color Key Word Descriptors Source Of Seat of Problems Throat Blue Expression Etheric elements. singing. All energy is vibration. listening. Those with deficient energy in the throat chakra can have a hard time expressing . responsibility Inability to say ‘no’ or ‘yes’. humanity Truth Wisdom. speaking. desire and detest. any disorders relating to the throat or mouth The ability to define ourselves in the world Language. Let your awareness drop down to your throat. feel. so chanting. Watch the phosphenes behind your eyes as when you do this they tend to turn blue. think. first ground and do the Secret Smile. As you inhale feel the energy flow in through your throat and up your spine.

eye problems. saints. first ground and do the Secret Smile. problems planning for the future Self image and means of shaping/correcting ones view of self and the world Uses ability to see. . Neck and shoulder stretches are good for this chakra and help to release the energy blocks. Those with too much energy can have a hard time listening and have hearing problems and talk excessively. have a fear of speaking and show throat. mouth and thyroid problems. 6th Chakra The “3rd Eye” or 6th Chakra is our inner/outer visual center. visioning Adolescent issues. Location Color Key Word Descriptors Source Of Seat of Problems Forehead Purple Vision Spiritualized humans. glandular problems. growth or development issues. gurus Insight Visions.118 Awaken Your Inner Power themselves. 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. spirits.

As you get better at projecting your energy you'll find that it does aid in manifesting. The increased intuition can save your life. 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. It's pretty easy to learn and I give details later on. 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).Robert Morgen 119 Let your awareness go to your third eye. . Watch the phosphenes behind your eyes as when you do this they tend to turn purple. Intuition. your marriage or both when used properly. When the 3rd Eye is balanced it's easier to move into a meditative state and it's easier to ignore distractions. Just remember to manifest what you want. So far it hasn't been very good for Lottery numbers but I never buy a ticket either. rather than what you don't. so I have to say that it really hasn't been properly tested. As you inhale feel the energy flow in through your third eye and up through your crown and out the top of your head.

depression.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. You can do this for as long as you like. I like to do it while driving on long trips. angels. Watch the phosphenes behind your eyes as when you do this they tend to turn white. 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. ungrounded-ness. Location Color Key Word Descriptors Source Of Seat of Problems Crown of the head White/clear Divinity Spirits. . bone disorders. Let your awareness go to your crown chakra. lack of direction The receptive means for understanding our path and purpose Describes physical needs through our thoughts Ketheric. Now start over and run the energy through each chakra at a time in order. schizophrenia. a form of spiritual energy from beyond earths space/time Contains Physical Communication Style Energy Type In the meditation position of choice. first ground and do the Secret Smile.

The broader and more solid your base the higher you can build it. You may find that your energy jumps around seemingly at random . 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. just another thing that's happening in your system. but you can't really own that rock. tingling or a crawling feeling around the top of your head as the chakra is opening.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." I encourage people to go along with the give-away-all-your-stuff mentality and ride it out. Too little energy can manifest as apathy or indifference. You may also go through a period of intense itching. spiritual skepticism and materialism. It feels a bit like wearing a very light hat. You don't need that crap anyway. It's important to understand your journey through the chakras is going to be a continual process for the rest of your life. How well this works for you depends on your ability to surrender to the process and go where you're supposed to go. Once your Crown Chakra opens you can feel the energy at the top of your head. As Jimmy Buffet says "It might come as quite a shock. Realize. however. Too much energy in the crown can manifest as being overly intellectual. So what? It's like breathing. 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 tend to use the example of a pyramid when I teach about the chakras. I like to combine that with the energy of the 2nd Chakra and be a 'Sexual Intellectual' (a fucking know-it-all). as you begin to see your true place and mission in this life you may have to buy some of that stuff again.

The next section of this book outlines a number of exercises to help cleanse and balance your chakras. Remember what I said at the beginning of the book. 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. I've included a Reiki Chakra Balance and I encourage everyone to spend some time on that. Chakras are the diagnostic tools that help you maintain the energy balance in your meatsuit and keep it working properly. most of the side effects that will be experienced during energy work are based around the chakras. Side Effects Speaking of side effects. . side effects are simply symptoms of your energy work and they are neither good nor bad.122 Awaken Your Inner Power when your chakras are balancing. 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. 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. Your physical body is the vehicle that lets your spirit interact with the world around you. 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. 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.

curious person could spend a lot of time just researching the various possibilities of the chakras and how they affect us. 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. You’ll notice I didn’t even get into the back side of the chakras in the chart above. Your success when working with your chakras depends on your level of self awareness and your willingness to listen to and trust yourself. the energy in all of the others is also affected. I strongly advise anyone who wants a real understanding of themselves to devote some time to this. 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. mental and emotional selves. below our feet and above our heads. As you begin cleansing and clearing the root chakra you’ll also be activating the crown on a lesser level. We even have chakras outside our body.Robert Morgen 123 Other Chakras You’ll notice I keep referring to the 7 primary chakras. In all we have 32 chakras which act in various ways and have various effects on our spiritual. . Pay attention to what you see on the phosphenes behind your eyes as well as what you feel and experience emotionally. As you begin doing the following exercises you’ll see that working with the chakras can have a synergistic effect. A smart. 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. physical. Chakras Balance Each Other It’s important to remember that the chakras balance each other.

Draw energy into it on the inhale and send energy back out of it on the exhale. As you inhale draw the energy in through the chakra. You are NOT alone with this stuff. Warning! It’s imperative that you’ve developed the ability to have a positive outlook before you start working with the chakras. cleanse and open up your primary chakras you’ll also. just let it spin as you energize it. As you get used to using the ones below you may discover variations and experiments you can do with them also. As you begin the cleansing process you’re going to experience old. This process will continue for the rest of your life.124 Awaken Your Inner Power As you balance. go through the grounding and relaxation meditations. In the meditation chapters I went over how to ‘draw energy’ into yourself. by extension. This works very well as a chakra strengthening exercise. This is where the support groups and internet discussion groups can really help. Don’t try to control the wheel or do anything with it. . no matter how it feels sometimes. If you haven’t learned to remain positive and release the energy then you can possibly get yourself into a lot of trouble here. In the meditation position of choice (even moving). be opening up all the lesser chakras throughout your body. repressed emotions and memories. Begin the Drawing Energy meditation but rather than begin at the heart chakra begin at the Root or first chakra. so don’t feel like you have to be in a hurry to get it done. Drawing Energy into the Chakras There are some very simple exercises you can do for your chakras.

. Continue this with each chakra. or just a light area at the chakra as the energy flows in and out. Don't be distracted or even concerned with the images that come up relating to the chakras.. Let the energy continue to flow into the chakra as you exhale. As you practice this you’ll develop the ability to just feel when you should move your hands to the next chakra.Robert Morgen 125 You may feel a variety of things with this exercise. We'll deal with those later in another exercise. As you inhale feel the Earth energy rise up through your legs and fill your body. After a few minutes let your hands rise gently until they’re in front of the second chakra. Right now just let the energy flow and practice drawing it into your chakras and learn what that feels like. 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. overflowing down your arms and out through your hands into the chakra. You might feel the spinning of the chakras. Continue this exercise up through the rest of the chakras. Variations You can do this using Earth energy as I just described. Turn your palms inward and just let the energy flow where it needs to go. For the crown chakra hold your hands straight up at arm's length above your head. 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.

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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.

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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.

Does that always work? Of course not. When you start cleansing your system you WILL have to face and deal with these issues. feelings and traumas boil up out of your system and you are going to have to address them and then let them go. This tends to be the #1 reason why some people are scared off of energy work. acupuncture .130 Awaken Your Inner Power There are dangers involved with energy work. With very little effort or reflection I was able to release those old angers and hurts and just let them go. but neither does anything else. 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. 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. thoughts. The best thing I can tell you here is that love and compassion are the best armor that you can have. 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. In my experience this rarely happens when you aren't open to it. such as when you are at work or out on a date. Training and self awareness are how to deal with those dangers. 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. I had other instances where I had to get a massage. It's very possible to have memories. During the cleansing and rewiring process you are going to have emotions.

Once you get cleaned out it can be relatively easy and enjoyable to maintain your newer. 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. Here is where it gets a little tougher. Simply be aware of what IS. Let it flow. just let your awareness rest in your chakra and see what's there. I still frequently have uncontrollable laughter happen when getting a massage or acupuncture. This may take a lot of work . Pay attention to the colors and other visions behind your eyelids but don't try to direct them. This should be very easy if you've been doing the exercises covered so far.Robert Morgen 131 or a Reiki treatment to break up the energy and move it out. As we go into step 2 of this exercise we're going to allow thoughts to come through so we can see them. These are available on the CD Set that I offer and the guided meditations make it much easier to get started. just let your intuition be your guide. Relax and feel the energy flowing into the chakra. It's a fairly advanced exercise. but NOT to be distracted by them and start thinking about them. As you've noticed. The big challenge here is to be able to see the thoughts and images. I developed the flowing exercise in the hopes it would give some people a little more control over this process. After the Secret Smile choose one chakra to work on. but with a little practice it shouldn't be too hard. Part 1 Start in the meditation position of choice and go through the grounding and Secret Smile exercises. Don't put a lot of thought into which one to choose. Don't try to draw more energy into the chakra or do anything special. cleaner self.

As you exhale let all the stress. You may find and identify a variety of different energy blocks by doing this. Depending on which chakra you are working with you may have childhood issues or angers that arise. emotions and pent up energy flow out of the chakra and down into the earth. Ignore those. Here is the hard part. Say this to yourself as you begin the exercise. Just open up and 'inhale' the energy into your chakra as you inhale. 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. Don't put a lot of effort into this or beat yourself up with it. As you breathe energy in and stress out pay attention to the thoughts that are passing through your mind. Give yourself permission to cleanse and balance your chakra and to let go of old. This is important because it not only defines your intent. 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. . negative energy. You may find karmic debts that have to be repaid and apologies that have to be made. You may have emotional outbursts of laughing or crying as energy releases and flows out of your system. 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'. 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. it also removes some subconscious blocks to working with the chakra.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.

Spend a few minutes in Part 2 and then finish off with the Secret Smile again. Safety Note It IS possible to have old. . healthy and comfortable your body is the easier it is to cleanse and maintain it. and humans have the capacity to store an immense amount of pain within our bodies. The Secret Smile is the way for you to regain control of your system if you start feeling overwhelmed. Don't feel like you have to spend a lot of time on each chakra. The more relaxed. but it's very powerful and effective and you can spend some time doing it and regain control of your emotions and energy. Remember what I say about this being an incremental process! This isn't about blowing yourself open. For an added boost you can do the 'Reiki Energy Balance' exercise described in the next chapter. it's about making safe. This is a simple exercise.Robert Morgen 133 When a memory or a trauma arises simply acknowledge it and let it go. 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. forgotten or even subconscious mental and emotional traumas arise when working with the chakras. Cleansing and balancing the chakras is about healing. 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.

I’ve used it for years and found innumerable benefits to it. 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. It’s not a certification course. 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. but this will happen gradually over time if you just keep using Reiki. Clearing up some Reiki Myths There are a few old myths and misunderstandings about Reiki that I’ll address.134 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 11 Healing Reiki is an extremely useful tool for cleansing and balancing the chakras. Reiki is out there and . It's intended as a basic lesson to help you start channeling the energy. Basic Reiki This is a very simplified primer on basic Reiki.

friends and family. you’ll also realize that merely by giving healing energy to another person you’re making the world a better place. No The energy will go wherever it’s needed and do required of it. but the simple fact is. I have no qualms with a professional healer charging for services. What is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese phrase which means “Universal Energy”. . if you remember the Law of Reciprocity I mentioned at the beginning of the book. just don’t mislead anyone in the process. However. 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. legend and parable. 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. Her position was that people wouldn’t value something offered freely and I tend to agree with her. You get back what you send out. whatever is exchange is necessary.Robert Morgen 135 available to everyone. You don’t have to send it anywhere in particular or try to control it. it works. Reiki is simply the process of channeling Universal Energy through oneself and into someone (or something) else. Its history is enshrouded in myth. You don’t need anyone’s permission or certificates to be able to use it to heal yourself.

.136 Awaken Your Inner Power Getting Started Reiki is safe and simple to use. 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. Place your hands over your face with your palms over your eyes. massage therapist. At the simplest level that’s ALL you have to do. The energy will go wherever it’s needed and do whatever is required of it. but just haven’t made the leap into studying it yet. Getting Deeper Reiki flows through you simply by your intent. To get started sit or lie down in a comfortable position. feel it flow out along your arms and out through your hands and into your face. You just have to intend to open up to it and you’ll find it readily available. The simplest explanation I’ve found is to think of what the emotion Love feels like. Put on the music of your choice and relax. healer. Your hands or the part of your body covered by your hands may get hot. martial artist or metaphysician can greatly benefit from Reiki. Everyone should study Reiki. as many of us try to make it as easily accessible as possible to anyone who wants it. and then just relax and let it flow. cold or tingly. Touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth with the tip of your tongue just behind your front teeth. and there are many FREE Reiki classes and sources of training available. You don’t have to send it anywhere in particular or try to control it. As you inhale open up and feel the energy flow down through the top of your head and down to your heart chakra. I hope this simple exercise helps some of you who’ve been interested in Reiki. You may feel many different things while giving yourself a Reiki treatment.

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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

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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

Others may have guilt or low self-esteem and may believe they don’t deserve healing or health. 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. I was going to use italics again but I thought that this point was worth going a little further for. energy work or spells to make your intention known to the Universe/God/Goddess/Great Spirit etc. Giving Yourself Permission to Heal You can give yourself an excellent head start on your healing process simply by giving yourself permission to heal. If 51% of the people wore chickens as hats then the Chicken Hat would become normal. This is a Big Deal. When you grow up with a preexisting condition then that condition becomes normal.Robert Morgen 141 by the process of just being alive! It can take a huge amount of intentional effort to overcome this sexual disorientation. It’s important. You can ASK for healing. I’m not being totally tongue-in-cheek here. Then you have to be WILLING . This is exacerbated by the fact that many of us aren’t even aware we’ve been damaged. Normal doesn’t mean right or correct. Some people have been so brainwashed by modern medicine that they believe they need pills for any kind of healing. by the way. What the hell. hence the capital letters in Big Deal. meditation. 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. yet many people subconsciously block their body/mind/spirit’s natural ability to heal for a lot of different reasons. It simply means that enough people accept the same aberration as an everyday part of their lives. I realize this sounds simple to the point of stupidity. You can use prayer.

142 Awaken Your Inner Power to be healed. You have to ask your parents. or affect. 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. Meditate on that until it makes sense. This doesn’t mean you have to mentally dissect yourself to inspect and observe all of your attachments. You have to get rid of any mental/spiritual/physical attachments you may have to your ailment. It just means you have to be willing to release them and let go of whatever effect. your government. GIVING YOURSELF PERMISSION to heal is an important part of this process. 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. if everything is ONE then you ARE a God or a Goddess. . MOVE ENERGY in some way or form (“Objects in motion tend to stay in motion" – Isaac Newton). You must also put yourself into ALIGNMENT with your healing. your teachers. it can empower you to remember that EVERY moment of your life brings something you can be thankful for. BE THANKFUL for your healing. your God or some other authority for whatever it is you want. 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. However. We're taught from birth that we must look to some external source for everything in our lives. Living in gratitude can not only speed your healing. Give thanks to the Universe and your Self/Deities and do that every day for the rest of your unnaturally long life. Turn off the OneEyed Plastic God. you get from those attachments.

As you begin cleansing and balancing your chakras you're also going to be cleansing and balancing the corresponding areas of your life. 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.Robert Morgen 143 These healing concepts are going to become more and more important the more you work with your chakras. .

relaxed body for this. For the first few weeks do the chakras one per night. but remember everything balances between the dualities. but remember between the dualities.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. Doing it this way helps cool the energy as you work up through the chakras. 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. Do the Grounding and Secret Smile exercises first as you really want a happy. 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. 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. Root through Heart. everything balances . You could go faster and get more dramatic results. Take your time with this.

Do this for about 20-30 minutes and then give yourself the Reiki energy balance as described earlier. Visualize the second chakra as an orange lotus flower with six petals. Gently squeeze your sphincter and PC muscles on the inhale. Second Chakra After Grounding and the Secret Smile. Gently squeeze your sphincter and PC muscles on the inhale. . a stem and the flower itself. The simple secret to opening the chakras is the lotus flower. Each Chakra also represents the flower and each chakra has a certain number of petals which correspond to the wavelength of the energy. Allow the earth energy to flow through the six 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. relax and let your senses fall down to your first chakra. so take it slow and easy.Robert Morgen 145 later at parties. First Chakra After Grounding and the Secret Smile. Allow the face of the flower to turn slowly and gently until it faces directly up your spine. but there’s a long process in between. changing colors as it goes through the other chakras and out through the top of your head. relax and let your senses fall down to your second chakra. 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. Visualize the first chakra as a red lotus flower with 4 petals. Allow the earth energy to flow through the four petalled lotus and gently up your spine. It has a root.

Visualize the third chakra as a yellow lotus flower with ten petals. 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. 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. . Gently squeeze your sphincter and PC muscles on the inhale. 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. changing colors as it goes through the other chakras and out through the top of your head. Allow the earth energy to flow through the twelve petalled lotus and gently up your spine. Allow the face of the flower to turn slowly and gently until it faces directly up your spine. 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. relax and let your senses fall down to your third chakra. 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 go to your fourth chakra. Don’t skip this step as it helps to equalize all your chakras to your growing energy levels. Do this for about 20-30 minutes and then give yourself the Reiki energy balance as described earlier. 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 double petalled lotus and up through your crown and out to the universe.Robert Morgen 147 Fifth Chakra After Grounding and the Secret Smile. Seventh Chakra After Grounding and the Secret Smile. Visualize the seventh chakra as a violet lotus . relax and let your senses go to your fifth chakra. Don’t skip this step as it helps to equalize all your chakras to your growing energy levels. 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. 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. Gently squeeze your sphincter and PC muscles on the inhale. relax and let your senses go to your sixth chakra. Allow the face of the flower to turn slowly and gently until it faces directly up your spine. Do this for about 20-30 minutes and then give yourself the Reiki energy balance as described earlier. relax and let your senses go to your seventh chakra. Allow the earth energy to flow through the sixteen petalled lotus and gently up your spine. Gently squeeze your sphincter and PC muscles on the inhale. Sixth Chakra After Grounding and the Secret Smile. Visualize the sixth chakra as an indigo lotus flower with two petals.

The Lesser Kan and Li is a practice that combines the energy of your lower chakras. At this point I'm not going to be giving as much detail. 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. Remember the sphincter squeezes also. The Lesser Kan and Li After a few weeks of practicing one chakra at a time you can try the following exercise. 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. You'll notice some places from here on where I give reference to how to do a skill or a technique. 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. Things can get crazy here and they can also get dangerous. . but without any directions. 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. 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. there are other people who are experiencing the same things. 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. Gently squeeze your sphincter and PC muscles on the inhale.148 Awaken Your Inner Power flower with a thousand petals.

Let it go to your head and then get over it. 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. If the path isn’t obvious by now then start over and take your time. firmly rooted. Visualize the lotus flower rowing up out of the mud. At this point you’ll probably go through a period of feeling very spiritually superior. By this point you should be developing the depth and experience to chart your own course with completing the cycle through the other chakras.Robert Morgen 149 First Week Practice drawing the energy up through the first two chakras. 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. Second Week Practice drawing the energy up through the first three chakras. its orange six petalled face rising towards the sun. with a stem holding its yellow ten petalled face. Third Week Practice drawing the energy up through the first four chakras. rising towards the sun. rising towards the sun. Visualize the lotus flower rowing up out of the mud. . firmly rooted. firmly rooted. with a stem holding its green twelve petalled face. 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. Be sure to balance your chakras afterwards. 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.

It’s a fun legend that may even be true. Hit the meditation position of choice and do the Grounding and Secret Smile exercises. It’s a great It’s a great meditation for learning to visualize and fantasize. It’s an interesting and fun exercise that can teach you a lot about yourself.150 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 13 Damo’s Cave Damo’s Cave is an ancient Shamanic Journey in which the seeker travels internally. . depending on which version of the tales you read. both of which are important skills for you want to live in. Damo is also known as the Bodhidharma or Daruma. both of which are important skills for creating the world 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. Feel your body becoming lighter and filled with relaxed. Damo was the Hindu monk who traveled to China and taught the Shaolin Monks Kung Fu. creating the world meditation for learning to visualize and fantasize. You can either have someone read this to you or you can order the CD Set that accompanies this book. By now you should be able to do those pretty effortlessly. happy energy.

On your left is a podium upon which rests . The climb becomes steeper and harder as you go and you feel yourself getting tired. making you feel a bit like a king or a queen. You can feel a strong sense of acceptance and the guardian bows to you. A trail leads from the beach up through the trees and up the side of the mountain. and this revitalizes you and gives you the strength to keep climbing. There’s a guardian at the entrance of the cave who wears a long cloak and a cowl that masks its identity. You don’t have to swim for it. see yourself floating in a calm sea. Ahead of you the trail forks and you see that one fork leads around to a large cave. You go around these and continue up the trail. You get closer to the cave and the guardian motions for you to enter. As you get to the shore you can see the bright. Off to the left you can see the abandoned ruins of an old temple and a graveyard. Can you feel the warm water supporting you and smell the salt air? In the distance is an island. 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. Inside the cave is a long. You become stronger and more confident as you begin to walk up the trail through the trees. You lean against the trees and rocks and discover that you can draw energy in through your hands. downward spiraling tunnel. Try to make this as realistic as possible. The tunnel opens out into a large cavern with a faint glow of hot lava far back towards the rear. sandy beach and a forest of palm trees up the side of a huge volcanic mountain. As you walk across the sand you can feel yourself drawing energy from the ground up through your feet.Robert Morgen 151 With your eyes closed and looking up into the third eye. The walls glow with a slight phosphorescence that allows you to see as you descend.

bath. At each step is a door. including some who look like elves. You can see past it into a desert with a large stone city in the distance. You can hear the faint tinkle of glassware and laughter if you listen. The last step is tilted and spirals off into the distance fading through shades of violet and white. gear lockers. cloudless sky. Beyond is a city that’s both ancient and modern and which shelters a wide variety of people. laboratory. To the right is a great stairway with five wide steps of different colors. The second step is orange and the door is built like double Dutch doors. You don’t explore either at this time as they are . In the distance is a ship coming in to the harbor. gardens.” Behind the podium is a room with a huge array of computers and electronics. You can see a bird floating gracefully on the updrafts outside. The third step is yellow with an intricately carved door. First Look Ye Here. a library and a kitchen. machine shops. Beyond this door you can see a small stream that leads down to a huge lake or an ocean. a personal dojo and instructor. The next step is green and opens out onto a bright blue. In the center of the cave are your living quarters. On the cover in gold letters is written “All Knowledge Is Power! Seeking Truth. You see a series of rooms that house your bedroom. They don’t see you yet. There are three very comfortable looking captain’s chairs in the room and a young man and woman working there.152 Awaken Your Inner Power a large leather bound book. It seems to penetrate through the rock of the cave in the far distance. stables. 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’ll find the gear lockers fully stocked with climbing gear. Try to smell the fragrances and feel the wind on your skin. Get as real as you possibly can with this exercise. This is your space and you can do anything you like with it. This is your space and anything goes. 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.Robert Morgen 153 both dark. Open up the book and see what’s in it. scuba gear. My cave was bare when I first got into it. 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. etc. . Explore through the doors. In a room towards the back of the cave is an animal that seems to regard you as its master.

You can avoid most of the beasties in the Void simply by not showing fear. they don’t have any corporeal form. . Occasionally one may decide to test you and when that happens there are a couple of different strategies you can use. You can look at these beings as anything you want. aliens and representatives of human evil. Eventually you’ll run into something malignant while You are more anything you’ll run into in the Void. The important thing to remember at this point is that. You are more powerful than anything you’ll run into in the Void. demons. powerful than traveling in the void. while frightening. so when you give it to them they like it and they’ll come back for more. You can see them as spirits. Some of these critters feed off of fear. The Void is a place completely outside of space and time where anything can. happen.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. and often does.

buckskin. It’s only energy so just inhale it and get on with your trip. etc. If you are nothing then there is nothing to attack in other . Armor of Light Another defensive tactic is to see yourself armored in strong bright light. literally. Hang it on the wall. 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.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. and then paint it with your own personal symbols. attach a piece of rawhide. 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. Just Eat It If you don’t want to bother with either of those you can just swallow the beast. These don’t have to be full-sized as they are just symbolic. Hang it with the shield. rabbit hide. Once again this can be summoned. A Medicine Spear can be as simple as a stick that you consecrate and use to symbolize a spear. so you don’t have to go around feeling like you’re on the defensive.

I only included this section because people occasionally ask about what to do if they are attacked. There is a lot more to this than originally comes to mind. Just relax and send it all the unconditional love you can. I haven't given very specific directions in this chapter because at this point you shouldn't need them. Love. Think about it for awhile. Love Another tactic that works for me when I run into something that would ordinarily be considered a nightmare. If you have enough confidence you really don’t have to worry about using them. It's a good place to practice being compassionate to the things that scare us. especially if you’ve never been in the Void. .156 Awaken Your Inner Power words. These tactics all sound pretty weird. everything there is YOU. The Void is an amplification of whatever you bring to it. 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. If something bothers you and you have the confidence you can just wave it away and it’ll go. but really they’re just confidence builders.

it’s about living with the person who has awakened the energy and BE-ing that person. Many people experience dramatic changes in their awakening doesn’t have anything to do with connecting the energy. . Frequently the person in the midst of this rewiring process will experience shudders.Robert Morgen 157 Chapter 15 Becoming Your True Self Awakening your Inner Power is a fairly simple process. The hard part of personalities and lifestyles after an awakening. just in the course of their lives. which run through their muscles. 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. Sometimes this is caused by the changes that come from cleansing and balancing the chakras. it’s about living with the person who has awakened the energy and BEing that person. The hard part of awakening doesn’t have anything to do with connecting the energy. called kriyas. The brain and nervous system go through a rewiring process as the body becomes used to running higher energies. People do it all the time without even meaning to.

Most likely there will be someone else on there going through the same thing but doesn’t recognize it. so they begin the process of becoming. healing.158 Awaken Your Inner Power During this process the seeker often begins to see their life and their purpose much differently. martial arts and other pathways to personal mastery because they sense the need for change in themselves. unfortunately. For the most part it just doesn’t work that way. “BE” in the Moment An interesting aspect of Inner Power is its inherent chicken/egg quality. This. They know they need to become more. Many people have the expectation that something will happen suddenly and they’ll immediately just be the person they want to be. 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. especially for those who tend to be negatively oriented. I stress the positive attitude and doing exercises like the Secret Smile because this can be a pretty rough time. Don’t be afraid to get onto the discussion groups and talk about this either. 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. Did our lives change because our Inner Power awakened or did our Inner Power awaken because we changed our lives? Many people pursue meditation. That seems to be one of the misleading expectations about Inner power. I remember making the comment to Dr. Sometimes the answer is simply that they were already living their intended life and the dramatic changes just weren’t necessary. that they’ll have this amazing experience and just suddenly be enlightened. Glenn Morris when I first met him .

instinctive Id and the overly intellectual Super-Ego and the need for balance. The last moment has faded into some abstract. and the next moment is part of a future that may never arrive. 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. male/female or light/dark side. It’s extremely easy to see these as the basis for all of the others with the battle being between the untrained. 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.Robert Morgen 159 that “rather than becoming Enlightened. Some of us need harsher lessons than others apparently. but even deeper to the Id and Super-Ego. 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. right now. Start BE-ing that person right now! If you want to be like a Buddha then BE like a Buddha. wondering if I was ever going to get another. This moment. Balancing the Dualities Many of our issues with duality go back to our very basic nature. not our good/bad. paralyzed and unable to move. Such a simple lesson that took so long to sink in. is the only one that really exists. I once spent several minutes face down in the ocean. right now. . right now. This breath. 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. subjective past that only exists in our individual memories. Here’s your Wakeup Call then. ☺ So the question becomes “What am I doing right now?” “Am I living the way I want to live right now.

We all have a masculine and a feminine side. “Look at it this way” he might have told them. What you’re seeing in many cases is the level of individual discomfort with their own internal energies. Inner Power is by definition. sexual energy. and apparently most of us are severely unbalanced towards one or the other. Having occasionally experienced periods of abstinence for a variety of reasons (primarily by . “On this side you have Order and Law and Creation. I will point out that it’s also frequently used as an escape that can leave the practitioner in a severely unbalanced state. I won’t argue that there are times when abstinence can be used to strengthen a spiritual journey. or the domination of men or women. Everything that lives is created through a sexual act of some sort and it’s that very energy we seek to elevate and awaken. 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. Some of the heinous acts of our major religions are designed to keep the feminine energies in check. Pick almost any major religion or path and you’ll see some sort of sexual dysfunction displayed as celibacy. a non-acceptance of that part of themselves manifested in some sort of external sexual inequity.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. and over here you have chaos and disorder and acting intuitively on your baser instincts. let’s call that side God. clitorectomies. just like any other form of fasting.

I think the world would probably be a much better place if it was issued to everyone and we were tested on it regularly. When it does manifest it's usually in some context that the healer . I’m just not very good at it. 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. 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. partly because I made it harder than it had to be.Robert Morgen 161 using my personality as a means of birth control) I can definitely say it leaves one unbalanced and reactionary. 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. as if the 2 extremes didn't exist in all of us. Balancing the Light and Dark Integrating my dark side was a fairly torturous process for me. “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. As with some of Mantak Chia’s books on sexual techniques I can’t recommend it strongly enough. Part of that was from my own misconceptions about the light and dark and my reactions to them. 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. a lot of healers tend to shy away from their dark side. Apparently I do that a lot.

This can be a journey of self discovery that can take you places you didn’t know you could go. 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. 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. those are just some that I personally enjoy. We usually lump . and then get beyond them. 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. You have to know yourself well enough to become comfortable with all the aspects of your personality. Sometimes these connotations can come from events that happen when we're small children or even be hold-overs from past lives. theatre. martial arts and sexuality are some of the ways you can find positive examples of both the dark and the light. movies. In reality you can find positive examples anywhere.162 Awaken Your Inner Power may be shocked by or ashamed of. and to find creative ways to balance your proclivities. You might be surprised at what you’re able to clean out of your system this way. It's important to find examples of the dark and light that can be manifested positively and enjoyably as everything has to balance. If you choose music as your balancing catalyst then turn off the lights. Keeping a positive mindset is extremely important as you’re pushing your comfort levels to new extremes. dance. What’s important here is to learn to be comfortable with your dualities. Music. close your eyes and do some moving meditation and ecstatic dancing. It’s unnatural for us to always be one or the other.

it’s just something that came to me. 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. 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. Pick the meditation position you prefer and take a moment to ground yourself. Do this as long as necessary to become relaxed and feel a good connection to the energy.Robert Morgen 163 negativity into the ‘Dark’ category. Yin/Yang Exercise Here’s an exercise I’ve been playing with. I can say however. Continue at this level til you can do that with one breath comfortably. Now as you inhale. The next step is to let loose of your perceptions and become the yin/yang symbol. I didn’t learn this from any external source. 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. When you give in to negative feelings and emotions then you are giving away your personal power. ☺ Remember that this is all about developing your own personal mastery. Feel yourself expand beyond your usual physical . but having a negative attitude isn’t a positive dark trait. As you exhale see the 2 bands of energy swirl through you and into a yin/yang symbol that encompasses you. feel the dark earth energy flow up the back side of your body. As you exhale release all your stress and tension and let it flow back down into the earth to be recycled. all the way up over your head. I won’t say that I invented it because when it comes to meditation there really is nothing new. It’s all been done before.

We/it encompass everything and we’re/it’s the basic building blocks for everything that ever was or is. This should be easy since (sense?) your connection to everything also gives you unlimited abilities. We’re as much a part of it as it’s a part of us. Continue expanding out through the solar system. then the universe. Choose one of the swirling yin/yangs at random and let yourself fall into it. it’s the law. 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. Feel your energy expand til it fills (feels) the room. Now begin to expand yourself. This is the energy that’s all around us all the time. Choose one of these at random and flow down to it. and in reality there’s no difference between it and us. good/bad and positive/negative that holds everything together. It’s the proper balance of the light/dark. masculine/feminine. they are just perceptions of the same reality. 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. Feel the connections to the universe within and without. If the energy wants to continue spiraling let it. 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. your city. When you . Choose one at random and flow into it. “For every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction” is not just a good idea. your state.164 Awaken Your Inner Power boundaries with the light and dark energies swirling through you in perfect balance. feeling the connectivity to the light/dark energy in everything around you. See the little yin/yangs rotating around a larger one in the center. now let it expand to fill your house.

Everything is smooth and safe and relaxed. Dealing with the Ego We spend a lot of time dealing with self awareness and self consciousness and self esteem. 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. 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. Choose one of these and flow into it. 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. represents internalization of parental conscience and the rules of society. and functions to reward and punish through a system of moral attitudes.Robert Morgen 165 look more closely at it you can see it's also made up of billions of swirling. so who exactly is this self and why does it matter? Webster’s defines the Ego as “the self. which is a . Feel yourself settling down on the yin/yang and relaxing into a meditation position. individual yin/yangs. 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. Without letting go of your connection to the universe. and the Subconscious self or Id. conscience. and the Ego.

depending on the culture we grew up in. It’s both who we’ve learned to be and who we always were combined into who we think we are now. One of the problems many of us have is we are programmed from birth to believe various things. Religion is just the easiest example. . 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. One of the challenges We spend a lot of time dealing with self awareness and and self esteem. 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. We seek to access more of our subconscious abilities and break self and why does it free of the restraints that tie us down. but there are many others. 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. So in short. We spend our lives learning how to be the people we become.166 Awaken Your Inner Power combination of both. 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. 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.

Many of us have very unbalanced responses that are based in the Id rather than the Super-ego. preventing you from really thinking on your own and developing your Self in the directions you think it should go. 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. 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 . Some of it is useless and exists merely to keep us in line with whichever religious. Rising above the Id is just as important as overcoming the Super-ego. I’m very Old Testament that way sometimes. 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. 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. Some of it is destructive and designed specifically to prevent you from accessing your subconscious energies. tough 6 year old kid. political. as is the ‘nurturer’ and the ‘shaman’. Some of this programming is useful and it lets us move through and function within our society.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. economic. social order that happens to dominate at the moment. 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. It’s like a big. Just because something is an instinctive reaction doesn’t necessarily mean it’s correct within the social context.

Hopefully someday I’ll be good at it. Animal Rights. There are a few guidelines you can go by that will help the process. Gun Control. Ego Triggers We all have ego triggers. through LOVE or through FEAR. much like the Yin/Yang. How about hypocrite. thought or feeling that causes an unintentional. Child Abuse and Summer Camp.168 Awaken Your Inner Power or discard the programming as we see fit. I used some politically oriented words. idiot. On a moment by moment basis I always try to be aware of my responses and see which of those is dominant. the Environment. phrase. moron. chauvinist. creating a single balanced entity. Personally I try to keep in mind there are only two ways to respond to any given moment. Through study and meditation you begin the process of shaping the Id and Super-ego and therefore the Ego. but fortunately your Ego is also the defining factor of the Super-ego and the Id. Human Rights. but you can address them more specifically. dipshit. We have to thoughtfully. unthinking response within us. Some easy words to use for examples are Abortion. purposefully think about what’s important and how we should react to the various stimuli that bombard us constantly. If none of these words elicited a response in you you are probably a rare human indeed. The Super-ego and the Id will always be the defining factors of your ego. Most religions are liberally sprinkled with these and if you apply them they’ll help act as a filter between the Id and Superego. An ego trigger is any word. for instance. fat or slut? . I’ve seen about 20 different translations of “Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you”.

politicians. thoughts. your parents. Just keep the word in your mind and pay attention to thoughts. spouse. 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. Learn to be aware of the feelings created by the words used around you. You may also find it becomes much easier to find real solutions to the issues that caused the trigger in the first place. The goal here is not to do away with the feelings caused by ego triggers. Ego Trigger Exercise Make a list of words that elicit feelings within you.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. Take a few minutes and go through the Breathing and Secret Smile exercises. Forgive . feelings or concepts that make you angry or uncomfortable. or fear or shame. Look at the trigger and see why it elicits a response. memories or feelings that arise in your mind around the word. When you begin working through your triggers you may find you are no longer as easily manipulated by preachers. Give yourself permission to heal any issues that may arise and to forgive anyone who has ever inflicted this word upon you. but rather to develop a level of awareness that allows you to remain in control of yourself. coworkers. Just pay attention to words. 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. Pick a word from the list and meditate on it. etc. Often ego triggers will instantly elicit anger. Working with your ego triggers can be a very long process but also a relatively easy one to start.

as well as our views of ourselves. Beyond that. It’s also possible to have an entire series of masks you wear at different times and places. It’s almost impossible to get rid of every ego trigger you may have. and believe it or not. You may laugh or cry. both good and bad. If you start feeling overwhelmed remember to use the Secret Smile to pull yourself out of the stresses. scream or shout. other people rarely see us as we see ourselves. Allow any emotions that need to come forth as you release your attachment to the word. massage or healing then by all means get it. jump up and down or dance or anything else you need to do to get the feelings out of your system. They’re an amalgam of everything we’ve done. Dropping our Masks In a sense it’s like we’re each wearing a mask. or in certain places? Are those actions the result of self-awareness on your part or simply pre-programmed responses that you do automatically? . 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. but you can definitely replace the negative effects with something more positive. These masks are the external personalities we show others. the masks we wear are also programmed with our memories and likes/dislikes at a personal level. Do you act differently around certain people. 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. deeds or words you used in conjunction with the ego trigger.170 Awaken Your Inner Power yourself for any actions. If you feel you need professional help with counseling.

Suddenly you’re left with a completely blank slate and it’s up to you to decide what should be there. It’s one of the reasons I’m constantly prattling on about intention and awareness and having a positive attitude. turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger. The good news is that you don’t have to experience an awakening to begin the process of dropping the masks. It’s one of the reasons why some people have such radical changes to their personality after an awakening." Epictetus . 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. As you expand your awareness you’ll be able to have different views of your own actions as well. Dealing with Anger "When you are offended at any man's fault. 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. and therefore changing your masks. A lot of people also hide behind their masks and it can be extremely frightening when those masks no longer hide them from themselves.Robert Morgen 171 One of the things that happen with Meditation is that all the masks are stripped away. The simplest way to begin stripping these masks away is to look at your responses to external/internal stimuli.

172 Awaken Your Inner Power As humans we have to deal with anger on a fairly constant basis. Like any other real change in our lives. It’s very easy to become stressed and lose our tempers. It’s incredibly hard at first to deal with some of the unfairness of life without getting angry and upset. namely awareness. In the process I discovered the IRS had apparently lost every one of my tax returns since 1999. While I probably could have handled it better. 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. but that’s exactly what you have to learn to do. dealing with anger is an incremental process. For example I was recently filling out my financial aid paperwork to go back to college and take some classes. Dealing with anger brings us to some of the core principles of Inner power. but in general anger is one of the daily trials we all have to work towards overcoming. . 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. It’s all about winning the little victory right now rather than worrying about winning the war on anger. Some of us tend to be a little quicker to anger than others. As humans we’ll probably never eradicate anger. I still showed a marked improvement over how things would have been even a few years ago. During the entire ordeal (about 20 hours worth of phone calls. but we can develop better strategies for dealing with it. wrong instructions and outright ineptitude from the bureaucracy). I tried to remember to make things as pleasant as possible for the person on the other end of the conversation.

Solution – If it turns out I’m running out of time. and my advice here is to write it out and then write out the solutions for it. it’s at least a positive step and keeps me from being any ruder than I can help to the people waiting on me. 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.Robert Morgen 173 Identifying the Causes Here are a couple of examples of things that make me angry. While this necessity can still make me unhappy. This works well for my personality type and may not work at all for others. no matter what’s going on. but you can change the area directly around you. Try to see the humor in it and see if it can all be turned into a joke. 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’. The test is to always have a bubble of happy sacred space around you.I’ve found I’m most likely to get angry when I feel like I’m running late or short of time. Old Man! We’ve all been new on the job or thrown out to the wolves without proper training. for whatever reason. but give this a try and see. I try to call ahead and make other arrangements for my appointments. Try the ‘Sacred Space’ test and let me know how it works for you. To do the “Sacred Space’ test first you have to understand that you can’t change the world. your bubble of influence. We all have a list like this. As your awareness increases you may . Cause #2 – I have a very low Stupidity Tolerance. Another tactic that I use in general and I have pretty good results with is to view everything as a test. Solution – Lighten up. Cause #1 .

You are a living. When you bring the jerk into your bubble of sacred space your goal is to make their day better. 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. fold and spindle an attacker. Sometimes the other person is still going to be a jerk. 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. 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. It’s entirely possible the one bad moment you witness from your adversary may be the only bad moment that person has ever shown. Look at it like a game. It develops into a circle and keeps growing until it either spills over or sanity prevails. then others will show their bad sides to us. . or how stupid. As I often point out in my martial arts classes “You may still find it necessary to bend. rude inept or downright mean they act.174 Awaken Your Inner Power find this easier to do. 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. Just as we’ve accidentally shown our bad sides to others. but at least this method keeps you from doing it in anger or hatred”. We all have the ability to be total jerks. Another thing to remember about anger is that the usual response to it is more anger. no matter how they’ve treated you. and sometimes in the case of a potentially violent situation this tactic may still not be enough to avoid the confrontation. Does this always work? Of course not. The challenge with this is to feel that way about everyone.

This is extremely important because until you do this you’re still carrying the seeds of that anger around with you. Forgiveness Since none of us are perfect it’s important to remember about forgiveness. Remember that the Law of Reciprocity applies here also so if you send out anger then you’ll receive anger in return. Someone can give you all of it that they want to.Robert Morgen 175 Remember with anger that it’s just like love. Let your muscles relax and let any tension flow out and down into the earth. On your exhales continue to let stress and tension flow out. Experiment and play with this. If your concentration is good if nothing else it may take your mind off whatever you’re angry about. Like the old example the monks use. but it’s up to you to accept it. Don’t worry if you don’t know where your liver is. Begin drawing chi in through your liver. 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. 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. if someone offers you a cup of tea and you refuse it then whose tea is it? It still belongs to them. As you inhale feel the earth energy flow up into you until it fills your entire body. Take a moment to . you also have to remember to forgive yourself. 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. Of course.

you can only accept it. Of course no matter how angry you get you can never stamp out injustice or abuse. Once you accept it you can get beyond it. This is one more area where keeping a positive attitude can be helpful. When you react out . However. and then forget about it. utterly imbecilic action they committed. etc. Take a moment to critique the incident without assigning blame to either party. You may feel justified at being angry at the person who screwed up. 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. Even righteous anger is subject to the Law of Reciprocity. 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. 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”. injustice. If you’re amazingly effective (more so than anyone has ever been) you’ll single handedly make the world a better place. Personally I’d prefer to give compassion rather than anger (and I eventually hope to get good at it). but we all screw up occasionally. Of course. starvation.176 Awaken Your Inner Power forgive them for whatever moronic. Those things are part of our basic nature and you can’t be angry about our basic nature. Human Rights abuses. Look at the lessons learned and see what you could have done better and then forgive everyone involved and get on with your life. you also have to remember to forgive yourself.

Feel it relax and expand as . or we can respond through love. 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. non-damaging techniques first. Relax your muscles and let all the tension drain out. The goal is to develop our awareness until we can decide in an instant which way we want to respond. send your awareness down to your heart chakra and draw energy into it. It’s exactly that simple. So how do you temper compassion and mercy with reality? In my martial art classes I always teach the non-lethal. 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. Keep your mind as clear as possible. The point is not to hurt the person who attacks you. for instance. The next time you’re in a ‘discussion’ with someone who wants to be argumentative try this. In any given moment we have two ways to respond to whatever happens. Slow your breathing and remember to breathe down into your hara. letting it overflow down into your arms and hands. then allow the grounding earth energy to flow up from your feet and let your entire body fill up with it. 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. Of course if you get to the point of physical violence odds are you’ve screwed up at the other levels. This is one of the areas I have to constantly struggle with. Using Compassion in Everyday Life Compassion is simply the way we feel towards others. We can respond through fear.

Spiritual Integration "Soul development should take precedence over all things. Developing our spirituality is what it’s about for most of us. It’s astounding to me to be able to feel past my physical body and connect to something larger and more ancient.178 Awaken Your Inner Power it energizes and let your awareness expand outwards carrying with it a solid green wave of compassion. 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. 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." 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. 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. although for a long time I never thought about exactly what that means. You can also play with other colors and try various colors in different situations. 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 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. If you want you can let that green light expand until you are both inside a huge circle of compassion.

It requires a lot of self awareness and it’s probably a different process for everybody. 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. As usual many of us in Western society are at a disadvantage because we expect to see instant results.Robert Morgen 179 The process of integrating yourself spiritually. mentally and physically can be a very long process. .

have the ability to interact with it and connect to it and take part in it. all the events of your life. rather than the lack of stuff or money." Illusions . For the seeker who lives with constant self-awareness. sentient being is one of abundance and plenty.180 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 16 Living in Abundance "Every person. deprivation and lack are symptoms of imbalance. wondrous. just that some forms of poverty are symptoms of imbalance. That’s not to say that those who suffer poverty are unenlightened. it’s full of fantastic. 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. however. It’s huge. creations we as humans aren’t big enough to understand.Richard Bach “Poverty is God’s way of saying ‘you’re a failure’” Anonymous (an ancient Greek philosopher) The natural attitude of the awakened. The universe isn’t deprived or impoverished. What you choose to do with them is up to you. . are there because you have drawn them there. We as spiritual beings. amazing When I talk about poverty I mean the impoverished mindset. balanced.

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. When I talk about poverty I mean the impoverished mindset. and terms like lack and poverty don’t apply. When I was a kid growing up in the foothills of North Carolina we hardly ever had money. That’s where your self-awareness comes in and allows you to get past it and begin living the life of abundance. We usually raised a garden and kept animals for the freezer. they always made sure my sister and I had shoes and decent clothes to wear to school. such as a vow of poverty they still live up to. 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). rather than the lack of stuff or money. If you want to be a monk and shave your head and be celibate and not own anything that’s a choice. Of course growing up the way I did also ‘programmed’ some attitudes into me. Another good point is that often people may have some holdover from a past life. The times when we felt a lack of money were times when we wanted some external luxury. It’s this impoverished mindset that makes people poor and keeps them there. Even when times were hard we had everything we needed. In the summer mom would can the vegetables from the garden so we’d have something for the winter.Robert Morgen 181 I should clarify a few things at this point. Lessons about Money I've been going through an interesting growth period lately that I thought I'd share. . It never occurred to us that we didn’t live in a time of abundance.

and it's interesting how much progress I've made and how far I still have to go. settled down lives. . and then realizing how badly I was doing in this other area. as far as I can tell. The primary things I'm dealing with lately are financial. Glenn Morris and Susan Carlson. even at my age. It was a big shock for me to realize how much my attitudes were limiting me. It was shocking because most of what I do is about rising above limitations and creating my own realities. partly through the guidance and help from both Dr. thanks mostly to my other half. Anya. and I see the same attitudes reflected over and over from the people around me. The last couple of years or so have been a really interesting period. Then you get to come back and start over. I've always been able to make money. Most of what I'm learning now is probably old hat to those of you who've led stable. doesn't really end til you shuffle off this mortal coil. 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 in the last few months I've come to realize that I've always had bad attitudes about it.182 Awaken Your Inner Power I've written before about my Awakening and the joys and tribulations since. I've recently come to an interesting new period in my life. but settling down really brings on the new challenges. 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. and I've also mentioned that it's an ongoing process which. but it's a hell of an adventure for me.

even though it was consistently one of the factors that prevented me from doing the things I needed to do. . I have to admit she was exactly right! I followed that up with Rich Dad. so for a long time my reality remained that I was working to have 'enough to survive'. it's a very limiting attitude to have. It’s also easy to develop bad attitudes when we see the evils done in the name of money.Robert Morgen 183 Susan Carlson mentioned to me several times last year that I could learn a lot from Stuart Wilde's books. I'm pretty unimpressed by the people I've met who's primary characteristic seems to be that they have lots of money. 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. and I finally got around to reading The Trick to Money is Having Some. So within my 'reality' money wasn't really a tool that was very prominent in my toolbox. Poor Dad and what I learned there was just as shocking. Many of my attitudes came from the fact that I'm just not interested in money for its own sake. but what the hell). we saw our abundance in what we could grow and make rather than what we could buy. Our "reality" was that we had to struggle just to have enough to survive. While the concept of abundance was nothing new to us. 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. Money is a fact of life in our modern world. and while those skills are definitely valuable. It's a tool too many of us are taught to ignore or misuse.

Many of the healers and new agers I know also have similar attitudes to those I always had. 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. We're taught to want it. 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. It's a tool too many of us are taught to ignore and misuse. I'm sure that many of you may have some interesting feedback. Kiyosaki wrote Rich Dad. Poor Dad. If you live in the Denver area then by all means come out and play with us. I really can’t recommend it enough. so I thought I'd bring this up here. I’ve been playing Cash Flow 101 pretty steadily for a couple of years and even running a weekly game at a local bookstore. Money is a fact of life in our modern world. but not to believe we deserve it.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. The period since I wrote that posting has indeed been very interesting as I learn more about living with the attitude of abundance. Poor Dad as a manual for his board game Cash Flow 101. Cash Flow 101 is a great way to learn more about using money as a tool and for developing a new money consciousness. 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. which only seems like a paradox til you think about how our consumer culture is driven by desire and want. I finally realized I have to expand my reality and shake off the bad attitudes. rather than need. 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. .

I could go on and on with reasons and rationalizations for how you could positively influence the people around you by being financially . 4. It's OK to be rich and use your wealth and resources to help others – Face it. 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. 3. It's how you use the energy that decides whether your ultimate result is good or bad. 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. you could get a lot more done if you weren't spending so much of your life trading time for money.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. 2. Money is a form of energy – Like any other form of energy money is completely inert. speech and actions we create our own realities on a moment to moment basis. We live in an unlimited. abundant and constantly expanding universe – it is not only possible. We create our own realities – Through our thoughts. There are some points I want to make here. 1. but proper. 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.

Depending on the level of indoctrination you've been subjected to these teachings can require some major work and attitude shifts. 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. To say I'm a huge fan of these revolutionary teachings would be a massive understatement. you do not control your life in this modern culture. I really dig that type of lifestyle and I've got the chickens in the backyard to prove it. I don't have to be psychic. I can't stress this enough. You're thinking "Money is not important and I don't care about money".186 Awaken Your Inner Power successful and philanthropic. 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. I've been around thousands of spiritual people for a very long time. I've also been around an equal number of business people and I know what the attitudes are. You've been TAUGHT to think that way! . 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. but I think you probably get the idea. If you don't control your finances. So many spiritually oriented people have trouble balancing money and spirituality because we've been indoctrinated into being poor for a very long time. Money as Energy I know what you're thinking right now.

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. I've noticed we tend to create a . 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. We're not talking about greed here. made the comment that “2 tracks are emerging. and the absence of gradations in between”. In an infinite Universe there must exist both Infinite Abundance and Infinite Lack. we're talking about having the tools you need to get your message out. the fast track and the slow track. In the late 90’s Robert Reich. to help the people you need to help and get the job done. It seems that many people who focus on their spirituality also believe that in order to be spiritual one must live in abject poverty. Secretary of Labor under the Clinton Administration. This manual is about learning to tap into Infinite Abundance through personal development and financial education. The moment you cut yourself off from abundance and energy from the Universe you cut yourself off from your SOURCE. I disagree. Money is a tool.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. The Haves and Have Not's.

188 Awaken Your Inner Power paradox for ourselves when it comes to money and financial education. The Paradox. 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? . 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. wealthy. etc. This paradox creates a certain push-pull effect on our financial lives. 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. affluent. We must be materially successful (to a certain point at least) in order to accomplish our goals. This paradox tends to spill over into every other part of our lives. But in many people's opinion successful people (rich.

Take your dying with some seriousness. Laughing on the way to your execution is not generally understood by less advanced life forms. remember. to let the next life off the hook. I think I’ll write a book. 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. Then again it feels like some sort of inspiration. and now I’ve got to pay. In fact that’s one of the purposes of religion. . 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. It's all good training." Illusions .Richard Bach “I offer thanks to those before me. Maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime. that’s all I’ve got to say.’” Galileo . This isn’t reincarnation in the sense that the exact same person we are now will return to live again.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. and you'll enjoy it more if you keep the facts in mind.Robert Morgen 189 Chapter 17 Death and Reincarnation "You're going to die a horrible death. She’ll say ‘Look what I had to overcome from my last life. however. and they'll call you crazy.

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.190 Awaken Your Inner Power Of all the philosophies I’ve seen so far. 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. . 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. (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. The feeling I’ve developed over the past few years. Apparently a lot of things aren’t mentioned in the Bible. 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. 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. is we as a spiritual beings have certain things we need to learn. which doesn’t negate it as a historical and spiritual document and a lot of fun to read and debate. my feeling. Some of this is borne out through the study of the chakras and their ability to hold onto memories and contracts from past lives. 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. and it’s just that. Tibetan Buddhism seems to make the most sense.

As he points out. At that point it’s up to us to develop the awareness to follow the clues and learn to listen to our inner voices. in reverse order of comfort. the Hungry Ghost Realm. the Demi-God Realm. I’ve occasionally talked to some of the Buddhists who seem to echo that theory almost exactly. both positive and negative. or whether all the realms coexist here on Earth. the Animal Realm. and the God Realm”. Brennan points out that “According to Tibetan doctrines there are six possible “realms” into which you could be born. Contracts from Past Lives? An interesting idea in chakra studies is that apparently we can carry over firmly held beliefs. each one the result of your particular karmic trace.Robert Morgen 191 as the lessons there can be extremely strong. In effect we’re still honoring a contract we made in a past life. 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. the Hell Realm. I find that interesting since I’m not devoted to any of the isms. In Occult Tibet J. There may be areas in your life . from past lives. 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. As you get deeper into your chakra studies and begin to learn more about yourself keep this in mind. It’s fun to debate it in either direction.H. the Human Realm. it’s hard to tell whether the ancient Tibetans were referring to other planes of existence. 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. These are.

Many of those who travel in the metaphysical circles today were probably healers. so it becomes necessary to have a way to defray expenses. I think a lot of the attitudes about money can be attributed to past life vows of poverty. Just something to think about. With that in mind it’s no surprise so many of us have problems in thinking positively about money. we no longer live in a world where the ‘tribe’ takes care of us.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. Sometimes it’s hard to break out of that. at a soul level. At the same time. especially when so many of us tend to travel to other cities and teach seminars and workshops. Today the average healer or shaman has to have a day job and do their life’s work after hours. yet they remember. We especially seem to have problems anytime we’re mixing money and spirituality. the times when money and material possessions weren’t necessary. . Often we feel we shouldn’t be charging money for anything related to our spiritual teachings and pathways. So many people in the metaphysical circles have bad attitudes about money and seem to be constantly working through it. priests and shamans in past lives and still have the memories of the tribe taking care of them.

Some people are fortunate and don’t have to deal awareness is the key to learning about our true selves. only though. 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. 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. In my personal experience.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. as I As usual. My awareness was one of negativities couldn’t see the the im-possibilities. 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. with this. . possibilities.

but couldn’t understand why. 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. awareness is the key to learning about our true selves. I spent decades wandering around learning different skills and having a wide variety of experiences. For instance. but as you move back slightly and expand your . As usual. My awareness was one of negativities though. but couldn’t see the point to pursuing the usual career paths. driven by something that I was unaware of. I knew I couldn’t settle down and raise a family. 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. enough experience to back it up and a unique skill-set to bring it all together and make it work. like usual) I was able to see a larger picture and have it make sense. 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. 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. It’s a little like standing too close to a painting. It’s out of focus and just a jumble of colors.194 Awaken Your Inner Power My path was much different. but fortunate in the fact that I went where I was led nonetheless. For over a decade after I experienced the awakening I literally felt driven to go places and learn a strange group of skills. I stumbled around in the dark for a long time. Once I began to expand my awareness (starting with the breath. I knew I wanted to go to college and learn. 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. For a long time I felt like I was on the outside of our society looking in. as I couldn’t see the possibilities.

which the white man may one day discover our God is the same God. If you’ve followed the exercises I’ve outlined so far you should be well on your way to making this happen. You can learn to pull back and expand your awareness of yourself and everything around you. Expand your awareness and little more and the shapes come together as a painting. perhaps sooner than all the other tribes. Franklin Pierce. and his compassion is equal for the red man and the white. 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. and so on. . The whites too shall pass. Now apply that same exercise to your own life. This earth is precious to him and to harm the earth is to heap contempt on its Creator. 1854 Once the energy begins to awaken many people develop a much closer affinity to the environment and environmental causes. but you cannot. Inner Power and Ecology “One thing we know. Expand it a little more and the painting is hanging on a wall.Robert Morgen 195 awareness the colors transform into shapes. and the wall is in a museum. 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. You may think now that you own Him as you wish to own our land. Continue to contaminate your bed and you will one night suffocate in your own wastes.” From the Letter of Chief Seathl (Seattle) to the President of the United States. He is the God of man. but of the entire universe.

The challenge is to find ways to keep the benefits while creating a more sustainable lifestyle. most people simply aren’t meant to at this time. Mother Earth Spirituality and The Rainbow Tribe. Us and Them Once you open up your awareness you may begin to develop an “Us” and “Them” complex. It’s funny that those who do are so few and far between. etc. The realization that energy is just energy made this much easier. Even though everyone could do it. Every human has the ability to awaken their Inner Power and become their true selves. There are some really good resources out there and the internet has made finding them so much easier. That’s one reason I don’t spend a lot of time trying . It’s also important to realize that many of the benefits to the modern spiritual seeker (the internet. It’s hard to ignore the utter malignancy of Western Culture. A lot of people today are beginning to look towards Native American spirituality. Celtic and Tibetan shamanism and other paths that tend to have a closer connection to the energies and elements. both by Ed McGaa. can be extremely helpful when you’re trying to put some of your new energy into an ecological perspective.196 Awaken Your Inner Power Working with Shakti. chakras and chi is to work with the energies that surround us and that we’re created from. It’s important to remember that they are also a part of the natural order and they’re even vital to our success. easily available books and music. 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. 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.) are also side effects of that culture.

Breaking out of Judgementalism Any time you make a distinction between you and anyone else then you are also separating yourself from them. It’s like looking into a mirror.Robert Morgen 197 to convince the skeptical about Inner Power. This doesn’t mean you have to . it’ll become easier for ‘them’ to find the path and get onto it. “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”. When you look into a mirror and see a blemish or an aspect of yourself you don’t like you’ll make a judgment. rather than in spite of it. Hopefully as the numbers of those who live intentionally increase. 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. Even though there are differences in perceptions of the world and life in general. So many of the issues that plague our unenlightened society could be solved easily through meditation and intentional living. 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. The mirror effect also applies to other people. We are all ONE at a very literal level and what you see reflected back at you from across the room is still YOU. I know it’s real because I’ve experienced it firsthand. I’d rather put my time into empowering those who are looking for it. 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. there’s really no such thing as ‘better’ or ‘worse’. If you make a judgment on any one else you are literally judging that part of your Self.

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. . 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”. 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. Our culture isn’t helping us with this either. How often have you heard a liberal say “All conservatives are stupid and unrealistic” or vice versa. Whenever you see someone who causes a judgmental thought just remember that person is a catalyst for you. 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. Everyone we meet is a guru or a teacher.198 Awaken Your Inner Power spend a lot of time with those people or have them as houseguests.

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. 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.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. 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. It wasn't You can ask for anything you want. so ask for a plan! unusual to awaken at 3 am and work until midnight during these periods. I'm just not that smart. If you haven't experienced this or something like it then you probably will. Therefore I knew it must have been something from the Universe that I was supposed to be working on. It's important to remember that you literally have all the time in the world to get things done.

Tom Lux and Margie D. especially when those projects come with a massive blast of energy. By the time we realized what needed to be done you were already two projects ahead and still picking up speed". here's everything you . Margie was doing a spectacular job pulling together The Spiritual Entrepreneur Radio Show and some other jobs. That something ended up being me. a full-time job and a wonderful family life so something had to give. Here are some of the lessons in a nutshell. However.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. As Tom puts it. everything else. however. 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. After about 3 years of 20 hour days I had gotten to a point where I was just burning out physically. These were lessons I learned the hard way so pay attention. Tom was helping me set up classes and workshops at local healing clinics. were both helping me on various projects. Both of them ran into the same problem. 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. "You were just moving so fast that we couldn't keep up with you. • You can ask for anything you want. It's easy to fall into the trap of being too close to what you're working on. 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. I was already up to my neck in a publishing business. and by extension.

Put it in your plan along with a list of the experience. • Just because you are given a project doesn't mean you have to drop everything and work on that project right now. . Being a visual guy I started building the walls and the roof first because that's what I could see. o Sometimes you'll download something that you simply don't have the experience to do yet. Don't fall into this mystical trap that we're supposed to work hard and sacrifice. Remember all of this stuff is coming from YOU. Learn to write a business plan and make a written plan for what you're doing.Robert Morgen 201 need". but not given the blueprints or instructions. o Time is a human concept. so be easy on yourself. therefore the project you get may not be something you're supposed to work on right now. but you actually have to start with the foundation. help or tools that you'll need for it. The more solid you make your plan the easier it will be to put new ideas in the proper perspective. What we're supposed to do is get things done! o Put your plan on a vision board and keep looking at it. Say "Thank you" to the Universe and put it into your plan for next year or whenever. o If the instructions aren't clear go back and ask for more.

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. Then I took a year off and got re-grounded. 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.202 Awaken Your Inner Power • You can control when and where you get your 'downloads'. . attend the seminars or take the classes in order to learn what you need to bring the project to completion. 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. resources and ideas that you'll ever need. The lesson here is that you have all the time. You also have the ability to manage those resources simply by using your intention.

Campaign Goals The goals are simple: 1. The 100th Monkey . Then we’ll go into an Inner Peace Meditation. This is not a protest against violence. There is a significant amount of evidence for this. Inner Peace exists in each of us regardless of any external factors. Introduce more people to meditation and the feeling of Inner Peace A. 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. . but rather a joint meditation where we all just relax and let ourselves feel our own Inner Peace. 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. As more people develop and begin to move in Inner Peace then outer peace will take care of itself.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.Robert Morgen 203 Chapter 20 1% for Inner Peace The One Percent for Inner Peace Campaign is an annual meditation on the Summer Solstice. The goal is to have 1% of the planet meditating on Inner Peace all at the same time.

Once enough people change a belief then what we knew to be impossible becomes normal. * HOST a 1% for Inner Peace party – invite friends over and listen to the online meditation and meditate together. In 1954 Roger Bannister broke the 4 Minute Mile and within months several more people had also run sub 4 minute miles. Contact me using the form below if you’d like to host one of these recordings on your podcast. I’ll be broadcasting my Inner Peace Meditation on my Inner Power Radio Show. Group meditations can be VERY powerful. also going to prerecord the meditation and post it on blogs and podcasts around the internet. Inner Peace exists in each of us regardless of any external factors. The point here is that as long as everyone knows it can’t be done then it won’t be.204 Awaken Your Inner Power B. blog or radio show. Provide a FREE interface for those who don’t know how to meditate and want to learn A. The 4 Minute Mile – For years it was believed that it was impossible to run a mile in less than 4 minutes. I’m can do it with a little bit of training and an appropriate amount of practice. * Add a link to your website or blog . Get Involved! Here are some things you can do to help. Learning to find and feel that Inner Peace is easy and anyone 2.

organic grocery stores. metaphysical bookstores. Use the form below to register your contest. * Have a contest! – See who can invite the most people to the event (or make up your own contest that gets people to meditate). * Print off and distribute the 1% for Inner Peace flyers and cards around your neighborhood. Look for bulletin boards at coffee shops.com/zuvr * Digg It! – www. etc.alturl.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. * 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.digg. I’ll make a free digital download of my Easy Meditation Course available to anyone who wants to use this idea. .com/perq to stay updated on the latest details. Just send me the winners email address and I’ll send them their 5 1/2 hours of Guided Meditation Exercises.com/d31QHqQ * Mixx It! – www.com/b7a9 Please take 5 minutes and help get the word out! Go to www.alturl.alturl.

Esther Hicks continually states “There is only a stream of wellbeing” and I agree. Energy works the same way. it stops. When you allow light to shine you have illumination. For the most part getting rid of these blocks can be very easy." Mahatma Gandhi ‘Inner Peace’ is a concept you hear about in certain circles. When you block it. 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. Energy exists in two ways – On and Off. the interface between this world and the Universe. everyone does! The problem is that our human body. The distractions that block Inner Peace are simply blocks to your energy. some physical and some may even be spiritual. The simplest way to find your own Inner Peace is to learn to let go of the distractions.206 Awaken Your Inner Power Chapter 21 How to Achieve Inner Peace "You must be the change you want to see in the world. When you allow it. there isn’t a natural force called Dark. Darkness is simply the absence of light. It’s like light. With a little bit of training and a lot of practice . tends to provide us with a lot of distractions. it flows. Some of these blocks may be mental or emotional. when you block it you have shadow or less illumination. It’s Already There! The first point I want to make is that you already HAVE Inner Peace.

When you release those blocks from your system that energy has to go somewhere and it may manifest as anger. . joy. and energy can’t be created or destroyed.Robert Morgen 207 just about anyone can release their energy blocks and find deeper levels of Inner Peace. training and a lot of anyone can release their energy blocks and find deeper levels of Inner Peace. Energy blocks are energy. Fortunately there is a safety mechanism built in to our bodies. pain. relationships or just about any other part of life. home life. Releasing energy blocks can be a very gradual process for some people and fairly explosive for others. simply that the feeling came on so strongly and they couldn’t resist it. 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. This is why I caution people who are new to meditation or energy work. 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. 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. In many cases the client had no idea why they were having this emotional outburst. happiness or any other emotion. Ask any massage therapist.

ANGER – There are times when Anger is probably the appropriate emotion. Remember energy doesn’t flow through tight muscles. As long as you hold on to the anger then your body will have higher levels of tension or stress.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. 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. You could put any word there. 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. car house. body. . Albuquerque. 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. zombie and it would still signify your feelings of inadequacy or loss. if for no other reason than to get your attention. snorkel. politicians and the media. How often do you get angry (or frustrated. or what did I NOT do that let them get to have that thing?” It really doesn’t matter what that thing is. girlfriend. boyfriend. TIME – If there is ever a distraction that seems to affect humans on a universal level it’s this abstract concept of Time. I’ve seen people distracted in some fairly interesting ways by their very quest to awaken their energy. Anything can be a distraction if you let it. 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.

to keep us from doing something stupid or getting out of control. In many cases our fears exist for a good reason. I challenge you to find one single energy block or distraction that is not caused by fear. . Clearing Energy Blocks I can give you an overview. but it’s also possible for fears to be planted from seeds and cultivated. automatic reaction you have to anything. birth control. In fact. Volumes have been written about this and some of them were mine. Get into a light meditative state and simply say to yourself “I’m releasing anything I don’t need and anything holding me back”. but be aware this is a subject you can study for the rest of your life and still not learn it all. What Most Energy Blocks Have In Common I can sum this up very easily in one word. It’s FEAR. if I say gun control. If you’ve built up any energy sensitivity through your meditation practice you’ll feel your energy shift when you do this.Robert Morgen 209 EGO TRIGGERS – An Ego Trigger is a strong. Some energy blocks can be released simply through intention. liberal or conservative it’s very likely you could feel your energy shift around with each word or phrase. Some people can become extremely angry or agitated simply by mentioning various words. Learning to let go of our fears is a major step on the path to Inner Peace. It’s part of an ‘Us or Them’ mindset that once again becomes a tool for anyone who wants to use it. usually to be harvested on Election Day. That strong reaction is an energy block. unthinking. For instance.

I also forgive myself for all the wrongs I’ve committed or the people I’ve hurt. _____________ (add your own here). You may have the urge to contact people and apologize after doing this meditation. If you’re looking for McPeace (with a side order of Enlightenment) you’re in the wrong place. you can just say (and you have to mean it!) “I forgive everyone who has ever wronged me. Self Forgiveness is a very big deal. in meditation. . Go with it.” Don’t forget that last part. hurt me or hurt my feelings. made me angry. Remember you have a built in safety mechanism to assure that what you ask for is really what you want. so be consistent and you’ll find yourself well on the way to achieving your own Inner Peace. 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.210 Awaken Your Inner Power Forgiveness is another powerful tool and once again.

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. Rajaistic knowledge sees all things and creatures as separate and distinct. That’s certainly been the case with me. 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.Bhagavad Gita 18:20-22 Excerpted from The Bhagavad Gita. 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. .Robert Morgen 211 Chapter 22 Epilogue: The Beginning “Sattvic knowledge sees the one indestructible Being in all beings. The journey to personal mastery is an unending saga in which we each play the starring role. 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'. translated by Eknath Easwaran Awakening your Inner Power is not a metaphor or a catch phrase. sees one small part and mistakes it for the whole.” . So where do you go from here? The answer to that is completely up to you. 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. It's up to you whether your journey is frightening or joyous. Tamasic knowledge. lacking any sense of perspective. the unity underlying the multiplicity of creation.

If you remember some and check out the Discussion Groups and resources I host. Hopefully by this point you have taken control of your internal programming or are in the process. Most of the resources are free and the whole purpose is to give people a place to ask questions and talk about their experiences. If you liked this book get on there and tell me so. In the meantime.Inner-Power. 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. Please visit my blog at www. If you didn’t like it or didn’t understand it feel free to get on there and let me know that also.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.net and leave comments and ask questions. . In later editions I’ll include some questions from readers. have fun with your life. So much of this process can be put on autopilot and even though it may take years to learn. it’s the best one you have at the moment. rather than just something to survive as best you can. If you've taken the time to do the exercises then you will no doubt have had some interesting experiences of your own.

Blessings. Glenn Morris Martial Arts Madness Dr. Glenn Morris Shadow Strategies of an American Ninja Master Dr. Miracles.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. Frantzis . Space. 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. Wisdom. and Belief Gregg Braden Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer: The Hidden Power of Beauty. 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.K.

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.com/inner-power .com/ 1% for Inner Peace Discussion Group www.blogtalkradio.net Inner Power Online Community www.com/ Mantak Chia’s Universal Tao Website www.universal-tao.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.com/c2c/group/1PercentforInnerPeace The Inner Power Radio Show www.M.inner-power.spruz.care2.

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