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Consciousness : A pathway to true power
This is a brief article about the power of just being conscious, being aware of even the most insignificant looking details rather than ignoring and staying vulnerable. A number of exercises are included to lead you into being more conscious of things about you that you really don‟t pay much attention to, and a first step into knowing yourself and who you are and then being more conscious of what could probably be going on with someone else. For any questions send me a mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with the title: question about Consciousness. You can also ask questions on the other article “Melvin‟s Version of the secret Manifestation” but with the title: questions about your secret version, to either of the same e-mail addresses. All rights reserved Copyright© 2009 by Melvin O. Nzefili
Contents Introduction Consciousness Taking control Power Sources Seeking Unlimited Positive Power Getting in touch with the power Activities 1 5 7 10 11 13 14
INTRODUCTION As a child, I always thought that one who had powers would have to be very muscular and have supernatural abilities like my Marvel and D.C. Comics Superherocharacters: The Incredible Hulk and Superman. While I was still at school a fellow boy would roll up his short-sleeve shirt to expose his bicep saying, “See how big my „power‟ is,” and he would flex his muscles; I assume you get the picture now: I used to attribute powers to the size of the biceps i.e. how muscular you are. As an adolescent, I began to realize that the most powerful men in the world weren‟t the most muscular and vice versa. For instance, the star of my favorite Marvel comic‟s superhero movie of The Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno, was so muscular, yet he wasn‟t the most powerful man in the world. Men like Bill Gates, Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolf Hitler, even most recently, Barack Obama, do not have muscles and have at some point in time been the most powerful in the world. Even Michael Jackson, who people described as looking very frail or weak, was very powerful with his music. My concept of power was misguided right? Then, what is power? From the dictionary, it‟s defined as either the capacity to do something, physical strength, physical force, the skill or ability to carry out tasks, persuasive ability, and you can go on and on. If that is the case humans as well as animals have some form of power or the other. From a baby to an adult we all have powers, now I am not even talking about the supernatural abilities some of us have like telepathy,
clairvoyance or psychokinesis. Let‟s begin with very, very, very simple issues analyzing this: Can you place a pillow under your little daughter‟s head and cover her with a blanket after she has fallen fast asleep? Can you take a stone out of the way, so that passers-by don‟t stumble over it and fall? Well if you can do any of these simple things then you have satisfied one of our dictionary descriptions of power: the ability to do something. Can you, as a man, get a lady‟s attention? Can you as a lady get a couple of guys admiring you from a distance? If you can, then you‟ve satisfied another: persuasive ability. If you‟ve got the ability to do any work at all, from lifting an empty can off the ground and tossing it into a trash can or just kicking it out of the way, you have got power, period. „So I‟ve got power no matter how small, what do I do with it? Oh I know … oppress others; y‟all better not mess with me!‟ Well if that is what you have in mind, doing what you have in mind would be a misuse of power and a sign of immaturity. Aside from doing and action, there is power in other aspects of our being that do not require physical action to be carried out and these include: the tongue, the eyes, touch, the nostrils and the mind. Have you heard sentences like: “There is power in the tongue; what charming eyes you‟ve got; my nose knows; telekinesis”? These weren‟t made up. Guys, when a beautiful girl you have been admiring all night unexpectedly holds a loving gaze at you, doesn‟t it send chills down your spine? Ladies, when a handsome guy you‟ve got a crush on smooth talks you and tells you how beautiful you are, doesn‟t it give you butterflies? When a member of the opposite sex tries to get through to you on an
issue, don‟t you finally surrender to their persuasion after they touch you tenderly? We are able to detect meals that smell nice and would be good to eat just by perceiving it from a distance, can‟t we? We always want friends and family to wish us good luck before we embark on a journey or take a decision, we like them to, don‟t we? Believe me, we unconsciously know we all individually have powers, we just don‟t pay attention. If a child realizes that he has a talent for singing and resolves to become a singer when he grows up, that is a first step; he has to work on his talent, in other words sing more for leisure. He has to look for ways to improve his singing, eat what can keep his voice clear, keep away from what would get in the way of his singing, and do some work-outs. When a man realizes that he has an interest in a particular field in life, he will be drawn to finding out more about that field, especially what many in that field don‟t know if he wants to stand out from them, he grows in knowledge and skill and in no time becomes more powerful in that field. Therefore, that field requires his undivided attention in order to make him a genius. We are not all born geniuses but become geniuses on the long run; in the same vein we are not all born powerful (like the heir to the royal throne) but we become powerful on the long run through knowledge or skill or both. All human beings have some innate power that needs tapping into and the more we ignore it they remain barren, but when we begin to recognize it and pay more attention to it, we do something about nurturing it and when we do it grows, and when it grows it doesn‟t just stay innate in us, it make us powerful in ourselves.
We all have to have power over something, that is why it is innate in us all, and to tap into this power we must follow the path that leads to its residence …. And that path is our consciousness; consciousness of our being, consciousness of other beings, consciousness of how we are connected, consciousness of the essence of love and consciousness of the essence of oneness.
Consciousness is a condition of the human mind being aware of specific things or areas of understanding amidst a pool of things that one can call to mind. If I call your attention to a hundred dollar bill resting on a stool, you would realize that it is there, yet it had been there all along and you didn‟t notice it. I can say that, to you, it never existed until I called your attention to it. Now that you are aware of the dollar bill what will you do, would you take it and use it or leave it there on the stool? I bet you might go ahead and take it away from there before someone else does. Whoever takes that dollar bill can finally do a number of things with it that he couldn‟t do previously without it, like buying something or paying for a service. The point is: you can now do something you couldn‟t do previously because of some temporal power you just got from a hundred dollar bill. This is just an insight into having power in any form and using it. If I told you about a certain kind of African delicacy known as Tuwo-Shinkafa, you would have no idea about what it is. I might go as far as describing it and telling you how good it smells and how good it tastes but you surely probably still wouldn‟t get the picture and might forget all about it a few minutes later. But if I brought the delicacy in question, to you, you wouldn‟t know that it is Tuwo-Shinkafa until I tell you. By doing this I have called Tuwo-Shinkafa into your visual and mind consciousness. When you taste it, it has
become part of your visual, mind and taste consciousness, the same with when you smell and feel it; it has become part of you in your mind/thought, taste, smell, sensation and visual consciousnesses; that is: to an extent a big part of a collective consciousness; plenty of alternatives to call it back into your awareness. You can now identify Tuwo-Shinkafa in a number of ways with or without your eyes. You know the delicacy, first-hand and you don‟t need someone to tell you about it. If Tuwo-Shinkafa was a person, your knowing it in all those aspects, doesn‟t necessarily mean that TuwoShinkafa knows you, it doesn‟t and that leaves you with something Tuwo-Shinkafa hasn‟t got: knowledge about you and your existence. This is an insight into being powerful and what you can do with the power. I would like you to think about this: of what good would it do you if someone was out to kill you, he had all the info he needed about you, your goings and comings, your weaknesses and strong points and you have no clue who this person is, what he knows about you, what he plots against you and if he even exists? You are vulnerable, that‟s what it means! If it were the other way round, I‟m sure you would feel he is like a cockroach that would soon be squashed by you, and he living or dying lies under your will power. With these insights is there a way to actually be in control of any form of power and staying in control of it rather than being intoxicated and controlled by it? Well, of course!
Taking control: With the above „initiation‟ you can be sure to have a basic tool for taking control of say … food. If I go ahead to tell you what benefits Tuwo-Shinkafa could give to your body and how nutritious it is, you can now decide to add it to your food table. When you are able to do this with a number of other foods, you can finally regulate what goes into your stomach, what doesn‟t and when to eat what. You can say you have taken total control of food in-take and your body as well. If you react negatively to a certain food, you can decide to cut off from it or not if something else is causing a problem. You can take control of your well-being and when I mean well-being I am talking about you as a person. You are a mind, body and spirit balled up in a human being. Uncontrolled negative thoughts have a negative impact on your physical being and your health, even your actions and relations with your fellow man. A weak physical appearance might get you thinking that you will never be able to accomplish certain feats. Put all together, we have a man living at the mercy of circumstances. To be in control of yourself, know first that you operate in mind, body and spirit then understand and take note of what is involved in each level … Spirit: emotion, meditation, aerobics, self-confrontation, detachment etc. Mind: thought, reasoning, hypothesis, postulation, nutrition, conclusion etc. Body: reaction, action, exercise, nutrition, gait etc.
… that is a start! Thoughts (when the mind is focused) and physical location (body) are aspects of mankind which limits him to a definite point in his existence in the universe at a point in time. The spirit, on the other hand, is boundless. Great force, energy and power stems from love and pure and true love stems from the spirit. Let‟s examine it: Mind: you may think of showing love to someone by setting your mind to it, but could that love endure trials of the body and provocative thoughts and stay true, especially when your emotion cannot tolerate things certain people do and you‟re in low spirits and they just got you in that bad mood? Do you think you can still show love to a certain kind of people when one of their kind has already betrayed your love and trust in the past? Body: you may do works of love, in appreciation to a gesture, but will you do works of love in equal or greater capacity just for nothing, for those who constantly provoke you, make you think you‟re worthless and make you feel bad and in low spirits and do not appreciate your love and support? On the other hand, would you consider yourself able to do things out of love for someone who is always there for you as equally as you would for someone who is never there for you or never has your interest at heart? Spirit: you may always be moved to show love for all no matter what, but would that love last longer if you were either in low or high spirits, your body was weighed down and you thought your love was not appreciated? Would you still be able to stay back comfortably and watch those who
pissed you off in the past continue to suffer and you were the only one who could bale them out, but you want to hold back because you think no punishment might ever be enough to atone for all their vices? If you have ever truly been in touch with how you have ever taken critical decisions paying attention to if it was mentally oriented, ability and skill-oriented or spiritually oriented, and you want to give sincere answers to the above three aspects cited in mind, body and spirit, you will realize that options are more likely to be weighed in mind and body but not in the spirit. The spirit doesn‟t weigh options; it balances them. The mind and body may control each other but neither of them can control the spirit. The mind plays the middle man between material and immaterial realms of the human being. The body resides in man‟s physical/material realm; his emotions, thoughts and spirit reside in the immaterial realm. The mind has power over the physical using the emotions as a vehicle to the body; the mind has no power over the spiritual but connects with it using nothing but the willpower. If your body is weak you begin to think you cannot carry out specific tasks; you will also feel you can‟t do certain things; and this is usually the case if you‟re more detached from your spirit than in touch with it.
POWER SOURCES When we address power sources we should always keep in mind that it is always from one source that generates it in two natures; either it is negative or it is positive( yin/yang, good/evil, light/dark etc). the two complement each other, they have to be both present before a force or power can be called into play and be useful. For every male with their masculine and strong structure, there is always a female with their feminine and soft structure. They need each other. Every energy, force and power has a masculine aspect which is complemented with a corresponding feminine aspect. A man and his wife who have complementing characteristics are more likely to find their marriage more exciting as the years go by and have a stronger love for each other and a greater bond with each other than a couple who have almost all characteristics in common. *[This is just a thought and not a proven conclusion to any hypothesis]. The point here is that power has two sides to it. A man who is truly powerful and in control of his power, would fall into either or all of these categories: A leader who is ready to serve, and his followers are pleased and ready to serve with him. A follower who is willing to abide by laws under the good governance of his leader. One who practices what he preaches to his protégés. An eloquent man wins the attention of the audience. #Take note of the contrasts in underlined italics. The first contrasted with the second. There are two sides to the pole of an energy field, whether it is electric, magnetic or biologic, they generate power; not one without the other, but concurrently.
There is without a doubt power in the mind, there is no doubt that there is also power in the physical body but there is a great deal of it in the spirit! If you are more in touch with your spirit your body gets empowered and the task is carried out. In essence the source of great power lies in the spirit realm, but you cannot have access to even a fraction of that power if you refuse to be conscious of it. The true consciousness is in the spirit. The more conscious man is about what is, the more powerful he becomes; the more indifferent he is about what is, the more vulnerable he becomes. You will agree with me that no one wants to be vulnerable to anything, but wants to be in control of their own situation, to have power over their own circumstances, but we must remember that there are two sides to power as there are to every other thing; there is a good side and a bad side, there is negative power and there is positive power. Negative power wouldn‟t do us much good so we need to seek for positive power; that is where we should centre our energy consciousness.
Seeking Unlimited Positive Power: It is true that positive thinking, emotion and mindset resonates with positive power, circumstances, situations and energies and negative thinking, emotion and mindset resonate with negative power, circumstances, situations and energies but in most cases, it may not be enough to just think positively, and set your body into action to achieve; you have to be propelled in entirety to be in high spirits to be POWERFULLY SUCCESSFUL and stay so.
Seeking materialism, possessions and all other forms of vanity limits the individual; it is in seeking for peace and well-being that abundance, wealth and health of mankind resides. If we are not in touch in spirit there will always be chaos, because we all think differently, we all have varying physical capacities, and we all have varying emotional responses to different situations; but we all speak one language in the spirit. Most psychic healers, make us understand that before an illness manifests on the physical body, it can be spotted at the aura. Giving the afflicted a spiritual healing can cure him before it manifests physically and ways him down physically. When you are very in touch with your spirit, you are more in control of yourself in terms of identifying and resolving problems that are emotional rooted and yet to manifest physically; you can also identify what your true stand on an issue is; now how powerful a being is that? No one can call you names that can succeed in weighing you down because you know who you truly are. When you know yourself, according to the book: The Art of War, you have half victory already, and if you know yourself and you know your enemy, you have full victory. But how do you know your enemy, or better still how do you know your fellow man? It‟s simple, be conscious of him. When you choose to stay conscious about certain things, you are capable of taking control of it; you are getting powerful to it.
Take a simple problem for instance: ignoring the problem doesn‟t make it go away; acknowledge or admit you have a problem, and that is a first step but do not dwell on it. Next find out how severe it is, what led to it and what it can lead to, then find out ways to resolved it, permanently. By doing this you already have power and control over the problem. Take another example: we know we are all connected, humans, animals, plants etc., you know what your needs are as a human and it is identical to all other humans‟. You eat, I eat, you feel I feel etc whatever, it‟s the same though we have different attitudes but what can sustain me can sustain you and what can kill me can kill you. What of the other things that can happen to us and that we can do beyond the physical activities that we don‟t pay attention to? If I am conscious of that, find out how it is beneficial to me and all beings and go ahead to use it, growing more and more conscious of it, doesn‟t that give me an edge over you who are unconscious of it? It makes me more powerful and more in control than you are, doesn‟t it?
GETTING IN TOUCH WITH THE POWER I would like to use two tools concurrently for this activity, my first tool here would be a skill or better still, a talent (it doesn‟t necessarily have to be a talent you possess , be it singing, dancing, poetry, comedy, acting, arts and crafts, sports … anything), because I‟m about to try and make you discover a talent that could be lying dormant within you. Before we proceed, I want you to remember that you have to
completely believe in yourself no matter how impossible you had previously thought that that talent couldn‟t be one of yours; put your mind, body, spirit and emotion into this devotedly, and one more thing make sure it is a positive talent, if otherwise just throw this manuscript away. My second tool would be the sub-conscious mind. Let me tell you a little something about the subconscious mind, the conscious mind and the universal mind. Have you ever sleep-walked? Have you ever wondered what you were doing at a particular place after being shaken by a sudden noise? These are some works of the subconscious under the command of the conscious mind or universal mind. The subconscious takes anything the conscious gives it. For instance, do you know that when you tap someone while he is half asleep and tell him, “Hey, dude get up, someone‟s waiting for you outside,” that the sleeping person obeys helplessly and when he gets outside he keeps standing there? You were conscious and manipulating his subconscious. Try asking someone a question while they are half asleep, I bet you know they‟ll tell you the truth. The universal mind is where thoughts of everyone becomes one thought. Let‟s begin shall we?
Activity 1: Firstly: Be conscious of any talent at all, then acknowledge that talent as yours, then affirm that you have it and it had always been with you since you were born. This is intended to help you slowly burn the idea of this talent into subconscious mind.
Secondly: Try to be practical with this talent (no matter how badly your performance seems, do not be discouraged, press on; do not be a quitter) while you are conscious of it (whether you have it or not believe you have it). This is intended to make it slowly slip further into your sub-conscious mind so that it becomes part of you and when this becomes the case, you become more proficient with the talent over time both in your conscious mind and your subconscious mind. If you go ahead and meditate with it, you gain access into the universal consciousness and you tap into insights and ideas on how to improve on that talent. [Remember, geniuses didn‟t become so in a day, aside from prodigies].
This you can say is a form of staged attunement with the talent. Therefore, you being you and me being me, becomes a former status because I remain who I‟ve been with whatever abilities I had always had, but you become [‘you’ + ‘an additional talent’]. So you become more powerful than your former status with a new talent you previously didn‟t tap into. When you do this activity with other talents you wish or hope to develop, you become more powerful in relation to the number of newly developed talent. When you try meditating and allowing your mind to tap into many other possibilities you expose yourself or rather attune yourself to the possibility of becoming one of the most powerful beings in the world. Humans are capable of anything, all humans have to do is believe with their mind, body, emotion and spirit.
Activity 2 Know yourself; only then will you be at the threshold of your journey into being very powerful. When you know yourself, you begin to understand others, then have you started your journey into being very powerful. When you know yourself and understand others, you begin to appreciate mankind; when you do you appreciate what adds to man‟s well-being [air, water, trees, plants, vegetation, animals, elements and peace]. When you do, you are in the state of Love and when you are, you are already powerful. The journey into power, must take place in mind, body and spirit, unless you miss the path. The journey starts from the spirit, down to the mind, then the physical body. You can‟t see the mind or the spirit, but you can see the body. The most powerful realms of existence are the unseen, and only they have a true influence over the seen, not the other way around. Never let your mind or your body try to govern your spirit, it‟s futile and trying to do so gets you growing weaker and weaker. Examine this carefully. The mind is like, the midway, it has to be silenced for the spirit to be in animation. As long as it is unsettled the body remains detached from the spirit, and the mind reasons according to the dictates of the body. The mind should reason according to the dictates of the spirit, in order to propel the body into carrying out the most powerful and effective deeds. We have the keys to mapping the route to true power, we only need to know how to use them; when we do we find
God and when we find God we find the true power. So here is another consciousness pathway: attunement. How does one get attuned?
Attuning Literally, attuning is like trying to adjust something to be receptive to something else; more or less like balancing or harmonizing. Like the common physics experiment with a tuning-fork, when you strike it somewhere it begins to vibrate and when you place it on something else that is static, it raises the vibration of that static object and their vibrations begin to match up giving off a fine tune. Our next activity will be more like this tuning-fork experiment.
Activity 3 For this exercise you can use the speaker of your stereo or c.d. player or the voice of one who has a bass voice. Firstly Play a musical especially one that has a strong bass-line (like the Hip-Hop song „Mo Money, Mo Problems‟). Next, place your palm on top of the player or preferably on the woofer part of the speaker. Notice how your palm vibrates as the bass plays along; not just your palm but the entire arm and in most cases the entire body. Secondly Take your hand away from the player or the woofer and leave it somewhat in front of it without contact. Notice how your hand still experiences vibrations going through it and
your body, even though it‟s not as much as when your hand was in contact with it. Notice also how you feel the vibration on the chair you are seated and on the wall in the house. Thirdly Walk as far away from your house as you would not hear the song anymore and notice how the vibration stops going through your body. *when people are farther from your circle you have little power over them but when they come into your circle you have immense power over them. I‟m sure while doing this experiment your body also felt some kind of warmth and if you are not used to heavy sound you might begin to feel some strong headache. This is something not new to you, you know it ordinarily but you don‟t put much consideration into it, but when you decide to make a little deal out of it you would be able to infer an analogy from it on some other puzzles in life and get answers. This activity with the speakers is something you know subconsciously, but as I have called it to your consciousness, I‟m sure you wouldn‟t even need to put on your c.d. player to have a feel of what I‟m trying to make you achieve, you already know. [but do it anyway]. When you are in the midst of choristers when they are sing especially the bass singers you will notice how where you are seated vibrates. We send out very pronounced vibrations when we sing, talk, shout, quarrel, hum, whisper etc. we also send out vibrations when we think, dream, daydream and reason. Try something with a friend, one of you should begin to hum and then the other should join later. You will realize that there is harmony, because of a variation in voice
texture and there is a higher quality of sound and you both feel it, that when one stops it has a sudden effect on your on sound and voice; you were both attuning to each others voice when one person stopped it stopped. We already know that a cool music can be a pacifier for certain ailments while lousy music could only make your situation even worse. You should realize now that in order to attune with anything that thing has to have a higher vibration than ours and high vibrations of the best quality produce sounds that the ears cannot pick up. So our instrument for attuning to the source of great power would be none other than our minds. The minds have to be silenced to pick up this high vibration and resonate with it; you can sum this up in one word: meditation. In the above activity, we voluntarily used our mind to feel the reverberating stimulus, which is just part of what every living creature experiences everyday. We know that just as energy has a negative side and a positive side we also have voluntary and involuntary aspects and our voluntary aspect springs from our conscious minds, while a number of our involuntary aspects spring from our subconscious. So if we can attune with the conscious literally, how can we attune with the sub-conscious? One thing has always been for sure, the mind is the major tool. Let us do another practical thing: Do the previous activity again, if necessary and then take note of how your entire body resonates. Now for this next activity we will use the actions carried out by parts of the
body that we have no control over [breathing and the heartbeat]. Activity 4: Firstly Place a glass of water in front of you, make sure it is half full so you can see the level of the water when looking sideways at the glass. You may place this half-full glass of water on either a table or a stool and this should be directly in front of where you will be sitting for this activity. Secondly Sit comfortable on any stool or even a sofa, relax yourself by loosening every tension in your body, beginning from your toes to your angles then gradually up your shin and calves to your knees, then your thighs, then your hip (this place especially, as you are seated) then your upper torso, your neck and then your face.
Thirdly Place your palm on your chest where you can feel the pumping of your heart; get a feel of the tempo and note it _ note how your body vibrates and shakes with every heartbeat because this happens every second of our lives. Breathe on it real slowly and make sure you are still totally relaxed. Fourthly Now, remove your hand slowly from your chest as you still pay attention to the tempo of your heartbeat. Take your attention to your ears and attempt to hear your heartbeat as
you are seated, by now your hand is carefully placed beside you and continue to feel how your body is still shaking. Fifthly Next, point your index finger at the half-full glass of water in front of you until the tip of your finger touches it gently. You will notice that the water which used to be still will suddenly begin to shake and remain unsteady as long as your finger remains on it.
The next activity centers solely on breathing. For this we must breathe properly: when you breathe in make sure your diaphragm goes down and your tummy protrudes outwards and when you breathe out make sure your diaphragm rises and your tummy moves inside.
Activity 5 Breathe in very slowly, and as you do let your thought follow the in-flow of air (pay attention to how air flows into your nostrils, through you‟re your throat and down your tummy, all the way to the base of your spine). You must realize that some air also goes to your head as some go down your throat into your chest. Hold the breathe for a second before breathing out and as you do let your thoughts follow the out-flow of air from your body. You may use any sweet-smelling flower for this exercise, if you wish, as you breathe.
With every intake of air it feels as though your entire body, from sole to crown, tries to expand and with every outflow of air it feels as though your entire body contracts and tries to squeeze out toxins. This implies that your body needs everything fresh going into it and everything stale going out. The fruits, vegetables and food we eat should all be fresh because they go into our bodies, so also should the air we breathe. The water we drink should be clean and the juice we drink should be fresh. It‟s not only inside the body that needs refreshing but the surface as well. When it is time to pass feces, do it; when it is time to pee, do it, don‟t hold it back they need to leave your body because they are stale and toxic as the carbon-dioxide you breathe out. I won‟t forget to mention your mind; all those ideas, emotions and thoughts need to be expressed not locked inside. Anything produced inside the body has to be let out at an appointed time and anything going in isn‟t meant to stay in forever. Be dynamic , think of happy events ahead and forget the past events that weigh you down but learn from them though. [This could probably keep you younger]. For this next activity being in an airy environment would be perfect, but you don‟t have to worry if your location isn‟t airy. Knowing that air is all around us and the human skin has pores, air could probably not get in through them but waste sure comes out from them in form of sweat. Keep this in mind for this activity.
Activity 6 As you take in air, imagine that it not only goes in through your nostrils but it also goes in through every aspect of your body i.e. your hand, your feet, you arms, your sides, your back, your front, the crown of your head, everywhere. Hold it for a second, and as you breathe out imagine everything stale (be it air, water, negative emotions and thoughts, annoying past memories and everything toxic that you no longer want inside you) flowing out through your nostrils, hand, feet, arms, front, back, crown and everywhere. [doing this exercise is expected to rid you of bad energies and refresh you with clearer and rejuvenating positive energies. Anyone coming around you will feel good and also feel energized unlike a previous time when they must have been feeling irritable with no good reason when they come around you as a result of weak energies]. Energy and its forms We cannot talk about power without referring to energy and neither can we talk about consciousness without energy being involved. Power needs energy in order to be called into play and everything re-energizes. If you were a science student in your college days or high school days, you will remember that energy has different forms e.g. light, heat, chemical, sound, etc. There are other forms you may not know about such as color and thought energies. Our potential energies Heat is a form of energy we give off more than any other form and I want you to pay more attention to yours right now. Place your left hand on your right arm, right now,
what do you feel? Warmth, right? That is heat energy. When you walk into a spacious room that is completely empty, you get the true room temperature of that room, but when enough people walk into it, that there is no space for one more person to get in, just imagine the heat that is built up in about five minutes, especially if everyone is dancing; I bet you if the extra person who couldn‟t get in just places his arm from outside into the room, his arm would warm up. You can try it, if you doubt. The heat you feel around your body, and that of other people is your initial contact with the human energy field. When the body gets rid of negative energy, the heat of the energy field rises. For instance, a man who is worried-sick can sweat profusely in an air-conditioned room. When the body is filled with positive energy the energy field maintains a normal body temperature. Energy can be felt in form of either, heat, vibration, something cold, tingling sensations, pulse or magnetic repulsion; this also applies to our energy fields. It can be perceived through the eyes, the nostrils, and for some others at times through the fingertips. It can be heard in form of buzzing and any high or low frequency sounds. It can be tasted as well. Let us do one more activity for consciousness Activity 7 Scratch the back of your hand. Usually when you do this, you notice the sensation for about that moment and then it‟s gone, right? But if you pay attention when you scratch that
same spot on your backhand side, you will realize that the sensation lasts even longer than that moment (as long as one minute or more). To help with the observation: note that same spot you scratched on one hand and weigh it with the corresponding spot on the other hand that you didn‟t scratch. This can be a step into being more conscious, more loving, more aware and more in control of how you think of yourself. Now you no longer need to wonder why a faithful wife values her husband‟s attention more than she would value the jewels and trinkets he buys her. Attention is what we all yearn for. It makes us feel loved, it makes us feel power, it makes us feel important and it makes us feel significant; all the attributes a powerful man requires to be powerful. There is immense power in attention, in taking notes, in observation, in noticing, in details, in fact in consciousness.
Activity 8 Sit in front of a mirror or stand in front of a standing mirror where you can see yourself from sole to crown. Stare straight into your own eyes and take note of how you feel about yourself. Does it feel pleasant or unpleasant? Do you feel ashamed of yourself or proud of yourself? Do you feel worthless or useful? Take notes. What, about you needs fixing?(I‟m not referring to physical appearance fixing, I mean from your behavior). Write any information you get about yourself down on paper. When you succeed in being
happy with yourself and satisfied with what you get and love yourself, you have succeeded in the first phase of your journey to the true power. When you know yourself, begin to understand that whatever flaws you have, some others might have it as well and what ever virtues you have some others may have it as well and wherever you may be going wrong is where others may be going right and wherever you may be going right may be where some others may be going wrong; virtues, vices we all have them, no one‟s perfect, understand that. We need each other to journey towards perfection. Appreciate your fellow man and every living creature. Show them respect as you respect yourself. You don‟t have to be worried if people don‟t want to understand you, as long as you know and understand yourself and try your best to appreciate and overlook their flaws: you are more powerful than they because you have begun building a strong heart, a heart that won‟t be weighed down easily by negativity because there stopped being room for negativity in your heart, can‟t say the same for them since they are always about negativity which keeps pulling down their hearts. We ought to concentrate more on people‟s positive side than their negative side, this is best. When you know yourself and you know others, you will be victorious. A powerful man is a victorious man. No matter how unknown you are yet to the world, you are a powerful human being. I would like to tell you all who are fathers that you are like Superman to your children even if the whole world sees you as nothing; and I would like to tell you ladies that you are like Wonder Woman to your children even if you feel you
are nobody, your kids know they are powerful as long as you show them love and attention. And all you who are single and unmarried, you are powerful to a bunch of people who you don‟t even know if they exist. Someone out there has been drawing some inspiration from you and appreciates you a lot, even when you think you are a failure. I‟m not saying these things to make you feel good, if you haven‟t noticed things like this yet, you will sooner or later and might overhear it in a couple of people‟s discussions; you will, as long as you pay attention to yourself and your environment, remember that that is how you truly get empowered. May God, Allah, the Supreme Being be with you in all you do and bless you with the best things forever. Thank you for your time, stay strong!
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