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Originally written by LadyKalee.

UNDERSTANDING BASIC HUMAN NEEDS!


ABOUT BASIC HUMAN NEEDS

“All judgments are tragic expressions of unmet needs”. Such a profound statement and yet so true. We as human beings all have basic fundamental needs in which must be fulfilled to some degree for us to be able to function reasonably well in society, and for our well being and continued growth. These needs are physical as well as psychological. Unfortunately through our parents and society, most of us have learned to try and get our needs met through Judgments, Criticisms, Diagnosis, Interpretations and telling others all the things they are doing wrong. Which in many cases aren’t very productive because it really does not address what the actual needs are. You certainly know what it is that you don’t want, but what is it that you really need. There are many different ways for needs to be met. Needs can either be met CONSTRUCTIVELY or DESTRUCTIVELY.

MEETING NEEDS CONSTRUCTIVELY AND DESTRUCTIVELY

When needs are met constructively, it means that when something happens to fulfill a persons needs, usually other needs are fulfilled as well. Or at least, other needs are not frustrated. The constructive fulfillment of basic needs lead to continued growth of a person and the inclination to care about and help other people.

Whenever a need is not fulfilled, it leads to a feeling of frustration of the person and the needs. The destructive fulfillment of needs means that the actions to satisfy a person’s need, leads to the frustration of other needs. Or actions to fulfill a person’s needs, harm other people and frustrate the satisfaction of other people’s basic needs. When needs are persistently frustrated, people are likely to turn to destructive need fulfillment. This happens because frustrated needs make people desperate to do whatever they can to get there needs met. They lose the ability to weigh consequences and make good judgments. People will abandon their ethics, morals and values to meet their needs. It is that important.

TRAMATIC EXPERIENCES ON BASIC NEEDS

Traumatic experiences usually frustrate human needs. Most traumatic experiences frustrate the need for security. They lead people to believe the world is a dangerous and that people are dangerous. Traumatic experiences make people feel vulnerable and that they can’t protect themselves.

Traumatic experiences frustrate the need for positive identity. People feel diminished, worthless. People feel that something must be wrong with them, otherwise such a terrible thing would not have happened to them.

Traumatic experiences frustrate the need for effectiveness and control. When people are unable to protect themselves or their family, they feel less effective and less in control. They may also become aggressive and feel unable to control their behavior toward others.

Traumatic experiences frustrate the need for positive connection to other people. It leads to mistrust and disconnection from other people. It can lead people to see others as separate and hostile to one self.

Traumatic experiences frustrate the need for comprehension of reality. It destroys a persons understanding of the world and their place in the world. The world seems not normal, not a reasonable, moral, or predictable place. A person can become obsessed with asking, “WHY”

Traumatic experiences often lead to destructive satisfaction of one’s needs. Why do people fight and argue. They fight and argue when they don’t get what they want. And what you want is determined by what you think you need. People may choose aggression to make themselves feel secure, even when there is no real danger. Power and aggression are used to gain a feeling of effectiveness and control. Control is so important in some traumatized people they feel they have to be alert at all times and exercise control even when it is not needed.

Part of healing from the trauma involves finding constructive ways to satisfy our basic human needs. The key is being able to identify what the needs actually are. Also once you have identified what your needs are, looking at the destructive ways you are getting them met, And then finding constructive ways to meet them. Now we will take a look at many of the basic human needs.

SECTION 1

DEFINING BASIC HUMAN NEEDS

The human body is a complex creation that science and medicine still doesn’t fully understand. There are four relationships in life.

Physical Needs – Purpose and Joy
Social Needs – Love and Recognition
Mental Needs – Hope
Spiritual Needs – Peace and Faith


The first is our physical relationship with our environment and basic needs of the human body. The second is the social relationship with other human beings and the needs of the heart. The third is our relationship with ourselves and the needs of the mind. And the fourth is our relationship with God and the unseen spirit world, the needs of the soul. Each of these relationships is very important to our health and happiness. Which means that all needs of these four relationships must be satisfied. Looking at the person as a whole and no part can go unattended if true health and happiness are to be achieved.

PHYSICAL NEEDS

Our body is the house we live in while on earth. It will grow and it will die.
Then we will move out of our physical body to a different kind of existence. It’s a temporary house where we live for only a short period of time. Thus the reason our earthly bodies are the least important part of our make up. Physical survival needs such as food, water, air, clothing, sex, health, income and shelter are well understood and much of our time is devoted to these survival needs. But there is another physical need just as urgent and important but less recognized. It is the need for Self Fulfillment, which can be defined with the words Purpose and Joy. It is most important for every person to find the true purpose for their life and experience the joy when they fulfill that purpose. This basic human need satisfies our physical existence. This answers the questions “Why am I here and what is my purpose in life”. A person needs a reason to get out of bed in the morning, a purpose in life, something meaningful and constructive. When that purpose is not defined we become frustrated, depressed or despondent. The symptoms in which are revealed in our behavior. Although home, family and career are important priorities. They cannot satisfy the full purpose of our existence. Once our life’s purpose is recognized and fulfilled, and then all the other priorities will fall into place. Until then, life is unsettled, dissatisfying and incomplete. Fulfilling the true purpose for which we were born is the single, most urgent propriety to our personal happiness.

NEEDS OF THE HUMAN HEART

The “Heart” most people are familiar with is the organ that pumps blood through our bodies. The heart is also the center of our emotions and feelings towards others. It is from our hearts in which we relate to other human beings. And this is what identifies the “Social” part of our make up. Just like the physical part of our make up which has certain needs that must be fulfilled, the social needs are crying out to be satisfied as well. The needs of the heart can be summarized in two words Love and Recognition. The number one fear of all people is rejection. And the number one need of all people is Acceptance. Simply stated, every person needs to feel loved, recognized and accepted as a worthwhile human being for this need to be fulfilled.

NEEDS OF THE HUMAN MIND

The human mind is a very private place, the most private in our human experience. It is the place where no other person can go and is a very powerful part of our human makeup. The mind is where we carry our relationships with ourselves. Just as the body and heart have certain needs that must be satisfied, the mind also has needs that are critical to a healthy thought process. Those needs can be summarized as one word Hope. When a person has hope, life is good. And when hope is taken away, life can be very difficult. The mind is capable of good and evil thoughts that can be constructive or destructive to our entire future. It is like a battlefield where fight most of life’s battles. A person with hope will show it through energetic, positive, successful pursuits, but without hope our ambitions become dead in the water. Hope depends on the belief that everything is going to be OK. It must look beyond the current circumstance with expectation and confidence, Even when the current circumstance is threatening and challenging… Hope doesn’t require proof, it requires trust. And Hope can only be as strong as the amount of trust we have.

NEEDS OF THE HUMAN SOUL

The soul is the most valuable part of our human existence. It is the spiritual part of us that will live forever, long after our physical bodies have returned to earth. Like the other parts of our makeup, which have certain needs that need to be satisfied, the soul has those needs as well. These needs can be summarized in two words Peace and Faith. Both of which are essential for spiritual health and happiness. Human beings were created to believe in the existence of a Higher Power, and to trust in the Higher Power explicitly. This pure and simple belief, trusting in the Higher Power creates an inner peace as nothing else can.

MASLOW’S HIERARCHY OF NEEDS

Another version of our basic human needs was created by Psychologist Abraham Maslow. He grouped various motivating needs into five categories.

PHYSICAL NEEDS:

There are certain physical needs that apply to our biological bodies. Such as Income, health, shelter, food, air, water, sex and sleep. We spend much of our lives fulfilling these needs as for our bodies are the vessels which house our souls. Without these needs being met, we would not survive physically. Physical safety is an essential need.



SECURITY NEEDS:

Safety and security is the most basic of psychological needs. It is the belief that we are safe from physical as well as psychological harm. We need to feel that we can protect ourselves as well as our love ones from danger, attack, etc. Continued employment and a healthy environment is another part of security.

SOCIAL NEEDS:

We need to have a positive connection and esteem for others. We need to feel acceptance, love and a sense of belonging. This means having close relationships with individuals and groups, intimate friendships, family ties, and relationships to the community. Recreation and entertainment are part of our social needs as well. We need to have comprehension of reality. We need to understand people and the world (what they are, how they operate, why people do what they do, why things happen the way they do). It is the basis for understanding our place in the scheme of things. Our comprehension of reality helps us create meaning in our lives. It can help us fit into the world and can help us to have a vision of how we want to live life, our values and morals.

SELF-WORTH:

Another basic human need is for a positive identity and self-esteem. This need requires us to develop and maintain a positive image of ourselves. A positive identity requires self-awareness and acceptance of ourselves, including our limitations. Our independence or autonomy and self-trust are also a major part of this. Having the ability to make one’s own decisions and choices as well as being not only connected, but separate. It means trusting ones own judgment and perceptions and having the desire to achieve.

SELF-REALIZATION:

This need includes personal growth, higher education, the drive to realize and utilize one’s potential capabilities, the desire to contribute to the betterment of mankind. This also includes our spirituality including transcendence of the self. This becomes increasingly more important as we get older. We as human beings have the need to grow and expand out horizons.

SECTION 2

ANTHONY ROBBINS; THE SIX BASIC HUMAN NEEDS

Motivational speaker Anthony Robbins has another version of our basic needs. He has them divided into six different categories. Everything we experience in life is driven by our emotional needs. There are four different classes of experiences in which we experience on a regular basis.

Something that feels good, and it is good for you and others, and   serves the greater good. These are the peak experiences in life. This  is also the experience when all our needs are being met at once.

Something that does not feel good, but is good for you and others, and serves the greater good. These experiences are the secret to a joyous and fulfilling life.
 
Something that feels good, but is not good for you and others, and does not stand for the greater good. These are the experiences that we do everyday in our lives that prevents us from moving forward.

Something that does not feel good, and is not good for you and others, and does not stand for the greater good. These are the experiences that come from fear and old habits.

No matter where you live in the world our basic human needs are the same. Some may have different priorities depending on where you live. Getting your needs met can be very difficult at times. The key once again is being able to identify what your needs are. As Mr. Robbins points out is that our needs are constantly in conflict. They create a Paradox. A Paradox is when two things appear to be in conflict but are actually complimentary. And this can be very confusing at times. But understanding how these needs are in constant conflict can help you understand why you do the things that you do. The first need is.

THE NEED FOR CERTAINTY/COMFORT

We need to feel certain that we can feel comfortable. The most fundamental need is that we can avoid pain and gain pleasure. This our basic survival need. For most people certainty equals survival, it’s that important to our lives. If you want to have certainty, you need to make sure that you have quality information and that you apply your faith. When you are feeling really uncertain in your life, you reach for something that you can predict that will be certain. There are many different ways in which to meet these needs, negative ways and positive ways. Negative ways are very seductive. They are the experiences that feel good, but are not good for you. These are the class three experiences. What do most people do when they need certainty, they reach for food, anything that will give them certainty that they are familiar. Things that they feel will give them control. They can control other people. Avoid a large challenge by doing something small that they can control, like choosing to clean your car instead of paying all the overwhelming bills. Some people try to achieve it creating consistency. Creating a set routine. Those don’t seem to be very productive as to the world and everyday life is changing to rapidly. Some people create a negative identity for themselves. Some positive ways are to create a positive identity for yourself and having complete faith in the circumstances. Most people try to meet these needs by creating an artificial vehicle such as money and relationships. They think if they have enough money or the perfect relationship then they will be happy. So what happens when you become totally certain, well you are confident for one, you lose your edge, you don’t grow as a person. When you totally satiate a need you become unhappy. So when you become totally certain you become BORED! And this brings us to the second basic human need.

THE NEED FOR UNCERTAINTY/VARIETY/SURPRISE

The second need is in direct conflict with the first one. This is the paradox. Every human being has the need for uncertainty. You don’t just want it, you don’t just desire it, you might try and avoid it, but you absolutely need it. Other ways to describe this need is diversity, challenge, surprise, unpredictable and difference. And from this need is where all the excitement in life comes from. Lets look at relationships for example. At first in the relationship you are uncertain as to what it will bring. And your certain about the uncertainty. Meeting both of the needs. After awhile you can totally predict what the other person will say of do. Then total certainty is achieved. So what happens when you are totally certain, you become bored. Then you start looking for ways to create uncertainty. Some negative ways in which these needs can be met are that you can start working more, decide that you are with the wrong person because your bored, you can start cheating, you can start arguments. All of these ways can create variety and uncertainty. Other negative ways are to indulge in drugs or alcohol. All of these negative ways as well as others are very seductive. Because they feel good when your doing them, but it creates more pain for you and others. The class three experiences. Some positive ways to meet these needs in relationships could be that you travel, start new and interesting conversations, create variety in your sex life. So no matter who you are, or what you do, or who you are with, there is always variety in a positive way, if you are willing to look for it. So when your totally certain, you are bored, and when your totally uncertain your freaked out. Hopefully now you can start to see how these needs are in constant conflict. The paradox, two things that appear to be in conflict but are actually complimentary. A delicate balance must be achieved to have these needs met together. Which brings us to the third human need.

THE NEED FOR SIGNIFICANCE


        Other ways to describe this is to be needed, to feel importance, to have purpose, unique and different. This is the emotional need that drives all human beings. Keep this in mind, whatever human beings do they have a reason. And whatever they do they believe that either consciously or subconsciously, it’s going to meet one of their needs. Even if it hurts other needs, it’s going to meet one of their needs. If we can learn to recognize what drives us, then we can find positive ways to get the most out of our needs, and not just getting that temporary relief as from the class 3 experiences. The most important way that women feel significant is they need to be needed, and for men the most important way is to feel important. They both have these needs. The importance just varies from men and women. Some negative ways to meet the need for significance is to tear everyone else down, violence is a way to gain instant significance, create a negative identity, illness. Some positive ways are learning, knowing the answers, a different and unique style, eccentric, family, children and money. Remember, if something works in your life to fulfill a need, whether it is a positive or negative way, especially on the subconscious level, you will do it over and over again. So what happens when you feel totally significant, well in order to feel totally significant you have to be different. And this violates the fourth basic human need, which is

THE NEED FOR CONNECTION/LOVE

This is what we all really want and need. It is what the human soul yearns for. So when you are totally significant, different and unique. This separates us from other people as well as the connection with people. Once again you see the constant conflict that these two needs have. We want so badly to feel significant, unique, and when we get that we wonder why we don’t feel fulfilled. It’s because we don’t feel that same level of love and connection. Some negative ways to feel connection are sympathy, getting sick or injured, violence, crime, and joining a gang. Some positive ways to feel connections are join a club, organizations, family, friends, relationships, sexuality, spirituality, pets, nature, self sacrifice, teams and appreciating beauty and art. So lets look and the relationship example again. You meet this special person, everything is great, you are really excited, this person notices you, they really love you, and you feel really significant. Then the relationship progresses, and we tend to start feeling less significant. This person still loves us, but they just don’t give us the same level of attention as before, and not enough for us to be fulfilled. So we start to look for ways to make us feel significant again. Keep this in mind, when you demand significance, you rarely get it. So you have this relationship and it’s so wonderful, you feel so connected, you have this total connection, it feels like we’re one soul, and then all the sudden someone says “But who am I”. If I am you, and you are I, then who am I. I don’t have my own identity. So then you go out and try to create your own identity and then sure enough, the next thing you know, you are alone again. But now I don’t feel that connection. You see the paradox. This is why we see the same problems over and over again. They just have different strategies to meet these needs, but the same problems. People just don’t understand how these needs are constantly in conflict. People try and meet their needs, and usually meet them very weakly. On a ten scale they are a two, three, or four. They are not satisfied enough to be really happy, and yet they’re not dissatisfied enough to change. Isn’t that a scary place to be. You can meet these first four needs and still not be totally fulfilled, cause you also have to meet the next two needs as well. The first four needs are our basic fundamental needs. The last two are our  essential and primary needs that must be met for us to be totally fulfilled as a person, and the way you approach the first four needs determines how fulfilled you will be with the last two. The next need is

THE NEED TO GROW

It is essential for us to grow as humans. Everything in life is either growing or dying. There is nothing in between. We all must serve a purpose. We can’t be happy or fulfilled unless we are constantly growing. Next is

THE NEED TO CONTRIBUTE

We all have the need to go beyond ourselves. We all know how good it feels to do something that we don’t have to do, and we do it anyway, not expecting anything in return. It’s a feeling like no other. We as humans all have the need to contribute to the greater well being of people and our society. Everything must serve a higher purpose or the greater good of it will not last, including you.

So what have we learned so far.

People will violate their beliefs, values, and morals to meet their needs
When you find something that is fulfilling, you are driven to do it, and you will do it over and over again whether it is positive or negative.
You’ve got to be aware of what the needs are and what is driving them, especially the negative ways so that you can find productive ways to meet them
When some one is at peak performance they believe that all six needs are being met at once.
These six needs must be met with all people and interactions in order for us to feel fulfilled.
Negative ways of fulfilling needs can be very seductive as they feel good at the time, but does not serve our greater good.
The secret to a happy and fulfilling life is to avoid class three and four experiences and to convert class two experiences into class one
You can meet these first four needs in destructive ways and feel a little fulfilled, just enough that you are really not happy, but not dissatisfied enough to change, and you will not be fulfilled and happy, cause you will not grow and contribute.

SECTION 3

A MORE IN DEPTH LOOK AT HUMAN NEEDS

Each of us has the same human needs, but the priority and importance of the needs varies from person to person. When a people do not get their needs met, they can become frustrated, and turn to negative strategies to meet their needs. We shall now take a look at different needs and how they manifest in peoples lives both positive and negative ways.

SECURITY

Security is the need to feel safe, to feel assured that they know what is going to happen, to know ahead of time what the plans are. What constitutes security is different for different people. Examples of how security manifests in peoples lives are

Having lots of money in the bank
Having a planned savings/retirement program
Having a secured job
Having a house, home and family
Having a dependable car
Paying off a mortgage/no debts
Having personal and family health
Having life and health insurance to protect their family
Having personal faith in god
Carrying a gun
Living in a gated community
Living near family and friends
Relationships

Positive aspects: When meeting the need for security in a positive way it tends to make you feel safe, balanced, grounded, connected, safe, secure, and trusting that things will be ok in life.

Negative aspects: Meeting the need in a negative way tends to make you overly cautious, fearful, paralyzed, indecisive, frozen in place, unable to function due to insecurity, retaliation against someone who they believe destroys their sense of Security.

People who have the need for security will be more deeply affected by sudden changes, unforeseen events, real or perceived threats to their jobs, their livelihood, of their sense of self. Their fear will keep them from functioning in times of crisis or potentially cause them to react strongly to someone that  they feel is threatening their sense of security. People with the need for security are more likely to work for some one else than entrepreneurial endeavors. People who have a low security need will tend to welcome changes and new situations.

ADVENTURE

Adventure is the need for an adrenaline rush, to have new experiences, to travel, to have BIG experiences, to have drama in their life, to have a sense of anticipation about upcoming events. Some examples are

Planning new trips (even if they are not taken)
Extreme sports
Starting a new company
Moving frequently
Changing jobs frequently
Changing partners or spouse
Buying a new car every year
Being an entrepreneur
Conquering something
Experimenting with new techniques and materials
Being the first to do something or try something
Loving the challenge of solving problems
Race car driver

Positive aspects: Meeting the need in a positive way gives you a Sense of higher self-confidence, independence, risk-taking, optimism, excitement, enthusiasm for living.

Negative aspects: Meeting the need in negative way can give you a reckless regard for life and limb, irresponsibility, cutting themselves off from people (hermit), judgmental of others who are less adventurous, creating crisis or drama inappropriately.

People with the need for adventure will lead the pack to find new things to do, new places to visit, new markets to open, new ways of doing things. They make excellent sales people. If things get to boring, they will find a way a liven them up, either in a positive way by initiation a new way or in a negative way by going off on their own, taking great risks or by criticizing others who can’t see that the new adventure is wonderful.

There is a conflict between people who have the need for security and adventure that creates a lot of havoc. Some people have both security and adventure as their main needs. This creates a challenging situation in which it seems to be contradictory. To handle it appropriately, one might enjoy traveling to new places, (adventure) yet will carefully plan out the trip, (security), satisfying both needs in a positive way. Of they might find themselves constantly in conflict between the two. If they realize they are responsible for meeting their own needs, the conflict can be managed in a positive way.

FREEDOM

Freedom is the need for independence and spontaneity. It is also the need to have choices and to feel in control of making those choices. Many people might have the need for freedom that goes along with adventure. People with the need for freedom will tend to partake in more adventurous venues. Freedom does not care for plans of heavy structure. Some examples are

Having choices and making their own choices
Feeling free to move around without restrictions
Feeling free to make choices on their job
Making choices about relationships
Choosing where they live
Refusing to obey rules that were created by others
Advocating freedom as a basic human right
Keeping their options open, not making decisions
Re-arranging their home or office
Unique way of dressing, hair style, appearance
Feeling free to be themselves not matter what the situation
Searching for their own answers, rather than others opinions
Refusing to make a commitment
Emotionally unavailable

Positive aspects: Meeting the need in a positive way will tend to give you the feeling of independence, self confidence, high self esteem, teaching others, clarity

Negative aspects: Meeting the needs in a negative way can lead to relationship avoidance, fear of commitment, separation and distancing from others, inability to understand others and be understood, manipulative (imposing on people’s freedom), martyrdom (feeling stuck, trapped, or sorry for your self)

People with the need for freedom may resist any and all attempts to impose new rules on them. They need to be in an environment where independent thinking and spontaneity can be rewarded. They make good teachers of people who are expected to exercise independent judgment. If your around people with the need for freedom you will get along best with them if you recognize and respect their need to make choices for themselves. If you have the need for freedom must recognize that need in yourself, and not put yourself in situations that are very rule oriented, rather you must look for situations where your freedom can be exercised appropriately.

EXCHANGE

Exchange is the need to trade information and knowledge with others, not just to mingle of socialize, but to deliver and receive something of value. That something of value may be information, conversation, energy, friendship, services, money, gifts, love justice, shared experiences, People with the need for exchange are concerned about the flow of energy in all types of relationships. They like to see things moving in some way that expresses balanced equality, integrity, and equal exchange. Some examples are.

Participating with others in all types of discussions
Staying in touch with friends, family (phone calls, letters, e-mails, in-person visits, gifts, etc)
Feeling like a team with co-workers
Working with others who have a common goal
Participating in clubs, teams, committees
Seeing justice done
Feeling a sense of integrity and trust with others
Sharing and receiving information
Studying situations relating to ethics, integrity and justice
Sharing a deep relationship with another person where they feel able to communicate and interact freely and easily
Building and maintaining an active network of contacts

Positive aspects: Meeting the need for exchange in a positive way can be a good role model for relationships, maintaining an equal balance in a relationship. Keeping things moving (knowledge, information, communication, energy). Promoting equality in interactions, contracts, ethics, integrity, balance

Negative aspects: Negative meeting of the needs can lead to keeping secrets, lying, withholding communications, gossip, criticism, cynicism, general negativity, stinginess, not participation with others in an equal or balanced way, unethical behavior

People with the need for exchange get along well with others who have a common goal. If they can’t find a common interest they tend to write off that person and it’s challenging for them to continue any further interaction with that person. People with the need for exchange need to feel they are giving and receiving something of value for other people. They will be very frustrated with unethical behavior or learning that something has been withheld from them.

POWER

People with need for power need to be in a position of authority and responsibility. They need to explore power, leadership and accomplishment. They tend to be good organizers and accept responsibility, setting an example of leadership. Some examples are

Managing a company
Becoming a leader of an organization or professional group
Organizing events trips projects
Achieving success
Helping others feel empowered
Being a well know speaker
Writing a book on leadership
Being responsible for things, projects, events, situations
Being recognized as a leader
Teaching others about leadership and responsibility
Taking command of a military unit
Taking charge in an emergency or crisis

Positive aspects: Meeting the need for power in a positive way and leave you with self-empowerment, positive leader role model, sense of accomplishment, success, feeling of being organized and responsible

Negative aspects: Meeting the need in a negative way will tend to show abuse of power, dictatorship, inappropriate control, anger, manipulation, violence against other people
People with the need for power will gravitate to situations that allow them to exercise their leadership skills and responsibility. This may be on a grand scale or on a smaller level. When they cannot exercise their need for power, they may become manipulative through coercive power, threats or over-control. A person with the need of power may exercise it in the work place, find outlets in a community setting, or in a teaching others about the use of appropriate power. These people may be noticed when they walk into a room because they carry a strong sense of leadership. These are good folks to put in charge when something needs to get done. They are happiest when they feel powerful. They are unhappiest when something prevents them from exercising power in some way of they feel a sense of personal failure.

EXPANSION

Expansion is the need to build something, to add onto, to create an empire, to expand horizons, to go where no man has gone before, to grow as a person. Some examples are

Building a company
Building a personal and political empire
Personal fortune
Expanding a collection (art, rare books, etc)
Building new buildings, roads, cities, communities
Discovering new ways of doing things
Expanding boundaries of science, art, medicine, music or nature
Learning new physical and spiritual things
Seeing the bigger picture
Exploring uninhibited lands or regions
Becoming a minister and preaching about spiritual connection
Creating new breeds of animals of plants
Discovering ones self

Positive aspects: Getting this need met in a positive way brings on growth and expansion within yourself and you mind, recognizing the value of others, recognizing the value of art, science, nature, physical and spiritual laws, recognizing a connection with great spiritual leaders (Christ, Buddha, the higher self), working with the study of intuition and psychic interests, understanding how the universe works and how they fit into it, understanding themselves and others.

Negative aspects: Meeting this need in a negative way can bring about indiscriminate growth (cancer, huge weight gains, hoarding things, large collection of odd things), confusion, loss abandonment, betrayal, loss, suicide, atheism, evil, sin, spiritual separation
People with the need for expansion will constantly be trying to expand their knowledge and the boundaries of that knowledge. This is good if they can focus they’re energy on assisting the growth of a company, or as in their own personal expansion and growth. If they’re need for expansion is thwarted, they may have the tendency to take from others to fulfill that need and turn to inappropriate and harmful ways as well.

ACCEPTANCE

Acceptance is the need to accept yourself and be accepted by others. This includes a feeling of belonging. People with need for acceptance are usually very easy going and pleasant to have in a group. Some examples are

Being accepted by neighbors
Being accepted in a club of group
Feeling a sense of acceptance by co-workers
Working with people who need extra attention
Feeling loved
Doing things that make others feel good
Being nice regardless of the person of situation
Being tolerant of self and others
Accepting whatever comes up in life
Being accepted as a valuable member of a family group

Positive aspects: Meeting this need in a positive way can bring about understanding and participating in love and loving situations, romance, bondedness, sense of family or tribe, self-esteem, self-forgiveness, forgiveness of others, humanitarian ways.

Negative aspects: Meeting this need in a negative way can leave you feeling rejected, jealous, prejudice, guilty, shameful, hate, group prejudice and fear of different classes of people.

People who have the need for acceptance are a valuable addition to any group. They will often be a stabilizing presence and help others tolerate each other a little better. They may go along with whatever proposals are made to avoid conflict in a group. It’s very hard for them to express any different opinion because of their fear of being rejected. They need to feel accepted as well as accepting others. They can be seen as a doormat with no opinion of their own or their time may be abused since they will rarely criticize others or say no. When rejected by others it causes them more severe pain because of their high need for acceptance.

COMMUNITY
People with a need for community like having people around. They are highly social and will express their enjoyment of gatherings. These are the best folks to put in charge of parties or company gatherings. They will seek out people and have large number of relationships. The need for community is different from the need for exchange in that community does not require exchange of any kind. Some examples are

Throwing parties for the slightest reasons
Being the center of the office network
Participating in classes, groups, clubs
Going to a mall or a concert just to be around people
Being the cook for a large family gathering
Hosting family gatherings, groups or friends
Opening their home to people from out of town
Running for public office
Gathering signatures for a petition
Creating a learning center
Being a part of a campaign

Positive aspects: Meeting this need in a positive way makes you highly social, the ability to have and relate to children, grandchildren, distant relatives, the need for family, bonding at a higher level, responsible citizen, sense of ones own importance and dignity in relation to the rest of humanity

Negative aspects: Meeting this need in a negative way brings about neediness, clinging, dependence, irresponsibility, criminal behavior, short term thinking.

People with the need for community will be with people every chance they can get. They may be the center of a gathering or on the sidelines. These are people that do not respond well when they are isolated or working the midnight shift. Because socializing is such an innate talent with them, others may feel jealous and not understand the high need to be with other people. Not every one has an inherent need (or even tolerance) for very high social contact. The less social folks may want to tag along occasionally, letting those with community gather the crowds.

EXPRESSION

Expression is the need to be artistic, to be seen, to be heard, to be felt. It is the need to express oneself through words, speech, actions, dress, art and self-creations of all type. Some examples are

Creating websites, writing newspapers, creating graphic art
Writing books, articles, poems
Reading poetry at a coffee house
Public speaking about something close to you
Creating art in all forms
Teaching creative thinking classes
Coaching children in creative arts
Dancing in all forms
Acting in movies, plays, and local theaters

Positive aspects: Meeting this need in a positive way can show in individual creativity, showing balance, getting in touch with ones own creativity, being a living expression of “ Who am I”

Negative aspects: Meeting this need in a negative way can lead to invasion of other people’s space (too much self-expression), self-centered, temperamental, blind to other’s value, lying, creating or expressing a false image.

People with the need for expression will be happiest when they are free to express their inherent creativity. If a person with this need is rigidly controlled or monitored, this could lead to this person inability to function.

SUMMARY OF HUMAN NEEDS

A human being is a complex creation of body, heart, mind and soul. Our total health is dependent on meeting each of our needs, and as long as we can find constructive ways to meet our needs we shall continue to grow as human beings. To avoid fulfilling one of our needs will have an adverse effect on our total health and happiness as well as others in which we are involved. No human need can go unsatisfied without suffering the consequences. Thus the pursuit of all human beings is to recognize and satisfy the true needs of human life so that our relationships in our life will be healthy and gratifying. This involves the true meaning and purpose in life, hope that is will all turn out OK, finding love and acceptance, and placing our faith in a higher power who is capable of bringing total inner peace to the uproar of life on earth. Remember that healing of trauma and victimization involves finding constructive ways of satisfying our basic human needs. Talking to others about what your needs are, how they affect your life and how they affect your interaction is a valuable exercise to gain more understanding about yourself. Remember,give that what you wish to receive, and you wont have to worry about receiving.


Much of the information was repeated several times on purpose. The more times we hear what our needs actually are, the more likely we are to be able to identify what drives us to do the things that we do. Good luck!

SECTION 4

EXERCISES

Now comes the fun part. Putting what you’ve just learned into action. It’s time to start identifying what drives you to do the things that you do. Looking at the positive ways and the negative ways in which you are meeting your needs.

1) From section two, the Anthony Robbins version of basic human needs. Think
    of something that you do that makes you really happy. Write down all the six  
    basic human needs,( certainty, uncertainty, significance, connection, growth
    and contribute), and underneath the words draw a box, and with the zero to  
    ten scale, ten being the most fulfilled, write in the boxes underneath the
    words, the amount of the level of fulfillment for each of the needs.

2) Now think of something that you don’t like to do, but is necessary in your life
    for you to do, and do the same as above. This would be a class two
    experience. Find out the level of fulfillment you feel with this task.

3) Think of something in your life or a need in your life that you satisfy
    destructively. Design a strategy to satisfy this need in a constructively way.

4) From section 4, read through the list of needs, determine which of these are
    the highest priority in your life and which are the lowest. Rank each one of
    the needs from one to nine, One being the highest priority. Group the needs
    in groups of three’s, (three highest, three middle, three lowest)

For each one of the top three needs, think about how your life has
Been driven to satisfy those needs in a positive ways
Now think about how those needs have been met in destructive ways
Ask yourself this question, “What is happening in your life today that satisfies your highest needs.
Are your strongest needs not being satisfied in constructive ways, if not, what changes can be made to meet your needs in a constructive way
Think about people that are closest to you, what are their highest needs and how do they rank. How do they meet their needs either positively or negatively

BONUS EXERCISE

To get the most out of this exercise, if you are not ready to do this one, please don’t read through it, it takes the shock, reality and surprise out of it. Take out a piece of paper, write every thing you want in person or significant other, I mean everything, even down to the most-tiny detail. ( hair color, integrity, kind of shoes, eyes, honesty, favorite color) I mean every little thing. You should end up with a list of about 30 – 50 items on your list.

Next. I repeat, if you are not ready to for this exercise, turn back now before its to late. Take the list that you have, and mark through all the things that are not that important, and you could probably live without.

Next. Again. Please turn back if your not actually doing this exercise. Now go back to the list. And mark through everything that you can live without. Leave only the items that you absolutely must have to have a happy relationship.

So what is this all about. These last few remaining items that you absolutely must have in your life for a happy relationship. In order to have these things, you must be those things yourself. No exceptions or variances.

Be Good To Yourselves :elephant:

Courtesy of my friend Linn ;}

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Originally written by Syko Dragon.

[indent]NOTE: I wrote this in 2002, so some of the concepts and/or ideas are outdated in concept and explanation in some places.  I have not refined this nor have I finished the Follow-up (still no laptop from my cousin).  Enjoy Anyways!![/indent]


Training Three Introduction


[indent]Purpose:  This article is meant to give some insights into understanding how certain things work.  I believe that in order to perform certain exercises, especially those concerning Energy, one should understand a little bit about Energy first.  This is not a guide on how to do some of the exercises mentioned (that will be added later) but a kind of introduction to Energy.  I do not preach this as Absolute Truth because I do not have the Absolute Truth.  This article is only reflecting what I have found to see true given certain occurrences.  Enjoy![/indent]


Introduction

Why is it that there are 3 “levels” of practically everything in simplest forms?  This includes clothing sizes (small, medium, large), atoms (electron, neutron, proton; negative, neutral, positive), height references (low, middle, high; below, level, above), agreements (yes, maybe/both, no), speed (slow, steady/same speed, fast), gender (female, hermaphrodite, male), temperature (cold, warm, hot), difficulty (easy, moderate, hard), rank (beginner, intermediate, advanced), eating meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), etc.  Is it because we are in the “3rd Dimension?”  Our world has complicated things with various “levels” within “levels” and/or variations/classifications of levels.  So how is this relevant to anything?

There have been so many explanations of life and how things are that it can be extremely difficult to decipher which one is actually true.  Many of these philosophies and beliefs have had extensive research done on them while others have only had authoritative figures that have discovered the “truths” of the philosophy, with levels that some, if any and supposedly, practitioners have attained and/or maybe surpassed in their later years.  So how is it possible to have multiple “truths” that can seem to contradict each other, yet have seemingly valid truths with people who can/have supposedly proved their existence?

Perhaps there is something that is missing that connects them all.  Science has supposedly shown that our Universe is composed of 2 things: Matter and Energy.  That makes 2 levels, but we live in a 3 dimensional world.  So is there a 3rd piece to this puzzle?  Perhaps something that science cannot detect yet?  I believe there is and believe that our answers lie in a certain belief: the existence of a Soul.  What exactly is a soul?  I believe a soul cannot be explained quite yet, as is what God “truly” is.  However, people, with our limited language, have made attempts to explain them.  Perhaps the soul cannot be “measured” by science because it can only be accessed “through” energy (only a suggested explanation).  I believe the best way to describe this is in examples that lie in the explanation of what the “mind” is to help elaborate the 3 levels of our existence.

You will hear arguments trying to explain the “mind” as one thing and not another or a combinations of things.  Yet, they will most likely be explained in 3 main ways: (1) A piece of matter inside of the skull called the brain; (2) the electrical impulses that are sent through the body to control our bodily functions/movements; and (3) the unknown presence that is aware of itself as an individual and “really” perceives (exclude the eyes for a moment…explained next).

The first level would be the Level of the Physical, which is the actual matter that is commonly referred to as the “brain.”  The second level would be the Level of the Energy, or what I sometimes like to call the Level of the Spiritual (explained later), which is the level where electrical impulses that surge through the matter to establish bodily functions/movements.  The third would be the Level of the Soul, which cannot be explained but is commonly referred to as the “Individual that perceives” (this is generally misinterpreted as perception by the eyes since we have become conditioned to perceive our environment mainly through our eyes).

Each one of these levels is connected to another.  For example, the physical is controlled through the energy that is controlled through the soul.  Also, the existence of a soul being a 3rd level stays consistent with many known philosophies and beliefs, such as God, Karma, Chi, ESP, Chakras, Enlightenment, Reincarnation, and even Vampires, which I’ll explain later (beliefs that often contradict each other because of their methods, explanations, etc).  These philosophies and beliefs can seem very contradicting to each other, mainly, in my belief, because the explanations have been limited, misinterpreted, and/or taken in a literal sense when the intention was/is meant to be metaphorical or in parables.  They will be touched upon a little throughout and at the end of this article.

The following section will deal with how I believe these levels are relevant to the applications of Energy, since Energy seems to be the main focus of some practitioners for physical applications and a way of Life and seems to be the medium between the 2 other levels.  I will also add in some things I see that pertain to each level that I believe is related.

Training Three Part 1


[indent]Purpose:[/i] This article is meant to give some insights into understanding how certain things work.  I believe that in order to perform certain exercises, especially those concerning Energy, one should understand a little bit about Energy first.  This is not a guide on how to do some of the exercises mentioned (that will be added later) but a kind of introduction to Energy.  I do not preach this as Absolute Truth because I do not have the Absolute Truth.  This article is only reflecting what I have found to see true given certain occurrences.  Enjoy![/indent]


Level of the Physical

The Level of the Physical has been studied extensively for as long as history has been written and longer.  Therefore, I will not dwell too long on this section in a physiological sense, if at all, because information about physiology can be easily accessed practically everywhere and anywhere (primarily because it is the physical body that we have most associated with through the age of humanity).  However, since many people are mainly concerned with their own physical body applications of energy, I will constantly return to the human body for examples, concentrating on its relation to energy.

The Level of the Physical does not just encompass the human body but also all things made of matter (the “physical” world).  The physical constructs that are solid, liquid, or gas (there’s those 3 levels again) make up this level.  The physical, in terms of energy, is only one vehicle for which energy is conveyed, manipulated, stored, directed, etc.  The other would be space (as far as I know), in which energy can move about freely, although space can be argued that it is partly, if not totally,  physical (with physical characteristics such as bending or curving, folding, containing “holes,” etc).



There are 3 basic ways that matter can flow with energy: (1) on the outside of matter or around it, (2) contained inside of matter, and (3) moving through matter itself.  These can commonly be termed as Guided Energy, Contained or Pressurized Energy, and Charged Energy respectively.  There are combinations, but I’ll try to be brief about them.


Guided Energy
Guided energy is like a river.  The water of the river represents energy while the rocky bottom represents the matter in which it flows around.  The river will sometimes mold the physical, but mainly contours to the objects in its way, especially the compacted objects.  Guided Energy is usually the “negative” or “yielding” of the three, while the matter is the “positive” or “guiding.”

The concept of Iron Body (that of both Energy and of Impact training…it is just a concentrated, conscious effort with that of Energy), however, uses some guided energy to protect one’s body from blows.  Tension is only one key point to guided energy, but is not necessary, because energy can contour matter.

The more matter there is, or that which is compacted as in tension, the more restriction of movement and “molding power” of energy.  This is also a reason of why those who are tense come down with sicknesses, stress, etc.  Their energy is not flowing properly to all parts of the body because they are tense, which in turn creates an imbalance or disruption of bodily functions causing sickness.  The only problem I see with guided energy is that matter contours only the energy that happens to be flowing around it.  To make an effect, it has to be a large amount of energy or contour to a contained/pressurized area.

From a hard style Martial Artist’s point of view, tension is the key to guided energy (as is with some bodybuilders).  Although most don’t understand this factor doesn’t mean that they do not apply this principle.  By itself, guided energy can actually cause a burnout quicker, when it is not necessary.  This is due from pushing out the energy inside of the body to contour the muscles to the outside through the “exits” of the body (usually toward a target being hit in the case of a strike).

Direct examples of guiding energy can be found in Spiraling, or circling the (Outer) Aura, and an Energy Ball outside of the body.  Some variations or combinations are Vertices, Auras, Expulsions, Absorption, and Mana.


Contained/Pressurized Energy
Pressurized energy is like a soda bottle that’s been shaken up.  The pressure acts as energy while the soda bottle acts as matter that contains the energy.  Energy “pressure” can build up in more than one way.  Contained/Pressurized Energy is like the “neutral” of the three, with the matter as the “connector.”

Heat applied to the exterior of the matter containing the energy can build pressure within.  This happens mainly because the matter itself is colder than the heat being applied (since heat always heads toward coldness).  If it is hotter, then the heat is expelled outward like a charge.  I believe that this reason contributes to why we get tired on hot days.  Our internal temperatures need to be maintained at a constant temperature.  However, on hot days, this is harder for our bodies to do (since our bodies will be colder than the heat).  Therefore, our bodies unconsciously expel energy to our external bodies to counteract the pressure inside (which causes us to get tired faster).  This excludes perspiration (since water absorbs heat).

Pressurized Energy, in a sense, is Guided Energy that becomes charged, from pressure, by being contained by matter.  However, it differs from charged energy in that the energy does not flow outwards and through matter, it is compacted instead.  Many times, from guiding energy inward, the matter will become stronger due to the constant exposure of moving energy.  However, this is especially so if there is growth in the matter that will constantly repair the wear of energy.  If not, the matter will become brittle faster and eventually breakdown (wear and tear).

There are energy “centers” in our bodies that “pocket” energy.  It is not hard to believe that some areas stop the flow of energy and compact it there in cavities, small gaps in our bodies or contain energy in compacted areas (of matter).  Some of these energy “centers” have been termed as “Chakras.”

Direct examples of contained/pressurized energy can be found in Chi Compacting, Breathing exercises, Bone Marrow cleansing, and Chakras.  Some variations or combinations are in Vertices, Absorption, and Power ups.


Charged Energy
Charged energy is like an electrical current through a wire.  The electrical current symbolizes energy while the wire symbolizes matter that is charged with energy.  Charged objects are very well known through science and are incorporated in many ways already, so I will not talk about it very much.  Charged Energy is like the “positive” or “guiding” of the three, while the matter is the “negative” or “yielding.”

Basically, something that is charged has enough energy to radiate its own energy.  Fire is an example of this even though it involves fuel or a chemical reaction.  The fire itself represents energy; the fuel is matter.  A Power Up can be seen as a charge of the body (mainly with the help of visual aids from video games, TV, etc).  Power Ups also show the “guiding” force of energy by enhancing the body.  Magnetism can play a role in many charged objects (especially if created by electricity: electromagnetism).

Charges can sometimes be dangerous to do because if too much energy is used, matter can break down, which will be exceptionally dangerous to our bodies.  It can be difficult to determine the tolerance level of an object when it is charged.  Matter can switch from Pressurized Energy to Charged Energy when the matter can no longer contain the energy (it bursts outward).  This can result in many different scenarios from enhancing the strength of the matter to breaking/blowing it apart.

Direct examples of charged energy can be found in Power ups, electrical wiring, Blessings, Nerves, and Pyrokinesis.  Some variations and combinations are in Healings, Energy Balls, Absorption, and blood flow.


Combinations of the Three
The combinations of Guided, Contained/Pressurized, and Charged Energy are endless and make up the techniques or methods that people use to create desired effects.  Though there are many methods for a single desired effect, the variations and combinations are meant to give people options to finding an optimal way for one’s own unique advantages and disadvantages.

The body works in combinations as well, mostly all three.  Blood flow is an example of all three, with energy being guided along blood vessels by pressure within them and is felt as charged energy (an aura of energy rushing through the body…is mostly felt as adrenaline among nonbelievers).  Nerves and nerve impulses act together as all three as well.

There are some eastern metaphors that describe different characteristics, states of mind, styles, etc, of a person, fighter, animal, etc.  They are symbolized by elements (although some have been added by later generations) and, I believe, mainly describe different combinations of the 3 types of energy flows of matter (excluding intentions…explained later).

Earth symbolizes largely on the “guiding” part of Guided Energy and as the “absorbing” part of Pressurized Energy when combined with Fire.  Fire symbolizes largely on the “guiding” part of Charged Energy and as the “yielding” part of Guided Energy when combined with Wind.  Wind symbolizes largely on the “yielding” part of Guided Energy and as the “guiding” part of Guided Energy when combined with Water.  Water symbolizes largely on “yielding” part of Guided Energy and as the “absorbing” part of Charged Energy when combined with Fire.  These are not all the combinations of Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water because they also interact with all others.  Lightening or Electricity of more modern day metaphors symbolizes Charged Energy that can be distributed in many different ways among the other elements.  Even Darkness and Light symbolize Pressurized Energy (absorbing) and Charged Energy (expelling) respectively.



We perceive our Universe mostly through the Level of the Physical.  It is no wonder that many people find it hard to believe that there is anything that exists that we cannot perceive (well, if at all) with our five senses alone.  I believe that we can perceive only the effects of energy through our senses and equipment.  Colors, for example, may be measured by the “frequency” (or vibration level) of a particular type of matter.  However, it is still the matter itself that is vibrating, emitting, reflecting, refracting, absorbing, etc, energy that interacts with other pieces of matter around it that we can pick up.  The next step is to try to understand Energy.


Training Three Part 2


[indent]Purpose: This article is meant to give some insights into understanding how certain things work.  I believe that in order to perform certain exercises, especially those concerning Energy, one should understand a little bit about Energy first.  This is not a guide on how to do some of the exercises mentioned (that will be added later) but a kind of introduction to Energy.  I do not preach this as Absolute Truth because I do not have the Absolute Truth.  This article is only reflecting what I have found to see true given certain occurrences.  Enjoy![/indent]


Level of the Energy

The Level of the Energy seems to be of interest among people these days (and rightly so).  As mentioned before, I also call this level the Level of the Spirit (which I will explain why later on).  However, there are still many that find those who believe in its existence and application as false, blasphemous, or even idiotic (a science fiction fantasy, so to speak).  This level is the connector level to the Level of the Physical and the Level of the Soul.  This means that our Souls can only cause a Physical effect through Energy.  It is like the gas in a car, although much more complicated with more properties than gas (however, chemicals and chemical reactions deal with Energy directly in particular ways, such as explosions, crystallization, breaking up of particles, etc).  In the car example in regards to the three levels, the car acts as the Physical, the driver acts as the Soul, and the gas acts as the Energy to make the car go (excluding all other specifics to how a car works).

Energy cannot be seen through physical means, even with equipment.  All that we’re able to perceive are the “effects” of energy, through our physical senses and equipment.  Heats, colors, electricity, movement, light, etc, are all effects of energy, not energy itself.

I will talk about the effects of Energy more than the Energy itself because it is very difficult to explain by itself with our limited language.  Scientists commonly try to explain Energy by its effects alone (such as the definition of what Life is).  However, this is fine to begin to understand Energy itself.  On the other hand, I find calling this level “Spiritual” as a more suiting term in context of applications through the body.  This is because the word “Spiritual” is actually pertaining to, in my belief, Energy itself manifested, or contained or concentrated, if you will, into a single entity focused within a physical substance, in our case the human body (sub-atomic particles being the smallest structural units of matter: protons, neutrons, and electrons).  This also leads into what others have called the “Spirits” of animals, the Earth, organic and inorganic materials, etc, which are in everything.



There are many characteristics of Energy, some of which I have already mentioned as the “effects” of Energy.  Some of these effects can be singled out to help understand specific applications of Energy.


Vibration
All effects in the Level of the Energy have a vibration “level” or “frequency.”  Imagine this: photons vibrate a certain amount of times per second to create a particular color of light.  Well, that is the effect of Energy vibrating at that particular level.  Some may say that the light itself is the Energy, but remember that light is created by the resonating photons, a byproduct, yet light is “commonly” called Energy (in a sense, it can almost be called Physical Energy).  So what is causing the photons to vibrate in the first place (even in chemical reactions in some way)?  Energy!  Energy is manifesting itself through different means around us all the time.  In fact, all movement, from the raising of a finger to the swirling of a galaxy, is caused by Energy in some way or another.

The higher the number of vibrations per second, the higher the frequency and the more intense the Energy concentration to move them at such a speed.  This is why gamma rays can have such a large effect (even break up cellular structures).  Frequencies are commonly studied in science, so let’s move on to some specific examples of vibration.


Sound
Sound is an interesting vibration effect in that beings, such as humans and animals, use to understand each other.  Each sound has particular combinations to it for specific sounds or for the manipulations of sound (such as pitch, tone, volume, etc).  I won’t go into each of those, but it is easily looked up.  So let’s move on to how it is used.

Many practices (magick, religion, music, etc) teach that a combination of sounds or a monotone of sound in songs, rhythmic combinations, mantras, prayers, etc, will lead to Spiritual Enlightenment, a “reservation” when ascension to a higher plane of existence takes place, or some other desired effect.  These act as “programming” or adding “intention” to a particular sound or frequency to add a desired effect to Energy, whether short-term or long-term.


Heat vs. Cold
Fire and Ice are both effects of Energy in different ways.  Usually, things that are hot are described as having a high (or higher) vibration level, creating friction between cells, and eventually starting fire (if the vibrations are high enough).  Things that are cold can be described as the lack of heat or having a low (or lower) vibration level, but it absorbs heat (heat flows to colder areas).

Understanding Pyrokinesis can be seen as increasing the vibration level of molecules at a high level.  However, Cryokinesis can be harder to Understand (which I am not an expert on…yet).  I believe that Cryokinesis is executed in either 2 ways: (1) by a stream or concentration that pushes out or calms vibration levels, thus creating a colder area; or (2) pulling out the heat of an object or area by focusing on pushing the vibration/heat away from an object or area to its surroundings or to oneself (perhaps by focusing on making oneself colder to take in heat).  (Note: I have used the 2nd method just stated as a means to absorb and store Energy before).


Colors
Colors are only a specific portion of the electromagnetic spectrum (frequently studied in science).  Colors are produced in interesting ways.  Objects absorb different frequencies of color and reflect one or a combination of frequencies of colors, which our eyes interpret into the colors that we see.

Different colors can symbolize many things (or pretend to) or symbolize the effects of what’s happening (perhaps because of the combination of frequencies being absorbed and/or reflected).  For example, usually the combinations black, yellow, and red mean “poisonous.”  Perhaps the particular pattern and/or order of colors can determine the effect (symbols are often used in Magick).  One example (sticking to poison) is in 2 different types of snakes that look almost exactly the same (I forget which ones).  One is poisonous and one is not, but they both have 3 stripes of black, yellow, and red.  However, the order of the 3 stripes acts as the identifiers of each snake.

Colors can also be very Helpful when deciphering different effects.  One can program the mind to see different colors to tell them what’s going on (pain, mood, etc).


Electricity/Electrical Impulses
As stated in the Introduction, our bodies can be said to run on electrical impulses, or a specific level of electricity.  The increase in the “speed” of these impulses result in a faster reaction (commonly known as “action”) or response of the physical body (faster movement).  Thus, some exercises deal with increasing these impulses, which is actually an increase in Energy or frequency (Lentation, for example).

Electrokinesis can be a very Interesting ability.  It can be used to turn on TVs, radios, etc, disrupt or enhance the flow of electronic devices, effect magnets, or even cause an electrical shock.  The practice of Electrokinesis can also induce a higher electromagnetic field around a person (which can be felt by people, create some magnetism, etc).



There are disciplines that involve Energy on a conscious level, meaning practitioners know they are dealing with and training Energy.  I will discus 3 (the magic number) disciplines that involve mainly controlling energy for desired effects (the three that are mainly taught on this site), which are: Chi, Psionics, and Magick.  As mentioned in the Purpose, this Article will not delve into the specific exercises each uses but rather explain a little on how they work.


Chi
Energy can act alone, or under the influence of other Energies or “Souls” (meaning those that have powers of the Soul; explained more in depth in the next level).  The Level of the Energy is where the concepts of Chi lie.  Chi has been taught as Life Energy being in everything “alive” (having 3 different types of Chi Energy: Pure Chi, Usable or In-Use Chi, and Used Chi).  Chi is mostly referred to in terms of the human body (because we are humans and use it).  Being at such a close range to its origin, Chi, in the bodies of non-believers, will operate at lower frequencies (or with low compacted Energy).  Those experienced with Chi will most likely have a slightly higher frequency than the inexperienced (this excludes Naturals).  Even more so, if the frequencies over-exceed the limits of the Physical body, the body will become overwhelmed and sickness, fatigue, etc (a burnout) will occur.  This is only one reason why Chi Cultivation can take so long (usually the body needs time to adapt to the amount of Energy it is retaining), however, many forget that it is not particularly necessary to cultivate Energy one is going to manipulate.

Since Chi can be of lower frequencies, it can also operate on its own without the help of a Soul.  What is quite interesting is that Energy in our bodies try to retain a state of equilibrium (in which if this equilibrium is disturbed too much, the body will react accordingly, which has to do with “flowing” with Energy).  Since Chi is Energy in the body, it will always flow, never stopping.  Usually, if this Chi flow were to stop or deplete to unnaturally low levels, then our bodies would not be able to sustain Life and “shutdown” (or die).  This is done automatically practically every time (there have been cases of individuals who have somewhat surpassed this stage…perhaps by converting the Physical into Energy, a reverse conversion, instead of Energy converting into the Physical…but that’s only one theory).


Psionics
Psionics can be a very interesting field of study and practice.  Non-practitioners or Newbies commonly refer to Psionics as ESP (Extra Sensory Perception).  The term ESP is quite untrue because everybody has the potential to use Psi.  I’ve heard it been called a few different things (such as USP, or Unconscious Sensory Perception, SSP, Secondary Sensory Perception, etc…Psi fits just fine).

Psi, to some, may not seem to have anything to do with Energy, but it does basically have everything to do with Energy.  Psi operates on a higher level than Chi does, in terms of Energy, and thus requires more brainpower (although there have been some cases where Psi is induced on frequently or sporadically…this also excludes Naturals).  That is also why there aren’t that many widely known Psions.  It operates at a higher level because the aspects of Psi usually cover distances (sometimes very large) outside of the body.  Advanced Chi practitioners have been known to have Psi Abilities (dealing with things such as Pyrokinesis, Telekinesis, etc).


Magick
There are many forms of Magick.  Most forms I’ve encountered deal with symbols, mantras, and prayers.  Each of these have a particular order, wording (either new or old), and sound (sounds) that are directed toward a particular effect or outcome.

One example is the Pentagram.  One form of a Pentagram is to acquire physical objects (money, cars, houses, eggplants, etc).  This form requires daily attention and the Pentagram drawn out in a particular way (such as, the words “with harm to no one” at the top, the object or objects one wants, etc).  When You pass it (posted around the house), one is to remember, and even repeat verbally, certain words in a certain way.  All in all, this is directing Energy to go in a particular direction through a daily process to bring those objects to oneself.  However, there are many other uses of Pentagram.

Although there are many, many different aspects of Magick, most of them refer to the same type of concept.  Using words (sounds) in a combination either using different tones or a monotone to send Energy that direction (programming, so to speak).  This is why many Magick spells are repeated over and over.



Aside from the 3 mentioned disciplines, there are techniques that deal with perception alone on the 3 different levels (in which the Energy is the center, connecting point; each can be explained in reference to the 3 levels as well).


Closed Eyes
Why do most meditations require the eyes closed?  As mentioned in the Introduction, one form of perception has to do with our eyes.  It is the perception of the Physical.  Therefore, in order for Energy Practitioners to become more aware and sensitive to it, it is easier to let go of as many distractions as possible (such as Physical sight, which occupies the mind even the slightest…this also excludes anything that may “catch the eye”).  This is why blind people, have a sensitivity to what’s around them that exceeds most of those with regular sight.


Auric/Spirit Vision
What is seen through Auric Vision?  I’d like to think of Auric Vision as viewing the Energy itself in a type of way that our brain is capable of viewing it.  It is void of color, yet it has substance.  The mind can be taught to see Auras around people as different colors according to how, what, and/or whom the person is that they’re viewing.  This is different than Chi Sensing, which is mainly feeling out objects and people by extending one’s Energy outward or keeping an Energy field/shield around oneself.

Soul Sense
This sense is best understood after reading the Level of the Soul.  To briefly explain it, it is the “vision of intention” that is more of a sense on the “direction” of Energy from a particular Soul.  This will be more detailed in the Level of the Soul (however, it may not be very large as a whole).  It also deals with Soul Recognition and locating a Soul in a particular place.



When it comes to Energy Manipulation, there are a few ways that Energy can move (even more-so when involved with one’s own Spiritual Energy).  Just like many things, Energy can be “moved” in 3 different ways and a combination of the 3.  They are, (1) curved or spiraling/circular, (2) straight, or (3) transferred or deflecting and/or canceling out (“deflecting” meaning that Energy can be redirected into a different direction, an angle, almost instantaneously [for straight-moving Energy to straight-moving Energy], with some loss of Energy, or “canceling” meaning to seem to “stop” abruptly, but it is actually transferred to another form of Energy).

Energy works in a combination of ways, especially when “programmed.”  When it comes to the “effects” of Energy, there is a seemingly infinite amount of effects in the Universe.  There are most likely more than one “type” of Energy (such as Programmed/Programmable Energy, Elemental Energy, Spiritual Energy, Natural Energy, etc), but they are the subcategories of the Level of the Energy.

Although there are many, many properties of Energy, it is not necessarily a key factor to actually “doing” things with Energy (for example, Naturals).  Also, sometimes when we work out, we are unaware of certain biological actions and reactions that are going on, yet we still keep the benefits and downsides.  However, I believe that to increase and optimize training, one should have a Good Understanding of what they’re training and how.  To fully Understand Energy now, we need to look at the purpose and working of the Soul.


Training Three Part 3


[indent]Purpose: This article is meant to give some insights into understanding how certain things work.  I believe that in order to perform certain exercises, especially those concerning Energy, one should understand a little bit about Energy first.  This is not a guide on how to do some of the exercises mentioned (that will be added later) but a kind of introduction to Energy.  I do not preach this as Absolute Truth because I do not have the Absolute Truth.  This article is only reflecting what I have found to see true given certain occurrences.  Enjoy![/indent]

[indent]Important Note: This section of Training Three deals with many new concepts, which involve concepts and entities of God, Spirits, “sins,” and the like.  Many people do not believe in such concepts and entities, yet I see these as valuable key items in dealing with Energy and the Level of the Soul.  So I am attempting to explain them the Best I can in terms of what they represent.  I realize that many people don’t believe in such things, but I Hope that because you are of a higher level and learned about Energy a bit more, You can be open minded enough to try and see what I am trying to show.  I am not telling you to go and choose a religion or worship a God you may not believe in if you don’t.  Good Luck…[/indent]


Level of the Soul

I thought the Level of the Soul would be the shortest section because I did not feel fit to explain it by our limited language.  However, I believe that this section may be the longest section because I’ll try to explain as many things as I can that pertain to this very Important Level.

Before heading into explaining about the properties of the Soul itself, let’s first get into what types of Entities exist to Better Understand where we stand.

There are 3 types of Entities, or combinations of Levels.  So far, I do not believe there are any entities that exist on a single Level.  These Entity combinations consist of either: (1) Physical and Energy Entities, (2) Physical, Energy and Soul Entities, and (3) Energy and Soul Entities.  I will call these Entities Low Level Entities, Mid Level Entities, and High Level Entities respectively for reference sake.  There are also Transcending Entities, which I will explain afterwards.


Low Level Entities
This type of Entity contains no Soul, no drive or sign of sense of self as we do as humans (this excludes evolution, which will Hopefully be clear soon).  These Entities react to Energy, in which this reaction is commonly disregarded as “just what happens.”  Plants (most, to what I believe), inorganic materials, basic elements, etc lie in this category.

Plants respond to Energy through growth.  Usually this response is hardly ever noticeable since plants are primarily docile (except in the case of a budding flower, which blooms when the rising sunrays hit it).  Testimonies of Energy Practitioners that train around plants find an increase in growth rate.  Another key to this is that a plant will generally grow in the direction of where the sun shines down on it (if limited).  This is responding naturally to an increase in Energy flow in the environment around them.

Inorganic materials (rocks, petrified wood, thread, etc) respond in a much more apparent way than plants do especially when we move them ourselves.  Many people neglect that objects reacting naturally are responding through a transfer of Energy.  In science, this is known as Physics (explaining how many things stay consistent to diverse “equations” or examples).


Mid Level Entities
Insects, animals, and humans lie in this category.  This is always debatable mainly because human’s believe that they are the only one’s with a Soul.  However, it isn’t just the “type” of Soul that we have that makes us special, but also the connection of what’s known as the “Holy Spirit” (explained later).

Animals and Insects have Souls in the sense that they create a “direction” for themselves, whether or not it seems programmed or not.  An example of being “Programmed” is how a single ant will always follow the crowd, unless relocated somehow.  An example of not being “Programmed” is how a cub can leave its mother when it chooses.  However, these Souls do not have as much Creative Power as our own and are on a lower level than humans.

Animals and Insects seem to run on what people call “Instincts.”  “Instincts” can be defined as “completely willed by the flow of Energy.”  However, other factors are obviously involved which inhibit Instincts, which is why animals and insects do not respond “perfectly” to every situation.

Animals are seemingly the most obvious example of Instincts.  Animals are able to “sense” danger, fear, evil, etc and respond accordingly.  This is merely reacting to the immediate Energy around them (mainly).  Insects behave in the same way.

Humans (in terms of humans on Earth) are also found in this category.  This category is where I believe many people, including the teachings in the Bible, have misinterpreted a great deal on one related subject.  The story of how we are “modeled” after God, which also ties into a little of what/who God is.

Since older generations had an even more limited language than we do now, as well as a limited understanding of perception (limited mainly to the Physical), people began teaching that being “modeled” after God was meant to be Physical features.  However, this is only meant to mean that we are “modeled as” Transcending Entities (explained below).


High Level Entities
These types of Entities are the hardest to find since they have no physical manifestation.  “Angels” and “Demons” are found on these levels (the nature of Angels and Demons will be explained more in depth later).  I believe that there are many other Entities that lie in this category that range from other “dimensional” beings to God to Ghosts (to an extent) to Spirit Guides, etc.  This is also the type of Entity we become when we die.  Depending on the type of Life we’ve lived will depend on what type of “after life” we will lead.   Many people commonly misinterpret places such as Heaven and Hell (explained more in the Follow Up section) because of limited language and personal opinions/beliefs/upbringings/etc.  It is also difficult to explain the nature of these types of Entities (at least for me), but their separate category is important to know.


Transcending Entities
Some Entities are able to cross between all 3 of these levels through the power of their Soul or Willpower, while others require some form of “vehicle” to cross.  God is thus the main example of this. Since we are modeled after God in this manner, we have the potential to do the same (as those in the past and present have supposedly accomplished to a certain degree).

Humans are Transcending Entities.  There are exercises to “escape” the physical realm in terms of our Spirit and Soul, leaving our body behind as we experience some other place.  One belief of an ancient culture that had mysteriously disappeared was that they had discovered the secret to how Transcend completely into the “after life” without having to go through the traditional “death” stage.  This was apparently exemplified by Christ’s rise from death and disappearance of his body.  Also, how his Mother, Mary, was Transcended to pass the death stage.



So now that we know what types of beings have Souls, now let’s get into what defines a Soul.  A Soul, much like Energy, can be described by its properties.  The Soul is a very complex but fantastic…thing.  It is composed of many things, but we’ll focus on three things for now.  These three are what people commonly refer to as Intention or Emotion, Willpower, and Imagination.  Though very well known concepts, each is very difficult to define.


Intention/Emotion
I like to see Intention and Emotion as one category because they both deal with what we want in terms of how and what we feel.  These 2 items can be described as the bullet in a gun.  It is in itself a separate part with an attached reality to it, but is only part of the entire gun.  Just like a bullet, there are different caliber bullets, different lengths, different tips, and each bullet has specific marks to it (no 2 are alike even though similar).  Intention and Emotion are much the same as a bullet.

Intention is usually referred to as a motive behind an action, the reason behind an action.  This is much like a bullet in that there is an assumption that it will be fired for a particular purpose depending on who’s in control if it.  Intentions are powerful tools that tie into Willpower and Imagination.

Emotions are sometimes referred to as inhibitors to Growth.  However, Emotions harbor the same assumptions as the bullet example depending on who’s in control of it (or who’s out of control).  The difference between the two is that Intention lies on a conscious level and is (usually) predetermined and known, whereas Emotion is mostly unconscious and automatically felt instead of known.  If an example is needed, think of it “almost” like a person firing a bullet (Intention) and a gun going off by itself (Emotion).  They are both given a direction, but one is predetermined while one goes by itself.


Willpower
Willpower is like the gunpowder of the gun.  It is the power giving Intention/Emotion its force of direction.  Willpower has a direct effect on Energy.  It moves Energy in a particular way to help create some kind of physical reality.  There are limitations according to the extent of the Willpower.  Most bend to the Greater Energies of the Physical World (or Physics and Physical Laws).  I believe that these Greater Energies are either too large to overcome (so far) and/or are the Intentions of what people say is God’s Creation (his programming, so to speak).  So far, it is a mystery, but these Greater Energies do exist and inhibit many things until they can be overpowered by one’s Willpower.

The Strength of Willpower depends on the Strength of the Soul.  It also depends if the person is a Transmitter vs. a Receptor, an Expeller vs. an Absorber, an Action vs. a Reaction, etc.  This concept will be explained later.  Many times Willpower is referred to as Passion (the extent to which one goes to in order to go beyond average limitations).  Although Passion usually indicates and/or emphasizes more Emotion, it isn’t entirely based on Emotion itself.


Imagination
Imagination is the Creative Power I referred to when determining the difference between animals and insects and humans.  This Creative Power is one thing that makes us much different than animals and insects in that we have a much larger capacity for Imagination.  Imagination can be viewed as the type of gun the gunpowder will be ignited with to send the bullet.

Many people talk about how the more Imagination one has, the more they will be able to do in their Lifetime.  This is pretty accurate in that the bigger the gun, the bigger the effect (in most cases…this is not the only determining factor).  However, many times, it takes a particular type of Imagination to fire the right kind of bullet to get the results desired.



These are the underlying concepts of the Soul.  There are others, such as Memory, Logic, Awareness, etc., but these are the one’s that will be most useful to Understand in terms of Training Energy (but I’ll return to Awareness later on).  They all exist together within the Mind, usually in one concentrated point we call “Me,” “Myself,” and “I” and act together in one brilliantly made Creation.



Let’s go back to the 3 disciplines mentioned in the Level of the Energy and see how the Soul influences each.


Chi
In many Chi exercises and meditations, the Imagination is used to Help visualize a particular Intention, while using Willpower to guide Energy along these lines.  However, more advanced practitioners have an automatic/programmed system in which their Souls incorporate via years and years of repetition.

One of the main deciphering factors of Chi Training is that it is primarily induced through controlled breathing (or particular ways of breathing).  This means it is mainly training Soul Growth through Energy from the Physical.


Psionics
Many Psi exercises deal with Intention Programming to unlock specific abilities.  Also, many exercises instruct the use of Imagination as the key construct to making Psi Abilities a Reality.  One’s Willpower must be strong in order to have enough Energy to cover distances or to partly Transcend into another perceptive state.

Psi Abilities deal primarily with the Soul, as oppose to Chi that deals with primarily the Physical.  In many Psi exercises, the practitioner is instructed to relax and try to let go to feel and comprehend things over distances (usually large, but mainly outside of the body…this excludes Chi Sensing).  Since our design gives such an intimate connection between our Souls and our Physical body, it is difficult for many to let our Souls comprehend outside of our bodies without the use of physical senses.  This is also why Psi training requires much more Brainpower (or more effective use of our Physical Manifestation of our Souls).


Magick
Most Magick practices I’ve researched, as mentioned before, deal with symbols, mantras, and prayers.  The main factors behind the spells of Magick are Intention and Willpower.  Verbally repeating the mantras and prayers Help the Soul guide Energy in a particular direction and Help add Willpower.  Also adding to Willpower are different components, such as various candles burning, various symbols, etc.  As far as I know, Magick doesn’t deal so much with Imagination as much as Intention and Willpower (from those I’ve encountered).

As mentioned previously, Magick deals a lot with combinations or monotones of sound (sounds).  However, it is the working of the Soul and a combination of various things that allows the effects of Magick to take place.



Now that the connections of the Soul have been established into the three mentioned Energy Disciplines, let’s talk briefly about sensing according to the three levels: Physical, Energy, and Soul.


Physical Sensing
This type of sensing is pretty straightforward.  It operates on our Physical senses (the five senses of our Physical body).


Chi Sensing
This is commonly called Chi Sensing because Chi is one’s own Energy.  This type of sensing is done in a couple different ways.  The main idea is to extend one’s Chi outward to receive feedback to detect specific surrounding Energies (mainly for sensing living beings in the immediate area).


Soul Sensing
This type of sensing was also mentioned in the Level of the Energy under perception techniques.  As mentioned before, this type of sensing deals with sensing the origin and/or the direction of a particular Intention a Soul is putting out.  This ties directly into what Psions call a Psi-Signature (Psi-Sig).  It is said that once a connection has been made with a person, one can come to recognize their Psi-Sig.  The more exposed to a person’s Psi-Sig, the easier it becomes to recognize it.  This is also why people who have known each other for years can “sense” when their friend is calling or even “know” what they’re going to say.



Aside from these three different types of sensing, there are other aspects that contribute to the way Energy is perceived.  Each can contribute to different abilities and personalities.  I will talk about Awareness, Transmitters, and Receivers.  Transmitters and Receivers are just as they sound, so I’ll talk about them in terms of how they react with Energy (or perceive it, in a sense).

It is good to note that these things are mostly done on an unconscious level and that most people are both Transmitters and Receivers.  It should also be known that these concepts are not limited to just the Level of the Soul, but many Physical aspects contribute to these conditions.  One last thing is that it is harder for Strong Transmitters to train Receiving (most of the time) and vice versa due to the Nature of each.


Awareness
Awareness can be seen as having knowledge of something’s existence.  Awareness can also be seen in terms of each level.  Physical Awareness (the most predominant to us), Energy Awareness (feeling somebody close by without touching them), and Soul Awareness (knowing when someone is in trouble) are the three types of Awareness and have subcategories as well.

Awareness, however, can also be seen as a shift of one’s attention to something.  By putting attention on something, one can send one’s Energy to that particular object, person, idea, etc.  Weapon manipulation (object), reading a close friend’s mind (person), and society (idea) can all have Energy sent to them to give each more Willpower, stronger in direction.  Usually each will be given an Intention to how the Energy will be used.  This is also why those who strive to accomplish something, put a lot of Willpower into it, will eventually accomplish their goal.

Many people, however, use so many various tactics, either consciously or unconsciously, to get people’s attention to them for their Energy.  This causes many complications in Growth and slows it down significantly (not necessarily stopping it).


Transmitter
A Transmitter emanates Energy.  Some people are very strong Transmitters.  Transmitters are usually the one’s that are able to manipulate Energy very well.  There are also those that “create waves,” so to speak, and change things to their liking (people, environments, etc).  There are also different types of Transmitters.  Some are Energy, some are Emotional, some are Intense.  Mainly, all Transmitters extend outward with their Energy.

Sometimes Transmitters can come off as pushy or closed-minded due to the fact that they radiate their own Energy, not swayed by other Energies in some cases.  Though, they are able to manifest their Creative Power in the Physical world.


Receiver
A Receiver takes in Energy and, depending on the person, can decipher different things about it.  An Empath is a type of Receiver.  Empaths receive the Energy of emotions of other people and are able to feel/sense the same thing.  Receivers can also feel when danger is coming.  Animals are excellent Receivers.  Mainly, all Receivers take in surrounding Energy.

Receivers can sometimes be said to be good listeners.  However, they can also be the one’s that get caught up in the moment or delve deeper into somebody’s personal life than welcomed.  This is an opposite type of reaction from that mentioned in the Awareness section.



This next section will deal with concepts and Entities of God, Satan, Love, the Trinity, and the like and their Nature.  This section has been through much debate for years and years.  However, I will relate them into what types of things these concepts and Entities represent (or what I believe they were supposed to represent) rather than trying to justify their existence.  The reason why I have decided to include them is because I began to see connections to them that were not apparent before coming to realize the 3 different levels.  Also, this will give a glimpse into the Philosophies that I follow, grown up with, and have advanced my knowledge.  I Wish to share these to Hopefully Help expand Growth altogether since they involve the 3 different levels (mostly the Higher Levels, such as the Energy and the Soul, which this section is mostly about).


God
God is known as the Creator of our Universe.  Many people have argued about this, yet I am more concerned with what He represents.  In essence, God is everything Good and Positive.  I like to say that He encourages Growth of our Souls, Spirits, and Bodies altogether as a whole.  It is said that we are “modeled” after Him in the sense that we are Transcending Entities, which He has had his examples throughout history (explained more a little later).  The path set out by God is that of Control and Growth in the hopes of reaching “Heaven,” a Spiritual Sanctuary for those who have grown sufficiently and in His example.

As well as being known as a Creator, God is also associated with Light.  This stays consistent with being the “Creator” because Light is created and expelled outward.


Satan
For every Good there is an Evil, so it is said.  Satan is known as God’s first Angel who had fallen when he tried to be a god himself.  Satan, therefore, represents everything Evil and Negative.  I like to say that he encourages Destruction of our Souls, Spirits, and Bodies.  His path is the opposite of God’s, obviously, and that of letting go of inhibitions to the point of a destructive state (whether Physical, Psychological, etc).

Satan is also associated with Darkness, an “eater of Light” so to speak.  Darkness does, however, absorb Light.  Since it absorbs Light, this is why I believe people say that Good will always overcome Evil (Light will always overcome Darkness and may be the source of it’s supposed Power).  Also because since Evil is destructive, it can only destroy until everything is gone and can’t do any more, while Good is creative and can continuously Grow even if nothing seems to be there.


The Trinity
The Trinity expressed as “The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit” has a lot of bearing with this article in context to what exactly is being represented.  The Trinity has been used as a reminder of a few things: the crucifixion of Christ (in a predetermined movement), what/who is involved in the Trinity, etc.  I believe that each point to the Trinity represents each “level” of God.

The Father represents the Soul of God or the Soul in general.  It resides at the top of the Trinity, at the highest point in which it addresses both the Energy and the Body.

The Holy Spirit represents the Energy of God or the Energy in general.  It is in between the Father and the Son and acts as the connector between the two.  The Holy Spirit will be discussed a little bit more.

The Son represents the Physical Body of God or the Physical in general, also known as Jesus Christ.  It is the level in which we primarily live in and where God had made his appearance as “God’s Son” to our closed existence of the Physical (in the past, that is).  All three of these create the Trinity in that people were told to use as a reminder.  I also use it to remind myself of each of the levels and the power that we have.


Holy Spirit
As mentioned before, I use the Holy Spirit as a reminder of the Energy.  It is taught, too, that God specifically granted the Holy Spirit upon us, humans, with the sacrifice of Christ.  This is, supposedly, what makes us different from other entities on this Earth with Souls (animals, bugs, etc).

It is said that the Holy Spirit is our link to God, in which we lost or never had until it was brought back to us.  Perhaps it is more that the Holy Spirit has opened a door to a higher power and/or higher Energy that we can now access (that similar of God’s abilities).  Perhaps this is the power and/or higher Energy that we once had access to long before we could remember (therefore, maybe, much, much earlier beings or humans had such higher abilities, as it is believed among many).  Perhaps the Holy Spirit was a change in our Souls toward something a lot Greater (“we will be able to move mountains”).


Angels
Angels are often seen as Spirit Guides.  However, Spirit Guides are known to try to lead one down a particular path to reach a particular goal or life.  While Angels are said to do the same thing, they are geared toward the path that God had set an example.  Not all Spirit Guides, from what I can recall, always “give the right advice,” so to speak.  Angles are Higher Entities, though.

It is arguable, however, if Angels are Transcending Entities.  There are many accounts of Angels that have supposedly manifested themselves in the Physical world, only to disappear from existence completely soon after.  It is also believed, among many, that it is only those “special” people that get “visited” by Angels.  Perhaps it is that of “like Energies” or an awareness of the type of Energy that Angels put out (in which Angels can detect the awareness, likeness, or the positive that emanates from that person, thus manifesting within that person’s mind somehow).


Demons
Demons are very similar to Angels in respects of being Higher Entities.  However, they are the polar opposite of Angels.  This means that they encourage the path of Satan.  They are of a destructive Nature.  Demons are not Transcending Entities, but can manifest themselves in the Physical world in different ways.  This can be possible through the Help of other, more powerful Souls, dominating weak/vulnerable Souls of humans (possession) or other beings (animals), etc.

Unlike Angels, however, Demons can have an effect on everybody.  This is so because they are of a destructive nature and don’t need a particular type of Energy to bond to in order to cause destruction.  However, there are accounts of people that have had the same type of awareness, or openness to “see” demons.


Love
It is said that Love is the Greatest Power of All.  Although this statement was left to us and supposed to be True, there wasn’t really an explanation of how, why, or even what it means.  First of all, what is Love?  There are two types of Love: (1) Emotion Love, and (2) Attitude Love.

Being In Love is a popular romantic idea that I like to call Emotional Love.  This will exclude the Psychological “Romantic Love vs. Conjugal Love” definitions, although it still applies to these both in different ways.  Emotional Love is the feeling people get when they say “I’m In Love with You.”  It is a feeling that many people try to attain.  It is also the basis of the idea of a Soul Mate.  However, there is an alternative kind of Love that exists as well.
Attitude Love is the Love a person feels for people in various close relationships (as opposed to being “In Love” with their Significant Other).  Many times people say “I Love my friend” or “I Love my parents,” but they don’t mean it in a romantic way.  This is Attitude Love.  It is a feeling of cultivating Love, happiness, good rapport, joy, etc, through our relationships.

Attitude Love is the type of Love that was referred to as being the Greatest Power of All.  This is because Love stimulates Growth, and Growth represents an increase in our Souls, Energies, and Bodies.  This is why Love is said to be the Key, and also why it doesn’t feel bad to feel Good.


Sins
I see the Ten Commandments (now) as the warnings given to us by someone to Help us on our Path of Growth.  The term “Sins,” then, is the inhibitors of our Growth.  While Love stimulates Growth, Sins prevent it from occurring by creating complications and negative situations.  Mainly, our Souls can become consumed with negativity, which prevents Growth.


Reproduction
Creation of another human being is one of the greatest abilities we have.  The Physical aspects of creation are obvious in the study of Biology.   It is possible to create a human through biological means (artificial insemination, surrogate mother, etc), however, I believe that it won’t be as effective as normal means of reproduction.

The main reason why I believe this is because in our form of reproduction, two people put a lot of Energy into the act itself.  I believe that this fusion/transfer of Energies forms a type of opening for a type of Soul that we call the Human Soul (although it may be Human Souls opening a Human Soul Window).  However, the biological compositions themselves may be sufficient enough to accommodate the opening for a Soul.  On the other hand, I believe the fusion of Energies may bring a lot more potential to the child’s Soul other than those that are created through artificial means.  A Loving family/parents (which stimulates Growth) could accommodate the missing potential of the biologically produced child, yet this all may be untrue and should be tested.

One last thing, this fusion of Energies also contributes to why children retain a lot of their parent’s characteristics.  This does exclude outside influences/Energies and genes (however, genes may be the type of Energy Signature that people can radiate and be the composition that creates who we are, as scientists believe).



All of the concepts and ideas discussed, and more, tie together to create our Universe and our existence.  Now that there is an Understanding of 3 diverse levels and their components, I Hope this will lead to Growth for People of our World as a whole to finally realize how connected we All are.  I also Hope to show others that we really only exist in a world in which we limit ourselves to.  Anything is possible, but the probability of “anything” happening may be low due to an excess of criticism, skepticism, and even racism.
Good Luck Training…Until we meet again…



By: Jeffrey J. Akau
AKA Syko Dragon
2002

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Chi and Ancient Arts / Swordplay and Energy (by Defender)
« on: August 24, 2004, 08:13:43 PM »
Article sez: Originally a chatlog, many Veritas teachers took part, although the bulk was done by Defender and Darkduck.

(Many thanks to Tsumaru for putting it in article form. Yay to Tsumaru!)

SWORDPLAY & ENERGY

Darkduck: Defender will first explain the basics of sword bonding through the occult swordsplay style. I will then take over, and talk about weapon bonding from Aiki style.

Defender: -Point 1. For these exercises you should use the same sword all the time. That way you form a connection with it.
-Point 2. Please remember that wooden swords are better for the beginner. Not only do you reduce the risk of causing serious damage to yourself and others but also you will find that it holds energy better than metal. Wood was once living, it once contained life energy of its own, hence is easier to work with.
-Point 3. If you lack the necessary experience, don't even try. You will just get hurt.

Exercise 1. This is the most simple but as with all simple things probably the most important. I am working on the assumption that you all have at least a moderate skill and understanding with meditation. If you do not then I am sorry, but you need to learn that first.

The first exercise is very simple, just meditate with the blade. The exact mechanics of this are not important, like all beginning meditations the most important thing is that you are comfortable. However, saying this I would suggest that you have your hands in contact with the sword at all times.

A technique that I personally find useful is sitting cross-legged or on a chair and allowing the sword to rest on my legs - close to the knees but not too close. (You DO NOT want to run the risk of having the blade slipping off your knees onto your foot). Then rest your hands on the sword, one on the blade itself and another on the grip.

From this point, any number of techniques and basic exercises open up to you, but the first and most basic is simply meditating as you would normally do. For me this is the four-fold breath while clearing your mind of all thoughts. Any questions?

Lightbringer (Student): I was just wondering if itís okay to just keep the sword in its scabbard just to be safe. Basically, is contact with the blade needed?

Defender: Well... you could do it with the scabbard on, but it would be less effective. After all it is the blade itself that you are trying to connect with. If it is a safety aspect that is concerning you, then I would strongly recommend getting yourself a wooden blade.

Frozen (Student): Because you donít fight with the scabbard on, do you?

Defender: Exactly. Well actually...fighting with the scabbard on could be a part of...okay, I'm shutting up, sorry.

Talyn (Student): What happens if your hilt is barely able to support two hands? Will this still allow the techniques to be performed correctly?

Defender: Yes the technique can still be performed correctly. If need be then put one hand on top of the other. The point is to establish a good connection and circuit with the weapon, not to be able to use if effectively at this point.

Prophecy: If you are skilled to any extent in establishing links with objects (such as is used for enchantments), then such a link may also be formed with the hand not directly touching the sword.

Defender: Anyway, moving on. Exercise 2 - In my opinion this is the most important. For this one I would recommend holding the blade as you would to fight with it. HOWEVER, should it be a blade that you would normally use 1 handed then I would suggest that you make an exception and hold the grip with both hands. Adopt a traditional softish martial art stance - ie. Knees slightly bent, toungue touching the roof of the mouth etc.

Now, I am assuming that you all also have some experience in the very basic chi exercises; most notably the one where you sense your internal chi and then move it around your body. Well, from the stance you have adopted, assume a state of light meditation as you would tend to do when doing energy work.

Next start moving energy around your body as you would normally do. View this as a sort of warming up, when you have the energy flowing through your body well, then send it to your hands. From here, allow the energy to flow from your hands into the grip of the sword and then throughout the entire weapon. It is important not to send in an isolated and cut off burst, but instead to keep the energy you send into the blade connected to your own body. Nor should you allow the energy in the blade to stagnate, but keep it flowing, as you would the energy within your own body.

Next, extend your aura around the blade. Visualise your aura, then see it expanding to encompass the weapon and hold it there. At this point, the blade should feel connected to you, it has your energy flowing through it and your aura extended around it. Finally for this exercise, extend your mind into your hands, and then finally the sword itself until it is at the very tip of the blade. Hold this for a few moments, then slowly withdraw.

For your first attempt you should now slowly withdraw both your aura and your energy as well. And take a well deserved rest. This is of course the very tip of the iceberg for this topic, but I am short of time and with that in mind would like to now pass over to Darkduck. I will of course continue to elaborate on these exercises soon and would like to announce that Prophecy's excellent article on the subject might soon be available.

Darkduck: ^-^ Ahh...Hello everybody. Might I get a round of applause for Defender's excellent class, it was very good. ^_^

Class: *applauds*

Darkduck: Well then. Sword bonding, from a different approach - Aiki. As you all undoubtedly know, Aiki stands for harmonious energy. Or, more literally, even the 'love for energy'. It is not very different from what defender did, but with a little twist added to it. Some people might like this method over Defender's, and others might like the Occult Swordsplay more. It's all good, just choose.

Now then. You could very well do this however, with anything you choose, from a bokken, to your car keys. But, for the sake of continuity, I'll use the bokken. Stand in a regular stance, with your dominant hand over (as in, above, not on top) of your other hand. Keep them a reasonable amount apart, and make sure that the index finger is relaxed. Get a good grip on the sword with your middle and ring finger.

Swing the sword about a little, to get a good feel for how heavy it is, etcetera. Make sure your muscles are used to carrying the bokken, before you proceed. If you have experience in that field, meditational kata from iaido help. A lot.

Now, for the first timers doing this, it helps if you close your eyes the moment you are ready. Once eyes are closed, begin by paying attention to the wood of the sword in your hands. Feel its texture, and the hardness, but still gentle softness of the wood. Feel the energy from the bokken, pulsating gently into your arms. Like a bird that is washing its feathers in a pond, and thus creating ripples in the water, feel the effect of the bokken on you.

Now, step by step, start adjusting yourself to the flow of the bokken. This is not as hard as it sounds; all you really have to do is pay attention to the energy of the bokken, and the feeling in your hands. You can gently increase or decrease the pulsating feeling in your hand, just by thinking about it.

Get in tune with the bokken. But don't just get in tune with the bokken. Feel the energy of the wood, once belonging to a mighty oak, or pine perhaps, becoming one with yours. Because as your energy shifts, so does the energy of the wood. As 'aiki' suggests, harmony ('love') between energy is happening here too. The more the pulses of the bokken, and you come closer to each other, the closer you are to becoming one with the weapon. Any more questions?

DraconicFeathers (Student): How would one apply that with a steel sword? Would it be similar, but with adjustments to match the wavelength of steel, or completely different?

Darkduck: With a 'live' blade it is a lot different. Perhaps Iíll answer that in a later session if you donít mind.

Time to continue then. There is a moment that the two energies come together. This moment is quite hard to describe, you will have to settle for "believe me, you'll notice alright". At that point, that bokken adjusts to your needs, and becomes one with your energy in an instant. On an energetic ground, you and the bokken have become one, your energy completely in the bokken, but the bokken also in you, allowing you to "understand the blade".

With practice, it will become easier and easier to quickly bond with the sword. If you break your training, there will be a lot of your energy still residing in the bokken, as it has become YOUR weapon. Literally. Close off in whatever way you see fitting. Be sure to bow in respect. I hope this short guide on Aiki with weaponry was informative. ^_^

Defender: Sidenote: And this applies to my section as well. When doing something like this, it is VITALLY important that you are able to bond with your weapon very quickly. If you are actually in a fight you will need to act instantly, without even thought.

Darkduck: Indeed. With practice, it doesn't even take an action anymore, the moment you touch that particular weapon, you are one with it.

Silverdawn: This has been a session about how to integrate the energy with your weapon, and how it would be effective in combat. Have spontaneous uses of this technique, with weapons never before touched by the user, been documented? In other words, without the 'bonding' period?

Darkduck: Aye. In time, an aiki-artist can focus his training on spreading a field around him, quite like the fudoshin-field, of harmony. You probably have met people like this before; they make you feel at ease the moment they come near you. It is very much possible to bond with a weapon in an instant, given the right amount of practice, and a clear mind.

Defender: There are also reports of weapons that bond with the user rather than the other way round.

DraconicFeathers (Student): Would that apply to "living blades"?

Viendin (Student): Would that be from leftover energy from a previous user, or something special? As in what Student 4 said?

Darkduck: Could be anything.

Defender: Although they are more myth and legend than recent facts - blades that have absorbed enough energy and memories of sword masters as they have been passed down from master to apprentice that they have gained something of their own.

Darkduck: In the account of Masamune and Murasame, for example. Masamune, the peaceful blade, forged by a peaceful smithy, was said to be so strong, when placed in a river, leaves would float AROUND it. Murasame, on the other hand, forged by a student of the Masamune smith, was created with destruction in mind. It would cut leaves when standing in a river, the opposite of the friendly Masamune.

DraconicFeathers (Student): So when you mentioned weapons bonding with the wielder...in this case, it would mean the wielder would have, lets say, a peaceful state of mind if they were to wield the Masamune?

Darkduck: Indeed. Masamune wouldn't drive them into a killing spree, to put it bluntly, but the blade itself would have effect on the wielder.

Silverdawn: This concludes our class for tonight. I hope you enjoyed it. Please give a warm applause for your instructors!

Class: *applauds* *cheers* *wolf whistles*

Defender: *Bows* Thank you for being such a good class

Darduck: *Bows* Indeed  *Falls back in seat*

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Originally written by Revelation and Aurafire, with an introduction by Silverdawn.

PK Double Pack
Introduction

Psychokinesis: the movement of matter with the use of only your mind. Also known (but slightly outdated) as telekinesis, this ability may seem like a fairytale to many but is actually classified as one of the most recurring paranormal phenomena of the previous century. Because I know my collegues are going to elaborate about this skill in just a moment, I'd just like to take a moment and explain to you why I felt the need to include two articles in this same double pack.

There are quite a few methods to go about performing psychokinesis, and these articles - at a first glance - seem remarkably similar. But one purposefully tells a different story to you than the other, and you may find yourself attracted to a certain teaching style. This article will start of with Aurafire's approach to the matter, which has proven to be minimalist and therefore very open in how you interpret it. The second one by Revelation is also for those who are thirsty for more aspects and guidance. Together, however, they form the unmistakable prerequisite for starting in this field.

I myself have quite some stories and articles already, and am delighted that all my information is integrated into this great double-pack. Use it wisely, have fun, and spread your knowledge.

Silverdawn

Aurafire’s Guide to Psychokinesis

Introduction

Psychokinesis literally means mind movement, "psycho" coined from the Greek word "psyche", and kinesis refers to movement. There have been case studies done on this subject. I’d like to tell you first hand that it’s not only possible, but anyone can do it. You may be wondering why can’t I just spontaneously levitate? The answer is simple, it’s an acquired ability, it’s something you DEVELOP. There are a few very rare cases of natural psychokinetics, or people born with the obvious ability. You hear about those cases more often because most people seem to believe that either you can do it because you’re born with it, or you can’t do it at all. But you’ll learn the flaws of this belief, and learn how to disprove it with physical evidence in this guide.

Relaxation and GSR

Before practice it’s advisable to take a few minute to relax. Why is relaxation important? I’ll resolve to a more scientific viewpoint. Both the US and Russia and several other countries have done study on PK and noted that during PK the body produces energy, which makes sense because energy is ultimately required to make objects move. Also, there have been studies done on PKer’s GSR or Galvanic Skin Response, and this is the level at which your skin will allow electronic particles and energy to pass through the skin. During the experiments when a PKer entered the alpha state before practicing PK their GSR tripled or even quadrupled. Now obviously the more energy that can pass through the skin, the more energy can get to an object.

What I do to induce this is to go around my body and allow the skin to feel "relaxed, loose, and open." Your skin is usually in this state when you wake up. Especially from naps, because tension is released, and many people say they can feel their body tingling and their energy flowing more. So before you get started, take a little time to relax and prepare your body and mind for PK because here’s where you’ll find results.

Relaxation also induces synchronization between the right and left hemispheres of the brain and this may be the key to taking conscious control over poltergeisting, which I’ll go over later in this guide.

Meditation

During meditation the Yogis adopted a term for PK. The term is Siddihism, and this was meant to describe an undesirable result. The result was undesirable because it took the focus off of meditation. This happens when they would meditate on a single object. Felicia Parise, a psychokinetic who had some popular test done, said when she was working for the ability, she said to make nothing else in the world matter but that object.

With this in mind, you’ll be doing something similar. First find a small object, very very small and quite easy to move physically. I would recommend something like a paper of even better an aluminum psiwheel which you can find how to make in Revelation's article on this very page. I do, however, give Psipog full credit for the idea of the psiwheel as well. Once you find an object, meditate SOLELY on that object. Focus all of your attention directly on that object. If other thoughts come up, just let them pass. Try doing this without any preconceived notions, just focus on what you’re doing "now" if they get in the way. When you start off, don’t even worry about moving the object, just keep your focus on it. This will be a little hard at first but just give it a little practice. Move on when you feel you can control your thoughts, and can concentrate well on an object(or nothing), because you’ll need that in order to start moving the object.

Intention

The object may have moved already. Now it’s time for you to take direct control of the object. First, find out specifically what way you want the object to move. Your mind won’t move it, unless it knows HOW it’s going to be moved. Focus on the motion itself if you want to do, that would be an effective way of focusing your intention. Visualization is another way that can help you, visualize how you want it to move. Will power works too. But remember, you’re not limited to any certain ways of doing it. As long as you give it your full concentration, then you absolutely can’t go wrong.

Chanting and Psychological Blocks

Another major part of PK is removing psychological blocks. You may be good, but you won’t know how good until you removed the preconceived notions. In this state you’re more decisive, and have trouble focusing your intention. To get rid of blocks, just focus on what you want the object to do, and this would bring your mind back into the present moment. And to keep the blocks away, try chanting in your head what you want the object to do. Keep it positive and in present tense, keep the phrase short, simple and easy to understand. Most importantly, believe it’s working and set a CLEAR intention.

Practice

Practice is inevitable. It will take some time to learn how to focus, but you will only succeed if you practice. Just like anything else, practice is the backbone of development! If you have trouble finding motivation, just think of PK as something fun and relaxing. It’s also very beneficial because by giving an object your full concentration, it rests the conscious mind, and therefore reduces the amount of sleep you need. This is the same reason as of why meditators appear to not need as much sleep as most people, because they meditate and give their conscious mind a chance to rest. However, you’re also using energy that your body may need, and you’ll be more tired when you first start practice, but it will adjust in time. Also, if you’re really struggling to keep practicing, simply ask yourself, "Do I really want PK?" If not, then there has been no point in reading this article. But if you do, then you know what to do.

Progress

When you feel you have good control over an object, move onto a heavier object. This will be the heart of your progress. Keep your goals realistic, and keep yourself motivated. Take it as gradually as possible, you’ll get better in about the same rate, and you’ll have high motivation.

Precautions

If you start breaking into sweat, notice quicker breathing, feel your veins/arteries/heart pulsing heavily and feel hot, then it’s time to take a break! Get some food and water and don’t ignore it if something like this does happen in your practice. Psychokinetics have been to known to suffer heart attacks as a result of practice. All due to the fact that they ignored their body telling them to STOP! Nina Kulagina is a good example. She participated in psychokinesis experiments. She suffered a minor heart attack and quit PK practice entirely. I’m not trying to say you should be scared of practicing, but you should be aware of any signs telling you to stop. Just as if you were running a long distance and you felt like you were about to vomit. You may lose weight after some practice too, because the body may be giving off more energy than it takes in. Losing weight fast is never good, so keep this in mind as well. After some practice you might notice random objects around you moving. This is unofficially called poltergeisting. It’s simply the subconscious moving objects without conscious effort. You might notice the objects that it moves significantly larger than the ones you move with conscious effort. This is perfectly normal.

Disclaimer

I’d like to point out that I’m not responsible for any injuries or heart attack, or you name it, from doing PK. You are on your own with this. Such things are quite rare in any case.

Conclusion

PK is a pretty neat ability, and can be used practically. Have fun and practice hard!





Revelation’s Guide to Psychokinesis    

Intro  

“Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it our and strike it merely to show that you have one. If you are asked what time it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchman.”

-Earl of Chesterfield

According to the Random House unabridged dictionary, psychokinesis, hereafter referred to as P.K., is “the purported ability to move or deform inanimate objects, as in spoons, with mental processes.” It is certainly an interesting subject, but is also, unfortunately, a subject shrouded by disinformation and misinformation; worse yet, it has also been beaten and raped by a group commonly known as DBZers (name coined from an often-favorite cartoon of this group, Dragonball Z). This group of people, often in their early teens, makes up completely frivolous methods of going about P.K. and distributes these methods online. These methods and the ideas surrounding them are known in the Online Energy Community (O.E.C.) as ‘fluff’. The techniques, which are often derived from the previously mentioned cartoon, as well as others, are placed on websites and passed off as fact. This information then draws in those new to the O.E.C. and ‘educates’ them in the completely wrong manner.

I’ve dug through a fair amount of information in my time studying psionics and now have put together an easy-to-follow guide for those new to this subject. Even those familiar with it have a good chance of finding something new here. It has been said that the greatest learning can be achieved through teaching, which I’ve found to be true due to the great amounts I’ve learned while writing this. To emulate the words of a dear friend; I am by no means an expert, simply an avid student myself. The purpose of this article is to help those new to P.K. in practicing and developing their abilities, while delving into what P.K. is and a few theories surrounding it. I am by no means writing this to prove its existence, nor am I claiming to be an expert on the subject.

P.K. is, without a doubt, appealing to many who would consider themselves outside-of-the-box thinkers. Statistically speaking, interest in psychic phenomena is shared, for the most part, by the very intelligent and very unintelligent. It seems almost fitting that such an esoteric topic would attract the outliers of society. Mastery of it, and the ramifications thereof, are quite appealing to the imaginative mind, however, once practiced it is often found that areas of study such as telepathy, remote-viewing, and astral projection (developing one’s control over out of body experiences) can prove to be far more practical. Don’t expect to be able to close doors and levitate everyday objects to the amazement of yourself and your friends. Those who manage to move an object as relatively simple and easy as the psi wheel (later explained) often do not progress any further, not because of lack of ability, but lack of constitution. As with anything, PK takes practice, often much more than the average, eager beginner would expect. You must not only develop the ability, but the mindset, which often becomes the more difficult task. Good luck.  

PK: Brief History and Theories

 Now, for those who just need to know what basis this could possibly have in science, or reality for that matter; demonstrations of psychokinesis have been documented as far back as recorded history extends, though it was often wrongly interpreted as magic or witchcraft. Some of the more interesting documented cases are from the 19th century, such as D.D. Holmes who could levitate and handle hot coals without being burned. More recent occurrences include two siblings from Japan, who were able to perform various feats under the strictest of laboratory controls. Blank Polaroid pictures were placed in airtight lead containers; these young boys (both under 14 years of age) were then able to make images appear on the blanks, as well as make bends in silverware that would have required heat and/or, quite literally, tons of pounds of force. When analyzed, however, these spoons didn’t show the signs of stress that a spoon being heated or bent by brute force would show.  

Warning: The following are theories as to how PK could work from a scientific standpoint, and due to this there is a good deal of big words and scientific mumbo-jumbo. Those of you with ADD, ADHD, or simply short attention spans may want to take your meds now or skip it entirely, but that’s your prerogative (yes, that’s spelled right, I checked). I would, however, highly recommend that you don’t miss the last paragraph of this section, as it has an interesting statistic.

There are many theories surrounding why or how such feats are possible, one such theory being the existence of bioplasm, a substance that could both move objects and carry thoughts. Soviet scientists Adamenko, Inyushin, and Sergeyev were the first to come up with such an idea during experiments with subjects Nina Kulagina and Alla Vinogradova, both middle-aged housewives. While they were conducting their studies, the scientists theorized that the movement of objects in PK trials was a result of the effect the subjects mind had on the object’s electro-static charge and electromagnetic field. The biological energy produced by the test subjects was under conscious control and measured as being concentrated around the head. This energy was then focused to achieve the desired result, much like light is concentrated to make a laser, giving birth to the term ‘biolaser effect.’ Additionally, a western scientist by the name of Benson Herbert was later able to study some of Mrs. Kulagina’s abilities. After these trials, he concluded that her accomplishments were quite real, and could not be accounted for by any means other than psychokinesis.  

In the mid-70’s, an English physicist by the name of John Hasted proposed yet another theory as to how PK worked. In an experiment he conducted, several keys, with sensitive, force-detecting gauges attached were stationed in various parts of a room. Children who were allegedly able to bend things such as spoons and keys without touching them were then brought into the room. This resulted in delicate pressure variations being detected on the keys, variations that were never present when the children were not in the room. Hasted theorized that ‘force waves’ were emanating from the body of each child. He also positioned the keys in exact locations throughout the room, and based on this positioning reasoned that the waves were shaped like planes or slabs, “surfaces of action.” This plane was said to twist on occasion, appearing similar to a gymnast’s ribbon, being twirled into a tight spiral. These spirals are, Hasted hypothesized, what cause the strange twists and bends that could be created in metal objects. He also found that relaxed states of mind, bordering on the inattentive, were the best for psionic practice. These states of mind are associated with alpha brainwaves, which have been shown in other studies to have a direct correlation with the performing of psychic skills.

Movement of any physical object requires energy. This is a simple fact of physics that has been irrefutably proven. What, then, could be the source of energy for making objects (Such as, in extreme cases, things such as armchairs and tables) move without using any measurable physical means? Parapsychologists have tried to determine this, and in doing so have come up with various theories. One such theory is that the energy is taken from the heat in the subject’s environment. One researcher noted that a room temperature decrease of a single degree Celsius would provide enough energy to lift an armchair several hundred feet in the air. When I came across this fact, I was reminded of how ghost/poltergeist manifestations are often accompanied by a drop in temperature, leading to the conclusion that maybe these entities are using the heat energy to manifest themselves. Also, some have said that energy could be obtained from sound waves, explaining why some psychics claim to need music to perform their skills (though this need can also be linked to an affect the music has on brain waves). Researchers have said that the energy from sound or heat waves could be coalesced into a coherent form of energy, which then could be given direction by the subject. It has been previously theorized by some that ‘psi energy’ is a byproduct of electrical energy produced in the firing of nerve cells and other bodily functions. Perhaps psychics are merely taking this familiar and constant form of inchoate energy and concentrating it to perform a task, such as rolling a pencil. If this is true, the possibilities for a psychic who could indeed make that 1 degree Celsius decrease in temperature and use that extremely large amount of ambient energy, instead of merely using the electrical byproducts of the body, are quite nearly limitless.

Many have asked, “If things like psychokinesis are so real, then why hasn’t concrete evidence been found?” The former reason for this was that simply nobody had been able to host a controlled experiment on a massive enough level for results to be indefinitely shown. However, fairly recently the answer has been found; most either don’t know about it or refuse to acknowledge it. In December of 1989, Dean Radin of the Princeton Psychology Department and Robert Nelson of PEAR labs made an interesting publication regarding a meta-analysis of micro-P.K. (influence of consciousness on microelectronic systems) experiments in Foundations of Physics, a respected physics journal. Their analysis of micro-P.K. experiments covered 152 reports describing 235 control studies and 597 experimental studies by 68 different investigators. Through studying the collective results, they found that the overall result being a result of pure luck was 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, a seemingly conclusive find.

 

Watch That First Step…  

Before going any further, I must first explain the simplistic little invention known as the psi wheel. The psi wheel is, basically, a small square of paper or aluminum foil folded in such a way that it can be balanced on a pin, needle, thumbtack, etc. When balanced on the [insert choice pointy object here], this paper is then spun using PK. Follow the diagram below to make your own.





Aluminum foil can be a bit easier to spin, and heavier cardboard is another option if you’re looking for a challenge later on, but we’ll get to that towards the end of this section. You’ll also want to place a clear glass cup or jar over it to prevent the psi wheel from being affected by your breath, small convection currents caused by the heat of your hands, or any other air movement in the room. If you have trouble constructing your own, you could print this page out, cut out the square with dotted lines, fold on those dotted lines, and you have a ready-made psi wheel.

Now you’ve got the psi wheel and you’re ready to move it, but it doesn’t seem to be cooperating. This is the point where people often try and quickly give up, most often from frustration; PK may come naturally to some, but certainly not to the majority. I’ve talked to people who’ve spun their psi wheel for the first time within minutes of the initial attempt, whereas there are others who have had to practice for months, or even years before any results were seen. I’ve also spoken to people who have never been able to spin a psi wheel but are quite capable of moving pendulums (a hanging string, weighted at the bottom), among other things. Remember, belief can be one of the most important things. Maintain the proper mindset, put away all doubt, and know you will get results. To use of the one of concepts Bruce Lee applied to martial arts, “Act as if nothing particular is going on.” It has been shown by many researchers that the abilities of psychics were best when the psychic was in a fresh, relaxed state. Often, as experiments dragged on and the subjects became tired or frustrated, their failures increased. Also, these are not the only techniques out there. These are merely meant to give you a place to begin. The most effective technique for a person is often the one they develop themselves, as it is something you have developed to suit your own needs. Now, for the basics of some commonly used techniques:

 

Visualization: The seemingly most popular of techniques used for PK is visualization. A good imagination can be helpful, as you have to ‘see’ extensions of yourself or your energy field moving the object. Some visualize tendrils or tentacles of energy extending from their field and moving the object, some imagine a force (wind, weight, etc) pushing it, and others ‘see’ metaphysical representations or extensions of their own limbs causing the desired movement. Another method of visualization is to visualize the psi wheel spinning. In your mind’s eye, see what you want it to do and believe that it will happen. When using this method, sometimes it can help to trick your mind into thinking you saw the psi wheel move, even if it was just a bit. When this happens it can help the mind accept that it is happening, in turn helping you success with P.K.  

Tactile Visualization: This technique involves developing a ‘feel’ for the object. Focus on it, feel it’s shape and energy, until it feels as if it’s a part of you, and as such, can be moved as you would move an arm, leg, or finger. I’ve often seen the question, “I’ve developed a feel for the object, but I can’t move it. What am I doing wrong?” The simple answer to this is that you may, in fact, be doing absolutely nothing wrong. The problem that can potentially arise with tactile visualization is that your mind can make you think you have a feel for it and are a part of the object, when it’s actually just your mind assuming what it would feel like to have the object as a part of you and creating that feeling. The term “analytical overlay”, more often used in relation to remote viewing, could most likely be applied here. Basically, the left side of your brain is getting in the way, making assumptions and creating results. Another instance of this is if you are sitting or lying down with your eyes closed, focus on feeling a rocking motion, as if you were floating on gentle waves. More often than not, a person is capable of inducing this feeling even though they are obviously not rocking. If you’ve reached a point where you’re sure you can feel the object, but no matter how hard you try it just won’t move, I’d suggest trying another method.  

Sheer Will / Willpower: Probably the most self-explanatory of the five, simply use willpower to make the object move. It is often doubted that something as simple as pure willpower can actually obtain results, but it has been shown to work for some. People who have had success with this method often vary in the exact way they go about it. Some just ‘will’ the object to move. They know what they want and make it happen. Others create a feeling of urgency or a need for it to move. Others have said they even use anger as a driving force, though I doubt the effectiveness of anger in PK. As with the other methods, try out different approaches and see what works best.  

Audic Association: This was a term I created, so there’s a good chance you haven’t heard it before. However, the method itself has been around for a while. This method of performing PK uses sounds rather than feelings or visualizations. A sound, such as the ‘whooshing’ of wind past your ears, or the flowing, trickling sound of a stream is associated with the motion of the spinning psi wheel. As you try to make the wheel spin, hear the flowing water or rushing wind in your mind. These, of course, are not the only sounds that could be used. If you feel the sound of a barking dog may give you some success, give it a try. Other than the simple association purposes, the sound or imagination thereof can be used to calm the mind and relax, something shown to be helpful when attempting to perform any psychic skill. Some psychics have found it easier to function with music or white noise playing, either on a radio or headphones. Though I have not been successful with this method, it is yet another alternative for those who can’t seem to find success elsewhere.  

‘Just Do It’ Method: This method is simply knowing the desired effect and letting it/making it happen. The basis of this technique is that the majority of psionic abilities are regulated by the subconscious, so simply let the subconscious take over. Know what you want and let it happen. This is the method I’ve found the most success with. It doesn’t involve any kind of visualization or association of any kind. In fact, it doesn’t even involve thinking. The object is to completely clear the mind: no thoughts, no obstructions. This then allows the right side of the brain (the left deals with logical/linear thinking) to regulate what you’re attempting to do. This may be very difficult for some, as there are many people who simply cannot think of nothing, or have a very difficult time doing so.  

       
These are short, simple explanations, which were certainly not meant to be an ultimate guide. At the risk of being redundant, I’d like to again state that through my experience I’ve found that the techniques that work best are the ones that people develop for themselves. In this way, the technique is designed by you to work for you and you alone. What is effective for one person will not always be effective for another. Read these and learn from them, but do not expect to achieve results by using them verbatim. Adapt them and make them your own. If you manage to do so, and find yourself bored with your standard psi-wheel practice, move on to a bigger psi wheel. Make it out of cardboard or poster board to increase weight, and therefore difficulty. In this article, I’ve emphasized working with the psi wheel, as it is one of the easiest and most commonly known methods of practice, but if it doesn’t work for you there are other ways. Try hanging a ring, nail, or similar object from a string attached to a stationary object, then try getting this to swing back and forth using the methods you’ve practiced with the psi wheel. Maybe even levitating something like a small, down feather would be an interesting challenge. As at least one of your former or current schoolteachers has preached: your imagination is the only limitation.

All Good Things…  

This article, depending on your opinion, must come to an end, as all good things do. If you manage to succeed in your psychokinetic endeavors, congratulations. If not, keep working, practice makes perfect. For some, P.K. simply isn’t a strong point, but those people may be quite capable of telepathy, empathy, remote viewing, astral projection, cryokinetics, or pyrokinetics. Various psychic skills can be compared to basketball in the respect that not everyone will excel in them. Some will take to it with unprecedented ease and go on to be pros, while others couldn’t catch a ball if you dipped it in superglue and flung it at their face. If you hit a dead end, put it down for a while. Try something else that arouses your interest and come back to P.K. later, maybe you’ll find better results. If you just can’t seem to get it, there’s not much sense in trying to force it, as forcing often results in frustration, which never seems to help in any psychic development. Continue practice and advancement, share what you’ve learned, and if you take nothing else from this article, remember this:

“If you ever drop your keys into a pool of lava, forget about them, cuz man, they’re gone.”

- Jack Handey

Disclaimer: The methods discussed in this article have been gathered from the author’s own personal experience with psi and conversations regarding the topic with various people, as well as extensive research on and off the Internet. They cannot be and are not accredited to the author or any other single person. This article is intended for educational purposes only and is the sole property of Revelation, uber-mod of The Veritas Academy, and as such cannot be bought, sold, or traded for narcotics. All references used in creating this work have been cited and a bibliographical page is available upon request; no plagiarism was used. Also, the author is in no way encouraging the dropping of keys into lava, or the retrieval of aforementioned keys. Thank you.



This article was written by Aurafire and Revelation, with an introduction by Silverdawn.

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Originally written by Syko_Dragon
Introduction:

     Seeing it as there are so many good articles on PK already, I didn't want to write out a whole new article explaining things over again.  So I decided to write this article to hopefully enhance your success rate of performing PK by differentiating between the methods of PK, their main points of making them work, and giving extra tips that may help each of the methods or your own method.

     I would suggest that you read the other PK articles since they go much more in depth about the basics of PK and are extremely vital to read before reading this.  Remember too, most of all, that these are not the only methods out there (some work best mixed), and the best method is the one that works best for you.



Methods of PK:

     Here are some methods of PK that are out there for you to try.  You may even want to try to mix some of these, but you should definitely play around with them to find what works best for you.


Just Do It (Primarily Subconscious through Conscious Assertion):
     This method of PK is probably the most popular explanation since the old PK books of the 60's and 70's.  It deals with consciously giving commands to your subconscious to indirectly perform PK.  This method is best incorporated by those that are straight-forward and goal-oriented.  That is to say, that straight-forward, goal-oriented people have a stronger willpower to make this method work best since they deal with making things happen in their daily life.  These types of people see problems a similar way (they know where they're at; they know what they want, how to get it, and then go after it).

     Prerequisites: To incorporate this method, you should have a strong sense of self and place in the world and/or universe, a very good understanding of the energy basics/structure (how energy works), a strong will, and a strong, straight-forward mindset.

     Method: To use this method, mantras work best to move your psi wheel (i.e. "move," "spin," "spin clockwise," "move to the left," etc).  This instills your subconscious, and PK ability, with what you want to happen.  Your willpower (intensity of energy) and intention (direction of energy) will guide your subconscious to move your psi wheel.


Visualization (Half Subconscious, Half Conscious Assertion):
     Visualization is the next popular method of PK that is also taught in many books and articles.  It deals with visualizing movement of an object to actually achieve movement.  This does, however, take some practice to be able to perform PK properly, which is widely misunderstood, in my opinion.  This method deals more with psi than what people are aware of (if you are unsure of the differentiations of chi and psi, read the tips section).  However, this also deals with indirect PK, which is harder to control.  It is indirect in the sense that it is requiring you to have some good basics already instilled within you, which does make it harder for some people to incorporate.

     Prerequisites: To incorporate this method, you should have a good connection to your subconscious (a sense of harmony- intuits have this trait), very good basics (to the point where they are instilled within your mind even with or without focusing), and very good visualizing skills (explained next).  A sense of connection between everything in the universe can help greatly, as well.  You also have to be able to visualize with your eyes open.  Although that sounds easy, imagine how clear a visualization is with your eyes closed, how detailed it is (if you can't do this, you must practice that first)...and now imagine that same clarity but with your eyes open (it will not be as clear, but good clarity is very important).  This can require some multi-tasking, but is a vital point into making the visualization method work.

     Method: After you are able to visualize with your eyes open, you will first visualize your psi wheel's position in space and time (it's position right in front of you), where it overlaps over your psi wheel (it may sound redundant, but it helps to start out with).  Then, try to visualize the psi wheel moving in a particular direction.  To start out with, visualize it moving only a tiny bit.  In that way, you can "restart" your visualization if it doesn't move, without having to reset it that far.  This is also a great way to warm up your subconscious and PK abilities to get the right wavelength and mindset (it can even "trick" the subconscious in this way).  After a small movement is achieved, you should then work on increasing the movement to eventually get it spinning.


Direct Connect (Primarily Conscious and Some Subconscious):
     This is probably the most interesting of methods yet.  It deals with having a connection with the object you are moving to the point where, in a sense, it moves "with you," with your thoughts.  It is said that Robert Bruce's NEW Energy Ways helps train your Energy Body more to incorporate this method.  In its purest sense, a person connects directly with an object to move it (where space isn't much of a problem- mostly through connection with the 3rd eye), which is closer to its original definition of what PK is (NOTE- nowhere in its original definition does it mention how to incorporate energy or what types of energies to use, so all of these methods are PK).  However, most people will start out with connecting through chi or psi from their hands or fingers.  This is also the less energy consuming method, but also the hardest one to implement.

     Prerequisites: To incorporate this method, you have to have a good sense of self and place in the world and/or universe, have very good energy sensing and energy extending skills, a good understanding of how everything is connected in the universe, and good energy manipulation skills (psi or chi will work, depending on what point you are connecting with).  Having empathy or good absorption skills can benefit you as well for this method.

     Method: To begin with, you need to first connect with your psi wheel.  To connect with it, you need to extend your energy through your connecting point or points (the point or points where you're trying to move your psi wheel from- i.e. your palm, your 3rd eye, your finger, etc).  There are two ways you can connect with your energy, and that is to either wrap your energy around the psi wheel, or infuse your energy throughout the object, or both.  You can also connect through empathy or absorbing some of its energy to your connecting point.  The most important factor is to see this connection as truly connecting to you, which seeing it as connecting like a muscle can help greatly...in that sense, space has less limitation (just like how you can hold your hand up in the air without supposed "support" of outside objects).  Depending on how you are connected to it, you will then "tense," "manipulate," "move," etc, your connection (not focusing on movement of the psi wheel, that is, but movement of your connection).  At higher levels, though, you will be able to focus on movement of the object rather than your connection.


Energy Manipulation (Primarily Conscious with Some Subconscious):
     This method is best done by chi practitioners because they deal a lot with manipulating energies in various ways.  However, many chi practitioners don't realize they can use this method to move objects.  Those that do know, however, don't realize that they should use psi energy instead of chi energy (which chi requires rather large amounts of energy that will drain you quickly).  Energy manipulation for PK is much like what you do for a direct connect, but more focusing on energy movement rather than connection movement.  In that way, this method will require more energy to move an object (since it's like the wind blowing against an object-- almost...or it could be AK) than a Direct Connect.  In other words, it means that more energy is lost by bouncing off of the object rather than retaining a single form.

     Prerequisites: To incorporate this method, you must have very good energy manipulating skills (especially outside of the body).  Don't misunderstand that chi manipulation is too different than psi manipulation to incorporate.  The feelings are fairly similar but are at different types of levels, so being able to do one will help you with the other.  Mindset and focus play a major role in differentiating the two (read the tips section).

     Method: Using Energy Manipulation actually leaves open a very broad doorway to accomplish PK.  It is best to play around with the following techniques and others you may come across to find out which works best for you.  I know that's probably not what you wanted to read (hehe), but if you have good energy manipulation skills, you will understand completely.  Here are some to start you out:

     [INDENT]Vortices: Create a vortex of energy that is spinning around the center point of your psi wheel (and inward, of course).  That is, it should be a tunnel that can either be just the height of the thickness of paper of the psi wheel, if you're strong enough with it, or about one to two inches in height running through the center point of the psi wheel.  This technique, for me, acted as a propelling force (it would go in the direction of the spinning energy).  Remember that the Vortex technique is like the eye of a tornado that is a main center of movement.[/INDENT]

     [INDENT]Tornados: This technique incorporates a tunnel of energy that is broader than at vortex, and doesn't move inward (although, I haven't tried also going inward, now that I mention it, so you may want to try that too).  This technique is like the destructive force of a tornado, which will have a tunnel of energy that lies on the outside of edges of your psi wheel (thus the name, Tornado).  This means that there will be an empty space in the middle of the psi wheel.  I find that this technique works best when focusing on the outermost points only.  The Tornado technique, for me, acted as a repelling force (it would spin in the opposite direction of the direction of energy).[/INDENT]

     [INDENT]Combination (may require multi-task skills): I say this technique may require multi-task skills because of my experiences with both techniques (and my experience with trying to combine them).  That is to say that when I tried to spin a tunnel of energy that covers the entire psi wheel, it did not move (which would move in a Direct Connect, though, which takes more skill).  Instead, I spun the vortex one direction (propelling) and the tornado in the opposite direction (repelling).  This combined effect created movement, but only in a retained multi-tasked state, of course.[/INDENT]

     [INDENT]Chi Absorption, Psi Extension (requires multi-task skills): This is another technique that requires some good multi-tasking.  You will be focusing on absorbing the surrounding energy (chi of the air, if you will...or even that of the object) directly into your hand where it will stay for now.  This effect creates a type of "space" where there is less energy interference.  Since there is less interference, you will extend outward with your psi to push, pull, wrap around, infuse, etc, the psi wheel to spin it.[/INDENT]

     [INDENT]Chi/Psi Vibration: In this technique, you will focus specifically on vibration.  I have found that what works best is to think of vibration as levels of sounds in your mind (where as they increase in intensity as the sound goes up).  You may also be able to use light, but I have not tried that yet (you may want to try it though).  You will focus your chi OR psi in this case on either extending out to or directly making contact with the psi wheel and vibrating to create movement.  Another important factor is to also perceive the vibration (as sound or not) as a "moving agent" to make your subconscious connect to the fact that you want to create movement.  Try to keep a constant vibration level to have the psi wheel spin at a constant speed.[/INDENT]


Those are the methods I have come across thus far that will hopefully help you on your journey to performing PK.  I have tried all of these methods myself and are only what I have found to work at different levels of difficulty (which, as you may notice, depends greatly on the individual-- YOU!).  So try out as many things as you can and see how they work (or don't work) for you!  Please read the tips section, as it gives more in depth understanding of what to do to perform PK, even if you already understand the methods above.



Extra Tips:

Here are some extra tips to incorporate or think about during your training to hopefully get you closer to successfully doing PK.


Basics:
     This is probably the #1 reason why people fail to perform PK...no Basic Training.  The Basics are the foundation of what makes PK work.  If you do not understand them and practice them, you will not be able to perform them when needed.  This is just like learning any other new skill.  Take archery, for example: you learn what the materials are, you learn how to use the materials and their functions, then you incorporate the materials in a way to hit your desired target (your goal), and then train them to enhance your skill in archery as a whole.  NEVER NEGLECT TRAINING YOUR BASICS!!!  If you're having a problem, always go back to the Basics...chances are that the solution to your problem lies there.


Visualization (Alternate):
     Visualization has been deemed useless by many people, yet it is only useless when it is not incorporated tactfully and by itself.  You must always be able to visualize your goal first in order to achieve it.

     The "alternative" part of visualization I was meaning to refer to, is that of using it to enhance all of the other abilities.  As I said, if you cannot see your goal (and seeing it work), then you will not achieve it.  Think of this crude example: you think about jumping (cause you've never done it...hehe), you think if you try to take steps in the air from a standstill position, you'll jump high...you find it doesn't work that well (if at all).  This example is meant to show you that you have to visualize your method working CORRECTLY with the proper mechanics!  This also ties into your Basics and making sure you have a good understanding of them.

     Visualization is only the first half of implementing any method, really (shielding, drawing, etc).  You must always remember that it is only the first stepping stone to actually "feeling" and "manipulating" energy.


Chi and Psi:
     Through my training, I have found that the explanation someone has given that "Chi is the energy of the body, and Psi is the energy of the mind/soul" seems to stay congruent with each of my PK training.  When I would use chi to move my psi wheel, my body would feel drained afterwards while my mind felt wide awake.  When I would use psi to move it, my mind would be tired while my body was active and still felt awake.

     One way to differentiate between the two is to look at how each performs an Energy Ball.  They are extremely similar, but with some differences that play on your subconscious' source of drawing out the type of energy you want to use.  A chi ball is drawn from the body, where you focus energy from your body in between your hands (the source is your body).  A psi ball is drawn from the mind, where you focus energy directly into the space between your hands, rather than having a path from your body to that space.  If this is confusing, then think of an Energy Ball that is not between the hands, but just outside of the body.  A chi ball would be connected somewhere to your body, while a psi ball would be suspended independently.

     After you become aware of this differentiation of energies, you can begin to incorporate "sources" of psi with, say, your hand, finger, etc, while extending from that source into a particular direction (much how a person will point at a psi wheel to make it move).  This can be done without being able to differentiate between the two, but it's always best to know how to differentiate between the two already.


Focal Points:
     There are different focal points while doing PK, so having multi-tasking skills is a very large plus.  For implementing PK, you have to be able to understand and feel the difference between a primary and secondary focus, and be able to do both at will.  The difference between primary and secondary focus is like driving a car and listening to a friend talk at the same time.  Your primary focus is driving (or should be, tsk tsk) while your secondary focus is listening to your friend.  If you're good enough at driving, then the roles would be switched.

     Depending on what method you're using, your primary focus will change.  However, you should not have your primary focus be the actual spinning of the psi wheel!  This can actually mess up PK many times since it is not allowing the subconscious ability to come forth through an alternate, conscious effort.  Don't misunderstand, though...concentrating on movement and concentrating on spinning can also be two different things.  Here are the primary focal points for each method:

     [INDENT]Just Do It: The Mantra or Movement Assertion.[/INDENT]

     [INDENT]Visualization: The Visualization of the psi wheel with open eyes.[/INDENT]

     [INDENT]Direct Connect: Connecting and movement of the connection/object (depending on what type of connection you have).[/INDENT]

     [INDENT]Energy Manipulation: Manipulating energy.[/INDENT]

     As I said, "spinning" should not be your primary focus but as a secondary focus.


Multi-Tasking:
     Multi-tasking ties into the various focal points of PK.  The reason why multi-tasking is an important ability to have is that incorporating these methods (and many others) requires many basic energy properties to be activated.  Since energy follows thought, and if you are multi-tasking (having your thoughts go in various directions), then you will definitely need to train multi-tasking to get enough intensity behind each direction to activate such properties.

     There are various ways to train multi-tasking, so be creative about it.  I will add in another article sometime about training multi-tasking for enhancing energy abilities, but play around with it for now.


Continuously Spinning:
     This can be a problem with many people.  There are various ways you can continue spinning of your psi wheel.  However, if you start to focus on spinning, you'll notice that your psi wheel will stop since you are no longer actively controlling some sort of energy properties (either on a conscious level or a subconscious level- depending on the method).  So do your best to not get distracted!

     One thing you can do is just continuously do what you're doing.  Another is to pulse or flex vibrations or movement within your method of choice and increase its intensity to either continue or speed up spinning.  Find what works best for you to keep your mindset and abilities activated to retain PK.



Hopefully this article helped you in some way or another.  As I've said before, these are the methods I've tried myself, which may have different end results for you.  So now that you've read the entire article, go spin that psi wheel!!  ^_^  Good luck training!!  Until we meet again...



Written by:
Jeffrey J. Akau
AKA
Syko Dragon
June 3, 2004

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