posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 04:29 PM
Why is magic so limited?
Let's look at our lives. Every day people make decisions they cannot follow through on. Such as "I'm going to start a workout routine." or "I'm
going to be positive from now on." Even though they start off in a good direction, before long, they give up. It's almost as if they are not in
charge of their lives.
They're not. Within us, there are many influences. Preferences, social and genetic conditioning, life history, each trait gains a certain degree of
influence on how we feel. The more we continue a habit, the more momentum that pattern has. The more we concentrate on a belief, for example, the more
profound it becomes automatically. For example, if you think everyone's out to get you, and each new person in the neighborhood is imagined a thug or
a criminal government agent, each time you see someone, anxiety will build, tension mounts. You begin to watch what you say, your body shows signs of
stress, your perception is distorted.
This is a very dramatic example. Let's think about when we were in school. You'd see a nice young man or woman you find attractive(attractiveness is
determined already by other factors, but not the scope of this topic.) Each time you look at them, or think they're beautiful, the more attractive
they seem to you, the smaller their flaws become. Likewise, when you look at a politician, and each time you look at him you think he is a liar, a
criminal, it generates a more intense automatic response when you think of him. This pattern of thought has gained a lot of influence in you.
For example, each day here on ATS, some thread about child or animal abuse comes up, and you know, you've seen too many atrocities, it builds
momentum, you see just one picture and a strong feeling of sorrow or anger rises. This is a well-nourished potential inside of you.
These influences all cast a vote regarding how you'll think, feel, or act in a given situation. It's a rather automatic system. Confusion arises
when there is no clear majority leaning one way or another.
What does this have to do with magic? Everything. Unless you've taken the time to convert your potentials, to become conscious of them, you cannot
even determine how you feel. If you are not even in charge of the state of being you have, how could you influence external circumstances?
To speak briefly about manifestations and seemingly "magical" operation if you want an effect on something, you need to take away it's ability to
influence your state of being. Not by being in denial of how you feel, for that would negate consciousness, and be in conflict with nature. You need
to feel what is actually there, feel how your really feel, until it loses more and more power to determine what your inner state is. First you need to
take away the power of external circumstances to influence how you feel, via projection of responsibility, then you need to stop identifying with the
experiences that you feel personally, for identification is attachment, which gives the situation control over you.
If someone attacking your child throws you into a mad rage, instead of simply responding to the situation, you are not in charge of your state of
being. You project the responsibility for how you feel in the identity you place in your child, and the frustrations you project on the attacker.
If you want mastery, you have to first become conscious. If you cannot stay completely concentrated on an object of focus for an unlimited time
period, without having your mind waver or shift subject, you have too much identity in the mind, you have not mastered it. If you cannot remain
conscious of every physical action you take, without simply moving automatically, you have not mastered it. If you cannot pay attention to every
breathe, you are not a master.
Now, you want to fly? Ok. Can you consciously feel the atomic and subatomic components of your physical strcuture? No? If you can't even feel them,
how are you going to be able to get them to perform how you want? You want to command the elements, but you're afraid of fire, you project a need for
power into nature, and if it doesn't happen you doubt yourself and feel insecure? You're not going to make it happen. Is your perception limited
still by the range of the nervous system?
You need to begin by reclaiming mastery over your state of being. Look at the message of Jesus, tortured, crucified, but such was the mastery that he
was speaking of forgiving even those who had just destroyed his body. Mastery comes from experience, from being conscious, and observing until
something is stripped entirely of influence over you, whether it's about how conscious you can be of it, or how it makes you feel. When you reclaim
this, you can begin to train effectively to have whatever ability you wish.
You just need to be free of it's hold on you.