Energy and force are different phenomena.
Energy for a human being implies the detection of invisible motion and pressure. It affects us as quality and influences our sensation and psychology.
Force connotes impulse, direction, and effect; it is a result of intent, conscious or subtle.
For example, we are composed by and possess energy that we use freely in the course of living. We delight in it as if it were a spontaneous gift granted to us by creation, without noticing how we contribute to it. In conscious energy training, a person learns to detect energy sources and learns how to formulate forces that will shape reality.
Our personal meanings are composed by our experience of energy. Our objectives however, are a direct result of the use of reason. These produce force through will and intention to create effects in our worlds. We experience this force as “power”. Although power is directed by the mind, it issues forth through body energies at different locations.
At the same time that this is happening, our feelings conspire to condition our energies in and around the body, as our mind sets the pace and influences our world.
First Phase: Who Am I?
Identify what your true centre of force is, where it may be found, how it affects the body, your activity, and finally observe how it affects and is received by those around you. This is located in your physical body. You will sense it as a movement deep within the body.
You may discover, through physical sensation, several “centres”; choose that which is located at the very centre of your body, a place that once experienced seems to enclose the entire body. In a woman, it is an experience that embraces the belly (feeling experience of self) and the heart (emotional quality of “rightness”). This is your centre of Power. Come back to it again and again.
Distinguish it from your usual striving positioning, what you have termed “power” up to now and that depended on thoughts, strategy, or even emotional disposition. In this case it is purely energetic. Contrast this new centre with the effort involved in the usual power positioning. Ascertain the price you have had to pay, and notice the effortless state of flow you now sense.
Rather than an identity based on labels and activity, this identity stems from yourself as an energy phenomenon, unique and dynamic.
Second Phase: What do I want?
Train your mind to distinguish what your different goals are and at what level they are working, how they affect you, what the consequences of those aspirations are, and ultimately how they predetermine your future.
To manifest a purpose requires energy as well as direction. It cannot bypass the needs of your body, your emotions, or your mind; all of these are constantly emitting peculiar qualities. If they are disparate and unharnessed, these influences will bar access to your manifestation.
Learn to be clear and to choose. Focus on the direction and not on the goal. If you cannot, then the goal is holding you captive and you have no chance of manifesting it. Practice desiring and also letting go of desiring, until you get a grasp of what you are doing and what the forces involved are.
Distinguish the state of goal-setting from that of holding a focus without a goal, sensing the Presence of yourself. Here you will encounter variables as emotion and images set forth by the mind. Become aware of them. Measure them in terms of the effects they produce in your body and in your world. Now, choose how you wish to feel and be.
You are discovering yourself as a centre of emission, a generator of dynamism and movement. You are discovering the different “qualities” of force, their uses and your mastery over them.
Finally, evaluate your purpose in terms of the greater community (family, friends, etc.) and how your choice affects others. Is it worth it? Each energy field that you affect adds itself to yours; are you using your power appropriately? Are you ready for the return of these forces?
Third Phase: What Are My Priorities?
Based on the above, what is the most important for you: a state of “being” or the activity of “having” or “doing”? If the personal and professional aspects still appear to hold separate but equal interest for you, repeat the steps of the first instruction and find your true centre, where you feel whole and full, not divided or conditional. Doing or having should be a result of being. Repeat this procedure as often as you need until you arrive at a unified state of goal-less perception.
Weigh the possibilities within your reach, your talents, faculties and physical conditions. Choose those purposes that your intelligence and your energetic sense of wholeness tell you are important.
The Three Attentions: Practice in Observation and the Use of Force
First Attention: This concerns the immediate world through the senses. This means material space and time, as well as awareness of body, mind and activity. It demands attention to detail in every way. This is the level of ordinary execution and efficiency, requiring a honing of faculties within a defined and delineated space and purpose. This is your concrete world of things, money, and social behaviour. The ordinary world.
Second Attention: This represents awareness of the surrounding phenomena in the material world. This kind of experience is concerned with shadow vision, feelings and emotions, possibility and probability. An extension of the time-space continuum, still related to the dynamic of the third dimension. Here you are aware of people around the centre of activity, their reactions and responses before and after the main focus. It is a kind of vigilance, an activity related to guarding a person or a space. Vision is broader and more diffuse, as if perceiving through the senses, seizing danger as well as opportunity.
Third Attention: This is a space of silence and inner dynamic stillness. It is vaguely connected with the outside world, as expanded perception. There is a notable absence of vested interests and personal opinion. It is a sort of tuning-in.
The posture is one of Presence, similar to that of ancient priestesses, guardians of temples and of the surrounding influences. Awareness of simultaneity and variety is heightened. A state of neutrality (as amplitude) is experienced where causes, multiple and collective, stand revealed. One “knows” and “understands” beyond information. It makes for the experience of “justice” and “appropriateness”, “ethics” and “values”.
To arrive at this space, meditation is usually employed. It is a state of energy without directionality. Contemplation in Nature is helpful to set aside details and purposes and, allowing the mind to dip into a state of silence, experience the breadth of understanding from where answers will emerge.
Third attention brings coherence to dissonance. It is what we experience as Peace.
MANIFESTATION: (administering energy resources)
Note: Perception is different from thinking; it involves the entire body.
- Halt all activity. Focus on your Centre and stop the activity of the mind.
- Place your attention on the dynamic movement offered by emotions. Explore “Joy” and then let go of the meaning as you capture and sustain the energy generated. This is a direct result of the management of the emotions learned previously. Sustain that state of dynamic perception.
- Now expand that state, giving free rein to the dynamic intensity you have been holding in check. Do this through will but without any particular intention. Focus on the experience of yourself as energy expansion, as you continue to hold the mind still.
- There must be no personal agenda involved.
- Separately, set a pattern or mould, a program that you wish to see manifest.
- Hold the state of “intention” as sustained gestation, a form of tension around your physical body and now dress the pattern you have visualized around it.
- Allow the pattern to acquire life through you. Give birth to it. See and above all “feel” your purpose manifesting. Continue to sustain that energetic field for a while longer and renew it when you need to.
“Advanced” Training, the kind offered in retreats with assistance and supervision, teaches women to diagnose energy configurations and environments, to direct or dispel energies and forces, and to intensity or modulate these fields appropriately, as a result of the correct modulation of energies in her own structure.