Here’s an excellent quote by Atkinson:
“Of all of the mental forces of the individual, the will is the most powerful, and at the same time the one least understood. It is hard even to define the will. Enough for our purpose to realize that it is the power within the mind whereby man is able to do things. Not only does man do the ordinary things of life by means of the will, but also he is able to do some extra-ordinary things when he learns how.
The old occultist fully realized the mighty power of the will of man; and their teachings convey some very valuable information on this subject.
One of their teachings was that by the use of his will man is able not only to project thought waves from his mentality, but that he is also able to consciously project his physical magnetism, or vital energy, in the same way.
The discoveries of the most advanced students of the subject, in our times, verify the old teachings of the occultists in this respect. The system I am herein teaching is therefore based not only on the advanced discoveries of modern science, but also upon the world-old teachings of the ancient occultists. Truth knows no special age or time – it is the property of the ages.
The average man projects his physical magnetism, or nerve-force, into his personal atmosphere, or aura, more or less unconsciously – just as he walks or breathes, for that matter. He has naturally acquired the habit, and does not concern himself about the matter – in fact, he is usually unconscious of and ignorant of the process
The differences in the degree of physical magnetism projected or radiated by such persons is determined solely by the degree of nerve-force generated by them, in absence of any special power of projection.
There is a second class, however, the members of which, while not fully informed of their power to project physical magnetism, nevertheless, by their habitual use of the will in the direction of impressing others, powerfully, though unconsciously, direct waves of the nerve-force outward, so that their personal atmosphere becomes well charged with it, and their influence is felt by those coming in contact with it.
In this class of individuals will be found the active, energetic, masterful men in various walks of life, who direct others rather than are directed by others, who give orders rather than receive them. These men generally radiate enough physical magnetism to make itself felt by those with whom they come in contact, and are generally felt to be “strong men.” But even these persons do not manifest the greatest amount of physical magnetism.
The third class of persons is that composed of individuals who have acquired a greater or less knowledge of fact that physical magnetism may be projected beyond the limits of the brain or body, and who have learned, at least in a degree, the art of so projecting it by the use of the will.
These individuals range from those who have acquired merely a glimpse of the truth, up, by degrees, to those who may be spoken of as Masters of the Art. This last named class of persons are those whose power is readily felt and acknowledged, and who leave their impression upon those who come in contact with them.”
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Here’s an interesting question from a student:
“can you be magnetic even if you don’t believe in yourself?”
It’s very hard.
This relates to the importance of your inner voice, mental states and so forth.
How can you develop any kind of magnetism if you inside of you, you are constantly saying you are not magnetic?
If you are constantly repeating to yourself that you’re not attracting anyone, that you are not powerful, you are shooting yourself in the foot.
You are developing a negative mental state that will hinder all your attempts to improve.
It’s impossible – or at least, much harder – to accomplish something (whatever that thing is) if your internal speech is bringing you down and you have a negative mental state.
There’s no way around that.
As Atkinson puts it: “The Will never acts on which the mind believes impossible. The disbelief acts as a break to the Will.”
A negative mental state will bring forward negative life experiences. Your external will reflect your internal.
This can be very easily understood:
Go to a party where you spend the whole day before repeating to yourself how ugly, unattractive and uninteresting you are.
Notice the results.
Then go to another party where you spend the whole day before repeating to yourself how beautiful, attractive and interesting you are.
Notice the results.
It may seem obvious when put this way but this can happen without conscious awareness on many different things in your life.
Your mental state is like the soil to grow seeds. If the soil is bad and contaminated, the seeds won’t grow correctly. If the soil is good, solid, the seeds will also grow strong and give beautiful fruits.
Use your inner voice and mental states instead of being used by them. They are inside of you, but they are not your self. You can use them as you see fit.
This is something you can work in detail in the training:
>>>”10 Steps to Inner Power”.
In Charisma School, during your energy training, you’ll find that you understand things not theoretically, but experientially. In other words, you grow in your energy skills by experience, not by theoretically knowing something.
Which gives you a very down to earth knowledge of the topic.
Maybe you don’t know the latest theories around the topic, but you sure know HOW to use it! This is like driving. You learn how to drive by actually sitting in the car and drive, not by reading books about it.
You can spend dozens of hours reading books on driving before you actually sit in a driver’s seat, but that’s not going to help you much when you start your engine.
You need to actually do it, not read about it.
In energy work, particularly in the beginning, it’s not very useful to know the theory. It doesn’t matter if you read X and Y authors that describe the different energies, the different scientific research on what energy is all about or all the chakra descriptions.
Knowing this might make you sound very spiritual on your next family dinner but it won’t help you mastering energy.
In fact, it can be quite confusing since everyone has a different approach to the subject… which is natural, considering are describing an internal phenomenon where words are not accurate enough.
It’s a lot more useful to do the work. To practice the internal awareness.
As Gandhi very well mentioned: “An ounce of practice is a worth a ton of theory”.
There’s no replacement for feeling what’s inside.
I can write many books that talk about energy but that’s not going to help you. What really helps you is closing your eyes, dive deep into your body and explore it’s myriad feelings.
How they appear, how they move, what qualities do they have, what exactly do they feel like, do they change? And so on. Starting by the most obvious feelings and little by little diving into the more subtle ones.
That’s the true key and the way everyone who mastered energy has learned. There’s no way around this internal exploration.
In Vitality and Energy Training you have specific exercises that will take you from ground zero – “I don’t feel anything” – to being able to feel and move energy around your body. Not by reading about it, but by actually practicing it with specific exercises especially chosen in a precise sequence.