On the previous post we discussed the training of the Will inside of you as a percursor to influence and projection.
In fact, there’s a bigger picture here.
The Will is much more than a few exercises you need to do so that you can accomplish some interesting things in your life.
It’s a connection to your superior “I” or to your higher self.
It’s a larger part of you. Much larger than we can possibly understand.
So when you start with the initial Will exercises you are actually training the supremacy of your higher self over your lower self.
You are stating that you are – truly – in control over your body, mind and energy.
All of these elements are part of you, that’s true, but they are not you. All the students of the 10 Steps to Inner Power know this.
And when you train your Will you are understanding this experientially. You are understanding that you have a higher self that has control over everything in your body.
That’s the true power of the Will.
Most people just flow along life like a leaf in the wind. Whatever the wind blows, they follow.
They follow the mind, body and energy instead of having power over them.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not about ignoring them. It’s not about ignoring your hunger, or your emotional states, or your energetic states, etc. All these are essential to monitor and to become aware as we discussed heavily before.
It’s about having power over yourself and these aspects.
First in getting to know them, then in controlling them. But you NEVER stop listening to them. You never stop being aware of what they are telling you. Then you can decide what to do.
This is the very first training of any initiates in most traditions.
All initiates understand that you are more than your body, mind and energy. And they can be controlled by something higher.
An initiate beginning exercises are always related to controlling themselves. In learning to use the Will muscle in their own body, mind and energy.
The Will is the vehicle for that. It’s the strength that allows you to control everything inside and outside of you.
It’s your “spiritual” muscle fundamental to all later work.
Don’t ever neglect it.