Revised 16 May 2018; originally published on 30 December 2012
- Physical Pain
- Controlling Our Mental Processes
- To Overcome Attempts at Mind Control
- Controlling Unwanted Emotions
- Anger or Fear
- Sexual Arousal
Here is a technique to gain total mental, physical, and emotional control. It’s the same technique for each of these, but I’ll go through it with specific examples, as I find practical application more helpful than abstract theory.
Let us start with the physical body, as that’s something many people are used to. Let us say you notice a specific bodily discomfort or maybe even a deep pain. Could be doctors have put a label on this discomfort or pain for you, but I state unequivocally to you that this label is not helpful. Quite the opposite. If you want to heal the physical body, take care not to imagine with your mind that this feeling has a label that will lead the body to this historically proven conclusion. Instead, feel the pain exactly as it is.
Imagine that the pain is a gift to you from God. Why not see what gift this is? Keep feeling this gift, this pain, as you also feel how your physical body and energy field feel around the pain. With an attitude of curious exploration, and of deep, loving gratitude, keep both the pain and the surrounding painlessness in your awareness. You will find the two energies become one generalized energy field, and the pain will go away.
Now, to the extent you hold a belief that the pain will not go away, it will not. So while you do this healing work on your body, place your awareness totally on your body, not on your mind. If thoughts do surface during your physical healing process, then you may momentarily use the following technique for controlling and calming the mind. It takes less than a second.
CONTROLLING OUR MENTAL PROCESSES
Many of us would like to be more aware of our thought processes … both surface thoughts and thoughts springing from the deep subconscious mind. We might practice a proven technique to calm the mind, such as …
- the Zen technique of counting to 10 over and over again.
- Or the yogic technique of long deep breathing.
- Or the Indian technique of feeling the breath as it moves into and out of our nostrils.
- Or by chanting a mantra, and so on.
We can’t always prevent thoughts from surfacing, though, so if you notice a thought, or train of thought, during your mind calming procedure, here’s what to do:
Be aware that a mental process is occurring. Do not blame yourself for this thought; do not feel a sense of failure or any other negative emotion; rather, be thankful that you noticed the thought. Classify for yourself what kind of thought it was. A memory? The beginning of a fantasy? A story about something? An analytical thought? A judgment?
So the point here is not to concentrate on the content of the thought, but simply to pigeonhole it. And then to return to your mind calming procedure.
TO OVERCOME ATTEMPTS AT MIND CONTROL
Historically, some spiritual adepts have been described as being able to control the minds of others. Rasputin, for instance, was known for this ability. And there is a lot of popular lore in this regard.
Before we continue further, and so as to know what we’re really dealing with, it’s good to note that the mental bodies extend far beyond the brain. In fact, almost all our other bodies … the physical, etheric, and emotional or astral bodies, and the body of light … are permeated by the mental bodies, higher and lower, which extend beyond them; the exception being the body of light (also termed the ‘causal’ or ‘spiritual’ body), which permeates and extends beyond each of our other bodies.
What to do if you feel an attempt is being made to control your mind? There is one good technique that is quite similar to the physical pain healing technique described above. Let us say you notice a thought that seems foreign, ‘not your own.’ Now, at that moment, feel the actual energy of the thought … is it a throbbing in the frontal lobe? Does it feel like an energy whirling in or around the head, or at the level of the navel point, the sexual organs, or perhaps the rectum? Whatever the energy feels like, concentrate on that energy … and not on the thought itself.
Imagine that the energy your mind has labeled ‘not you’ is a gift to you from God. Why not find out what gift this is? Keep feeling this gift, this ‘not you’ energy, as you also feel how your energetic body feels around the ‘not you-ness.’ With an attitude of curious exploration, and of deep, loving gratitude, keep both the ‘not you’ energy and the surrounding energy of your mental body in your awareness. You will find the two energies become one generalized energy field, and the ‘not you’ energy will integrate with your aura.
CONTROLLING UNWANTED EMOTIONS
If we want to be fully developed, fully aware human beings, then control of the emotions is an important consideration. By this I don’t mean inhibition of unwanted emotions, which process always leads to trouble, and sometimes very deep trouble indeed. Rather I refer to integration of unwanted emotions into the emotional body as a whole. By this time you probably get the drift of what I’m about to say.
ANGER OR FEAR
In a nutshell: Feel the most obvious physical sensation that your mind is labeling ‘anger’ or ‘fear.’ Imagine that this unwanted emotion is a gift to you from God.
Why not find out what gift this is? Keep feeling this gift, this physical sensation, as you also feel how your physical body and energy field feel around the physical sensation. With an attitude of curious exploration, and of deep, loving gratitude, keep both the physical sensation and the surrounding energy in your awareness. You will find the two energies become one generalized energy field, and the physical sensation will integrate with your aura.
Then repeat the procedure with any other physical sensations related to the unwanted emotion.
Things being as they are in Western culture, quite a few people are concerned to minimize the chance of feeling their sexuality at moments that are socially unacceptable … maybe with regard to the wrong person, or at the wrong time, for instance. Since sexuality is an inescapable part of our makeup, and always a force to contend with, and to creatively redirect, as necessary, it’s good to know that the above technique can be used to diffuse sexual arousal. To wit:
- Feel the most obvious physical sensation associated with the concept your mind labels ‘sexual arousal.’
- Imagine that this unwanted physical sensation is a gift to you from God. Why not find out what gift this is?
- Keep feeling this gift, this physical sensation, as you also feel how your energy field feels around the sexual energy. With an attitude of curious exploration, and of deep, loving gratitude, keep both the physical sensation and the surrounding energy in your awareness — You will find the two energies become one generalized energy field, and the physical sensation will integrate with your aura.
One more thing about sexual arousal … the persistence of such a feeling has a lot to do with thoughts, especially repetitive thoughts, which precede the sensation of arousal and persist throughout the experience. When the thoughts stop, the feeling soon stops as well. So, if you notice mental involvement during the diffusing process, then you may wish to momentarily use the previously mentioned technique for controlling and calming the mind, which takes less than a second.
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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