Sometimes, life goes through tough situations; situations that require more from us than the usual get-up-and-go. Sometimes, it downright requires an intervention from a higher power source. When we hit these rough patches (and sooner or later, we all do—this is to be expected and to be experienced in this dimension), this is the perfect time to call forth that extra boost we need to get us through the tricky rough road ahead.
When it comes to calling forth this power to assist us in these grave times, there are three types of people; those who Pray, those who say the Mantras, and those who do nothing spiritual and hope that their Physical Efforts to affect the physical world will be enough to get them through. Which of these types of people will most often succeed in their approach to solving their problems? The answer may surprise you. All types of efforts will be rewarded with some level of success. Allow me to clarify this.
I will start off with Prayer. This is the most common form of drawing forth power from a higher source via supplication of the self. It is mostly a one-sided conversation, where the supplicant asks for answers to questions and favors to be fulfilled and hope that the higher source hears and answers the prayers. This source is EXTERNAL and comes from a single deity such as God, or Jesus, or Buddha, or Mohamed, etcetera. It could also come from groups of deities such as angels, the Greek gods and goddesses, the various Hindu Gods, Roman Catholic saints, or any other various panoplies of deities across the world. In some cases, the power source even comes from objects and places that have been imbued with power due to the concentrated channeling of mental strength into that object by millions of people. The Black Stone in the Grand Mosque in Mecca comes to mind for such a revered object, and Mount Kailash would be a good example of a powerful place.
Mantras work differently from praying. A mantra is not a request or a plea for help. A mantra is a command, spoken by those with the strong intent to direct an order to a group of powerful forces that are not of this world, to do their bidding. Mantras comes from the position of power, and as such, require that the person doing the commanding be a person of considerable power. When Jesus commanded the devil to leave him be in the Judaean Desert, he was not asking for help from a higher source, he was commanding the demon to leave, using his inner force. In the same manner, when a mantra is used, it must not be used in a hesitant and deferential manner. It must be wholly owned and controlled. Any sign of weakness or lack of faith in the abilities of those who utilize the mantras will cause them to be besieged by the powers that they seek to control and direct to do their bidding.
Now, we come to the last group of people; those who rely solely on their physical efforts to pull themselves out of the problems that they find themselves embroiled in. This group is quite interesting in that they utilize the force within themselves to solve problems because they believe that the solutions lie within themselves, not outside of themselves. In this, they are correct, of course. As Star Wars likes to remind us all, ‘The Force is Within You’. However, the effect of their individual effort will be small and fairly contained within their sphere of influence unless they are able to convince others to join forces with them. Between all collaborators who share the same drive and belief in their individual power, things get done. When combined, all the forces from each contributing individual can literally move mountains.
All these methods require the recognition of the power source, and the requesting of aid to create new realities. All methods work to one degree or another as long as there is faith involved.
In truth, there is one other group of people I have not included, and that is the Do Nothing type. This Do Nothing type is the only group that will get absolutely Zero success because they lack the faith to do anything at all. Since the vast majority of those who are reading this blog belongs to one of the three groups outlined above, I will not waste any more time talking about the Do Nothing group.
The source of the power that fuels the efficacy of prayers, mantras, and collaborative efforts, stem from a steadfast and strong BELIEF.
Praying is lowering oneself to ask for favors from another being or entity, be it a deity or a demon because of a BELIEF in the powers of such deity or demon. Speaking of the Mantra is raising oneself above a group of powerful forces that are not of this world, and then issuing a command to the extant group to do one’s bidding because of a BELIEF in one’s own powers and abilities.
When we look at it in this light, it is clear that it is our BELIEFS which fuels the source that drives all cogs and wheels to turn and click into place, all variants and threads of reality. Without belief, nothing happens other than the accidental influences of what others believe, which spills over onto the unbeliever.
As a Tao Babe, I do not want my life to run a course of meandering and wandering due to forces that are whirling and gushing in torrents and waves all around me. Of course, everyone’s beliefs will cause edifies and affect all others touching their own individual source fields, but just as we are able to navigate through the oceans by using rudders and powered engines, we too, can navigate through life using means by which we can cross the waters without becoming lost or battered about.
We can do so by using our own navigational systems, our own rudders, and our own powered engines (Collective Action). We can ask for help from others and cast out a line in hopes that whoever is kind enough to accept our plea for help will pull us to safety with their power source and will be going in the right direction with their navigational system (Prayers). We can also issue a command and have a team of underlings pull us to the destination that we have plotted and charted, and then dictated to them to carry out (Mantras).
Obviously, the most powerful but the most challenging method is the Mantra method. This one requires advanced training and a healthy dose of centered, focused, belief in one’s power to wield the energies of the universe and confidence in one’s ability to make it happen. Approach it in any other fashion, show any ounce of weakness, display any lack of confidence, lack any detail of knowledge, and all is lost. At best, nothing happens and the spirits break free from their yokes and chains and run away. At worst, one is beleaguered by those self-same spirits who have realized that their master does not fully understand how powerful he is, or have the sufficient belief that he is more powerful than they are themselves, and turn back on their master, possessing him and controlling his vast powers for themselves.
This is the real reason why mantras are not handed out like candy and used by the vast majority of the people. This is the real reason why creating the spells and speaking the mantras have turned into activities that are relegated to the underground world of the arcane and the suspiciously ‘black magic’ demon-worshiping variety that is shunned by the vast majority of the population, and devilified, demonized, and persecuted throughout the western world. Rather than seeking to understand its powers and the ability of human beings to harness and control the powers of the Mantra, it has been mostly shunned.
This is a huge topic, requiring much more elaborate posting, so I will discuss more about this in future postings. For now, simply realize that our belief in ourselves is the key to wielding the power that the Universe offers freely to all her children. The power flows through us without restrictions. It is the ultimate in Unconditional Love. We do not have to ask for it. We do not have to jump through hoops to earn it. We do not have to do penance to receive it. It simply flows through us all, whether we are rich or poor, good or bad, enlightened or lost. It does not matter. It is all there ever is, ever was, or ever will be.