So we can say that the life force is a manifestation force. And here’s the way it works: When you mentally conceive, you set the creative process in motion. What you conceive in consciousness provides energy to encourage a manifestation to take form. That’s because what you conceive – or perceive – is the starting point for all your decisions, actions, responses, judgments and attitudes. These things directly or indirectly help create your Self-Concept, your body, and the environment around you.
Life energy is spiritual energy. Yes, we see it here in this dimension as a material, physical manifestation. But the real energy behind this physical manifestation, – driving it, creating it, sustaining it – is spiritual.
Life exists all by itself. We do not create life. Only Life can create life. The Life Force of the universe is the creative force that brings everything into existence. Your Silent Master is connected with this Life Force, which is why you are here and alive.
Life, then, is energy. It is the energy that beats your heart and makes you breathe, that causes the cells of your body to automatically grow and reproduce the moment you are conceived.
When you look out at the world you see different kinds of energy in motion. Energy is essentially an invisible force; the only way we know it exists is the way we see it manifest. We see electrical energy manifest by driving our appliances and machines; we see nature’s energy manifest as it pushes grass and trees out of the ground, as it creates blowing winds and storms; we see solar energy manifest by its quiet, steadfast, radiant light and warmth; we see physical energy manifest as human bodies that walk, talk, work, and play, and as animals run and hunt. Finally, we see biological energy, the force which manifests as life. Let’s start here: with life.
Why do you want to feel more of your natural energy? Because it gives you feelings of freedom and joy and love and creativity. These qualities make life worth living! Your energy is naturally creative. We could say it wants to take form, just as all the material energy in the universe constantly changes form. You may have misused your energy in ways that make your life limited and unhappy. With Self Discovery, you will use energy in ways that make you more free and happy.
Discovering the energy of your original self! We will examine energy, look at the ways in which it manifests, and see how you can purify yourself to receive more of your original, natural energy and use it creatively!
How do we do that? We do it through a process I call energizing. The whole process of energizing means using specific tools and techniques to peel away layers of obstruction and limitation in our thinking and in our environment so that we feel the natural energy that already exists. To get more energy, you don’t just turn the water faucet to open it wider. In your original energy state, the “faucet” is already turned on and open wide. Our job is to get the rocks out of the pipe so that the water – our natural energy – flows without obstruction. Removing the “rocks” is the purification process, so I stress the inner power step of purity in the energizing stage of Self Discovery. In short, receiving more energy comes from being more aware of your true self. Energizing is what you do to eliminate limited Self-Concepts so that you become your true self.
And as Silent Master Image III says in Chapter Two,”…It also takes form (manifests) as your physical body and material world around you.” So, pure energy is expressed through your body and the material world.Since the energy of our Silent Master can be expressed through our thinking and our material world, to feel Its pure and powerful energy, we will have to cut through, and cut out, all the obstructive aspects of our thinking and environment.
What, then, stands in the way of experiencing all the beautiful energy of your Silent Master? If we want to go directly to the energy of our Silent Master, where do we go? Where do we find It? As Silent Master Image I says in Chapter One, “It expresses Itself through your thinking, through true Ideas and Thoughts in your mind.” So, pure energy is expressed through your thinking.
Where do you find this energy? As the Silent Master Image at the start of this chapter indicates, your own Silent Master consciousness within you now is “the Source of mental, emotional, and material Energy – your Energy, which you are free to utilize and control in creating what you desire.” All the energy in the universe is already here now – at one with you – ready to be transformed by you.
To increase your energy, you need to remove what stands in the way of experiencing the pure force and pure Love of your Silent Master. As you discover your true self, you experience more of your true energy. This energy never actually increases, but because you remove the obstacles to your pure energy, you experience more of it.
An important universal law of physics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only change from one form to another. Light can change to heat, for example; heat can turn into mechanical work; love can manifest into friends cooperating in harmony. All the energy in the universe already exists (it does not increase), and is available to you right now. So when we talk about increasing your energy, we are really talking about how you can make more of your natural energy more accessible to you. You can learn to purify your energy so that you create greater freedom and happiness.