"We create every aspect of our lives through our minds manipulating this sea of energy and vibration we exist in."
"With very little actual effort, we can create the life we want. Everything that we need to accomplish this is provided for us as soon as we are born. Recognizing, connecting to, and learning to manipulate our energy are the things we can do independently and free of charge to affect real and lasting change. The only thing standing in our way is our own trained ignorance of ourselves, which we ultimately control."
"Most of the chronic diseases and illnesses we suffer from can be prevented or cured through energy manipulation. It may seem impossible, but our body comes with systems that will keep us healthy, regenerate damage, and warn us of problems as they occur. All that we need do is train ourselves to listen and be informed enough to act."
"Conscious energy manipulation as described in this book, and modified by your personal experience, is a simple, self contained, inexpensive solution (to physical, mental, and social issues) that does not require any legal action, revolution, or wholesale rejection of the current society as a whole. It will produce real, reproducible, personal results, all from the comfort of your own home, that will in turn directly affect the well-being of your family and the society you live in."
"The only thing limiting energy’s contribution to our lives is our ignorance of its existence, attributes, and functions, and the fact many of us have given away our authority to consciously use it."
"The energy that we create when we put anything in our body controls our physical and mental condition. We use this energy to shape the world and the reality we live in. Energy + consciousness = reality."
"In order to build and maintain our energy, we must quit engaging in activities and ingesting substances that dissipate it or give us too much of it."
"A major portion of our personality is formed by the interaction of these internal and external energy vibrations. In order to change our personality, habits, or life in general, we have to not only address how we think and what we do, but we must also change the type of energy we are subjected to through our environment and the substances we ingest."
"The overall state of our health is a direct result of how we manage our energy flow and our stored energy..."
"Our energy controls how we treat other forms of life we come into contact with and, as a result, how they treat us."
"Food affects us physically and mentally; it affects how we treat ourselves and each other. The food we eat will alter how we look at life and our place in society. Whole civilizations, how they acted, and their accomplishments can be traced to the food they ate."
"The concepts that our body should be able to handle and process anything, and that what is good or bad for one should be good or bad for all, will have to be jettisoned."
"...the human body is not just some fuel-fired boiler that you can throw any combustible fuel in and expect to operate properly."
"At some point most of us turn to food for fun or convenience. That's when we are most vulnerable to...harmful ingredients."
I am a product of what we call Western culture and, as such, I consider myself a child of science. My physiological development from ovum to birth was greatly impacted by medical science due to the fact my mother experienced three miscarriages prior to my conception and, as my parents were intent on having a large family (eventually having 5 children), my mother consented to take experimental drugs meant to help her body support a fetus to term. I was also indoctrinated into scientific logical thinking by being raised by my parents (who were themselves a product of the same culture) and by going to public school.
I did well in school as I had a good memory and could simply memorize and retain the material long enough to pass a test. From an early age my desire was to become a jet pilot, but something changed around age thirteen. I began questioning the teaching techniques and the material I was being taught in school. Not only did I lose my enthusiasm for my career choice, I lost enthusiasm for life in general. I had enjoyed school up until that point and thrived in its authoritarian structure, but once that structure diverged from what I thought was “right” I began seeking an alternative. Around that same time I was introduced to Eastern mysticism and began reading everything I could find on the subject. Over the following four years I accumulated several religious self-help practices for no apparent reason other than the fact I was naturally attracted to them: yoga, vegetarianism, fasting, and meditation.
When the time came to choose a college to continue my education, I ran into a serious problem: I could find no program that offered anything I was interested in enough to warrant devoting to it the next four to ten years of my life. As I sat there on my bed looking over the university brochures trying to convince myself that my boyhood infatuation with astronomy could translate into a career in astrophysics, a feeling came over me that I had never felt before. I wouldn’t call it a bad feeling, but it definitely wasn’t good. As I sat with and explored that feeling it became clear to me that going to college simply did not feel good. Furthermore, what did feel good was to get out on my own and travel and see the world for myself.
On the verge of my entry into the adult scientific world and a normal Western career, I chose to step off into the unknown and follow my happiness—what felt good. Eventually I identified what my goals were to be based on the subjects that engendered enthusiasm: 1) to discover what life was all about, and 2) to get a peek behind the curtain and see what made life work.
I discovered that the closer I followed my feelings (my intuition) the easier life was and that I could easily maintain my health and happiness by following those feelings. Pain and suffering inhibited the pursuit of my life goals so I learned how to eliminate them along with the mental noise that interfered with interpreting my intuition by using those religious self-help tools I had picked up several years before.
This book is the result of my choice to explore the unknown. My health and happiness was found in rejecting the normal and exploring the unusual. Eventually I accepted that all paths in life work, normal and unusual, and that my lifestyle choices (and the results of those choices) were my responsibility. In hindsight, I noticed that many of my generational cohorts had made similar choices and collectively brought about a huge change in the Western cultural consciousness. This change took many forms but essentially boiled down to making our culture more open and accepting to the unusual.
This book’s content and format is largely unusual. I have included very few references in support of the information, as most of it came from my personal experience through observations and trial and error that were tested and confirmed through forty years of experimentation. The experiential knowledge of my friends, acquaintances, teachers, and mentors; plus countless books, movies, and documentaries have all contributed to the information presented herein. Other’s works that I have drawn on directly have been noted. I consider much of the information herein more or less common knowledge available to anyone, which I have accumulated over the years, translated through my Western thought pattern, verified as useful, and woven into my reality. It is my hope that this information will be of some use to at least one person, and maybe make their life a little easier, as it did mine.
CHAPTER ONE: ENERGY
CHAPTER TWO: EATING
CHAPTER THREE: FOOD
CHAPTER FOUR: FOOD EFFECTS
CHAPTER FIVE: GOD, RELIGION AND FOOD
CHAPTER SIX: SEX, DRUGS, AND VIDEO GAMES
CHAPTER SEVEN: QUALITY AND QUANTITY
CHAPTER EIGHT: SLEEP
CHAPTER NINE: ENVIRONMENT
CHAPTER TEN: BODY AND MIND
CHAPTER ELEVEN: INTERPRETING THE SYMPTOMS
CHAPTER TWELVE: GETTING STARTED
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: DISEASE
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: MEDICATION
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: AUTHORITY
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: PLUGGING INTO THE GRID
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
APPENDIX: SELF-DIAGNOSTIC TOOLKIT
CHAPTER ONE: ENERGY
What is energy? Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines it as:
1. a: dynamic quality
b: the capacity of acting or being active (intellectual energy)
c: a usually positive spiritual force (the energy flowing through all people)
2. vigorous exertion of power; effort (investing time and energy)
3. a fundamental entity of nature that is transferred between parts of a system in the production of physical change within the system and usually regarded as the capacity for doing work
4. usable power (as heat or electricity); also: the resources for producing such power
We interact with energy in all the ways listed above every day, naturally and without thinking about it. We bring it into ourselves in various ways and we use it to get around, work, and play. So why think about it? Why try to do more with energy than what is absolutely necessary? Why add it to the already overly long list of things we have to deal with on a regular basis? The energy around us, including our own internal energy system, can protect us, heal us, and bring about all the changes in ourselves and our environment that we require. We simply have to use it consciously.
What if we could actually control how we feel and control our own physical and mental state? No more hangovers, coughs, or allergies. No need to spend money on sexual performance drugs, hormone therapy, testosterone injections, or any of those expensive medications doctors like to prescribe. What if we could prevent and cure cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease? And even the smaller nagging issues, such as stress, colds, coughs, earaches, and a host of other chronic physical and mental problems? All that is required is a little attention to our energy intake, coupled with some selective filtering of the environment we live in, and we can keep ourselves happy and healthy. We can even avoid spending the last years of our life chained to prescription drugs, beholden to a bedpan, or wasting away in the fog of dementia.
Maybe some of us have too much energy and don’t know how to relax, get along with people, or fit into society. Maybe we just want to slow down and be more accepting of life instead of trying to bull our way through it. Perhaps you don’t have enough energy and can’t figure out how to change that. Do you walk around in constant fear of the unknown, or feel as if you’re trapped behind a veil of depression that keeps you from enjoying your life?
Energy manipulation can be used to prevent and cure physical and mental disorders. It can give us all the energy we need to enjoy our life, cure ourselves of addictions and fears, and have fun with substances (food, drink, tobacco, alcohol, recreational drugs) without causing harm to ourselves and those around us. It won’t heal a broken bone but it can prevent the incident that caused the injury in the first place. The only thing limiting energy’s contribution to our lives is our ignorance of its existence, attributes, and functions, and the fact many of us have given away our authority to consciously use it.
The energy we draw into ourselves by eating and drinking provides, among other things, calories. This is the common, scientific definition of food energy: we ingest food and drink to release their calories, which provide us with energy. However, this is just one aspect of one type of energy that is available to us. There are other varieties we bring into ourselves by eating, drinking, sunning, hearing, seeing, touching, and absorbing them directly with our own internal energy grid and distribution system. We use these outside sources of energy to create our own internal energy system and pattern, which we in turn radiate out into the world by being, thinking, and doing. Cultures around the world have called the various aspects of our personal energy prana, chi, personal power, life force, and spirit. Just about every society that has existed has a word or phrase that describes it. Our genetic code provides the structural pattern that the external energy we draw in fleshes out. The body and mind together is the resultant experiential vehicle created by the combination of our gene structure and energy. Every living thing begins with a unique pattern that uses energy to replicate its life-form.
All of our body’s systems, both physical and mental, depend on a certain quality and quantity of energy in order to function properly. Most of the energy we deal with on a day-to-day basis originates from the sun. The food we eat, the homes we live in, the clothes on our backs, our bodies, our toothpaste, and our underwear—everything we use to live out our lives in some way begins with the energy of the sun. The plants we use for food, clothing, medicine, and construction material all begin with the sun’s energy. The oil and gas we use to power our society began with carbon-based life-forms concentrating and refining the sun’s energy.
We spend our lives trading various concentrated forms of this energy with one another. Our medium of exchange is paper notes representing the energy we expend at work each day. We then take these notes—our money—and trade it for the things we need, which others have created through the expenditure of their energy. Every aspect of our lives is based on and continuously depends on the manipulation of energy. Everything that has ever been done, thought, made, or built depends entirely on this energy for its existence.
Energy is available to everybody. You can buy it at the grocery store, hunt or gather it in the field, or grow or raise your own. You can sit outside and soak it up from the sun, Earth, the moon, and the stars, and even other people. We take energy from outside ourselves, bring it in, and convert it to energy we use to live our lives, thereby creating our own personal energy source. This internal energy source supplies our body and mind with the fuel and support they need to function properly. Our body has an energy conversion and routing system much like the blood circulation system that sends energy into every nook and cranny. The vessels are called meridians and the main distribution centers are called chakras (see Chapter Sixteen: Plugging into the Grid and Appendix for more on this system).
How do we go about exploring and cultivating our energy? The only way is through personal experimentation and observation. Everybody has a unique energy pattern that makes it tough to give specific how-to advice. However, a little information on the care and feeding of your energy and some descriptions of how energy acts and reacts will greatly assist you in your exploration. Manipulating energy is similar to how we deal with electricity or light. We don’t really fully understand them but we have learned how to harness and manipulate them to accomplish wonderful things.
Think of energy as a rope that ties us to life. Like a rope, energy is made up of many different filaments or smaller ropes. The condition of that rope will influence how and what we see. If we are staked out on a short rope, we won’t see much. If we have a thin or weak rope, we may fall down or get lost. If we are tied to a massive, thick rope, we may lose control and live our lives at the mercy of it. We can look at our rope as something that hinders or traps us or as something that helps us.
Many cultures have explored and documented the various aspects of our internal energy system. Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic (Hindu) medical theories are two examples of ancient energy manipulation schools of thought that are still in use today. These theories describe various aspects of food and herbal energies (the concept of yin/yang and the five elements respectively), diagnostic techniques (physiognomy, pulse, and bodily function observation), and energy conduit manipulation techniques (such as acupuncture, acupressure, and massage). In hindsight, the information I have accumulated through my experiments and experiences is a sort of “Westernization” of certain aspects of this traditionally Eastern information. For the system I describe in this book, and to keep things as down-to-earth as possible, I will focus first on exploring the effects of our energy level (high or low), and later I will discuss energy frequency, or vibration.
As defined above and for the purposes of this book, energy is simply that which we use to do anything with our body or mind. We do various things to get energy, and we store it and deplete it. To get energy, we ingest substances and rest or sleep. We can also get it from our environment, such as by sunning ourselves or listening to inspiring music.
Energy is stored physically as fat. Fat is produced when we ingest more energy- producing substances than we use. Energy can also be stored, to a certain extent, as naked energy. We sometimes describe this stored state as a “knot” or “ball” of energy in our gut. This stored energy also determines how much stamina we have.
We deplete our energy through all the things we do physically and mentally. We can also deplete it through ingesting certain substances. The four greatest energy-raising activities are eating red meat, consuming salt, eating dairy products, and eating whole grains. The four greatest energy-depleting activities are sex, ingesting various recreational drugs, consuming alcoholic beverages, and eating sugar (including food or drink with added sweeteners).
In general, energy gives strength, makes the muscles and bones strong, focuses the mind, motivates, creates, enlivens, and allows us to experience life. However, in excess it opens up an additional set of experiences. Some of our body’s internal systems even begin to malfunction. We get dehydrated easily and we experience agitation, anger, violent outbursts, low patience, lack of compassion, closed-mindedness, low attention span, inability to focus, elevated stress levels, and mania.
Low energy will also cause us to experience life differently. Similar to excess energy, very low energy will also cause our internal systems to begin to malfunction. Lack of enthusiasm, low motivation, insecurity, fearfulness, increased susceptibility to infections and disease, elongated healing time, sexual dysfunction, physical weakness, and mental depression can all be caused by low energy.
Our body starts out, at birth, with its own unique energy settings. These settings are comprised of different elements including a pattern or template, a frequency that attracts certain types of energy naturally, a beginning level, and a comfort zone or balancing point that our body is always attempting to reach. The time of year we spend in the womb, anything our mother ingested during pregnancy, the surrounding environmental conditions, the geographic location, and our father’s energy level, all affect what kind of energy settings we will have. Everybody’s settings are unique. Some people have a naturally high level and can ingest very little to meet their energy needs, whereas others require large amounts of food to maintain theirs. Some people like to maintain a highly energetic state, while others may seek a more relaxed, low-energy state. (For help determining your overall energy pattern, see the questionnaires at the beginning of Chapter Twelve: Getting Started.)
Building up and maintaining our proper individual energy level not only keeps us strong physically and mentally, it is also the single greatest contributor to the health of our immune and regenerative systems. Maintaining our correct level enables us to work and think clearly, perform our biological functions, build our own reality, and expand that reality to include others. It helps us to be independent, utilize our will, generate enthusiasm, keep moving forward, and filter out and protect ourselves from those who wish to use us or do us harm.
It is possible to become addicted to a particular energy level that is not conducive to our health and greatly complicates our lives. We live in a world that contains other people who have their own individual energy needs and abilities. If we compare ourselves to them and decide we prefer certain aspects of their lives to ours, we may attempt to maintain energy levels that our bodies are not capable of. We can also be tricked into using substances that our bodies don’t need or that are harmful to them. Think of the body as an automobile. The type, purpose, and use of an automobile will determine its longevity and time spent in the shop. A town car will last a relatively long time with minimal maintenance. A race car needs constant maintenance and frequent overhauls and repair. A town car can use several grades of fuel and still perform well. A race car can tolerate only one type of fuel to perform at its top potential. Similarly, a body that starts out with a high energy level has to be vigilant against illness or disease related to too high an energy level. A body with a lower starting energy level can put up with much more abuse and ingest a much wider range of substance types with fewer adverse effects. You won’t have much luck entering your town car in a race competing with race cars, and driving your race car around town while running your errands is pretty useless.
Our body naturally seeks the comfort zone of its personal energy pattern in order to reach optimum performance, and our energy level goes up or down depending on the demands we place on it. Physical or mental exertion, weather, time of year, stress, type of food we eat, drugs used, they all place varying demands on our energy level. Everything we do causes our level to go up or down. Our body, to compensate, uses hunger and thirst to get us to ingest the substances it requires to return to the proper level as dictated by our unique energy pattern.
Any substance we ingest will do one of three things to our energy level: raise it, sustain it, or reduce it. The degree of each substance’s effect on the body’s energy level depends on the individual’s original energy level. A food that raises energy levels will have a greater effect on a body that naturally has a high level of energy. The same food may only slightly raise or sustain the energy level of a body that has a naturally low energy setting. Let’s use throwing gasoline on a fire as an example. If the fire is already raging (the equivalent of a high energy level) when we throw gasoline on it, we may get severely burned or cause property damage. If the fire is barely burning, and is just a mere flicker (the equivalent of a low energy level), squirting some gasoline on it will produce a nice manageable blaze.
A high energy level naturally attracts substances or experiences that will lower it. A low level will naturally attract substances or experiences that will raise it, the goal being a level that will sustain our physical and mental comfort. Generally speaking, increased energy levels will cause a tightening or constricting effect on the body and mind, lowered levels will have a relaxing effect on the body and mind, and maintaining too high or too low of an energy level will eventually result in the appearance of various compromised health symptoms. Symptoms are our body or mind’s early warning system alerting us to a potentially greater internal problem. If we ignore the warnings, illness and disease will set in and ultimately death will occur. If we treat only the symptoms, the underlying problem will remain.
Our energy not only gives us the ability to do things, it also sustains many internal systems that protect the body. Our immune and regenerative systems depend on a certain level of energy to function properly. If the level is raised too high or dropped too low, the internal protective systems become less effective, exposing the body to viral and bacterial infections and increased healing time.
The body and mind use energy in separate but mutually affecting ways. The body has a system that causes us to ingest substances for its own use, which can in turn affect the mind. The mind also has a system that causes us to ingest substances it requires, which then affect the body. Whereas the body is continuously trying to achieve its proper healthy energy level with what is available to it, the mind seeks different levels of exciting input, which opens it up to addiction. Once addicted to a certain input, the mind will seek out that input until it becomes old or boring, is removed by force, or the body dies. The addicting substance can be as simple as steak or candy or as complex as meth. Simply put, the body will always try to achieve its natural beneficial energy level for survival, but the mind will seek out energy levels or experiences that will excite it, beneficial or not.
There are three types of energy: that which is affected by food, that which is affected by sleep, and that which is affected by environment. When we think about them, the differences between the types may seem very subtle, but they are easily observable in our daily routine. Picture yourself staying up late studying or watching TV. You can eat pizza or drink coffee to replenish your energy for only so long before you have to sleep. That is the dividing line between the food energy type and the sleep energy type. Your body naturally tells you when you have to eat and when you have to sleep. The environmental energy type can be felt when we listen to beautiful music, sun ourselves, sit by a babbling brook, or spend time with that special someone. The difference between the three types is not really that important until your body starts drawing on stored energy for various reasons.
Sleep and food energy can be looked at like a savings and a checking account, respectively. You use your checking account for your daily cash flow. But with every paycheck, you set a little aside in the savings account. An emergency happens or you want to have a little extra fun, so you dip into your savings. If you use up your savings account and don’t replenish it, you may be exposing yourself to trouble in the future, if you need that extra cash and it’s not there. Environmental energy can be looked upon as a credit card. Independent of your checking and your savings, your card is a good backup in emergencies and can be used at any time, but it has to be fed regularly for good fiscal health.
It is critical to keep a flow of energy moving through our bodies. We take in energy and deplete it through work, play, love, exercise, and other activities. If we constantly take in more energy than we can use, our internal systems will begin to break down. If we use more energy than we take in, health problems will also begin to show up. Our daily energy flow depends on three levels of energy: top-off energy, stored energy, and deep reserve (or deep stored) energy. Top-off energy is what we use to do light work, think, putter around the house, and watch TV—nothing too strenuous. Stored energy is used when we do heavy work, go with less sleep than usual, maybe miss a meal or two, withstand an infection or fight off a cold successfully, or deal with an unusual amount of stress. Deep reserve energy we rarely dip into: severe illness; massive physical damage; starvation; or any kind of extreme and prolonged physical exertion, sleep deprivation, or substance abuse will result in deep-reserve usage.
Top-off energy can be replaced (in varying degrees) by any of the three energy types: food, sleep, or environmental. Stored energy replacement requires, at a minimum, eating and sleeping. Environmental energy can be added to enhance stored energy regeneration but cannot do it alone (without extensive training and practice in that type of energy manipulation). Replenishing deep reserve energy requires large amounts of sleep and a steady flow of food, and will be greatly enhanced by environmental energy. Usually some type of environmental energy will have to be applied for us to completely recover from a deep-reserve-draining event. Deep-reserve replenishment generally takes much patience and a long period of time.
If we don’t replace the top-off energy, our body will dip into stored energy. If we don’t replace the stored energy, our body will dip into the deep reserve. If we don’t replace what we use in a timely fashion, any adverse effects our bodies experience will become greatly magnified, because we don’t have enough energy to fix the problems that caused them. We’ll notice we don’t have the strength we used to: we won’t heal as fast, we’ll get sick more often, our stamina will become low or nonexistent, our enthusiasm for life will ebb, and we will become depressed. The main focus of our energy system is support of our body and mind, but if our energy system is continuously struggling to offset the harmful, draining effects of our habits and surrounding environment, it cannot perform at its top potential. This will greatly inhibit the energy system’s ability to maintain the health of the body and mind. A distracted energy system will not be able to provide us with the fuel we require to create the life we want and fulfill our desires.
Conversely, continuously packing in energy and holding on to it creates a dangerously high energy system and personality. In the West we tend toward this scenario, as we have an overabundance of available high-energy foods, and our daily lives don’t have a very high energy need. We live indoors, have central air-conditioning and heat, work at desk jobs, and drive a car to and from work—none of this is very strenuous to the body. However, we still consume high-energy foods that get converted to fat quickly, because we simply don’t have the need for that much energy.
So the flow of energy begins with what we take in, but then our energy radiates outward as we use our personal energy to manipulate the world and the people around us, altering how those people feel about us, what they want or expect from us, and how they will treat us. When we speak of a person’s “power,” we are referring to this effect of our energy on others around us. Various levels of energy produce different personality traits. Anything we want to do depends on convincing others to either “let us” or “help us” do things in some way. How we interact with others is therefore critical to creating the life we want.
The various energy levels have their own personalities and elicit a basic set response from others, depending on the surrounding cultural norms and morals. For example, if you have an extremely high energy pattern or level, you will be more unforgiving, have low patience, and demand perfection from yourself and others. Honor and courage become more important than life, as mere survival is for the lowly peons; you develop the ability to cut through the fog and the bullshit, and become very decisive and egotistical. This type of personality develops very hard and fast lines between good and bad, gets easily outraged at any perceived wrongs, and develops large appetites for pleasure, wealth, and attention. Our strong, charismatic leaders, strategic planners, and people who can get the job done come from this high-energy personality pool. The response to this personality varies through time and across cultures. How many of our great leaders of the past might be labeled “asshole” today and have no hope of any kind of leadership position due to their “political incorrectness”? In other cultures the same personality might be looked up to and held in high regard. Our focus on the negative aspects of that personality type in the West (philandering, sexism, conspicuous consumption, and “living large”) has, for the most part, eliminated those personality types from our national leadership. Other areas of the world (Russia, the Middle East and Africa, for example) do not have the same process of elimination. Because of this phenomenon of varying cultural reactions to personalities and lifestyles, a simple change in our energy level, with the resulting change in our personality and how we treat others, can have far reaching effects on our everyday life, our community—all the way up our society structure to international relations.
An outward flow of energy is necessary for well-being; however, the constant dissipation of one’s energy through various means, and the resulting extended periods of an extremely low energy level, lead to depression, lack of enthusiasm, listlessness, the inability to make decisions, lack of interest in life, and an overall feeling of purposelessness. The life you have created begins to break down: your home, relationships, cars, job, etc. People disrespect you and take advantage of you. It’s important to realize we all have ultimate control over our own energy flow, so we must decide what type and how much we let in, as well as what we do with it. Anybody who has experienced alcoholism or drug addiction can attest to the life-destroying effects of extreme energy dissipation. Examples of this scenario abound in our current reality as well as our archetypal myths of the past. An example from our mythological past is the story of King Arthur. He created his life—Camelot, honor, courage, a beautiful wife, and a host of close friends and associates—from a seemingly innocuous beginning as a farm boy. In a jealous rage he dissipated his energy and hurt his closest friends and allies. He also held on to his anger, thus dissipating and blocking the flow of energy through his body, which ultimately degraded the reality he had created. His lands became barren, his knights lazy and debauched, their honor and courage destroyed. When he became conscious of what he had done, he sent his knights out to find a cure, the Holy Grail, which would become a new source of his energy. Once the Grail was found, courage and honor returned, his lands bloomed, and life and health were restored to his world once again.
Similarly, too high of an energy level will also cause our world to start breaking down. People won’t be able to stand to be around us, and we’ll push imperfect people out of our lives. We’ll grow angrier and more violent to the point we can no longer control our actions or think clearly. We’ll spend a lot of time and effort handling (or mishandling, as the case may be) our energy. Our excess energy will make us do or say things we’ll later regret, or get us ostracized from the society we live in, and eventually we’ll recede into our own world. Unfortunately, many people who never take steps to reduce their excess energy wind up in jail or mental institutions, or arm themselves in fortified compounds.
As we lower or raise our energy, we experience various stages of altered reality (or consciousness) that affect not only our lives but the lives of those around us as well. Higher energy levels are harder to control but have greater manipulative effects on physical reality. Lower energy levels produce observational qualities such as prescience, empathy, intuition, and precognition. Lower energy levels are just as able to manipulate reality but in a very different, much more subtle manner. Whereas high energy tends to tear down and build up reality in its own image, low-energy reality manipulation creates a space for new, spontaneous co-creation; it works with, around, and from within to alter reality. High-energy personalities tend to be very restrictive and controlling, whereas low-energy personalities are accepting and open to new things. Both have their positive and negative qualities, and aspects of both are required to maintain a healthy body and mind, as well as our place in current society.
Our individual energy level, or personal power, ultimately determines the life we live through its interaction with others and the surrounding society and environment. By learning to use it and manipulate it consciously, we can decide what that life will be and the quality of our experience in that life. How we allow our energy to build up or break down, and the resultant personality and activity changes that it incurs, will affect this process. The food that we eat, the amount of sleep we get, and the environment around us determine the condition of our energy and, as a result, what we are capable of doing at any given moment. In order to exert some control over ourselves and our physical and mental health, we must take a closer look at these three common, everyday aspects of our life.
"...Murray maintains a broad-minded perspective that makes the book an interesting take on health and a useful resource rather than a prescription for how people should live. Readers who want to be more mindful of their food and its effects will find plenty of points to ponder, and even skeptical readers are certain to take away a new perspective on how to feel their best. Thorough and thought-provoking..." — Kirkus Reviews
"Health and Happiness for the Western World examines the lifestyles we lead in the West from the point of view of what we do to ourselves and our environment to cause our mental and physical problems, and what can be done about it." ̶ Goodreads Review
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