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Think of the human body as a piece of electrical wire. Our body
has a measurable field of bioelectrical energy that flows through it. This
energy is in everything that we see, feel, experience or imagine.
There is a difference, however, between energy and Power. You
can be extremely energetic and go, go, go all the time and still not get
anything done. Hence my definition of
Power is ‘The ability to use what you
have to accomplish your goals’. The
more energy you can generate, the
more energy you have to focus on your
At the same time it’s not just
about having more energy, but rather
about using the energy you have more
effectively. In order to use your energy most effectively you have to
reduce the amount of resistance that has to be overcome. When we look
at a piece of electrical wire we see that it has a rating that allows
electricians to know how much energy it can carry and how much
resistance is on the line.
When we look at our body we can see a lot of ways we add
resistance to our energy. The food we eat, the environmental toxins we
come in contact with and especially our emotions can add resistance to
It’s not about
energy, but using
the energy you
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our energy leaving us drained and powerless. There are many paths to
increasing your Inner Power and the methods and tools in this book are
by no means the only way.
I’ve used what I’ve learned from studying the Eastern
methodologies primarily because those methodologies survived the
religious persecution suffered by Western energy workers over the last
couple of thousand years. I’ve tried as much as possible to replace the
Eastern terminology, but in some cases there is no good Western
Take your time with the concepts and exercises that follow. I’ve
laid them out in a progression that would have helped me greatly in my
own studies in the hopes that it can trim some years or trials off your
Programming Your System
The Universe works like a huge computer, and like a computer it
will give you exactly what you program it to give, rather than what you
think you want. Learning to take control of that programming can allow
you to put much of your growth process on autopilot, rather than trying
to think about every piece of information that comes to you each
The human brain processes billions of pieces of information per
second. Even if you wanted to you couldn’t focus on each bit of
information you process. Your brain handles this information overload
by using various filters or triggers that are your basic programming for
how you handle certain situations or events.
Many of these filters can be adjusted, deleted or reprogrammed
to help you get the results you want from your life. The principles,
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concepts and exercises in this book will help you take control of that
Some Keys to the Program
I’m going to get into much more detail as we go along, but for
right now I’m going to give you some simple keys to how your
programming works. Jack Canfield points out that “The Universe is like
a giant lock. If you have the key, the lock has to open”.
Belief – Your beliefs are some of your most basic and powerful
programming. Your subconscious can’t manifest what you don’t believe.
A good example might be a person living in poverty who wants to be
rich, but who also hates ‘rich people’ and uses words like ‘Eat the Rich’.
Your subconscious will never let you become that which you despise, so
as long as you believe that rich people are bad, you’ll always be poor.
Emotion – Your body is your interface between the ‘real’ world
and the Universe. One of our primary problems is that our physical
language, a primitive version of English in my case, is not what the
Universe speaks. The Universe speaks emotion, and that’s how we
communicate directly with it. The Universe doesn’t bring you what you
ask for; it brings you what you feel. Learning to use the language of
emotion allows you to get better results more quickly.
Contrast – You have to know what you want in order to get it. I
came to a shocking realization a few years ago that I always get what I
ask (feel) for. However, I was consistently asking and feeling for what I
didn’t want because I didn’t have good control over my programming.
Whenever you experience an event you can look at that event and break
it into what you want and what you don’t. Many people get wrapped up
in the feeling of what they don’t want and therefore send out a message
‘bring this’ to the Universe.
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Doubt – You can ask for anything you want, but if you doubt
your ability to get it then you block the manifestation of it. This is both a
pain in the butt and a safety. How often, through bad programming, do
we ask for things that are bad for us? Once you decide what you want,
decide that it’s good for you and that you should have it, all you have to
do is know that it’s on the way and allow it to come. The feeling of
doubt is also the feeling of NOT having what you want.
I’ll cover these keys in more detail later on in the book. For now
just keep them in mind.
The Human Energy System
Energy, also called chi, ki or prana in various cultures, flows
through long channels called meridians. From the meridians your energy
flows into all the parts of your body. This electrical energy can be
measured with modern medical equipment and influenced by healing
modalities such as qi qong (chi kung), acupuncture and Reiki as well as
martial modalities such as Dim Mak.
There are energy centers on your body called chakras. Chakra is
a Sanskrit word for ‘wheel’ and these energy centers correlate to the
physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of your being. Working with
your chakras can directly affect your energy and the various parts of your
life. I get into a better description of the chakras in a later chapter.
Your energy can be affected by many things including diet,
exercise, environment and stress. Your energy can be felt with the bare
hand and seen with the naked eye. With training and practice you can
have a large amount of control over the energy in your body and even
affect the energy in other people.
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There are a few simple things to remember when it comes to
Energy follows thought – Energy will go to whatever you are
thinking about. This is one of the reasons I stress keeping a positive
attitude and having faith. Energy will go wherever you send it and the
more intentional you can be the better your results will be.
Think about where you send your energy. How much of your
energy goes either into the past or into the future? A lot of people spend
their time thinking about what they wish they had done differently in the
past or thinking about what they would like to do in the future.
How much of your energy is spent thinking about what you
don’t want? It’s important to know what you want and what you don’t,
hence the concept of contrast. Many of us however, fall into patterns of
focusing on what we don’t want when presented with contrast. Your
subconscious only sees what you focus on and tries to bring that into
reality; it doesn’t know the difference between ‘want’ and ‘don’t want’.
What you focus on is what you get.
Energy flows like water – Energy always takes the path of least
resistance. The energy pathways or meridians, in our body can become
blocked or stagnated. When that happens your energy is impeded in the
same way that a dam impedes a river, with the same type of results.
When your energy backs up behind a block what develops is a
pool of stagnant energy. Depending on where it blocks this can manifest
in mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health problems. Energy
blocks can have an extreme effect on your entire being, which is why I’m
giving you exercises on how to keep your energy moving and release
There are a lot of ways to release energy blocks. Exercise is one
of the best but it has to be something you love. If you love to dance and
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hate the gym then an hour of dancing will do more for you than 2 hours
in the gym. Exercise, to be effective, has to be a part of your lifestyle,
which is why so many people buy gym memberships that never get used.
Exercise you love can relieve stress, get your lymph moving and
increase the amount of energy you have available. Yoga and Qi Qong are
forms of exercise which help energize and cleanse your meridians
slowly. Acupuncture, Chiropractic and Reiki can do wonders for helping
to cleanse them more rapidly as part of an overall health plan.
Exercise can also do wonders to help your body eliminate
toxins, both organic and environmental. In the modern world it’s
impossible to avoid the toxins in our food and environment and a
healthy, active body will more efficiently eliminate them from your
Energy doesn’t flow through tight muscles - Just as energy
can block up in your meridians, it can be blocked by tight muscles.
Stretching and flexibility are about more than being able to kick high.
When a muscle is tight it can’t move and you have to relax it
before you can do anything with it. The more loose and relaxed you can
be the faster and more easily you’ll be able to move.
There’s 2 ways to have more energy, make more or use less –
For now think of your energy levels as you would a bank account. If you
have $100 worth of energy budgeted throughout your day then the more
efficient you can be the more you’ll have left over at the end of the day.
If you start off by spending part of your energy thinking about
the past, and then blow some more thinking about what you don’t want,
and then spend another chunk daydreaming about the future or your
fantasy world then how much is left for the present?
Don’t misunderstand me and think that it’s never ok to
remember the past, think about the future or indulge your imagination.
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My point is simply to do those things in a more mindful and purposeful
way. Invest rather than splurge.
Energy flows best through a happy body – One reason I stress
guided meditation exercises like The Secret Smile is because these
exercises let you take more control over the movement and feel of your
energy. The goal of The Secret Smile is to make you feel relaxed,
competent, happy and sexy; which is opposite of how many of us feel
throughout the day.
If you can develop a lifestyle of being happy and relaxed then
many of the common energy blocks will be avoided and your energy will
flow easily and unencumbered.
Using Your Energy
We’ll get into a lot of different tools and ways to develop and
use chi, but here’s an example.
My best friend is a former street cop for a small town in
Colorado. He began experimenting with people while he was on duty and
discovered that when he opened up and sent loving, green energy straight
out from his heart chakra it drastically cut down on the number of
conflicts he had with the people he dealt with.
An interesting side effect of this technique is that it keeps you
focused in a compassionate stance while dealing with conflict, rather
than mirroring the anger and frustration of the person you are dealing
with. It also keeps you more relaxed and in tune with people, allowing
you that split second of warning when it’s needed. Play with this. If you
have a training buddy then practice sending energy out this way and see
what you can both feel.
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Energy is all around you and a part of everything you do. The
more you learn about it and how to use it the more you’ll be able to relax
and allow your will to direct the course of your life. That’s Inner Power.
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