by Stuart Wilde
What I learned from the European occultists is that the greatest power available to us humans is our will when projected correctly. Now you probably haven’t thought much in terms of the power of your will. But it is this same power that the ancient magicians used to create supernatural events in their lives. The difference between will and intention is that, for many people intention is just a mental act – a kind of wishful thinking – whereas the force of will projected from your consciousness contains not only your thoughts and desires but also the enthusiasm of your own Life Force. Your will, projected correctly, will contain that vital ingredient, your spirit – the very essence of what you are.
The force of that spirit, clearly defined, will deliver to you the focus of your will, by virtue of the fact that the clarity of its concentration is honed to such an uncluttered purity that it cuts right through reality and fires the full weight of its power upon any target.
Remember that your consciousness is contained in a sea of consciousness, which is basically all the energy and thoughtforms of the world around you. For the most part the energy of people around you will be weak and ill-defined. What little power they have is often undermined by emotion.
In that pea-soup of mumbling and grumbling, along comes the magician: powerful, clear, uncluttered by yearnings or fanciful ramblings of the imagination. Detached as he is from the emotions of humanity, he stands on a launch platform that is already a rung or two higher than the crowd. From there he fires his will into the circumstances of life, knowing that his power is unstoppable.
How could the Universal Law of life deny this man? It can’t. His power is too great. His will is uncluttered by any thought of deserving, of good and bad, of having or not having. It is focused solely on what he wants. His desire is not delivered because of any higher selection process, rather it comes to him solely through the force of his demand. It is because he wants it, because that thought is laced in his will, empowered by the very spirit of his being, that it cannot be denied him.
When first confronted by this idea, I had a natural reaction against the aggression needed to reach that certain level of intent. It seemed to me that somehow it was “wrong” to harness one’s power in occult terms, to force life to hand over one’s every wish and whim. But gradually I got used to the idea and developed a theory of morality around my particular method. Soon I realized that what was important to me were my achievements – the things that I knew I had to complete in this lifetime. How I got those things, providing I did not infringe on others, was irrelevant.
The points to consider are, what do you want and how much energy are you prepared to exert to get what you want? If the level of enthusiasm you are willing to commit to your quest is not great, then obviously you don’t want what you think you do, or at best your quest is not that important to you. But if some aspect is very, very special to you, it becomes sacred by virtue of its integrity. Then the level of your commitment to that ideal is vital, for you know that the whole reason for your life is contained and centered in that one quest or achievement.
If this is so, you are required by its very sacredness to exert every fiber of your being, through physical effort, mental acuity or occult power, to deliver the focus of your intent.
Somewhere in your life there will be an overriding theme to your quest, some part of your desire which cannot be denied without a terrible cost to the very essence of what you are. Are you going to ignore it, or do you have the courage of your commitment and the confidence to demand that life, humanity, or circumstances give you what you want, with no other excuse, reason nor apology, other than that you demand it?
The point is, if your intention is forceful and your will is clearly defined people line up to give you what you want. You have to have confidence in yourself. You have to be able to believe in your own power. If you have the slightest doubt about your worthiness it takes you immediately from infinite possibilities to a more sparse result.
Imagine the tiger in the forest. Does it wonder if the deer on the path is his? Is there any question of the tiger’s worthiness? Being inter-connected as all things are, the eternal Tao sustains itself. The little creatures give themselves up to the tiger as nature gave of itself to sustain the creatures. Perfect balance is maintained.
The only thing to watch out for is the danger of going over the top and taking undue advantage of others or getting carried away by the ego. In a world where everyone manipulates or controls everyone else, wouldn’t it be nice if you could become a success story without having to resort to the same mucky techniques?
As you concentrate upon yourself and your life you will soon become much more powerful than 99% of those with whom you deal. You should take care to temper your energy and not get carried away by the wealth or the position you find yourself in. If you don’t watch carefully it is likely that sooner or later you will self-destruct. Or worse still, you might achieve your every wish and whim but look back on your life and see ugliness, see that you achieved your quest in material terms but failed to translate those material benefits into an honorable code of living or spiritual essence.