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Superpower of Intention: How intention affects our reality (Superpower Series #1

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Copyright 2016 by Tim McClew and Andrew Morrissey

 

All rights reserved

 

www.andrewmorrissey.com

 

 

 

No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronically or mechanically, including photocopying, recording or any information storage and retrieval system, be lent resold or hired out, or otherwise circulated or transmitted without permission in writing from the publisher.

 

 

All stories narrated in this book are true.

 

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This book is dedicated to the Guardians that send us messages which arrive in all shapes and forms. The first words to this creative sharing took place when Tim and Andrew spoke about an interactive project, and the moth came to visit us. May we continue to have the insight and inner guidance from these messengers.

 

What has been hidden from you will now be revealed. Pay attention!” Moth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Characters in comics are often gifted with special powers, invisibility, x-ray vision and things of that nature, but is this an exaggeration of the truth? Maybe it’s based on something as simple as intuition.” Andrew Morrissey.

 

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PROLOGUE

INTRODUCTION

ORIGIN STORY

PART 1

UNLEASH YOUR INNER SUPERHERO

THE SHADOW SELF

PART 2

BREATHING LIFE INTO YOUR CHARACTERS

THE VICTIM

THE HERO

PART 3

SUPERPOWER OF INTENTION

YOU HAVE SUPERPOWERSLET’S ACTIVATE THEM

 

 

PROLOGUE

 

 

Welcome to ‘Superpower of Intention: How intention creates our reality’, the first issue in a quest towards unleashing your heroic potential. This book is an invitation to begin an adventure which offers everyone the chance to embrace our personal shadows, transform them into newfound abilities, and learn how to embody these gifts so that we can fully activate our inner purpose and provide service to our community.

 

I have been researching (and applying) the topic of remarkable mind-body abilities for the past two decades, and have travelled the globe for the last five years in order to discover and assemble a group of real life ‘Heroes From Earth’ who will inspire generations of people to access the hero that lies within each and every one of them.

This book is the first in an ongoing series of manuals co-authored by this team of heroic trailblazers, and will join other synergized creative content that will be launched as a series of online-based media products via Amazon and Vimeo on demand. Through the use of storytelling narratives and interactive material,  the collective citizens of Earth will, for the very first time, have the opportunity to train alongside these real life ‘Heroes From Earth’ and be motivated by an epic storytelling saga. This ‘Superpower of Intention’ issue one, is available as an Amazon kindle released in companionship with the ‘Superpower of Intention’ mentoring video that’s hosted on the Vimeo on Demand service. These mentoring guides are designed to bridge the gap between the mythos of the hero and the reality of personal achievement. This project eagerly invites (and motivates) readers to move past their traditional role as passive consumers and realize their rightful place at the center of their own evolving story: the hero on a journey of discovery. These teaching products are not arranged in any hierarchical structure (with regards to the order in which they are learned and applied), rather the series has been designed so that any one of the individual issues can be picked up at any time, much like randomly choosing a card from the tarot deck.

 

‘Superpower of Intention: How intention creates our reality’ is an exciting and immersive cross-platform adventure that is designed to re-activate your super powers of intuition, intention, and imagination… and this is only the beginning.

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

In the last century, the mythos of the Superhero has come to the forefront of global mass awareness. It signifies a great shift in the collective human consciousness, as the incredible and innately-human ability to shape the very fabric of reality is becoming an everyday philosophy.

 

From the beginning of the modern era’s relationship to this mythos, the imagination of global culture was immediately drawn to it, as these characters and their adventures  spoke to our deepest collective concerns regarding ourselves, our ethics, our environment and our future. The first mass media incarnation of the super heroic archetype in 1938 (with the introduction of Superman) gave the culture a glimpse into a new set of guidelines for universal principles and technologies that could help us to integrate our superhuman potential and become individual, integral fragments of the new heroic mythos for the evolving Earth and it’s future generations.

 

One of the most important realities that these archetypes convey is that we can, at any moment, tell a new story and manifest new myths and visions of how we live and create in this world. It is for this reason that Andrew decided long ago that he would follow the mythos created by the ever-expanding multiverse of the super hero.

 

ORIGIN STORY

 

 

As a child, Andrew was fascinated by comic and movie lore, and as an adult, he decided that he would take that curiosity even further. He studied at film school, and eventually went on to research the mysterious world of the performing arts.

 

Curiosity took a hold of Andrew when he realized that he could actually become either the hero or the villain of any particular allegorical story and that these ’roles’ would have a direct reflection “response” in his everyday existence. These embodied insights led him on a quest to find his place here in the universe and what his mission on Earth entailed.

 

As Andrew recalls:

 

“I remember the day I really dropped out of society. It was 1994, and we were driving in our 1964 Pontiac Parisienne down the freeway heading to Chinatown city to watch Quentin Tarantino’s new movie ‘Pulp Fiction’.

 

Quentin had this amazing ability to recreate established movie genres into a new style of film that stood out on their own. I was blown away by this movie – I felt like it was created just for me.”

 

One of the most powerful aspects of cultural expression is that we all translate works of art into our own “version” and therefore interpret our own message. There was one message in the movie that struck a chord in Andrew’s heart, so much so that he decided at that moment that he was going to follow the character’s advice:

 

‘Basically, I’m going to just walk the earth and get into adventures like Caine from ‘Kung Fu.’ Jules: Pulp Fiction

 

From this point, Andrew realized that like the movie script presented in ‘Pulp Fiction’,  he could also rewrite his reality by changing the inner story he was telling to himself every day of his life. The next day, he quit all three of his jobs which were: a morning job at the wholesale fish markets in the docklands, a nine-to-five clerical position with an engineering company, and an evening/weekend pizza job  with a confident certainty that was both swift and immediate. This certainty arose from his realization that the “old” Andrew was not the persona that he wanted in the starring role of his life’s movie, so he would begin to create the character that he had always wanted to be.

In this way, he started to simply be himself.

 

Fast forward to today.  With over 19 years of research involving Tibetan philosophies, Indian yogic traditions, Chinese internal healing arts and many other ancient healing modalities, Andrew now travels the world, mentoring individuals and creating innovative programs and technologies aimed at assisting the evolution of the consciousness shift that is happening across the planet. With this first book (in an ongoing series of transmedia products), Andrew is going to walk readers through his step-by-step formulas for evaluation, recognition, and transformation.

 

Everything you see or hear or experience in any way at all is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you.” – Douglas Adams

 

During his adolescence in Melbourne city during the 1990s, Andrew read a wide variety of genres within the comic universe. He would work the early morning paper rounds in order to save enough of his pocket money to get the latest ‘X-Men’, ‘Batman’ and ‘Superman’ series. The city of Andrew’s youth was found by a man named J. Batman, and the city’s common architectural motif referred to as ‘Gothic’ style – means that many commentators often refer to Melbourne as ‘Gotham City’ (the fictional home of the caped crusader/dark knight).

 

The superhero films that Andrew watched also had a huge influence on his psychological development, especially with the relaunching of the Batman franchise with the Christopher Nolan-directed “Batman Begins” in 2005. With this film, Nolan had created an epic adventure that didn’t rely on the protagonist (Bruce Wayne) putting on a costume in order to get the audience engrossed in the action and development of his alter ego. We see an on-screen origin story unlike any other, one that reimagined the interactive nature of the audience-storyteller experience. For now, viewers could watch the sum total of the trauma, tribulation and training Bruce Wayne went through before he finally integrated his alter-ego shadow-self expression, Batman, into his everyday existence. Nolan has continued to influence the pop culture comic genre for the last decade with the release of two further Batman films and a relaunching of the Superman franchise (in the role of executive producer). This rebirth has provided the public with a window into the darker subconscious struggles that these heroic-yet-human characters have faced over their evolutionary lifetime.

 

Psychological research suggests that the underlying process of the birth of Batman isn’t farfetched and is, in fact, common: after people have experienced a traumatic event, they often struggle to make meaning of the experience, and one such path is through social action.” – Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph. D.

 

With each of these superheroes individual struggles and reactions, the audience has the opportunity to learn something about their own personal challenges in life, and the responses to those situations. The morality-centered adventures of comic book legends can serve as an ethical compass wherein the reader/viewer enters into the skin of the superhero and “inhabits” a most unusual form of “service to the community”. By fully immersing themselves in a comic book tale, fans can also discover what aspects of the superhero resonates as they (consciously or unconsciously) develop their own personal mythos that is, their own origin story. From the perspective of his own personal mythos and character development, ‘Batman Begins’ had an incredible influence on Andrew. The psychological struggles Bruce Wayne had during his training with Ra’s al Ghul (the mysterious leader of the League of Shadows assassin clan) were a central thematic pillar of both the Batman movies and their comic companions: stories about morality and loyalty, fear and integrity, and the acknowledgment of and triumph over our shadow selves’ manipulations.

 

These movies were a much needed connection that Andrew could not find in his day-to-day reality. He found himself being so swept up by the Batman mythology that he decided to delve deeper into various personal development realms connected to the storyline: conscious energy practices such as Yoga, Tibetan Breathing, Chinese Martial Arts, and healing practices (which included Tai Chi, Chi gong). Finally, after 7 years of training full-time seven days a week, he started to develop an internal state of awareness that would integrate itself into an embodied emotional state which he found could directly assist him in accessing an internal perception that was beyond the usual realms of the five sensors. At first, he started training to align his life with a positive lifestyle of fitness, yoga, spiritual development and a healthy diet; after he felt he had reached a certain level of awareness using this model, he then turned his attention towards reconnecting to the birthright of his intuition.

 

Thus, it was through the inspirational medium of comics books and movies that Andrew had found a doorway into his own imagination, giving himself more permission to fully explore and play and develop his own superhero self. Recently, after 10 years of study (involving research that he considered to being his own League of Shadows training), he has grown into a much deeper connection with a sense of self, an awareness of the suffering of others, and ultimately, how he could be of service. His journey has evolved in accordance with the stories of these superheroes, and he has used their inspirational example to change his perception so as to make better decisions and take more appropriate and decisive action.

 

Applied common sense, grounded intuition, and an expanded imagination were part of his new set of super-abilities that empowered Andrew to co-create with his environment and navigate through his emotional landscape while simultaneously being of service to his global community. Through this new presentation of online programs and his ‘Superpower of Intention’ Vimeo and Amazon whispersync series, Andrew will instruct individuals on how to naturally get back into alignment with these very human-like, mental-based abilities.

 

To become fully activated as a superhuman portal of possibility, we must first fully understand and embody the qualities that being a human truly entails.

 

In summarizing his own origin tale, Andrew had discovered something that was right in front of his nose all along: he realized that his ‘superpowers’ were, in fact, very human in design. He had, through his comics-inspired passion, reawakened to the profound and ironic understanding that those super-abilities that he had imagined from his childhood reading were nothing like the newfound abilities he now possessed. He almost felt like his alter ego had tricked him into this false memory, after having forgotten his essential nature after a lifetime of socio-cultural conditioning. And yet, the journey and struggle through his shadow’s self sabotage efforts formed the very foundation upon which he would build the inspiration to develop the technologies which empowered him to reclaim his true superhuman potential.

 

We are the technology we have been waiting for.” Juliet Carter

 

 

PART 1

UNLEASH YOUR INNER SUPERHERO

Do you ever wish you were a superhero? Do you wish you could just fly into a situation and change the outcome? Most people I know have been secretly fascinated (at one time or another) by the thought of having superpowers like being able to do something extraordinary to assist someone in danger. Although we human beings may not be shooting laser beams out of our eyes (or leaping from burning buildings in a single bound), the perception and reality around the superhero archetype are slowly taking on a whole new range of possibilities. In 2010, Stan Lee’s hit TV program “SuperHumans” created reality ripples in the public’s awareness of what was realistically ‘possible’. It was a fictional narrative centered around the idea that there were a few people with mutated genomes was actually a reality. It was a verifiable truth that involved the innate mind-body nature, an embodied evolution which everyone could tune into if given the right training. For the very first time, we were seeing a mainstream comic-making celebrity legend co-create a show that travelled the world while documenting (in tandem with scientific research) the fact that superpowers are real, and they are everywhere.

 

Then there is ‘The Real Life Superhero Project’, which documents citizens stepping up to make a huge difference to the lives of people and the health of their communities. With around one thousand registered real life superheroes across the world, it would appear that we are on the cusp of a socio-cultural explosion: the transformation of everyday people into extraordinary characters. Real-life superheroes are making a big impact, including citizens such as  Phoenix Jones (Ben Fodor), professional mixed martial artists and single father, who, alongside the other members of his group, The Rain Superhero Movement, put on their super suits in the evening and head out into the streets in order to ensure that their Phenix communities are safe from crime.

 

This truly is the most exciting time to be alive where the worlds of science fiction, stem cell research, mind-body discoveries, and quantum physics realities are all merging and integrating into the collective human mythos. Being a superhero who is actively training in embodied energy art forms such as Yoga, Meditation and Martial Arts which was once thought to be a practice limited to a few isolated devotees, yet all of these learning schools are now becoming mainstream modalities (for example, the size of the US Yoga industry in 2013 was estimated at $27 BILLION in related sales).

Awakening, harnessing and focusing your innate superpowers through a variety of easy-to-adopt training methods will, in our view, be the next evolutionary step in the mainstreaming of this phenomenon. The popularity of superpowered icons is everywhere these days, you only just have to turn on your Internet streaming service to see Supergirl, Jessica Jones, The Flash, Daredevil, and Arrow (to name just a few) and the superhero epics are smashing movie box office records with no sign of slowing down. The latest of Fox’s X-men spinoffs which is the relatively small budget “Deadpool”, crushed the record on opening weekend with a massive $134 Million North American haul.

 

The enduring popularity of the Deadpool character (and the massive success of the cinematic adaptation of his comic book persona) can be traced, at least in part, to the ‘breaking of the fourth wall’ dramatic device which enables Deadpool to directly address his audience as if they were a part of the universe he inhabits on the page/screen. From there, there seems to be an unquenchable thirst (on the part of audiences) to be entertained by the mythical heroic archetypes portrayed on the big screen, but ultimately this trend revolves around a deeper layer of connection to the collective unconscious, a place that calls upon individuals to become immersed in the training methods and mythologies that will give rise to their own superheroic self. By employing the envisioning techniques which will be discussed in subsequent chapters of this book, we gazed into future trends and decided that tapping into these subconscious dreams of everyday people would be the next logical step. With reports of super psychic children born all over the world in this day and age, it only makes sense that a bold step is taken in the direction of teaching others how to harness and navigate these abilities and that is precisely why we started this first series, the ‘Super Power of Intention: How intention creates our reality.’

 

The lives of people I have met over the last 19 years of research have left an undeniable impression on me, and I feel that the relevance and intent of this project is why I continue to connect with investors from around the world, thereby allowing me to document further those who possess superhuman abilities who currently live in China, Japan, Europe, Australia and the USA. Some of these biographical stories are so difficult for people to comprehend; such that we, in turn, felt compelled to start a graphic novel project and global online platform to tell their stories – which has led to an interwoven series of documentaries, interviews, and comic books tie-ins that is collectively entitled ‘Heroes From Earth’. We have been on an interesting quest to understand (and convey) the qualities of a superhero and what they truly entail; what psychological dimensions does the individual experience, and what sort of perceptions do they possess in order to experience this heightened sense of reality?

 

Let us begin our adventure by understanding the psychological basis of our perceived and ‘felt’ reality. When we fall under the “tunnel vision” spell and get locked into any fixed idea of ourselves/our story, then we stifle our creativity, block our imagination, and cloud our vision.

 

The idea of understanding our perceived reality is pretty simple. We need to alter our perception of reality and examine the nature and characters we play out in the world. We need to avoid becoming identified with the roles we are playing. The authentic nature of who we are is multidimensional in scope, and it is in that realm of dimensional possibility where we can give ourselves greater permission to expand our awareness regarding both the reality of our world and our connection to it; however, that can only start by understanding the lense through which we perceive.

 

In this Vimeo and Amazon whispersync series ‘Superpower of Intention’ we begin to map out, identify and breathe life into these authentic characters. We start to explore the psychological landscape of the superhero and the realms of our shadow self. By bringing our consciousness to bear on this part of our usually-hidden psyche, we can start to acknowledge and embody a more holistic self, rather than operating purely from ego alone. Once we merge and integrate the shadow within, we may then start to activate a more authentic personal expression, freeing ourselves from the distractions of unnecessary conflicts and victim based dramas and thereby becoming the master story teller who embarks on a journey which leads to individualized transformation: the genesis of your real life heroic Self.

 

THE SHADOW SELF

 

 

‘To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light. Once one has experienced a few times what it is like to stand judgingly between the opposites, one begins to understand what is meant by the self. Anyone who perceives his shadow and his light simultaneously sees himself from two sides and thus gets in the middle.’ Carl Jung.

 

To fully integrate our most authentic self, we first need to dive into the realms of our internal shadow, the most frightening aspect of our unconscious being. In the domain of psychology ‘Carl Jung’ is a legendary figure whose life was invested in thoroughly studying esoteric and ancient knowledge; he devoted much of his research into the topics of “the shadow”, self-learning, and how to treat the mind and the soul of humanity. Jung created the first study of myth-based archetypes which exist within the collective unconscious, and he structured our consciousness into “selves” in an attempt to understand how we experience the world. The two main archetypes within this area of study are ‘The Persona’ and ‘The Shadow Self.’

 

What are the ‘Persona’ and ‘Shadow Self’? According to Jung’s definition, Personas are a reflection of how we wish to become visible in this world, that is, how we desire others to see us. Persona is derived from the Latin word meaning “mask”; metaphorically speaking, these masks represent different aspects of our personality.

 

The popular Persona archetypes are commonly seen throughout a wide variety of psychological, literary, and pop culture studies. We witness these varying behaviors in those around us on a daily basis, and we use such observations to learn more about others as well as ourselves. However, one archetype that is often represented but rarely mentioned nor analyzed is known as the “Shadow Self.”

 

The Shadow Self is an archetype that forms a foundational aspect of the unconscious mind and represents repressed aspects of our being (along with our instinct, intuition, desires, impulses and deepest, darkest fears).  This archetype is often referred to as the dark side of our psyche, out of which springs forth chaos, creative power, and the occulted (“hidden”) aspects of our consciousness. The darker aspects of our unconscious mind are where some of our greatest discoveries and creative powers lie, especially when we can embrace and integrate our most authentic personas.  However, if the individual allows their shadow selves to accumulate for too long without bringing them into the light of awareness and integration, they risk the very real danger of being overpowered by these unconscious shadow selves (which then take the forms of depression, emotional imbalances,  and psychological disturbances). This, in turn, leads to a life that is full of regret and governed by unconscious, disturbing, and aggressive behaviour patterns which are directed both at oneself and at other people.

When I first read about the Shadow Self archetype, I immediately sensed that I wanted to know more about this dark and disturbing part of the human mind that no one but ourselves can access and analyze. The entire archetype describes some of the most popular characters in all of pop culture, including Darth Vader, The Joker, and other similarly famous supervillains. The Shadow Self goes hand in hand with the Villain archetype, as the repressed feelings and desires of the former serve to underpin and inspire the heinous actions of the other. Essentially, the Shadow Self describes the deep-seated motivation of a villain, whilst keeping in mind that these motivations can be found in any person, whether they be real or fictional.

 

Human beings are born with a fairly blank psychological slate; it is when we go through our “civilizing” process that we begin to repress certain feelings or actions. As a child, we may want to steal a set of trading cards from the toy store, but our mothers stop us from doing so and tell us that stealing is bad. As we grow older, we may experience the urge to steal from time to time, but we repress our actions because we are told to believe that stealing is morally wrong. The feeling of wanting to steal (even though you know you probably shouldn’t) is representative of your Shadow Self. This representation can go much deeper than something as simple as petty theft. If you’ve ever gotten angry at a person and wished to severely hurt or kill them – but thankfully restrained your actions – you have also seen a glimpse of your Shadow Self.

 

Having a disturbingly-dark Shadow Self is normal; everyone has unsettling thoughts from time to time. However, those who exhibit qualities of the Villain or Victim archetypes (please reference the Victim archetype section) are more likely to act on the desires of their subconscious, due to their inherent archetypical traits. One of the traits exhibited by Villains/Victims who act on their Shadow Self’s desires is a rather large narcissism streak; these individuals often see themselves in a self-righteous or glorified light and seek wrongdoings to overcompensate for their victim mentality. Characters such as these have trouble seeing what they did wrong that put them in their current undesirable position, and thus seek out a twisted form of revenge on the rest of society.

 

A perfect example of the Shadow Self in action can be seen in the persona of the Joker; the famous villain featured in the Batman movies and comics. There are many interpretations of the character, but for this examination, we will be looking at his story as it’s told in The Dark Knight. In this movie adaptation, the audience learns that the Joker got his scars after his wife is disfigured by debt-collectors. When the couple learned of the unaffordable cost of the surgery, the Joker cut his own face to look like his wife in an attempt to let her know that he didn’t care about her scars. In a sad turn of events, the Joker’s wife leaves him, as she is too horrified by his new scars to stay with him any longer.

 

It doesn’t take a psychology degree to know why the Joker has a victim complex. After a situation such as that, the traumatic aftershocks would make it hard to let go and move on, day after day. What’s unique in the case of the Joker is what we know about his mental health: he’s a certified sociopath, and one of the key characteristics of a sociopath is an overinflated ego. This, combined with the situation discussed above, all come together to show just how dangerous the Villain, Victim, and Shadow Self archetypes can be, with many similar outcomes arising from the actions and character of real-life villains.

 

Our Shadow Selves are defined by what is known as a “shadow aspect,” or simply “the shadow.” In psychology, the shadow refers to the entirety of a person’s personality traits to which they are not conscious of possessing. Simply put, people do not want to think about the worst (or least desirable) aspects of themselves, so rather than approach these issues head on and look for a resolution, they simply forget about it entirely, thereby falling into the realm of our accumulated psychological shadow which never sees the light of day. However, the definition of this shadow aspect does not specifically state that the thoughts of the unconscious self must be negative, meaning that each and every person can have positive or negative personality (or some combination of both) traits contained within their shadow. Most discussions regarding this topic tend to focus on the negative thoughts, as people are more likely to repress and ignore negative feelings than positive ones.

 

Although many may choose to remain blissfully unaware of our dark side, we still have a tendency to project it onto others on a regular basis. It’s human nature to reject criticism, and criticism of our personality is the most difficult kind of criticism to take on and review. Because of this, we as humans have a strong tendency to look away from the worst parts of ourselves, as anything we see as less than perfect would be too challenging to accept or change. In doing this, the bad parts of our nature are projected onto others through our words and actions, rather than simply disappearing from our being. This is an extension of the ‘logic’ which encourages you to close your eyes in order to stop something bad from happening – unfortunately, just because you can’t see the bad thing doesn’t mean that it no longer exists. We do this with our shadow aspects as well, allowing our dark side to destroy others while we stay blissfully unaware of the harm we are causing.

 

To paint a picture of how our hidden dark sides are projected onto others, let’s look at an example: some people are pathological liars. To them, these lies are small and harmless, which do nothing more than gain them some popularity points at parties or at work. Saying something like “oh yeah my drinking record is 25 shots of vodka in a row!” or “I’m the descendant of a long lost French princess” doesn’t physically or emotionally hurt anyone, but these lies are a perfect example of one’s negative shadow being projected onto others. If someone feels inadequate, whether it be because they are unhappy with themselves, or they didn’t receive enough love and attention as a child, they will often experience self-esteem and self-confidence issues. These issues can lead to what is known as an “inferiority complex,” a term that describes a personality aspect which can be found in many of our shadows. An inferiority complex makes it difficult for those who have one to come to terms with who they are and what they have accomplished. The inability to accept whatever it is that makes them feel so inadequate drives those with this personality trait to do and say crazy things in order to appeal to others (or at least, to appeal to what they think others may find appealing). One way in which many people project their inferiority complex onto others is through “little white lies” and boasting; some take a more direct approach and bully others so as to make themselves feel like a stronger or bigger person. This is all a result of shadow projection, even though we tend to ignore these parts of ourselves in order to preserve our own positive self-worth.

 

In contrast to our shadow, our personalities also host a “light” side, one that represents our real self. Our light side does not symbolize our good nature or positive personality traits, but rather, it symbolizes our self-hood as both whole and complete. A shadow is only present when a person cannot and will not accept the unpleasant parts of their personality. The issue with this behavior is found in its non-constructive nature: repressing feelings does not help to address the feelings themselves. When we repress our negative feelings and personality traits, we are disregarding a major part of our personality, and are doing ourselves (and those around us) a disservice. If we ever want to fully connect with our light side, we must first accept our shadow; by accepting our shadow (and then identifying what it is about our nature that we are unhappy with), we can begin the process of recovery. This process allows us to experience our light side, as we cannot see our whole self until we acknowledge both the shadow and the light; until we acknowledge and embrace our shadow, there is no way to pursue the path towards the light.

 

PART 2

 

 

BREATHING LIFE INTO YOUR CHARACTERS

“The character of our life is based upon how we perceive it.” Bruce H. Lipton

 

Now that we have a deeper understanding of how the Shadow Self fundamentally operates, we can start to identify and arrange the inner dialogue and archetypes that our Shadow Self is playing out. By bringing our consciousness to this part of our psyche, we can start to acknowledge and embody a more holistic self, rather than purely operating from the ego alone. Once we illuminate and merge the shadow (unconscious mind) with the authentic self (conscious mind), we start to embody a more integrated version of our true nature; freeing us from unnecessary conflicts and victim-based dramas in our story, and transforming ourselves into a superconscious state of being – in other words, a real life Superhero: a Jedi.

 

We have spent some time talking about this topic, and as we continue to dive deeply into our own psyche in order to contemplate the reality of our consciousness, we will  discover and define the core inner essential guides (or archetypes) that oversee our inner and outer development as human beings. I have learnt that if we don’t shine our Light (conscious mind) on our Darkness (unconscious mind), then these unconscious expressions become distorted and misleading, leaving us to operate through veils of illusions and false projections where we wind up perceiving the world through a blurry lens. When this occurs, we become disorientated and are so far removed from our core truths and values that it can be hard to even remember who we are and why we are here.

 

The exploration of these archetypal characters has yielded vast quantities through research, so for the sake of keeping the information here tight and focused, we will only be exploring a few core characters, learning how to activate them within yourself, and starting to build upon the mythical stories of our own creative power. So, in the next section, we shall begin by asking you to put your understanding aside for a moment while we collectively explore our two main archetypal characters on a deeper level.

 

What shadow archetypes are you playing out in this reality: the victim, or the hero?

 

THE VICTIM

“A villain is just a victim whose story hasn’t been told.”

[+ Chris Colfer, ‘The Wishing Spell’+]

 

Victim consciousness can be compared to a constantly-rerunning movie that tells the same story: we are somehow not good enough as we are, and we are not worthy of an exciting and fulfilling life. As a result of accepting this feedback loop, the creative power which we possess (on a core energetic level) is given away to an idea that our circumstances are completely out of our own control. From the dictionary perspective, a victim is typically seen as one who is killed, injured, or subjected to suffering. It can also mean one who is swindled or tricked, and duped into actions that do not serve them. The term “victim” has yet another definition as a living creature sacrificed to some deity/ religious rite, or someone who is sacrificed for a cause.

 

The victim is always waiting for another person to solve their problems; waiting for the other to take the initiative; waiting for the hero to save them.  This self-sabotaging psychological hamster wheel causes the individual to get stuck in the vicious cycle of endlessly-perpetuating victim-mentality, leaving them incapable of making their own fate and following their own destiny.  In this first series of Vimeo videos and Amazon whispersync series, ‘Superpower of Intention’, we can start to gain awareness of these damaging and disabling thought patterns (that ultimately rob the individual of their natural creativity and self-empowerment) through conscious breathing, gentle reflection, and intentional movement.

 

What is important to remember about victim consciousness is that, more often than not, it’s just an unconscious perception that exists as an undercurrent in our life, and from there, it tries to affect our actions by operating through the shadows of our mind and being. The whole reason we start to access our abilities via these mentoring/training videos is to bring a deeper awareness to the unconscious aspects of mind in order to avoid turning into our own victim. Being in a victimhood state of reality is a recipe for disengaging from our creative energy and misidentify our own character and potential.

 

This ‘Superpower of Intention’ product will put you back on track towards activating your purposeful actions and positive desires. Creativity lies at the core of this mythical character development process, and the more we can just sit with our inner guidance system, take notes, and become aware of this inner voice that drives our victim identity feelings, the more we will be able to focus on our true path and develop our innate super conscious abilities.

 

I know exactly when my inner victim comes into my field of awareness – I get these commentaries in my head saying things like, ‘what is the point? You won’t succeed. You are not good enough as you are.’ The key to avoid identifying with these voices can be summarized by a few simple principles:

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Practice the Shadow Surfer technique from the ‘Superpower of Intention’ Vimeo on Demand series. This simple form of alignment will allow you to surf the waves of your unconscious thoughts, rather than to get caught in their tides.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Purchase a personal journal and write in a creative and expressive way. Give these intrusive voices a chance to be expressed. When you write their negativity into a diary, you will notice that they can no longer hide in the shadows, and therefore, you will be able to recognise more easily their ‘patterns’ when they come up again.

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p<>{color:#000;}. MOVE! Start to move, spontaneously dance, horse around with a friend, go for a bike ride. Move and shake up this stagnant creative energy in any way that you can.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Finally, be gentle with yourself. The key here is to recognise that these thought patterns and vibrations do not belong to your true nature, and their antics should not be a reason to get upset or antagonistic. These shadow thoughts are simply arising from humanity’s collective unconscious and are shaped by society’s patterning and conditioning.

 

I invite you to add these few starters to your daily routine; over time, with constant practice, your perception will shift, as will the stories regarding your life’s shadows thoughts, and you will start to build upon these cleansing flames of awareness.  The story of your victimhood is an important part of your life’s movie and a necessary ingredient in your origin story comic series, but it’s only one chapter of the journey as we move through this adventure called life.

 

THE HERO

 

 

‘I am the hero of this story, I do not need to be saved.’ Regina Spektor.

 

What makes someone a hero? Does Wim Hof (aka Iceman) have the qualities of a hero? He possesses record-setting levels of physical invulnerability to extreme temperature conditions, so it certainly seems that he would! But as much as this is his ‘gift’; it is not unique to Wim Hof. While research has shown that he can control his autonomic nervous system, this ability can (with dedication) be learned by others.

 

What about Ben Underwood? He had both eyes removed when he was only three years old, and yet by the time he was a teenager, he was able to rollerblade, play video games, and play basketball – all by using echolocation. Similar to a dolphin or a bat, Ben has mastered the ability to use sound waves (expressed through a series a clicks) to give his other senses an indication of his environment.

 

Then there is Biba Struja, a Serbian man who possesses the remarkable ability to withstand million-volt electric shocks that would kill a normal person; he can even store energy like a battery and cook food with his bare hands. He explains: “I first discovered my power when I was a young man. I accidentally pulled a live cable from the ground – the voltage should have killed me, but I was immune to the shock. I don’t know if this power is from God, but we’re all born with talents. I believe I was born to do this.”

 

So what are the qualities that make a hero? Do they encompass super abilities which are tried and tested by the science community? What qualifies someone to be a hero? The real secret to being a hero lies in your ability to train diligently; to remain determined to transform your life movie; to create a storyline wherein you play an incredibly empowered character who shares after years of arduous training, their secret alchemical formulas with others. 

 

Becoming the hero requires hours of discipline in order to tap into superconscious abilities, to transform your reality and then, ultimately, to have a ‘butterfly effect’ on people around you and the community at large. The journey of the hero (or heroine) is a multidimensional affair that involves a certain level of dedication, and a relentless dedication to fighting for justice and honoring moral principles.

 

The hero’s initiation is a grand adventure where the individual is called into action on  variety of levels, engaging with the heroic spirit through activities that can range from giving food to the homeless (or assisting people with special needs), all the way to becoming a mentor for others, thereby passing on your knowledge and abilities to the next generation in order to be of service to the greater good of your community.

 

The ethical code of the hero is of utmost importance if they are to gain respect and generate inspiration amongst their local community. So here are a few guidelines to make sure you are embarking upon the right path of this hero’s journey:

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Heroes are honest in word, intentions and motivations.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Heroes need to have a clear understanding of what is right and wrong – this awareness must be etched into the granite of their character.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Heroes need missions to complete. You need to clearly define what your missions are, what they require, and how you are going to carry them out within your community.

 

Now that we’ve broken down the three main steps to embodying the hero of our imagination, let’s take a look at these guidelines individually, and discuss ways in which we can work to achieve each of these vital steps in our everyday reality.

 

The first stage of your journey towards achieving the life of a hero involves your personal actions. How do you interact with people throughout the course of your day? Do you treat them with respect, or do you attempt to boss your way through, angrily forcing people to act as you wish? What about your promises – do you keep them? Heroes must never lie, and they must always honor their promises, as their ‘good word’ is what makes them reliable and trustworthy.

 

The questions above are all important ones to reflect upon for anyone who wants to release their inner hero. By upholding your integrity and following through on promises, you put your self-discipline to the ultimate test. Being a hero is not easy, and it is your dedication to honesty and integrity that sets you apart from the rest of society. You must never be willing to take the easy way out because it is your duty to be there for those who need you. Besides, your motivations must be pure and generous, rather than self-serving – help others because they need it, not because you want recognition. Selfless good deeds are the mark of a true hero, so keeping your intentions and motivations pure will allow you to be the best hero you can be.

 

The second step on your path to finding your inner hero involves an examination of your morals and ethics. Having a natural sense of what is right and wrong is a vital aspect of being a hero – self-serving evil deeds are what villains engage in, not heroes. Take a look at Batman, one of history’s most respected comic book heroes… after a life of heartache, Bruce Wayne takes to the streets to defend his city and loved ones from wrongdoing. What makes Batman different? He never killed people whilst fighting crime, even when he’s head to head with his worst foes. This restraint is indicative of the self-control, and moral code that must be present in a hero as having the ability to hurt or kill someone in the name of justice doesn’t mean that you should.

 

The last step of the heroic transformation is potentially the most difficult one to fulfill: as a hero, you will need to find missions. Okay, maybe you won’t be saving Gotham City, but you can make a difference in your own community. Whether it be community service work to help feed your city’s hungry, or providing clothes to the poor who can’t afford proper winter or summer attire, there are limitless good deeds you can do to cement yourself as a hero. Take a look around you, and see where trouble lies. Make a list of problems in your community that you would like to see fixed, and begin taking steps towards a resolution. Once you decide what your missions are, break them down step by step and get to work!

 

PART 3

 

SUPERPOWER OF INTENTION

Evolving into a hero with superpowers may be something that’s out of the realm of possibility for most people – something unachievable in this lifetime and, in the end, something they believe they could never be, no matter the circumstances. But as any hero will tell you, those people are mistaken, because everybody possesses the genesis of a hero within the context of their own particular life experience. There’s no better person than you, so in this sense, everyone’s a master at the job of being themselves. Look at it this way: everybody in this world is really good at something – something that makes them passionate and excited. Some call it innate talent or predisposition, others call it developed skill or experience, but one thing is clear: everybody has at least one life pursuit or ability that makes them special. Some people are very good at sports, others are great mathematicians, and others cook very well. Beyond all of these individualized skill sets, there is a paramount superpower that we all collectively share…some may not even consider it, or understand the implications that it has with regards to activating the hero within – it is called the superpower of intention. “Intention” describes the underlying unity in everything you see around you – everything that ever was, and everything that ever will be. An Intention is simply a focused thought or thinking pattern that revolves around a heartfelt desire, a passion-fueled idea.

 

The ‘Superpower of Intention’ comes from within ourselves, and one of the means in which it can manifest itself is another superpower that we all share, the one that we call i-magi-nation: a nation of magic, a nation of magicians. Have you ever thought about imagination as the realm of manifestation that we can access every time we desire something? It’s a foundational truth that the most important way in which we manifest our intention is through imagination – the images that we create in our minds and the thoughts that come into our awareness. Everything you see around you has first been a thought, then a word, and eventually, it crystallizes into a materialized, three-dimensional form. It’s never the other way around, and never will be. It’s this ‘Superpower of Intention’ – sustained through imagination and thought – that makes us powerful custodians of our future; it allows us to embody the superheroic ability of creation, in regards to both our personal reality and the larger world. Intention is the one tool that each and every one of us is born with; it is the supreme gift of creation, because if we were to re-name this superpower of Intention, it would be called the superpower of creation. You are the creator of your own life path, the constructor of your multi-dimensional self, and it is your power of intention that enables you to recreate and reimagine your life in order to become the kind of superhero you want to become. Intention is the key, so use it to create the world that excites you the most!

 

5 Steps to Harnessing the Super Power of Intention

It’s clear that everything and everyone is a materialized form of intention, a superpower that we receive at birth which comes with no expiration date. This amazing power reveals itself at the beginning of every dream you hold, so you need to know how to make the most of it in a way that benefits you, your community, and the planet.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. The first step in manifesting your intention is to practice the Phoenix (Force-Field) Activation tutorial from the ‘Superpower of intention’ Vimeo on demand video series on a daily basis, steadily reaching deeper within yourself, into that state of pure awareness whereby you can access your heart’s intuitive intelligence. In order to achieve this goal, you will need to detach your psyche from the nagging thoughts, emotions, and egoic fear-based beliefs that all humans are distracted by; a great way to accomplish this is through stillness-based, breath-centered meditation. This step is extremely important because the most “fertile” field for planting the seeds of intention is our higher mind, the pure state of consciousness.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Now that you’ve reached this pure state of consciousness through embodying all of the forms presented in the ‘Superpower of intention’ videos, it’s time to take a closer “look” at what stands behind your intention. A “good intention” will never arise from fear and fear-related emotions (such as not being – or having – enough). In fact, your intention needs to arise from this place of knowing that you are already enough and perfect as you are, rather than coming from a place of neediness or lack. So the best thing to do at this point is to cultivate your intention from a place of gratitude, of appreciation for everything you are; a blissful state which acknowledges that you possess – and have always possessed – both a righteous purpose and an important place in this world.

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p<>{color:#000;}. With this established, it’s now time to seed your dreams and desires into this fertile heart energy field of endless possibilities, a place where you are one with the universe in both stillness and knowingness. The perfect moment to do this is when you’ve reached that calm state of enhanced relaxation, where no thoughts nor emotions can disturb you from your connection and alignment with the source of all things – and with your true self.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Now it’s the moment to let go. Let go of how the outcome needs to be, and more importantly, how your intention needs to manifest itself. Your logical mind is not meant to know how things must unfold in order for your intention to manifest. In fact, this is the job of the superconscious mind that knows all, because it is connected to the universe. Let go, and release any expectations with regards to what the outcome needs to be.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Last but not least, trust the universe with this personal intention that you’ve seeded in the ‘Superpower of intention’ form. Don’t doubt the perfection of all that is, the perfection that lies in yourself, and the perfection of your superpower of intention. Let go of the inner urge to control the process… the need to be in charge…the inner voice that that says you take care of everything…because such urges run counter to the nature of this amazing superpower. You are hero who is activating your heartfelt intention – just know this on an intuitive level. Let the universe masterfully provide you with the ripened fruits that have grown from the seeds of your most amazing dreams and desires… when the time is right.

 

YOU HAVE SUPERPOWERSLET’S ACTIVATE THEM

 

 

You are a hero; either you know this to be true already, or you have yet to realize it, but either way, it remains a fact. Once you truly understand this truth, you are ready to activate all of the mighty super powers that dwell within you, and that wish to manifest within you in order to assist you on the most important quest, which is your life.  Life isn’t about struggle and fear, and when you get to know and experience your true nature as a real-life hero with latent powers which are waiting to be used for the most amazing life experiences ever, your struggles and fears are replaced by optimism and abundance!

 

There is a phrase which applies to hero activation: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right either way.” This concept is not only 100% accurate, but it holds an important significance for what we’re trying to do here, and that is to acknowledge and embrace our inner hero nature. Whether you think you’re a hero or not, you’re absolutely right either way, so the first step in activating your super powers is to simply know that you have them, and to understand that you are a superhero at heart, composed of infinite, unconditional love and divine matter that is woven into your perfect self.

 

Now that you know that you are a hero with superpowers, it’s time to unleash the amazingly powerful being that you’ve kept hidden inside yourself – a being of immense possibility which is waiting to be released. It’s time to find out how truly extraordinary you are, to embrace (and own) your awesomeness, and transform your life forever.

 

There are 3 steps involved in activating your super powers, so let’s start with the first one.

 

1. Living in Awareness

The most important step in unleashing the real nature of yourself  – to start behaving like a hero – is to become more aware and conscious of yourself and everything around you. Only through being aware of yourself can you change your focus of intention and recreate the ideal life that you wish to explore.

 

What you initially need to be aware of is your thoughts and what they revolve around – what is your point of constant focus and attraction? Living in an aware, conscious state at all times is the primary entry point into your heroic nature, a way of being that connects to conscious creation and rises above the chaotic world of random experiences that make no sense. Everything around you is your creation, because it responded to your point of attraction, your focus.

 

Now, is your current inner reality the reality that you prefer? Are you living the best life you can imagine? If the answer is yes, then, my friend, I congratulate you for living the hero’s life with conscious intention and focus.

 

If not, don’t worry – it’s no wonder that you’re reading this book right here. What you need to do is to step into awareness, pay attention to your thoughts, and see which direction they point towards. Focus your thoughts and emotions in the direction that bring you feelings of excitement and peaceful joy – this is the conscious act of directly collaborating in the construction of your everyday reality.

 

Whenever you feel something’s not right in your life, you need to pay more attention to your thinking patterns and your focus. Leave fear aside, because fear is not a state of mind that’s held by a hero – it is the mentality of a villain.

 

You’re a hero that constantly upgrades your relationship to manifest reality by improving the quality of the thoughts you choose to keep thinking. Be aware of your thoughts (and their point of attraction), and use your ‘superpower of intention’ to redirect them in order to access the reality possibilities that inspire your everyday life.

 

2. Taking Responsibility

A true hero always knows that they are responsible for the outcome of their intention, whether it was done from a place of awareness or a place of unconsciousness. No matter the outcome of the focused intention, a hero always knows that what they experience results from what they’ve created, and thus they always take responsibility for it.

 

Taking responsibility is not the same thing as taking the blame – it’s knowing that you are the creator of your intentions, and when those intentions fail to reflect what you earnestly desire, it’s time to pay more attention to your thought processes and visualizations. It’s in a hero’s nature to be fully responsible for the experiences they attract, to avoid blaming others, and to rise above self-victimization (or any other disempowering states of mind which may result from a poor/disappointing outcome).

 

Everybody makes mistakes – there is no shame or judgment in that. But what separates a hero from the rest of the world is their ability to make a new and conscious choice, because everything that happens as a result of their intentions is their creation and point of attraction. This is why they say “with great power comes great responsibility”, because in order to access great powers, you must first take responsibility for them.

 

3. Being Honest to Yourself

Last but not least, it’s in a hero’s nature to be honest with themselves. They can see beyond the shadow (that’s self-created from their ego) into their true divine nature, and to subsequently structure their lives from that higher perspective. It’s really important to separate the misleading beliefs of others – beliefs which are fed by the egoic mind – from the real honest intuition that is born through authenticity.

 

If what you decide to create from the consciousness of your heart – from the true nature of unconditional love – then stay true to yourself and to your choices, even if the whole world is against you. Be vigilant in separating fear-based decisions from love-centered actions! Don’t forget to loosen up and lighten up – the more you relax and enjoy yourself, the greater your powers of intention will become; this is, in fact, easier than it seems…it’s in your true nature to be joyous, by the way! A hero’s life is by no means harder than anyone else’s; in fact, it offers a fast-forward experience when you start using your superconscious powers while also taking responsibility for your life. Remember that you were created out of pure consciousness and possess unlimited potential. with this first “Heroes from Earth” instructional manual, ‘Superpower of Intention’, you have all of the right reasons and methods to start manifesting your true identity and creating the most amazing life for yourself.

The most important thing to remember (and to take with you everywhere in life) is that you are ENOUGH as you are – you are the perfect representation of yourself!

 

You are a hero already, so why not start to act like one?


Superpower of Intention: How intention affects our reality (Superpower Series #1

The 'Superpowers' mentoring series is now available exclusively on Vimeo on Demand. These mentoring series are focusing on technologies of consciousness that will inspire individuals to bridge the gap between fantasy (Comic Books) and reality (mind-body-spirit) as they engage with the interactive content: moving from the world of imagination into the world of activation – from possibility into heroic action - and back again. Vimeo on Demand - Superpower of Intention: www.vimeo.com/ondemand/superpowers

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