What To Do When Mental Activation Stops Working

by Mike Sententia on June 4, 2010

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What To Do When Mental Activation Stops Working

Mental activation worked great for me.  Until it didn’t.

In 2006, I’d activated and powered mental areas to learn basic mental communication and energy healing.  It wasn’t just faster than I’d learned other skills, it was easier and more fun.  Instead of practicing for hours, I would activate a few mental areas and let the new skills sneak into my mind as I rested.

Then the easy progress stopped.  The mental areas still activated, but they never became easy to use.  Useful magick skills require you to coordinate multiple mental areas, and I simply couldn’t anymore.

Here’s how I fixed it.

The Problem

Mental areas connect to your brain to read commands and exchange information.

When you activate mental areas by practicing a new skill, that practice also activates more of your brain.

But when I activated mental areas directly, it bypassed that practice.  My mental areas had grown 5-10x in the past few months, but the part of my brain devoted to magick had continued to grow at its normal rate.  It was simply overloaded.

I’d like to say this understanding grew from a clever investigation of how my brain and mind were interacting.  But it was more a triumph of perseverance than insight.  I tried every reasonable guess I could: increasing core power, changing the signature of mental areas, reactivating mental areas, etc.  Eventually I got lucky with brain activation.

That’s the way magick exploration goes, though.  Every success is born of many failures.

The Solution

I activated more of my brain by flushing energy through it.  I’ll explain the technique* next post.

Within a month, I was learning quickly again.  Since then, every time I activate a new mental area, I activate a brain area to go with it.  Mental activation continues to work well.

*Actually, an improved version of that technique.

A Favor

I’m trying to make this blog useful for readers like you.  Do you want more personal stories like this one along with the how-to posts I usually write?  Leave me a comment and let me know.  Thanks!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Kol Drake June 5, 2010 at 7:53 AM

Yes.
Personal anecdotes do as you state.. shows how, through self exploration (and fails) you come to certain conclusions and working solutions. I also like that you take us through the steps and then give exercises to work on ‘our own’… which use the principles presented. All very good stuff imo and much appreciated for the time and effort in presenting this in such a fashion.

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Kristen June 6, 2010 at 9:11 AM

I like the combination. I enjoy reading about the techniques, and I also like to hear about how you developed them, how you put them into action, the different results you experienced, obstacles you encountered, etc.

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Mike June 9, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Thanks guys. I’ll try and write more about how I learned magick.

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MsAnonymous March 18, 2011 at 8:58 PM

thank you for writing these articles they have very useful. Keep up the good work

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Andrew July 14, 2011 at 9:59 PM

I have found that your normal posts are more bare bones and indirect than your anecdotal ones. I think that your personal stories may make understanding the meathod and topic much easier.

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Mike Sententia July 14, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Thanks guys. Your comments got me to revise the post I’m writing to add more personal notes.

I’ve also been wanting to write a series on how I found all the bits of magick I talk about, what things I saw as I was exploring and how they suggested these models to me. I’m going to move that higher on my list.

Thanks for the feedback, and enjoy the site.

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