Advice to a Teenage Energy Worker

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Tori, reading An Initiation into Direct Magick, asks:

I’ve been channeling energy since I was about 6 years old. Now, I’m almost 13 and I have never been able to actually make anything happen except stay warm at 0 degrees! What am I doing wrong?

When I was in high school, I had martial arts belts hanging from a pipe in my room, and I’d try sending energy to make them sway. I’d also flip a coin and try to make it come up heads. I very much wanted concrete results, and to know I was working with something real.

I’ll tell you what I’d tell myself: You’re not doing anything wrong. In fact, by looking for demonstrations of your energy, you’re doing something very much right. Testing yourself will take you far in life, wherever you go.

But you are expecting far too much of yourself. Professionals with decades of experience don’t get the kind of results I was looking for. It was an unfairly high bar, and there was no way I could pass it.

What do professional researchers find? Intuitions that are right more often than chance (but far from 100% reliable.) Biofield energy affecting cell cultures, which shows it can’t be placebo. Subtle results like that. (To find more, go to Google Scholar and search for “biofield energy.” Have it sort by date, and search everything, not just abstracts).

If they’re subtle, why do they matter? Because science advances through anomalies. Like epicycles lead to Newtonian physics and space flight, glass lenses lead to bacteria and modern medicine, and photon wave patterns lead to quantum physics, which gave us the transistors that power the modern world. When you find an anomaly, you rarely know where it leads, but it often leads to a miracle.

Biofield energy is one of today’s anomalies.

A short-term example: Studies suggest biofield energy can influence how nerves fire. Assume that’s accurate: What could we do if we harnessed that mechanism and guided it with modern neurology and other sciences? How could we help people with depression, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy?

Long-term? No idea where this leads. I just know I want to help get us there, and I hope you do too.

So, Tori, you’re not doing anything wrong. It sounds to me like you’re doing a lot right. Keep exploring, keep testing, keep having fun discovering the world.

Good luck!

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One Response to “Advice to a Teenage Energy Worker”

  1. Tori says:

    Thank you for the advice!

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