Why do some people accomplish more in life than others? Why are some more adept at achieving what they desire? Why do some people cause more change in the world? Willpower.
Willpower is an enigma. Everybody knows what it means. They know how much, or how little they have. They recognize it in others. But it’s not something you can weigh; not something you can measure.
Willpower is exactly as its name implies. It is Power, directed by the Will. If you have little Will, or little Power, then you have little Willpower. Those people who do have a lot of Willpower, have a tremendous desire that they want to fulfill (the Will). And, somehow, through the practices of their life, they have amassed a large amount of kundalini energy (the Power) to help them achieve that goal.
Perhaps they meditate, perhaps they practice martial arts, or selfless giving. Maybe, they just lead a very tight life, without wasting a lot of energy. They might have moved into a home located on or near a power spot. They may have made friends with powerful people or teachers who could transmit their energy to them. They may have been a powerful person in a previous incarnation. There are many ways to gain power.
Ghandi had great Willpower, as did Martin Luther King Jr., and Mother Teresa. Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Hitler and even Donald Trump have all had tremendous Willpower… the difference, of course, is the desire each wished to fulfill.
If your desires are for good, then Willpower will help elevate your spirit, and help you change the world in a positive way. If your desires are for evil, then the opposite may occur. And, if you are just ordinary, with selfish desires, then you will likely achieve what you wish for, but it won’t make you very happy. In which case you join the ranks of what they call ‘the hungry ghosts’; beings with a huge appetite that can never be sated.
The navel chakra is the center for Willpower. If you meditate on this chakra, you will release a tremendous amount of energy that you may then use to achieve whatever you desire. When you wish to apply your Willpower, you project a line of energy from your navel center to the navel center of others, and then direct the full force of your will into their energy body. The stronger your power, the stronger your will, the easier it is to ‘push’ another being into doing what you want. Don’t look so surprised… you already know precisely how to do this.
If you practice meditation and self-discovery, you are no doubt well aware of this. After beginning my meditation practice and becoming more and more sensitive to energy and chakras, I was shocked at how often people projected their Willpower at me, to control me in some way. You’re driving down the road and someone pulls up on your rear bumper, and suddenly you feel them willing you to move out of their way. You go into a restaurant and the waiter is pushing hard to sell you on the special of the day and your navel center starts to burn. You want to do almost anything to make it stop. So, what do you do?
Like anything, your reaction generates karma. You could get angry and push back, hard. But then you end up angry, and someone ends up hurt. Or you can summon your own power of will to match it, and remain unmoved, locked in a battle of wills… and while you may win or draw, you’ll still lose a lot of energy in the process. The best approach is to note what is occurring, decide if it is appropriate to respond and do so if necessary, but if not, then remove yourself from the equation; change lanes, excuse yourself from the conversation, or go ahead and order the special of the day if you don’t really care. In this way, you’ve made your own conscious choice about what to do, and yet you’ve retained your energy.
When you become sensitive to the Willpower of others pressing in on you, you will also become aware of how often you press your Willpower in upon others. We all do it to some degree, but it is a question of how much you do it, and what your ultimate intention of doing so is. If it is for your own selfish gains, or to hurt others, the power will kick back at you and drive you into lower states of awareness. But to use your power to help others achieve their goals, or just leave them alone entirely and focus on doing things for yourself, that will lead you into higher and higher states of awareness… and success, in all you do!