Did you know the path of enlightenment comes with its own superpowers? Siddhis (Sanskrit: सिद्धि siddhi; fulfillment, accomplishment) are psychic, physical ‘supernatural’ abilities that can be developed through the practice of yoga and meditation. While many people consider these superpowers to be nothing but fake advertising, they are very real! They just don’t work how you would think they do…
Understanding the mind model
The idea that our brain is much more powerful than we perceive has been roaming in popular culture for a while now (think of the movie Limitless, for example). While it is true that our brain is, in fact, much more capable than the average person gets to experience, it is not a lack of drugs that is keeping us from unlocking its true superpowers!
To understand Buddhist superpowers, you need to understand the way your brain works. Simply put, your brain runs two parallel processes at the same time: attention and awareness. In the present moment, for example, you’re reading, paying attention to these words. But while you are focusing on reading, you’re also aware of your surroundings. Maybe you hear birds chirping out of the window, or your kids playing in the background. Your mind gives you context for your experience.
While attention is capable of hyper-focusing on a subject, breaking it down for your mind to understand, awareness is much more vast, but vague, processing the entirety of reality for you in the background. For most people, these processes run rather subconsciously. Their attention jumps from one subject to another that enters their field of awareness, and they’re not even aware of how their awareness works!
But what would happen if you could train your mind to manipulate its fields of attention of awareness? What would happen if you could tune the way these two processes intertwine? Well, let me tell you, that would be a true superpower!
The Buddhist superpowers
When attention and awareness are enlightened by a conscious mind, the limits of what’s possible start to dissolve. The superpowers you unlock range from future sighting (milliseconds that can CHANGE your life) to lucid dreaming and astral projecting. You develop a level of awareness where you can perceive the conditions for a happening, right before it happens!
And all of this is happens on top of the most vanilla superpowers, like enhanced productivity, focus, and creativity! Of course, getting these superpowers requires increasing our mental capacity, to make room for the new, enhanced processes in our brain! Yet, it is easier than most people believe!
In the most recent Alchemize Your Life episode, I’ll walk you over the neuroscience behind these abilities, the dynamics between attention and awareness, and the exact method you can use to build up the brain power needed to host these psychic superpowers.
After listening to this episode, you’ll understand:
- The mind model on which Buddhism bases its teachings upon
- The difference between attention and awareness, and how they work together
- The proper technique to enhance your brain’s capacity and bring light to these processes
Are you ready to take your mental game to the next level? Listen to the new episode on all your favorite streaming platforms right now!
And if you want to share your experience with a community of lightbenders walking the path just like you, don’t forget to join us at The Prysm Institute Of Quantum Alchemy! There you will find exclusive dharma talks, tarot readings, and much more!
Til the next episode, lightbender!
With love and light,
Cian, Sophie & The Prysm Team