Manipulation is everywhere. It is on the news, the movies, the school system, the radio, and everything in between. From Silicon Valley to every other global hub, there are hundreds of thousands of laboratories dedicated to breaking and exploiting the codes of the human brain for the benefit of the elites. Even by reading these lines, you might be being manipulated… But let me explain to you how! 

This is very real

The first thing you need to understand about manipulation is that it is a real thing. A lot of people like to believe they’re purely rational beings: free-thinkers, untainted from external contamination. Nothing farther from the truth! Most of us gotta deal with tons of manipulation in our day-to-day lives. Of course, we might develop the awareness to separate ourselves from it. But this is not true for the majority of the population! 

The second thing you need to understand about manipulation is that it is not evil. Whether a hammer is used to build a house or to smash somebody’s head, is irrelevant to the nature of the hammer itself. The same goes for manipulation! Manipulation is one of the many tools available to mankind to achieve their purposes. Whether it is used for evil, wicked purposes or not, it’s up to the human wielding it! 

Even though, manipulation has gotten quite a bad reputation out there. This is especially true for spiritual communities, where manipulation has been exploited in mischievous ways. Then again, we have to remember that manipulation in itself is not inherently bad. Actually, I dare to say that manipulation is one of the most powerful tools we have on The Path! 

Manipulation is a matter of trust

In the path of easing the suffering of all beings, mastering the art of manipulation is essential. Through this method, one can approach to the experience of the one who suffers and pull them closer to the light. This is a method that I have done countless times with my clients! In fact, in writing these lines, I am hoping to make you more receptive to this message (i.e., trying to manipulate you!). 

At the end of the day, manipulation is nothing but the skillful handling of matter, spiritual or physical, to get a particular result. Whether the result is to upgrade your current self or to fall back to compulsory behaviors (like shopping, scrolling, or masturbating) depends on the intention of the manipulator, not on the manipulation itself! 

This is why it is so important for people on the path of self-actualization to release shame around manipulation. If you want to learn as much as you can, you gotta let yourself be manipulated by someone who knows the things you want to know! If you want to help as many people as you can, you gotta be able to seduce as many people as you can! 

Developing awareness

In our most recent ‘Alchemize Your Life’ episode, we invite our friend and marketing genius Gavin Dantez to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of manipulations. In this heated conversation we’ll give you the tools that you need to overcome the nasty mediatic manipulation, the reasons why you want to become a master manipulator yourself, and a brand new meaning to the Matrix trilogy! 

This is our favorite episode yet, and we absolutely cannot wait for you to hear it! If you happen to love Gavin as much as we do, don’t forget to follow him on Instagram! If you want to keep this conversation going, we’ll see you at The Prysm Facebook Group! There’s a community of alchemists willing to share their knowledge and expertise with you!

Til the next one! 

Happy manipulations!

Cian, Sophie & The Prysm Team

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