As for you who is too lazy to read the whole article, you can just scroll down and look for the “bolded paragraphs”, but don’t blame me or misunderstand it okay?
It might going to be a bit different from what you (maybe) already know from other sources, since there also different meanings of Self -Manipulation by others.
I’m sorry that my words can be confusing and easily be misunderstood, so regarding the relation between unique self and Self-Manipulation Skill, I’ve make a simple illustration below, in the ends of my article. You can just skip the whole thing and go there directly if you want to.
Regarding to my previous post about Individual Uniqueness, let me tell you that it is not directed just for you to accept yourself and your uniqueness (flaws included), but it also meant for you to also accept other people’s uniqueness too, even if their uniqueness is so rare, different, and “never seen before”. Human’s uniqueness is a combination of your personality/traits, skills, and flaws. What you can do is what makes you unique.
Flaws is commonly seen as your negative points and you might as well rejected it and not admitting it, consciously or subconsciously. Most people thinks of how to get rid of it or hide it deep down, forever if it is possible. But when you can’t do it any more, you just give up and let it be. You might be thinking “human is not perfect and so am I, so I’ll just accept it” or “only God is flawless”. This is what people “normally think”, and this way of thinking is what makes you limited.
I’m not saying you can be unlimited. You can be more than what you are now, if only you could make use of those flaws to become your power to move forward. Flaws is only flaws if you only think so, but it can also be your unique kind of power if you think so too.
I’m not a God and I’m definitely not a saint, but I personally think that God actually wants you to overcome that “wall” and be free. I’m not going to force you to think the same way as I do, but at least, DON’T GIVE UP. I too have my flaws and I’ve accepted it, not as my weaknesses, but as my powers, my motivations. After all, God gave me these flaws in my life, and I believe that God gave me this not as something to hold me back, but to make me move forward instead. I’m saying this “not only” for those who believe in God, but also for you who don’t believe. Because I also believe that even if you don’t believe in God, you still can’t deny the fact that you have flaws (weaknesses).
Human have many potentials that is still unknown. Only you know yourself the best in this world. Human’s potentials is so many that at some point we might encounter someone that is so different from us in term of knowledge, point of view, skills, etc. and it’s not impossible that you might find someone that have skills that hasn’t been scientifically recognized.
In most cases, you might think of him/her as a weirdo, outcast, or even a target for bullying. You’ll find it hard to include him/her in your social circle. This kind of way of thinking is what I call rejection for their uniqueness. But in some cases, you’ll think of him/her as someone special and you might try to get inside his/her social circle. And this is what I call as an act of acceptance for their uniqueness.
As for Self-Manipulation skill, I personally think of it as just an alternative option. Furthermore, it is a skill that I used to myself and not to other people. I can say that this skill is like a total wild card. It can be very dangerous, especially if you have such a high imagination ability and weak will power.
You need to manifest your imagination to the highest. The target is when your imagination could resemble or look almost as clear as you memory. Once you’ve reached this level, you’ll be able to use Self-Manipulation freely.
Self-Manipulation skill use your will power as the control. In other words, this skill is either good or bad, depending on why you learn it, your character, and how you do it. You have to be able to control it so that this skill won’t make you lose yourself. For that, you have to be able to fully focusing your mind on controlling it.
Self-Manipulation is actually a part of my uniqueness, or you can say that my uniqueness give birth to it. Even so, Self-Manipulation is not mine alone, it can also be yours, as long as you train yourself for it. Everyone usually using it in small scale, and most of it is for suggestive or motivational acts. Self-Manipulation isn’t necessarily have to be used in such a large scale to change yourself. You use it just to widen your perspective. You also can use it to change your negative feelings (nervous, angry, anxiety, etc.) instantly.
Human’s uniqueness is the reflection of one’s self, so you have to accept yours and others. Uniqueness is something that can’t be “caged by normality standards”. What you think is normal is actually just a standard to scale or classify an individual or a society.
As for evolving dream, it is actually very similar to lucid dream. It feels similar to it, the only different is just that it is reversed. In lucid dream you know that you are inside your dream. While in this evolved dreaming state, you are dreaming while you awake at the same time. So while you’re awake and doing your activities, you can dreaming, like as if you brain is asleep.
To be able to “dream” without disturbing your daily activities, you have to master Self-Manipulation as much as possible, or else it would make you just daydreaming (something like that). This state can also be said like simulating things in your brain (imagine it) like a dream. To make it look clearer in your mind, you’ll need to focus and imagine it until it looked like your clear memories.
As a simple example (illustration)of the relation between individual uniqueness and Self-Manipulation Skill, imagine yourself as a great white shark who eats only fishes and sea mammals. One day you suddenly want to eat plankton like a whale and you did it. The the other days, you want to eat sand, eat iceberg, etc. and you did it all. And after all those eating, you yourself is still a great white shark right? It doesn’t change what you are. It makes you have other new eating varieties and you can still eat what you originally eat. The great white shark represents yourself, your unique self, and your original food is your original traits/characteristics. Your other things is other traits/characteristic you want to have or store in yourself. And you eating those other things is you manipulating yourself.