Your mind is a valuable tool that most people don’t use to its fullest. If everyone used it to the maximum capability, there would be no more war, illness or anger. We simply access a small portion. This is not true of every civilization or person. Some use means to increase their awareness and access the supernatural powers of their mind. It proves that we all are capable.
Taoist of China had a background that acknowledged mysticism and control of the elements. Like many early civilizations, they practiced shamanism. Specific people of the village had the ability to communicate with nature.
In 2600 BC, even though these people were still relatively unsophisticated by our standards, the Yellow Emperor Huag-Di, used the power of natural herbs to create Chinese Medicine. He also became the highest deity two thousand years later when Taoism began.
Taoism contained the belief that if a common man pursued Tao, the eternal road or ideal of life, they could perform as Gods. They reached the higher levels by performing good deeds and quieting their minds to access the information of the universe. There is magic all around according to the Taoist.
People choose to live limited lives and those that perform miracles, also choose that way of life. For those that suffer from lack, in their health, finances, love or happiness, according to the Tao it is their choice. It is the words they feed their internal being. By quieting the mind, eliminating these internal conversations and replacing them with quiet focus on the higher mind, everyone is capable of performing magic in their lives.
The powers don’t come overnight but through years of study and discipline. It is a matter of letting go and letting the flow of the universe create the ideal conditions for the person to accomplish the goals. Much like Christianity and the mantra, “Let go and let God,” the belief system is similar. Just like quieting the mind and focusing on the belief that all matters are handled easily by God, the Tao believe the Universal power and the natural order of good comes to those that follow the training.
While some of the magic comes from magic and spells, much of the Tao or Dao power comes through meditative practice. The Taoist believes in four states of Dhyana and eight different levels of concentration. By attaining the highest levels of concentration, no information is unavailable or task that is impossible.
Just like the Taoists, those that practice Yoga at the highest levels also can create miracles while in the higher levels of concentration and meditative states. Some of the powers include distant viewing, healing and even the ability to fly. While most people will not have the lifetime of practice to focus on flying without an airplane, they can change their life through the meditative states.
Even though both Taoism and Yoga have a religious base, you don’t have to follow the religion to follow the meditative practices. In Yoga, it is a belief that those that have a pure mind focused on good find the transformation to the higher level a pleasure. Those who focus on evil, find it a living hell. The intent of the person and study of the principals help those that reach higher levels of consciousness to achieve this without experiencing negative forces. Anyone that uses a moral code aimed at goodness for all, and faithfully cleanses their mind of harmful thoughts should make safe passage to higher levels.