|BASIC DIAGRAM OF ANIMAL CELL|
You are the control centre in the middle of your own reality, as the DNA in its nucleus is the control centre in the middle of the cell. This does not mean you have total power over the cell as it is constantly recieving information, and nutrition from the blood, along with potential threats. This flow (time) contains challenges that must be met.
You can alter the mood and atmosphere of your percieved environment, the cytoplasm of the cell, by your gestures, your facial expressions, your words, and even your thoughts, in a similar way to the way DNA unwinds to release information which is then transformed into proteins.
Direct physical action relates to the sphere of 'reach', communication or speech (proteins) to the sphere of perception, and thought to the sphere of consciousness.
As cells are joined by the interstitial fluids and the blood, so your actions, words and thoughts can influence other cells of consciousness. This blood, or prana, can be considered astral.
Finite Players play within boundaries, infinite players play with boundaries - Finite and Infinite Games, James P. Carse.
The modes of action offered by the structure of consciousness will now be referred to as Strategic Drama, and although there are many strategies we will generally be talking about protection and healing.
The first step in accessing the power contained in cellular consciousness is Control. Control is ultimately control over the physical body (which is likened to the DNA at the command centre of the cell) - and control in these areas lead to a development of Will. Control is necessary in order to avoid distortion of the natural mask of the physiognomic character from the various ups and downs presented as a challenge every waking day on Earth. Control does not mean repression by any means. It is developed by 'stopping' certain behaviours to begin with (for you must know what the part of you is that can 'stop' behaviour) - it leads through observing particular behaviours (making oneself do something) and ultimately leads to 'poise.'
Poise is a medium-tension state where individual action is based on reasonable responses to incoming stimuli. When lost, poise should be the first thing that is recovered - without poise you are not exercising will. Medium tension feels like the body is being held but not constricted, held and not abandoned. In disciplining the 'physical body'*, one is effectively beginning in the disciplining of the mind.
The disconcerting side-effect of taking control is a feeling of disembodiment - that nothing matters anymore. This is because by engaging in 'stopping' yourself you are withdrawing the mind from the illusion of materiality. Thinking about it qabalistically if you imagine that the power of control in you is the microcosmic version of the divine will then if one withdraws completely one is only left with only will and no willed phenomena - therefore there is nothing to matter. Through control one can entirely drain the manifest of meaning but in so doing one finds the source of meaning - your own mind. Once control is taken then one can invest meaning or love, if you like, in that which they want to as opposed to being compelled to invest it randomly by the whims of chaos or other, perhaps baleful, wills.
*The experience of the physical body is a structure in consciousness at the centre of the cell. This experience is a mental construct as much as the perception of the environment is.