I love Star Wars. And I love reading the posts in the What’s On Disney Plus message board. A few days ago, this showed up:
Admit it! You’ve tried to use the Force before
Far in the past, Obi-Wan Kenobi told us true: “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.” Classic Star Wars quotes about the Force include:
Use the Force, Luke!
Close your eyes. Feel it. The light … it’s always been there. It will guide you
The Force is strong with him
The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force
I felt a great disturbance in the Force … as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened
For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings we are, not this crude matter
In What’s On Disney Plus, I wondered how my fellow luminous beings would describe their use of the Force. Here’s a sample:
Every time I’m in an elevator
Every time at automatic doors
I use it at red lights
Every time the remote is across the room
What do you mean, “tried”?
Those first three are modest achievements, speaking of external technology rather than internal fire. I invite you to experiment with your own luminosity. It requires two metal clothes hangers. For years, the apparatus I describe below was propped against the wall of my family room in Union, Ontario. When I moved to Belmont three years ago, I threw the hangers out. (Sigh) I sense that it’s time for a resurrection. Sadly, I have no metal hangers in my home. A trip to Walmart seems to be in order.
Here are the instructions:
Cut two metal clothes hangers to create right angles
Hold one half of each hanger vertically, so the other half is horizontal
Hold the two hangers in front of you, parallel to each other
Using your mind, not your hands, move the two tips together