# This is normal for beginners, right?

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I've found that when I program a psi ball to stay together (bearing in mind I'm rather new), it holds, but seems to lose energy at a noticeable rate. It'll still be detectable, but weaker, within a few minutes of creation, and then gone by the next morning.
Is this a common issue when starting EM, or am I doin' it wrong?

### Re: This is normal for beginners, right?

Your thought construct is just consuming energy in performing its function. However it's not commonly known that you can actually program the construct to create new energy out of thin air. It's basically like using an aether gate, it's a small gate to the universe of infinite potentiality. The energy from this gate will take the form of whatever it touches as it emerges, thus powering your construct. However do take into mind you will have to dismantle the gate later, or it could cause problems. It takes a while for them to close on their own.

### Re: This is normal for beginners, right?

I think I'll stick to ambient energy. I like my first law of thermodynamics right where it is.

### Re: This is normal for beginners, right?

I'd say it's common. Try shelling, or just knowing that it will stay together, and power itself from an outside source before you program.

### Re: This is normal for beginners, right?

[quote="RobotGymnast"]
I think I'll stick to ambient energy. I like my first law of thermodynamics right where it is.
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I don't think it breaks any thermodynamic laws. I guess it was bad to state it the way i did. Whats actually happening is you are pulling unwritten energy from a universe consisting of aether. Which is perfectly in accordance with the first law of thermodynamics. Your not actually creating energy, your just moving it

Yes shelling works too, shelling is recommended for it's simplicity

### Re: This is normal for beginners, right?

[quote="ArcAvenger"]
I don't think it breaks any thermodynamic laws. I guess it was bad to state it the way I did. What's actually happening is you are pulling unwritten energy from a universe consisting of aether, which is perfectly in accordance with the first law of thermodynamics. You're not actually creating energy, you're just moving it.
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Ah, alright, that makes more sense, thanks.

[quote="ArcAvenger"]
Yes shelling works too, shelling is recommended for its simplicity.
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Although, really, shelling is just programming in itself; you're just programming the shell to stay together, just like you could program the construct itself. I've never had much more success with shelling anyway.

But as they say (especially in psionics): practice makes perfect.

### Re: This is normal for beginners, right?

Actually, shelling isn't JUST programming, it's making a very dense outer layer, and then visualizing that the energy inside can't get out. Hope that helps. ;)

### Re: This is normal for beginners, right?

Actually visualization is not even needed. All visualization does is to relay to your subconscious mind your desire. The simple and straight foward  thing to do would be to just focus on your desire and allow you will to manifest the said desire. Its important to know what you want, know what your desire is before performing any psionic act. Put your intent into making the construct where it will hold together and be stable. Intend on whatever power source you plug it into to give it a steady flow of energy so that it will stay strong and function properly. If you program it right and are able to focus your intent and will properly then shelling isn't even necessary.

Hope that helps you RobotGymnast. Good luck !