I’m hoping most of you will recall receiving a series of introductory emails from me when you subscribed to Live Your Success (or later when I released the revised series). The subject of one of those emails was “Why do we forget how powerful we are?”.
As Tielhard De Chardin said long ago, “You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.” When we come to Earth to have a human experience, we voluntarily forget that we are powerful beings in order to experience the struggles and adventures of human life. Why? Because we love the adventures, challenges, learning, and growing. We want to prove we are up to the game of life and, for many of us, we want to make a difference in this world. Life is not just a game (of sorts), life actually has meaning and purpose based on our level of spiritual awareness. Life matters to us.
So, I want to address a directly related question – just how powerful are we? And to answer that, I need to go back to several important points that I made in that original email, and I will add some further clarifications and insights…
- Universal Consciousness (also called God, Universe, Infinite Intelligence, and the Divine, among many other names) creates the physical realm where people and things can exist, interact, and behave in very relative and dynamic ways. Even though the original act of creation began with the Big Bang, the process of creation, which is centered on Life, is ongoing and continuous.
- People have individual consciousness, which is part of Universal Consciousness, so we have access to infinite intelligence (i.e., God) and we can participate in the Creative Process of Life even though we begin life unaware of our creative power. Importantly, we have free will and we can choose (to some degree depending on our level of awareness) what to create in our individual lives. We create our lives pretty much unconsciously until we learn to pay attention to and control thoughts. Slowly, over time, we can become more aware and take more conscious control of what we are creating in the living of life.
- We create ourselves and our lives by participating in the process of conscious creation which is co-creative: we hold intentions for what we desire, and the Universe/God works to bring our intended results into our experience. Our results are very much dependent on our skills of co-creation – holding intention, clarity, visualization, confidence, trust, etc.
How powerful are we?
- We are inherently very powerful because we are part of Infinite Intelligence and the field of All Creation, but we must learn how to invoke that power. Now each of us is a tiny part or microcosm of the Whole of Life, so there are limitations in our creative powers, but we do have the power to create that which we dream of having in this lifetime on Earth. Millions of people have demonstrated and continue to demonstrate that they could and can create wonderful lives with great abundance. Ability to “live big” is very much influenced by being aware of and developing skills for being in powerful ways, doing things that make a difference, and creating results that matter to others.
- People also have demonstrated that it is possible to make a big difference in the world, for both good and bad, through their actions, leadership, teaching through words (written and spoken), accomplishments, contributions in many forms (financially, through the arts and entertainment/sports, inventions, corporations, institutions, etc.), and their example to others. We could illustrate this by looking at and studying the history of the world in all of its great leaders and innovators and all of its great and impactful events.
- It is also my personal opinion that the greatest power we can have is through spiritual development and alignment with Infinite Intelligence and the field of All Creation. Those people who have had some of the greatest impacts in history have been Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, Lao Tzu, Aristotle, Confucius, and many lesser personages such as Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Mohandus Gandhi, plus many, many others too numerous to name here. But I believe that spiritual development will now become more important than technological development to the future of Earth and mankind.
Here I would like to break down personal power a bit more. This is taken from my Wisdom Thoughts post entitled “What is personal power?“…
True power does not come from somewhere outside of you, it comes from within you and flows outward into the world.
Power is having the ability to do something, act in a certain way, or produce an effect. It comes from knowing what needs to be done and having the ability, will, energy, and confidence to do what is needed. When your knowing arises from intuition or inspiration, it often produces the most needed and powerful results.
Power is especially strong in creativity the enables you to create something new, that meets new needs, and that helps people in very appropriate and sustainable ways.
Power is also in the influence that we have on others. I’m not talking about power over or manipulation of others. True power is the power to collaborate with others, to support others, and especially to be of service to others.
Spiritual and personal growth should help you become more powerful in all of these ways.
Let me conclude by saying that, as in all of my posts, I am trying to share my insights and what I have learned over many years of study and applying what I have learned. BUT what I have to say is based on my own personal experience, and it is certainly never absolute nor final in the least.
We are all in this big thing called LIFE together, and we are all learning different lessons along the way. So, I definitely welcome comments, other ideas and viewpoints, and questions.