We often consider power in connection with authority, recognition by others, an ability to think critically or sheer physical strength. But there is a bigger picture of true power that goes beyond the personality and its manifestations.
Why do I say this?
Because if you are to have a reliable, consistent and trustworthy source of power you need to look to your inner relationship. The truth is that it’s the one that nourishes you in every moment.
Connection. Are you powerful by virtue of your connections with those you deem as powerful? True power comes in the abiding connection with who you really are—your essence.
Relaxation. When the body is relaxed, energy is able to flow and creative resources are available to you. Now that’s power!
Focus. When you are able to focus your attention, you have the ability to find clarity amidst chaos.
Discernment. As you learn to discern the truth of your inner guidance, you develop a relationship with the source of true power. It’s inside of you, not outside.
Surrender. You may wonder how can you be powerful if you are surrendering. Think of it this way. Consider surrendering to the greater wisdom of your inner Source, not to any external entity. You are enhanced in this relationship, not diminished.
What greater power exists than YOU aligned with the Universe?
Take Time for Reflection
Take a breath. Release it. Take another. Devote some dedicated time of concentration/meditation. It doesn’t need to be hours of quiet, perhaps only 15 minutes. Then allow the question to simmer within you. Let responses bubble up into your awareness. Notice new ways of thinking, of images or ideas that arise spontaneously. Pay attention to your dreams. Let it happen. Be aware. See where it leads you next. Let yourself savor this process of receiving from yourself. Don’t judge whatever comes up, just receive it. Make notes.
You may want to share something from this process. Sharing is an important way to anchor an insight in your body. It leads you to deeper insight. It stimulates action. Feel free to use this arena to share whatever moves you. We’d love to hear from you!