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By: Ruth Ryden
Dear Readers, this is a very important lesson for our times. Please make time to read this a couple of times – we need all our inner resources for now and the months and years ahead.
YOUR LIFE POWER
“This has nothing to do with man-made electrical energy or the drive for wealth and fame. Power, in this lesson is the inborn, natural energy that drives the universe and all of its galaxies, stars, universes and everything created within them, including you. It is called many things today as knowledge continues to expand regarding the universe , but here we will concentrate on the inner power given to you by the Creator. Watch a very young child as they express themselves without knowing or understanding all the “thou shalt nots” that they will soon be taught. It is a rare blessing, for those expressions are from the original soul spirit they are. Their power is completely natural, as are their responses to people and situations. As they grow older and are taught by parents and teachers, the values of their own particular society, their inner power becomes restricted and conformed to suit the necessary circumstances in which they will live. It is no wonder then, that many times a child will rebel with tantrums and tears.
Life in this dimension is such that the inner power is not only restricted, but sometimes almost destroyed. There is always someone telling a person that they are better, more knowledgeable, more educated, etc., etc., and expect you to honor, respect and obey them, to the detriment of your own power. When you understand that all spiritual beings encased in matter have the same inherent power of the universe that drives them, it will be easier to realize that only the force of mind determines what person shall hold leadership positions and what person shall be the humble follower or employee.
The educational process all over the world is the instigator of the power plays that are seen to be needed in order to bring about order in a society. To some extent, that is true, but to tell a person they have no intelligence, no abilities, even a person who is born mentally retarded in some way , is totally wrong. A mentally retarded person has more power in many ways than the most educated scientist in the world, for they have the ability to refuse actions that would take it away from them. Look at how most of them live with love and happiness, since they are not forced to comply with societal mandates.
Many people are well aware of their personal power and sometimes use it to dominate anyone who comes within their scope of activity. Men through the ages are taught that they are stronger, smarter, and more responsible than women, not having been put down or their power denied. Their women have been dealt with in that light, forced to deny their own power, limping through life mentally as lower-class citizens. Domination of any kind over another can become a way to lose one’s own spiritual light, no matter what kind of religious hat they may wear. There is a time to instruct and help, but with the full awareness that the student must retain his or her own power and use whatever information they receive in their own way and for their own purpose in life.
Respect for another person is a healthy attitude, when that person has done something well or has made their life a shining example for others to follow. Society’s institutions – governments, law enforcement, teachers, etc., usually demand respect in order to keep their positions intact. Necessary order in any society should be complied with only to the extent that the people involved respect their own responsible positions. In some schools, it is demanded that certain vocal expressions of respect must always be used, setting the teachers, etc., above the students. This can be a way of restricting power. Those who included the principal of free speech in your Constitution realized that each person has the prerogative of thinking and believing what they feel is right. There is a danger of that now being restricted in order to fuel the power of some leaders. The protests against such restrictions are now being felt all over the world. Personal power can be lost in many other ways. Keeping the body in good health is very important, for the energy cannot flow freely the body is under the power of drugs or alcohol. Every time the mind is dulled by such things, the ability to use the inherent power is lost, and this becomes worse each time. Surely, one cannot respect a person who cannot speak clearly, cannot walk a straight line, cannot think rationally, for their power has been completely dulled and it takes days for it to build up again. In time, it will lose its energy and the body will fail. What else do you have that propels you through life, keeping the mind sharp and the body in good health? Education won’t do it; wealth won’t do it; fame certainly won’t do it. Everything you are and have is the product of the natural power than “runs your engine”.! Vitamins and natural health regimes are fine, good medical care is fine, but what fuels your real power has nothing to do with them. Your power is the inner knowledge of who you are, what you have done through the ages, what you can do now, and what you will do and be in the ages to come. It is sought by every human being, expressed as self-esteem, self-assurance, self--confidence, empowerment, all of the positive attitudes that make a person walk tall, say what he/she means, knowing that they are just as important in their own way as the most famous person that ever lived. There is the assurance that no matter what the challenge presented, they will find a way to make the situation succeed; the confidence that no matter what the inner frustrations or anger, they can be overcome.
Competition is a world-wide way for a person, a team or an army, etc., to prove that they are better and stronger than another. The struggle to keep one’s own power sometimes becomes an obsession to build that power until it overcomes everyone and everything in the way. Beauty contests are full of young men and women who feel they must build their power over the opposite sex by appealing to sexual appetites, and find fulfillment being models or movie stars. They won’t find it that way. This kind of superficial seeking will diminish their power, for they now depend upon others to build their self-confidence. If the adulation they feed on doesn’t come, their power is lost. Being a leader is using your power. It takes a full measure of power to be confident enough about what you know, what you can do, and how to present a leadership that will benefit others and yourself. There is tremendous responsibility in being a leader, for strict self-control is necessary to prevent the power from becoming over-powering! Inner power can be expanded by a personality in positions of authority and used in entirely wrongful ways, as is most evident in the world today.
Inner power can be used to strike down the power of others, even entire nations, so that complete obedience is obtained from those who have even forgotten that they are capable of their own thoughts, their own paths in life! There are few “sins” committed by humanity that are as bad as this, for the gift of inner power must not be taken or destroyed in any being, in spirit or in matter!
The phrase “balance of power” is tossed about today as nations strive to keep their own ability to keep economic factors as even with other nations as possible. Power is seen as how the greed of humankind can be kept under control long enough for everyone to get their fair share. Greed is not power; it is the lack of personal power that drives the need for more, and more.
Part III will post on May 10, 2012
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