Imagine yourself as an infinite energy field of Love. Imagine moving freely through the universe – the movement of formlessness. Now notice an impulse. It is curious. You feel its pull into more curiosity. You follow the curiosity and begin to sense form. Another impulse of wonder and the pull toward form grows stronger.
As expressions of infinite Love energy, we are powerful beyond measure. Our Divine creation is both miraculous and exquisite. Miraculous because, as humans, we are filled with wonder about our being, our world and the universe, as if they are mysteries. Exquisite because at a cosmic level we know everything is in perfect order.
When we reconnect with the truth of being Divine Love energy experiencing form and consciousness, we open the door to the magnitude of our true power.
For thousands of years humanity has experienced countless examples of power and powerlessness. Playing out the polarities has become an addictive game of “good vs. evil.” Erroneous beliefs and endless abuses associated with power are passed down from one generation to the next, and our sense of power has become so shaded that we not only misunderstand it, we fear it.
At one end, we identify power with oppression and abuse and don’t want anything to do with it. At the other end, we have a clear sense of our incredible power, but are afraid it is too much for us or the world to handle. We worry that we will either hurt others or lose relationships if we step into our power.
Whether our fears about power stem from our life’s experiences, our collective beliefs, or are lodged deep in our cellular memories, in order to become completely free – including giving ourselves permission to live in unbounded joy – we must release our fears and align with our power.
Though it takes courage to face and transmute our fears, it takes an open and willing heart to reclaim our power with integrity. For some people, courage comes easily; they are natural warriors ready to take on any challenge with fervor. Yet, it is the open and willing heart which guides our authentic selves to emerge, and allows us to embrace our innate power with Love Consciousness.
Interestingly enough, pure freedom and joy may not sound so tantalizing to some. “Why ask for more when I have relative independence and suitable contentment? After all, I’m not miserable.” Many may not even believe in complete freedom or unbounded bliss, or perhaps they struggle with feelings of unworthiness.
Where do you stand? Are you centered firmly in your powerful self, living freely and joyfully?
We may feel fine and dandy basking in the warmth of tolerable with our very long tethers, but for many walking a spiritual path, the wisdom of our soul is now reminding us of the sacred agreements we made before birth.
As conscious individuals, we came here to enlighten the world and mediocrity is no longer an option.
We cannot raise our own frequency, the vibration of the planet or realize heaven on earth if we continue to squelch our inherent power which limits our joy. Our own restrictions will continue to tighten around us until we suffocate under their constraint or emerge into our true, powerful selves.
Though we are always at free will, our souls are hard-wired for expansion. We can slow down our progress, if we choose, but that can become a painful illusion. Whether our life force is depleted quietly, or our rug gets pulled out from beneath us, it is hard to ignore the urging of our soul to evolve and get back on course. Like our own birth, there comes a point when a process is impossible to stop.
Regardless of due dates, suppressive drugs, or the availability of doctors, your birth was inevitable; your powerful will to be born was not prevented. You are here, now, and reading this for a reason.
Are there any parts of your life to which you feel bound? Where in your life have you settled? Are you still withholding your gifts – or the amazing you – from the world?
Likely you are confident and generally happy, have loved ones in your life, enjoy your spiritual awareness and insights, and have harnessed a few fabulous gifts. What is also very likely is that you grapple with substandard compromises to which you feel obliged, habitually crash into resistant walls you’ve built, or experience ongoing frustrations or apathy about a particular area of your life. Perhaps you’ve closed the door on a dream.
From your powerful spiritual essence to the will of your incarnation to the incredible gifts and consciousness you embody to the dreams dancing around the edge of your comfort zone, you are well on your way to full empowerment. It is now time to walk through the door and reclaim all of your power – unequivocally and without apology.
Envision your life through the eyes of Love. Scan your health, money, relationships, work... Do you feel fully empowered? Do each of these areas resonate with joy? Is there something you wish to change or refine? Observe and notice with as much neutrality as possible.
In what ways, subtle or obvious, do you relinquish your power?
Reclaiming all of our power has many implications. First, by understanding what true power is and releasing false beliefs, we restore its essence within our own consciousness as well as the collective. By viewing power with a new perspective, we can let go of our resistance to aligning with it. Consciously connecting to our Source of power helps us stay energized and clear, and we learn to trust our guidance. We learn to make peace with ourselves and become less critical. Owning our power allows us to recognize our choices, take responsibility, and direct our energy to manifest the life and world we want. Our creativity grows exponentially, bringing more joy to our lives and the lives of others. By reclaiming all of our power, we anchor its pure frequency into the planet and become a living example of integrated love, power and joy.
Take a moment to breathe in integrated love, power and joy. Feel it resonating through your whole body. As it moves within you, let it expand and encompass you. Feel the ecstasy of this magnificent field growing, touching and blessing the lives around you. Now imagine this field surrounding the planet. Watch it anchor deeply into Mother Earth. Breathe in the Oneness of All That Is in Love-Power-Joy Consciousness.
As time speeds ahead and the Universe continues to form our new earth with energetic waves of loving support, perhaps now is the perfect time to reclaim all of your powerful you.
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Most of us want to feel as if we have some kind of purpose. Part of this desire has to do with our insecurities of our own worthiness, but in essence, we desire a purpose because we sense there really was a soul intention behind our incarnation.
Some people incarnate to experience life, welling from a fundamental “I want to try THAT” impulse. Others come to clear karmic debts, so to speak; their purpose may be to create balance from previous incarnations. Then there are the willing students (or maybe not so willing) who’ve decided to learn or advance in a particular lesson or even get their master’s degree. The intention of the masters – those who have gained a “higher” degree of spiritual consciousness – was to incarnate to fulfill a specific spiritual mission.
Almost everyone has incarnated with a combination of intentions – experiential, karmic, educational, and spiritual. For example, the experiential traveler will encounter several lessons along his path, while the spiritual master may have some final karmic debts to complete as she embarks on her mission.
If we look at the core of a soul’s intention with a more linear perspective, we can discern the “stage” of consciousness of the soul based on its fundamental life intention. Of course, when we recognize everything as vibration, we can release judgment, know there really are no “levels”, and can observe all things with neutrality. Yet, by seeing the soul’s evolution through a hierarchal lens, we gain understanding about our soul’s original intention as well as our life path. This helps us make peace with our path, its perceived obstacles, and can be the impetus we need to forge ahead with open hearts!
With the birth of the New Age our planet welcomed an unprecedented influx of spiritual masters. Likely, you are one of them and you are here on a spiritual mission.
The majority of spiritual masters begin with fairly ordinary lives. As children, they may have felt “different” or simply “knew”, “saw” or “felt” things that they didn’t understand. Though we all have access to our intuitive senses, spiritual masters usually incarnate with well-evolved skills, as well as a clear sense of Divine Source, however they interpret it.
As part of their life experiences, most people have learned to suppress, hide and overlook their intuitive gifts, soul mastery and, therefore, their mission.
With the collective spiritual awakening, many masters have spent numerous years trying to understand who they are and why they are here. Many have made significant progress in their quest, though most continue to hide behind layers of old tapes, fears and confusion as they press through the bustle of their daily lives. Even those who have discovered that they are indeed masters have resisted fully aligning with their mission. Why is this?
Basically, recognizing one’s masterhood can be quite difficult. Most people have spent a good portion of their lives protectively hiding themselves. In fact, they have mastered this so well that they have surrounded themselves with others who cannot truly see them, including their parents, friends, and even spouses. Couple this with a societal frown on being “too big for your britches” and it’s no wonder spiritual masters are afraid to become who they really are!
Now add to the mix the forgetting of spiritual gifts. Since gifts come so easily and naturally to people, they don’t realize that others don’t have them, or that their gifts are particularly enhanced. In other words, if one cannot identify any “special gifts”, then recognizing his or her masterhood is nearly impossible. The good thing about gifts, thankfully, is that they are inherent, though sometimes they may need a little polishing up.
Fortunately, there are many willing masters who are stepping out to be seen and accepted, and are eagerly integrating their gifts into their work. Brave and ready, they repeatedly stumble over obstacles of fear and resistance in perfectly human ways. As such, these masters believe they are on their path because they are serving humanity in some way. Perhaps they are working in the holistic, healing or intuitive arts and are pretty darned good at what they do. What they don’t realize, however, is that their work and expertise are actually training grounds for their next spiritual step.
Even the more awake spiritual masters may not realize they are still withholding their true, mystical gifts. They are not fully aligning with their fundamental spiritual mission.
As we expand and attain greater states of consciousness, it is easy to feel that we’ve arrived. If we perceive that we’ve achieved a state that is equal to or greater than those around us, then why not be good with that?
Regardless of how spiritually expanded we believe we are, our soul will continue to nag at us to align with more. More of who we are, more of our inner power and knowing, and more of our mysticism. Though we may be “greater” than we were before, or exhibit wisdom beyond the average spiritual seeker, our souls will continue to direct us to our deep-seated mission – one that is immensely significant because it shifts ourselves as well as the planet.
If we quiet our master minds, we will remember that the underlying intention of our mission is to become the mystic.
Oxford Dictionaries defines a mystic as a person who seeks by contemplation and self-surrender to obtain unity with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute. Moreover, a mystic understands and reveals spiritual truths that are beyond the intellect – that are beyond third dimensional reality.
Today’s mystic may not need to walk on water, but the mystical path may seem almost as daunting. Stepping into a new dimension isn’t easy when we have two feet firmly planted in human experiences. Yet, in order to shift our personal and collective paradigms, we must harness, cultivate and channel our higher dimensional gifts. It is time to fully embody our mysticism and apply it to everything we do, freely and unapologetically.
Most masters have moved well beyond the basics of metaphysics, have gained clarity and direction about their general path, but still feel as if “something is missing.” Perhaps they’ve hit the same frustrating wall, or wonder why they keep tripping over those unseen blocks in the road. In spite of knowing their power and abilities, they haven’t figured out how to unleash them with precision and joy. In essence, these are the masters who’ve been hanging out in their old classrooms – and most likely teaching others – while unconsciously avoiding their true, mystical selves. They are withholding who they are, what they know or what they can do in order to fit in, please others or pacify fears.
At this time, with the energetic frequencies of change and expansion so palpable, we can significantly restructure the old patterns to co-create our world. We can continue to feel spiritually “superior” to the average being and make small ripples with our work, occasionally utilizing our spiritual gifts and dreaming of the impact we’ll make one day. Or, we can listen deeply to the wisdom of our soul and say yes – right now – to our mission, whatever specific form it takes.
By becoming mystics, we can apply the magnitude of who we are to everything we do. In this way, we actually create the quantum leap that we have envisioned for so long.
Keep in mind, the mystic – the one who surrenders to merge with the Divine – has moved beyond the third dimensional realm of egoic limitations, embodying and demonstrating “with God all things are possible.”
Each of us incarnated with an intention. Each has been born with specific gifts to help fulfill our purpose. Though we may have come in at different stages of soul development, any of us can make a quantum leap in our spiritual evolution at any time. In other words, anyone can move beyond masterhood and become the mystic.
The purpose and processes of our individual and collective spiritual work are not to ascend and leave this planet. Our spiritual ascension simply opens us to merge into the state of Divine Oneness here on Earth. In doing so, we create a new world as human mystics living in an enlightened age.
At mealtime, my own family sings blessings, including:
Give thanks to the Mother Earth,
Give thanks to the Father Sun,
Give thanks to the plants in the garden
Where the Mother and Father are One.
- Rudolf Steiner
Unfortunately, we often sing our mealtime blessings in a "let's hurry up and eat" kind of way. Feeling the prayer or blessing as you say it (or sing it) and infusing it with intention can add power behind the words. Experiment with your prayers; try enunciating the words carefully, bringing your full attention to what you are saying, or try adding hand gestures... or even a dance!
Creating your own prayer can be both fun and empowering. Imagine creating a prayer that you use before you start your day - whether or at work or at home. To Whom (or What) are you praying? What intention do you want to offer? What do you want the Divine to offer you?
Sometimes I imagine what each of my relationships might look like if I said the prayer I use for clients with everyone in my life!
What prayers call to you?
Sometimes the idea of power can be viewed in a negative light, which is completely understandable when we see the numerous ways power has been misused in our world. Many of us love the quote from Jimi Hendrix: “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” (My heart smiles when I see this on a bumper sticker!) Yet, the power I want to embrace isn’t about power over anything or anyone at all; it is our inner power – our essence – where Love and Power are One.
Whether I’m doing one-on-one Spiritual Mentoring or speaking to large groups, it is my intention to empower others by acknowledging the powerful beings that we all are. It is my vision that we individually and collectively step into our Power as human-spiritual beings; to reunite Love and Power in ourselves as well as in our world.
When I explored the word power there were many descriptions that really stood out for me:
Viewing Power from these perspectives, we can begin to see it in a more neutral, if not positive, light. Using these impressions, I want to further illuminate the significance of Power, as well as offer simple ways to tap into it.
We can become our own official authority by first recognizing that we have the capacity to accept our Power, and that it is our birth right to be powerful beings.
Since we all have the ability to act, we all have Power. Ironically – as well as metaphysically speaking – we often use our Power to produce an effect that makes us believe we don’t have any Power at all! (It’s the dramatic part of the play.) When we get caught up in our everyday lives as human beings living on this dense, three dimensional earth, we can easily forget that we are the one having such power.
When we feel powerless or forget our Power, we can feel that we are not of, relating to, or utilizing strength in any way. This is good, because it is not our personal strength that will align us with true Power anyway. Complete vulnerability and helplessness can often lead to the acknowledgment that “God is my strength.”
Consciously connecting with God/Goddess allows Source to be the means of supplying energy to ourselves. We can align with Source in many ways; we can use meditation, yoga, prayer, breathwork or any other sacred tools that speak to our hearts. The method isn’t important; the intention is.
By establishing a consistent practice – by allowing the time rate at which energy is emitted or transferred to our human selves on a regular basis – we will start to realize that we are the product itself. We don’t simply access, or have, Power; we recognize that we are Power.
Knowing we are Power has great mental and moral efficacy. We can begin to think and act as genuinely Powerful beings. Aligning with Power as us allows us to move with great speed or force through our own awakening process. Effortlessly, we are able to give impetus to greater things; we feel called to be of service to others. As Power, we become a source to supply with power – and especially motive power – for Earth and her inhabitants from which all can receive.
And, when Power is plural – when there are many of us living in Power – we become an order of angels. Working together on Mother Earth with the awakened consciousness of the Heavenly realms – where Love and Power are One – “the world will know peace!”