Owning : To have something as one’s own. To take possession of.
Your : Belonging to or associated with a person.
Power : The ability to do something or act in a particular way.
To take possession of something that belongs to us already. That something being the ability to do something or act in a particular way.
This definition brings into question three concepts:
- Who is the “you”?
- What is this power for?
- Where does it come from?
- What does it mean to take ownership of it?
Who is the “you”?
In researching this topic there was a lot of information out there, but most of it seemed pretty ego driven. The underlying premise were tips on how to get what you wanted out of life with the “you” being the ego. As mentioned in Transcending the Ego and Body at length, our true nature is that of spirit. We are much deeper than the surface desires of our body and ego. Our true nature is that of Divine spirit having a human experience inhabiting this avatar. This avatar is limited by the laws of physics and biology. The mind is limited by the inherited IQ and education. It also may be damaged due to unhealed trauma and shame. The body is limited by time and space, by our genetics and our general health. It is finite.
What is the power for?
Is it for the will of the avatar or the spirit that inhabits it? The answer to this will provide two very different answers. Power in the natural (avatar) may refer to force of will, physical power, or even ability to persuade and influence others. It is of course limited by the limits of our avatar. Power in this sense is about fulfilling the agenda of the body and ego.
Power in the supernatural is quite a different thing. The supernatural doesn’t see us as separate beings. It is about love and service. It is about moving the whole of humanity and the world forward. It transcends the ego and the body’s finite plans with its infinite agenda.
Where does it come from?
Power in the natural can be achieved by many self-development modalities. For instance, strength training gives one more physical power. Therapy and personal development give one more emotional power. Education and learning give one more mental power. These things are good and there are many resources available in each area to consider.
Power in the supernatural comes from connection with the supernatural. It is infinite, unlimited, and beyond the confines of physics or biology. It is by nature miraculous. As spiritual beings it is our nature to have access to this power, but it isn’t for our ego’s agenda.
What does it mean to take ownership of it?
If I do not go to the gym and exercise, I will not get strong. The strength is mine to have but I must show up and do the work to access it. If I do not develop a spiritual practice which enables me to connect into the power of God, I will not be capable of the supernatural. The power of the supernatural is available to me but I must make it a priority to show up and do the work to access it.
“Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves.”
AA big book
“Remember that we deal with alcohol – cunning, baffling, powerful! Without help it is too much for us. But there is One who has all power – that One is God. May you find Him now!”
AA Big Book
“Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God, everything is possible.”
Jesus, Mathew 19:26
What are the self-imposed limits you have put on your natural Power?
What are the self-imposed limits you have put on your supernatural Power?
What are the things you rely on your natural power for?
What are the things you rely on supernatural power for?
In what ways do your limits in the natural create opportunities for you to rely upon supernatural power?
When you see your answers to the previous questions, what changes do you feel led to make?