From the dream of the planet point of view, power is defined by how you look, how much money you make, who you are dating or married to, and how you are progressing on your career track. From a framework of fear and lack of resources, powerful people are the oneâ€™s who have the most external resources available.
From the spiritual point of view, power is defined very differently. Power is not sought after from the outside, but patiently cultivated from within. Power has nothing to do with money or fame or outside perception, but with oneâ€™s connection to the mystery of life. From a framework of abundance and immanent spiritual connection, powerful people are the oneâ€™s who have the most depth and connection to their internal resources.
All of us are tied in some ways to an old model of power. We worry about getting older and no longer being attractive; about the amount of money we have, about how others see us. We try and increase or hold our power by working to please others, control the outcome of situations, stay safe and small so no one notices the power we have (and therefore cannot take it away). We struggle with our judgments around where we should be in our career or on our spiritual path. We compare ourselves to others. We slip into jealousy and fear around other women who shine more brightly or threaten our sense of self in any way.
When we are attuned to something, we vibrate at the same frequency as it. Our challenge, then, is to be honest with the places we are still vibrating with old modes of power, and move ourselves towards complete attunement with a new power: our own. This will not be done all at once, but over time as we unhook ourselves from old patterns and agreements.
Outside, the human dream beckons us to buy more things, to stay young, to be in a relationship, to climb the career ladder, to have a child or two, to be sex kittens one second and sweet virgins the next. Inherently, none of these things are bad. But when we use them as way to fill up the emptiness or stop our critical minds or feel complete or safe, they become a jail.
Inside, your essence whispers to you to remember your light. The Divine waits to be embodied in your form. Your being yearns to blossom, to share your soulâ€™s love. You taste it, you sense it. When you attune to your inner bounty, life is glorious. Each breath is a joy. The external form does not matter. You know your own wholeness, and you feel complete when you are alone or with others. Yum!
Stepping into a new power means doing the work and having the courage to unweave the tangled web within to allow your true radiance to shine forth.
HeatherAsh Amara is the creatress of a year-long womenâ€™s circle, Thirteen Moons, that begins in November. Join a circle of women dedicated to opening their wings to fly and be as bright, bold, and beautiful as the full moon. http://www.thirteenmoons.us