This is like a confessional.
I was considering wealth, and what that feels like inside. I saw a fear of abusing power. As I kept looking, I saw the trappings of winning and losing, of competition and sabotage, I heard a voice, that quote, “with great power comes great responsibility”.
Those weren’t my words, but perhaps that’s where the fear was. Proof that second hand material can be misleading. What’s real power? Responsible to what? If I am really empowered I am clear about what I’m responsible to. The last thing I would want is to create dependency, and attachments to others. It dawned on me that as I truly step in to teaching that I would not want to create interdependence in any way, but an inter relating where we share and celebrate gifts and talents. I was a healthy competitor when I played sports. Playing for the sport of it, not for myself.
What I began to sense was not about personal power, but creating an empowered atmosphere. This would help clarify intent. Understanding ones motivation and the ability to communicate it directly is key. All you can really own is your intent, your motivation. You can’t even own ideas. As an idea is born to you it’s already “out there”. The wrong perspective of power wants to collect, own, and bully. The tower reminding me once again that letting go gets easier as you know yourself, as you truly face yourself, and you commit to being responsible. You stop clutching. You can let go. Why hold on? I am also reminded that I’ve been clearing a lot of stuff out again, and have seen family heirlooms in a new light. I’ll say I’m less attached. I remember when my mother didn’t want to be the custodian anymore. On retrospect things can be a burden.
That original quote is backwards, and so is society. Perhaps it was relevant once upon a time. Power is not a station you inherit, but a state of being you earn through experience.
“With great responsibility comes great power.” It’s an inside job first. So is true wealth.
To create an empowered atmosphere whereby personal truth and intent are made clear.
I just recently finished the Power Journal. It’s the misfits guide from pdf to physical form. It’s awesome. I’ve been doing it myself for final edits, mostly I’m using it to help me launch it! Well, it’s working. The way I go about this inner exploration is the undercurrent of the Power Journal.
I have come to this perspective. Individuals are a space for power, they can cause it. If someone is truly powerful, they command it. They own themselves. That cannot be taken away.
Art work at the top…by K Puss, super heroine….This is her power belt!