Often you may seek power everywhere, but finally realize that it lies within you. Let’s look at what the Master Keys has to say about power along with other resources that can illuminate us. First, what are some general ideas about power? Second, what is power made of, if it isn’t physical: how about mental, moral, spiritual, and creative? Third, how is power developed?
First, let’s look at some general ideas about power. All wealth is the offspring of power; possessions are of value only as they confer power. Events are significant only as they affect power and all things represent certain forms or degrees of power. Power is everywhere and comes from everywhere. It is not necessarily an agency or a structure. Foucault is one of the few writers that recognized that power is not just negative, intimidating, or a repressive thing that forces us to do things against our wishes but can be a productive and positive force in society. Power produces reality, domains of objects and rituals of truth. Power is an everyday socialized phenomenon which affects how you analyze things, discipline yourself and evaluate others.
Second, what is power made of? It is made of mental power, which is the ability to think clearly and put all parts of a problem together. It provides the fortitude to integrate your energies in order to achieve more. The power is not related to your intellect, rather it is the rich combination of your life experiences and your enduring common sense. It is the idea of standing firm among the drama of adversity and finding the inner patience to stay clear and centered. Having mental strength means holding to the vision of your goals and making realistic decisions that advance your desires, dreams, and purpose in life.
The next thing that power is made of is moral power, which is the virtue of a person’s perceived moral stature that is able to persuade others to adopt a particular belief or take a particular course of action. It becomes standards by which people order their lives and make their choices. Also, when a person is committed to moral power it grows and they see it as being important.
Another trait of power is spiritual power which is superior because it exists on a higher plane. There are five factors in spiritual power: (1) Faith which means trust and confidence when pretending to your Dharma. It inspires an outpouring of energy and an innocence of conviction, an open heart that is not afraid to trust, and so can move beyond the known. It senses the possibility of that there is some profound possibility to be realized, even though it’s not immediately apparent. Faith can’t be given. It arises spontaneously out of observing and knowing for oneself. From faith flows devotion, gratitude, commitment and self -giving. Faith implies the ability to realize the truth, and it has a very great influence upon consciousness. It removes the shadow of doubt and gives clarity to the mind. (2) Effort channels energy and puts it to use. Nothing happens without effort in any kind of endeavor. Effort isn’t easy and carrying out the instructions isn’t always simple either. There are many levels of effort. Like the gears of a car, one level leads to the next. The key to them all is being willing to start fresh, or to start all over again—to bring back the wandering mind and start anew. Effort becomes smoother, steadier, and skilled the more mindfulness grows. (3) Mindfulness is the third of spiritual power. Mindfulness is the active aspect of awareness. Mindfulness means not forgetting to pay attention, and not forgetting to be aware of what is going on within you, moment to moment. When mindfulness is present, it’s like an empty mirror. It sees whatever comes before it with no distortion. Mindfulness has no likes or dislikes. There is no passion nor prejudice. It knows things in their totality, just as they are. (4) Concentration arises out of the effort to be mindful. It is often defined as “one pointed attention”. Concentration keeps attention pinned down on to whatever object is being noticed and keeps it focused and steady. The key to developing concentration is effort. As concentration deepens, the mind becomes calm and centered. It’s less reactive and it comes into greater emotional balance. (5) Wisdom is the last part of spiritual power. It is ongoing inspiration from the work of the other four parts and together there is fulfillment. Wisdom is not knowledge and can’t be learned from books, for it is intuitive understanding that arises from close observation of experience. It is insight into reality, the nature of things as they are.
The last part of power is creative power. Creative power is having the power to create. It is characterized by originality of thought or inventiveness. It is having or showing imagination. Creative power is about using the energy aspect of energy consciousness. It is about having the ability and power to manifest a creative idea. It is to make something happen or to cause an effect over a period of time. Specifically, it is about the power to cause something to come into existence which did not previously exist or is significantly different from the past and to sustain that creation. Creative power is about consciously directing a flow of creative energy by how you focus your attention and awareness. Since creative power is an energy flow, it is experienced in feeling. Creative power is about how and what you feel along with why you feel or don’t feel, what you do. Also, what you give permission to yourselves to feel. By learning to discern what you feel, you can access the flow of energy and direct it into your creative needs. Creative power is about a flow of energy and the passion to act. To access your creative power, you need to be open to what you feel at each level of your being. You need to develop your creative ability and understand the power you have and by doing this your power will be amplified.
Third, how is power developed? According to the Master Keys power is developed by exercise. This exercise consists in making an application of your knowledge. Remember that knowledge does not apply itself, you must make the application. You must comprehend the law of attraction and the intention to bring it into operation for a certain, definite, and specific purpose. Your will to carry out this purpose brings about the materialization of your desire and the exercise needed to develop the power within you. For example, if you are in business you will discover unusual channels of distribution will open up to you and the things you seek, you’ll find are seeking you.
I hope you have enjoyed acquiring some tidbits on the power that is in you and that this blog has opened your awareness to this great potential. Max Patrick has a quote that reinforce my topic: “The power to shape your reality lies within you, therefore the most important voice you will ever hear is your own.” Deshwai Sachin puts it in another way, “Trust in your inner power & miracles will happen.” I hope you gain the power that you seek.