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learn & love: what is true power?

You got the power to let power go? – Kanye West

What is your definition of power? Is it based on others or self? If it is based on others, then ego is talking. Therefore, power is defined as having control over and/or possession of another person or a group of people. If it is based on self, the higher self is speaking. Power would then be define as having control over oneself through a resilient understanding of his or her true self–spiritual self, the self that goes beyond human flesh. So, I’ll repeat what Kanye said with a few inserts:

“You got the [spiritual] power to let [the ego-based] power go?”

Listen to the inspiration of this post HERE.

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learn & love: your fear is your secret prayer

None of us purposely say a prayer in hopes for something bad to happen to us. Some of us may say a prayer hoping for something bad to happen to someone else but that’s another post for another day. Nevertheless, we typically do not say, “God, please make this war go on for longer and make sure my mom gets really ill and make sure I lose my job in a really terrible way.” However, we project negativity onto ourselves when we live in fear. The fear becomes a hidden prayer that is not even conscious to our thoughts but is alive and well in our lives.

In order to lessen or even prevent certain unnecessary fears, we can become mindful of what we think, say and do. Awareness is key to quiet the fear and to stop the prayer from being sent. It takes time and patience to do this but once we are aware of our actions, our minds and our bodies, we will be able to conquer fear’s power and gain our own spiritual power back to its rightful owners–us.

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learn & love: recognize the god in you

We typically think that we have to give credit to an external God for all the good in us and all the good that surrounds us but no one asks the question–”Where does that leave us?” We tend to have an inferiority complex. We give all the power to something or someone outside of ourselves. It allows us to hand over responsibility of our lives to another person, entity, place or thing. It allows us to not face the incredible power we have innately. It allows us to dump our frustration and anger to someone or something else. It allows us to be less than because we are too insecure to see the Godliness in us.

Now, this is not a post about thinking you are a God that is higher than others and can easily control other people. No, this is a post about recognizing the God in you by appreciating the contribution you make in your own happiness and realizing the true spiritual power within you. By doing this, you are not only embracing your essence but you are also giving a silent thank you to God for the true creation you are inside.