What world will you build for yourself?

Nov 22, 2021

 By Kourtney De La Luz

Personal power is based on strength, confidence, and competence that individuals gradually acquire as they develop. It is self-assertion, and a natural, healthy striving for love, satisfaction, and meaning in one's interpersonal world.

This type of power represents a movement toward self-realization and transcendent intention; the target is mastery of self, not others. Personal power is more of a mindset than an attempt to maneuver or control. Qualities of personal power: honesty (to yourself), learning from your obstacles, taking ownership for your circumstances in life and consistent practices to hold yourself accountable. If this power is externalized it is likely to be more generous, creative, service oriented and humane than power that is focused on greed and pride.

Jack Canfield explains the concept of living from empowerment: E + R = O (Events + Response = Outcome). It’s not the events in your life that determine your outcomes -- it’s your responses to those events.

To that end, personal power can also be looked at as responsibility, "response" and "ability."  How do you rate your ability to respond rather than react?

If we are fortunate, life provides many opportunities for us to evolve, become better and true to our divine nature. It’s up to us to choose whether we make this transformation proactively or reactively.

May we experience all of life in an empowered way!

Message from White Eagle, Hopi Indigenous Elder on March 16, 2020:

"This moment humanity is going through can be seen as a portal and as a hole. The decision to fall into the hole or go through the portal is up to you. If they repent of the problem and consume the news 24 hours a day, with little energy, nervous all the time, with pessimism, they will fall into the hole.

But if you take this opportunity to look at yourself, rethink life and death, take care of yourself and others, you will cross the portal. Take care of your home, take care of your body. Connect with the middle body of your spiritual house, all this is synonymous, that is to say the same. When you are taking care of one, you are taking care of everything else.

Do not lose the spiritual dimension of the crisis, have the aspect of the eagle, which from above, sees the whole, sees more widely. There is a social demand in this crisis, but there is also a spiritual demand. The two go hand in hand. Without the social dimension, we fall into fanaticism. But without the spiritual dimension, we fall into pessimism and lack of meaning.

You were prepared to go through this crisis. Take your toolbox and use all the tools at your disposal. Learn about resistance with indigenous and African peoples: we have always been and continue to be exterminated. But we still haven’t stopped singing, dancing, lighting a fire and having fun. Don’t feel guilty about being happy during this difficult time. You don’t help at all by being sad and without energy. It helps if good things emanate from the Universe now. It is through joy that one resists.

Also, when the storm passes, you will be very important in the reconstruction of this world. You need to be well and strong. And, for that, there is no other way than to maintain a beautiful, happy and bright vibration. This has nothing to do with alienation. This is a resistance strategy. In shamanism, there is a rite of passage called the quest for vision. You spend a few days alone in the forest, without water, without food, without protection. When you go through this portal, you get a new vision of the world, because you have faced your fears, your difficulties.

This is what is asked of you. What world do you want to build for yourself? For now, this is what you can do: serenity in the storm. Calm down and pray. Every day. Establish a routine to meet the sacred every day. Good things emanate, what you emanate now is the most important thing. And sing, dance, resist through art, joy, faith and love.