ARCHIVES Written by international spiritual
author Roy E. Klienwachter
Power is Not Power Unless it is
All of us have power greater than any god that we can
imagine. Gods are created in the minds of men and relegated to kingdoms. The god
that 86% of the world worships is made weak because we give him/her human
qualities. But the potential power that we have is much greater than his. So why
are we not demonstrating that power?
It's all about maturity, knowing and fear. Tell a six year old boy that he
cannot climb a ladder and you will get an argument. The kid will know that he
can climb it and he will not have considered the consequences of failure. In
your absence he will try. It is immaturity that drives the six year old while
ignoring the danger. So as parents many of us disempower our children by trying
to instill fear into them so that they won't hurt themselves.
By the time we have reached adulthood we have been so accustomed to being
disempowered that we have learned how to do it to ourselves. For the millennia
that humanity has been on the planet it has matured very slowly and hasn't even
scratched the surface of its potential.
Power over life and death is one of the greatest powers we have that we can
demonstrate, and even that for the most part is done instinctively and without
How many generations went by before we discovered light, telephone, and space
ships by a primitive race, on a planet that is so unbalanced in the sharing of
Why are we so disempowered that we try to keep the dinosaurs alive-government,
large corporations, churches, dictators, kings-and those who would exploit us?
The power mongers tell us that we cannot survive without them. Yet for centuries
we did. We are brain washed into believing we cannot live without their products
or services-that is incorrect-we have demonstrated in an earlier time that we
Microsoft wants to control the computer world-it is a huge dinosaur that has
been raping the world since the eighties. Gross earnings by its founder
certainly are an indication that they charge too much for their products.
How do you kill a dinosaur-you starve it? But first you must know that you have
the power to do it. If no one purchased their products for a period of time,
what would happen to the pricing they charge for their products and services?
This would bring a corporate dinosaur to its knees. The real power for this
comes from the individual who has been convinced that he/she needs the products
and services. Power comes to you when you know you have it, and you have the
resolve and maturity to use it. This may sound like killing giants with a
slingshot and stone, but what it really is is granting yourself power not be
exploited by them. This is consumerism in action. It's a choice between being a
victim of business and being the creator of fair trade with business.
Making such decisions will come with some inconvenience for awhile as the market
adjusts and the monopolizer falls and another takes its place. Business knows
where the balance of power lies, but it also knows that consumers are gullible,
and as demonstrated by the recent events world wide with the bailouts-are
forgiving. You hurt, and they survive another day to recreate the situation
again, sometime in the future. Recessions are not natural a phenomena in the
world-they are created by humans.
Churches, business, and governments know that the best way to maintain
dependency on them is to create fear of lack or withdrawal of products and
services. The same way a spouse or partner will withdraw from you to gain power
over you. Bringing down giants is rather easy, keeping them is expensive. People
will always survive a corporate Tsunami. It's swift and recovery comes fairly
quickly. Bailing out car companies and banks is not demonstrating
responsibility, maturity nor is balancing out power. Reason does not support
business that is irresponsible. People run businesses, and it is people who
create depressions or recessions.
The business owners will die, the corporations will be dissolved or bought
up-life will always go on. For some reason people believe that the present
system is working for them, that is why they support it and that is why it
The industrial revolution has failed in its promise of more free leisure time
and a better life-we have less. But it wasn't business; it was the consumer who
failed to use his/her power to control business. Consumer spending has been out
of control and that has made us dependent on others giants-the bank, governments
and the Church to bring us commiseration for being so stupid, and a promise of
something better after we have suffered enough in this life.
It's not about taking away from the haves. It's about not supporting them when
in the end it is you who has very little or nothing left.
Corporate and personal profits work for us; they work for everyone when in
balance. Business brings many benefits into the mix, but not when we are
enslaved by it. Less we forget-the power to control business is always with the
I do not believe in evil, right or wrong, but if I was asked to demonstrate it,
it would point to business. Corrupt business practices personify or embrace all
the things many see as evil. It knows no bounds or limitations, and is
Our greatest roadblock to the access of personal power is not the organizations,
but the individual who does business with them-you!
Those who have great personal power are those who know how to use it. Given
power or being born into it does not mean you will have the common sense to use
it wisely. Those who have worked for it, learn how to use it along the way.
Those who are born into it are usually taught how to use it effectively. A
sudden realization of power most often does not work either, as it corrupts and
intoxicates the person receiving it.
People are not disempowered by persons, governments, churches or organizations.
Disempowerment is a personal choice. No one can take away your power without
your permission at some level of your consciousness.
You cannot be a god, a creator or a victim unless you know yourself as one of
them. To be any of these things you must be prepared to give up everything you
now know about who and what you are. You must be willing to give up all
attachments. Freedom costs in free enterprise, but it is not the natural state.
Those who would have power over you know how to use their power to get it. The
only way they can get it is to disempower you one way or the other. Eliminating
competition is a quick route to power.
Power is not power unless it is exercised-it is potential power. Potential power
is never lost; it is dormant. Responsibility for using power rests with the one
who uses it.
The more responsible and mature a person is, the greater his or her access to
his power. Power is drawn to a person naturally as needed. When it is taken; it
is corrupted. You will not have power until you start using it.
Roy is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. An international published author, a student of NLP, spiritual philosopher, New Age Light Worker, Teacher and Phenomenologist. Roy's books and articles are thought provoking, and designed to empower your imagination.
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