Empowerment: Recognition and Reality

All sense of “power” is an internal job. Empowerment can only come from inside you, because your understanding of power comes from within you. Power literally has no boundaries. There is nothing in the universe that is not powered and affected by power. 
Heartspace shows how, through engagement in the worlds within and around us, we are infinitely connected to everything, always. These infinite connections give us infinite capacities. Because of this, you are able to experience infinite power. Knowing this is the key to empowerment. We are fully capable of being hugely powerful in any moment, at all times. If we’re real. And recognize.
When we are not real, or genuine, we desire power. Our experience of desire creates the presence of lack, which serves to reinforce desire. Then we experience the desire for power, rather than becoming empowered.
When we do not recognize our power, we experience disempowerment. We connect ourselves with people, places, experiences, ideas, actions, and knowledge that actively consume, withhold, or otherwise undermine our power.
Recognition requires is seeing the connections we have to the worlds within and around us. We experience empowerment according to the position we have in relation to the lasting connections we have throughout our lives. If we are powerfully connected with our kids, we’ll be empowered parents. Connections with bosses, neighbors, partners, and politicians all demonstrate the same effect. Recognize why you’re connected with the worlds around and within you and you’ll become empowered.
Being real, or genuine, is a personal checkin focused on motivation and integrity. When we name why we’re connected to the world around us and within us, we’ll be motivated to maintain those connections. Integrity happens through alignment between our values and our actions, when our hands reflect our hearts.
Seeking to become empowered is not the way to be empowered. Neither is emptying ourselves, filling ourselves, denying, or acquiring. Empowerment only comes through recognition and reality.
The way towards empowerment is being real and recognizing Heartspace.
Written by Adam Fletcher, this article was originally posted to http://commonaction.blogspot.com. Learn more at adamfletcher.net!

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