Shifting Your Power Source

Your world is moving into a new age. This is happening on a number of levels, including a shifting of the sources of power to operate your car, computer and other machinery. The momentum to break away from fossil fuels is interconnected with a myriad of changes in the way humans live, work and play.

The evolution of your planet and of humanity itself is indeed accelerating. You aren't imagining it when you feel that both time and changes are speeding up at a dizzying pace. In just one century of human time, evolutionary shifting is up by over 1,000 times, and that pace is about to quicken beyond what anyone alive today can comprehend.

The momentum is building for a great awakening of human consciousness. This is occurring in tandem with significant Earth changes, natural resource depletion, the globalization of trade, population explosion, revolutionary breakthroughs in science, and exponential growth of information technologies.

One sign of the times is the critical need to shift power sources. The planet's upward evolutionary movement in fact depends upon this.

On a physical machinery level, this means "new" sources of energy that are more honoring of the Earth and its inhabitants. Some of these energy sources were first discovered decades ago, others are in the laboratory right now, and still others will be birthed out of a continuing need to update old fueling systems.

On a personal level, individuals will need to develop a radically different approach to human interactions-shifting from ego-based power to Divine power. As old-paradigm societal structures crumble, it will become increasingly evident that the only true power is within one's own Divine self. The new world you are creating will have as its focus Divine power, also referred to as authentic power. This is the power of your soul. People from diverse paths and walks of life will be seeking ways to tangibly know, access and use this power source.

In order for the current human civilization to continue, people will need to be inventive, adaptive, flexible, cooperative, and above all-heart-focused. When people rediscover the innate human ability to love, and practice this love in daily life, miracles will abound.

It is the love, with its companion energies of compassion and understanding, that will catapult humankind into a more enlightened existence. Indeed, love is the source of authentic power. It is the fuel that makes people strong. It is the essential "food" of the planet.

Your love is the "food" of your soul. It is natural. It can nourish and heal you. It can go out to others and provide healing to them, too. You have an inexhaustible supply of this love!

Accessing the Love

How do you access the boundless power of love? What does it look like in everyday life? How does it change your experience?

You begin to access the power of love when you shift your focus inward and develop your ability to move beyond past conditioning. This is easier said than done, of course. The paradigm you were conditioned by has its roots in fear, competition, force, and an endless search for external power. These energies, when applied in your life as a way of being, extinguish the love that you could naturally express.

A part of you wants to love. After all, that's why you are here! There are hidden factors at play, however, and you can't simply "will" it with your conscious mind. This is because you are a product of your conditioning, and your patterns are held within the subconscious in the DNA, out of ordinary view.

Patterns in Your DNA

You have recorded in your DNA the thought forms or beliefs of your conditioning. Some of it formed within you as a child in response to what you saw or heard. A substantial amount of it was inherited from a very long line of ancestors and from your earlier lifetimes on Earth. These thought forms keep you stuck in the past, preventing you from accessing the love. They keep you locked in fear and in a race for external power.

This fear-based mode of external power obscures your ability to tell fact from fiction. It clouds your view of yourself, causing you to doubt and judge yourself at every turn. It leads you to seek out approval from others, and to measure your progress with artificial markers. It sets up an insatiable desire for more, convincing you that you must strive to be more, do more, and have more. It sets in motion impossible goals, leaving you feeling defeated.

When you are coming from ego-based power, you look to the outer world for your input, validations, and next steps. Rather than going inside yourself to check in with your own intuitively guided reason, you seek out the opinions of others. They can be family, friends, or even total strangers. You put your trust in authority figures of all stripes, from parents and teachers to newscasters and politicians.

Pitfalls of Blind Trust

Blind trust can lead you down a path of pain and suffering. For example, a friend tells you that your best friend is gossiping about you behind your back. You take in the information at face value, as though true, not checking it out with your own internal guidance or with your best friend. You allow yourself to be deeply troubled by this information. You begin imagining all sorts of implications of the gossip, allowing your fear to color how you feel about yourself and your best friend. You allow yourself to become insecure in the face of not knowing what may be said next, why, and what you can do about it. The more that you engage with the fear and the loop of worry about the gossip, the more difficult it is for you to discover the truth. You are then locked into the drama, and with each thought and negative emotion, you become more firmly entrenched. You are unable to find clarity or a sense of peace.

What is a remedy for this situation? How can you return to a state of balance and authentic power? First, acknowledge that you have gotten off track and forgotten that your real power is within. Don't be hard on yourself for forgetting, or for not knowing how to do things differently in this situation. Remember that your subconscious mind programs of conditioning are many more times powerful than your conscious awareness that had this reaction. Go gently with yourself, setting your intent to get to the root of the belief systems within you that triggered your responses.

Second, let go of the need to act. You are not required to take immediate action in response to what someone said or might say. You want to avoid being reactive at all. To react is to invite fears and doubts lurking within you to color what you say or do. Instead, allow a space to open up within your mind. As you do that, invite your heart to open as well. Be still in the space for a bit and allow seeds of understanding to grow. Breathe in and out, as deeply as you can, and simply rest in that space. Don't try to figure anything out right now.

Third, once in a more centered space, check in with your heart and intuitively guided reason for insights about this situation. You may want to ask questions such as the following:

What within me is distrusting of others?
What is the real catalyst of these feelings of betrayal?
Why is my one friend sharing the gossip with me?
What within me invited this situation?
When do I remember gossiping about others?
What elements of the gossip relayed to me do I believe to be true?
How does the gossip, or rumored gossip, create harm to myself and others?
What are the other messages or teachings from this experience?
How can I most appropriately respond?
When is the appropriate timing for my response?

When you invite in this guidance from your inner being, it is useful to imagine that you indeed are receiving input from the moment you ask. Do this even if you cannot tangibly hear or sense an "answer." At the same time, practice deep listening and a relaxed focused presence so that you are able to pick up on the subtle messages you receive. Many times the messages will come symbolically.

Trust that some answers will come to you in a way you recognize immediately, while others will percolate into your consciousness over time in more subtle ways. Understanding this, be mindful that you avoid hastily jumping into a situation based on partial clarity. Proceed only when you feel confident that you understand the key elements and timings involved. Jumping ahead of "Divine timing" is not recommended!

Fourth, once you are clear about whether a response is warranted-and if so, what is appropriate-take any action you are guided to take. This can include any personal healing you may want to put in motion to clear underlying patterns within you. Set your intention that your actions are in alignment with the highest good and create no harm to self or others.

Giving Your Power Away

When you are fueled by ego-based power, there is a tendency to give your real power away to other people and things. How does this happen? What does this look like in action? What can you do to reclaim your authentic power?

First, realize that operating on ego-based power gives rise to an outward and fixed focus. The reference point is your external reality. In your mind, you give importance to the objects, structures, and things that you see or sense.
That includes phenomena you witness, such as a tingling feeling experienced during a passionate presentation by a well-known author.

You respond to these things as though they are concrete and set. You do this even though you may have learned in school that your solid-looking world is actually an interlocking series of constantly moving particles. To you, each thing or experience you look at is viewed as something solid, as though frozen in time. The rose looks quite solid. Your loved one's body appears solid. Even the remembrance of your neighbor walking down the street this morning is a kind of solid memory within you. Each of them appears very real within your mind.

Because your human conditioning is so strong, you forget what you know on deep intuitive levels. You forget that all of life, including you, is in constant motion and change. Existence is eternal, with consciousness in an ongoing cycle of motion. Nothing is really static. It simply appears to be.

Because of this conditioning, you give your power away by your identification with objects and goals you place in a stationary position. You become convinced that you want them, and you set out to have or be these things. Some of this wanting comes from how you were raised, or from sets of belief systems you inherited.

You are also influenced, both directly and subliminally, by messages from the media and the mass consciousness. This happens even if you don't own a television or computer with Internet.
The level that you are influenced and molded by these messages is profound. You become convinced that you must have a certain product, talent, financial income, house, body, or relationship. The list is endless. The search is endless.

How does this disempowerment happen, and what does it look like in action?

Here is one example involving things.
Having a nice cell phone that helps you stay connected with the world is not intrinsically a cause of suffering. You can have the cell phone and not give your power away. The key is the level of attachment and how much of your sense of self is tied up in the type of phone you have. Do you feel that you must have the latest model every few months, simply because a new one is out? Other factors include appropriate use of your phone. If you use it in a way that is disrespectful to others, or causes an accident, then you have become a slave to the device.

A second example involves giving your power away to other people.
When your focus is on outer world achievements, looking good, and being on the "fast track" at all times, you risk becoming enmeshed in the world of glamour and illusion. This happens because you have identified the personal "you" with what you do and achieve. Therefore, when you see others in the world, you view them from that perspective too.

Consider a time when you are introduced to an expert in your field who seems to have "made it." He may even be famous in some way. You may feel impressed by him, deciding that he is somehow "better" than you. Without knowing it, you have put him on a pedestal.

If you have a few moments over tea to talk with this expert-you ego-mind in control-you risk being influenced in a negative way. The impact spoken of here is really more about your response to the man than it is his persona interacting with you. Without discernment, you could be led down a path you didn't mean to travel. You might ask his advice about your life, before discerning whether he is the one to ask. When you do that, he might even offer you counsel you hadn't invited. You might divulge personal information that he really doesn't need to know. You might agree to something you regret later. You might begin to question whether you're sharing too much, yet you continue.

It is useful to remember that you have the power of choice in such situations, even when it may appear otherwise. For example, it may seem that someone led you astray, yet your responsibility is being awake to the subtleties of ego and human interactions. You don't want to get into blaming the other person for something you didn't see. In these situations, it always comes back to you and how you respond. You indeed are the one with the power to steer your life.

What can you do to reclaim your authentic power?

Cell phone example.
In cases involving a physical thing such as a cell phone, focus on separating out the need to have a handy communications device with the insatiable desire for the latest gadgets. You want to honor an innovative device that helps you reach out to people in positive ways. Give the things around you the respect they deserve. Have gratitude that you can communicate with such ease and in so many ways!

Consider if and how you can use your cell phone in ways that are more respectful of other peoples' time, space and energy. When doing so, also consider the impact of the phone on your own life and whether your quality of life is compromised. When you contemplate these ideas, be willing to make appropriate adjustments in how you use the phone.

Giving power to others example. In cases involving giving your power to others, know that it is up to you to reclaim your authentic power. The reclaiming process happens at your end, initiated by you, and for the most part it's within you. Depending on the situation, the other person may or may not be physically involved as a part of your process.
If you feel you may have given your power away to someone else, take a "time out" on your own and contemplate the situation.
First, acknowledge that you have gotten off track and forgotten that your real power is within. Second, let go of the need to act, centering yourself and allowing a space to open up within your mind. Third, check in with your heart and intuitively guided reason for insights. You may want to ask questions such as the following:

How did I put this expert on a pedestal?
What within me is impressed with him?
What in me seeks to be as "good" as someone like him?
Why was he seeking to impress me?
Why am I in need of the excitement this meeting gave me?
What caused me to seek answers from this man before going inside myself first?
What am I learning from this type of situation?
How can I be more authentic and more appropriate in the future?
What within me invites others to invade my space and move into territories my inner being has not given the "green light" to?

When you have more clarity about the situation and the appropriate response, take any action you are guided to take.

Know that sometimes there is no "action" to take in the outer world. In these cases, you are coming to realizations about an issue that has, for now, run its course. Be mindful, however, of your responses to similar situations as they arise in the future. Each time you run up against an old pattern and make new more empowered choices, you are setting in motion an inner strength that can continue to build.

When you shift your energy source to Divine power, you dismantle the walls and structures that have held you prisoner. You taste the freedom of living as soul.

As you continue the journey of rediscovering your Divine nature, we surround you with our love and blessings. We are The Council of 12.

Note from Selacia -"This latest message comes in response to inquiries from people on all continents about how humanity and the Earth can facilitate the current changes with more ease and grace. All of us on the path of accelerated awakening know that much will have to change so we can create the New Earth. We know, at the same time, that much IS changing, and that we have an abundance of assistance from our comrades of the Light-both in physical form and nonphysical. We understand the vital need for cooperation right now, too. I trust that this message is helpful in reminding us of where our real power lies.

Comments

Rebecca 30th July 2008 4:03 pm

Thank you, Selacia, for a beautiful message that directly addressed what is unsettled within me at this time, with absolutely perfect examples from The Council of 12. They surely know the yearnings of the hour! Brilliant and so helpful...I will re-read it often to help keep me on track.

Of course, the true fuel is SOUL POWER, and all this time we have been drilling in the wrong places.

Thank you. Your words went straight to my heart.

Rebecca