Power isn’t something that is outside of you. It isn’t off in some distant place. Power isn’t something you have to beg and plead with, or something you have to bargain with. Power is not something that perhaps I have more of than you do.
But yes, there are people who are aware of their power, who claim their power and also do things to enhance their power. And there are those who have no clue.
I used to have absolutely no clue, and so I can easily identify with people who don’t know their power. I used to feel helpless. I used to be a victim, though I might have attacked you if you had confronted me with this fact. I used to not know what to do. I used to feel stuck. It wasn’t until I came to a crossroads, or a “bottom”, that I had to make a decision.
Do you want to go that way? Or do you want to go this way?
Unfortunately, you must go one way or the other. There is no sitting around here. At that particular time in my life, I knew how to be broken. I knew how to give in. I knew how to fall down. I knew how to say, “Oh well, we are just gonna die anyway so what does it matter?” I knew all that well.
But I had to be taught how to put things back together. I had to learn how to not give in and instead, find a way to hold my ground. I had to learn how to stand up and when I couldn’t, then I learned to find someone to lean on. Most importantly I learned that in my deepest inner self, I just cannot resonate with the idea that life is meaningless. That does not make sense to me.
I’ve read many accounts from doctors and scientists and psychiatrists, and all kinds of people, who say that “some people have a strong will to live, while other people don’t.” I have seen this with my own two eyes more than once. Come to think about it, I see it all the time. I see people all the time, and I can see pretty easily their “will to live”. I have seen people overcome absolutely most incredible feats, by using their will to live.
Regular readers may know of my friend who was in the motorcycle accident a few months ago. Well, the other day I went to see him, and he was standing outside on the curb waiting for me. It was so surreal. It was like a beautiful dream. The doctors hadn’t really wanted to take him, because they knew, and said as much, that “He could go either way.” A few months ago, his brain had been swelled up like a basketball and his head deformed. Now, here he was, staring on the curb with his arms out, waiting for a hug from me. He said, “God is good buddy, and God ain’t through with me yet.”
Most people who sustain injuries such as his, don’t make it. If they do, it is a lot more difficult and takes a lot more time. “I’ve been walking three miles a day, and in six months I’m going to be running again.” he told me. I just sat there in amazement at his zest for life, his spunk, his Spirit, his determination, and I know he isn’t kidding about running again.
He has claimed his power, even in the most terrible circumstances, and he will be running in no time, I assure you.
It is amazing to watch people who have claimed their power. Their determination is not a struggle. They don’t worry at all. There is no hardness to them. They will not laugh at or roll their eyes, or ridicule anyone for any reason. When I am around people like this, I just know that they know. And the power of their life force is beyond description.
My message for us today, for myself as well as for you, is that we do not have to wait until unfortunate circumstances come along to claim our power. We don’t have to wait for something to break, or for an accident, we can claim our power right now in this moment. I invite myself and you to answer the questions; “What is the meaning of my life?” “What is my purpose?” “What is really important to me?” “Who are the people who matter?”
And let’s not wait around for the answers to mysteriously come to us. Let’s claim what we know right now today. Let’s know that we are never going to be anything that isn’t already inside of us. The power is within us. Everything is within us.
Recently, one of my mentors told me in a very loving way, “Please don’t put me on a pedestal because whatever you see or experience coming from me, has to be in you!”
Today, I am going to claim it.
Kyle Shiver is a spiritual healer and inspirational speaker, currently residing in Savannah Georgia. You can work with Kyle via phone or Skype(Kyle works with people all over the world!), or in-office. Call 912-495-8520 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org