For all of my life I have chased and searched for power, and the power to change who I am now. I wanted the energy to live the life that I was too tired to live for now, right now. I just never had enough personal power to ever even begin to live the life that I always wanted to live.
Just recently though, I learnt of a state of no power that we can all exist by.
There is no need to acquire any power after all, at all.
How could this ever be, I thought to myself?
Well let me explain what I mean here.
Some people have said that there are only two forces existing side by side, one is power and the other is love.
In truth though, all is only love. Love is complete in its oneness of itself.
What then is power?
The secret of living is to live from a state of no power. In the worlds of God, there is no power, only love exists. Only by God’s love do we survive and operate as us. No power exists that can ever act against us, in us, through us or even for us.
We must admit then the truth, that we of ourselves really can do nothing.
A state of no power is a state of love only loving. All power comes from love not loving, because power is just an illusionary manifestation of fear. When there is only total love, there is no power, and all lives from love silently, quietly as itself. Fear breeds power, because it wants power for itself.
Fear thinks that it needs power in order to return to love, but it must first realise that it must drop this search for power in order to ever lose all of its fear, and so return again to the love that is still waiting humbly for the fear to recombine and realign with, and to then slip back into its rightful place within love.
Divine love flows through us all empowering us to love, and not to become powerful by utilising its power for our own wants. What this state of no power really means is that there is no power existing separately from God’s power, or my power. All is only ever this one power of nothing but love, loving.
One’s spirit grows less in power as it gains knowledge and understanding through experiences of love converted now into wisdom. Some say that it grows greater in power, but this is not power but only the humility of the silent presence of love within them.
This love contains all power as no power.
The great founder of analytical psychology Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Gustav Jung (1875 – 1961) knew this truth:
”Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.”
This is a quote of his that backs up what I have been claiming to be true here. When love is being lived from there is no desire for power, and when there is a desire for power, love is missing. Where there is power, some love has been separated away from you, but at the same time there is no power or no love that is ever separated away from you.
This simply can only mean that all power is only illusion, and simply does not exist.
Power is felt in recognition of love simply loving. Love sits in the vestibule of its hidden power and which is only the watcher loving the observer contemplating love. Power comes to fruition only when love is freely given and yet it is not then power but only love.
This short article therefore proves to us all that power is an illusion and just is never real and was never existing.
Power speaks from love as much as love speaks without any power. Power is simply the absence of complete love, but love is the presence of no power being powerfully felt by all. To feel the infinite power of love is to connect to the love in the power and not to the power in the love.
Personal power comes from love, and if you have no personal power your connection to love is not presently strong enough to gain any more of love’s power. We need to connect to our true self by surrendering to life and its process and flowing with the movement of love going through us empowering us to love but not ever powering us to be only personally powerful.
When we totally recombine with only love we then return to the oneness of love, and we find that we have no personal power once more again.
The story of spiritual mastery and enlightenment goes through the search for power, to gaining this power and then to releasing it again and retaining absolutely none of it anymore.
This is reflected by that great Zen parable that goes something like this.
In the beginning mountains were just mountains, and rivers were just rivers. As we gained some knowledge and power, the mountains then were no longer just mountains, and nor were the rivers just rivers anymore either. Finally as we reached a complete level of living now from only unconditional love, the mountains were again only now mountains, and the rivers were now again only just rivers.
Our love has returned to being once again just love, and our power has all come and all gone. Life is a paradox that means that when we think that we are the closet to solving it, we are in fact the furthest away from love that we have ever perhaps been.
Love has never moved away of course. It is our search for the power of knowledge, that has separated as away from our connection with our own truth in seeing the love that has no knowledge nor no power within in it, nor that is separated out from it in any way. Love brings us all knowledge and power only as we need it, but the truth is in fact that we never do need neither any knowledge nor any power to just love.
Is there a power needed to change us, and why do we ever need to change at all?
Love changes by not changing. Love lives from its changes being made in its parts, but its parts never need to change to experience a fuller love. Change is illusion in that nothing is ever really changed. All is just being itself with love washing over them in ever new ways.
Love is just love, and we are but its observers. Love is just love, it never worries about changing itself or anything else, and yet love is the only power that can ever change us at all.
Love is the power of no power.