Every day I’m learning. Observing everything. Living consciously. Thinking for myself. It’s a bit of a theme of mine these days, looking at how life is different without mainstream news and media. And I realise that without the negative influence of ‘the news’ I am learning from other sources, more authentic sources.
The best teacher, the wisest teacher is life and nature. And friends and family too. And my feelings, watching how things feel when the heart is fully engaged. And noticing the body – how it responds to external circumstances. To be alert and awake to every moment delivers so many opportunities to grow in understanding.
What all this does is ‘localise’ my world. And this localisation condenses my influence, making it far more potent. Because when you’re not scattering your attention far and wide and expending energy on things you cannot change, you realise that the reason why you are placed within your family, your workplace, your home, your town and your country is because that’s what your soul desires and requires in order to grow. This energy that you have conserved helps you to ‘see’ and ascertain emotionally and energetically what your purpose is in this lifetime. And instead of feeling powerless to change the world at large, you feel empowered to change your immediate world.
You take responsibility for where you are NOW, geographically, circumstantially and emotionally. You imagine yourself in a circle and you take responsibility for everything that occurs within your circle. And you also acknowledge and accept that everyone else has their own circle of responsibility too. Whether they choose to create circles of fear or love is up to them. And this is so important, you recognise that all experience is valid and valuable. If another’s circle touches up or intersects with yours, it becomes part of your circle of responsibility to engage, learn and grow from the inherent lessons this presents. But, you don’t get to decide on the the energetic content of another’s circle without their express permission. Then, and only then, may you collaborate.
Condensing your energy in this way and taking control of how you use your energy and noticing what causes your energy to leak out and weaken you brings great personal power. You begin to see how your energy is used as a food source by external forces. You notice the strategies and dramas that are staged with the explicit purpose of power draining your vital life force. And once you see and understand this, you learn how to manage yourself. This means you are able to build up power within. Power building is a way to make yourself spiritually and energetically robust. It leads to an expansion of your senses – how you gather information and your sensitivity to your environment.
Once you learn how to build and maintain power in this way, your sphere of influence is much stronger. You need not concern yourself with changing the world, the world will change only when we do, one person at a time.