Get your power back
Video 5, Part 1 of the Mastery Course
Get your power back
At any moment, you are totally, 100% at the effect of the world around you. No matter what happens, you will react accordingly. At the same time, the world around you is totally, 100% at the effect of you. No matter what you do or don't do, the world around you will react to you. This makes you the cause.
You are both "the cause" and "the effect" at the same time. You are the victim of your life and the creator. You are both, but at any moment, you only experience yourself as being one or the other.
When you experience yourself as being at the effect, you are powerless. Instead of being on top of your circumstances, your circumstances are on top of you. You feel like a victim. You lose your confidence, your energy and your effectiveness.
Any time you are upset or are in the presence of an area of your life that isn't working, you are at the effect. Notice how painful this is.
Now let's look at the opposite. Find a time when you were at the effect of something and decided that you had had enough. You then grabbed your situation by the horns and started handling it. Notice how you felt when this happened.
Instantly, you got your power back. Instead of your circumstances being on top of you, you were on top of your circumstances. You became confident and full of energy. Without knowing, you shifted from being at the effect to being at cause.
When you live your life at cause, you can chart your course. You can have your dreams come true. When you live your life at the effect, you are powerless and can't create anything but more suffering. Obviously, the opportunity of life is to learn to live your life at cause.
Living at cause is the natural state, but there is something we do that destroys this state. We fight the truth. The moment you do this, you lose your power. You give it to whatever you are resisting. You make yourself a victim and put yourself at the effect.
To get your power back, surrender to the truth of what's so. Then look for what needs to be done based on the truth of the way your situation is. The moment you start taking action based on the facts, you shift from being at the effect to being at cause.
Action to Take
- Find a time when you were at the effect of something
Notice what happened to your confidence and energy. Notice how powerless you felt and how negative you became. Instead of being on top of life, life was on top of you. Every time you get upset and every time you are in the presence of an area of your life that isn’t working, you are at the effect. Notice how painful and destructive this is.
- Now find a time when you decided to handle something that you were at the effect of
Notice what happened the moment you became committed to taking action. You shifted from being at the effect to being at cause. You got your power back along with your confidence and energy. Notice how much more enjoyable your life was and how much more effective you were. It is possible to be in this state most of the time. Use these videos to learn how.
- Notice that the areas of your life that don't work are areas where you have lost your power
Being at cause is the natural state. We destroy this state and put ourselves at the effect by fighting the truth of the way something is. When you fight the truth, you throw away your power. You give it to whatever you are resisting. Look at the areas of your life that don’t work and notice that these are areas where you have lost your power.
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