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Becoming What We and the World Need: Empowerment

Becoming What We and the World Need: Empowerment

When the inner and outer are no longer in conflict, when our intentions are much the
same, our actions become less self-centered. This allows our interior emotional and mental structures to take in more and more of the reality of other people and the world, and we achieve the long, big view. Experience this today:

From the point of view of the unhealed personality or ego–that fragmented part of ourselves that does not see the big view–we all need to be constrained in some way. We need laws, inner and outer, to help us do the right thing.

As we heal by accepting all that we are, our behavior will less often be dictated by unconscious internal pressures. Then, outer structure and inner intention will become the same. This is called “taking on the yoke of heaven.” It is not a matter of applying more constraint and inhibition. Instead, our natural actions will increasingly become of one piece with what the world and we need.

You can experience this today: All day long, whenever you have a decision to make, say to yourself, “What would I do if I were completely openhearted and in love with God? Then, do it.

When you are limitless, your breathing is the breathing of the world. Your thoughts are the world thinking. Your feelings, the world feeling. These activities are not personally owned.

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Adapted from The Instruction Manual for Receiving God, by Jason Shulman (Sounds True, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by Jason Shulman. Reprinted by permission of Sounds True.
Adapted from The Instruction Manual for Receiving God, by Jason Shulman (Sounds True, 2006).

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6:47PM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

First mention of the word empowerment (the process that fosters power in people) brought a whole host of possibilities to mind.

If used incorrectly it can have very negative and far reaching consequences. In today's world, where most everything is exploited, we have many clear examples of this. SCARY!

12:34AM PST on Feb 26, 2011

Thanks for the article

4:52AM PST on Dec 13, 2010

Thanks for the article.

6:13PM PST on Dec 4, 2010


5:31AM PST on Nov 30, 2010

Thanks for the info.

2:48PM PST on Nov 16, 2010

Very good. Thanks.

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Good presentation. I did lousy on the quiz. I guess I really don't follow the subject that closely…

Cannot stop catalogs, I tried- recycle them.

This sounds just a bit too new agey for me, sorry.

All good. Thank you.


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