There is Power...and there is Personal Power.
Have you noticed that in stories and films, the one with Power is the usually the villain?
All this came about in a discussion when someone saw Powerful people as Tyrants. So what would it be like if there were Powerful People who were not Tyrants?
If we look deep into the underpinnings of Tyranny, I would imagine that basis comes from Fear centered around a desire for Significance. Again think story...how many characters of a villainous nature fits into this description?
So, what would happen if you were to tell a story--a new story--that had a Hero with Power (not super powers, but say the Power of a King). What obstacle would your Hero face?
If our King (and he's a nice fellow!) faced another human as an obstacle, who would you have that person be? Perhaps a rival...an underling...maybe Himself?
It could be Nature...or, it could be a god or goddess...
Does there need to be a play for power to make the story true?
From here, a new question emerges: Can a Person of Power be a Good Person?
For some of you, the answer is an immediate, "Sure!" for others, it may be a very empowered, "Never!"
If you are in the "Never!" group, what does this say about you and your personal Power? Are you frightened of owning your Power? Will doing so make you...a Tyrant? (A very sad, embedded belief indeed!)
Remember, our mission in Shamanism--and something we talk about in our workshops--is to create and establish Balance. Therefore, there is no Tyranny. There is no Power Loss.
There simply is...Power.
Welcome as we dive into Power this month!