Power Versus Obedience. After doing our new kind of aura reading, for TV Reviews, hello! I just might have some thoughts about personal growth, spiritual awakening.
Bigger thoughts than would fit into a TV show. But thoughts right-sized for today’s blog post, which follows yesterday’s Aura Reading TV Review.
If you like to make deeper perception practical… Because that can bring you more success, quite easily… Keep reading.
An AHA! about Power Versus Obedience
Yesterday we shared a Zach Woods Aura Reading TV Review. Where we examined that delicious creation, Zach’s character “Jared Dunn” on “Silicon Valley.”
In Comment #4, KYLIE observed:
This part [of the Aura Reading TV Review] made me laugh: “Because this cleverly designed character will do anything to get what he wants… Except for using normal power skills to say things and do things in order to get what he wants.”
I am always amazed when watching sitcoms how many characters will do anything except for using normal power skills! So many times I want to yell at the TV, “Just say what you want! Just tell the truth!”
We know that all TV shows, like movies and novels, require conflict.
But why is lack of power skills such a popular choice for conflict in our entertainment these days?
As I thought about this, a light bulb went off.
Power Versus Obedience. First of All, a Definition
Power means what? Saying and doing things to get what you want.
Skills come in because often they make all the difference, when attempting to use our power. Like if you choose to write a note to your roommate, that could be a power move. But what if you lack skills like:
- Legible handwriting
- Grammar and punctuation
Fat chance then, getting your roommate to do what you want! (At least, through that dubious power move.)
Writing an illegible, confusing scrawl on some paper? That lacks skill. Therefore, it lacks power.
Speaking of Power, Ever Notice?
Why is this blog about “Deeper Perception Made PRACTICAL”? Because practicality, skill, can help you to gain more power.
Specifically, deeper perception can bring interpersonal skill and power, like “The Power of Face Reading.”
Also, skills for managing how — and when — you choose to go deeper into perception? That brings personal empowerment within you. Like “Empath Empowerment in 30 Days.”
So much for outdated stereotypes (from the Age of Faith) that power requires force! Pushiness. Insensitivity. And maybe “a mind like a steel trap.” As if that’s supposed to be a good thing!
Continuing with Power Versus Obedience. Now, What’s Obedience?
Obedience means doing what you’re supposed to do.
And who is that higher authority? Could be:
- The church
- Your parents
- All your friends
- Your spouse
- The supervisor at work, a.k.a. “Your boss.”
Just about any boss will do, when it comes to demands for obedience. Just about any boss except for your own self-authority!
Which Brings Us to Power Versus Obedience NOW
Yes, NOW. Compared to other times in history!
We’re living in the still-quite-new Age of Awakening. (Called, by some New Agers, “The Aquarian Age of Awakening.” Or the “Aquarian New Age.”)
By contrast, before the Shift on 12/21/12, human beings lived in The Age of Faith.
All of us are still getting used to this Age of Awakening. When — guess what? We need to use personal power.
Because now that’s essential for spiritual evolution… and sometimes survival.
Seems to me, living now, we can evolve super-fast, provided that we avail ourselves of:
- Wise personal choices, made with self-authority.
- Developing the skills for success that we desire.
- And require.
- Rather than waiting for everyone else to show us the way.
- Developing leadership is so different from perfecting obedience, a.k.a. followership. (Ick!)
- All we need now is one good teacher for each skill that we choose to learn.
- Finally, it takes guts to use independence and skill. Since they’re the opposite of obedience, aren’t they?
During the Age of Faith, Entertainment Was about Faith. Obedience!
For example, think of your favorite religious tradition.
What were the myths? How about the lessons you were supposed to learn from the scriptures?
Of course, that wasn’t about using your power! To the extent that people could get what they wanted, why did it happen? As a reward for obedience. As in “The Book of Job.”
When Age of Faith values were strong, what kinds of plays would you see for entertainment? Morality plays. And miracle plays. Along with mystery plays.
How much fun were they? Hint: No Sherlock Holmes. No Inspector Poirot.
Obedience-conflicts were lively during the Age of Faith. Whereas power-conflicts matter now. Of course! Aha!
So that’s why we encounter relatable, comic characters like Jared Dunn. As always, human beings laugh about what we’re struggling to learn. And living today, what we’re learning is how to use our personal power.
So, those are my light bulb thoughts. What are yours?