[This article is excerpted from Dr. Jose Stevens’ The Power Path, and is offered as a perspective from which to evaluate ways you’re feeling, challenges you’re facing, and opportunities that await you. It’s an admittedly metaphysically oriented perspective, but I invite you to feel into how it might be relevant to things you’re facing with regard to career, family, relationship, money, or your relationship with your life in general.]
April gives you an opportunity to look at all things related to power. All of your old patterns, belief systems, reactions, experiences, trust or mistrust, resistance, desires, access; all of it is up for observation, clearing, re-defining, clarifying, and re-negotiating. This is an opportunity to free yourself from your old beliefs about power and the old paradigms in which those beliefs have lived. You can look at your self-imposed limitations, and make moves to step more into your personal power in ways that will move you into your next level of expansion and evolution.
Everything this month will be powerful…from events to reactions and personal experiences, everything is potentiated with a greater energy and vitality. If you choose it, this can come as an exciting and welcome opportunity for moving ahead with your dreams and goals. For some, this may be a difficult time of resistance and overwhelmed, especially if you’re not used to handling large amounts of energy. Psychologically, it’s an interesting time as the construct of the mind, and how it sees things, is truly being put to the test.
The ego continues to regurgitate material (beliefs, patterns) that needs to be looked at and, in most cases, discarded without giving it much power. If those kinds of thoughts comes up, they should be acknowledged for what they are – old stuff to let go of.
It’s an ideal time to make your own bid for power. A bid for power is a decision and and action taken towards something you want in your life. It is usually very exciting and a bit scary…and, it definitely pushes the envelope of your comfort zone. It requires an element of courage and some risk. Being decisive and taking action are the operative words. True bids for power do not usually rest only on words. Action is necessary.
You will quickly find out whether or not you’re ready, or if the bid is important enough for your essential goals to be viable. Whenever you make a bid for power, you will always be tested. The test itself will tell you if you are on the right track. What can get in the way of a bid for power? Not being ready, or making the bid from a place of arrogance, impatience, or going after it based on someone else’s dream.
There are many stories of people being offered what looks like the perfect situation, for example, and then backing away at the last minute, because it is not what they really want. There are equally as many stories of people trying something and failing, because they weren’t ready. It is important to hold all failures as trial runs and opportunities for learning. This isn’t the time to be sitting around and doing nothing. This is the time to be active in working with power and to make concrete choices and decisions about how you will step forward more into more of your own personal power.
Power is an energy. It is an enhanced ability to manifest. It is knowledge, ability, wisdom, well-being, and inner security. True power is something that no one can take away from you. So, true power is never anything external that can be de-valued or repossessed. Power is your health, talent, service, higher mind, ability to love, your creativity, and our ability to work with the quantum field. This is a good time to contemplate all your beliefs about your power, how you define it, how you interact with it, how you resist it and/or embrace it, and how much you fear it.
As you examine all this for yourself, it is important to understand that, in these times, healing will take place no matter what. It is up to you. You can be in resistance to it, which will cause pain and suffering...or, you can get on with the program. On the most personal levels, the healing available to you is about healing your relationship to power and forgiving everything that has compromised your relationship to and with your own power.
Pay attention to where your thoughts go this month. Remember that the Universe is very receptive and will feed you back [one way or the other] what you put out. If you are getting garbage, you are giving garbage. This is a powerful time to clean up your thoughts and beliefs. If you are in a funk, ask yourself what you may have been putting out that created it, instead of looking at what something or someone out there did to you to put you in that state. Reworking your mental process and waking up to the higher mind takes discipline and focus. No one said it was going to be easy, but it will be incredibly rewarding.