力量與我們同在:通往靈魂力量的門戶

力量與我們同在:通往靈魂力量的門戶
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在愛的力量凌駕於愛的那天,
世界將了解和平。

                                                        - 聖雄甘地

權力觀

Nothing can happen without the power to make it happen, and if you and I are to work at living more abundantly and soulfully, we will need not only a lot of love, determination and psychological maturity, but also a lot of power.沒有使之實現的力量,任何事情都不會發生。如果您和我要努力使自己的生活更加充實和富有靈魂,我們不僅需要大量的愛,決心和心理成熟,還需要大量的力量。 Indeed, having power is very important and it serves as a central gateway that can potentially lead us into important new, soulful spaces and places.確實,擁有權力非常重要,它是中央門戶,可以潛在地將我們帶入重要的新的,充滿靈魂的空間和地方。

Sadly, many people don't think of power along those lines and either tend to pursue it relentlessly or, conversely, regard it with a somewhat jaundiced eye.可悲的是,許多人沒有按照這些原則去考慮權力,或者傾向於不懈地追求它,或者相反地,對它的看法有些偏黃。 What we forget, however, is that power exists at many different levels, and the kind of power the world needs today to usher in a new and improved society is of a very potent kind, but very different from that wielded by rajassic and tamassic man, where all too often it is used for selfish or destructive purposes.但是,我們忘記的是,權力存在於許多不同的層面上,當今世界迎接新的和改善的社會所需要的權力是一種非常有力的權力,但與狂妄和坦率的人所擁有的權力截然不同,經常用於自私或破壞性目的。 No doubt this underlies Lord Acton's famous derogatory remark about “power tending to corrupt and absolute power corrupting absolutely”, and consequently might explain why many decent people who regard themselves as being “good human beings” often don't want to have much to do with it.毫無疑問,這是阿克頓勳爵關於“權力傾向於腐敗而絕對權力絕對腐敗”的著名貶損言論的基礎,因此可以解釋為什麼許多自稱是“好人”的正派人常常不想做很多事情用它。

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This, however, is a great pity, a) because we can't really accomplish anything much without power, and b) the problem is not power itself, but the way we relate to it.但是,這是一個很大的遺憾,a)因為沒有權力我們無法真正完成任何事情,b)問題不在於權力本身,而在於我們與權力的聯繫方式。 Anything can corrupt us if we use it unwisely.如果我們不明智地使用它,任何東西都會使我們腐敗。

Yes, my friend, it is the same power that determines whether we hurt someone or whether we heal them, whether we disempower or empower them.是的,我的朋友,這是決定我們是否傷害某人或是否治愈某人,是否剝奪他們權力或賦予他們權力的同一力量。 Power can be used for dark, manipulative ends to gratify our selfishness, vanity and greed;權力可以用於黑暗的操縱目的,以滿足我們的自私,虛榮和貪婪。 but conversely, it can be used in the service of our altruism.但是相反,它可以用於我們的利他主義。

Simply because it is all too often used for bad is no reason for us to walk away from it.僅僅因為它經常被壞用,就沒有理由我們放棄它。 On the contrary, there is all the more reason for us to start finding out more about it and exploring how we might bring into expression a higher-grade power that might help to offset its misuse.相反,我們有更多的理由開始更多地了解它,並探索如何將更高等級的權力表達出來,這可能有助於抵消其濫用。


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我們迫切需要了解的是,權力在任何時候表現出來的方式是由權力決定的。 意識質量 behind those using it, as well as by what it is being used for.落後於那些使用它的人,以及它的用途。 For example, if utilized by conscious human beings who have worked at opening their hearts and who hold a positive vision for humanity, it can potentially be a great gate opener and can even move mountains.例如,如果有意識的人努力工作,他們會敞開心hearts,對人類抱有積極的願景,那麼它就有可能成為一個偉大的開門機會,甚至可以搬山。

幾年前,我做了一個名為“靈魂力量”的講座,下一節摘自該節。

靈魂力量

Power can be used in many different ways and for many different things, and its nature radically shifts when someone who is connected to their soul life begins employing it specifically to aid in some ensouling activity.力量可以以多種不同方式使用,也可以用於許多不同的事物,當與自己的靈魂生活有聯繫的某人開始專門使用它來輔助某種靈魂活動時,它的本質就會發生根本性的變化。 Then it assumes a transforming presence and becomes subtle and soft and often doesn't look like power at all as we know it.然後,它假定正在發生變化,並變得微妙而柔和,並且通常看起來根本不像我們所知道的那樣強大。

On many occasions, in particular when I am doing my work – giving lectures, teaching spiritual retreats or doing one-to-one sessions with people – I have felt that this higher power has sought me out!在很多情況下,尤其是當我在做我的工作時–演講,教導精神修養或與人進行一對一的交流–我感到這種更高的力量已經把我吸引了! What I mean by this is that whenever I am engaged in some form of soulful service work – trying in some way to live my life as a sacred practice – I very often experience an empowering force flowing through me and assisting me.我的意思是,每當我從事某種形式的深情服務工作時-以某種方式嘗試以神聖的方式過我的生活-我經常會遇到一種力量流過我並為我提供幫助。

例如,幾週前我一直在進行為期一周的靜修課,在整個過程中,我意識到伴隨著我而來的精力充沛,這不僅指導了我如何做,而且使我充滿了精力。充滿活力,活力和活力,因此與25個人一起工作是世界上最簡單的事情。

The other interesting thing about this power is that it also seems to flow through me into the participants on my retreats and also empower them.關於這種力量的另一件有趣的事情是,它似乎也通過我流進了我的務虛會的參與者中,並賦予了他們權力。 But what I am crystal clear about is that it is not my power but rather a gift that is being temporarily “lent” to me on particular occasions.但是我很清楚的是,不是我的能力而是在特定場合臨時“借給”我的禮物。

宇宙的慷慨

If I am teaching a retreat on a subject like love, I tend to notice that people will feel empowered in the area of love;如果我要在諸如愛情之類的話題上進行靜修,我會發現人們會在愛情領域感到有力量。 if on joy or courage, then the empowerment will focus on these arenas.如果是喜悅或勇氣,那麼授權將集中在這些領域。 It makes my work feel like the easiest and most fun thing I could ever be doing, although if looked at objectively, it is actually extremely challenging working non-stop and single-handedly all day for a week with a large group of people, many of whom have many strong psychological blocks.儘管客觀地觀察,它卻使我的工作成為我有史以來最容易,最有趣的事情,儘管實際上這是極富挑戰性的工作,整天不間斷地整天與一群人一起工作,許多人其中有許多強大的心理障礙。 So I am very grateful to this wonderful “helping presence” for being with me and supporting me.因此,我非常感謝能與我在一起並支持我,這一奇妙的“幫助存在”。

At one level, I see it as the generosity of the universe regarding me in a kindly fashion because I am trying in my little way to do something to assist it.在一個層面上,我以一種友善的方式將其視為宇宙對我的慷慨解囊,因為我正在以一點點的方式嘗試做些幫助。 Put another way, it seems that when I am doing my best to have my daily life be my sacred practice, or, in Buckminster Fuller's words, am trying to honour my role as being the “re-ordering function of the universe”, what happens is that the universe graciously steps in and gives me a helping hand.換句話說,似乎當我盡我最大的努力使自己的日常生活成為我的神聖實踐時,或者用巴克明斯特·富勒的話來說,是在努力地履行我作為“宇宙的重新排序功能”的角色,發生的事情是宇宙親切地介入並幫助了我。

What is interesting is that I do not feel this way if I am not doing my soul work.有趣的是,如果我不做自己的靈魂工作,我不會有這種感覺。 Recently, for example, I went out to dinner with some acquaintances;例如,最近,我和一些熟人出去吃飯。 it was all very much small talk and I felt very sleepy throughout the evening as I was operating at a whole other level.這完全是個閒聊,整個晚上我都在其他層次上工作,所以我感到很困。 Quite rightly, the empowering current decided for that evening to leave me well alone!沒錯,當權者決定那天晚上讓我獨自一人!

原力與我們同在

So I ask myself this question.所以我問自己這個問題。 What if more of us learned to work with this higher or sacred power?如果我們更多的人學會了使用這種更高或神聖的力量怎麼辦? Surely extraordinary things could be accomplished in all sorts of different ways if thousands of us invoked it.如果我們成千上萬的人調用它,那麼非凡的事情肯定可以通過各種不同的方式完成。

I say “invoked” as I think this sacred dimension of power needs consciously to be “called into expression” and that there are three main criteria for making this possible.我之所以說“被調用”,是因為我認為有意識地將這種神聖的權力維度“表達”,並且有三個主要標準來使之成為可能。 Firstly, we need to be sincere;首先,我們需要真誠。 secondly, we need to be working on ourselves along the lines already explored;其次,我們需要按照已經探索過的思路努力工作。 and thirdly, we need to have some kind of soulful itinerary – some positive difference-making agenda – to commit to.第三,我們需要製定一些切實可行的行程-一些積極的,產生差異的議程。 When all these factors line up, then what I will call “the Force” is truly happy being with us!當所有這些因素齊頭並進時,我稱之為“原力”就是與我們在一起真的很高興!

Yes, my friend, I am talking about that self-same presence that Luke Skywalker brought down upon himself in that old Star Wars film when the Jedi warrior told him that “the Force” would be with him.是的,我的朋友,我所說的是盧克·天行者(Luke Skywalker)在那部《星球大戰》(Star Wars)的老電影中給自己帶來的自我認同感,絕地武士告訴他“原力”將與他同在。 And I think that the more we can have “the Force” working with us – or rather, for us – the more progress we will make personally and the more effective we will be in our endeavours to bring ensoulment into the world.而且我認為,“力量”越能與我們合作,或者對我們而言,就越能使我們個人取得更大的進步,並且在將奴役精神帶入世界的努力中也將越有效。

個人權力的重要性

But let's not get overly carried away.但是,不要讓我們過分地迷戀。 One important thing to know about this soul power is that it is dependent upon our also possessing a degree of要了解這種靈魂力量的一件事很重要,那就是它取決於我們還擁有一定程度的 個人力量,因為這樣可以使其具有基本的結構或腳手架。 Without a solid personal structure, soul power might literally “blow us away”!沒有牢固的個人結構,靈魂力量可能會“吹牛”!

而個人力量是我們 do need to work on;需要繼續努力; we can't just “let go” into it.我們不能只是“放手”進去。 While of course these two kinds of power intermingle, personal power is something that is much more uniquely “ours” and that in most cases we will need to devote some effort to building up inside us.當然,這兩種權力混合在一起,而個人權力則是更為獨特的“我們的”,在大多數情況下,我們將需要付出一些努力來建立自己的內心。

My point is simply this.我的意思就是這樣。 If, emotionally, you and I are wobbly and are always afraid and confused, higher power can't really use us, can't really work through us properly, as we don't, as it were, possess the emotional scaffolding to support it.如果從感情上說,您和我一直在搖擺不定,總是感到恐懼和困惑,那麼更高的權力就無法真正使用我們,無法真正地通過我們正常工作,因為我們不像以前那樣擁有情感上的支持它。 The name of the game, therefore, must be for us to work both at de-wobbling and at strengthening ourselves so that there is enough structure to enable us to be used in the service of higher power.因此,遊戲的名稱必須是我們在消除抖動和增強自身能力方面都應努力工作,以便有足夠的結構使我們能夠用於更高功率的服務。

獲得個人權力

So how do we acquire this personal power?那麼,我們如何獲得這種個人力量? Well, we can't do so directly in the way we can develop, say, strong pecs by working out in the gym.好吧,我們不能直接通過在健身房鍛煉來發展強健的胸肌來做到這一點。 Rather, it gradually grows inside us by our “working in”, such as when we choose to take greater responsibility for our lives and not shy away from addressing our emotional problems.相反,它通過我們的“工作”逐漸在我們內部發展,例如當我們選擇對自己的生活承擔更大的責任而又不迴避解決情感問題時。

要擁有個人力量,我們還需要了解為什麼我們很多人 擁有它以及我們做或不做的某些事情巧妙地削弱了我們的能力。

是什麼剝奪了我們的權力?

Probably what most weakens us is that we live according to stories informing us that who we are is not an abundant, sacred human being, but a struggling “sin-filled consumer”, whose main happiness lies in outer things.可能最弱化我們的是我們根據故事生活,這告訴我們我們不是一個豐富而神聖的人,而是一個苦苦掙扎的“罪孽深重的消費者”,其主要幸福在於外在事物。 We've already explored this.我們已經探討過了。 There is nothing more soul-destroying than believing these stories, and what destroys soul also reduces our personal power.除了相信這些故事,沒有什麼比破壞靈魂的事了,而摧毀靈魂的事情也降低了我們的個人力量。

(我們的投資顧問真的在乎我們嗎?只要我們投票支持我們的政客,他們真的會介意我們的感受嗎?)

這使我們可以打起責任卡,進而使我們感到受害。

我們如何最好地與更高的權力聯繫並保持我們的個人權力?

避免我們的社會剝奪我們的權力

由於如果我們的個人能力減弱,更高的權力將無法適當地“通過我們來”,因此我們需要謹慎行事以保持我們的個人權力強大。

鬆手

The emptier we are of our “stuff”, the more space higher power has to enter us.我們是“空洞”的空洞者,更大的力量必須進入我們更多的空間。 Therefore, do all the inner work, ie, visualizations, and dancing to drumming music and then lying on the ground and imagining all the old negative patterns flowing out of you.因此,請進行所有內部工作,即可視化,然後跳舞聽擊鼓音樂,然後躺在地上,想像所有從您身上流出來的舊的負面圖案。

成為“現在”

Being in present time or “in the now” is very empowering as it focuses our attention very acutely.處於當下或“當下”非常有助力,因為它非常迅速地吸引了我們的注意力。 So sit quietly and, first, meditate on higher power and ask it to come to you.因此,請安靜地坐著,首先,沉思更高的力量,並要求它來找您。 Many of us don't receive things because we don't do enough asking.我們中許多人沒有收到東西,因為我們沒有做足夠的詢問。 So start talking to higher power.因此,開始談論更高的功率。 Say: “Hi, Higher Power, come and visit me today please!”說:“嗨,大國,請今天來看我!”

Then imagine yourself existing fully in present time.然後想像一下自己在現在的時候已經完全存在了。 Say to yourself: “This is it right now.對自己說:“就是現在。 There is no past or future;沒有過去或未來。 only this moment.只有這一刻。 I choose to exist fully in present time and higher power is overlighting me.”我選擇現在完全存在,而更高的力量使我無比光彩。”

成為朋友並肯定你的個人力量

So learn to love and cherish your personal power.因此,學會愛和珍惜您的個人力量。 Be grateful for it and affirm it.對此表示感謝並確認。 Know that you are not going to abuse it and that you will grow in strength by giving value and recognition to what is true, brave, noble and beautiful about yourself.知道您不會濫用它,並且會通過對自己的真實,勇敢,高貴和美麗給予價值和認可來增強自己的力量。

賦予他人權力

我們選擇支持或授權他人的方式越多,我們所付出的就越能反映給我們。

站出來成為你自己

Taking stands for what we truly believe in is very empowering and warrior-like.站在我們真正相信的立場上,是非常有力量和勇士般的。 We do not compromise ourselves or say things just to please people (which was something I personally used to do a lot in the past as I didn't like people disapproving of me).我們不會妥協自己或說些什麼只是為了取悅別人(這是我個人過去經常做的事情,因為我不希望別人反對我。)

從社會的角度來看,這是關於我們選擇生活在一個事實之上的事實,即使困難重重,即使某些人不喜歡它,我們也不總是喜歡它。

堅定的立場賦予了我們巨大的力量,並將經常使部隊直接與我們同在。

保護你自己

Protecting ourselves is vital, especially as the more we “go for” truth, the more we may find ourselves having to confront the rajassic and tamassic forces at their darkest.保護自己至關重要,尤其是當我們越“追求”真理時,我們就越可能發現自己必須在最黑暗的黑暗中面對野蠻和坦率的力量。 And that can greatly discombobulate us.這會極大地破壞我們。 I often ask for protection in my work and at times like to visualize myself being surrounded by a ring of light or a cloak of fire that allows nothing negative to get through to me – if anything tries to, it gets burned up.我經常在工作中要求保護,有​​時想像一下自己被一團光環或火披風所包圍,使任何負面事物都無法穿透我-如果有任何嘗試,它會被燒毀。 Protecting ourselves in this way is very important.以這種方式保護自己非常重要。 We can also ask higher power to protect us.我們還可以要求更高的權力來保護我們。

拉伸和冒險

Whenever we have the courage to venture into new terrain – somewhere we've never been before – be it in our inner or in our outer life, it is always empowering as it means taking a risk and potentially going to the edge.無論何時,只要我們有勇氣冒險進入新的領域-從未有過的地方-無論是在我們的內心還是在我們的外在生活中,它總是在賦予力量,因為這意味著冒險並有可能走向邊緣。 And it is so often at the edge where new gateways are to be found.而且經常在邊緣發現新網關。 So when we intentionally choose to stretch ourselves – for example, when something scares us but we do it anyway – we can find ourselves accessing a lot of power.因此,當我們有意選擇伸展自己的力量時(例如,當某些事情嚇到我們,但無論如何我們都會這樣做),我們會發現自己獲得了很多力量。

So, my friend, never give up on things and never stop trusting in the essential goodness of life.因此,我的朋友,永遠不要放棄事情,永遠不要停止對生活的本質善意的信任。 If you live from this space, the Force will look after you and may even start endowing you with whole new capabilities.如果您生活在這個空間中,則部隊會照顧您,甚至可能開始賦予您全新的能力。

©2020 by Serge Beddington-Behrens。 版權所有。
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文章來源

通往靈魂的門戶:外部世界的內在工作
Serge Beddington-Behrens

通往心靈的門戶:外部世界的內心世界(作者Serge Beddington-Behrens)Serge Beddington-Behrens博士在本指南中介紹了從事內部工作以將變化帶入世界的過程,揭示了我們的個人傷口癒合以及靈魂生活的增長如何直接導致我們解決世界問題。 他分享了自己成為超個人心理治療師,薩滿和活動家的個人經歷中的鼓舞人心的故事,他向您展示瞭如何通過改變內心世界,開始在周圍各個領域產生重要的積極漣漪。

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關於作者

Serge Obolensky Beddington-Behrens博士,《通往心靈的通道》的作者Serge Obolensky Beddington-Behrens博士(馬薩諸塞州奧克森),KSML博士,是牛津大學教育的超人心理治療師,薩滿,活動家和精神教育家。 2000年,他因為人類服務而被授予意大利騎士勳章。 四十年來,他在世界各地進行了修修。 在1980年代,他與人共同創立了舊金山意識進化研究所。 他還是《 喚醒宇宙的心.

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InnerSelf通訊:11月29,2020
by InnerSelf員工
本週,我們專注於以不同的眼光看待事物……以不同的眼光,開放的胸懷和開放的心態看待事物。
為什麼我應該忽略COVID-19以及為什麼我不會
by 羅伯特詹寧斯,InnerSelf.com
我的妻子瑪麗和我是混血兒。 她是加拿大人,我是美國人。 在過去的15年中,我們在佛羅里達州度過了冬天,在新斯科舍省度過了夏天。
InnerSelf通訊:11月15,2020
by InnerSelf員工
本週,我們思考一個問題:“我們從這裡去哪裡?” 就像任何通過儀式一樣,無論是畢業,結婚,生子,關鍵選舉還是喪失(或發現)婚姻……
美國:搭便車去世界和星星
by InnerSelf.com的Marie T Russell和Robert Jennings
好吧,美國總統大選現在已經過去了,現在該進行盤點了。 我們必須在年輕人與老年人,民主黨與共和黨,自由派和保守派之間找到共同點,才能真正使……
InnerSelf通訊:十月25,2020
by InnerSelf員工
InnerSelf網站的“口號”或副標題是“新態度---新可能性”,而這恰恰是本週新聞的主題。 我們的文章和作者的目的是……