Week 14: Omnipotence
“… we fail to appreciate the fact that this (universal) substance is not only Omnipresent, but is Omnipotent and Omniscient… Do you, can you appreciate the value of this all-important fact; do you realize that a recognition of this tremendous fact places you in touch with Omnipotence?” If the subconscious is one with the Universal, is it not evident that no limit can be placed upon its activities?” — Charles Haanel
Powerful stuff from Haanel. Echoes me back to a quote that rocked my world years ago.. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”
The truth of that hit me hard, but it isn’t until understanding what Haanel stresses in weeks 13 and 14 that I truly get it.
So what do I do with access to Omnipotence?
My first reaction is to laugh. I mean accepting this is a long way from being a kid in the Midwest struggling through long-time feelings of lack of worthiness and the neediness of acceptance from others.
My second reaction is to feel the weight of responsibility. I mean that’s a lot of power at one’s disposal. I mean it’s…beyond measure!
My third reaction is to want to go grab something to eat. That’s right stuff down the feelings that comes up from this. It’s too much responsibility!
My fourth reaction is to get up and pace. When my mind gets turned on like this I often feel the urge to pace. Helps me to think I tell myself. And then I remember an incident from the night before.
Yesterday, we had the neighbors over for dinner, and they brought their 2 year old son. Now we don’t have kids, so it’s not often that we spend time with a two year old. After a half hour of him motoring around our living room getting into everything he could touch, the parents put him in front of a Dr Suess book app on their smartphone to help him settle down. As he played with this app every time he forwarded to a new page he did a dance.
While watching this I got the intuitive flash that his mind/body wasn’t able to handle all the new stimulation/information, hence the need to release some of the energy through movement.
And I thought how I still do that. Only now I often add food to the equation.
Then I thought about how Haanel stresses the importance of a sit. A sit could arguably be called the opposite of a pace.
During my sit later that night I reflected on this. The thought that came up was that what the sit can help me to do is to harness that energy, better absorb it and focus it. So I did exactly that. I focused and pushed that energy into my DMP. I could feel it feeding my DMP. It was very powerful realization and experience.
And so my take away for this week is to practice from here on out, harnessing the energy that comes from new realizations (like our connection with omnipotence). Instead of trying to eat it or pace it away. To sit with it. Contemplate it. Let it speak to me. Absorb it. And finally to use is it to fuel my DMP and my ideas and vision to make the world a better place.