Ok, in a major one.
This power crisis can be found in all major systems: political, economical, educational, judicial, financial, social, religious, medical, and so on.
Let’s imagine the entire Earth as one human body, naming him/her/they “EarthBody”.
As a Soma Practitioner I’m particularly keen on focusing on the nervous system- or the way we communicate intelligence in our body. This type of intelligence I will equate to consciousness, where awareness provides knowledge, a pathway, to travel with information on how to best act. These communication pathways are what connects everyone and everything in this web of life on our EarthBody.
Zooming our lens out and looking at EarthBody’s nervous system as a whole, we are still predominantly operating in a fear-based survival mode competing over external resources in a hyper-reactive or chronically repressed state of being. Just glance at the news.
And this is not news.
We have built our entire nation of the “United” States on a foundation of false power.
(Please listen to Seeing White Podcast to learn about the true American Story).
False power thrives on power-over (oppressor) and power-under (oppressed) dynamics based on the dangerous myth of survival of the fittest.
This way of existing on survival mode creates a very stressed, energy deficient, violent, sleep deprived, hungry, unsatisfied, dis-eased, depressed, very distracted, reckless and traumatized EarthBody.
This then translates down to the individual nervous systems where many of us are suffering from the same symptoms of dis-ease and imbalance of power based on external resources.
Our Systemic Earthbody Stress Disorder impacts all of us since we are all connected- but mostly impacts populations and individuals who are and have been oppressed in their bodies because of their bodies.
Specifically in the context of the U.S. among indigenous, POC, transgendered, queer, differently-abled, women, elder and young bodies.
Our "American Dream" sounds more like a nightmare.
There is hope.
Right now there are highly intelligent healthy individual cells growing on EarthBody that are sending vital energy into the whole nervous system by plugging into true power.
Let’s call these ‘Waking Cells’.
These Waking Cells are extremely contagious and are spreading the way of true power to every cell on EarthBody.
What is true power?
True power is within each of us.
True power is internally sourced.
The source of true power exists so deep within each of us that it cannot be stolen or lost.
WE humans are the individual cells on the EarthBody! We have the capacity with our consciousness to become aware of and masters of our true power.
By waking up to this Truth.
Why has it been blocked?
For external misuse or abuse of power. The power-over and power-under game of stealing external resources for personal gain.
This is False power.
False power is outside of us.
False power is externally sourced.
Even though false power is false, it is very REAL. And has a REAL negative, traumatic impact on bodies who are oppressed by this false power.
Just as "RACE" is false- it was created to divide and conquer the labor force- specifically Black slaves in the U.S.- for profit for the white land owners, race is very REAL.
The negative impact of the false-power constructs of race are still traumatizing our EarthBody, and specifically Black American bodies today.
We must see this American TRUTH to truly heal.
To understand the intentional complexities of this American history please listen to:
Seeing White Podcast with John Biewen and Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika.
fear, greed, ignorance, scarcity, evolution.
This last reason, evolution, is our saving grace with this power crisis. Because we can consciously choose to evolve and learn from the past false power plays.
But first we have to be brave enough to see it and how we are a part of this Systemic Earthbody Stress Disorder.
We must wake up within this American Dream. And become lucid creators.
Or, we can choose to perpetuate the shame and blame game sourced by false power.
Choice is power.
And if we individually choose to plug into our true power- NO MATTER WHAT THE EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES ARE- this will eventually dismantle the patriarchal game which is dependent on our false power. And dependent on us individual cells to be separate from each other.
The more we play into the false power game, the more the 'divide and conquer' agenda will play out.
We are more intelligent than that.
Imagine this river would normally flow freely throughout our bodies providing us with the most efficient, clear, clean, self-regenerative and creative power.
Our river is dammed.
This dam is redirecting our true power for the benefit of external use- false power.
This dam lives in our pelvis, in the core of our being, and was placed by external ‘authorities’ for the generation of false power.
Our internal dam is unconsciously and consciously placed by external authorities. These internal dams generate shame, guilt and scarcity.
Some examples of external authorities that create false power may include:
our parents, our families, our lovers, our partners, our exes, our ‘gurus’, our community, our teachers, our doctors, our religious leaders, our celebrities, our politicians, our institutions, our culture, our religion, our media, our education, our ideology, our…(insert your own), you get the point.
Basically, any external relationship with a power dynamic can perpetuate false power. Which is pretty much all relationships.
But here’s the kicker. As long as we’re engaged in this false externally-focused power game too, we do the same damming in all of our relationships.
Just as we are damming up our EarthBody’s rivers, creating a temporary power source that has major long-term consequences on our entire ecosystem, we are damming up our own bodies.
We can choose to undam and let the powers within flow freely once again.
By unplugging from external false power sources based on blame or shame. By waking up to our true power and taking responsibility for our own unique pathways that are already mapped from within us.
To wake up our human beingness, we each have within us our unique being.
To be with the environment, to be with each other and to be with this entire EarthBody. This true power beingness comes from being uniquely our own being. Waking up to the gift of life given to each of us and gifting our unique Genius back to life.
By re-sourcing to our deep well of wisdom within the reservoir of our own body. Deep into the core of our being, located in the cauldron of our pelvis. Where every human emerged from this source.
This is our holy grail.
And when we are still enough to tap into the source within our own body, deep down in the core of our pelvis, our intelligence blooms and we wake up to our true power.
If we have the privilege to consciously choose how to redirect our power, we have the responsibility to.
1. Trust our inner guidance. This requires practice of deep listening, and often means taking time to be alone to know our uniqueness within the whole. Alone time becomes all-one time.
2. Wake up our cells! By waking up our individual body, and every cell in our body to its unique potential, we become Waking Cells on EarthBody. This requires deep listening to discern what we uniquely need to wake up. To trust our inner guidance, the feeling sense beyond any external stimulation.
3. Pay attention to how our thoughts, actions, words are participating in any false power-over (oppressor) or power-under (oppressed) dynamics. Choose to be true powered-with by being radically honest and transparent with ourself and others.
4. Forgive ourselves and those who’ve participated in this false power game- WHEN WE’RE READY. Healing trauma or pain from abused or misused power requires sincerity and clarity to not bypass the process. Only then we can truly free ourselves by releasing old narratives and limiting beliefs that participate in this false power story.
5. Re-write our story with true power. Become our own AUTHORity of our unique, creative, soulful life.
6. Self Love. Respect, appreciate and celebrate the uniqueness that is US in our precious physical body. How we treat our individual body represents how we treat all of Earth’s body. Self care is sexy.
7. Love as action, not reaction. Moving forward in all our relationships- including ALL life- with true power sourced from within. Creating pathways that benefit all life.
We're in this alone, together.
And we're in this together, alone.