This power crisis can be found in all major systems: political, economical, educational, judicial, social, religious, medical, and so on.
I'm going to enter metaphor-land to understand this global power crisis from an embodied lens.
Let’s imagine the entire Earth as one human body, naming him/her/they “EarthBody”. The aforementioned societal systems are EarthBody’s digestive, endocrine, respiratory, reproductive, nervous systems, and so on.
As a Soma Practitioner and a Yoga Instructor, 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.
“When you know better, you do better.” –Maya Angelou
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.
This way of existing on survival mode creates a very stressed, energy deficient, violent, sleep deprived, hungry, unsatisfied, dis-eased, depressed, totally distracted- are you still with me?- reckless and less intelligent "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 and external biases.
(Cue the Debbie Downer sound)
But wait! 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 ‘Enlightened Cells’. These 'Enlightened Cells' are extremely contagious and are spreading the way of true power to every other cell on "EarthBody" that is open and paying attention to this power shift.
What is true power?
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 "EarthBody"! We have the capacity with our consciousness to become aware and masters of our true power.
For many of us, our true power source has been temporarily blocked and we simply need to open it up.
Why has it been blocked?
For external misuse or abuse of power. Or, false power.
False power is externally sourced.
Some reasons why false power sources exist include: fear, greed, ignorance, scarcity and... evolution.
This last reason, evolution, is our saving grace within this power crisis. We have evolved to where we are now with false power dynamics in our systems and resources, and we can consciously choose to evolve into a more intelligent being by redirecting our power source. To consciously choose to unplug from false power and plug into true power with every connection we engage in. To choose to evolve into highly intelligent 'Enlightened Cells' on this "EarthBody" by waking up. Or, choose not to, and stay asleep.
Let the metaphors continue…
Imagine our life force, chi, spirit, prana, vertical tube, or whatever you want to call ‘It’, is a river flowing inside each of us.
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 made from external authorities laying down feelings of shame, guilt and scarcity into our pelvis. This internal damming from external authorities is a current chronic disease targeting specific populations for control over bodies- including women, LGBTQ and people of color in the U.S. right now.
Some examples of external authorities include: our parents, our families, our community, our teachers, our doctors, our religious leaders, our law enforcement, our politicians, our institutions, our culture, our religion, our media, our education, our ideology, our… you get the point. Basically, any external relationship with a power dynamic. Which is pretty much most relationships.
But here’s the kicker. As long as we stay unconscious and engage 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.
How? By freeing our pelvis like Elvis?!
By dropping below the surface of the mind and into the depths of our pelvis- into the intelligence of our bodies- so we can truly see, listen, feel and speak to what's actually happening with this power crisis in our own bodies. Right here. Right now. Once again, with awareness comes knowledge.
By stopping this external false power game in our own relationships.
By paying attention and interrupting the negative blame/shame cycles we all get caught up in.
By braving to be radically transparent with ourselves and all relationships.
By digging deep into the roots of our own history, herstory, theystory and every story that is plagued by this false power play so that it may heal.
By reclaiming our own AUTHORity over our unique and beautiful bodies so we each can re-rite our story with true power. True freedom. True love.
By re-sourcing to our deep well of wisdom within the reservoir of our own body where abundance and creativity awaits. Deep into the core of our being, located in the cauldron of our pelvis. This is our holy grail.
We all have this power within to create the world we want to live in.
‘I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it.
It is the realization that they create their own reality.’
The eagle said, ‘Give it to me. I will take it to the moon.’
The Creator said, ‘No. One day they will go there and find it.’
The salmon said, ‘I will bury it on the bottom of the ocean.’
The Creator said, ‘No. They will go there, too.’
The buffalo said, ‘I will bury it on the Great Plains.’
The Creator said, ‘They will cut into the skin of the earth and find it even there.’
Grandmother Mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth,
and who has no physical eyes, but sees with spiritual eyes, said,
‘Put it inside of them.’
And the Creator said, ‘It is done.’”
Now is the time for our true power to shine.
Any other ideas how? I'm open.
Please share yours.
I'm currently creating a "program" (although I hate saying program, it sounds too 12-steppy...). Ok, I'm creating a quest to invite others to open to their own Pelvic Power. Here's a sneak peak:
Pelvic Power: Integrating Soma Bodywork, Yoga and Magic to Evolve Our Sexuality, Relationships, and Authentic Expression.
Why Pelvic Power?
Since humanity is born from our pelvis, I believe humanity will evolve from our pelvis. We simply just need to slow down, listen and create from our greatest source of power within… our pelvis.
If you're curious to learn more about this Pelvic Power Quest, let me know.