Most people have mixed thoughts when it comes to understanding the source of power. I’ve noticed most people (including myself, at times) say one thing, but believe or practice another, which causes a conflict in your energy. The most basic question you should ask yourself is: do you view power as external or internal? And what does power mean to you? It depends on who you ask. Some might say that power is influence over others. Some people think of it as the ability to do whatever they want, whenever they want- a freedom of sorts. Some equate money to power. The one thing all these answers have in common is that they are all external sources of power. The problem with viewing power this way is that it is not really yours – when you find that you can’t manipulate someone, or aren’t in a state of financial abundance, or in a circumstance that you feel cannot change, then you suddenly feel powerless. This is the fundamental problem of assigning your power to something or someone outside of yourself.
What if your perception of power was different? What if true power was control over your own mind? If you buy into the theory that you are creating your own reality through your thoughts (which are vibrating at a certain frequency), and are attracting other thoughts, circumstances, and people of a similar frequency, then your logic should tell you that your thoughts (both your underlying core beliefs and conscious thoughts) are driving your experience- nothing else.
The more positive energy you cultivate, the more power you gain over your own experience. This then, is authentic power. By becoming a master of your thoughts, you become a master of your own universe. You don’t get to control other people’s experience – they are doing that through their thoughts. The problem happens when you are convinced that someone else is in charge of your experience. You then voluntarily (through this erroneous belief) assign power to the other person by giving them your attention. Everyone is creating their own reality, and no one can create yours for you. You don’t have to control anyone else’s actions to get what you want – all you have to do is stay focused 100% of the time on what you want, and then the Law of Attraction brings you circumstances and people of that exact frequency.
The easiest way to gain power (both internal and external) is by focusing your attention. You don’t have to push against what you don’t want; you simply have give your attention and energy to what you do want. This can and will work in your own life – just try it. Start small, because you have the least resistance to changing patterns of thought about smaller things. Focus on something that is already a small part of your life (like your favorite color, for example). Start seeing it everywhere, appreciate why you like it, notice it frequently in your daily experience. And then just relax and let go of it for a while. You will find that that exact thing will expand and replicate itself in your life. And then you will notice it more, and it will expand more, and you will notice it more, and so on. You have then, through the power of your focused attention, created and brought more of that thing into your life. As you get good at it, you can do that for practically everything, big and small. Now that is real power.