[Excerpted from OMW: Manifesting Power]
We will discuss the concept of Power with you today.
First, we will clarify what is meant by Power in our teaching, which we think is a meaning that extends to include most uses of the word.
In our teaching, Power is an Expression Axis term. This is because Power can come from any number of sources and be implemented through any number of methods, but it requires Form, Expression, for it to be in existence. All terms on the Expression Axis require a move into Form for existence.
The terms we choose for our Overleaf system are part of every individual life in some way, even as each Personality is a particular combination of emphasized terms. For example, one grows in a lifetime even if one does not have a Goal of Growth. Each fragment will have to contend with his or her relationship to Power, even if the Mode is not Power.
Power is a spectrum that describes one's presence. The form of any kind of Power can range from between violent oppression that destroys to a quiet lucidity that awakens.
Each Essence comes with a kind of built-in source of Power. How that comes into form is up to that fragment, and we have seen that every fragment will explore the entire range from violence to lucidity.
Each Essence Role has a specific source or style of Power. We will share these with you, now.
Keep in mind that Power is either GENERATED or EXTRACTED. There are other terms that could be used to describe these, but these terms will do. Power either comes from within, or without. Power that comes from within is regenerative and unlimited. Power that comes from without is dependent and limited.
Keep this in mind as we describe the various Power of each Role.
Sages carry within the Power of CHARISMA.
The Power of Charisma is a power of coalescence, of bringing together, of cohesiveness and comprehension among groups.
Or among Parts.
When Charisma is Extracted and dependent, it can show up as MANIPULATION.
Not only would this Power of Charisma be used in a way that manipulates others, but it can also be that the one with Charisma is manipulated.
In order to sustain the Charisma, the Sage will allow or ignore the manipulation to stay in good graces, or will manipulate others as a means to keep them in good graces, if you will.
When the Sage has turned to regenerative Power within, it shows up as GRACE.
This is a Power that comes from consideration, thoughtfulness, and propriety.
When a Sage is Manifesting, then, their Power of Charisma is one that raises the bar for Expression and presence, both within and without.
It allows room for all of the parts, and gives rise to the best of those parts.
When this is Manipulation, it is the forcing together of parts for the appearance of wholeness.