[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.
SERVERS carry with them the Power of NURTURING.
The Power of Nurturing is the capacity for encouraging growth, development, strength, and care.
When this is dependent and extracted Power, it shows up as GUILT.
Reward can be part of the method by which Guilt is implemented.
The vague or unreachable promises of rewards can keep one locked in a path of guilt for a long time.
"What is wrong with me that I have not reached these rewards?"
"You cannot be rewarded until you earn it."
Guilt tends to come as a result of unfulfilled promises of reward, which then turns into the power of Anger.
The Server using Power that is dependent can be fueled by constant guilt, promise of reward, and/or anger.
Depression is another form of Anger, so this can be part of the dynamic, as well.
The Server using Power that is regenerative and from within will tend to have Nurture show up as GRATITUDE.
This is an acknowledgment of the collected gifts, rewards, and meaning of the life, rather than a distraction with the promises and anticipations for other rewards, meaning, and gifts.
This Power of Nurture as Gratitude is a feeding of the roots as a means to help sustain the leaves, if you will, rather than a constant distraction with only the strife toward sunlight.