[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.
WARRIORS carry within them what we might call the Power of Correction.
When this Power is Extracted, it shows up as PUNISHMENT.
This Power of Correction is a keen awareness of where one may be out of alignment within, or without, and the Warrior can help to bring that alignment back.
When this Power is dependent, then this Correction is done through punishment, shaming, and withholding.
This is also how the Warrior experiences Correction, if offered by others, particularly if imprinting has come from caretakers who corrected in this fashion.
As the Warrior shifts toward an internal, regenerative source of Power, this shifts toward being CONSEQUENTIAL.
It is a Power of consequences; an awareness of the impact of choice, action, etc.
When dependent upon feedback, the Warrior's Power of Correction is only seeking to avoid punishment, shame, or withholding. It has no real concern for consequences beyond the avoidance of this. When the shift turns toward an internal Power, there is a broadening of awareness of consequences. Punishment is no longer the incentive for Correction in self or others.
As the Warrior comes into Manifestation, it comes to be determined that even if punishment is potential, there are better or worse consequences about which to be concerned.
In fact, punishment may come to be considered "worth it," if it means a valid Correction.
For both the King and the Warrior, this Power tends to come into effect in terms of DOING. What the King or Warrior DOES, or what others are DOING, is where this Power comes up, either positively or negatively.