力量与我们同在:通往灵魂力量的门户

力量与我们同在:通往灵魂力量的门户
图片由 格德阿尔特曼.

在爱的力量凌驾于爱的那天,
世界将了解和平。

- 圣雄甘地

权力观

Nothing can happen without the power to make it happen, and if you and I are to work at living more abundantly and soulfully, we will need not only a lot of love, determination and psychological maturity, but also a lot of power.没有使之实现的力量,任何事情都不会发生。如果您和我要努力使自己的生活更加充实和富有灵魂,我们不仅需要大量的爱,决心和心理成熟,还需要大量的力量。 Indeed, having power is very important and it serves as a central gateway that can potentially lead us into important new, soulful spaces and places.确实,拥有权力非常重要,它是中央门户,可以潜在地将我们带入重要的新的,充满灵魂的空间和地方。

Sadly, many people don't think of power along those lines and either tend to pursue it relentlessly or, conversely, regard it with a somewhat jaundiced eye.可悲的是,许多人没有按照这些原则去考虑权力,或者倾向于不懈地追求它,或者相反地,对它的看法有些偏黄。 What we forget, however, is that power exists at many different levels, and the kind of power the world needs today to usher in a new and improved society is of a very potent kind, but very different from that wielded by rajassic and tamassic man, where all too often it is used for selfish or destructive purposes.但是,我们忘记的是,权力存在于许多不同的层面上,当今世界迎接新的和改善的社会所需要的权力是一种非常有力的权力,但与狂妄和坦率的人所拥有的权力截然不同,经常用于自私或破坏性目的。 No doubt this underlies Lord Acton's famous derogatory remark about “power tending to corrupt and absolute power corrupting absolutely”, and consequently might explain why many decent people who regard themselves as being “good human beings” often don't want to have much to do with it.毫无疑问,这是阿克顿勋爵关于“权力倾向于腐败而绝对权力绝对腐败”的著名贬损言论的基础,因此可以解释为什么许多自称是“好人”的正派人常常不想做很多事情用它。

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This, however, is a great pity, a) because we can't really accomplish anything much without power, and b) the problem is not power itself, but the way we relate to it.但是,这很可惜,a)因为没有权力我们无法真正完成任何事情,b)问题不在于权力本身,而在于我们与权力的联系方式。 Anything can corrupt us if we use it unwisely.如果我们不明智地使用它,任何东西都会使我们腐败。

Yes, my friend, it is the same power that determines whether we hurt someone or whether we heal them, whether we disempower or empower them.是的,我的朋友,这是决定我们是否伤害某人或是否治愈某人,是否剥夺他们权力或赋予他们权力的同一力量。 Power can be used for dark, manipulative ends to gratify our selfishness, vanity and greed;权力可以用于黑暗的操纵目的,以满足我们的自私,虚荣和贪婪。 but conversely, it can be used in the service of our altruism.但是相反,它可以用于我们的利他主义。

Simply because it is all too often used for bad is no reason for us to walk away from it.仅仅因为它经常被坏用,就没有理由我们放弃它。 On the contrary, there is all the more reason for us to start finding out more about it and exploring how we might bring into expression a higher-grade power that might help to offset its misuse.相反,我们有更多的理由开始更多地了解它,并探索如何将更高等级的权力表达出来,这可能有助于抵消其滥用。


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我们迫切需要了解的是,权力在任何时候表现出来的方式是由权力决定的。 意识质量 behind those using it, as well as by what it is being used for.落后于那些使用它的人,以及它的用途。 For example, if utilized by conscious human beings who have worked at opening their hearts and who hold a positive vision for humanity, it can potentially be a great gate opener and can even move mountains.例如,如果有意识的人努力工作,他们会敞开心hearts,对人类抱有积极的愿景,那么它就有可能成为一个伟大的开门机会,甚至可以搬山。

几年前,我做了一个名为“灵魂力量”的讲座,下一节摘自该节。

灵魂力量

Power can be used in many different ways and for many different things, and its nature radically shifts when someone who is connected to their soul life begins employing it specifically to aid in some ensouling activity.力量可以以多种不同方式使用,也可以用于许多不同的事物,当与自己的灵魂生活有联系的某人开始专门使用它来辅助某种灵魂活动时,它的本质就会发生根本性的变化。 Then it assumes a transforming presence and becomes subtle and soft and often doesn't look like power at all as we know it.然后,它假定正在发生变化,并变得微妙而柔和,并且通常看起来根本不像我们所知道的那样强大。

On many occasions, in particular when I am doing my work – giving lectures, teaching spiritual retreats or doing one-to-one sessions with people – I have felt that this higher power has sought me out!在很多场合,尤其是当我在做我的工作时–演讲,教导精神修养或与人进行一对一的交流–我感到这种更高的力量已经把我吸引了! What I mean by this is that whenever I am engaged in some form of soulful service work – trying in some way to live my life as a sacred practice – I very often experience an empowering force flowing through me and assisting me.我的意思是,每当我从事某种形式的深情服务工作时-以某种方式尝试以神圣的方式过我的生活-我经常会遇到一种力量流过我并为我提供帮助。

例如,几周前我一直在进行为期一周的静修课,在整个过程中,我意识到伴随着我而来的精力充沛,这不仅指导了我如何做,而且使我充满了精力。充满活力,活力和活力,因此与25个人一起工作是世界上最简单的事情。

The other interesting thing about this power is that it also seems to flow through me into the participants on my retreats and also empower them.关于这种力量的另一件有趣的事情是,它似乎也通过我流进了我的务虚会的参与者中,并赋予了他们权力。 But what I am crystal clear about is that it is not my power but rather a gift that is being temporarily “lent” to me on particular occasions.但是我很清楚的是,不是我的能力而是在特定场合临时“借给”我的礼物。

宇宙的慷慨

If I am teaching a retreat on a subject like love, I tend to notice that people will feel empowered in the area of love;如果我要在诸如爱情之类的话题上进行静修,我会发现人们会在爱情领域感到有力量。 if on joy or courage, then the empowerment will focus on these arenas.如果是喜悦或勇气,那么授权将集中在这些领域。 It makes my work feel like the easiest and most fun thing I could ever be doing, although if looked at objectively, it is actually extremely challenging working non-stop and single-handedly all day for a week with a large group of people, many of whom have many strong psychological blocks.尽管客观地观察,它却使我的工作成为我有史以来最容易,最有趣的事情,尽管实际上这是极富挑战性的工作,整天不间断地整天与一群人一起工作,许多人其中有许多强大的心理障碍。 So I am very grateful to this wonderful “helping presence” for being with me and supporting me.因此,我非常感谢能与我在一起并支持我,这一奇妙的“帮助存在”。

At one level, I see it as the generosity of the universe regarding me in a kindly fashion because I am trying in my little way to do something to assist it.在一个层面上,我以一种友善的方式将其视为宇宙对我的慷慨解囊,因为我正在以一点点的方式尝试做些帮助。 Put another way, it seems that when I am doing my best to have my daily life be my sacred practice, or, in Buckminster Fuller's words, am trying to honour my role as being the “re-ordering function of the universe”, what happens is that the universe graciously steps in and gives me a helping hand.换句话说,当我尽我最大的努力使自己的日常生活成为我的神圣实践时,或者用巴克敏斯特·富勒的话来说,似乎是在努力履行我作为“宇宙的重新排序功能”的角色,发生的事情是宇宙亲切地介入并帮助了我。

What is interesting is that I do not feel this way if I am not doing my soul work.有趣的是,如果我不做自己的灵魂工作,我不会有这种感觉。 Recently, for example, I went out to dinner with some acquaintances;例如,最近,我和一些熟人出去吃饭。 it was all very much small talk and I felt very sleepy throughout the evening as I was operating at a whole other level.这完全是个闲聊,整个晚上我都在其他层次上工作,所以我感到很困。 Quite rightly, the empowering current decided for that evening to leave me well alone!没错,当权者决定那天晚上让我独自一人!

原力与我们同在

So I ask myself this question.所以我问自己这个问题。 What if more of us learned to work with this higher or sacred power?如果我们更多的人学会了使用这种更高或神圣的力量怎么办? Surely extraordinary things could be accomplished in all sorts of different ways if thousands of us invoked it.如果我们成千上万的人调用它,那么非凡的事情肯定可以以各种不同的方式完成。

I say “invoked” as I think this sacred dimension of power needs consciously to be “called into expression” and that there are three main criteria for making this possible.我之所以说“被调用”,是因为我认为有意识地将这种神圣的权力维度“表达”,并且有三个主要标准可以使之成为现实。 Firstly, we need to be sincere;首先,我们需要真诚。 secondly, we need to be working on ourselves along the lines already explored;其次,我们需要按照已经探索过的思路努力工作。 and thirdly, we need to have some kind of soulful itinerary – some positive difference-making agenda – to commit to.第三,我们需要制定一些切实可行的行程-一些积极的,产生差异的议程。 When all these factors line up, then what I will call “the Force” is truly happy being with us!当所有这些因素齐头并进时,我称之为“原力”就是与我们在一起真的很高兴!

Yes, my friend, I am talking about that self-same presence that Luke Skywalker brought down upon himself in that old Star Wars film when the Jedi warrior told him that “the Force” would be with him.是的,我的朋友,我所说的是卢克·天行者(Luke Skywalker)在那部《星球大战》(Star Wars)的老电影中给自己带来的自我认同感,绝地武士告诉他“原力”将与他同在。 And I think that the more we can have “the Force” working with us – or rather, for us – the more progress we will make personally and the more effective we will be in our endeavours to bring ensoulment into the world.而且我认为,“力量”越能与我们合作,或者对我们而言,就越能使我们个人取得更大的进步,并且在将奴役精神带入世界的努力中也将越有效。

个人权力的重要性

But let's not get overly carried away.但是,不要让我们过分地迷恋。 One important thing to know about this soul power is that it is dependent upon our also possessing a degree of要了解这种灵魂力量的一件事很重要,那就是它取决于我们还拥有一定程度的 个人权力,因为这样可以使其具有基本的结构或脚手架。 Without a solid personal structure, soul power might literally “blow us away”!没有牢固的个人结构,灵魂力量可能会“吹牛”!

而个人力量是我们 do need to work on;需要继续努力; we can't just “let go” into it.我们不能只是“放手”进去。 While of course these two kinds of power intermingle, personal power is something that is much more uniquely “ours” and that in most cases we will need to devote some effort to building up inside us.当然,这两种权力混合在一起,而个人权力则是更为独特的“我们的”,在大多数情况下,我们将需要付出一些努力来建立自己的内心。

My point is simply this.我的意思就是这样。 If, emotionally, you and I are wobbly and are always afraid and confused, higher power can't really use us, can't really work through us properly, as we don't, as it were, possess the emotional scaffolding to support it.如果从感情上说,您和我一直在摇摆不定,总是感到恐惧和困惑,那么更高的权力就无法真正使用我们,无法真正地通过我们正常工作,因为我们不像以前那样拥有情感上的支持它。 The name of the game, therefore, must be for us to work both at de-wobbling and at strengthening ourselves so that there is enough structure to enable us to be used in the service of higher power.因此,游戏的名称必须是我们在消除抖动和增强自身能力方面都应努力工作,以便有足够的结构使我们能够用于更高功率的服务。

获得个人权力

So how do we acquire this personal power?那么,我们如何获得这种个人力量? Well, we can't do so directly in the way we can develop, say, strong pecs by working out in the gym.好吧,我们不能直接通过在健身房锻炼来发展强健的胸肌而直接这样做。 Rather, it gradually grows inside us by our “working in”, such as when we choose to take greater responsibility for our lives and not shy away from addressing our emotional problems.相反,它通过我们的“工作”逐渐在我们内部发展,例如当我们选择对自己的生活承担更大的责任而又不回避解决情感问题时。

要拥有个人力量,我们还需要了解为什么我们很多人 拥有它以及我们做或不做的某些事情巧妙地削弱了我们的能力。

是什么剥夺了我们的权力?

Probably what most weakens us is that we live according to stories informing us that who we are is not an abundant, sacred human being, but a struggling “sin-filled consumer”, whose main happiness lies in outer things.可能最弱化我们的是我们根据故事生活,这告诉我们我们不是一个丰富而神圣的人,而是一个苦苦挣扎的“罪恶感十足的消费者”,其主要幸福在于外在事物。 We've already explored this.我们已经探讨过了。 There is nothing more soul-destroying than believing these stories, and what destroys soul also reduces our personal power.除了相信这些故事,没有什么比破坏灵魂的事了,而摧毁灵魂的事情也降低了我们的个人力量。

(我们的投资顾问真的在乎我们吗?只要我们投票支持我们的政客,他们真的会介意我们的感受吗?)

这使我们可以打起责任卡,进而使我们感到受害。

我们如何最好地与更高的权力联系并保持我们的个人权力?

避免我们的社会剥夺我们的权力

由于如果我们的个人能力减弱,更高的权力将无法适当地“通过我们来”,因此我们需要谨慎行事以保持我们的个人权力强大。

松手

The emptier we are of our “stuff”, the more space higher power has to enter us.我们是“空洞”的空洞者,更大的力量必须进入我们更多的空间。 Therefore, do all the inner work, ie, visualizations, and dancing to drumming music and then lying on the ground and imagining all the old negative patterns flowing out of you.因此,请进行所有内部工作,即可视化,然后跳舞听击鼓音乐,然后躺在地上,想象所有从您身上流下来的旧的负面图案。

成为“现在”

Being in present time or “in the now” is very empowering as it focuses our attention very acutely.处于当下或“当下”非常有助力,因为它非常迅速地吸引了我们的注意力。 So sit quietly and, first, meditate on higher power and ask it to come to you.因此,请安静地坐着,首先,沉思更高的力量,并要求它来找您。 Many of us don't receive things because we don't do enough asking.我们中许多人没有收到东西,因为我们没有做足够的询问。 So start talking to higher power.因此,开始谈论更高的功率。 Say: “Hi, Higher Power, come and visit me today please!”说:“嗨,大国,请今天来看我!”

Then imagine yourself existing fully in present time.然后想象一下自己在现在的时候已经完全存在。 Say to yourself: “This is it right now.对自己说:“就是现在。 There is no past or future;没有过去或未来。 only this moment.只有这一刻。 I choose to exist fully in present time and higher power is overlighting me.”我选择现在完全存在,而更高的力量使我无比光彩。”

成为朋友并肯定你的个人力量

So learn to love and cherish your personal power.因此,学会爱和珍惜您的个人力量。 Be grateful for it and affirm it.对此表示感谢并确认。 Know that you are not going to abuse it and that you will grow in strength by giving value and recognition to what is true, brave, noble and beautiful about yourself.知道您不会滥用它,并且会通过对自己的真实,勇敢,高贵和美丽给予价值和认可来增强自己的力量。

赋予他人权力

我们选择支持或授权他人的方式越多,我们所付出的就越能反映给我们。

站出来成为你自己

Taking stands for what we truly believe in is very empowering and warrior-like.站在我们真正相信的立场上,是非常有力量和勇士般的。 We do not compromise ourselves or say things just to please people (which was something I personally used to do a lot in the past as I didn't like people disapproving of me).我们不会妥协自己或说些什么只是为了取悦别人(这是我个人过去经常做的事情,因为我不希望别人反对我。)

在社会层面上,这是关于我们选择生活在一个事实之上的事实,即使困难重重,即使某些人不喜欢它,我们也不总是喜欢它。

坚定的立场赋予了我们巨大的力量,并将经常使部队直接与我们同在。

保护你自己

Protecting ourselves is vital, especially as the more we “go for” truth, the more we may find ourselves having to confront the rajassic and tamassic forces at their darkest.保护自己至关重要,尤其是当我们越“追求”真理时,我们就越可能发现自己必须在最黑暗的黑暗中面对野蛮和坦率的力量。 And that can greatly discombobulate us.这会极大地破坏我们。 I often ask for protection in my work and at times like to visualize myself being surrounded by a ring of light or a cloak of fire that allows nothing negative to get through to me – if anything tries to, it gets burned up.我经常在工作中要求保护,有时想像一下自己被一团光环或火披风所包围,使任何负面事物都无法穿透我-如果有任何尝试,它会被烧毁。 Protecting ourselves in this way is very important.以这种方式保护自己非常重要。 We can also ask higher power to protect us.我们还可以要求更高的权力来保护我们。

拉伸和冒险

Whenever we have the courage to venture into new terrain – somewhere we've never been before – be it in our inner or in our outer life, it is always empowering as it means taking a risk and potentially going to the edge.无论何时,只要我们有勇气冒险进入新的领域-从未有过的地方-无论是在我们的内心还是在我们的外在生活中,它总是在赋予力量,因为这意味着冒险并有可能走向边缘。 And it is so often at the edge where new gateways are to be found.而且经常在边缘发现新网关。 So when we intentionally choose to stretch ourselves – for example, when something scares us but we do it anyway – we can find ourselves accessing a lot of power.因此,当我们有意选择伸展自己的力量时(例如,当某些事情吓到我们,但无论如何我们都会这样做),我们会发现自己获得了很多力量。

So, my friend, never give up on things and never stop trusting in the essential goodness of life.因此,我的朋友,永远不要放弃事情,永远不要停止对生活的本质善意的信任。 If you live from this space, the Force will look after you and may even start endowing you with whole new capabilities.如果您生活在这个空间中,则部队会照顾您,甚至可能开始赋予您全新的能力。

©2020 by Serge Beddington-Behrens。 版权所有。
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通往灵魂的门户:外部世界的内在工作
Serge Beddington-Behrens

通往灵魂的门户:外部世界的内心世界(作者Serge Beddington-Behrens)Serge Beddington-Behrens博士在本指南中介绍了从事内部工作以将变化带入世界的过程,揭示了我们的个人伤口愈合与灵魂生活的增长如何直接导致我们解决世界问题。 他分享了自己成为超个人心理治疗师,萨满和活动家的个人经历中的鼓舞人心的故事,他向您展示了如何通过改变内心世界,开始在周围各个领域产生重要的积极涟漪。

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Serge Obolensky Beddington-Behrens博士,《通往心灵的通道》的作者Serge Obolensky Beddington-Behrens博士(马萨诸塞州奥克森),KSML博士,是牛津大学教育的超个人心理治疗师,萨满,活动家和精神教育家。 2000年,他因为人类服务而被授予意大利骑士勋章。 四十年来,他在世界各地进行了修修。 在1980年代,他与人共同创立了旧金山意识进化研究所。 他还是《 唤醒宇宙的心.

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