I’ve been seeing that phrase a lot lately, especially on Facebook. It means different things to different people, I’m sure. Many of us who have been Star Wars fans from the beginning have associated a spiritual connotation to it. The Force is our Christ presence. It is our True Being, our Soul, our Spirit.
And when I think of our True Being, our Power comes to mind. We have been talking about our personal power in my classes. It comes up again and again as we discuss the different things we are doing to become self-aware of exactly who we really are.
Some of us struggle with it all. The thought that we are powerful human beings having this amazing experience is beyond many of our own ability to comprehend. I think sometimes we think too much about it all. If we have moved along on this journey, we have some idea of who we really are, what we really are.
So we take that knowledge and mold your integrity around what it is that we have learned. What is it that we believe is the ‘right’ way to handle certain situations? Do we believe we are all ONE? DO we believe that animals have the ‘right’ to not be mistreated? Do we believe in keeping Mother Earth and Father Sky clean for this and each following generation? Do we believe we all have the ‘right’ to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”?
Once we answer these easy questions we develop our integrity. And they really are easy. Once we have our integrity in place, life is easy. Any ‘opportunity’ to choose between something that places our integrity in question, we easily make our choice because if it’s against that integrity that we have adopted, we easily choose what our response is to be. If we go against that integrity, it hurts. It doesn’t sit well at all in our conscious. So, it’s simple.
And what does that have to do with our personal power, you may ask? That’s simple too. If we know what we stand for within that integrity we have formed, we have power in our belief that what we stand for is ‘right’ for us. That’s power. We KNOW that we believe in certain things, and even though we are open to hear some one’s else’s point of view, if it goes against that ideals we have stood for, we can easily walk away from it.
If, on the other hand, it causes us to think about a belief we have, that’s ok too. Because we have the strength in our formed integrity to question the new thought or idea, weigh it against our current beliefs, and if it fits better, than we make adjustments. We try it on. If it feel ‘right’ for us, we adopt that idea or thought and adjust our integrity.
As I look over what I’ve written, I’m going back over my life so far and looking for the changes in my beliefs and how I have come to my integrity today. Part of it has to do with finding Unity. A big part. But part of it has to do with my life experiences, good and not so good. But that’s the thing. All those experiences are part of what made me who I am and they all helped me to form the integrity I hold myself to today.
And that’s power. Knowing where I have come from, what I believe, who I am and who I am becoming. Yes, the Force is with me. I may not be a Jedi yet, but with the help from all the Yoda’s that I have met along the way, I push on. Thank you Yoda Sharon. Thank you Yoda Erica. Thank you Yoda Toni. Thank you Yoda Unity LUT teachers. Thank you Yoda friends and family. Thank you Yoda Graycie, Tasha, Alix, Kes, April, Shyla. (All my dogs).