the unmanifest to the manifest.And when we realise that our true Self
is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power
that manifests everything in the universe.
In the beginning there was neither existence
All this world was unmanifest energy . . .
The One breathed, without breath, by Its own
power Nothing else was there . . .
~ Hymn of Creation, The Rig Veda
|[The Law of Pure Potentiality]|
the fact that we are, in our essential state, pure consciousness. Pure consciousness
is pure potentiality; it is the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity.
Pure consciousness is our spiritual essence. Being infinite and unbounded, it is also pure joy.
Other attributes of consciousness are pure knowledge, infinite silence, perfect balance, invincibility,
simplicity, and bliss. This is our essential nature. Our essential nature is one of pure potentiality.
When you discover your essential nature and know who you really are, in
that knowing itself is the ability to fulfill any dream you have, because you are the eternal possibility, the
immeasurable potential of all that was, is, and will be. The Law of Pure Potentiality could also be
called the Law of Unity,because underlying the infinite diversity of life is the unity of one all-
pervasive spirit. There is no separation between you and this field of energy. The field of pure
potentiality is your own Self. And the more you experience your true nature, the closer you are
to the field of pure potentiality.
The experience of the Self, or "self-referral", means that our internal reference point is our
own spirit, and not the objects of our experience. The opposite of self-referral is object-referral.
In object-referral we are always influenced by objects outside the Self, which include situations,
circumstances, people, and things. In object-referral we are constantly seeking the approval of
others. Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response.
It is therefore fear-based.
In object-referral we also feel an intense need to control things. We feel an intense need for
external power. The need for approval, the need to control things, and the need for external
power are needs that are based on fear. This kind of power is not the power of pure potentiality,
or the power of the Self, or real power. When we experience the power of the Self, there is an
absence of fear, there is no compulsion to control, and no struggle for approval or external
In object-referral, your internal reference point is your ego. The ego, however, is not who
you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing.
Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants to control, and it is sustained by power, because
it lives in fear.
Your true Self, which is your spirit, your soul, is completely free of those things. It is
immune to criticism, it is unfearful of any challenge, and it feels beneath no one. And yet, it is
also humble and feels superior to no one, because it recognizes that everyone else is the same
Self, the same spirit in different disguises.
That´s the essential difference between object-referral and self-referral. In self-referral, you
experience your true being, which is unfearful of any challenge, has respect for all people, and
feels beneath no one. Self-power is therefore true power.
Power based on object-referral, however, is false power. Being ego-based power, it lasts
only as long as the object of reference is there. If you have a certain title ? if you?re the
president of the country or the chairman of a corporation ? or if you have a lot of money, the
power you enjoy goes with the title, with the job, with the money. Ego-based power will only
last as long as those things last. As soon as the title, the job, the money go away, so does the
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