Power is neither good nor bad. It is those who wield power that impose their own character on its quality. All gods are powerful, yet only Satan is the model of choice for most people wielding power. Those who place their own safety before the safety of others suffer from catch-22. They strive for that which will ultimately destroy them. Always. They display a condition of separation rather than of unity. Separation from the rest of the Universe.
This alone is Catch-22.
Power can both: separate and unite. To create and destroy. Regrettably, more often than not, power is used to set us apart. To create “us and them”.
We were all born to gain power. To gain power we die only to be born again. And again. And… again.
After all - gods wield power.
Often, they exercise their power through us. Through you and me, the moment we are ready to assume power. The moment we can wield it over fauna and flora. Unfortunately, some of us also wield it over other people, often too weak to protect themselves.
And that is our downfall. Abuse of power is our deadly mistake. Why?
When we attain power we consider ourselves superior to others.
To wield power as gods do, we must act as gods in all other respects. And gods have a very peculiar trait. They do not differentiate between diverse forms of creation. After all, everything ensued from a Singularity. There is an inveterate oneness with all forms of life. Yes… all men, women and all other living creatures.
Animals, birds, even lower forms of life forms.
The Energy of Life is the greatest unifying factor in all creation. It is also responsible for our Becoming. Even non-sentient creations are subject to this power. Amongst us, it is called Love. It is the centripetal force that draws us back together towards an undifferentiated Singularity. Towards the singular Source that enables us to partake in the eternal process of converting the Infinite Potential of the Omnipresent, Amorphous, Consciousness into a phenomenal reality.
Sometimes, we call this evolution.
We also need power to restore balance. To restore equilibrium. To restore peace gain beyond human understanding.
HEADLESS WORLD—The Vatican Incident, illustrates what desire for power can lead to. It also shows what power can restore a reality of balance - all thanks to a single person.
Surely, the latter is the real power?
This is a novel, but examples of people seeking power proliferate our history. Let us hope those of the present day will quickly learn of the Catch-22; that misused power destroys those who wield it.
In this life or the next.
Such is the Universal Law.
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