James Redfield eloquently emphasizes the importance of relinquishing control. We must resist the temptation to cling to notions of success, freedom, and love, instead embracing the balance between being grounded and flowing through life. It is crucial to understand that true reality lies in accepting the present moment, while all other perceptions of inadequacy in success, worthiness, or connection are illusions that hinder our embrace by divinity. James Redfield tells us to release control:
When love first happens, the individuals are giving each other energy unconsciously and both people feel buoyant and elated. That's the incredible high we call being ‘in love.’ Unfortunately, once they expect this feeling to come from another person, they cut themselves off from the energy in the universe and begin to rely even more on the energy from each other--only now there doesn’t seem to be enough and so they stop giving each other energy and fall back into their dramas in an attempt to control each other and force the other’s energy their way.
We are compelled to confront our insecurities, particularly when it comes to the creation of art, within a generation that craves a deeply profound and introspective expansion of the human spirit. We yearn to witness our own reflections, as our own perception often falls short in recognizing our inherent value. This deficiency ultimately gives rise to power struggles that permeate human relationships, emerging from a lack of self-belief and leading to the unconscious act of stealing energy from others. While done with little awareness, this act becomes malevolent when done consciously, as we pilfer to attain a sense of security. James beautifully sums up the meaning of our power struggles saying:
We humans have always sought to increase our personal energy in the only manner we have known, by seeking to psychologically steal it from the others--an unconscious competition that underlies all human conflict in the world.
In our journey through life, it is essential that we confront our insecurities, especially in the realm of artistic expression. As part of a generation thirsty for a profound expansion of the human spirit, we long to experience a refined introspection that illuminates our true worth. By embracing our own reflections and recognizing our inherent value, we can liberate ourselves from power struggles that taint our relationships. Let us strive to believe in our own energy, for when we do, the need to steal from others diminishes, and our actions become conscious, positive, and secure. By nurturing our own creative power, we can lead more fulfilling lives, inspiring others and building a harmonious world of genuine connection and self-discovery.