The Power of God within You
You have grown up with the idea that you are in need of repair, and so you look for something to fix you. You look for something outside you to fix you or to affix to you in the hopes that it will make you better in this way or that. You look for a remedy in a medicine cabinet or from a person who has a title of one kind or another, and so you bow to the world outside you. You look to the world for healing, and you renege on your own power, which is the power of God within you. You give yourself over to someone more confident in himself than you are in yourself. You opt for a second opinion or a third opinion or a sage article in a magazine here or there to gauge and steer your life. You give over your own self-determination. You lay yourself on the block, as it were, and say:
"Here I am! I am this helpless creature who knows nothing or, at the most, very little. I put my heart, body, and soul in the hands of those whose opinions are stronger than mine. I give myself over to schools of thought. I look to be healed of everything. I look to follow, and I have forgotten how to lead myself.
"What I give in trade is my own self-reliance. I pay dearly. I put myself on the assembly line, and I give myself away. I take away my sovereignty and turn it over to others. I become hapless. I give obeisance to other minds and temporarily and repeatedly again and again dislodge my own inner command and so pin medals on others. I explore other domains, and forget God gave me jurisdiction over myself. In honoring others, I forget to honor my own inner guidance. I forget altogether that I have any inner guidance at all.
"I have let the world convince me that to surrender myself to the currency of world thought is the right and sensible thing to do, and so I make others my idols, and give myself away for the approval of whatever may be current in the world at the time. I am down in the first round and don't make it to second.
"It is not that I am to be a fighter. I do not have to gain a title or take a title or honor and respect away from anyone else. I just have to remember that I have an allegiance to myself and my own free will. I do not have to give away my own feelings for the sake of compliance. I am not here to follow the mass consciousness of the world. I am here to lead, at the very least, myself.
"I can think for myself. I can acknowledge that God is my Tutor, and that in God I trust. I have had a tendency to put my Being in any hands that seem bigger than my own. I have paid others to fix me and do an overhaul much in the same manner that I give my car to the mechanic. It would appear that I gave myself away long ago and didn't even notice at the time.
"And now I notice, and now I recoup, and to God I now say, 'Here I am," and so I hand myself over to my Self and declare my independence."
Beloveds, the New World of Man is lifting its head up and looking around. The old rules no longer satisfy, and so the New World is girding itself for the new. The old ways of living are going by the wayside. The New World is letting go of its past, and so must you. The New World of Man is giving a clarion call to you. The clarion call is: "Wake up to yourself. Wake up now!"
And, as always, I stand beside you and declare: "Here I AM." And I ask you to stand firm in your own light. Your own brightness is My longstanding gift to you.