Janet Pearlman

Living in the Stream of Yes

Power Within


Have you wanted to access your personal power even more than you do now? Ernest Holmes said this:

“I realize that all the Good there is, all the Presence there is, all the Power there is, is immediately available and responsive to my acceptance. “[1]

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Bit by bit these posts are explaining how more and more we can find strength. The stories contain everyday examples of how the protagonist focused in a specific way and got some results. Here are some:

Story # 1

Rayanne was asked to co lead a poetry group at the local community center. The leader felt a bit intimidated by the diversity of those attending and by how they behaved. Some members seemed to dominate the gathering, one even making a couple of comments that bordered on belligerent.  Some were so much stronger personalities than others. What to do?

Rayanne had been attending the group as a member for awhile. In leading her approach was to offer each participant respect, to assist in creating a space where each person was afforded time and attention in their turn to read their pieces. She had given some thought to this situation, “Let’s see if we can focus on what we DO want here and not talk about behavior we don’t like.” When R read a poem, she chose ones that felt uplifting,  relished the beauty, looked for the best in humans.

In her first meeting thinking as leader, one strong and articulate man  went out of his way to be supportive and kind to the soft spoken woman. At the second meeting the one who had previously made an aggressive comment smiled alot and upon leaving stated how much he enjoyed the group.

The atmosphere had changed without any stern lectures.

Rayanne observed her influence, focusing on respect for all, had the desired effect. Hold the wanted atmosphere oneself, and be the example. Reach for a light- hearted and accepting presence.

Story #2

Colleen had decided to stay married. Her partner, Larry,  habitually drank and spoke derogatory, inflammatory comments. Undaunted she went about uplifting herself with close attention to what thoughts she entertained. A busy woman, she had many projects that required her attention, student lessons to run and more.

She stopped being reactive to snide comments from her husband. No longer could he get her attention that way.  C spoke with him directly, in neutral tones and kept herself satisfied inside with her many accomplishments. Each day she affirmed her good life, expected good and got it.

What about this marriage? Larry began slowly to become more positive. After a few years, he now goes out of his way to do some kind and genuinely helpful things. L bought her a car when she needed one. This man stepped up to some urgent chores and more.

Did she “control him”. Not at all. She created an influence with her power within.

Do you have comments or questions on this post? Do you want to recount a tale of how you or another used this type of inner power? Please comment.  We are changing the world each day with our inner capacities!


[1] Ernest Holmes, 365 Science of Mind Reader, (New York, Jeremy P Tarcher/Penguin, 2007) 74

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