We can sometimes not feel that way though. What does it feel like to be powerful. For me, not in resistance, at peace with myself.
On the spiritual path I have been exploring jealousy and competition. I can tend to get in black and white about this. Spiritual competition is comparing yourself with another, and yet is really dividing yourself against you (not good enough) and this 'wilts' spiritual growth as we are all exactly where we need to be. Thinking we need to be better or different....not! I have been there and catch myself now too. It is all part of learning. Unconditional love and amusement, mistakes are healthy, in fact there are not mistakes it is all learning.
I remember talking to someone about really admiring someone, and she said, "You know the things you like in another person you have inside, you would not recognize them, you have just not owned them, or expressed them yet.
How then do we own where we are and be inspired, without invalidating ourselves. Inspiration comes from inside, verses matching where someone else is and becoming that reality. When we are learning something we copy. Until we can do it on our own, it is modeling learning. Artists do this with looking at others work and learning and synthesizing. And then there is modeling we had on an unconscious level, we copied there to. We try things on sometimes and the realize them don't fit. Some of all of that may not work for us.
To be in our power, and appreciate where another is at, and not lessen our own light. Giving them permission to be where they are, and likewise ourself. This is maybe learning to be equal. I am learning this. Gaining a knowingness of my own vibration helps, to then know when I am off, and being the effect of other energies.
I am learning to filter out what is helpful for me and leave the rest. It is a boundary like a cell membrane. This is a perceptual tool.
Do you have a way of doing this for your body and spirit?
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