Years ago, when I was in my 20's, I got into a conversation with an old man (who must have been in his 40's). I was taking a women's meditation class, and I said to him, 'women have twice as much energy as men'!
He responded with a story about how he'd been able to push someone across the room with the force of energy from his hands.
And there you have it.
What I'd learned in my class was that female bodies generate twice as much energy as men. They're biologically programmed to create entire other bodies.
He'd heard it as twice a powerful, and told a story of how he was able to exert external power.
Two different perspectives on how to use energy.
Women can create bodies from within their bodies, for another being. There's a natural merging that occurs for a few years, while the being figures out how to operate the new body. But at some point that being gets to move forward without help.
Energy held within your own space (regardless of the gender of your body) is more energetically powerful than energy focused outside your space, into someone else's space.
Inner power is often not recognized by those involved with external power games. It appears as a soft power.
Inner power is strength and stability. It is having your own authority and seniority around those playing games.
It is holding your own power while giving space to others going through difficult times, in "weakened" positions.
Sometimes the most powerful action is not using your power at all.
Things to think about as we move forward into this New Year and time.