CODE 3: The 5 Ways of Power
The Template of the Human Heart & Mind
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he 5 Ways of Power is the an elegant and accurate system of human understanding that reflects who we really are, and how we are put together. It is based on a core of the oldest continuous ideas in human history, that shaped cultures around the globe for the least 10,000 years and formed the basis of ancient Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, Greek, Roman and Middle Eastern medicine and philosophy——echoing down to our own modern, technological world.
At the center of that ancient wisdom is this: Just as all matter is made of basic atoms, protons and electrons, and all DNA is made of just 5 different amino acids, the human mind itself is composed of basic building blocks, from which everything derives. While the ancients used various technical and descriptive terms for these elemental forces of the human psyche, we can give them more contemporary names: Warrior, Ruler, Lover, Creator, and Guru. There is nothing that happens within the mind and emotions that is outside of these five. And conversely, everything that we experience, or that we see in others, can be accurately and elegantly understood through this knowledge.
This system is so “organic” to our human nature that it provides practical methods for
- Personal power: a real way to access our purpose, life meaning and inner strengths
- Self-healing: correcting all kinds of mind and body imbalances
- Decision-making: making sure the whole of us comes up with life solutions.
- Empowering relationship: clarifying the 5 Ways of Love and compatibility
- Creativity: accessing our maximum resourcefulness and inventiveness
- Leadership: Knowing what belongs where, and understanding all the individual needs for the different pieces of the puzzle
- And many more elegant solutions to all the thorny problems that confront us on our human journey
The 5 Ways of Power lays out a practical roadmap for understanding ourselves and others, providing the opportunity to improve all aspects of our lives—and the lives of those around us.
The WAY of RULER POWER
Ruler Power gives us our sense of our place in the world, not just as a leader, but appropriate and congruent with our nature. It gives structure, security and solidity to our experience and enrichment on all levels.
Disconnected from RP, we become more chaotic, lost; We don’t know where we belong, nor how we can lead or follow. Our internal world’s hierarchy is distorted and insecurity reigns.
The Shadow Ruler is a dictator, not a leader: Rigidity compensates for true strength and purpose, and all kinds of dogmatic and fixed ideas hide our fears.
The WAY of LOVER POWER
This central force in our lives is about connection and intimacy, whether it is with a person, an experience, or a creative vision. It is sense of compassion, good heart and our sensitive empathy with the larger world.
Disconnection from Lover Power is the basis of isolation, loneliness, alienation and an inability to really feel the vibrancy that is all around.
Instead of real connection, this incredibly common Shadow development is the origin of a toxic connection: manipulation, deception, hypocrisy, and using others.
In the Way of Lover Power we will finally understand the what and how of our human relationships, what makes them so meaningful and how their distortion causes so much human suffering, and discover practical methods of reconnecting to the nourishing and healing power of the heart.
The WAY of WARRIOR POWER
Our inherent Warrior gives us drive, ambition, focus and direction in all things, our fearlessness, resolve and protection of those weaker than ourselves.
When we become disconnected from WP, there is a feeling of weakness, impotence, and the inability to accomplish our goals, etc.
Shadow Warrior, a false substitute for real Power, creates the bully in us, the braggart, the macho, the pretend hero.
In The Way of Warrior Power, we examine the details of this core feature of our psyche, how to see and understand it in ourselves and others, and how to return to Power, with our true aim and goals directed towards success on all levels.
The WAY of CREATOR POWER
Our Creator is the basis of discovery, innovation. responsiveness, and resourcefulness on even the subtlest day to day aspects of our lives.
Disconnected from this force, we experience a sense of impotency, an inability to create, contribute or manifest our vision.
Shadow Creator is the Black Magician, using their human creativity to deceive, trick, manipulate and create all manner of useless and harmful information and objects.
In The Way of Creator Power we detail the best and worst of this remarkable human capacity for invention, discovery and misuse of its potential, and how to tap into this incredible inner resource.
The WAY of GURU POWER
At the center of our four other powers, Guru Power is our inner Wisdom, Chairman/woman of the board, integrating and harmonizing our understanding and function.
At the core of our human predicament is an inability to discern, to see the whole picture, to know the truth. That is purely the result of disconnection from Guru Power.
The False Guru, so common in our age, means one has compensated by a pretense at knowing, a outer and inner deception of real authority or real wisdom.
In The Way of Guru Power we plumb the mysteries of this central part of the human template; This includes how to connect with our true intuition and balance of the 5 Ways, as well as the story of today’s modern blight: the Charlatan.