24 Jan The Gateways – Power in Powerlessness – Gateway 1
We all need power to get up and go, to make anything happen in our lives, to start and to stop and to basically function! Another way to describe power could be Life Force, or Chi. One of the great paradoxes of any spiritual path is that it deals with paradox. Think of the Zen Koan, or riddle, “what is the sound of one hand clapping”? That is a kind of paradoxical question, for which many answers may be possible, but for which no easy literal answer emerges.
Rev. Dr. Galloways best-selling book The Gateways is available through Sacred Stories Publishing, Amazon, and all major booksellers and combines a strength based approach to utilizing the depth principles of the 12-Steps, combined with Psycho-spiritual tools and practices to anchor in the practice of each step.
The first Gateway deals with Power. Bookshelves are full of titles about it. From political scientists to feminist scholars and gurus and self-help experts, the topic fascinates. we all need power!
The First Step is about Power too- “LACK of power, that is our dilemma. we admitted we were powerless over alcohol, that our lives had become unmanageable.”
Once we have tried chemical power, personality power, money and success power and even star power, it is a huge relief to let go of the struggle and allow a higher power to take over! It has been breathing us anyway and making the trees grow and the tides go in and out.
Once we admit we are powerless over attempting to run the Universe, we discover that there is actually Power in Powerlessness!
On this episode, you will experience how body/mind/Spirit tools can combine with the basic foundational work of Step One to really lock in a base for a lifetime.
Welcome to The Gateways.
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