Gary Zukav:  “Emotions are classes in the Earth school. Some classes are about fear, and some are about love. The Universe is your tutor, and your classroom is your life. AUTHENTIC POWER VS EXTERNAL POWERThe main course in the Earth school, Authentic Power, is the same for everyone, but different students need different courses in order to complete it.”

—Gary Zukav and Linda Francis

The old way of understanding power is the ability to manipulate and control—external power (fear). The new way of understanding power is the alignment of the personality with the soul— with harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for Life—authentic power (love).


Love                                       Fear

Intimacy                                                                    Power struggle

Vulnerable                                                                 Emotionally closed

Compassionate                                                         Right, righteous

Open heart                                                                Walled off

Co-operative                                                             Controlling

Win-win                                                                    Win at all costs

Shares                                                                      Territorial

Self-responsible                                                        Blames others

Open to intuition                                                      Closed to intuition

Harmony                                                                  Discord

Co-creation                                                              Competition

Wants to heal                                                           Avoids pain

Faces fear                                                                Resists fear

Creates authentic power                                          Seeks external power

Integrity                                                                   Lack of integrity

Self-aware                                                                Self-concerned

Spiritually growing                                                   Spiritually stagnant    

Detached from outcome                                          Attached to outcome

Changes inner world                                               Rearranges outer world

Awaken Psychology

Awaken Mind

Awaken Spirit

Source: AWAKEN