Adapted from The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press).
Being synchronized with the intelligence field creates balance physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It gives you strength and flexibility that allow you to meet any challenge effortlessly. You become capable of transforming the challenge in such a way that it nourishes you, and you draw greater strength from meeting the challenge.
Our inner dialogue gives us that kind of bright power because it is, in fact, the inner dialogue of the conscious intelligence field. When we are in tune with the universal consciousness, when we are synchronized in the non-local intelligence field, we take on the power that emanates from that boundless force. This power comes from within, and when you have it, nothing is beyond your reach.
There are two kinds of power that emanate from the self. The first is the power of agency–the power that comes from having a famous name, lots of money, or an impressive title. The power of agency can be formidable, but it eventually comes to an end. True power comes from within, and it has a spiritual rather than a material foundation. It is permanent and does not die with your body.
With agency, identity and power come from some external reference–an object, a situation, a status symbol, a relationship, money. With self-power, identity comes from listening to the true self, and power comes from the internal reference of spirit.
When you work from this internal reference, your sense of self is clear and is not affected by external factors. This is the source of personal power.