Isn’t empowerment just more identification?
We don’t -feel- more or less empowered, we -think- to be or not, and then we even call it ‘our experience’
For me, words and wording is very important, both in their meaning as we commonly accept as well as their potential energy. To distinguish between our minds games of latching on to certain made up meanings or beliefs of words and wording is all part of the ongoing experiment of living my Design. And to play with them and tackle them if and when hinted at or openly discovered. That is not a power play by far, but an interest and an enjoyment.
One of the things I am investigating in my experiment, is the notion that many of our concepts, are only mental, are only psychological in nature, and not an actual body experience.
Empowerment, being part of those, is thus an interpretation, and not a felt sense. And to strive for, or encourage empowerment is therefor just another trick of the mind to keep us locked in our opinionated prison, in the illusion of happiness while continuing to suffer greatly.
And this suffering itself is also just another mental trick. (I do hope I’m making some sense) We don’t actually suffer, well that is part of my investigation, we only think we do.
Human Design is about bringing the life back, and the control of it (if there is any to be had) to the body’s awareness, and to let go of such mental notions of this and that. But we seem to be replacing so called ‘bad’ notions with supposed ‘good’ notions, like empowerment, with, as only result, an idea of empowerment of feeling better, when everything remains exactly the same in our lives.
And the body knows, the mind is in the trapped illusion and continues to run the show, and run you/me/we into the ground, since it does not know any better, and the body is left defenseless with all these trappings and ideals, concepts and pure nonsense.
Empowerment? Ha !
Gate 42 of growth, increase. The expansion of the resources which maximizes the development of full potential.
Gate 42 Line 5 Self-actualization
Exalted: The fulfillment and actualization of purpose as a natural path whose reward is a healthy sense of self, rather than the power and influence that naturally follow. Growth that is self-fulfilling and naturally leads to influence.
Detriment: Self-actualization as a strictly inner experience that may demand or result in a reclusive nature. Inner growth that empowers reclusiveness.