Sun Bear Speaks On Power

from a Sun Bear lecture

"I believe that there would be a lot more happiness in the world if people would sort out their lives and put their energy in things that they really believe in.

I believe that human beings are here to grow, that this is the processing station, a place to grow to our fullest human potential. The Creator has given us freedom to explore all the potential of the universe. Walk the sacred path, because you want to.

There are a lot of good things happening in the new age, and the people in new age. However I also see a lot of wimpishness that we have allowed to happen to us. This is not being a spiritual warrior. To me, spirituality is being allowed to see, evaluate, and move about the earth in a positive manner to help heal, accomplish and open up.

Spirit puts us in some powerful situations, just to grow through them. The more I follow the sacred path the more I see and understand why I am here.

The spiritual warrior should have enough balance in his or her life so that he can view the world around him, and not become overwhelmed by it, or judgmental of it. Surprisingly, a lot of people are waiting for others in this world to be brave enough to do the things that they think they should be doing.

The Creator represents the supreme intelligence in the universe. We all have the ability to tap into that intelligence. Do some listening. Learn to look at the world in a different way.

The first step, on your path to power, is to look at the system, all the glitter, glamour, and neon, and say "I don't believe it."

If you get that far, then you have to look around for something to believe in. You have to get to a point where you create you own belief system. This is what it amounts to. The big religious organizations on this planet want to spoon-feed you their religion. But that's not the way it really is.

Find out what really works for you, why it is there, and why you are here. When you discover how you can view the world, then you have your power.

Your belief system is your foundation from which to view the world, your centeredness. Otherwise, without a belief system, you are like a spinning top bouncing around the universe.

Once you have your foundation, knowledge, understanding, centeredness and beliefs, you can look at the world and see what is real and what is an illusion."

from a presentation given in California in 1985

[ Salem New Age Center ]