There is a deep, vast power with metaphysical properties which we are part of and which is part of us at the same time. There is no real division between this power and who we are.
This power gives us the possibility to be and to manifest almost anything we want. This is in a way who we are, very very deep inside.
This sounds crazy to the majority of the people, since we do not live by such terms. In our life, many of us have struggles of different kind. In real life, most of us, carry different insecurities and we doubt ourselves many times. Many people struggle both by following and by not following a system which is detrimental and enslaving for humanity.
So how can it be that such supposed power and powerful individuals behave in such limiting ways in their normal life? How can we struggle so much in life if we know there is this hidden potential which can set us free? How come we get to suffer?
This is just what I believe:
I believe the reason lies in our perception and beliefs that we carry inside of us. Many of us, most of us maybe, were raised and educated in some particular ways...
We are taught rules, moral codes, what it is to be good and what it is to be bad, according to society´s perceptions. Just to name one example: Exploration of consciousness through psychedelics is seen as "bad" by many people; however, in my experience these are some of the most important and eye opening experiences one can have. So, since this activity is seen as terrible, dangerous and illegal by society, most individuals will refrain themselves from them. This is only one example on how society´s moral codes are limiting to us.
We are also taught religion and science. Religion as well as science have their shades of truth and limitations. Sometimes I see them as the opposite spiritual poles (to me, both science and religion are spiritual, they are simply different languages that try to explain the same truth). Most people base their faith in either religion or science. Both are limiting in a way: Religions many times teach that the power is external, they teach fear of God, they make people think that they need priests, figures or temples in order to connect to God, sometimes there is the belief of punishment and hell. All these ideas simply take all our power away from us. They delude us and contribute to our ignorance and fear.
Science, although it is now expanding and exploring spirituality, has focused only or mostly on the "external" things (what can be touched, seen, measured, etc). Many times and for different reasons, science is forced to hide truths and facts and some other times, they are just plain wrong in their discoveries. Science has denied in many occasions things like plant and animal consciousness, Divinity, life after death and almost everything related to the spiritual, esoteric and occult world. This is also completely limiting since this denies our inner potential and every spiritual aspect (this is where the physical reality comes from, in the first place). To believe only in science and their facts may be just as limiting as believing only in your religion in my opinion.
So we grow up with religion, science education, an un-balanced society´s moral codes and so, we create our inner mental patterns. We create our mentality, our beliefs system and our life perception. We believe in it, we delude ourselves and we live inside the system, detached from our true power, potential and self. We then live in struggle and pain.
Our inner potential is our own consciousness, our own beliefs and perceptions exactly. When we become aware (not in knowledge but in awareness, there is a big difference in both) that we create our reality with our beliefs, perceptions, consciousness and intentions, then we are in touch with our inner self, the Universe and our inner true power. When we live detached from it and just blindly following the system, then we use our own power to become slaves for the sake of others who believe themselves to be more illuminated and better than humanity.
It is a very clever tactic actually. Think about this: If you had an enemy, or some power you wanted to either control or destroy, would you not attack its key, the core of its power? This is what has happened to humanity. Humanity has been attacked / brainwashed / limited / suppressed right in their consciousness which is, at the same time, the key to its inner power. All using exactly the same method which creates such power: A perception and a belief system.
"Keep the masses ignorant, skeptical of everything and detached, and they will give you their power. Same power they could use in living fully and authentically".
We struggle and we suffer because of our deep-rooted subconscious perceptions and beliefs. These beliefs, perceptions and consciousness are the energy that we emit, our aura. Our aura is what creates the illusion of external reality, or in other words: our physical life. We create with our mind.