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Take Back Your Power with the Power of Neutrality

For decades and even centuries people have been told a great lie and that lie has been handed down by loving parents who didn't know any better. World leadership in government (and organized religion) have been accelerating this lie every year and we have all been led into a form of ‘slavery' that is so insidious most people don't even know it has happened to them. We have been led one gentle and subtle step at a time; slavery to debt, slavery to our jobs, slavery to what other people think of us, slavery to consumerism.

The ‘programming' we have been bombarded with since birth creates a separatist society based on competition. The “fake news” media representation of events also gives a propagandist representation of events. This is perfect for controlling people and bringing people into conflict with each other.

Wikipedia defines Propaganda as follows:

“Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position so as to benefit oneself or one's group.”

Needless to say, this is not only a good time to take back your power and get total control of your own life; it is also a critical time.

We are brought up to believe that we should get a good education, work hard at school to pass exams, go to University, get a good job, get promoted, get married, buy a house (with a mortgage) and work our way up the corporate ladder adding the trappings of success as we go (bigger house, better car, newest gadget, etc.). This would give us security and build a good pension for when we retire. We would be rewarded for following the rules. Sound familiar?

Don Miguel Ruiz in his book The Four Agreements refers to this as ‘domestication'. He says that the way we bring up our children is the same as the way we train our dogs and cats – we teach them to ‘be good', to conform to the rules and to need approval in order to feel ‘worthy'. We take away their power.

Pink Floyd's movie The Wall portraying children being processed through a sausage machine illustrates this perfectly – and it has great music too!

So what happened to the promised rewards for all this conformity? Even though unemployment rates have dropped, job security is non-existent when you're at the mercy of big corporations whose priority is profits before people. It's not uncommon for experienced employees to lose their jobs and be replaced by inexperienced candidates because they can be paid less, which cuts costs and boosts corporate profits. Many people are having to work two jobs just to keep up payments on their credit cards and mortgage. Many graduates are working low-paid jobs despite having the best qualifications and are struggling to pay off their student debt. Many seniors have now given up any hope of retirement and are having to work well into their 70's to maintain their standard of living. The incidence of depression, stress, and stress-related diseases has soared. The trappings of success have become traps!

Even many entrepreneurs and business owners who decided to stay out of the corporate ‘rat race' are struggling and unsuccessful because they haven't had the right education and even more importantly they don't have the right mindset. Remember, success is 80% mindset and 20% strategy!

Isn’t it ironic that many of the most successful people dropped out of college and broke all the rules? Go to for a VERY long list of people who did just that.

“Schools teach children to obey. …Modern education is a wasted investment. It doesn't deliver what we need the most: creative answers to the challenges of our times… It isn't a surprise that many of the people who've had the greatest influence on our times were–from the perspective of education–failures.” — Jurriaan Kamp, Ode Magazine Editor

The information that schools teach us is wrong in subject and content. This is not the fault of the teachers (they too have been told the ‘great lie ‘), it is the fault of the system. Schools don't teach us how to be successful, how the financial system works, how to create wealth, how to use our imagination and creativity, how to be critical thinkers, how to be innovators and entrepreneurs.

BUT, it's not all doom and gloom. There is a solution.

It's up to us to re-educate ourselves and develop the right mindset in order to become successful, fulfilled and happy.

I assume you're reading this because you want to be more successful and achieve more in your life. The way to do this is to take back your power.

The Power of Neutrality

The first step to personal power is awareness…

…Awareness of where we lack knowledge, awareness of our environment and of how we are thinking, feeling and behaving in response to it.

At this point, I'll to introduce you to one of the most powerful tools I use in my Empower Your Life Program which you can use to take back control over your life – the ‘Power of Neutrality'. Once you master the ‘Power of Neutrality' and apply it consistently in your life you will see massive change. Your attitude to life will change dramatically and you will become truly empowered and free, able to create a positive outcome for yourself in every situation.

The principle behind the ‘Power of Neutrality' is that every situation has no meaning (is neutral) until we assign our own interpretation to it. The proof of this lies in the fact that two people can be involved in exactly the same situation but interpret it completely differently.

For example, let's say two people lose their job on the same day from the same position in the same company. One of them sees it as a catastrophe, a personal tragedy and immediately becomes overwhelmed by all the problems he or she believes it will cause – loss of income, unable to make car and house payments, the reaction of family and friends, and so on. The other person sees it as an opportunity to start a business he/she has dreamed of for years but never had the opportunity to do it. Same situation – opposite interpretation.

In other words, we choose how to interpret every situation we experience, based on our perception and beliefs. We can choose to be neutral (no response) or we can consciously choose to interpret a situation as positive or negative.

Awareness is something we can practice every minute of every day. It is the practice of observing situations and then using the ‘Power of Neutrality' to respond to them with detachment.

Instead of reacting automatically and emotionally to a situation, take a conscious pause and question why you feel the way you do, what you think the other person's perspective is, why they are behaving that way and what outcome you want from this situation. Then apply the ‘Power of Neutrality' and consciously choose your response.

When an emotion controls you instead of you controlling your emotion, you have given away your power and lost control of the situation. When you consciously choose how to respond you are empowered.

This technique applies not only to how you interpret personal situations but also to your interpretation of world situations. So, even in the most turbulent times, you can either choose to be stressed, worried, fearful and overwhelmed or you can choose to take everything in your stride, focus on the outcomes you want and sail on calm waters towards your goal while the storm rages around you.

It takes time, commitment and self-discipline to develop this new approach, but if you apply the ‘Power of Neutrality' in every situation you create the ability to have, be or do anything you want. This is because you retain power and control over yourself in every situation so you can create the outcome you want as a result of that power.

Jan Shaw The Success AlchemistJan Shaw – The Success Alchemist, is a Spiritual Empowerment and Intuitive Success Coach, Success Strategist and Mindfulness and Manifestation Mentor and can be found at She delivers intuitive guidance, spiritual and metaphysical teaching, plus life and business strategies, to support you in fulfilling your Soul Mission and Life Purpose. Get your FREE copy of her Dream Achievers Success Kit or apply for a complimentary Success Strategy SessionHer book Empowered Manifestation is available on Amazon. Visit her YouTube Channel for more tips, tools, and training. You can also visit her Facebook Page and join her Facebook Group, Breakthrough to Brilliance. Jan also hosts the Cosmic Creating Show every Saturday on Cosmic Reality Radio.

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