Most people don’t know the Pagan Origins of Christmas and the Mother Goddesses that were either erased or turned into men by the Patriarchy that used politics and religion to erase any egalitarian culture that respected both genders and believed in living in harmony with nature. Modern developments and discoveries in Anthropology and History are bringing to light the hidden history that was covered up and destroyed by violence and abuse of “power”. The old sense of “power” which meant using secrecy, fear, violence and oppression to control the populace. But there is a new sense of “power” that people are discovering, that come from transparency, sharing knowledge, empowering people with it, and creating massive change by connecting humans within social networks in order to collaborate and Activate Change.
Advancements in Neuroscience and Psychology are showing us that our minds are powerful enough to affect our physical bodies and that just as stress (from fear and worry) can break us down, a calm and confident mind will drive us beyond completion of our goals to achieving more that what we thought possible.
All of this is pushing against a system that still tries to rule with fear and sedition. We push for an end of fear, because “there is nothing to fear but fear itself”.
Edit: i now have the full litany against fear quote from Dune
“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Trust in yourself, trust in the universe to give you what you need. Self-confidence can create success, it can open doors, and it can save your life.
I included this video because it is a wonderful TED talk about what New Power is compared to Old Power. Food for thought. Feed your brain.
Fighting Violence with Nonviolence : Scilla Elworthy (a key part is confidence)