Awhile ago I came across a blog, Who’s in Charge Here? It’s incredibly funny. All you have to do is pick the leader in a group of band members. And we all know there is one.
It reminded me of this photo of a group of policemen in Venice. Guess who’s in charge here?
Outer authority serves a purpose. Good leaders make good decisions on behalf of the group. They are trusted.
But sometimes we put more emphasis on the outside authority other than the inside. We feel certain groups and people have it all together and we hand our power over to them.
Turn the outside inside. Real power is your inner power. Do you trust it? Do you read the signs?
I’m a big fan of synchronicty. Synchronicity is kind of like a hiker’s helper. Hiker’s helpers are little piles of rocks that hikers look for when they get lost. They are put there by other hikers to help guide your way.
Synchronicity in Action
I started toying around with this inner and outer authority idea awhile ago. The way I usually put together posts is in my head. And sometimes I get hiker’s helpers along the way.
The other day I was over at Hunter Nuttal’s reading a post of his. In this post he was offering a free ebook by Steve Martile called the Genius Within You. I thought, sounds cool. Sixteen pages and it’s free. So I went over to Steve’s. He has a site called Freedom Education. What a great name for a site. Reminds me of that song by Cat Stevens, “Peace Train.”
I started reading the book. My mouth fell open. Exactly the same thoughts I was having expressed in a different way! And I great book, I might add. Read it!
So I thanked Steve and promptly told him I would just have to link to this. It was synchronicity. It was uncanny.
Back to Hunter’s. Perusing his posts I notice he has an article on synchronicity. Another hiker’s helper. I knew I was on the right path. Thanks Hunter!
Sure, you could call it chance, you can call it silly crap. But the point is it made sense to me. It was my inner authority recognizing the signs. So sometimes it is a good idea to keep these little things a secret. Why give your power away?
But I wanted to write a blog post.
The moral of the story? Focus on your inner authority and look for signs in the outer world to support your inner journey. You’ll always be on the right path.
Update: Steve was on a train when he had the epiphany to name his company Freedom Education. I found this out after I wrote the post and mentioned the name of his company reminded me of the Cat Steven’s song “Peace Train.” More synchronicity! Hint: You can find it in his video…
Photocredit: © Ellen Wilson