Think about number three first – just what is em-powered? It literally means powered from without.
Our own spiritual experiences are powered from within. Empowered spirituality is powered from without.
Powered by who? God of course!
In the bible your own spiritual experiences are called “water” The empowered experiences are called either “spiritual” or more accurately “Fire”! it says, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit (Fire), he cannot enter into the kingdom of God”
It is far too easy to mistake the phenomena of personal spiritual experience with the reality of empowered spirituality!
The empowered state is like becoming a perfect mirror that reflects God in most ways. Imaging that the mirror is aimed at the sun. You would see the sun shining and brilliant in the mirror.
But the real sun is always inaccessible. Spiritually this is called the unknowable essence.
The light we see from the sun is only a trillionth of the suns real power. But if that sun reflected in a perfect mirror we would be unable to tell them apart visually. It is only by putting our hand on the perfect reflection we could tell it isn’t the real sun! For the real sun burns at millions of degrees! But the perfect reflection is touchable.
So it is with God. God’s real fire is the power of creating Life and the power of Justice. But in every other aspect we are the same as God! We can create everything except life and we cannot handle true justice. Which is why, for Man, forgiveness is the ultimate form of revenge! Because it puts us back into Love and hands the perpetrator back to God for justice! And I’ve seen quite a few laid low from this justice! Where can they go to hide from it? Nowhere at all!
I know of a few people who believe they are in the empowered state who are actually blinded by their own spirituality. Remember there are two glass ceilings in life – The first glass ceiling is, of course, the barrier that keeps us from our own spirituality. This barrier is commonly called materialism.
Then our introduction into our own spiritual experiences presents us with the second glass ceiling, mostly because we believe that the second step IS the whole answer, Sorry it’s the first step in a two part spiritual experience! The only way to come to the second state is to ask for it – ask out aloud. You can also empower the asking a hundredfold by making it a written goal. The asking is the power of the spoken word (sound) and the goal is the power of the written word (Light)!
If you want guidance to the second state of spirituality i can help you achieve it fairly easily.