The Power Within

by August Gold -

If we go down deeply inside ourselves, Ernest Holmes the creator of Science of Mind says, we will bump into God.

Where else are we going to find God except deep down inside ourselves? Until we understand that, we are working with just the power of our own two hands.

We can get some things accomplished. We can function. We can pay our bills. We can stay alive.


When we connect to the power within ourselves, we will lead lives that are full and creative and juicy and alive and powerful. We will accept that we are at-one with God, and we will be able to access that power and wisdom. 

When we recognize that the power exists and identify that power inside ourselves, it makes a tremendous difference in our lives.

It makes God utterly real. It takes God out of the realm of the abstract concepts and makes God a living God inside us; moving through us, being us.


At the ground of our being, at the deeper level of divine mind, intuitive mind, we have not forgotten anything, we remember everything.

We can take ourselves back to the exact moments in the past when we shut the door of our heart to ourselves, to others, to God. 

 Once there, we can reopen those doors in the safety of the knowledge of our unity with the Divine and heal what we have carried in our hearts that has remained unhealed.

We can finish our unfinished business from the past. We can free ourselves to stop dragging our past into our future.

It's awesome how much wisdom there is deep inside us about who we are, where we came from and what we are here to do on earth.

In order to touch that wisdom, to feel the reality of the Divine living within us, to know that the Divine resides within us, we've got to go inside.


The only thing that keeps us from going inside, naturally, is our fear. Sitting still is a very difficult thing to do. Try sitting still and quieting your little mind for even five minutes. It's very difficult. 

 Fear threatens that if you go inside, you will find nothing is in there, or something scary will be there, or you will change so much you'll lose the life you have, or you won't be able to handle it, or you'll be overcome by the feelings.


The truth is that when we get still and go within, we find out God is within -- and that knowledge and feeling affords us an outrageous confidence, hopefulness, connection and power. 

We will never know this power unless we connect to the Divine inside us. 

When you feel it -- not just know it, not just believe it -- but when you feel it, that's when things really begin shifting in your life.

It is an experience, a feeling -- the presence of God within, not something we know in our mind. And it will be different for each of us...

Until we take God off the mountaintop and begin to seek 'It' within the depths of our being, we will fear it. Anything we are separate from we will inevitably fear. 

We will blame our hardships, failures, struggles, and losses on God. It's the wrath of God, we will think. The God outside of me will hurt me, we will believe. God who sits in judgment of me will punish me. We will believe that God is keeping score.


That is why going within ourselves is key -- when you descend into the truth of who you are, you will come to feel the safety and love of God deeply inside of your heart.

You will feel the warmth of God's healing light and be moved by it. 

The Divine eyes that already exist within will enable you to see yourself through those same eyes -- to see yourself with a new compassion and loving softness.

The eyes of God that lay buried within us allow us to see the truth of everything and everyone around us, including and most especially us.


When we are convinced of the Divinity within us, that God is 'All in All' and lives in us, we become bold, brave, courageous beings.

We have eyes that see past, present, and future, and we learn the truth about who we are. Each of us has this tremendous spiritual power that is the secret of life. 

It exists and it exists inside us. 

 We don't have to beg or plead that something be given to us that already exists within us. We have only to open our awareness to the knowledge that God lives, God is real, God is right here. 

God is right here inside us. The moment we begin to open our conscious mind to accept that belief, things within ourselves and within our lives shift, move, heal.

The secret of life lies within you. 

To utilize it, recognize that it lives inside you and then identify with it as who you are: My mind is living in the mind of God, my heart is beating in the heart of God, my soul is living in the soul of God.

God can't do anything for you if you don't allow the Divine to move through you.


When we access the power and wisdom that is already inside us waiting to be tapped, then, in partnership with the Divine, we can heal.

We can move the mountains in our lives. That's what miracles are -- allowing that Divine power within each of us to do its outrageous WORK THROUGH US.

The miracle of realizing we are at ONE WITH GOD.

About Author: Founder and Spiritual Director of Sacred Center New York for over eight years, August Gold is an award-winning author and has served as a spiritual teacher and counselor in New York City for twenty years. Preeminent TEACHER of stories, Soul-Work and the Tao te Ching and nationally recognized as a leading inspirational SPEAKER she frequently keynotes at conferences nationally and internationally.  August is the co-author of the Family Circle Book of the Month, THE PRAYER CHEST. She co-authored MULTIPLY YOUR BLESSINGS. She received the Independent Book Publishers Award for WHERE DOES GOD LIVE? Co-author of THE THINK & GROW RICH WORKBOOK SERIES and SPIRITUAL VITAMINS. Her books have been translated in 15 languages and have over 100,000 copies in print. She was a regular guest on the Hallmark Channel “A New Day” and gives weekly spiritual seminars in Connecticut and in New York City called “Happy Hour w/August Gold”.