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Essences of Nature: Playing with Power

Essences of Nature: Playing with Power Mary Ann Altamarino Antenucci

Power can be a delicious and dirty word. We instantly associate it with the abuses of power: corruption, tyranny, unfairness, and bending others to our will. We may also fantasize about what it would be like to have the genie who grants every wish. Whether we admit it or not, many of us have an approach-avoidance relationship to power. We may secretly want it, but we may not want the responsibility of it or the fear of what it may do to us or to others around us. Yet power is still powerful.

Imagine all the times when you were a kid — and even now — and you really, really wanted to get or do something. It might've been that car, that job, that lover, that book, or that pair of boots you wanted, but people, places, circumstances, or finances stood in your way. You could only wish and plot and plan what it would be like when you had the power to do exactly and precisely what you wanted to do. How can you use your personal power to do what you really want to do?

Black Cohosh Essence Fights Self-Destructive Behavior

Black cohosh essence addresses the dark places within. We may have been abused. We may have been marginalized. We may be attracted to powerful and destructive people or circumstances. We may even be testing ourselves and our own sense of power by putting ourselves in challenging situations.