You can activate capacities, you can use them and turn them into epigenetic shifts: abilities, that can be inherited...
The more abilities you have the more power you have.
Power is what it takes to say A and make it happen. Not over some people, but over yourself, over matter.
The way you live, the number of challenges you set for yourself will tell you how much of the power you have you actually use...
Recently I discovered about myself that I want someone to hold my hand to do the things I am not sure how to do. Like in first grade the teacher drew the letters using my hand. But I realized that unless I do it myself, I never learn.
I also realized that I actually know how to do the things I wanted to be helped to do, I just didn't have the self-starter mentality... Once I realized this, I started to do the things I was complaining that I could not do... Very telling.
Guess how much of the power you have that you actually use?
In the fantasy TV series, Heroes, Hiro, the time traveler, says: "If I am too afraid to use my powers, I don't deserve them."
In the movie, Defending your Life, we find out, that fear is what robs us from our opportunity to use all we got... in fact it almost completely uses our lives.
People ask me how they will notice that... so I did a little soul-searching tete a tete with Source, and this is what I found out:
I only use 18% of my power. (this was in 2013. In 2018 I am using 30% of my power. Maybe I should write an article about that!)
How many percentage of your power do you think you are using?
The average North American person uses 0.8% of their power. One of my students that has had a life with at least some challenges, and has learned to challenge herself, at least for some years, now after a decade, is only using 1.8% of her power.
I realized that it is not that you lack power, it is that you prefer staying the same, safe, dead, stagnant, predictable, and small.
In your daily life you don't need any of your spiritual capacities to stay the same.
But if an emergency arose, a catastrophe, a major challenge, you'll need them and a lot more.
Unfortunately, it is too late to dig a well when you are thirsty, and chances are that unless you expand yourself, by design, intentionally, by challenging yourself, you will die in a major emergency, together with 99% of the people effected.
And unless you start the work of expanding now, you are going to stay the same, using 0.8% of your power... it's like trying to have sex with a one-inch thingie... not much sex.