Spiritual sources of power and capacity are relatively more intangible than material sources; they nonetheless exist and exert influence just the same. One way to discuss their dynamics and learn how to draw upon them is to use the analogy of a magnet.
A magnet is an object, composed of a common substance like iron, and when under proper conditions, creates an invisible magnetic field – harnessing the power inherent in invisible electric charges to produce an invisible electromagnetic force. The only difference between a magnetized piece of iron and a non-magnetized piece of iron is the internal alignment of its elements. Basically, if the electron configuration among the atoms are such that the poles and charges are all aligned in the same direction, the material will produce a net total magnetic field. If the electron configurations are in different and random directions, the material will not be magnetized.
Quite an insightful analogy, one must say! The human soul (magnet) has the latent capacity to manifest spiritual powers (magnetism), such as the power to unify and the power to attract other hearts through goodly deeds and a praiseworthy character. The human being acquires these powers through the proper alignment (electronic configuration) of its thoughts, words, actions, attitudes, etc., with the spiritual forces and laws that govern reality.
Social institutions, such as the family, the state, the university, the clinic, and so on, can also manifest collective powers of justice and unity, for instance, through their proper internal alignment – both of individuals constituting those agencies and of the structure, values, purpose, and nature of the organization itself.
Likewise, communities, when composed of individuals and institutions described above, will manifest characteristics of love, oneness, and reciprocity. It will become a wholly magnetized environment that elicits the capacities of all towards contributing to a process of collective betterment.
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Amazing analogy! Also interesting to ponder is the process by which a normal piece of iron is magnetized; it must be heated to extreme temperatures, and allowed to cool in a strong magnetic field, often while being hammered, during which time alignment occurs, and the newly-formed magnet is polarized. For the iron to manifest its latent potential as a magnet, with all of its attractive forces, it must undergo a rigorous and trying process, during which time its inherent potential is revealed.