One negative byproduct of people forgetting that they are essentially Spirit is the confused desire to want power over others in order to feel greatness. The yearning for power as a way to compensate for spiritual disconnection feeds many of our human imbalances, such as greed, competition to be better than others, insensitivity to the needs of others and even cruelty.
When we can feel the pure power of being Spirit and have the direct experience that we are all part of the creative force in the universe, then we can know our own greatness and intrinsic value. Deep mediation is one effective way to feel the depth of our spiritual greatness and truly satisfy our natural longing for significance. From this inner knowing can come outer manifestation.