Human powers is best established as innate, inborn sources of supplying energy — and which sources are capable of magnification, of decrease, of being latent and untapped, and of being de-energized or depowered.
Qualities of power that can be exerted physically and mentally — all of which can be nurtured and enhanced, or caused to be latent or weakened.
The human mind is designed for learning.
It is also obvious that social processes in which everyone is embedded greatly determine what we do and do not learn, and it this factor that accounts for all types of failure to nurture many learning potentials.
People best recognize what they expect to see and often fail in recognizing whatever they do not expect to see.
For example, most do not expect to experience telepathy or intuition or other subtle activities supporting empowerment. And so they might not realize that such activities go on all the time about them. Thus, what we expect to see is visible to us, while the unexpected can.
For example, the socially engineered poor and powerless often do not expect significant increases in wealth and power, and so the subtle wherewithal of empowerment phenomena might remain invisible and meaningless even though empowerment potentials are innate within them.