You are powerful and they don't want you to know it. Who are "they"?
"They" are the individuals who project authority onto themselves, and make the rest of us think we need to hear things from them, get their permission, or pay them dues for living on the planet. Why do we give them all this authority over us? Because we have been taught to from day one to do so. And because if we don't, we are told we will die, or worse, we will suffer.
Now, let's not fall into the victim/aggressor cycle here. "They" exist because we all agree to have them there. The majority of us find it easier to have someone manage the majority of our lives, tell us what is "real", what is not "real", give us "official information channels", and tell us how to live our lives.
When I first became a public person, a man told me that he did not like that I would look at vibrational lines, situations and events, and simply state what I was seeing with full authority. He suggested I add the words "in my view", or "my opinion is". In other words, he wanted me to step down from my personal authority. Why? Because it threatened him. You see, any of us can be in full control and use our personal authority, but others will see and react to it as they do to "formal" authority, that it is something imposed on them that they have to accept without question.