Well, the Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi —
In my mind, George Lucas gave forth the vision that all things had a "direct connection" to the force. Some were just more"in tune" with it at certain times in their life. For this reason, I love the idea of Rey having this direct connection and not bequeathed her"power" because she was some aristocratic royalty. The fact that the fatherless son of a slave woman gave "balance to the force" is truly "a new hope" for all of us .