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Talking with many people over the years I learn time & again that transformation comes from one thing – when you own your power.

“When we align our thoughts, emotions and actions with the highest part of ourselves we are filled with enthusiasm, purpose and meaning. When the personality comes fully to serve the energy of it’s soul that is authentic empowerment.” – Gary Zukav

What this means to me is when you use your personality in alignment with what your soul came to earth to do. There is no one more powerful than you are.

When you embrace the power you have over your own intentions, thoughts, beliefs and actions you automatically have power over everything in your world. That internal power comes from taking responsibility, staying awake, being aware, living in your truth.

Trusting that you are co-creating with the energy that is loving & compassionate & comes from the universe.

In every moment we have a choice. Choice to embrace our power or give it up. You give up power when you shrink in response to people or circumstances. Real power is born with alignment with your soul’s calling.

You are here to figure out what that calling is. Connect with it and your burdens get lifted. The universe will rise to support you in your truest power and any transformation you can dream of can be yours.

“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.” – Coco Chanel

Without wanting to we gradually find ourselves giving away our power. This happens in countless ways most of them unconscious.

When you are dominated by someone in a relationship you have surrendered your power to be an equal partner. When you feel anxious about how loveable you are, you have surrendered the power of self esteem. Even when you go along with the crowd in your opinions. The power to think for yourself begins to diminish.

Taking back your power is a key to changing your story. This pertains especially to the burdens you are carrying because almost every time someone is weighted down physically, mentally or emotionally they believe they have to live that way.

The feeling of being trapped can have tragic consequences. Someone feels powerless to leave an abusive situation. From the outside an observer may say just walk out what is wrong with you. The same way, one may look at excessive weight. Just stop eating. What’s wrong with you.

This is a false perspective. We become who we are, either by having power or by giving power up. Once a person feels helpless and powerless that’s who they feel they are. This is not like a coat you can take off whenever you want to.

Everyday our lives are shaped by themes we don’t even realise are part of us. So what causes us to be shaped in ways that make us feel powerless, helpless or victimised? Certain cultural forces are invisible pressuring us without being noticed.

Some of the most pervasive themes that get reinforced in society are winner & loser, loveable & unlovable, victim & perpetuator, smart & stupid, beautiful & ugly, givers & takers. These are the boxes we slip into over time.

If you are a loveable, winner society sees you & knows you. But the same is true if you are an unlovable loser. The real trick is to reject the scheme that says you must fit into a box. When you have put yourself & any other person into these boxes you have lost the power to shape the story yourself.

You have a right to define yourself by who you actually choose to be. Taking back your power means speaking & acting according to your own truth.

So next time you are tempted to look at yourself & say things like “I am so unattractive, unlovable, loser”. Sense a lid of a box shutting on your head. Just say to yourself I’m not going there. I’m not going to be put into a box. At that very moment you are getting your power back.

Instead I define myself by choosing who I want to be.

Powerful stuff…

 

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What burdens are you carrying physically, mentally or emotionally?

Why have you been carrying these burdens?

Do you really believe your reasons at this very moment?

Brainstorm practical doable steps you can do to reclaim your power.