What is the definition of your power?
I’ve been sitting with this question for some time now. I wonder what it is, what it looks like and if it’s the same for everyone? I’ve been thinking about these questions for so long that I feel exasperated at times. How do I step into my power? I saw myself grasping at straws inside those questions. I thought, power must be a symbol of status or financial gain. Maybe it’s the realization of a dream or getting things done, being productive, fearless in my pursuits, and if I fell short of any of that, I wasn’t in my power. It was an exhausting search, depleting me of any power I could’ve possibly had.
Recently, in my practice I was struck by insight! Stepping into my power was not something established outside of myself, and it wasn’t a product of anything I generated to manifest. Taking the first step for me, was defining what my power was or better yet, define what is in my power to practice.
For me, stepping into my power looks like:
- Setting Boundaries
- Going with my personal flow
- Trusting what I feel
- Not settling for anything less
(than what is listed above)
This was a revelation to me, a standard of personal power. “Stepping” into my power had a definition, a face now and “Standing” in my power simply had to be the body, the practice of what the first steps might look like in action. It was clear to me, when you define and begin a practice utilizing your personal power, you find your individual balance and Divine alignment.
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When something is Sacred it means there is a relationship of great reverence and devotion in connection with the essence of God. When you connect with the self as Sacred, you are devoted to building that relationship with the important and highly valued qualities of God within yourself. When you treat the self as Sacred, you welcome the imprint of God on your soul into the waking experience of life. You are conscious and operating at a high level of awareness, insight, and wisdom. Those Godlike qualities (love, forgiveness, kindness, service, charity... etc.) become alive in action as you let go or shed human experience and expand your spiritual nature into humanity. You become the example of God made manifest.
THE SACRED I AM
Reconnecting with the Sacred Self does not mean "over-working" and/or doing more. Sacred Self-Care is not the actions of "self care." It is not "to do" for the self but to "BE" the self, vibrating in its highest qualities without waver. In this way, you are not tending to just the body, mind, or emotional parts of you. You are nurturing the self at the level of soul, the relationship with the essence of God that resides inside you. You are cherishing the depths of who you are in that Sacred, spiritual space, fully self-aware and awake. You are honoring the importance of that connection in understanding how to thrive. You are valuing the self as a spiritual spark in the world of humanity, making your mark, by embodying your God-like qualities as an example in-being. These are Sacred acts of consciousness that require a welcoming in, to receive yourself with regard, acceptance, and celebration of ALL parts of you in the most loving, steadfast, and continually refreshing way. Sacred-Self care is a re-birthing process that innovates the experience of ascension. You grow into who you were created to be, firm in the knowledge of who you are, shedding the human experience as you move closer to God and further away from the things of this world that can hold you back.
3 STEPS TO SACRED SELF-CARE
Get to know yourself deeply. Spend quality time forming an inner relationship and self-bond. Discover your qualities, identify, define and refine them. Make your values #1 priority, stick with them, seek them out in others, and hold your qualities in high esteem. Learn to meet your own needs and take good care of yourself.
Fortify means to strengthen. You protect and maintain your God-like qualities through boundaries; personal, relational, familial, and professional. Do not compromise your qualities/values. Do not make excuses for others. Do not make excuses for yourself. Do not down play your power. Set your limits, stay within those limits, and strengthen your soul.
Soul renewal happens when you nourish and fortify yourself on a regular, sometimes daily basis. This is about embrace your Authentic Self. Being who you are. Loving and accepting yourself as you know yourself to be and using your experiences as a platform for growth. Leap into yourself and enjoy the full value of you in loving creation.
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THE RETURN TO YOUR NATURAL RHYTHMS AND FLOW
The spirit of Divine Alignment is a natural rhythm moving inside the ebb and flow of each moment. When you can identify these beautiful beats of inner acknowledgement and become more familiar with the flow of your truth, you can discern what’s truly best for you. Stepping into this form of right action, establishes a place of personal power that highlights your highest potentials with a gentle support toward what’s right for you in the most authentic way. I often wonder why being gentle with the self can be a source of great resistance. How the neglect of emotional needs has become a source of comfort in which, "where you are and where you want to be" can be so threatening to the overall value of growth. At what point do you embrace the natural flow and rhythms of your personal truth and fully embody your authentic self?
When you don’t seek your natural rhythms first, you stop the inner current of wisdom binding easily, to the downward spirals of the relentless, “I should.” The inner dialogue that sounds like, (I want to do this, but I should do that. I need this but I should settle for that. I feel this, but I should feel that…) and conjures up versions of the self that are defined by others. Thus, creating a lens viewed through perceived expectations, distorted beliefs, and realized/unrealized traumas. “I should” statements can be vague and slippery versions of reality. (You should all over yourself and lose sight of what you need. You should all over yourself and compromise what you value. You should all over yourself and what’s most important becomes insignificant.) "I should" statements moves you further away from what’s right and true for you thereby, depleting your energy and sense of personal power.
The truth lives inside you. It flows with subtle communications in support of your health and well-being. The truth’s gentle rhythms guide you toward the direction of a more balanced energy and a sense of renewed power. What you think you “should do” in one moment, will “feel right” in the next. When you observe statement's like, “I should” you can notice it often present's a dilemma between two opposing thoughts yet, inside the opposition there's always a choice. There is no indecision or lack of motivation in the natural rhythm and flow of Divine Alignment. Your body understands more of what you need in the truth of the moment than your mind likes to think about what you should do. The choice is clear, even if the mind doesn’t accept what’s true. Choosing Divine Alignment is a much stronger foundation to rest on.
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TIS` THE SEASON OF HEART
December can be quite a magical month and fulfilling time of year. We get a chance to embrace the spirit of holidays and witness the wonder through the eyes of children and adults alike. Tis` the season of heart, when the world steps into a place of family, togetherness, and hope. It’s an end of a year that begins an active path into giving and receiving, rooted in a coming together of values and the essence of home. The season fills the atmosphere with magic; crisp air and snow falling from sky, lights aglow on streets and in homes, long gazes into loved one’s eyes by the crackles of fire and sparks of sweet-hearts. We take care, nestling into hearty foods like soups, stews, and hot chocolate. We bundle up with sweaters, scarves, blankets and loved ones and we find ourselves surround by light, the illumination of our hopes and dreams in the stillness of love within our hearts.
The heart symbolizes life, love and the engagement in partnership. The heart never leads alone... It never beats alone... One pulse follows the other in the direction of union. A sense of union requires partnership. We learn to connect and re-connect through the heart-experience, magnified between a pair of arms that allow us to reach out and touch what we love, while, cradled and comforted between two breasts that safely hold what we feel. We are given an opportunity to feel the magic of life, connection and harmony both, individually and collectively. The season of heart reminds us in order to create a spark of life, we cannot go at it alone. We simply relate and create in a blended continuum of wholeness. The heart does not beat alone... It does not lead alone... One pulse follows the other in complete unification.
This is a time of un-veiling, re-vealing, and an un-folding of self to the inner sweetness of comfort and warmth. It’s a reminder of the mother-child experience, the inner connection and bond of unconditional love. Our very own place to rest soulfully in the wonder and awe, completely disarmed and embraced in the natural state of being. The heart leads us to a clear passage and cleansing, a shedding of old, a point to nurture life and all that we live for. It is a space given in which to surrender, to lay down a clean slate, to be re-born in concept as we celebrate into the new, calm and cradled in the mother energy, inside the season of heart.
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It’s time to get out of the “cookie cutter” version of what healing should look like and shift back into our own personal guidance and experience. Sometimes, the path to healing has us feeling off center and it’s cause for questioning but we forget, feeling off center is also for good purpose. The center balances opposing sides and reveals a place of wholeness. When the scale tips toward into the wound, the other side of balance is overlooked. The gift of wholeness is to be open and available to both sides and to integrate them into conscious balance. Your personal path to healing begins inside wholeness not in one side of experience. Let’s look at pain for example. I’ve thought about pain. Pain is real. Pain is relentless. It reveals itself through the body, not just inside it. It wants to be seen. It beckons to be heard. It tugs at you every minute of every day. Pain is restrictive, trapped in the body with no space for joy and we suffer. Pain is suffering, the physical manifestation of held in, held back, shut down and buried emotion. Your physical body can become the storehouse for ignored, unacknowledged and suppressed emotional energy. Pain is an internal broadcast system for the feelings buried inside, screaming to be heard. To be acknowledged. To be cleared. To be loved.
Every healing journey will not look the same. It’s a personal pursuit-
Have you ever sat with the inner voice of your own pain?
I have. Pain is a lot more than just what we name it. It’s a culmination of stuck emotions, blocked feelings, experiences, memories, unconscious belief systems and unhealthy patterns. Because of this, healing can be an evolution of all experience and acknowledging what exists inside you, begins the path that serves as a direction. All of it is important information to construct a very intimate healing experience. Sometimes the tendency is to give up because you don’t like what you see and it can be hard to move through. This is when healing becomes dedication and time becomes discovery. I thought about pain. I’ve had pain. I’ve worked with pain and then it occurred to me. It came into me like a whole being awareness. The other side of pain, is pleasure. Pleasure. What a revelation! In all these years, it never occurred to me that pleasure was a root deficiency to my experience of pain. I was totally invested inside the pain that I missed out on any form of pleasure. I never embraced the joy of life and in being because I never thought to look at the other side of what the experience of pain had to offer.
I thank God for that moment in wholeness. It moved me. Pleasure was now in the game and enjoying my life became priority. When you embrace the other side, you stop brow beating the wound. You cease falling back into rigid, perfectionism disguised as discipline and the “trigger” has a place to go, a space to flourish. My personal healing did not look like the ideal or what I had anticipated. I found rest. I witnessed no more pushing into life or wanting to force forward. I could feel the grip loosen, I allowed some fun and sweeter foods, exercise was no longer a bloodbath but now conscious movement based on my needs for that day. Yes, I gained some weight but I also embraced that weight and loved myself anyway. My healing journey through pain helped me find a better balance within myself, a conscious balance. It helped me find the opening to the possibility of having pleasure move through me and integrate it into my experience. When you make your healing journey personal; it moves you, it changes you, it transforms you into a state of inner-conscious being. Shift away from the “call to action” approach to healing and move deeper into intimate understanding. Let that be the life-giving medicine you take in.
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#SeektheOtherSide #BecomeWhole #WholnessMatters
AUTHOR OF INNER BEAUTY BLOGS
Jennifer is a truth seeker and artistic expressionist. She is certified energy therapist, emotional wellness coach, yoga/meditation instructor and intuitive. She is known her poetry and the deep care she feels for others.