I didn’t really know what that meant until I spent some quality time with my journal this morning. Here’s what I got:
How do we give away our power?
- By putting other people’s needs before our own.
- By not honouring our true feelings.
- By not believing in ourselves, our strengths, gifts and talents.
- By procrastinating/distracting ourselves from what it is we really want to do, eg.
Too much TV/internet/chores/time with others who drain us, when our true self wants to finish a creative project, practice the piano, read, journal, bake cakes, etc. We shy away from what we really want to do because sometimes it feels uncomfortable, putting us in touch with our real feelings which may be raw and painful.
Putting our needs first may be very uncomfortable for us, bringing up feelings of guilt or shame. Perhaps we were taught as a child that “good’ people put others first. Perhaps we were ridiculed or belittled for the things we loved to do as children- or thought of as odd. We might have been told that these things weren’t important. By believing these things, we gave away our power.
We were taught wrongly!
Following our heart’s passions and desires is extremely important!
The universe wants us to be happy!
To work through any guilt or shame associated with putting our heart’s passions first in our lives, focus on the LOVE and PASSION for what it is you want to spend time doing. Open up your heart and follow where it leads you.
Forgive yourself for any blame you have placed on others and for allowing them to take away your power. Then forgive them. They only taught us what they were taught by their parents/teachers/peers.
TAKE BACK YOUR POWER! STAND IN YOUR LIGHT AND SHINE!
Wow- what synchronicity! Added to Sonia Choquette’s Facebook page one day after writing this post:
When tuning out intuition and ignoring what we feel inside, we fall out of integrity with our true Self and surrender our power over to others who have no way of bringing us peace and satisfaction. Today, tune in. Listen to your intuition. Acknowledge what is is trying to tell you. Follow its guidance back to center, starting with this next breath.
All my love.
Sonia Choquette is an inspiring spiritual/popular psychology writer. My current favourite book:
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