Claim Your Power!
Lately I discovered that I was unconsciously giving my personal power away. I noticed alot of fear coming up around what people’s perceptions of me were , in my day job and as an intuitive. When I checked in with my third chakra, it appeared to be wide-open, leaking out my personal power. Even when I tried to staunch this flow, my third chakra would be empty again by the next day.
Knowing this likely indicated a deep fear was holding me hostage, I took a closer look. I realized I was deeply afraid of how I will appear to the world. I am going through a transition with who I really am, and I am working through how I can integrate all the parts of myself. This triggered fears about if people will judge me, and if they would accept or reject this new person I am becoming.
Death By A Thousand Cuts
When I was working through releasing the fear, an image was shown to me of my body covered in a thousand microscopic cuts. These tiny cuts were allowing my personal power to leak out every day. I was unconscious of these leaks, and every day my power would seep out of them until I was totally drained.
This inability to not claim who I really am by not being my authentic self, was draining the life force out of me. By not integrating all of my parts to show the world “who I really am”, it was siphoning off my energy and self-confidence.
I was able to work through this fear and ultimately release it. I use Fia Crandall’s “Heal Your Hidden Fears” to release fear. I have used her processes for the last two years, and highly recommend them. Fia is offering a $97 special on this process which you can use forever. Click here to get it <http://www.kickstartcart.com/app/?af=1214250>.
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Then I visualized sealing up all these tiny cuts to shore up my personal power, and my body was restored to normal. Once I was whole again I realized that I had to take control of the gifts that I already had.
I’m Powerful Already
My release of this fear made me realize that before I go forward in my life into something new with new challenges, I have to appreciate the power I currently have. I couldn’t be powered up and ready to go into my future, if I wasn’t powered up right now.
I realized this meant I have to claim my personal power right now. I have to step into who I am fully at the moment, and inhabit it all. I have to feel all of it. I have to fully experience the power of who I am right now.
I was undervaluing and not appreciating all the talents, skills, training, and abundance that I already have. What a waste! If I didn’t care about what I already had, why would the Universe give me more?
I couldn’t make the leap to the next thing, if I wasn’t appreciating and using all the gifts I am have been given by the Universe at this very moment.
So I started work on claiming my own power. I did a journey reading for myself to see if there was anything I could do to help myself.
I was shown the process below to help me claim my power. I’m very excited about sharing this process, as it has helped me already.
Grounding – Wear a Sod Poncho!
An important part of standing in your power is GROUNDING. If you are not grounded when you are holding your power, it will not work.
Grounding is particularly important before you do spiritual work. Being “in your head”, and involved with the higher realms, tends to unmoor you from this beautiful Earth. In order to keep yourself fully connected, you need to have the power flowing both ways, from the bottom to the top, and the top to the bottom!
You will be of no use to yourself or anyone else if you are not solidly rooted in the reality of this material world. Grounding allows you to balance your energy properly when you connect to the energies of your Higher Self/Spirit. Just like an eletrical appliance needs grounding, so that it doesn’t shock you with excess electricity, your body needs a ground too. You may have met spiritual people who are “not quite there”, which often means that they are not fully grounded.
I was shown a great way for me to ground, which is to visualize wearing a poncho made out of sod. If you’ve ever picked up a piece of grass sod you know how incredibly heavy it is. Since the sod contains not only grass but the roots of the grass, and the soil connected to it, it is great for grounding. Visualizing this sod poncho connects me solidly with the Earth, and keeps me solidly connecting with Source.
This grounding visualization can also be used any other time you need to feel more grounded. You can ground yourself in any way that connects you with your body or the earth (eating, exercising, being in Nature, visualizing a grounding exercise).
Rejecting Power Drains
The first step to claiming my power was to take back the power I was giving away.
I was given the following words to say to myself, along with images to picture in my mind while speaking:
“I reject those things to which I give my power away. I reject:
a) my need for false comfort (breaking candy in half),
b) my need for external confirmers (ripping up Tarot cards)
c) my need to diminish myself in relationships (tearing an energy cord in two).”
Note: I have no problem with candy, Tarot cards or energy cords. They all have their purposes. But I give away my power to these things. So I must make the conscious choice not to give my power away to these things. These items are visual shorthand for me to remind myself of need to not give away my power to these things.
Gathering Back My Power
Then I was shown an image of my body turning into a great magnet. The purpose of this magnet is to collect all the power I had given away the previous day. The bits of power I gave away to other things or people are represented by tiny gold bits. (Yellow is the color of the third chakra which relates to personal power.)
“I now call back all of the power which I have given away”.
I picture myself attracting all these little bits of power and pulling them back into my body, where they re-integrate into my solar plexus. Once they all return, my third chakra is then whole again. My personal power is restored.
I spread my arms wide to my side, palms open, then I bring them in again to meet palms down over my solar plexus. This symbolizes all my personal power being returned to my third chakra.
Consolidating My Power
The next step in the “claiming the power” process is the consolidation of my personal power. I say the following:
“I step into my power.”
I picture pulling a fine golden mesh cloak around me. I feel it closing around my whole body and my head. My feet are still on the ground, grounding me. The fine gold mesh allows me to still connect with the Spirit in everything, but does not allow my power to escape.
“I recognize all the gifts given to me by the Creator.
I honor the Creator by walking in the unlimited power of the Creator’s creation.
I honor the Creator by walking in my beauty.
I shine in the radiance of that beauty.”
Note: “Beauty” in this sense is the beauty of all the Creator’s creations. It is not necessarily my physical appearance, but the beauty that is inherent in everything the Creator has given me, all my talents, skills – everything that makes up me as a human.
From my palms crossed position over my solar plexus, I open my arms wide again, palms open to reflect my power shining into the world.
I then finish off the process by bowing my head and thanking the Creator/Universe:
“Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Your Authentic “Power”
The personal power I am referring to is not the power of the ego. It is your true power. It is the power of the authentic you.
You will know the difference between your authentic power and your ego, as this power is quiet and subtle, and not necessarily visible on the surface to others. It is the calmness inside when you confront situations that used to rattle you. It is the relief of knowing that you don’t have to be full of fear.
I do this process every morning now, and I have seen it play out in my life already. It is mostly subtle, but I can see it and feel it. I feel it rippling beneath the surface in my life, particularly when I encounter situations where previously I would have made a different choice.
For instance, I became conscious of a relationship where previously I would diminish myself without even being aware of it. In a negotiation with this person, after claiming my power, I had more bargaining power. Where I would have felt “ripped off” in a negotiation before, I now felt like I got what I needed. Claiming my power hadn’t changed me into a completely different person, but I could now quietly stand up for myself, in a way that respected my needs.
All We Control Is Ourselves
It is important to realize that the only thing we are truly in control of is ourselves. If we have control of ourselves, of our emotions which cause how we react and deal with events in our lives, then we have mastered the most important thing. If we have peace inside ourselves, then we will see that peacefulness reflected on the outside world.
Please share your personal power successes or challenges in the comments!
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Thanks to Unitopia for the use of this gorgeous photo, oozing the energy of yellow! http://www.flickr.com/photos/unitopia/3249963401/