All this month I have been talking about living an empowered life. Well, what does that mean, really? Before I can answer that let’s look at what Power is, personal power, the power that is innately ours. I do not mean power-over. I mean that power that we hold within ourselves that defines us.
We have all had times or moments in our lives where we did not feel powerful, or that we had any power at all. In fact we have felt small and insignificant. How could we feel our power. Those times where we felt that we had no power were times when we gave our power to another. Not consciously of course, but all the same we gave it to them.
Let me explain; let’s say I have had an upbringing that modeled to me that men have all of the power and I am just a woman so I have no power. As a child I knew no other way to operate. I grew up and I am still playing out that same role because I am running on an old program. As an adult I see examples out in the world that show me that men do not have all of the power, consciously I know the old program is false. I make attempts to stand up in my power and things are going along pretty well until I am challenged. I am put in a position with a man who believes that woman do not have any right to power and all of the sudden my old programming is triggered, on the subconscious, and I hand this man all of my power and become subservient to his will. This would throw me in to rage at myself because on some level I know I handed my power over.
Do you see how this mechanism gets triggered? and then we get whiny and angry and bitchy because we feel powerless!
So, how do we break out of our own programming and start to take back our power to become empowered? We start to become aware of our actions when we are doing them. We take classes, courses and workshops that help move us out of our old programming. We rise up and say to ourselves NO-MORE! This is truly an inside job.
I have a course called “Shift Your Perspective NOW!” that helps you to start and recognize where you give your power away and helps you to identify your true power. Check out my website at www.in-lighten.net.
It is my goal to see all women, men and children Empowered, so that they can live rich and full lives free from all programming from their past.
Imagine a world where everyone is intentful of purpose and free to choose their thoughts without any baggage from the past. Image a world where we are all EMPOWERED!
Lorayne Ham, In Lighten – Healing People MIND, BODY and SPIRIT