Some days we claim our power in big sweeping demonstrative ways but mostly we claim it in small, quiet steps.
then a half a step,
then perhaps a step back is needed...
then step to the left & then toward center.
It’s kinda like a dance.
In fact it IS a dance.
A messy, beautiful, erratic dance to claim the power that is inherently yours.
It’s possible our power is stripped from us in childhood by a traumatic event or circumstance that was no fault of ours.
Most often though, we are robbed of our childlike power to be seen, heard & loved by some low level chronic pain inflicted upon us by an unkind person we are continually exposed to. Feeling like there’s a flat pebble in our shoe that we cannot remove. As children, sadly, we are powerless to extract the forces around us from our environment.
So we cope in any way we can. Mainly we learn to adapt.
To people please or worse
shield ourselves from connecting because the risk of rejection is highly likely & so painful our little innocent hearts can’t take the possibility.
So we armor to give our power a place to reside....dark, dank, hard closed in cave.
Or we somehow adapt to people pleasing....compromising our own needs to accommodate others to the depth of our own detriment.
Whatever the cause....we awake as adults one day realizing we are handing our power out like free currency....to people, to food, to booze...to a soul sucking job or relationship.
And then we have to decide....To step toward the light. The Truth.
So then we begin.
One step to freedom is worth the discomfort of remaining tightly squeezed in the confines of our own choosing.
Now we are all grown up and it’s time. The clock is ticking.
First step is to tell yourself the TRUTH of what you desire.
Then take a breath.
And step toward that which calls to you.
Course correcting along the way...as you learn and grow and wonder and breathe again into the knowledge that you have no choice but to love yourself into being....by claiming the power that is rightfully yours.
And take that step....
The Universe will rise to meet your beauty & courage.