Your authentic power is needed!
Many people have a visceral negative reaction to the word ‘power’ because the power they have experienced has often been a ‘power over’. Power over depends on force, domination, coercion, and colonization, is embedded in the foundation of patriarchal systems, and has been used to oppress, separate, marginalize, and control others.
There is a shifting desire to create and live in a world that operates from a space of power with. Power together. Power as a collective.
Collective power is magnetic and expansive.
Authentic power is essential for collective power. Your authentic power is essential for collective power.Authentic power comes from your internal fire, passion, and heart.
Authentic power requires a connection to your emotional self and it requires your voice and expression.
The emotional self is not always a comfortable place for those who were raised hearing that emotions are a weakness. Nor is the expression of voice a comfortable space for those who have been told their perspective isn’t important or have needed to fit in to remain safe. In addition, authentic power often requires boundaries. So, lots of things that can keep you playing it safe or stuck in your rut.
However, the paradigm is shifting. Your authentic power is seeking to emerge and you are ready to step into your authentic power.
How can you foster this in small ways? Some suggestions:
Connect to your emotions and become aware of your feelings. Practice admitting when you’re feeling a bit off, a bit sad, a bit angry, a bit hopeful, a bit joyful.
Practice your voice through toning, singing, or speaking out loud while you’re alone in the car.
Journal about what you believe and what is important to you.
Speak your truth. In love.
Find your people - the ones who speak the language of your heart.
Allow your authentic power, that fire in your heart, to guide you into your next steps.