Do You Feel Authentically Empowered?
“Even if your outer world is imbalanced, and even if you can’t isolate what is wrong, inside of you, there is a calm, gentle, and intelligent sense of peace in the form of your guidance system, and it is trying to attract your attention. The upside is that somewhere, somehow, you begin to feel the pull (or perhaps “hear the call”) toward a more joyful, fulfilling life that feels purposeful.”
-From the topic Your soul has the Map in Original Wisdom by Donna Bond
What is Empowerment?
Power is a precarious thing isn’t it?
We often witness people who portray power as an experience their ego is having, which oftentimes results in a negative experience for not only the individual themselves, but those around them as well. The ego loves the opportunity to feel right and in control. Perhaps that is why so many people seek power.
What is Authentic Empowerment?
Empowerment is defined as the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.
Authentic Empowerment is a state of inner authority. A feeling of being safe and secure in who you are and what you know to be true for you. It’s not something that can be found outside of yourself because it’s something that is cultivated through the process of Being Oneself.
Gary Zukav’s definition is really what I am referring to, “Authentic Empowerment is the alignment of the personality with the soul, what it involves, how it happens, and what it creates. When the energy of the soul is recognized, acknowledged, and valued, it begins to infuse the life of the personality.”
We are brought up in a world of comparison. Our achievements are very much driven around being better, strong, faster… But, where does that end? Demonstrating the courage of standing apart from the crowd, willing to be seen as YOU, in the truth of who you really are, cultivates Authentic Empowerment. Perhaps the gifts are not in being better, but rather; different, unique perhaps.
Robert Holden, a doctor of psychology with company Success Intelligence has a quote, “No amount of self-improvement can make up for lack of self-acceptance.” I find incredible wisdom in this. As I connect the dots of Authentic Empowerment in my own life, I know that it has been through self-acceptance that I’ve come into alignment with who I am. Flaws and all… And, how my acceptance of myself – regardless of what anyone else has to say about it – provides me with an inner strength and foundation on which I can continue to grow and learn and expand my life.
“No amount of self-improvement can make up for lack of self-acceptance.”
–Dr. Robert Holden
How Can Living Authentically Empower Us?
Authentic Empowerment also recognizes that we are Divine Spiritual Beings on an epic human adventure and not the other way around. We think we are a body and we have a soul, but really we are first and foremost a Soul – an energy system actually – and our body and personality is a more narrowly focused projection of our Soul. You can think of your body as your soul’s avatar.
You can tune into this idea that you are an individualized expression of universal energy, you realize that you are far greater than anything you can even comprehend in your humanness.
This offering provides the framework for you to take a greater level of responsibility for the experience you are having in your life. To embrace your unique inner authenticity and bring to life the feeling of Authentic Empowerment.
If you’re ready to live a more rich, juicy, fulfilling life filled with aliveness, joy, creativity, meaning and purpose – then I have great news. I am currently accepting applications for my Empower the Authentic You class. Details can be found here.
If you are feeling stuck, stagnant, unsupported where you are in life, this class IS the perfect solution. If you are at a major crossroad and you’d like guidance and support in how to make that decision from a personally empowered place, the whole-life mastery tools taught in this class are there to be of assistance long after the class has ended.