Day 18 to a New YOU! ~ Standing in your Power
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~ e.e. cummings
Allowing yourself to be who you really are with all people all of the time requires that you stand in your power. This involves communicating your needs and desires to others as well as to yourself. Standing in your power simply means “owning” what you believe to be true and then speaking your truth. Emanating this power in your words and actions requires no thought when you become accustomed to doing so.
When you live in reaction, you give your power away.
Then, you get to experience what you gave you power to. ~ N. Smith
Throughout your life, some people may try to control you or the choices you are making. When you allow this to happen, you are either consciously or subconsciously giving your power away to another. Do you recognize when this happens? How does it make you feel?
It’s time for you to stand up, speak your truth and stand in your power. As I have stated before, every experience offers an opportunity for learning and growth. Your perception and then your reaction to the experience will determine the ultimate outcome of the experience.
Anytime a pattern or experience repeats itself, it is important to acknowledge it and then allow yourself to see things from a higher perspective. These experiences will continue to repeat themselves until you get the lesson the experience is offering. You may ask – What am I supposed to learn from this experience. Why do I feel this way?
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential
to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Know that you are making a difference in the lives of others by simply being YOU. No extra work is required. By setting an example and standing in your power, you allow others to do the same. Do not doubt the power that you hold within. In other words, quit doubting your ability to make a difference.
Smiling, offering a kind word to another, and holding the door open are effortless acts that have meaningful results. Both the recipient and the giver walk away from the interaction feeling lighter and loved. No gesture is too small nor goes unnoticed. Simply sharing a smile or offering a kind word will not only raise the recipient’s vibration, but will also raise your vibration, as the giver or sender, as well. Practice compassion with everyone you come into contact with including passersby in the store. Smile and say, “Hello!” It’s really easy to do and both individuals will feel lighter and shine their own lights brighter!
Questions to Consider
1. What do you feel when you read the words, “standing in your power?”
2. When reviewing and assessing your life, do you feel like you are currently standing in your power?
3. How would you assess your overall interaction with other individuals?
4. Do you recall an experience when you allowed someone to take your power away?
5. How did it feel when that occurred?
Affirmation to Assist You
Affirm ~ I recognize that I am not the same person I was yesterday nor will I be the same person tomorrow that I am today. My Spirit is continually healing and growing. I recognize my power as I tap into my inner knowingness. I trust in the process as it unfolds.
Message to Uplift
Message for today ~ Blessings
My interpretation ~ The angels are showering you with blessings. Open your arms wide to receive these blessings. Know that you are worthy to receive these blessings as well.
Note: If today’s message does not resonate with you, please practice discernment and choose not to accept it for yourself. I encourage you to go within to interpret the meaning of the messages for you specifically.
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