Yes, you have personal power. Whether you realize it or not, you
do. It is an innate gift that we all possess. Without personal
power, you will not have the energy to achieve what you want, or
make the changes you want.
Humanity is, at the present time, seeking personal power. Many
of us do not understand the essence of personal power. Many of
us are taught, during early childhood, that we are powerless. For
many years, we would unconsciously give away our personal power
to others. It is time to work towards claiming your right and not
to allow others to strip you of that which is necessary, for your
How do we give our personal power away? When we allow another
to emotionally attack us, we are giving them permission to strip
us of personal power. An example of an emotional attack is when
you allow people to make unreasonable demands on you, or when someone
expects you to organize their life. No one can live your life for
you and you cannot live someone else life. The most difficult thing
to learn, is the manner in which to say "no", nicely.
The best response you can give is to step back. Allow that person
to deal with their own energy. Don't attempt to heal them by being
too accommodating or too agreeable by trying to work out someone
else problems or allowing others to dump on you.
How do we reclaim our personal power? Well, the first step is
understanding. We should not become so involved in other people's
concerns and not to take things too personally. Learn to laugh
at situations and walk away. When you find others are attempting
to overpower you through anger or through intensity, simply shake
your head, laugh and say to yourself: "They will learn their
lesson." It is important to understand that no one is exerting
power over you but it is merely their feelings of insecurity are
being reflected onto you. Just relax and let it go!
Loss of personal power makes us feel powerless, like victims of
circumstances out of control and we can also feel that we are being
controlled. We begin to feel unable to change things and become
immersed in the problems rather than the solutions. When this happens,
we become afraid and feel powerless. This feeling is accelerated
by listening to media news hype and listening to negative news.
We need to look at our values and our loyalties and assert ourselves
as individuals, follow our hearts, not our heads! We need to act
rather than be acted upon. In doing so, you become unrestricted
by the attitudes, behavior and actions of others or by any circumstances
that seem to limit you.
Know what your values and boundaries are and do not deviate from
them As you grow and change you will need to re-evaluate your principles
and adjust them accordingly.
When you become involved in other people's problems or growing
experience you actually take on their karma, their lessons, That
is a No-No. Working out your own lessons (karma) demands all your
energy your personal power. As Alice Bailey writes: "It is
not permitted to interfere with someone's personal karma anymore
than it is permitted to shield them from the consequences of their
actions. This entails a refusal to interfere in anyone's business."
A person with personal power has a strong sense of self in relation
to others and feels comfortable within the self. They manage their
emotions and are not threatened by life's experiences. They go
with the flow. Remember: "Most powerful is he who has himself
in his own power." Learn to accept the choices of others and
let them deal with their own energy and experiences. This is love.
This is the Law of Allowance.
By Doris C. Mizzi - B. Msc. H.C.