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 survival.
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, behaviour 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.