What does it mean to mean to be ‘In Your Power’?
I have a confession to make, even though one of my passions is guiding other women to their power, I’m really only starting to understand what it means! A few months ago a Shaman told me I was about to come into another level of my power, and I politely nodded. I was going through a difficult patch, and even though I’m used to imagining and dreaming, I do so every day, I couldn’t see that end result… as I didn’t know what it looked like, felt like, or what on earth I’d be doing when I was in this new level of power.
It’s only recently that I have really understood it when I took time out to have a private chocolate ceremony, so I could use this medicine to allow me to dive deeper and rise higher towards my soul’s knowing. So, I asked the question and remembered to leave space for the answer and guidance….
After a while, a memory came to me – it was of a book I read when I was in Hawaii. ‘The Bowl of Light’, by Hank Wesselman. In it, he shares the wisdom of one of his teachers; Hale Makua a wise Hawaiian Kahuna. When Hale Makua had been asked “What does it mean for women to reclaim their power?” This is what he said;
“It is time for all the women to come together to generate a new vision. They must dream a new dream – a new vision that must be about what they want for their grandchildren and for the next seven generations.”
That is what is meant by the statement that ‘each of us must become the change that we wish to experience.’ There simply is no other way. If we wish to create a new and better world, we must dream our new world into being… and then we must act on our dreams to bring them into manifestation through ourselves.”
“Love all you see, including yourself.” Hale Makua
How strongly does this resonate?
When we’re clear on our vision or dream, (Yin, or the feminine principle), and that meets with action (Yang, the masculine principle), there is no other path, than that dream to manifest. In creating and manifesting, there are some more alchemical guidelines, but that’s pretty much the foundation and the structure.
That male / female interaction can be within us, as we all hold both masculine and feminine energy, or in our external world. An ideally balanced man or woman will have the ability to dream AND take action, thus manifesting their vision.
I always read these two quotations when I start working with someone to overcome a problem, and create the life they DO love. The first one is from the book “The Secrets & Mysteries of Hawaii: A Call to the Soul”, by Pila of Hawaii, and the other is from the successsful, business oriented Stephen Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People”.
The Legend of the Green Flash from Pila’s book;
“All came from the Dreamtime, the source of all reality.
Nothing would be in the world unless it were first dreamed of.
The Dreamers are those who lead the way.
They are closer to the Maker.
They lift us from the place of suffering and hopelessness, transforming the ordinary earthly experience into a playground of the Divine.”
And Stephen Covey;
‘Successful people begin with the end in mind.’
As I write this blog, it feels amazing to know that it CAN be so simple. When we master our thoughts and feelings, and choose words and actions that come from true love, we will create the world which we love. It takes will, and it’s not always easy to create from love, rather than fear, but let me remind you of the difficult times you’ve been through, the work you’ve done on yourself – NOW it is the time of POWER. It’s payback time, put what you’ve learned to use, be curious, play, this is a groovy adventure, and start by reminding yourself that we are all actors on a stage, playing parts we CHOSE to play.
9 Steps To Connect With Your Power
1. Daydream. Imagine… ! Ask yourself the question ‘What is it that I love?’
2. CHOOSE it. Choices are powerful. You are letting the subconscious mind (responsible for our healing and creations (good or bad)) know that THAT is what you wish to create.
3. Ground your visions, dreams and choices with action. What’s the obvious next step to take, to manifest that vision? Get clarity on your ‘Ideal Day’ and write it down. What time do you get up, do you exercise, meditate? Who do you see? What work are you doing? Etc. Etc. Then choose it and live it (some days at least).
4. Take obvious action to fulfil your dreams. So for example, if your ideal day starts at 6/7 am with meditation or yoga, DO IT! Or if you’d like to visit Hawaii, then start dreaming about that, affirm in your speech that you will do so.
A few years ago, on my first night in Hawaii, I was about to start a training in Hawaii with Serge Kahili King who I’d dreamt of training with for many, many years. I was searching through my emails and I found the first email message I’d ever sent him (many years before, when I had absolutely no clue how on earth I could get there on holiday, never mind manifest a Visa to live there). It blew my mind! I was enquiring about his Shamanic trainings, and the last paragraph I’d wrote was along the lines of this… ‘You’re so very lucky living in Hawaii, what is it like? One day I’ll live there too!’ It blew my mind, and I did study with him, and I spent a long time living there, which as you can imagine, was a totally life changing experience! I remembered writing that email after I found it, and I was very well aware that those words were powerful, that I was putting a wish out to the Universe and my own soul.
5. Inspire other women to step into their power!
6. Write, create, do what you love.
7. Be curious about you and your life when you are in your power.
8. Follow, and speak your heart.
9. Learn how to keep your centre, when all the world is losing theirs. Breathe. Practice chi kung or tai chi. When you’re operating from your centre, you automatically operate from the heart.
I just want to add, that for many years, I was actually afraid of the possibility of being in my power. Even the phrase ‘in your power’ brought doubts up because I didn’t have positive associations for what I thought a woman in her power was! A lot of my female ancestors were amazing women, and they were also very powerful. They had strength, but it wasn’t always motivated by love, they could be very scary and controlling at times. As I’ve shone the light on the fact that I also have this in me, I can choose to operate from love, rather than fear. When I shone the light on these fears, it allowed me to recoup all the power that could be used to create what I love, and a better world.
Knowing when you’re motivated by love or fear is a great compass, because when you’re in your power, you will also need to speak your truth. Being aware that when you express what you would love, it might not always be met with nodding heads and agreement, however when you are true to your own heart, then my beautiful women YOU ARE IN YOUR POWER.
This is the Chinese year of the horse; the horse represents freedom, sovereignty and power. It is OUR year!
I LOVE you, I adore this path we are walking, creating the life and the world we DO love as we walk.