You are much more powerful than you know. And you give your power away in so many ways that you don’t even realize. When you say sorry without needing to. When you say yes when you desperately want to say no. When you take on the extra work when you have a full load. When you excuse bad behavior by letting people off too easily. Or when you make compromises that minimize or diminish yourself in ways that chip away at your soul.
There are big ways you leak your power. Staying in the wrong job or the relationship you have outgrown. Squashing your dreams to keep other people comfortable. Staying silent when you want to scream. Denying who you truly are because you’ve become comfortable in a different, lesser version of who you know you could be.
One of the ways we deny ourselves our power is by telling ourselves that we don’t have any.
But you do. In a million small and profound ways, you are powerful beyond measure. Your voice is powerful. Your spirit is powerful. Your will and presence and intent is powerful.
How do you wield all of this beautiful power that you have? Do you hide it, diminish it, apologize for it? Do you give it away to people who misuse it, who can’t be trusted with it? Do you run away from it?
What would it feel like to truly own your power? To name it, claim it, step into it. To acknowledge it for what it is, and for how it makes you who you are and who you can become. To stand powerfully in the world, trusting that your true power is your very essence. It’s who you are, not what you do. That you take it with you wherever you go, in every circumstance.
And that when you feel it evades you, or has been taken away from you, you can in an instant call it back to you.
Say it with me: I call all parts of myself back to me now. I call my power back to me now. My power is real. I claim it. And I own it.