If that is you, you might need to give yourself a new definition of power. Often people think of power as corruption, or energy that is overwhelming and selfish without regards to others. Although there are people who live and express their power negatively, it is also possible to be powerful in positive ways. An example of this is connecting to you power from a place of peace, and from an open heart.
You might have been taught when you were growing up that the times that you were self assured, or confident were wrong or even punished…That in order for others to like you or love you even, you must tone it down and let others get their way. You might have seen your parents or caretakers in fear of or angry at those in powerful positions. In these situations, whether the person in power deserved the anger or fear your parents projects on to them, the subconscious can create a belief that power is something to be feared or be angry at. This can create a conflict when you are making positive changes in you life and a coach or teacher suggests that you take your power back.
Your subconscious swoops in like a super hero. It’s goal is to try to keep you safe. It is holding on to the negative beliefs about power and as you make the choice to learn how to be in your power it fights the battle to defend you. Once you realize what your subconscious is doing, you can make peace with it and teach it what you would like to create.
How would you like being in your power to feel? The resistance that comes up around being in your power can be gold. It helps you know what to balance.
If being in your power makes you feel uneasy, or fearful, choose to be comfortable in your power.
If the thought of being in your power is uncomfortable, choose to know what it feels like to be in your power and be comfortable, and for it to feel authentic and natural.
If others have shamed you, put you down, or punished you when you were in your power, make the choice to honor yourself when you are in your power, and to create situations in which you are honored in your power. What comes up here for many is thinking they need to be in battle to be in your power. Your subconscious is your servant and brings you people to battle. So make sure you choose to be in your power from a place of peace.
You are the creator of your life. If you would like to experience life from a peaceful place, with an open heart, and from your authentic power, the first step is to make that decision. As you make the choice, the universe opens up to begin supporting you.