More ways to use Personal Power

It takes personal power to take responsibility for your own reactions and to take time to understand the cause of the upset in you.

It takes personal power to be honest about your own negative thoughts and feelings so you can clear them and choose differently.

It takes personal power to stop procrastinating and get clear about what you need to do and take positive action.

It takes personal power to think about why you may be experiencing low energy at any time and think about what changes you can make, in your diet and in yourself, to increase your energy.

It takes personal power to love yourself no matter what and to forgive yourself for your mistakes and to praise yourself, being determined to keep to keep learning and growing.




It Takes Personal Power to …

It takes power to stop and breathe and to choose to respond rather than react, when you are upset by something; to not give your power away to your emotions.

It takes personal power to plan your day so that you make efficient use of your time, learn to avoid becoming stressed, and make time for the things you want to include in your day.

It takes personal power to choose what you will not eat and what you will eat and to plan your meals ahead so that you ensure you eat well.

It takes personal power to get to bed on time and get up in good time so that you are well rested and refreshed as you start your day.

It takes personal power to have goals, to be clear about what you want and go for it.




Personal Power in Action

When I am owning my personal power I understand that my thoughts create my feelings and my reality and what I attract and repel in my life. I need to be in charge and conscious.

Personal Power is about being a leader over self and in society – mastering your energies in service of a Divine purpose.

We have the choice to give our negative thoughts and emotions free reign and to suffer the ongoing consequences or to choose to think positive spiritual thoughts and experience the feelings such thoughts create. This demands personal power.

Personal power is about caring and being involved in making changes that serve the greater good.  This power is in each one of us.

Personal power means that I take responsibility for my own reactions and learn from my mistakes and keep learning, growing and discovering.



The Cause of Suffering  


This is an interesting one to think about. Most people believe that the cause of their suffering is outside of themselves.  The truth is that it is our thoughts, beliefs and attitudes that cause our suffering.

Yes hard and challenging things do happen to us but the suffering comes from how we respond or react.
Life is a tough school, there is no doubt about that, but we can choose to learn from what happens.  When we don’t learn, we just end up repeating the same suffering over and over.
You learn from experiences when you accept that everything is a challenge and opportunity to grow and not a bummer, bad, wrong.
When we see things as problems we give them a negative charge and make them much harder.
When we struggle against what is happening we increase the pain in it.
Feelings take over.

It is a very different experience when we accept that everything is teaching us something that we need to learn.
The key is to accept what has happened and take a little space from it.  Then think about it and write about it in terms of challenge and opportunity.  Part of your mind will want to ridicule this idea but persist and stay with it. Think about why this is challenging for you.  What is it you fear?  What is it you want and what do you not want? Focus and get very clear.
Your feelings will want to get rattled but use your mind to keep clear and keep learning.  Your mind is your most powerful tool.  Feelings connect us and we need to listen to them but not to let them take over and be run by them.  This is what happens for so many people and in so many situations.
When you see it as teaching you something you need to learn, then you can choose how to respond and you can think in terms of solutions and discovery.
Lessons and challenges teach us all kinds of things such as patience, unconditional love, forgiveness, personal power, non attachment, to stay centred, to choose love instead of fear, courage.
However, first and foremost, lessons are teaching us to realise that we are Divine and not just physical bodies and personalities going through life and making do.  Life is a Spiritual path.
Photo thanks to John Rossiter

What you do with your Personal Power

We have a fear of our power, of being strong, of being seen to be powerful, of standing out, and of the destructive aspect of power. Journal about your fears.

The key is to always balance your power with love and wisdom and to always choose to use your power for good. 

There are so many ways in which we give our power away – to the media, to the ads, to our physical bodies, to other people, to the inner child, to our feelings.

Become aware of the situations in which you tend to give your power away and of the situations  where you claim and use your personal power balanced with love and wisdom.

Personal power is not about aggression, anger, dominating, controlling or being pushy.  It’s about conscious choice, clarity, direction, discipline, courage, motivation, determination, focus, decisiveness.