Do you constantly allow your power to be taken from you? Are you aware of the effect this has on you energetically?
For a brief moment, take your mind back to your schooldays. Do you remember a bully in the playground? Maybe you were one who was bullied. Maybe you were one who knew it was wrong and wanted to do something, but kept a low profile so the bully would not come after you. In reality, there is not much difference between the one bullied and the one that stood by without taking action. Both have their power taken away by another. The only difference is that one is by violation, and the other is by fear. The effect is the same.
Aren’t you glad those days have passed? I propose they haven’t. It is just that the bully of your adulthood wears different clothes from the school uniform of the past. He, or she (or for that matter it, if we refer to the ‘system’) is still there trying to take your power.
The Passive Victim
Any time we make a decision not to do what is right for fear of reprisals, we surrender our power and adopt the role of the passive victim. Most of us do it every day. It is a choice we make, even though we may not realise it. Maybe it is a choice of ‘better the devil we know’. Maybe we prioritise our pleasure and comfort over another’s needs. Maybe we choose to turn away from inequities because it is ‘too hard’. Maybe we leave the battle for someone stronger. Whatever the reasoning, it is still a choice that is made and it is our power that is surrendered.
Energetic effect of surrendering our power
On an energetic level, giving up our power creates a bind. Energy is supposed to flow, but binding energy is held to us and restricts us like ropes or chains, and anything that is restricted cannot reach its full potential. Imagine a life of subtle energetic binds placed around you continually. Now imagine the effects of freeing yourself from those binds and allowing your wings to spread. Which sounds better to you? How would you like to live the rest of your life? Consider this … every time you refuse to surrender your power, you loosen all of the energetic binds in place around you. Do you see the potential power of a single action on a single day? Now imagine this as a daily practice for the rest of your life.
The level to which we realise that this process is happening is dependent upon our awareness of the way the ‘system’ works. Life is full of situations where the needle of the moral compass points in a different direction to the way the ‘system’ would like us to behave, which is generally to initiate a fear response. Each day we make decisions about which compass to navigate with. Our actions today establish and reinforce our actions of tomorrow. The energetic binds around us either get tighter or looser with every thought and action we take. This is how we create our own future with our actions in the present.
If you could have your time again, would you stand up to the bully in the schoolyard and refuse to surrender your power? Well, the good news is that you don’t have to wait until your next reincarnation! Today, you will have the opportunity to step out from the shadow of fear and do what is right. Affirmations can help. At the start of each day, say to yourself “Today I will stand in my personal power”. Make it a habit to see examples in your life where your personal power is challenged, and your reaction to it. Congratulate yourself every time you do not surrender your power. Feel those binds loosening!
Spread your wings.