Our true power rises up from within us, from our essence.
We can’t pray for it to be given to us, bestowed on us by any external force, it is something that we choose in every moment to move towards or away from.
In every moment, in every interaction and in every action we have in our lives, we choose whether to honour the inspiration that comes from within us, that is our authentic self, or we choose to react or respond from another place, whether conditioning that we have learned, from past wounds that inhibit us, or from a place of obligation or what we think others expect of us.
It is very very difficult to live in the moment, free of any direction but the one within us. We constantly adjust our behaviour in subtle or not so subtle ways to be who we think will be more acceptable to the person in front of us, or to the people in our heads by whose standards we silently judge ourselves.
However, the cost of that is that each time we choose to act from anything other than our authentic, whole, unwounded self, to fit in or to have peace or to avoid hurting someone’s feelings, we actually lose spiritual power as we disconnect ourselves ever so slightly from Source and Truth and instead live a ‘peaceful’ lie.
To be totally ourselves and to be accepted or rejected for that is ultimately the most empowering thing we can do for ourselves and all other beings, compared to being accepted for being an inauthentic version of ourselves, which, ultimately, not only disempowers us, but also those who know or love the fake version of ourselves that we project ‘for them’.
Today, when you are able to bring awareness to the moment, stop and feel into it .. what is motivating you? Are you hiding your authentic self for short-term acceptance or approval?
How can you be more authentic in this moment?
And know, that true authenticity, flows from your essence .. within it is held the love and compassion for all other beings.