Yes, I am powerless. Yes, I still think I have power. And responsibility. Power and responsibility to make sure people around me are happy. Power and responsibility to make sure they don’t get upset with me.

And yes, I am wrong about that. Completely, magnificently, spectacularly wrong.

That said, yes, I can stand in and own the power that I do have. The essence that is me. The beauty and joy and love I have been put upon this earth to share. Or at least the beauty and joy and love I have been put upon this earth to feel. And that I want to share, whether or not it is my main purpose. (LOL that I still think I may have a main purpose.)

I coach clients to stand in and own their power, as much as I coach them to remember that they’re powerless over pretty much everything other than themselves. I probably coach it because I can stand to hear it and remember it myself…over and over and over again.

Standing in my power means acknowledging and allowing my feelings…and then choosing what I want to do next. Even if it’s nothing. Standing in my power means recognizing my magnificence and brilliance, even though I was taught “not to think so highly of myself” and even though my inner critical voices start screaming at me when I claim magnificence and brilliance.

I learned my lessons well as a child, and I feel those internalized messages fighting to hold me down and back.

F—k them.

We are all (or at least most of us) beautiful and magnificent and brilliant. And we could use to own that and be that. To love ourselves first and foremost. (No that’s not selfish, contrary to what you may have been told. Contrary to what I was told.) To care for ourselves and allow our radiance to shine and sparkle and dazzle.

Allow your radiance to shine and sparkle and dazzle. Love yourself first and foremost. Stand in your own power.

I will do the same. And I will continue to Love. With. All. My. Heart.

And to shine that light to this world.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, and please share this post with others if it resonates with you!

Photo by Miguel Bruna on Unsplash

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