Notes From The Awareness: 217

Healthy inner power is proportional to our willingness to flex it.

Please discuss. How does this play out in life?

I’ll start us out. Examples of the outwardly powerful are all around us, some benevolent and some less so. Politicians, government officials, business magnates, entertainment and sports figures, writers and artists, media influencers—all of these any many others have the ability to affect our thoughts, beliefs, and lives. To a considerable extent, we can choose how much sway they have over us. We vote, we decide whom we want to listen to or follow, and how and where we spend our money. Mostly we have control over how much power we allow others to have over us.

The same is true of our inner power, our personal power. Various aspects of ourselves hold sway from the inside. (Googling Jungian archetypes may help clarify this.) Some sides of ourselves serve our current best interests, others can be self-destructive or self-sabotaging. These inner voices influence our beliefs and thoughts and how we experience life. Again, the choice of whom we allow to wield our inner power is ours alone. We can decide which aspects of ourselves we allow to be in charge when.

Today’s message reminds me to be mindful of how I flex my inner power. I will want to be discerning in what parts of myself I allow to direct my life here and how. When I nurture my own growth from within via inspiration, healthy positive beliefs, and life- and happiness-affirming thoughts, I strengthen my personal power. I own control over myself and my life.

How about you? How to you reinforce your personal power?