“You don’t even know how powerful you are yet”
A friend told me that, earlier this year.
They were right.
This whole year I’ve been in a power struggle with my own being.
I started the year on the fumes of a year full of a “let go” theme. I rolled into the New Year set on shedding and grooming my self care. And in that new routine practice I found a voice that had been waiting.. waiting for a chance to speak.
That voice came out with friends, in self talk, with clients, in my business, and in networking.
It scared me. Often.
Then I noticed.. it only was scary when I tried to hold it in, or didn’t trust it.
The more I got comfortable with speaking the truth pouring out from within- the less terrifying it became. As I learned how to express tact with honesty I saw how my words created power for others.. empowered their own inner dialogue to shift.
In that process I began sensing efficacy in that inner fire. The inner power.
I realized that for so long I associated power with ego, and ego was something I’d worked so hard on releasing attachements to.
But.. are power and ego the same thing?
Not essentially, no.
“You haven’t realized how powerful you are”.. no.. I haven’t. But- I’m learning to experience power and not judge it for inspiring ego. Ego comes with being human- but observing it as part of our being enables it to let go of it’s hold on us.
So I continued to let go, to allow a flow to occur. Things, people, places- they come, they go, they call, they don’t call. It all ebbs and flows.
The pace of our lives sometimes carries us and sometimes we have to exercise control to gain perspective.
Where I sit now I sit in extreme accord with the voice that resides within and the fire that creates action. However I also am at peace with sometimes sitting and letting that voice mature.
My recent trip to Spain was the first travel experience where I honestly didn’t feel the need to reflect, examine, or exercise personal growth tactics.
I just was.
I came home with ideas and thoughts and progressions that I”ve been able to enact with new energy and a stronger voice then before.
I’ve had meetings and experiences since that have caused me to question everything about my experience so far, and how I want to use that experience to create new endeavours and what my purpose is.
I’ve seen love change forms in my life only to strengthen in it’s diversity. Expectations shift from set in stone to malleable elements serving equally those involved. Realities shift from what and who we are taught to be to understanding who we truly are, deep down, and exploring the purpose we all arrive with. Allowing that purpose to take on varying forms.
My life as it stands is wonderful and I look on it every day with newfound gratitude. For the opportunities and the power that resides within me- to give back, to create change, to build the reality I want to exist within.
True unhappiness or unsettledness stems in ignorance of self, distrust in the inner voice.
We learn to listen to that voice through experiencing the smallest moments life brings to us. A client planking for the first time in their two year history with you- and rocking it. A group fitness class that shows enthusiasm for the changes they are ready to make. Listening to an inspiring person in your life speak and feeling blessed to have them in your life. Seeing a friend break through their own internal struggles and let light into their being again.
All these small things are why we are here, and they are only found once we let go enough to let them shine through.
(Thank you to Jenaya Larisse Photography for the wonderful portrait 💖)