As the remnants of Hurricane Nicole swept up the coast, the morning turned clear and bright. Only the ocean still showed the strength of the storm in the waves. The wind seemed to push the water into great wings and swells as it shot into the air. Nothing outside would stop this energy – it was it’s own power. I had to pause my walk to watch and be grateful for this force emerging before me.
And as this was happening I couldn’t help to think that there are also amazing and powerful forces within us as well. We often tend to perhaps ignore our own power and look to others to lead us, to tell us, to ‘make us feel (bad, happy, etc.)’, rather than acknowledging that we have our own power within – we are the one to lead, to feel, to take charge of ‘me’.
So when you are tempted to feel less than, to be silent when you want speak your truth, to let others decide who or what you are to be, step back, breathe, allow your true feelings and needs to come forward. You do have the courage within – just allow it to swell up like the waves in the sea.
To help you find your power, I ask you to ask yourself these questions:
What are your powers within?
Do you allow it to come through?
If not, what is stopping you?
What do you need to allow your power and courage to come out?